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April 7, 2013

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
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.

April 4, 2013

Gangnam style stormed the deserts of Arabia
23:07 GMT

Sharjah is set to be the site of an Indian top actor's Gangnam style 'break' this weekend. Mohanlal may be a little late into the game, since Psy's introducing new work: Move over Gangnam and step in 'Gentleman' style as his second international 'release'.

Doc Jazz plays his funky music to cure Palestinian ailments
22:17 GMT

Palestine has a new secret weapon and its striking fear into the heart of the competition in the entertainment industry. Doc Jazz is a surgeon and musical activist who presents Palestinians with all-purpose cures for their spiritual or physical malaise.

Italy is poised for Egyptian film
15:26 GMT

As an exercise in bolstering the cultural exchange between Egypt and Italy, the Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome hosts the Egyptian Film Week from 2 - 6 April.

Assala Nasri lets down her fans
14:28 GMT

There were sighs of disappointment as frustrated fans in Brussels were left with a wasted evening on their hands and no sight of Assala Nasri, let alone token Belgian chocolates to make up for the loss.

Nour El Sherif's face still to fill our screen this Ramadan
12:42 GMT

In the eleventh hour, Nour El Sherif snatches a leading role for this year's Ramadan marathon.