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Want to be star? Or an extra? Miranda Davidson Studios’ is having an open house

Chris Newbould   |  September 3, 2015

Miranda Davidson Studios (MDS) has some local celebrities lined up to greet guests at its forthcoming open day.The casting agency and acting school will be hosting a promotional open house on Wednesday September 9, from 6.30pm till 9pm at The Space, twofour54, Abu Dhabi.The Egyptian comedian, actor and producer Ahmed... Read more


4 reasons why the new ‘tribute’ video to Dheere Dheere is a major fail

Aarti Jhurani   |  September 2, 2015

It has been 25 years since the cult classic Aashiqui, starring Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal hit the screen.While the plot was nothing to write home about, the music was another thing entirely – the real star of the film. To celebrate the landmark anniversary, music company T-Series recruited rapper Honey Singh to ... Read more


Spotted: Fresh from MTV VMAs, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill post snaps from Dubai

Rob Garratt   |  September 2, 2015

Nicki Minaj is in Dubai – and she’s not afraid to show it, after posting a series of snaps on social media.The rapper is the star of the moment after storming the MTV VMA’s on Sunday August 30, winning headlines worldwide after very publicly insulting Miley Cyrus (and winning an award).Minaj... Read more


Psst, Nicki Minaj strongly tipped to join Meek Mill tonight in People by Crystal

Saeed Saeed   |  September 1, 2015

Fresh from walking the red carpet at the MTV VMA awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nicki Minaj is tipped to make a surprise appearance tonight at Dubai’s People by Crystal.According to sources, the hip-hop diva will be in town to support her beau, the rapper Meek Mill, who will be performing as part of the first ... Read more


Iranian-American comic Maz Jobrani coming to Dubai

Saeed Saeed   |  August 31, 2015

A humorous Eid break is in store with the return of Maz Jobrani.The hugely popular Iranian-American comic will perform at The Ritz Carlton in Dubai on September 25.For those who saw Jobrani in his last Dubai performance at The Music Hall in May last year, the upcoming show is promised to be a totally different affair... Read more


Fox unveils second trailer for Image Nation’s He Named Me Malala

Chris Newbould   |  August 31, 2015

Fox Searchlight has released a second trailer for the Image Nation Abu Dhabi-produced He Named Me Malala.The documentary follows the life of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus in 2012, for campaigning for the educational rights of girls in her native Pakistan. It is directed by... Read more


Latest Dragon Age comes to end with release of Trespasser on September 8; XCOM 2 delayed

Adam Bouyamourn   |  August 31, 2015

The final expansion pack for Dragon Age: Inquisition, DAI: Trespasser, will be released on September 8. Set two years after the events of the main game, Trespasser explores “what it’s like to be a world-saving organisation when the world no longer needs saving”, according to game makers Bioware.... Read more


Disney star Zendaya gives UAE fans a lesson in fashion at Mall of the Emirates

Afshan Ahmed   |  August 31, 2015

Disney star Zendaya gave her fans in Dubai a quick lesson in fashion at her recent appearance at Debenhams in Mall of the Emirates.The singer-actress, who was in the Emirates for the DSS Starz series meet and greet event, delighted her young fan following by sharing style tips at the Inspired Looks event on Monday.... Read more


Toshi Reagon announces extra Abu Dhabi concert at NYUAD following sell-out

Rob Garratt   |  August 31, 2015

Toshi Reagon has announced an extra Abu Dhabi concert following overwhelming public demand.The American singer-songwriter will perform an additional night at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on Friday September 5, after dates on Wednesday and Thursday (September 3-4) both sold out.Tickets for the new date, which... Read more


Habibi director Susan Youssef crowdfunds for next feature

Chris Newbould   |  August 30, 2015

Habibi director Susan Yousseff has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her new feature, Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf, with the support of the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is hosting the campaign on its curated Kickstarter page after the short version of the film attracted significant attention at this... Read more