Jennifer Lopez dons daring Elie Saab dress on latest red carpet outing

Jennifer Lopez wore a plunging Elie Saab dress to the 2020 Los Angeles Critics Association Awards. AFP
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Updated 12 January 2020

Jennifer Lopez dons daring Elie Saab dress on latest red carpet outing

DUBAI: Last week’s Palm Springs International Film Festival served as a precursor for the Golden Globes 2020, and the awards season that follows. Straight off the bat on Jan. 2 was Jennifer Lopez, who turned heads wearing a pink floral Richard Quinn gown with a strapless bustier and sweeping train that set the tone for the red carpets to follow.

On Jan. 6, the “Hustlers” actress stepped out on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet, 20 years after she last graced the awards ceremony as a nominee, wearing a strapless Valentino ballgown adorned with an oversized gold and green bow.

Up next was the 2020 Los Angeles Critics Association Awards (LACAA), which kicked off on Saturday at the InterContinental in Los Angeles. Of course, Hollywood expects the actress and singer to bring her popstar pizzazz to proceedings and Lopez did just that, wearing a plunging, baby blue gown from none other than Elie Saab.




The daring creation from the Lebanese couture house featured billowing long sleeves and a waist-cinching belt. Getty

The daring creation from the Lebanese couture house featured billowing long sleeves and a waist-cinching belt. The 50-year-old elevated the look with a wash of bold, gunmetal powder around her eyes and a swipe of flesh-toned lipstick.

With the 2020 Oscar’s just around the corner, Lopez’s bold look certainly begged the question: What is she going to wear next?

If her newest campaign with Italian luxury brand Versace for Spring 2020 is any indication, we can potentially expect to see the performer in a recreation of the now-iconic jungle print dress which she infamously wore to the 2000 Grammy’s and subsequently helped launch Google Images in the process. 


Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

Updated 12 August 2020

Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

  • The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days
  • Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone"

CAIRO: Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea died on Wednesday at the age of 77 after a short illness.
The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days before he died in hospital, Egyptian newspapers said. 
Egyptian Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone in Egyptian theatrical performance,” Al-Akhbar El-Youm newspaper reported.
Abdel Dayem said that throughout his career he succeeded in performing complex characters and produced a group of immortal works.
The actor, theater director and professor was the dean of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Cairo.  
He reportedly married nine times, among them his marriage to Egyptian actor Nada Bassiouny.
Born in 1943, in Assiut region, Upper Egypt, Shafea lived in a village for eight years before moving to Cairo with his father.
His love for acting was met with objection from his father, who was a scholar at Al-Azhar Islamic Institute.
Shafea took part in almost 30 films and played a number of roles in many television series, the most prominent of which are “Omar bin Abdul Aziz”, “Haroun Al-Rasheed”, “Bab Al-Khalq”, “Hadret Al Motaham Aby”, and during last Ramadan he participated in “Layalina 80”.