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January 24, 2014

Globe trotting Basem Yakhour is heading back to his roots for an upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Well, hello hometown! Syrian star Basem Yakhour is making his way back to his country's capital city to take part in the new drama "Al Dumari".

January 23, 2014

Asala's show "Soula" is doing fabulously well with celebs in the Arab world. (Image: Facebook)
12:12 GMT

One lucky Arab singer got paid a whopping $150 thousand to appear on Asala's TV show "Soula."

Ahlam seemed to have had a great time appearing on Asala's show "Soula." (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:38 GMT

Asala and Ahlam were busy on Tuesday night as they hit the studio together to film an episode of Asala's TV show "Soula."

Nicole's life-long dream is to sing with a Gulf accent. (Image: Facebook)
11:04 GMT

Nicole Saba was full of praise this week of Nancy Ajram and Yara for their skillful way in singing with a Gulf accent.

The popular pic that showed the two are buds again! (Image: Facebook)
09:05 GMT

"Omar and Salama" co-stars were rumored to be on the outs when Mai turned down a nomination to star alongside Tamer again in the upcoming drama "Yasin", but that all changed when the starlet celebrated her 34th birthday.

These two are gonna get the party started tonight at the Muscat Festival, along with Mohammad Abdo.
08:43 GMT

It's time to get the party started in Muscat! Concerts at the City Amphitheatre tonight are only the beginning of the fun to come between now and February 22.

Amr Salama's "Excuse My French" is one of two controversial films in theatres now.
08:35 GMT

"Excuse My French" and "Family Secrets" opened in theatres across Egypt this week, chartering taboo territories of subjects like religious discrimination and homosexuality. Oops, we said it!

Sensational pianist Karim Said has been playing since the tender age of 9. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT

Karim Said has found himself in piano at the age of 9. This tells the story of his ultimate success at the young age of 24.

"A Human Being's" director Islam Bilal. (Image: Egypt Independent)
05:00 GMT

The brilliant film "A Human Being" won the top prize at the Arab Mobile Film Festival in Amsterdam.

January 22, 2014

The happy couple enjoying their engagement party with the celebrity father and mother in tow.
14:26 GMT

With grief being the name of the game the last couple years for Egyptian star Hani Shaker after losing his daughter to cancer, joy has returned to the family as they celebrated his son's soon nuptials.

Mai Izz El Din like it, so she put it on, but no, she's not engaged!
14:07 GMT

Note to self: just because a girl wears an engagement ring doesn't mean she's soon to be walking down the aisle. This epiphany came after the bling on actress Mai Izz El Din's finger gave rise to untrue rumors that she was in a serious relationship.

A hospital-bound Assi Helani is not what we love to see! (Image: Facebook)
13:42 GMT

Pictures popping up in our Facebook news feed gave rise to concern about beloved songster Assi Helani in the hospital, but the captions are reassuring that the superstar will live to sing another day!

Yahia Al Fakharani plays a man betrayed by his daughters in his upcoming film "Surprise". (Image courtesy of
13:02 GMT

Fans will get to feast their eyes on the drama encircling Yahia Al Fakharani's character in the drama "Surprise" every day of Ramadan this year.

Khaled Abu Al Naja knows a good part when he sees it, accepting the role originally offered to his brother. (Image: Facebook)
12:46 GMT

Aytin Amin's film screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival "Villa 69" was originally offered to Saif Abu Al Naja to star as the lead actor, but when he declined the offer, his brother Khaled said "sure"!

Farouk and his family by his bedside in hospital before he passed away. (Image: Facebook)
10:16 GMT

Comedian actor Farouk Naguib passed away in hospital on Tuesday.