Yesterday on her birthday, Pe was spotted in Paris, France doing what appears to be a photoshoot for Lancôme. Celebrity-Gossip.net 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.
Yesterday, April 28, 2010 is Penélope Cruz’s 36th birthday. We at Penelope-Cruz.org 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.
A fantastic treat will be hitting newsstands soon!
Penélope Cruz guest-edited next month’s French Vogue, which has three different covers.
One cover sees modern day screen legends Penélope, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts. All the ladies are wearing (RED) clothing, designed to eliminate AIDS in Africa.
While on the other covers, she poses as the other half of Bono’s face, and finally, she toplessly embraces Meryl Streep.
I do not have access to this magazine but I’m hoping we will have scans soon. Please consider donating the other various Pe covers if you manage to obtain and scan them – it would be tremendously appreciated! I can’t wait to see the inside contents!
The full length theatrical trailer for Sex and the City 2 was released today. You can watch it in high definition at Yahoo.com. Penélope Cruz has a small role as a character named Lydia in the movie which releases on May 10, 2010.
Region 1 Special Features include the following:
– Commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca
– 8 Featurettes
– 3 Music Videos
– Sophia Loren Remembers Cinecitta Studios (Blu-ray only)
– BD Exclusive: Screen Actors Guild Q&A (Blu-ray only)
– movieIQ+sync featuring the “Nine” Playlist and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie! (Blu-ray only)
Entertainment in Video has also announced the Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray release of Nine for the April 19, priced at around £19.99 and £24.99 respectively.
Region 2 Special Features include the following:
– The Incomparable Daniel Day Lewis Featurette
– The Women of Nine Featurette
– Director Rob Marshall Featurette
– Behind the Look of Nine Featurette
– The Dancers of Nine Featurette
– The Choreography of ‘Cinema Italiano’ Featurette
– The Choreography of ‘Be Italian’ Featurette
– Making of ‘Cinema Italiano’ Featurette
– ‘Take It All’ Music Video
– ‘Cinema Italiano’ Music Video
– ‘Unusual Way’ Music Video
– Sophia Loren Remembers Cinecitta Studios (BD Exclusive)
– Screen Actors Guild Q&A Session (BD Exclusive)
ComingSoon.net got some scoop on the fourth Pirates film and Pe’s role in it. It makes me very excited to hear that her role will be a bit fiesty! The Rob Marshall-directed film is scheduled to start filming in June for a May 20, 2011 release.
In February, we learned that both Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz were joining Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It was reported that McShane would play the villain Blackbeard, but it wasn’t clear which role Cruz would take on.
In talking with MTV, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that Cruz is playing Blackbeard’s daughter. “She’s the daughter of the bad guy,” he said. You can expect “a little romance between Captain Jack and the new character that Penélope plays.” He said “she brings a lot of humor to it. And the fact that she’s so feisty.”
Bruckheimer added that Blackbeard is “the nastiest pirate ever.”
The producer also confirmed that Geoffrey Rush, who played Barbossa in the first three Pirates films, is indeed returning.
As for more roles to be cast, Bruckheimer said they they are “looking for some new kids to be in it, we’re testing right now.”
Asked how different this film will be, he said “we’re going to take a whole new direction,” but he did mention that “it is a continuation of what you saw last time, he’s in search for the Fountain of Youth.”
Source: Coming Soon
Penélope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis of Nine are featured in the seventh annual NY Times Great Performances Portfolio for 2010. The issue is a photographic celebration of the year’s best performances, and they have chosen actors who stunned and delighted us this past year. It was the February 21, 2010 issue. She was in it last year as well. Coincidentally photographed exclusively on the set of Nine.
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.
Yesterday Pe attended the Press Conference before the Oscars and I have now added pictures. She looked more casual in a black and blue dress, but gorgeous as if we’d expect anything less.
Stay tuned for more Oscar updates. Not only is Cruz nominated but she will be presenting tonight as well.
Big thanks to Jess of our sister site Kate Hudson Heaven for alerting us to the 20/20 video being online. This is all that aired I believe, and Pe’s segment comes in about 05:21.