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10 Celebrity Names You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong

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So, you probably think that you’re a celebrity name whiz who never gets anything wrong. You probably even made fun of John Travolta a few years back at the Oscars when he mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name, and called her Adele Dazeem, instead. The whole world watched that. Well, I bet no one is as bad as Travolta is at it but still, if you’re a know it all, then go ahead and test your knowledge, champ!

1. Jake Gyllenhaal
How you’re saying it: Jake Jill-in-hall
How it’s pronounced: Jake Yee-len-Hol
It’s Swedish, folks!

2. Lindsay Lohan
How you’re saying it: Lindsay Lo-HAAN
How it’s pronounced: Lindsay Lo-WEN
Now that her life’s back on track, it’s important to know this stuff.

3. Cillian Murphy
How you’re saying it: Sil-lian Murphy
How it’s pronounced: Kill-lian Murphy
The name’s Irish and it derives from Saint Kilian. The name dates back to the 7th century. You will pronounce the name right, by order of the Peaky fookin Blinders!

4. Amanda Seyfried
How you’re saying it: Amanda Sea-fried, Amanda Say-fred, Amanda Say-freed
How it’s pronounced: Amanda SIGH-frid
Her name makes me hungry.

5. Timothée Chalamet
How you’re saying it: The youngest Oscar nominee in 80 years
How it’s pronounced: Tim-o-tay Shala-may
This kid is my new favorite person after that outstanding performance in this year’s Call Me By Your Name.

6. Charlize Theron
How you’re saying it: Char-leez THER-on, Char-leez The-RONE
How it’s pronounced: Char-leez TRONE
This was surprising to me, too! The actress admitted that this is the right way to pronounce her name, although she knows it’s hard. She’s okay with how people pronounce it now.

7. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
How you’re saying it: Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones
How it’s pronounced: Nee-ko-lie KO-ster Wall-DOW
Respect the man!

8. Uma Thurman
How you’re saying it: O-ma Thurman, AM-a Thurman
How it’s pronounced: OU-ma Thurman
Just listen to the Fall Out Boy track called Uma Thurman, and you’ll never get it wrong again.

9. Martin Scorsese
How you’re saying it: Martin Score-SAY-see
How it’s pronounced: Martin Scor-Sez-zee
I call him Marty, myself. Yes, I’m a loser.

10. Saoirse Ronan
How you’re saying it: Say-or-sey Ronan
How it’s pronounced: Sur-sha Ronan
As Ellen said “It rhymes with inertia”

PREACH! 

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American-Egyptian Ramy Youssef Gets Nominated For 2020 Golden Globe Award

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Ramy Youssef, co-creator and lead star of the Hulu Comedy series ‘Ramy‘ has been nominated for a 2020 Golden Globes award for his lead performance in Hulu’s breakthrough series about an Egyptian American millennial.

Youssef reacted to his shocking nomination Monday morning in a direct message via Twitter. “I’m just trying to keep up with Mahershala so he can stop taunting me with his Oscars on set,” he joked, referring to Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor Mahershala Ali, who will be featured in Season 2 of the series.

The show revolves around an American-Egyptian Muslim called Ramy Hassan as it tackles Muslim-specific issues, some irrelevant and other major. It also highlights the struggles of Ramy as he keeps up with both partying and praying in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood.

 

 

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Tamer Hosny Breaks Guinness World Record in Abu Dhabi

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Our very own pop star Tamer Hosny performed last night at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall a song that he wrote in honor of the UAE’s year of tolerance. That’s not all, as the star got to break a Guinness World record at the mall with the help of his fans.

Up until Thursday, fans kept posting messages to the star with the hope that he would collect the most contributions ever made to a bulletin board and that way, break a new Guinness World Record. Which impressively, they managed to make it happen!

The Marina Mall shared a number of the messages that Hosny received, saying they had received “a lot of positive and many influential messages” for Hosny.

Last night was certainly Hosny’s night as he got to break the record for being the most inspirational and influential star in the world, it is also worth mentioning that he broke his own record with twice the number this year!

“My entry to Guinness World Record will be a historical victory for every Egyptian and Arab … my greatest joy is making history with my art.” The star said prior to his win.

Congratulations to the superstar, we couldn’t be any prouder of him!

 

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Zahi Hawass: First Arab and African to Receive the Golden Medal Award

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Archaeological Zahi Hawaas has received the Golden Medal award from the Carrick Foundation in an international celebration held in Belgrade, where 500 intellectuals and politicians were present.

Five more individuals won the award including a singer from Greece, a writer and journalist from Italy and the Czech Republic, a film director and another from France.

This makes Hawass the very first Arab and African to receive such a prestigious award, that was presented to him for his archaeological discoveries and remarkable work.

The event celebrated Hawass by screening a film about his life and the discoveries he made, the veteran archaeologist was then granted the award along with a certificate of appreciation.

This is the 22nd edition of the award ceremony which is given out from the oldest institution in Europe to the most prominent figures from different fields.

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