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September 9, 2014

Nour El Sherif speaks up about his health at last.
08:55 GMT

Egyptian actor Nour El Sharif has had some serious health issues, but he's remain zipped lipped about it until his recent interview on the talk show "Inta Hur" (You are Free).

Bragelina are tackling self-defense, Israeli style. (Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox)
07:43 GMT

In prep for their new hot and steamy movie together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are studying the self-defense system developed for the military in Israel.

Hear it from Howie Dorough's heart: he's sorry he didn't sing for you, Israel! (Image: screenshot from YouTube video)
07:26 GMT

Sending out a sincere social media apology, Backstreet Boys' band member Howie Dorough assures Israeli fans that their nixed concert will be rescheduled, maybe in spring 2015.

Amr Diab's latest album (Shuft Al Ayam) is due out September 20 (Image: FB)
05:32 GMT

Egyptian superstar's stray solo track-- a dedication to his daughter -- finds its way on the internet ahead of the official album release date causing a ripple across the musical Mediterranean mainstream.

September 8, 2014

Seeking Nabila Obeid-- brought to you by Rotana
17:59 GMT

Rotana brings us a new talent show - 'seeking Nabila Obeid.'

Clooney and Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night in Italy. (Courtesy of nydailynews.com)
17:00 GMT

George Clooney took his fiance Amal Alamuddin to a Celebrity Fight Night in Italy on Sunday.

Daila Al Buhairi leads Egypt into the latest reality race show with
16:56 GMT

Brace yourself, or even steel yourself for the latest MBC talent show this season -- it's "Qawi Qalbak" (Fortify your heart! Grit your teeth)

Assi with his wife in Paris; They vacationed at the same time that the Morex De Awards ceremony was being held (Courtesy of Facebook).
15:50 GMT

What reason did Assi Helani have to turn down a special invitation to the Morex De Awards ceremony in Lebanon?

Dina is down and out after her show was stopped. (Image: Facebook)
09:18 GMT

The new dance program "Al Rakisa" (The Dancer) hosted by belly dancer Dina mysteriously disappeared off the programming schedule after just one episode aired. Is it low ratings, political instability, or something more sinister to blame?

Ghada Abdel Razek with the birthday girl and close friends (Image: Facebook).
08:50 GMT

Ghada's one and only daughter Rotana turned the big 25, and the celebrity momma showed off their birthday fun to the world of her Facebook fans.

Abdelmajid Lakhal is currently in critical condition. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)
08:05 GMT

The Tunisian government loves the country's multi-talented artist so much, the medical bills for Abdelmajid Lakhal are covered by the state.

Saleh Nass directs "Central Market", debuted at the Calgary International Film Festival.
05:00 GMT

The short film Souq Al Markazi (Central Market) made its way from Bahrain all the way to Canada where the weather is cold, but the feelings about the film are warm!

September 7, 2014

A Japanese woman makes a splash on the Arab street when she steals the show on Arab Idol... in her best Fairouz Arabic!
14:49 GMT

When Dubai held auditions for season 3 of Arab Idol and aired the premier on MBC 1 Friday, a Japanese lady singing Fairouz was soon the talk of the Arab masses!

Awesome Aussie electropop stars Empire of the Sun (L) will star in Dubai's Sandance music festival (Al Bawaba edit).
11:29 GMT

It's on again! Dubai's famed music festival Sandance starts on 10 October 2014.

Now she's given birth, life is a bed of roses for Scarlett! (Facebook)
10:52 GMT

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to her first child- a daughter called Rose.