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April 7, 2013

Mubarak is the face of 9Os Egypt, among other decades (Image source: Jadaliyya)
13:07 GMT

A multi-media art installation has given Egypt's spectators a visceral visual vortex of VHS and collective media from a decade, evocative of the zeitgeist of the times which is heavy with Mubarak images and memes. The project has turned Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Space into a time warp, here reviewed.

Bassem is sick of getting asked about Syrian politics.
12:32 GMT

The Syrian actor is all for freedom of speech but says he's sick of celebrities being judged on their politics.

Basel Khayat has the ladies of the region swooning.
12:07 GMT

TV soap fans will be saying 'The Date' as the pair of acting stars get together this Ramadan.

Amal has found herself in hot water after shooting her sexy music vid at a mosque in Morocco.
11:31 GMT

The Lebanese singer manages to insult her legions of Maghreb fans by grinding in the holy site.

Syrian starlet Dima Bayaa slows down from her intense schedule to squelch rumors about her ex Tayam Hassan.
11:13 GMT

Syrian actress Dima Bayaa will be taking part in a new Saudi comedy to be aired during the coming holy month of Ramadan.

Telling twenty young hopefuls their dreams were over was no easy task for the Idol judges.
10:47 GMT

Broken hearts and extended dreams was the theme of Episode Six. Judges completed the arduous taks of narrowing down the final twenty seven.

Melhem Barakat surprised on his birthday by Shatha Hassoun
08:44 GMT

In a small gathering at Tony Saba's studio, Shatha Hassoun gave Melhem Barakat a birthday surprise.

Syrian beauty and starlet Jenny Asper shows she is not anti-American at all. (image courtesy of anazahra.com)
06:00 GMT

Syrian actress Jenny Asper’s first baby is an American girl! The actress gave birth in New York and named her first born ‘Sandy’.

Tamer wants his first born to have a U.S. passport. Others hope he'll stay there permanently.
04:00 GMT

A Facebook group called Haters of Tamer Hosny want the Egyptian soinfget to make his US holiday permanent.

April 6, 2013

This week contestants all looked a lot more like stars.
11:25 GMT

The third week of live shows sees a remarkable better looking set of wannabes but no change with the judges' squabbling.

Ahmed Ezz is single and ready to mingle.
08:00 GMT

The region's hottest star says he's still on the market as he hasn't yet found the right woman to settle down with.

Franz Lehar (top left), Jacques Offenbach (bottom left), Louis Varney (top right), Johann Strauss II (bottom right).
07:00 GMT

Highlights from the world's favorite operettas will be performed in the region's most loved classical music venue.

Still shot from 'Coming Forth by Day' by Egyptian director Hala Lotfy
05:00 GMT

This year the Birds Eye View Film festival in London will be focusing on female Arab directors and their work.

April 5, 2013

Laila Elwi will be back on the region's Ramadan screens despite rumors.
17:40 GMT

The much-loved Egyptian actress is gearing up for a new part in a Ramadan drama.

Buthayna al Raisi is your 'Arabian Beauty Queen'.
06:59 GMT

The Omani actress casts aside the likes of Haifa and Cyrine to come out victorious in the 'Arabian Beauty Queen' contest.