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July 2, 2014

Jordanian Hisham Said performs in Sofar Cairo (Image: Rowan El Shimi)
09:35 GMT

Cairo hosts its first ever Sofar concert, part of a global movement that brings live music to people’s living rooms.

Abbas al Noury plays one of the characters on the traditional TV series "Bab Al Hara." (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT

Twitter users gave Syria's famous Bab al-Hara TV soap opera a Lebanese twist Monday, with people making jokes about common national stereotypes they said would creep into the popular Ramadan show if it was set in Beirut rather than Damascus.

George's parents jetted into Lake Como where it is believed the star will be hosting his big day. (Image: Xposurephotos.com)
08:55 GMT

Now George Clooney's parents jet into Lake Como ahead of wedding of the year... after Amal visits Italian villa with her mother.

Assaf said that he needs treatment for the health issue he's facing. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

Yikes! Mohammad Assaf can't get out of bed thanks to a health glitch!

Joss Stone took her singing magic to Lebanon Tuesday night.
05:56 GMT

In light of Lebanon’s recent spate of bombings, raids and clashes, you might assume British soul singer Joss Stone was a bit nervous when she flew into Beirut Tuesday night, but she got her game face on and made her way there.

A packed out Jerash Festival. (Image: Facebook)
05:27 GMT

The 29th Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts was a grand slam success with A-list stars storming the stage and fans that followed them to the Roman city.

July 1, 2014

He's still smiling, but Amro Waked wants you to help by watching the show. (Image: Facebook)
15:59 GMT

The recent political remarks made by Egyptian actor Amro Waked, which many had opposed, have negatively impacted his latest television drama “Ahil Iskandaria” (the People of Alexandria).

Athar Al Hakim is a happy woman now that her episode on Ramiz's show won't be airing.
15:53 GMT

After claiming that filming the episode nearly cost her her life, Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim won a lawsuit against the prank show “Ramiz Qirsh Al Bahr” (Ramiz Shark of the Sea) .

Positive affirmation junkie Haifa Wehbe wants to know what you think.
15:46 GMT

The Lebanese diva's "Words on Papers" season has commenced, and she wants to know what you think, assuming it's positive, of course.

Bassem Kousa stars in the Syrian drama "Pack Your Bags". (Image courtesy of Daily Star Lebanon)
15:13 GMT

As can be expected, Syria’s once-proud television drama and comedy industry continues to decline. This season, the few shows that exist are not as well done as years before the crisis began.

Who will make her character work better this Ramadan? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT

Haifa Wehbe and Myriam Fares are both making their TV drama debuts this Ramadan, but their characters have already been criticised for being way way too similar!

Qamar managed to escaped unharmed from her attackers. (Image: Facebook)
10:24 GMT

Poor Lebanese singer Qamar almost got killed this week. Why would anyone want her dead?

Pascale didn't get to sing in Tunisia this June! (Image: Facebook)
09:35 GMT

Pascale Machaalani was set to host her annual concert in Tunisia, when something horrific forced her to cancel.

Will Janet really be observing Ramadan as rumored? (Image: Twitter)
08:21 GMT

Rumor has it that Janet Jackson is fasting this Ramadan!

Fayrouz's latest music video is reminiscent of her earlier work. (Image: Screenshot from video)
05:33 GMT

As Muslims focus on their faith, classic Christian-background songstress Fayrouz released a music video, paying tribute to her late hubby