My first acting job for an Art Event, ever!
Art projects are a bit like acting jobs. They don´t grow on trees. Thats why i am really happy I got to act in the trailer for the super Secret Walls Art Battle that is taking place at Radio Beirut tonight!
My character was playing chess against a girl in my scene. My own name, Matias Carlsen, is very similar to the name of norwegian world champion of chess Magnus Carlsen, so it is easy to understand that I am typically been name cast for this role. To have a soft and understanding male playing chess probably reflects on how the scandinavian society is looked upon. I am sure my kind features was also important to the director.
I hope this gig can be a springboard to more important jobs in the future, but if you have any feedback on how I can improve my acting, let me know! Check the video and info about the event below:
Secret Walls is the World’s premier live art battle. Taki... [more]
Here I sit overlooking the rooftops of Oslo while it’s pouring down from the gray sky. It’s that time of the year where all you want to do is to sit inside and drink red wine while being melancholic. I daydream about Lebanon, though Beirut somehow feels like an oriental dream in the distance. It’s so different from where I am right now. It’s almost surreal. But I guess that’s why I fell in love with Lebanon in the first place, and that’s what kept me there for four years. You’re never alone in Beirut. You’re never bored in Beirut, and there’s always a new surprise waiting for you around every corner. While Norway is slow, stable and boring, Lebanon is fast, unpredictable and interesting. And there is always a new party.One of the things Lebanon is so famous for is their parties, and even if “nothing’s going on” in Lebanon,... [more]
Finally we made it!
On our third try, 2famous.TV finally managed to capture an epic night at Uberhaus’ The Garten and partied until the sun came up. Every Saturday night throughout the summer, some of the world’s best house DJ’s will play in the club’s massive open-air dome while you chill out on some lounge chairs, dance your heart out, or drink yourself silly..just like we did!
Check out their schedule on Facebook.
This is a follow up story from when we tried to make a video two weeks ago, but got too wasted to film, and had to leave before the party started.... [more]
– We joined them build the Dome!
– See exclusive video here!!!
When we first came here in 2010 we didn’t really know much about Beirut. Well, we had some distorted ideas from the images that our TV screens had washed our brains with from early childhood, but that shit was just too fucked up to believe – so we suppressed those memories.
Apart from all that, one thing managed to penetrate the twisted image that the international media has created of this city: we knew it was the party capital of the Middle East. And on that level Beirut has not failed us. Over the years we’ve been to tons of house parties, pool parties, beach parties, rooftop parties, river parties, raves, and random street parties, but we have never EVER been to a dome party here.
And that’s a pretty good idea as the summer is about to hit this city on full blast, meaning that you’re going to like spending your summer nights outdoors and not in someones AC’d basement (thank God (or the government) for the smoke ban). <... [more]
OMG my dad is too cool for school!
A few months ago I got a phone call from my dad who was a bit more excited than usual. – “I am starting a TV-Channel,” he told me, “Just like you guys and 2Famous.TV! It’s an extreme sports channel on cable called FatStone!”
Oh my god, my dad is just too cool, I thought.Basically, my dad, Even, has been keeping up with 2Famous.TV and acknowledged how cost effective it is to run a TV-Channel, so he teamed up with his childhood buddy, entrepreneur and extreme sport guru Kjell Vagle to establish Fatstone.TV.
It is the first new TV channel to hit Norwegian television in 6 years, and they will focus on extreme sports such a... [more]
— “OMG I am so happy to be back in Beirut!” ~ Jørgen Evil Ekvoll
After a month in Nepal Jørgo realised he missed Beirut and the Lebanese girls just too much!
To make a long story short: He went back to Lebanon just in time to get wasted before the season opening at the Sterio Club Nights at Solea V, and showed Beirut how cool he was 😉
Next Party This Saturday (8th of June)!!! Join us!... [more]
– No one seems to know what they are talking about, and it’s ruining my life!
“Hipster” seems to be a new word in the vernacular of Beirut, and the local media seem desperate to jump on the bandwagon. Everyone and everything that looks a tad different is labeled “hipster”. It’s embarrassing. But what’s even more embarrassing is that they have picked me as the “poster boy” of the Beirut hipsters and started slapping that title all over me! Obviously they have no idea what’s going on, and it’s ruining my life!
Girl, you’re doing it wrong!One of my accuser’s is the sparingly gifted Lojine Camel of Beirut.com (one of the more random websites in this city with mediocre quality content displayed in a confusing layout). I’m actually a direct victim of her dyslexia as she accused me of wea... [more]
– OMG! I’m destroying the world
I know that my fans are probably going, like, “WTF! He should be sorry about his long absence from our lives! Not for being the coolest guy of all times!” ~ and I’m sorry if my fan from BuzzFeed gets disappointed by my reaction after he put me as number 9 on his recent survey “The 22 Types Of Hipster You Encounter In London“.
Well, dear fans, don’t get me wrong! I am truly sorry for coming back from my hibernation being all sorry and all, and I know it must sound retarded, but I’m seriously sorry for having destroyed the lives of thousands and thousands of frustrated parents as they hopelessly watch their long lost children walk the streets like attention seeking freaks doing all sorts of alternative shit for the sake of alternativity.
When I started the trend I had no idea that I was going to be this influential, and I mig... [more]
– Guns N Roses Concert + Exclusive Backstage Video!
“They didn’t play Civil War!” exclaimed a disappointed 2famousTV fan.
“You think they should’ve capitalized on the opportunity?” I asked.
“Well yeah! It’s relevant here [in Lebanon].”
My own intuition had me thinking that not playing the song Civil War was a courteous thing, but there were definitely some local fans (of Guns N Roses) who felt otherwise. I thought it was a much safer bet to bank on playing the Lebanese national anthem (which they did), than a song that relates to darker days in history. Ironically, however the loudest crowd sing-along of the night was not the Lebanese national anthem, or a Guns N Roses classic, it was Axl’s cover of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall.Regardless of what songs people did or did not want to hear, Saturday’s show at the Forum de Beyrouth was surprisingly d... [more]
Like we’ve been telling you for the past week, Guns N Roses is playing in Beirut this Saturday, March 30th and we’re giving away 2 Golden Ring Tickets if you like the 2famousTV Facebook page (and you win the draw http://2famous.TV/). Officially called “The Appetite for Democracy Tour”, Guns is going to rip through a classic set list of songs about jungles, cities, and yes, democracy.
As we are 2famousTV we have premium access to this most epic of Rock shows (obviously) and all of its inner workings. On Wednesday the 2famous crew ventured down to the Forum de Beyrouth, where the concert is being held, to talk with our homeboy Jean Carl Saliba of JK58, the company which is producing and promoting the show.
Now our buddy Jean Carl, who is Lebanese himself and only 29 years old, is not new to the business of epic Rock n Roll glory. He’s been doing this kind of thing for 9 years, and as recently a... [more]