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Halima Boland seen in Beirut with husband
14 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. To listen to the song visit www.alwatandaily.com E-mail your feedback to email@example.com 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 Ibrahim 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 i tivities, the wedding attended by 400 fami i she met Kevin in the Bahamas 2007. With his brothers, Joe and Nick servi ing as his best men, Kevin, 22, and Danii i i 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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