From the always entertaining al Bawaba: [Egyptian actress] Nabila Obeid quits being a slayer.
Hey, it worked for Buffy! *
(No, the story doesn't say anything about Buffy, or, for that matter, slayers, in spite of the promising headline. Your point?)
In other news, Haifa Wahbi just put that uppity Rula Saed in her place! Thanks to al Hayat, we know that the popular uprising against Syrian occupation isn't the only Lebanese drama rocking the Arab world these days! See, Rula was supposed to perform with Amr Diab at this charity event in Cairo, but then Haifa told them that she would perform for them for free on the condition that they cancel Rula. And they did! In case you're worried, al Bawaba reminds us that Haifa is still "living in a state of extreme ecstasy." Not Rula, though! No word on Amr's position on living in states of extreme ecstasy.
What, you thought Arab politics was all "elections this" and "popular uprisings that" and "Islamic fundamentalists the other"? As if.
Back to those other events in Beirut and Cairo after these messages.
* if you don't get the reference here, then I'm sorry, but there's really no helping you.