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June 25, 2013

Mohammad Assaf from Palestine wins the title of Arab Idol!
09:00 GMT

Looks like everyone in the region has reached Assaf-mania. Some you'd least suspect are honoring this monumental moment of Palestinian pride, even Israelis!

Arab Idol finalist Ahmad Jamal flies home to Egypt along with Angham
08:35 GMT

He may not have achieved the Arab Idol title, but show finalist Ahmad Jamal still arrived in Cairo victorious with hotshot singer Angham at his side.

De La Soul (photo courtesy of Facebook)
06:52 GMT

Uday Jagda is only 22, but he's already hit it up with the big boys of beat boxin' De La Soul and Erykah Badu, now he's got a track on a new Emirate album!

June 24, 2013

Together We Uplift is a four-day film festival organized by the Faculty of Music Education in Zamalek
15:27 GMT

It's four by four at Zamalek: Four international films will be screened at a four-day film festival in Egypt, called Music - Together We Uplift, focusing on the positive role of music on individuals and society.

Ruby as the corrupt nurse who performs unethical acts in “The Thief and the Idiot.”
11:54 GMT

New sexy nurse movie hits Egytians screens, but lead actress Ruby is under fire for her racy role in the film.

Acting auditions (Photo used for illustrative purposes)
09:55 GMT

On the wings of the Arab Idol finale, a Bahrain based search has begun to find an aspiring actor to play the leading character in the film 'Rachel and Talal'.

The miracle of Mohammad Assaf showing in every home.
09:45 GMT

“Arab Idol has offered us more than any politician has,” said Arab Idol finalist, Ahmad. He, Farah, and the winning Mohammad provide hope to others with humble beginnings.

Madonna on her MDNA tour (Photo courtesy of Getty-images/Taylor Hill)
07:00 GMT

In case you ever wondered how 54-year-old popstar Madonna keeps it together all the time, she doesn't! The 'Material Girl' couldn't shop her way through Abu Dhabi to get over the emotional mess she was in during her MDNA tour.

The Baalbeck Festival is staged at the Roman-era temple complex
06:04 GMT

It may not be the Civil War all over again, but things around the Bekaa Valley where the International festival takes place are certainly not peaceful right now. Organizers of the event are weighing options to see if a change of venue is necessary.

June 23, 2013

Kazem Al Saher and Yosra Mahnouch, mentor and mentee from the hit TV show The Voice, will perform together in Beirut. (Image courtesy of
15:15 GMT

The Voice runner up Yosra Mahnouch and her mentor, Iraqi heartthrob Kazem Al Saher, will be performing together at a festival in July this summer.

Ninteen-year-old singer Justin Bieber keeps monkeyin' around. (Photo: Justin Bieber's Instagram)
12:30 GMT

After saying farewell to his monkey in Munich on the international tour that led him to Dubai, Justin Bieber made sure he didn’t repeat the same caretaker mistake twice and delayed a flight to retrieve another pet, much to the annoyance of airport staff.

British comedian Russell Brand says he has cancelled Middle Eastern dates on his forthcoming tour after promoters said they couldn't guarantee his safety.
11:57 GMT

British comedian Russell Brand says he has cancelled Middle Eastern dates on his forthcoming tour after promoters said they couldn't guarantee his safety.

The AI foursome getting along at last
11:35 GMT

The region's hottest talent show finished strong with the judges actually getting along. What gives?

Mic Check for Salalem at the Citadel (Photo courtesy of band's Facebook page)
10:23 GMT

Cairo's old-school Salah Eddin Citadel transformed to the hipster place to be on World Music Day. Three Egyptian bands rocked it on stage for the June 20th Fête de la Musique celebration.

Ahmed Helmy flyin' solo in Beirut
09:59 GMT

Has the actor/comedian put the region's hottest talent show over his marriage? Ahmed Helmy flew the filming coup to represent his homeboy contestant Ahmad Jamal in Arab Idol's grand finale without the wife.