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May 6, 2015

Tarot was created during the 48 Hour Film Project, an international competition which challenges filmmakers to create a film in two days. (File photo)
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As part of the French Institute’s film festival, 11eme Festival Des Rencontres De L’Image, the short film Tarot will be screened at the French Institute.
Amos Oz and Natalie Portman at the fifth anniversary of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. (Twitter)
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Natalie Portman directed and starred in "A Tale of Love and Darkness", a story written by Amos Oz, and now she presents an award to the author.
Dionne Warwick won't be turning her back on Israel Now. (Album cover from Facebook)
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Fellow soul singer Lauryn Hill just canceled her Israel performance for political reasons, but Dionne Warwick assures her show will go on!
Up close with Cheb Khaled (Facebook)
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The hearts of race goers will still be revved up after the car competitions end because Cheb Khaled is headlining the Arabic music roster.
Dionne Warwick will be working her magic in the Middle East. (Facebook)
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"Don't Make Me Over" hit maker Dionne Warwick is performing in Israel this month, and here's everything you need to know about the soul singer before she arrives in the region.
Lauryn Hill has her Israel fans unhappy. (Courtesy of
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Lauryn Hill nixed her slated gig in Israel, and her excited fans are obviously not pleased.
Amal looked stunning in her deep red gown at the Met Gala this week. (Film I Beat)
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Amal Clooney looked stunning in her deep red gown at the Met Gala on Monday.
|A picture of Fares on her birthday with a few tweaks from one of her fans. (Facebook)
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The Lebanese starlet usually keep her fans informed of where she's flying off to next!

May 5, 2015

Winners were named in a ceremony marking the end of the festival in Tehran on Saturday. (Press TV)
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33rd Fajr International Film Festival awards announced on Saturday.
International and local movies will be played for free in impoverished areas in Cairo. (Egypt Independent)
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A group of young people launch free street cinema initiative in Cairo.
Models line up in the latest fashion at Cairo Fashion Festival. (Facebook)
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Fashion festivities hit Cairo for 4th time this May!
Lucky you! George will be a very lucky boy on his birthday thanks to wife Amal! (File photo)
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"Birthday boy" George Clooney to get snazzy new 135K pound Porsche from his wife Amal.
DMC in the house. (Facebook)
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Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels will be popping up around Bahrain for three separate events this week, and he's ready to bring it on.
Michelle Keegan sporting a sassy and classy black and white number in December 2014. (Instagram)
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Michelle Keegan has returned to Dubai for her wild hen party at the location she and and fiancée Mark Wright got engaged.
Wayne Escoffery and his sexy saxophone. (Courtesy of
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Wayne Scoffery will be circuiting through Israel with eight shows lined up May 9-16.
Bring it on, Fedde Le Grand! (Cavalli Club Website)
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Fedde Le Grand will make you get your groove on at his Cavalli Club gig on May 7.
"To Zion" hit maker Lauryn Hill has canceled her Tel Aviv concert (Courtesy of
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Lauryn Hill was hoping to have performances in both Israel and Palestine, but now she'll be doing neither. Read why.

May 4, 2015

Nancy Ajram is on top of her game! (Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram is breaking records left and right. “Ma teegy Hena” music video is most viewed clip on YouTube among Arab artists.
Tamer Hosny showing his tough look. Nobody better mess with his baby girls! (Instagram)
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It's a girl! Again! Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny and his Moroccan wife Basma Bousel joyfully announced the birth of baby #2.
The 90-minute production was commission by the ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Sultan Muhammed al-Qasimi. (Photos courtesy of Multiple and Spinifex Group)
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Billed as “the greatest story ever told,” the production was just awarded the prize for Best Visual Spectacular at the London-based Event Production Awards.
The Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix will kick off on 27 Nov 2015. (Discover Grand Prix)
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Exclusive line-up of leading Arabic stars announced for Thursday night after-race concert at #AbuDhabiGP
Haifa will be starring in "Mariam" this Ramadan. (File photo)
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Set your eyes firmly on your computer screens Haifa fans, because Miss Wehbe has a special treat for you!
Zeina admitted that she has made a mistake by marrying Ezz. (File photo)
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Zeina admits "it was a mistake to marry Ahmed Ezz"!
David, his wife Victoria and their friends celebrate in Morocco. (Instagram)
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David Beckham flew out to Morocco with his nearest and dearest to celebrate his 40th birthday.
Check out these Iftah Ya Simsim characters. Shams will soon jump in!
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Shams, the newest addition to Iftah Ya Simsim's muppet family will make an appearance at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair from May 7 to 13.

May 3, 2015

"Romeo and Juliet" will be performed on May 3 and 4. (The Column Awards)
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The last two shows of "Shicairo" will be on May 7 and 8, while "Romeo and Juliet" will be performed on May 3 and 4.
Remember, Amal's good looks come straight out of Lebanon, and George, well, he's gorgeous too. (Twitter)
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Amal Clooney's parents experienced one of the perks of being the in-laws of a celebrity as they toured George's "Money Monster" set.
What man has made Ayten Amer smile so big? (Facebook)
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The Egyptian actress' relationship status changed from single and ready to mingle to taken Ayten.
Sameh Fathy has published a second volume on hand-painted Egyptian film posters. (Ahram)
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Sameh Fathy has published a second volume on hand-painted Egyptian film posters.
Assaf outside The King Hussein Cancer Center. (Ibrahim Alalami/Facebook)
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No surprise here, Mohammed Assaf's Friday concert in Amman was a total hit!
Asala Nasri in the studio. (Facebook)
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Nidal Al Ahmadieh called Syrian singer Asala Nasri "a criminal and stupid" on an interview on channel "Ten".
Wow, Ahlam has made peace with her Twitter hater! (File photo)
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Ahlam has actually apologized to "Inzo" for insulting his family!
David and Victoria Beckham celebrating his 40th birthday. (Twitter)
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David Beckham and his Spice Girl wife partied hardy in Marrakesh with their family and closest celebrity friends in tow for the football player's milestone birthday.
Robbie Williams loves him some Israel (Facebook)
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Robbie Williams gave 40,000 fans in Tel Aviv some tender music lovin' on Saturday night.
English virtual band Gorillaz performed at the Byblos International Festival in 2010. (Silive)
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The Byblos International Festival will run from July 13 to Aug 18.

May 2, 2015

DJ Tony H from Lebanon brings Abu Dhabi a "Showdown" every week. (Courtesy of Khaleej Times)
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DJ Tony H has "Showdown" night every week at People by Crystal Abu Dhabi.

April 30, 2015

"Hell on Wheels" aimed for Middle East audience on icflix now. (Facebook)
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Post-Civil War America will come to life on for Middle Eastern viewers.
Niveen has promised to stay off the drugs after being released from prison. (Arjwan)
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Niveen Bandour not returning to acting any time soon after going behind bars after being caught with 40 grams of heroin.
The Twilight Sad is one of the talented groups coming to Tel Aviv this summer. (Facebook)
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Sure we love us some One Republic and Robbie Williams, but be sure not to overlook the likewise talented but less well known artists coming to town this summer.
No Cairokee concert at "Bab El-Shams" cultural festival after all. (Facebook)
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So bad, so sad. "Bab El-Shams" cultural festival suspended over security concerns. No CairoKee and Massar Egbari concerts in the books.
Ian McShane got a gig based in Dubai. (Courtesy of
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Ian McShane has become Hollywood's go-to villain, and now he's bringing his wicked talent to the region for the animated film about real-life leader, Bilal bin Rabah.
In 2007, he was voted by the British public as the 60th best stand-up comedian in a Channel 4 programme ‘The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups’. (Edinburgh Festival website)
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British comedian and actor Omid Djalili is coming to Qatar in May.
A picture of the stunning luxurious resort David will be staying at for his birthday. (Albawaba edit)
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The football star is said to be flying his closest friends to the five-star luxury Amanjena resort outside Marrakech.
As part of the AFAC Film Week, which finished in Cairo last week, two panel discussions raise issues of local distribution, digital alternatives, social justice, and how films can create change. (YouTube)
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As part of the AFAC Film Week, which finished in Cairo last week, two panel discussions raise issues of local distribution, digital alternatives, social justice, and how films can create change.

April 29, 2015

Salma Hayek had a chance to hang with Elissa while in Lebanon. (Twitter)
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Salma Hayek visited her Lebanese hometown while in the country for "The Prophet" screening, and now her trip to the Middle East has come to an end.
Sabry is active in social and humanitarian work and active in social and humanitarian work. Since 2009, she has been working closely with the UN World Food Programme on raising awareness about hunger in the region. (File photo)
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Tunisian officials honor actress Hend Sabry during her recent visit to her home country.
Haifa is said to be the highest-paid actress this Ramadan. (The House of Eyewear)
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Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe will soon finish shooting the "Mouled w Sahbo Ghayeb" series scheduled for Ramadan.
Karazon still has faith in her good old friend Sultan. (Style to Follow)
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Jordanian singer Diana Karazon told Al Jadeed TV how she feels about her friend Saoud Abou Sultan's rape case.
The devilishly good Robbie Williams (Facebook)
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After rocking Dubai's socks off last weekend, British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams is continuing his trek through the Levant with a gig in Tel Aviv this weekend.
Ahlam waged a Twitter war on Mishaal Al Otaibi. (IMLebanon)
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Emirati singer Ahlam has had yet another spat with her cyber foe "Inzo"!
Carlo Lio from Toronto is one of the beat mixers bound for Dubai next month. (Facebook)
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Carlo Lio, DJ Mag, and many other talented DJs will be at the decks next month at Provocateur nightclub.
Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram is worth $41.2 million USD. (Facebook)
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How much is each Arab celebrity really worth?

April 28, 2015

Director Mohamed Galal Okasha was killed in Libya. (Al Ahram)
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Egyptian director Mohamed Galal Okasha, 31, was killed by a Libyan militia.
The stunning Elie Saab silver dress Hayek wore on the red carpet. (AFP)
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek looked breathtaking in an Elie Saab creation in Lebanon.
Selma Hayek waves hello to Lebanon. (Tumblr)
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The spicy star livened up Lebanon with her beauty and brilliant film "The Prophet".
Here's to many more healthy years in the business, Nour. (File photo)
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Egyptian actor Nour el Sherif celebrates his birthday today.
Showtime's "Homeland" will no longer have a Middle Eastern flair. (Facebook: cropped for formatting purposes)
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Showtime's hit series "Homeland" will soon be finding a new shooting location outside the Middle East.
Amr Diab is bringin' us some more smokin' hot music this summer. (Facebook)
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Egyptian songster Amr Diab has announced his new album is slated for release during Eid El Fitr.
Oh, Ahlam, why all those haters? (Albawaba edit)
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One tweep decided to ask for Ahlam's hand in marriage... for his bull!
Could that smile on her face mean she's in love? (Facebook)
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Elissa posted a tantalizing tweet this week that has made fans wonder yet again if she's found the love of her life.
Tima is the first female comedian in all of Jordan. (Flickr)
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Jordanian comedian Tima Shomali talks comedy and Arab taboos during the Women in the World Summit in New York.
Will Assi make it as an actor in his first ever acting experience? (File photo)
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The Godfather is being made into an Arab TV drama starring Assi Helani.
Ty Burrell came to fame on ABC's Modern Family. (Wikipedia Commons)
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In the UAE visiting friends, Hollywood star Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family", shares about his time the Emirati capital.
Mohammed Abdo at the mic. He'll be performing again in Abu Dhabi this summer. (Al Bawaba file)
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There'll be summer fun for everyone in Abu Dhabi this summer.

April 27, 2015

Mohammed Assaf on live TV. (YouTube screenshot)
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Mohammed Assef, winner of Arab Idol, sings his winning song on The official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV station.
The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million. (File photo)
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The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million.
Salma said during the conference that the goal of The Prophet is to "show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world." (AFP/File)
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Take advice from Salma Hayek on life and good values as she speaks during a press conference in Lebanon.
Tanjaret Daghet fled the war in Syria and now perform in Lebanon. (Flickr)
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Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding a new fan base in Lebanon, with their Arabized Western music.
This selfie by Nancy Ajram is up to 316,874 likes and counting. (Facebook)
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What's not to love? The whole world is clearly obsessed with Arabia's sweetheart songstress, Nancy Ajram, as indicated by her 15 million Facebook likes!
Preservation Hall Band is bound for Oman. (Facebook)
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Royal Opera House Muscat is about to get jazzed up by New Orleans' electrifying band Preservation Hall.
Is there anyone without a crush on this handsome man? (Islah News)
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Qusai Khouli reveals what he's looking for in the woman of his dreams!
Robbie Williams electrifying the Yas Island crowd. (Image: Twitter)
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Robbie Williams was simply brilliant before his crowd of 20k at his Yas Island concert on Saturday night.

April 26, 2015

Hayek paid a visit to the Gibran Museum during her visit to Lebanon. (Al Mohajer)
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is in Lebanon for her new movie "The Prophet."
Jennifer Lopez will glitter the stage. (Facebook)
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That's right, the woman, the legend, the big booty that is Jennifer Lopez will be opening up the 14th edition of the Mawazine Festival in Rabat.
Saoud Abou Sultan has defended himself and assured his fans that he's innocent. (Image:
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Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan speaks out after being sentenced to three years in jail.
The Ahmed Ezz vs Zeina drama continues. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
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Wittingly or unwittingly, by sharing on Facebook her refusal to follow the Twitter account “The Full Truth About Ahmed Ezz”, Egyptian actress has triggered many people to follow the Ahmed-hating page.
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!
George and Amal Clooney in Venice for their wedding. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
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It's sure to be an epic party as George Clooney has invited his celebrity buddies to party hardy in his and Amal's Lake Como villa for her birthday.
Madonna's music has been deemed anti-Islamic by ISIS. (
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Madonna's music has been deemed anti-Islamic by ISIS.
Angelina Jolie has a heart for the region's refugees. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
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Angelina Jolie is a passionate advocate for refugees in this region, and she implored the UN Security Council to increase, rather than decrease aid.
Mai Kassab is so proud of her husband and his band. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Mai Kassab is one proud wifey after her husband Oka was in a documentary film about his band.
DJ Mila Alias is playing at the SAX FASHION SUMMER BANG party at the Dead Sea in Jordan. (Image: Facebook)
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For the first time in Jordan, Ukrainian DJ Mila Alias will be playing at the Sax Fashion Summer Bang party on May 8.

April 24, 2015

If you’re in Egypt, Massi will be in Alexandria today and Cairo on April 26. (Image:
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Souad Massi’s music: an interpretation and celebration of classic Arabic poetry.

April 23, 2015

Pitbull performing in Bahrain. (Image: Facebook)
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Here's why this year's Bahrain Formula race and corresponding concerts are deemed the best ever for the kingdom!
Majida El Roumi is returning! (Image: Facebook)
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The Jounieh International Festival saw Majida El Roumi on stage four years ago, and she's coming back, Baby!
The Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. (Image:
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The second edition of the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015.
DJ Danny Howard in the house. (Image: Facebook)
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Friday night's funnest and fittest attraction in Dubai will be the UK's Danny Howard at the decks of the inaugural DXBeach festival.
Mai Kassab and Oka's first year of marriage is most unusual. (Image: Facebook)
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While away on her honeymoon, Egyptian artist Mai Kassab's former producer pressed charges against her for assault.
Hayek will be attending the screening of "The Prophet" in Lebanon this month. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
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Lebanese-Mexican Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is heading to Lebanon in April for the premiere of her new film "The Prophet."