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Posted on April 19th, 2011 - Filed in News & Gossip, Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

On April 1, 2011 Penélope Cruz was honored on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. She called the unveiling of her pink granite star “a very special day that I will always remember.”

“Every time I look at that star, I will see the names of all the people that have helped me make many of my dreams a reality,” she said at the unveiling attended by a large crowd, including her husband Javier Bardem and friend, Johnny Depp.

Cruz, 36, thanked her parents, siblings, Bardem and their newborn son, “for making me happy every day.”


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Fans of Captain Jack Sparrow can catch a glimpse of the rugged swashbuckler all cleaned up and moonlighting as actor Johnny Depp at the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, happening May 7 at Disneyland.

Depp, along with co-stars Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane are expected to attend the “black carpet” event, a dinner soiree anchored by an outdoor 3D screening of the film. Watch out for flying swords!

Tickets for the premiere are a wild $1,000, though all proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Those who can’t shell out that type of cash can still try to see the celebrities by purchasing a ticket to the park and lining up ridiculously early.

From Disney blog Inside the Magic:

Admission to Disneyland on May 7 allows guests to stand on the sidewalks of Main Street USA. Disneyland gates will open at 6:30 am that day, at which time guests will be able to line up at the red carpet (black carpet!) to wait for the events to begin. No saving spaces will be allowed. The Mickey & Friends Parking Structure will open at 5:30 am on May 7th for Guests to park. Guests will not be encouraged to line up at the Disneyland Main Gate prior to 5:30 am.

Source: OC Weekly




Posted on April 14th, 2011 - Filed in "Manolete" (2007) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Viva Pictures LLC announced the national DVD and VOD release of the long-awaited romantic saga “A Matador’s Mistress.” The film stars Penelope Cruz and Adrien Brody and was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Menno Meyes (The Color Purple, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade). A Matador’s Mistress (originally known as Manolete) finally gets a highly anticipated U.S. release when it arrives on DVD and Video on Demand on June 7th. I can’t wait to see this – I was looking forward to the film for a very long time!

Along with breathtaking international locations, steamy love scenes and stunning bullfighting sequences, A Matador’s Mistress features deeply moving performances by both the Spanish-born Cruz who took home the Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and co-star Adrien Brody who won Best Actor for The Pianist. Menno Meyes who wrote and directed the $28 million production is also an Oscar nominee for writing the screenplay for The Color Purple.

Set in the 1940′s, A Matador’s Mistress tells the story of the most celebrated bullfighter in Spain, Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez (Adrien Brody), famously known around the world as Manolete.

Manolete’s life changes when he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and mysterious Lupe Sino (Penelope Cruz). What unfolds is a passionate and tragic romance that ends with Manolete’s death in the bullring in 1947 at the age of 30.




Penélope Cruz was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 24, 2011. Here is her interview from that day in three parts.




Posted on April 14th, 2011 - Filed in Movies & Projects - 0 Comments / Leave one

The cast of the Untitled Woody Allen Project is coming together quickly, with Ellen Page and Penélope Cruz locked in for roles in the drama.

We reported two days ago that Alec Baldwin secured a role in the project, with Jesse Eisenberg in talks for a lead role. Jesse Eisenberg’s deal has now been finalized, although it still isn’t clear what kind of character he is playing. No character details were given for Ellen Page or Penélope Cruz’s characters either.

Woody Allen will direct from his own screenplay, with Letty Aronson and Helen Robin. All that is known about the story is that it will be set in Rome.

Like Jesse Eisenberg, the Untitled Woody Allen Project will be Ellen Page’s first movie with the legendary filmmaker. Penélope Cruz previously worked with Woody Allen in the 2008 comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona, where she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Untitled Woody Allen Project comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penélope Cruz. The film is directed by Woody Allen.

Source: Movie Web




Posted on April 14th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

The line-up for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival has been announced.

Out of competition Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will see it’s world premiere. The festival runs from 11th to 22nd May, with Robert De Niro head of this year’s Jury. Bong Joon-ho, director of Mother and The Host, will led the Caméra d’Or panel to decide the best debut feature.

Can’t wait to see Penélope on the red carpet!




Posted on March 4th, 2011 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one


Penélope Cruz and Jeff Bridges appear as Disney characters Belle and the transformed prince, from Beauty and the Beast, in the Annie Leibovitz photo “A Tale as Old as Time,” shot for Disney Parks’ “Let the Memories Begin” campaign in 2011.

What a cute image! And from my very favorite Disney film at that! ;) Watch the famous clip that inspired the moment here.







Posted on March 1st, 2011 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Plenty more photos of Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem at the Oscars have been added. Check out a few video clips of her on the red carpet after the break.




Posted on March 1st, 2011 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates - 1 Comment / Leave one

Penélope Cruz is on the cover of Marie Claire (France) for this month. It is not a new photoshoot but scans have been added.




Posted on February 28th, 2011 - Filed in News & Gossip, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

The Cruz/Bardem duo was spotted in the audience of the Oscar telecast a few times throughout the evening. They looked to be enjoying themselves although Javier Bardem lost the Best Actor award to Colin Firth and his film Biutiful which was up for Best Foreign Language film was defeated by Denmark’s In a Better World.

Here are some details regarding Cruz’s stunning return to the red carpet look!

One month after welcoming a baby boy, Penelope Cruz dazzled on the red carpet at Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Walking hand-in-hand with her Oscar-nominated husband Javier Bardem, Cruz, 36, showed off her enviable figure in a curve-hugging red L’Wren Scott design. The new mom accessorized her awards show ensemble with yellow oval and pear shaped chandelier earrings and a pink sapphire ring, both by Chopard.

It is Cruz’s first red carpet appearance since she gave birth to their first child last month in L.A., reportedly named Leo Encinas.

Although the Spanish superstar couple have remained fairly mum about their new family, Bardem couldn’t help but gush while accepting a Goya Award in his native Spain Feb. 13.

“I dedicate [this award] to my wife and son for awakening my heart and smile every day,” Bardem, 41, said.

Source: US Weekly




Posted on February 27th, 2011 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

More images of Penélope Cruz at the Oscars have been added. She looks so incredibly stunning! Can you believe this woman just had a baby?!




Posted on February 27th, 2011 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz made her first public appearance since giving birth tonight at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Her husband Javier Bardem is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Biutiful. The talented couple look gorgeous! The first photos of Penélope have been added to the gallery.

More details regarding her look will be added as it becomes available. And good luck to Javier tonight!







Posted on February 6th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Video Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Walt Disney Pictures has provided ComingSoon.net with an extended version of the Super Bowl spot for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 20, the comedy adventure stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush.





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