Cruz Confirms Her Second Pregnancy…

It’s official… Penelope Cruz has confirmed her second pregnancy…

The news about the 38-year-old Spanish actress and her husband Javier Bardem expecting another child broke earlier this month. But Cruz’s publicist, Javier Giner, made it official this week.
Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
Cruz’s publicist says the To Rome with Love actress was “extremely happy and very excited” about the baby news. But Giner refused to give further details about the pregnancy, including the due date.

Cruz and Bardem are already the proud parents to 2-year-old Leonardo.

The power couple began dating after meeting on the set of Woody Allen‘s 2007 movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the film that earned Cruz an Oscar. They wed in July 2010 at ceremony at a friend’s home in the Bahamas. Six months later, in January 2011, Leonardo was born at Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Cruz shared her story with the press about being a mother, “From the first second, you feel so much love.” She added, “It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment, when you see that face, you are transformed forever.”

Cruz: This Year’s “Key To The Cure” Ambassador

Penelope Cruz is hoping to raise awareness about women’s cancer research.

The 38-year-old Spanish actress, who is currently starring in Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, has been named the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2012 Key To The Cure.

Penelope Cruz

As this year’s ambassador, Cruz will don a specially designed T-shirt by noted fashion designer Carolina Herrera that promotes women’s cancer research funding.

Herrera’s limited edition T-shirt will retail for $35 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and on One hundred percent of the proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund, benefiting charitable programs dedicated to finding new detection methods, better treatments and eventual cures for women’s cancers.

Penelope Cruz in Key To The Cure T-Shirt

“By purchasing this year’s SAKS FIFTH AVENUE KEY TO THE CURE T-shirt, designed by Carolina Herrera, you can help continue the innovative research already in progress,” says the Oscar-winning actress. “Cancer has affected each and every one of us in one way or another and I am thrilled to be involved with this wonderful cause.”

Cruz, who bared a shoulder earlier this year in a PETA anti-fur ad, will appear in a national public service announcement wearing Herrera’s limited edition T-shirt. The PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines in September and October.

The T-shirt debuts at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 1st.

Cruz Reportedly Expecting Second Child

Penelope Cruz may soon be welcoming a new addition to her familia

The 38-year-old Spanish actress is reportedly pregnant with her second child with husband Javier Bardem, according to the Spanish TV show Espejo Publico.

Penelope Cruz

The program claims that a source close to Cruz and Bardem, who will reportedly be appearing on screen together in The Counselor, confirmed that the Oscar winning actress is expecting her second child, less than two years after the arrival of their first child Leonardo was born.

In a recent interview the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star admitted that she’s enjoying her role as a housewife and mother, describing it as the “best thing in the world.”

Cruz, currently appearing in Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, married the 43-year-old Bardem in a secret ceremony in the Bahamas in July 2010, some 12 years after they first met on the set of 1992 film Jamon Jamon.

Cruz to Star in “The Counselor” and “Los Amantes Pasajeros” in 2012

It looks like Penelope Cruz will be having an incredibly busy remainder of the year…

The 38-year-old Spanish actress has reportedly joined the stellar cast of Ridley Scott’s next big project The Counselor, as previously predicted.

Penelope Cruz

Cruz—who will soon be appearing on the big screen in Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love—will appear as Michael Fassbender’s love interest in the dramatic film that’s been called No Country For Old Men on steroids.

Along with Cruz and Fassbender, The Counselor will star Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz.

In addition, Cruz could be teaming up again with noted Spanish director Pedro Almodovar this summer on his latest project, Los Amantes Pasajeros, according to

The Almodovar-penned comedy, which will star 36-year-old Spanish actress Paz Vega, follows a group of travelers who are placed in life-threatening situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. The passengers are defenseless in the face of danger, which provokes colorful confessionals that are their way to put out of mind the possibility they might be about to die.

Los Amantes Pasajeros will begin shooting this summer in Madrid.

Louis C.K. to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Film Project…

Louis C.K. will be returning to the big screen in a big way…

The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian, who last acted on film in 2009’s The Invention of Lying, has been added to the all-star cast of Woody Allen’s latest untitled film.

Louis CK

Louis C.K.—who recently nabbed four Comedy Central Comedy Awards—will join previously announced roster of A-list actors Bobby Cannavale, Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. The rest of the cast includes Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard.

Allen’s new film will be shot in New York and San Francisco this summer. This marks the noted director’s second time directing in San Francisco — his directorial debut, 1969’s Take the Money and Run, was also set there.

Allen recently won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Midnight In Paris. His upcoming film, To Rome With Love—starring Penelope Cruz—will hit theaters on June 22.

Cannavale to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Film

Bobby Cannavale’s red-hot career just got hotter…

The 42-year-old half-Cuban American actor has been cast in Woody Allen’s upcoming ensemble comedy.

Bobby Cannavale

Details about Allen’s follow-up project to To Rome with Love, which stars Penelope Cruz, haven’t been released yet. But Cannavale will join Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper and Alec Baldwin in the film.

Cannavale was most recently cast in the latest season of HBO’s Emmy-winning drama series Boardwalk Empire. And the award-winning actor will star in the Broadway revival of The Big Knife, which opens next April.

Cannavale most recently completed the Jeffrey FriedmanRob Epstein-directed Lovelace, which stars Amanda Seyfried as adult film star Linda Lovelace.


Cruz Dazzles at “To Rome with Love” Premiere…

Following their Oscar-luring partnership in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Penelope Cruz and Woody Allen are back with the director’s latest Europe-based drama To Rome with Love.

The 37-year-old Spanish actress and Allen appeared at the film’s premiere on Friday night at Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica.

Penelope Cruz

Much like she did at this year’s Oscars, Cruz stole the spotlight in her glamorous floor-length lace Dolce & Gabbana dress, which she paired with a Roger Vivier miniaudiere and Chopard jewelry.

Allen’s To Rome with Love unfolds in four vignettes. It’s a story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. Cruz plays a prostitute named Anna in the film.

Following its Rome premiere, the dramedy will have its first North American screening at the 18th annual Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday, June 14.

To Rome with Love will open nationwide on June 22.