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March 10, 2014

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
11:03 GMT

With other Arab countries already saying "nope" to releasing the controversial Christian film "Noah", a UAE release is still TBD.

Poster of Hakawy festival. Artwork created by one of the artists on AFCA's board (Image: Mohamed El-Ghawy)
10:38 GMT

Between 12 and 18 March, Hanager Arts Centre will hold the Hakawy children's theatre festival. Ahram Online talked to Mohamed El-Ghawy, the main dynamo behind this unique initiative.

Amel is more interested in working on more than one project rather than just working on Amr's "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

Why exactly did Amel Bouchoucha turn down a starring role in Amr Diab's "Fame"?

Bassam and Ayman will be going head to head in their upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
09:20 GMT

Ayman Zeidan and Bassam Kousa are done playing "happy families" in their new TV drama “Ma Waraa’ Al Wujooh” (Behind the Faces).

Duraid will be playing the role of “Yousif Al Nahhas” as a replacement of fellow Syrian actor Salloum Haddad in "Gates of the Wind." (Image: Facebook)
08:31 GMT

Duraid Lahham is taking on a new role in the upcoming TV drama "Abwab Al Rih" (Gates of the Wind), well, since Salloum Haddad turned down that role anyway!

Yasmine Hamdan will be performing in this year's D-CAF in Qasr Al-Nil Theatre on 4 April. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

D-CAF is back, peeps! The contemporary entertainment will begin again on March 20th.

March 9, 2014

Nancy plays the role of a sexy woman in her new music video, much like her old video "Akhasmak Ah" which brought her to fame in the Arab world. (Image: Facebook)
14:52 GMT

Egyptian actress Zeina will be somewhat copying Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram in her upcoming drama. Will it work in her favor?

The war of words on Twitter continues between Haifa and Elissa. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:35 GMT

Haifa Wehbe had her say, now it was time for Elissa to hit back at the "woman who made herself out of nothing."

One of the traditional settings in an Iranian household in celebration of Nowruz. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Australia is celebrating the Persian New Year with their own line up of traditional Iranian music concerts, featuring world-renowned Iranian Tar virtuoso Keyvan Saket. "Nowruz" the time to celebrate! Aussies line up Iranian concerts in celebration of Persian New Year

Jennifer Connelly getting blasted by water on "Noah" (Image courtesy of
11:17 GMT

With several Arab countries banning the controversial Christian film, "Noah" is certainly stirring up the waters...waters that Jennifer Connelly did not enjoy being doused by.

Clapton gave Bahrain a night to remember with his rocking concert last night. (Image: Gulf Daily News)
10:55 GMT

Fans went absolutely wild at Eric Clapton's two-hour special concert last night in Bahrain.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
10:26 GMT

Darren Aronofsky's upcoming epic film Noah is already banned in a number of Arab countries.

Gal pals Cyrine Abdelnour and Elissa have their fans talking after their airport pic posting (Image: Facebook)
10:21 GMT

The Beirut babes were both Milan-bound as they were spotted having a friendly chat in the airport.

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii is joining the racing fun next month (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT

While some may be most excited about race day at the 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on April 406, we're not gonna lie that the concerts are what floats our boat the most. Here's the lowdown on the weekend we're all waiting for.

The bicycle journey of "Wadjda" is just one of the many things to go and watch this week in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT

Cairo International Jazz Festival, screening of movie Wadjda, and Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children are just a few of the fabulous things going down this week in Egypt.