Published: 02:50 EST, 5 January 2018 | Updated: 11:06 EST, 5 January 2018
They're almost just as illustrious for their showstopping style as they are their esteemed acting careers.
And screen sirens Gal Gadot, 32, Emilia Clarke, 31, and Selma Blair, 45, once again dressed to impress as they attended W Magazine's Best Performance Party presented by Audi at the Chataeu Marmont in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Wonder Woman actress Gal was among the most glamorous of guests, wowing in a long black dress with sheer paneling woven into her full skirt as she celebrated the evening with stars of stage and screen.
Bright red woven straps held Gal's dress onto her shoulders with crimson stitching down her bodice.
She added height to her already towering 5ft10in frame with a pair of strappy black heels and tied back her chocolate brown hair into a chic bun.
Gal was joined at the festive event by her husband of nearly ten years, real estate developer Yaron Varsano.
Emilia Clarke offset her gorgeous, porcelain complexion in a strappy black dress with a delicate blue floral pattern.
Cute couple: Gal looked stunning wearing a long black dress with sheer paneling woven into her full skirt alongside husband Yaron Varsano
Stunner: Emilia Clarke showed off her porcelain complexion in a strappy black dress with a delicate blue floral pattern
Emulate Emilia in a floral Altuzarra dress
Last night marked the arrival of W Magazine's 2018 Best Performances, held at the incredibly illustrious celeb hot-spot, Hollywood's Chateau Marmont.
From Ireland Baldwin to Gal Gadot, the stars descended upon Hollywood in their finest frocks and among them was Emilia Clarke.
The Game of Thrones actress donned a dress from Altuzarra's Pre-Fall '18 collection. With its frilly detail, lace overlay and blue floral colorway, this dress is perfect paired with strappy satin heels (a la Emilia) and some autumnal red-brown lippy.
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Fancy seeing you here! The beauty mingled with the likes of fellow actor James Franco inside the glitzy bash
Finishing touches: Emilia paired her strappy dress with barely-there stilettos and bold statement earrings
The retro frock was perfect for flattering the actress' hourglass figure, hugging her curves in all the right places, with the beauty elongating her pins with barely-there stilettos.
Her platinum blonde hair was parted toward the side and she swiped a dark crimson shade across her lips before catching up with James Franco.
Selma Blair opted for a retro-inspired ensemble, donning a navy blue dress with black panels which featured one sweeping sleeve and a matching choker.
Gorgeous: Selma Blair opted for a retro-inspired ensemble, donning a navy blue dress with black panels which featured one sweeping sleeve and a matching choker
Hair she is! Salma's highlighted locks were equally glamorous, cascading in soft waves around her stunning face
Throwback: Salma Hayek worked the room in a black, one-shoulder frock with fringe sweeping to the floor
Hot wheels: True to form, the actress made sure she arrived in style as she pulled up in a lavish Audi
The Cruel Intentions actress – who also carried a bright red clutch by her side to match her scarlet lipstick – was clearly feeling her look as she posted a picture of her exceptional style on social media.
'Golden globe fete indeed. #Wmagazinebestperformances #chateaumarmont #gregoryrussellhair #rachelgoodwinmakeup #christiansiriano . Thank you @jacksiebert for this lovely photograph. You kids know how to do it,' she captioned the snap.
After arriving in style in a lavish Audi, Salma Hayek worked the room in a black, one-shoulder frock with fringe detailing that swept to the floor.
Offbeat: Avengers actress Elizabeth Olsen sported a cream-colored coat with hot pink stripes and darling braids in her hair
Smitten: The 28-year-old was joined at the bash by her musician boyfriend Robbie Arnett, with the lovebirds even cosying up for a sweet snap together
Rising star: Elizabeth chatted with young actress Brooklynn Prince inside the bash
Cute! Mary J. Blige opted for a city-chic ensemble, wearing a long black ruffled lace gown adorned with a large golden pendant as she covered her shoulders with a sleek leather jacket
Having a read: The music legend – who swept her blonde locks up into an elegant up-do – stopped to admire the magazine's latest edition
Avengers actress Elizabeth Olsen sported a more offbeat ensemble, displaying her fashion credentials in a cream-colored coat with hot pink stripes and darling braids in her hair.
The 28-year-old was joined at the bash by her musician boyfriend Robbie Arnett, with the lovebirds even cosying up for a sweet snap together.
Tracee Ellis Ross brought out her finest sequined ensemble as she sparkled in a matching silver set.
Shining: Mena Suvari showed off her fantastic figure with a mustard yellow strappy satin dress which she paired with black velvet platform heels
Lovebirds: Mena was pictured leaving the bash in the company of her boyfriend Michael Hope, who was every inch the gentleman as he opened the car door for his girlfriend
Sizzling: Eiza Gonzalez put on a rather busty display in a gorgeous velvet dress which boasted a bustier style fit across the torso
Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson was the most casual of the guests in skinny jeans and a leather jacket, while Karrueche Tran made for a striking contrast in a vibrant yellow frock.
The fashion-forward ex-girlfriend of Chris Brown wasn't afraid to stand out from the crowd as she wowed in the kimono style number.
The most daring look of the evening arguably came from model Ireland Baldwin who dared to bare in a mesh black top and a thigh-skimming mini skirt.
Dare to bare: Ireland Baldwin rocked perhaps the most risque look of the evening as she sported a mini dress that left little to the imagination
Always a style winner! Karrueche Tran made for a striking contrast in a vibrant yellow frock, offset with chic black accessories
Mena Suvari showed off her fantastic figure with a mustard yellow strappy satin dress which she paired with black velvet platform heels.
Mary J. Blige opted for a city-chic ensemble, wearing a long black ruffled lace gown adorned with a large golden pendant as she covered her shoulders with a sleek leather jacket.
Get Out actor Dan Kaluuya looked dapper wearing a grey wool blazer paired with a black turtleneck.
Jesse Metcalfe sported a black suit and tie next to his lovely fiance Cara Santana who rocked a see-through sparkling shirt and nude bra paired with high-waisted cream trousers.
Complementary styles: Bad Teacher actress Kathryn Newton rubbed shoulders with Valentino's Carlos Souza
Suave: Kyle MacLachlan looked dapper in a suede blazer, which he paired with a black shirt and trousers
Handsome: Get Out actor Dan Kaluuya looked dapper wearing a grey wool blazer paired with a black turtleneck
Stylish: Jesse Metcalfe sported a black suit and tie next to his lovely fiance Cara Santana
Sheer she is! Trendy Cara rocked a see-through sparkling shirt and nude bra paired with high-waisted cream trousers
Still going strong! The couple – who got engaged in 2016 – looked smitten as they left the star-studded bash hand-in-hand
Nice: Cody Simpson wore a black blazer and matching pants with a crisp white shirt
Deutch a beauty! Zoey Deutch made for an elegant fixture in a white dress that boasted a charming Peter pan collar
Family affair: Tommy Hilfiger was joined by his wife Dee Ocleppo and his daughter Ally Hilfiger inside the fashionable event
Glitter girl: Tracee Ellis Ross brought out her finest sequined ensemble as she sparkled in a matching silver set
Strike a pose! The actress daughter of singing legend Diana Ross posed up a storm as she sat on the mag's futuristic grey sofa
Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms
The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.
The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.
It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.
British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.
The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.
The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.
It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.
“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.
“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”
The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.
It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55862128
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.
The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.
Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.
Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.
“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.
“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.
Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”
However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.
Australia’s tight restrictions
The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.
Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.
Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.
Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.
Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.
Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.
The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.
While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.
Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.
In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection
The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.
Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.
Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.
It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.
The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.
Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”
“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.
“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”
Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.
Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.
For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.
Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.
A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.
Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane
Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.
When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.
Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.
While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.
And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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