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Source: @KevinHart4Real Instagram U.S. Comedian Kevin Hart Enjoys Costa Rica With Family

Source: @KevinHart4Real Instagram Actor, writer and stand-up comedian Kevin Hart recently enjoyed offshore fishing, hiking, forest canopy tours, ziplines, and relaxation in Costa Rica. News of his visit to our country, which included his children, fiancee and future mother-in-law, arrived via the social network Instagram. A few Instagram photos and videos show Mr. Hart in a sports fishing c...

At the Gates Swedish Death Metal Band Visits Costa Rica

Melodic death metal band At the Gates is currently on the Latin American segment of a world tour in support of the album At War With Reality, which was in October 2014 after a very long hiatus. In Costa Rica, At the Gates will perform live at Pepper’s Club on Saturday, September 5th. The venue is located in the Zapote district, which is part of the eastern suburbs of San Jose.   The his...

"Frederick Forsyth - 01" by Das blaue Sofa - http://www.flickr.com/photos/das-blaue-sofa/6317965950/. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Makes Sense: British Spy Novelist Was a Real Spy After All

"Frederick Forsyth - 01" by Das blaue Sofa - http://www.flickr.com/photos/das-blaue-sofa/6317965950/. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons London, Aug 30 (EFE).- Writer Frederick Forsyth, known for his spy novels, said in an article published in the Sunday Times that he worked for the British Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, for more than 20 years. Forsyth, author of bes...

Adult film actress Mia Malkova in Costa Rica. Source: Holly Randall Tumblr Pornographic Film Productions Return to Costa Rica

Adult film actress Mia Malkova in Costa Rica. Source: Holly Randall Tumblr In March 2014, a renowned photographer and film director from the United States was plying her erotic trade in Costa Rica. Holly Randall was photographing pornographic model Mia Malkova at a waterfall, and the photographer shared her experience about working in Costa Rica on her Tumblr social media page: Finally my sho...

Source: Tina Franklin, Flickr Commons 2.0 A Black James Bond? Pierce Brosnan Sees Idris Elba as Good Choice

Source: Tina Franklin, Flickr Commons 2.0 New York, Aug 26 (EFE).- Irish-American actor Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in "GoldenEye" and three other installments of the iconic spy series, said in a recent interview that the possibility of a gay 007 should not be ruled out, although he believes a black Bond will come first. "Sure. Why not?" the 62-year-old Brosnan, whose last Bond fl...

Flickr Commons From the Dragon Tattoo to the Spider Web: Stieg Larsson Lives

Flickr Commons Stockholm, Aug 25 (EFE).- Fans of late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy are eagerly awaiting the release this week of "The Girl in the Spider's Web," the fourth installment in the best-selling series. The latest book in the series, which has sold more than 80 million copies around the world, was written by David Lagercrantz, a Swedish journalist and author se...

Ecuador Landscape Ecuador Outshines Costa Rica as Haven for Expats

The landscape and greenery of Ecuador Munich, 24 August 2015 — Once more, Ecuador tops the list of the best places to live abroad in the InterNations Expat Insider 2015 survey, which is with more than 14,000 respondents one of the most extensive studies ever conducted to explore the general living situation of expatriates. This year’s top ten also hold some surprises: small country Malta m...

"Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Yahoo 2006" by Kevin Ballard - http://flickr.com/photos/eridius/116003811/in/set-72057594087529032/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons Tom Cruise is Working on Film About the Shadowy War on Drugs

"Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Yahoo 2006" by Kevin Ballard - http://flickr.com/photos/eridius/116003811/in/set-72057594087529032/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons Medellin, Colombia, Aug 23 (EFE).- Hollywood star Tom Cruise met with the mayor of the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin, Anibal Gaviria, to discuss the filming of "Mena." "It was a friendly and productive meeting that l...

Pixabay Commons The Psychology of Smiling in Costa Rica

Wikiemedia Commons On a global level, dental tourism is an industry that produces billions of dollars each year. Costa Rica is often cited as a leading destination for dental tourism thanks to the affordability of treatments and quality of care. Marketing is one of the major aspects driving the international dental tourism industry, and one particular marketing element in this regard is the po...

Ashley Madison screenshot The Ashley Madison Sex and Hacking Scandal Reaches Costa Rica

Ashley Madison screensho A Spanish firm that specializes in data visualizations has produced a map that shows the concentration of Ashley Madison subscribers around the world, and at least eight municipalities in Costa Rica made the list. Ashley Madison is an infamous dating website that promotes adulterous sexual encounters among their members; in recent weeks, however, this site has been ...

Wikimedia Commons Batgirl Dies; Batman Cries

Wikimedia Commons Washington, Aug 19 (EFE).- Actress Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the iconic 1960s television series "Batman," died from cancer, Variety reported on Wednesday. She was 78. Craig died on Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades, California, surrounded by her family. The actress, who was born on May 6, 1937, in Taylorville, Illinois, died from breast cancer that sprea...

Scuba Diving Treating Injuries and Disabilities with SCUBA Diving

Source: Wikimedia Commons By Carlos Meneses Sanchez Rosario Islands, Colombia, Aug 18 (EFE).- A scuba diving center in this Caribbean paradise is using an experimental therapy for people with disabilities, most of them victims of Colombia's armed conflict, who can forget about their physical limitations amid the coral. Diving Planet director Andres Obregon created this recreational scuba...

Zootopia title card. Source: Disney Pop Star Shakira Will Voice New Disney Character (VIDEO)

Source: Kevin Manzur for T-Mobile Los Angeles, Aug 15 (EFE).- Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira is part of the voice cast for the upcoming 2016 Disney computer-animated comedy "Zootopia," the studio said at its D23 Expo, an event for fans in Anaheim, California. Shakira will voice the part of Gazelle, a pop star in the mammal metropolis of Zootopia, where a police lieutenant bunny and a f...

Salma Hayek. Wikimedia Commons Scary Salma Hayek Fans Get Restraining Order

Salma Hayek. Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, Aug 15 (EFE).- Mexican actress Salma Hayek has obtained a restraining order against two female fans she says have been impersonating her and even threatened to kidnap her 7-year-old daughter, Valentina, celebrity news Web site TMZ reported.   A Los Angeles judge issued the temporary order after reviewing evidence submitted by the celebrity...

After Words Movie Poster Film Made in Costa Rica Gets Exclusive Screening in New York City

After Words Movie Poster Event Brite Announcement – Level 33 Entertainment is proud to announce the release of the feature film AFTER WORDS, a transformative & romantic adventure set largely in picturesque Costa Rica, starring Academy Award ® Winner Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey, Pollock, Mystic River), Goya Award Winner and Platino Award Winner Óscar Jaenada (Cantinflas, Pirates...

Wikimedia Commons An Expensive Mother’s Day for Many Shoppers in Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons Today is the feast of Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic faith, and it is also Mother’s Day in Costa Rica as well as in some regions of Belgium. Home appliances are some of the most traditional presents for mothers in Costa Rica on their special day; some of the most popular choices are stoves, refrigerators and washing m...

Jurassic World Costa Rica Returns to IMAX 3D Theatres With Jurassic World

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to enormous popular demand, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Universal Pictures today announced that Universal and Amblin Entertainment's global-record-breaking film, Jurassic World, will receive a special week-long engagement in domestic IMAX® 3D theatres beginning Aug. 28. Since its record-setting global IMAX release on June 12, Jurassic...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Hot for Teacher: Sofia Vergara Joins The Simpsons

Source: Wikimedia Common3 Los Angeles, Aug 11 (EFE).- Colombian actress Sofia Vergara confirmed that she would be the voice of Bart Simpson's new teacher on the animated television series "The Simpsons." Vergara, who has previously voiced characters on "Family Guy" and "The Cleveland Show," will have a role in this season's episode 27, "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles," which will air on...

Source: Flickr Commons Costa Rica Makes the Virtuoso Hot 10 List of Luxury Travel

Sabrina Luxury Collection LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This week leading international luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, is conducting its 27th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference – an event akin to Fashion Week where travel buyers seek out the latest trends in luxury experiences by meeting with thousands of travel purveyors, all preferred partners of the network. At the center ...

Source: Nicole Carboni Facebook Envious Much? Miss Costa Rica Runner-Up Claims Conspiracy

Source: Nicole Carboni Facebook The 2015 Miss Costa Rica beauty pageant culminated over the weekend with the traditional crowning of the new Queen of all Ticos, who also received a sash, a bouquet, and an earful of snide comments about how the fix was in the entire time. Each year, there seems to be at least one Miss Costa Rica contestant who: A – Was not crowned Miss Costa Rica B – Cla...

Source: SWAmedia.com Airlines Battle Over Low Airfares to Costa Rica

Since late May 2015, major airlines in North America have been announcing great deals on low airfares to Costa Rica, and this trend seems to be developing into an all-out war. The ongoing airfare battle has been reported on by The Costa Rica Star over the last few months. One of the first airlines to launch an initial salvo in this battle for cheap plane tickets was Volaris, which operates in M...

Wikimedia Commons Donald Trump Piñatas Are Flying Off the Shelves in California

Wikimedia Commons By Alexandra Mendoza San Diego, Aug 7 (EFE).- Since Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his controversial remarks about Mexicans, the piñata fashioned to look like him has been a must-have at Latino parties, where it is given a few whacks for what the magnate thinks about immigrants. "In the 14 years we've been making piñatas, this is the first time we've ...

Yoga beach Women’s Sacred Warrior Retreats Coming to Costa Rica

PR-Inside.com: 2015-08-07 -- Sacred Warrior’s Vanessa Chakour and powerhouse yogi, wellness educator and internationally known musician, Bibi McGill are running two back to back retreats in Costa Rica later this year, with a corresponding online course starting in October. The retreats will offer daily yoga and Sacred Warrior boxing, plant medicine, vegan meals, ceremony, jungle hikes with animals...

Wikimedia Commons New Woody Allen Film to Star Kristen Stewart and Bruce Willis

Wikimedia Commons New York, Aug 4 (EFE).- Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will be part of the cast for Woody Allen's next film, an as yet untitled project that will begin filming this month in New York and Los Angeles, the moviemaker announced on Tuesday. Also appearing in the film will be Parker Posey, who was in Allen's "Irrational Man," Blake Lively, Jeannie Berlin, Cor...

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest Winner NatGeo Photo Contest Winner Will Travel to Costa Rica

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest Winner WASHINGTON (Aug. 3, 2015)—Selected from more than 17,000 entries, an underwater photograph of divers swimming near a humpback whale taken by Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico, has won the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest grand prize. Floriuk wins an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the ...

Wikimedia Commons New U.S. Cable TV Series Will be Filmed in Cuba

Wikimedia Commons Los Angeles, Aug 1 (EFE).- Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will play the lead character in the TV series "Havana Quartet," based on the Mario Conde police procedural thrillers created by Cuban journalist Leonardo Padura, the Starz channel's CEO Chris Albrecht announced. Banderas and Cuba's "Magic City" author Eduardo Machado are executive producers of the series, while Mach...

DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted Filming in Argentina

Wikimedia Commons Buenos Aires, Jul 27 (EFE).- U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of "The Revenant," directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for "Birdman." The Hollywood star arrived in the city of Ushuaia on Sunday and will remain there for four days filming several scenes that it was ...

"48 Hours Mystery logo" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia US Expat Murder Mystery in Costa Rica Draws High TV Ratings

"48 Hours Mystery logo" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia CBS Press Express Media Release – 48 HOURS: "Paradise Lost" was Saturday's #1 broadcast at 10:00 PM with the key adult news demographic and viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for July 25. 48 HOURS was also the #1 program for the night in viewers. 48 HOURS (R) (10:00-11:00 PM) delivered 4.16 milli...

Wikimedia Commons Quaaludes and Rape: 35 Women Accuse Bill Cosby

Wikimedia Commons New York, Jul 27 (EFE).- Thirty-five women who say they were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Bill Cosby give details of their accusations in the latest edition of New York Magazine, published on Monday. The women's black-and-white photos of them seated in similar poses - and next to a vacant chair representing others who have not been able to make their accusations...

Sony Pictures Original Screenplay of Adam Sandler Film Offended China

Sony Pictures Beijing, Jul 25 (EFE).- Producers of the American science fiction comedy "Pixels," which debuted this week in the United States and Europe, changed the film's screenplay to avoid offending China and ensure access to that market, leaked internal e-mails appear to show. Among the thousands of internal Sony Pictures Entertainment e-mails made public by WikiLeaks in recent months,...

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