Penélope Cruz attended a Calvin Klein Collection & Los Angeles Nomadic Division Event in support of L.A. Arts month and ALAC on January 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Her look was kept simple and chic, she wore a gray dress by Giuseppe Zanotti with a white coat over top.
Earlier this week, Penélope joined Gerard Butler, Daniel Craig, and Charlize Theron for a fund raiser held at director’s Paul Haggis‘ house. She and Javier Bardem pledged $50,000 a year for five years to help rebuild schools in earthquake-torn Haiti.
The Hope For Haiti Now telethon has raised $58 million toward relief for Haiti disaster victims!
Friday’s star-studded event brought together Hollywood’s best and brightest to support the worthy cause and aired on more than 25 networks.
The Hope For Haiti Now album, comprised of the telethon’s performances, is also #1 on the iTunes charts in more than 18 countries over the weekend, CNN said.
Also, this past Sunday, The organization Artists for Peace and Justice hosted an event yesterday at director Paul Haggis’s home in Santa Monica to raise money for the devastated nation. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem were among the many famous hosts
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!
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
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
More coverage from the Golden Globes. Screencaps from red carpet interviews (which I posted here) and the ceremony are in the gallery.
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.
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.
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)!
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 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.
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.
• 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!
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. :)
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.