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Dubai: Lebanon’s Cedars Art Production to Produce High-End Shows for Potential OTT Play (EXCLUSIVE)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Lebanon’s Cedars Art Production, the prominent film and TV company which recently scored a massive hit across the MENA region with TV show “Al Hayba,” is ramping up and reconfiguring its scripted content output with its first two high-end shows conceived for OTT play, one of which involves the fictional creation […].....»»

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Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky’s ‘Yomeddine’ (EXCLUSIVE)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Prominent Egyptian indie producer Mohamed Hefzy’s Film Clinic has come on board as co-producer of Egyptian-Austrian filmmaker Abu Bakr Shawky’s upcoming feature film “Yomeddine,” a road movie about a middle-aged man raised in a leper colony who embarks with a sidekick and a donkey on a journey across Egypt to try […].....»»

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Dubai Film Connection Announces Arab Projects Prizewinners of 2017 Edition

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Dubai fest’s Dubai Film Connection co-production market has announced the winners of $60,000 worth of film funding prizes, the most lucrative of which went to “The Syrians,” a creative documentary project by Tunisian multidisciplinary artist Mohamed Ismail Louti, aka Ismaël (pictured), about displaced Syrians living in Lebanon. “The Syrians” won […].....»»

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Manchester Derby Live Stream: Watch United Battle City In The Premier League

It’s derby time! Manchester United hosts their rivals, Manchester City, in an epic Premier League match. The match kicks off at 11:30 AM ET so tune in to watch!.....»»

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Dubai: USA Network’s Legal Drama ‘Suits’ Set For Arabic Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Egypt’s TVision Media Production, the company that makes an Arabic version of “Saturday Night Live,” is set to produce a localised adaptation of “Suits,” USA Network’s long-running legal drama series. TVision CEO Tarek Ganainy, who purchased remake rights to the “Suits” format from NBCUniversal International, said the popular show, centred around […].....»»

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Image Nation Abu Dhabi, U.K. Studio Alchemy VR Team for Immersive Content

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Middle East production company Image Nation Abu Dhabi and U.K. studio Alchemy VR have started a broad collaboration to produce immersive content in a move that could contribute to laying the groundwork for a nascent immersive content industry in the high-tech Gulf region. A unit of prominent factual production outfit Atlantic […].....»»

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Dubai: Lebanese Actress-Director Nadine Labaki Set To Star in ‘1982’ (EXCLUSIVE)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Lebanese actress-turned-director Nadine Labaki (“Caramel”) is set for a starring role as an anguished school teacher in prepubescent love in wartime romancer “1982,” the feature film debut of U.S.-based director Oualid Mouaness, which is set amid the 1982 Siege of Beirut. Georges Schoucair’s Beirut-based Abbout Productions is producing the pic in tandem with […].....»»

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Dubai: Haifaa Al Mansour’s Female Empowerment Project ‘Miss Camel’ Wins IWC Filmmaker Award

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi director Haifaa Al Mansour’s female empowerment feature project “Miss Camel” is the winner of the IWC Filmmaker Award, worth $100,000, awarded during the Dubai International Film Festival. A jury headed by Cate Blanchett selected “Miss Camel” as the winner among four Arab projects. Blanchett announced the winner during a gala […].....»»

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Dubai: Middle East Distributor Empire International Forges Pact With New Egyptian Shingle Synergy Films

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Prominent Middle East distributor/exhibitor Empire International, which handles Sony and Fox film product in the region, is expanding its Arab cinema footprint by inking a three-year output deal with ambitious new Egyptian shingle Synergy Films. The move is said to mark the first time an Egyptian production does a distribution deal […].....»»

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Cate Blanchett Shines at the IWC Filmmakers Awards in Dubai

Cate Blanchett stuns as she arrives at the IWC Filmmakers Awards on Thursday night (December 7) held during the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival at the One and Only Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress went glam in a gold, black, and silver sequined dress for the awards show. PHOTOS: Check [...] Cate Blanchett stuns as she arrives at the IWC Filmmakers Awards on Thursday night (December 7) held during the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival at the One and Only Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress went glam in a gold, black, and silver sequined dress for the awards show. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cate Blanchett Joining Cate at the event was Patrick Stewart and his wife Sunny Ozell along with IWC Schaffhausen CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr. FYI: Cate is wearing a Louis Vuitton gown. 10+ pictures inside of Cate Blanchett and Patrick Stewart arriving at the event….....»»

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Meghan Markle Gushes About Dog She Left Behind in 2013 Interview

Meghan Markle's decision to leave her dog, Bogart, in the United States after moving to London must have been a really hard one.  The soon-to-be royal gushed about the pup in a 2013 interview with Buzzfeed, revealing that he was the background of her phone at the time.  "He's a little rescue mutt from SPOT in L.A. and is 9 months old," she said. "He's adorable. Ellen DeGeneres was there when I was looking at him and told me I had to take him home. So I did. It's like if Oprah told you to do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

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White House Says U.S. Considering NOT Participating In 2018 Olympics — And Has To Walk It Back Immediately!

The U.S. seriously considered withdrawing from the 2018 Olympics?? Man, Donald Trump will not rest until we are the laughingstock of the entire world… This temporary insanity all started when United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley implied during a Fox News interview that the recently exacerbated (by someone…) tensions with North Korea could make it too unsafe for [...] The U.S. seriously considered withdrawing from the 2018 Olympics?? Man, Donald Trump will not rest until we are the laughingstock of the entire world... This temporary insanity all started when United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley implied during a Fox News interview that the recently exacerbated (by someone...) tensions with North Korea could make it too unsafe for the United States to send athletes to the games in Pyeongchang. Related: Kim Jong Un's Unprecedented Response To 'Dotard' Trump's Threats To 'Totally Destroy' North Korea! Obviously reporters had to ask White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the official position on this nonsense -- to which she shocked by saying: "No official decision has been made." No decision on whether to attend the Olympics? Seriously, WTF?? JUST IN: Press Sec. Sarah Sanders: "No official decision has been made" on US participation in the Winter Olympics pic.twitter.com/5ZCvIRhLmr — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 7, 2017 Wow. That must have gotten an even quicker, more negative response than most of the tripe out of the White House, because in an uncharacteristic move, Sanders tweeted out almost immediately after the briefing that the U.S. would NOT be skipping the games this year. Though that might change when Trump sees what Lindsey Vonn said about him... UPDATE: The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The protection of Americans is our top priority and we are engaged with the South Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues. — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 7, 2017 Of course, the fact we even considered dropping out had Twitter aflame with forehead slaps, as well as theories Trump was trying to send a message of solidarity with Vladimir Putin after Russia was banned from the games for doping violations. Ch-ch-check out some of the hottest takes on the Winter Olympics fiasco (below): This week in Trump (so far): *Monday: endorses pedophile *Tuesday: biggest land grab in US history *Wednesday: Jerusalem announcement ignites Middle East, slurs words *Thursday: US may not attend Olympics Unit to lead! #impeach #2545 — Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) December 7, 2017 Wow. Not obvious at all #trumpRussia pic.twitter.com/HjItm5rjI3 — Todd Smith (@oaktowntoddy) December 7, 2017 There was a time when we boycotted the Olympics because they were going to be in Russia. Now we're their little lapdog and won't go if they aren't there. #TrumpRussia #2018Olympics — David Cypkin (@DavidCypkin) December 7, 2017 I wonder if their decision would be different if the Olympics aired on Fox instead of NBC. — carole katz (@carole_katz) December 7, 2017 There are two Olympics stories this week. Russia being ousted. And now, out of the blue, the US potentially staying home. The WH would be wise, for our allies, to give an explanation that shows they were thinking of this before yesterday. — Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) December 7, 2017 America is ragequitting the Winter Olympics because Donald Trump had a weird argument with Shaun White 16 years ago — Yule Hog (@ByYourLogic) December 7, 2017 [Image via Instagram.].....»»

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J.K. Rowling Stands by Johnny Depp Casting in "Fantastic Beasts" Sequel

Johnny Depp will retain the titular role in The Crimes of Grindelwald. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, as well as Warner Bros., director David Yates and producer David Heyman, put up a united front on Thursday defending their choice not to recast the 54-year-old actor's part in the follow-up to 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, despite fan backlash over controversy related to Depp's contentious divorce with Amber Heard. "When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

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Matt Lauer and Wife Annette Roque Are Still Living Together, Source Says

Despite Matt Lauer and his wife, Annette Roque, stepping out separately on Wednesday without their wedding rings, a source tells ET that the two are still living together in the Hamptons. The source says that Lauer and Roque are staying at their home in Sag Harbor, New York, with their three children, adding that a report that Roque removed the couple’s younger kids out of school to flee the United States is "not true.” According to the source, following 59-year-old Lauer's firing from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

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Cate Blanchett Helps Kick Off the Dubai International Film Festival 2017!

Cate Blanchett is all smiles while striking a pose at the IWC photo call held as part of day two of the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on Thursday (December 7) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 48-year-old actress in town once again to chair the judging panel of the [...] Cate Blanchett is all smiles while striking a pose at the IWC photo call held as part of day two of the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on Thursday (December 7) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 48-year-old actress in town once again to chair the judging panel of the IWC Award alongside DIFF Artistic Director Masoud Amralla Al Ali, IWC Schaffhausen CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr, actor Hend Sabry and DIFF Chairman, Abdulhamid Juma. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cate Blanchett The evening before, Cate hit the red carpet alongside her jury panel at the Opening Night Gala and red carpet gala screening of Scott Cooper’s Oscar-tipped Western drama Hostiles. FYI: Cate is wearing a Giorgio Armani gown and Rupert Sanderson shoes at the opening night gala......»»

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Al Franken Resigns From Senate Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

While taking the Senate floor on Thursday (December 7), Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced he’s resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations. “Today I am announcing that, in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” he said. “I of all people am aware there is some irony I [...] While taking the Senate floor on Thursday (December 7), Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced he’s resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations. “Today I am announcing that, in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” he said. “I of all people am aware there is some irony I am leaving, while a man who has bragged on tape about history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for Senate with the full support of his party,” he added, referencing Roy Moore. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be choosing Franken‘s successor, who would fill hit seat until next November......»»

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$450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting heading to new Louvre museum

A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.         A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.        .....»»

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Taylor Swift: "...Ready For It? (Bloodpop Remix)" Stream, Lyrics & Download - Listen Now!

Taylor Swift just shared an awesome new remix of her single “…Ready For It?” crafted by Bloodpop, which you can listen to right here! The 27-year-old reputation superstar shared the new remix on her social media on Wednesday night (December 6). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift “…Ready For It?” hit the [...] Taylor Swift just shared an awesome new remix of her single “…Ready For It?” crafted by Bloodpop, which you can listen to right here! The 27-year-old reputation superstar shared the new remix on her social media on Wednesday night (December 6). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift “…Ready For It?” hit the Top 10 in several countries including the United States. It was originally intended as a reputation promotional single until it became the album’s second single when it was issued to radio. Listen to the Bloodpop remix of “…Ready For It?” below! You can also download the song on iTunes. Read the lyrics inside! Read “…Ready for It?” by Taylor Swift on Genius.....»»

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Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The 14th Dubai Intl. Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the Middle East premiere of U.S. director Scott Cooper’s violent Western “Hostiles” playing up its underlying theme of reconciliation and Cate Blanchett and Patrick Stewart providing some Western star power on the glitzy red carpet dominated by top Arab and Bollywood […].....»»

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Donald Trump Slurs In Jerusalem Speech & Twitter Is Freaking Out: ‘God Blesh The United Shhhtates’

Donald Trump had some trouble giving his Jerusalem speech. He totally butchered his pronunciation of 'The United States' and Twitter was quick to mock his mistake!.....»»

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