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Posted on September 20th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

At last, Javier Bardem has piped up about Penélope Cruz’s pregnancy.

The actor finally spoke about his wife’s baby-to-be during a Sunday press conference in Rome for Eat Pray Love.

“Yes, it’s true,” Bardem, 41, told reporters, according to Access Hollywood. “I am very happy.”

After Cruz was snapped sporting a baby bump, a rep for the Spanish stars confirmed Cruz’s long-rumored pregnancy last week — Cruz is 4 and 1/2 months along. But neither Cruz, 36, nor Bardem have spoken publicly about the good news.

Bardem wouldn’t reveal whether their baby-to-be will be a boy or girl. And what about fatherly words of wisdom? “It is a little too soon for me to be giving advice,” he quipped. “I don’t know yet, But I will found out soon.”

Source: US Magazine

Posted on September 14th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 3 Comments / Leave one

I’m thrilled to report that Penélope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem are expecting their first child! I couldn’t more happy for my favorite Hollywood couple!

Cruz, 36, was photographed on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in a flowy top and a possible baby bump and today their representatives confirm that she is indeed 4½-months pregnant!

Penélope and Javier, 41, married in the Bahamas back in July when she was two months pregnant. The duo has known each other for many years, they starred in 1992′s Jamón, jamón together in addition to Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008.

Wonderful, happy news!

I’d like to catch you up with the latest in Cruz News! Our girl was a little quiet for a while and now there have been some developments since my last updates.

• First and foremost, one of my favorite couples, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have gotten married! The longtime couple tied the knot earlier this month at a friend’s home in the Bahamas, Cruz’s rep confirmed to E! News July 13, 2010. The bride wore a gown designed by pal John Galliano and only family members were in attendance at the small ceremony. Warmest congratulations to the happy twosome! ♥

• Penélope Cruz is one of the 30 star Hollywood stars, who will immortalized with a signature star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. She, along with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and The Muppets are the latest starred celebrities

• Penélope was photographed with a new tattoo early last month. The crucifix tattoo covers a large expanse of her right hand.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides News:
- Shooting has commenced for the film and the first images from the set of POTC have struck the net, none with Pe but still cool. To check them out go to: #1, #2, #3!

- Jerry Bruckheimer had this to say about Cruz’s Pirates character, who is not only his potential sweetheart but the daughter of his nemesis, Blackbeard (Ian McShane): “She’s so fiery and fun. I can just imagine how the screen is going to sizzle with the two of them on it.”

- A while back, Stephen Graham joined the cast. He will play a Sparrow sidekick, named ‘Scram’, this will be a reunion with Johnny Depp after they worked together on Public Enemies. Also added to the cast recently, Supermodel Gemma Ward as a talking mermaid (taking over the before mentioned Megan Fox rumored role)

I believe that about covers it. My apologies for the lack of posting these few months. My real life has been incredibly hectic. I will try to do better here but I don’t want to make any promises and jinx anything which seems to happen a lot, unfortunately! Trust me, I haven’t abandoned the site but there are some serious real life issues that have just been taking my priorities. Just please bare with me at times like this. – Webmaster

Penélope Cruz discreetly attended the Cannes Film Festival this year. She was mostly in support of boyfriend Javier Bardem who’s new film Biutiful was premiering. She attended the film’s screening by slipping in a secret entrance and not walking the red carpet but was spooted inside with Javier and later photographed exiting. And yesterday she attended the Palme d’Or Award Ceremony which closes the festival.

On the 9th day, May 20th, she also helped raise $333,000 for the earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti by auctioning off her designer dresses which aide the Jenkins-Penn Haitian relief organization. The Spanish actress stepped out in a gorgeous red wrap dress and silver shoes to mark the occasion. One celeb that really came up trump for the auction was Pe’s good friend, Salma Hayek who donated the first ever Gucci Couture dress, which she wore to day one of the Cannes film festival.

Although there is a good bit of paparazzi candids of her from Cannes, I obviously will not be posting these more intrusive ones as Penélope tried very hard at not being photographed so I wish to respect her privacy. I did however add a couple of shots I felt were okay.

Pe has now left France and is back in Madrid.

Posted on May 1st, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

We now have some low res scans from Vogue Paris’ May issue featuring Penélope Cruz on the multiple-covers and as guest-editer. Thanks to ‘picoloro’ for these! Remember, if you have higher quality versions (or the bonus covers!) please considering donating them as I do not have access to this issue myself.

The photoshoot inside is nothing short of gorgeous; all the ladies – which are some of my favorite actresses – look beautiful in the black and white spread. I especially love the image with Kate Winslet and the one with Meryl Streep. Cruz’s solo shots are so stunning too! I only wish the article was not in French so I could read it too. But nevertheless, enjoy!

Posted on April 30th, 2010 - Filed in Movies & Projects, News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

According to Screen International, Oscar winning actress Penélope Cruz is set to work with actor-director Sergio Castellito once again in a film adaptation of the Italian bestselling war story entitled Venuto Al Mondo by Margaret Mazzantini. Keep in mind this has not been confirmed by a more reputable source.

Cruz last worked with Castellito in the 2004 drama Don’t Move which did good business in Italy with over $10 million, but received a cold release in the states, making under $400,000 at the B.O.Don’t Move was also based on a novel by Mazzantini who happens to be Castellito’s wife. Though Castellito is still looking for partners to finance the film, he plans to start production in 2011.

Venuto al Mondo, which can be roughly translated as ‘brought into the world’, takes place during wartime torn Sarajevo during the Balkans 1990s conflict. Cruz’s role will be that of a mother who returns home with her adolescent son in search of their roots.

Venuto Al Mondo sold 600,000 copies in Italy and has also been released in Spain and France. The book will hit U.S. stores in 2011. The movie will be shot between Rome, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Croatia.

Posted on April 30th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip, Other Works - 0 Comments / Leave one

On her birthday, a few days ago, Penélope was photographed on the set of a photoshoot for an upcoming Lancôme project.

Today, Lancôme has announced that the Oscar-winning actress will be the new ambassadress for the company’s fragrance Trésor, starting later this year.

Posted on April 30th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

(RED) is introducing The Lazarus Effect Campaign, intended to increase awareness for its efforts to fight AIDS in Africa.

The campaign, directed by renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe, has celebrities rattle off items that could be bought for 40 cents (the value of one day’s worth of life transforming antiretroviral medication). Penélope Cruz is featured as well as other celebrities like Bono, Javier Bardem, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Iman, Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom, Lucy Liu, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Michelle Rodriguez, Gwen Stefani, Hayden Christensen, Don Cheadle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ludacris, Common, Benicio Del Toro, Dakota Fanning and Christy Turlington.

The Lazarus Effect documentary will air on May 24 on HBO with director Spike Jonze as executive producer. Watch the PSA after the jump.

Posted on April 29th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip, Other Works, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Yesterday on her birthday, Pe was spotted in Paris, France doing what appears to be a photoshoot for Lancôme. has some photos for your viewing. In the snaps she’s photographed with Mario Testino on the balcony of the Hotel Crillon.

Currently, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts are spokesmodels for the brand, I’m not sure what Penélope’s duties will be as a model or when her ads might start appearing but this is very exciting since her duties with Mango ended and I’m ready to see more regular Cruz ads, in addition to her L’Oréal stuff. Lancôme Paris is a luxury beauty brand. Owned by L’Oréal since 1964, Lancôme is part of the Luxury Products division, which offers skin care, fragrances, and makeup at higher-end price points.

Posted on April 29th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Yesterday, April 28, 2010 is Penélope Cruz’s 36th birthday. We at want to wish our Spanish Enchantress the happiest birthday and we hope she had a magical day spent among friends and loved ones!

Here is a bit of new information regarding Melancholia re-casting and a new Pirates of the Caribbean star.

After ending her involvement in Spider-Man film franchise, Kirsten Dunst has snatched another coveted role. She has just been tapped to play the major female character in Melancholia which is directed and written by Lars von Trier, so Deadline Hollywood mentioned.

Penélope Cruz was initially negotiating for the part, but she eventually dropped it allegedly to star opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. There has been no further description on the character that now belongs to Dunst.

Production Weekly tweets that British actor Stephen Graham (Snatch, Gangs of New York and Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies) has been cast as “Scram” in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Source: IGN and Ace Showbiz

Posted on March 8th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

I have now gathered up all of the many pictures of Pe at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Including images from the show, backstage and red carpet. Cruz didn’t attend any after party this year but there is still a considerable amount of pictures for your viewing pleasure.

As the current past Best Supporting Actress winner (Penélope won of course last year for Vicky Cristina Barcelona) she was the presenter for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 ceremony. Christoph Waltz took home the award for his performance in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. A clip of this presentation, as well as red carpet vids (and captures) will be coming tomorrow.

Penélope Cruz wore a gorgeous couture duchess satin pleated gown by Donna Karan, Chopard jewels and carried a Haute Couture Folies Clutch with a black strass Swarovski buckle and black stripped ostrich feather work by Roger Vivier. If any of you would like to learn how to style your hair like Pe’s in this look, read a tutorial at BellaSugar.

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.