Haifa Hussein Responds to Social Media Backslash After Retirement Decision

Through a video she posted online, Haifa addressed her fans as well as her critics (Source: @haifahussain1 - Instagram)

Through a video she posted online, Haifa addressed her fans as well as her critics (Source: @haifahussain1 – Instagram)

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Bahraini actress Haifa Hussein has faced harsh criticism from social media users following her retirement, which raised controversy around the real reasons that led to this unexpected decision, Layalina magazine reported.

Through a video she posted online, Haifa addressed her fans as well as her critics and said: “My dear viewers … I’m sure you’ve missed me. Pardon me for not being able to appear as zealous as usual because I am more upset than you are about temporarily halting my acting career until I find the right role.”

She continued with sharp determination: “Sadly, many interpreted my decision as an attempt to create chaos and controversy, and I want to say something to those: If I did this to provoke controversy — for the sake of art — then let it be … what matters is that I appear as classy and bright as usual … this is my role.”

Haifa recently revealed that her retirement decision was not final, but she was temporarily halting her acting career until she came upon a suitable role that would encourage her to return to the field.

At the end of last year, Haifa announced on Snapchat that she would close her account on that application and shift to Instagram, which has the same features as Snapchat.

Declan Donnelly Torn Between Ant Mcpartlin and Lisa Armstrong

Declan Donnelly,42, is said to be torn between supporting his best friend and Ant's estranged wife Lisa Armstrong now that the pair have announced their plans to divorce. (Source: Photo Agency - Shutterstock)

Declan Donnelly,42, is said to be torn between supporting his best friend and Ant’s estranged wife Lisa Armstrong now that the pair have announced their plans to divorce. (Source: Photo Agency – Shutterstock)

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He’s one half of the TV presenting duo with Ant McPartlin.

Yet Declan Donnelly,42, is said to be torn between supporting his best friend and Ant’s estranged wife Lisa Armstrong now that the pair have announced their plans to divorce.

A source told The Mirror: ‘Dec will always stand by Ant, but over the years he has, naturally, become very good friends with Lisa, and his wife, Ali, is also very close to her.’

They added: ‘He feels very much torn and it’s a tremendously difficult situation for all concerned.’

Meanwhile, Dec’s wife Ali Astall is said to have become ‘a shoulder to cry on for Lisa’.

MailOnline has contacted Dec’s representatives for comment.

Ant, 42, and Lisa, 41, announced their plans to divorce last week, with Ant’s spokesman confirming to MailOnline on Saturday: ‘In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.

‘Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.’

Ant and Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist Lisa have known each other for 23 years and tied the knot in 2006.

Ant has been living apart from partner Lisa, having moved out of the £6million property they share last year following his stint in rehab for an addiction to painkillers.

He had spent the last two months filming in Australia for ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity, but Lisa was unable to join him overseas, due to her commitments to BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

At the time, Lisa dismissed claims that this made her ‘estranged’ from husband Ant, explaining that she had not been out to Australia with him for 10 years.

Ant and Lisa’s divorce could reportedly cost the ITV star, whose net worth is estimated at £62million, a grand total of £31million.

If it goes ahead, it will be among the largest divorce settlements paid by a UK celebrity in history.

‘The Booty Phenomenon’, Coco Austin Did It First

Austin got her start at the age of 18 modeling lingerie. (Source: @coco - Instagram)

Austin got her start at the age of 18 modeling lingerie. (Source: @coco – Instagram)

She began her modelling career in 1997 at the age of 18.

And on Sunday, Coco Austin, 38, posted one of her vintage modelling shots to Instagram and claimed that she started ‘the derriere phenomenon’ years ‘before KimK [and] Nicki Minaj’ were on the scene, she wrote in the social media post.

‘To have booty it was considered to be fat in the modeling world.. But I helped changed the minds of what booty was.’

The 5’2″ model, who was born Nicole Natalie Austin, also credited Jennifer Lopez and the late Anna Nicole Smith with popularizing bigger butts.

‘During my time it was pretty much Jlo that was making waves with the derriere phenomenon.’

‘Of course I need to give props to Anna Nicole Smith for also seeing this vision,’ added the mother-of-one.

‘I helped history..I don’t want to toss it aside like it was nothing…’

Coco is married to Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow.

The couple share one child, Chanel, while 59-year-old hip hop star has two adult children Ice, 24, and daughter LeTesha, 40, from previous relationships.

He has also had a regular gig on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Odafin Tutuola for 17 years.

Coco was recently seen on the red carpet at Heidi Klum’s Halloween bash in NYC in October.

Austin got her start at the age of 18 modeling lingerie.

She won the 1998 Miss Ujena contest in Mexico and then in 2001 she landed at the Playboy mansion where she worked the parties.

Next came movies.

She appeared in low-budget R-rated films, including Southwest Babes (2001), Desert Rose (2002), and The Dirty Monks (2004).

Austin has made guest appearances on TV shows and specials including Hip-Hop Wives, the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav, RuPaul’s Drag Race 5, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Dr. Oz Show, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2008 she landed in Playboy magazine.

Things really took off in 2011 when she and Ice starred in Ice Loves Coco; the show ran for three seasons, and ended in February 2014.

Celine Dion Disappoints Some Fans and Hopes They Can Forgive Her

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Celine Dion is “truly sorry” for cancelling three Las Vegas shows this week. (Source: Kathy Hutchins – Shutterstock)

Celine Dion is “truly sorry” for cancelling three Las Vegas shows this week.

The ‘Think Twice’ hitmaker was upset at the thought of disappointing her fans when she had to axe her residency gig on Saturday (13.01.18) on medical advice, following previous cancellations on January 6 and 9.

The 49-year-old singer has been suffering from “throat irritation” due to a cold and though she had thought she was well enough to return to the stage on Friday (13.01.18), she found the performance a struggle.

She shared on social media: “I don’t know what to say, other than I’m truly sorry for having to cancel tonight’s show and the two shows from last week.

“Cancelling a show is the hardest thing I have to do, especially when I know that so many people have travelled far to see me in Las Vegas. This decision is not made lightly.

“When I’m not well, I always try to push through and I do everything I can to do my show. I really struggled to finish last night’s show and it took everything out of me.”

“I know that I’m disappointing you, the people who support me the most and it hurts me beyond words. I hope that you can forgive me.”

Celine’s cancellations came following a bizarre incident at one of her Caesars Palace shows earlier this month when she invited a female fan on stage during her performance, only for the supporter to wrap her leg around the star and start humping her.

Celine said afterwards: “Let me tell you something. I’m glad you came up onstage tonight.

“I’m glad that … I thought you just wanted to come closer to me. But you know what, I’m glad you came closer to me.”

She then started singing: “I love you, you love me.”

Security rushed to Celine’s aid but she asked them to stop and told the woman it was “OK” and that the guards were her “friends”.

Suicide Post Means Blogger Logan Paul is Punished (He is Not on Google Preferred Anymore)

Paul earlier announced he was stepping away from posting videos “to reflect” (Source: Kathy Hutchins - Shutterstock)

Paul earlier announced he was stepping away from posting videos “to reflect” (Source: Kathy Hutchins – Shutterstock)

YouTube said on Thursday it has punished well-known blogger Logan Paul over a video that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is said to be a suicide spot.

The company said in a statement that it has removed Paul’s channels from Google Preferred and will not feature him in the new season of the web series “Foursome.” It said his new video blogs are also on hold.

Paul earlier announced he was stepping away from posting videos “to reflect” following an outcry when he uploaded images of the apparent body and his reaction to finding it in the forest.

YouTube prohibits violent or gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner, the company says. It issued a “strike” against Paul’s channel for violating its community guidelines after the posting.

The video was viewed some 6 million times before being removed from Paul’s YouTube channel, a verified account with more than 15 million subscribers.

A storm of criticism followed despite two apologies, with commenters saying Paul seemed disrespectful and that his initial apology was inadequate.

Google Preferred’s advertising program aggregates top YouTube content for advertisers to buy time on them.

Lebanese Designer Elie Saab Brags About Ex Israeli Soldier Gal Gadot Wearing his Design!

A photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown was posted on the label’s official Instagram account (Source:@eliesaabworld - Instagram)

A photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown was posted on the label’s official Instagram account (Source:@eliesaabworld – Instagram)

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab received backlash on Wednesday after a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing his gown was posted on the label’s official Instagram account.

The picture showed actress wearing one of the designer’s dresses with the caption: “A flawless Gal Gadot in Elie Saab Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2018 at the national board of review annual gala in New York.”

The post, which was later deleted, sparked social media outrage with many criticizing the brand for praising Gadot who openly shows support for Israel Defense Forces.

Last year, Lebanon banned the showing of the film Wonder Woman that Gadot was staring in after activists in the country campaigned against its release.

Controversy surrounds the Israeli actress who previously served in the Israeli army before pursuing a career in the Army.
During the 2014 Gaza War that resulted in the death more than 2,100 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, Gadot voiced her support for “all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country.”

Haifa Wehbe is One of the Most Beautiful Women According to This ‘Gentleman’

Haifa's name was included in the list of the most beautiful 30 women through the ages, based on new research by “The Gentleman,” where she was ranked at No. 19. (Source: @haifawehbe - Instagram)

Haifa’s name was included in the list of the most beautiful 30 women through the ages, based on new research by “The Gentleman,” where she was ranked at No. 19. (Source: @haifawehbe – Instagram)

The Lebanese star Haifa Wehbe continues to reap success both on Arab and international levels, not only for her distinctive artistic activities but as one of the most beautiful women in the world.

This was confirmed by the inclusion of her name in the list of the most beautiful 30 women through the ages, based on new research by “The Gentleman,” where she was ranked at No. 19.

The international model Naomi Campbell came first in the list, followed by the Brazilian model Adriana Lima, while the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai came third.

The list also included names such as the international movie star Angelina Jolie, Turkish actress Fahriye Evcen, American singer Beyoncé, Palestinian-American model Gigi Hadid and others.