No Armin Van Buuren show in Saudi Arabia

DJ Armin Van Buuren was rumored to be set to play a show in Jeddah. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 26 March 2018

No Armin Van Buuren show in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: A social media post promoting a performance by Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren in Jeddah later this year was part of a leaked document that appears to have been a tentative proposal for an event, Arab News has learned. Responding to a request for clarification from Arab News, Makkah-based events, PR and marketing company Brackets, whose logo appeared on the post, said: “Unfortunately, it is not true that Armin Van Buuren is going to play in Saudi Arabia,” adding that the use of Brackets logo, and the logos of Virgin Megastore, King Abdullah Economic City, and the Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority in “leaked materials published on social media sites” was unauthorized. Brackets did not immediately respond to further questions about the origin of the leaked document, but did say that “a concert is likely to be held soon” by Brackets in Saudi.


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors

Updated 21 August 2019

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors

  • Last year, Johnson was second behind George Clooney
  • Includes his salary and a share of profits from films, $700,000 per episode of HBO series “Ballers”

LOS ANGELES: Action movie hero Dwayne Johnson, star of the “Jumanji” and “Fast and Furious” franchises, topped the annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday.
Johnson, the former wrestler once known as The Rock, pulled in $89.4 million from June 2018 to June 2019, the magazine said.
That includes his salary and a share of profits from films, $700,000 per episode of HBO series “Ballers,” and seven figures in royalties from his line of clothing, shoes and headphones with Under Armor.
Last year, Johnson was second behind George Clooney, who reaped a windfall from the sale of his tequila company.
Next on this year’s list were two stars of “Avengers: Endgame,” the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, took in $76.4 million, while Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. earned $66 million, Forbes said.
Other “Endgame” stars — Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans and Paul Rudd — also landed in the top 10.
Most of Cooper’s earnings, however, came from “A Star is Born,” the musical drama he directed, produced, co-wrote and starred in with Lady Gaga. Cooper collected $40 million of his $57 million total from that film, Forbes said.
The fourth-biggest earner was Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, with $65 million, and Hong Kong-born actor and martial artist Jackie Chan with $58 million.
The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers, Forbes said.