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Amwal AL Ghad Engish - 2014-02-19 07:01:13
Models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen were already at the top of their game, but the trio say anything is possible after gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition that hit newsstands on Tuesday. They joined an illustrious club of former swimsuit models, including Christie Brinkley, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson and Tyra Banks, with their topless cover photo that appears in the most widely read edition of the magazine. It will be seen by about 70 million readers in print and online. "Doing a Sports Illustrated cover opens so many doors," said Aldridge, a 28-year-old California brunette, who landed the cover in her first shoot for the magazine. She was already a Victoria's Secret model, the wife of Caleb Followill of the Grammy-winning band Kings of Leon, and the mother of their young daughter when she did the photo shoot last October in the Cook Islands with 21-year-old Danish model Agdal and fellow American Teigen, 28. But Aldridge said being chosen for the cover was a huge surprise and an amazing opportunity. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-02-16 15:26:27
The Square, a two-hour documentary that chronicles over two years of revolution and political upheaval in Egypt, has been awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). The prize is among the independent jury awards given during the festival, in parallel to official juries which award films and filmmakers with Golden, Silver and Crystal Bears. Prior to its screening at the Berlinale, The Square had already won the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival. Recently, the film earned Egypt its very first Academy Award nomination in the documentary category. Last month, director Jehane Nouajim was awarded the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards forThe Square. The film starring Khaled Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Aida El-Kashef, Ramy Essam, Ahmed Hassan and Ragia Omran, is an immersive experience that transports viewers into the intense emotional dramas and personal stories behind the January 2011 uprising and its aftermath of military and short-lived Muslim Brotherhood rule. This year, the 64th Berlin International Film Festival runs between 6 and 16 February. The festival featured five films by Egyptian directors: Jehane Noujaim's The Square; Arij: Scent of a Revolution directed by Viola Shafik; From Behind the Monument by Cairo-based visual artist and filmmaker Jasmina Metwaly; Shooting Stars Remind Me of Eavesdroppers by Maha Maamoun, and Om Amira by Naji Ismail. Short film Dry Hot Summers, co-produced by Claudia Jubeh (Germany) and Hossam El-Ouan (Egypt), directed by Sherif El-Bendary, written by Nura El-Sheikh was awarded the Robert Bosch Stiftung prize in a ceremony held on Sunday 9 February during Berlinale Talents at the festival. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-01-30 07:01:56
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has revoked a nomination in the best original song category for "Alone Yet Not Alone," after the songwriter violated Oscar rules and emailed voters about submitting the song for consideration. Musician Bruce Broughton, a former Academy governor and executive committee member in its music branch, composed the title song from the independent Christian faith movie "Alone Yet Not Alone." The Academy said on Wednesday that Broughton had used his position within the organization to contact voters about his own submission of the song, which was "inconsistent" with the Academy's rules on Oscar nominations campaigning. "No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one's position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one's own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage," Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy president, said in a statement. Broughton said in a statement he was "devastated" at the Academy's decision. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-01-21 16:24:17
Imagine a warm brew of lager so heady you had to plunge a straw through the thick surface scum to get to the fermented liquor below. Welcome to the favored brew of ancient Egypt's New Kingdom; a 3,200-year-old barley beer that a new archaeological find this month is shedding new light on. A Japanese team headed by Jiro Kondo of Waseda University stumbled on the tomb of ancient beer-maker Khonso Em Heb while cleaning the courtyard of another tomb at the Thebes necropolis in the Egyptian city of Luxor. The tomb, replete with highly colored frescoes, is being hailed as one of the most significant finds of recent times. Egypt's antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim described Khonso Em Heb as the chief "maker of beer for gods of the dead" adding that the tomb's chambers contain "fabulous designs and colors, reflecting details of daily life... along with their religious rituals." One fresco shows Khonso Em Heb -- who apart from being a brewer, headed the royal storehouses during the pharaonic Ramesside period (1,292--1,069 BC) -- making offerings to the gods along with his wife and daughter. The newly discovered tomb is to be placed under tight security until the excavation work is completed, the ministry said in a press statement. According to Professor Poo Mun Chou, a leading Egyptologist at Hong Kong's Chinese University, the discovery is not only significant in terms of what it tells archaeologists about life during the New Kingdom period of Ancient Egypt, but marks a new direction for Egypt's beleaguered antiquities ministry. Still reeling from a disastrous break-in at the Cairo Museum in 2011 --- when looters smashed two mummies and made off with more than 50 artifacts --- Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities had slapped stringent restrictions on archaeological digs. For Professor Poo, the latest discovery is a sign that archeology in Egypt may be returning to normal. "The significance in this find is that for quite some time archaeologists haven't been able to excavate an intact tomb," he said. "An intact tomb will give us a more complete view of the funerary customs which can be compared with other tomb paintings." He said the frescoes were well preserved. "The Supreme Council of Antiquities has for some time had a policy of not excavating new tombs but preserving those tombs that have already been excavated. "This is a new find and is quite unexpected." Apart from the recent political turmoil in Egypt, which has led to a surge in the number of illegal digs and antiquities damaged by looters, Professor Poo said the sheer speed with which new discoveries were being made had meant the government was having difficulty keeping up with logging and preserving the finds. Add to this the problem of protecting ancient tombs, which begin to degrade the moment they are opened, and Egypt's antiquities authorities have their work cut out for them. "In Egypt, of course, the dry weather means the danger of this is less, but still after some time the color of the painting begins to fade away. "That is why Egypt now has a stricter policy." While foreign archaeological teams are still operating in Egypt, the political climate has made it more difficult for them to do their work. Even the International Association of Egyptologists (IAE) was told late last year that Egypt --- because of the political situation --- was unable to host the 2014 International Congress of Egyptologists. The IAE is currently seeking bids for a second country to host the prestigious congress. Meanwhile, historians and archaeologists are making use of the latest find while it is still available to be studied. "Alcohol in ancient Egypt was very important -- not just in terms of daily consumption but also as an offering to deities. Beer, in particular was very important," said Poo. "Beer during the New Kingdom period was probably one-fifth or even one-tenth the price of wine making it a very popular drink for people of all social strata." While the appeal of beer across all social classes remains to this day, Professor Poo says the modern drinker might struggle to recognize the barley or millet-based beverage of ancient times. "While it's a close cousin to modern beer, it's manufacture was more primitive and they had to use a tube to extract the liquid from below which would have had a fermented layer of substance floating on the top of the jar," he said. "It would have had bubbles," he added. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-01-19 07:55:50
The cast of the 1970s crime caper "American Hustle" grooved its way to the top prize from the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday in a key test of the film's Oscar mettle six weeks ahead of a likely competitive race for Academy Awards. "American Hustle" from director David O. Russell has been hailed for its performances, although it won no individual acting awards on Saturday and only Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for her supporting role. It prevailed over another presumed Oscar front-runner, "12 Years a Slave," which only took home a best supporting actress trophy. Australian Cate Blanchett won best actress for her role as a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," while best actor went to Matthew McConaughey for his turn as an unlikely AIDS activist in "Dallas Buyers Club. Both actors are the clear front-runners for best acting Oscars after winning Golden Globes last Sunday. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards are honors that actors relish, however, because they come from their peers. In what is widely considered one of the best years for quality film in recent memory, SAG and other guild awards to be handed out in the next two weeks could collectively steer the race in favor of one film for the industry's highest honor, the best picture Oscar, on March 2. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-12-07 09:08:25
"The Square," a film that follows activists in Cairo's Tahrir Square following the 2011 overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, won the award for best feature documentary for 2013 on Friday from the International Documentary Association. The IDA award for Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's work comes after honors at the Toronto and Sundance film festivals, setting it up as a favorite for an Oscar, for which it is short-listed. "The Square" also made history last month as the first documentary acquired by Netflix Inc, the online streaming and DVD company that is hoping to lure more subscribers with its own original programming. "The Square" follows a handful of activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to try to build a new democratic society. The IDA's best limited series award went to CNN original series "Inside Man," hosted by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. The series investigates diverse sectors of American life, from medical marijuana to migrant farmworkers. The IDA, a 30-year-old non-profit that aims to support the documentary culture, recognized Oscar-winner Alex Gibney with the 2013 Career Achievement Award. Gibney's most recent film, "The Armstrong Lie," about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, is also on the shortlist of 15 documentaries vying for one of the five nominations for an Academy Award. Laura Poitras, the filmmaker who helped former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden reveal vast amounts of information on government surveillance, was honored with the IDA's Courage Under Fire Award. She was recognized by the IDA for "conspicuous bravery in the pursuit of truth." The awards were presented in a ceremony Friday night in Los Angeles, but Poitras accepted hers via link-up from Berlin, where she is currently editing the third film in her post-9/11 trilogy, this one about NSA surveillance, the IDA said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-12-03 13:53:29
Prominent Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, renowned for his witty criticism of authorities in Egypt, passed away on Tuesday at age 84, state media reported. Negm, who was born in the Sharqiya province in 1929, was imprisoned several times for his criticism of Egyptian leaders Gamal Abdel Nasser, his successor Anwar Sadat, and Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted by a popular uprising in 2011. Negm, who wrote in colloquial Arabic, was also critical of the country's first elected leader Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown by the army in July after mass protests against his rule. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-12-01 08:15:50
Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast and the Furious" action movies, died on Saturday in a car crash in Southern California, his publicist said. Walker, 40, who was in five of the six films about illegal street racing and heists, was a passenger in a friend's car and was attending a charity event, according to a message linked to his Twitter account. "Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon in a car accident," Ame Van Iden, Walker's publicist, said in an email. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that two people were killed in a car accident in Valencia, a community in the city of Santa Clarita, at about 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ET). Deputies arriving at the scene found the vehicle engulfed in flames. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said. The office did not provide the identities of the dead, and said the cause was under investigation. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-28 12:19:14
Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have finalized their divorce two years after separating, bringing official closure for one of Hollywood's most prominent couples. The end to the eight-year marriage was made final on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, with both actors agreeing not to pay spousal support. In March, Moore, 51, had asked the court to grant her financial support from Kutcher, an unusual move for one of the top-earning women in Hollywood during the 1990s. Kutcher, the star of CBS television comedy "Two and a Half Men," filed for divorce from Moore in December 2012 after more than a year of separation. He cited irreconcilable differences with the "G.I. Jane" star. The 35-year-old film and TV star has been the highest-paid actor on television for the last two years, earning an estimated $24 million annually, according to Forbes magazine. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-19 10:12:00
Prosecutors on Monday accused "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa and Joe Giudice of lying eight years ago when they claimed on loan applications that Teresa was a realtor, not a housewife. A federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, added two new counts to the long list of fraud charges against the husband and wife, prosecutors said. The Giudices, who have appeared in five seasons of the TV reality show on the Bravo channel, were charged with new counts of bank fraud and loan application fraud, bringing the number of counts against them to 41. Prosecutors first accused the Giudices on July 29 of submitting fraudulent applications to obtain mortgages and other loans, concealing income and failing to pay taxes. The charges alleged that from 2001 to 2008, the couple submitted fraudulent loan applications and then, after filing for bankruptcy in 2009, concealed income that Teresa, 41, earned from the TV show. The Giudices were accused of hiding rental income and concealing various businesses they controlled, according to the indictment. More»