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Eva Longoria joins cast of horror film "Visions"

Los Angeles, Feb 13 (EFE).- "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria has signed to appear in "Visions," a horror film to be directed by "Saw" series veteran Kevin Greutert, Deadline reported. Longoria joins a cast that already includes Isla Fisher, Anson Mount and Gillian Jacobs. Jim Parsons, of "The Big Bang Theory," is in talks to join the project, Deadline said. Fisher plays a pregnant woman plagued by visions of a "sinister hooded figure," while Longoria's character is her best friend.

Eva Longoria voices animated series on motherhood

US star Eva Longoria has lent her voice to animated television series "Mother Up!" with a character struggling with the challenges of motherhood. Longoria is also an executive producer of the 13-episode series, which debuted Wednesday on online video websites Hulu and Hulu Plus. Longoria's character Rudi Wilson is a former New York City music executive who finds herself hopelessly ill-equipped to handle her two children as she resettles in suburbia without her husband or nanny.

Eva Longoria almost kills herself in production of short film

Miami, Oct 25 (EFE).- Actress Eva Longoria said she almost killed herself during the shoot of a short film she directed and starred in. "I almost killed myself," she said, recounting the experience of making "Out of the Blue" during an appearance on ABC TV's "The View." "I'm oooold... I hurt my back, I hurt my hip." Longoria, 38, got banged up doing her own stunts for the role of a sexy assassin in the short action film. The actress noted that she also likes being behind the camera. "I love directing and producing. I prefer it, actually," Longoria said.

Eva Longoria, Ernesto Arguello split, People says

Washington, Aug 23 (EFE).- Actress Eva Longoria and businessman Ernesto Arguello decided to call off their romance just four months after they started dating, People magazine said Friday. According to the celeb publication, the split was due to the incompatibly busy work schedules of both including their constant travels. Longoria lives in Los Angeles, where she is fully occupied with her own TV production company, while the Honduran entrepreneur and philanthropist lives in Miami and makes numerous trips to Central America.

Actress Roselyn Sanchez creates foundation to aid children, animals

San Juan, Jul 29 (EFE).- Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez has created a foundation, RS Events for Life, for the purpose of collecting funds to help children and animals, her publicist said Monday. To that end, the actress is organizing the Amazing Paw Paw Race Puerto Rico, to be held Aug. 10, on this occasion as a benefit for the PetSOS Foundation.

Eva Longoria produces series on Latino maids in Beverly Hills

Miami, Jun 7 (EFE).- Actress Eva Longoria is executive producer of "Devious Maids," the Lifetime TV series about Hispanic domestic help working in Beverly Hills. The series, to premiere June 23, starts with a mysterious murder. Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes are the five stars of the series, in which Longoria avails herself of Marc Cherry, producer of "Desperate Housewives."

Eva Longoria gets Master's degree in Chicano Studies

Los Angeles, May 23 (EFE).- Actress Eva Longoria graduated this week with a Master's degree in Chicano Studies that she had been pursuing over the past three years at California State University, Northridge, she revealed Thursday on the TMZ Web page. At an official graduation ceremony on Wednesday, the 38-year-old star of "Desperate Housewives" collected her diploma, which she earned in part by writing a thesis entitled "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers." "STEM" is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

Eva Longoria suffered depression after divorcing Tony Parker

Los Angeles, Apr 26 (EFE).- Actress Eva Longoria said Friday on a television program that she went through some bad times after her divorce from NBA basketball player Tony Parker, but wasn't aware she was suffering from depression. "I didn't know I was depressed," the "Desperate Housewives" star told Dr. Oz on an episode of his syndicated talk show airing Friday. "I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn't categorize myself as depressed. I'm not that. I'm an optimist about life, like, 'Didn't work? Moving on. I'm fine,'" Longoria said.

Eva Longoria says she misses "Desperate Housewives"

Los Angeles, Mar 20 (EFE).- American actress Eva Longoria said she misses "Desperate Housewives" and her fellow cast members on the hit show, whose eighth and final season ended nearly one year ago. "Definitely!" she said when asked in an interview with Parade magazine if she is still in touch with her former co-stars of the TV drama series.

Longoria says women need to change their traditional role

New York, Mar 8 (EFE).- The actress of Mexican origin, Eva Longoria, who will return to the big screen with her new film "Frontera," believes women must train themselves professionally in order to shed the role society has traditionally imposed on them. "It's always been harder for women," Longoria said Thursday in an interview with Efe, the day before International Women's Day.
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