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Athar Al Hakim has spoken, and Haifa Wehbe and the Lebanese are NOT happy about it (Image: Facebook).
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Haifa Wehbe has way more outspoken haters these days after her controversial role in "Halawet Rouh".
With her judging panel buddy Ragheb Alama replaced by Wael Kfoury, Nancy Ajram may not be adjusting to the transition too well. (image: facebook)
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With her judging panel buddy Ragheb Alama replaced by Wael Kfoury, Nancy Ajram may not be adjusting to the transition too well.
Ahmed Ezz's ship might finally be sinking as Zeina says she's the official documents to prove they are married. (Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Ezz's ship might finally be sinking as Zeina says she's the official documents to prove they are married.
Rania said that she doesn't like using Twitter and interacts with her fans through Facebook alone. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Someone's loving Rania Farid Shawki more than they're supposed to; it's her Twitter impersonator!
The Royal Opera House Muscat is honored to have Ildar perform on its stage tonight. (Image: Facebook)
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Grammy Award winning Russian opera star Ildar Abdrazakov will be performing at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) for the first time tonight.
Jowan Safadi strumming the strings at Cairo Jazz Club (Image: Facebook).
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Performing live before a small holiday crowd at Cairo Jazz Club, Jowan Safadi doesn't want be a voice of the Palestinian cause to gain acceptance of Arab audiences.
Ahlam and Duraid are clearly on good terms since he hasn't actually been rude about her! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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You might have wanted it to be true, but Duraid Lahham didn't really call Ahlam "vile, rude and ridiculous"!
Omar will be performing at the Cairo Opera House for three nights in April. (Image: Facebook)
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Renowned Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat will perform with his group at the Cairo Opera House on the last three April evenings.

April 23, 2014

Mai Izz El Din is in deep pain after sustaining an arm injury (Image: Facebook).
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Despite the doctor's orders, Mai Izz El Din tried to push through the pain and kept filming "Spoiled Girls" only to find that wasn't so wise after all.
Should Khaled Saleh and company switch the title of their upcoming drama? (Image courtesy of
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With the release not exactly going smoothly for the film named "Halawet Rouh", the upcoming TV show of the same name might should change its title.
Hamid Al Shaeri in 3D is on its way (Image: Twitter).
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Libyan singer Hamid Al Shaeri is coming back after an eight year hiatus with a new 3D album.
Star Wars is in Abu Dhabi!
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We thought it was true, but now we've got a solid source: Star Wars is filming in the UAE.
Ryan Lewis has launched the 30/30 Project to provide access to affordable healthcare across the globe just before he travels the world himself, making his way to the UAE this weekend (Image: Facebook).
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He's coming our way this weekend, but before UAE fans can fully celebrate, Ryan Lewis bore some bad news.
The Institut Français in Jordan is collaborating with the Royal Film Commission-Jordan to bring together the Jordanian Short Film Competition. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Jordanian filmmakers are now invited to submit their work for the Jordanian Short Film Competition.
Assi was able to handle himself quite well on "The Accused." (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Assi Helani was this week's guest on "The Accused" but he had nothing bad to say about anyone!
Emad Hamdy (left), Ashraf Sharara and Eman Samy (right). (Image: The International Music Centre's promotional material)
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The monthly concert of the International Music Centre will present three Egyptian musicians on Sunday 27 April.
George Clooney is falling hard for Amal Alamuddin!
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At last George Clooney's love has come along it appears! Friends of the "Gravity" star say he's ready to settle down with Lebanese lady Amal Alamaddin.

April 22, 2014

Najwa Fouad takes back high praise of Haifa and supports ban of her film (Image: Facbook).
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In a confusing twist, "Halawit Rouh" guest of honor Najwa Fouad is in full support of the Egyptian government's ban of the film.
Posing for a selfie at his Ras Sadr concert (Image: Facebook).
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Keepin' it real at his Ras Sadr city concert, Mohammad Hamaki took selfies with fans and asked for favors from the crowd.
Get your "Love Melody 10" on! (Image used for illustrative purposes only)
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With his new album "Love Melody 10" just out, the Iranian composer is already working on another project that combines Iranian and western music.
Wael claims his prize - $5000 - which he has given to the charity "Educate Me." (Image: Facebook)
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The first episode of “Sheklak Mesh Ghareeb” (Your Face Sounds Familiar) was a humorous and exciting one to watch!
Marwa is here to make some more music, y'all! (Image: Facebook)
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It's spring time in Egypt, and the music biz is bustling as Lebanese singer Marwa made her way into the concert season lineup.
Sisi has the support of Ghada and her hubby Fouda. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek joined her hubby Mohammad Fouda in to a Sisi-campaign event this week.
How will Ahlam respond to Duraid's hurtful comments about her? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Syrian superstar Duraid Lahham attacked Ahlam on Facebook yesterday, and he had absolutely nothing pretty to say about her!
Michelle enjoyed watching a game of beach polo in beautiful Dubai. (Image: Gulf News)
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Michelle Rodriguez headed to Dubai for a game of beach polo where she expressed her opinion on the beautiful city.
It came as a shock but Mounir has finally gotten hitched! (Image: Facebook)
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Yes. It's shocking but true: Mohamed Mounir has tied the knot!
Karim and Haifa on the set of their movie "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Al Rai Media)
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Kareem Al Banoodi, who starred alongside Haifa Wehbe in her latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul), was assaulted for his role in the film.

April 21, 2014

Nancy and Khaled collaborated on the successful World Cup song together. (Image: Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram and Cheb Khaled released Coca Cola's official World Cup song.
Najwa always chooses the classy way out of arguments. (Image: Twitter)
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Najwa Karam responds in her typically classy way to composer Sameer Safeer's insults.
The Egyptian press took Hashima’s side and called on news outlets to carefully research their stories before publishing further rumors about him. (Image: Facebook)
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Some are accusing Egyptian businessman Ahmad Abu Hashima of being behind the withdrawal of his ex-wife Haifa Wehbe's "Beauty of the Soul" from Egyptian cinemas.
Khaled is filming four different TV dramas this year, which is taking up 20 hours of his day! (Image: Facebook)
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Khaled Selim has signed up for four TV projects at the same time this year, and we ain't complaining!
Will Ghada's film face the same fate as Haifa's "Beauty of the Soul"? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ghada Abdel Razek is terrified that her upcoming film will be deemed too sexual and get banned like Haifa Wehbe's latest movie.

April 20, 2014

Sherine clearly thinks very lowly of fellow singer Haifa! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Sherine Abdelwahab accuses Haifa Wehbe of giving sexual favors. Haifa's victim? Ricky Martin!
Toulin is one lucky lady for surviving death twice! (Image: Facebook)
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Actress Toulin Al Bakri is one lucky cat, we mean woman, for surviving two missile attacks in Syria!
Myriam is proving to the entertainment world that she can do it all! (Image: Facebook)
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Myriam Fares receives rave reviews for her acting skills in "Accusation."
Ahmed proved that he's as loyal to his fans as they are to him! (Image: Facebook)
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Ahmed El Sakka's most loyal fans were treated to a private lunch with the generous star!
What will happen now that Haifa's film has been pulled from cinemas in Egypt? (Image: Facebook)
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The head of Egypt's censorship board was not happy about pulling Haifa Wehbe's latest film from Egyptian cinemas.

April 19, 2014

Mai wasn't shy about voicing her opinion of fellow celebs on "The Accused."
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While being held on "The Accused," Mai Hariri accused fellow celebs of good and not-so-good things!
Haifa appeared too sexual in her film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
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It took what seemed like forever to get past Egypt's censorship process, but after finally making it through and into cinemas for viewing, the interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab ordered it to be withdrawn from theaters.
Who's telling the truth: Did Marwa really commit that horrible crime? (Image:
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Egyptian actress Marwa Abdelmonem is being accused of killing her housemaid. Is it true?

April 18, 2014

Abdullah will be returning to holding live concerts in Kuwait, London and Paris. (Image: Facebook)
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Saudi superstar Abdul Majeed Abdullah has realized just how much he's missed performing live after his Dubai concert in March!

April 17, 2014

It's still unclear whether Hala will change the name of her show or keep it as it is. (Image: Facebook)
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Hala Sarhan under fire for the name of her new TV show!
Cody & Gigi got intimate and sexy in the singer's music vid. (Image: Facebook)
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You can now finally watch Palestinian swimwear model Gigi Hadid in action with her BF singer Cody Simpson in his latest music video "Surfboard."
Rick's fans are pretty buzzed about having him back in the UAE this month. (Image: Facebook)
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Rapper Rick Ross is making his Abu Dhabi debut at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s show this April.
Orlando sits with Syrian refugees on his visit to the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. (Image: UNICEF)
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Actor and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees.
Afghan star received the most international attention out of other Afghani TV productions. (Image: Facebook)
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An insight into the Satellite TV world of Afghanistan.
Afghan Star is one of the shows coming out of the Dubai-based satellite channels (Image: Facebook).
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When Afghanistan is mentioned, “satellite TV” is perhaps the last thing on anybody’s mind. Nonetheless, the nascent broadcast media has been up and running in the war-ravaged country since the downfall of the Taliban at the hands of the US in 2001.

April 16, 2014

Kinda Hanna is clearly not a fan of the acting coming out of Lebanon (Image: Facebook)
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Women don't actually wake up with perfect makeup hair? Say what? Kinda Hanna hates on Lebanese dramas, saying they are just unrealistic.
Don't miss out on watching those funny men in April! (Image: Madinat Theatre website)
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British comedian Phill Jupitus and the funnymen from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" will be performing in Dubai this April.
Lionel has landed in Dubai (Image courtesy of
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He's got a gig tomorrow night at the Dubai Media City amphitheater, but he's already here, Baby!
Samira is sadly mourning the death to her mum. (Image: Facebook)
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Samira Said is in Morocco after receiving news about her mother dying in Rabat.
Assi Helani singing his heart out for kids with cancer at the Cairo Opera House earlier this week (Image: Facebook).
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Lebanese superstar Assi Helani showed he's not just a talented musician, but he's a humanitarian at heart too!
Will Yousra join Hakim on his latest entertainment venture? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian folklore singer Hakim wants Yousra to be on the judging panel of his latest show “Najm Al Sha’ab” (Star of the People).
Ezz's trial against Zeina isn't going as well as he'd hoped. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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The Ahmed Ezz-Zeina trial is ongoing and they're both having a bad time in court!
Egyptian celebs were open about wanting Sisi to win the Presidential elections. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian celebs are taking on the political stand and announcing Sisi as their fave to win.
Paul Walker with his brothers Caleb and Cody, who will be used as doubles to complete 'Fast & Furious 7' production (Image: Twitter)
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The cameras are rolling on stars like Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel in Abu Dhabi right now, while it's been announced that Paul Walkers' brothers Caleb and Cody will fill in for some of the actor's unfinished scenes.
Reggae band Meshwar is coming alongside several other musicians to make "3al Ganoob" (To the South) great. (Imageg: Facebook)
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The three-day festival, stretched between Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, is attracting nearly 1000 visitors and 19 artists who will be performing at various points of the day, right on the beach.

April 15, 2014

Walking arm-in-arm in Venice? That's amore! (Image courtesy of
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After calling it a wrap on "A Tale of Love and Darkness", director and actress Natalie Portman jetted out of Jerusalem to call "cut" on her career scene for a bit, so she could live out her real life romance in Venice.
Paul Walker's on-screen spouse, Jordana Brewster, paying tribute to her co-star at the MTV Awards (Image: Twitter).
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Other co-stars have expressed their sorrow at returning to shoot the film in Abu Dhabi without the late Paul Walker as Jordana Brewster expresses her apprehension at carrying on without him.
Arabia's getting its own version of the hit TV show "Your Face Sounds Familiar"!
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A group of celebrity contestants from the Arab world undergo a performance competition in the new global TV format Your Face Sounds Familiar in its local Arabic version, on MBC4 and MBC MASR.
David Broza on the road (Image: Facebook)
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"East Jerusalem/ West Jerusalem" album by David Broza brings together both Israeli and Palestinian performers in a feat some might deem impossible.
Yasmine Hamdan was one of this year's D-CAF performers (Image: Facebook).
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Performances, public space and the future of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo are explained here.
Could someone as sweet as Hind really be mad at anyone? (Image: Facebook)
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It's rumored that Hind Sabri is furious with Yasmin Abdulaziz for stealing her "marriage" show idea!

April 14, 2014

Haifa appeared too sexual in her film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
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Qatari cinema lovers aren't happy about Haifa Wehbe's latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul) being shown in their theaters!
Yusra will be starring in a new film about the Egyptian revolution and its consequences from the past three years. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actress Yusra Al Lawzi will be starring in a new film about Egypt!
Ezz is having to deal with another woman claiming to be engaged to him! (Image: Facebook)
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Things are going from bad to worse with Ahmed Ezz as now another actress claims to be engaged to him.
Looks like money can be an issue for someone like Amal! (Image: Facebook)
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Amal Arafa has said no to a new role because she wanted to get paid more than what the showmakers had offered her!
Diana has a very busy work schedule ahead of her after filming her music video for "La Fiesta." (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Diana Haddad is releasing a music video for her new single "La Fiesta."
An oldie, but a goodie, Mohammad Abdo is coming to Mawazine!
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The "Artist of the Arabs" isn't a fat lady, but the show will be over after he sings!
Event image collage courtesy of Al Ahram Online.
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So much to do, so much to see this week in Egypt.
Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson have heavy hearts without their late co-star, but they are still managing to have a good time filming in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
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Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and other cast members have made their way to Abu Dhabi to begin filming the franchise's seventh film. All that's missing is their late co-star Paul Walker.
Jewish celebs and their Passover celebrations
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Four questions, six celebrities with answers on what Passover means to them.
Things are getting artsy again in Syria.
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After about a decade of decay, Damascus' culture scene is getting its groove back.

April 13, 2014

Karim beautifully curated the Springs & Pianos Festival in Amman this week. (Image: Facebook)
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Karim Said, alongside a number of talented fellow musicians, brought the Strings & Pianos stage to life with live recitals of Chopin, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.
Hanan is now the proud Mama of a baby girl! (Image:
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Hanan Turk had given birth to an adorable a baby girl!
You're just going to have to wait that little bit longer to listen to Amr and Tamer's new music albums! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Some key events in the Arab world are causing superstars Amr Diab and Tamer Hosny to work differently!
Sama Al Masri knows how to make the brotherhood go mad! (Image: Facebook)
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Always earnestly in search of a way to get under the skin of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Sama Al Masri made a rumor go around about her wearing a hijab.
Munther Rihana fell, but he's rising again! (Image: Facebook)
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Ouch! Munther Rihana sustained injuries after falling from the horse he was riding during filming of the TV drama "Al Malhami".
Nancy Ajram's melons bring all the boys to the market. (Image: Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram defended her saucy new music clip, saying it's a short film about a lady only concerned with selling melons to make a living.
UK Jewish FIlm Festival is going down this week.
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If you've ever wanted to sneak a peak at what it's like to live the life of a Jewish, you can get a small chance at it through the films on display throughout the UK Jewish Film Festival,
Ragheb reassured everyone again that he didn't quit because of fellow judge Ahlam. (Image: Facebook)
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Wondering why Ragheb Alama has REALLY quit Arab Idol? Find out here!
Abu Dhabi won the fight for filming location of Star Wars' latest greatest. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
It's time Abu Dhabi to shine the Star Wars light sabers because the UAE capital has been chosen as the filming location for Episode VII!
Carla Bruni says she's "I'm crazy about Israel" ahead of May's performance in the Holy Land! (Image: Facebook)
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French superstar Carla Bruni talks about her love for Israel ahead of her scheduled performance in the Holy Land in May!

April 12, 2014

Looks like Ahlam got what she wanted in the end; Alama is out! (Image: Facebook)
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A series of tweets and interviews imply that Ahlam really was the reason behind poor Ragheb Alama's withdrawal from Arab Idol!
Dima Aljundi is all about being green. (Image: Facebook)
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Things are getting green around Abu Dhabi! As the first-of-its-kind event in the region, the UAE Green Festival hosted an Eco-friendly fashion show that drew in A-listers like Dima Al Jundi.
Highly-anticipated: Macadi will be performing in Cairo this month. (Image: Soundcloud)
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Macadi Nahhas returns to Cairo's Al-Genaina Theatre on Friday 18 April as part of the venue's early spring programme.
Is Angelina hating on the SaveKessab hashtag posted by Kim?
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Armenian public figure Kim Kardashian is allegedly getting some celebrity backlash for her Twitter campaign to #SaveKessab.

April 11, 2014

Nancy is seeking the help of her fans with her latest charitable project. (Image: Facebook)
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Write Nancy Ajram's song lyrics for the "Street Children" contest and make a difference in the world.
Hot stuff: Assi announced that his daughter Marina will be singing with Ricky Martin. (Image: Facebook)
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Assi Helani is making a starlet of his eldest daughter, who will be singing with international superstar Ricky Martin.
Mohammad Assaf singing his heart out in Palestine on Valentine's Day. (Image: Facebook)
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He's a Dubai-based dude now, but he's made his way back to Palestine for his upcoming music video.
Do you want to dance like Dina? You've got your chance now, Egypt! (Image: Facebook)
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It's been criticized by conservatives and claimed to not be coming at all, but now it appears that the new talent show will bring a set of belly dancing hopefuls on screen after Ramadan.