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The official poster for "Under Control." (Facebook)
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The Ramadan TV series "Under Control" sheds a new light on drug addicts and their lives.
Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, as three Lebanese designers showcased their haute couture collections for the Autumn-Winter 2015-2016 season Monday. (The Daily Star)
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Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, as three Lebanese designers showcased their haute couture collections for the Autumn-Winter 2015-2016 season Monday.
Do you think kid-loving Nancy will fall in love with little Majd's big voice? We sure hope so! (Tvnz.co.nz)
11:56 GMT
Syrian child Majd Ismail has been revealed as one of the kids auditioning for The Voice Kids Arabia.
Youssef El Sherif in 'Le3bet Iblis' (The Devil's Game)
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The Egyptian actor is back on our Ramadan screens once more, giving a masterclass in character acting.
Assi with his daughter Marita (M) and wife Colette (R). (File photo)
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Lebanese star Assi Helani is accused of cheating on his wife Colette.
Egyptian actress Sabreen's religious fans slammed her for looking like she had taken off her Islamic hijab in her new Ramadan TV series. (El Watan News)
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Egyptian actress Sabreen's religious fans slammed her for looking like she had taken off her Islamic hijab in her new Ramadan TV series.
Akon will be releasing a record for Tamer's next film! (Facebook)
09:29 GMT
The man who discovered Lady Gaga is back with a new Tamer Hosny collaboration, but is still waiting for that free Emirati apartment!
Jennifer Aniston suggests that a 90,000sq ft 'home' is a distortion of the building code. (Deadline)
08:26 GMT
Massive sprawling estates under construction for some Arab owners are upsetting Tinseltown locals.
The Palestinian singer's record label Platinum Records announced this week that a new Assaf music video was in the works. (Facebook)
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Mohammed Assaf is releasing a new music video.

July 6, 2015

Once upon a time there was a pop star, who became the most loved Arab star on Facebook... (Instagram)
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The Lebanese singer teases her fans with a pic from her upcoming video!
Attention all passengers: No babies on board! (Instagram)
14:08 GMT
The Kuwaiti TV host and actress made a lucky escape from Ramez Galal's tasteless plane crash stunt!
Despite proving Ezz as the biological father of Zeina's twins, he is appealing the Family Court's decision. (File photo)
12:32 GMT
Despite proving Ahmed Ezz as the biological father of actress Zeina's twins, he is appealing the Family Court's decision. (File photo)
A still from Myriam's gun-loaded music video "Klink Revolution." (File photo)
11:35 GMT
Careful making fun of Myriam now, she's the one who's good with guns after all!
Julia Roberts, husband Danny Moder, their children and friends joined the Clooneys on a yacht outside the Clooney's home. (Xposure photos.com)
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Amal sparkles in Missoni as the Clooneys bring Fourth of July celebrations to their Italian lakeside home with George's long-time friend Julia Roberts.
Habibi Funk is Jakarta Records first sub-label for Arabic music from the 1970s. (Da-what.com)
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When we published Habibi Funk-playlists earlier this spring, readers went bananas. And now it's time for another round. A man called Jannis, of the German label Jakarta Records, has collected these awesome tunes for you to enjoy.
Bassel Khayyat has once again become the villain we love to hate. (Facebook)
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This Ramadan, Syrian actor Bassel Khayyat proves once more that it's so good to be bad. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!
Aerial contortions, world music, strange clowns: the world of Cirque du Soleil. (Cirque du Soleil)
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Cirque du Soleil's ninth stage show is wonderfully wacky and combines the surreal with acts of incredible physicality.
Continuing in the Ramadan spirit, religious chants, Mawlawiyah and traditional folkloric troupes, but also independent young musicians, film screenings and poetry evenings. (Ahram)
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Continuing in the Ramadan spirit, religious chants, Mawlawiyah and traditional folkloric troupes, but also independent young musicians, film screenings and poetry evenings.

July 5, 2015

Youssef said he would return to Egypt soon, though staying in the US is safer at the moment. (File photo)
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Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef criticized Arab media in a recent interview with Rotana TV.
One Direction are hugely popular in Egypt and the Arab world. (Pop Justice)
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Egyptian One Direction fans work extra hard to show them how much they care.
Can Eva be as Clooney as George? (Wegotthiscovered.com)
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Hollywood actress Eva Longoria recently confessed that she wants to be female George Clooney as she has Clooney-esque aspirations for her career.
Middle Eastern royals show late Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa the money with a staggering $28 million for her mum's Manhattan property. (Ktla.com)
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Middle Eastern royals show late Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa the money with a staggering $28 million for her mum's Manhattan property.
Omar Junior publicly announced his homosexuality back in 2014. (Facebook)
11:27 GMT
Omar Sharif's grandson is happy with America's new law in support of gay marriage.
A very scared Zeina on "Ramez in Control." (YouTube)
10:47 GMT
Paris Hilton isn't the only celebrity suing Ramez Galal for his plane crash prank, Egyptian actress Zeina is reportedly doing it too!
Super rich Ahlam has no problem paying for 400 kg of luggage. (File photo)
10:20 GMT
Diva Ahlam and her family carried a total of 23 bags on a trip to Dubai.
Rola checks up on her sister Zeina at the hospital. (Facebook)
09:41 GMT
Rola Saad's car was severely hit by another driver in Beirut.
Jon Bon Jovi and the boys are scheduled to play Tel Aviv on Oct 3rd. (Twitter)
08:00 GMT
Will Bon Jovi give in to pressure like Lauren Hill and cancel their concert in Israel?
Salim Bahwan on the set of his new feature, in which he also stars. (Photo courtesy of Muscat Daily)
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The third directorial effort from the Omani actor-director is on the way, with English subtitles.

July 4, 2015

Did Paris really fake that freak out on the plane? (Fan Share)
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Rumor has it that Paris Hilton was in on Ramez' plane prank all along!
Loutfy also founded the Association of Egyptian Women Filmmakers. (Photo courtesy Loutfy's family/Ahram)
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The filmmaker helped create the New Cinema Group and made more than 20 films about Arabs and social struggle in the 1970s.

July 3, 2015

Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine reprise their roles of Captain Kirk and Spock in 'Star Trek Beyond'. (IMDB)
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The producers of the latest Star Trek installment have confirmed that filming will take place in Canada and the UAE. LLAP!

July 2, 2015

Amr Diab's all about diversification! (Dream Box Sat)
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Amr Diab ads everywhere - is it a case of too much of a good thing?
Nancy will be performing at the Modhesh World Stage on 24 August. (Instagram)
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Dubai Summer Surprises kicks off on July 23 for 45 days of kid-friendly activities and celeb appearances.
The many faces and talents of Haifa Wehbe. (Instagram/Haifa Wehbe)
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Forget Assala, Haifa's performance in the Ramadan tv series 'Mariam' has been winning her acclaim online.
Mona Hala, it's behiiiind you! (IMDB)
10:30 GMT
Wriggle out of this one! Mona Hala's followers think someone's too close for comfort in her latest Instagram post.
The comedy's writer, director and executive producer is a grad of NY Film Academy Abu Dhabi. (Naim Zaboura)
08:30 GMT
'DCity!' pilot about three expat women experiencing life, love and adventures in the city.
Egyptian actress Simone likes playing the role of a commoner. (El Hawanem)
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Egyptian actress Simone likes playing the role of a commoner.
The series also looks at personal stories and the life-long friendships that develop. (YouTube Screenshot)
05:30 GMT
'Every Emirati's Son' is a four-part series that takes an inside look of the transformation of young Emiratis going through compulsory military service.

July 1, 2015

If anything bad should happen to Hilal, then he wants all his money to go to his little bro Basel. (File photo)
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If anything bad should happen to Syrian singer Wissam Hilal, then he wants all his money to go to his little - and only - bro Basel.
Ahmed Ezz is the biological father of Zeina's twins, but he still insists that it's all lies. (File photo)
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Ahmed Ezz is the biological father of Zeina's twins, but he still insists that it's all lies.
Happy birthday Al Waleed Helani. (Facebook)
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The Assi Helano family celebrated their son Al Waleed's birthday on Monday.
Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring. (Rolexmentorprotege.com)
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Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring.
The cast includes seven A-list stars who have never worked together before. (Daily News Egypt)
12:44 GMT
The resemblance of Al-Ahd (The Covenant) to the iconic HBO series as well as its A-list cast make this Ramadan show compulsive viewing!
Gigi recently landed a Vogue cover in Brazil. She has also been on the cover of Vogue's Spanish and American editions. (Instagram/Gigi Hadid)
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Occupational hazard? The Pali model apparently prefers looking at clothes rather than trying them on.
Angelina Jolie has visited refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan in her role as UNHCR envoy. (UNHCR)
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Following her visit to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Turkey nine days ago, the Oscar-winning star joins UK and African Union authorities to help tackle sexual violence in conflict zones.
Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood! (Zimbio)
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Rami Malek's TV series "Mr. Robot" is a raging success in Hollywood!
The Orchestra are Glen Burtnik, Mik Kaminski, Eric Troyer, Louis Clark, Gordon Townsend, and Parthenon Huxley. (Chronicle Herald)
07:00 GMT
The remaining members of ELO keep the 70s sound alive with “Mr. Blue Sky” and other classics, as the band returns to Israel in July.
Khalil also performed in Cairo in 2012. (Google+)
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Oumeima Khalil, accompanied by her musician husband Hani Siblini, is taking part in The Hayy Festival at AU, Downtown Cairo.

June 30, 2015

US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank. (YouTube)
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US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank.
Hadid has got Australians counting down the days until summer's return in Seafolly's Summer 2015 swimwear campaign.  (Instagram)
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American model Gigi Hadid has got Australians counting down the days until summer's return in Seafolly's Summer 2015 swimwear campaign.
Teenage singer Hala Turk was involved in yet another 'photo scandal'! (Al Jaras Magazine)
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Teenage singer Hala Turk was involved in yet another 'photo scandal'!
"If you want to impress me, don't play it safe!" Naomi Campbell to her contestants on The Face. Consider yourself warned! (Hollywood Reporter)
09:30 GMT
Watch out Dubai, the British supermodel will unleash her tough-talking judgement on MENA designers in a new talent scouting event in October!
Ehab Tawfik's doctor has ordered him to rest in bed until he is healthy again. (File photo)
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Ehab Tawfik's doctor has ordered him to rest in bed until he is healthy again.
The hoax involved 'Israeli' helicopters, uniformed officers and mock Israeli army base. (File photo)
08:30 GMT
The Syrian actor was 'kidnapped' from a cruise by 'Israeli forces' and interrogated at gunpoint, in the latest hoax stunt on Egyptian TV.
Elie Saab speaking at the LAU graduation ceremony. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
07:30 GMT
The self-taught fashion guru receives the honor for his outstanding contribution to the fashion industry in Lebanon and around the world.
Benali last performed in Egypt in March of this year. (Cairo Scene)
06:30 GMT
The East-West fusion singer brings her magical mix of music back again to Cairo!
Max Amini's YouTube videos have racked up more than 15 million views. (Twitter)
05:24 GMT
Following a successful run in October of last year, the Iranian-American comedian is back for one night only!

June 29, 2015

Mariah Carey is reportedly going to visit a spiritual advisor in Israel with her boyfriend James Packer for a 'pre-engagement' meeting. (Radar Online)
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Mariah Carey is reportedly going to visit a spiritual advisor in Israel with her boyfriend James Packer for a 'pre-engagement' meeting.
US pop diva Mariah Carey and her boyfriend Australian entrepreneur James Packer had dinner with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife. (Jerusalem Post)
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US pop diva Mariah Carey and her boyfriend Australian entrepreneur James Packer had dinner with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife.
Hend Sabry has Ramadan Iftar with a Syrian refugee family in Amman. (Albawaba Arabic)
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UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry had one of her Ramadan Iftars with a Syrian refugee family in Jordan.
Joe, Gigi, Karlie, Taylor and Calvin at London Bridge. (Instagram/Taylor Swift)
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Gigi Hadid and her celeb pals have jet-setted in to see Taylor Swift perform and live it up in London!
Sorry, Safinaz, you can't be an Egyptian citizen just yet! (Aladdwaa.com)
09:52 GMT
Armenian belly dancer Safinaz married an Egyptian man in the hopes of granting herself the Egyptian residency.
In Saudi Arabia, PepsiCo will be helping to feed the needy by donating 10%. (YouTube screenshot)
09:30 GMT
The new ad also features Saudi football player Jamal Bajandouh and Haitham Zaki, son of Ahmad Zaki.
Diana is in good health after undergoing surgery this week. (Facebook)
09:08 GMT
Diana Karazon thanked everyone who asked about her before and after she underwent surgery.
"The Jewish Quarter" has also faced criticism from Egyptian Jews. (MBC)
08:22 GMT
Egyptian soap opera 'The Jewish Quarter' starring Menna Shalabi shows Muslims, Christians and Jews living alongside each other in a Cairo district.
One of the few times that Neshan was not cool and collected! (Screenshot)
07:30 GMT
Grace under pressure? Here are the best clips of pranked celebs getting their revenge on Ramez Galal, the old fashioned way.
Francis Ford Coppola has previously been honored at the festival. (Flickr)
05:15 GMT
The Oscar-winning American director will be heading the jury at the 15th annual festival in Morocco.

June 28, 2015

And now Miss Seeb Eidy she's behind bars for a year! (File photo)
14:38 GMT
Salma al-Fouly, who shot to fame as the "Seeb Eidy" singer, is now behind bars. How will prison treat her?
George and Amal Clooney's new £10million home has been undergoing renovations for almost a year. (Eonline/Paris Match edit)
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George and Amal Clooney have been called 'the worst neighbours you could have'. And they haven't even moved in!
Haifa and Ghada - unwholesome entertainment for Ramadan? (Albawaba edit/file)
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Judging by what's on our screens this Ramadan, Egyptian TV considers blasphemy a sport!
Kuwaiti artist Abdel Hamid Al Rifai passed away in the mosque explosion on Friday. (Cairo Portal)
10:31 GMT
Kuwaiti artist Abdel Hamid Al Rifai passed away in the mosque explosion on Friday.
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins. (File photot)
09:56 GMT
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins.
Will Dalia face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS? (Assawsana.com)
09:36 GMT
Will Dalia al Buhairi face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS?
The scary moment Paris thought her plane was about to crash. (YouTube)
08:37 GMT
Ramez Galal's plane crash prank sends Paris Hilton crashing with fear!
Tiffany Tang, making a name for herself for the wrong reasons! (Photo Bucket)
08:16 GMT
Tiffany Tang, also known as Tang Yan, walked the red carpet at 18th Shanghai International Film Festival in a dress from Elie Saab's 2015 summer collection. Or so she thought!
'Haq Mayet' depicts a war of words between the Interior Ministry and a TV program over a murder. (Al-Arab 24)
08:00 GMT
Art imitates life in 'Haq Mayet', which shows the struggle between the media and the Interior Ministry.
'He Named Me Malala'  will be out on 2 October. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Coming soon: Malala's new documentary co-produced in Abu Dhabi, and American filmmakers' story of Zaatari refugee camp

June 27, 2015

JK Rowling had some sound advice for one Harry Potter fan on what to read while fasting for Ramadan.(Buzzlie.com)
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The author of Harry Potter gave one of her magical books' fans advice on what to read during Ramadan.
The Ramadan series was produced with tech teams who worked on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (Instagram)
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The Lebanese actress is now contracted to the series that will run over the next four years!
DJ Paul van Dyk closed Formula One in Bahrain with an electrifying stint earlier this year. (EDM Life)
07:02 GMT
Grammy-winning German DJ's "The Politics of Dancing 3" banned for including collaborations with Israeli DJs.

June 25, 2015

Super model Arlenis Sosa walked down the aisle in this beautiful #ReemAcra dress. (Instagram)
13:59 GMT
Victoria's Secret model Arlenis Sosa has married Donnie McGrath during a stunning beach-side ceremony in her native Dominican Republic.
Wael Jassar will perform on July 18, along with singers Ayman Zbeeb and Nader Al Atat at the Mövenpick Hotel Beirut. (Facebook)
13:32 GMT
Why not celebrate Eid El-Fitr with Lebanese singer Wael Jassar this year?
Marita with her family on her graduation day. (Instagram)
11:53 GMT
Assi Helani and his family celebrated daughter Marita's high school success this week.
Spectre was also shot in the Vatican, London, Mexico City, and the Austrian Alps. (Swide)
11:06 GMT
The British actor is shooting scenes in Morocco, for 'Spectre', his fourth Bond film.
Expecting mama Carole shopping for baby clothes. (Facebook)
10:13 GMT
While her big baby bump still allows her to walk, Carole Samaha went out shopping for baby clothes and accessories.
Mariah played in Beirut and Dubai in 2004. (Twitter)
08:00 GMT
American songstress Mariah Carey is reportedly visiting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Dead Sea this weekend - show her a good time and she might stage a concert soon!
Madjid Bougherra is a very good sport! (Screenshot/AFP)
07:54 GMT
Extreme TV: Algerian footballer Madjid Bougherra is taken hostage and awaits a beheading in TV prank similar to one done by Ramez Galal.
El Beheiry received a five-year sentence last month. (The Cairo Post)
04:49 GMT
Egypt's Sunni authority of Al-Azhar accused Islam El Beheiry of denigrating Islam and Islamic heritage.

June 24, 2015

Yousra talks to Hisham in the Vodafone TV commercial. (YouTube)
15:14 GMT
After much persuasion, Egyptian starlet Yousra's hubby agreed to appear in Vodafone's TV commercial with her.
Amal in Stella, with Stella. (Jamesy/KP/Gotcha Images)
14:54 GMT
All work and no play? Amal enjoys a night out in Notting Hill with celeb designer Stella McCartney.
Spandau Ballet first played in Dubai in 2010. (Warner Music)
14:29 GMT
The 80s New Romantics are coming to the Dubai World Trade Centre in September.
Ahmed Helmy - not the butt of the joke this time! (File photo)
14:05 GMT
Who's spreading rumors about Ahmed Helmy?
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet. (Sonara.net)
13:59 GMT
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet.
She can sing, she can act, and now Aseel Omran has designed her own handbag collection with Conia Italy, as well. (Hot Arabic Music)
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She can sing, she can act, and now Aseel Omran has designed her own handbag collection with Conia Italy, as well.
Kids and their families will have the time of their lives at this year's Tel Aviv Children Film Festival. (The Next Family)
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Parents and kids can catch a variety of movies and workshops at this year's Tel Aviv International Children and Youth Film Festival.

June 23, 2015

Nelly Karim stars in the thrilling drama "Under Control." (YouTube)
21:35 GMT
Mariam Naoum, the writer of the Ramadan TV series “Under Control,” says State television will lose if any of her scenes are deleted.
Dhafer has also appeared in Sex in the City 2 and UK dramas Spooks and The Whistleblowers. (Dhafer L'Abidine)
16:19 GMT
The Tunisian actor is in not one, but three Ramadan TV series and waxes lyrical about the development of Egyptian drama.
Assala turns a blind eye on her bumpy friendship with Haifa Wehbe, and confesses that she's an amazing actress instead! (Watanserb.com)
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Assala turns a blind eye on her bumpy friendship with Haifa Wehbe, and confesses that she's an amazing actress instead!
Diana is recovering from a health scare that caused her to be admitted to the hospital this week. (Facebook)
14:01 GMT
Jordanian starlet Diana Karazon was admitted to hospital this week.