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Ahmed flashes a smile now that he's put the drugs story behind him. (Image: Facebook)
09:53 GMT
Ahmed Azmi has finally been found innocent by an Egyptian court on his drugs charges.
George has spoken out to defend his future wife Amal and her mother. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:52 GMT
British tabloid The Daily Mail has apologized to George Clooney after he slammed them for publishing a fabricated story about his future mother-in-law Baria Alamuddin.
Still from the trailer of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.' (Image: YouTube still)
08:32 GMT
The biblical drama depicting Moses' departure from Egypt is set to hit US cinemas in December.
Despite security concerns, the historical city of Baalbek will host its annual music festival this year. (Image: The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
08:23 GMT
Baalbek festival returns home, braves security concerns; but will anyone be attending?
George Clooney and his Lebanese fiancee aren't having issues with the mother of the bride.
08:00 GMT
Daily Mail is so not on the Hollywood actor's good side right now after circulating rumors that Amal Alamuddin's mother was opposed to the upcoming marriage.
David Mamet must smile when he speaks so highly of Israel. (Image courtesy of etbscreenwriting.com)
07:00 GMT
Known for his prize-winning writing pieces, David Mamet speaks about his love of Israel before his guest attendance at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival.
Ali Ismail is one of the Egyptian musicians performing at the new salon. (Image: Facebook)
03:57 GMT
If you like Al-Karama politics and you're down with some poetry and performing artists, then hit the newly opened salon each Thursday during Ramadan.

July 9, 2014

Is there another side to Sherine Abdel Wahab we don't usually see? (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT
Deeming her attitude totes inapprope, Egyptian actor Sharif Muneer has allegedly filed a lawsuit against the Egyptian singer.
Hassan Al Raddad holding up in the hospital after breaking his leg. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT
After breaking his leg recently, Hassan Al Raddad made a TV appearance on the show "Laylah" hosted by Samer Yousri.
Nicole Saba's mad shopping skills gave her a trip to Bollywood. (Image: Facebook)
08:00 GMT
Lebanese singer Nicole Saba and her hubby Yousif Al Khal is currently in the world of Bollywood. The couple came to India to film a special commercial for the international brand name "Splash", which she is the official promotional face for in the Middle East.
Haifa Wehbe might be hot and heavy with her "Words on Paper" director. (Image: Screenshot from Words on Paper)
07:00 GMT
The show starlet is seen in two photos with director Mohammad Sami, which, of course, makes us wonder if there's more than a professional relationship between the two.
Adel Imam has signed up for another set of shows already. (Image: Facebook)
05:02 GMT
No rest for the wicked! Adel Imam is already prepping for next year's holy month.

July 8, 2014

Lara Elayyan is one of the artists headed to the Hayy Festival. (Image: Facebook)
22:05 GMT
Musicians from Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria and Morocco will be making their way to Cairo for the 9th Hayy Festival from July 10-25.
The spotlight's on Yara once again for her upcoming clip. (Image: Facebook)
16:36 GMT
The Lebanese singer's latest greatest music video will soon be ours for the viewing.
Latifa has something to say, er sing! (Image: Facebok)
16:28 GMT
Latifa is focusing on music tracks that sing of patriotism and leadership ethics.
Hassan will need at least 2 weeks to recover from his injury! (Image: Facebook)
12:12 GMT
Hassan al Raddad paid the price for being too active!
A still from the Electro Chaabi trailer. (Image: YouTube still)
09:32 GMT
Depicting the world of Egypt's 'mahraganat' music, the documentary will be screened on Wednesday 9 July in London.
Fouad explained that using the Israeli flag was necessary for his prank. (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT
Mohammad Fouad didn't know this would be the reaction of his viewers, so he had to explain the use of the Israeli flag on his prank show!
Factory Girl by the Egyptian director Mohamed Khan opened the MedFilm Festival in Rome on Friday in the director's presence. (Image: Facebook)
08:15 GMT
The 20th MedFilm Festival opened on Friday in Rome with Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, one of several Egyptian films to be screened until 11 July.
Ahlam is seriously unhappy with MBC Egypt.
07:00 GMT
There were far too many commercial breaks in "Saraya Abdeen", and Ahlam ain't got no time for that!
Somaya has had the lights on her for many scenes, but she gives the dish on which time was the most trying.
06:39 GMT
No one was surprised when Egyptian actress Somaya Al Khashab described a rape scene she had to film 18 times as the hardest of her career.

July 7, 2014

Lang Lang clanking the keys at the Byblos Festival on Thursday. (Image: Facebook courtesy of Nabil Ismail)
16:52 GMT
Hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang wowed the Lebanese crowd at the opening performance of this year's Byblos International Festival on Thursday evening.
George Kurdahi can smile like this again after successfully reunited a couple on his show.
16:35 GMT
They'd been separated for over a year, but George Kurdahi managed to do some marriage magic and bring a couple back together on his show.
Basma and Tamer are now happier than they've ever been. (Image: Facebook)
13:23 GMT
Basma Bousel gave her and Tamer Hosny's fans something to smile about this week!
Kinda likes attentive and helpful actors! (Image: Facebook)
10:33 GMT
Kinda Alloush compares each acting role to a different dish... our guess is as good as yours!
How quickly will we be seeing Amal's baby bump if she really is pregnant? (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:15 GMT
So scandalous! Is Amal Alamuddin really pregnant with George Clooney's baby before they walked down the aisle?
George and Amal make the perfect match politically and romantically! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:06 GMT
What a lovely wife-to-be lawyer Amal Alamuddin is for helping George Clooney achieve his ambitions for entering the White House.
Pip Anderson added to the Star Wars cast, along with Crystal Clark. (Image courtesy of UPI/ Star Wars)
07:00 GMT
Abu Dhabi is the lucky locale of the latest sequence from Star Wars, which has recently updated its cast list and release date.
The event is coming!
04:31 GMT
This week brings hippies inhabiting Israel the chance to relive memories at the sixth annual Jerusalem Woodstock Revival on July 10.

July 6, 2014

Will the Egyptian Prime Minister ban Nelly Karim's TV drama this Ramadan? (Image: Facebook)
13:37 GMT
A Facebook group has been created to petition for the cancellation of Nelly Karim's latest TV drama "Sijn Al Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Suzan Tamim was murdered by an Egyptian businessman in 2008. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:12 GMT
Late Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim's father is suing the cast and crew of TV drama "The Trial."
Hani left his "Casanova" life behind to start a family. (Image: Facebook)
12:17 GMT
We always want what we can't have, and to some women that includes a married Hani Salama!
TV viewers were so unhappy with Fouad's Israeli flag-raising on his prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:08 GMT
Mohammad Fouad has been a naughty boy, well, viewers of his prank show seem to think so!
Yosra is taking it easy at home like the doctor ordered! (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT
Last month, the world was happy to learn that Yosra el Lozy's finally pregnant, and that's why doctors have ordered her to stay in bed!
El Sakka and Ramez on the boat following the brilliant, and scary, prank! (Image: YouTube still)
08:21 GMT
Action actor Ahmed el Sakka looked far from brave when he was pranked by Ramez Galal on his hit show "Ramez Qirsh Al Bahr" (Ramez, Shark of the Sea) last week.

July 5, 2014

Gigi Hadid has made a name for herself thanks to her statuesque beauty. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:23 GMT
19-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Gigi Hadid is garnering more attention thanks to a risque new fragrance ad for Tom Ford Velvet Orchid.

July 3, 2014

The Algeria team don't want Ahlam's promised money for the goals they scored in the FIFA World Cup. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:29 GMT
The Algeria team don't want Ahlam's promised money for the goals they scored in the FIFA World Cup.
It's unknown whether Assi realizes that his Moroccan song was insulting to Moroccan women or not. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT
Moroccan singer Fatima al Arousi wasn't impressed at all by Lebanese singer Assi Helani's Moroccan single "Satta" and hit back at him with a song of her own!
Amr will begin recording his postponed Ramadan drama in October. (Image: Facebook)
09:33 GMT
Singer Amr Diab recorded 8 songs for his TV drama debut next Ramadan.
Adham passes away after a long battle with cancer. (Image: Facebook)
09:03 GMT
Renowned Syrian actor Adham al Mulla passes away at the age of 82 on Wednesday morning.
Nancy celebrated life in Lebanon through her Beirut concert last week. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT
A few bombings or terrorist attacks in Lebanon didn't scare Nancy Ajram, as she went ahead with her planned Beirut concert as scheduled!
Such an eclectic list of things to do this month (Image courtesy of Al Ahram Gate).
05:00 GMT
Here's where to go and how to have fun this holy month in Egypt.

July 2, 2014

These two lovebirds are still going strong despite the current distance. (Image: Facebook)
17:13 GMT
With their careers keeping them apart, married Lebanese stars Yousif Al Khal and Nicole Saba are supportive but sad.
Lionel Messi and Ahmed Helmy in a commercial together. (Image: screenshot from commercial)
16:41 GMT
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy clears the air about his connection with soccer player Lionel Messi.
Jamal hopes that his fans will love his latest role as Gamal Abdel Nasser. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT
Jamal Suliman is careful to spare the feelings of his son Mohammad when it comes to Facebook!
Asala is loved by exactly 10 million people! (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT
Everybody loves Syrian superstar Asala Nasri, just ask her Facebook followers!
Jordanian Hisham Said performs in Sofar Cairo (Image: Rowan El Shimi)
09:35 GMT
Cairo hosts its first ever Sofar concert, part of a global movement that brings live music to people’s living rooms.
Abbas al Noury plays one of the characters on the traditional TV series "Bab Al Hara." (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT
Twitter users gave Syria's famous Bab al-Hara TV soap opera a Lebanese twist Monday, with people making jokes about common national stereotypes they said would creep into the popular Ramadan show if it was set in Beirut rather than Damascus.
George's parents jetted into Lake Como where it is believed the star will be hosting his big day. (Image: Xposurephotos.com)
08:55 GMT
Now George Clooney's parents jet into Lake Como ahead of wedding of the year... after Amal visits Italian villa with her mother.
Assaf said that he needs treatment for the health issue he's facing. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT
Yikes! Mohammad Assaf can't get out of bed thanks to a health glitch!
Joss Stone took her singing magic to Lebanon Tuesday night.
05:56 GMT
In light of Lebanon’s recent spate of bombings, raids and clashes, you might assume British soul singer Joss Stone was a bit nervous when she flew into Beirut Tuesday night, but she got her game face on and made her way there.
A packed out Jerash Festival. (Image: Facebook)
05:27 GMT
The 29th Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts was a grand slam success with A-list stars storming the stage and fans that followed them to the Roman city.

July 1, 2014

He's still smiling, but Amro Waked wants you to help by watching the show. (Image: Facebook)
15:59 GMT
The recent political remarks made by Egyptian actor Amro Waked, which many had opposed, have negatively impacted his latest television drama “Ahil Iskandaria” (the People of Alexandria).
Athar Al Hakim is a happy woman now that her episode on Ramiz's show won't be airing.
15:53 GMT
After claiming that filming the episode nearly cost her her life, Egyptian actress Athar Al Hakim won a lawsuit against the prank show “Ramiz Qirsh Al Bahr” (Ramiz Shark of the Sea) .
Positive affirmation junkie Haifa Wehbe wants to know what you think.
15:46 GMT
The Lebanese diva's "Words on Papers" season has commenced, and she wants to know what you think, assuming it's positive, of course.
Bassem Kousa stars in the Syrian drama "Pack Your Bags". (Image courtesy of Daily Star Lebanon)
15:13 GMT
As can be expected, Syria’s once-proud television drama and comedy industry continues to decline. This season, the few shows that exist are not as well done as years before the crisis began.
Who will make her character work better this Ramadan? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT
Haifa Wehbe and Myriam Fares are both making their TV drama debuts this Ramadan, but their characters have already been criticised for being way way too similar!
Qamar managed to escaped unharmed from her attackers. (Image: Facebook)
10:24 GMT
Poor Lebanese singer Qamar almost got killed this week. Why would anyone want her dead?
Pascale didn't get to sing in Tunisia this June! (Image: Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Pascale Machaalani was set to host her annual concert in Tunisia, when something horrific forced her to cancel.
Will Janet really be observing Ramadan as rumored? (Image: Twitter)
08:21 GMT
Rumor has it that Janet Jackson is fasting this Ramadan!
Fayrouz's latest music video is reminiscent of her earlier work. (Image: Screenshot from video)
05:33 GMT
As Muslims focus on their faith, classic Christian-background songstress Fayrouz released a music video, paying tribute to her late hubby
Ramadan has begun and so has the intense TV show watching!
05:04 GMT
Muslims might be fasting and all that jazz, but some deem the Ramadan dramas promote decadence instead.

June 30, 2014

Amy is appearing in both radio and TV this Ramadan. (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT
Amy Samir Ghanem is working with comedian Ahmed Helmy on a new "psychological" project this Ramadan.
The series “Saraya Al-Abdeen" costs makers a lot of dough as well. (Image courtesy of MBC Misr)
11:00 GMT
"His Excellency" cost the most money of any Egyptian drama to make this Ramadan, but it's getting high viewership as well.
It has been a yearly tradition of the Cairo Opera House to contribute its share of Ramadan evenings with musical events. (Image: Tnnegypt.com)
10:28 GMT
Between 9 and 24 July, the Cairo Opera House will hold a series of Ramadan evenings at the Open Air Theatre featuring Egyptian musicians as well as troupes from Sudan and Indonesia.
Myriam has high hopes for Lebanon on the political front. (Image: Facebook)
10:16 GMT
Klink defends Assad support following alleged meeting over the weekend.
It's about time Sabah has been honored for her lifelong career in showbiz. (Image: Now.mmedia.me)
09:24 GMT
Legendary singer Sabah has been in the business for as long as we can remember, and MTV Lebanon are now honoring her for all her achievements.
The season premiere of "His Excellency". (Image: Facebook)
07:49 GMT
The Egyptian artist is making some serious bank for his Ramadan serial “His Excellency” (“Saheb El-Sa’ada”).
CeeLo Green's got a thing for bling! (Image: Facebook)
07:33 GMT
Grammy-winning R&B singer CeeLo Green will be performing at Independence Park in Jerusalem on August 19, the musician’s first concert in Israel.
Is it wonder woman? No, it's just Carole Samaha here to save the day. (Image: Facebook)
07:17 GMT
Lebanese star Carole Samaha recently won the World Music Award for Best Performing Artist in the Middle East, and now she's been dubbed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Global Network for Rights and Development.
Ragheb Alama loves the "City of LIght" (Image: Facebook)
07:04 GMT
Balancing his work on his upcoming album and a month-long trip to Paris, Ragheb Alama is one busy dude.

June 29, 2014

Ahlam doing a spot of shopping as a treat from working hard at filming her videos! (Image: Instagram)
12:57 GMT
Ahlam was in the old city of Budapest where she filmed two of her latest music videos.
The pictures posted by Ragheb and Nanzy from the Queen's celebration. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:30 GMT
Nancy Ajram and Ragheb Alama were invited to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's birthday in Beirut.
Jamal and Karim will be working together on "The Blue Elephant." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:57 GMT
Elephants are good luck for Syrian actor Jamal Suliman, who's working on a new project based on the famous novel "The Blue Elephant."
If Imam didn't donate $7 million, did he give anything to the fund at all? (Image: Facebook)
09:07 GMT
Egyptian actor Adel Imam is wealthy, but apparently not rich enough to put $7 million into the Egypt Fund set by President Sisi!
Samira's theme tune for "Love Story" is bound to have been sung with "love"! (Image: Facebook)
08:12 GMT
Samira Said sings the theme tune for Cyrine Abdel Nour's Ramadan drama "Seeret Hob" (Love Story).
Ahmed Ezz's drama with Zeina continues to haunt his career.
08:00 GMT
Will there be an "Excellence" this Ramadan season or no?
Should Hend Sabry be concerned by the boycotts? (Image: Facebook)
07:22 GMT
Her Ramadan drama has been added to the boycott list, but here's what the star has to say to those wishing her show to not be aired.
Katherine Kelly Lang loves the outdoors. (Image courtesy of Abdullah Rmal/ Arab News)
07:00 GMT
She’s automatically linked to Brooke Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful” as she’s played the role since 1987, and now she's on her first visit to Abu Dhabi.
Lebanese Diva Magida el-Roumi performs on the opening night of the Beiteddine festival in the Lebanese Shouf mountains, southeast of Beirut, on June 26, 2014. (AFP /JOSEPH EID)
06:09 GMT
Majida El Roumi brought a little sliver of happiness to a country suffering some sad times with her gig at the he Ottoman-era palace of Beiteddine Thursday evening.
Mohammad Fouad will be up against Ramiz Galal.
05:00 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohammad Foad is venturing into his first experience as a television host on the new prank show “Khush Ala Fo’sh”.

June 27, 2014

One of many Najwa Karam selfies on her Jerash journeys. (Image: Twitter)
17:53 GMT
From the driver's seat of her car to a press conference to the actual concert stage, Najwa Karam kept her social media fans up to date with the happenings of the hot songstress
Wael Jassar and the Ghada Al Sunni, the woman rumored to have been replaced by Amani Al Kundari to introduce the singer to the Kuwait stage.
08:00 GMT
Wael Jassar is settling rumors about how the woman was selected to introduce his stage entrance at his recent Kuwait concert.