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November 21, 2014

James Blunt's "Moon Landing" will be made in Tel Aviv next February. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
What better way to warm up a cold February night than to attend James Blunt's concert on the 2nd?! He's coming to the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv next year.

November 20, 2014

Sherine's daughter Hana and her "brother" Hamzah. (Image: Twitter)
11:27 GMT
Is Sherine trying to make up for her bad rap after the court case? Her plethora of tweets may or may not be helping.
Amr Diab is coming to you "Tonight", Cairo! (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT
Yes, we're talking about his song "Tonight", but the artist also literally has a concert this evening at 8 p.m.
Will Pharrell Williams bring his funny hat to Abu Dhabi?
10:35 GMT
Pharrell Williams, DJ Armin Van Buuren, Tamer Hosny and many more superstars are sweeping into Abu Dhabi for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix this weekend.
That killer smile is still on the market, thank God! (Image: Facebook)
10:05 GMT
Palestine's musical hero is rumored to be engaged to Zein Al Masri. Say it ain't so!
Peter Andre hearts Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
09:40 GMT
Peter Andre has remained in the limelight for decades, and now he's drawing the attention of UAE fans ahead of his Abu Dhabi gig tomorrow night.
Still from Melbourne winner of the Golden Pyramid award for Best film at the Cairo International Film Festival. (Image: Al Ahram)
07:17 GMT
The 36th Cairo film festival featured two Iranian films, a documentary on censorship in Iran and a Moroccan tribute to Iranian cinema. Through them, audiences sampled the challenges facing filmmakers in the Islamic republic.

November 19, 2014

Fifi Abdo has said see ya to MBC and hello to Al Tahrir. (Image: Facebook)
13:40 GMT
Fifi Abdo might be returning to TV hosting.
Hani Ramzi and Nelly Karim are headed "Back to School"
12:43 GMT
Egyptian stars Hani Ramzi and Nelly Karim are coming to the " Back to School" set with TV host Amro Yousif on the satellite channel
Ahmed Helmy celebrating that his cancerous tumor is gone. (Image: Facebook)
12:23 GMT
Ahmed Helmy had a farewell party, but it was far from sad. The Egyptian actor was celebrating that his cancerous tumor was gone!
The moment Qusai was presented with his gorgeous 24K gold iPhone 6. (Image: Twitter)
10:02 GMT
Qusai Khouli's new iPhone 6 definitely won't bend, thanks to its 24K gold structure!
Ghada has finally been put in her place by Mohammad Sami! (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT
The long feud between director Mohammad Sami and Ghada Abdel Razek has finally come to an end!
The beautiful roses bought for Anabella by her loving hubby. (Image: Instagram)
08:21 GMT
Anabella Hilal spent an amazing wedding anniversary with her hubby Nader Saab, who showered her with pricy gifts on the happy occasion.
Irene Deanon, winner of OFW beauty pageant. (Image: The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
07:44 GMT
A beauty pageant hosted by the Overseas Filipino Worker group in Lebanon on Sunday was more than just about the glamour.
Gigi Hadid in her cropped Pirelli picture. (Image:www.dazeddigital.com‎)
06:48 GMT
Palestinian model Gigi Hadid says she "felt like a superhero" in her naughty outfit for Pirelli calendar.
Fans have started looking through pictures from Ahmed's latest film "Made in Egypt" to see if the tumor was present.
06:34 GMT
Ahmed Helmy recently shocked fans with the disheartening news of his spinal cancer, and now circulating pictures from his latest film reveal that his tumor was present at the time of shooting.

November 18, 2014

Prince Harry was welcomed by HH Sayyid Haithem Bin Tariq Al Said at Muscat International Airport. (Image: Getty/DM)
14:26 GMT
Britain's beloved Prince Harry has landed in Oman, before he jets off to Abu Dhabi for the weekend!
Haifa and Wael are preparing for something big, and hot, but we'll have to wait to find out what's up their sleeves! (Image: Facebook)
12:57 GMT
Haifa Wehbe and Wael Kfoury are collaborating on a new project, and the pictures Wehbe posted suggest that it's going to be a really sexy one!
Asala Nasri now has another reason to love her daughter and son-in-law.
11:55 GMT
Asala Nasri's new album "A Simple Question" wouldn't have its title track if not for the hook-up from her daughter and new son-in-law.
The duo have toured Europe in support of rock legends Guns N’ Roses and superstar songstress Lana Del Rey in the past. (Image: Facebook)
11:12 GMT
Regional blues and indie rock talents Wanton Bishops will be opening for international icons The Who for an unmatched finale to the Formula One races in Abu Dhabi.
Images from some of the characters Nadia played in three of her many famous films. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:59 GMT
This year, Cairo International Film Festival honored one of Egyptian cinema's great beauties, Nadia Lutfi. Inside is an intriguing interview with her from 1975.
Jamal Suleiman has a poker face, but he is totes displeased. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT
Jamal Suleiman is not happy he's no longer a part of the Syrian Actors Syndicate, and here's what he has to say about it.
A shot from the festival's activities on Nov 13. (Image: JPost)
10:47 GMT
The oud (Middle Eastern lute) was represented, in the Oud Festival’s Egyptian music concert last week, and it was nothing less than very charming.
Kim K is kicking up her heels and headed to Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook/Kim Kardashian)
10:15 GMT
Meet Kim Kardashian live and in lots of flesh at the Formula 1 after-party of the year.
Ali Mostafa's "From A to B" is one of this year's highlighted features. (Image: Broadcast ProME/From A to B)
05:19 GMT
Check out the first line-up of this year's selection for Dubai International Film Festival Arabian Nights.

November 17, 2014

The official poster for the Cultural Resistence Festival in Lebanon. (Image: Lebanontraveler.com)
12:32 GMT
Lebanon’s General Security has banned theaters from screening the Iranian film "The Silent Majority Speaks."
Red hot: Najwa sets the stage on fire with her fabulous performance in Sydney this week. (Image: Facebook)
11:19 GMT
Najwa Karam gave one man a good telling off after harassing her during her concert in Melbourne.
A buxomy Menna Shalabi at a film fest past.
10:17 GMT
Tunisia is in for a treat as Menna Shalabi will descend on the Carthage Cinema Festival judging committee.
The Queen of Disco is coming to Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
09:53 GMT
What better way to ring in the New Year than to rock out to Gloria Gaynor's classics, as well as other Disco themed artists.
Morteza Pashaei was laid to rest on Sunday. (Image: Radiojavan.com)
09:43 GMT
Morteza Pashaei died of cancer at age 30 on Friday, and thousands have gathered to remember the music icon in central Tehran.
Ed Sheeran is bent for the region. (Image: Facebook/Dan Massie Photography)
09:28 GMT
Fans across the region will get at least two chances to hear the British singer perform. Ed Sheeran has concerts scheduled for both Dubai and Doha next spring.
The CIFF runs from 10-20 November. (Image: Medafricatimes.com)
08:58 GMT
Ahram Online looks at four films screened during the Cairo Intl Film Festival - Dancing with Maria, Los Hongos, Magic Arena and Red, Blue, Yellow - as different takes on the artists' lives and practice.
Will the Clooneys soon become parents? (Image: DM)
08:39 GMT
George and Amal Clooney are already trying for a baby... Rumor has it that they want to adopt like their besties Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!
Sarah Silverman is seriously coming to Israel. (Image: Facebook)
07:59 GMT
The multifaceted and controversy-courting comedian is coming to the region. Sarah Silverman will be walking the red carpet at the 16th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival next month.

November 16, 2014

Khaled Al Sawi shows his game face. (Image: Twitter)
14:19 GMT
So what if he has been diagnosed with a disheartening disease, Khaled Al Sawi is determined to kick some serious Hepatitis C in the booty.
Kim K from her trip to Dubai in 2011. (Image: Salmaglamour.wordpress.com)
14:03 GMT
Fresh from breaking the internet this week, we hear Kim Kardashian is returning to the UAE in November to promote her new perfume!
Do you find the gown as daring as they say?
11:42 GMT
Tsk-tsk, Ms. Wehbe. The Lebanese diva draws more negative attention her way with a scandalous gown on set the talent show "Star Academy". She's clearly doing her part to provide Kardashian equivalent entertainment for the Middle East!
Don't fret, George and Nada are in a totes good place right now! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:34 GMT
A new rumor has it that George Wassouf and Nada Zeidan are still married!
Dina in the company of friends in her first appearance since leaving jail! (Image: Anazahra.com)
10:57 GMT
Now that her jail sentence is done and dusted, Dina el Sherbini makes her first appearance... on Facebook!
Ahmed and his wife are still together, according to the actor!
09:54 GMT
Don't you just hate it when rumors make you divorced in the cyber world? Well, Ahmed el Sakka is still married in real life!
Kylie and Gigi are huge fans of Instagram and bombard their followers with selfies on a daily basis! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:44 GMT
Best friends Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin do their best to impress on Instagram!
Mark Zitti and The Coltelli Brothers are performing in Dubai. (Image courtesy of Khaleej TImes)
07:06 GMT
A night of energetic jazz and wicked sweet instrumentals is coming to Ruth's Chris Steak House in Dubai as the Italians take over the stage.

November 15, 2014

Part of the film poster for the documentary "We Are the Giant".
18:10 GMT
Greg Barker gives a look at life in Libya, Syria, and Bahrain in the wake of the Arab Spring in his documentary "We Are the Giant".
Ahmed is recovering well following his back cancer surgery in the US. (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT
Ahmed Helmy shocked his fans after revealing the true reason behind his recent trip to the US: Cancer treatment.

November 14, 2014

Omar Khairat is coming back to Cairo Opera House. (Image: Facebook)
19:39 GMT
He's shown his skill on many a piano across the world, but the place that knows him best will be graced with his presence again soon. Cairo Opera House welcomes Omar Khairat back to the keys.

November 13, 2014

Ruby's husband and Zeina are most likely collaborating together on the new film The Big Night. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:55 GMT
Egyptian actress Zeina has been offered a tempting role in Ruby's husband's new film The Big Night!
Good friends: Tamer and Issam chilling together. (Image: Facebook)
13:08 GMT
Ahmad Issam celebrated his birthday with a host of celebs including Tamer Hosny!
Despite her friends' warnings, Ghada will be filming a new movie with Ezz soon. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:33 GMT
Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek is all for sticking to her friends through thick and thin, and that's exactly what she's doing for Ahmed Ezz!
One of the underwear (cropped) shots in which Omran appears to be naked in. (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT
Saudi-Turkish model Tomy Omran took off his clothes once again for a brand new photo shoot!
Cracks quickly appeared on the surface of George and Nada's turbulent relationship. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:42 GMT
Syrian singer George Wassouf and his wife rally driver Nada Zeidan have officially divorced!
Ex-couple for sure: Nabilla with her BF Thomas Vergara! (Image: Public.fr)
09:00 GMT
Nabilla Benattia, known as France's Kim Kardashian, has been charged with the attempted murder of her reality TV star boyfriend Thomas Vergara.

November 12, 2014

Mai will be chilling with a different Hollywood celeb in each episode! (Image: Facebook)
15:10 GMT
Mai Hariri has a new reality TV show and she's got big Hollywood names lined up for it!
Al Jasmi and Sager will sing their duet during the opening ceremony of the Gulf Cup of Nations. (Image: Facebook)
14:14 GMT
As football fans prepare for the launch of the Gulf Cup of Nations, UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi and Saudi singer Rabeh Sager prepare to sing their latest duet live during the event!
Love will be in the air as "Circles of Love" comes on air in the New Year. (Image for illustration purposes)
13:33 GMT
A new drama is around the bend, and these two have the theme songs ready.
Maali Zayed showing her Egypt patriotism.
12:48 GMT
In a now sacred television show interview just before her death, the late Egyptian actress shares her sadness about the state of her country.
Ahmed with his wife of 15 years Maha al Soghayyar. (Image: Facebook)
12:39 GMT
It's a sad time for love... Yes, Ahmed el Sakka and his wife Maha al Soghayyar have separated!
Sham with her famous momma, Asala Nasri (Image: Instagram).
12:30 GMT
She's gotten hitched, and now she's headed out of the country. Syrian singer Asala Nasri's daughter Sham is moving to England, and here's what her mom has to say about it.
Exciting times: Mervat has just completed filming her new movie Cairo Timing in Egypt! (Image: Facebook)
11:07 GMT
Egyptian actors Noor al Sharif and Mervat Amin are back together after 15 years of absence!
Jako is now a resident DJ at Dubai's GQ Bar Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
08:39 GMT
After beating hundreds of other entrants to win the Fame Music International DJ Contest, Jako Diaz has claimed his prize of a residency at GQ Bar Dubai. Here he talks dreams and nightmares.
Nicki Minaj at the MTV EMAs. (Image: Facebook)
05:42 GMT
Nocki Manaj released a video for her song "Only" on Saturday and now has haters saying it glorifies Hitlers.
Known for his meditative music, Sami Yusuf has made a name for himself worldwide. (Image: Facebook)
05:15 GMT
Iranian religious movie, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will feature Iran's own Sami Yusuf in the score.

November 11, 2014

Maali Zayed, who had cancer, died on Monday November 10, 2014. (Image: Sada Elbalad)
15:35 GMT
The 61-year-old was one of Egypt’s most celebrated actresses in the 80s, with roles varying from comedy to melodrama.
Dounia's name was quickly cleared from stealing by Badr al Dawoudi. (Image: Facebook)
14:41 GMT
Moroccan singer Dounia Batma is being accused of stealing something in showbiz. Hint: It isn't the spotlight!
Mayada Hinawi is still turning down Muhsin Jaber's offer to move her out of Syria.
12:20 GMT
The use of Mayada's music has been quite controversial, and now production company "Alam Al Fan" has something to say about it.
Nesreen Tafesh is taking Dima Baia'a to court.
10:52 GMT
Accusing her of blasphemy and public insult, Nesreen Tafesh is standing her ground in court with Dima Baia'a
Gerri has come over all classy and revealed her impending nuptials in a newspaper advertisement. (Image: Twitter)
10:52 GMT
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has officially gotten engaged to her Formula One boss beau Christian Horner.
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhamad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, with the actor Adel Imam at #SIBF14. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT
Egyptian actor Adel Imam praised Saudi Arabia and UAE’s support to Egypt during the turbulent political situation it recently went through.
Jannat smiles away rumors that she has issues with Mustafa Shabaan.
09:34 GMT
The Moroccan songstress clears the air about her rumored issues with Mustafa Shabaan and shares her next career steps.
The Egypt lovin' actress has left her mark on cinema.
09:19 GMT
After only a brief illness caused by excessive smoking, Maali Zayed died Monday afternoon.
Conor Maynard is returning to the UAE to perform at Abu Dhabi's F1
09:06 GMT
What better way to celebrate your 22nd birthday then to hold an Abu Dhabi concert at Project Etoiles Yas Island?
Peter Gabriel busting out the vocals. (Image: Facebook)
06:49 GMT
I'm “not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic,” but rather “anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation," assures Peter Gabriel.
Ahmad Makky has given a thumbs up to push forward for a fifth sequel of his drama.
06:45 GMT
The show will go on, no matter what his friends think!

November 10, 2014

Khloe poses with French Montana and Snoop Dogg at her BF's bday bash. (Image: DM)
16:47 GMT
Moroccan rapper French Montana celebrated his 30th birthday with on-and-off GF Khloe Kardashian and her boobies?
Qattan has now fully recovered following his liver transplant in Italy. (Image: Facebook)
16:05 GMT
How did Jordanian singer Toni Qattan answer to one skeptical caller who accused him of being an alcoholic?
Lucy is ready to reel again.
14:12 GMT
It's been awhile since we've seen her on the silver screen, but Ruby is back in business come next holy month in "Wali Al Ahed" (The Crown Prince).
DJ Mark Knight at the decks. (Image courtesy of Facebook)
11:36 GMT
Having worked with Black Eyed Peas on their award-winning album "The-End", DJ Mark Knight will bring his magic to the Middle East later this month.
"Long Night" and "Bus 321" will be featured in "Gulf Voices".
11:24 GMT
The 11th edition of DIFF is coming next month and will feature the best the region has to offer in the "Gulf Voices" program.
Sabah has always tried to remain glamorous regardless of her age! (Image: Ashams.com)
08:33 GMT
Sabah, mostly known for her music and love for toy boys, is celebrating her 87th birthday today!
Assaf takes selfies with his fans at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow. (Image: Facebook)
07:52 GMT
We knew Mohammed Assaf would do it, and he made us all proud after winning the MTV EMA for best Middle East Act in Glasgow, Scotland last night.

November 9, 2014

Musicians played first movement from Mozart's Symphony no. 40. (Image: Ati Metwaly)
15:21 GMT
An orchestra played famed Mozart's Symphony no. 40 surprising the people gathered around the Cairo Festival City mall.
What exactly is Ghada Abdel Razek playing at? Director Mamdouh Shaheen has accused the actress of running off with his thousands! (Image: Albawaba)
15:07 GMT
What exactly is Ghada Abdel Razek playing at? Director Mamdouh Shaheen has accused the actress of running off with his thousands!
Are Kfoury and Ahlam more than just friends? (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:18 GMT
What is it with Wael Kfoury and other women? And by other women we mean ones that aren't his wife! Did he really secretly marry Miss Middle Easy Ahlam Hajji?
Maali Zayed has made her mark on the film industry. (Image: Facebook)
11:10 GMT
Egyptian actress Maali Zayed is said to be suffering from cancer. Our fears have been confirmed.
Amy Samir Ghanem is single and still smiling. (Image: Facebook)
10:59 GMT
Maybe it was wishful thinking from relatives, but Amy Samir Ghanem was only rumored to have gotten engaged. She's still single, Dudes!
Tamer Hosny is using his voice for a purpose. (Image: Facebook)
10:50 GMT
With Egyptian and Lebanese armies in mind for their daily subjection to terrorist attacks, Tamer Hosny uses his voice to show some patriotism.
One of the CIA's "reel vs real" tweets on Friday. (Image: Twitter)
10:02 GMT
The CIA took to Twitter on Friday to correct plot points of the movie Argo in a "reel vs. real" series of tweets.
Republica has returned to the music scene. (Image courtesy of funny-pictures.picphotos.net)
09:37 GMT
With their 90s hit "Ready to Go" appearing in several US TV shows, the Britpop group Republica reunited a few years back and are bringing their music to the Middle East.
Pamela is apparently Israel's no1 fan! (Image: Thedailybeast.com)
08:10 GMT
She loves her animal shelters but doesn't mind some home demolitions - Pamela Anderson among celebs who raised millions for IDF over the weekend.
Haifa Wehbe to join Star Academy this week.
06:48 GMT
Haifa has a special gift for viewers this week as she plays guest on the talent show "Star Academy Arabia".

November 8, 2014

This year, the Panorama will screen 38 films from 25 countries over ten days. (Image: Al Ahram)
16:03 GMT
Seventh Panorama of the European Film, which runs between 19 and 28 November, unveils full programme and details.