Let ME entertain you! 10 celeb scandals that made our Arab Babas Blush in 2014

Published December 21st, 2014 - 11:41 GMT

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Scandal (or fadeeʿha in Arabic) in the Middle Eastern city has been this year’s hot topic, and as Christmas fast approaches, Santa has added many new entries to his “Naughty List.” Because they have it all, we (not so) secretly love to see celebrities go wild and get into trouble. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian “breaking the Internet” with her naked bum or Myriam Klink posing in the nude behind Iran’s flag, those scandalous moments will live in our minds and bookmarked pages forever. Yes, there’s no escaping the “you’ve hit rock bottom” archive file! And Arabs love to be as unforgiving as the next fan-club when it comes to hating on or disapproving of our celebs' less fortunate antics... Continue reading below »

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When Zeina met Ahmed Ezz: Romance turned sour for those love birds as they’re caged in a secret-marriage-court-drama. Zeina's trying to prove Ezz as the father of her twins. Did he knock her up out of wedlock or did they really say “I do”? Until this “father of all un-commitments” agrees to take a DNA test, the jury shall remain out!
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Image 1 of 10:  1 / 10When Zeina met Ahmed Ezz: Romance turned sour for those love birds as they’re caged in a secret-marriage-court-drama. Zeina's trying to prove Ezz as the father of her twins. Did he knock her up out of wedlock or did they really say “I do”? Until this “father of all un-commitments” agrees to take a DNA test, the jury shall remain out!

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Busted! Dina Sherbini’s nose might have fallen off had she not been caught doing lines of cocaine then thrown into Egyptian jail for a year because of it! She better focus on her acting career and keep her nose out of it, or she’ll end up looking like a drugged-up hobo… or as some like to call her, Kate Moss!
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Image 2 of 10:  2 / 10Busted! Dina Sherbini’s nose might have fallen off had she not been caught doing lines of cocaine then thrown into Egyptian jail for a year because of it! She better focus on her acting career and keep her nose out of it, or she’ll end up looking like a drugged-up hobo… or as some like to call her, Kate Moss!

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Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe made headlines when her super see-through dress revealed more than she bargained for. Her bare bum “broke the Arab internet,” because for the ME, this was a fashion crime of a different kind! The glamour puss blamed the fashion faux pas on bright stage lighting, while we pegged it as a pre-planned publicity stunt!
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Image 3 of 10:  3 / 10Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe made headlines when her super see-through dress revealed more than she bargained for. Her bare bum “broke the Arab internet,” because for the ME, this was a fashion crime of a different kind! The glamour puss blamed the fashion faux pas on bright stage lighting, while we pegged it as a pre-planned publicity stunt!

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If Algerian socialite Nabilla Benattia’s looks could kill, her BF Thomas Vergara would be dead by now! Luckily, the reality TV star has only been charged with second-degree attempted murder of Vergara and now faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. How’s that for a “reality” check? We would kill for Nabilla’s looks... not literally!
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10If Algerian socialite Nabilla Benattia’s looks could kill, her BF Thomas Vergara would be dead by now! Luckily, the reality TV star has only been charged with second-degree attempted murder of Vergara and now faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. How’s that for a “reality” check? We would kill for Nabilla’s looks... not literally!

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Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists burst Scarlett Johansson’s bubble after she stepped down as Oxfam ambassador in favor of becoming the global ambassador for Israeli fizzy drinks company SodaStream, which operates out of an illegal West Bank settlement. Luckily for the Hollywood hottie, this has now fizzled out of media attention!
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Image 5 of 10:  5 / 10Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists burst Scarlett Johansson’s bubble after she stepped down as Oxfam ambassador in favor of becoming the global ambassador for Israeli fizzy drinks company SodaStream, which operates out of an illegal West Bank settlement. Luckily for the Hollywood hottie, this has now fizzled out of media attention!

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A highly controversial rape scene, skimpy outfits and tons of sexual references in Haifa Wehbe’s film 'Rouh’s Beauty' left her under attack by strict Muslims in the region. While it still tickled many men’s fantasies, Egypt’s PM banned the film from Egyptian cinemas. You can see the Lebanese lush in action, as the ban has since been lifted!
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Image 6 of 10:  6 / 10A highly controversial rape scene, skimpy outfits and tons of sexual references in Haifa Wehbe’s film "Rouh’s Beauty" left her under attack by strict Muslims in the region. While it still tickled many men’s fantasies, Egypt’s PM banned the film from Egyptian cinemas. You can see the Lebanese lush in action, as the ban has since been lifted!

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Sherine Abdel Wahab may paint herself as classy, but the way she bit her homeboy Egyptian star Sharif Muneer’s head off says otherwise. The latter sued Sherine for assault after throwing trash in his home and shouting profanities left, right and centre at him. Following a heartfelt apology, Sharif forgave the singer for her “trashy” behavior!
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Image 7 of 10:  7 / 10Sherine Abdel Wahab may paint herself as classy, but the way she bit her homeboy Egyptian star Sharif Muneer’s head off says otherwise. The latter sued Sherine for assault after throwing trash in his home and shouting profanities left, right and centre at him. Following a heartfelt apology, Sharif forgave the singer for her “trashy” behavior!

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Russell Brand verbally demolished Sean Hannity over his ideologies on the Gaza-Israel conflict. The cocky Brit comedian branded the pro-Israel Fox News host a “terrorist,” while the latter accused Brand of “having a thick head that can’t fathom reality.” Their series of back and forth spats was definitely the best celeb clash of 2014!
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10Russell Brand verbally demolished Sean Hannity over his ideologies on the Gaza-Israel conflict. The cocky Brit comedian branded the pro-Israel Fox News host a “terrorist,” while the latter accused Brand of “having a thick head that can’t fathom reality.” Their series of back and forth spats was definitely the best celeb clash of 2014!

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Dima Bayaa dropped a bombshell when she named & shamed the celeb with whom her love rat of an ex-hubby Taim Hassan cheated on the Syrian actress. The home-wrecker was none other than Nisreen Tafesh, in addition to two more unnamed celeb mistresses! Neither Nisreen nor Taim made any comments. Guess some things are best left unsaid!
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Image 9 of 10:  9 / 10Dima Bayaa dropped a bombshell when she named & shamed the celeb with whom her love rat of an ex-hubby Taim Hassan cheated on the Syrian actress. The home-wrecker was none other than Nisreen Tafesh, in addition to two more unnamed celeb mistresses! Neither Nisreen nor Taim made any comments. Guess some things are best left unsaid!

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Rihanna’s eight minutes of shame: The international singer created a rom po po pom with a “#FreePalestine” tweet, which she quickly deleted minutes later, leaving thousands of her pro-Pali fans wondering what happened. The pop princess then said she accidentally “clicked a link,” which posted the tweet. Hmmm, sure thing Rhi Rhi!
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Image 10 of 10:  10 / 10Rihanna’s eight minutes of shame: The international singer created a rom po po pom with a “#FreePalestine” tweet, which she quickly deleted minutes later, leaving thousands of her pro-Pali fans wondering what happened. The pop princess then said she accidentally “clicked a link,” which posted the tweet. Hmmm, sure thing Rhi Rhi!

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When Zeina met Ahmed Ezz: Romance turned sour for those love birds as they’re caged in a secret-marriage-court-drama. Zeina's trying to prove Ezz as the father of her twins. Did he knock her up out of wedlock or did they really say “I do”? Until this “father of all un-commitments” agrees to take a DNA test, the jury shall remain out!

Image 1 of 10When Zeina met Ahmed Ezz: Romance turned sour for those love birds as they’re caged in a secret-marriage-court-drama. Zeina's trying to prove Ezz as the father of her twins. Did he knock her up out of wedlock or did they really say “I do”? Until this “father of all un-commitments” agrees to take a DNA test, the jury shall remain out!

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Busted! Dina Sherbini’s nose might have fallen off had she not been caught doing lines of cocaine then thrown into Egyptian jail for a year because of it! She better focus on her acting career and keep her nose out of it, or she’ll end up looking like a drugged-up hobo… or as some like to call her, Kate Moss!

Image 2 of 10Busted! Dina Sherbini’s nose might have fallen off had she not been caught doing lines of cocaine then thrown into Egyptian jail for a year because of it! She better focus on her acting career and keep her nose out of it, or she’ll end up looking like a drugged-up hobo… or as some like to call her, Kate Moss!

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Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe made headlines when her super see-through dress revealed more than she bargained for. Her bare bum “broke the Arab internet,” because for the ME, this was a fashion crime of a different kind! The glamour puss blamed the fashion faux pas on bright stage lighting, while we pegged it as a pre-planned publicity stunt!

Image 3 of 10Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe made headlines when her super see-through dress revealed more than she bargained for. Her bare bum “broke the Arab internet,” because for the ME, this was a fashion crime of a different kind! The glamour puss blamed the fashion faux pas on bright stage lighting, while we pegged it as a pre-planned publicity stunt!

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If Algerian socialite Nabilla Benattia’s looks could kill, her BF Thomas Vergara would be dead by now! Luckily, the reality TV star has only been charged with second-degree attempted murder of Vergara and now faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. How’s that for a “reality” check? We would kill for Nabilla’s looks... not literally!

Image 4 of 10If Algerian socialite Nabilla Benattia’s looks could kill, her BF Thomas Vergara would be dead by now! Luckily, the reality TV star has only been charged with second-degree attempted murder of Vergara and now faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. How’s that for a “reality” check? We would kill for Nabilla’s looks... not literally!

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Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists burst Scarlett Johansson’s bubble after she stepped down as Oxfam ambassador in favor of becoming the global ambassador for Israeli fizzy drinks company SodaStream, which operates out of an illegal West Bank settlement. Luckily for the Hollywood hottie, this has now fizzled out of media attention!

Image 5 of 10Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists burst Scarlett Johansson’s bubble after she stepped down as Oxfam ambassador in favor of becoming the global ambassador for Israeli fizzy drinks company SodaStream, which operates out of an illegal West Bank settlement. Luckily for the Hollywood hottie, this has now fizzled out of media attention!

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A highly controversial rape scene, skimpy outfits and tons of sexual references in Haifa Wehbe’s film 'Rouh’s Beauty' left her under attack by strict Muslims in the region. While it still tickled many men’s fantasies, Egypt’s PM banned the film from Egyptian cinemas. You can see the Lebanese lush in action, as the ban has since been lifted!

Image 6 of 10A highly controversial rape scene, skimpy outfits and tons of sexual references in Haifa Wehbe’s film "Rouh’s Beauty" left her under attack by strict Muslims in the region. While it still tickled many men’s fantasies, Egypt’s PM banned the film from Egyptian cinemas. You can see the Lebanese lush in action, as the ban has since been lifted!

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Sherine Abdel Wahab may paint herself as classy, but the way she bit her homeboy Egyptian star Sharif Muneer’s head off says otherwise. The latter sued Sherine for assault after throwing trash in his home and shouting profanities left, right and centre at him. Following a heartfelt apology, Sharif forgave the singer for her “trashy” behavior!

Image 7 of 10Sherine Abdel Wahab may paint herself as classy, but the way she bit her homeboy Egyptian star Sharif Muneer’s head off says otherwise. The latter sued Sherine for assault after throwing trash in his home and shouting profanities left, right and centre at him. Following a heartfelt apology, Sharif forgave the singer for her “trashy” behavior!

8

Russell Brand verbally demolished Sean Hannity over his ideologies on the Gaza-Israel conflict. The cocky Brit comedian branded the pro-Israel Fox News host a “terrorist,” while the latter accused Brand of “having a thick head that can’t fathom reality.” Their series of back and forth spats was definitely the best celeb clash of 2014!

Image 8 of 10Russell Brand verbally demolished Sean Hannity over his ideologies on the Gaza-Israel conflict. The cocky Brit comedian branded the pro-Israel Fox News host a “terrorist,” while the latter accused Brand of “having a thick head that can’t fathom reality.” Their series of back and forth spats was definitely the best celeb clash of 2014!

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Dima Bayaa dropped a bombshell when she named & shamed the celeb with whom her love rat of an ex-hubby Taim Hassan cheated on the Syrian actress. The home-wrecker was none other than Nisreen Tafesh, in addition to two more unnamed celeb mistresses! Neither Nisreen nor Taim made any comments. Guess some things are best left unsaid!

Image 9 of 10Dima Bayaa dropped a bombshell when she named & shamed the celeb with whom her love rat of an ex-hubby Taim Hassan cheated on the Syrian actress. The home-wrecker was none other than Nisreen Tafesh, in addition to two more unnamed celeb mistresses! Neither Nisreen nor Taim made any comments. Guess some things are best left unsaid!

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Rihanna’s eight minutes of shame: The international singer created a rom po po pom with a “#FreePalestine” tweet, which she quickly deleted minutes later, leaving thousands of her pro-Pali fans wondering what happened. The pop princess then said she accidentally “clicked a link,” which posted the tweet. Hmmm, sure thing Rhi Rhi!

Image 10 of 10Rihanna’s eight minutes of shame: The international singer created a rom po po pom with a “#FreePalestine” tweet, which she quickly deleted minutes later, leaving thousands of her pro-Pali fans wondering what happened. The pop princess then said she accidentally “clicked a link,” which posted the tweet. Hmmm, sure thing Rhi Rhi!

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Many people’s guilty pleasure is picking up one of those cheesy celebrity magazines in the hopes of reading some juicy gossip about the stars they love to pick on the most. While some fame-crazed stars do it for attention, the ones who try to sweep their dirty laundry under the rug can in no way escape Al Bawaba's bold name and shame end of year round-up, as we pick out the most inexcusable mishaps for your hungry eyes only!

So why don’t ya grab some popcorn and feed your spectator ego as we unveil some of the biggest scandals that have put some of our very own Mideast celebs to shame in 2014.

P.S: #4 is the most shocking on the list!

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