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Friends and fans flooded US-Iraqi beauty mogul Mona Kattan’s Instagram account on Saturday, after the Huda Beauty global president announced her engagement to Dubai-based businessman Hassan El-Amin.

“Forever Ever,” Kattan captioned a carousel of images posted late on Friday night, showing the Kayali fragrance founder posing with a diamond ring on her finger and alongside her soon-to-be husband.

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Influencers, beauty entrepreneurs and celebrities took to Kattan’s comments section to send their well wishes.

According to El-Amin’s LinkedIn account, he is the head of facultative at Middle East and Africa at Aon Reinsurance Solutions and relocated to Dubai after studying at Cass Business School in London and graduating with a Masters of Science.

It seems Kattan’s new fiancé is as family-focused as she is — he even runs an Instagram account together with his two siblings called @the.elamins.

The siblings feature heavily in the carousel of images shared by Kattan, with snaps including both Sally and Ahmed El-Amin.

With a background in graphic design and illustrating, Sally boasts a portfolio of clients that includes Huda Beauty, leading some to speculate that she could be the link between the loved-up couple.

The good news tops off a busy year for Kattan, who, alongside her sister Huda, announced a number of new investments and initiatives in 2021.

In the summer, the sister duo announced Ketish as the first brand to be launched by Huda Beauty Angels — which falls under HB Investments, their venture capital firm. Ketish, a feminine care label, is spearheaded by Eman Abbass, a former Huda Beauty product developer.

Since then, Mona has focused heavily on the sisters’ fragrance range, Kayali, of which she is the founder and creative head.

The latest Kayali product was launched this week and is called Eden Juicy Apple — a “playful, vibrant and super juicy” scent that is based on “crisp and juicy red apples, sweet berries and fresh floral notes,” according to the brand.

In October, Kayali won the coveted Niche Product of the Year prize at the Beautyworld Middle East Awards for its Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper fragrance.

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Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ after death announcement

Anne Heche has been taken off life support, a family representative said, following the announcement of her death on Friday.

Heche, 53, had been severely injured in a single-vehicle car crash on 5 August, and had suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury”. Her “brain death” was confirmed on Friday, meeting a legal definition of death in California, but it is understood life support was maintained to facilitate organ donation. A family representative said she had been “peacefully taken off life support” on Sunday.

Her family had previously made a statement, which said: “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

 

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Britney Spears’ ex-husband convicted of crashing her wedding

A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery after appearing uninvited at the pop star’s wedding in June.

Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanour counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County said.

Spears married Sam Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, California, on 9 June. The wedding guests included Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Madonna.

Alexander, a childhood friend of Spears to whom she was married for less than three days in 2004, appeared uninvited at the house before the ceremony while livestreaming on Instagram.

He entered the house and went up to the locked door of Spears’ bedroom while she was inside getting ready for the wedding, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing.

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Comedy legend Steve Martin says he’s done with acting

Comedy veteran Steve Martin has had a storied career spanning more than six decades, but he might be getting ready to say goodbye to Hollywood.

In a recent interview, Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Father of the Bride (1991 to 1995) actor said that his current television show, Only Murders In The Building (2021 to present), might be his last major show business project.

“When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it,” he said.

Martin, 77, also admitted that he was surprised by the sudden revival of his career with the hit Disney+ mystery-comedy, which also stars Selena Gomez and frequent collaborator Martin Short.

In recent years, he has put his film and stand-up days firmly behind him, instead focusing on his live show with Short as well as his writing career, he has published 11 books so far, with a 12th one on the way.

“Go into theaters with a comedy movie starring me? It’s got failure written all over it,” he joked.

He does have one more project in the works; a documentary for the AppleTV+ streaming service about his time in Hollywood. The two-part film will be directed by Academy Award-winning film-maker Morgan Neville, whose resume includes the critically-acclaimed 2018 documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, about American television host Fred Rogers.

Martin admitted his plan to wind down might not come to fruition as soon as he expects.

“My wife keeps saying, ‘You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something. I’m really not interested in retiring. I’m not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe.”

 

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