by (@JordanRuntagh)

Johnny Depp Forced Penelope Cruz To Dress Up As “Poo”

We always figured that the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides must have been a pretty weird place to be, what with Johnny Depp, Keith Richards and Geoffrey Rush running around with swords and rum on an island stocked with tons of explosives. But we had no idea how strange the tides had gotten until we learned Johnny forced costar Penelope Cruz to come to the set dressed as a piece of poo after she lost a bet. What kind of bet would result in having to dress up as a piece of poo? Something tells us that we don’t want to know.

“Johnny and I are both fans of South Park and the character Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo,” the brown-eyed beauty explained to the Daily Mail. “It’s absurd but very funny. Johnny made this outfit for me and we had a bet which I lost. And I had to wear the Poo outfit on the set. He was on the floor laughing and crying and he took a thousand pictures of me which I hope never come to light. But, of course, now that I’ve said it, I’m sure they will appear somewhere.” We’re sure they will, under the caption “Hot S—“. This definitely has to break some SAG rules.

Check out more poo-costumed celebs in the gallery below! Oh wait, we don’t have one of those…Sorry guys.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Javier Bardem And Penelope Cruz’s Baby Is Here

Heads up! Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz‘s baby has arrived! At least according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, who are reporting that the bebe arrived on Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Hospital in L.A. The same day it was announced that Javier was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Biutiful! We don’t know what the sex or name is yet but since more reports are breaking about the Bardem-Cruz baby no.1 then we’re thinking… felicidad! We’ll keep you posted as and when we get more news, but we totally think they’re going to pick something super dramatic for a name. Exciting!

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Salma Hayek Heats Up Cannes’ Palme D’or Ceremony

Salma Hayek

Thailand took home its first Palme D’Or ever at Cannes this weekend for Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which is sort of like Snakes On A Plane in that the title describes the story and it’s full of wild animals (that may be where the similarities end, though). The avant-garde film doesn’t have an American release date yet, but with Alice In Wonderland‘s Tim Burton leading this year’s Cannes jury, we’re sure it will find its way here eventually. Among the gorgeous celebs attending the ceremony were Salma Hayek, Kate Beckinsale, Kirsten Dunst, Penelope Cruz, and acting winners Javier Bardem and Juliette Binoche. See what they wore in the gallery below.

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FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week


A musical based on 8 ½, the impenetrable Federico Fellini film from 50 years ago? God knows what anybody was thinking–aside from hoping that maybe this tuner would repeat the success of the Oscar-winning Chicago. The songs are pretty unmemorable and the story is as underpowered as an Audi on bricks, but there are some good things here. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the genius movie director who has run out ideas. Seeking refuge from his producers and the press at a seaside spa, he is both tormented and delighted by visions of the women in his life. Day-Lewis is as watchable as ever; Penelope Cruz does a pole dance, and Fergie is an unexpected surprise as a prostitute singing “Be Italian” like her next plate of pasta depended on it. Judi Dench warbling in a basque, however, is enough to make one drive nails through their eyes.

Extras: Commentary track, three music videos and plenty of “making of” featurettes.

– By C. Bottomley


2010 Oscar Polls: What You Think

We asked for your opinion in a series of polls during our Oscars Viewing Party last night. You agree with the Academy’s decision to give Best Picture to The Hurt Locker, Best Actor to Jeff Bridges and Best Actress to Sandra Bullock. But then you turned a bit nasty. You think the show itself was only “so-so” and that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were “average” in their hosting duties. You also think Avatar is overrated and that Twilight: New Moon got exactly what it deserved — not a single nomination. Full results below.


Penelope Cruz, the hottest supporting actress? Duh.


There’s a reason Mo’Nique and Maggie Gyllenhaal just about tied in this category. They’re both pretty damn cool.



Most of you thought Crazy Heart songwriter Ryan Bingham‘s ode to his wife was sweet, not cheesy — and we fully agree. What a lovely vision.



We’re not so sure George Clooney deserved hottest leading actor last night. He looked tired, and what a sour puss.



Yeah. None of these actors are cooler than The Dude.



We probably should have had an option between Killing it and Average in this poll, because this funnyman duo was definitely better than Average.

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2010 Oscars Viewing Party: The Hurt Locker Wins Big

The horse race between Avatar and The Hurt Locker ended tonight, with The Hurt Locker coming out on top. Katherine Bigelow beat out her ex-husband James Cameron to become the first female to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director. Other top prizes went to Jeff Bridges for Best Actor (Crazy Heart) and Sandra Bullock for Best Actress (The Blind Side). Relive the 2010 Oscars blow by blow by entering our viewing party below.


30 Best Dressed Ladies At The Golden Globes


Rain be damned! Hollywood’s elite came out for the Golden Globes in their finest, and man did they do it up right! Emily Blunt continued her streak as a red carpet princess in a pink frilly number, Marion Cotillard‘s sexy slit revealed some black lace, Tina Fey channeled Marilyn Monroe in a 50s-inspired frock, Sandra Bullock was bold in bright purple, and Olivia Wilde sizzled in a shimmery Gucci gown. Check out our top 30 best dressed A-list ladies below. [Photos: Getty Images]

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Style Wars: Women Of Nine Lookin’ Fine

Tied with Inglourious Basterds for the most Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations, Nine held a screening for the Italians last night in Rome. Gorgeous A-listers Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard represented the star-studded cast on the red carpet, and looked mighty fine doing so. Cruz was elegant in a pale pink curve-hugging beaded gown, while Cotillard showed some leg in a draped black velvet dress. Both of these critically-beloved actresses consistently bring their A-game to the red carpet, but who looked better last night? [Photos: Getty Images]

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by (@seapeaz)

Penelope Cruz’s Top 25 Hottest Outfits Ever


Stunning starlet Penelope Cruz continues to take our breath away both on and off-screen. She is currently starring in Pedro Almodovar‘s Broken Embraces which is nominated for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film and co-starring in the musical Nine which is also up for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Picture. When Penelope is  not sizzling on the big screen, she’s busy making jaws drop with her flawless features and fearless fashion picks.

Browse through 25 of Penelope Cruz’s hottest looks and outfits over the years, and be sure to tune into the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Friday, January 15th at 9PM EST – only on VH1. [Photo: Getty Images]

1. Goth Meets Glam
2. Biker Chick
3. Pretty Penelope
4. Let’s Tango
5. Shimmer & Shine
6. Short & Sexy
7. Sexy In Leather
8. Beige Bombshell
9. Beautiful Bride
10. Scarlet Fever
11. Little Black Dress
12. Business & Pleasure
13. Red, White & Blue
14. Bonjour!
15. Red Carpet Hottie
16. Tied Up
17. Lovely Latinas
18. Star-Studded
19. Hip-Hop Honey
20. Dazzling Diamond
21. Lady In Lace
22. Red Hot
23. Cute & Casual
24. Bold & Beautiful
25. Twins

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