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Originally posted 09/21/2011 11:15AM
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are making the most of their weekends together.
Two weeks after doing Disneyland on a casual date, the pair were spotted hiking on the grounds of L.A.'s Griffith Observatory on Sunday – bringing a little extra star power to a place known for more celestial star-gazing.
"Eva wasn't dressed for the dirt road hike and she walked slowly in her sandals," an eyewitness says. "Ryan didn't seem to mind the slower pace and they … both looked very happy."
Gosling, 30, and Mendes, 37, recently filmed the drama The Place Beyond the Pines together, and are now quietly dating off-screen. Gosling is currently filming The Gangster Squad in L.A., where he's also clocking time with Mendes.
Originally posted 09/07/2011 07:00AM
Sorry, ladies: Hollywood's most eligible bachelor with abs of steel may be off the market.
Ryan Gosling enjoyed a casual date with Eva Mendes at Disneyland's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday. The pair spent the day holding hands and getting cozy well into the night.
"They looked relaxed and seemed to be having a fun time together," an eyewitness tells PEOPLE. "Like a dating couple, they always walked very closely, holding hands and their arms touching side-by-side."
Originally posted 02/11/2011 03:10PM
What better way to celebrate the knockout (and Oscar-nominated) film The Fighter than with a star-studded party?
Drew Barrymore was on-hand to catch up with friends Eva Mendes and Hilary Swank at a Dewar's Signature-hosted bash at the Brentwood, Calif., home of Fighter producer David Hoberman. Dressed in a sequined skirt, top and blazer, Barrymore was a bundle of energy as she made her way through the party with a male friend. She immediately ran into Terrence Howard, whom she kissed on the cheek.
Apart from all the conversation, there was food – plenty of it – catered by Animal, an L.A. hotspot. Guests enjoyed passed appetizers, including mini-lobster rolls, scallops with warm truffle vinaigrette and blistered tomatoes, lamb meatballs with mint and tomato, and much more.
There were cocktails (see below for a recipe), and plenty of sweets for dessert, including a sticky toffee pudding cake and a mini-bacon chocolate crunch bar.
Originally posted 10/05/2010 05:15PM
Stars lilke Jessica Alba, Jessica Simpson and Eva Mendes may be rich, famous and seemingly fearless today but, like Tyler Clementi, these folks were teased and tormented when they were younger, too.
Playing a often-bullied geek on Glee comes easy to Chris Colfer, who tells PEOPLE he thought of himself as "a walking punching bag," and was "teased everyday from elementary school until high school."
Colfer, who is by no means grateful for being pushed around, says "it really taught me to be quick on my feet. Some of my witty comebacks are legendary."
Originally posted 08/05/2010 10:45AM
Originally posted 08/03/2010 05:00PM
Eva Mendes and Will Ferrell play an unlikely married couple in their upcoming comedy, The Other Guys. But shooting an improvised argument scene together proved to be no joke.
"Once we got the scene down, we were told to improv," Mendes, 36, told PEOPLE at the movie's Manhattan premiere Monday. "We got into a little tug of war, and I picked up what was supposed to be a prop knife."
Unbeknownst to the actress, "it was actually a carving knife from our meal. I lunged at him, and I was really proud of myself."
Then she realized her mistake.
Originally posted 06/14/2010 09:05AM
Some actresses may use body doubles for steamy scenes, but that's something Eva Mendes doesn't want to rely on.
"I've never had a problem with nudity, but I don’t put it out there without a reason," the 36-year-old tells W magazine in its July issue. "I'm not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I'll do anything almost. I'll go there."
In fact, Mendes says she was the one who suggested to Training Day director Antoine Fuqua that she should bare all in one of the movie's first scenes – even though the script didn't call for it.
"I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol," says the star, who also showed plenty of skin in her steamy Calvin Klein ads in 2008 and 2009.
Originally posted 10/27/2008 06:05PM
Fond of Jessica Alba but lukewarm on Leighton Meester?
Make a trade.
The actresses, along with the likes of Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Hayden Panettiere, Scarlett Johannson, Giovanni Ribisi, Nick Cannon and Eva Mendes, are all to be featured on baseball-style trading cards.
The PopCardz series will include stats such as the celeb's favorite song, book, food, even their fears. "I'm afraid of the dark," admits Jessica Biel on the back of her card.
Benefiting charities like The Art of Elysium and Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York, the cards, which run about three dollars per pack of five, will launch the first week of November. Select retailers will be listed on popcardz.com.
Originally posted 10/03/2008 09:45AM
What does Eva Mendes think about the ruckus over her banned commercial for Calvin Klein's Secret Obsession?
"I love my country, but I believe that we are too quick to censor nudity," the actress, 34, tells the Spanish edition of Vogue in its November issue. "We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor. I'm not at all ashamed or frightened about showing my body."
Asked how she feels about being considered a sex object, Mendes says: "I love it, but it's not important to me to always be thought of as sexy. I like it when it doesn't limit my career. It's a part of my life, but on a secondary plane."
Originally posted 09/12/2008 04:35PM
Perhaps it's because she recently tied the knot herself, but Ellen DeGeneres seemed to be in a romantic mood while interviewing Ryan Seacrest for Monday's Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The new bride, 50, presses Seacrest, 33, on why he can't seem to find love, according to excerpts of the show. On a helpful note, she comes up with a suggested date – Eva Mendes – and even offers to set him up with the actress.
"I want to know what love is?" says Seacrest, who at the end of last year told PEOPLE his goal for 2008 was to make time for a personal life.
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