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Originally posted 02/14/2009 07:05AM
Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington and other prominent names gathered Friday to join forces to end violence against women the world over – and Rihanna was not far from anyone's minds.
At a luncheon in Beverly Hills for V-Day, The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler's movement to end violence against women and girls, V-Day board member Dawson made reference to Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson – whose family was murdered in October – as she addressed the luncheon, reminding the audience that "all these women are our sisters."
Originally posted 12/17/2008 11:00AM
Make room on the Twilight bandwagon – Rosario Dawson is a big fan!
"I just read the first book, it's ridiculous, it's like crack cocaine. I read it for 10 hours straight until I finished it," Dawson, who will appear in Parts Per Billion with Twilight's vampire heartthrob Robert Pattinson, told PEOPLE at the Seven Pounds premiere in Hollywood Monday.
"I actually made a vow to myself not to buy the second, third and fourth book until Thursday, because that's when I'll be done with all this press, and I'll be able to read over Christmas vacation."
Originally posted 11/01/2008 11:20AM
What makes Rosario Dawson happy? A simple night in with DJ boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer.
"I like the little things," she tells PEOPLE. "To come home, eat good food, watch your favorite show, all curled up just the two of you? That just feels awesome."
The Sin City actress – who lives with Schreyer in Los Angeles but recently denied engagement rumors – says that real love happens away from the red carpet.
"Sometimes relationships only work when all the fanfare is there," says Dawson, 29. "But it's great when it works when none of that is there."
Originally posted 10/29/2008 11:00AM
After rumors surfaced that Rosario Dawson was engaged to DJ boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer, the RENT actress says they are dating, not planning a wedding.
"Oh my God, I'd be getting calls from my grandmother being like, 'Mija! How come I had to read this first?' " Dawson, 29, told PEOPLE at a New York bash in honor of the 2009 Audi A4. "Believe me, no."
Dawson and Schreyer, who have been dating for less than a year, heated up during a European vacation this summer. They've also been spending time together helping with voter drives for next week's election.
Schreyer hasn't been the only man in Dawson's life recently. For her upcoming movie Seven Pounds, she's reuniting with Will Smith, her Men in Black II co-star. The flick tells the story of Ben Smith, an IRS agent who helps seven strangers.
"Will's amazing," Dawson said. "It's a tearjerker movie. If you buy a ticket to this movie, make sure you get a box of tissues with you."
– Emmet Sullivan
Originally posted 08/29/2008 09:20AM
He's only just become the official Democratic nominee, but it seems Barack Obama already has the celebrity vote sewn up.
His moving acceptance speech at Denver's 2008 Democratic National Convention was watched by a bevy of cheering stars Thursday night.
One of the most moved? Oprah Winfrey, a longtime supporter, who told the Associated Press, "I cried my eyelashes off."
"I think it's the most powerful thing I have ever experienced," added the daytime queen, comparing his words to Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream Speech." (Fitting, then, that Obama's prime-time speech fell on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's famous address.)
But she was not alone in her praise. Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie called the speech "amazing," while Jessica Alba found it "incredible."
Originally posted 07/23/2008 12:35PM
Rosario Dawson may have two new movies set for release this fall, but for now she's taking a break from acting to focus on politics.
The New York native, accompanied by boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer, went to Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill Tuesday to help promote voter participation.
"I decided I'm not going to be working at all through the fall," the actress – who'll be seen in Eagle Eye with Shia LaBoeuf and Seven Pounds with Will Smith – told PEOPLE.
Instead, she plans to work at voter drives across the country sponsored by her non-profit Voto Latino.
Originally posted 07/17/2008 08:10AM
Things are getting serious between Rosario Dawson and DJ boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer.
The two – currently on a European jaunt – are visiting London, where the actress recently purchased an apartment.
"This is the first time he's ever been here to see my flat," Dawson, 29, told PEOPLE Tuesday night at a London bash in honor of A-list hairdresser Tara Smith and her new line of environmentally friendly hair care products.
Originally posted 06/21/2008 02:00PM
Jessica Alba's newest role is that of a mother, but she'll also be something more for her new daughter, a former costar says.
"She'll be really attentive and really strong and she'll be a great role model," actress Rosario Dawson told PEOPLE at the Cinevegas Honorees Reception in Las Vegas on Friday. "She's very smart and I like that about her."
Dawson, who starred in Sin City with Alba and was being honored at the movie festival with the "Half Life" award, said she has already congratulated the new mother, and called Honor Marie Warren "a beautiful little girl."
"I don't know what people think about her on the outside or what their impression is, but Jessica is very strong and a very powerful woman," says Dawson.
Originally posted 11/08/2007 01:15PM
No, she's not rehearsing a movie role: Rosario Dawson – in a U.S. Air Force flight suit – is doing her part, welcoming home more than 30 service members back from combat at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, D.C.
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