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August 28, 2015

Ghalia Benali's upcoming concert will be part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing that continues until 31 August. (Facebook)
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Ghalia Benali's upcoming concert will be part of the Citadel Festival for Music and Singing that continues until 31 August.

August 27, 2015

Ghada Abdel Razek and, wait, booz??? (Instagram)
17:14 GMT
Ghada Abdel Razek fans have another reason to be shocked by the actress.
Yehia Khalil jammin' out. (yallabina.com)
15:09 GMT
Cairo Opera House will come alive on Monday, August 31st with some wicked sweet beats by Yehia Khalil.
Syrian and Jordanian children to premiere "Oliver Twist" in Arabic in Jordan next month. (Showbiz411.com)
10:54 GMT
Syrian and Jordanian children to premiere "Oliver Twist" in Arabic in Jordan next month.
Dubai doesn't like reggae, it loves it! (Island Stage)
08:55 GMT
Dubai doesn't like reggae, it loves it!
Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will host a spectacular trance show in Cairo in September. (YouTube)
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Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila will host a spectacular trance show in Cairo in September.
Former CNN host and iconic American celebrity Larry King visits Israel for the first time in 20 years. (Shalom Life)
06:24 GMT
Former CNN host and iconic American celebrity Larry King visits Israel for the first time in 20 years.
Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting. (Screenrant.com)
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Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting.
Eric Lanard is one of the celebrity chefs coming to Taste of Abu Dhabi this fall. (Facebook)
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It's gonna be deliciously fun a this year's Taste of Abu Dhabi with this sweet line-up of celebrity chefs.

August 26, 2015

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. (Flickr)
12:11 GMT
What if James Bond was one day played by an Arab actor?
Assi, Sherine, Saber and Kazem are returning for The Voice Season 3. (Facebook)
09:48 GMT
The Voice Arabia judges are back in full throttle for season 3 of the singing competition.
Saad being honored by King Mohammed VI of Morocco. (Facebook)
09:01 GMT
Saad Lamjarred feels patriotic after being honored by the King of his native Morocco.
Don't mess with Zeina when it comes to her and Ahmed Ezz's "relationship." Not even if you're Amr Diab! (File photo)
08:19 GMT
Don't mess with Zeina when it comes to her and Ahmed Ezz's "relationship." Not even if you're Amr Diab!

August 25, 2015

Take That performing live in Birmingham earlier this summer. (Facebook)
19:16 GMT
If you pre-registered to see Take That in concert this October in Dubai, then you can snatch those bad boys now.
Elissa speaks up. (Image Archive)
18:14 GMT
Elissa calls for peaceful, Ghandi-like response to Lebanon's heated garbage crisis.
Hany al-Masry worked for Walt Disney Imagineering. (Image Archive)
17:15 GMT
Hany al-Masry lost his long battle with leukemia at age 64 after having worked as a designer for Walt Disney.
Ghada Abdel Razek maxin' and relaxin' in the sun. Um, what is she wearing?! (Instagram)
16:42 GMT
Haters gonna hate, but Ghada Abdel Razek knows she looks great. She's lovin' the Santorini sun.
Dounia Batma at the microphone, doing what she does best. (Facebook)
15:00 GMT
Well loved in her homeland, Dounia Batma made her fellow Moroccans happy at her Moroccan Telecom Festival performance last weekend.
Ibtisam Taskat has been accused of dancing half naked in an online video. (File photo)
13:42 GMT
Ibtisam Taskat has been accused of dancing half naked in an online video.
One Direction hysteria hits the Middle East after the boy band announces they will be taking a year-long break next year. (Facebook)
12:48 GMT
One Direction hysteria hits the Middle East after the boy band announces they will be taking a year-long break next year.
Haifa Wehbe in her music video "Kiss It Better." (YouTube)
11:26 GMT
We've hand-picked 5 of the worst Arabic songs/music videos ever made for your eyes only!
Basel was highly praised for his role in the Ramadan TV series "My Path." (Sayidaty.net)
07:47 GMT
Basel Khayat, who acted alongside Sherine Abdel Wahab in his recent Ramadan TV series Tariqi, talks to Ahram about his acting technique, his experience making Tariqi and potential future projects.

August 24, 2015

Egyptian TV series "Tariqi" (My Road) to be screened on Columbian TV.
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Egyptian TV series "Tariqi" (My Road) to be screened on Columbian TV.
Ahlam has just revealed who her favorite Arab singers are, and something we didn't know about this year's Arab Idol. (Facebook)
14:22 GMT
Ahlam has just revealed who her favorite Arab singers are, and something we didn't know about this year's Arab Idol.
So far, “Theeb” has been commercially released in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Egypt and Switzerland. ()
10:36 GMT
Jordanian film "Theeb" lands in Iraqi cinemas on Thursday.
Hani Shaker and Hussein al Jassmi are among those honored with national awards on Morocco’s Youth Day. (Facebook)
09:14 GMT
Hani Shaker and Hussein al Jassmi are among those honored with national awards on Morocco’s Youth Day.
Rande Gerber, Amal & George Clooney, Mario Testino and Cindy Crawford at the official launch of Casamigos Tequila in Ibiza. (News.com.au)
08:50 GMT
The Clooneys and their besties Cindy Crawford and her hubby Rande Gerber hit Ibiza to celebrate the Spanish launch of their tequila brand.
Sean Finna performing earlier this month. (Facebook)
07:28 GMT
If it's love you want, it's love you'll get from the Emirates, Sean Finn!
Myriam Klink has a fan in George Wassouf! (Facebook)
06:51 GMT
Even George Wassouf loves him some Myriam Klink.
Screenshot from Matisyahu's Spanish Festival performance. (YouTube)
06:22 GMT
There was a mixed response to Jewish American reggae artist Matisyahu's controversial concert in Spain this weekend.
Gigi Hadid's Instagram post in the revealing jumpsuit.
05:45 GMT
Obviously very comfortable with her body, Gigi Hadid exhibited the phrase "If you've got it, flaunt it!" by sporting a revealing bodysuit en route to see T Swift.
Ragheb Alama is one of the stars showing his solidarity. (Archived Image)
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Haifa Wehbe, Ragheb Alama, and other stars have shown their support of the "You Stink" campaign by protesting themselves or expressing solidarity via social media.

August 23, 2015

Nancy Ajram is bringing her beautiful self to Dubai! (Archived Image)
16:36 GMT
We all love us some Nancy Ajram, and now fans at Modhesh World will get a dose of the sweetheart songstress this Monday night!
Natalie Portman gets real with her fans. (Archived Image)
16:25 GMT
Natalie Portman directed and co-starred in the upcoming film "A Tale of Love and Darkness", and now the Jewish star gives the story behind the story.
Khaled Darwish rockin' the oud at the Citadel festival. (Facebook)
15:43 GMT
The 24th iteration of the festival gave props to five fine artists who left their mark on the music and opera scene to the sounds of Cairo Steps.
Say no to drugs! Bella Hadid insists that she's never done drugs and is a good girl who goes to bed at 9! (Stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com)
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Say no to drugs! Bella Hadid insists that she's never done drugs and is a good girl who goes to bed at 9!
Haifa Wehbe is fed up with the haters and spammers on her Instagram account, and she had something not so nice to say to them. (Instagram)
10:16 GMT
Haifa Wehbe is fed up with the haters and spammers on her Instagram account, and she had something not so nice to say to them.
Jackie Chan is set to film his new blockbuster in Dubai. (Cloudpix.co)
09:00 GMT
Jackie Chan is set to film his new blockbuster in Dubai.
Mohamed Mounir performing on August 10th. (Facebook)
05:43 GMT
"The King" nailed his gig at Egypt's Norther Coast, despite some serious organizational glitches.

August 22, 2015

Dinal El-Wedidi is one of the exciting artists ready to perform in Egypt this week. (Facebook/ Bassam Allam Photography)
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Egypt is chock-full of awesome opportunities to get out and play this week. Check it out!

August 21, 2015

Welad Rizk (The Sons of Rizk) is currently being screened in Egyptian cinemas. (YouTube)
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Welad Rizk (The Sons of Rizk) is currently being screened in Egyptian cinemas. Although coming from the experienced and renowned team, the film fails to live up to their best work.

August 20, 2015

Murat Ozturk is one of the unique opera-pop artists set to perform in Dubai this October. (Facebook)
22:58 GMT
A little dash of opera and a bit of pop jazz fused together, and Dubai has got an opera-pop performance that will rock your socks off on October 10.

"As I Open My Eyes" is getting a moment in the spotlight. (Image used for illustrative purposes)
22:36 GMT
Leyla Bouzid directed the film "As I Open My Eyes", and now all eyes will be on it at the Toronto International Film Festival!
Egyptian Ramy DJunkie has the music 80s kids love to listen to.
14:06 GMT
Egyptian Ramy DJunkie has the music 80s kids love to listen to.
Spandau Ballet are ready to play next month. (Facebook)
12:52 GMT
Spandau Ballet drummer John Keeble fell ill, leading to multiple performance cancellations, but word is that the British group are stil on for their gig in the UAE next month!
Jennifer has signed a $5 million deal to appear in adverts for Emirates Airlines. (Fulviameirosu.ro)
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Jennifer Aniston has signed a $5 million deal to appear in adverts for Emirates Airlines.
The Chuckle Club in Doha is going to make you laugh with top British comedians this September. (Doha Comedy)
11:31 GMT
The Chuckle Club in Doha is going to make you laugh with top British comedians this September.
Get a taste of expatriate life in Dubai through the new comedy series "DCity." (YouTube)
10:35 GMT
Get a taste of expatriate life in Dubai through the new comedy series "DCity."
One of the jury members, Jay Wud rockin' out. (Facebook)
04:28 GMT
The UAE is looking for emerging talent, and winners will win a gig at the Beats on the Beach 2015 as well as other perks.

August 19, 2015

The Jewish American musician's concert was cancelled on Monday after the festival succumbed to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Santions (BDS) movement. (Diffuser.fm)
15:16 GMT
The Jewish American musician's concert was cancelled on Monday after the festival succumbed to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Santions (BDS) movement.
We bet this Sinai beach doesn't look so empty now! (Archive)
15:14 GMT
Mohamed Ramadan just isn't getting the attention he hoped for his film "Shad Agza" as movie theaters experience 70 percent drop in ticket sales due to the heat wave.
So many are upset that Matisyahu was boycotted. Discrimination anyone? (Facebook)
14:59 GMT
The Spanish government spoke up on Tuesday about their displeasure of American Jewish artist Matisyahu having been banned from performing at a Spanish reggae festival because of his political views that don't support a Palestinian State.
Cirque Éloize's latest production, Cirkopolis. (Facebook)
12:25 GMT
Cirque Éloize's latest production, Cirkopolis, is coming to the Emirates after traveling the globe.
Andy Warhol's depiction of Mick Jagger (left) next to a piece by Joan Miro at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary art. (Flickr)
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They won't "Paint it Black", but the Jahan Nama Museum of Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex will be making Andy Warhol's painting of Mick Jagger look so fresh, so clean.
Meet Kurdish Zhala, Sweden's new pop sensation. (Svt.se)
11:28 GMT
Meet Kurdish Zhala, Sweden's new pop sensation.
Shaabola cancels Iraq concert for "security reasons." (File photo)
09:22 GMT
Egyptian singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim, AKA Shaabola, who ridiculed ISIS, has cancelled his Iraq concert for fear of the terrorist group's leader.
“Iftah Ya Simsim” (Sesame Street) opens doors for a strong Arabic education. (File photo)
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“Iftah Ya Simsim” (Sesame Street) opens doors for a strong Arabic education.
Anne will be playing the role of a kidnapped woman in the ME in a new TV series based on Jennifer Steil's novel The Ambassador's Wife. (Empire Online)
07:30 GMT
Anne will be playing the role of a kidnapped woman in the ME in a new TV series based on Jennifer Steil's novel The Ambassador's Wife.
Paul Hollywood ready to sweeten up the city of Dubai. (Facebook)
04:27 GMT
Our taste buds are already watering. BBC Good Food Shows are coming to Dubai with celeb chef Paul Hollywood in tow.

August 18, 2015

Matisyahu was disinvited from performing in Spain. (Archive)
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Bearded "hassidic reggae" star Matisyahu was banned from performing in Spain for being a "Zionist", and World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder is utterly bewildered.
Mohamed Hefzy, head of Fortress Film Clinic. (cineuropa.org)
20:54 GMT
Fortress Film Clinic helps Arab films step up their game, proven by an amazing 2015 portfolio.
Nour el Sherif is one of the great actors we lost this year. (Archive)
19:51 GMT
So many epic artists lost in Egypt this year, and the list sadly just seems to keep growing.
This is your chance to win tickets to the international dance show, Blaze the Show, happening this weekend in Dubai! (whatson.ae)
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This is your chance to win tickets to the international dance show, Blaze the Show, happening this weekend in Dubai!
The Doha Film Institute is co-financing Mohammed Assaf's biopic "The Idol" (Ya Tayr El Tayr). (File photo)
13:58 GMT
The Doha Film Institute is co-financing Mohammed Assaf's biopic "The Idol" (Ya Tayr El Tayr).
This Matisyahu concert obviously wasn't in Spain! (Facebook)
12:56 GMT
Matisyahu is appalled that he was nixed from performing Spain because his political views that don't align with the Palestinian State.
Mariah Carey and James Packer in Israel. (Archive)
12:41 GMT
Mariah Carey and her billionaire beau visited the Holy Land earlier this summer, and she loved it so much she's returned to rock out a concert.
Mai and Oka cut their huge and delicious wedding cake. (Alwafd.org)
11:39 GMT
Egyptian stars Mai Kassab and Oka have said their "I do's" on Monday.
Hend Sabry's talk, titled 'My Mom and The Theory of Relativity' at TEDx Cairo Women, is now available on YouTube. (YouTube)
07:57 GMT
Hend Sabry's talk, titled 'My Mom and The Theory of Relativity' at TEDx Cairo Women, is now available on YouTube.
So many fans. Could this really be Elissa's concert? (Facebook)
00:08 GMT
Sweden loves their David Guetta, but do they love Elissa this much?

August 17, 2015

Australian-born Ben Goldstein rises up the ranks on Israel’s "X Factor." (Facebook)
14:28 GMT
Australian-born Ben Goldstein rises up the ranks on Israel’s "X Factor."
Salma Hayek granted a restraining order against two women who allegedly "threatened to kidnap" her daughter. (Yournextshoes.com)
13:54 GMT
Salma Hayek granted a restraining order against two women who allegedly "threatened to kidnap" her daughter.
The happy couple smiles as they pose for their wedding photo. (Al Jaras Magazine)
11:02 GMT
Egyptian actor Saeed Tarabeek married an actress 40 years younger than him and social media users aren't impressed!
Amel wedded her Lebanese hubby in a star-studded ceremony in Beirut. (File photo)
08:48 GMT
Amel Bouchoucha looed glowing on her honeymoon with her new hubby businessman fiance Waleed Awada.
The late great Mohammed Abdel Wahab. (Wikipedia Commons
06:01 GMT
Mohamed Abdel Wahab's better half has left the earth as well as her late husband, having passed away Sunday.

August 16, 2015

Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel Hamid will light up the Cairo Opera House. (Archive)
20:37 GMT
Cairo Opera House will be alive with the sound of oud thanks to Ghassan Al-Youssef and Dina Abdel Hamid.
Matisyahu won't be the rocking the stage in Spain. (Facebook)
14:42 GMT
Matisyahu has a unique mix of reggae and alternative rock and rap. His eclectic music is well loved around the world, but not welcome in Spain since he wouldn't sign a document in support of Palestinian statehood.
Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid urged her fans to donate towards saving malnourished children in South Sudan. (Myfacehunter.com)
12:08 GMT
Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid urged her fans to donate towards saving malnourished children in South Sudan.
As part of a special UN project, Aussie singer Cody Simpson donated his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee, who documented his journey from Syria to Europe. (Pop Crush)
09:33 GMT
As part of a special UN project, Aussie singer Cody Simpson donated his Twitter account to a Syrian refugee, who documented his journey from Syria to Europe.
Is your poetry good enough to win you 1 million US Dollars? Then you must enter the Million's Poet TV competition. (Jamaluk.com)
08:33 GMT
Is your poetry good enough to win you 1 million US Dollars? Then you must enter the Million's Poet TV competition.
Fans of Arab films attend the festival. (Facebook)
08:04 GMT
The Arab Film Festival Australia has kicked off with films from across the Middle East.
Egyptian composer's heir files a lawsuit against Jay Z for illegal sampling of his music in "Big Pimpin'."(Youredm.com)
07:43 GMT
Egyptian composer's heir files a lawsuit against Jay Z for illegal sampling of his music in "Big Pimpin'."
Innocent little Hala Turk way back when. (Image Archive)
06:59 GMT
Guests are gonna have a Hala of a good time tonight at the Dubai World Trade Center as none other than controversial Ms. Turk takes the stage.
Angelina Jolie has a new gig that's got a smile on her face. (Facebook)
06:00 GMT
"The Breadwinner", to be produced by Angelina Jolie, may be a cartoon, but it's certainly not light hearted.