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40807591.jpgSharif Won’t Be Shaken Down: Omar Sharif refuses to pay the $445,000 judgment against him for punching a valet in the face.

christinahellskitchen.jpgInteractive Media: Rene Lynch concludes her post about Hell’s Kitchen by asking readers if they have any questions for winner, Christina: “Any lingering questions out there you’d like me to ask? And what do you think? Did the best chef win?” We suggest you do your own reporting, Rene. Too many cooks, and all.

aftra_dlogo.jpgActor v. Actor: AFTRA approves the contract. But then, you knew that, didn’t you, smarty pants?

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35868811-20133701.jpgJordin Sparks Fights Malaria: The American Idol winner goes to Africa. And she takes some old white guy with her.

35868439.jpgThe Latest In Celebrity Disguises? When giant sunglasses and fedoras just won’t do, why not try the trick Seal and Heidi Klum use: animal facepaint. Slap on an animal face and nobody will recognize you. Britney, may we suggest the Dodo?

35893228-21015304.jpgAnd Here We Thought All Valets In LA Were Brazilian: Omar Sharif was ordered to pay $318,190 to a Guatemalan valet attendant whom he punched in the face for refusing to accept a 20-euro note in 2005. Sharif allegedly also added insult to injury, calling the attendant a “stupid Mexican.” Who feels stupid now, Omar?

Look Middle Eastern? Movie Roles Galore!

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Actors who look Middle Eastern and don’t mind playing villains can work steadily, according to Nick Timiraos in the WSJ. Allegedly this is a problem for those who don’t want to be stereotyped or seen as “perpetuating a negative image of Middle Easterners”.

FBLA recalls the old joke–wanna hear an actor complain? Give him a job.

The Arab-American community also weighs in on the writing of such roles, such as in 24, where two years ago, the the “Arab next door” was a terrorist and in this season’s premiere, when a Middle Eastern terror leader detonated a nuclear bomb in a Los Angeles suburb. For academics, this is a growth industry.

What’s a struggling actor to do?

Acting, it’s called acting. Italian actors smeared on war paint and played Indians for decades. Omar Sharif played characters named Nicky Arnstein, Yuri Zhivago, Tsai Mang Hua, and the Marquis Hippolite.

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omarsharif.jpgOmar Sharif To Take A Chill Pill: Omar Sharif is heading to anger management classes and two years’ probation after pleading no contest to hitting a Beverly Hills parking valet. We have no idea why the valet made a stink — if Omar Sharif bitch-slaps you, you wear it like a badge of honor. And then sell your story to ET.

fervor.jpgChris Lee Coins A Phrase: Media moguls and other rich people are making documentaries and advocacy movies to give voice to the voiceless. Lee’s term for them: Filmanthropists. We like it.

lateagle.jpgTrib Co. To Restructure: The latest in the ongoing Tribune Co. financial ping-pong game calls for the board to stick its middle finger up at all its bidders and try to solve its problems internally.