Filed under: Fraud and Deception, Media Pranks, Truth that's Stranger than Fiction
Submitted by Mike I: Another Egyptian magic moment… maybe a side effect of the Arab Spring?
‘You’ve been kidnapped’: Egyptian TV show ‘terror pranks’ celebrities
By Dina Al-Shibeeb
29 July 2012
An Egyptian show is taking entertainment to another level by duping celebrities into believing they have been abducted by terrorists.
The show, “Ramz, the desert’s fox” aired on Al-Hayat TV channel at the start of Ramadan, begins at Cairo’s Terminal 2 airport where a tourist bus arrives to take the celebrity who is the target of the prank.
Video from Jewish News One
The unsuspecting celebrity believes that he or she is being transported on bus to participate in a program to be filmed at the tourist center, the Red Sea city of Ghardaka, to boost the country’s dwindling tourism sector. (more…)