Penelope Cruz in purple L’Wren Scott: beautiful or kind of cheap looking?


On Friday, Penelope Cruz got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lately, lots of bigger celebrities gave been getting their “stars” which is kind of cool – I mean, I’d rather Penelope get a star than, like, Snooki. I like that many foreign celebrities have been getting stars too – because I think the international celebrities feel more honored, and seem truly moved by this symbol of Hollywood acceptance. Colin Firth practically wept at his Walk of Fame ceremony, and Helen Mirren invited her family, including her step-kids and step-grandkids, to come and celebrate her foot and hand-prints at Grauman‘s Chinese Theatre. Penelope seemed genuinely happy too – her husband, Javier Bardem escorted her to the ceremony, and Johnny Depp gave a nice speech, as did Penelope’s Nine director Rob Marshall. Surprisingly A-list for such a cheesy ceremony, right? I love it.

Johnny Depp can’t say enough good things about Penélope Cruz as an actress, costar – and as a new mom.

“She’s an inconceivably phenomenal mommy, which I’ve witnessed firsthand, and it’s pretty incredible,” Depp said on Friday of Cruz, who gave birth to a son in January. “She’s as loyal and true a friend as anyone could ever dream of and I’m very privileged to be able to have her in my life.”

Cruz, who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of El Capitan Theater on Friday, feels just as lucky to have worked with Depp. In fact, she credits the actor with improving her language skills.

“I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: One was, ‘How are you?’ The other was, ‘I want to work with Johnny Depp,’ ” Cruz, 37, said Friday. “In the last 10 years I’ve worked with him twice, and that has improved my English.”

The Oscar winner worked with Depp on Blow and most recently on The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and she calls her costar a prankster on set.

But how would Depp describe their time together?

“It’s been a long road of giggles,” Depp added. “There’s nothing bad to say. I’ve even tried to provoke her into some fit of anger, it doesn’t work, I get nothing. Giggles, more giggles.”

Cruz has certainly had a lot to be happy about recently. The actress married Javier Bardem in July 2010 and the pair welcomed a son named Leo earlier this year. Cruz, the first Spanish-born actress to receive a star, was grateful for the honor and thanked her family “and of course my wonderful husband and my son for making me so happy every day.”

[From People]

The first Spanish star? Then it’s especially nice. Good for Penelope! And considering she just recently had a baby, I’m not going to talk about how much I dislike this L’Wren Scott dress. It’s kind of cheap-looking, right? Whoops, I guess I talked about it. Since I’m being bitchy and over-critical, I also dislike Penelope’s cheap-looking too-light highlights. They look so trashy! And since we’re talking about clothes, I’m so glad Johnny put on his grossest-looking pair of jeans and his dirtiest flannel shirt.

By the way, Penelope and Javier’s son is named Leo. I mean, I don’t know it for a solid fact, but all of the reports claim the name is Leo, and Penelope and Javi haven’t denied it.

Oh, and Penelope’s heels were so crazy she almost feel down as she was walking to her star. I would love to see her do a ditzy comedic role where she had to do pratfalls – look at her face! She’s so funny.





Photos courtesy of Fame & WENN.

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  1. Oi says:

    I know its Johnny Depp and all, but I think he could have put on something a teensy bit nicer for the ceremony. At least pants without holes.

    Congrats to Penelope! I still really really want her hair.

  2. Rita says:

    I think Penelope looks great in that color and the womanly fit is just right for her.

    As for the star on the walk of fame being “cheesy”, I agree that is what it’s become in giving out the “honor” to anyone who will pay for it. However, the walk of fame committee should elevate their standards and reinstitute the star honor as something of value. It’s been a celebrated tradition in Hollywood for decades and the current policy is very bad PR for the industry.

  3. Bubulle says:

    Why did she get a star? I remember when it actually meaned something to get one, now it’s just used as a promotion tool,how tacky.

  4. Alix says:

    How “inconceivably phenomenal” a mother could she be yet? What, she can change a diaper? Take it down a notch, Johnny. And take a shower while you’re at it.

  5. Runs with Scissors says:

    She looks great, it’s the hair with all the cheesy streaks that looks cheap. It’s so pretty and healthy looking, she should stick with a classy, rich chocolate color.

    She’s not my fave, hated Nine, the duck face and annoying accent aside, they look happy and it’s great to see.

  6. lisa says:

    The actor or actress BUYS the star. It is not given.

    I hate that. Mainly because if you get a celebrity that is not into that then they don’t have one. I can name at least 5 celebrities that should have a STAR on the Hollywood walk of Fame and at least 10 that you go WTF does he/she need a star for.

    Yes it use to be ICONIC.. now not so much. I love PC but there are people who should have one before her.

  7. tango says:

    Ok, the dress is kinda tacky but she sure rocks it in the chest area.

  8. Kaboom says:

    Mucho gusto.

  9. Susan says:

    The dress is too small in the midsection.

    She should have worn a corset or some sort of body shaper underneath it cause it’s puckering in the midsection a wee bit.

    Nice cut otherwise. Beautiful color on a beautiful woman.

  10. Kaye1 says:

    I love the dress. It’s a beautiful color and I commend Penelope for knowing that this ceremony involves bending over and she chose to not flash everyone her tatas.

  11. Lynda says:

    tits maGoo, holy cow.

  12. Girafe99 says:

    This is probably blasphemous but is Johnnny Depp starting look his age?

  13. tpass says:

    So Johnny will not only pose but hug Penelope but will barely stand by Angie. What’s up with that?

  14. Designer says:

    Penelope Cruz and Johnny! They are very beautiful couple

  15. malachais says:

    She looks like she has some spanx under the dress, but I love the fit. Poor Penny, she is probably tired and stumbled a bit, but Javier was there to keep her from falling :). Johnny’s words were so incredibly sweet, they must be dear friends.

    I am super envious of her hair!!

  16. Reality says:

    I agree tpass, it’s weird.

    I still don’t think he and Jolie got along, but I believe he’s probably contractually obligated to say nice things about his costar.

    He said ‘She’s kind of a walking poem’, but he also described the scenery as a poem too. It all just sounded hallow to me, like empty platitudes.

    Maybe I’m wrong though, and they did like each other. Maybe Penelope and him just have a warmer relationship.

  17. Devon says:

    There were reports that Vanessa didn’t want Johnny to do the film because of Angie’s reported man eating. She was really worried that he was going to leave or sleep with her. Perhaps that’s why he is standoffish around AJ.

  18. lisa says:


    Well the difference is the tabloids were tying to create drama: Sell mags. saying they didn’t get along, or they were having an affair.

    So they made sure not to feed the beast. I think they got along just fine.. but that’s not what some in the public want to hear. GOES against their set premise that Angie is not liked.. when in fact. EVERYONE that has ever worded with her has said nothing but good things about her as a person and a professional.

    But that fact doesn’t sell rags or feed the non fan’s need to find something negative to put on her. Just like here. She has nothing to do with this thread YET there you go.

  19. Zzzzzzzzz says:

    Well said Lisa, couldn’t agree more.

  20. Solveig says:

    The header pic made me think it was something about the premier of Pirates of the Caribbean 🙁
    I like the dress, especially the cut, the colour not so much but in general I don’t like the shades of violet. She looks like a doll, tho.
    Johnny, I really am a fan of yours but I’d love you to buy decent clothes and a brand new hat, although I have the suspect that that hat has for you the same meaning the blanket has for Linus.

  21. Reality says:

    It was just an innocent comment Lisa, I don’t hate on AJ, so there’s no need to defend your ladies honour so vigorously. But just for fun…..

    Maybe they didn’t get along! Maybe Johnny hated her! Maybe he thinks she’s the most repulsive woman he’s ever met.

    But that’s not what some of the loons want to hear. GOES against their set premise that Angie is an uncanonised saint.. when in fact she has admitted to having no close friends, and actors regularly say flattering things about their co-stars because it’s their JOB.

    But that fact doesn’t create an image suitable for a half-decent Brangelina shrine, or feed the superfan’s need to find something positive to worship.

    But who knows really….

  22. Crash2GO2 says:

    She looks beautiful in that dress, but poor thing seems to be sucking in her tummy HARD. And she needs to leave her hair alone and let it get healthy. I’ve seen photos when it isn’t styled and last 4 or 5 inches are really rough.

    And I like how easy she and JD are together.

  23. khaveman says:

    I thought the makeup was catty but liked the dress color a lot. A little too tight but she is radiant. Johnny always gets my love but he looks like a dingy hobo. Something a little less ‘predictable’ on him would be a refreshing change. Congrats to Penelope!!

  24. Devon says:

    I thought the dress looked familiar. Jessica Simpson wore a similar L’Wren Scott dress last year and Reese Witherspoon wore one in 2009, both with short sleeves.

  25. Cheyenne says:

    Devon: There were reports that Vanessa didn’t want Johnny to do the film because of Angie’s reported man eating. She was really worried that he was going to leave or sleep with her.

    Honey, do you really believe everything you read in the tabloids? 🙄

  26. poppy says:

    you have to stop reading the tabloids and get out a bit more. A few months ago Johnny was on David Letterman saying after having dinner with Brad and Angie, he kept their dog for the night and his son played video games with Maddox or Pax.
    So if you want to believe he did not like Angelina, go ahead, by the way his girlfriend is French, a little more sophisticated than sophomoric like you.

  27. Elizabeth says:

    I thought the dress looked ill-fitted around the waist (it pinches in – not the best choice of “control garments” I think) and the hem could have been shorter. BUT she did impress me with the high neckline (yes, she would be bending over) and the color is very nice. And she just had a baby, so a soft waist is hardly a sin!

  28. truetalk says:

    her lactating breasts are probably engorged and painful packed up like that.

  29. Jacq says:

    I will forgive the chintzy-looking dress and the fact that you can totally see Spanx lines, given the fact that she JUST had a baby. However, that gives her no excuse for the horrible, clipped-in-looking highlights.
    Good for her, though! Go Pene!

  30. Louise says:

    For the past 10 years or so anybody could get a star. Instead of being an honor it became cheesy. I don’ know when “Pirates” comes out but a lot of these ceremonies are done to promote a new film. Also didn’t Penelope give birth just a couple of months ago? It’s a bit rude to make fun of her weight.

    I don’t know why but it always shocks me when people like Reality and Devin believe tabloids whole heartedly. Both Johnny and Angelina said they spent a lot of time together with their families and as couples. I don’t know why people think that he was forced to say nice things and create stories. If he really hated her Johnny could have just said Angelina was nice and professional. It seems like too much work to spread lies. It would be too easy for them to forget a lie in an interview.

  31. jinni says:

    Johnny, Javier, and Penny have been friends for awhile now which could explain why he’s so at ease with her.

    Plus, Johnny said in an interview that he made a concerted effort to not be to close to Angie physically because he knew it would cause the tabs to speculate on her faithfulness to Brad. He didn’t want to do anything that would add to the media circus that surrounds her. He knows what it’s like to have the media scrutinze every aspect of a relationship (ex. his relationships w/ Winona Ryder and Kate Moss). So, by appearing physically distant to Jolie he was trying to do her a favor, but of course the media spun his act of kindness into lies about him hating her, which wasn’t the case.

  32. lisa says:

    I think too she looks sucked in because she is wearing some support under her dress. But she is still very beautiful.

    Regarding Jessica and Reese wearing the same one. As soon as I read that comment the picture popped in my head. Jessica had that same problem with the dress she wore. I think it is cut small in the top. Thus women with more on the top look a bit squeezed in.

    I wonder why stylist don’t do more research when getting clothing for their clients. It seems sometimes like they just recycle the same cloths over and over again.

  33. Hakura says:

    She has a beautiful figure, but I don’t like the cut of this dress at all. It needed a deeper neckline, & to hit just above the knee. It just looks so awkward.

  34. sasa says:

    Penelope doesn’t look her best but I shouldn’t even mention her next to Johnny. He is the ultimate style offender. Not a fan of the look at all, it just looks like he couldn’t bother and I find that to be a bit rude.

    I’m not even a big fan of suits usually, just some decent pants, shirt buttoned up and lose both the glasses and the worn out hat and we’d be in business.

  35. Flounder says:

    I’m not a fan of the dress..but I think she still looks fantastic!

  36. jenny says:

    Johnny Depp has always dress un-ordinary. It is just apart of who Johnny is. I can’t really explain it.
    Penelope has been friends with him for years and knows him well. If Johnny Depp arrived at her event in a suit and tie. Both Penelope and Javier would think Johnny had gone crazy or was sick.

  37. ctkat1 says:

    I’d love to see Penelope and Sofia Vergara in some sort of female comedy romp- that could be a lot of fun!

  38. Sue says:

    Reality@ I don’t see why you feel Johnny and Angelina didn’t get along I mean why would he agree to watch her and Brad dog if they didn’t get along, why did Brad, Angelina and the kids visit Vanessa and Jonny at their house or why would Brad take his 4 older kids and Johnny’s 2 kids fishing, these are not things you do when you don’t like somebody.

  39. vicki says:

    i’m amazed julia roberts didn’t show up and try to molest javier.

  40. wunderkindt says:

    The dress is only ok. But really it’s Dep who needs the makeover. He’s had the exact SAME look for over a decade now, and it’s gotten very boring. I’d like to see him do a change!

  41. HotLatino says:

    How can some of you say that she doesn’t deserve a star, she won a freaking Oscar! PC is as A-list as you can get!

  42. jae says:

    her hair is the problem

  43. Jess says:

    Ugh, Johnny and I are SO taking a break right now. Why does he continue to dress like a twenty-something bohemian musician?

  44. Zelda says:

    Ill-fitting. Good colour, though.

  45. tracking says:

    Guess I’m in the minority, but I think she looks wonderful. Love the color and cut, find it hard to believe she just had a kid! I’m in the majority where Depp is concerned. He looks silly and unkempt.

  46. Rosanna says:

    I love the way she looks and the radiance coming from her face. And I usually don’t like her 😉

  47. TXCinderella says:

    Ewwww, No, you can see the line of her spanx. She definitely could have picked something more flattering to wear. She is a beautiful woman and that dress does not do her justice…at all.

  48. TXCinderella says:

    As for Johnny, I love him and think he is hot looking, but he must get his clothes out of the dumpster or a really nasty second hand store. His jacket has all kinds of stains on it.

  49. kelbear says:

    What do celebs have to do to get their hand and footprints in the cement?

  50. LadyBert62 says:

    I must be in a critical mode today but I hated this dress – it is tooooo much purple – too dark and too tight. But then I dont think she is especially pretty either. Just what is the criteria for getting this award – it seems that EVERYONE now has it! And Johnny, I think you have such a beautiful face especially when you smile but can you please just try to improve your wardrobe – you look like a bum off of the streets or maybe a teenager trying to adult edgy – you are old enough to dress like an adult!

  51. bagladey says:

    These L`Wren Scott dresses are suspect because while the styles and colours are nice, the dresses look of inferior quality, poorly made and with scant fabric, like they were made in Asia.

  52. Ruffian9 says:

    Penelope is gorgeous. I’ve always coveted her hair, among other things. The dress looks a little cheap; I’m not a L’Wren Scott fan.

  53. LBeees says:

    This is the same dress that ScarJo wore to the Oscars, but a different cut. Same fabric, same color.

    It looked better on ScarJo.

  54. pamerie says:

    Who cares. She would look great in a paper sack. What a beautiful lady. Same for Johnny Depp. What a beautiful man.

  55. Newbie says:

    She is breathtakingly beautiful. That color makes her skin look amazing.

  56. samihami says:

    Cheap, tacky, trashy. What I’ve come to expect from her.

  57. Anon73 says:

    the dress seems a bit too snug on her; it will probably fit better in a few weeks time as the remaining excess baby weight comes off. meanwhile, she looks gorgeous !! way to go Mamacita Penelope ! ; -)