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John Legend sickened by US's love for Israel "while they shit on them" http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/john-legend-593638 <p>John Legend’s Twitter comments about the American government’s involvement in the Israel-Gaza conflict were met with the now familiar contrast of applause and distain.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/john-legend-593638" 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/1392032_10151969257483023_1511793369_n.jpg" alt="John tweeted, &quot;So sick watching our Secretary of State have to grovel so hard to tell Israel how much he loves them while Israeli cabinet shits on him.&quot; (Image: Facebook)" title="John tweeted, &quot;So sick watching our Secretary of State have to grovel so hard to tell Israel how much he loves them while Israeli cabinet shits on him.&quot; (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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/john-legend-593638" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/john-legend-593638#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop International Palestine Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:04:27 +0000 593638 at http://www.albawaba.com Penelope Cruz signs open letter condemning Israel for Gaza 'Genocide' http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/penelope-cruz-593634 <p class="desc">Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar are among the Spanish stars behind an open letter condemning Israel’s bombardment of Gaza as “genocide”.</p> <p class="desc">The actors and the director demanded a stronger response by the European Union to stop the military operation that has so far killed more than 1,200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.</p> <p class="desc">Civilians, including many children, have made up the majority of those killed in the offensive that Israel says is necessary to stop Hamas firing rockets at its cities.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/penelope-cruz-593634" 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/Penelope-gaza.jpg" alt="Penelope demanded a stronger response by the European Union to stop the military operation that has so far killed more than 1,200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. (Image: The Guardian)" title="Penelope demanded a stronger response by the European Union to stop the military operation that has so far killed more than 1,200 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. (Image: The Guardian)" 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.naharnet.com" title="Naharnet" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1068.png" title="Naharnet" border="0" /></a> Naharnet © 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/penelope-cruz-593634" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/penelope-cruz-593634#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop International Palestine Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:40:32 +0000 593634 at http://www.albawaba.com The voice of resistance: Julia Boutros sings for Gaza http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/julia-boutros-593630 <p>Lebanese singer&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Julia Boutros</a>&nbsp;has once again raised her voice to the cause of the resistance, this time releasing a song addressing those fighting in Gaza.</p> <p>The newly released “Al-Haq Silahi” (The Right is my Weapon) is an ode to the Palestinian resistance fighting in Gaza and all those who resisted Israeli occupation.</p> <p>“My people resisted the wildness of the wind/defied fear and danger/they will leave and we will stay here/the land will remain ours,” Boutros sang.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/julia-boutros-593630" 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/334080_img650x420_img650x420_crop.jpg" alt="“My people resisted the wildness of the wind/defied fear and danger/they will leave and we will stay here/the land will remain ours,” Boutros sang. (Image: The Daily Star)" title="“My people resisted the wildness of the wind/defied fear and danger/they will leave and we will stay here/the land will remain ours,” Boutros sang. (Image: The Daily Star)" 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.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/julia-boutros-593630" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/julia-boutros-593630#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Music Reviews Lebanon Palestine Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:25:06 +0000 593630 at http://www.albawaba.com All in the name of Gaza: Massive Attack's propaganda-filled concert receives standing ovation in Lebanon http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-593628 <p>Swathed in wreaths of onstage smoke, the silhouetted forms of <a title="MA Gaza" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-592473" target="_blank">Massive Attack </a>were dwarfed by the LCD message behind them – “We want Google to be the third half of your brain.”</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/massive-attack-593628" 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/334540_img650x420_img650x420_crop.jpg" alt="Massive Attack accompanied their music with a captivating visual display tackling mass control and the ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza. (Image: The Daily Star/Press Photo Agency, handout)" title="Massive Attack accompanied their music with a captivating visual display tackling mass control and the ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza. (Image: The Daily Star/Press Photo Agency, handout)" 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.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-593628" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-593628#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Music Reviews International Lebanon Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:12:14 +0000 593628 at http://www.albawaba.com Russell Brand accuses pro-Israel FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of acting like a "terrorist" http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/russell-brand-593626 <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/russell-brand-calls-for-peaceful-effortless-joyful-revolution-again-9554651.html">Russell Brand</a>&nbsp;has accused right-wing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/fox-news-host-jesse-watters-identifies-beyonce-voters-single-ladies-depend-on-government-not-their-husbands-9579400.html">Fox News</a>&nbsp;anchor Sean Hannity of behaving “like a terrorist” after he shouted down a Palestinian-American guest in a de</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/russell-brand-593626" 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/russell-brand-the-trews-screen-capture-2.jpg" alt="In Russell Brand’s latest episode of The Trews, the British comedian attacks Sean Hannity for his hypocrisy when it comes to the subject of Israel. (Image: YouTube)" title="In Russell Brand’s latest episode of The Trews, the British comedian attacks Sean Hannity for his hypocrisy when it comes to the subject of Israel. (Image: YouTube)" 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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/russell-brand-593626" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/russell-brand-593626#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop International Israel Palestine Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:07 +0000 593626 at http://www.albawaba.com A season to remember: Ramadan TV series break all social taboos in 2014 http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ramadan-tv-593374 <p>Prostitution, homosexuality, poverty and restructuring the Ministry of the Interior…such are the themes that recur relentlessly in recent years through the television series screened during the month of Ramadan. Though they continue to be discussed throughout the year, the month of Ramadan is characterized by an abundance of soap operas par excellence, since a number of television series produced during the rest of the year hardly exceeds fingers of one hand.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/ramadan-tv-593374" 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/2014-635420842530614119-61.gif" alt="Stills from Ramadan 2014 television series. From top left clockwise: Aad Tanazoli, El-Sabaa Wasaya, Segn Al-Nesa and Kalam Ala Waraq. (Image: YouTube)" title="Stills from Ramadan 2014 television series. From top left clockwise: Aad Tanazoli, El-Sabaa Wasaya, Segn Al-Nesa and Kalam Ala Waraq. (Image: YouTube)" 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://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ramadan-tv-593374" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ramadan-tv-593374#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Middle East Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 593374 at http://www.albawaba.com "Hayy" girl! Music Festival shines light on promising & prominent Arab, African female singer http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/hayy-festival-593370 <p>Growing up, Algerian musician Hasna El-Bécharia’s father banned her from playing the guitar.</p> <p>“He said that it was only for men,” she said. “I used to wait until he is out and practice the guitar on the rooftop of our house.”</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/hayy-festival-593370" 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/Culture-hayy-festival-photo.jpg" alt="Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo’s El-Geneina Theatre. (Image: Adham Youssef)" title="Western Saharan singer Aziza Braheim performs at the ninth annual Hayy Festival in Cairo’s El-Geneina Theatre. (Image: Adham Youssef)" 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.thedailynewsegypt.com/" title="Daily News Egypt" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/11.png" title="Daily News Egypt" border="0" /></a> © 2014 Daily News Egypt. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/hayy-festival-593370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/hayy-festival-593370#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Music Reviews Egypt Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 593370 at http://www.albawaba.com Zayn Malik's #FreePalestine tweet takes him in "One Direction": Being bombarded with death threats http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/one-direction-593360 <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/one-directions-zayn-malik-and-louis-tomlinson-filmed-smoking-a-joint-good-boy-reputation-mildly-dented-by-legal-drugs-video-9443444.html">Zayn Malik</a>&nbsp;probably wasn’t expecting the barrage of abuse he received from followers after he pledged his support for the #FreePalestine social media campaign.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/one-direction-593360" 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/1D-9.jpg" alt="The One Direction star, who was raised a Muslim, was bombarded with death threats and messages of complaint after he &quot;did a Rihanna&quot; and tweeted the hashtag to his 13million followers. (Image: Getty)" title="The One Direction star, who was raised a Muslim, was bombarded with death threats and messages of complaint after he &quot;did a Rihanna&quot; and tweeted the hashtag to his 13million followers. (Image: Getty)" 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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/one-direction-593360" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/one-direction-593360#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop International Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:05:43 +0000 593360 at http://www.albawaba.com 1 contradiction + 1 = Fifi Abdo shaking her ass all night then heading to Umra in the morning! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/fifi-abdo-593202 <p dir="ltr">For one night, and one night only, infamous Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo returned to the dance floor!</p> <p dir="ltr">But it wasn't her choice to shake her hips in public after having "quit" the trade a long time ago; it was her daughter Hanadi who convinced her to perform at her engagement party.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">What better - or more awkward - present could you give <a title="Fifi engagement" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/fifi-abdo-535402" target="_blank">your daughter on her engagement day</a>?</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/fifi-abdo-593202" 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/fifi_abdo_fbook.jpg" alt="Fifi and her daughter Hanadi at the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)" title="Fifi and her daughter Hanadi at the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. (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/fifi-abdo-593202" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/fifi-abdo-593202#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:06:45 +0000 593202 at http://www.albawaba.com Things get nasty for TV's Mr. Nasty Simon Cowell over £90K Israel donation http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/simon-cowell-593175 <p>Things have just gotten nasty for TV's&nbsp;Simon Cowell, AKA&nbsp;Mr. Nasty,&nbsp;who is allegedly under attack for <a title="Simon FIDF" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/simon-cowell-lauren-silverman--534500" target="_blank">donating&nbsp;£90,000 to an Israeli army charity.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/simon-cowell-593175" 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/simon_silverman.jpg" alt="The 54-year-old X Factor creator, judge and producer has Jewish roots – his father Eric was Jewish – but Cowell was raised Roman Catholic. (Image: Unityofnobility.com)" title="The 54-year-old X Factor creator, judge and producer has Jewish roots – his father Eric was Jewish – but Cowell was raised Roman Catholic. (Image: Unityofnobility.com)" 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/simon-cowell-593175" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/simon-cowell-593175#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Rumor Has It Latest News International Israel Palestine Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:55:49 +0000 593175 at http://www.albawaba.com Badge of honor: Hussain al Jasmi flies in to Gaza to support its victims in person http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/hussain-al-jasmi-593148 <p dir="ltr">More and more celebs are standing by the victims of the Gaza war as the number of casualties in the city-under-fire rises by the hour.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><a title="Hussain song" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/hussain-al-jasmi-584138" target="_blank">UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi</a> was at the frontline of "fighters for justice" as he headed to the Palestinian city in person to support its children in need.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/hussain-al-jasmi-593148" 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/ter_000_04.jpg" alt="Hussain tried to hold in his tears while visiting the children affected by war in Gaza. (Image: Facebook)" title="Hussain tried to hold in his tears while visiting the children affected by war in Gaza. (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/hussain-al-jasmi-593148" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/hussain-al-jasmi-593148#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Palestine UAE Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:34:57 +0000 593148 at http://www.albawaba.com Applications open for the Human Rights Int'l Film Festival - Palestine 2014: Deadline 30 July http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/-human-rights-international-film-festival-593098 <p>"In order to induce positive change in today’s societies, youth need to be given the chance to express their views and needs through the appropriate means. Cinema is an important tool in today’s hi-tech societies and allowing people to use that tool can enhance creativity, openness, and positive change."</p> <p>So states the mission statement of the Human Rights International Film Festival - Palestine 2014, scheduled to be held in Ramallah from 11 to 16 September 2014.</p> <p>Entries should be feature and documentary films produced in 2012 and 2013 and tackling the human rights narrative.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/-human-rights-international-film-festival-593098" 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/Palestinian_Social_Cinema_Arts_Association.JPG" alt="The Festival will be held in Ramallah from 11 to 16 September 2014. (Image: Betterplace.org)" title="The Festival will be held in Ramallah from 11 to 16 September 2014. (Image: Betterplace.org)" 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://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/-human-rights-international-film-festival-593098" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/-human-rights-international-film-festival-593098#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Movie Reviews Middle East Palestine Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:27:08 +0000 593098 at http://www.albawaba.com All that glitters is Goulding: Ellie gives Beirut a night to remember http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ellie-goulding-593080 <p>The girlish voice of&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">U.K.</a>&nbsp;pop singer&nbsp;<a class="entityAnchor">Ellie Goulding</a>&nbsp;cut over the thousands of wailing fans crammed into the Beirut International Exhibition &amp; Leisure Center Wednesday night – apologizing for any weirdness as she headed into one of the last songs on her set list. “I get hyper and crazy and things get weird,” she said. “Let’s bring out my moves for this one. But you can’t really call them moves they’re just stuff I do: involuntary spasms.”</p> <p>Her quips were obscured by a crowd raucous with anticipation.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/ellie-goulding-593080" 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/ellie_goulding.jpg" alt="Ellie gave a breathtaking performance at the Beirut International Exhibition &amp; Leisure Center on Wed. (Image: Mix FM)" title="Ellie gave a breathtaking performance at the Beirut International Exhibition &amp; Leisure Center on Wed. (Image: Mix FM)" 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.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ellie-goulding-593080" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ellie-goulding-593080#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Music Reviews Lebanon Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:49:25 +0000 593080 at http://www.albawaba.com Despite war, Syria pushes through with "injured" drama industry http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bab-al-hara-593059 <p><a title="Bab Lebanon" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bab-al-hara-587577" target="_blank"><em>Bab al-Hara</em></a>, the smash hit Syrian soap opera, has returned to Arab television screens after a hiatus of three years during which civil war been ravaging the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/bab-al-hara-593059" 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/Abbas_AlNouri_Bab_AlHarah_snapshot.jpg" alt="Abbas al Nouri from Bab al Hara. (Image: YouTube still)" title="Abbas al Nouri from Bab al Hara. (Image: YouTube still)" 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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bab-al-hara-593059" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/bab-al-hara-593059#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Syria Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:18:19 +0000 593059 at http://www.albawaba.com Giving something up for Ramadan? Khloe Kardashian says "No sex during Ramadan!" with BF French Montana http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khloe-kardashian-french-montana-593002 <p class="mol-para-with-font">Khloe Kardashian is not having sex with her rapper boyfriend French Montana due to his religious beliefs.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">The 30-year-old reality star revealed during a radio interview&nbsp;on Thursday that she and Montana are abstaining during the month of Ramadan out of respect for his faith in Islam.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/khloe-kardashian-french-montana-593002" 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/khloe_k.jpg" alt="Khloe and Montana at the radio station during their interview! (Image: Daily Mail)" title="Khloe and Montana at the radio station during their interview! (Image: 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/khloe-kardashian-french-montana-593002" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khloe-kardashian-french-montana-593002#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Love Bites Latest News International Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:27:54 +0000 593002 at http://www.albawaba.com Nawal al Zoghbi to release third single in three years this Eid! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756 <p dir="ltr"><a title="Nawal music" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-540364" target="_blank">Nawal Al Zoghbi</a> is confused. No, not because she's had too much Botox done and can't make any facial expressions, but because she can't decide over which single to release next!</p> <p dir="ltr">The Lebanese superstar is deciding between four new songs, but is choosing very carefully as she believes this could "make" or break her career!</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756" 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/Nawal_Al_Zoghbi_confused.jpg" alt="Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (Image: Facebook)" title="Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (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/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Music Reviews Lebanon Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:29:25 +0000 592756 at http://www.albawaba.com From Wadi Rum to Italy: Jordanian "Theeb" to be the wolf of Venice Film Festival http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/theeb-venice-international-film-festival-592731 <p>Illustrating a young boy's journey through the infinite sand dunes of Wadi Rim and the Great Arab Revolt, Jordan's own "Theeb" (Ababic for wolf) will be howling at international screens.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 71st annual&nbsp;Venice International Film Festival has selected the feature-length film for its&nbsp;Orizzonti&nbsp;Competition next month.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/theeb-venice-international-film-festival-592731" 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/theeb.jpg" alt="A still from &quot;Theeb.&quot; (Image: Facebook)" title="A still from &quot;Theeb.&quot; (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/theeb-venice-international-film-festival-592731" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/theeb-venice-international-film-festival-592731#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Movie Reviews Italy Jordan Middle East Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:31:12 +0000 592731 at http://www.albawaba.com Ehab Tawfik's Egypt villa robbed, no one found guilty! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ehab-tawfik-592716 <p dir="ltr"><a title="Ehab " href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ehab-tawfik-quran-music-423763" target="_blank">Ehab Tawfik</a>'s luxurious villa has been robbed, but even worse, the court hasn't found sufficient evidence to convict anyone!&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Egyptian singer was infuriated by the verdict and has filed an appeal against it.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">And no wonder he isn't happy; the singer lives in a secure gated apartment block, where no one is allowed entry until they're checked by the security guards at the gate.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/ehab-tawfik-592716" 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_files_FB.jpg" alt="Ehab has filed a complaint to the court which couldn&#039;t find anyone guilty in his home&#039;s robbery case. (Image: Facebook)" title="Ehab has filed a complaint to the court which couldn&#039;t find anyone guilty in his home&#039;s robbery case. (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/ehab-tawfik-592716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/ehab-tawfik-592716#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:59:58 +0000 592716 at http://www.albawaba.com Are you this man? Khaled Selim searching for the mystery Kuwaiti composer from Kuwait Airport http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khaled-selim-592652 <p dir="ltr">The Internet has meant being able to find anything and everything at the tips of our fingers, and within seconds. So have no fear Khaled Selim; you will find the man you're looking for!</p> <p dir="ltr">No, not like that! The <a title="Khaled Halima" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khaled-selim-halima-poland-582213" target="_blank">Egyptian singer</a> is searching for a poet he'd once met, but clearly the two never exchanged numbers at the time!</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/khaled-selim-592652" 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_Salim_fb.jpg" alt="Will you be able to help Khaled find the poet he&#039;s looking for? (Image: Facebook)" title="Will you be able to help Khaled find the poet he&#039;s looking for? (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-selim-592652" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/khaled-selim-592652#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Kuwait Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:27:14 +0000 592652 at http://www.albawaba.com British band launch "Massive Attack" on Israel at Longitude Festival in Dublin http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-592473 <p>Award-winning band and veteran political activists Massive Attack used their headline slot at Longitude Festival this weekend to highlight their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.</p> <p>The musicians played at Marlay Park, Dublin, on Sunday, kicking off their set with ‘<em>Battlebox</em>’ before using their backdrop to send out messages to the packed audience.</p> <p>As the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) continues to bombard Gaza with air strikes while Hamas fires rockets into Israel, Massive Attack used its position to show its long-time support of Palestinian freedom.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/massive-attack-592473" 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/massive_attack_gaza.jpg" alt="Massive Attack show their support for Gaza in Dublin. (Image: The Independent)" title="Massive Attack show their support for Gaza in Dublin. (Image: The Independent)" 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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-592473" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/massive-attack-592473#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop International Middle East Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:18:52 +0000 592473 at http://www.albawaba.com