Penélope Cruz has a lot to be thankful for these days, in addition to getting hitched last year to Javier Bardem, having a baby boy in January, and starring in the upcoming Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides, the Oscar-winning actress is scoring a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

DimeWars has it that Cruz will be awarded the star today in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.  Cruz’s star will be the 2,436th star presented to an entertainer (I guess mine was lost in the mail or something—gotta check with the post office about that one).

Director Rob Marshall will present the award to Cruz, as “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will recognize Penelope for being the first Spanish actress to win an Academy Award.”

That’s really great and all, but seriously, when are they going to start recognizing bloggers with these things?  I mean, I entertain people with my daily witticisms and such (seriously, I do!  Mom emails me every day to tell me what a great job her little writer does every day, and that if the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce can’t recognize that, well, then they’re just jealous and not really my friends).  So come on, Hollywood!

What do you think about Cruz receiving a star?