December 15, 2013
French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is in hot water for insulting Jews and mocking the Holocaust.
The con-artist comedy set in the '70s was the last film seen by Dubai International Film Festival attendees last week, but with so many award nominations, millions of additional viewers will surely enjoy watching Christian Bale and David O. Russell tag team for the second time.
The 10th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (Diff) began with the Palestinian feature film Omar, but it looked to Hollywood’s major Oscar hopeful to call it a wrap.
It's out, Beirut, so grab your copy now of the December edition of Jamalouki magazine, guest-edited by our very own Elissa!
Duraid Lahham has seriously insulted superstar Asala Nasri in an interview where he claimed not knowing who she was!
Singer/actress Cyrine Abdelnour keeps on going from strength to strength and is now taking on TV presenting as her latest career project.
Check out this wicked sweet list of things to do in Egypt from December 15th to 22nd.
December 14, 2013
Moving up in the media world is TV presenter Gisele Khoury, who's just been hired by BBC Arabic to present her own TV show next year.
Not sure what to do for New Year's Eve? If Nawal's music is your thing, make your way to the Kurdistan city of Irbil on December 31st!
There are no initiatives at DIFF promoting filmmaking by women, but 40% of films this year were those created by females filmmakers!
December 13, 2013
Palestinian official unhappy with NBC filming new drama series "Dig" in Jerusalem.
Due to a conflict in scheduling with the Rolling Stones concert in Abu Dhabi, the Carlos Santana night at the Dubai Jazz Festival has switched to Thursday, February 20 from Friday February 21.
December 12, 2013
No, no, Syrian actress Qamar Khalaf is not an official member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but she has signed up for a role in the second TV drama "Al Ikhwah” (The Brotherhood).
It's a little early in the day to be thinking of the Muslim holy month... But, if you've missed the fabulous Egyptian actress Wafa Amer, then you're in for a treat! She's back next Ramadan in yet another brilliant production.
After mourning the death of his wife last week, Shaaban Abdel Rahim is back at the studio with a new political song.