Qardawi ex-wife denies press reports tackling private life: TV interview

Updated 09 September 2018
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Qardawi ex-wife denies press reports tackling private life: TV interview

  • Frustrations and fantasies of Doha-based Muslim Brotherhood sheikh exposed by ex-wife
  • Previous fatwas include allowing masturbation for men, but prohibiting it for women

JEDDAH: Asma bin Qaddah, the ex-wife of Qatari Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi has denied reports that he had ‘forced her to watch a film of sexual nature’ on the night of their marriage.

The original report, which this newspaper translated, was published in Saudi daily Al-Riyadh. At the time of publishing the translation, the story stated clearly that the claims published in the original report could not be verified and that Qaradawi could not have been reached.

Bin Qaddah explained her position in a television interview with Algerian channel, Annahar.

 


Donald Trump, ‘Holmes & Watson’ win Razzie worst film awards

Updated 23 February 2019
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Donald Trump, ‘Holmes & Watson’ win Razzie worst film awards

  • The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood’s Oscars
  • Winners are announced before the Academy Awards ceremony — the highest honors in the movie industry

LOS ANGELES: US President Donald Trump and a comedic movie take on Sherlock Holmes on Saturday topped the annual Razzie awards for the worst performances and films of 2018.
“Holmes & Watson,” starring Will Ferrell and John. C. Reilly, was the biggest “winner,” taking four trophies including worst film and “worst rip-off.” Reilly also was named worst supporting actor in what Razzie founder John Wilson called the “clueless parody” of the classic British detective tale.
The tongue-in-cheek Razzies, created in 1980, serve as an antidote to Hollywood’s Oscars. Winners were announced a day before Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony — the highest honors in the movie industry.
Trump won two worst actor Razzies for appearing as himself in the 2018 documentaries “Death of a Nation,” from conservative film maker Dinesh D’Souza, and liberal Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9.”
White House aide Kellyanne Conway was voted worst supporting actress for her archival footage in “Fahrenheit 11/9.”
In an unusual twist, Melissa McCarthy was deemed worst actress, for her puppet comedy “The Happytime Murders,” as well as getting the Razzie Redeemer Award for her Oscar-nominated role in literary drama “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“Gotti,” about late New York Mafia boss John Gotti, escaped with no “wins” despite getting six nominations, including worst picture, actor and “worst screen combo” for stars John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston.
Nominees and winners of the Razzies are voted for online by around 1,000 Razzie members from 24 countries, who sign up online and pay a $40 membership fee.