Singer Pascale Machaalani is back after spending the most precious moments of her life alongside her child on maternity leave. She made her comeback with a music video for the song "You Are Threatening to Divorce Me", which is already airing on television networks.
Machaalani appears in her video with a comedic role and a new look. Wael al-Ashqar wrote the lyrics, with music and mixing by Milhem Abu Shedid. Fadi Haddad directed the video.
Shatha Hassoun is heading to Kuwait to sing at two weddings for a prominent Kuwaiti family, which will take place on the evenings of October 20th and 21st.
She will also hold a press conference in Kuwait City to promote the release of her album "Another Face", which is under the patronage of Sheikh Duaij al-Khalifa al-Subah, who will also attend the press conference.
Hassoun, whose album has been hugely successful, will be filming her song "Aladdin" upon returning from Kuwait. This will be the first collaboration between Hassoun and director Leila Kanaan. "Aladdin", sung in the Iraqi dialect, has dominated the charts.
Fares Karam announced during an interview on Melody FM's programme "Research and Investigation" that he is in love and will announce his intention to wed when the time comes.
He also announced that preparations are under way to release his new album of eight songs. In this album, he collaborated with Wissam al-Amir, Selim Assaf, Marwan Khoury and others. "The album will include a new music genre," he said.
Rula Saad is trying a new experience as a television presenter on the programme "The Rula Show", which will air on the al-Hayat satellite channel five times per week.
In the programme, a Lebanese version similar to the famous American television programme "The Oprah Winfrey Show", Rula will host experts and personalities from society, artistic and cultural scenes. The show will begin airing October 15th.
After the success of his song "If You Hit a Woman (You're Not a Man)", Anwar al-Amir has returned to the studios to record a new song, "My Past Life".
Marcel Mdawar wrote the lyrics and music, with mixing by Nasser al-Assaad. This song is different from his other songs because it reflects his personal feelings and talks about a love affair that he went through in the past.
The film "Here Comes the Rain" by Lebanese director Bahij Hojeij took home two awards at the Malmö Arab Film Festival, which took place in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
The award for best full-length feature film was presented by a special panel in the first round of the festival. Julia Qassar earned the second award in the category of best actress.
The film was able to collect a total of nine awards, as it participated in several film festivals. Three of those were awarded at the 17th Rabat International Film Festival.
The first was for best director, which it shared with Syrian film "September Rain". The award went to actress Julia Qassar for the Arabi Daghmi award for best actress category. The third award was a press award.
The film also won the Black Pearl award for best full-length feature film from the Arab region at the 4th Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Another award was presented to the film at the 37th Brussels International Independent Film Festival for Hassan Murad in the best actor category as well as the Murex D'Or award for best film.
Bahij Hojeij also won the best director award at the 4th Oran Arab Film Festival.