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October 30, 2014

Movie on top: The Island 2 was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
13:02 GMT
Every film makers nightmare has come true for producers of "Al Jazeera 2". The Egyptian box office hit has been pirated.
Remember Wadih El Safi? The French soon will too!.
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The man, the late legend, Wadih El Safi, will have a stirring musical tribute thanks to the talents of fellow Lebanese singers Jaheda Wahbe and Melhim Zein.
Maali Zayed's smiling here, but her health could be better. (Image courtesy of
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Gossipers suggest that the Egyptian leading lady is suffering from cancer. She went to the hospital, so clearly it's the worst case scenario, right?
What's not to love? Ashton Kutcher has fallen for his baby girl. (Image: Facebook)
10:39 GMT
Dubai diner owner and Hollywood celebrity discusses his love for his new daughter Wyatt Isabelle. He and Jewish-raised Mila Kunis have previously mentioned a desire to raise their baby in her religion.
John Legend has been added to the 13th Emirates Airline Dubai International Jazz Festival line-up. (Image: Facebook)
10:23 GMT
Bastille, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, The Script and many more musicians? Yes, please and thank you! Dubai is in for some seriously good tunes.
While Amal is busy working overseas, Clooney is preparing to work on a new comedy with Johansson! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.
Theeb hanging out in the Jordanian desert (Photos courtesy of ADFF).
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"Theeb" is like "Lawrence of Arabia", buuut without the Lawrence.

October 29, 2014

Ramy Essam is hanging in Sweden. (Image: Facebook)
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Revolutionary artist Ramy Essam has left his homeland after being harassed by the police.
Nina performing at The Nile Project. (Image: Facebook)
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Dina El-Wedidi, releases her first album titled 'Turning Back' with a Norwegian label in a concert that took place at the Greek Campus last Friday.
Marwan Khoury is bringing his cool self to Egypt for a festival performance. (Image: Facebook)
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He loves him some Lebanon, but Marway Khoury is cruisin' over to Egypt to sing for his fans at the 23rd Annual Arabic Music Festival.
Check out what's shaking with Latifa! (Image: Facebook)
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If you hear in whip cracking in Tunisia, it might just be Latifa. The singer is racing to get her album ready by winter break.
Watch out for Tinashe! She's coming to Dubai's RedFestDXB. (Image: Facebook)
11:48 GMT
Two more performances added to the RedFestDXB slate next February.
The all-star cast of Fast & Furious 7 (Image: Facebook)
11:36 GMT
After six consecutive Fast & Furious films, number seven suddenly has a new title. The first official trailer is out for the newly named "Furious 7".
The semifinalists at Hollywood's Laugh Factory on Friday! (Image: Naharnet)
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Get ready to laugh your socks off at the "Funniest Person in the World" competition winner!
Miriam Margolyes as Prof. Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (Image: Facebook)
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Jewish Actress Miriam Margolyes says that Israel's actions in Gaza have caused a "troubling backlash" for Jews in Britain, but shows no love for Hamas.

October 28, 2014

Youssef has been cast to play the role of Wentworth Miller in the Arabic version of the US TV show "Prison Break." (Image: Cairo Scene)
12:39 GMT
Egyptian heartthrob Amro Youssef is preparing himself for the role of a lifetime as the Middle East sees Prison Break adapted into Arabic.
Diana will be performing live in an exclusive concert in Fujairah! (Image: Facebook)
11:06 GMT
City Centre Fujairah has announced the next celebrity singer to join its ongoing concert series: Diana Haddad is up next!
Air Supply performing at a gig back in June. (Image: Facebook)
10:34 GMT
Aussie soft rock duo Air Supply, you know, "The One That You Love" to hear, has a gig in Israel this December.
What is Sherine Abdel Wahab thinking after the verdict came out?
10:21 GMT
Sherine is pretty zipped lipped either for legal reasons or due to shell shock after she was sentenced to six months of jail in court.
Ahlam is intimidated by no one, especially no magazine editor! (Image: Facebook)
10:00 GMT
Ahlam is headed to court next year, and she's seriously not shy about it.
Is Shujoon Al Hajery happy to be single again?
09:29 GMT
The Kuwaiti actress out on the open market again after finalizing her divorce from husband and business manager Ahmad Al Biraiki
"The Price" marks Saba's third participation in an Egyptian film. (Image: Facebook)
09:19 GMT
Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Egyptian actor Amro Youssef deliver a humanitarian message in their new film "The Price."
A still from "Ghadi," which will be competing in next year's Oscars in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category. (Image: Daily Star)
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Amin Dora’s comedy “Ghadi” is seeking international recognition; let's hope it wins "Best Foreign Language Film" in the 2015 Oscars.
Ahlam and Somaya have recently been very praiseful of one another! (Image: Facebook)
07:18 GMT
Ahlam has a new fan: Somaya al Khashab!
Tribute to the classic group "The Four Seasons" will treat the ears of the festival attendees. (Image courtesy of Khaleej Times)
05:49 GMT
"Big Girls Don't Cry", especially when they're at the Taste of Abu Dhabi coming up next month. With a Four Seasons tribute and delectable delights, it's sure to be a home run of a foodie event.

October 27, 2014

Adel's got nothing against Khaled.
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Here's what Adel has to say about the rumors going around that he and Khaled Yousif are on the outs.
Mayada Al Hinawi is standing strong for Syria
18:29 GMT
Sorry, "Mazzika", Mayada isn't moving out of her unstable homeland for man or music.
Nesreen Tafesh is on the lookout for her missing family members in "Darine".
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Ramadan 2015 will bring the Syrian drama "Darine" to our screens where Nesreen Tafesh will portray a woman shocked to discover her family is missing from Damascus.
Teresa Corvina, Bashar Atiyat, Guillaume de Saille, Khaled Abol Naga and Mohammed Hefzi during a panel discussion at the film festival. (Image: Khaleej Times)
14:43 GMT
For the first time in Abu Dhabi Film Festival's history, experts gathered for an open public discussion on the poor film acting and directing in Arab cinema.
Maya is one of the spokeswomen for the #PinkStands4 campaign. (Image: Facebook)
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Maya Diab's #PinkStands4 claimed the number one spot on Glamour Magazine's most influential breast cancer awareness campaigns worldwide.
One of the images captured by Yosra of Beyoncé on her Mrs Carter Show World Tour. (Image: Yosra El-Essawy/Invision)
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Superstar Beyonce posted verses from the Quran on her Instagram account yesterday. What's all that about?
Many films find their way to Abu Dhabi for shooting. (Image courtesy of Digital Productions Middle East)
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After Star Wars and Fast and Furious filmed their sequels in the city, other productions are following suit to make Abu Dhabi one of the top international locations for film.
Tarik on set while directing Bieber's new music video!  (Image: Freitekh Press Office)
09:51 GMT
Palestinian director Tarik Freitekh wraps up directing Justin Bieber's latest music video "Work for It."
George and Amal's wedding has made one customer oh so very unhappy! (Image: Facebook)
08:51 GMT
One disgruntled customer has complained that their family outing had to be cancelled because of the Clooney's glitzy gathering at Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire.
"The Island 2" was the most-watched film this Eid! (Image: Facebook)
06:57 GMT
With the Eid cinema season in the dust, it's time to look back and review the roles men have played in recent films and those in the past.

October 26, 2014

A beautiful picture from Nancy and Fadi's wedding album. (Image:
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Nancy Ajram is used to hearing all sorts of rumors about her love life. But now an astrologist is predicting that a divorce is on the horizon!
We've got another reason to clap for Mohammad Assaf.
14:21 GMT
From Arab Idol to European star, Mohammad Assaf continues to steal hearts everywhere.
Assi Helani in studio for "Loyalty to the United Arab Emirates". (Image: Twitter)
13:59 GMT
A lover of horses and of operetta, Lebanese singer Assi Helani managed to get his fix for both fetishes during his recent trip to the UAE.
A still from Nancy Ajram's hit music video "Yalla." She looks like a doll, don't you agree? (Image:
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"Old" Nancy Ajram is back with her "Yalla" music video, and it captures exactly what we knew her as when she first shot to fame!
Katy has transformed from fresh-faced teen into a hot Queen! (Image:
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Katy Perry has flown to Morocco for her 30th birthday after canceling her extravagant party in Egypt due to safety reasons!
Arsha Kaviani is taking his music back to his homeland. (Image: Facebook)
08:50 GMT
Arsha Kaviani's music has taken him around the world, and now it's bringing him back to his birth place of Dubai.
The power couple wedded in a lavish wedding ceremony in Venice last month! (Image: Facebook)
08:48 GMT
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin felt like they needed a third party to celebrate their their nuptials. And they did, in England, this weekend!
Do you think Mindy Kaling could pass for Malala Yousafzai? (Image: Facebook)
05:43 GMT
While at a VIP party in New York City, actress Mindy Kaling was mistaken for Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai.

October 25, 2014

Palestinian born and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Merna (formerly known as Ayah) blissfully spreads her wings in a space and time where evolution is imminent. (Image:
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Palestinian vocalist Merna (formerly Ayah) releases her latest single "A Little More" off her sophomore studio album The Calling, melding elements of rock, soul and classical.

October 24, 2014

With the dust just settling from their Venetian wedding, George and Amal are already talking about making babies. (Image: Daily Mail)
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George is allegedly so ready to have babies, he's offered to be a stay-at-home dad. What do you suppose his Lebanese wife has to say about that gender role switch?!

October 23, 2014

These two have had a struggle for so long. (Image from Albawaba article archive)
21:23 GMT
Haifa Wehbe and Ragheb Alama may just be friends again. We're shocked. Are you?
These two have gotten pretty up close and personal in the past.
21:09 GMT
Wael Kfoury and his co-patriot artist Elissa sure are buddy buddy, but social media flirtations are totally innocent, right?
Angham has been in hiding lately after the Ahmed Ezz marriage doc surfaced.
10:27 GMT
Angham was mysteriously absent at the recent Alexandria International Song Festival where the songstress was to accept an honorary award for her accomplishments throughout her career.
Ehab is sadly mourning the death of his beloved mother. (Image: Facebook)
09:10 GMT
Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq's mother has passed away on Wednesday.
Khaled Abol Naga is seriously displeased his film wasn't picked for the Oscars. (Image: Facebook)
08:04 GMT
The Egyptian actor is displeased that his film didn't get picked as the Egyptian entry into the Oscars.

October 22, 2014

Haifa Wehbe passed on the ALS challenge to Ellie Saab.
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The Instagram campaign to support the Lebanese Autism Society managed to find its way to Haifa Wehbe's page.
So glitz, so glam: Emily Blunt is ready for the DIFF red carpet come December (Image: Facebook).
14:53 GMT
Now we've yet another reason to attend the Dubai International Film Festival; Hollywood actress Emily Blunt will be there!
Bushra is willing to sell her Paris-made wedding gown for a good cause.
14:17 GMT
The Egyptian actress is calling all celebs to join her charitable campaign of donating personal items for a cause.
So long, no silver screen for Yousra. (Image: Facebook)
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When it rains it pours for Yousra because she'll be filming the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel scenes at the same time as this new film.
Ramy is a pretty good actor in all of his music videos, so acting might come as second nature to him! (Image: Facebook)
13:40 GMT
While acting has become the latest trend for singers in the Arab world, Ramy Ayach wants a piece of the action too!
How well will Hamaki do as a first-time actor? (Image: Facebook)
10:20 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki's upcoming acting project has been brewing for a while now, but he's in no rush to cook it up yet!
Gigi follows the celeb trend of flashing her Calvins in bed! (Image: Instagram/Daily Mail)
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Gigi Hadid displays her taut stomach in her underwear as she relaxes in bed.
Acclaimed actress Nelly Karim will be gracing the ADFF judging panel. (Image: Facebook)
07:28 GMT
Jury members for 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival includes Egyptian filmmakers Marwan Hamed, Hala Lotfy and Sherif Elkatsha, along with acclaimed actress Nelly Karim.

October 21, 2014

The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival will run from 16-25 October. (Image:
14:11 GMT
Short film ‘ONE’ shows Islam and Christianity existing happily side-by-side; documentary will screen as part of Emirates Film Competition.
The concert is in the memory of US journalist Daniel Pearl before his death by Pakistani militants in 2002.
13:30 GMT
David Broza, Mira Awad, Jerusalem Jewish-Arab Youth Chorus to take stage in Lod at 8 p.m. Thursday for music event in conjunction with "Daniel Pearl World Music Days."
Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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While rumors about Mayada al Hinnawi selling her music copyrights are on wild fire, she's busy making music with Joe Raed!
Ahmed "the adventurer" with his wife Maha. (Image: Facebook)
10:26 GMT
Egyptian actor Ahmed el Sakka was surprised to come home to a large crowd of angry protesters gathered outside his house. What did the action hero do?
Elissa promotes for her latest album - coming soon - with Rotana! (Image: Facebook)
10:15 GMT
Heirs of the late artist Muneer Murad are not too happy about one of Elissa's tracks on her latest album.
When will we see Maali on our screens again? (Image: Facebook)
10:03 GMT
We haven't seen her in the cinema for quite some time, and it looks like we'll still have to wait to see Maali Zayed in the movie theater.
Then and now: Amr Diab's still got the same cute face he had in 1961. (Images: Facebook)
09:38 GMT
Count those candles! Amr Diab made quite the cute 8-year-old birthday boy. Do you think his looks have carried on 45 years later?
Jeremih will be taking his talents to Dubai for the RedFestDXB. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT
R&B singers Jeremih and Cris Cab have been added to the A-list line-up for the music festival in Dubai next February.

October 20, 2014

The "World's Funniest Person" competition will be held at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Las Vegas! (Image:
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Gear up for the world's funniest show as Hollywood tries to find the world's funniest person!
The green figure-hugging dress Somaya wore showed off every inch of her assets. (Image:
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Egyptian actress Somaya el Khashab may be approaching 49, but her mother still dresses her to this day!
Ahlam will be receiving her Alexandria International Song Festival award in person! (Image: Facebook)
12:21 GMT
She may have many haters, but UAE singer Ahlam is much liked by the Alexandria International Song Festival!
Manal Mousa, 25, and Haitham Khalaily, 24, appeared on Arab Idol this month. (Image: The i)
11:00 GMT
Two Arab Israelis were placed under arrest after returning home... for taking part in Arab Idol!
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced the list of jury.
10:15 GMT
The star-studded ADFF 2014 is coming, and here's the list of folks playing jury.
Work your magic for your man, Ruby! (Image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT
Fresh from their honeymoon, Egyptian singer and actress Ruby and her new husband are getting a new kind of action.
Amal Maher is in the studio! (Image: Facebook)
07:21 GMT
She's got a new album on the way, but Amal Maher needs her fans to help choose its title.

October 19, 2014

Mohammad better sort out the disputes before Ramadan lands on our doorsteps in 2015! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:59 GMT
Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan has been temporarily banned from acting.
Xox: Feryal Youssef getting cozy with Paris Hilton in Dubai. (Image: Twitter)
14:39 GMT
Feryal Youssef was one of the many household names present at the grand opening of Dubai's hottest new club.
Tamer received an honorary plaque from the Canadian University in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
12:09 GMT
The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.
Hamada and Mervat star in the new comedy film My Mother-in-Law Loves Me. (Image: Facebook)
11:24 GMT
Most actors would argue over minor things in their work, but when it comes to Egyptian singer-turned-actor Hamada Hilal, Mervat Amin comes first!
Celebs celebrating May Salim's daughter's bday. (Image: Twitter)
09:53 GMT
Egyptian actress May Salim sent a social media shout out to her celebrity pals Tamer Hosny and wife Basma Bosil, thanking them for attending her daughter's birthday party.
Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama!
Human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) gestures as she stands between the president of the Acropolis museum Dimitris Pantermalis (2nd R), the minister of Culture and Sports Konstantinos Tasoulas (L) and Geoffrey Robertson, head of Doughty Street Chambers, during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens October 15, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ POOL / YORGOS KARAHALIS)
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Maybe it's Mrs. Clooney's Middle Eastern background that has taught her to let her husband choose which causes to support.
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brought chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
07:11 GMT
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brings chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
This still from the movie trailer is courtesy of Ahram Online.
06:39 GMT
After premiering in Toronto in September this film based in Iraqi Kurdistan, "Mardan" has made its way into the Oscars race.

October 18, 2014

Gigi looks almost unrecognizable in her sports gear. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Gigi Hadid steals the spotlight in short silver dress at star-studded charity event in New York.