Amal Alamuddin is a “barrister specializing in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. She has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the UK and US” [Source]. She is currently representing Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks, in his extradition proceedings with Sweden.
I was told she is originally Lebanese but I couldn’t find any reference to that. Amal was also voted the hottest UK barrister earlier this year.
George Clooney’s newest love interest has officially been revealed. One week after the award-winning actor was spotted dining with a mystery brunette (and roughly three months since his split from former WWE star Stacy Keibler), the woman has been identified as British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
E! News reported Monday that Alamuddin is the woman with whom Clooney was recently photographed leaving Berners Tavern in London late last week. Paparazzi originally captured the pair leaving the restaurant after enjoying a meal of contemporary English fare at its Edition hotel-based establishment, smiling at one another before leaving together in a cab. So just who is Clooney’s latest girlfriend? [Source]
Update: Proof that she’s Lebanese
Amal Alamuddin from Lebanon (LL.M. `01) and Emma Lindsay of the UK (LL.M. `03)
Amal Alamuddin was born in Beirut, and educated in English law at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University. She joined NYU School of Law in 2000 for the LL.M. program. During her time at NYU she studied both public international law and U.S. law, and worked for one semester as a student law-clerk at the Chambers of Judge Sonia Sotomayor at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Upon graduation Ms. Alamuddin joined the litigation department of Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, where she practiced U.S. and international law for three years. Ms. Alamuddin worked at the International Court of Justice in 2004-04 and is one of two NYU-sponsored clerks at the Court, acting as a clerk to Judge Vladen S. Vereshchetin (Russian Federation) and Judge Nabil Elaraby (Egypt). [Source]
According to a source of mine Alshaya have purchased the franchise rights to open The Cheesecake Factory throughout the Middle East including Turkey, Russia and Beirut. The Cheesecake Factory is expected to open at the end of the year in Kuwait but I don’t have information on when the Beirut branch is planning to launch. Shake Shack on the other hand is opening this July.
I just got confirmation that Shake Shack will be opening in Lebanon this July! I’m trying to find out exactly where but it’s pretty cool how both Fatburger and Shake Shack will be opening up nearly at the same time.
The popular US burger chain Fatburger is going to open up in Lebanon in around 5 months time. Their first branch will be located at the soon to open City Center mall with a second branch to open at a later stage in Debayeh. Their burgers and fries kick ass and since the burger scene in Lebanon is fairly disappointing with the only decent burger place being Brgr Co, I think Fatburger will end up doing pretty well.
Supposedly what happened was the guy was coming out of the bathroom and he accidentally stepped on a woman’s foot. Instead of apologizing he kissed her (I’m guessing some kind of air blown kiss kinda thing) and the woman’s husband got upset and the incident happened.
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Robe Lowe from the funniest show on TV right now Parks & Recreation is coming to Beirut according to his tweet. I have no idea what he’s doing in Lebanon but I am going to be there this weekend and I NEED TO FUCKING MEET HIM!
As some might have noticed, Chahe hasn’t been posting for few weeks now. When asked why, he claimed he has no time, which is not really convincing, so i thought to myself and came out with those top 10 reasons:
1- He is very shy and blushes when he posts or comments.
2- He has a girlfriend now and he had to choose between her or the blog.
3- He is running for elections under a different name in the United States.
4- He is spending his time playing poker online.
5- He is too lazy to recharge his internet connection.
6- He joined another blog.
7- He does not like me or Mark anymore.
8- He misses Nency and wishes she could come back and post again.
9- He robbed a bank and is in Brazil now.
10- He forgot the blog’s URL and never used google before.