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Palestinian Singer Wins ‘Arab Idol’ TV Contest

Thousands took to the streets across the West Bank and Gaza after Yaqoub Shaheen won the hugely popular pan-Arab reality show just four years after Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf was crowned champion.

Amazon Unveils K-Pop Drama ‘The Idolm@ster’ as First South Korean Original

Set to launch in 2017 on Amazon Prime Video, the drama revamps the popular Japanese video game of the same name.

‘The Idol’ Wins Turkey’s Antalya Film Festival

Hany Abu-Assad's film tells the true story of a young Palestinian who went on to win the 'Arab Idol' TV singing competition.

TIFF: Adopt Acquires Hany Abu-Assad’s ‘The Idol’ for U.S.

The Gaza biopic about 'Arab Idol' winner Mohammed Assaf debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.

‘The Idol’ (Ya Tayr el Tayer’): TIFF Review

Director Hany Abu-Assad ('Paradise Now,' 'Omar') recounts the true-life underdog story of 'Arab Idol' winner Mohammed Assaf.

TIFF: Gaza Biopic ‘The Idol’ Offers Unlikely Uplift

Director Hany Abu-Assad turns dismay into delight with his Toronto festival biopic about a singer from a refugee camp who won the 'Arab Idol' competition.