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Egyptian pop singer/studmuffin Amr Diab starred in Ice Cream in Gleam, one of the featured productions in this year’s Washington, D.C., International Film Festival’s Arabian Sights series. With its pretensions of making a statement about contemporary Egyptian youth and excruciatingly corny choreography, Ice Cream felt like the longest two hours in history. But Diab’s screen presence (I didn’t say “acting”) and brief musical sequences mitigated the agony. His long resume of albums and singles suggests that the pumped-up pretty boy is not just getting by on his looks: He won a World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 1998, and the 1996 hit “Habibi Ya Nour El-Ain” (“Beloved Light of My Eyes”) is still being covered and re-covered by others like a Depression-era couch. Diab performs at 9 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. $65-$85. (703) 522-2434. (Dawn L. Hannaham)