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September 30, 2014

Is Hassan Al Shafei flying solo so soon? (Image: Facebook)
21:15 GMT
With his nuptials celebrated just over a year ago, some are already beginning to think that Hassan Al Shafei and his new wife have parted ways.
George and Amal looked picture perfect in the first-to-be-revealed wedding photo. (Image: Hello!)
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In a world exclusive, PEOPLE HELLO! magazine are delighted to present the first photos of the eagerly anticipated wedding between the Hollywood heart-throb and his beautiful barrister bride.
Well, here's some pictoral proof that Nada and George are getting pretty close, to say the least.
11:57 GMT
We are still kind of reeling with all these rumors. Can they be true?
Amr Diab is still looking good at 52. (Image: Facebook)
11:34 GMT
One of Egypt's hottest stars shined on stage the Mousa Coast Resort on the Red Sea and shared with his faithful fans in attendance what big things are on his horizon.
Alicia Keys kickin' it with Idan Raichel and Ali Amr (Image: Facebook)
09:56 GMT
That's why "We are Here". In a musical plea for peace and forgiveness, Alicia Keys performed a moving song alongside artists from the Middle East.
US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin arrive on September 29, 2014 at the palazzo Ca Farsetti in Venice, for a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. (Image: AFP/PIERRE TEYSSOT)
09:48 GMT
Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin officialised their wedding on Monday, as they were welcomed by crowds of Venetian council workers hoping for some political support from the high-powered couple.
It's official now. Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled the exciting lineup for this year's event. (Image: Facebook)
09:21 GMT
The lineup for the 2014 edition of this red carpet event was officially released Monday.
Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin designs cover for Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River. (Image: Facebook)
08:46 GMT
Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin designs cover for Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River.
The beautiful Jasmine House in Amman is officially open for business! (Image: Facebook)
07:55 GMT
Under the patronage of the Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji, British-Arab photographer Sami Haven opened the beautiful Jasmine House with his exhibition "Yasmine of Gaza."

September 29, 2014

Sherine is reportedly suing the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information for canceling her concert. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:25 GMT
Sherine Abdel Wahab, amongst many other Arab singers, has been banned from performing in Kuwait!
Nicole at Splash Fashion Show Dubai 2014. (Image: Facebook)
10:44 GMT
How does Nicole Saba do it all? Singing, acting, motherhood, and now modeling are all on the superstar's slate.
Mohamed Khan's "Factory Girl" is in the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film.
10:31 GMT
Mohamed Khan's "Factory Girl" is the official entry by Egypt for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film 2015.
Family portrait: Rania Youssef with her two daughters and her current and ex-husband! (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:16 GMT
Rania Youssef and her ex-hubby Mohamad Mukhtar are reportedly fighting over the custody of their daughters.
Sulafa Mimar was a hit in her "Lipstick" role last year in Ramadan. (image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT
Rumor has it that Syrian starlet Sulafa Mimar has snatched the leading role in the drama "Nazik Khanom".
Amal Maher's new album announcement shocks fans (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT
This is not your typical Arab album announcement.
Amal and George make their first appearance as a married couple. Bless! (Image: The Guardian)
08:45 GMT
He swore to never marry again, but George Clooney made Amal Alamuddin one lucky woman - for the rest of her life - on Saturday!
Victoria Rafaeli came in third place in the season finale of Big Brother. (Image courtesy of bigbrothernetwork.com)
08:15 GMT
Often bearing all in bikinis, Israeli-American Big Brother finalist Victoria Rafaeli is not your typical Orthodox Jew.
Lucy was a huge international hit and has put Waked's name amongst Hollywood stars. (Image: Facebook)
06:19 GMT
Lucy, the newly released movie by French filmmaker Luc Besson, features Egyptian actor Amr Waked. His appearance prompts reflections on presence of Egyptian artists in international cinema.

September 28, 2014

Hisham is looking worse for wear as he suffers in the ICU with a rare disease! (Image: Albawaba edit)
22:27 GMT
Hisham Tala'at Mustafa who killed Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim is in the ICU suffering from a rare disease. Should he be permitted to travel abroad for treatment?
Khaled was renowned for his brilliant acting and hilarious sense of humor! (Image: Facebook)
22:11 GMT
In honor of the late actor Khaled Saleh, the filmmakers of "The Island 2" have decided to cancel an important event his fans were looking forward to.
Haifa Wehbe's quick trip to Tunisia was a big surprise. (Image: Instagram)
10:48 GMT
She didn't even let the press know she was coming, but Haifa Wehbe did in fact hit up Tunisia.
Shabola always has something to sing about.
10:26 GMT
Disgusted and disappointed with the filth on the streets, Shabola is in studio recording a song about trash.
Nour El Sherif just loves him some cigarettes.
10:05 GMT
Naughty, naughty Nour El Sherif keeps hiding his packs of cigarettes from his upset co-stars after his doctor ordered him to stop smoking because of his severe lung issues.
Will Ezz have no choice but to admit that Zeina's twins are really his? (Image: Facebook)
09:50 GMT
Yes, Zeina and Ahmed Ezz are still fighting over who's telling the truth about their alleged secret marriage and the paternity of Zeina's twins!
Revolution Records snatching a selfie at a recent concert. This hip hop band is coming to Alexandria this week (Image: Facebook).
09:32 GMT
There's no shortage of entertaining things to occupy your time in Egypt this week.
This beauty is going to Bosnia, well, her face is at least! (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT
As the first Arab drama to be aired on the European continent, the newly married woman's show "Itiham" (Accusation) is Bosnia bound.
The happy couple: George and Amal on their wedding eve! (Image: Daily Mail)
08:18 GMT
George Clooney and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin yesterday exchanged wedding vows at Aman hotel in Venice.

September 27, 2014

George Clooney waves hello as he leaves his rehearsal dinner by boat for a stag night with his bros in Venice on September 27, 2014 (AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT).
10:23 GMT
Friday night found celebrities riding into town for the social event of the season, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding celebrations, which began with a rehearsal dinner for family and A-list guests like Matt Damon and Cindy Crawford.
Marwa loves her some Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Adding herself to the bandwagon of celebs supporting "Tahia Masr" (Long Live Egypt), Marwa speaks up in support of the campaign to promote tourism and boost the economy in Egypt

September 26, 2014

Amal Alamuddin arriving in Milan for wedding week. (Image courtesy of People Magazine/AKM-GSI)
15:46 GMT
The festivities are beginning in Italy tonight for the wedding week of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney.
MBC wrongly cited the Harry Potter actor as gay. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Falsely outing Hollywood stars Cameron Diaz, Harry Potter actor, and other celebrities in their "gay list of shame" article, MBC basically only shamed themselves.

September 25, 2014

Egyptian actor Khaled Saleh waves to the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Dubai International Film Festival in 2013 (AFP file photo).
14:19 GMT
Khaled Saleh was one of Egypt's most respected actors over the last two decades, with an impressive list of cinema and television productions under his belt.
Nicole plays the role of a woman who has just broken up with her lover in her latest music video. (Image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT
Nicole Saba has a split personality... in her upcoming music vid "Ma Ba'a Etdu'eli" (Don't Call Me Anymore) that is!
Najwa is known for her great fashion sense and choice of fab frocks. (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT
Najwa Karam as the Guest of Honor at Dubai's "World of Fashion 2014" event this October.
Richard Branson at the launch of Virgin Radio Lebanon. (Image: Virgin.com)
08:59 GMT
The Virgin Radio Lebanon has recorded the highest engagement and reach of any Facebook page worldwide.
Electronic music gurus The Human League have a roller coaster past. (Image: Facebook)
08:52 GMT
English electronic band The Human League will be taking the stage in Dubai on Thursday, but here's a history of the group ticket holders are about to see.
Soprano Zeina Barhoum stunned the audience with her beautiful at Samih's honoring event. (Image: Layalina)
08:45 GMT
The late Palestinian poet Samih al Qasim was honored at a beautiful event in the Jordanian capital Amman.
Asala Nasri has her precious passport back in possession. (Image: Facebook)
08:19 GMT
The Syrian regime had issued an arrest warrant against Assad critic Asala Nasri, leading her passport to be revoked in Lebanon.

September 24, 2014

Fifi Abdo won't belly dance for Ramadan drama unless you show her the money! (Image: Facebook)
14:34 GMT
A bad experience, or lack of cash, from her role in "Women's Vengeance" has left a bad taste in the Egyptian belly dancer's mouth. She's not about to lose out again!
This Syrian singer had someone say he had married again.
14:16 GMT
Now what we do know is that Nada Zeidan may just be a bit cray cray after she made the awkward, and untrue, announcement of her marriage to Syrian singer George Wassouf, whose health is seriously deteriorating, btw.
Is Asala Nasri in deep trouble now? (Image: Facebook)
13:38 GMT
After getting flagged by the INTERPOL in Lebanon, the Syrian songstress's passport was revoked Wednesday.
These two will soon say "I do" in Italy.
13:22 GMT
The wedding bells will soon be chiming, and the man that will say "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today..." is Georgie's Italian pal...
Cairokee performing in Tahrir Square.
12:16 GMT
With Egyptian band Cairokee in the running for an MTV EMA, underground bands are making their way to the top in the country.
The bath scene Ghada was heavily criticized for in "Saraya Abdeen." (Image: Alkhabarpress.com)
09:57 GMT
While most people accused Ghada Adel's hubby of not letting her return to "Saraya Abdeen," she says it's got nothing to do with him!
A still from Ajram's latest performance in Cyprus. (Image: Erkanc Photography)
08:39 GMT
The last thing Nancy Ajram needed right now was to injure her eyes. But did surgery help?
The hosts of "Min Al Akher" on DMTV. (Image: File)
08:02 GMT
The highly-anticipated DMTV "Min Al Akher" season 3 will air in October 2014, with an even stronger line-up of high profile, all-star guests.
Biatch stole my style! Amal and Taylor were spotted wearing the same Oscar de la Renta floral dress! (Image: Facebook)
07:17 GMT
They may be nothing alike, but lawyer Amal Alamuddin and pop star Taylor Swift have the same taste in fashion!

September 23, 2014

Queen M looked stunning in a black and gold number! (Image: Facebook)
14:05 GMT
Mariam Hussain is such a Daddy's girl! She received every girl's dream present on her 23rd bday.
Basma Bousel and her beautiful baby, Talia. (Image: Twitter)
12:33 GMT
She's been kept out of the spotlight for so long, but now little Talia Hosny has all eyes on her after her momma posted a pic to Instagram.
Yara assures her duet with Wael Kfoury is finally on its way.
12:11 GMT
It may have been awhile since the artist has produced a piece in her native tongue, but she certainly hasn't skipped a beat. The dialect is back at last, Baby!
Who knew Nelly Karim was a smoker?! (Image: Facebook)
11:46 GMT
The Egyptian star's fans are seriously concerned about their beloved actress's health after a Facebook pic revealed she's inclined to puff a few.
The bride-to-be and her Lebanese daddy, Ramzi Alamuddin.
11:23 GMT
As the buzz about the big day gets louder and more frenzied, rumors has it that George Clooney is getting on just fine with his future father-in-law Ramzi Alamuddin.
Here's a sneak peak of some of the films in the upcoming competition. (Image: Facebook)
09:24 GMT
Interestingly, 37 of the films selected for this year's ADFF Emirates Film Competition are directed by women!
Saleh is said to be recovering well in hospital following his heart surgery. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT
Khaled Saleh's health is not as good as he'd like it to be, especially that he's in the ICU as we speak!
Egyptians are dominating the Arab Idol competition with their unique voices! (Image: Al Ahram)
08:14 GMT
A total of 26 contestants from 10 Arab countries will take part in the final showdown of Arab Idol, 9 of those are Egyptian!
The Arab Film Festival will kick off on Oct 10! (Image: Facebook)
07:56 GMT
If you're looking to showcase your independent film at the Arab Film Festival in California, then they're accepting submissions right now!

September 22, 2014

Ayman Zeidan is not convinced by his own performance in "The Neighborhood Gate". (Image: Facebook)
15:52 GMT
A guy's gotta what a guy's gotta do to pay the rent, and that's the only reason Aman took the job on "Bab Al Harah" (The Neighborhood Door).
Lady Gaga clearly loves her some Dubai fashion as seen in Brussels (Image: Instagram).
11:42 GMT
We can only give an "Applause" to the pop star for sporting a sassy number made in Dubai.
These are the faces of "Chaos, Disorder" that was screened this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT
London got a taste of the Middle East cinema over the weekend as "Chaos, Disorder" was screened alongside a few other films from our region.
Amal and George will be tying the knot this weekend in Venice! (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT
George Clooney picks his wedding tux from luxury Italian brand Giorgio Armani for his upcoming Italian wedding to Amal Alamuddin.
Akon is coming to the UAE this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
He's a well known face around the UAE, and now the "Dangerous" singer is back in the city this week.
Youssef was known for his comedy roles throughout his prosperous career. (Image: Al Masry Al Youm)
07:17 GMT
A sudden heart attack has sadly killed Egyptian comedian actor Youssef Eid in the early hours of Monday morning.
Hamaki is used to having his music vids make waves on YouTube! (Image: Facebook)
05:35 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki has "Something Hidden" on YouTube!
Hind Sabri is rumored to be unhappy with her new film's makers! (Image: Facebook)
05:13 GMT
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is the leading actress in the upcoming film "Al Jazeerah 2" (The Island 2) , except its makers seem to have forgotten to include her in their promotional posters!

September 21, 2014

A slimmer trimmer Maha Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
13:59 GMT
We'll have to change our fat girl stereotype for Maha Ahmad's roles as the Egyptian actress has seriously lost some weight
Hani Shaker sings for his country.
13:55 GMT
With all proceeds from his concerts going toward the "Long Live Egypt Fund", Hani Shaker is singing his way around the nation.
Ahlam knows Joe Raad is the man!
13:20 GMT
Asala Nasri's daughter Sham's wedding brought together more than one union.
Adel won't be making a comeback to "Saraya Abdeen" next Ramadan! (Image: Facebook)
13:05 GMT
Ghada Adel is the latest celeb to pull out of the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel. Is this some kinda trend we don't know about?
Tamer poses with his "biggest" fan! (Image: Twitter)
11:44 GMT
Tamer Hosny was faced with a serious dilemma last week when one fan threatened to kill herself unless her spoke to her in person!
Another exciting concert added to the RedFestDXB lineup. (Image: Facebook)
09:33 GMT
They've taken the UK by storm, and now the "Superheroes" hit makers are coming to the Middle East.
Omar Basaad stands a chance at snatching the title "Best Middle East Artist" at the upcoming MTV EMAs. (Image: Twitter)
09:25 GMT
In a milestone for Arab EDM producers, Saudi producer/DJ Omar Basaad has been nominated in the category of “Best Middle East” artist for the MTV EMas 2014.
Tom grins as he poses for a picture with Zeina! (Image: Twitter)
09:13 GMT
Zeina has been spotted with Tom Cruise, what's all that about?
Turns out Ruby and Sameh have been married for five months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:36 GMT
You needn't wonder anymore; Ruby's secret husband's name is inside!
Fereshteh Taerpour (producer), Negar Azarbaijan (director), Niki Karimi (actress and director) and Ghazal Shakeri (actress) are Iranian representative at the gala. (Image: Press TV)
06:23 GMT
Four Iranian female cineastes have participated in the Global Women’s Cinema Conference held in NY.

September 20, 2014

The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.(Image: Al Ahram)
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The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.

September 19, 2014

Which of these two ladies will it be?
10:00 GMT
Who will be the leading lady for the upcoming TV drama "Shajarit Al Dur"? We're so confused.
Kuwaiti hottie Halima Poland is spreading her love of Egypt to her fellow celebs. (Image: Twitter)
07:00 GMT
C'mon, Superstars, you've got the fame and the cash to get this tourism things going again!

September 18, 2014

Will Menna be as good a belly dancer as her famous Mama? (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Menna Shalabi is getting ready to shake her hips in the upcoming film "Ahl Al Aib" (People of Shame).
Is she THAT bad-looking? Zeina al Alami has been crowned as Miss Jordan 2014! (Image: YouTube snapshots)
10:33 GMT
Meet Zeina al Alami, the Jordanian woman highly ridiculed for being crowned Miss Jordan 2014!
George Clooney doesn't have to fork over cash for their wedding this month. It's all on Amal's parents. (Image: Facebook)
08:36 GMT
Keeping things traditional, George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin's family insists on paying for the intimate ceremony in Venice. Never mind that their future SIL is a multimillionaire!
Kiesza will be kicking it at the RedFestDXB next February. (Image: Facebook)
08:27 GMT
The festival is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and the first performer slated for RedFestDXB is Canadian newcomer Kiesza.
Lady Gaga wobbled about as she tried to balance herself on her 9-inch heels! (Image: Daily Mail)
08:11 GMT
Lady Gaga nearly falls off her outrageous 9-inch platform pumps in Istanbul... ha ha!
Ahlam is deeply saddened by the loss of her relative. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
07:56 GMT
Raja Bint Abdullah Al Shamsi was a cousin of Ahlam, and she passed away recently of undisclosed reasons.
ADFF will open with the first letter of the alphabet, "From A to B". (Image: IMDB)
07:52 GMT
For the first time ever in the festival's history, a locally produced film will raise the curtain.

September 17, 2014

Lady Gaga loved the Middle East, but did the Middle East love her? (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT
Many seats at Lady Gaga's Dubai gig remained empty, but it gave the true fans more room to "Just Dance".
Ramez terrified Athar to death (not literally) on his popular prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:25 GMT
If you thought Ramez Galal and Athar al Hakim have sorted things out by now, think again!
Bikya is just one of the bands that are about to take Europe by storm. (Image: Facebook)
14:00 GMT
Some of Egypt's most creative electronic and mahraganat artists are traveling through European cities this fall to spread the Cairo love.
"Painted Skin" was one of the most successful movies in China in 2008. (Image: China.org.cn)
13:41 GMT
An exciting Chinese film festival will be held in Iran this September!
Cat Stevens is coming, America!
13:29 GMT
One of the UK's most prominent Muslim convert artists is headed to Toronto on December 1st to kick start his North American tour.
Samir Ghanem has officially filed a complaint against the "Spoiled Girls" producer. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT
Samir Ghanem is one unhappy actor after not getting his cash money for the Ramadan drama.
Jahida Wehbe is one of the performing artists coming to Mishkal this year. (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT
With performers like Jahida Wehbe and Ziad al-Ahmadie and his band, you know it's gonna be good this year.
Assaf is up against four other Middle Eastern artists for an MTV EMA award! (Image: Facebook)
11:36 GMT
Palestinian superstar Mohammad Assaf is up against four other Middle Eastern artists in the regional category for an MTV EMA award.
Are Dima and Taim secretly thinking of getting back together? (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT
A bunch of intimate pix of Dima Bayaa and Taim Hassan surfacing the Internet arose suspicions that the two may be getting back together!
Friend zone: Dolly and Bakhous are no longer married! (Image: Facebook)
08:17 GMT
Dolly Shahine has no problem mixing business with pleasure. That's why she's divorced her hubby but kept him on her payroll!