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Posted on October 9th, 2009 - Filed in "Nine" (2009) - 1 Comment / Leave one

Variety reports that Nine is being pushed back to December 18th. A bad move in my opinion, but at least it’s not that big of a wait.

The Weinstein Co. has shifted the release date of the Rob Marshall musical Nine. Tuner, which was set to go out Nov. 25, will now see a limited bow Dec. 18 in Gotham and Los Angeles before TWC opens it wide on Dec. 25.

The move takes Nine out of direct competition with The Road, the Weinstein Co.’s post-apocalyptic road pic skedded for Nov. 25.

Shift reps yet another release change made because of The Road, whose release was moved several times before TWC finally settled on the Nov. 25 date.

The Weinstein Co. said Nine‘s date change was not made due to production delays.

Nine will now open against James Cameron’s Avatar, serving as counterprogramming for L.A. and New York specialty auds. The Christmas expansion pits it against Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey Jr., and Meryl Streep-Steve Martin-Alec Baldwin romantic comedy It’s Complicated.

Based on Federico Fellini’s , Nine stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz and follows a director confronting a midlife crisis while juggling the various women in his life.

Posted on October 9th, 2009 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Magazines - 0 Comments / Leave one

Today the cover for the much anticipated November issue of Vogue has been released! It featured the ladies of Nine; Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Cruz photographed exclusively by Annie Leibovitz.

What do you think? I’m honestly not loving the cover and a bit let down, although I think Penélope by far looks the best! I’m still really excited to see what’s on the inside though! Stay tuned for scans.

Posted on October 7th, 2009 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

I have now scanned the Vanity Fair November feature for Captivating Cruz. Enjoy the HQ scans :)

Posted on October 6th, 2009 - Filed in "Nine" (2009), Photo Updates - 2 Comments / Leave one

New images from Nine featuring Penelope have been released and they are amazing! Can’t wait to see this one. And pretty soon we will have the Vogue November cover to debut, supposedly hitting stands Oct 20, the Nine ladies posed for earlier this year.

Still itching for more from the Nine vixens? Be sure to view other released production stills with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Marion Cotillard!

Posted on September 28th, 2009 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates, Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Va-va-voom! Penélope Cruz takes the cover of the November issue of Vanity Fair, and wowzas, she looks incredible in a ravishing new photoshoot.

Some years ago, when Penélope Cruz was still on her way up the movie-star ladder, I had a behind-the-scenes adventure with her that gave me a chance to see what the Spanish actress is made of. I had arranged for her to do a cover shoot for Interview, the magazine I then edited, and on the day of the shoot I got a call from the photographer, who was freaking out. She had planned a bunch of fun setups, but the day hadn’t even begun yet and now Cruz’s minders were demanding that the photographer make it snappy: there wasn’t time to do anything but a few basic shots. The huffs and snits were about to spoil the shoot, so I headed over to the location, a nightclub on 14th Street, to see if I could fix things. I quickly sussed out the real reason Cruz’s people were trying to cut the shoot short: she had been summoned for a meeting later that same day with the other Cruise, as in Tom, who back then, in 2000, was still considered Mr. It. I got nowhere with her Spanish rep—apparently our rinky-dink photo shoot was chopped liver in comparison with a meeting with Hollywood’s top gun—so I marched into hair and makeup, where the actress was getting spiffed up for the first picture, and pleaded our case directly. She looked horrified that we’d been made to feel rushed and small, and asked me to tell our photographer that she was honored to be working with her and was committed to posing for all the images she wanted.

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 Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Yesterday in Toronto Pe attended the Sony Pictures Classics Dinner. At the event she bumped into An Education stars Carrey Mullgan and Peter Sarsgarrd.

Posted on September 12th, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009), Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Broken Embraces had a screening at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival on Thursday and glowed wearing an aqua RM by Roland Mouret Daphne one shoulder dress.

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 July 27th, 2009 - Filed in "G-Force" (2009) - 0 Comments / Leave one

The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend.

Walt Disney Pictures’ G-Force, producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s first 3-D film, debuted in the top spot at the domestic box office with an estimated $32.2 million from 3,697 theaters. The comedy adventure, about highly trained guinea pigs, was directed by visual effects guru Hoyt Yeatman and stars Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan and Kelli Garner. It averaged $8,697 per theater for the three days.


Posted on May 30th, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar pays homage to filmmaking and his muse Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces, a movie about a director who has a passionate affair with his leading lady

The picture, Almodovar’s fourth collaboration with Cruz, which is in competition at the Cannes film festival, recalls “films noirs,” classic comedies and screen sirens of the past.

It includes a scene from Roberto Rossellini’s Viaggio In Italia starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders and the film-within-a-film revisits Almodovar’s 1988 hit Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.
“I fully believe that cinema can make life more perfect,” the Oscar winner told reporters recently after Broken Embraces was warmly applauded at a press screening.

Posted on May 30th, 2009 - Filed in "Los abrazos rotos" (2009) - 0 Comments / Leave one

It’s very likely many have seen at least one 2009 best picture nominee, or maybe even the winner. And now that Cannes is only a memory, it’s time to shuffle through the possibilities before the onslaught of Venice, Telluride and Toronto speculation.

It’s possible any of the noted foreign films could spill over into a few other categories. Perhaps Penelope Cruz has an outside shot at best actress for Rotos (though the film’s relatively mild reception doesn’t bode particularly well), as does non-Cannes foreign entry Coco Before Chanel‘s lead Audrey Tatou (the film has already opened in France, where it’s been a huge success). Screenplay, and occasionally director, have always had a tendency to be supplementary gifts for foreign language films, so if Ribbon or Prophet in particular really take off with critics this fall (which I’m sure they will), it could happen. But for the major categories, one should always look to the English language, as that’s how Oscar voters tend to like their movies.

Source: IndieWire

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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