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Spanish beauties Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek are amongst the big winners at this year’s American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) award.

After winning an Oscar, Cruz has now won the Best actress award at ALMA for her performance as Maria Elena in’ Vicky Cristina Barcelona, reported Aceshowbiz.’Frida’ star Hayek was given the Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence at the gala ceremony held at the Royce Hall Auditorium at UCLA on Thursday night. It was co-hosted by actress Eva Longoria alongside comedian George Lopez.

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Yesterday in Toronto Pe attended the Sony Pictures Classics Dinner. At the event she bumped into An Education stars Carrey Mullgan and Peter Sarsgarrd.

Posted on September 12th, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Broken Embraces had a screening at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival on Thursday and glowed wearing an aqua RM by Roland Mouret Daphne one shoulder dress.

Posted on May 21st, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009), Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

The movie got an explosive reaction from the crowd, another extended standing ovation and reaction from the earlier press screening was also buoyant. Many have noted that the noir-ish tale of love and jealousy is a darker tale for the filmmaker, but the movie also has many moments of humor.

Source: USA Today

Yesterday Penélope was in Cannes for the Broken Embraces photocall, press conference and premiere. She was stunning as always, at the photocall wearing a nude number and for the premiere she wore a lilac chiffon draped strapless Marchesa Fall 2009 gown, with an embroidered bodice and her hair swept softly back. Such a goddess!

The gallery has now been updated with over 500 images from all of these events. Enjoy!

Posted on May 19th, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009), Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

The Cannes Film Festival’s photocall for Broken Embraces was just underway. Next it will be followed by a press conference and the premiere tonight. Check back for tons of photos later today!

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Last night in Cannes Penelope Cruz hosted a Domino contest in aid of Bono’s Red charity. It seems she is feel better despite some food poisoning earlier that day. Never the less she looked stunning in a white gown!

Posted on May 18th, 2009 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), News & Gossip, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Even the biggest stars aren’t immune to getting hit by stomach bugs it seems. Penelope Cruz had to miss out on promoting her upcoming musical Nine in Cannes Monday, sidelined by “some sort of food poisoning.”

In France to premiere her movie Broken Embraces, which is directed by Pedro Almodóvar, she was slated to join movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in presenting a trailer and a teaser for Nine, but fell ill.

Weinstein passed on the bad news to a select group of journalists: “Tomorrow night is her premiere for her movie. She is getting better and is seeing a doctor right now.”

Marion Cotillard was on hand at Cannes to present Nine. The trailer is already out in the U.S., and the movie will be released in theaters in November.

We want to wish Miss Cruz a speedy recovery!

Source: People

Posted on April 25th, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009), Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Pedro Almodóvar’s Los abrazos rotos has made the official selection for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival!

The festival runs May 13-24. It’s a safe bet saying we will be seeing Miss Cruz in attendance at the film’s premieres and photocalls! Here’s to hoping though!

Yesterday was the world premiere for Broken Embraces. It took place in Madrid, Spain and the cast was there, Pe included. She looked gorgeous in a black shimmer dress. Also a few days ago she attended a Barcelona press conference, and we now have some photos. Broken Embraces comes out this tomorrow in Spain.

Posted on February 24th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Actress Penelope Cruz, who became the first Spanish actress to win the Academy award, had picked up her vintage gown eight-years-ago.

The actress wowed the crowd with her 60-year-old sparkling vintage Balmain gown at the Oscars yesterday.

“I found this dress eight years ago and I was saving it for something very special,” said the actress.

The gown looked perfect as the actress walked up to the stage to receive her first golden statuette.

The 34-year-old actress won the Best Supporting Actress award yesterday for her performance as maria Elena, the neurotic wife of an artist in Woody Allen’s comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona. “Has anybody ever fainted here? Because I might be the first one,” an overwhelmed Cruz said as she accepted her award.

The actress had earlier expressed her wish to become the first actress to win an Oscar for Spain.

Source: Press Trust

Posted on February 24th, 2009 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events, Site, Television - 0 Comments / Leave one

Firstly, you regular visitors will notice we have a new layout. I wanted to put up something special to celebrate our beloved Penélope’s monumental moment. I hope you like it!

Finally now I have gotten all the pictures of Miss Cruz from the Oscars uploaded. These include pictures from the red carpet, the show, a portrait session with past and present winners, and the after party (where she changed dresses). It’s a whopping 400+ pictures so enjoy!

Penélope looked so elegant and gorgeous! Her dress is vintage Pierre Balmain Haute Couture with a print meant to look like lace. Her jewels were from Chopard.

Furthermore today on Oprah was the annual after Oscars episode. Penélope was interviewed. That clip will hopefully be up tomorrow, in addition to show and red carpet interview caps! Continue returning to for many more massive updates!

Posted on February 24th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

“It was amazing to see all those women up there, and hear the beautiful things they said up there…And when it happens when you win, it was a magical moment, and I didn’t know if I was going to survive it.” – Penélope Cruz

“El Oscar de Penélope es el triunfo del talento, la ambición, la tenacidad, y unas dotes extraordinarias para la comedia. Y del valor de una actriz que se lanza de cabeza y sin paracaidas, con papeles muy arriesgados, a veces sin contar con apoyaturas dramáticas suficientes, como es el caso de la película de Allen, que ella suple con gracia, corazón y carisma. He llorado de alegría cuando he escuchado su nombre después del clásico ‘and the Oscar goes to’.

(Translation) Penelope’s Oscar is a triumph for talent, ambition, tenacity and comic touches,” the Spanish helmer said. “And in the value of an actress who throws herself into risky roles, which sometimes don’t have sufficient dramatic support — as is the case of Allen’s film — which she works with grace, heart and charisma. I cried with joy when I heard her name after the classic line ‘and the Oscar goes to” – Pedro Almodóvar