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Competition launched to meet Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey in Dubai this weekend

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 23, 2015

Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey will make an appearance in Dubai this Saturday, courtesy of Porsche. The actor is a huge fan of motor racing and has competed in events such as the Daytona Sports Car Race in the past. Porsche sponsors Dempsey and his racing team named Dempsey Racing. The car maker has... Read more

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French 102: When learning a language, the more you know, the more you need to know

Rob Garratt   |  April 22, 2015

It’s often said that the more you know, the more you need to know.Looking at my own quarter-life-crisis-inspired mission to learn French, I’ll venture this old adage has proved absolutely bang on.And it’s effecting my confidence.Before I embarked on formal study, at Alliance Français Dubai at ... Read more

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Amitabh Bachchan records special video clip for Shashi Kapoor

IANS   |  April 22, 2015

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a message as part of a special video to be screened when veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor will be honoured with India’s prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award next month.Bachchan, 71, says he was “left speechless” when he was asked to narrate his experience... Read more

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Ian McShane joins cast of Bilal

Chris Newbould   |  April 22, 2015

Ian McShane is the latest name to join the cast of the Dubai-produced animated epic Bilal.The actor, director and voice-over artist is probably best-known to global audiences as Blackbeard from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, though UK audiences will forever remember him as Sunday night’s antique... Read more

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Deadline draws near for Femis Gulf Summer School applications

Chris Newbould   |  April 22, 2015

The deadline for this years Femis Gulf Summer School, which takes students from the Gulf to study at the world-leading Femis school in Paris for free each summer is rapidly approaching on May 2, but for now you still have the opportunity to apply, and the organisers are particularly seeking more applicants from the... Read more

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Local legend DJ Schooly is leaving Dubai – but there’s a farewell party, and you’re all invited...

Rob Garratt   |  April 21, 2015

Tragic news, funk fans – legendary local DJ Schooly is leaving the UAE. It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that Schooly – the tastemaker behind the groove-tastic Soulful Session he hosted both on the airwaves and behind the decks – is quitting the region for good.After eight years of... Read more

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Leak: Spiderman set to join Avengers cast in next movie?

Chris Newbould   |  April 20, 2015

An alleged leak of the post-credits scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, just days before its April 30th release, suggests Spider-Man could be joining The Avengers.In the clip, filmed in a cinema as the credits finish rolling on Age of Ultron, presumably following a preview screening, we cut to a window cleaner high on ... Read more

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The Gramercy to host charity fundraiser to support orphans and children with special needs

Rob Garratt   |  April 20, 2015

Some of the UAE’s best musical talent will do their bit by performing at a charity fundraiser.Familiar faces Abri & Funk Radius and Adam Baluch are among the names who will take to the stage at the Dubai Original Music Festival.The fourth annual event will be hosted at The Gramercy, in Dubai’s DIFC,... Read more

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Twitter announces Star Wars emojis

Chris Newbould   |  April 20, 2015

Are you a Star Wars fan? Are you a Twitter fan? Do you tweet about Star Wars? Well the social media giant may have just made your day with the release of its first batch of emojis, in partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm, to celebrate the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Simply type #C3P0,... Read more

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Spotted: Run DMC’s Rev Run filming for MTV and hanging out with DJ Bliss in Dubai

Rob Garratt   |  April 20, 2015

Hip-hop royalty Rev Run has been spotted in the emirates, reportedly filming a show for MTV. And the former Run DMC man is being shown around by our own urban music celebrity, DJ Bliss.Accordingly to social media reports Rev – AKA Joseph Simmons – is in the the UAE to film an episode of his reality TV... Read more

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