No, no, Syrian actress Qamar Khalaf is not an official member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but she has signed up for a role in the second TV drama "Al Ikhwah” (The Brotherhood).
It's a little early in the day to be thinking of the Muslim holy month... But, if you've missed the fabulous Egyptian actress Wafa Amer, then you're in for a treat! She's back next Ramadan in yet another brilliant production.
After mourning the death of his wife last week, Shaaban Abdel Rahim is back at the studio with a new political song.
Only family, close friends, and Fast & Furious co-stars will attend the invite-only Paul Walker funeral
With filming in Abu Dhabi slowing down for Fast & Furious 7 slowing down, many of the film's stars will be attending the invite-only funeral for Paul Walker.
Arab Idol's Carmen Suleiman and the legendary Mohammad Abdo have collaborated together in her latest music video.
While in the emirate, Martin Sheen sat down to share about about fatherhood and how the Syrian conflict has devastated him.
Cairo and Alexandria put on a festive mood as Christmas quickly approaches, with holiday performances by many renowned soloists, choirs, and orchestras, plus The Nutcracker.
Khaled Youssef has been feeling some celebrity heat these days for his political stances, but fellow Egyptian Elham Shahin assures she's not a part of the drama.
December 11, 2013
Controversial actress Rania Youssef has revealed quite a bit about her hubby's identity and what makes her look so fabulous.
Singer-turned-actress Haifa Wehbe is starring in a new film which requires her to deliver a sensitive rape scene. Will she be able to ace it?
Carole Samaha and Elissa have worked together closely on the judging panel of X Factor Arabia, but the two haven't been seen together in quite some time. Carole claims it has nothing to do with being at odds.
Fifi Abdo has the skills to dance and set up a business too! The belly dancing legend is launching her own TV channel soon! Tune in and oggle!
Arab Idol judge and kids' fave Nancy Ajram and Arabs Got Talent’s Ali Jaber will judge the finals of KidsTalent in Abu Dhabi.
Hot Egyptian actress Horeyah Farghaly is bringing the action once again as the tapes are rolling for the new film “Salim Abu Ukhtuh”.
Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was bound for Abu Dhabi next month to film the 7th edition of the series when he tragically died in a car accident. Now two young men who allegedly stole parts of the crashed Porsche are facing a felony.
After surprising fans by showing up and singing at a wedding, many are wondering if Tamer Hosny's partnership with "Mazzika Music Production" will rise again.
If you're looking for relationships advice, Ahlam isn't the first person who'd come to mind for some. Nonetheless, she's been dishing out love tips on Twitter!
December 10, 2013
Ghada Abdel Razek is taking some well-deserved time off in Dubai with her daughter Rotana and granddaughter Khadija.
Is it a mirage in the desert? No it's the attack of MERASH - a new dance craze to hit the Middle East! We spoke to Jordanian dance professional Ghadeer Amiereh about her new revolutionary dance style, and how it is empowering everyday women.
Social media is where all the magic happens these days, so that's where controversial Egyptian director Khaled Youssef chose to explain why he voted a certain way, which left his fellow celebs in uproar.
Ghada's newest song reveals the hope she has for the children of Egypt.
Roger Waters stepped back into his campaigning shoes to call for signing a petition against Israeli institutions.
Just months before the Rolling Stones Abu Dhabi gig, Sir Mick Jagger shares just how dangerous performing on stage can be.
Samo Zain headed to Athens this week to film a music video for his latest album.
Can't decide if you're in the mood for Arabic, Jazz, or Indian music? Get three for the price of one ticket to Ghalia Ben Ali's Alexandria concert this weekend.
Listen up Donia Samir Ghanem fans: the singer has finally released another one of her latest album's music videos. Read inside for more details!
Singing sensation Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and cancelled her first UAE gig in one week!
California dreaming worked for Saudi movie producer Mohammad al-Turki, as he shared at the Dubai International Film Festival
December 9, 2013
Horeya Farghaly faced an embarrassing moment when she attended Mohammad Al Soghayyar's show in Cairo.
Fans put Diana Karazon in the hot seat after posting a chilled out pic of her in a swimming pool. Oh, for shame!
Mixing work and pleasure, Egyptian singer made his way to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to film two music videos. How fun is that?!
Tamer Hosny's lips are sealed when it comes to the top secret plans of his Ramadan 2014 television show "Yasin", but he has announced that Shery Adel has been added to the cast of the upcoming drama.
This isn't the first time Omar Sharif has been accused of forgetting things, but has he actually been struggling with Alzheimer's for some time now?
The third season of "Sarkhat Rouh" tackles the dark world of prostitution in the Arab world.
She's been in hiding from the drama scene for the last few years, but our beloved Abeer Shams Al Din is ready to get back in the action at last!
Some were happy that she was in the finals, while others were happy that Jennifer Grout didn't win AGT! Which one were you?
They may no longer be the reigning Arabs Got Talent winner after Syrian dance troupe “Sima” stole the title for the show's 3rd season on Saturday, but they still have a spot in the limelight with a performance at Sultan Qaboos University.
Noura Al No’man’s goal to expand the science fiction genre in Arabic literature has seen her first novel Ajwan be one of five books to compete for the Best Young Adult Book Etisalat Award.
December 8, 2013
Hollywood comes to Dubai. American stars Cate Blanchett and Martin Sheen attend the opening ceremony of this year's DIFF amidst a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films.
Amidst a celebrity-studded event, "Dolphins" filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi makes it big at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy, AKA “The Prince,” and fellow Egyptian actress Nelly Karim will be starring together in the film "Suni' Fil Seen" (Made in China).
After months of watching, waiting and voting, the Arabs Got Talent final landed on our TV screens and Syrian supremos "Sima" were announced winners of the night!
What do you do when someone robs you? Sue them of course. Actor Mohamed Saad gets his revenge on thieving TV channels.
Samira Said has returned to the spotlight in a photo shoot dubbed as awfully similar to that of Egyptian superstar Sherihan's!
Jamalouki magazine scored big when they snatched Arab pop icon Elissa as their new editor-in-chief!
More film screenings, book fairs, and live performances are yours for the attending across Egypt this week! Check it out!
We're not the only ones in sorrow over the loss of an iconic political figure. Many of our region's celebs have taken to social media to remember the late Nelson Mandela.
Yeah, baby yeah! Vanilla Ice is going to rock your world on New Year's Eve in Dubai. Buy your tickets now, before it's too late!
December 7, 2013
Kuwaitis clearly don't want Mayada El Henawi in their country... but why?
Who knew that the late Warda enjoyed football?
December 6, 2013
Arabia's sweetheart Nancy Ajram has released a sassy new song, showing a side of Nancy not normally seen! "Ma Aw'idak Ma Agheer" (I will not Promise I will not be Jealous) holds strong feelings of love, doubt, jealousy and pride between lovers.
The documentary following politically diverse Egyptian revolutionaries is on the short list for next year's Oscar's with tall hopes of snatching the award.
December 5, 2013
You can finally purchase your ticket to watch the thrilling Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil in Dubai.
Sulaf Fawakherji has started filming her second movie this year. Which one will you go to the movies for?
Lebanese songstress Dominique Hourani can now be heard on music channels with her latest music video "Batal Fiya" (I Cannot Take It Anymore).
Egyptian actor Khaled Al Nabawi is doing super well for himself in Hollywood! Now, he's got a new movie out, but the reviews are mixed. American wannabe, or aspiring Middle Eastern actor - you decide!
Awkward alert! Syrian actor Abed Fahed was embarrassed by Lebanese musician Elias Rahbani who had no idea who he was at the Al Biaq Festival.
Dina happens to be the most wanted belly dancer in Egypt, but who does she think is as good at shaking it as her?
Dubai International Film Festival begins tomorrow and will include a film and a jury head that have been awarded envious titles by The New York Film Critics.
Known for digging deep into celebrities' personal lives, "Qasr Al Kalam" (The Palace Gossip) television host, Wafa Al Kilani, failed to get a single gossipy detail out of the show's guest, Egyptian actress Somaya Al Khashab.
December 4, 2013
She might play a proud aristocrat on "Downton Abbey", but Michelle Dockery is down to earth in real life. The star who recently visited Syrian refugees to highlight their needs to the UK still gets star-struck.
Five short films by young Egyptian directors were produced by Misr International Films and screened at the Panorama festival.
The late Paul Walker and his friend were accused of drag racing, which turned fatal, but now reports indicate the Porsche crash was probably caused by a power steering fluid leak, occurring about a month before his scheduled filming for Fast & Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi.
From the Abbey to the camp: Downton's Lady Mary spreads Christmas cheer to Syrian refugees of Jordan
Michelle Dockery, who plays the aloof aristocrat character of Lady Mary in the popular television series "Downton Abbey", is actually a compassionate individual on a mission to help the families at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
Have you got the moves like Jagger? The original Mick Jagger has and he's taking his groovy moves to the UAE for a one-off performance with the Rolling Stones.
In a whirlwind of rumors, while Qamar claims being pregnant, others say she's had an abortion. Who's telling the truth?
You never know what's true and what isn't, but it's rumored that Talaat Zakaria is in a coma in an Egyptian hospital.
"Bab El Haara" fans are in for a double treat! The popular series is back and is bringing Syrian actor Abbas Al Nouri back with it!
The movie being filmed in Abu Dhabi has an emotional lead actor. Vin Diesel Facebooked a tender tribute to his "brother" Paul Walker who passed away in a car crash on Saturday.
As the region readies for the Dubai International Film Festival in a few days, the head of the IWC Filmmakers Award jury, Cate Blanchett, shares how losing her father at a young age has caused her to fear losing her partner before his 40th birthday.
December 3, 2013
Haifa Wehbe dished out some very important life advice to her fans.
The death of Paul Walker, who was set to start filming Fast & Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi next month, has given rise to rumors that he had died of a drag race, leaving his family in an outrage.
Darine Hamze still in shock after her father's sudden death.
Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, whose lyrics are often linked with Sheikh Imam's music, died Tuesday morning at the age of 84.
We think we know our celebs by just watching them on TV, but some have dark secrets like any one of us. Maisa Moghrabi opens up about her history with domestic violence.
It's a sad day for Egyptian folk singer Shaban Abdel Rahim known as Shabola as he mourns the loss of his wife to cancer.
Just after drama circled round whom would take the slot next to Tamer Hosny in his upcoming drama, Nicole Saba slid in and signed the deal!
What do you do when you're actress Durra and your show is being postponed again?
It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Salim Kalas after the Syrian actor suffered a heart attack in his home.
With the cast in a state of shock and grief, the Emirate shoot of Fast & Furious 7 is likely to be delayed.
December 2, 2013
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Razan Al Moghrabi makes first public (and pregnant) appearance with 'secret' hubby
We've heard so much about this Naji guy, and seen him in THAT scandalous video, but now he's finally appeared in public with wifey Razan Al Moghrabi!
Moroccan singer and former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rachid is doing so well for herself that she's performing for fans on NYE!
Joining Sulafa Mimar in the upcoming series "Lipstick" is Syrian actress Dima Al Jundi.
What do actors do when their new film is coming out? They promote it, of course! Well, not our Ruby, she doesn't!
Tamer Hosny is totes frustrated with people suggesting that Myriam Fares turned down an offer to star in his upcoming TV show. The Egyptian superstar claims he never even nominated the songstress for the part.
Oh "Bebe", "Bebe"! The new film directed by Ellie Habeeb attracted over 20 thousand peeps in its first four days at the cinema house.
We were all shocked when word slipped out that Jumana Murad was a married lady! The whole deal was very quick to come to pass because it was love at first sight for both her and her husband, Jordanian lawyer Rabi Beisaiso.
Obama's Semitic shortcomings: Kanye West ain't saying he's a gold-digger, but his President lacks "Jewish connections"
Kanye West defended US President Barack Obama against critics this week, outlining why Bush had more luck in the finance department during his Presidential term.
A-lister Nicole Kidman will be jetting off to the Jordanian desert soon to film scenes for her upcoming movie "Queen of the Desert."
Fast & Furious star Paul Walker's passing leaves many fans mourning, and us wondering what will be the fate of the 7th sequel to the series.
December 1, 2013
Bled’Art،Mohammad Baioumi and Nael Jamal are the two lucky ducks moving on to the next phase of the season!
It was Lebanon's Independence Day and Assi Helani was present to show his full support to his beloved country.
Same Al Masri strikes out against rumor starters that he had been killed while fighting in Syria. He claims he's been living out of the country the last two years!
Carole Samaha's sticking to her X Factor fan base with no plans of coming off the show next season. Another rumor's squelched.
Ehab Tawfiq answers attacks about his musical support of the June 30 Revolution.
From musical events to film screenings to fairs, there's more than enough to do on the Egyptian cultural calendar this week. Check it out!
Pascal Mashaalani is releasing multiple songs in multiple accents. Which, when and why is all inside!
One actor's misery is another actor's gain; or so is the case with Amr Diab and Hani Salama.
A new drama starring Amal Arafa will discuss the Syrian Revolution and the events that led to its existence.
Actress Safa Sultan is returnign to Jordanian dramas in a new production next year.