Pedro Almodovar Once Performed Oral Sex on an Actress to Get the Scene Right
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 10:00

While giving an interview at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, Pedro Almodóvar was asked how he manages to coax such amazing performances out of his actors. "I play all the roles on set," Almodóvar said. "In a film I made a long time ago, I even performed cunnilingus on an actress to show the actor how to do it," the legendary Spanish director told shocked reporters at a press conference for his new film, Broken Embraces, which is premiering at the festival.

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Penelope Cruz Gets Food Poisoning in Cannes
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/18/2009 - 16:41

Penélope Cruz became ill while in France for the Cannes Film Festival, People reports. The actress was scheduled to join movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in presenting a trailer and teaser for her upcoming musical Nine, but had to skip the event due to "some sort of food poisoning."

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Penelope Cruz Gets Outfitted in Chanel
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/18/2009 - 11:30

Penelope Cruz has all the luck. Not only does the Oscar-winning actress get to claim Javier Bardem as her man, but she was also dressed exclusively by Chanel in the upcoming Pedro Almodovar-directed Broken Embraces (see clips from the movie here).

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Pedro Almodovar's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" to become English-Language TV Show
By Norell Giancana | 04/24/2009 - 18:00

Filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, featuring a very youthful Antonio Banderas is coming to America. Fox Studios is developing an hour-long English-language series based on the film about two days in the life of a voice-over actress abandoned by her lover (Banderas). The woman finds herself in hilariously troubling situations as she frantically searches to find her man.

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Video: Sneak Peek at Penelope Cruz in Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces"
By Monica Herrera | 03/16/2009 - 15:14

Pedro Almodovar's new movie, Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)—which stars freshly minted Oscar winner Penelope Cruz and is said to be Spanish auteur's take on film noir—doesn't come out in the U.S. for another whole 8 months. But we're more than happy to taunt ourselves (and by extension, you—sorry!) with preview trailers, clips and behind-the-scenes scoops until we can finally see it.

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Video: Penelope Cruz Wins the Oscar!
By Monica Herrera | 02/22/2009 - 22:51

Congratulations, Penelope Cruz! The Spanish actress was officially chosen as this year's Best Supporting Actress by the Academy Awards on Sunday night, for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Renowned Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar Falls Victim to Madoff Scheme
By Mariela Rosario | 01/05/2009 - 17:30

Bernard Madoff operated a Ponzi scheme that eventually became one of the largest Wall Street scams in American history. Resulting in close to 50 billion dollars in losses for investors, the effects of the ponzi scheme have rippled across Latin America. Among those caught in the backlash is Celfin Capital SA, a Chilean brokerage house that was forced to cut their already tight budget in half after investors lost millions through Madoff.

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Penelope Cruz: "I'm Always Finding Ways to Sabotage Any Beautiful Moment"
By smundhra | 07/17/2008 - 14:55

Penelope Cruz may be on top of her game these days (red-hot career, gorgeous boyfriend, looks that could kill), but she wasn't always living the life of an A-lister. The normally reclusive Spanish star reveals a side of herself to W magazine we've never seen before—vulnerable, insecure, and impossibly shy for a woman whose every move is clocked by paparazzi.

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