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"Mare Nostrum" from Syria.
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An exciting line-up of short Arabic films will be screened at the biennial Shubbak Festival. Albawaba presents a preview.
Safaa Hegazy, "Bayt al-Arab" presenter. (ERTU)
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The controversial former TV "Bayt al-Arab" presenter and ERTU director Safaa Hegazy passed away this morning.
"Wind River," which won for Best Director, starring Elizabeth Olsen. (The Weinstein Company)
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The "second-tier" awards at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival have been given-out by a jury lead by Uma Thurman. Who are the big winners?
Hound Dog II - another of Elvis's jets. (Public Domain)
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Elvis Presley's private jet sold at a California auction for a surprisingly little amount of money.

May 27, 2017

Grande was touring to promote "Dangerous Woman", her latest album. (Republic Records)
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Ariana Grande, whose show in Manchester was subject to a terrorist attack on Monday, will be performing a benefit concert for victims.
Mariah Carey with her twins. She'd supposedly ended things with Bryan to focus on raising them. (Instagram / mariahcarey)
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They were seen holding hands—on a date. Are Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka seeing sparks?
Katie Hopkins has had some rather...edgy views over the years. (Loose Women)
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Katie Hopkins is no stranger to controversy. Here are five instances where she should have been fired from LBC radio before.
Dummkopf. (Katie Hopkins)
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The controversial Islamophobic columnist was fired after she called for a "final solution" following the Manchester attack.

May 26, 2017

Rosario Dawson is purportedly set to star in the new X-Men franchise.
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"Daredevil" star Rosario Dawson is in talks to star in "X-Men: New Mutants", due for release in April 2018.
Author Denis Johnson—an exceptional talent. (Cindy Johnson)
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Denis Johnson, the remarkable author of masterpieces such as "Resuscitation of a Hanged Man", "Tree of Smoke", and "Jesus' Son", has passed away.
Scott Disick's new love life lasts almost a whole day. (Instagram / letthelordbewithyou / chloebartoli)
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"Keeping-Up with the Kardashians" star Scott Disick, Kourtney's ex, was seen going very hands-on with stylist Chloe Bartoli at Cannes.
A match made in heaven. (FX / 20th Century Fox)
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Jack Kesy is reportedly set to star in "Deadpool 2" alongside Ryan Reynolds.
Jack Sparrow's seen better days. (Disney)
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Critics are tearing into Disney's new "Pirates of the Caribbean", starring Johnny Depp as the swaggering Jack Sparrow, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley.
A self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh.
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The Doha Film Institute co-financed "Loving Vincent", a fully painted feature length film about Vincent Van Gogh.

May 25, 2017

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" remains a beloved, hilarious classic.
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It's Towel Day! Fans worldwide celebrate Douglas Adams's remarkable radio programme and book series, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
The show has proven to be rather magical.
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It's your last chance to see Mary Poppins live on stage in Dubai!
Martyn Hatt was a huge fan of Mariah Carey. The singer paid him a tribute after his death in Manchester's attack. (Instagram / mariahcarey)
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Mariah Carey has paid tribute to her fan Martyn Hett, who was among those killed in the Manchester terror attack.
Bella and Scott were getting pretty cozy by the pool. (Instagram / bellathorne / Instagram / letthelordbewithyou)
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"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Scott Disick was spotted getting cosy with Bella Thorne in the Cannes sunshine. Kylie Jenner tells her to not hook-up with him.
“Wahat al-Ghoroob” ("Sunset Oasis"), based on Bahaa Tahir's IPAF-winning novel. (DMC)
10:33 GMT
Women's empowerment takes a step forward as superstar actresses are represented this Ramadan TV season.
Bella Hadid arrives at Cannes in style. Momentarily. (AFP)
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Supermodel Bella Hadid had an embarrassing "wardrobe malfunction" at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
Ellen DeGeneres on her hit show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (usually just "Ellen"). (EllenTV)
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Ellen DeGeneres, star of "Finding Dory", "Inside Out", and her hit talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", is going to be releasing a stand-up comedy special on Netflix.

May 24, 2017

The Night King lays on that icy-cold stare. Seems like a nice guy. (HBO)
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The beautiful new trailer for HBO's "Game of Thrones" season 7 is here.
On Cecil Beaton, the world's most iconic celebrity and fashion photographer
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A portrait is more than capturing the likeness of someone at a specific time in a specific place. A real portrait tells us something about the person looking back in a subtle but powerful way.
Spider-Man Gives Directions to the World's Least Judgmental Person. (Marvel Cinematic Studios)
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Marvel's new Spider-Man trailer is here. And Tom Holland's first outing as Spidey involves (drum roll, please!)...a shirt that does maths.
The UAE can now submit films for Oscar consideration. (GN)
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Emirati films can now be submitted for consideration at the Academy Awards.
Wolverine faces reality.
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The man who played Wolverine in nine movies, "Logan" star Hugh Jackman, did not know that wolverines real, actual animals.
The Doha Film Institute will support women filmmakers. (GN)
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The Doha Film Institute has announced that it is supporting women in making films.
The film shot in the UAE for 22 days; the capital city was dressed up as Afghanistan
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Brad Pitt's "War Machine" filmed in Abu Dhabi for 22 days.
Tom Cruise is ecstatic to be starring in Top Gun 2. Suggested title: Top Gun 2: Top Gun Harder. (Paramount Pictures)
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Top Gun 2 is coming and Tom Cruise is going to star!
Behold the cast of the new Star Wars films on Vanity Fair. (Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair)
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The "Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi" cast looks killer in their new Vanity Fair covers.

May 23, 2017

Flash, Batman, and Wonder Woman pose heroically in the "Justice League" movie. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Zack Snyder ("300", "Watchmen") is leaving "Justice League" to deal with family tragedy.
Tom Holland's making a career out of wisecracking and swinging across the occasional chasm. (Uncharted 4: A Thief's End / Sony Computer Entertainment)
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The new Spider-Man is going to be playing another wisecracking rope-swinger: Nathan Drake, from Naughty Dog's "Uncharted" games.
A Sept. 24, 2016 file photo of Ariana Grande performing at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
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Priyanka Chopra, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and others have expressed grief over the bombing
Roger Moore played James Bond in seven films. "There is no downside" to being known as 007, he said. (STAFF / AFP)
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Roger Moore, who played iconic spy James Bond in seven films, has succumbed to cancer. He was 89.
Right: Ariana Grande performing four days ago. Left: Police arrive at scene after explosion. (Paul ELLIS / AFP / Instagram / ArianaGrande)
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Last night's tragic terrorist attack in Manchester is prompting Ariana Grande to suspend the rest of her world tour.

May 22, 2017

Google banks on AI, but so do its rivals.
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The 2017 Google I/O developer conference has left no doubt that the company sees its future linked to progress in artificial intelligence (AI) gadgets.
"We Miss You Big" - P.Diddy leads tribute to BIG
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Rap star Diddy paid tribute to his late friend The Notorious B.I.G. in Las Vegas.
Classy, or Keeping Up With The Kardashians?
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There is not, as far as we know, a drop of royal blood between them – but make no mistake, the wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews was fit for a Queen. From the co-ordinated pageboy and flower girl outfits to the dazzling £200,000 ring.
Director David Lynch appears alongside late actor Miguel Ferrer in the new "Twin Peaks" trailer. (YouTube)
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So why did David Lynch return to his hit TV show "Twin Peaks"?
Miley Cyrus teared-up during her 2017 Billboard Music Award performance—debuting the new Miley Cyrus. (Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
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Miley Cyrus teared-up performing at the Billboard Music Awards last night.
Drake won big at the Billboard Music Awards last night. (Isaac Brekken / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)
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The 2017 Billboard Music Awards honoured the top-charting artists from 2016-17.
Tunisian film "Hedi" was among the nominees—and winners. (YouTube)
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The Arab Critics Awards made their big debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

May 21, 2017

Tom Hardy, pictured in a rare moment not starring in a huge franchise
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Actor Tom Hardy to start as Spider-Man's nemesis Venom in upcoming film.
Julia Roberts (R) and George Clooney attend a Cannes International Film Festival photocall for "Money Monster" on May 12, 2016. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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"It's going to be so fun," the star said of Clooney welcoming twins.
The very first Assassin’s Creed was set in Jerusalem, Damascus and Acre
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Rumor has it that the newest edition of Assassin’s Creed will be set in Ancient Egypt, and the inner geek inside of me cannot wait.
Beyonce Knowles stuns in Mina Roe's maternity fashion brand. (Instagram)
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Mina Roe is riding high on the wave of Beyonce's baby bump after the US megastar was photographed donning their designs.

May 19, 2017

A model walks down the catwalk wearing a Laura Mancini design during the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai. (AFP)
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During the second day of Arab Fashion Week, Italian fashion house Laura Mancini and one of America’s hottest designers Laquan Smith closed the shows with their stunning Ready-Couture collections.
Still "Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim”.
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Following the traces “Clash” left at last year’s Cannes Awards, “Ali, Me’za, w Ibrahim” (Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim) is the only Egyptian film competing at Cannes Junior Screenings.

May 18, 2017

Unicorn: A Mythical Creature
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Amidst headlines about dynamic global markets, do unicorns still have the same appeal? Here’s an analysis of the current landscape..
THE WITCHER TV Series is Coming to Netflix
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Netflix is developing a new drama series based on popular fantasy saga The Witcher from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.
Hamdella 3la el salama, Abdoul.
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Last February, the Egyptian social media scene was shook after news came out that one of Egypt’s favorite social media influencers was involved in a car accident.
Beckham has a cameo role as a hardened knight in the film
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David Beckham’s acting career got off to a disappointing start after his debut film flopped at the box office.
Tyga; pensive as ever.
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The acts will close the season with gigs from Thursday to Saturday
One of the 17 mummies discovered in Egypt last month (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
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Hollywood star Tom Cruise retweeted news about Egypt’s recent discovery of a burial site with at least 17 mummies and antiquities to promote his new movie “The Mummy”.
Texting during a movie can really land a person in hot water.
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A Texas man is suing a woman for the $17.31 he spent on a date where he claims she texted throughout the movie they attended together.
Lauryn Hill performs at Mawazine festival 2017 (Stringer/AFP)
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Lauryn Hill, Nile Rodgers and Wiz Khalifa are among the star-studded line-up for the 16th year of the festival.

May 17, 2017

Gawaz El Salonat
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Arabs love to get on every single trend there is, and personalize it to suit their needs. Sila Match, a new Android application, has just released a YouTube advertisement to commemorate the launch of this app.
Omar Kamal performed in London on Monday night (Twitter)
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Rising Palestinian singer Omar Kamal enchanted the audience during a concert he gave in London on Monday night.
via Astro Awani
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One of the best things about fashion is that it has the power to make everyone feel empowered — regardless of their color, religion, body type or even height.
The 20-year-old British actor was introduced as Spider-Man last year in Captain America: Civil War
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The actor was introduced as Spider-Man last year in ‘Captain America: Civil War’
Timeless Amr Diab with his record seven music awards (Wikimedia Commons)
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We thought he was eternal but new photos show the singer getting old.

May 16, 2017

Paul McCartney, looking like a scoundrel
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That Scoundrel Look: Paul McCartney Confirms Role In Pirates of the Caribbean
Miley: Shy & Retiring.
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Miley Cyrus believes she was"always a little controversial" right from a young age.
The Warner Bros Park in Abu Dhabi is Estimated to have Cost $1BN
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Superhero fans, brace yourselves; Warner Bros. theme park is opening in Abu Dhabi and its everything you ever dreamed of ad more!
Bella Hadid (Wikimedia Commons)
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The Palestinian-American model has revealed she has sleepless nights worrying about when her career will end.
This Ramadan's must-see series (screenshot)
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Get excited about this brand new Egyptian TV series.
Anne Aly is Australia's first Muslim MP. (twitter)
10:27 GMT
Egyptian-Australian MP kills the runway at fashion week in Australia.

May 15, 2017

Is Technology changing Ramadan habits? The use of Facebook suggests so.
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Facebook peaks at 3am during Ramadan in the Middle East
El Gouna Film Festival
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El Gouna is set to host the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival under the slogan “Cinema for Humanity.” The festival will start on the 22nd of September and will run till till the 29th.
Film poster of the movie Split and the series Harbana.
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A few days to go for one of the most exciting seasons for TV drama, when the Ramadan series kick off with fierce competition between the stars, young actors and others who entered the competition for the first time in years.

May 14, 2017

Ask Kim: Beauty, Brains or a Really Big Bottom?
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WHICH of these is the greatest gift in life: beauty, brains, money or birth? When the question was put to Julian Fellowes this week, the Oscar-winning screenplay writer raised eyebrows by plumping for beauty. To some, this seemed a surprising...