Posts tagged "islam"

Malaysian Muslims Blacklist Beyonce. Other Stars Who’ve Been Banned For Religious Reasons.

In 2007, Beyoncéwas forced to cancel a concert in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, because the fundamentalist Pan Malaysian Islamic Party is “against western entertainment that promotes hedonism.” Now that she’s scheduled to play there on October 25, uber-religious folks are up in arms again and working hard to get her banned. See, in Malaysia,…

Nikki Dowling / September 24, 2009

Dubai Company Creates Cosmetic Line For Muslim Women

There are many reasons why women look for cosmetics without this or that—maybe they’re vegans or maybe they’re very eco-conscious. Another reason? Religion.

For Muslim women, there’s apparently been a gap in the market, due to the lack of non-halal makeup. (Halal refers to the law forbidding, among other things, certain pork and…

Leonora Epstein / September 17, 2009

Quickies!: Kiss Off!

Gene Simmons is pissed off that Kiss isn’t on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Perez Hilton]
People’s managing editor addresses the New York Times article about Angelina Jolie’s well orchestrated image, and denies making any promises for positive coverage. [Just Jared]
Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and has changed…

Annika Harris / November 21, 2008

Big, Big Love: One Man, 86 Wives

While three sister wives may seem like one big, happy family on Big Love, try having 86! Mohammed Bello Abubakar, an 84-year-old Muslim preacher in Nigeria, has married more women than years he’s been alive and most of his wives are, surprisingly, in their twenties. Can you imagine trying to feed the 170 children he&#8217…

Simcha / August 11, 2008

Egypt’s First Female “Maazun”

Egypt has appointed its first female official to certify marriages and divorces. Amal Soliman applied for the “maazun” position because it would allow her to work close to her home and three children, not because she wanted to start a debate, which she has. “It is wrong to have a woman in this position,” one…

Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2008

Star Couplings: It’s Raining Babies!

Mazel tov shout outs to Christina Aguilera (and hubby Jordan Bratman) and Nicole Richie (and boyfriend Joel Madden), both of whom gave birth this weekend. Christina named her son Max Liron (which roughly translates to “My Greatest Song” in Hebrew), while Nicole and Joel came up with the totally awesome name of Harlow Winter Kate…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2008
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