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March 11, 2014

Thin and pale, Nour El Sharif's public appearance raises concerns over his health (Image captured from youtube)
10:21 GMT

Public concern has been raised for awhile over the Egyptian actor's health, but never have we seen him so thin and pale.

Safinaz is in some hot water (Image courtesy of
10:11 GMT

She's caught between a contract and a hard place. Safinaz is allegedly being sued by hotel "Al Nabilah" for breach of contract and may face deportation.

"Noah" will not be screened in several cinemas across the region (Image: film poster from Facebook)
09:50 GMT

The loosely Biblically-based film "Noah" has made waves in the Middle East and faces being banned in several countries. Bahrain business owners toss in their support for the blockbuster ban.

"Spotlight" stars Ayman and Bassem will make the Syrian crisis their theme for Season 10 of their satirical sketch show. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:39 GMT

Bassem Yakhour and Ayman Reda reveal the theme of Season 10 of their popular satirical sketch show “Spotlight.”

Bassem Youssef questions the crackdown on his show (Image: Facebook)
08:38 GMT

Bassem Youssef can't get a break. His show was suspended by CBC for mocking pro-Sisi campaigns, and now that MBC Masr has picked it up, the signal was intentionally jammed on Friday night. Now he speaks out on presidential candidates' stance on "freedom of expression".

Arabs Got Talent witnessed an incredible success since its first season kicked off three years ago. (Image: Facebook)
07:27 GMT

Scores of Egyptian candidates screened in Egypt's Alexandria for popular TV show Arabs Got Talent; eliminations to continue Thursday in Cairo.

Youssra El Hawary performing at the Oufuqy Music Festival, El Cabina, Alexandria in June 2013
(Image taken by villa photography and posted to Youssra's Facebook page)
05:00 GMT

She's an accordionist, singer, and now radio show host. Youssra El-Hawary's weekly Nogoum FM show features live performances from Egypt's independent musicians.

March 10, 2014

"Jordan Star" is currently in its auditions phase and airs every Friday on Roya TV. (Image: Facebook)
15:07 GMT

Jordan's first reality TV talent show competition "Jordan Star" has finally aired, but the reviews were very, very mixed!

Riham Abdel Ghafour will soon sound like a Syrian! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.

Egyptian singer Eman El Bahr Darwish after claiming back his title as Head of the Egyptian Musicians’ Union. (Image: Facebook)
13:13 GMT

A court order reinstated Eman Al Bahr Darwish to head of the Egyptian Musician Union, but many of the members are in outrage

Egyptian hotties Tamer Hosny and Mohammad Hamaki are hitting back at each other again.
12:48 GMT

The competition continues between Egyptian stars Tamer Hosny and Mohammad Hamaki.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
11:03 GMT

With other Arab countries already saying "nope" to releasing the controversial Christian film "Noah", a UAE release is still TBD.

Poster of Hakawy festival. Artwork created by one of the artists on AFCA's board (Image: Mohamed El-Ghawy)
10:38 GMT

Between 12 and 18 March, Hanager Arts Centre will hold the Hakawy children's theatre festival. Ahram Online talked to Mohamed El-Ghawy, the main dynamo behind this unique initiative.

Amel is more interested in working on more than one project rather than just working on Amr's "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

Why exactly did Amel Bouchoucha turn down a starring role in Amr Diab's "Fame"?

Bassam and Ayman will be going head to head in their upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
09:20 GMT

Ayman Zeidan and Bassam Kousa are done playing "happy families" in their new TV drama “Ma Waraa’ Al Wujooh” (Behind the Faces).