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June 17, 2013

Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts is coming for the 28th time
11:00 GMT

With concerts, handcrafts and more than 100 activities open to the public free of charge, Jerash is the place to be until July 7th for the 28th annual Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts.

It's a regional sci-fi film competition (Photo from MEFCC Facebook page)
09:28 GMT

The Middle East Film Company and Comic Con is allowing regional talent the chance to write a screenplay that's out of this world in a competition for a Middle East-inspired Sci-Fi film.

Beirut Animated packs the house (Photo from Beirut Animated Facebook page)
08:08 GMT

Hurry, so you don't miss all the film fun at 'Beirut Animated' festival this week before it heads off to other locations around the region.

Oufuqy Festival is ready to bring down the house (Photo by Abdelrhman Hussein on Oufuqy Festival Facebook page)
07:28 GMT

It's gonna be awesome in Alexandria with Oufuqy Music Festival coming to town. From 17-23 June, the city will be infiltrated with 12 concerts, 7 film screenings, 3 workshops, an improvised jam night, and thousands of fans!

The late Egyptian diva Umm Kalthoum has her own Facebook page (photo from
07:05 GMT

It's all about social media these days, and even Arab artists who are no more are getting in on the deal. Fans of late, great regional talents are creating pages dedicated to the work of their favorite artists.

Dolly Shaheen surely loves her baby girl.
05:00 GMT

In a close encounter of the terrifying kind, actress and singer Dolly Shaheen’s daughter Nour miraculously survived death.

June 16, 2013

Ahlam eats her heart out getting all the Arab Idol attention on stage
11:00 GMT

The Lebanese diva can't let the contestants get too much attention, making sure her Arab Idol guest appearance steals the thunder and rains down drama.

Myriam Fares' verified Facebook account is on fire!
11:00 GMT

It’s social media mania for Myriam Fares. The starlet has more than four million legit likes on her verified Facebook account and her latest YouTube clip is going crazy!

Celebrity judge Nancy Ajram hugs Ziad Khoury goodbye (Photo posted to Instagram and Ziad Khoury's Facebook page)
10:24 GMT

Another one bites the dust, leaving the competition down to just three candidates. Ziad Khoury says farewell to Arab Idol with a hug from Nancy.

Ruby is ready to play the funny girl.
10:00 GMT

Egyptian actress and songstress Ruby is ready to leave her days of drama behind and is moving into the land of comedy with a funny role in "Al Harami wal Abeet" (The Thief and the Idiot).

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.