Indie-pop band Mashrou Leila will be singing at a fundraising event in April, all in the name of Syria.
There are changes coming for Elaine Khalaf, but it doesn't look like it's a split from her man.
Fares Karam is apparently in trouble with his concert agent Youssef Harb.
This week moves from the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, paralleled by many music and arts activities, along with film screenings in Cairo and Alexandria.
He's sort of had a string of bad luck. Saed Al Sughair has found himself in yet another scary car encounter.
It's taken her two years to do it, but Donia Samir Ghanem's soon to be released album should be worth the wait!
Formerly facing potential deportation, now Safinaz's decision to breach the contract with the Cairo hotel has cost her some time in jail.
Make way to the theaters this week 'cause the highly anticipated Mohamed Khan feature "Factory Girl" is set for release on Wednesday, March 19.
Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger was in Dubai this weekend for the Taste of Dubai festival.
March 15, 2014
A young Saudi girl has emerged as one of the most praised stars in the kingdom and the region after a video of her singing went viral.
Egypt and Alexandria have a whole lot of music and dance events to keep you busy every day this weekend/week.
March 14, 2014
Back to back to back blockbuster hopefuls have Mais Hamdan in over her head, but the highlight will be will be her "Difference in Timing" role with hottie Tamer Hosny.
Sushi and seafood? Yes, please, say Nancy Ajram and Ahlam.
March 13, 2014
International footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted in support of Syrian children this week.
Egyptian actress Mirna Waleed posted the first pix of her adorable two little girls on Facebook.
Pascale Machaalani is no longer a redhead; she's now a beautiful brunette Gypsy Queen!
Ahmed Ezz is fighting tooth and nail to stay as far away from taking a paternity test for Zeina's twins as possible.
Check out the look Nancy Ajram says we should all try too.
Haifa Wehbe's hair has been catching her even more attention than usual. Is Jenny Asper aspiring for the same redhead stardom?
A joint American Egyptian production is bringing two celebs under the same temple roof.
Singer Ahlam is in London to start recording her new album at the Metropolis International Studio.
March 12, 2014
After Al Ahram reported that Justin Bieber was Cairo bound in April, we wonder if his newly scheduled May 5 court date will mess with his Middle East plans. Here's why the "Baby" hitmaker will be busy about that time.
There aren't "Words" for the level of excitement the Irish boy band is stirring in Dubai right now.
Rami Sabri assured viewers of the TV show "Biwodooh" (Clarity) that his uncanny resemblance to Amr Diab is mere coincidence.
The 6th edition of the Cairo Jazz Festival returns to host live and ‘beyond stage’ performances from local and international acts as well as workshops and masterclasses at multiple venues.
For three weeks, 11 movies from 12 different Asian countries will be screened at eight venues in Jeddah. It's Asian movie marathon and mania going down in Saudi this month.
With Al Azhar adamantly against the Biblical tale of "Noah" screening in Egyptian cinemas, some film makers are rocking the boat the other way.
The all-star cast of the Fast & the Furious films are heading back to Abu Dhabi to finish filming their movie scenes next month.
This year, three provocative actresses will put on the Islamic Hijab. What's the mystery behind this though?
Phosphine, a short film that was posted recently on YouTube, is topping over 3.5 million viewers and is quickly gaining popularity through WhatsApp and other social networking media.
Elham Shahin will be playing a dramatic emotional role this Ramadan.
March 11, 2014
With weight loss so fast and drastic, the assumption of some is that Somaya Al Khashab had surgery. The Egyptian actress claims this strict diet gets the actual credit.
Bassem Yakhour is apparently way too busy working on a number of projects to take part in Nadine al Rasi's new drama series.
Zeina's life doesn't seem to be getting any easier, as Ahmed Ezz is refusing to take a paternity test to prove that the twins aren't his.
Public concern has been raised for awhile over the Egyptian actor's health, but never have we seen him so thin and pale.
Help please! Sultry hip-shakin' Safinaz seeks assistance from Armenian embassy after being sued by hotel
She's caught between a contract and a hard place. Safinaz is allegedly being sued by hotel "Al Nabilah" for breach of contract and may face deportation.
The loosely Biblically-based film "Noah" has made waves in the Middle East and faces being banned in several countries. Bahrain business owners toss in their support for the blockbuster ban.
Bassem Yakhour and Ayman Reda reveal the theme of Season 10 of their popular satirical sketch show “Spotlight.”
Bassem Youssef can't get a break. His show was suspended by CBC for mocking pro-Sisi campaigns, and now that MBC Masr has picked it up, the signal was intentionally jammed on Friday night. Now he speaks out on presidential candidates' stance on "freedom of expression".
Ready, steady, GO! Egypt begins its first stage of eliminations for the 4th year of Arabs Got Talent
Scores of Egyptian candidates screened in Egypt's Alexandria for popular TV show Arabs Got Talent; eliminations to continue Thursday in Cairo.
She's an accordionist, singer, and now radio show host. Youssra El-Hawary's weekly Nogoum FM show features live performances from Egypt's independent musicians.
March 10, 2014
Jordan's first reality TV talent show competition "Jordan Star" has finally aired, but the reviews were very, very mixed!
With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.
A court order reinstated Eman Al Bahr Darwish to head of the Egyptian Musician Union, but many of the members are in outrage
The competition continues between Egyptian stars Tamer Hosny and Mohammad Hamaki.
With other Arab countries already saying "nope" to releasing the controversial Christian film "Noah", a UAE release is still TBD.
Between 12 and 18 March, Hanager Arts Centre will hold the Hakawy children's theatre festival. Ahram Online talked to Mohamed El-Ghawy, the main dynamo behind this unique initiative.
Why exactly did Amel Bouchoucha turn down a starring role in Amr Diab's "Fame"?
Ayman Zeidan and Bassam Kousa are done playing "happy families" in their new TV drama “Ma Waraa’ Al Wujooh” (Behind the Faces).
Duraid Lahham is taking on a new role in the upcoming TV drama "Abwab Al Rih" (Gates of the Wind), well, since Salloum Haddad turned down that role anyway!
Egypt's on D-CAF: No need for caffeine with the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival coming to Cairo again
D-CAF is back, peeps! The contemporary entertainment will begin again on March 20th.
March 9, 2014
Egyptian actress Zeina will be somewhat copying Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram in her upcoming drama. Will it work in her favor?
Haifa Wehbe had her say, now it was time for Elissa to hit back at the "woman who made herself out of nothing."
Australia is celebrating the Persian New Year with their own line up of traditional Iranian music concerts, featuring world-renowned Iranian Tar virtuoso Keyvan Saket. "Nowruz" the time to celebrate! Aussies line up Iranian concerts in celebration of Persian New Year
Jennifer Connelly wasn't a fan of shooting the water scenes in "Noah", the film making waves in the Middle East
With several Arab countries banning the controversial Christian film, "Noah" is certainly stirring up the waters...waters that Jennifer Connelly did not enjoy being doused by.
Fans went absolutely wild at Eric Clapton's two-hour special concert last night in Bahrain.
Darren Aronofsky's upcoming epic film Noah is already banned in a number of Arab countries.
The Beirut babes were both Milan-bound as they were spotted having a friendly chat in the airport.
While some may be most excited about race day at the 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on April 406, we're not gonna lie that the concerts are what floats our boat the most. Here's the lowdown on the weekend we're all waiting for.
Cairo International Jazz Festival, screening of movie Wadjda, and Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children are just a few of the fabulous things going down this week in Egypt.
Google-owned video-sharing giant YouTube organized its first visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, aiming to support the site's content generators and strengthen its strong user base in the kingdom.
March 8, 2014
Hind Al Bloushi likes to donate her clothes to charity.
Abed Fahed was in the hot seat last week where he was accused of a number of things on the talk show "Al Muttaham" (The Accused).
March 7, 2014
The famous twosome have divorced professionally.
Darb 1718 is 'da place to be on Saturday! Salalem, Like Jelly and Rassef L'bkariya will be bustin' loose
Whether you don't have Saturday night plans, or even if you do, ditch them, 'cause Darb 1718 in downtown Cairo is the place to be come March 8.
March 6, 2014
Welcome home, Hosny! Our fave Egyptian superstar is back where he belongs with his adoring Egyptian fans.
Who needs real-life man drama when you can have it in a fictional one? Not Egyptian actress Zeina she doesn't!
Fifi Abdo and Hisham Abbas's nighttime talk show "Ahla Masa" (Good Evening) is not going off-air.
Showing off her seductive moves, boasting about an overabundance of shoes, and suggesting she's got a tattoo on a concealed part of her body are just few of the ways that Haifa Wehbe offended many on her "This is Talk" appearance with show host Adel Karam.
While en route to Geneva for a film festival featuring his latest work "Ladder to Damascus", Mohammad Malas was question for five hours, then finally released.
Myriam Fares talks about her debut on the Dubai stage in the international musical production Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story.
Cyrine Abdelnour finally finishes filming her upcoming reality TV show “Bila Hudood” (Without Limits).
In her latest solo exhibition 'Cinderella Tales' which opened 16 Feb at Mashrabia Gallery, Egyptian artist Shayma Kamel tackles disparities between representation and reality in contemporary Egyptian society.
March 5, 2014
Myriam Fares is playing the role of a prostitute in her first ever acting experience.
Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned the x-rated film 'Nymphomaniac' because of its sex scenes.
The multiplex screening films that won an Oscar is not that far away, but Muscat residents won't go the distance to do so.
On a phone interview with Raja Naser Al Din and Rudolf Hilal on the show "Bikhsoos Hal Shi" (With Regards to the Matter), Haifa Wehbe shut down an insulting comment from her fellow celeb.
Thank God for self-extinguishing candles because 48 would be too many to blow out herself!
Thank you MBC for bringing us yet another regional version of a worldwide hit talent show.
Saudi "Al Farabi' are the new "It" band. Get ready, their music and lyrics are like nothing you've ever heard before.
Madeline Matar is joining Sayidaty Magazine's campaign against obesity. Will she reach her target and lose 8kg in 2 months?
"Cate of Arabia" admits to sleeping with her Oscar after winning the award for her role in "Blue Jasmine"
The Academy Award winning star with Arab acting roots has confessed to sleeping with her Oscar. Cate Blanchett bared the truth on The Ellen DeGeneres show.
Musical goddess Majida Al Roumi has decided return after 13 years to help promote tourism in Egypt.
March 4, 2014
Here's what Mona Zaki wrote to her fans for their support while she was in the hospital.
American comedian actress Tina Fey is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Kim Barker's best-selling book "The Taliban Shuffle."
Tamer Hosny was warmly received by fans but not the weather as severe weather caused a car accident among his band members traveling to the airport while on tour in the US.
Safa Sultan has begun filming scenes for her upcoming TV drama "Women's Illnesses" in Egypt.
Mai Hariri was rushed to hospital after losing consciousness on Sunday night.
She's outta this world! George Clooney's Lebanese lover had stronger gravitational pull than the Oscars
Despite his starring role in the seven Academy Award winning film "Gravity", George Clooney was notably missing from the Oscars. Looks like the Middle East has been pulling on his heart strings.
Little did any of us know that Cate Blanchett has some very old roots in the Arab world!
With the SodaStream scandal all behind her, Scarlett Johansson is expecting something great in her future with fiancé Romain Dauriac.
Ramy Ayach's mother passes away on Monday evening.
Is it true? Is Suhair Ramzi really planning on taking off her headscarf?
March 3, 2014
Things don't seem to be going in Ahmed Ezz's way this month, as he's now facing a new dilemma in his work life.
Dubai International Film Festival jury head favorite and "Blue Jasmine" lead actress, Cate Blanchett obtains the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role".
Lights, camera, close the slammer! A very naughty trio are doing some jail time in Cairo in a stage built by the production company "Al Adel Group".
Bahaa Soltan has come up with an unusual name for his upcoming album, which is set for release next month.
It's hard to move on in life after losing a child, but Hany Shaker's daughter's deathbed request has pushed him to launch "The Dearest of People" at last.
Having a bun in the oven, won't stop Donia Samir Ghanem from claiming her spot on the silver screen this Ramadan, especially not when her sister Amy is already in the holy month lineup.
'Live' highs and lows of Oscars 2014: How it went down min-by-min for "The Square" and "Omar" makers
We had high hopes for our region's Academy Award nominated-films, but the names of other films were announced winners instead. Here's the play-by-play of what happened, live-blogging style!