Penelope Cruz
Yup, it’s that time of year again. The Met Gala returns May 1, as always the first Monday in May. The uniquely star-studded evening, a fundraiser for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be hosted by Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer and Dua Lipa, along with Vogue’
Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers” stars Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit as young mothers who meet at the hospital and whose babies are accidentally switched at birth.
It was a showdown between Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” and Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” for members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, but the group managed to give top honors to both on Saturday.
During a tribute to her career at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), Penelope Cruz recalled the Betamax videotape store that opened in her neighborhood, in a suburb of Madrid, when she was a child and that made her discover cinema.
Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz have brought some laughs to the Venice Film Festival. They’re in the comedy “Official Competition” that skewers their own craft, and apparently was as funny to make as it was to watch.
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine activists launched a renewed effort Tuesday seeking to legalize elective abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis after narrowly falling short last year.
CANNES, France (AP) — Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory” is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy.
A shiny and glamorous version of ancient Egypt ruled the evening — with entertainment royalty on the runway, too — as Chanel brought its traveling fashion show to New York and the famed Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing’s Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China’s hyper-adrenalized social media environment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this year.

More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
CANNES, France (AP) — In one of the biggest sales of the Cannes Film Festival, Universal Pictures has acquired the female-led spy thriller “355,” which Jessica Chastain has promoted as an antidote to male-centered action films.
CANNES, France (AP) — At last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain noticed the paucity of female-led action films at the movie marketplace.
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows.”
The experience of watching a few dozen or more films inside two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival can be jarring, exhilarating and exhausting — even for those who live and breathe cinema.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing a galaxy far away to the world’s most prestigious film festival.
PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is opening with a Spanish-language film — a psychological thriller starring Penelope Cruz — the first time since 2004 that the star-studded event is kicking off with a movie that’s not in English or French.