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December 19, 2014

Yasmine performing on stage at one of her concerts. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan has entered the Oscars race with her single for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.

December 18, 2014

Yara's got something special for us.
14:24 GMT
Old friends, new music video partners, Yara and Adel Karam share the screen for the songstress's newest clip "Ma Barif" (I Don't Know) from her album "Ayesh Bi Uyoni" (Living in My Eyes).
Kelsey Grammer gave his two cents while in the UAE for the Dubai International Film Festival. (Image: Facebook)
14:04 GMT
Kelsey Grammer's "Breaking the Bank" brought him Dubai, and we took full advantage.
Watch out, Ahlam ain't happy. (Image: Twitter)
12:31 GMT
We wouldn't want to be in the room if Ahlam were able to confront whomever posted the caricature of her head on a cow's body with the sign “I’m the cow Ahlam”.
Gigi posted this photo, raising speculations that she's a new Victoria's Secret model! (Image: Instagram)
11:36 GMT
Model Gigi Hadid looks like an Angel, but is she now a Victoria's Secret "Angel"?
Nicole Saba sings a medley of Christmas carols for her fans. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
11:12 GMT
Hit up her YouTube channel and you'll find Nicole Saba's Christmas gift of carols to her fans.
Safinaz has attracted the attention of the masses in Egypt. (Image: alkbr.blogspot.com)
08:57 GMT
The Armenian belly dancer was Egypt's most popular person searched in Google this year.
Hassan doesn't think his critics are worthy of his time. (Image: Facebook)
08:01 GMT
Why was Hassan el Shafei the only person not dancing to Hussain al Jasmi's catchy "Good News" performance on the Arab Idol finale?

December 17, 2014

Tamer's next career move includes returning to the cinema. (Image: Facebook)
14:17 GMT
Actor and Singer Tamer Hosny has announced that his next acting project will be taking him back to the cinema!
Amr has been super busy preparing 10 news singles for his upcoming TV drama "Fame." (Image: Facebook)
13:58 GMT
Amr Diab will be returning to the small screen this Ramadan with a TV show AND ten new songs!
Ghada is enjoying her Euro trip as rumors fly that she's banned from acting in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT
While one producer is accusing Ghada Abdel Razek of stealing his money, he's further claiming that she's been banned from acting in Egypt!
Bugsy is currently collaborating with lots of artists, both locally and internationally, and in different genres. (Image: Arab News)
11:27 GMT
Ahmad Bugshan talks beats, music production and hip hop in Saudi Arabia!
Ezz is still refusing to get that DNA test done; what's he got to hide? (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:28 GMT
Ahmed Ezz has once again refused a court order to get THAT DNA test done... Zeina must be fuming!
Qusai Khouly is boldly making a religious statement. (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT
He shared his beliefs loud and proud through a Bible quote and some body ink, and now those against his faith are giving him flack.
Harry Potter's Hogwarts had a Jewish student. (Image: Facebook)
08:48 GMT
In response to a social media question, J.K. Rowling announced that one of the Hogwarts students in her series was Jewish.
David Guetta is ready to bring the party to Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
08:31 GMT
Absolut Base Camp at Live at Atlantis will feature DJ David Guetta as the painting team transforms attendees with UV facial art.
Nader Galal left behind a legacy. (Image: cairoscene.com)
08:00 GMT
Tuesday, December 16th marked the passing of one of Egypt's most legendary directors. Nader Galal left a legacy of more than 50 films.

December 16, 2014

Feature on Al Bawaba by tweeting photos of YOUR Christmas celebrations. (Image: Momssurvivingkids.com)
14:31 GMT
Spread the Holiday cheer by sharing YOUR Christmas celebration pictures with Al Bawaba, and you could be in for a chance to feature on our website.
The moment Hani presented a shocked Wafaa with boxer shorts live on air. (Image: Gololy)
13:40 GMT
Hani Ramzi gets Wafaa al Kilani's knickers in a twist as he presents her with boxer shorts live on air!
Eva Longoria being introduced at Dubai International Film Festival by Mohamed Al Ansari. (Image: Facebook)
12:44 GMT
Visiting the UAE this week for the Dubai International Film Festival, Eva Longoria has revealed that she can relate to the struggle faced by the Arabs, and here's why...
Qusai Khouli is quite the religious guy it appears. (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT
Unafraid to be the religious minority, Syrian actor Qusai Khouli had this tattooed onto his body...
A snapshot of the video Mariam posted on her Instagram account. (Image: Instagram)
12:15 GMT
"Emirati" actress Mariam Hussein has posted an Instagram video which reveals her REAL ethnicity! Where in the world is she from?
Hussain sang his smash hit single "Good News" on the Arab Idol finale on Saturday night. (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT
Is Hussain al Jasmi really denying the huge favor Amro Mustafa did him by composing the "song of his career"?
Scarlett Johansson never ceases to surprise. (Image: Facebook)
10:11 GMT
Jewish bombshell and SodaStream advocate Scarlett Johansson, as well as Jewish funny man Jonah Hill surprised everyone with a live performance at Vice Media's 20th year celebration.
Noureddine Sail speaks about challenges of cinema in Morocco. (Image: www.lematin.ma)
09:52 GMT
Moroccan film critic Noureddine Sail reveals the triumphs and challenges regional film production and festivals face.
Dubai ON Demand is ready to tackle online entertainment. (Image: Facebook)
09:37 GMT
Moving their entertainment to YouTube in 2015 might be the smartest things Dubai ON Demand has ever done.
Amal is as fascinating to us as she is to Barbara Walters! (Image: Telegraph)
08:05 GMT
ABC host Barbara Walters has named Amal Alamuddin "Most Fascinating Person of 2014" and you won't believe the reason behind it?

December 15, 2014

Poseidon was a Greek god. Check out the article to see the Egyptian entertainment comparison! (Image: alphacoders)
16:28 GMT
In the spirit of New Year's let's take a look at the giants of Egypt's entertainment business.
Mohammad Foad has given us something to look forward to it in 2015. (Image: Google)
16:06 GMT
We've been waiting for ages through many postponements, but Mohammad Foad says his new album will be released during New Year's Eve celebrations! This is one old acquaintance that won't be forgot!
The Painting Pool has been enjoying several screenings and awards at various international film festivals. (Image: Mehr News)
14:12 GMT
A UNESCO award-winning Iranian film titled "The Painting Pool" has entered the competition lineup of the 2015 Victoria Film Festival in Canada.
Ahmed Helmy has had a full year: new baby, recovering from cancer, and a spiritual journey to Umrah. (Image: Facebook)
10:40 GMT
Has his gratitude for good health pushed him to up the religion aspect of his life? Ahmed Helmy hit up Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimage Umrah
George and Amal looked all smiley after enjoying a dinner date. (Image: Daily Mail)
09:50 GMT
Amal and George Clooney went out for dinner in LA... don't they have access to a kitchen away from their London home?
Eva looked fabulous in pink in Dubai this week. (Image: Daily Mail)
08:29 GMT
Hollywood beauty Eva Longoria looked red carpet-ready as she attended the Dubai International Film Festival press conference on Sunday.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" takes over box office (Image: screenrant.com)
08:12 GMT
Beating out "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" by a long stretch, the controversially Caucasian "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is North America's no. 1 movie right now.
Eva and Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg during a Dubai International Film Festival Press conference at Madinat Jumeirah on Sunday. (Image: Dhes Handumon)
07:56 GMT
Desperate Housewives starlet Eva Longoria was in Dubai for the The Global Gift Gala fundraiser; she's just too good to be true!
Air Supply performing in Tel Aviv on Friday night. (Image: Facebook)
07:42 GMT
Friday and Sunday night left fans' love tanks filled with good "Air Supply" as the Aussie soft rock group jammed the nights away at Tel Aviv's Heichal Hatarbut.

December 14, 2014

A still of the four leading characters in Villa Touma. (Image: Haaretz)
17:02 GMT
Suha Arraf's debut at the big screen with Villa Touma has brought much heated discussion. More details about the highly-controversial movie inside...
Karis Bashar couldn't keep the smile off her face. (Image: www.3rbcafe.net)
15:14 GMT
Rallying Syrian spirit for her co-patriot competitor, actress Karis Bashar was in the audience for the semi final episode of "Arab Idol".
Ahlam will bring her fabulous self to the Dubai Shopping Festival along with a slew of A-list artists. (Image: Facebook)
14:20 GMT
The region's hottest stars will warm up the January cold of the Dubai Shopping Festival Celebration Nights.
Majida performs on the Al-Ahliyya Amman University stage on December 12, 2014. (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT
Majida el Roumi graced the stage in Amman on Friday, with a beautiful concert filled with "Love and Peace."
 "The Theory of Everything" screened at the Dubai International Film Festival last week. (Focus Features)
10:18 GMT
"The Theory of Everything," a film based on Stephen Hawking and his wife's life, made it to the big screen at the Dubai International Film Festival.
Syrian Hazem Shareef won Arab Idol on Saturday, beating 26-year-old Saudi Majed Al Madani and 24-year-old Palestinian Haitham Khalaileh to the winning title. (Image: Facebook)
09:39 GMT
After months of tough competition, Syrian singer Hazem Shareef claimed the Arab Idol winning title.
A still from "The Sleeping Tree." (Image: Broadcast Pro Middle East)
09:03 GMT
Looking out for local interests too, the Dubai International Film Festival that's currently underway has included 17 films in its Enjaaz program.

December 12, 2014

Salma Hayek to portray Egyptian woman in new movie. (Image: Facebook)
11:55 GMT
They've been pretty much absent from films, in heroine roles at least, but Salma Hayek is hoping to remedy the lack of Arab women in cinema.

December 11, 2014

UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:04 GMT
UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday.
Assi and his buddy Kazem will be bringing in the New Year together in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
11:28 GMT
Get ready to celebrate the New Year with Assi Helani and Kazem el Saher in Beirut this December!
Diana Haddad and her fans pensively wait for her album release on December 17th. (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT
The Lebanese singer has a holiday gift for her fans - an “Ya Bashar” (Oh People) album release one week before Christmas!
Check out the celebrity lovebirds Maksim Khalil and Sawsan Arsheed on their 10th anniversary. (Image: Facebook)
10:28 GMT
“You have gotten a ten out of ten in our first ten years of marriage," Maksim the romantic wrote to his wife on their anniversary.
Egyptian stars Nadia Lufti and Ahmed Helmy care about each other.
10:01 GMT
After showing constant concern while her co-patriot artist was in the US for surgery, Egyptian actress Nadia Lufti was the first star that Ahmed Helmy rang when he returned to home soil.
Forget your worries and focus on love with Lara Scandar's online digital concert this Sunday. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT
In the spirit of Christmas and giving back, Lara Scandar is giving the Middle East their first ever online digital concert this December 14.
The Arab Idol 2014 finalists Saudi Majid Al Madani, 26, Palestinian Haitahm Khalailah, 24, and Syrian Hazem Sharif, 21. (Image: Facebook)
09:12 GMT
As things hot up on stage this Saturday night, who will be crowned the Arab Idol 3 winner?
Egyptian filmmakers Mervat Amin and Noor El Sherif were in attendance at DIFF's opening night. (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT
Emily Blunt opened the star-studded night that drew in celebrities from around the region and globe, as well as the less fabulous in fashion, nerdy cinephiles.

December 10, 2014

Abdel Minem Amayri posing with his wife.
14:30 GMT
Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj was embarrassed after her invited guest, Abdel Minem Amayri, was not allowed to enter Germany for the show she wanted him to direct.
Prince William and Kate Middleton lay flowers at 911 Memorial in New York City. (Image: hellomagazine.com)
13:55 GMT
Prince William and Kate Middleton made an appearance at the New York City memorial of that fateful September 11 event.
Could Hend Sabry be pregnant with her third baby? (Image: Hendsabry.com)
13:36 GMT
The Tunisian actress appears to be baking a little bun in the oven for the third time.
Sarah Jessica Parker flashing her pearly whites with the Clé Dubai cook. (Image: Facebook)
13:08 GMT
We wonder if the Sex and the City star sipped on a Cosmopolitan while hitting up Clé Dubai earlier this week.
Jamal's career has certainly not been affected by the Syrian Actors Syndicate's decision to expel him. (Image: Facebook)
12:35 GMT
Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!
Kadem Al Saher and other artists are ready to bring it at Sharjah World Music Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:28 GMT
Owning the same stage as two other Arab faves, the Iraqi singer has been announced as one of three artists performing at the 2nd Sharjah World Music Festival.
Kimmy is said to be traveling to Saudi Arabia, but fans think there's more to the story than being told! (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT
Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is traveling to Saudi Arabia!!! Shame, her famous booty will have to stay hidden under a thick abaya!
White Sugar” is slated for its world premiere on 14 of December at the Dubai Film Festival. (Image: dailynewsegypt.com)
10:33 GMT
White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.
Sherine is a lively judge on The Voice; would be a shame to lose her as one! (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
Rumor has it that The Voice judge Sherine Abdel Wahab won't be making a return to its season 3!
Still image from Ganzeer's visual interpretation of the U2 song Volcano. (Image: Ahram)
08:04 GMT
U2's Films of Innocence, launched online for only 24 hours, is based on the thirteenth studio album by the Irish rock band.

December 9, 2014

Ahlam with her attacker husband Mubarak al Hajery. (Image: Facebook)
11:51 GMT
Cameraman Taher Nassif filed a lawsuit against Ahlam's husband after he'd attacked him on the set of Arab Idol. Did money make him drop the lawsuit now?
Khloe poses alongside French Montana, her mother Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble in Los Angeles last Nov. (Image: Daily Mail)
10:27 GMT
Khloe Kardashian and her beau French Montana can't seem to make their minds up about their relationship, so they've broken up again!
Elissa's alone on the couch - allegedly no man in her life right now. (Image: Facebook)
10:23 GMT
We thought she was head over heels for a mystery man, but Lebanese singer Elissa admits he's already out of the picture.
Hannan Turk is in mourning after losing mother. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT
After a long battle with cancer, the mother of resigned actress Hannah Turk has passed away.
Eyad will be playing a detective in "Who Survived." (Image: Facebook)
09:15 GMT
Eyad Nassar plays the role of a detective in a new action police TV series!
Mais Hamdan is still single, Sons! (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT
The Jordanian actress is still on the market, Men, but here's a list of what's she's looking for in her future Mr.
Sir Patrick Stewart with his wife Sunny Ozzell and Chivas Master Blender Colin Scott (Image: Khaleej Times)
08:52 GMT
The man, the legend, the icon of Star Trek, Sir Patrick Stewart accepted his place in the list Chivas Legends at a Dubai dinner on Sunday.
A scene from Exodus: Gods and Kings. (Image Google)
08:32 GMT
A rabbi's take on Ridley Scott's upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Only three artists remain in the competition to be the next Arab Idol. (Image: Facebook)
08:13 GMT
Arab Idol is getting down to the nitty-gritty with only the three finalists left in the talent show's third season. Many viewers are not pleased that their fave Kurd and Egyptian contestants were voted out of the contest.

December 8, 2014

The 11th annual DIFF will feature 10 films made in only 48 hours. (Image: poster)
13:47 GMT
There will be so much sweet cinema being screened at this year's Dubai International Film Festival. The 10 best of 32 films that were made in 48 hours and submitted on time will premiere as a part of the festival.
Bono performing his screaming heart out on tour (Image: wikipedia)
13:34 GMT
He was late "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and may have been caused by the Jewish disguise worn whilst cycling!
There's been a slightly different take to the club due to local restrictions. (Image: Khaleej Times)
10:57 GMT
One of Dubai's top nightclubs opened its doors three years past, and now global founder Ryan Bish gives the dish on how things got started.
She's sexy, and she shows it! Check out Menna Shalabi's new tattoo! (Image: Barlamane)
10:50 GMT
Written "Huriyah" in Arabic or "Freedom" as it means in English, the actress's new body ink has fans goin' cray-cray.
Eugenia sang a number of her hits ranging from catchy mariachi songs, ranchero tunes and pop songs. (Image: Khalid al Busaidi)
09:39 GMT
A Mexican star Eugenia León delighted Oman Opera House's audience with her energy, passion and beautiful voice as she shared a mix of traditional and popular music from her homeland.
Mercato will be adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations and will provide entertainment for the whole family this December. (Image: Gulf News)
09:28 GMT
Until December 26, Mercato Mall will embrace the festive season with a host of activities and entertainment which the whole family can enjoy.
SJP signs one of her beautiful creations in Dubai. (Image: DM)
09:17 GMT
Sarah Jessica Parker shimmered in an embroidered golden gown as she launched her shoe line in Dubai.
The set for "Songs of My Homeland" film about the Islamic State and romance.
09:11 GMT
The trauma of a kidnapping by ISIL contrasts with the romantic tale of two lovers in the Syrian town of Rablah is told on screen via Iranian director Abbas Rafei's new film "Songs of My Homeland".
This year's DIFF galas promise an international line-up of films. (Image: Google)
08:59 GMT
DIFF’s red carpet galas will showcase 2014 films from all over the world.

December 7, 2014

Sherine performing in Carthage.
20:20 GMT
We're only days out from a gig that get the Bahraini's going. Sherine Abdel Wahab is set to take the stage on December 12th with fellow singer Mohammad Salem.
Even Christian Bale, the lead actor, is Caucasian! (Image: variety.com)
19:28 GMT
#BoycottExodusMovie is a social media campaign getting more viral by the minute because of the film's lack of minority representation.
Don't worry, Ahlam isn't afraid of a challenge.
19:16 GMT
A cameraman is not to happy with Ahlam and her hubby. He's accusing the latter of beating him up and breaking his camera!
A scene from the film Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story. (Image: Google)
14:53 GMT
The Egyptian National Film Festival runs 5-12 December. Screenings are being held in two halls at the Cairo Opera House, in addition to Alexandria's Freedom Centre for Creativity.
Assaf was adamant to highlight the terror he believes Israel is inflicting upon his country Palestine. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:51 GMT
Last week, the Daily Mail published an exclusive interview with Mohammed Assaf, who made an emotional plea for Israel to stop killing Palestinians. Today, that story has been taken down, but why?
Khaled has promised himself and his fans to fight Hepatitis C like a boss!
11:40 GMT
A new medication provided by the Egyptian government may mean a total cure for Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi's Hepatitis C.
Waleed takes a selfie with Ragheb at Sabah's funeral last month. (Image: Facebook)
11:12 GMT
Ragheb Alama was under fire last week after allegedly taking a selfie at Sabah's funeral.
Omar Khairat doing what he does best.
09:01 GMT
He's a talented regional fave, and now Omar Khairat is returning to Dubai this month.
A woman of many nationalities: Sabah had the Jordanian, Egyptian and American nationalities. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:08 GMT
Just when you thought you knew everything about the late Sabah, this comes to life...