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Boyle: Queen volunteered for Olympics Bond spoof

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she visits Baker Street underground station in London, to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The Queen made her first public engagement in more than a week Wednesday after cancellations following her hospitalization for a stomach bug. The British head of state joined her husband Prince Philip and their granddaughter-in-law, Kate, for the event marking the 150th anniversary of London's sprawling subway system, affectionately known as the Tube. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Queen Elizabeth II needed no convincing to appear in a James Bond-themed skit during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics — in fact, she volunteered, according to the show’s director.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Long live the Spice Girls!

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THE SPICE Girls reunited

No, it’s not a new album (yes, please?) or another reunion tour (how I wish). But if you haven’t already heard, the Spice Girls are back together for another invasion. This time, the girls are taking over West End with “Viva Forever!”, a new musical based on their music.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Big designers behind games kits

Mexico team parade during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday in London. AP

LONDON—Who said sportswear can’t be chic? The athletes’ parade during Friday’s opening ceremony might as well have been a catwalk show, with some of fashion’s biggest names — Armani, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney — designing the team uniforms. Many in the fashion industry are already calling this the most stylist Olympics ever. The Italians must be [...]

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Designer plans to produce future uniforms in USA

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This product image released by Ralph Lauren shows U.S. Olympic athletes, from left, swimmer Ryan Lochte, decathlete Bryan Clay, rower Giuseppe Lanzone and soccer player Heather Mitts modeling the official Team USA Opening Ceremony Parade Uniform. Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday, July 12, 2012 about the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauren, File)

At the next Olympics, the team from the USA will wear uniforms made in the USA.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘You have to want it, you gotta have heart!’

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With the Euro 2012, the London Olympics and the 2014 World Cup coming up, the interest in football is nearing fever pitch. Given the backdrop of the Azkals’ success and popularity, the growing passion for football in the UAAP and the rise of football leagues all over the country, we met up with two of the south’s rising football stars, brothers Mico and Lui Clavano.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

11 Filipino student athletes off to London summer school–and the Olympics

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For 11 young Filipino athletes, the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom is nothing short of a dream come true—especially since they will also be there to witness this year’s biggest sporting event.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Eclectic London–what to see and where to go beyond the usual

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With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, London will definitely be in the spotlight in the coming months. But even if you aren’t flying in for the main event, there’s a lot to do in jolly old England besides the requisite sightseeing.

Posted: June 1st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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