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June 16, 2013

Essam Karika denies the blame
08:38 GMT

Whoops! Somebody spilled the beans and leaked the theme song for Haifa Wehbe’s new TV drama, but put away the tar and feathers ‘cause Essam Karika says it wasn’t him!

Yousra shines in Beirut.
08:29 GMT

Legendary Egyptian actress Yousra is in Beirut to film and she brought some fellow Lebanese celebs with her.

Get it, Girl! The screen LOVES Sherine! (Photo from Arab Idol Facebook page)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian superstar Sherine takes to the stage and screen on one of the final Arab Idol episodes of the season.

June 14, 2013

Ahlam goes from judge to guest star this week (Photo from Arab Idol Facebook page)
11:59 GMT

The Emirati singer says that her guest performance on the talent show will be enormous

June 13, 2013

Lovely interiors Yara, wonder who did the decorating? (Al Bawaba file photo)
17:21 GMT

Lebanese singer Yara has been having a sneaky affair with a married man who she hired to decorate her house.

Rita and Fares might just be friends but they are close ones for sure. (File photo).
17:06 GMT

It sounds like there never was love in the air between the Lebanese celebrity Rita Karkafi and singer Fares Karam.

Look into Hisham Abbas's eyes. Does he look like he could scam anyone?
14:30 GMT

Apparently a Cairo court has already declared Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas a stone cold swindler. Hisham, however, plans to have the last word.

Think about it. Is the region ready for Russell Brand?
10:00 GMT

Ready or not, here comes an uncensored Russell Brand with his 'Messiah Complex' show in Abu Dhabi, Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine later this summer.

Watawat dance crew (Photo from the crew's Facebook page)
08:10 GMT

The dance crew based in UAE beat up the competition, winning second place in a regional Filipino TV talent contest.

There's Ahmed's Rhino!
06:30 GMT

It's here, it's there, it's everywhere! The Rhinoceros story is an allegory at the Mashrabia Gallery where Ahmed Sabry's paintings are currently on display.

Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari (Photos by Marco Milan)
05:00 GMT

The latest work by one of region's talented artists, Akram Zaatari, is up for display at the Venice Arsenale until November 24th. “Letter to a Refusing Pilot,” is a whimsical piece of recollection.

June 12, 2013

Sharihan the activist
13:00 GMT

The leading lady will now be leading the campaign to oust Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi from her very own home in Cairo.

Qamar is just not catching a break these days, on TV or on the big screen.
10:46 GMT

Lebanese beauty Qamar has two strikes against her this month with the failure of her new movie and the canceling of her TV show.

Spraying away the Egyptian harassment
09:51 GMT

A Palestinian film maker says women need more legal protection as her documentary 'I Saw Harassment' received an award at the 16th Ismailia Film Festival last week.

Five young artists from Morocco to India have been named the winners of the sixth annual Abraaj Group Art Prize.
09:50 GMT

A group of five creatives from MENASA (the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) have received $100,000 to fulfill their artistic projects, based on proposals submitted to the Abraaj Group.