Penelope Cruz gets the presidential treatment

Penelope Cruz attended the Spanish Institute Gold Medal Gala in New York. Also in attendance was former president Bill Clinton who was a seat over from Penelope. Unfortunately, Oscar De La Renta was in Bill’s way (That’s what we call a “cock-block,” kids.), so Slick Willy took some evasive action and switched seats to be closer to his target, according to Page Six:

After being presented with a medallion from Queen Sofia, Clinton told the audience, “I was trying to figure out exactly why I would receive this award tonight. It may be because, even though I’m not of Spanish descent, I’ve seen every one of Penelope Cruz’s movies – and I liked them all.”


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