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Posted on February 15th, 2010 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Scans from the April issue of Elle Spain have been added. It seems to just be a re-print of last year’s NY Times Portfolio, however enjoy nonetheless. Thanks to ‘Keira18′ for the scans.




Held yesterday in the capital of Spain was the 2010 Goya Awards (Spanish equivalent to the Oscars). Penélope Cruz was a nominee for her work in Broken Embraces, however she lost to Lola Duenas for her role in Me, Too. Cruz also served as a presenter at the gala. Javier Bardem was seated next to her in the audience.

Penélope looked exquisite in a vintage Gianni Versace ivory column gown with vertical signature Gianni Versace zippers in the back of the dress. It’s nice to see something other than black which she’s been choosing a lot here lately.

I have updated the gallery with over x128 pictures from the festivities. Watch a video of her on the red carpet after the break.





Posted on February 4th, 2010 - Filed in News & Gossip, Public Events, Video Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz, Stanley Tucci and Maggie Gyllenhaal have all been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, and they’re all sharing their excitement with ET!

Penélope, last year’s Best Actress winner for Vicky Cristina Barcelona is up again this year for her supporting performance in Nine. She did not find out until about an hour after nominations were announced and “had 19 missed calls and 120 emails and text messages,” so she spent her day returning her messages. The actress is thankful for the support of her loved ones, saying, “It’s beautiful to talk to all the people that love you and care about you and get excited for you with something like this.”

Watch the video after the jump or on ET‘s site.




Posted on February 2nd, 2010 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates, Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

I previously reported Penélope Cruz would be featured in the upcoming Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio for 2010 which is the March issue, and now we have an adorable image and behind the scenes video from the mag. Last year she was photographed with Woody Allen and this year she’s with her idol Pedro Almodóvar.

Frame, Set, and Match
The Romantics
Pedro Almodóvar with Penélope Cruz

Four films together: Live Flesh (1997), All About My Mother (1999), Volver (2006), and Broken Embraces (2009).

Broken Embraces has a valedictory feel to it, or at least it conveys a sense that the 60-year-old Almodóvar—a man for whom it was once compulsory to use the words enfant terrible—is taking stock of his life. The movie is about a filmmaker, cruelly robbed of sight, who recounts to a young man the tragic story of his greatest love: a stunning beauty he rescued from the gilded clutches of kept-womanhood. There are stylistic nods to the 1950s weepie-meister Douglas Sirk and to Michael Powell’s sick-joke movie Peeping Tom. There are glimpses of the movie that the director made with his doomed love, a Day-Glo bauble that harkens back to Almodóvar’s youthful 1980s “wacky” period. And there is Cruz. Almodóvar uses his fractured narrative to frame her in all manner of looks and ways: in a Marilyn wig, in drab secretarial gear, in the Chuck Close–like pixelation of enlarged, super-slo-mo playback … all in the cause of proving that the camera loves her as much as ol’ Pedro does.

Photographed in New York City on December 17, 2009.




Posted on January 25th, 2010 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events, Video Updates - 1 Comment / Leave one

Coverage from the 16th Annual Screen Actors’ Guild Awards has been uploaded to the gallery. Pictures from the red carpet, some inside audience shots (some very adorable ones with Drew Barrymore and Meryl Streep to name a few) and caps from the show itself and a brief red carpet video were added. I have also posted the clips below. I wish to thank The Nine Blog for the video from the ceremony. You must check out the super sweet clip I mentioned with Penélope and her Nine ladies!






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 23rd, 2010 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope took part in the Hope For Haiti Telethon which was broadcast last night on Fox 8-10pm.

Some of the most famous faces in entertainment are uniting in four locations Friday evening for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, a U.S-led, multi-network TV event to raise money for earthquake relief for the stricken Caribbean nation.

People has a little about the Haiti event that you didn’t see on TV:

Penélope Cruz approached organizer Clooney, who a source says was “very hands-on” during the telecast, and told him, “You’re a genius,” after he brought so many people together for the event, which raised money by encouraging viewers to call 1-877-99-Haiti to pledge money for the cause.

9.5 m dollar Haiti telethon money raised & Hope for Haiti telethon money raised. George Clooney organized Hope for Haiti Telethon reportedly raised around $9.5 million during and immediately after the telethon.

Reports suggests that contributions from across the world are still pouring in and that this 9$.5 million is not final.

So let’s hope the amount reaches at least ten million dollars or as much as 16 million dollars that was reported by CBS.

Clooney has asked the media to keep the issue of Haiti destruction in the aftermath of 7 point earthquake that reportedly snatched 110000 lives in seconds. He said that it was necessary to be able to help the affected people.

Reconstruction of Haiti is a long term program and it will take more than a single telethon to be able to help the Haitian people.

To donate to Hope For Haiti, visit www.hopeforhaitinow.org




Posted on January 23rd, 2010 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

More coverage from the Golden Globes. Screencaps from red carpet interviews (which I posted here) and the ceremony are in the gallery.

Also be sure to follow us on Twitter today for instant live updates regarding the SAG awards. Penélope Cruz is nominated.




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.




Posted on January 22nd, 2010 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

I’ve now rallied up all the photos of Ms. Cruz from last Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony I could muster up. About 77 photos of her on the red carpet, in the audience and at the after party. Pe wore a Armani Privé Spring 2005 black gown with a mermaid tail.

After the jump you can check out several clips and interviews of her on the red carpet.






CBS’s 60 Minutes has posted an amazing new piece of Penélope Cruz. In the rare interview, the Spanish starlet and Academy Award Winner, opens up about her life, career and childhood (also includes rare images of her as young girl!). Charlie Rose reports. While I do not like how the reporter goes about some parts of the interview, Pe remains poised and intelligent. It is truly a must see for her fans! Also worth noting – the video features some behind the scenes footage of Penélope and Pedro being shot for the Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio (usually the March issue)!

- CBS 60 Minutes Interview
- Web Extra: At The Ballet
- Web Extra: Working With Woody
- Web Extra: Penelope and Pedro
- Web Extra: The Language Barrier

At 35, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is one of the most sensual and photographed women in the world. She has won critical acclaim, not only in Europe, but now, also in Hollywood. Last year she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress — the first Spanish actress ever to win an Academy Award.

How did this versatile performer from a working class suburb of Madrid become this generation’s Sophia Loren?

In part, it could be by turning in performances like the one she gives playing Carla, the seductive mistress, in the movie Nine – her first time singing and dancing in a film.

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Cruz said she trained for three months to do a number in the movie.

She told Rose, “I had so much fun.”

And Cruz’s enjoyment shows in her provocative performance.




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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