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June 3, 2015

Arzo and Nancy sing together at the "Be the Star" event in Dubai. (Gololy)
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Nancy Ajram just can't help herself from sharing the spotlight with a young contestant.
Saad has quickly risen to stardom in the Arab world thanks to his unique voice and charming personality. (Facebook)
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Saad Lamjarred comes out on top once again!
A scene from Tawfik Saleh's the 'The Dupes'. (Mada Masr)
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Tawfik Saleh's classic 'The Dupes' (Al-Makhdu'oun) is featured at the new Cimatheque Alternative Film Center opening.
Saleh Bakri with Suheir Hammad in a still from Salt of the Sea. (IMDB)
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The When I Saw You star will be speaking at a ticketed event in Sydney in August.
If you are what you eat, what does that make Amal Clooney? (Celebrity City)
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If you are what you eat, what does that make Amal Clooney?
Hala is extremely popular with her peers in the Middle East. (Hawa Jordan)
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Hala Turk sings at the opening of her uncle's new store.
Kuwaiti-Venezuelan soul singer Coco was part of the the lineup. (Facebook)
09:39 GMT
The Saudi host of 'Laish Hip-Hop?' brought together a diverse lineup to Malja Bahrain for live performances of homegrown hip-hop, R&B, soul, jazz and rock talent.
Ramez has pranked yet another celebrity on his terrifying prank show! (File photo)
08:16 GMT
Watch Zeina get pranked by Ramez Galal this Ramadan!
A still from the Abla Fahita show. (Facebook)
07:39 GMT
Dubbed a "porno puppet," a study finds out who exactly watches "Abla Fahita's" show in Egypt.
Gerard Butler is fully clothed in the Etisalat video. (Fanshare)
07:21 GMT
The Scottish star of 300 flexes his muscles alongside Ahmed Helmy and Bollywood actors in Etisalat's latest ad.

June 2, 2015

Haifa has won BAMA's "Best Middle Eastern Artist of 2015" award. (File photo)
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Haifa Wehbe celebrates her big BAMA win this week.
Yousra's opening speech will focus on Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima. (Cairo West Mag)
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Yousra will deliver the opening speech at the Luxor African Film Festival, which runs for five days under the theme of "The Magic of African Cinema".
Michael Douglas with his on-again, off-again actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Michael Douglas will talk acting at the ticketed event, where he will receive The Genesis Prize from PM Netanyahu.
Ricky Martin appeared in The Voice Arabia last year. (Instagram)
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Rumour has it that Ricky Martin will be playing a date in Egypt this summer.
11:24 GMT
Ignore Elissa at your peril - she's none too pleased with the X Factor presenter!
Shine on Gigi! Not an easy look to pull off, but she nails it. (AFP/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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The Pali model's not looking back on Cody Simpson, as she continues her worldwide red carpet domination.
Theeb is now coming to Egyptian cinemas. (File photo)
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Jordanian film Theeb leads the film pack as it heads to Egyptian cinemas tomorrow.
Haleema is now a proud mama to two daughters. (Hello IQ)
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Kuwaiti starlet Haleema Boland is a second-time mama!
George Clooney is the face of celebrity-lust! (HD Latest Wallpapers)
08:36 GMT
Must all women fancy George Clooney?
Assala gives a brilliant performance at the Mawazine music festival in Morocco. (Facebook)
07:54 GMT
Mawazine music festival-goers went wild for Syrian singer Assala.

June 1, 2015

Souad Massi's songs are inspired by classical Arab poetry. (WOMAD)
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Souad Massi follows up her Mawazine Festival performance with a stint at the World of Music and Dance Festival in the UK.
Oh sunglasses shield us from their sheer star power. (Yahoo)
15:19 GMT
The A-listers kept it casual with the Gerbers for their favorite rockers U2 in LA.
Arab directors and international producers have their own agendas. (Shutterstock)
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When independent arab filmmakers rely on foreign funds, the battle becomes creative as well as financial.
Omar Sharif was a much-wanted bachelor back in the day. (Lecinemadreams)
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Omar Sharif was a George Clooney back in his hay day, and these women are a testament to it!
Pepsi said that Sherif’s first music video is their way of encouraging him to spread his wings and embark on this exciting new journey. (File photo)
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Arab Idol season 3 winner Hazem Sherif has a new music video coming out!
Amal Clooney in Margiela by Galliano. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)
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Every style icon's gotta have a little help now and then, but Amal's use of a stylist and his links to Galliano has raised eyebrows.
Rami Ayach coming to a screen near you at Eid! (Facebook)
11:27 GMT
Guess who dropped in on Rami on his film set in Egypt?
Yara poses with her fabulous piano cake. (Facebook)
11:05 GMT
Lebanese singer Yara celebrated her birthday a day early this year.
Dima dances the night away with her new hubby Humam. (Screenshot)
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Dima Kandalaft finally has the wedding of her dreams.
JLo performs in a daring outfit at the 14th edition of Morocco's Mawazine Festival. (Hawt Celebs)
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American singer Jennifer Lopez is in hot water for her "skimpy" outfit at the 14th Mawazine Festival on Friday.

May 31, 2015

A still from the Egyptian film Factory Girl. (Facebook)
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Egyptian film Factory Girl will be released in French cinemas during the last quarter of 2015.
The Dodge Viper was worth 700,000 dirhams (175,000 euros), before Alamoudi adapted it for filming. (Screenshot)
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Abu Dhabi car owner Saif Alamoudi gets his supercar fleet back from Furious 7!
Farah Chakhachiro poses with her idol Nancy Ajram. (Facebook)
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"Be the Star" contestant Farah Chakhachiro sings with her idol Nancy Ajram and wins lots of gold!
Joelle with baby Joe - is he the main man of her life at the moment? (Facebook)
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Just divorced, already making wedding plans - who is the new man in Joelle Hatem's life?
A figure of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Hamama’s career reached its pinnacle in the 1940s and 1950s. (
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Mohammad Abdel Wahab visits his late wife Egyptian icon Faten Hamama's grave on her birthday.
Baron Palace is the first Arabic horror film to be shot in 3D. (Pixabay)
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Strange phenomena reported on the Baron Palace movie set. Boo!
Pharrell Williams, graceful under pressure! (Twitter)
08:30 GMT
What happened when Pharrell was asked an awkward question at the Mawazine Festival press conference before last night's gig?
Iraq's "Acrassicauda" say it's difficult being a heavy metal band in the US. (Facebook)
08:22 GMT
US-base Iraqi metal band let their voices be heard through their music and lyrics.
Sherien with her ex-hubby Amr Diab and their daughter. (Egypt Independent)
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Sherien Reda, ex-wife of singer Amr Diab, has said her divorce from Diab did not affect her acting career.
Why is Bassem on a boat in the middle of Lake Lucerne? (Photo courtesy of Cairo Gossip)
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Is Bassem Youssef a security risk?

May 30, 2015

J-Lo was last night's international headline act. (AFP/Fadel Senna)
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Jennifer Lopez gets the Mawazine Festival off to a sizzling start
'Omar' is a homage to American, French and Egyptian thrillers. (YouTube screenshot)
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Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad talks about his influences in making Omar, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

May 29, 2015

One Republic said that they will be back in Tel Aviv again. (Facebook)
22:27 GMT
US pop rockers play first-ever Israel concert to 20,000 fans.

May 28, 2015

Ayach will star in the movie "Paparazzi" this July. (Facebook)
21:27 GMT
The singer-turned-actor will be gracing the silver screen in his first ever movie this Eid El Fitr.
Yasmina, 16, came second only to breakdancer Salah in the finals of Arabs Got Talent in March 2015. (Screenshot)
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Iconic Lebanese singer-songwriter Ziad Rahbani and Egypt's Yasmina Alelwani of Arabs Got Talent to star at Lebanon's Zouk Mikael International Festival in July.
God's Horses, Ayouch's 2012 film, won the Francois Chalais prize at the Cannes Film Festival. (Morocco World News)
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Nabil Ayouch's new film is definitely not 'Much Loved (Zine Li Fik) in Morocco', as it has been banned from screening.
Maybe Richie the Clown didn't like JLo's short hair? (Instagram)
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Jennifer Lopez becomes the latest victim of Richie the Clown's confetti bombs as she leaves LA for the Mawazine Festival in Morocco.
The pair married secretly in 2012. (Eonline)
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Janet Jackson's Qatari billionaire hubby surprised her for her 49th birthday in LA.
Khloe's selfie with the cute tiger cub in Dubai. (Instagram)
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Khloe Kardashian has upset another group of people with her Dubai selfies.
Whose side are you on after hearing Sarah's argument? (File photo)
08:35 GMT
Ezz's lawyer Sarah Darwish made some pretty good points against Zeina and her witnesses.
Can you imagine Hala as a dentist? (File photo)
07:52 GMT
Hala Turk's fans are really sad today!

May 27, 2015

Annemarie Jacir was named one of Filmmaker magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema. (
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'Salt of the Sea' and 'When I Saw You' filmmaker talks about her new Palestinian film Wajib.
Do you think Raghad used to be a man before? (Menara News)
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Lebanese starlet Raghad Salame has been accused of being a transsexual just like American sportsman Bruce Jenner.
More Tamer Hosny at the touch of a button. (Instagram)
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Massive catalog of arab music will be available via the mobile video-on-demand service, following a new partnership between the production house Mazzika Group and Vuclip.
Yay! Another part-Lebanese baby is on the way...(Screenshot)
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She said oui! Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie is engaged to her former 'Dancing on Ice' partner following news that they are expecting their first child together.
Bella and Gigi Hadid's Instagram accounts are full of new Monaco selfies. It's a hard life! (Instagram)
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Fresh off the Cannes red carpet, celeb sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kylie and Kendall Jenner are now in Monaco partying away with Lewis Hamilton.
Clooney argued that people should accept their options: ‘get older, or die’. (UOL)
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We're sure Mrs Clooney loves George just the way he is!
Look who's gone native in Dubai!? (Facebook)
12:19 GMT
Khloe follows in the footsteps of her reality-star sisters by inflaming the internet with her 'Habibi love' niqab Instagram selfie.
Sherif and Riham on their honeymoon in the US. (Instagram)
10:24 GMT
Young Egyptian actor Sherif Ramzy and his new wife actress Riham Ayman jetted off to the US for their lovely honeymoon this week.
Ramez Galal in a promotional still from last year's prank show "Ramez, The Sea Shark." (
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Will Ramez Galal's prank show "Ramez Wakel Elgaw" (Ramez in Control) get cancelled before it's even been released?
A still from the "Seeb Eidy" music video. (YouTube)
08:14 GMT
Salma El-Fouly, best known for her arrest for the "Seeb Eidy" music video, has a shady history we didn't know about!
A performance by the Company of Dreams dance troupe. (Visit London)
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London-based international dance troupe could perform anti-ISIS piece.

May 26, 2015

A still from El-Fouly's 'controversial' video. (YouTube)
15:03 GMT
An Egyptian singer is facing possible 'debauchery' charges after her racy YouTube video 'Don't Touch Me" fell foul of the country's morality laws.
What do you think of Ahlam's new look? (Facebook)
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The Emirati singer Ahlam has posted her new look on Instagram, taken during the filming of an upcoming appearance on the Taratata show on OSN network.
George and Amal in Japan for his 'Tomorrowland' premiere. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)
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George Clooney has confessed that he cut his honeymoon with Amal Clooney short so he could attend Comic Con.
A still form one of the episodes of ET Bil Arabi. (
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The hit entertainment show ET Bil Arabi is now being filmed at its twofour54’s studios in Abu Dhabi.
We're on TEAM SHAKIRA! (YouTube)
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Will Shakira be replacing mega-diva Christina Aguilera on The Voice USA?
Assaf sincerely thanked Jordan for standing by Palestinians in their time of need and for helping heal their wounds. (Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Mohammed Assaf celebrated Jordan's 96th Independence Day with a special Facebook post.
Amal has fashion blogs written about her style all over the internet. (Seema Kukadia)
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Amal, whose husband George Clooney is friends with Vogue's editor, has set her sights on gracing the cover of the magazine,
Bassem also lost his mother 18 months ago. (Facebook)
08:42 GMT
Egyptian satirist makes us cry with a heartfelt tribute to his father.
Sharif at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Rome in 2011. (
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Sharif is said to be aware that he was an actor, but can no longer distinguish one film from another.

May 25, 2015

One Republic are known for the massive hits “Apologize,” “Stop and Stare,” “Good Life” and “Counting Stars.” (Facebook)
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Ryan Tedder and the boys of One Republic have arrived in Tel Aviv for a spot of tourism before their Thursday night concert. Stop and stare!
Ellen and Portia pose with The Act performers. (Instagram)
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TV host extraordinaire Ellen De Generes and partner Portia de Rossi were spotted on the town in Dubai last night.
Najwa and Nasser are very popular as judges on Arabs Got Talent. (File photo)
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Rumor has it that celebrity judges Najwa Karam and Nasser al Qasabi are leaving Arabs Got Talent.
Enas al Dughaidi had her first kiss at 16! (Watan 24)
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Egyptian director Enas al Dughaidi shared a story about her first kiss on the TV show "Mafateeh."
Gigi Hadid, baring her soul at the Amfar auction, Cannes. (photo courtesy of DeGRISOGONO)
09:39 GMT
Taylor Swift wants to set Gigi Hadid up on a date after she split from her long-term boyfriend Cody Simpson.
Was Layla really "asking for it" with her Facebook post? (Facebook)
09:13 GMT
Layla Iskandar says that she is a "Lioness without a lion"!
Hadid and Hamilton chill together in Cannes! (Mundo Deportivo)
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Palestinian teen model Gigi Hadid is reportedly dating F1 racer Lewis Hamilton.
We absolutely loved Izabel's Georges Hobeika dress at Cannes. (
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Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart ends Cannes in a Georges Hobeika dress.
Khloe Kardashian styled as The Glam Goddess. (photo courtesy of Mane Addicts)
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The reality star is back in Dubai today with Kuwaiti model Fouz Al Fahad for a special event with celeb hairdresser Jen Atkin.
Emirati Mona Al Mansouri's creations on the catwalk at Beirut's Summer Fashion Week. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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Fashionistas flocked to Beirut this week, as creations by Mona al Mansouri, Nadwa al-Awar and Lamia Abi Nader guest-starred alongside international brands such as La Perla for LIPS Summer Fashion Week.

May 24, 2015

Gümüş is a Turkish melodrama, which became a pop-culture phenomenon when it was dubbed into Arabic and aired across the Arab world as "Noor" in 2006. (Deviant Art)
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Turkish documentary film "Kismet" links parts of the former Ottoman country in an attempt to shed light on the deep relationship of love between women and Turkish soap operas.
Shams is as famous for her war of words as she is for her music! (Twitter)
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Will the two Gulf stars bury the hatchet now that Shams has bestowed her forgiveness on Ahlam?
We bet George's arab mother-in-law has been counting down the days for a new grandchild (
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Are George and Amal going to be DINKs (double income no kids)? Someone's not gonna be happy...
Bassem's father passed away on Saturday night. (Elhawanem)
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Bassem Youssef's father has passed away on Saturday.
Hend Sabry's Salam PROD will give her the chance to pursue her dream projects. (Facebook)
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The multi-faceted Tunisian announced the launch of her own production company at the Cannes Film Festival.
Ramez posted a picture with Paris from behind-the-scenes of his prank show "Ramez in Control." (Veto Gate)
09:31 GMT
Ramez Galal is back with a vengeance, and this year Paris Hilton was one of the prankster's victims!
Raya radiates on the red carpet. (Facebook)
09:02 GMT
We've been getting the star scoop with Raya for years, but the Lebanese-Brit presenter is a celeb in her own right.
The pretty ink work Suzanne showed off on Instagram. (Al Watan Voice)
08:15 GMT
Syrian actress Suzanne Najm Eddine has a butterfly on her shoulder!
Don't miss Donia Samir Ghanem, Ahmed Ezz, and Simone on your screens this Ramadan! (Facebook/Al Bawaba edit)
07:42 GMT
Get ready to tuck into the 11 soaps to grace our screens over Ramadan.

May 23, 2015

Omar's son Tarek says that his father has been showing signs of Alzheimer's disease since 2013. (File photo)
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Tarek El-Sharif claims that his father Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
After being recently 'love-bombed' in Lebanon, Salma Hayek works the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
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Salma Hayek is in discussions about portraying cunning courtesan Mata Hari, who was executed by firing squad in 1917 after being accused of spying for Germany.

May 22, 2015

Hungarian singer Boggie was forced by Israel to remove part of her video display over Gaza references. (YouTube)
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Israel makes it to the final and complains about Hungary's entry, which references Gaza in the original video.

May 21, 2015

Ghita is originally from Casablanca, Morocco but is studying in the US. (Facebook)
15:02 GMT
Ghita, a student from Casablanca, was discovered via social media and will be opening for Maroon 5 at the star-studded Mawazine Festival that starts on May 29th.
Rami Sabry, before and after. (Al Rai News/Al Bawaba edit)
14:05 GMT
The Egyptian singer unveiled his new look on his Facebook page - what do you think?
Fawaz Gruosi poses on the catwalk with models adorned with de GRISOGONO's latest DIVINE HIGH JEWELLERY CREATIONS.
13:59 GMT
Any Hollywood celebrity's outfit wouldn't be complete without Lebanese-Italian jeweler de GRISOGONO's creations. The same goes for the luxurious brand's annual most-anticipated soirée of Cannes.
Sama was facing a six month prison sentence over the alleged insult. (Facebook)
11:34 GMT
Egyptian belly dancer Sama al-Masry is acquitted for insulting Zamalek Club Chief Mortada Mansour on satellite tv. Maybe hold your tongue next time?
Ezz's appeal to the Family Court has been rejected twice. (File photo)
09:58 GMT
Oh, Ahmed Ezz, things don't seem to be going well for you in court at all!
Multi-award winning Khaled Abol Naga is no stranger to tackling difficult human rights and conservation issues. (Photo courtesy of Ol Pejeta)
08:16 GMT
Egyptian hottie Khaled Abol Naga joins model/actress Nargis Fakri in a celebrity-fuelled fundraising effort to save the world's last male white rhino.