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Karim was rumored to be paid $50,000 to appear alongside Sharif Amer (File)
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Did he or didn't he? Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz denied rumors that he accepted $50,000 to appear alongside Sharif Amer on a television show.
Samira is hoping to release the album sometime this winter.
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Moroccan singer Samira Saeed revealed she is wrapping up a new album.
A smokin' Casper Smart stands alongside Haifa Wehbe in "Breathing You In".
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She's "Breathing You In", Casper Smart!
Foo2, El-Sefr, and Mohamed El-Deeb dig deep into their souls for their performances.
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The two-hour hip-hop concert, HipHop 03 Volume 3, on August 26th saw songsters jammin' to the tough topics affecting the country of Egypt.
Some of these won't be donning their jewels again for the show. (Image: Facebook)
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The director and some of the cast are saying "see ya" to the Ramadan drama "Saraya Abdeen" after their contract ended in August.
Angelina Jolie's visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
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Honeymoon, shmoneymoon. Angelina Jolie is just as concerned about those displaced by the Syrian war as she was before she donned a wedding band.
Angham's all smiles with her latest song. (Image: Facebook)
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Surely some conservatives will dislike the controversial Lebanese dialect song the Egyptian songstress has just completed, but "Am Bakrah Al Musica" (I am Hating Music) will no doubt be a hit amongst her faithful fans.

August 31, 2014

Go Mo go!
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What happens when an Egyptian pop singer's son graduates? The graduands are in for a treat with a token gratis performance! Now there's a graduation with style! Mohammad Fouad gave surprised students a graduation night to remember with his star performance.
Mai Ezz El Din is due to return to Cairo after her break (Image: Facebook)
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Busy busy and in need of a vacation! Egyptian actress Mai Ezz El Din decided to take some time out from acting and take a break.
Nabila Obeid assures she'll be keeping the reputations of others shiny in her upcoming memoir. (Image: Facebook)
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We'll be getting down and dirty with the real Nabila Obeid as the actress writes her personal memoirs.
Everyone will surely be saying yes to more Saba! (Image: Facebook)
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Nicole Saba was a smashing hit in the holy month on the show "Difference in Timing" with Tamer Hosny, and now she's back to business again with a new single "Ma Baqa Tudqili" (You Don't Beat For Me).
Come one, Karmon! The Dutch DJ is about to do Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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He's been a hit around the region, and now he'll be mixin' the beats for the bad a city of Dubai.
Amal Alamuddin has eyes only for the "brooding silver fox".
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Our Lebanese lovely has snatched an older man, but George Clooney is still looking good at 54, according to a list of men aging most gracefully.
Souad Massi won't be stepping up to the mic in Israel. (Image: Facebook)
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Souad Massi reveals her reasons for giving the hand instead of her voice in the nation of Israel.

August 28, 2014

Amal Arafeh is still at large on the Syrian scene!
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Syria's starlet Amal Arafeh has disclosed her latest projects to her curious public.
Signs of fatigue and exhaustion were quite obvious on George's face in Tunisia. (Image: Facebook)
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George Wassouf was taken out of Tunisia airport on a wheelchair. Is everything alright?
What's the big deal if Amr Diab is Yemeni anyway? (Image: Facebook)
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New claims suggest that "Amr Diab" is the Egyptian singer's STAGE NAME and that he's originally from Yemen!
BA Chamber Orchestra, performs tangos and film music on 10 Aug. (Image: BA Arts Center)
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On Saturday 30 August, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hisham Gabr, will perform music from well-known movies and Broadway musicals.
Russell has been vocal in his criticism of the media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Particularly in his satirical YouTube series, The Trews. (Image: YouTube still)
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Russell Brand opposes anti-Semitism after death threats: 'We must disavow all forms of prejudice that lead to exclusion and execution.'

August 27, 2014

Tip of the iceberg.. When Egypt's belly dancing queen tips the bucket over hips first, it all goes belly's up!
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It's not over till the Middle East freezes over! Another one bites the ice as belly dancing (ice) queen Fifi Abdo tips the ice bucket and takes the challenge on, hips first!
Syrian actor Tayem Hasan
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Ramadan 2015 line up: Tayem has taken the place of famous Syrian actor Abid Fahed in the drama after the latter suddenly announced the breaking of his contract with the company 'Al Sabah' during a television interview.

August 26, 2014

Jumana says that she has no intention of quitting her acting job! (Image: Facebook)
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Rumor has it that Jumana Murad is quitting acting. Could her new hubby have anything to do with it?
Qamar and Mehiar are still in love after many years of marriage and romance. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Syrian actors Qamar Khalaf & Mehiar Khodoor are now the proud parents of a baby girl - and it's their first child!
Robin's tribute, which saw him make fun of women in Hijab, offended many people around the world. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Billy Crystal leads Robin Williams Emmys tribute, but then offends some with "racist" joke about Iranian woman.
Will we see a collaboration between Van Damme and Elsaka soon? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ahmed Elsaka is a very lucky man! He's been receiving some special voice messages from the handsome Jean Claude van Damme!
The moment Assaf had sand poured all over him in support of Gaza. (Image: YouTube)
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Mohammad Assaf joined the line-up of people taking on the #RubbleBucketChallenge in support of Gaza.

August 25, 2014

Nour el Sherif is the leading male actor in "Cairo Time." (Image: Facebook)
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Nour el Sherif and Mervat Amin are set to return in a new film after 14 years of not working together!
Gary poses with his "Since I Saw You Last" tour DVD! (Image: Facebook)
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Take That frontman Gary Barlow to close his "Since I Saw You Last" tour in the UAE.
Will "Engineer" Youssef win his District's upcoming Parliamentary elections? (Image: Facebook)
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Director Khaled Youssef is officially running in the upcoming Egyptian Parliamentary elections!
Egyptian short film “The Visit” has been selected to be screened at the Festival. (Image: Myfestivaldb.com)
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As the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival approaches, one Egyptian film has granted a place to get screened at the festival!
Selim was a prominent Egyptian actor with many famous titles to his name. (Image: Mydreambox.net)
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Egyptian actor Abdel Mohsen Selim has passed away at the age of 70.
America Ferrera as Betty in the US TV series "Ugly Betty." (Image: Funny-pictures.net)
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Hollywood starlet Salma Hayek is enraged with Amy Samir Ghanem's latest TV drama showmakers for stealing her hit US TV series "Ugly Betty's" ideas to use in Amy's show!

August 24, 2014

Austrian actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for the Empire Awards at a central London venue. (Image: Jon Furniss /Invision/AP)
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Hollywood stars sign petition in support of Israel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver and Kelsey Grammer among celebrities who voiced their criticism against the 'singling out' of Israel during Gaza war.
Tarek Yamani “A condensate of passion. Yamani always manages to be, as Paul Verlaine once said, 'not exactly the same, not exactly another'.” (Image: Bluewhalemusic.com)
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"It was in New York where it all merged: the Afro American Jazz and the Arabic music," writes 'Victor Argo' in a fascinating tale about Lebanese musician Tarek Yamani and his latest album.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (Image: AP/Universal Pictures, Jessica Forde)
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Scarlett Johansson’s thriller “Lucy” debuted in first place at the box office in Lebanon last weekend. Did it have anything to do with her kiss with Amr Waked? Hmmm!
The hilarious moment Haifa was drenched in icy water! (Image: YouTube still)
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While Haifa Wehbe accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nancy Ajram preferred to write a cheque instead!

August 23, 2014

Many of Mohammad Muneer's fans are disappointed they won't see his face on stage. (Image: Facebook)
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Some unhappy Muneer followers are threatening to stampede the concert if ticketed seats don't increase.
Donia Samir Ghanem says "bring it" cameras! (Image: Facebook)
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Baby making is in the books, for now, and that bodacious actress as back at her cinematic best as she stars in "The Big NIght".
Special Kay hit the decks in Cairo this weekend as the fun began in the city. (Imaeg courtesy of primemag.me)
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Here's what's shaking in the big city this week.

August 22, 2014

Still from Ahl Eskendereya TV series trailer. (Image: YouTube)
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Following controversy during the month of Ramadan, Ahl Eskendereya series will be screened in several TV channels, Al-Ahram Arabic newspaper reports.

August 21, 2014

Souad Massi (Image: Still from Massi's live performance uploaded on YouTube)
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Ahram Online's sister French paper Ahram Hebdo talks to the renowned Algerian singer Souad Massi, who explains why she refuses to sing in Israel, and reflects on her recent concerts in Cordoba and Morocco.
Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy." (Image: Al Arabiya)
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Arab media criticized Egyptian actor Amr Waked for kissing his Jewish co-star Scarlett Johansson in the Hollywood film "Lucy."
Safinaz posted a picture of herself on her wedding day, and she looked happier than ever! (Image: Facebook)
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The only place Armenian Bellydancer Safinaz will be flying off to now is her honeymoon destination!
Sawsan said that she will always be friends with her ex-hubby Sameh! (Image: Facebook)
10:45 GMT
Following a seriously short marriage, Sawsan Badr has decided to end her sixth marriage!
A beautiful friendship brought Imam and Saleh together for many years. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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After more than 40 years of friendship, Adel Imam is being accused of neglecting his lifetime friend Saeed Saleh before he died.
Could Ruby have secretly gotten married? (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT
OK, everyone thinks that Ruby has secretly gotten married after a wedding band made an appearance on her finger!
Dalida loves her birthday boy. (Image: Twitter)
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From mushy messages to a collage of pics from his sexy spouse, Ramy Ayach was well doted on this birthday.

August 20, 2014

Instagram this! Elissa's bikini pic was met with mixed reactions by her fans! (Image: Instagram)
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Elissa made some of her fans gasp, and others smile, with her latest bikini shot on Instagram!
Will we see Adel and Samir in an acting project together? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Why did Samir Ghanem turn down an acting role with comedy legend Adel Imam?
It's Sharif v Sherine as they go head to head in court on September 27. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Sharif Muneer is finally taking Sherine Abdel Wahab to court on September 27.
Samira Said is ready to sing for you, Morocco! (image courtesy of samirasaid.net)
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Samira Said is sure to make the Moroccans' hearts melt as she sings her heart out on Thursday night.
Enas and Yousra are planning to set up their own Tourist Village. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian starlets Yousra and Enas el Dughaidi are planning to open a Tourist Village in Egypt. Would you go visit?
Nour Ashour is one of several talented performers showcased in the festival this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
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The evening will include performances by Osama El-Hady, Nour Project, Soot Fel-Zahma and Wasla, moving the audience across blues, jazz, rock, electronic music and oriental sounds, songs and instrumentals.
Kid Ink will perform for a crowd in the UAE soon! (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT
Despite his issues with disturbing the peace, the notorious American rapper is headed our way.
Fifi Abdo is out to prove she's doing great with Somaya Al Khashab. (Image: Facebook)
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The drama all began when the two divas worked together in "Women's Vengeance", but now the actresses are determined to stop the rumors of their issues by performing together again.
Less CGI, more real deal will be the name of the game for the next Episodes.
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Star Wars: Episode VII will be a little more old school, it seems.

August 19, 2014

Tamer Hosny's so hot, he's 180 degrees. (Image: Facebook)
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We've been waiting awhile for the hot jams, and now they're officially coming on August 25th.
Amr Diab and his wife are A-ok, according to him. (Image courtesy of Arabian Weddings)
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Amr Diab and his wife Zeina Ashour were rumored to be on the brink of divorce, but the Egyptian superstar posted something to prove otherwise.
dBridge will be at the helm of Casa Latina on September 18th. (Image: Facebook)
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A favourite of Exit Records, the DJ-producer is coming to our corner of the world.
Ezzat doesn't the attention all on him at the moment. (Image: Facebook)
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It' not all about him he says, no autobiography ay time soon.
Safinaz smokes up the stage, offending many in her get up. (Image: Twitter)
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Safinaz apologizes for the sporting the Egyptian flag in costume form after it allegedly got in her trouble...again.