Arts & Culture - Entertainment

Indian star Kamal Haasan to launch metaverse avatar

Film superstar Kamal Haasan is set to become the first Indian actor to launch an avatar in the "metaverse" as celebrities seek to expand their fan base into the virtual world.

TikTok launches video contest amid sponsorship of 43rd Cairo Int’l Film Festival

TikTok — the world leading video and entertainment platform — has launched on Sunday its ‘#FilmOnTikTok Competition’ to celebrate its sponsorship of the upcoming 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).

American actor James Michael Tyler of Friends’ Gunther dies at 59

Actor James Michael Tyler who played coffee shop manager Gunther on the hit sitcom "Friends" died Sunday at age 59, US media reported.

'Succession' grew out of real-life media mogul quips: creator

"Succession", the fictional TV show depicting bitter feuding within an all-powerful family running a media conglomerate, was born out of real-life quips by legendary industry moguls Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone, its creator has revealed.

Rana Samaha to perform official song of 6th Sharm El-Sheikh Int'l Theater Festival for Youth

The official song for the sixth edition of Sharm El-Sheikh International Theatre Festival for Youth (SIFTY) will feature Egyptian singer and actress Rana Samaha.

Palestinian Stories: 32 films available on Netflix worldwide

Palestinian Stories – a collection of 32 films by Palestinian filmmakers or about Palestinian stories – is available to Netflix subscribers around the globe starting 14 October as ‘a tribute to the creativity and passion of the Arab film industry.'

From YouTube to Netflix: Saudi Arabia's Takki mini-series to screen across 190 countries

Directed by Mohammad Makki, the TV mini-series Takki is set to be released 28 October on Netflix after originally airing on YouTube.

Bloody and abstruse, South Korean cultural phenomenon 'Squid Game' hits worldwide

A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global.

Lebanese singer Aziza's 'Mn Hadid' infuses Cher's hit 'Bang Bang' with disco soul and Arabic lyrics

Lebanese singer Aziza took the disco path in her latest track ‘Mn Hadid’ (‘From Iron’), an Arabic cover of Cher’s 1966 song ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’.

Late Egyptian actress Hind Rostom's jewellery to go under the hammer at Sotheby's

A selection of jewellery that belonged to the late iconic actress Hind Rostom will be auctioned at Sotheby’s Magnificent & Noble Jewels in Geneva on 10 November.

Egyptian-British actor Khalid Abdalla to play Dodi Fayed in The Crown

Abdalla rose to fame after starring in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning film United 93

INTERVIEW: A ‘scoop’ with well-known Lebanese TV presenter Raya Abirached

The internationally known Raya Abirached shares her thoughts with Ahram Online about the years she has spent in the field and gives advice to those who wish to follow in her footsteps

Egyptian child performer Abdelrahman attracts attention of millions on TikTok with actor impressions

The fourth-grade student took TikTok by storm with impressions of actors from old Egyptian films and theatre plays. Today his account has 1.7 million subscribers

Egyptian actress Rosaline Elbay to join Giancarlo Esposito in Netflix heist drama ‘Jigsaw’

Egyptian actress Rosaline Elbay made her first significant entry into the movie industry when she starred in the 2018 films Diamond Dust and Fork Knife , both of which premiered at the 2018 El-Gouna Film Festival

MBC celebrates 30th anniversary with all-star episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Hosted by George Kurdahi, the special episode will air on 18 September

MBC Group readies to leave Dubai Media City for new headquarters in Riyadh

The decision comes within a larger move that also comprises Al-Arabiya and Al Hadath TV channels

Seasoned media personality George Kurdahi appointed as Lebanon's Information Minister

Kurdahi's appointment comes within the newly formed 24-member cabinet that was announced by Najib Mikati, Lebanon’s latest prime minister, last Friday following a one-year scramble to form a government

Egyptian pop star Hamaki on top with releases from new album ‘Ya Fateny’

Hamaki performed in a large concert in the North Coast last weekend attended by thousands

Jordanian teen thriller 'Al-Rawabi School for Girls' premiers on Netflix

The show tells the story of a bullied high school girl who gathers a group of other outcasts to plot the perfect revenge against their tormentors

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