Nawal Al-Kuwaitia to replace Ahlam on ‘The Voice’

Nawal Al-Kuwaitia
Updated 08 November 2017
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Nawal Al-Kuwaitia to replace Ahlam on ‘The Voice’

JEDDAH: Emirati singer Ahlam has been replaced by Nawal Al-Kuwaitia on the regional version of popular talent show “The Voice.”
It was Al-Kuwaitia herself who announced the news, as she posted a tweet on her official account saying that she will be joining Elissa, Assi Al-Hallani and Mohammed Hamaki in the 4th season of “The Voice.”
She added: “I would like to thank MBC channel for inviting me to participate on The Voice as a member of the jury.”
The decision to let Ahlam go, according to her tweets, was caused by a tweet she posted on her official account: “I wish fine and true art would come back,” when a new song called “Tell Qatar” was released, in which a number of prominent singers from the UAE had participated.
The song aims to deliver a message to Qatar warning it against its hostile policy against Arab countries and calling on it to stop supporting terrorism, which has destabilized the region.
Ahlam tried to fix the situation and posted two tweets indicating that the tweet she had made was one hour before the release of “Tell Qatar” on YouTube.
In a second tweet, Ahlam said: “All the loyalty and love to my country. No hater can question it. My loyalty was and always will be Emirati and I’m proud of this, end of story.”
Still, many people welcomed Nawal Al-Kuwaiti to “The Voice” and highlighted her great musical history and knowledge, claiming that she truly deserves a place on the jury.
It was revealed that both the first and second parts (Blind Auditions and Battle Rounds) of “The Voice” have already been filmed. The first episode will air on Dec. 2 on MBC.
However, MBC has neither confirmed nor denied the change up.


Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

Dr. Bumbum. (Courtesy: Facebook)
Updated 18 July 2018
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Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

  • She was suffering from a racing heart-beat and hypertension, and after four heart attacks she died
  • Brazil is second only to the United States for the number of plastic surgeries carried out

RIO DE JANEIRO: A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.
Denis Furtado was considered capable of performing magic on women’s bodies, in particular their bottoms, and became known throughout the country for his expertise.
The 45-year-old’s Instagram account reflects his popularity with 650,000 followers.
But now he is wanted by police after Lilian Quezia Calixto died just hours after a butt enlargement procedure at his home in the swanky Barra de Tijuca neighborhood.
Calixto had traveled 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) from her home in Cuiaba to see the surgeon to the stars.
But following the controversial injection of acrylic glass filler, Calixto started feeling ill.
Upon arriving at hospital on Sunday, she was suffering from a racing heart-beat and hypertension, and after four heart attacks she died.
Soon after, Furtado disappeared and is now wanted for homicide and criminal association, while his girlfriend, who some media claim was also his assistant, has been detained.
The news has caused shock waves throughout the industry — Brazil is second only to the United States for the number of plastic surgeries carried out.
The Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society (SBPC) was quick to denounce Furtado, saying “the growing invasion of non-specialists in the specialty has provoked more and more fatalities like this one.”
“You cannot perform plastic surgery inside an apartment. Many people are selling a dream, a fantasy to patients in an unethical way and people, weakened, are often attracted to low prices, without considering whether or not the conditions are adequate,” SBPC president Niveo Steffen told AFP.
Steffen said the injection of synthetic biopolymers or polymers, like acrylic glass, is very dangerous and has caused dozens of deaths among women in Latin America, especially in Venezuela.
He said Furtado’s case demonstrates the “trivialization of cosmetic procedures by unspecialized professionals, who often aren’t doctors and are putting people at risk.”
According to the G1 Internet site, Furtado has been charged by police four times for illegally practicing medicine and crimes against consumers.