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January 19, 2014

Bushra cannot believe her luck, as she will be starring alongside Amr Diab in "Fame." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:56 GMT

Egyptian actress Bushra is over the moon after being nominated to star in a new TV drama series with none other than the awesome Egyptian singer Amr Diab.

Laila has decided to work on a totally new production idea this Ramadan season. (Image: Facebook)
10:08 GMT

If you enjoyed watching “Farah Layla” (Layla’s Wedding Day) last Ramadan, then that was it. Laila Elwi has scrapped the idea of a sequel for the successful show this Ramadan season.

"Just a Toy" is one of the 35 films to be screened at the unifying festival in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of naqshgallery.com)
10:07 GMT

The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" makes one wonder if good really does ever triumph evil. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

UAE peeps still get fraudulent cold calls like those on "The Wolf of Wall Street", but this film does little to empathize with the unfortunate folks whose life savings were dissipated. Of course, if you've watched the film in a cinema over here, the plot is rendered incomprehensible anyway!

Satirical Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef was one of the 100 people topping the list. (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT

Our region's stars have topped the 100 influential people list compiled by the Foreign Policy Magazine in 2013. #winning

"The Square" is one of three Arab films in the Oscar race. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

Palestinian thriller "Omar", Egyptian documentary "The Square", and Yemeni short "Karama Has No Walls" have made their way into the same league of Oscar hopefuls American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Spending six to eight hours of his day using a pick and his fingers to strum the strings of his oud, Shamma said his love for the instrument was innate. (Image: Facebook)
07:58 GMT

Now a renowned Oud player, the brilliant Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma says he's always known it was his destiny to play the beautiful Arabic instrument.

Jahida singing her heart out (Image: Facebook).
05:00 GMT

Lebanese singer and actress Jahida Wehbe provided a little flava flave to the inaugural Sharjah World Music Festival.

January 18, 2014

Nadina and Dolly will not be working together anymore. (Image: Albawaba edit)
06:00 GMT

Lebanese singer Dolly Shahine was left standing alone after Canadian-Lebanese singer Nadina left her out in the lurch.

The Before and After look Nicole Saba endured for her role in the film "Babydoll's Night." (Image: Instagram)
05:30 GMT

The beautiful Nicole Saba has taken up a new movie role where she's looking less than her usual glamorous self!

"Wadjda" was the first Saudi film to be entirely shot in Saudi and directed by a Saudi woman. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Has the Saudi film Wadjda received universal acclaim because it is an exceptional work of art? Or does it have more to do with the fact that this is the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and directed by a Saudi woman?

January 17, 2014

Sherine Abdel Wahab is the latest victim of online piracy. (Image: Facebook)
05:30 GMT

Although Sherine Abdel Wahab's latest music album has proved itself as a serious hit, it only did so thanks to the online pirates that leaked it for her!

Nawal and Angham are Asala's show guests this month. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Asala Nasri is proving to be quite the host as she begins filming the third season of her TV show "Soula."

January 16, 2014

Sabreen appreciates a good veiled woman! (Image: Facebook)
09:12 GMT

As Egypt's constitutional referendum kicked off on Tuesday, a veiled woman danced in front of the polling station, which the country's actress Sabreen says embodied a beautiful image of Islam. This gives poll dancing a new meaning!

Bye bye afro, hello braids. Abdel Fatah gets a new look! (Image: Instagram)
09:03 GMT

Moroccan singer Abdel Fatah El Greeny has decided that it's time for a new look!