"house" part is unlikely, but is Eva Longoria about to become a wife?
During an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show last week Jamie Foxx referred
to Spurs guard Tony Parker as Longoria's "boyfriend and soon-to-be
husband," sending ripples through the gossip industry. Foxx was in the past
linked romantically with Longoria, but he and Parker are far from rivals. The
two plan to work together on a rap song for Parker's debut album, which will be
recorded partly en Fran�ais. (Parker grew up in France.) Said Foxx of his
collaborator's French flow, "It's sexy. I don't know what he's saying. He
could just be saying, 'Order me dinner.' It's a trip to hear it."
?There are two
people Matt Leinart won't be bringing to the NFL draft on April 29 in New York
City. The USC quarterback fired his agent, Leigh Steinberg, just two weeks
before the big day (he replaced him with Tom Condon), and now his friends say
he has split with Brynn Cameron (right), his girlfriend of a year. A rep for
Leinart declined to comment. Cameron, a guard on the USC basketball team, will
be a junior next season.
?If Tommy Lasorda
can have his own blog, then why can't Abner Doubleday? Well, he's been dead for
113 years. Enter writer Paul Davidson, who imagined e-ramblings from 175 late
historical figures--including Wilt Chamberlain and Babe Ruth--in The Lost
Blogs: From Jesus to Jim Morrison. (The book hits shelves on May 8.) Among the
revelations in Davidson's faux musings: Chamberlain met his 14,373rd girlfriend
while in line for a hot dog, and the man credited with inventing baseball found
it utterly boring. When it comes to watching a game, writes Davidson as
Doubleday, "I would rather get shot in the neck with a bullet. And I was,
during the Battle of Gettysburg."
that Hollywood loves an underdog: Last month Tim (Pops) Frisby, the retired
Army Ranger who enrolled at South Carolina at age 39 in 2004 and played wide
receiver for Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks, sold the rights to his story to a
Warner Bros. executive. And autistic high school basketball manager Jason
(J-Mac) McElwain, who scored 20 points in four minutes during a February game,
sold his story to Columbia Pictures, where Magic Johnson will be executive
producer. Said Johnson, "When we go to the movies, this is the type of
story we want to see."
?Does having two
Olympic medals automatically make you Big Man on Campus? Joey Cheek, who won
speedskating gold and silver in Turin, will find out soon enough. The
26-year-old is planning to enroll in college this fall--at Princeton, Stanford
or Yale, he says--and MTV will document his exploits on Joey Cheek Goes to
College, which premieres on mtvU on May 1. The network also went on a
humanitarian trip to Zambia with Cheek, who says his show will be more serious
than, say, Newlyweds. "Those shows are fun to watch," says Cheek,
"but there's more to me than sitting around swearing and getting
wasted." Wherever he enrolls, he's already pinned down a major.
"Economics," he says. "Nothing says TV ratings like