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July 27, 2017

Former love birds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. (PAN Photo Agency /
10:33 GMT
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September. It hasn't been easy on either of them.
Robert Pattinson and sort-of fiance FKA twigs. (John Angelillo / UPI)
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Robert Pattinson, star of "Good Time," discusses how his public love life seems to draw-out those crazy tabloids. (We know, we know.)
Writer Hilary Mantel won twice for her "Wolf Hall" series. The third book has yet to make an appearance. (Natalia Mikhaylova /
07:19 GMT
The Man Booker Prize: one of the world's most prestigious awards, and also one subject to intense controversy. Check-out the 2017 longlist inside; we'll have more details as the story develops.

July 26, 2017

From "Ghorbah," by Torabyeh (ft. Husam Abed). (YouTube)
16:00 GMT
Who said hip-hop wasn't for the Middle East? Jordan's hip-hop scene is lively, and writer Yazeed Makhlouf is happy to give you a tour.
This writer's attempt at the 'stache. I'm not a designer, and for good reason. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
14:14 GMT
With the "Justice League" reshoots under way, Henry Cavill's moustache is getting in the way.
The BBC Arabic logo. (BBC)
13:09 GMT
Arabic calligraphy is old—but it took a while to easily match English fonts around the world. So who made it happen? Mourad Boutros, world.
Professor Richard Peña. (Rami Khoury / Al Bawaba)
11:40 GMT
For 25 years, professor Richard Peña was responsible for selecting movies for the New York Film Festival. He is a film encyclopedia and a vital voice in the world of film. We sat down with him for a chat about films, the importance of independent cinema, and more.
From "Theeb." (MAD Solutions / Film Movement)
09:48 GMT
What do "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "The Martian" have in common? They were filmed in Jordan, that's what.
Matt Groening with Homer and Bart, notably not murdering them. (s_bukley /
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Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is back with a new show. But we all know what "Disenchantment" is really about.

July 25, 2017

James Bond actor Daniel Craig. (Piotr Zajac /
14:30 GMT
Cars. Chases. Explosions. Death. Cheesy villains. Bond is coming back, baby. In a year or two.
Esma Voloder. (Instagram)
13:57 GMT
A Muslim! A Muslim winning Miss Australia! How dare she? Luckily for everyone, Esma Voloder—Miss World Australia, 2017—is pure class.
Mia Khalifa is best known for her brief career as a porn-star. (Twitter)
13:19 GMT
The Lebanese-American has caused a lot of controversy in her life, but nothing quite like this.
Carole Samaha during Byblos Festival 2016. (Instagram)
11:49 GMT
Carole Samaha is the latest Arab artist to take-up "Despacito." Ohhhhhhhh
Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri. (Instagram)
10:52 GMT
Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri is happy she's on TC Candler's 100 Most Beautiful Faces list. As a candidate, anyway.
Untitled by Margo Veillon. (1967) (Green Art Gallery)
09:42 GMT
In the 1950s through the 1970s, Egyptian women created art out of political and social turmoil. The Green Art Gallery is celebrating their achievements.

July 24, 2017

Sama El-Masrii at the tomb. (Instagram)
15:25 GMT
We're not saying she's a role model. We're saying that nobody deserves to tell her what to do.
Woo fashion. (Villa Baboushka)
13:28 GMT
Ah, Villa Baboushka: the light at the end of a fashionless, dark tunnel in Egypt.
Actually, "Black Panther" looks great. And Michael B. Jordan is the best. (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
12:40 GMT
Marvel's got some exciting movies lined-up. It's actually quite excited about them. (As are Marvel's fans, so who are we to judge? "Black Panther" looks great, though.)
A shot from "Dunkirk." (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
11:30 GMT
Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" made a solid case for original movies by debuting at no. 1 in the box office.
Tyrion seeing what happens next. (HBO)
10:44 GMT
The seventh season of "Game of Thrones" continues with much murder, mayhem, and blackmail. And the age-old question: "Are you a sheep?"
From "Wrap My Hijab." (Mona Haydar)
09:06 GMT
Mona Haydar's rap songs "Wrap My Hijab" and "Dog" are something new and different for the Muslim world. In this article, Yazeed Makhlouf discusses the importance of Mona Haydar.

July 23, 2017

Director Ridley Scott. (Tinseltown /
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Ridley Scott, director of "The Martian" and "Kingdom of Heaven," returns to Jordan for his new movie, "All the Movie in the World."
Go away. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
15:00 GMT
"Wonder Woman" has been banned in Tunisia. There's a reason for this. But you wouldn't know it, reading Western news.
From Rudolf Ernst's "Two Arabs Reading in a Courtyard." (Wikimedia Commons)
14:00 GMT
The Shubbak Festival celebrates Arabic culture in the UK, and now they've put-up their stuff on the literary scene. Woo, books! Woo, Arab books! Woo, Shubbak!
Ali during his performance on "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa." (YouTube)
13:30 GMT
Tragically, Zain Ali, the Pakistani singer, has passed away.
Stranger Things is back. (Netflix)
12:57 GMT
Miss the 80s? "Stranger Things" is back, baby,
Nancy Ajram.
11:44 GMT
Nancy Ajram, the Lebanese superstar, thanked her fans on Instagram following her performance at the Jerash Festival yesterday.
Salvador Dali's moustache endures on this wax statue. (Irina Klyuchnikova /
10:24 GMT
What's the most iconic thing about Salvador Dali himself? His moustache. What's the thing that's lasted longest on his corpse? His moustache.
All superheroes pose badassedly when doors open. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
09:14 GMT
Warner Bros., desperate to compete with The Avengers, releases a Justice League poster, featuring all the butt-kicking superheroes they haven't introduced yet.

July 22, 2017

Prince George. Ah, well. At least you're cute. (Twitter / Kensington Palace)
21:07 GMT
A kid turned four. Kids turn four everyday, but this kid is royalty. So, it's on the news. Hurrah for this weird world we live in.
He knows nothing, except that he loves her. (Tinseltown /
12:00 GMT
Kit Harington (Jon Snow from "Game of Thrones") isn't engaged to girlfriend Rose Leslie (Ygritte on "Game of Thrones"). Ah, l'amour.
No points for figuring-out he's the bad guy. (20th Century Fox)
10:54 GMT
Doctor Doom: the kind of supervillain who does to subtlety what superheroes do to supervillains. But Noah Hawley is doing a movie about him, which is four kinds of fantastic (and weird).

July 21, 2017

Director Christopher Nolan. (aspen rock /
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Christopher Nolan, director of "Dunkirk" and "The Dark Knight," sits down for an interview to discuss his work.
Iwan Rheon will be inhuman. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)
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"Marvel's Inhumans," as opposed to Marvel's totally normal humans The Hulk and Spider-Man, will be airing on ABC. There's a trailer now.
Not so cool. (Marvel Studios)
08:19 GMT
You thought Iron Man was cool. Well, he is. But Richard Browning, who actually a real life Iron Man suit, is cooler.

July 20, 2017

The late Chester Bennington. (mooinblack /
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Chester Bennington, part of the popular band Linkin Park, was found dead this morning at a private home, TMZ reproted.
Jordanian-Palestinian soprano Zeina Barhoum. (Zeina Barhoum)
12:53 GMT
The Arab world's first ever opera festival began on an auspicious note last night when Jordanian-Palestinian soprano Zeina Barhoum's "La Traviata" made magic.
A screenshot from season one of "The Walking Dead." (Telltale Games)
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"Batman," "The Walking Dead," and "The Wolf Among Us" are returning, with Telltale's most acclaimed series' getting sequels.
Justin Bieber's remix of "Despacito" is doing well, then. (Jack Fordyce /
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"Despacito" has needed only six months to become the most-streamed song ever. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber are humming all the way to the bank.
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
09:33 GMT
Seven books, a play, short story collections, and several spin-off books not enough to feed your Pottermania? Well, here's two more books.
Harry Styles at the Dunkirk premiere. (Angela Weiss / AFP)
08:02 GMT
Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk," one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, premiered yesterday, and its stars were happy.

July 19, 2017

From the video. (Mashrou' Leila)
16:39 GMT
Mashrou' Leila are back with "Roman," a reworking of an older track but now with a new music video. We take a look at the result inside.
Drake awards. (Kathy Hutchins /
15:00 GMT
Drake got a royalty check from Degrassi this week, and, well: if you've wondered why he's rich, this probably isn't it.
Haifa Wehbe is a big fan of French Montana. (AFP)
14:32 GMT
The Moroccan-born rapper French Montana is known to be close with Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe.
A frame from "Wake Me Up."
13:14 GMT
Reem Al-Bayat, a director from Saudi Arabia, took home the Best Director Award at the Madrid International Film Festival.
Ola Al Fares: A lawyer, a journalist and a superstar. (Facebook)
12:20 GMT
We're all a bit jealous, aren't we?
Esma Voloder crowned. (Miss World Australia)
11:42 GMT
Esma Voloder, a criminal profiler and a Muslim refugee, won Australian hearts at the Miss World Australia pageant.
Fairouz. (Twitter)
10:50 GMT
Fairuz, Lebanese superstar and diva, released a new song off her new album, this time a reimagined version of, well, "Imagine," adapted for the refugee crisis.
Look at this greedy imperialist. Winnie does not reflect Communist Party values. (Walt Disney Pictures)
09:42 GMT
Winnie the Pooh is now a political tool: China does not want people to make fun of President Xi Jinping and Winnie the Pooh is making fun of President Xi Jinping. Ban!
That's James Franco, believe it or not. (A24 / Warner Bros. Pictures)
08:58 GMT
"The Room" is notorious for being the worst film ever made. "The Disaster Artist," starring James Franco and

July 18, 2017

Dubai Festival City. (shafisgrafix /
15:10 GMT
Dubai wants to play the Game of Thrones, too. The Emirates really, really likes the hit HBO show.
A coloured portrait of Jane Austen. (Wikimedia Commons)
13:07 GMT
200 years after her death, Jane Austen endures as a beacon in an increasingly mad world. Here are six reasons why she has endured.
She is indeed her. (YouTube)
10:35 GMT
Dr. Vida is living the high life: the high life as in she's very rich, and the high life as in she's probably very high.
Death. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
09:53 GMT
Christopher Nolan, who directed "The Dark Knight" and "Inception," brings his filmmaking chops to "Dunkirk," the best war film in 20 years.
The Abu Dhabi desert. (Katiekk /
08:54 GMT
The Liwa Date Festival is back! This annual celebration of Emirati heritage and culture will be returning later this month in Abu Dhabi.
Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti. (Jim Ruymen / UPI)
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Get outta hereeee. Jordan Peele is now a dad? Apparently so. As is his wife, Chelsea Peretti.

July 17, 2017

With a name like Trunks, wouldn't you be angry, too? (YouTube / Namco)
15:30 GMT
If video games are wish-fulfillment, then sometimes it takes a time-travelling superhero named Trunks to fulfill a wish: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" releases a trailer featuring Trunks.
Ola Al Fares is an inspiration for girls worldwide, for her academic and journalistic success as well as her style. (Facebook: علا الفارس Ola Alfares)
14:30 GMT
You can't deny it, the Middle East is at the forefront of what's stylish and trendy.
Watch towards the end. (Mona Haydar)
14:27 GMT
The Syrian-American artist artist Mona Haydar, last seen wrapping her hijab, is back with her new song "Dog."
Nawal El Saadawi. (Melafestivalen / Flickr)
12:13 GMT
Nawal El Saadawy, the popular and controversial author of books like "The Hidden Face of Eve" and "Woman at Point Zero," will be returning to the Nawal El Saadawi Forum.
Brotherly love. (HBO)
11:00 GMT
"Game of Thrones" is back, and winter is here with it. But Daenerys wants to bring the fire.
Martin Landau and Winona Ryder greeting each other last year.(Tinseltown /
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Martin Landau, who appeared in films like Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and Tim Burton's "Ed Wood," was an accomplished actor, with over 200 credits to his name.
The typical "Game of Thrones" fan right now. (HBO)
07:41 GMT
It's like "Game of Thrones" is stupidly popular or something: HBO GO's servers took a nosedive right before the season 7 premiere aired, frustrating fans.

July 16, 2017

George Romero. (Everett Collection)
23:47 GMT
George Romero produced some great cinematic works, including "Night of the Living Dead." He's now joined the Land of the Dead after a brief battle with cancer.
The Doctor will see you now (she's on the right). (Featureflash Photo Agency /
17:26 GMT
It's taken the better half of a decade, but "Doctor Who" has cast its first ever female lead. Get the details inside.
From the 2012 film adaptation "The Woman in Black." (Momentum Pictures / CBS Films)
15:00 GMT
"The Woman in Black," based off of Susan Hill's chilling novel, will come to haunt Dubai this September.
Can you tell it was a writer that tried to turn Dumbo goth, and not an actual artist?
14:03 GMT
Tim Burton will be directing Disney's "Dumbo," a remake of its 1941 classic.
"Between Two Lives." (Mandate Publishing)
11:08 GMT
Hussain Ali Lootah, a UAE novelist and lawyer, thoughtfully discusses his novel "Between Two Wives."
The late, great Carrie Fisher. (Angela Weiss / GETTY / AFP)
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Disney's aired a three minute behind-the-scenes preview for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Episode VIII of the ongoing saga. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill appear.
Oprah Winfrey will star in the film. (Krista Kennell /
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Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time" gets its trailer. The film will star Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zach Galifianakis, and be directed by Ava DuVernay, a highly talented filmmaker.

July 15, 2017

"Will you be a good genie?" "Well, you Naomi! I like comedy!" (Kathy Hutchins / / Twocoms /
21:58 GMT
Oh, you'll never have a friend like me: Disney's' "Aladdin" just announced its cast. Get the scoop on the House of Mouse's latest inside.
She seems nice and not at all paranoid. (Showtime)
18:58 GMT
"Homeland" is prepping its seventh season, which begins shooting in the fall. Also, apparently "Homeland" is still on TV.
Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury. (Featureflash Photo Agency /
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You say Rami Malek. The casting director thinks Freddie Mercury. And suddenly, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is born.
You and your fellow nominees do us proud. (Arab British Centre)
13:44 GMT
The 40th anniversary of the founding of the Arab British Centre gets a commemorated with the ninth Arab British Centre Award.
A model of the "Star Wars" theme park. (Twitter / starwars)
10:56 GMT
The Walt Disney Company unveiled their "Star Wars"-themed amusement parks' designs. It promises to be quite a ride.
"Narcos." (Netflix)
07:00 GMT
Netflix throws-out a hint of the good stuff, but it's keeping the rest of season 3 to itself. "Narcos" will be returning...soon.