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October 21, 2013

A scene from the short documentary "Feeding Five Hundred", which will compete in the Emirates Film Competition at this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival. (Image courtesy of twofour54)
07:15 GMT

"The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is not only about bringing the best of international cinema to the U.A.E., it s about showing the world the best of Emirati cinema," said Ali Al Jabri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival taking place October 24th through November 2nd.

"Constructive and inspiring meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Mamdouh Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud" (Image: Twitter)
06:57 GMT

Known for his participation in the production of an anti-Islam film, Dutch politician Arnoud Van Doorn has converted to Islam and performed the Hajj with 27k Twitter followers in virtual tow.

Ghada Adel has revealed that she will not be starring in an upcoming TV show called 'Two Women', as per media reports. (Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian actress Ghada Adel has denied reports that she'll be starring in the upcoming TV show 'Imra'atan' with Nelly Karim.

October 20, 2013

Rihanna has shocked her fans by posting a series of photographs of her wearing a hijab and posing at an Abu Dhabi mosque. (Image via Instagram)
11:29 GMT

Global superstar Rihanna is in Abu Dhabi for a series of concerts and has celebrated the occasion by posing in a hijab at a mosque.

Sabah grieves the loss of Wadi al-Safi (Image courtesy of
10:26 GMT

Sabah and al-Safi go way, way back, and the celeb won't soon forget the pain of losing her "career companion".

Poor Sherine Abdel Wahab! The Egyptian star has received death threats from a Palestinian woman after she posted a picture of her with Arab Idol champ Mohammad Assaf. (Picture from Facebook)
10:17 GMT

Poor Sherine Abdel Wahab! The Egyptian star has received death threats from a Palestinian woman after she posted a picture of her with Arab Idol champ Mohammad Assaf.

Oldies, but goodies, these are a few of the cray crays at AGT this week. (Image: Facebook)
10:00 GMT

The good, the bad, and the totes cray cray have now officially been weeded through, leaving only the most interesting and we assume talented hopefuls remain in the Arabs Got Talent ring.

Nancy Ajram's latest is getting mixed review (Image: Facebook)
08:50 GMT

Unfortunate for Nancy Ajram, and for everyone who loved him, Wadih Al Safi’s untimely death coincided with the release of her latest clip. She’s gotten some serious backlash as a result.

Bushra's ready to bring on the drama
08:31 GMT

It’s been many a Ramadan since we’ve last seen her on the small screen, but Bushra is back in business with a drama that’s ready to compete in next year’s holy month marathon. Will ‘Dalida’ take the cake?

Poor Assi Helani has a broken arm! (Image: twitter)
08:03 GMT

It’s always unfortunate when the luck-filled saying “Break a leg” literally comes true for performers. Assi Helani wasn’t even on stage when the unthinkable happened; he was at a health club when he fell, breaking his right arm.

Haifa Wehbe with Minister of Telecommunication Mr. Nicola Sehnaoui at "Don't Text and Drive" press conference. (Image: Facebook)
07:25 GMT

Not usually known as spokesperson for a cause, pop diva Haifa Wehbe steps out of character to join the "Don't Text and Drive" campaign

Mai Izz El Din is in need of a break, but not a long one, Y'all! (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Our fave Egyptian actress won't be disappearing for too long. Contrary to prior belief, Mai Izz El Din is only on vacay, not a total career hiatus!

October 19, 2013

Hanaa Abdel Fattah was a well loved man (Image courtesy of
11:21 GMT

The man, the director, the actor, the theatre critic, the professor, the one and only Hanaa Abdel Fattah leaves a widespread legacy and will be long remembered with love after his death one year ago today on 19 October 2012.

Beware the buyer: Make sure your Rihanna tickets are legit!
11:06 GMT

"It has been brought to the attention of FLASH that a number of tickets for Rihanna's concert on October 19 at du Arena have been acquired by fraudulent means," said a spokesperson for Rihanna's gig tonight in Abu Dhabi. Check your tickets twice!

Khaled Selim loves Nancy Ajram. (Image: Facebook)
09:09 GMT

Khaled Selim expresses his love for Nancy Ajram.