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January 25, 2015

Well loved by Palestine, Omar Al Abdallat has a new somethin' somethin' for all his fans. (Image: Facebook)
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The Jordanian singer has a new album out produced by Rotana.
Wael Kfoury wishes his former talent show well. (Image: Facebook/Zeina KFOURY)
12:47 GMT
He left the judging panel for the talent show "X Factor Arabia", and now he's wishing those left behind good luck. Will they need it?
This face didn't get shown off over the weekend after Saudi's king passed away.
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After Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz passed away Thursday evening at the age of 91, Kuwait's Hala February Music Festival declared all concerts cancelled in mourning.
DJ Eskalob performing at 3alganoobfestival last year. (Image: Instagram)
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The music scene on the Sinai is hoppin', and the new music festival Oshtoora is one example.
The Irish beauty enjoyed a few days of soaking up the sun in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
11:20 GMT
Life's a beach and then you... sing! Looking forward to my gig tonight but until then relaxing in La Perla and taking in the sights of Dubai...
A still from GloZell's interview with US President Obama. (Image: Stern.de)
10:31 GMT
The West Wing actor Rob Lowe mocks Obama for meeting with cereal-eating YouTube star and refusing to meet with Israel's Netanyahu!
Youssef Chahine is one of the most-acclaimed Egyptian directors in Egyptian cinema history. (Image: Google screenshot)
09:06 GMT
Google Doodle celebrates Youssef Chahine’s 89th Birthday!
Umm Kulthum was and still is one of the Arab world's timeless musical icons. (Image: Albustanseeds.org)
08:16 GMT
Timeless musical icon Umm Kulthum was honored with a performance by Rehab Omar during the Muscat Chamber Music Series.
American Sniper has done Muslims more harm than good in the US. (Image: Americansnipermovie.com)
07:56 GMT
Since the release of Hollywood's Iraq war movie "American Sniper," more Muslims have been reportedly attacked in the US.
Trevor Noah is ready to leave the snow and come to Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
06:57 GMT
He's hilarious, we're all in need of a good laugh. Comic Trevor Noah's Dubai gig will be a very good thing.

January 24, 2015

Lindsay paid a tribute to the late King Abdullah on her Instagram account. (Image: Mytopfbcover.com)
16:53 GMT
Seriously, why did Lindsay Lohan post an Instagram about Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's death?
Majida el Roumi was set to perform in Sharjah on Monday, January 26. (Image: Facebook)
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The Sharjah Media Centre postpones Majida el Roumi's charity concert with news of Saudi Arabia's King Abdallah's death.
Almost 13 million people watched Yasmina's audition in just three weeks. (Image: YouTube still)
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The new season of Arabs Got Talent has some serious contenders, but Yasmina is the one act everyone needs to watch out for!

January 23, 2015

Mohammad Ramadan at the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival (Image: zimbio.com)
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Despite the fact that his very name is Ramadan, Mohammad won't be included in this year's drama marathon. name includes the Ramadan 915-626-5303 Mohammad Ramadan

January 22, 2015

Mai Ezz El Din is back on Instagram! (Image: Instagram)e
16:46 GMT
For sad fans unable to stalk Egyptian actress Mai Ezz El Din's every social media move, they'll be excited to know she's back in the sharing action.
Shadia's fame goes way back. (Image: Al Bawaba archive)
16:23 GMT
We haven't seen her on the screen for decades, but Shadia has popped up in the spotlight again after being admitted to the hospital for a fall.
Ahlam signs her brand new three-year contract with Platinum Records. (Image: Sayidaty.net)
12:21 GMT
UAE superstar Ahlam says goodbye Rotana and hello Platinum Records!
Miss Egypt strikes a pose for a photo with Miss Israel. (Image: Elderofziyon.blogspot.com)
11:46 GMT
Miss Egypt took a series of photos with fellow Miss Universe contestant Miss Israel, who was just involved in a selfie "war" with Miss Lebanon!
This DJ Eats Everything! (Image: bbebookingagency.com)
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With DJ Eats Everything, Kaz James, and Damien Lazarus in the lineup over the next few weeks, you know Provocateur is gonna be off the chain.
Saudi Film Festival is coming up next month. (Image: riyadhconnect.com)
10:46 GMT
Dozens of films are coming to the screen next month for the Second Saudi Film Festival.
The May Instagram shot that caused her haters to compare her to Kim Kardashian! (Image: Instagram)
09:32 GMT
May Hariri's fans are comparing - and criticizing - her to Kim Kardashian after posting a seductive Instagram shot of her behind!
A screenshot of Madonna's message thanking the FBI and Israeli Police for arresting her hacker. (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT
Music icon Madonna was grateful for the Israeli Police for arresting her unreleased-music hacker!

January 21, 2015

Drake is bringing his bad self to Dubai this March
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Canadian rapper Drake has confirmed a gig at the Dubai International Stadium on March 14.
Spot the difference: The resemblance between Anne and Amal is uncanny! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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American Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway was told that she looks so much like Amal Clooney, and this is how she reacted to the news!
Fahad al-Kubaisi loves what he does. (Image: cropped from Facebook for formatting purposes)
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Fahad Al-Kubaisi has clearly made it to the big leagues of music as he takes the stage the night before Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani are set to perform.
Karam Mourad (Image: cropped from Facebook)
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Thursday night at the B. Art Gallery will be happenin' place as Nubian singer Karam Mourad takes the stage with his oud.
Jon Stewart hilariously addressed the Miss Universe pageant selfie fight between Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel on “The Daily Show” Monday. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
12:11 GMT
Jon Stewart mocks the media frenzy behind the Miss Lebanon-Miss Israel selfie... and of course, he's super hilarious!
Elham attending the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. (Image: Facebook)
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What is Elham Shahin doing on the Egyptian 25 January Revolution? Premiering her new film of course!
Helmy briefly went missing off Facebook for no apparent reason! (Image: Facebook screenshot/Albawaba edit)
09:55 GMT
Ahmed Helmy's fans have been looking for him on Facebook... where did he go?
Assi with his gorgeous daughter and wife Colette. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
This is what Assi Helani's daughter spends her daddy's money on!

January 20, 2015

Actor Ahmed El Sakka stood up when President El-Sisi addressed actors. (Image: TV still)
14:45 GMT
Egyptian President Sisi wants actors to make films that inspire people!
Arwa impersonating Wehbe on her new talk show "Khalleeha Alaina" (Leave It to Us). (Image: YouTube still)
13:44 GMT
Yemeni TV host Arwa thought it would be funny to impersonate Haifa Wehbe from her Star Academy performance, which left the world gasping at her see-through little black number!
She's so coy, she won't spill whether the leaked song will be on her album. (Image: Facebook)
13:03 GMT
Will it be in her new album or no? Samira Said's new song "Last Chance" has already been leaked online.
These two have been at it for ages. (Images: Facebook)
12:41 GMT
Writer Ayman Salama willingly or unwillingly was a part of the continued issues between actresses Haifa Wehbe and Ghada Abdel Razik
A still from the video Mia posted in an effort to convince Braxton Miller to move teams. (Image: YouTube still)
11:33 GMT
Florida State are so keen to convince quarterback Braxton Miller to move teams they decided to break out the big guns - unofficial mascot and controversial porn star Mia Khalifa!
Majida El Roumi is ready for Sharjah (Image: Facebook)
11:19 GMT
The highly anticipated concert by Lebanese songstress Majida El Roumi in Sharjah just got all the more enticing. All the money earned from the gig will go directly towards charity.
Hassan El Raddad (Image: Facebook)
11:17 GMT
It's meant to be good luck to wish an actor to "break a leg" before a performance, but actor Hassan El Raddad got a little too close for comfort to the real deal on set his new film "Al Sitah Tabtah".
Mervat Amin stars in "Cairo Time" (Image: still from film courtesy of Dubai International Film Festival website)
09:47 GMT
It's a beautiful film really. It's just odd that it comes to an end abruptly.
Britney is said to be mourning the death of Sundahl following news of his death in Afghanistan. (Image: Independent UK)
09:42 GMT
US pop icon Britney Spears is said to be mourning the death of ex-boyfriend John Sundahl, who was shot down while flying a helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A figure of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Hamama’s career reached its pinnacle in the 1940s and 1950s. (Image: Google)
08:34 GMT
We go back down memory lane in remembrance of Faten Hamama's journey to stardom.

January 19, 2015

Hend Sabry has become an advocate for WFP. (Image: Twitter)
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Ever the advocate for ending hunger, Hend Sabry donates gown from her movie “Al-Gezira: Part one” to the cause.
Charbel Rouhana get down on the oud. (Image: Facebook)
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Paris is about to get some Arab entertainment. Lebanese oud players Charbel Rouhana and Elie Khoury are tag teaming with Iranian tar player Azad Mirzapur to perform at the Theatre Des Abbesses in Paris on January 31.
Abs-olutely beautiful: Lucy Mecklenburgh showed off her incredible bikini body during a recent trip to Dubai. (Image: The Daily Mail)
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British health and fitness expert Lucy Mecklenburgh recently treated herself to a luxurious trip to Dubai.
Luckily for Miss Jordan 2015 (right), she bears no resemblance to Jordan's former beauty queen (left), Zeina al Alami. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Remember the controversial Miss Jordan 2014? This year, JO proved its beauty worth in the Miss Arab 2015 competition with a new-and-improved beauty queen, AKA Sireen Barakat!
Tommy Tiernan is ready to travel to Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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The audience is about to go cray cray as Irish stand-up Tommy Tiernan brings his jokes to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Thursday, March 26.
Sharif Muneer is so sad over the loss of his friend.
10:41 GMT
Egyptian producer Mohammad Hassan Ramzi passed away last Tuesday, and his actor friend Sharif Muneer is taking it hard.
G.R.L is about to get it on at Redfest DXB (Image: Facebook)
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Two new names have been released for the Redfest DXB lineup
Judges in Iran have ordered the closure of a daily newspaper for its reporting of Clooney's support for Charlie Hebdo. (Image: The Independent)
08:30 GMT
An Iranian newspaper has been banned by its government for reporting George Clooney's support of Charlie Hebdo!
Miss Lebanon has been severely criticized for having her selfie taken with "the enemy." (Image: Blogbaladi.com)
08:01 GMT
Miss-understood Lebanon claims Miss Israel photobombed her selfie!
Hamama began her career at the age of 7 after being discovered via a school talent contest. (Image: The Daily Star)
07:37 GMT
It was a sad Sunday for Egypt as thousands gathered to say goodbye to Arab cinema's timeless actress Faten Hamama.

January 18, 2015

The aim of the Muscat Chamber Music Series is to provide workshops and free concerts so that people in Oman can learn more about the value of music. (Image: Omanobserver.om)
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Oman aims to teach people the value of music through its upcoming Muscat Chamber Music Series.
Ahlam, yet again, poses in one of her latest pricey gowns! (Image: Facebook)
11:34 GMT
Over-the-top diva Ahlam loves perfume SO much that you can always smell her before she's even entered the building!
Dalia Al Buhairi looks good in blonde. (Image: Facebook)
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It's a new year and a new look for Dalia Al Buhairi. She's got some golden locks for 2015.
Myriam Fares rose from her sick bed to perform as scheduled at a wedding in Dubai. (Image: Instagram)
10:49 GMT
The Lebanese diva has kept her worried fans up to speed with her recovery process after suffering from a sever case of food poisoning.
The "offensive" Facebook picture that landed Ahmed in hot water with Haifa's fans. (Image: Facebook)
10:30 GMT
Young Eyptian actor Ahmed el Fishawi is in hot water for grabbing Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe's "ass"!
Screenshot from Sharmoofers' music video "Ot w Far". (Image: YouTube)
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Sharmoofers new music video "Ot w Far" (Cat and Mouse) has more than 150k hits on YouTube.
Elissa hitting up the Mall of the Emirates. (Image: cropped from Twitter)
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Lebanon's beloved Elissa strolled through the DXB Fashion Photograph exhibition over the weekend at the Mall of the Emirates.
Yusri passed away on Friday evening after a long struggle with kidney failure. (Image: MBC.net)
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Egyptian actor Yusri Mustafa died on Friday evening after a losing battle with kidney disease.
Carole has officially stepped down from The X Factor in season 2. (Image: Facebook)
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Will this Egyptian young talent be able to fill Carole Samaha's shoes in season 2 of The X Factor?
Boney M is Oman bound. (Image: www.oztix.com.au)
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Bringing the beats from the 70s and 80s, old school music group Boney M are bringing discovers lovers a cool treat at the Seeb-based Oman Automobile Club on Feb. 5, 2015.

January 17, 2015

Hamama was one of Egypt’s most prominent actresses in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. (Image: Al Ahram)
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Legendary Egyptian actress sadly passed away on Saturday, much to the dismay of her Arab fans.

January 16, 2015

Yeah, Wael Kfoury, you ain't foolin' nobody that this is your big belly! (Image: Wael Kfoury's Twitter)
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Yeah, we wouldn't exactly classify Lebanese superstar Wael Kfoury as overweight, but he's not happy having to eat late at night.

January 15, 2015

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Alexander O’Neal is in hot water after reportedly saying he was not racist but “disliked” Arabs. (Image: Mirror.co.uk)
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British TV show Celebrity Big Brother's Alexander O'Neal in hot water for allegedly saying he ''disliked'' Arabs
This was the sad pic Myriam Fares chose to use to make her food poisoning announcement on Instagram.
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Food poisoning is no fun, especially if you're planning to sing at a wedding in Dubai at the end of the week!
Nadia in one of her daring film scenes with Egyptian actor Farouq el Fishawi. (Image: Kemo1000.blogspot.com)
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Kuwaiti journalist May al Aydan was prosecuted for referring to Egyptian actress Nadia al Jundi as a "sex expert"!
Bar Refaeli isn't frowning about her former beau's allegedly dating Rihanna. (Image: cropped from Facebook)
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"Rihanna is everyone's type," the Israeli model said as she gave her blessing for her former beau to date the singer as has been rumored.
Gigi Hadid has a new modeling gig for Maybelline. (Image: cropped from Twitter)
10:04 GMT
Palestinian-dutch model Gigi Hadid is cosmetic company Maybelline's newest model.
On set with "Zinzana" (Image: courtesy of Broadcastprome.com)
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Filmed in Jordan, Emirati director Majid Al Ansari’s inaugural film "Zinzana" will give the local film industry a major boost.
Saed in a scene from his popular comedy film "Atata and Limbi." (Image: Almazmix.com)
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Rumor has it that Mohammad Saed can't get an actress to stick around at any of his film projects. Hmmm!
That look of love: The 56-year-old star 'sat' down next to the actor's new wife Amal Alamuddin as they stared adoringly at George in the hilarious clip. (Image: Daily Mail)
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Shocked Ellen DeGeneres splutters on champagne while next to Amal Alamuddin as she reacts to George Clooney's Golden Globes speech in hilarious spoof!

January 14, 2015

Layla Elwi is bringing drama to the drama. (Image: cropped from Facebook)
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She's taking forever to sign the contract for the show she had verbally agreed to star in, and now the makers of the drama are in crisis. Here's why.
Najwa looked stunning in a black and gold number on "Al Hukum." (Image: Facebook)
17:30 GMT
Najwa Karam admitted that she sleeps next to her mum at night... but why?
Mohamed Hassan Ramzy has passed. (Image: elcinema.com)
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Egypt's well known producer Mohamed Hassan Ramzy passed away in London on Monday.
Karim Abdel Aziz is keeping Hussein Fahmy to himself at the moment.
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Hussein Fahmy is so "Two Faced"! The Egyptian actor turns down role in "Hata Tathbit Idanato" (Until Proven Guilty) because of prior commitment to star in the drama "Wish Tani" (Two Faced) alongside Karim Abdel Aziz.
Liam Neeson in Dubai for the premiere of "Taken 3." (Image: 7daysindubai.com)
14:23 GMT
Liam Neeson has finally answered the Million Dollar Question about about him converting to Islam!
So much talent is coming to this year's festival. (Image: Facebook)
13:52 GMT
Granted it's only the second edition, but the Sharjah World Music Festival officials say this one will be bigger and better than the last.
George Clooney liked this suit so much he sported it twice. (Images: AFP)
13:44 GMT
Amal Clooney was still stressing over what to wear to the Golden Globe Awards ceremony the night before, but the decision was easy for George!
Assaf before going on stage at his Grand Park Hotel concert in Ramallah. (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT
We kicked off our new year with an exclusive interview with the world's favorite Arab Idol: Mohammed Assaf. Here, he talked to us about fame, rumors and 2015.
Clare Danes as her character Agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland. (Image: Daily Mail)
09:04 GMT
US TV show Homeland producers may SCRAP Muslim storyline after Charlie Hebdo attacks - but network insists it's for "creative reasons"!

January 13, 2015

Abdel Wahab's music will be presented across the world. (Image: Arabicmelodies.wordpress.com)
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Late legendary composer and inventor of the Arabic film-musical Abdel Wahab's music will come back to life worldwide through “The Wahab-Project."
Rowling does not see eye-to-eye with Murdoch, who thinks all "Moslems" should apologize for the Charlie Hebdo attack. (Image: JPost)
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This past Friday, Murdoch tweeted: “Maybe most Moslems [are] peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.” An unimpressed J. K. Rowling had something to say to that!
Mohammad Assaf is ever the charmer.
11:24 GMT
His signature number may be 442, but Mohammad Assaf has waaay more fans than that!
"Misunderstanding" is slated for release in Lebanon on February 12. (Image: www.aljaras.com)
10:59 GMT
Cyrine Abdel Nour's film "Sou Tafahum" (Misunderstanding) is ready for the theater next month.
A loved-up Amal and George during the Golden Globes awards ceremony. (Image: The Daily Mail)
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George and Amal Clooney headed to dinner in Hollywood after their first Golden Globes appearance as a married couple.
Mais Hamdan's modern new look. (Image: Instagram)
09:51 GMT
For once, her fans were gentle in their comments about Mais Hamdan's modern new look.
Maggie Gyllenhaal portrays Nessa Stein who bridges Mideast hostilities in "The Honorable Woman". (Image: Twitter/insidemediatrack.com)
09:08 GMT
Maggie Gyllenhaal, who plays a Jewish businesswomen attempting to build bridges in the Mideast conflict and whose real life mother is Jewish, was one of several stars with Jewish or Mideast ties at this year's Golden Globe Awards.
Jeddah's old downtown area held its first ever Heritage Festival last year. (Image: Travelnewsdigest.in)
08:02 GMT
The cultural Jeddah heritage festival is kicking off this Wednesday, and will last for ten fun-filled days.
A still of Neeson as Mills in "Taken." (Image: Businessinsider.com)
07:36 GMT
He's in town for his "Taken 3" premiere and shared his affinity for the "gypsy existence of acting".

January 12, 2015

El-Ott (The Cat) stars Farouk El Fishawy, Sarah Shaheen, Salah A. Hanafy, Amr Farouk and Salma Yakout alongside Waked. (Image: Gopixpic.com)
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Why did City Stars, a mega mall that houses multiple movie screening halls, refuse to screen Egyptian superstar Amr Waked's El-Ott?
Ahmad Al Sakka has a lot going on right now in both his athletic and acting careers!
20:00 GMT
He won't tell us much except that he's super pumped to do a show on his love and passion for soccer.
Diana sporting a shiny golden bikini and heels from her former days as an adult actress. (Image: Albawaba file)
14:20 GMT
Move over Mia Khalifa, rumors are doing the rounds in the Hashemite Kingdom that Jordan's got talent too and she's called Diana Ayyoub!
Fahed Najjar alive and kicking here! (Image: The Daily Star)
10:49 GMT
Everyone was convinced he was dead last month, but now a source reveals that Syrian actor Fahed Al Najjar was seen recently in a Damascus cafe? What the...
Nancy Ajram was happy to not only bring the heat but to feel it in the Dubai air. Here she is enjoying a warm night out with her husband, business manager, and MBC spokesperson. (Image: Facebook)
10:37 GMT
Jet setting to the Emirates for her gig with Amr Diab at the Dubai Shopping Festival, Nancy Ajram was grateful for the break from the cold.
Samira Said looking super glam. (Image: Facebook)
10:09 GMT
You'd think she was their BFF the way they celebrated Samira Said's recent birthday. Her adoring fans were all about her big day.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" should be made available to Egyptian viewers, alludes Farouk Hosni.
09:32 GMT
Farouk Hosni spoke out against his country having banned the Hollywood blockbuster "Exodus: Gods and Kings” based on alleged historical inaccuracies. Leave it to the media to refute the history, and the audience to critique the film.
Clooney during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes in Hollywood. (Image: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty)
09:23 GMT
George Clooney talks Amal and "Je Suis Charlie" at Golden Globes as he receives Lifetime Achievement Award.
Amal and George pinned "Je Suis Charlie" badges on their Golden Globes outfits last night. (Image: The Daily Mail)
07:29 GMT
Amal and George Clooney wore "Je suis Charlie" badges at the Golden Globes in a statement of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.