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Introducing Me To European Nudity

-The neurotic journey of moving to Europe and taking all my clothes off in Germany

Growing up as an American you hear a few generalizations about Europeans and some of those generalizations are true. They don’t tip, they’re more open sexually, and they are generally comfortable with nudity -- whether watching it on TV and movies, or simply taking it all off when things get too warm. Regarding the latter, I saw it when I came... more
By Adrian
Support Syrian Women Refugees With Music & Donations @ Yukunkun

-UN research shows women are affected the most in times of conflict
-Live performances by Leb’s best: Thursday, 20 February!

By now the Syrian civil war has raged for years. It pervades almost every news source as the devastating, bloody conflict and humanitarian crisis it is. Let's put some "current" key facts in place: ... more
By Adrian
"My Grandmother Did Not Die To Provide Cover For Israelis Murdering Palestinian Grandmothers"

Jewish British MP Sir Gerald Kaufman discussing the situation in Israel!

"Most of my parents' families - because my parents came here as refugees - most of my parents families were murdered in the Holocaust. When the Germans came to the town from which my mother came in Poland, Stachov, they lined up all the Jews to march to the railway station to be put in cattle-wagons. But for those who were not well enough to march,... more
By @mrmatias
Disabled Journalist Forbidden Entry On MEA Plane Because She Did Not Have a Companion

-She has been travelling independently w/ MEA for years!
-With commentary from a new guest poster!

Anything to Declare? Nuts, Fruit, Wheelchairs? It is not the first time that I'm outraged when tuning into my favorite Arabic soap opera. No, I am not referring to the Syrian-Arabic dubbed Turkish series that have invaded Middle Eastern televisions and Lebanese women’s hearts. In this case, I am referring to the ‘News’. Liv... more
By Contributor
Naked Olympic Skier Made Lebanon Famous Censored by Facebook!

Jackie Chamun was TOO hot Facebook!

After our article last week about the now world famous Lebanese Olympian, Jackie Chamoun had been Liked more than 8.7K times, Facebook had enough of the hot Lebanese, and turned of the Like & Share button on the article. The move c... more
By @mrmatias
Its Time to Raise The Lebanese Flag!

Guest post by Karl Metni from the Unplugged Poets.

2Famous.TV has always been open for guest bloggers who have something to say. This was written by rapper/musician/poet from the Unplugged Poets, Karl Metni, and originally posted on his Facebook wall after a downtown demonstration against the bomb in Ashrafieh in 2012. Since that shocking bomb, more than six have exploded in Beirut, killin... more
By Contributor
Nude Lebanese Olympic Alpine Athlete Offered Asylum in Norway?

Watch the Video that is shocking the Arab World!

Unlike any Lebanese athletes before her, (excluding Pierre Gemayel, who as a member of Lebanon's Football Team at the 1936 Olympics and was inspired by the efficient organization and disiplin of the Nazis, and not the ideology) Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun made a name for herself today. As a result, Lebanon is being recognized as a winter sports na... more
By @mrmatias
Living La Vida Lebanon Was The Best Thing in My Life Thank You and Goodbye!
As soon as I moved to Lebanon, people inside and out asked me when I would leave. “How long are you here for?” locals prodded. I’d shrug my shoulders and tell them I didn’t know. “I guess I’ll leave when it feels righ... more
By Adrian
Lebanese Rapper Double A The Preacherman Arrested in Beirut MISTAKEN FOR A SUICIDE BOMBER

-Watch videos of the suspected terrorist hip hopper here!

Lebanese freestyle legend Double A the Preacherman aka H. A. Sharafeddine is said to be arrested on allegations that he is a terrorist. On the picture of his arrest Saida's very own Preacherman is wearing a shirt with only the top buttoned, baggie shorts, socks to his knees and look a bit confused. Double A is one of the best freestylers in the Mid... more
By @mrmatias
Pregnancy Week 15 Judgey Wudgey Was A Bear
Being pregnant is fucking hard for a lot women. Whether it's the physical changes your body endures daily or the mental and emotional hurdles that will blindside you at the drop of a hat, this is a crucial time when life can seem surreal at best. Here's a quick list of my physical and mental symptoms I've experienced so far: -nausea accom... more
By Meghan O.
Rock and Roll Radio & Music Videos W/ Peter Chouchani, MTL Sultan & Nachaz!

New 2Famous.TV Radio Show every Friday from Radio Beirut!

Ah, coming back to the radio was like a breath of fresh air. I'd been listening from a remote location for five shows -- which was the first time I'd ever NOT been on the show! During that, I gained a whole new perspective and my excitement for our project only expanded. ... more
By Adrian
Meghan O. Is Preggo! So I got knocked up...
As evident by the title, there is human life stirring within my bowels. Imagine that. Now try and sleep. In all seriousness (sort of), I'm officially 14 weeks and two days pregnant and just into my second trimester. Pregnancy is split into trimesters, with a full-term pregnancy at 40 weeks. The first trimester is often the most difficult, not to m... more
By Meghan O.
"Maybe They Like Us?" Interview w/ JadaL, the Arabic Rock Band About Lebanon, Music, & Controversy
On the day of our most hectic radio show yet (at that time), we were surprised and honored to spontaneously welcome JadaL to our stage. As they set up their impromptu set I started to ask questions but the interview timing wasn't r... more
By Adrian
Jorgo and Layal #WorldFamousHipster + #notamartyr = The Internet's Newest Power Odd Couple
Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Jack White and Renee Zellweger, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito; Opposites attract, and we (Jorgo and Layal) are no exception. We’re like day (he has hair like the golden sun) and night (that’s what my name means), Evil (it’s his legal middle name) and good (I’m internet famous without a sex tape!). We're the ... more
By Layal
2Famous.TV Jam Sessions The Unplugged Poets and Edd Abbas NEW SHOW ON FRIDAY

Listen in on the 2Famous.TV Radio SHOW from Radio Beirut, Every Friday!

As you must have read on the news a few weeks ago, there was an awful bomb in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon, which killed innocents and a respectable politician. A few hours later, Matias and I were hosting 2famous.tv's weekly radio show. ... more
By Christine Silly Goon
Awkward "ON AIR" interview with Serge from The Incompetents

Christine from SillyGoon.com does her second interview with Serge from the Incompetents on the 2Famous.TV RadioShow at Radio Beirut!

Last week, I interviewed Serge Yared from The Incompetents during 2famous.tv's weekly radio show. He spent the majority of the show singing and playing around with his guitar, except during the few minutes we exchanged rather awkward sentences (hey, I'm... more
By Christine Silly Goon
2nd Beirut Bomb in 1 Week How Does Twitter React?
Yesterday a second bomb in the past week exploded in Beirut, once again killing innocent civilians, ruining structures, and re-inciting fear and rage in the country. Is this chaos? Is it war? Are people stung and upset or numb or strong or what? I grazed through Twitter to find some opinions. Some details: ... more
By Adrian
Catching Up W/ Eliz Murad Badass Frontwoman of Teleferik

French-Lebanese-Japanese rock n roll band in Paris!

French-Lebanese-Japanese rock and roll band Teleferik just released an EP last week to rave reviews in all of France. I caught up with the lead singer who lives in Paris and also writes all the lyrics, Eliz Murad, to pick her brain about fronting a multi-cultural group while bridging the g... more
By Adrian
2famous.TV highlights of 2013

– see our best stories, videos and podcasts, and read about our personal experiences from the year that passed.

As we’re reaching the end of the most exciting and most productive year in 2famous.TV’s two-year-old history, we figured it was about time for a little roundup of our most glorious moments of the year. Overview We went to Nepal, we covered... more
By 2famousTV
Viking Apocalypse Is February 2014 The End of the World?
Are the Norwegians behind 2famous.TV holding out on us? What's all this I hear about a Viking apocalypse? (Also, it's pronounced Wiking, because even though Norwegians don't use the letter W, they think our V is a W even though their V is a V. And really, I think it's a bit cruel to use a W when spelling of the country's name in English, no? It's N... more
By Layal
"Nothing's Changed and We Still in This Hell" The Unplugged Poets Sing About Downtown Beirut Bombing

-Weekly Radio show falls on the day of the Downtown bombing; Poly, Ed Abbas, Miles Stone talk about it

On the day of the Downtown Beirut Bomb we had invited Super Star Polly, Hip Hop Legend Edd Abbas, The Unplugged Poets and up and coming Lebanese/Canadian rock band, Miles Stone. ... more
By @mrmatias
New Co-Host, Rockstars and Beirut's Only Openly Gay Blogger 2Famous.TV Radio

Interview + performances by Allan from Lazzy Lung, Serge from the Incompetents and Charly Rayne,

In this 2Famous.TV Radio production you get to meet new 2Famous.TVs co-host, Christine Abi Assi, who also has her own music blog: Sillygoon.com. She interviews Allan from Lazzy Lung and Serge from the Incompetents. Then we talk to Raja from the blog ... more
By @mrmatias
Kidnapped by Hezbollah, Jailed by the Army Fighting for Freedom without Wasta Interview with Journalist Rami Aysha

2Famous.TV Radio also features Moe Kabbara, Habib Batha, Chady Abusleiman and Edd Abbas.

In this Live 2Famous.TV Radio Production from Radio Beirut we start off meeting young Lebanese/Canadian musician Moe Kabbara who is in town and plays for us. ... more
By @mrmatias
Allan from Lazzy Lung Talks About New EP W/ Music Blogger Christine

All-new pop punk riffs and catchy chords — Lazzy Lung’s EP comes out with a bang!

We are happy to let you meet 2Famous.TV Radios new co-host, Christine Abi Assi. She will be helping us out with our RadioShow and she also has her own music blog; SillyGoon This is her first show where she, as our new co-host, interviews our old co-host, Allan from Lazzy Lung about their new EP... more
By Contributor
Merry Christmas from 2Famous! Here Are Some Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Music Videos!!

-From Jadal, Charlie Rayne, Tanjeret Daghet and Zeid Hamdan!

While it's still important to focus on news of our neighbors in the region, we at 2famous.TV want to brighten your holiday season with beautiful music. Merry Christmas everyone! Our Christmas gifts to you are these never before seen videos (that Matias makes!) of superstar musicians performing on our weekly Radio Show. Here is Charlie Rayne, youn... more
By 2famousTV
Syria's Best BeatBoxer: Sal G Is moving to America! Last Party Tonight at Radio Beirut
Syrian BeatBoxer Sal G, from Aleppo, is leaving to America to follow his dream of becoming a professional Beatboxer, sources close to the beatboxer tell 2Famous.TV. Lately, Syria has not been famous for producing human beatboxers and Sal G is one of the first Arab ones to try to make it over in the US. He has been making beats for 2 years and ten... more
By @mrmatias
Tanjaret Daghet, Double A the Preacher Man, And Sal G Perform Live on the Radio!

Listen to the interviews and watch the performances!

The 2Famous.TV Radio Show (YES, this blog has its own radio show) has lately turned into start of the weekend music and culture festival! An opportunity for locals to listen to amazing music, learn from incredible people, and drink deeply discounted beer. Other people in the rest of the world can stream live on the Internet! ... more
By @mrmatias
Legend Jarl Formoe Surfs Norway As Radio Star Ken Wassenius-Nilsen Comments

-Watch an epic surf video made by Matias 10 years ago!

The coast of Norway is harsh and cold. Jumping into the sea seems like madness for most people, but for the Surfers it's a part of life. In this epic road trip movie we follow the now famous Ken Wassenius-Nilsen and Legendary surfer Jarl Formoe on their hunt for waves on a stormy day on the west coast of Norway. Jarl is so super stoked about the w... more
By @mrmatias
Secret Walls Art Battle Tonight at Radio Beirut Im Acting in the promo video!

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 n... more
By @mrmatias
Art Basel for Poor Locals: Lots of Street Art & Free Cheese
A good friend once told me "Adrian, don't try to be an artist, you're a better muse." And while I took it as a backhanded compliment, she's right in that I'm not an artist, I hardly even get art most of the time. So going to Art Basel with hardly any cash with my little sister afforded me to check out all the not-so-complicated stuff like ... more
By Adrian
Meet The Boundary Pusher Danish/Palestinian Poet Yahya Hassan Is This Controversial Poet Fueling Racism?

– Danish poet in Beirut sums up everything you need to know about Palestinian Poet in Denmark

This is a text montage, a text-collage of articles on Yahya Hassan, a recent young literary phenomenon in Denmark. Everybody knows about him. I just left Denmark's community of words, and then this fucking happens, someone stole my breakthrough. He is a Palestinian refugee from Lebanon lashing out on his own kind in the Muslim ghettos of Aarhus... more
By Contributor
Say Hello To My Little Friend, The Diva Cup!

-Warning: Lots of talk about vaginas, blood, and other fun stuff

Christmas came early for yours truly this year. A sweet little lifesaver I’ve been scheming to get for ages is now my own. May I present in this blog post my newest friend, the Diva Cup! Yep, I’m home -- all warm and snuggly in beachy south Florida, tanning and making as many people I know jealous during the days, eating non-adventurous Americ... more
By Adrian
Do You Know Abu Sharmouta? Seriously, Do You?
When a group of students was held up at U of H (Houston, not Hijinks), one of the six of the victims was around to tell the tale to reporter Crystal Kobza. His name? Abu Sharmouta. This kid better be graduating Summa Cum Laude for this level of genius. (For our non Arabic readers: Abu is arabic for 'father' while Sharmouta mean... more
By Layal
Somewhere In America A Video by #Mipsterz

Or, my lesson on #Mipsterz

As a blog brought to you by self-denying hipsters in the Middle East, you'd think 2Famous would keep up to date with the ever-changing hipster terminology, especially when it's Middle East relevant! Imagine my surprise when I looked up what a Mipster was. Seriously, it's a Muslim Hipster! Collectively, Mipsterz! Unsatisfied with a simple definitio... more
By Layal
Another Bomb In Beirut: Hear The Artists' Perspectives Musicians Chyno & Kameh Perform on Radio (22 Nov)

-Plus Investigative journo Habib Battah, NYC artist Molly Crabapple, & Wamda editor Reine Farhat

This week had its ups and downs with the most obvious being the latter, a twin-suicide attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. We brought in guests to inform us about it as well as give us a robust range in perspectives on the matter, from rapper Chyno who just released a song about suicide-bombing to Molly Crabapple, a visiting American artist. O... more
By Adrian
The Civil War Made Them Leave Syria Now They Make Music in Beirut Performances & Interviews w/ 3 Syrian Musicians

From guitar-backed hip hop, to Tarab-laced trip hop: Meet LaTlateh & Hello, Psychaleppo!

On November 15th our radio show focused on artists from Syria with interviews and performances shedding light on what it is to be a refugee -- or not -- and influences from the homeland. Our first performance came from LaTlateh, a band comprised of our show's own sound engineer Khairy... more
By Adrian
Too Small to Save the World

-Or just donate blood in Beirut

I woke up late; It was past noon. The electricity wouldn’t be back until 12 and I was alone because Matias went on a mission to Tripoli, so I slept -- pretty well for a morning filled with jackhammers and never-ending machine groans. I opened my computer to a hauntingly familiar news jolt. ... more
By Adrian
The Overlooked Crisis! The Downfall of Acting! Is It Because of the Situation?

Can the Lebanese Acting Industry be saved by Charity Acting?

It is easy to blame things on the "The Situation" when things are going wrong, but lately it has influenced my acting carere too much to shut up about it. Acting jobs were already so scarce that Jørgen went back to Norway to pursue his dreams there. I figured with him out of the way,I would be the only Norwegian here and acting jobs would come fly... more
By @mrmatias
Aspiring Danish Gonzo Writer Goes to His First Lebanese Rave Does He Survive the Final Kaotik System Party?
Stefan is a Danish art student studying in Beirut this year. He's also a writer and contacted 2Famous to contribute to our site. We liked his work and sent him on his first 2famous mission. If YOU want to contribute to 2famous, shoot us an email about yourself and a sample of your work and we'll get back to you. a.avedisian@gmail.com I ... more
By Contributor
Middle Eastern Artists Donate More Than $1.1 Million of Art To Help Syrian Refugee Children

Syri-Arts becomes Paddle8s most successful benefit auction!

More than 120 famous Middle Eastern artists like Mona Habtoun and Nabil Nahas donated pieces of art to be auctioned off during the Syri-Arts event that took place online and at Biel in Beirut. All of the money from the auction goes towards helping the growing number of Syrian refugee children. ... more
By @mrmatias
2Famous Finally Makes The Cut: Nominated for TimeOut's Readers Choice Awards VOTE FOR US!
Sometimes I sit on my couch and chat with Matias about how exciting it is to do what we do for 2famous. And how lucky I feel that I have such an epic platform to explore my own creativity and am surrounded by geniuses bursting with innovation and talent. Seriously, even for my own sake, this project makes me better every day. And sometimes we get ... more
By Adrian
Postcards & Alan's Trio Perform Live on 2FamousTV Radio Plus New Show Today!

Listen to the Podcast and watch Postcards “Oh, the places we will go”

This week Matias and Adrian welcome two spectacular Beiruti bands into their studio: Postcards and Alan's Trio, in addition to Nour Sobh who explained his newest invention, the foldable, recycled CYCLOPSE bicycle which you can support on Zoomal! ... more
By @mrmatias
Listen to the Radio Show With Xriss Jor & Rhea Dally Interviews, Performances, and Videos!

Our weekly radio show every Friday from 6-7 streaming live from Beirut

This week Adrian and Matias invite three women wielding special unique talents to their bar in Beirut. Talar, a savvy 19 year old, pops by to school us on the do's and don'ts of navigating Beirut's bedrooms and the rules of FWB relationships. Musician ... more
By @mrmatias
Tribute Remix of Wadih el Safi's "Ot'it Sama" by ETYEN

-An electro interpretation of a true Lebanese classic

... more
By Contributor
My Inner Dialogue (Freakout) During Our Radio Show is Normal But This Time Celebs & Legends Put Me Over the Edge

Plus: Videos of Loopstache & Zeid Hamdan inside!

Our weekly radio show has never been something I just coast through, despite what it might sound like with the awkward silenc... more
By Adrian
Syrian - Filipino Hip Hop Artist, CHYNO Debuts in English With Rap About Suicide Bombing
"This is a first person narration of a suicide bomber. I wanted to humanize the situation. It is an extreme situation and nothing I condone, but I wanted to reflect the socio/political pressure that could lead one to do so. The video interprets this specific political problem in a broader everyday corporate life, correlating both situations to rev... more
By @mrmatias
Video: Assasi Nun Fuse from Bilad El-Sham Performs "The Media is Lying!" Acoustic Concert this Friday at Zakaria Pub, Hamra.
A few weeks ago the Syrian Hip-Hop artist Assasi Nun Fuse passed by Radio Beiruts Open Mic Session and performed the song "Media Btekzob (the media is lying)" in the video above. This Friday other members of The movement Bilad El-Sham will join him in an acoustic concert at Zakaria P... more
By @mrmatias
Party With a Pure Heart: 3-Day Kaotik System Festival Encourages You To Bring Toys To Donate

-It’s the very last Kaotik System party!

Join Kaotik System for one final party in Baysour and bring your toys -- to donate to Syrian children. Last Friday on our Radio Show Gayath Dakroub told us about the very last Kaotic System Festival taking place weekend Nov 1,2,3. For ten years KS has thrown crazy elec... more
By Adrian
My Favorite Halloween Tutorials From Around The Web! No Witches, Sorry.
First up is from Emma Pickles- one of the best people on YouTube for making easy-to-follow dramatic costume makeup tutorials. This Pop Art/Comic Book look is by far my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNQuZ4c34P8 Next up is an adorable costume idea from Hannah at Xovain.com that also brings me back to childhood so much- a Betty Boop tutor... more
By Meghan O.
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