Al Bawaba - Entertainment http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/%2A en Have Haifa Wehbe and Ragheb Alama kissed and made up at last? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/have-haifa-wehbe-and-ragheb-alama-kissed-and-made-last-615443 <p>After <a title="Haifa&#039;s got her own bone to pick" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/haifa-ragheb-alama-518171" target="_blank">a conflict that goes back like ages</a>, Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe has finally broken the ice between her and Lebanese superstar Ragheb Alama. On a recent TV show appearance, Haifa uttered the unexpected.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I wish that Ragheb Alama does not keep his fans waiting for too long and will produce a new album," she admitted.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/have-haifa-wehbe-and-ragheb-alama-kissed-and-made-last-615443" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Haifa_Wehbe_rageb_alama_drama.jpg" alt="These two have had a struggle for so long. (Image from Albawaba article archive)" title="These two have had a struggle for so long. (Image from Albawaba article archive)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/have-haifa-wehbe-and-ragheb-alama-kissed-and-made-last-615443" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/have-haifa-wehbe-and-ragheb-alama-kissed-and-made-last-615443#comments ENTERTAINMENT Rumor Has It Latest News Lebanon Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:23:14 +0000 615443 at http://www.albawaba.com Oh, Wael Kfoury: he keeps us curious about what's up between him and Elissa http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/wael-kfoury-keeps-us-curious-about-him-and-elissa--615441 <p>Those two are at it again. I mean, if <a title="What are these two playing at? Elissa &amp; Wael Kfoury fuel fresh affair rumors" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/elissa-wael-kfoury-549911" target="_blank">Wael Kfoury and Elissa don't want folks gossiping that there's more than friendship between them</a>, they should really keep their flirtations off social media, right?</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/wael-kfoury-keeps-us-curious-about-him-and-elissa--615441" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Wael_Kfoury_elissa_pics.jpg" alt="These two have gotten pretty up close and personal in the past." title="These two have gotten pretty up close and personal in the past." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/wael-kfoury-keeps-us-curious-about-him-and-elissa--615441" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/wael-kfoury-keeps-us-curious-about-him-and-elissa--615441#comments ENTERTAINMENT Love Bites Latest News Lebanon Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:09:33 +0000 615441 at http://www.albawaba.com International director Tarik Freitekh and Justin Bieber make you “Work For It”! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/international-director-tarek-freitekh-and-justin-bieber-make-you-%E2%80%9Cwork-it%E2%80%9D-615303 <p>It's a wrap for yet another Hollywood gig for Palestinian director&nbsp;Tarik Freitekh.</p> <p>This time he was down with the cool kids,&nbsp;directing Canadian superstar Justin Bieber's latest music video, which features American rapper&nbsp;Tyga, four-time <a dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Grammy?src=hash" data-query-source="hashtag_click">Grammy</a>-winning singer/songwriter&nbsp;Poo Bear and teenage Vine star&nbsp;Nash Grier.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/international-director-tarek-freitekh-and-justin-bieber-make-you-%E2%80%9Cwork-it%E2%80%9D-615303" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/TarikFreitekh_JustinBieber-2.jpg" alt="Tarik on set while directing Bieber&#039;s new music video! (Image: Freitekh Press Office)" title="Tarik on set while directing Bieber&#039;s new music video! (Image: Freitekh Press Office)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/international-director-tarek-freitekh-and-justin-bieber-make-you-%E2%80%9Cwork-it%E2%80%9D-615303" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/international-director-tarek-freitekh-and-justin-bieber-make-you-%E2%80%9Cwork-it%E2%80%9D-615303#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Music Reviews International Palestine Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:49:13 +0000 615303 at http://www.albawaba.com Where was Angham? Singer apologizes for no show at festival http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/where-was-angham-singer-apologizes-now-show-festival-615289 <p>Angham left organizers hanging at the recent Alexandria International Song Festival where she was to be the honoree of an award for her great singing achievements over the course of her career.</p> <p><a title="Angham&#039;s hating music, but will her fans abhor her daring new song? " href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/angham-600443" target="_blank">The Egyptian songstress</a> was notably absent from the festival, but she did come out an apology letter to the organizing committee after the event no show. She said she was sorry for being unable to come and accept the award in person.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/where-was-angham-singer-apologizes-now-show-festival-615289" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/00b-angham2.jpg" alt="Angham has been in hiding lately after the Ahmed Ezz marriage doc surfaced. " title="Angham has been in hiding lately after the Ahmed Ezz marriage doc surfaced. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/where-was-angham-singer-apologizes-now-show-festival-615289" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/where-was-angham-singer-apologizes-now-show-festival-615289#comments ENTERTAINMENT Rumor Has It Latest News Egypt Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:27:20 +0000 615289 at http://www.albawaba.com RIP Mama Tawfiq: Ehab Tawfiq loses his beloved mother to cancer http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rip-mama-tawfiq-ehab-tawfiq-loses-his-beloved-mother-cancer-615237 <p>The saddest day in any person's life is the day they lose a parent. Sadly, that day has come for Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq, whose beloved mother passed away after a long battle with cancer.</p> <p>Prior to her death, Ehab had accompanied his mother on a number of medical trips overseas before returning to Egypt, where she continued her treatment.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/rip-mama-tawfiq-ehab-tawfiq-loses-his-beloved-mother-cancer-615237" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Ehab-Tawfiq-new-single-fb.jpg" alt="Ehab is sadly mourning the death of his beloved mother. (Image: Facebook)" title="Ehab is sadly mourning the death of his beloved mother. (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rip-mama-tawfiq-ehab-tawfiq-loses-his-beloved-mother-cancer-615237" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rip-mama-tawfiq-ehab-tawfiq-loses-his-beloved-mother-cancer-615237#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:10:59 +0000 615237 at http://www.albawaba.com Made in Egypt, written in Hollywood: Egyptian movies exact copies of Western blockbusters? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/made-egypt-written-hollywood-egyptian-movies-exact-copies-western-blockbusters-615203 <p>The <a title="Golden Age cinema" href="http://www.albawaba.com/slideshow/arab-cinema-egypt-film-533698" target="_blank">Golden Age of Egyptian cinema</a> was a time when it overflowed with original-content films. It was a time when brilliant actors came to life on-screen.</p> <p>Back then, the Egyptian box office wasn't short of comedies, romcoms and action films, exclusively written by a host of talented screenwriters and scenarists.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/made-egypt-written-hollywood-egyptian-movies-exact-copies-western-blockbusters-615203" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/ted-copy.jpg" alt="“Made in Egypt” by Egyptian comedian Ahmad Helmy appeared to be an adaptation of John Bennett’s comedy “Ted.” (Image: Al Arabiya News)" title="“Made in Egypt” by Egyptian comedian Ahmad Helmy appeared to be an adaptation of John Bennett’s comedy “Ted.” (Image: Al Arabiya News)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/made-egypt-written-hollywood-egyptian-movies-exact-copies-western-blockbusters-615203" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/made-egypt-written-hollywood-egyptian-movies-exact-copies-western-blockbusters-615203#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Movie Reviews Egypt International Middle East Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:11:53 +0000 615203 at http://www.albawaba.com Khaled Abol Naga is not too happy "Villa 69" got the Oscars boot http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khaled-abol-naga-not-too-happy-villa-69-got-oscars-boot-615197 <p>With <a title="Bring on the Oscars! Egypt puts its best film forward with &quot;Factory Girl&quot; for the race" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bring-on-the-oscars-egypt-puts-best-film-forward-with-factory-girl-608465" target="_blank">Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl officially entered in the Oscar's race for Best Foreign Language Film</a> next year, Khaled Abol Naga's head is hanging low.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/khaled-abol-naga-not-too-happy-villa-69-got-oscars-boot-615197" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Khaled_Abu_Al_Najja_outraged_fb.jpg" alt="Khaled Abol Naga is seriously displeased his film wasn&#039;t picked for the Oscars. (Image: Facebook)" title="Khaled Abol Naga is seriously displeased his film wasn&#039;t picked for the Oscars. (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khaled-abol-naga-not-too-happy-villa-69-got-oscars-boot-615197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khaled-abol-naga-not-too-happy-villa-69-got-oscars-boot-615197#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Movie Reviews Egypt Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:04:29 +0000 615197 at http://www.albawaba.com Haifa Wehbe accepts the LAS challenge: you're next, Ellie Saab! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/haifa-wehbe-accepts-las-challenge-youre-next-ellie-saab-615109 <p>Even celebrities are getting the challenge to support a great cause. Haifa Wehbe received the Instagram challenge from Cherine to join the campaign for the Lebanese Autism Society (LAS) on Monday, and, surprisingly, the sassy diva said yes! She even went on to spur fashion designer Ellie Saab to do the same.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/haifa-wehbe-accepts-las-challenge-youre-next-ellie-saab-615109" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Haifa_Wehbe_challenges_Ellie_Saab.jpg" alt="Haifa Wehbe passed on the ALS challenge to Ellie Saab." title="Haifa Wehbe passed on the ALS challenge to Ellie Saab." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/haifa-wehbe-accepts-las-challenge-youre-next-ellie-saab-615109" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/haifa-wehbe-accepts-las-challenge-youre-next-ellie-saab-615109#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Lebanon Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:01:43 +0000 615109 at http://www.albawaba.com Emily Blunt is destined for Dubai: actress joins DIFF jury http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/emily-blunt-destined-dubai-actress-joins-diff-jury-615027 <p>Fresh off the gondola ride from <a title="Longest wedding ever! Clooneys&#039; juicy wedding details revealed" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/story-how-lebanese-lady-took-worlds-most-wanted-bachelor-market-ends-italy-wedding-608" target="_blank">George and Amal Clooney's dream Venetian wedding last month</a>, Hollywood actress Emily Blunt has a new destination on her travel list: Dubai!</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/emily-blunt-destined-dubai-actress-joins-diff-jury-615027" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Emily-Blunt-DIFF-fb.jpg" alt="So glitz, so glam: Emily Blunt is ready for the DIFF red carpet come December (Image: Facebook)." title="So glitz, so glam: Emily Blunt is ready for the DIFF red carpet come December (Image: Facebook)." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/emily-blunt-destined-dubai-actress-joins-diff-jury-615027" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/emily-blunt-destined-dubai-actress-joins-diff-jury-615027#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop UAE Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:22 +0000 615027 at http://www.albawaba.com Bushra goes into the business of being charitable http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bushra-goes-business-being-charitable-615021 <p>Bushra has become quite the philanthropist these days. The Egyptian actress is using her fame as a platoform to help others, and she's asking her fellow celebs to join the cause. She has begun a campaign to auction personal belongings of stars with the proceeds going to different charities.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/bushra-goes-business-being-charitable-615021" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Bushra_donate_wedding_dress_to_charity.jpg" alt="Bushra is willing to sell her Paris-made wedding gown for a good cause. " title="Bushra is willing to sell her Paris-made wedding gown for a good cause. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bushra-goes-business-being-charitable-615021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bushra-goes-business-being-charitable-615021#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:17:35 +0000 615021 at http://www.albawaba.com "Rijana" returns Yousra to the silver screen: what else is the actress up to? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rijana-returns-yousra-silver-screen-what-else-actress-615007 <p>It's been two years since she's knocked out another movie, but Yousra has sealed the deal on the silver screen once more. The Egyptian actress has agreed to star in the new film "Rijanna" coming to theaters next year. </p> <p>The film is also bringing us a new producer/director combo in the form of Mohammad Al Sabki and Mohammad Sami. After finalizing the deets, Sami says filming should begin next month, according to the Middle East news portal Elaph.</p> <p>Yousra's co-stars will include Fathi Abdel Wahab, Rania Yousif and Amro Saed.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/rijana-returns-yousra-silver-screen-what-else-actress-615007" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Yousra_returns_to_the_cinema_fb.jpg" alt="So long, no silver screen for Yousra. (Image: Facebook)" title="So long, no silver screen for Yousra. (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rijana-returns-yousra-silver-screen-what-else-actress-615007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rijana-returns-yousra-silver-screen-what-else-actress-615007#comments ENTERTAINMENT Rumor Has It Latest News Egypt Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:04 +0000 615007 at http://www.albawaba.com Ramy Ayach to make acting debut just like his friends Myriam Fares & Haifa Wehbe http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ramy-ayach-make-acting-debut-just-his-friends-myriam-fares-haifa-wehbe-615005 <p dir="ltr">While acting has become the latest trend for singers in the Arab world,&nbsp;with Myriam Fares and Haifa Wehbe trying their luck - and succeeding - at it; now, <a title="Ramy wedding" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/asala-nasri-shams-wedding-603987" target="_blank">Lebanese singer Ramy Ayach</a> wants a piece of the action!</p> <p dir="ltr">Ayach has just signed with "Teye' Enterprise" and "M&amp;M" to star in his very own TV series, which is currently in the process of being written by writer Muna Taye'.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/ramy-ayach-make-acting-debut-just-his-friends-myriam-fares-haifa-wehbe-615005" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Ramy_Ayach_seeking_an_acting_job_fb.jpg" alt="Ramy is a pretty good actor in all of his music videos, so acting might come as second nature to him! (Image: Facebook)" title="Ramy is a pretty good actor in all of his music videos, so acting might come as second nature to him! (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ramy-ayach-make-acting-debut-just-his-friends-myriam-fares-haifa-wehbe-615005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ramy-ayach-make-acting-debut-just-his-friends-myriam-fares-haifa-wehbe-615005#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Lebanon Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:40:48 +0000 615005 at http://www.albawaba.com What's cookin' Mohamed Hamaki? Singer slowly brewing his first acting project! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/whats-cookin-mohamed-hamaki-singer-slowly-brewing-his-first-acting-project-614897 <p dir="ltr">Egyptian singer&nbsp;Mohamed Hamaki's upcoming acting project has been brewing for a while now, but he's in no rush to cook it up yet!</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/whats-cookin-mohamed-hamaki-singer-slowly-brewing-his-first-acting-project-614897" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Mohammad_Hamaki.jpg" alt="How well will Hamaki do as a first-time actor? (Image: Facebook)" title="How well will Hamaki do as a first-time actor? (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/whats-cookin-mohamed-hamaki-singer-slowly-brewing-his-first-acting-project-614897" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/whats-cookin-mohamed-hamaki-singer-slowly-brewing-his-first-acting-project-614897#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:20:33 +0000 614897 at http://www.albawaba.com Daring model Gigi Hadid invites us to bed for a sneak peek at her Calvin Kleins! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/daring-model-gigi-hadid-invites-us-bed-sneak-peek-her-calvin-kleins-614821 <p class="mol-para-with-font">It's a social media trend that's popular among celebrities and fans alike.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">And Gigi Hadid was the latest star to flash her Calvins on Monday morning with an intimate selfie she posted to her Instagram account.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font"><a title="Gigi Tom Ford" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/gigi-hadid-tom-ford-588146" target="_blank">The pretty model </a>captioned: 'Monday morning in #mycalvins' as she showed-off her impressively taut midriff and the iconic waistband.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/daring-model-gigi-hadid-invites-us-bed-sneak-peek-her-calvin-kleins-614821" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/gigi_new_insta_2014.jpg" alt="Gigi follows the celeb trend of flashing her Calvins in bed! (Image: Instagram/Daily Mail)" title="Gigi follows the celeb trend of flashing her Calvins in bed! (Image: Instagram/Daily Mail)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/daring-model-gigi-hadid-invites-us-bed-sneak-peek-her-calvin-kleins-614821" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/daring-model-gigi-hadid-invites-us-bed-sneak-peek-her-calvin-kleins-614821#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop International Palestine Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:04:52 +0000 614821 at http://www.albawaba.com Who will be judging YOUR film at the upcoming Abu Dhabi Film Festival? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/who-will-be-judging-your-film-upcoming-abu-dhabi-film-festival-614795 <p><a title="ADFF films" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/abu-dhabi-film-festival-606663" target="_blank">The Abu Dhabi Film Festival </a>on Tuesday announced its jury members for this year's edition, which kicks off on 23 October.</p> <p>The 10-day festival will screen films across the following sections: Narrative Feature, New Horizons, Documentary Feature, Emirates Film Competition, Short Film Competition as well as the Child Protection, FIPRESCI and NETPAC awards.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/who-will-be-judging-your-film-upcoming-abu-dhabi-film-festival-614795" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Nelly_Karim_behind_bars_fbook.jpg" alt="Acclaimed actress Nelly Karim will be gracing the ADFF judging panel. (Image: Facebook)" title="Acclaimed actress Nelly Karim will be gracing the ADFF judging panel. (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/who-will-be-judging-your-film-upcoming-abu-dhabi-film-festival-614795" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/who-will-be-judging-your-film-upcoming-abu-dhabi-film-festival-614795#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Al Bawaba Buzz Middle East UAE Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:28:26 +0000 614795 at http://www.albawaba.com Peacefully co-existing as ‘ONE': Short film highlighting religious harmony in UAE to debut at ADFF http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/peacefully-co-existing-%E2%80%98one-short-film-highlighting-religious-harmony-uae-debut-adff-6 <p>A documentary highlighting the UAE as a beacon of religious harmony in a troubled region is set to make its screen debut next week at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.&nbsp;</p> <p>‘ONE’, by Abu Dhabi-based filmmaker Daniel Malak, celebrates religious tolerance in the Emirates by showing how the country’s Islamic and Christian communities manage to live happily side by side. It will screen twice during ADFF, as a contender in the short documentary category of the Emirates Film Competition.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/peacefully-co-existing-%E2%80%98one-short-film-highlighting-religious-harmony-uae-debut-adff-6" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/ADFF-new.jpg" alt="The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival will run from 16-25 October. (Image: Dining-intercontinental-ad.ae)" title="The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival will run from 16-25 October. (Image: Dining-intercontinental-ad.ae)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/peacefully-co-existing-%E2%80%98one-short-film-highlighting-religious-harmony-uae-debut-adff-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/peacefully-co-existing-%E2%80%98one-short-film-highlighting-religious-harmony-uae-debut-adff-6#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Movie Reviews UAE Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:11:04 +0000 614647 at http://www.albawaba.com Singing cousins! Leading Jewish and Arab Israeli artists to perform in Daniel Pearl memorial concert http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/singing-cousins-leading-jewish-and-arab-israeli-artists-perform-daniel-pearl-memorial- <p>Leading Jewish and Arab Israeli artists will take the stage at Heichal Hatarbut in Lod on Thursday for a memorial concert to commemorate US journalist Daniel Pearl.&nbsp;Singing cousins! Leading Jewish and Arab Israeli artists to perform in Daniel Pearl memorial concert</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/singing-cousins-leading-jewish-and-arab-israeli-artists-perform-daniel-pearl-memorial-" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/daniel_pearl_highres.jpg" alt="The concert is in the memory of US journalist Daniel Pearl before his death by Pakistani militants in 2002." title="The concert is in the memory of US journalist Daniel Pearl before his death by Pakistani militants in 2002." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/singing-cousins-leading-jewish-and-arab-israeli-artists-perform-daniel-pearl-memorial-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/singing-cousins-leading-jewish-and-arab-israeli-artists-perform-daniel-pearl-memorial-#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Al Bawaba Buzz Israel Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:30:15 +0000 614617 at http://www.albawaba.com Get ready for the most unusual collaboration between Mayada al Hinnawi & Joe Raed! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/get-ready-most-unusual-collaboration-between-mayada-al-hinnawi-joe-raed-614605 <p dir="ltr"><a title="Mayada comeback" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/mayada-al-hinawi-478357" target="_blank">Legendary Syrian singer Mayada&nbsp;al Hinnawi</a> has strongly denied one particular story posted by a number of Arab newspapers stating: "Mayada Al Hinawi sells Baleegh Hamdi to beauty specialist Joe Raed". Mayada stressed that she would never sell her artistic heritage to anyone, even if they offered her millions of dollars for it.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/get-ready-most-unusual-collaboration-between-mayada-al-hinnawi-joe-raed-614605" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Mayada_AlHinawi_and_Joe_Raadjpg.jpg" alt="Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)" title="Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/get-ready-most-unusual-collaboration-between-mayada-al-hinnawi-joe-raed-614605" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/get-ready-most-unusual-collaboration-between-mayada-al-hinnawi-joe-raed-614605#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Al Bawaba Buzz Lebanon Middle East Syria Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:49:13 +0000 614605 at http://www.albawaba.com How did action hero Ahmed el Sakka react to angry protesters outside his Cairo home? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/how-did-action-hero-ahmed-el-sakka-react-angry-protesters-outside-his-cairo-home-61455 <p dir="ltr">Egyptian action hero Ahmed el Sakka returned home to find a&nbsp;large crowd of angry protesters cheekily gathered outside his house; the actor recalled an incident that took place months ago. </p> <p dir="ltr">The unhappy peeps cursed at the actor and called him names, as well as attempting to physically assault him, reports Laha Magazine.</p> <p dir="ltr">But Ahmed remained&nbsp;shockingly calm as he tried to reasons with the grumpy folk.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/how-did-action-hero-ahmed-el-sakka-react-angry-protesters-outside-his-cairo-home-61455" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/ahmed_al_sakka_and_his_wife_alwakei.com.jpg" alt="Ahmed &quot;the adventurer&quot; with his wife Maha. (Image: Facebook)" title="Ahmed &quot;the adventurer&quot; with his wife Maha. (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/how-did-action-hero-ahmed-el-sakka-react-angry-protesters-outside-his-cairo-home-61455" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/how-did-action-hero-ahmed-el-sakka-react-angry-protesters-outside-his-cairo-home-61455#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:26:56 +0000 614551 at http://www.albawaba.com Whoops! Rotana's in a tight spot for including "The First Time You Love" in Elissa's album http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rotana-in-a-tight-spot-including-song-in-elissa%27s-album-614539 <p>The heirs of the late artist Muneer Murad have filed a lawsuit against the production company 'Rotana', which produced <a title="Good Morning, World! Elissa Tweets again about upcoming album" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/elissa-581671" target="_blank">the latest album by Lebanese diva Elissa "Halet Hub" (A Case of Love) </a>for including the song "Awil Mara IThib Ya Qalbi" (The First Time You Love) without obtaining permission from them to sing the song.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/rotana-in-a-tight-spot-including-song-in-elissa%27s-album-614539" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/elissa-doing-rotana-fb.jpg" alt="Elissa promotes for her latest album - coming soon - with Rotana! (Image: Facebook)" title="Elissa promotes for her latest album - coming soon - with Rotana! (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rotana-in-a-tight-spot-including-song-in-elissa%27s-album-614539" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rotana-in-a-tight-spot-including-song-in-elissa%27s-album-614539#comments ENTERTAINMENT Rumor Has It Latest News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:15:44 +0000 614539 at http://www.albawaba.com