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Dominique Hourani stylin' at the Van Cleef & Arpels event. (Image: Google)
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Dominique Hourani hit up a VIP ceremony recently for jewelry brand Van Cleef & Arpels.
Bassem appeared on The Daily Show on more than one occasion. (Image:
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Are American ready to hear their political satire-news from a Middle-Easterner with a "thick accent"?
The 24-year-old actress will play renowned war photographer Lynsey Addario. (Image: Facebook)
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Jennifer Lawrence to play Iraq war photographer in a new Steven Spielberg film.
Liqaa with her adorable daughter. (Image: Masrawy.com)
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Liqaa Sweian threatened with murder and kidnap of her child.
John Legend performing at Delta Airlines concert. (Image: Facebook)
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One of the highlights of Bahrain's "Spring of Culture" festival went off without a glitch. The "All of Us" hit maker was well received in the region.
Rima shared a picture of her first appearance on DWTS. (Image: Facebook)
09:25 GMT
Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih is on Dancing with the Stars Lebanon.
Xandria is ready to bring to the metal to the Middle East. (Image: Facebook)
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Metal rock band Xandria has got a gig in The Music Room this month.
Haifa Wehbe's sister Rola Yamout can't get enough of copying her! (Image: Facebook/Instagram)
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I hate you, so I'm gonna copy you! Rola Yamout copies her sis Haifa Wehbe's style yet again.
Ghalia Benali has brought much life to the region's music scene. (Image: Facebook)
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She's had several gigs around the region, and another one coming up this week in Cairo.
Safinaz caused quite a stir with this Egyptian flag get up. (Image: Twitter)
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The Egyptian-based Armenian belly dancer Safinaz knows how to keep her name in the news - by getting in trouble all the time!

March 2, 2015

Thirty Seconds to Mars is coming to the Middle East! (Image: Facebook)
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Juliana Down will open for the Thirty Seconds to Mars concert at the Dubai World Trade Center, but she'll be sharing the stage with someone. #MARSBattleoftheBands competition will determine which lucky group it will be!
Loubna Abidar is spreading the word about what she allegedly went through.
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Moroccan diva Loubna Abidar is suing against her director for sexual harassment and says she's not the first actress that has pressed him with these charges.
A still from Emma's performance with the snake on Arabs Got Talent. (Image: YouTube)
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Najwa Karam wasn't too happy to see a snake on the Arabs Got Talent's stage last week.
Alexandre is the spitting image of Tamer! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ever wondered what a Tamer Hosny lookalike looks like?
The photo May posted of her and her two "gay" friends! (Image: Instagram)
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May Hariri referred to her friends as "gay" in a hilarious photo caption on Instagram!
Marcel Khalife lauds the Royal Opera House Muscat as one of the most beautiful places in the world. (Image: Twitter)
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The oud-playing Lebanese performer is in Muscat ready to play his best pieces with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra this week.
Dakota Johnson starring in SNL ISIS sketch. (Image: Screenshot from YouTube clip)
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They make fun of everything, but did SNL go too far with the sketch of "50 Shades of Grey" actress Dakota Johnson playing daughter headed off to join Daesh?
A scene in a Moroccan market from the new James Bond film "Spectre." (Image: Morocco World News)
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Morocco reports six-fold spike in foreign filming in 2014.
James Blunt, Sting, and John Legend brought the house down in Dubai.
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I mean, could a lineup get any hotter?! Dubai was treated three nights in a row of wicked sweet tunes from James Blunt, Sting, John Legend, and many more amazing musicians.
Alicia wrote on Instagram: "Motherhood is a miracle that continues to unfold..... And the words I've been writing can't wait to be told! Wishing you a miraculous Sunday!" (Image: Instagram)
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US singer Alicia Keys shared another shot of her newborn son, whom she's had with her Muslim hubby Swizz Beatz.

March 1, 2015

Yes, George and his wife are expecting a baby! (Image: Albawaba file)
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George Wassouf's new wife Nada Zeidan finally confirms her pregnancy and addresses her step-son hate rumors!
Sherine is now a huge star in the Arab world. (Image: Albawaba file)
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A video of Egyptian superstar Sherine Abdel Wahab singing as a child has fallen into our hands, and you can watch it right here!
Hazem Sharif stars in "The Shadows" (Image: Facebook)
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Celebrities Nadine Al Assad, Khalid El Sheikh and Hazem Sherif bring on the patriotism, love and peace at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre performance of "The Shadows".
"The X Factor" judge is coming to Australia! (Image: Facebook)
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Ragheb Alama has three gigs in the land down under, and his Southern Hemisphere fans couldn't be more excited.
Is her appearance in this pic the reason Ola Ghanem didn't show to the premiere?
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Hmm, what was it that kept the Egyptian actress from showing to her own film premiere for "Al Dunia Maqlouba" (The World Upside Down).
Alicia and het beautiful family along with the latest addition to the family. (Image: Instagram)
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Alicia Keys introduces her adorable newborn son to the world.
Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir. (Image: Facebook)
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Over the weekend, followers of Mohamed Mounir were tweeting the star's hashtag on Twitter.
Ezz is still refusing to take a DNA tests to prove that he isn't the father of Zeina's twins. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Ahmed Ezz and Zeina are still battling it out in court... at a very slow pace!
One of the winners of El Beit poetry show took away a staggering 1 million UAE Dirhams home. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Special Episode ends Season 2 of El Beit show on a highly memorable note.
John Legend is scheduled to perform in Bahrain this week.
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He just won an Oscar for his "Selma" theme song, a movie that digs into human rights issues. That's why some folks are wondering why he's performing in Bahrain where human rights problems have resurfaced last week.

February 28, 2015

Youssef said that he became a satirist to expose the hypocrisy and lies reported by the media. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Egyptian satirical TV host Bassem Youssef answered Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" on Sunday. This is what he had to say!
Jordan singer Macadi Nahhas. (Image: Facebook)
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Traveling from Madaba, Jordan to Algiers, Macadi Nahhas shared her jazzy jams in Algerian traditional clothing on Thursday night.

February 26, 2015

Vin Diesel has a baby on the way for the third time. (Image: Facebook)
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"Furoius 7" star Vin Diesel's wife is giving birth to his third child, so the premiere for the film changed locations from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles.
Tamer Hosny released a teaser for his "180 Degrees" music video. (Image: Screenshot from YouTube)
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Tamer Hosny has fans going cray-cray with a YouTube teaser for his song "180 Degrees".
Actress Souad Kareem passed away on Wednesday. (Image: Elnashra.com)
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Lebanese actress Souad Kareem passed away on Wednesday.
Hamza Namira playing his sweet tunes. (Image: Facebook)
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“I’ll continue presenting the art that I love. I’ll continue to give concerts. See you next concert," the Egyptian singer wrote after the Egyptian Syndicate of Musical Professions' recent decision to expel him.
John Legend performing at a Delta event in January. (Image: Facebook)
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Well, it's too late now if you don't already have your tickets to see John Legend live in Bahrain. The Academy Award-winning "Glory" singer's Spring of Culture concert is already sold out.
Shaabola attacks ISIS once again with harsh song lyrics. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Patriotic Egyptian folk singer Shaabola has attacked ISIS once again with a new insulting song.
A screenshot of Latifa's new single "Lbayka ya Alam Al Orooba." (Image: YouTube screenshot)
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Tunisian singer Latifa urges Arab governments to unite and end wars in the region.
Rita's couture creation by Zuhair Murad is out of this world. (Image: AFP)
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Zuhair Murad wins over Rita Ora with a stunning couture dress at the Brit Awards.

February 25, 2015

Carmen Suleiman gives a thumbs up to Muscat. (Image: Facebook)
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She's been making a name for herself after winning the first season of Arab Idol, and now Carmen Suleiman and Bollywood singing sensation Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will help Oredoo celebrate 10 years in the biz with a concert.
Haifa Wehbe's controversial "Mariem" look. (Image: Facebook)
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They could take her in Ramadan 2014, banning her "Halawet Rouh" from airing in cinemas, and fans are already getting their feathers ruffled over her recent social media image share.
Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh has been sentenced to life in prison over the 2013 shooting of Kyle. (Image: Hindustan Times)
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Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle's murder.
Mai Kassab and Ok are off to a rough start. (Image: Facebook)
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The Egyptian actress is taking some heat right now after being accused of physically hitting producer Khaled Mohammad Taher.
Wissam v Amal: Who's in the wrong here? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Former Mr. Lebanon Wissam Hanna is NOT a fan of Amal Hijazi, and he's not afraid to show it!
Ghalia Benali is ready to bring in Cairo next week. Here she is photographed on tour in Indonesia. (Image: Facebook)
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Born in Belgium but brought up in Tunisia, singer Ghalia Benali is bringing her album "Al Palna" back to life in Cairo next week.
James Blunt, Sting, John Legend bring their hot jams to the region.
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This weekend is seriously going to be epic in the Emirates as the Dubai Jazz Festival brings James Blunt, John Legend, and Sting to the stage.
Former Miss Turkey is facing jail time for insulting the Turkish President. (Image: Hurriyet Daily News)
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Former Miss Turkey Merve Buyuksarac in hot water for posting satirical poem about Turkey's President!
A still from Nancy's latest video "And I Come to Say Goodbye." (Image: Image)
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Nancy Ajram's new music video lacks everything her old videos had, and her fans are totes unhappy!
Hisham has had a lot of surgical work done to look like his idol Nancy Ajram. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Nancy Ajram's shemale lookalike Hisham Alrashed has big news for his fans: There's a mini him on the way!

February 24, 2015

Still from psychological thriller "Out of Order".
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Get ready to hang onto your seats if you hit the cinema this week. "Out of Order" (Khareg El-Khedma), a psychological thriller, opens on Wednesday.
Lebanese fashion model Joelle Hatem. (Image: Facebook)
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We've all been upset with our partners before, but Lebanese model Joelle Hatem must have been seriously ticked when she typed to the world that she and her hubby had split up....only to take it back a few hours later.
Gigi and Cody made such a cute couple at the Oscars After Party. (Image: AFP)
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What would Gigi Hadid's Palestinian family think of her PDA with bf Cody Simpson at this Oscars After Party?
Mohamed with his beautiful ex-wife on their wedding day. (Image: Mshaher.sowark.com)
13:27 GMT
Mohamed Hamaki has finally announced his divorce from wife of two-years Nahla al Hajari!
George and Nada are said to be expecting a child. (Image: Albawaba file)
11:38 GMT
George Wassouf's marriage to Nada Zeidan has just taken a new turbulent turn!
Amr Diab is hard at work on a new album. (Image: Facebook)
11:12 GMT
"Tonight" hit maker Amr Diab is working hard to bring us more of the music we love. The Egyptian songster has a new album under construction to be ready come summer.
The 87th Oscars were held on Sunday, February 22, 2015. (Image: contently.com)
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Egyptian film makers' endeavors to enter the Oscars have nearly always gone unheeded. Check out this list of films that were close to competing the best foreign language film Oscar award.
Imam has apologized to Nour for his lack of touch. (Image: Al Arab)
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Somebody tell Adel Imam that Nour el Sherif is a friend in need!
French dance troupe Hey Crew. (Image: Facebook)
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Less than a month away until the music of Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Avicii and Clean Bandit brings dancers alive from around the globe at the Street Life show March 18-21.

February 23, 2015

Nadine Njiem gave the dish on personal and professional life. (Image: Facebook)
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Having worked with both talented actors Yousif Al Khal and Abed Fahed in the hit drama "Law" (If), Nadine played nice girl and wouldn't give the dish on which star she preferred.
Lindsay Instagrammed a picture of her sunbathing in Dubai. (Image: Instagram)
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Lindsay Lohan admits she likes to learn lessons the hard way, but insists she is ready to lead a more private life.
John Legend will soon see we're no ordinary people. (Image: Facebook)
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We were made to love this year's Spring of Culture line-up. John Legend, Hussain Al Jassmi, Joss Stone, Omar Khairat, and many others will make this a festival to remember, for sure.
"Aya" made it to the Oscars. (Image: www.ayathefilm.com)
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It got the nomination, but "Aya" didn't go home with the coveted Oscar for best live action short film. Read here to see which film got it instead.
Sakka saved a baby girl from a dumpster in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian actor Ahmed el Sakka saved a baby's life this week after finding her in a dumpster!
Lady Gaga's red gloves did not scrub up well with her fans! (Image: AFP)
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Were Lady Gaga's Oscar "dishwashing gloves" inspired by Amal Clooney's pair from her Golden Globes appearance?
Emma's dress was custom-made by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. (Image: AFP)
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Emma Stone stuns in a winning Elie Saab dress at the Oscars.
Cinderella performed by Kharkov Children Ballet Company in 2005 (Photo: Mohamed Wassim / Al Ahram)
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It will be a fairy tale story again in the Cairo Opera House. The Cinderella ballet is returning after a 15 year hiatus.
Jennifer looked absolutely stunning at the Oscars. (Image: AFP)
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Jennifer Lopez gracefully tripped on the train of her dress while she was presenting at the Oscar Awards on Sunday.

February 22, 2015

Maya's blue hair is just one of the wild looks she went for during her career. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Miss Fashionista Maya Diab has a new business venture, and we think you're totes going to like it!
Ragheb Alama keepin' Elissa warm on the X Factor set. (Image: Twitter)
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Some snickering fans spread rumors that Ragheb Alama and Elissa were more than just colleagues after the songstress shared a picture of the two all kinds of cuddly on set X Factor.
Shams has reportedly expressed her love for her hubby in an insulting way! (Image: Albawaba file)
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Kuwaiti singer Shams must have really upset her hubby for him to block her on Whatsapp!
Adel Imam had to have security personnel on his latest set. (Image: Facebook)
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All the students on campus at Cairo University were only actors as Adel Imam's new program "A Manager and the Head of a Department" filmed scenes on location.
The Palace in the Sky. (Image: www.meier.co.il)
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New uber-modern development, Meier-on-Rothschild Tower, might bring a bunch of Tinseltown names to settle in Tel Aviv.
Filming the "Scoop With Raya" pre-Oscar special. (Image: Instagram)
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We know her well from "Scoop with Raya" among a slew of other TV appearances. MBC presenter Raya Abirached shares what it's like to be an Arab celebrity living in London.
Lady Gaga looking - but not touching - an Oscar. (Image: Instagram)
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OSN is the region's leading pay-TV network, and they're the ones bringing you the Oscars!

February 21, 2015

Production Award grantees, December 2014. (Image: Courtesy of Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy)
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Ten artists from five Arab countries have been granted production grants from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (or Culture Resource), in the second leg of its 2014 Production Awards Programme.
Saudi film festival opens despite cinema ban in the ultra conservative country! (Image: Arab News)
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Saudi film festival opens despite cinema ban in the ultra conservative country!

February 19, 2015

Maisa is in love and celebrating her recent nuptials. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Maisa Moghrabi's secret is out: Moroccan starlet married in secret TWO months ago!
A still of Bassem and Sara from the Tickling Giants trailer. (Image: YouTube still)
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Can you keep a secret? "Al Bernameg" star Bassem Youssef stars in a secretly directed documentary "Tickling Giants".
Ahmed El Fishawy stars in "Out of Order". (Image: Facebook)
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Sherine Rida used to be married to Amr Diab, but her current claim to fame is a starring role in the film "Out of Service".
The Lykan HyperSport car was designed in Lebanon, and one model appears in "Furious 7". (Image: Facebook)
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Nothing like your sports car popping up in a Hollywood blockbuster to make a man feel proud. Ralph Debbas' Lebanese-designed hypercar has made it to the big screen.
Khaled with his mum and dad. (Image: Kalaman-nas.com)
11:19 GMT
Syrian superstar Asala Nasri had a major panic attack when her son was involved in a serious car accident this week.
Yasmina performing on "Arabs Got Talent". (Image: Facebook)
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Young talent show contestant from Egypt, Yasmina El-Elwany, was in a vehicle accident with her family on the way home from her performance at the Cairo Opera House.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is ready to bring their musical genius to the region. (Image: Facebook)
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to the UAE for the first time, as is violinist and conductor Vladmir Spivakov with his Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra as part of Dubai Classics.
George is ensuring that his wife Amal is protected in their UK home with a bulletproof "panic room." (Image: Albawaba file)
09:26 GMT
Amal Clooney's high-risk job calls for a fireproof, bombproof and attack-resistant panic room in her home.
Will Zeina and Ezz ever reconcile? (Image: Albawaba file)
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Zeina is clearly looking for love, but is it away from her "secret husband" Ahmed Ezz?

February 18, 2015

The legend Ghassan Matar is still going. (Image: Facebook)
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Despite confirmed rumors of Egyptian actor Ghassan Matar's death, his wife has spoken up that he's still breathing.
Ola Ghanem likes to keep her characters unique. (Image: Facebook)
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Even though she's portraying the same role as deceased acting predecessor, Ola Ghanem adamantly denies she's imitating Hind Rustum.
Ezzat's biggest regret was leaving his 1970's band. (Image: Google)
15:08 GMT
It's terrible to live in the past, but Ezzat Abou Aouf can;t get over this one thing in his life!
Ahmed Helmy is missing from Facebook at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
14:44 GMT
Nothing worse than getting hacked online. Ok, there are worse things, but his fans are impatiently waiting for Ahmed Helmy to get his Facebook and Twitter back.
Rumor-creators are now claiming that Sherif has lung cancer. (Image: Albawaba file)
14:35 GMT
More rumors are circulating around Nour el Sherif's health. The latest? He allegedly has lung cancer!!
Hazem Sharif won Arab Idol season three. (Image: Facebook)
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After winning the title of Arab Idol in the talent show's third season, Syrian singer Hazem Sharif is now taking the stage in Sharjah for their "Shadows" show.
Assi's younger brother was buried in their hometown on Wednesday morning. (Image: Jordancamera.com)
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Lebanese superstar Assi Helani is sadly mourning the death of his younger brother Ali today.
Donia seems to be enjoying herself as a judge on The X Factor Arabia. (Image: Facebook)
12:55 GMT
What has Ahmed Mekky been up to since Donia Samir Ghanem's departure from his on-screen life?
Rami Abadir and Mostafa El-Sayed are coming to Cairo this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
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Men of many musical talents, Rami Abadir and Mostafa El-Sayed, will perform live at ROOM on Friday, February 20.
Deso Dogg was married to an FBI agent and he didn't even know it! (Image: Vice.com)
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German rapper-turned ISIS extremist who starred in sick beheading video "was married to FBI agent"!