I came across this video today of Eva Longoria asking celebrities to get involved with her new charity that’s helping rebuild homes in Haiti, but something about the message seemed off.
Eva, along with eBay and Kompolt, have joined forces to auction off celebrity followers and “special Tweets” to bidders. Basically, if you want Ashton Kutcher or Lady Gaga to start following you on Twitter, all you have to do is make the highest donation to aHomeinHaiti.org. The video suggests that some celebrities can offer to donate a “follow” while other celebrities can donate a personal Tweet to the oh-so-charitable person. Probably something along the lines of “Big ups to @SuperCaringHuman 4 doing all the Haitians a solid!”
In the video Eva says that they’re auctioning off these Twitter “privileges” instead of memorabilia or other typical auction items, but I dunno… something about this feels kind of dirty to me. It’s basically just underlining the fact that people are more motivated by fleeting fame than they are by genuinely helping people. Do we really live in a world where someone is more likely to pay to have a celebrity follow them on a social networking site than toss some cash in the direction of their fellow man who’s in need? Gross.
That being said, you can feel free to follow me on Twitter. I might hit you back for free and uhhhh, technically I live next to a Haitian dude. Pretty much the same thing.
September 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm by Molls
Eva Longoria and her husband Tony Parker decided to give back big to their fans this year the old fashioned way: A straight-to-YouTube video of them reenacting the “Summer Nights” scene in Grease. It was made to spark interest in a contest Tony is running on his site for fans. He wants people to submit their own videos that top his and Eva’s and the best will win tickets to one of his games. I’m thinking you all have a pretty good chance of winning if all you need to do is top this crap.
If I were to summarize this video in one word, that word would be “yeesh”. It’s pretty tragic. I found it to be extremely awkward to watch, what with the strange extras and Eva’s too-yellow wig and the lip syncing… I was kind of embarrassed for them. I’m sure, however, that there is a market for this. So enjoy it if you’re that kind of person or get ready to watch with one eye if you’re more like me.
December 28, 2009 at 11:58 am by Molls
Today Forbes released their list of the highest paid women in primetime and I’m sure that more than one of the names will completely shock you. Tyra Banks took first place with her America’s Next Top Model hosting gig (making over $30 million in a twelve month period), and was followed by the Snow Princess herself, Katherine Heigl, whose earnings will also shock you. The complete list is here:
- Tyra Banks: $30 million
- Katherine Heigl: $18 million
- Marg Helgenberger: $9.5 million
- Eva Longoria: $9 million
- Mariska Hargitay: $8.5 million
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus: $8 million
- Maura Tierney: $8 million
- Tina Fey: $7 million
- Marcia Cross: $6.2 million
- Jennifer Love Hewitt & Ellen Pompeo (tie): $6 million
For the most part these ranking make sense, except for Tina Fey’s #8 spot, as she also writes and produces her hit show 30 Rock. Also, Jennifer Love Hewitt can still rack in 6 million a season for a TV show? Who knew? Do people still care about her? I was unaware. I’m also a bit surprised that a Seinfeld alum like JLD isn’t worth more than Heigl, who beside being a complete brat on and off the set of Grey’s, only makes crappy romantic comedies these days.
October 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm by Molls
Tony Parker got a little handsy with his scantily clad wife, Eva Longoria, on board a yacht in San Tropez.
In fairness, I was one of the many people who thought these two would never last. So far, they seem to be beating the odds. I’m happy for them. I really think they’ll be together another couple of years, even.
June 5, 2009 at 8:27 am by Evil Beet
OMG you guys did you see what I did there? With that headline? Because Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are at Cannes and they’re kissing? Jesus Christ I am so unbelievably funny.
OK really though if this headline prevents just one of you from pronouncing “Cannes” with an ‘s’ sound this week, it will all be worth it.
May 16, 2009 at 9:47 am by Evil Beet
Eva Longoria’s hubby — who is originally from France — has purchased the second-largest stake of ASVEL, France’s most titled professional basketball team, and he will, he says, begin serving immediately as the club’s Director of Operations. Not too shabby for a 26-year-old.
“Why not, why not?” Parker answered, when asked if playing for the French club itself was in his plans. “When I’m 36, 37 years old, who knows how my NBA will go. Why not play one more farewell year in France afterwards? I’ve raised the subject with Eva, and she has nothing against living in France.”
Parker also described his intention to expand his current Tony Parker Basketball Clinic operations around ASVEL’s home base in Villeurbane, a Lyons suburb, citing another celebrity athlete as model. “I’d like to center them as a training center in Lyons, something like David Beckham’s [soccer program].”
I’m very impressed with Tony’s decisions to expand his empire at a young age and invest in something other than his athletic skill, but I’m also very amused that he thinks he’ll be married to Eva Longoria ten years from now. It seems his long-range planning is strong in some areas and weak in others.