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November 18, 2014

Images from some of the characters Nadia played in three of her many famous films. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:59 GMT

This year, Cairo International Film Festival honored one of Egyptian cinema's great beauties, Nadia Lutfi. Inside is an intriguing interview with her from 1975.

Jamal Suleiman has a poker face, but he is totes displeased. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT

Jamal Suleiman is not happy he's no longer a part of the Syrian Actors Syndicate, and here's what he has to say about it.

A shot from the festival's activities on Nov 13. (Image: JPost)
10:47 GMT

The oud (Middle Eastern lute) was represented, in the Oud Festival’s Egyptian music concert last week, and it was nothing less than very charming.

Kim K is kicking up her heels and headed to Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook/Kim Kardashian)
10:15 GMT

Meet Kim Kardashian live and in lots of flesh at the Formula 1 after-party of the year.

Ali Mostafa's "From A to B" is one of this year's highlighted features. (Image: Broadcast ProME/From A to B)
05:19 GMT

Check out the first line-up of this year's selection for Dubai International Film Festival Arabian Nights.

November 17, 2014

The official poster for the Cultural Resistence Festival in Lebanon. (Image: Lebanontraveler.com)
12:32 GMT

Lebanon’s General Security has banned theaters from screening the Iranian film "The Silent Majority Speaks."

Red hot: Najwa sets the stage on fire with her fabulous performance in Sydney this week. (Image: Facebook)
11:19 GMT

Najwa Karam gave one man a good telling off after harassing her during her concert in Melbourne.

A buxomy Menna Shalabi at a film fest past.
10:17 GMT

Tunisia is in for a treat as Menna Shalabi will descend on the Carthage Cinema Festival judging committee.

The Queen of Disco is coming to Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
09:53 GMT

What better way to ring in the New Year than to rock out to Gloria Gaynor's classics, as well as other Disco themed artists.

Morteza Pashaei was laid to rest on Sunday. (Image: Radiojavan.com)
09:43 GMT

Morteza Pashaei died of cancer at age 30 on Friday, and thousands have gathered to remember the music icon in central Tehran.

Ed Sheeran is bent for the region. (Image: Facebook/Dan Massie Photography)
09:28 GMT

Fans across the region will get at least two chances to hear the British singer perform. Ed Sheeran has concerts scheduled for both Dubai and Doha next spring.

The CIFF runs from 10-20 November. (Image: Medafricatimes.com)
08:58 GMT

Ahram Online looks at four films screened during the Cairo Intl Film Festival - Dancing with Maria, Los Hongos, Magic Arena and Red, Blue, Yellow - as different takes on the artists' lives and practice.

Will the Clooneys soon become parents? (Image: DM)
08:39 GMT

George and Amal Clooney are already trying for a baby... Rumor has it that they want to adopt like their besties Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!

Sarah Silverman is seriously coming to Israel. (Image: Facebook)
07:59 GMT

The multifaceted and controversy-courting comedian is coming to the region. Sarah Silverman will be walking the red carpet at the 16th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival next month.

November 16, 2014

Khaled Al Sawi shows his game face. (Image: Twitter)
14:19 GMT

So what if he has been diagnosed with a disheartening disease, Khaled Al Sawi is determined to kick some serious Hepatitis C in the booty.