April 18, 2014
Saudi superstar Abdul Majeed Abdullah has realized just how much he's missed performing live after his Dubai concert in March!
April 17, 2014
Hala Sarhan under fire for the name of her new TV show!
You can now finally watch Palestinian swimwear model Gigi Hadid in action with her BF singer Cody Simpson in his latest music video "Surfboard."
Rapper Rick Ross is making his Abu Dhabi debut at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s show this April.
Hollywood A-Lister Orlando Bloom takes time out from the spotlight to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan
Actor and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visited the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees.
An insight into the Satellite TV world of Afghanistan.
When Afghanistan is mentioned, “satellite TV” is perhaps the last thing on anybody’s mind. Nonetheless, the nascent broadcast media has been up and running in the war-ravaged country since the downfall of the Taliban at the hands of the US in 2001.
April 16, 2014
Women don't actually wake up with perfect makeup hair? Say what? Kinda Hanna hates on Lebanese dramas, saying they are just unrealistic.
"Whose Line is it Anyway" in Dubai this April? Why it's Phill Jupitus's and his fellow comedian friends of course!
British comedian Phill Jupitus and the funnymen from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" will be performing in Dubai this April.
He's got a gig tomorrow night at the Dubai Media City amphitheater, but he's already here, Baby!
Samira Said is in Morocco after receiving news about her mother dying in Rabat.
He's got a soft spot for the kiddos: Assi Helani gave proceeds from Cairo concert to children's cancer research
Lebanese superstar Assi Helani showed he's not just a talented musician, but he's a humanitarian at heart too!
Egyptian folklore singer Hakim wants Yousra to be on the judging panel of his latest show “Najm Al Sha’ab” (Star of the People).
The Ahmed Ezz-Zeina trial is ongoing and they're both having a bad time in court!
Egyptian celebs are taking on the political stand and announcing Sisi as their fave to win.
With Fast & Furious 7 filming now in Abu Dhabi, Paul Walker's brothers are announced to fill in small gaps
The cameras are rolling on stars like Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel in Abu Dhabi right now, while it's been announced that Paul Walkers' brothers Caleb and Cody will fill in for some of the actor's unfinished scenes.
Beachside bummin' never sounded so fun: 3al Ganoob (To the South) is coming to Marsa Alam this Easter
The three-day festival, stretched between Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, is attracting nearly 1000 visitors and 19 artists who will be performing at various points of the day, right on the beach.
April 15, 2014
After calling it a wrap on "A Tale of Love and Darkness", director and actress Natalie Portman jetted out of Jerusalem to call "cut" on her career scene for a bit, so she could live out her real life romance in Venice.
As co-stars begin shooting "Fast & Furious 7" in UAE, Jordana Brewster admits returning to set will be difficult
Other co-stars have expressed their sorrow at returning to shoot the film in Abu Dhabi without the late Paul Walker as Jordana Brewster expresses her apprehension at carrying on without him.
A group of celebrity contestants from the Arab world undergo a performance competition in the new global TV format Your Face Sounds Familiar in its local Arabic version, on MBC4 and MBC MASR.
"East Jerusalem/ West Jerusalem" album by David Broza brings together both Israeli and Palestinian performers in a feat some might deem impossible.
Performances, public space and the future of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo are explained here.
It's rumored that Hind Sabri is furious with Yasmin Abdulaziz for stealing her "marriage" show idea!
April 14, 2014
Qatari cinema lovers aren't happy about Haifa Wehbe's latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul) being shown in their theaters!
Egyptian actress Yusra Al Lawzi will be starring in a new film about Egypt!
Things are going from bad to worse with Ahmed Ezz as now another actress claims to be engaged to him.
Amal Arafa has said no to a new role because she wanted to get paid more than what the showmakers had offered her!
Diana Haddad is releasing a music video for her new single "La Fiesta."
The "Artist of the Arabs" isn't a fat lady, but the show will be over after he sings!
So much to do, so much to see this week in Egypt.
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and other cast members have made their way to Abu Dhabi to begin filming the franchise's seventh film. All that's missing is their late co-star Paul Walker.
Four questions, six celebrities with answers on what Passover means to them.
The will to live and triumph over ugliness of war is giving Syria's culture scene a much needed facelift
After about a decade of decay, Damascus' culture scene is getting its groove back.
April 13, 2014
Karim Said, alongside a number of talented fellow musicians, brought the Strings & Pianos stage to life with live recitals of Chopin, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.
Hanan Turk had given birth to an adorable a baby girl!
What do Amr Diab & Tamer Hosny have in common with Ramadan, World Cup and Egypt's Presidential elections?
Some key events in the Arab world are causing superstars Amr Diab and Tamer Hosny to work differently!
Always earnestly in search of a way to get under the skin of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Sama Al Masri made a rumor go around about her wearing a hijab.
Ouch! Munther Rihana sustained injuries after falling from the horse he was riding during filming of the TV drama "Al Malhami".
Nancy Ajram defended her saucy new music clip, saying it's a short film about a lady only concerned with selling melons to make a living.
If you've ever wanted to sneak a peak at what it's like to live the life of a Jewish, you can get a small chance at it through the films on display throughout the UK Jewish Film Festival,
Wondering why Ragheb Alama has REALLY quit Arab Idol? Find out here!
It's time Abu Dhabi to shine the Star Wars light sabers because the UAE capital has been chosen as the filming location for Episode VII!
French superstar Carla Bruni talks about her love for Israel ahead of her scheduled performance in the Holy Land in May!
April 12, 2014
A series of tweets and interviews imply that Ahlam really was the reason behind poor Ragheb Alama's withdrawal from Arab Idol!
Things are getting green around Abu Dhabi! As the first-of-its-kind event in the region, the UAE Green Festival hosted an Eco-friendly fashion show that drew in A-listers like Dima Al Jundi.
Macadi Nahhas returns to Cairo's Al-Genaina Theatre on Friday 18 April as part of the venue's early spring programme.
Armenian public figure Kim Kardashian is allegedly getting some celebrity backlash for her Twitter campaign to #SaveKessab.
April 11, 2014
Write Nancy Ajram's song lyrics for the "Street Children" contest and make a difference in the world.
Assi Helani is making a starlet of his eldest daughter, who will be singing with international superstar Ricky Martin.
He's a Dubai-based dude now, but he's made his way back to Palestine for his upcoming music video.
It's been criticized by conservatives and claimed to not be coming at all, but now it appears that the new talent show will bring a set of belly dancing hopefuls on screen after Ramadan.
April 10, 2014
Zeina's attorney denies rumors of red lingerie being brought into the courtroom drama with Ahmad Ezz
It makes a funny story, but an untrue one, according to Zeina's lawyer at least.
Cyrine Abdelnour gets silly with her co-star behind the scenes of "Love Story".
Veteran actress Nabila Obeid talks about heading the judging committee at the Muscat International Film Festival.
Wael Kfoury will be joining the Arab Idol judging panel in place of Ragheb Alama starting Friday.
With the Jewish holiday of Shavout taking place while the British rock group rolls into town, fans will have to pay a pretty penny to stay in Tel Aviv.
In theaters now, Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor's Magic Men brings magic to life in Israeli cinema.
Inspirational singing talent Alaa Wardi talks about his passion for music and how he makes his hit YouTube videos!
"Karim Said is not to be missed. Seriously." wrote one Facebook fan on her deep desire to see this piano playing dude in concert this week.
April 9, 2014
After getting battered with accusations, Zeina tugged on Ahmad's memory with this unbelievable stunt.
Put a political figure next to a top celebrity, and boom you've got what it takes to make a picture go viral.
Never one to be left out, dicey diva Haifa Wehbe has kept up with her colleagues by agreeing to host MBC's new talent show "Your Face Sounds Familiar" alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka.
Just as buzz is going around that Tunisia is trying to raise funds to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed, Moroccans will be getting their movie madness on with episode VII coming their way in May!
El-Mesaharaty Lab, in cooperation with Doum Cultural Foundation, will be performing 'Welad El-Batta El-Soda' (Children of the Black Duck) at Cairo's Hanager Theatre starting 14 April.
Trading places: Wael Kfoury replacing Ragheb Alama on Arab Idol, latter to join X Factor judging panel!
Word has it that Ragheb Alama and Wael Kfoury are taking each other's places as judges on their former TV talent competition shows!
Nancy Ajram is the only Arab Idol judge who has commented on Ragheb Alama leaving the show!
Razan Moghrabi welcomes her new baby into the world!
A video of Haifa Wehbe dancing sexually to a song by Hakim has taken YouTube by storm.
April 8, 2014
It's taken many a moon and many a scene delete to get this bad boy past the Egyptian censorship committee and onto the cinema screen, but "Halawet Roo" is finally in theaters now.
Tomorrow, Italy will be saying "bonjourno" to the Middle East and North Africa as they begin to sample our cinema, documentaries, short films, photography, art projects, food and events.
Tamer Hosny is coming to Morocco this April.
They may be teenagers, but Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson sure aren't acting like it!
After serving some jail time and being sued by Al Nabila Hotel for breach of contract, Safinaz can finally breathe easy because she's no longer under an exclusive contract with the hotel.
Stopping over in Tunisia for a stint, Vin Diesel is on his way to the UAE at last.
A promo of Haifa Wehbe's upcoming TV series "Kalam Ala Waraq" (Words on Paper) has been released.
Lebanese comedian Adel Karam has announced that he's running for presidency in Lebanon.
After Ragheb Alama shocked everyone with his decision to quit Arab Idol, Ahlam has been on-the-go to find a suitable replacement!
"His Excellency" hits top of Liqa Swaidan's list this year: starring with Adel Imam a dream come true
With three shows on the docket this year, Liqa Swaidan has a seriously full slate. One drama in particular has her head over heels.
April 7, 2014
The Voice Arabia judge Kazem El Saher denied rumors that his sons and him paid money to get people to vote for Sattar Saad.
In a shocking revelation, Lebanese superstar and Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama has pulled out of the TV talent competition!
Mohammad Hamaki bares all on his documentary "Hamaki Wal Hayat".
Majed Al Mohandes became the new face of luxury jewelry and watches brand Mouawad.
During season three of Arabs Got Talent, Ahmed Helmy promised a little girl that she could star in his upcoming film "Made in China". Now the talent show judge and comedian is holding true to his word.
Nadia Al Jundi is returning back to the small screen with her ex-hubby after an absence of three years.
Nelly Karim combats rumors that her upcoming film "A Day for Women" has been halted due to financial issues.
The trailer we've all been waiting for has finally been released online. Our region's own Amr Waked is seen next to Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy".
Craig David brought the Klub 360 crowd to life during his sell-out performance o Friday night!
What do a jazz artist and a CEO have in common? They work to bridge cultures through music and CEO, according to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
April 6, 2014
She got us, and she got us good. We were super pumped to share the announcement that Jenny Asper had snagged a sweet deal starring alongside Hollywood hottie Brad Pitt, but it turns out the joke's on us. That was one cruel April Fools prank, Jenny!
Halima Poland is set to become the latest face of Egyptian TV channel "Al Mihwar."
Samo Zain prepares to launch his latest music album after a long absence from the music scene, but why is there no Haifa Wehbe to be seen in his new music video?
Lawyer Nabih Al Wahsh has revealed a few hidden secrets about Haifa Wehbe and her family.
On a humanitarian visit to India, Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi received a rare visit with the Dalai Lama.
The 10th Edition of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix was about more than just fast cars, famed performers The Scorpions and Afrojack stole the BIC thunder
Thousands visit third Dubai Comic Con to pick up comic and sci-fi books, join immersive games, see pop art and meet their favorite characters.
Wrong again! Egyptian satellite channel falsely announced the death of actress Wafa Amer, causing her mother to experience a nervous breakdown.
This week is marked by closing of the D-CAF festival while the India by the Nile festival takes over Cairo and Alexandria stages. This topped with film screenings, concerts, theatre performances and more.
Malaysia is the latest country to bad the Hollywood blockbuster "Noah."