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‘The Idol’ Teaser Reveals Ensemble Cast, New Footage

A new teaser for HBO’s upcoming series The Idol introduces audiences to its ensemble cast, led by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp. Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Ruby Jane, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Dean, Ramsey, Anne Heche and Hank Azaria round […]

The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp Go on a Wild Ride in First Teaser for HBO Series ‘The Idol’

It’s all about money, drugs and orgies in the first trailer for Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson’s new HBO series The Idol.  Dropping Sunday, the minute-and-a-half teaser features the first footage from the upcoming show starring Lily-Rose Depp, which is pitched in the trailer as being “from the sick and twisted minds” of […]

The Weeknd-Sam Levinson HBO Series Getting Overhauled

An HBO music-industry drama from Grammy winner The Weeknd and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson is getting remixed. HBO says the series, titled The Idol, will “adjust” its cast and crew to fit a new creative direction for the show: “The Idol’s creative team continues to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show and […]

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.