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August 28, 2014

Amal Arafeh is still at large on the Syrian scene!
11:42 GMT
Syria's starlet Amal Arafeh has disclosed her latest projects to her curious public.
Signs of fatigue and exhaustion were quite obvious on George's face in Tunisia. (Image: Facebook)
10:20 GMT
George Wassouf was taken out of Tunisia airport on a wheelchair. Is everything alright?
What's the big deal if Amr Diab is Yemeni anyway? (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
New claims suggest that "Amr Diab" is the Egyptian singer's STAGE NAME and that he's originally from Yemen!
BA Chamber Orchestra, performs tangos and film music on 10 Aug. (Image: BA Arts Center)
07:52 GMT
On Saturday 30 August, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hisham Gabr, will perform music from well-known movies and Broadway musicals.
Russell has been vocal in his criticism of the media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Particularly in his satirical YouTube series, The Trews. (Image: YouTube still)
07:43 GMT
Russell Brand opposes anti-Semitism after death threats: 'We must disavow all forms of prejudice that lead to exclusion and execution.'

August 27, 2014

Tip of the iceberg.. When Egypt's belly dancing queen tips the bucket over hips first, it all goes belly's up!
13:27 GMT
It's not over till the Middle East freezes over! Another one bites the ice as belly dancing (ice) queen Fifi Abdo tips the ice bucket and takes the challenge on, hips first!
Syrian actor Tayem Hasan
12:40 GMT
Ramadan 2015 line up: Tayem has taken the place of famous Syrian actor Abid Fahed in the drama after the latter suddenly announced the breaking of his contract with the company 'Al Sabah' during a television interview.

August 26, 2014

Jumana says that she has no intention of quitting her acting job! (Image: Facebook)
14:54 GMT
Rumor has it that Jumana Murad is quitting acting. Could her new hubby have anything to do with it?
Qamar and Mehiar are still in love after many years of marriage and romance. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:31 GMT
Syrian actors Qamar Khalaf & Mehiar Khodoor are now the proud parents of a baby girl - and it's their first child!
Robin's tribute, which saw him make fun of women in Hijab, offended many people around the world. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:44 GMT
Billy Crystal leads Robin Williams Emmys tribute, but then offends some with "racist" joke about Iranian woman.
Will we see a collaboration between Van Damme and Elsaka soon? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:06 GMT
Ahmed Elsaka is a very lucky man! He's been receiving some special voice messages from the handsome Jean Claude van Damme!
The moment Assaf had sand poured all over him in support of Gaza. (Image: YouTube)
08:52 GMT
Mohammad Assaf joined the line-up of people taking on the #RubbleBucketChallenge in support of Gaza.

August 25, 2014

Nour el Sherif is the leading male actor in "Cairo Time." (Image: Facebook)
14:09 GMT
Nour el Sherif and Mervat Amin are set to return in a new film after 14 years of not working together!
Gary poses with his "Since I Saw You Last" tour DVD! (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT
Take That frontman Gary Barlow to close his "Since I Saw You Last" tour in the UAE.
Will "Engineer" Youssef win his District's upcoming Parliamentary elections? (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT
Director Khaled Youssef is officially running in the upcoming Egyptian Parliamentary elections!
Egyptian short film “The Visit” has been selected to be screened at the Festival. (Image: Myfestivaldb.com)
09:32 GMT
As the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival approaches, one Egyptian film has granted a place to get screened at the festival!
Selim was a prominent Egyptian actor with many famous titles to his name. (Image: Mydreambox.net)
09:03 GMT
Egyptian actor Abdel Mohsen Selim has passed away at the age of 70.
America Ferrera as Betty in the US TV series "Ugly Betty." (Image: Funny-pictures.net)
08:55 GMT
Hollywood starlet Salma Hayek is enraged with Amy Samir Ghanem's latest TV drama showmakers for stealing her hit US TV series "Ugly Betty's" ideas to use in Amy's show!

August 24, 2014

Austrian actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for the Empire Awards at a central London venue. (Image: Jon Furniss /Invision/AP)
14:51 GMT
Hollywood stars sign petition in support of Israel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver and Kelsey Grammer among celebrities who voiced their criticism against the 'singling out' of Israel during Gaza war.
Tarek Yamani “A condensate of passion. Yamani always manages to be, as Paul Verlaine once said, 'not exactly the same, not exactly another'.” (Image: Bluewhalemusic.com)
12:05 GMT
"It was in New York where it all merged: the Afro American Jazz and the Arabic music," writes 'Victor Argo' in a fascinating tale about Lebanese musician Tarek Yamani and his latest album.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (Image: AP/Universal Pictures, Jessica Forde)
11:25 GMT
Scarlett Johansson’s thriller “Lucy” debuted in first place at the box office in Lebanon last weekend. Did it have anything to do with her kiss with Amr Waked? Hmmm!
The hilarious moment Haifa was drenched in icy water! (Image: YouTube still)
08:16 GMT
While Haifa Wehbe accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nancy Ajram preferred to write a cheque instead!

August 23, 2014

Many of Mohammad Muneer's fans are disappointed they won't see his face on stage. (Image: Facebook)
08:00 GMT
Some unhappy Muneer followers are threatening to stampede the concert if ticketed seats don't increase.
Donia Samir Ghanem says "bring it" cameras! (Image: Facebook)
06:08 GMT
Baby making is in the books, for now, and that bodacious actress as back at her cinematic best as she stars in "The Big NIght".
Special Kay hit the decks in Cairo this weekend as the fun began in the city. (Imaeg courtesy of primemag.me)
05:48 GMT
Here's what's shaking in the big city this week.

August 22, 2014

Still from Ahl Eskendereya TV series trailer. (Image: YouTube)
05:00 GMT
Following controversy during the month of Ramadan, Ahl Eskendereya series will be screened in several TV channels, Al-Ahram Arabic newspaper reports.

August 21, 2014

Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
14:23 GMT
Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy." (Image: Al Arabiya)
13:55 GMT
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy."
Safinaz posted a picture of herself on her wedding day, and she looked happier than ever! (Image: Facebook)
12:33 GMT
The only place Armenian Bellydancer Safinaz will be flying off to now is her honeymoon destination!
Sawsan said that she will always be friends with her ex-hubby Sameh! (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT
Following a seriously short marriage, Sawsan Badr has decided to end her sixth marriage!
A beautiful friendship brought Imam and Saleh together for many years. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:50 GMT
After more than 40 years of friendship, Adel Imam is being accused of neglecting his lifetime friend Saeed Saleh before he died.
Could Ruby have secretly gotten married? (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT
OK, everyone thinks that Ruby has secretly gotten married after a wedding band made an appearance on her finger!
Dalida loves her birthday boy. (Image: Twitter)
07:00 GMT
From mushy messages to a collage of pics from his sexy spouse, Ramy Ayach was well doted on this birthday.

August 20, 2014

Instagram this! Elissa's bikini pic was met with mixed reactions by her fans! (Image: Instagram)
13:16 GMT
Elissa made some of her fans gasp, and others smile, with her latest bikini shot on Instagram!
Will we see Adel and Samir in an acting project together? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:05 GMT
Why did Samir Ghanem turn down an acting role with comedy legend Adel Imam?
It's Sharif v Sherine as they go head to head in court on September 27. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:02 GMT
Sharif Muneer is finally taking Sherine Abdel Wahab to court on September 27.
Samira Said is ready to sing for you, Morocco! (image courtesy of samirasaid.net)
10:00 GMT
Samira Said is sure to make the Moroccans' hearts melt as she sings her heart out on Thursday night.
Enas and Yousra are planning to set up their own Tourist Village. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:08 GMT
Egyptian starlets Yousra and Enas el Dughaidi are planning to open a Tourist Village in Egypt. Would you go visit?
Nour Ashour is one of several talented performers showcased in the festival this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
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The evening will include performances by Osama El-Hady, Nour Project, Soot Fel-Zahma and Wasla, moving the audience across blues, jazz, rock, electronic music and oriental sounds, songs and instrumentals.
Kid Ink will perform for a crowd in the UAE soon! (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
Despite his issues with disturbing the peace, the notorious American rapper is headed our way.
Fifi Abdo is out to prove she's doing great with Somaya Al Khashab. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
The drama all began when the two divas worked together in "Women's Vengeance", but now the actresses are determined to stop the rumors of their issues by performing together again.
Less CGI, more real deal will be the name of the game for the next Episodes.
04:19 GMT
Star Wars: Episode VII will be a little more old school, it seems.

August 19, 2014

Tamer Hosny's so hot, he's 180 degrees. (Image: Facebook)
15:21 GMT
We've been waiting awhile for the hot jams, and now they're officially coming on August 25th.
Amr Diab and his wife are A-ok, according to him. (Image courtesy of Arabian Weddings)
15:10 GMT
Amr Diab and his wife Zeina Ashour were rumored to be on the brink of divorce, but the Egyptian superstar posted something to prove otherwise.
dBridge will be at the helm of Casa Latina on September 18th. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT
A favourite of Exit Records, the DJ-producer is coming to our corner of the world.
Ezzat doesn't the attention all on him at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
It' not all about him he says, no autobiography ay time soon.
Safinaz smokes up the stage, offending many in her get up. (Image: Twitter)
05:26 GMT
Safinaz apologizes for the sporting the Egyptian flag in costume form after it allegedly got in her trouble...again.

August 18, 2014

Donia has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT
Why has Donia Samir Ghanem appeared in a minimal number of scenes in her famous drama "El Kebeer Awi" (The Powerful One) with actor Ahmed Makki? Could the two be on bad terms?
Menna might be secretly dating Mohammad Abdel Aziz, according to their fans' speculations! (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT
Is there more to Menna Shalabi and Mohammad Abdel Aziz's friendship than meets the eye?
Saber on stage at the Festival International de Bizerte in Tunisia. (Image: Facebook)
12:00 GMT
Saber Rebai is fed up with the media focussing their attention on his private life and neglecting his singing career!
A scene from "Women's Prison." (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT
Nelly Karim's daughter was not allowed to watch her mum's successful Ramadan TV drama "Sijn El Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Ahmed is terribly upset by the pirating of his films. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy has vowed to never produce another film again, but has quickly changed his mind. Why?
"Copts Island" takes a closer look at the region's top minority. (Image: courtesy of Copts Island Facebook)
08:00 GMT
The documentary by Ahmed Rashwan is a significant step in cinematic portrayals of Egypt's largest minority.
With the Soda Stream scandal in the dust, Scarlett gives the skinny on filming "Lucy".
07:00 GMT
It was defo a challenge for Scarlett Johansson to play the central character in "Lucy", which features our homegrown actor Amr Waked.
Three cheers for "The Square".
06:00 GMT
It missed snatching an Oscar but gained three awards at The Emmys.
Nawal Al Zoghbi is known for her sense of style. Sweet shades, Diva! (Image: Facebook)
04:35 GMT
From one fashionista to the other, the Lebanese songstress says she's obsessed with one fellow starlet and her wardrobe. Whom could it be?

August 17, 2014

Tamer's concert failures have resulted in serious losses for the festivals' organizers. (Image: Facebook)
14:26 GMT
Tamer Hosny's severe lack of ticket sales in two Tunisian festivals have proved that he's not so popular there!
Diab, 31, hosted a show on the Jordanian radio station and was a lung cancer survivor. (Image: Daily Star)
13:55 GMT
Lebanese journalist Mazen Diab was murdered in Amman this week. Jordanian police arrested four men in suspicion of his murder.
Ramez at his father's funeral this week. (Image: Facebook)
13:33 GMT
A number of celebrities stood by their friend Ramez Galal 's side at his father's funeral on Sunday.
Zeina and Ezz didn't speak to each other during their brief meeting at the funeral. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:06 GMT
Ahmed Ezz and Zeina happened to be in the same room for the first time since her return from the US with his twins!
Nelly will be one of the judges deciding whether YOU can dance or not! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT
Nelly Karim is taking on a new exciting project involving dancing and MBC TV!
Nelly Karim's tough girl face was worth it after making it out on top post-Ramadan. (Image: company archive)
08:00 GMT
Nelly Karim's starring role in "Women's Prison" brought her to first place as the show was ranked first of the Ramadan dramas this year.
Nour Ashour knows how to move his fingers around a saxophone. (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
Love some saxophone? Live in Egypt or wish you did? Then get a load of this.
Kadim Al Sahir speaks out about his life and career. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
The artist we've loved listening to for three decades gives the dish on everything from his granddaughter Sana to his future career plans.
Djémila is a UNESCO world heritage site and plays hosts to an annual music festival. (Image courtesy of UNESCO website)
05:00 GMT
"Artists have always represented (...) a vibrant conscience and the best expression of the people's emotions, their pains and hopes," Algerian president Abdelaziz Boutefika read on Thursday evening at the opening of a festival.

August 16, 2014

Macbeth is one of the greatest classic theatre productions ever performed. (Image courtesy of Al Ahram Weekly)
15:14 GMT
Performances began on the 15th and will continue for more than a week of theatre fun.
Carole Samaha getting kisses from the kids. (Image: Facebook)
07:31 GMT
The Lebanese songstress was a hit among the refugees in the region as she participated in a humanitarian effort for her homeland.

August 15, 2014

The concert took off with the four artists performing “Allah Ya Trab Antoura” together. (Image: Daily Star)
09:00 GMT
Late Lebanese singer, songwriter, composer and actor Wadih El Safi was hailed in a performance at the Beirut Waterfront Tuesday, in a tribute concert organized as part of Beirut Holidays.
Gaza-native and Arab Idol superstar Mohammad Assaf has cancelled his Abu Dhabi concert, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, in solidarity with Gaza. (Image: AFP)
06:00 GMT
Unfortunately, thousands of Mohammad Assaf's fans won't get to see him perform in Abu Dhabi tomorrow after canceling his concert over the Gaza conflict.