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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ALWATAN DAILY
                       ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                                   MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009

     Song Of The Day                                               Halima Boland
                                                                   seen in Beirut
                                                                   with husband
                                                                   Staff Writer

                                                                       BEIRUT: Al Watan met with Halima Boland while she was with her fai    i
                                                                   ther Abduljalel Boland and husband AbduliSalam AliKhubaizi enjoying a
                                                                   gathering in the most beautiful areas of Beirut amid the many rumors that
                                                                   have spread recently concerning her divorce.
                                                                       Halima’s father said during an exclusive interview that the reason why
                                                                   Halima and her husband are a great rumor appétit is due to their success.
                                                                       AbduliSalam said “My relation with Halima is based on love, respect,
                                                                   friendship and understanding. She fully trusts me and rumors won’t ever
Fahad AlSabah                                                      affect our life.”
Staff Writer                                                           Meanwhile Halima said “I praise Allah for my amazing life and my great
                                                                   husband that completes me.
Song: I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker                                       My dad and husband support me in all ways.”
Artist: Sandi Thom                                                     Halima’s husband stressed that he adores his wife even though she is a
Album: Smile...It Confuses People                                  bad cook and a shopaholic.                                                                     Kuwaiti presenter Halima Boland (center) was her father and husband. (Al Watan)
Genre: Acoustic/Pop
In short: The song’s strength lies within its minimal instrui  i

                                                                   Pamela Anderson is magic in London panto Aladdin
ments, nostalgic lyrics, and instantly captivating tune. It only
takes one listen to get stuck in your head.
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                                                                       LONDON: Bouncing on stage in a skintight red outfit and pink                                                                  The actors, wearing outlandish costumes, run about the stage singi  i
                                                                   platform shoes, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is clearly havi  i                                                                ing and dancing, while others hose the audience with giant water
                                                                   ing fun in her British pantomime debut, playing the genie in                                                                       pistols.

Singer Yousef                                                      Aladdin’s lamp.
                                                                       And the audience is also enjoying the spectacle as
                                                                   the Canadian star throws herself into the spirit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Schoolchildren are brought on stage to sing, while the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             cast scatter doubleientendres as the band plays on.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hardly comfortable ground for Hollywood icons.

Al-Omani to                                                        the traditional Christmasiseason show enjoyed
                                                                   by everyone from children to grandparents.
                                                                       This time, there are an unusual number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      However, First Family Entertainment (FFE),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     which has already managed to bring American stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      like Mickey Rooney, Patrick Duffy (Dallas) or

duet with Ki-Yong                                                  middleiaged men in the audience at southi
                                                                   west London’s New Wimbledon Theatre,
                                                                   eager to see the curvaceous Anderson
                                                                                                               i                                                                                                        Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky and Hutch) over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Britain to do a stint in panto, has pulled off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           an even bigger coup in bringing Anderson to
                                                                   strut, wiggle and pout her way through                                                                                                                   the stage.
                                                                   her British stage debut.                                                                                                                                      Tickets are few and far between for her
                                                                       It is not exactly highibrow stuff                                                                                                                      twiceidaily appearances.
                                                                   – pantomimes are stage versions of                                                                                                                              After Aladdin rubs his lamp, the gei  i
                                                                   folk tales featuring singing, dancing,                                                                                                                      nie Anderson descends from the ceiling,
                                                                   bad puns and plenty of participation                                                                                                                         about an hour into the show.
                                                                   from the audience, who boo villains                                                                                                                              She sings Christina Aguilera’s hit
                                                                   and cheer heroes with gusto.                                                                                                                                 “Genie in a Bottle” and in a script made
                                                                       But sex symbol Anderson’s ini      i                                                                                                                      to measure, she announces she is “the
                                                                   volvement is a coup for organizers.                                                                                                                           most downloaded genie in the world.”
                                                                       Most Britons expect to see a minor                                                                                                                           When she drops to her knees to ask
                                                                   celebrity in their local pantomime,                                                                                                                           her master Aladdin “what can I do for
                                                                   not the star of one of the biggest teleii                                                                                                                    you?” the audience falls about laughing,
                                                                   vision shows ever, whose picture has                                                                                                                         and is stunned by one particularly vigorii
                                                                   reputedly been downloaded from the                                                                                                                           ous dance.
                                                                   Internet more than any other woman.                                                                                                                             However, it’s all family entertaini   i
                                                                       Anderson appears to huge cheers,                                                                                                                        ment – unlike her previous turn on the
                                                                   balancing on a trapeze and sporting fishi i                                                                                                                European stage, riding a motorcycle at the
                                                                   net stockings.                                                                                                                                            Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris last year on
                                                                       In this version of the pantomime,                                                                                                                    Saint Valentine’s Day, wearing nothing but a
                                                                   the genie that she plays “comes from Bevi    i                                                                                                          black body stocking.
                                                                   erly Hills” and “always ends up with the bad                                                                                                              Anderson has even visited the local pubs in
                                                                   boys” – perhaps a reference to Anderson’s three                                                                                                      Wimbledon during her spell in the suburb.
                                                                   doomed marriages, including to rockers Tommy                                                                                                           Her debut made for frontipage photographs in
                                                                   Lee and Kid Rock.                                                                                                                                Britain’s newspapers and reviews have been favori    i
                                                                       Anderson’s twoiweek stint in Aladdin runs to                                                                                               able.
                                                                   Dec. 27.                                                                                                                                        “As for Anderson, well, her prime function is sensui  i
                   FILE - Yousef Al-Omani                              Though she is back in the red costume of her Baywatch                                                                                ously, sinuously to palpitate, undulate, wiggle, wriggle and,
                                                                   days, winter in Wimbledon is as far away from the sunny                                                                              told that evil hands all around are desperate to get hold of all
Hamad Abu-Saleb                                                    beaches of Los Angeles as pantomime is from Anderson’s usual                                                                     she owns, to clutch with a smile at those celebrated boobs,” said
Staff Writer                                                       beat.                                                                                                                        The Times.
                                                                       Britain’s traditional Christmas pantomimes, knockabout                                                                       “All this she does well. A pity she has to speak too.”
    KUWAIT: Singer Yousef AliOmani will soon release his           musical comedy versions of fairy tales such as Aladdin, Cindere
                                                                                                                                 e  Actress Pamela Anderson                                        The Daily Telegraph said: “Though Anderson has a talent far smalli    i
album, in cooperation with group of poets and composers            ella and Snow White, take over Britain’s theatres in December    performing in pantomime as the                             er than her bust, she proves a good sport in the show.” The Daily Mail
like Khalid AliMas. AliOmani has also written and comi       i     and January.                                                     genie in Aladdin. (AFP)                                   said: “Well done Pam. Welcome to British Vaudeville.” iAFP
posed some of the songs that the album will contain.
    AliOmani expressed happiness toward the coming rei       i
lease of the album in which is going to be a quantum leap in

                                                                   Kevin Jonas marries                                                                        Jon and Kate
his career as it contains songs from selected poets to satisfy
the audience. The album is to also contain an Armenian song
which AliOmani hopes to surprise the listeners with.
    Meanwhile, AliOmani surprised Al Watan with info of a

                                                                   in fairytale setting                                                                       Gosselin divorce finalized
duet with the international singer KiiYong in which will be
expected to be released after the album hits the market, an
approach AliOmani described as a step towards universality.

                                                                        LOS ANGELES: In a setting fit for       said. When she walked down the aisle in
                                                                   a Disney prince and his princess, Kevin      her strapless tulle and Chantilly lace Vera

                                                                   Jonas married Danielle Deleasa Saturday      Wang gown, “Kevin couldn’t stop smili     i
                                                                   night at Oheka Castle, a turniofitheicenii   ing,” said Russo.
                                                                   tury Frenchistyle chateau, on a sprawling         The bride was escorted down the aisle

Al-Salal joins
                                                                   estate in Long Island, reported People.      by her father, Thomas Deleasa. Danielle, a
                                                                   com. “We’re so happy that we’re finally      former hairdresser, wore a silkiandicrysi i
                                                                   married and we were able to share the        tal flower in her hair designed by Denise
                                                                   special moment with family, friends and      Leli, because she was wearing one when

Ekhwan Noura’s cast                                                loved ones,” the couple tells People.
                                                                        Though a blizzard threatened the fesi
                                                                   tivities, the wedding attended by 400 fami
                                                                                                                she met Kevin in the Bahamas 2007.
                                                                                                                     With his brothers, Joe and Nick servi
                                                                                                                ing as his best men, Kevin, 22, and Danii
                                                                   ily members and friends, including Demi      elle, 23, recited traditional vows and exii
Faisal Al-Jassim                                                   Lovato, went forward as scheduled.           changed Jacob & Co. wedding bands they
Staff Writer                                                            “The snow only made it look more        designed for one another.
                                                                   like a winter wonderland,” said Michael           “Kevin has said many times he feels                                                                                              FILE - Gosselin
    KUWAIT: Ibrahim AliSalal joined the cast team of Ekhe     e    Russo, a celebrity event planner of Rosesi   like he met his princess,” says Russo.                                                                                                                -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      is seen in an un-
wan Noura (Noura’s Brother) historical series written by                                                    i
                                                                   niLollipops, who for Saturday’s event crei   “To see them together you can feel the                                                                                                dated photo with
Sherida AliMoasherji, directed by Azmi Mustafa, and stari     i    ated a fairytale forest under heated white   warmth and the love all around them.                                                                                                  her children
ing a group of Kuwaiti actors and actresses such as Faisal Ali     tents, complete with 14ifoot trees draped    They are just perfect for each other.”
Mesfer, Nawaf AliNajem, Fahad AliAbdulmehsen, Ibrahim              in hydrangeas and crystals made to look           After the ceremony, guests were to be        LOS ANGELES: A Pennsylvania judge finali        i   of twins. They once said appearing on television
AliHarbi and Zahra Arafat.                                         like icicles.                                treated to a smorgasbord of Caribbean,        ized reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin’s dii   i   helped them provide financially for their kids.
    The series focuses on the progress of events in the royal           “Danielle looked like a princess,” he   Asian and Italian i among other dishes.       vorce on Friday, and she gets custody of their eight    TLC said on Friday it is continuing plans to air a
family since its inception until its arrival to power. Agreei i                                                                                               children. The stars of the show Jon & Kate Plus         new show in the spring focusing on Kate Gosselin
ment is currently underway with a select group of other                                                                                                       Eight on cable network TLC filed for divorce in         and her new life.
young artists and some new faces to participate in the sei    i                                                                                               June, after announcing their split in an episode             The network in September announced it
ries. The location of the shooting will be in Doha and Subii  i                                                                                               that drew 10.6 million viewers.                         would change the name to Kate Plus Eight, which
ya. AliSalal will play the role of a generous businessman                                                                                                         “Kate’s thrilled. It’s always an emotional mix      resulted in angry accusations from Jon that TLC
that help the needy and becomes close to the royal family.                                                                                                    when a party gets divorced, and this case is no         was not living up to its commitment to him.
Ekhwan Noura series show a lot of issues experience in the                                                                                                    exception,” said Mark Momjian, the attorney for              That war of words culminated in a breach
past and not familiar with the young generation, AliSalal                                                                                                     Kate, who was not in court when the divorce was         of contract lawsuit TLC filed against Jon in Oci   i
expressed his big happiness toward his participant in the                                                                                                     finalized. “I did speak with Kate as soon as the        tober, and that court fight is still ongoing. In its
series since it documents the Kuwaiti past like the successi  i                                                                                               divorce decree was entered, and she’s not only          civil complaint, TLC accused Jon of violating their
ful series Derwaza.                                                                                                                                                                                               i
                                                                                                                                                              pleased, she’s also relieved it’s finally over,” Momi   agreement by talking about the show to the media
    On the possibility of banning the series due to its referii                                                                                               jian told Reuters. An attorney for Jon could not        without the cable network’s permission. Separatei  i
ence to the ruling family like Asad AleJazera series which                                                                                                    be reached for immediate comment. Judge Arthur          ly, after the divorce papers were filed, Jon Gosi  i
was banned two years ago when it portrayed the era of late                                                                                                    Tilson of the Montgomery County Court of Comi       i   selin took $235,000 out of a joint account with
Sheikh Mubarak AliSabah, known as Mubarak AleKabeer,                                                                                                          mon Pleas finalized the divorce on Friday, ending       Kate before paying back $180,000 of that money,
AliSalal stressed that this series is different and it contains                                                                                               the couple’s 10 yearimarriage. It was filed as a noi    Momjian said.An arbitrator has since decided that
wealth of information about Kuwait and the families in                                                                                                        fault divorce.                                          the remaining amount will be deducted from Jon’s
Kuwaiti.                                                                                                                                                          The Gosselins, whose family home is in Penni    i   share of the divorce settlement, Momjian said.
                                                                                                                                                              sylvania, drew TV viewers who were interested in             “Now Kate’s looking forward to restructuring
                                                                       FILE - Musician Kevin Jonas of the music group The Jonas Brothers. (AP)                seeing how they raised their sextuplets and a pair      her life,” Momjian said. iReuters

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