Another day, another story of an Arab celeb claiming innocence to fraud charges. This time Libyan singer Hamid Al Shaeri tries to clear his name.
Angelina Jolie will be meeting with Syrian refugees in the north of Jordan as part of a UNHCR sponsored visit.
The condition of Fairouz's childhood home is one of the reasons the project to turn it into a museum is taking years!
Muna Zaki wants to play the tough girl and perform her own dangerous stunts in her new Ramadan drama "Asia". Her demanding request has costs the production company a fortune on an insurance policy.
After many delays and much criticism for it, Egyptian songster Rami Sabri's new promised album release date is today! Will it come true?
Photo display in Cairo's happenin' Sufi Bookstore takes us into the Tango-ed world of passion and romance.
One of our very own Egyptian directors Yousry Nasrallah will premiere his 'After the Battle,' which depicts aftermath of infamous 2011 camel battle, at the festival's opening night.
June 18, 2013
After receiving an honorary doctorate at Hebrew University, legendary singer/ actress Barbra Streisand urged for more gender equality in Israel but praised the University's endeavors for harmony between Arab and Jewish students.
Syrian actress May Sakkaf has fled Syria and escaped to Lebanon after being called a terrorist by Assad's regime.
Never fear, Farah, your fellow Syrian hottie singer Samo Zaen has got your back, even if he is busy workin' on his new album!
Ghada Abdel Raziq has a new show coming to town this Ramadan with a character that's got some cray-cray problems in 'A Life's Story'.
Some of the region's top artists have taken their projects on the road to exhibit in the second edition of London's Shubbak festival, to be held from 22 June to 6 July.
Acclaimed Egyptian film actress Faten Hamama shares stories of her roller coaster path to stardom, says one time she even forgot her son was sick during the entire day's shoot.
After announcing his resignation from his booming musical career last year, Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker has kept us on our toes with some crazy zealous stunts. The latest daring deed is to put his home up for sale to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
June 17, 2013
For one reason or another, some gossip sites felt it their duty to spread the horrible rumor that Abeer Sabri is dead.
With concerts, handcrafts and more than 100 activities open to the public free of charge, Jerash is the place to be until July 7th for the 28th annual Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts.
The Middle East Film Company and Comic Con is allowing regional talent the chance to write a screenplay that's out of this world in a competition for a Middle East-inspired Sci-Fi film.
Hurry, so you don't miss all the film fun at 'Beirut Animated' festival this week before it heads off to other locations around the region.
It's gonna be awesome in Alexandria with Oufuqy Music Festival coming to town. From 17-23 June, the city will be infiltrated with 12 concerts, 7 film screenings, 3 workshops, an improvised jam night, and thousands of fans!
It's all about social media these days, and even Arab artists who are no more are getting in on the deal. Fans of late, great regional talents are creating pages dedicated to the work of their favorite artists.
In a close encounter of the terrifying kind, actress and singer Dolly Shaheen’s daughter Nour miraculously survived death.
June 16, 2013
The Lebanese diva can't let the contestants get too much attention, making sure her Arab Idol guest appearance steals the thunder and rains down drama.
It’s social media mania for Myriam Fares. The starlet has more than four million legit likes on her verified Facebook account and her latest YouTube clip is going crazy!
Another one bites the dust, leaving the competition down to just three candidates. Ziad Khoury says farewell to Arab Idol with a hug from Nancy.
Egyptian actress and songstress Ruby is ready to leave her days of drama behind and is moving into the land of comedy with a funny role in "Al Harami wal Abeet" (The Thief and the Idiot).
Whoops! Somebody spilled the beans and leaked the theme song for Haifa Wehbe’s new TV drama, but put away the tar and feathers ‘cause Essam Karika says it wasn’t him!
Legendary Egyptian actress Yousra is in Beirut to film and she brought some fellow Lebanese celebs with her.
Egyptian superstar Sherine takes to the stage and screen on one of the final Arab Idol episodes of the season.
June 14, 2013
The Emirati singer says that her guest performance on the talent show will be enormous
June 13, 2013
Lebanese singer Yara has been having a sneaky affair with a married man who she hired to decorate her house.
It sounds like there never was love in the air between the Lebanese celebrity Rita Karkafi and singer Fares Karam.
Apparently a Cairo court has already declared Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas a stone cold swindler. Hisham, however, plans to have the last word.
Ready or not, here comes an uncensored Russell Brand with his 'Messiah Complex' show in Abu Dhabi, Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine later this summer.
The dance crew based in UAE beat up the competition, winning second place in a regional Filipino TV talent contest.
It's here, it's there, it's everywhere! The Rhinoceros story is an allegory at the Mashrabia Gallery where Ahmed Sabry's paintings are currently on display.
The latest work by one of region's talented artists, Akram Zaatari, is up for display at the Venice Arsenale until November 24th. “Letter to a Refusing Pilot,” is a whimsical piece of recollection.
June 12, 2013
The leading lady will now be leading the campaign to oust Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi from her very own home in Cairo.
Lebanese beauty Qamar has two strikes against her this month with the failure of her new movie and the canceling of her TV show.
A Palestinian film maker says women need more legal protection as her documentary 'I Saw Harassment' received an award at the 16th Ismailia Film Festival last week.
A group of five creatives from MENASA (the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) have received $100,000 to fulfill their artistic projects, based on proposals submitted to the Abraaj Group.
News travels fast, and the car accident of one of Egypt's favorite starlets quickly caused alarm.
El-Genaina Theatre in Al-Azhar Park starts summer off right with Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy’s summer program.
Top chef turned TV celebrity Osama El Sayed shares an emotional farewell with viewers on his popular cooking show.
June 11, 2013
With more than a million views on YouTube in less than three weeks, Lebanese pop princess Pascale Machalaani’s “Girls Dreams” is a major hit!
One of the region's most promising ensembles has big things in store with a new album "What's Wrong with Beirut?" that's ready for release during their exciting slot in the Beirut Holidays concert series.
It's not all rainbows and gumdrops anymore for Tamer Hosny's career. Everything has been looking up for the superstar until the writer for his new film peaced out from the project.
Syrian actress Jenny Asper returns after taking time off to give birth and has begun filming for the fifth sequel of the popular television drama "Sabaya" (The Girls).
The electronic music festival hosted by 100COPIES was a smashing success. Groups like Cellar Door, Zuli, El Madfa3geya and others from abroad brought the party to Egypt last weekend.
Tweets between controversial Saudi cleric Mohammad Al Arifi and super celebrity Ahlam ignite intense debate across Gulf countries. Is Ahlam about to have a major career change?
Egypt's underground rock band, Egoz, is beginning the launch of their tour, ‘Songs From The Temple,’ and debut album at home base at the El-Sawy Culturewheel on Sunday, 16 June.
June 10, 2013
The Beirut home of legendary singer Fairuz is now scheduled to be restored and turned into a museum, commemorating the life of the songstress.
It was a sad Saturday night to be Salma Rachid or Perwaz Hussein. The two gals made it so close and yet so far from the end of the competition and were eliminated from the weekend's show, while Ragheb Alama gets a big a surprise.
A number of artists and intellectuals continue to occupy the culture ministry headquarters in Zamalek, Cairo, insisting mostly on the removal of Culture Minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz.
Diana Haddad busted out a remix of Samira Tawfiq’s music as a form of tribute, along with a variety of her own songs, new and old, on set of Arab Idol on Friday night.
For the second August in as many years, Beirut Holidays promises to pump Beirut Souks with a wide range of local and international performers beginning with the renowned Nancy Ajram.
Eyad Houssami, editor of 'Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre' interviews with Jadaliyya and shares his thoughts on what's facing contemporary Arab Theatre.
It's crunch time, Baby, and Director Adel Al Aser is nowhere near ready. There are still so many deets to be worked out if the new TV drama 'Jadawil', starring Suhair Ramzi, will be ready in time for the Ramadan lineup.
June 9, 2013
Fans might have thought Justin Bieber's trip to Dubai was exotic, but now the region's favorite Canadian pop star has booked two tickets to outer space 'cause nobody can top that!
Nancy Ajram has been on the judging panel all season for Arab Idol 2, but on Saturday night's elimination episode, the songstress turned guest star. Her dress may have been the biggest hit of the night, but her songs were good too.
How much space does it take to hold Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz’s thespian grandeur? At least ‘Two Rooms and a Living Room’, the star’s latest film produced by Mohammad Hafthi through ‘Film Clink’ company.
While there is some influence from ace journalist Hala Sarhan and Oprah, Suzan Najm claims she has made her own character to make all women proud.
Long-running rival judges Ahlam and Ragheb Alama have put their behind past them and become friends again on the set of Arab Idol, Friday night, with Diana Haddad guest appearing.
Lebanese artists George Awde and Stephanie Saadé wow guests "Another Time" around with a second dual exhibition at Karantina's Running Horse Contemporary Art Space.
Word on Twitter is that folks were rolling in Dubai after the British comedian performed two sell-out gigs at Dubai World Trade Centre.
June 8, 2013
After a long break, Tamer Hosny and his producer Nasr Mahrous have renewed their vows and celebrate with a baby: new clip "Welcome to the Life".
An Australia-based concert agent lost millions of dollars as Egyptian singer Amr Diab never showed-up and he has now decided to bring the matter before an Egyptian Court.
June 7, 2013
The 12 year old daughter of Amr Diab has started her own music channel on YouTube, where she will be sharing videos of her singing in English with the world.
June 6, 2013
Syrian actress Kinda Alloush is in full support of the revolution against President Bashar al-Assad, and she's not afraid to show it.
With a grand opening slated for the fall, folks can get a little taste of paradise early with Tom Young's "Carousel" on display at the quaint and new art center "Villa Paradiso" in Gemmayzeh.
It's the final stretch, and Arab Idol season finalist Ahmad Jamal has got at least one cheerleader! The winner of Arab Idol's first season, Carmen Suleiman, is tweeting her support of the fellow Egyptian contestant most in the danger zone.
Watch out, Arabia, Ahmed Helmy is gonna be checkin’ out your mad skillz on ‘Arabs Got Talent’. Say goodbye to Saudi comedian Naser Al Qasabi ‘cause Ahmed is comin’ to town and joining the judging committee for the talent's show's third season.
Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme has spent his career bashing bad guys - and now the ‘Muscles from Brussels’ is preparing to beat up brazen bankers in Dubai.
Amr Hosny's bizarre creations introduce the concept of psychedelic art to the Egyptian cultural scene. Too bad they're not for sale!