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Penelope Cruz with her star

Penelope Cruz with her star

The musical bugs seem to have bitten a huge portion off the artistic pie of Penelope Cruz as the actress reveals her interests in working at more musicals be it in film or TV.

The award wining actress was first introduced in the world of musicals when she appeared in the movie Nine in 2009. Penelope says she intends to follow her pal, Gwyneth Paltrow’s footsteps in doing musicals.

With her hubby, Javier Bardem appearing in Glee, it won’t be that long before Penelope Cruz would appear in musicals as well. While musicals may be her interest these days, it must be noted that Penelope admits that she is not yet that brave to do Broadway Musicals yet.




Posted on April 9th, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one


Nine will be making its way to Region 1 DVD and Blu-Ray May 4, 2010.

Region 1 Special Features include the following:
– Commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca
– 8 Featurettes
– 3 Music Videos
– Sophia Loren Remembers Cinecitta Studios (Blu-ray only)
– BD Exclusive: Screen Actors Guild Q&A (Blu-ray only)
– movieIQ+sync featuring the “Nine” Playlist and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie! (Blu-ray only)

Entertainment in Video has also announced the Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray release of Nine for the April 19, priced at around £19.99 and £24.99 respectively.

Region 2 Special Features include the following:
– The Incomparable Daniel Day Lewis Featurette
– The Women of Nine Featurette
– Director Rob Marshall Featurette
– Behind the Look of Nine Featurette
– The Dancers of Nine Featurette
– The Choreography of ‘Cinema Italiano’ Featurette
– The Choreography of ‘Be Italian’ Featurette
– Making of ‘Cinema Italiano’ Featurette
– ‘Take It All’ Music Video
– ‘Cinema Italiano’ Music Video
– ‘Unusual Way’ Music Video
– Sophia Loren Remembers Cinecitta Studios (BD Exclusive)
– Screen Actors Guild Q&A Session (BD Exclusive)




Posted on March 8th, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Magazines, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis of Nine are featured in the seventh annual NY Times Great Performances Portfolio for 2010. The issue is a photographic celebration of the year’s best performances, and they have chosen actors who stunned and delighted us this past year. It was the February 21, 2010 issue. She was in it last year as well. Coincidentally photographed exclusively on the set of Nine.




We’re bringing you live updates of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, news, pictures and more! Follow this post for the updates and of course our Twitter @penelopecruzorg for all the instant second breaking live updates!

Update #1) Penélope Cruz was just spotted on the red carpet wearing a red dress and an up-do! She was briefly shown on E!’s Live Coverage.

Update #2) Penélope Cruz stood next to her Supporting Actress nominees for the official red carpet on ABC before the big show, where she was gracious and even said even though she’s been there multiple times, she didn’t feel like a vet, that it felt like the first time and when she didn’t speak any English. She also said she is “so happy and proud to be in company of these amazing actresses.”

Update #3) The first (tagged) photo of Pe is available on our twitter, here!

Update #4) Cruz just presented Best Actor in a Supporting Role to Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. He opened his speech with “Penélope Cruz and an Oscar equals a Bingo.”

Update #5) Penélope is wearing a ravishing red Donna Karan couture duchess satin pleated gown, Chopard jewels and soft updo.

Update #6) The first pictures of our girl are being added to the gallery as we speak. Keep checking back for lots more coverage!

Update #7) Penélope shown in the audience.

Update #8) Not surprisingly, Mo’Nique won Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Pe was shown holding hands in the auidence with Javier Bardem.

Update #9) Penélope is carrying an Haute Couture Folies Clutch with a black strass Swarovski buckle and black stripped ostrich feather work by Roger Vivier.

Update #10) Cruz shown briefly in the audience during the Best Score dance performances.

Update #11) It’s a wrap! Pe didn’t attend any after parties.




Posted on March 7th, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Yesterday Pe attended the Press Conference before the Oscars and I have now added pictures. She looked more casual in a black and blue dress, but gorgeous as if we’d expect anything less.

Stay tuned for more Oscar updates. Not only is Cruz nominated but she will be presenting tonight as well.




Posted on March 3rd, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), News & Gossip, Public Events, Television - 1 Comment / Leave one

2002 Oscar winner Halle Berry (Actress in a Leading Role, Monster’s Ball) will interview last year’s Supporting Actress winner, Penélope Cruz, (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), who this year is a Supporting Actress nominee for her role in Nine.

It’s for The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special, which airs tonight (March 3, 2010) at 10-11PM ET on ABC.

I hope you all got a chance to see the 20/20 special, from last night, there was some adorable footage of Pe shown. I haven’t been able to find it online yet though, but fingers crossed someone will upload a video somewhere. If so, let me know!






Posted on February 18th, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Rob Marshall were in Paris, France earlier today for the premiere of their film Nine.

Penélope looks absolutely stunning in a ballet pink creation with lace overlay and jeweled shoulders. The dress was by L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 (seems to be one of her favorite designers of late) and it’s train was custom-made for Cruz. The back of the dress looks gorgeous! I especially love Pe’s straight hair and make-up here. She topped off her look with a silver clutch and heels.

The first photos have begun to arrive and I’ve started adding some to the gallery. Hopefully we’ll have more tomorrow.




Posted on February 2nd, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), News & Gossip, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

“I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy.”

Source: Hitfix




Posted on February 2nd, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), News & Gossip, Public Events - 1 Comment / Leave one

Penélope Cruz has received her third ever nomination for an Academy Award! This year she is once again nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. This year for her work in for Nine! Last year she won in this category for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and in 2007 she was nominated for Volver in leading actress.

Penélope Cruz for Nine
Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air
Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

A press conference held at 5:30 AM L.A. time was announced by Academy president Tom Sherak and one of last year’s nominees Anne Hathaway.

Nine received no other nominations in the major categories but it is nominated for Best Achievement in Art Direction, Achievement in Costume Design and Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures and Original Song (“Take It All”).

The 82nd Academy Awards will be broadcast March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. To be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.




Posted on January 23rd, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), News & Gossip, Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

We have our first look at Miss Cruz at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She looks stunning as expected, but is yet again in another black dress number by L’Wren Scott which I found a little underwhelming. Nonetheless she pulls it off marvelously!

Update 1) – Penélope Cruz was interviewed by E! on the red carpet. When asked if she does her own dishes and pumps her own gas in addition to holding her own umbrella, as she did at the Golden Globes. She replied “I’m not gonna tell you I do I do it three times a day, but I can do it!”

Update 2) Added the first photos of Cruz to the gallery.

Update 3) Penélope Cruz lost to Mo’Nique once more which isn’t really a surprise. However when the camera panned to Cruz and her Nine co-stars backstage (about to present) her friends embarrassed her by giving her “bunny ears”, it was a really adorable moment. I can’t wait to see it again!

Update 4) Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson showcased a clip from Nine which is in contention for Best Ensemble Cast.

Update 5) The Actor for Best Ensemble Cast went to Inglourious Basterds




Posted on January 22nd, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Yesterday there was a private luncheon in her honor of Penélope Cruz’s performance in Nine at L’Ermitage in Los Angeles, California. Penélope was at the lunch and dressed down but still looking beautiful in a white top and jacket and jeans. I’ve added 7 photos of her.




Here is your first look at Miss Cruz on the red carpet of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards! She looks stunning in a black dress.

Update 1) – Although not really a surprise, Penélope Cruz did not win Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. That honor went to Mo’nique for her outstanding work in Precious. Nicole Kidman presented the award and Pe blew her a kiss to the stage.

Update 2) Kate Hudson presented the clip for Nine‘s entry in the Best Movie Musical or Comedy category.

Update 3) Several shots of Penélope in the audience, like during Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech.

Update 4) The award for foreign language film went to The White Ribbon and not Broken Embraces. Sophia Loren presented.

Update 5) Reese Witherspoon presented the award for Best Comedy/Musical to The Hangover, unfortunately Nine lost. Lots of shots of Miss Cruz shown in the audience again!

Update 6) Celebrities signed a Chrysler 300 Eco Style car for Stars for a Cause, view images of Pe here for now. I will add them to the site shortly. This Chrysler 300 is one of seven in existence.

Update 7) Penélope Cruz is attended the Belstaff The Weinstein Co. Golden Globe After Party. View the first photos of her and Marion Cotillard here.

Misc. Updates
Nine‘s song “Cinema Italiano” lost to “The Weary Kind” (Theme From Crazy Heart).

• Stars are wearing ribbon pins on their outfits in support of Haiti.

• Pe gave a red carpet interview with E! News and when Ryan Seacrest pointed out she was holding her own umbrella, she joked, “I knew I would be holding my own umbrella. I’m not like Puff Daddy [Diddy], I hold my own umbrella.” She of course she was referring to Diddy’s infamous personal assistant and “Umbrella Holder,” Farnsworth Bentley.

Stay tuned for more updates!




Posted on January 14th, 2010 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and legendary Sophia Loren attended the photocall at Rome’s St. Regis Grand Hotel for Nine on Wednesday. Cruz was sultry and gorgeous in a black corseted lace dress with fringe detail by Dolce & Gabbana. Thanks to Amanda for sending a few pictures! At the premiere she wore Armani Prive Fall 2006 Couture creme beaded halter dress, with matching gold peep-toes.

Speaking of Nine, this Sunday marks the 67th Annual Golden Globes awards. Almost all of the major Nine stars have been tapped for presenters, and since Cruz is nominated herself, its highly unlikely she wouldn’t attended. So although no reports have officially announced her as a guest, we’ll keep our fingers crossed and be sure to tune in on Sunday, January 17! The show, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live coast to coast on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from The Beverly Hilton. We will be doing live coverage on the site if Miss Cruz does grace us with her presence. :)






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