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Posted on January 22nd, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

After a six-week long voting period, 6 million votes have been cast, the ballots have closed and the tallying is complete. What does the modern man look for in his ideal companion? AskMen.com’s list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2010 inform you.

Penélope Cruz ranked at #7 on the annual list. View her entry here. In a rather surprising outcome in my personal opinion, Emmanuelle Chriqui was number one.

Why She’s #7
Penelope Cruz once said: “The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.” Fortunately for Cruz, her biggest fear hasn’t been the case in terms of her career. A muse to famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, Cruz has become just as famous stateside for Spanish language films like Volver, for which she won the Best Actress at Cannes, as she is for American films like Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Look for Cruz at the Oscars again after her 2009 performance in Nine opposite Daniel Day-Lewis. The Spanish Academy’s Goya Awards have also nominated Cruz for Best Actress for her role in another Almodovar flick, Broken Embraces. To any woman who managed to get through this paragraph without hard feelings, congratulations! Here’s your prize: Penelope will also star in Sex and the City 2.

Note: Pe merely has a cameo in Sex and the City 2.




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!




Each year, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts publishes a Film Awards Longlist ahead of announcing their final nominees. Penélope Cruz’s performance from Broken Embraces is one of 15 actresses short-listed for the Leading Actress award. Final nominees are announced on January 21st.

Broken Embraces is up for Original Screenplay and Film Not in the English Language while Nine also sees longlist nominations in Costume Design, Sound, Music, Marion Cotillard for Lead Actress

Residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are able to cast their votes! The awards ceremony will take place in Dublin, February 20th, 2010.




World renowned Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is nominated for the Best Actress Award for the film Broken Embraces. Congratulations to Pe! The Goya is the Spanish equivalent to the American Academy Award.

The 2010 Goya Award winners will be announced on February 14 in Madrid. The Goya nominations were selected from 120 eligible Spanish and Latin films released in Spain.




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

Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2009 were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood. And Miss Cruz is a double nominee!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz – Nine
Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
Diane Kruger – Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique – Precious

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Nine
Precious

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. (Check local listings if viewing via satellite or in HD).




Posted on December 15th, 2009 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), News & Gossip, Public Events - 1 Comment / Leave one

The nominations for the 67th Annual Golden Globes Nominations were just announced (it was streamed on CNN.com) and it was just reported that Penélope Cruz is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Nine! We’re in for another big year aren’t we! Congrats Miss Cruz!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mo-Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Penelope Cruz, Nine

Furthermore, Broken Embraces is up for Best Foreign Language Film, Nine received 5 noms, including Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor, Musical/Comedy, Marion Cotillard for Best Actress, Musical/Comedy, and Kate Hudson’s “Cinema Italiano” for Best Song!




Posted on October 20th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope ranks at number 17 on Empire Magazine’s 50 Sexiest Women list. Ahead of Jennifer Aniston and right behind Emily Blunt. View her entry here.

What do Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey and Javier Bardem have in common? They’ve all gone nutso for Miss Cruz’ immense charms. Can’t blame them, really.

Most alluring as… Funnily enough, for all the sexiness on display in her run of movies for Pedro Almodovar, she’s absolutely smokin’ hot as Johnny Depp’s feisty wife in Blow, a film that’s otherwise so unmemorable we’re pretty sure Cruz has forgotten even making it.

Interests include… She became a vegetarian after filming All The Pretty Horses. Rumour has it that she also stopped using Pritt Stick. She also likes karaoke, adorably, and is welcome to join an Empire singalong of Ace of Spades anytime.




Posted on October 14th, 2009 - Filed in Movies & Projects, News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

The celebrity guest appearances keep on coming for the sequel to the blockbuster Sex and the City film. OK! has learned that Penélope Cruz is the latest A-lister to hop on the Sex And The City 2 bandwagon. The Oscar-winner just filmed a cameo appearance, playing herself on the red carpet. This via OKMagazine.

Joining already confirmed guest appearances by Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus and Liza Minnelli. (Minnelli will be belting out a rendition of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” during the wedding between Stanford and Anthony—for which Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw will serve as best man.)

The new movie, which has a May 28, 2010, release date, is going to be a star-studded affair.




Posted on October 14th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Curious about Pe’s favorite New York or Madrid restaurants? Well here is a little excerpt from Blackbook she said at the New York Film Festival premiere of Broken Embraces:

Favorite restaurant in New York?
“Oh, I have many because I love food so much!”

And in Madrid?
“I go to many that are out in the countryside, but whoever goes there for the first time should go to Botin. It’s the oldest restaurant in the world.” What did you like about it? “Everything!” – Penélope Cruz

Pedro Almodovar said NY’s Mr. Chow’s and in Madrid “Casa Lucio is one of my favorites.”




Posted on October 9th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel have signed a petition for the release of Roman Polanski that on Monday had grown to include 700 celebrities and film industry figures.

The petition was launched a week ago by the French performance and visual artists association, SACD, after the Polish-French director was detained in Switzerland to face possible extradition to the US to face child sex charges.




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.




Posted on September 12th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

We’ve been hearing the rumors all summer long and I have not wanted to post on the subject until we heard something official since we do not follow gossipy news on this site.

At TIFF Penelope was asked about it, but her publicist moved her along to the next question. While a bit later Miss Cruz opened up to USA Today’s Donna Freydkin on the red carpet and said “I start getting some presents from friends saying, ‘Congratulations, you’re pregnant.’ And I say, ‘No, I’m not, so return the presents,’” she told Donna. “It’s amazing.”




Posted on May 28th, 2009 - Filed in Mango, News & Gossip - 1 Comment / Leave one

Spanish high street fashion retailer Mango has signed actress Scarlett Johansson to front its autumn/winter advertising campaign.

Johansson takes over as the face of the international retailer from Penelope Cruz, who she recently co-starred with in Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona.

The retailer says it chose the actor as she embodies the “urban, independent and cosmopolitan woman’ who is also ‘serene and elegant, yet fun-loving and youthful all at the same time’ in keeping with its brand values.

The appointment marks the end of Cruz’s four season stint with the brand. Johansson is the second actress to front for the brand, following a long line of supermodels including Naiomi Cmapbell and Christy Turlington.





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