The Saudi Reporters Win Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Favorite Arab Star Award

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Vice President Kamala Harris Honors “Young Leaders”


Nickelodeon’s Orange Blimp took fans on a virtual ride around the world and beyond at this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021, on Monday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. (UAE) exclusively on Nickelodeon at OSN. Hosted by Kenan Thompson (Kenan, Saturday Night Live), the KCAs featured show-stopping performances by Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber, celebrity appearances, exciting surprises, and the net’s signature green slime, and revealed kids’ favorite tv shows, movies, music and more.

After weeks of intense voting from fans to nominate their stars, The Saudi Reporters won the Kid’s Choice Favourite Arab Star Award. The Saudi Reporters are made up of dynamic duo, Abdulaziz & Abdullah Bakr, who are Saudi twin brothers. After launching their YouTube channel, Saudi Brothers have been considered as the top 10 influencers in the middle east according to Forbes, leading them to win multiple awards, achieving a Guinness World Record for the highest live stream views. Their content revolves around funny challenges, food tasting, experiments, exciting vlogs, gaming, and music videos; all presented in a spontaneous and humorous style that appeals to their engaged audience.

Highlights from Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 include:

  • Special remarks from Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, introduced by actress Jennifer Garner, as part of the show’s Generation Change presentation, which recognized kids’ strength and courage to create a better world for future generations;
  • Performances by Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber of his chart-topping hit “Intentions,” joined by Quavo and introduced by Hailey Bieber; and a medley of his latest singles, “Hold On” and “Anyone;”
  • The reunion of Nickelodeon’s iCarly cast members Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay), and Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) as they presented the KCA for “Favorite Movie;”
  • An exclusive sneak peek clip of PAW Patrol: The Movie, teased by members of the voice cast, Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin;
  • Outrageous and epic slimings of Robert Downey Jr., Charli D’Amelio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Liza Koshy, as well as KCA host, Kenan Thompson;
  • Setting a Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous slimings;
  • Live and interactive fan walls showcasing families at home, with a special KCA award presented to one lucky family that was chosen during the show;
  • And celebrity appearances from Gal Gadot, Millie Bobby Brown, BTS, Addison Rae, Sofía Vergara, David Dobrik, Tiffany Haddish, Anna Kendrick, Dove Cameron, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Dixie D’Amelio, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Joshua Bassett, Anthony Anderson, Dani & Dannah Lane and Iain Armitage; as well as Nickelodeon stars: JoJo Siwa; That Girl Lay Lay; Jules LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels (Side Hustle); Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Darci Lynne (Unfiltered); and Young Dylan (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan).

The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, 2021 winners:

TELEVISION:

  • FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW     Alexa & Katie
  • FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW     Stranger Things
  • FAVORITE REALITY SHOW     America’s Got Talent
  • FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES     SpongeBob SquarePants
  • FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR     Millie Bobby Brown
  • FAVORITE MALE TV STAR     Jace Norman

FILM:

  • FAVORITE MOVIE     Wonder Woman 1984
  • FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS     Millie Bobby Brown
  • FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR     Robert Downey Jr.
  • FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE     Soul
  • FAVORITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE     Anna Kendrick

MUSIC:

  • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST     Ariana Grande
  • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST     Justin Bieber
  • FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP     BTS
  • FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION     “Stuck with U” – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber
  • FAVORITE SONG     “Dynamite” – BTS
  • FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR     BTS

OTHER CATEGORIES:

  • FAVOURITE ARAB STAR AWARD     The Saudi Reporters
  • FAVORITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR      Charli D’Amelio
  • FAVORITE MALE SOCIAL STAR     James Charles
  • FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR     Simone Biles
  • FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR     LeBron James
  • FAVORITE VIDEO GAME     Among Us
  • FAVORITE BABY     Baby Shark

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Modern Japanese Restaurant Myazu to Open Its Doors in Riyadh

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Inspired by ‘The Land of Plenty’, Myazu is the first culinary brand to be developed and owned by the Modern Food Company.


December, Riyadh, KSA: Myazu, an exciting new contemporary Japanese restaurant, is delighted to announce its launch in Riyadh on Wednesday, 9 December 2020. This sophisticated yet energized concept has been designed with the precise needs of the cosmopolitan Saudi market in mind to bring a unique, world-class addition to the Kingdom’s ever-evolving dining scene. As the first brand to be both developed and owned by Modern Food Company, it is expected that Myazu will quickly establish itself as a lifestyle-led hospitality leader, with additional venues planned for 2021.  dsc_7790

The inspiration for Myazu is drawn from the idea of ‘The Land of Plenty’, where East meets West, with a vision to offer diners a spectacular culinary journey that is reflective of the abundant harmony of nature and a profusion of lush flavors. This commitment is evident in Myazu’s philosophy, which revolves around exquisite attention to detail, from the selection of the finest ingredients to the highly trained team and personalized intuitive service. The mood at Myazu is generous and vibrant, enhanced with perfectly curated music and impressive design for stimulating yet relaxed dining experiences.  vegan-crispy-rice

Immediately upon entry diners will be drawn into the world of Myazu, quickly absorbed into a beautiful, bustling space full of life, and seeped in stories from Japan. The rich blue and gold color scheme yields a plethora of chic details that enhance a feeling of subtle glamour. The venue features both restaurant and lounge seating, with an animated open kitchen area housing a robata grill and sushi counter with wrap-around counter seating. 2f1a2604-1

A compelling feature of the restaurant is Myazu Arts, the entertainment hub of the venue, that houses the cocktail bar, DJ counter and acts as an intimate VIP area for high profile guests and private gatherings. Diners in Myazu Arts will also be able to choose from a selection of special dishes, unique to space, as well as enjoy an exuberant selection of theatrical signature cocktails. 2f1a2625-1

Myazu’s menu is full of stand-out dishes that are set to become future classics, prepared using traditional Japanese techniques, and executed with a contemporary twist and a hint of international influences.

The menu benefits from the artistic guidance from concept chef Ian Pengelley, who leads the team of talented chefs, and who’s globally recognized creative touch elevates each dish to a new level. As well as its artistic merits, each plate has been carefully crafted to appeal to the discerning palate of the well-traveled Saudi audience with the aim to create a culinary destination of choice!

Location: Dabbab Street, Sulaimaniya District, Riyadh
Reservations: +966 92000 9686 | enquiries@myazu.com
Website: www.myazu.com
Instagram: myazusaudi
Twitter: myazusaudi
Facebook: myazusaudi

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Thunayyan Khalid Reacts After Being Voted Favorite Arab Star By Nickelodeon Fans

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Khalid topped the global poll at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020.


Thunayyan Khalid has reacted to winning Favorite Arab Star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together. Khalid topped the vote, edging out other popular local personalities like Ahmed Al Nasheet, Cynthia Samuel, and Hala Al Turk.

The award ceremony was held virtually, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and was presented by event host Victoria Justice.

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Talking about the win, Thunayyan Khalid said: “I have been passionate about capturing and documenting everyday life for as long as I can remember. When I started vlogging, I did not imagine that years later I will be where I am today. You have joined me on my journey and experienced many adventures with me. I have been fortunate enough to share my everyday life with the world, whether it was the candid moments like living abroad and cooking with friends or the big moments like traveling to a new country and attending award ceremonies. I am very grateful to have my fans come along with me. Thank you.”


Highlights from Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together included:

A $1 Million donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic;

  • NBA champion and global icon LeBron James receiving Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award, in honor of his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education, with his charity The LeBron James Family Foundation’s groundbreaking I PROMISE School, which provides his hometown’s most at-risk students and their families with educational resources and support;
  • A special appearance from the cast members of Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner);
  • sneak peek of Nick’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from ImagineKids+Family;
  • JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home and ultimately getting slimed herself;
  • David Dobrik doused in slime;
  • A performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day;”
  • An exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage;
  • And celebrity appearances from Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, cast members of Stranger Things(Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink), the cast of Henery Danger (Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox, Cooper Barnes, Ella Anderson, Michael D. Cohen) and more.

 The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together winners:

 TELEVISION:

  • FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW: Henry Danger
  • FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW: Stranger Things
  • FAVORITE REALITY SHOW: America’s Got Talent
  • FAVORITE TV HOST: Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
  • FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES: SpongeBob SquarePants
  • FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR: Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
  • FAVORITE MALE TV STAR: Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger,Henry Danger)

 FILM:

  • FAVORITE MOVIE: Avengers: Endgame
  • FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS: Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3)
    FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR: Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level)
  • FAVORITE SUPERHERO: Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)
  • FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE: Frozen 2
  • FAVORITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE: Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King)
  • FAVORITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE: Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2)

MUSIC:

  • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST: Ariana Grande
  • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST: Shawn Mendes
  • FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP: BTS
  • FAVORITE SONG: “bad guy”- Billie Eilish
  • FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION: “Señorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
  • FAVORITE BREAKOUT NEW ARTIST: Lil Nas X
  • FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR: Taylor Swift (North America)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

  • FAVORITE MALE SOCIAL STAR: David Dobrik
  • FAVORITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR: Annie LeBlanc
  • FAVORITE GAMER: SSSniperWolf
  • FAVORITE VIDEO GAME: Minecraft
  • FAVORITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR: JoJo Siwa
  • FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR: Alex Morgan
  • FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR: LeBron James
  • FAVORITE ARAB STAR: Thunayyan Khalid

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Viacomcbs International Studios Launches BALCONY STORIES, First Short-Form User Generated Content Series

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Balcony Stories celebrates the positive vibes that come up from our homes during these unprecedented times.


The short-form series premieres on April 22 on Paramount Channel and Comedy Central across the Middle East.

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MIDDLE EAST – APRIL 21 2020 – ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) announced today the production of Balcony Stories, a slate of short-form content to celebrate the positive and creative ways people are experiencing this complicated situation. The short-form series, produced by VIS in collaboration with Fremantle, leverages user-generated content from both audience and talent, redefining the role of the users by transforming them into active storytellers and the protagonists of their shows.

Being locked down at home has turned into something real for the majority of people around the world. Still, if our house doors are closed, our eyes are wide open: all around the world, people have opened their balconies and their homes to share their special moments with us, and those moments are part of Balcony Stories.

Raffaele Annecchino, President of ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA, said, “At ViacomCBS, we have always been committed to reaching our audience everywhere and at any time. Now that we are living in this unprecedented situation, more than ever, we need to stay connected and close to our fans, helping them to stay positive. Balcony Stories was born with this spirit. During these months, our eyes have opened up as well as our imagination, our sense of humor, and the artist within us all. Sharing the fun and emotional stories that we are all living can underline even more the fact that we are still all together, reflecting the empathy, creativity, and positive vibes from around the world. With Balcony Stories, we want to celebrate this positive attitude.”

Premiering tomorrow on ViacomCBS Networks International’s linear channels in the Middle East, including Paramount Channel and Comedy Central, and on digital platforms across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the new short-form series offers an exclusive look into our new lockdown life, with balconies transforming into windows that look into everyone’s homes during this unprecedented time.  The content will be localized into 27 languages and will air across 130 countries and 100 channels, with four daily episodes airing in the region from Sunday to Thursday. A selection of the best content from the week will also be aired every Saturday in an extended edition (with a repeat on Fridays).

Produced in collaboration with Fremantle with user-generated content, Balcony Stories will turn the viewers into the protagonists.  Starting from Wednesday 22 April, all users will be able to submit their own videos and clips by uploading them to balconystories.tv. Videos can show off the new daily routine, the sense of humor coming up from this situation, the relationships, the love, the artists within us all: everything that becomes a testament of how people from all around the world, from Japan to the Netherlands, are living this unique moment.

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