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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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Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star

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Stars from across the world have gathered today at a press conference for the opening of ‘The Dubai Stars‘ Walkway, and our own Egyptian talented Mona Zaki has been awarded a star in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Dubai Stars recognizes the world’s highest achievers in a walk-able tribute in the city’s Downtown area.

Mona Zaki shared on her official Instagram account a picture with Balqees and Sonam Kapoor, during the Dubai Stars Conference that was held earlier today and another with her award.

 

On the official page of the Dubai Stars, a video was posted explaining the reason behind awarding superstar Mona Zaki, saying “Leading star in the Arab world, won the Best Actress Award at the Murex d’Or, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Congratulations Mona Zaki.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List

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BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!

 

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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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