Egyptian TV host or "Satirist" has made the annual list of TIME's 100 most influential people ... and he's the only Arab!
Fellow satirist, Jon Stewart, wrote the piece about Youssef in the magazine and called him " a kind and generous friend" but also said: "... and Bassem Youssef is my hero."
Youssef presents a show called "albernameg" on the Egyptian channel CBC, but he's not only that ... he used to be a heart surgeon!
You would think that the daughter of Tycoon Mohammad Al Fayed would be the British/Egyptian version of Paris Hilton ... but there's not even a slight similarity between the two!
Al Fayed's daughter, Camilla, the youngest of his five children, is nearly never the center of scandals or shocking rumors. She likes fashion and design and although is "filthy" rich, she prefers to keep herself busy with work and be a productive member of society.
She also does a lot of charity and philanthropy work.
Camilla, who was born in 1985, is married to a Syrian tycoon and has two kids with him.
They live in a London apartment and are busy with raising their kids and taking care of business.
Have you heard of Ammar Al Shereii? Well, if you haven't, maybe you should look him up, because he's one of the greatest Egyptian composers.
Ammar Al Shereii passed away today after a long struggle with health problems. He was scheduled to be flown abroad for treatment after heart problems, but died this morning. He was fairly young; 64.
Al Shereii was blind, he was born that way, but that never stopped him from pursuing his dream of music. He studied music and played the piano, 'oud, accordion and the organ.
Al Shereii composed music for hundreds of TV series as well as tens of movies.
He also composed music for many Arab singers.
Mark Zuckerberg has achieved a new milestone this weekend. And I’m not talking about him listing Facebook on Nasdaq. The billionaire surprised everyone by his secret wedding to long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan!
The loved up couple only had about 100 guests to their wedding on Saturday, May 19 in their backyard in Palo Alto, California. And apparently, some of the guests believed they were there to celebrate Chan’s graduation. She just graduated from the medical school at the University of California last Monday.
Annabella Hilal, first runner up of Miss Lebanon 2005, and presenter of the talent show Arab Idol, must be thinking of her next move now!
What will she be going into?
It seems she's doing well at presenting, after all, before Arab Idol, she was the presenter of Mission Fashion on LBC.
Or will she go on to fulfill her dream of becoming a judge? That is what she said is her ambition when asked during the Miss Lebanon pageant!
Earlier this month 24-year-old brunette Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Highland Park, Michigan. And a few days later shocking photos came out showing Rima Fakih parting with American rapper and music producer Lil Jon at the Ghost Bar in Las Vegas drinking and holding a bottle of champagne ...
These photos were taken back in June however they only got released a few weeks ago but that doesn't make Rima any less guilty!
What do you think of these photos, is this something acceptable for a Miss USA and for an Arab-American!?
I personally think Rima is not a role model anymore and the Miss USA title should be taken away from her! And that has nothing to do with her religious background for people that might refer to that.
- Lebanese Rima Fakih is Miss USA 2010
These are photos of president Bashar Al Assad, his wife Asma and children.
Hala Sarhan left Egypt a few years ago after doing an episode about prostitution on her popular show "Hala Show".
Now that the Mubarak regime has gone with the wind, Hala has been asked to return to Egypt and start presenting her show from Cairo once more.
Hala supported the revolution since day one and now some of the youth of the revolution have asked her, through Facebook, to come back.
Every year Forbes magazine gives an account of who the richest people in the world are. They never fail to share this information to the rest of the world. Middle East’s richest man Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal made it to this year’s list at No. 26 with an estimated $19.6 billion fortune.
Prince Alwaleed is the largest shareholder in Citigroup. He owns 95 percent of Kingdom Holdings, which is one of the biggest investors in the United States. But aside fro al his business holdings, Prince Alwaleed also run Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations that caters to people in need.
A royal wedding in the works needs lots of backing for it to be successful, right? For the most awaited wedding this year, the groom-to-be, Prince William, has chosen his little brother Prince Harry as his best man rather than a “supporter”, as they call it there in the UK. This is a break in the tradition, according to mail online. Kate, on the other hand, has named her sister, Philippa or Pippa as she is fondly called, as her maid of honor.
Have you seen the newly-released engagement photos of Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton? Two of them are out already in case you don’t know! The couple had a two-hour photo session with well-known photographer Mario Testino. He was personally chosen by Prince William having worked with him on previous occasions. Testino was also Princess Diana’s favorite photographer when she was still alive.
You can really see and almost feel the love between Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton in the two engagement photos released. I especially love the casual close-up photo of them wherein they’re in a cheek to cheek pose and both of them are smiling widely. They look so happy together!
Anyone who puts efforts in improving women’s welfare is commendable. But only a handful is involved in this kind of undertaking. Among this handful of people is Queen Rania of Jordan, hence she was proclaimed one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.
She is one woman for all women of Jordan. All her efforts are aimed towards elevating the roles and status of women and girls in the society through education. She is aware of the sad plight that young girls and women go through in developing countries as well as in Jordan, and as much as possible she wants to alleviate that with her programs.
What do you know about Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal ? That he’s a part of the royal family and he’s a businessman and investor? If that’s all you know about him, you’ve barely scratched the surface because he is more than that.
In an interview with Arabian Business, Prince Al-Waleed gave an in-depth view of what he’s all about and everything that he does.
Aisha Abd al-Rahaman is a woman I think that all Arabic females should know about and follow by her example.
Known to many as Bint al-Shati' (بنت الشاطئ), Aisha fought and worked in every way possible to achieve her noble dreams and to send her message to the whole world.
She was born in Dumyat, Egypt, in 1913 to a very religious and conservative family. When she was young her father an Al-Azhar scholar sent her to ‘kuttab’ to study the Quran and at the age of five, she memorized the Quran and many poetry books. With the help of her mother and grandfather Aisha was able to persuade her father to allow her to start primary school, and despite her father’s opposition, Aisha finished high school and went on to university and got her BA in Arabic then went further to achieve her Masters and PHD in the same field.