Beverly (Tehran) Hills 90210: Navid’s Persian Family

Persianesque Staff

Did you watch 90210 last night?

 

We were wearing our “persian-critic” glasses as we watched, and to our super-duper pleasant surprise… we got to hear some Farsi, – yes, even a simple Khorresht  (stew) and Tonbak (persian drums) mention counts in our book – see Navid’s family, and get a sense for some Persian hospitality.

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Iranians on TV: Shohreh Aghdashloo – From House to House

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We’re glad to see Shohreh Aghdashloo maintain a steady career in Hollywood after her Oscar-nominated performance in “House of Sand and Fog” in 2003.

The baritone-voiced Aghdashloo, shines in her most current role (and perhaps the ticket to her first Emmy nod) as Saddam’s first wife, Sajida Khairallah Talfah Hussein, on HBO‘s four-part miniseries: House of Saddam.

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Business: Iranian Entrepreneur Expands with Hotels

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With all that Nazarian’s got going on, we’re not sure why Speidi(Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag) has somehow gained the reigns in branding for his company: SBE.

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Beverly Hills 90210: Navid Shirazi’s Crush

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Finally!

It seems as though Navid Shirazi might be getting some more storylines.

Last night on Beverly Hills 90210 (2.0), Persian character Navid Shirazi confessed his love for his middle-school crush, the rehab-visiting “Adriana”.

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NBC’s Life: Sarah Shahi

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Have you been watching Sarah Shahi as the uber-life-like ”D. Reese” on her second season of NBC’s Life?

 

We’re really starting to appreciate her believable performance as a tough-chick cop.

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Beverly Hills 90210: Navid Shirazi

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So, our new favorite character to watch – in an attempt to guage the authenticity of the Persian-ness attributed to him and his image for wider audiences to judge – Navid Shirazi (played by Michael Steger, the non-Persian actor that plays the Persian role) finally said “yes” when asked whether he was Persian or not.

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Iranians on Tv: Sarah Shahi’s Life

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Born on January 10th, 1980, the hypnotizing Persian-bombshell Sarah Shahi – whose real name is Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi (Aahoo is a Persian name meaning deer) – is back in your life and on your Tv screen!

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MTV’s Super Sweet Meleny: Exiled in Peru

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Persian girls “do” spoiled really well, don’t we? 

We loved seeing MTV’s Super Sweet 16 girl and fan-favorite, Meleny’s facial expressions from before and after her Baba told her she was going to Peru.

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Iranian-American Comedy Central: Max Amini

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Are you ready for another one?

We are! And we’re about to share the laughter with you.

As part of Maz Jobrani’s famed Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Max Amini’s witty comedic style stands out in stand up.

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Iranian Character Navid Shirazi on Beverly Hills 90210 Premiere

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Did you watch the premiere episode of the much-hyped-about Beverly Hills 90210 on The CW?

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Poll: Hottest Iranian-American Actress

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Booyakasha – Bruno’s on the Prowl

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Our favorite Iranian-Jewish-Actor-Comedian is at it again.

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“It’s Beautiful to be Good”: Exclusive Interview with Celebrity-Hairstylist David Babaii

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Washington, DC – The wave of change and awareness to humanity is in the air, and now it’s Iranian-American hairstylist-to-the-stars, David Babaii’s turn to make a big splash.

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Prince Of Persia: Jake Gyllenhaal?!

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What is it with Hollywood?

With all the diversity in the US, why do they insist on giving roles of multicultural characters to the non-multicultural?

Do they really  think that Jake Gyllenhaal – who has been cast to play the lead in the film adaptation of the hit video-game Prince of Persia: Sands of Time  – will bring an authentic Persian feel to the character?

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