Penelope Cruz named ‘sexiest woman alive’

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Penelope Cruz arrives at Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.
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Penelope Cruz is the “sexiest woman alive,” according to Esquire. The 40-year-old actress is “impossibly beautiful,” Chris Jones writes. [Esquire]

Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez were honored for their philanthropic work at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills on Friday. [Los Angeles Times]

Former NBA great Magic Johnson was the honoree at the Carousel of Hope Ball Saturday in Beverly Hills. Kareem Abdul Jabbar presented Johnson with the Brass Ring Award, recognizing his humanitarian efforts. [Los Angeles Times]

Fashion designer and all-around-creative Karl Lagerfeld photographed his famous cat Choupette in various poses on an Opel Corsa for the automaker’s 2015 calendar. [WWD]


JC Penney has hired Marvin Ellison of Home Depot as its new president and CEO-designate. [Racked]