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Posted on February 2nd, 2009 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz has said that she drove Woody Allen crazy on the set of Vicky Cristina Barcelona by asking the director for more takes.

The actress claimed that she made Allen so mad that he had to run away on the final day, Metro reports.

“The last day I went psychotic and asked for ten more takes,” she said.

“When they were about to wrap the movie I always go into a crisis and I think this is it, I have no more chance to do anything else for the character.”




During his promotional tour for new movie Valkyrie in Mardrid, Tom Cruise has confessed he’s rooting for former flame Penélope Cruz to get an Oscar for her supporting role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Acording to agency AFP, Cruise stated he’s excited for the spanish actress’ second nomination to the prestigious award.

“It’s fantastic. I am very excited by her second nomination. I hope she wins.”

Penélope’s family was present at the Valkyrie premiere this Tuesday in Madrid.




In London recently was a private screening for Vicky Cristina Barcelona Private. Here are some photos of Cruz at the event.




The cinema has never been an equal opportunity employer. From the beginning, a special advantage has been reserved for those few humans whose faces look good projected at a hundred times life size. These rare creatures, the sight of whom casts a magic spell over millions worldwide, are blessed with more than symmetry, a healthy smile, bright eyes, and good skin. As any casting director will tell you, those highly desirable qualities are nevertheless barely enough to get someone an audition. With the great icons of the cinema, figures like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, and now Penélope Cruz, a kind of poetry of the flesh must be present, lending an emotional resonance to their beauty that implies something mysterious and desirable beyond the surface, and constitutes the aura of the genuine star.




Posted on January 29th, 2009 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Salma Hayek forced Penélope Cruz to watch the Oscar nominations.

Penelope, who was staying at the close friend Salma’s Los Angeles home for a sleepover, had planned to sleep through the nominations, having only flown into the city a few hours before. Her hostess, however, had other plans.

Penelope said: “I had just arrived to Los Angeles very, very late at night, and I had went to sleep. Four hours later, I was at the house of some of my girlfriends, and they woke me up. Actually, it was Salma Hayek. She woke me up and said, ‘We have to watch it live!’ I said, ‘That’s such a big risk!’”




In Hollywood Harvey Weinstein and Salma Hayek honored their friend, the Oscar-nominated Penelope Cruz (for Vicky Cristina Barcelona) at an all-movie star party in Salma’s white wood, jewel of a little house in Bel Air. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, who she once played in a film where she should have won the Oscar, hang Salma’s walls with paintings. Her windows overlook L.A. The decor is stunning, contemporary and tastefully bright. The hostess received in a black cocktail dress wearing five-inch heels and carrying her baby, Valentina, in her arms. Some guests? Colin Farrell, Brett Ratner, Josh Groban, Prince, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Quincy Jones, Drew Barrymore, Penny Marshall, Bob Balaban, Adrien Brody, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones who say they’re moving back East.




Penélope Cruz has been nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. This marks her second Academy Award nomination; she was previously recognized for her work in Volver in 2006. Huge congratulations to Penélope! We’re all rooting for you!

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in Doubt
Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis in Doubt
Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

The awards will be handed out Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, airing on ABC.




Posted on January 15th, 2009 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz took home a special souvenir after filming new Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona – a pair of the legendary director’s spectacles.

The actress – who stars opposite boyfriend Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson in the Golden Globe Award-winning flick – admits she was shocked when Woody awarded her with the memento, because it was so personal.

She tells British movie magazine Total Film, “Actually I got a souvenir. I got his glasses as a present.

“And it’s my treasure. I love those glasses. He only has two pairs and he gave me one pair.”

Source: Showbiz Spy




Penélope Cruz was stunning, but perhaps a little safer than normal in a pale silk chiffon column dress, courtesy of Armani Prive. Still she looks gorgeous! Check out tons of pictures below.

Whilse on the subject, like mentioned yesterday Penélope didn’t win for supporting actress, but all was not lost for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In a surprise win, it won for best motion picture musical or comedy! In the other categories, Javier Bardem lost to Colin Farrell and Sally Hawkins won over Rebecca Hall.




Check out the first image of Pe on the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She looks gorgeous! Tons of coverage will come later.

Miss Cruz didn’t win for Supporting Actress, that honor went to Kate Winslet instead, but congrats to Penelope for the nomination.




Penélope Cruz was a vision in a long navy blue gown on Thursday at the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Her dress features a feminine sweetheart neckline and ribbon detail at the waist gives it an interesting twist. She tops it all off with a black clutch and simple jewels.

Miss Cruz unfortunately did win not for Vicky Cristina Barcelona in the Supporting Actress category, that went to the lovely Kate Winslet for The Reader instead. Still Penélope was the apitamy of elegance and glamour at the event.

Check out over 100 photos from the show below.




Pe is nominated in the BAFTA longlist twice for leading actress for Elegy and supporting for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Furthermore Vicky is up for original screenplay, Hall & Johansson for leading actress, Bardem for leading actor.

The BAFTA longlists include 15 contenders in each category, from which the five nominees will be chosen in the second round of voting. Once the nominees are finalized, the whole membership votes again to decide the best film, four acting prizes and film not in the English language. In all remaining categories, the members of each chapter (or jury) determine the vote.

The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.




Penélope Cruz is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Critics Choice Awards. The film is also up for Best Comedy!

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis – Doubt
Vera Farmiga – Nothing But the Truth
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

In the recent past, the awards ceremony was taped for later viewing, but in 2009 viewers can watch the live presentation airing on Thursday evening, January 8, 2009 on VH1 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.





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