London, Jan 4 : France's highest order of merit has been called a `joke' after Salma Hayek was made a Chevalier - the country's most prestigious order of merit.
The news that she was being made a Knight of the Legion of Honour along with other actors and singers prompted one former minister to refuse the award, while others warned it would see Napoleon `turning in his grave'.
New York, Jan 3 - Mexican actress Salma Hayek is set to be honoured with French honour Legion d'Honneur.
According to the French President Nicholas Sarkozy's official New Year's list, Hayek will receive a formal induction, which includes a presidential medal pinning.
Her induction will likely occur at the Élysees Palace within the next two months, people. com reported as source as saying.
Washington, Jan 3 : Salma Hayek has been named in the official New Year's list, by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, to receive the Légion d'Honneur on Sunday.
The 45-year old will enter the five-tiered honor academy with the grade of Chevalier or `Knight', People magazine reported.
The Puss In Boots actress will receive a formal induction, which involves a Presidential medal pinning.
London, Dec 9 : Actress Salma Hayek, who is known for her curvaceous body, has revealed that as a teenager she suffered from body confidence crisis.
The Mexican actress while appearing on `The Graham Norton Show' to promote her new film ''Puss In Boots'' confessed to turning to Christ in a bid to boost her assets.
London, Nov 25 : Salma Hayek has revealed that it was “crazy” to work with Antonio Banderas on the new Shrek spin-off ‘Puss in Boots’.
The 45-year-old actress, who is a long-standing friend of the Spanish actor, said that the two had great chemistry while working on the animated film.
Hayek plays Kitty Softpaws alongside Banderas, who took on his famous role of Puss in the ‘Shrek’ series.
London, Nov 11 : Salma Hayek has revealed that she detests men looking at her breasts all the time.
Hayek, who is one of Hollywood’s most glamorous actresses, said that men talk to her most famous assets, even if she is fully clothed.
“Sometimes I talk to guys and even though I’m fully covered up they talk to my chest.”
“They don’t know they’re doing it and I don’t like to tell them,” said the 45-year-old. (ANI)
Washington, Nov 6 : Salma Hayek has admitted that she tricks her daughter, Valentina Paloma into healthy eating habits by hiding vegetables in her food.
It is Hayek’s acting skills, which comes in handy, while getting her daughter to eat the greens.
“I camouflage them. They love pasta … [so] I put [them] in tomato sauce,” People. com quotes her as telling Rachael Ray Show.
Washington, Oct 31 : Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek's "Puss in Boots" topped the box office this weekend, with an approximate 34 million dollars collection.
The DreamWorks 3-D animated film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, proved the popular character voiced by Antonio Banderas was a big enough draw outside the "Shrek" franchise, Fox News reported.
Los Angeles, Oct 28 - Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas have broken free of the stereotypes that once pigeonholed Hispanic and Spanish actors in Hollywood, now enjoying such elevated star status that they can carry films with their voices alone.
The sixth collaboration by the Mexican and Spaniard, "Puss in Boots", premieres Friday across the US and marks the first time the pair have worked together on an animated film.
Miami, Oct 18 - Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek presented the 3D animated film "Puss in Boots" in Miami aboard one of the biggest cruise ships in the world.
The film, produced by Dreamworks studios and directed by Chris Miller, combines action and humour to continue with the swordfighting feline's adventures.
London, Oct 12 : Salma Hayek has revealed that she has never undergone a botox treatment as the very thought of it gives her ‘heebie-jeebies’.
The 45-year-old actress says that her flawless and glowing skin is due to the beauty creams she uses.
“I have no Botox. The thought of a needle coming to my forehead, it really gives me the heebie-jeebies. So I’d rather put on my creams,” the Daily Mail quoted Hayek as telling Latina magazine.
Washington, Oct 8 : Hollywood star Salma Hayek has revealed that she loves wearing dresses because they always make her look good “quickly”.
Co-star Demi Moore had praised the 45-year-old actress’ sense of style, but the ‘Puss in Boots’ star expressed her love for dresses because she finds it easier to pick out one garment rather than put together a whole outfit.
New York, Oct 7 : Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek admits that there is nothing wrong by being a “late bloomer”.
Considering that she has a four-year-old daughter and that she has been married to husband, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, for less than three years, she knows what she’s talking about.
London, Oct 7 : Actress Salma Hayek, married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, loves being financially independent.
"I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence. I don't ever want to have to depend on anyone completely," contactmusic. com quoted the 45-year-old as saying.
Washington, Oct 7 : Actress Salma Hayek has insisted that even though her husband is a billionaire, she still loves her financial independence.
The 45-year-old star, who is married to a French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, revealed that she does not rely on her hubby for money though she admits that she is happy to have him beside her at her time of “trouble”
London, Sept 29 : Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has been forced to ditch high heels for flat shoes after injuring her ankle.
The `Frida' star was seen wearing flat black pumps and sporting a thick bandage around her right foot and ankle during an appearance at a press event in Warsaw, Poland, the Daily Express reported.
But the nature of the injury and how it happened had not been made public.
London, Sept 13 : Francois-Henri Pinault has finally broken his silence about his secret son with supermodel Linda Evangelista.
The French billionaire, married to actress Salma Hayek, insisted that four-year-old Augustin is an important member of his family since 2007.
He also said he has always `recognised' the boy as his own and that his three-year-old daughter Valentina treats him like a brother.
New York, Aug 18 :Actress Salma Hayek says she is not in favour of plastic surgery and one should embrace the aging process naturally.
"I believe that every woman is entitled to fight to preserve her youth," Hayek told Allure magazine.
But just not through plastic surgery.
"It's like the uniform of a generation, And it's not necessarily beautiful. It's not wrinkled-looking, but it's not beautiful," she said.
London, May 23 : Actress Salma Hayek pats herself for being a good homemaker.
"I am a housewife. I cook every night for my husband. I am most definitely a housewife. And a good one, I must say," ContactMusic quoted her as saying.
The 44-year-old actress who is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, was initially scared of moving to Paris.
London, April 23 : Movie bosses behind Salma Hayek and Kevin James' new film "Here Comes The Boom" have set down eco-friendly rules to make the shoot as green as possible.
The actors are currently filming the new comedy on location in Massachusetts, and the set has been specially designed to reduce waste.
New York, Mar 2 : Actress Salma Hayek is launching her own line of beauty and skin care products called ‘Nuance’.
The 44 year-old Mexican born beauty has confirmed ‘Nuance’, her line of glamorous goods with Mexico-based ingredients, will be hitting the chain drugstore CVS shelves next year, reports the New York Daily News.
Madrid, Feb 8 - Mexican actress Salma Hayek is the star of the new film by moviemaker and president of the Film Academy of Spain, Alex de la Iglesia.
Willy Toledo, Javier Gutierrez, Jose Mota, Juan Luis Galiardo and Santiago Segura complete the cast of "La Chispa de la Vida" (The Spark of Life) to be filmed in Madrid and Cartagena, publicists Dypcomunicacion said in a press release.
London, Jan 11: Salma Hayek is all set to bring the hit musical `Wicked' to the small screen in the form of a new mini series.
The massively popular Wizard Of Oz spin-off, based on Gregory Maguire''s 1995 book, `Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', is in production all over the world, bringing in millions of pounds.
Washington, Dec 30: Salma Hayek set the temperatures soaring when she got into the warm waters of Saint Barthelemy in a bikini.
The glamorous actress is vacationing in the French West Indies with her adorable three-year-old daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, reports Radaronline. com.
The 44-year-old Mexican-born actress showed her daughter how to brave the ocean, marching right in through the waves.
Washington, Dec 8: Salma Hayek has confessed that she entered the United States as an illegal immigrant.
The Mexican actress talks about her humble beginnings, her former undocumented immigrant status and her charity projects in an interview with V Magazine Spain, where she seductively poses for the cover titled `A Woman's Weapons'.
"I was an illegal immigrant in the United States," Fox News quoted Hayek as saying in the interview.