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June 27, 2013

Jude Law can be the bad guy when he wants to, judging yay or nay on the shortlisted films  (Getty Images/Stuart Wilson)
05:19 GMT

Hey Jude Law! Welcome again to the Middle East! One of our favorite Hollywood hotties is on the panel that will select the winner of Image Nation's short film competition, Arab Film Studio.

June 26, 2013

Fifi Abdo ready to ball. (Image: Albawaba)
14:18 GMT

Age is just a number for Fifi Abdo, who was a busy bee in Morocco this month. Let's catch up with her... literally!

Assaf's biggest fan: Ragheb Alama. (Image: Albawaba)
14:04 GMT

Someone's in luck – Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama is now Palestinian too, well, Kinda! The superstar is getting a free ticket to the Holy Land in the form of an honorary passport

Asala looking younger than ever in a snapshot from her latest video. (Image: Asala's official Facebook)
14:02 GMT

Another starlet, another new song. This time, it's Asala Nasri with her latest YouTube hit!

Ramy Ayach pumps up the volume with Sony partnership
13:41 GMT

The dreamy dude will soon tie the knot, cut the ribbon, and 'Make Believe' with Sony! Lebanese songster Ramy Ayach has a wedding, a restaurant opening, and a new cooperation with Sony all in one crazy good summer!

Mohammad Abdo at the mic again
12:48 GMT

People need him, people want him, and now they’ve got him! Mohammad Abdo is rockin’ the stage once again! The Dubai International Trade Center never sounded so good.

Powerful woman: Ghada isn't afraid to say what's right and what's wrong.
11:29 GMT

People, take note! Don't even think of crossing Ghada Abdel Raziq cause she is not having it, not even from her TV show director!

Palestine's new hero and Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf makes triumphal return to Gaza (AFP PHOTO/Khaled Omar)
10:56 GMT

Palestine's new hero and Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf has crossed the border back into home turf, where he was met with open arms.

Amr Diab celebrates thirty years in the business.
09:46 GMT

Egyptian superstar Amr Diab recently held a massive concert to celebrate his now thirty years in the business.

Angelina Jolie speaks to the U.N. about war zone rape atrocities (AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA)
07:30 GMT

After meeting with Syrian refugees last week in Jordan, sexy starlet Angelina Jolie is taking her role as Goodwill Ambassador seriously, urging the U.N. Security Council to make war zone rape a top priority!

Nancy Ajram lovin' on Arab Idol runner-up, Ahmad Jamal
05:41 GMT

Looks like Arab Idol runner-up Ahmad Jamal is soon to join the ranks of Nancy Ajram. The aspiring almost title holder Facebooked the news that the Lebanese songstress is sharing her own business manager, Jiji Lamara, with him.

June 25, 2013

Beloved entertainment icon Bill Cosby (Getty Images/ Stephen Lovekin)
15:50 GMT

Beloved entertainment icon Bill Cosby crosses into topics of child-rearing in the New York Post, suggesting that Christians have a thing or two to learn from Black Muslim parents!

Rola Saad: on the prowl for a man? (Image: Facebook)
15:10 GMT

Rola Saad is single and ready to mingle - and she doesn't mind tapping the older crowd!

Is Mohammad Assaf forgetting his roots? (Getty image)
13:35 GMT

Someone's feelings were hurt when Mohammad Assaf didn't thank or mention them during his Arab Idol journey...

Al Balad Music Festival, which opens on Tuesday at the Odeon in downtown Amman, includes performers from Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Algeria (Photo courtesy of Al Balad Theatre)
13:35 GMT

Roman ruins will resurrect ancient cultural traditions with some of the region's rockin' new artists whose music has a message in Al Balad music festival, starting tonight!