ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & CULTURE | Red Sea International Film Festival Announces A New Short Film Festival

JEDDAH | SAUDIA RABIA – The Red Sea International Film Festival has announced a new short film competition designed to challenge and support aspiring and Saudi-resident filmmakers to produce new works. The challenge will take place in October, with three days of mentorship followed by an intensive 48-hours where the selected teams will write, shoot, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Red Sea International Film Festival Announces A New Short Film Festival

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has announced a collaboration with international art collective teamLab to create a digital-art museum as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The museum will be located in Jeddah, and is set to be called TeamLab Borderless Jeddah and will open in 2023. The 10 – year collaboration agreement between Saudi … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The organizing committee of the Saudi Film Festival on Tuesday announced the name of the jury for competitions in the upcoming festival. The festival, organized by Ithra in collaboration with the Film Authority of the Saudi Culture Ministry, will be held virtually from Sept.1-6 and broadcast online. Interviews with filmmakers … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Film Festival Announces Jury Members

CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – If you’ve ever wondered what messages the Ancient Egyptians were trying to convey with their hieroglyphics, Google’s new tool might just be able to help. In celebration of the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, Google Arts and Culture has released a new AI-powered symbols and characters into … Continue reading CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

ARTS & CULTURE | Thunaiyat Al-Diriyah Foundation is KSA’s First Art Biennale

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi minister of culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan just established Al – Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art, the first art biennale to be set in Saudi Arabia. The biennale will focus on two central themes: an exhibition of contemporary art for the first edition set for 2021 … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | Thunaiyat Al-Diriyah Foundation is KSA’s First Art Biennale

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020. ‘Following the French President’s statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place In June, But Continues To Explore Options

ENTERTAINMENT | ‘Mulan’ Star Stuns In Elie Saab Gown Yet Again

RIYADH – Shortly after ‘Mulan’ lead star Liu Yifei stunned in an Elie Saab princess gown at the global premiere of Disney’s latest live-action remake in Los Angeles last week, the Chinese actress delivered another head-turning style moment wearing the Lebanese couturier. This weekend, Yifei attended the London premiere of the film in Leicester Square … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | ‘Mulan’ Star Stuns In Elie Saab Gown Yet Again

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Mulan Star Liu Yifei Stuns In A Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

RIYADH – With every live-action remake of a Disney classic, the world gets another real-life princess. After Lily James and Noami Scott, this time is was Liu Yifei, the star of Disney’s upcoming Mulan, that dazzled on the red carpet with her fashion choices. Wearing a magnificent dress from Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2019 haute couture … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Mulan Star Liu Yifei Stuns In A Show-Stopping Elie Saab Gown

FASHION | Jessica Chastain Turns To Lebanese Designers For ‘It’ Premieres

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, who star in ‘It Chapter Two’ has taken to Red Carpet premiers of the movie around the world in an array of Lebanese-designed gown. The star showed off an emerald green ballgown by Zuhair Murad at the Los Angeles premiere of the film last week and took the European premiere of … Continue reading FASHION | Jessica Chastain Turns To Lebanese Designers For ‘It’ Premieres

FASHION | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA –  Stars across the world have turned to Arab designers for their red carpet appearance at the ongoing Venice Film Festival. From Romanian actress and model Madalina Dina Ghenea to Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, the international film industry’s leading ladies have been showing off a number of glittering ensembles from regional designers … Continue reading FASHION | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut. Like many Lebanese on Aug.4 when chemicals at the port detoned, the 56-year-old felt the blast was … Continue reading FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

In H&M’s storied collaboration history, there has never been one with an Arab designer, until now. Enter Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour with her trailblazing new collection that is an empowering demonstration of hope and resilience even in the most turbulent of times. Inspired by a quartet of powerful female artists, Mansour dares to dream of … Continue reading FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

Billy Porter is known for his unapologetic style and statement red carpet looks. Despite this year’s Emmy Awards being held digitally, porter didn’t hold back from bringing his show-stopping outfits to the event, wearing a custom-made ensemble by Saudi label, Ashi Studio. The actor, who was nominated for the award for outstanding lead actor in … Continue reading FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

MADRID | SPAIN – Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzales Laya said on Monday it was important that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia remains part of humanity’s shared global heritage, after it was reconverted into a mosque from a museum last week. ‘For us it is important that the spirit of this great monument of Hagia Sophia is … Continue reading CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

CULTURE | Government Buildings Across Saudi Arabia Must Display Saudi Art

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A royal decree starts that government office and agencies in Saudi Arabia must nod display art by Saudi Artists. The announcement that Saudi art should be displayed within government buildings comes after a proposal by the Minister of Culture to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, which included a list of … Continue reading CULTURE | Government Buildings Across Saudi Arabia Must Display Saudi Art

ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

The 42nd edition of the annual Cairo International Film Festival has been postponed. The week-long event, which was scheduled to take place between Nov.19-28, has been pushed back by two weeks to Dec.2-10. The change in date was to ensure that COVID-19 safety and health measures put in place are approved by the Egyptian government … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

ENTERTAINMENT | New James Bond Movie Pushed To April 2021 As Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise

‘No Time To Die’, the James Bond Film that was the first Hollywood feature to move on the theatrical calendar due to the coronavirus outbreak, is moving again. This time, it’s got its sights on 2021. On Friday, MGM Studios announced that Daniel Craig’s latest turn as British spy James Bond would no longer arrive … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | New James Bond Movie Pushed To April 2021 As Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise

ENTERTAINMENT | Virus Delays Rio’s Carnival For First Time In A Century

Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, Liesda, announced that the spread of the coronavirus had made it impossible to safely hold traditional parades that a cultural mainstay and, … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Virus Delays Rio’s Carnival For First Time In A Century

ENTERTAINMENT | Arab Supermodel Gigi Hadid Expecting First Child With One Direction’s Zany Malik. Yolanda Hadid Confirmed

MILAN | ITALY – Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have not yet publicly confirmed the reports that they’re expecting their first child together, but Gigi’s mom, Yolanda, has spoken up. She recently gave an interview to the Dutch celebrity new television show, RTL Boulevard, and confirmed that she’ll be a grandmother, telling the outlet, ‘Still … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Arab Supermodel Gigi Hadid Expecting First Child With One Direction’s Zany Malik. Yolanda Hadid Confirmed

KSA| The Saudi Ministry of Culture will launch 11 independent arts and culture organization this year as part of a restructuring of the Kingdom’s cultural sector in line with Vision 2030 reforms.

The Saudi Ministry of Culture will launch 11 independent arts and culture organization this year as part of a restructuring of the Kingdom’s  cultural sector in line with Vision 2030 reforms. A ministry spokesperson, Abdulkareem Al-Hameed, said the new cultural units will oversee museums, movies and visual shows, libraries, fashion, music, heritage, literature and publication, … Continue reading KSA| The Saudi Ministry of Culture will launch 11 independent arts and culture organization this year as part of a restructuring of the Kingdom’s cultural sector in line with Vision 2030 reforms.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Coachella Will Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus Concerns, Sources Say

LOS ANGELES | One of music’s largest event will be delayed over coronavirus concerns. The Coachella Vally Music and Arts Festival organizers will postpone the event, potentially until October, two sources with knowledge of matter tell CNN. The festival, which typically attracts about 100,000 attendees per day, had been set to take place on two … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Coachella Will Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus Concerns, Sources Say

ENTERTAINMENT | SXSW Canceled As Tech And Entertainment World Faces

BUCHAREST – The South by Southwest music, technology and film festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled on Friday, adding a growing list of events being suspended around the world over concerns about the spreading coronavirus outbreak. Known as SXSW, the annual showcase of pop culture had been scheduled to run March 13 to 22. Organizers … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | SXSW Canceled As Tech And Entertainment World Faces

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Soon Release A New Documentary On Michelle Obama

Netflix and Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company have announced a new original documentary: Becoming, following the former first lady as she goes on a 34-city tour to promote her bestselling memoir of the same name. the wait isn’t too long as Netflix plans to launch Becoming in just over a week, on May 6. … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Soon Release A New Documentary On Michelle Obama

ENTERTAINMENT | Friends Reunion Confirmed At HBO Max: ‘It’s Happening’

The one where it’s all happening! A ‘Friends’ reunion starring Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Parry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlank is official happening, HBO Max confirmed Friday. ‘The one where they got back together’, HBO Max posted in an Instagram Story. ‘The Friends cast set to reunite for exclusive HBO Max special … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Friends Reunion Confirmed At HBO Max: ‘It’s Happening’

ENTERTAINMENT | Reese Witherspoon, Clothing Company Sued By Teachers For Misleading Dress Giveaway Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Reese Witherspoon has been sued by a group of teachers for an alleged misealding dress giveaway involving her clothing company, Draper James, according to a new report. Back in April, the  ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ actress, 44, champions teachers around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic by offering them a chance to snag a free dress. … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Reese Witherspoon, Clothing Company Sued By Teachers For Misleading Dress Giveaway Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT | Nicole Kidman Has Purchased Rights To Another Laine Moriarty Book That Sounds Even Better Than Big Little Lies

MILAN – Hulu’s limited TV series adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book, Nine Perfect Strangers, is taking shape with a number of key cast members on board, Deadline reports. Nicole Kidman and Gilmore Girls alum Melissa McCarthy are set to star along with The Good Place’s Many Jacinto. Kidman will take on the role of Masha … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Nicole Kidman Has Purchased Rights To Another Laine Moriarty Book That Sounds Even Better Than Big Little Lies

SPORTS | New Route, More Technically Challenging Dakar Rally Promised In Saudi Arabia Next Year

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Dakar Rally will be returning to Saudi Arabia for a second year running, it was announced through a virtual press conference on Wednesday. The organizers of the 2021 Dakar – Saudi have promised a route that is entirely new, more technical and, among the dunes that will surround it … Continue reading SPORTS | New Route, More Technically Challenging Dakar Rally Promised In Saudi Arabia Next Year

SPORTS | Dubai To Host Opening Leg Of HERO World Series 2021 In Hatta

The Dubai Sports Council announced that HERO Dubai Hatta 2021, the opening race of the HERO World 2021 International Mountain Bike Circuit, will be held at the idyllic Hatta Nature Park on March 5, 2021. A major biking tournament featured in the International Cycling Union’s international calendar, HERO Dubai 2021 will be held alongside the … Continue reading SPORTS | Dubai To Host Opening Leg Of HERO World Series 2021 In Hatta

SPORTS | Nadal Wins 13th French Open To Claim Record – Equaling 20th Grand Slam Title

PARIS | FRANCE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equaling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player … Continue reading SPORTS | Nadal Wins 13th French Open To Claim Record – Equaling 20th Grand Slam Title