December 17, 2014
Actor and Singer Tamer Hosny has announced that his next acting project will be taking him back to the cinema!
Amr Diab will be returning to the small screen this Ramadan with a TV show AND ten new songs!
While one producer is accusing Ghada Abdel Razek of stealing his money, he's further claiming that she's been banned from acting in Egypt!
Ahmad Bugshan talks beats, music production and hip hop in Saudi Arabia!
Ahmed Ezz has once again refused a court order to get THAT DNA test done... Zeina must be fuming!
He shared his beliefs loud and proud through a Bible quote and some body ink, and now those against his faith are giving him flack.
In response to a social media question, J.K. Rowling announced that one of the Hogwarts students in her series was Jewish.
Absolut Base Camp at Live at Atlantis will feature DJ David Guetta as the painting team transforms attendees with UV facial art.
Tuesday, December 16th marked the passing of one of Egypt's most legendary directors. Nader Galal left a legacy of more than 50 films.
December 16, 2014
Spread the Holiday cheer by sharing YOUR Christmas celebration pictures with AlBawaba, and you could be in for a chance to feature on our website.
Hani Ramzi gets Wafaa al Kilani's knickers in a twist as he presents her with boxer shorts live on air!
Visiting the UAE this week for the Dubai International Film Festival, Eva Longoria has revealed that she can relate to the struggle faced by the Arabs, and here's why...
Unafraid to be the religious minority, Syrian actor Qusai Khouli had this tattooed onto his body...
"Emirati" actress Mariam Hussein has posted an Instagram video which reveals her REAL ethnicity! Where in the world is she from?
Is Hussain al Jasmi really denying the huge favor Amro Mustafa did him by composing the "song of his career"?
Jewish bombshell and SodaStream advocate Scarlett Johansson, as well as Jewish funny man Jonah Hill surprised everyone with a live performance at Vice Media's 20th year celebration.
Moroccan film critic Noureddine Sail reveals the triumphs and challenges regional film production and festivals face.
Moving their entertainment to YouTube in 2015 might be the smartest things Dubai ON Demand has ever done.
ABC host Barbara Walters has named Amal Alamuddin "Most Fascinating Person of 2014" and you won't believe the reason behind it?
December 15, 2014
In the spirit of New Year's let's take a look at the giants of Egypt's entertainment business.
We've been waiting for ages through many postponements, but Mohammad Foad says his new album will be released during New Year's Eve celebrations! This is one old acquaintance that won't be forgot!
A UNESCO award-winning Iranian film titled "The Painting Pool" has entered the competition lineup of the 2015 Victoria Film Festival in Canada.
Has his gratitude for good health pushed him to up the religion aspect of his life? Ahmed Helmy hit up Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimage Umrah
Amal and George Clooney went out for dinner in LA... don't they have access to a kitchen away from their London home?
Hollywood beauty Eva Longoria looked red carpet-ready as she attended the Dubai International Film Festival press conference on Sunday.
Beating out "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" by a long stretch, the controversially Caucasian "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is North America's no. 1 movie right now.
Desperate Housewives starlet Eva Longoria was in Dubai for the The Global Gift Gala fundraiser; she's just too good to be true!
Friday and Sunday night left fans' love tanks filled with good "Air Supply" as the Aussie soft rock group jammed the nights away at Tel Aviv's Heichal Hatarbut.
December 14, 2014
Suha Arraf's debut at the big screen with Villa Touma has brought much heated discussion. More details about the highly-controversial movie inside...
Rallying Syrian spirit for her co-patriot competitor, actress Karis Bashar was in the audience for the semi final episode of "Arab Idol".
The region's hottest stars will warm up the January cold of the Dubai Shopping Festival Celebration Nights.
Majida el Roumi graced the stage in Amman on Friday, with a beautiful concert filled with "Love and Peace."
"The Theory of Everything," a film based on Stephen Hawking and his wife's life, made it to the big screen at the Dubai International Film Festival.
After months of tough competition, Syrian singer Hazem Shareef claimed the Arab Idol winning title.
Looking out for local interests too, the Dubai International Film Festival that's currently underway has included 17 films in its Enjaaz program.
December 12, 2014
They've been pretty much absent from films, in heroine roles at least, but Salma Hayek is hoping to remedy the lack of Arab women in cinema.
December 11, 2014
UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday.
Get ready to celebrate the New Year with Assi Helani and Kazem el Saher in Beirut this December!
The Lebanese singer has a holiday gift for her fans - an “Ya Bashar” (Oh People) album release one week before Christmas!
“You have gotten a ten out of ten in our first ten years of marriage," Maksim the romantic wrote to his wife on their anniversary.
After showing constant concern while her co-patriot artist was in the US for surgery, Egyptian actress Nadia Lufti was the first star that Ahmed Helmy rang when he returned to home soil.
In the spirit of Christmas and giving back, Lara Scandar is giving the Middle East their first ever online digital concert this December 14.
As things hot up on stage this Saturday night, who will be crowned the Arab Idol 3 winner?
Emily Blunt opened the star-studded night that drew in celebrities from around the region and globe, as well as the less fabulous in fashion, nerdy cinephiles.
December 10, 2014
Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj was embarrassed after her invited guest, Abdel Minem Amayri, was not allowed to enter Germany for the show she wanted him to direct.
Prince William and Kate Middleton made an appearance at the New York City memorial of that fateful September 11 event.
The Tunisian actress appears to be baking a little bun in the oven for the third time.
We wonder if the Sex and the City star sipped on a Cosmopolitan while hitting up Clé Dubai earlier this week.
Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!
Owning the same stage as two other Arab faves, the Iraqi singer has been announced as one of three artists performing at the 2nd Sharjah World Music Festival.
Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is traveling to Saudi Arabia!!! Shame, her famous booty will have to stay hidden under a thick abaya!
White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.
Rumor has it that The Voice judge Sherine Abdel Wahab won't be making a return to its season 3!
U2's Films of Innocence, launched online for only 24 hours, is based on the thirteenth studio album by the Irish rock band.
December 9, 2014
Cameraman Taher Nassif filed a lawsuit against Ahlam's husband after he'd attacked him on the set of Arab Idol. Did money make him drop the lawsuit now?
Khloe Kardashian breaks up with her Moroccan beau AGAIN... but French Montana "Ain't Worried About Nothin'"!
Khloe Kardashian and her beau French Montana can't seem to make their minds up about their relationship, so they've broken up again!
We thought she was head over heels for a mystery man, but Lebanese singer Elissa admits he's already out of the picture.
After a long battle with cancer, the mother of resigned actress Hannah Turk has passed away.
Eyad Nassar plays the role of a detective in a new action police TV series!
The Jordanian actress is still on the market, Men, but here's a list of what's she's looking for in her future Mr.
The man, the legend, the icon of Star Trek, Sir Patrick Stewart accepted his place in the list Chivas Legends at a Dubai dinner on Sunday.
A rabbi's take on Ridley Scott's upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Arab Idol is getting down to the nitty-gritty with only the three finalists left in the talent show's third season. Many viewers are not pleased that their fave Kurd and Egyptian contestants were voted out of the contest.
December 8, 2014
There will be so much sweet cinema being screened at this year's Dubai International Film Festival. The 10 best of 32 films that were made in 48 hours and submitted on time will premiere as a part of the festival.
Bono's curious cycling Jewish fetish back-firing! Did hazardous Hassidic 'habit' cause U2 frontman's bike accident?
He was late "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and may have been caused by the Jewish disguise worn whilst cycling!
One of Dubai's top nightclubs opened its doors three years past, and now global founder Ryan Bish gives the dish on how things got started.
Written "Huriyah" in Arabic or "Freedom" as it means in English, the actress's new body ink has fans goin' cray-cray.
A Mexican star Eugenia León delighted Oman Opera House's audience with her energy, passion and beautiful voice as she shared a mix of traditional and popular music from her homeland.
Until December 26, Mercato Mall will embrace the festive season with a host of activities and entertainment which the whole family can enjoy.
Sarah Jessica Parker shimmered in an embroidered golden gown as she launched her shoe line in Dubai.
The trauma of a kidnapping by ISIL contrasts with the romantic tale of two lovers in the Syrian town of Rablah is told on screen via Iranian director Abbas Rafei's new film "Songs of My Homeland".
DIFF’s red carpet galas will showcase 2014 films from all over the world.
December 7, 2014
We're only days out from a gig that get the Bahraini's going. Sherine Abdel Wahab is set to take the stage on December 12th with fellow singer Mohammad Salem.
#BoycottExodusMovie is a social media campaign getting more viral by the minute because of the film's lack of minority representation.
A cameraman is not to happy with Ahlam and her hubby. He's accusing the latter of beating him up and breaking his camera!
The Egyptian National Film Festival runs 5-12 December. Screenings are being held in two halls at the Cairo Opera House, in addition to Alexandria's Freedom Centre for Creativity.
Last week, the Daily Mail published an exclusive interview with Mohammed Assaf, who made an emotional plea for Israel to stop killing Palestinians. Today, that story has been taken down, but why?
A new medication provided by the Egyptian government may mean a total cure for Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi's Hepatitis C.
Ragheb Alama was under fire last week after allegedly taking a selfie at Sabah's funeral.
He's a talented regional fave, and now Omar Khairat is returning to Dubai this month.
Just when you thought you knew everything about the late Sabah, this comes to life...
December 6, 2014
When Christian Bale landed the part of Moses in Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings", he found unlikely inspiration in Monty Python's irreverent comedy film "Life of Brian."
December 5, 2014
After Al Jaras Magazine reported that Ragheb and Nancy had blocked each other online, the Lebanese superstar thought it proper to clear the air that all is well between him and Arabia's sweetheart songstress.
December 4, 2014
A tremendous line-up of emerging stars to rock this year's Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival
The Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival is back this December to showcase emerging artists deemed deserving of wider local and international exposure.
Sulafa Mimar is reunited with her former hubby, but their union can only be described as professional...for now.
With all 12 of Wael Kfoury's new songs appearing on the mobile app Anghami's Top 15 listened to songs, we'd say his latest album is a bit of a success.
Mahmoud Yacine celebrated last month when his war film was finally allowed to screen after its 10-year ban!
There's a little something for everybody to do in Israel this weekend, whether your preference is movies, music, or art.
One of the best known musical ensembles is bringing some soundtrack tunes to the UAE Capital city this month.
Never give up on your "Nancy Ajram dreams," because you might end up making them come true like little girl Noor did!
Non-Jewish American socialite Paris Hilton has been threatened by an anti-Semitic online stalker.