Jordanian actor Yasser Al-Masri killed in car crash

Arab audiences know Yasser Al-Masri for his role in bedouin-style TV series 'Namr bin Edwan.' (Promotional shot for Harun-Al-Rashid)
Updated 23 August 2018
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Jordanian actor Yasser Al-Masri killed in car crash

  • Al-Masri was transferred to hospital in Jabal Al-Zaitun, in Zarqa
  • Arab audiences knew him for his role in bedouin-style TV series “Namr bin Edwan”

AMMAN: Yasser Al-Masri, a leading Jordanian actor, was killed in a car crash on Thursday night in the Zarqa Governorate, east of Amman.
Al-Masri was transferred to hospital in Jabal Al-Zaitun, in Zarqa, but passed away upon arrival, according to local news reports.
Head of The Jordanian Actors Syndicate, Hussein Al-Khateeb, confirmed Al-Masri had died in the accident in Makkah district in Zarqa.
“With his death the Jordanian art had lost one of its main pillars, who had a significant presence on the local and Arab arenas,” Al-Khateeb said.
Al-Masri was born in Kuwait in 1970, where he attended school. He graduated from the Jordanian Music Academy.
Arab audiences knew him for his role in bedouin-style TV series “Namr bin Edwan” where he played the main role.
He also acted in several Arab TV series in Ramadan 2018, such as “Haroon Al-Rasheed” with Syrian actor Qusay Khouli, and “Amr Waq’ea” with Egyptian actor Kareem Fahmy.


Negin Mirsalehi takes Vegas awards show by storm

Updated 15 November 2018
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Negin Mirsalehi takes Vegas awards show by storm

  • Mirsalehi shared the news with her 5.1 million followers on Instagram
  • The winner of the “Influencer of the Year” award is decided through fan votes

Regional fashion sensation Negin Mirsalehi has been named “Influencer of the Year”at the recently concluded Revolve Awards in Las Vegas — a second for the Amsterdam-based Iranian beauty.

Mirsalehi shared the news with her 5.1 million followers on Instagram, where she posted a picture of herself with Victoria’s Secret Angel Romee Strijd — both carrying the iconic Revolve trophy. Strijd won the “Model of the Year.”

Mirsalehi, who has her own hair care brand, Gisou, wore a floor-length Michael Costello dress to the live audience awards ceremony, complete with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit.

The winner of the “Influencer of the Year” award is decided through fan votes. When Mirsalehi first won in 2017, she took to her website to thank her fans  and ascribed the award to her “strong relationship” with them.

The star was also named as part of Europe’s 30 Under 30 list by Forbes due to her hair care line, which made $3 million in sales last year.

Many other style icons were present at the glittering awards night held at the Palms Casino Resort last week, including Aimee Song, Camila Coelho, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner, who took home the “Icon of the Year” plaque.

The influencer is the founder of the brand Gisou Hair. (Getty Images)

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star, who has a 98.3-million strong following on Instagram, walked the Revolve Awards red carpet in an eye-catching feathered bandeau dress.

Revolve is multi-brand online shopping site known for its exhaustive use of influencer marketing.

The ceremony came after a successful Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York, which Mirsalehi attended, where a bevy of models with Middle Eastern roots walked the runway, including Melie Tiacoh, a French-born model of Lebanese heritage; Shanina Shaik, whose father is Saudi-Pakistani; and the US-Palestinian Hadid sisters.

Sixty models put on an Amazonian display of luscious waving locks, slender bodies and sun-kissed makeup for what is considered one of the most competitive gigs in the industry.

Scheduled to be televised on Dec. 2, the 2018 show was distinctive by a collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou that showcased psychedelic bodysuits.

Negin Mirsalehi won the prize for ‘Influencer of the Year.’ (Instagram)