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February 4, 2014

Waters fired a fierce attack on Johansson for stepping down as a global Oxfam ambassador in favor of Israeli brand SodaStream. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:30 GMT

Scarlett Johansson was fiercely criticized by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Saturday for her decision to support the Israeli brand SodaStream.

Egyptian filmmaker Sameh El-Tawil's short "Clockwise" (Image courtesy of youtube.com)
09:25 GMT

Egyptian-made short film "Clockwise" will be premiering at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts on Wednesday, February 5.

Asala Nasri and Safa Sultan
09:19 GMT

Asala Nasri is suddenly becoming a negative connotation for Syrian stars. Due to the "Soula" TV show host's anti-Assad stance, any celebrity appearing on her show is deemed a traitor by his supporters.

TV host Mahmoud Saad is currently in the ICU at a London hospital after undergoing a critical spinal surgery. (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT

Journalist and TV host Mahmoud Saad is in critical condition at a London ICU right now.

Thanks for the love Israel!
05:00 GMT

International charity Oxfam may no longer be a fan of SodaStream promoting actress Scarlett Johansson, but she's made some new friends in the Israeli embassy to the US.

February 3, 2014

Sherihan and Majida Al Roumi are good ol' pals. (Image: Instagram)
13:45 GMT

Egyptian artist Sherihan posted a special photo to her official Instagram page of her and with fellow songstress Majida Al Roumi from back in the day.

'Bonjour Gauguin' by Georges Bahgory, part of the collection to be displayed in 'Nostalgic Dreams.' (Image: Ahram.org)
13:43 GMT

After a slow culture week due to political events, the arts and culture scene is back to thriving with a diverse range of events in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.

Mohamed Fouad and Sherine will sing for the Egyptian police force
13:36 GMT

Song poet Ayman Bahgat Qamar has written a series of songs that reflect the life and times of Egypt over the past three years. Sherine Abdel Wahab and Mohammad Fouad will be gracing some of those lyrics in the special operetta for the Egyptian police force.

Shatha is to perform live at the Hala February Festival this year in Kuwait. (Image: Facebook)
13:18 GMT

Shatha Hassoun's fans received some good news from the singer this week; yep, she will be performing at the fab Hala February Festival this year. Woop!

Mayada Henawi never misses an opportunity to criticize Asala Nasri. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:01 GMT

Syrian singer Mayada Henawi never misses a chance to verbally attack Asala Nasri. She was all praise for actress Raghda though!

"Zanj Revolution" flavors of revolutions past. (Image courtesy of Iffr)
11:57 GMT

Beirut-based films "Zanj" and "Zanj Revolution" reflect on times past in Arab spring era Lebanon.

Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama The Past is his sixth directorial experience and first one in a foreign country that was shot in the French capital, Paris. (Image: Facebook)
08:57 GMT

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s French-language drama The Past (Le Passé) has been nominated in five categories at France’s César Awards 2014.

Rita is returning to sunny Dubai to perform at the RedFestDXB music festival in Feb. (Image: Facebook)
08:39 GMT

Valentine's Day has just gotten lovelier as British singer-songwriter Rita Ora returns to Dubai this Feb to perform at the RedFestDXB music festival.

Haifa Wehbe hottness is now an internationally known fact. (Image: Facebook)
07:13 GMT

We knew she was one of our region's hotties, but our sassy superstar has made her way into an international list of the world's most beautiful women from a poll conducted by "Hollywood Buzz".

When will Zeina and Ahmed's baby drama end? (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Well, this is never going to end, so we’re writing yet again about the Ahmed Ezz-Zeina never-ending baby drama!