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Tom Cruise spotted at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

CHENNAI: It may sound absurd that, in this day and age, a 39-year-old woman is being kept financially enslaved by her father, but what is even more unthinkable is that she happens to be a huge celebrity.  Yes, we are talking about Britney Spears, who has been kept by father Jamie under a conservatorship since…

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Highlights from the first-ever Arab Fashion Week for Men

DUBAI: A year after UAE-based author Hafsa Lodi launched her book, “Modesty: A Fashion Paradox,” at the UAE’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the American author has launched a new “online content hub” at this year’s event. The blog-like website, titled Modestish.com, is a “community for diverse women,” Lodi said in an interview with Arab…

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London lockdown: Priyanka Chopra in hot water over hair-do

Actress Vanessa Kirby packs a punch as ‘Pieces of a Woman’ shows grief at its most raw CHENNAI: Lauded Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s first English-language film, “Pieces of a Woman,” now on Netflix, explores the effects of the death of a child on a relationship. Backed by strong acting performances, Mundruczo also reveals how the…

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What We Are Reading Today: Icebound by Andrea Pitzer

Edited by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever When Linda Babcock wanted to know why male graduate students were teaching their own courses while female students were always assigned as assistants, her dean said: “More men ask. The women just don’t ask.”  Drawing on psychology, sociology, economics, and organizational behavior as well as dozens of interviews with…

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Jessica Kahawaty strikes a pose in Valentino campaign

JEDDAH: The vegan diet has risen in popularity in Saudi Arabia in recent years and has been a constant topic of debate among Saudis, attracting the interest of many, including athletes. Ongoing debates about whether the vegan diet is sufficient for normal people, let alone bodybuilders, abound, but one Saudi is answering them physically.Veganism is…

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Louvre Abu Dhabi features as Paris museum auctions one-off experiences

JEDDAH: The vegan diet has risen in popularity in Saudi Arabia in recent years and has been a constant topic of debate among Saudis, attracting the interest of many, including athletes. Ongoing debates about whether the vegan diet is sufficient for normal people, let alone bodybuilders, abound, but one Saudi is answering them physically.Veganism is…

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Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant’s move

GAZA CITY: To the sound of drums and flutes, a freshly coiffed Palestinian groom dances with his brothers, cousins and friends, anxiously waiting for his veiled bride to arrive in her shimmering gown.It might have been a normal Gaza wedding, except for the venue — not a luxurious seaside hall, but a narrow alley in…

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Permanent spot reserved for Maradona at Salt Bae’s Dubai steakhouse

GAZA CITY: To the sound of drums and flutes, a freshly coiffed Palestinian groom dances with his brothers, cousins and friends, anxiously waiting for his veiled bride to arrive in her shimmering gown.It might have been a normal Gaza wedding, except for the venue — not a luxurious seaside hall, but a narrow alley in…

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What We Are Reading Today: Privilege and Punishment by Matthew Clair

The number of Americans arrested, brought to court, and incarcerated has skyrocketed in recent decades. Criminal defendants come from all races and economic walks of life, but they experience punishment in vastly different ways. Privilege and Punishment examines how racial and class inequalities are embedded in the attorney-client relationship, providing a devastating portrait of inequality…

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What We Are Buying Today: Nazakah Store

The number of Americans arrested, brought to court, and incarcerated has skyrocketed in recent decades. Criminal defendants come from all races and economic walks of life, but they experience punishment in vastly different ways. Privilege and Punishment examines how racial and class inequalities are embedded in the attorney-client relationship, providing a devastating portrait of inequality…

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Somali-US model Halima Aden takes step back from industry

DUBAI: Imaan Hammam, who is Dutch and born to a Moroccan mother and Egyptian father, has always been outspoken about the struggles she has faced in her own career as a woman of color. She’s currently an ambassador for the organization She’s the First (STF), a grassroots organization that helps empower young women through education…

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Nancy Ajram’s husband indicted over intruder’s death

DUBAI: A Lebanese judge has indicted Fadi El-Hachem, the husband of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, with the intentional killing of an intruder who broke into their Beirut property on Jan. 5. Celebrity dentist El-Hachem was accused of shooting dead the masked intruder, Mohammed Hassan Al-Moussa, who broke into their home in the early hours of…

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With 13.5 million fans, Keemokazi talks life as an Arab TikTok star

LOS ANGELES: “It first started when I just decided to prank my mom,” Kareem Hesri told Arab News from his family’s beautiful southern California home. “I threw it on TikTok. She didn’t care. 10 million overnight. It blew up.” Hesri is a Syrian American teenager and the only boy among his five siblings. He is…

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Emma Stone’s Oscar gown to be auctioned for Beirut

DUBAI: Singer and television show host Nicole Scherzinger was spotted wearing a design from our neck of the woods this week to promote the hit show “The Masked Singer.” The “Don’t Cha” hitmaker, who serves as a judge on the show alongside singer Robin Thicke, comedian Ken Jeong and model Jenna McCarthy, wowed viewers with…

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Local for local: Saudi businesses find inspiration close to home

JEDDAH: Rather than aspire for globalized standards and designs, Saudi businesses have started looking inward to represent their surroundings and their cultures.Surprisingly, the public has reacted favorably. On several occasions, business owners and founders were stunned to find their designs flourishing because people were invested in something that positively represented their identity.Faisal Al-Hassan, a co-founder…

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New York outshines lead stars in festive season offering ‘Dash and Lily’

DUBAI: Part-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid rarely offers glimpses of her newborn child with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, but on Sunday, the 25-year-old shared a candid snap of her two-month old daughter on Instagram. “A whole new kind of busy & tired but she’s da bestie so she got Christmas decorations early (sic),” Hadid wrote,…

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Gigi Hadid shares new photos of her baby girl

DUBAI: Part-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid rarely offers glimpses of her newborn child with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, but on Sunday, the 25-year-old shared a candid snap of her two-month old daughter on Instagram. “A whole new kind of busy & tired but she’s da bestie so she got Christmas decorations early (sic),” Hadid wrote,…

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Bollywood’s go-to designer Manish Malhotra talks Mideast inspiration

DUBAI: Manish Malhotra, Bollywood’s favorite stylist and the go-to designer for Indian brides all over the world, is a leading voice in global fashion. The Mumbai-based designer is also well-known in the Middle East, opening his first store in Dubai 14 years ago, so it is not a surprise that the first city he traveled…

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