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September 23, 2014

Queen M looked stunning in a black and gold number! (Image: Facebook)
14:05 GMT
Mariam Hussain is such a Daddy's girl! She received every girl's dream present on her 23rd bday.
Basma Bousel and her beautiful baby, Talia. (Image: Twitter)
12:33 GMT
She's been kept out of the spotlight for so long, but now little Talia Hosny has all eyes on her after her momma posted a pic to Instagram.
Yara assures her duet with Wael Kfoury is finally on its way.
12:11 GMT
It may have been awhile since the artist has produced a piece in her native tongue, but she certainly hasn't skipped a beat. The dialect is back at last, Baby!
Who knew Nelly Karim was a smoker?! (Image: Facebook)
11:46 GMT
The Egyptian star's fans are seriously concerned about their beloved actress's health after a Facebook pic revealed she's inclined to puff a few.
The bride-to-be and her Lebanese daddy, Ramzi Alamuddin.
11:23 GMT
As the buzz about the big day gets louder and more frenzied, rumors has it that George Clooney is getting on just fine with his future father-in-law Ramzi Alamuddin.
Here's a sneak peak of some of the films in the upcoming competition. (Image: Facebook)
09:24 GMT
Interestingly, 37 of the films selected for this year's ADFF Emirates Film Competition are directed by women!
Saleh is said to be recovering well in hospital following his heart surgery. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT
Khaled Saleh's health is not as good as he'd like it to be, especially that he's in the ICU as we speak!
Egyptians are dominating the Arab Idol competition with their unique voices! (Image: Al Ahram)
08:14 GMT
A total of 26 contestants from 10 Arab countries will take part in the final showdown of Arab Idol, 9 of those are Egyptian!
The Arab Film Festival will kick off on Oct 10! (Image: Facebook)
07:56 GMT
If you're looking to showcase your independent film at the Arab Film Festival in California, then they're accepting submissions right now!

September 22, 2014

Ayman Zeidan is not convinced by his own performance in "The Neighborhood Gate". (Image: Facebook)
15:52 GMT
A guy's gotta what a guy's gotta do to pay the rent, and that's the only reason Aman took the job on "Bab Al Harah" (The Neighborhood Door).
Lady Gaga clearly loves her some Dubai fashion as seen in Brussels (Image: Instagram).
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We can only give an "Applause" to the pop star for sporting a sassy number made in Dubai.
These are the faces of "Chaos, Disorder" that was screened this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT
London got a taste of the Middle East cinema over the weekend as "Chaos, Disorder" was screened alongside a few other films from our region.
Amal and George will be tying the knot this weekend in Venice! (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT
George Clooney picks his wedding tux from luxury Italian brand Giorgio Armani for his upcoming Italian wedding to Amal Alamuddin.
Akon is coming to the UAE this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
He's a well known face around the UAE, and now the "Dangerous" singer is back in the city this week.
Youssef was known for his comedy roles throughout his prosperous career. (Image: Al Masry Al Youm)
07:17 GMT
A sudden heart attack has sadly killed Egyptian comedian actor Youssef Eid in the early hours of Monday morning.
Hamaki is used to having his music vids make waves on YouTube! (Image: Facebook)
05:35 GMT
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki has "Something Hidden" on YouTube!
Hind Sabri is rumored to be unhappy with her new film's makers! (Image: Facebook)
05:13 GMT
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is the leading actress in the upcoming film "Al Jazeerah 2" (The Island 2) , except its makers seem to have forgotten to include her in their promotional posters!

September 21, 2014

A slimmer trimmer Maha Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
13:59 GMT
We'll have to change our fat girl stereotype for Maha Ahmad's roles as the Egyptian actress has seriously lost some weight
Hani Shaker sings for his country.
13:55 GMT
With all proceeds from his concerts going toward the "Long Live Egypt Fund", Hani Shaker is singing his way around the nation.
Ahlam knows Joe Raad is the man!
13:20 GMT
Asala Nasri's daughter Sham's wedding brought together more than one union.
Adel won't be making a comeback to "Saraya Abdeen" next Ramadan! (Image: Facebook)
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Ghada Adel is the latest celeb to pull out of the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel. Is this some kinda trend we don't know about?
Tamer poses with his "biggest" fan! (Image: Twitter)
11:44 GMT
Tamer Hosny was faced with a serious dilemma last week when one fan threatened to kill herself unless her spoke to her in person!
Another exciting concert added to the RedFestDXB lineup. (Image: Facebook)
09:33 GMT
They've taken the UK by storm, and now the "Superheroes" hit makers are coming to the Middle East.
Omar Basaad stands a chance at snatching the title "Best Middle East Artist" at the upcoming MTV EMAs. (Image: Twitter)
09:25 GMT
In a milestone for Arab EDM producers, Saudi producer/DJ Omar Basaad has been nominated in the category of “Best Middle East” artist for the MTV EMas 2014.
Tom grins as he poses for a picture with Zeina! (Image: Twitter)
09:13 GMT
Zeina has been spotted with Tom Cruise, what's all that about?
Turns out Ruby and Sameh have been married for five months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:36 GMT
You needn't wonder anymore; Ruby's secret husband's name is inside!
Fereshteh Taerpour (producer), Negar Azarbaijan (director), Niki Karimi (actress and director) and Ghazal Shakeri (actress) are Iranian representative at the gala. (Image: Press TV)
06:23 GMT
Four Iranian female cineastes have participated in the Global Women’s Cinema Conference held in NY.

September 20, 2014

The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.(Image: Al Ahram)
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The first large-scale event dedicated to comics in Egypt will take place between 22 and 27 September across Cairo and Alexandria.

September 19, 2014

Which of these two ladies will it be?
10:00 GMT
Who will be the leading lady for the upcoming TV drama "Shajarit Al Dur"? We're so confused.
Kuwaiti hottie Halima Poland is spreading her love of Egypt to her fellow celebs. (Image: Twitter)
07:00 GMT
C'mon, Superstars, you've got the fame and the cash to get this tourism things going again!

September 18, 2014

Will Menna be as good a belly dancer as her famous Mama? (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Menna Shalabi is getting ready to shake her hips in the upcoming film "Ahl Al Aib" (People of Shame).
Is she THAT bad-looking? Zeina al Alami has been crowned as Miss Jordan 2014! (Image: YouTube snapshots)
10:33 GMT
Meet Zeina al Alami, the Jordanian woman highly ridiculed for being crowned Miss Jordan 2014!
George Clooney doesn't have to fork over cash for their wedding this month. It's all on Amal's parents. (Image: Facebook)
08:36 GMT
Keeping things traditional, George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin's family insists on paying for the intimate ceremony in Venice. Never mind that their future SIL is a multimillionaire!
Kiesza will be kicking it at the RedFestDXB next February. (Image: Facebook)
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The festival is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and the first performer slated for RedFestDXB is Canadian newcomer Kiesza.
Lady Gaga wobbled about as she tried to balance herself on her 9-inch heels! (Image: Daily Mail)
08:11 GMT
Lady Gaga nearly falls off her outrageous 9-inch platform pumps in Istanbul... ha ha!
Ahlam is deeply saddened by the loss of her relative. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
07:56 GMT
Raja Bint Abdullah Al Shamsi was a cousin of Ahlam, and she passed away recently of undisclosed reasons.
ADFF will open with the first letter of the alphabet, "From A to B". (Image: IMDB)
07:52 GMT
For the first time ever in the festival's history, a locally produced film will raise the curtain.

September 17, 2014

Lady Gaga loved the Middle East, but did the Middle East love her? (Image: Facebook)
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Many seats at Lady Gaga's Dubai gig remained empty, but it gave the true fans more room to "Just Dance".
Ramez terrified Athar to death (not literally) on his popular prank show! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:25 GMT
If you thought Ramez Galal and Athar al Hakim have sorted things out by now, think again!
Bikya is just one of the bands that are about to take Europe by storm. (Image: Facebook)
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Some of Egypt's most creative electronic and mahraganat artists are traveling through European cities this fall to spread the Cairo love.
"Painted Skin" was one of the most successful movies in China in 2008. (Image: China.org.cn)
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An exciting Chinese film festival will be held in Iran this September!
Cat Stevens is coming, America!
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One of the UK's most prominent Muslim convert artists is headed to Toronto on December 1st to kick start his North American tour.
Samir Ghanem has officially filed a complaint against the "Spoiled Girls" producer. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT
Samir Ghanem is one unhappy actor after not getting his cash money for the Ramadan drama.
Jahida Wehbe is one of the performing artists coming to Mishkal this year. (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT
With performers like Jahida Wehbe and Ziad al-Ahmadie and his band, you know it's gonna be good this year.
Assaf is up against four other Middle Eastern artists for an MTV EMA award! (Image: Facebook)
11:36 GMT
Palestinian superstar Mohammad Assaf is up against four other Middle Eastern artists in the regional category for an MTV EMA award.
Are Dima and Taim secretly thinking of getting back together? (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT
A bunch of intimate pix of Dima Bayaa and Taim Hassan surfacing the Internet arose suspicions that the two may be getting back together!
Friend zone: Dolly and Bakhous are no longer married! (Image: Facebook)
08:17 GMT
Dolly Shahine has no problem mixing business with pleasure. That's why she's divorced her hubby but kept him on her payroll!

September 16, 2014

Nelly used to be a ballet dancer, which means taking on the role of Samia Gamal should be almost a walk in the park for her. (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
There's a thing or two you didn't know about Nelly Karim and the role she'll be playing next!
Haifa Wehbe is standing up to her ex at last. (Image: Facebook)
12:23 GMT
So much for standing in good terms with the ex. Haifa Wehbe speaks up about her former spouse's claims that she's in a love affair with her director.
Nour El Sherif deserves his accolades.
11:58 GMT
He's a man worthy of recognition, but Nour El Sherif was still deeply touched when he received three awards for his accomplishments in cinema.
Tony Bennett giving his fans a thumbs up! (Image: Facebook)
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When asked for his first impressions of Israel, Bennett said: “I love it. The audience is so beautiful. Everybody’s so friendly. It’s my first time here, and they treated me a like an old-timer. Couldn’t be better.”
Elissa garners some birthday love for Wael Kfoury on Twitter. (Image: screenshot from Twitter)
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With a #happybirthdaywaelkfoury campaign, Elissa single-handedly assured her beloved superstar got some special Twitter treatment on his birthday.
Nadia being honored at the Alexandria International Film Festival. (Image: Albawabhnews.com)
09:50 GMT
Nadia al Jundi totes embarrassed herself at the Alexandria International Film Festival, thanks to the seriously revealing dress she was wearing!
Lady Gaga on her Dubai adventure (Image: Facebook).
09:49 GMT
The outrageous diva took our region by storm, and now she's hoping her next big gig will be in outer space with David Bowie.
Three is the magic number: Pascale's son is now 3! (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT
Pascale Machalani beamed as she celebrated her son's birthday!
For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the much-awaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival.(Image: Variety.com)
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City of Life Director Ali Mostafa, who recently wrapped up the filming and post production work on his second film, From A to B, speaks exclusively to Vibhuti Arora about his latest project.

September 15, 2014

Kazem and Omar enjoying the Spanish sunshine together! (Image: Facebook)
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If in doubt, go on holiday! Kazem el Saher has done just that with his youngest son Omar.
Get all the Elissa gear you ever desired at her new online boutique. (Image courtesy of the online shopping site)
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She's got the fame and the fortune, but a few extra bucks can't hurt, right?
Everybody loves Assaf, even Ahlam! (Image: Facebook)
12:07 GMT
At the Murex D'or Festival, Ahlam surprised all with hugs, kisses, and kind comments for everyone.
Producer D. Ramirez will be mixing things up next month at Zero Gravity. (Image: Facebook)
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British producer D. Ramirez, Krafty Kuts, Michael Woods, Joris Voorn, Danny Howard Jazzie B and Hernan Cattaneo are coming, just to name a few.
Sing it, Sérgio Mendes! (Image: Facebook)
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It's gonna be a seriously jazzed up Abu Dhabi at the festival next year.
Tony Bennett surprised everyone at Lady Gaga's Tel Aviv gig on Saturday night. The two performed "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from their new jazz collaboration album 'Cheek to Cheek', out September 23. (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
Lady Gaga took Israelis away from Gaza rockets and into another world with her typical outrageous getup and futuristic electronic beats.
Assaf's London concert is set to take place in Westminster this Nov! (Image: Facebook)
09:12 GMT
Mohammad Assaf will be London-bound in November! This will be the Arab Idol star's first ever performance in the British capital!
US actor George Clooney arrives with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night to promote the Andrea Bocelli Foundation on September 7, 2014 in Florence. (AFP PHOTO / STR)
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Newspapers in Venice say George Clooney will marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice this month... could it be the case?
The Cairo International Film Festival will be held at the Cairo Opera House 9-18 November, 2014. (Image: Al Ahram)
06:11 GMT
The organisers of the 36th Cairo International Film Festival, scheduled to be held between 9 and 18 November, share their plans to revamp the state-run event.

September 14, 2014

Amr Diab was ditched for Ramy Ayach at Shams' big day.
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Hmm, why the eleventh hour wedding singer switcheroo on Sham's big day?!
Assi in his hospital bed following his operation. (Image: Twitter)
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Assi Helani didn't get to enjoy his Parisian holiday in full after having to rush back to Lebanon for surgery!
Maryhane confirmed that her sis is officially a wifey! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT
The suspension is over! Egyptian actress Ruby's sister Maryhane has opened up to reveal that the rumors are true: Ruby is married!
Arwa's ready to let her music box shine. (Image courtesy of thearabnights.com)
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She's too musical to just be a TV show host and Rotana knows it! Arwa has released her first album "Mumaiz" (Unique).
Lady Gaga kicked off her Dubai "artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball" concert on Wednesday! (Image: Facebook)
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Lady Gaga's recent Dubai concert a clear indicator that singing is her priority, not starting a family!
Jasmin shows off her perfect bikini body on the shores of Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
07:58 GMT
What better place to spend your holiday than sunny Dubai? That's exactly where The Only Way is Essex reality TV starlet Jasmin Walia headed for her much-needed vacay last week!
This sexy celebrity couple wasn't seen saying "I do" in London over the weekend as rumored.
07:45 GMT
With so many rumors, it's getting really difficult to determine just when and where the Hollywood star will be saying "I do" to his Lebanese lady.
Lady Gaga loved her some henna and hookah. (Image: Instagram)
07:34 GMT
The "Applause" hitmaker seriously loved her time in the UAE and was "overwhelmed with kindness". Go Arab hospitality! Yeah!
The destruction of Syria as seen in a screenshot from Bassem's music video on YouTube.
06:54 GMT
Syrian-American artist Bassem Rashidi says his piece about violence in the war-torn country of Syria through his voice and video talents.

September 12, 2014

Omrer Dror stars in the biopic of Mike Brant. (Image courtesy of  Marcos Domingo Sánchez)
09:00 GMT
Omer Dror, a young Israeli actor, has just gotten the lead role in the movie Mike, directed by Eytan Fox, an Israeli- French co-production that will begin shooting in the first half of 2015.

September 11, 2014

Wael Kfoury stands alone next to his daughter's cake. (Image: Twitter)
09:16 GMT
Ever the faithful daddy, Lebanese heartthrob Wael Kfoury remembered his baby girl's bday and let all his Twitter followers know it, but sadly they couldn't celebrate in person.
Two Moroccan divas on the loose: Donia Batma and Samira Said.
09:06 GMT
Life has gotten topsy-turvy for rising Moroccan singer Donia Batma, despite the fact that she didn't actually have a miscarriage.
These two are tying the knot twice this month. (Image of George Clooneyand his fiancee Amal Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night on September 7, 2014 in Florence courtesy of AFP PHOTO / STR)
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With a big ol' celebrity bash coming later this month in Venice, Hollywood hottie George Clooney will be tying the knot first to his Lebanese lover Amal Alamuddin in the UK where she currently resides.
Mohammad Subhi should be back at his acting best before long. (Image: Wikipedia)
08:00 GMT
Intense pain sent Egyptian actor Mohammad Subhi to the hospital where ended up going under the knife for his heart.
Elementary, my dear Government! Sherlock Holmes actor shares his take on IS and foreign involvement in Iraq (Image courtesy of www.brainpickings.org)
05:00 GMT
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the world famous detective Sherlock Holmes on BBC, while in real life he has some intellectual thoughts as well about IS and foreign involvement in Iraq.

September 10, 2014

This little gem brought Jordanian Director Naji Abu Nowar the award for Best Director. (Image: Facebook)
13:14 GMT
Critics say Marhaba to filmmakers from the Middle East; four Jordanian films received special recognition at this year's Venice International Film Festival.
Lady Gaga has never been afraid of showing off her flesh, no matter how much of it there might be. (Image courtesy of www.upskt.com)
13:05 GMT
After getting slammed on social media for her curvacious figure, the "Bad Romance" hitmaker responded by saying she'd "rather be fat than shallow". We wonder how much Gaga flesh the UAE fans will see tonight!
U.S. pop star Lady Gaga arrives at Dubai International airport on September 8, 2014, on her fourth world tour ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Tour, where she will perform at the at Meydan Racecourse on September 10 (Karim Sahib/ AFP).
12:36 GMT
Emirati Mother Monster fans go gaga as the Lady herself lands at Dubai airport.
Hisham Abbas revealed that he is trying to convince famous Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo to star in the film with him to support him.
10:24 GMT
Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas will star in his first film directed by Yasser Zayed and is seeking a certain belly dancer to star alongside him.
Khaled Salim, normally so happy, burst into tears when he remembered the legendary Algerian singer Wardah (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:29 GMT
Egyptian singer Khaled Salim cried upon remembering the late Algerian singer Wardah.
Hannan Turk remarried, and now her ex husband Khaled Khatab has too! (Courtesy of Facebook).
09:23 GMT
After several failed attempts to win his ex-wife Hannan Turk back, Khaled Khatab has moved on and married a younger woman.
An Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany, on September 22, 2012 (Image courtesy of theatlantic.com).
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Bring on the Bavarians and the beer! Who says you need to be in Germany to party hardy Oktoberfest style?!
Eskenderella performing at El Genaina theater. (Image: Facebook)
07:05 GMT
Revolutionary artists Eskenderella have released their very first album called Safha Gedida (A New Page).