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Helping people in the third world may be the trend in Hollywood these days but skeptics about the act of kindness by celebrity agree in the effect that these famous people make on the lives of those in need.

Take the case of Penelope Cruz’s charity work at the Pacific Lodge Boy’s Home. This place is where gang members go to for rehabilitation. Penelope discovered this place as Matthew MacConaughey as they used to go out years ago.

Other than that, Penelope has also had experience in working with Mother Teresa. “To spend a week with Mother Teresa? I was more excited to do that than to get the greatest movie. When you are there, you feel more useful than at any time in your life.”, she shares.

The stunningly beautiful Penelope

The stunningly beautiful Penelope




Posted on December 7th, 2012 - Filed in Movies & Projects, Other Works, Photo Spotlight - 0 Comments / Leave one

Here a trip down memory lane, check out Javier and Penelope at her launching movie, Jamon! Jamon!.

 

Javier and Penelope in Jamon! Jamon!

Javier and Penelope in Jamon! Jamon!




Posted on December 5th, 2012 - Filed in Movies & Projects, Other Works, Photo Spotlight, Site - 0 Comments / Leave one
Penelope Cruz at the Twice Born Premiere Night

Penelope Cruz at the Twice Born Premiere Night

Penelope Cruz once said that she is going to shoot any paparazzi who takes a picture of her son, Leo.  Considering the fact that she is a new mother, it is obvious that Penelope Cruz is going to be a good mom to her son. In her roles and in her works, she shows so much passion and love that it oozes and flows abundantly. What better way to channel this extra serving love than by being a mom to her son.

In her latest movie, Twice Born. She plays the role of a mother to a teenage son. Penelope speaks fondly of her role, ”Some of these babies were only a week old. And so they were smelling me and that made them want to eat. But I was playing a woman who couldn’t feed because she hadn’t given birth! That created a very strange but alive dynamic between me and those babies. You cannot learn something like that. And this film is full of moments that could not be planned.”.

 

 




Penelope Cruz with cast mates in Twice Born at the TIFF

Penelope Cruz with cast mates in Twice Born at the TIFF

Penelope Cruz is spotted wearing an Emilio Pucci ensemble at the photo call of her latest project with Emile Hirsh. The event took place in TIFF Bell Light Box at Toronto, Canada. The cast of the film, Twice Born arrives in matching colors. Penelope is wearing a blue blazer and a black pants. The rest of the cast arrives in different shades of blue, black, white and grey as well.

When asked about her movie, Penelope says “I knew the book [Twice Born] two years before I became a mother and really connected with it and understood this woman, even if I had never been in the situations she had been in.”. The character she portrays is that of a mother to a teenage son who she takes back to the place where his father dies.




Penelope Cruz and sister Monica joins the list of celebrities like Kim Catrall, Beyonce and Robin Williams in teaming up with Nintendo for its ads.

The Cruz sister’s sibling rivalry starts and ends in Nintendo as they tend to outsmart and outscore each other in the games that they play. Penelope admits that she enjoys and take the games seriously as she usually finds herself immersed in the game as her goal is to play and score better that her sister.

 




Elegant in her black ensemble

Elegant in her black ensemble

Other than acting, dressing up is one of the things that Penelope Cruz do best. Take the case of her Che Tempo Che Fa appearance attire at Milan, Italy on November 4.

The Spanish hottie is spotted wearing a Dolce and Gabbana top and pants. Elegance is the best word that describes her look as she wears a huge pieces of gold jewelry on her all black attire. With her hair down and her make up complimenting her greatest facial features, Penelope is the apple of the press’ eyes as she chats with Fabio Fazio and Sergio Castellitto.




Prim and Proper Penelope at the Campari Calendar Launch

Prim and Proper Penelope at the Campari Calendar Launch

November 13 marked the release of the limited edition Penelope Cruz calendars for Campari. The calender will be distributed to friends of Campari features the sexy Spanish senorita in all shades of red.

In the event, Penelope Cruz arrived in a grey and black skirt and blazer ensemble by Armani, black shoes from Casadei and red Chopard jewelry to match her red lipstick. While she may look all covered up for the event, her face and her locks give her the unmistakable aura of sultriness.

Campari CEO Bob Kunzr Concewits and the man behind the camera that took the photos for the 2012 Campari Calendar Kristian Schuller was als present for the launching event.




Penelope staring sexily while holding a cup of coffee

Penelope staring sexily while holding a cup of coffee

Endorsements deals seem to overflow Penelope Cruz’s cup these days as she is seen launching products here and there.

For instance her smoking hot Campari calendar was just launched a few weeks ago and now, she is up to something again. Apparently Penelope is out to stimulate the senses as she takes on the footsteps of George Clooney in being the latest Nespresso spokesperson.

In her first promo shots, she is seen wearing a form fitting lacy purple dress holding a cup and looking nowhere pensively. Yes, only Penelope can make staring blankly seem and look so sexy.

Considering the fact that Penelope seem to be taking her motherhood seriously, its probably with the help of Nespresso that she is able to juggle her several worlds: mother, actress, designer, wife effectively.




Fiery Red for Campari

Fiery Red for Campari

November 13 marked the release of Campari’s 2013 calendar and boy, it was smoking hot. What made the calendar hot is its hot content. The award-winning actress of Vicky Christina Barcelona is dressed in fiery red as featured in the calendar. She claims that “I have really enjoyed starring in the Campari Calendar 2013; I found the superstitious theme extremely intriguing and stimulating,”

There are  9,999  copies of the said calendar that will be distributed by Campari to its friend and associates.

 




Posted on November 18th, 2012 - Filed in Movies & Projects, News & Gossip, Other Works - 0 Comments / Leave one
The latest face of Loewe

The latest face of Loewe

An international face for an international brand, both Spanish in its roots.

This is what most people feel with the recent introduction of Penelope Cruz as the latest face of Loewe. Loewe, being the number 1 leather goods company teamed up with Penelope Cruz, the most famous woman in Spain at its latest campaign. Stuart Vevers, the creative director of Loewe claims that the collaboration for the two big Spanish names feels not only right but very natural as well.

 




Posted on November 14th, 2012 - Filed in Mango, Movies & Projects, News & Gossip, Other Works, Press - 0 Comments / Leave one
Penelope and her identical sister Monica with identical purses

Penelope and her identical sister Monica with identical purses

From handbags to lingerie, clothing to accessories, it seems that nothing can stop Penelope Cruz into getting in to the world of designing. ”As an actress you get to go to these events and wear their things, it’s fun. I don’t put a lot of time into it but I respect what they do.” she says in one of her interviews.

Not only that she is moonlighting into the world of design but it seems as if she is using her time to design as a way to bond with her sister Monica as they have been working together in her designing ventures. It is no wonder why she says that “It’s great working with my sister because we are very close as a family – my brother, my sister and myself. We have a great relationship. It’s a blessing because you want to be together as much as possible, so to work together is really great.”

For instance, they have teamed up again for Agent Provocateur’s lingerie line which will be released next year. Other than that, they also have a range of handbags designed for Samantha Thavasa, a Japanese store and of course, there is her work for Mango.




Posted on November 8th, 2012 - Filed in Movies & Projects, News & Gossip, Press - 0 Comments / Leave one
Penelope Cruz as The Black Widow

Penelope Cruz as The Black Widow

The latest talk in town is that Penelope Cruz will play the role of Mauricio Gucci’s ex-wife/ The film is to be directed by Ridley Scott’s daughter Jordan. The award wining actress is currently busy with Ridley’s Scott’s The Counselor but if all goes well, she will play Patrizia Reggiani in Jordan Scott’s Gucci.

Patricia Reggiani is known as the black widow as she hired a hit-man to murder her ex-husband after their divorce. Raggianni was then sentenced for 26 years of imprisonment but in the year 2011, she was given a chance but refused a parole as she claims she that she have never done work and have no intention of starting one after being released if the parole will be approved.




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.





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