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March 29, 2014

Shatha has had a very prosperous career but is now planning on quitting in two years' time. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Shatha Hassoun has dropped a bombshell on her fans this week when she announced that she will be quitting the music industry in two years' time.

The official poster for BBC's Arabic film and documentary festival. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

BBC's Arabic Film and Documentary Festival is ready to take in applications from budding filmmakers of any nationality or age.

March 28, 2014

Saeed, you got a friend in me. Adel Imam is there for you, man.
21:04 GMT

Lifelong acting pals Adel Imam and Saeed Saleh have been through the thick and thin...and house fires together.

Tamer has cut all professional ties with Tarik after this money incident. (Image: Facebook)
05:30 GMT

Superstar Tamer Hosny was not expecting his music video director Tarik Freitekh to deduct $150K from his wages!

March 27, 2014

This is the festival's first run, but it has already secured a number of popular music acts to perform on its stage. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:38 GMT

A new music and art fair kicked off in Tunisia Wednesday, and will see Jordanian rock band Jadal and Tunisia's Jazz Club of Tunis play this week.

Shabola's stoked to join the sweet list of singers at the Mawazine Festival (Image: Facebook).
08:41 GMT

In a first time honor for the Egyptian folk singer, Shabaan Abdel Rahim aka Shabola has been invited to join other Arab stars performing at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco this summer.

A theatre was built inside Luxor Temple which hosted the opening ceremony, with a performance by Nile Ballet of the Cairo Opera House and music by Omar Khairat. (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT

The Luxor African Film Festival closed Monday with awards for Egypt and the biggest honor going to a genocide drama from Rwanda.

"The Neighborhood Gate" star is still alive and filming the show's sixth sequel (Image: Facebook).
08:17 GMT

Fortunately for the "Barb Al Harah" star and his fans, Wael Sharaf is still alive and well in Syria, despite the rumors saying otherwise.

Nancy has surprised her fans by recording a new single for Coca Cola's World Cup commercial. (Image: Facebook)
08:06 GMT

Nancy Ajram surprises her fans with a new single for Coca Cola's FIFA World Cup 2014 commercial.

Eman Al Assi gets sassy for new shows
07:58 GMT

She typically only tackles on drama a year to give it her full attention, but this year Eman Al Assi accidentally signed up for two at the same time.

FIGO getting their jam on. Get ready for it at Sherazade tonight! (Image: Facebook)
07:42 GMT

In cooperation with Rinse FM and 100COPIES, Cairo Caling will draw electronic musicians from the UK and Egypt together in a Sherazade Nightclub gig on Thursday, March 27.

As he worked on the show, Mahmoud Obaidi was reminded of the political propaganda he grew up with in Baathist Iraq. (Image: Gulf News)
07:00 GMT

The Iraqi-Canadian artist shows propaganda in action — how leaders piece together a larger-than-life image of themselves and develop a following.

March 26, 2014

A picture of a younger Nicole with her lovely mother. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:11 GMT

Nicole Saba burst out crying live on TV at the mention of her daughter this week.

It's the battle of the actors and Zeina is determined to prove that Ezz really is the father of her children. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:31 GMT

There was a new witness on the stand this week, making Ahmed Ezz's case that much weaker against Zeina's.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be sharing the stage with Wiley on April 25 in Abu Dhabi.
12:00 GMT

We're just whiling away the time until we see UK chart-topper Wiley on stage at du Arena the same night that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will make musical magic happen on April 25.