Last night, Emmanuelle was in New York at the premiere of “Temple Grandin” and I have just added 9 photos from the event! Emmanuelle looks amazing – as usual! :biggrin:
You can see the photos I have added by clicking on the thumbnails below…
Emmanuelle was interviewed by AskMen.com – you can read the article below…
Entourage’s Sloan McQuewick, played by Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, might just be the perfect girlfriend, and that’s not just because she’s ridiculously rich, beautiful and not opposed to the odd threesome. Sloan, who has been on-again, off-again with Eric (Kevin Connolly) since Season 2 until finally accepting his proposal at the end of the latest season of the HBO dramedy, is the epitome of a dream girl: She’s a down-to-earth, funny and nag-free girlfriend who lacks the kind of shallowness that normally steers other gorgeous women away from average-looking guys like Eric.
What makes Sloan such a believable character is that Emmanuelle Chriqui, the actress, has taken the professional high road by not letting her personal life overshadow the characters she embodies. Whereas it’s impossible to watch a movie or TV show starring Lindsay Lohan without being reminded of the actress’ latest tabloid-worthy antics, Chriqui is scandal-free.
Emmanuelle Chriqui is the No. 1 Most Desirable Woman of 2010 precisely because we don’t know her, which is a rarity in the paparazzi-infested 21st century. Chriqui is reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour in the sense that the only glimpses we see of her personal life exist on red carpets. Her work on Entourage allows us to believe that there are many Sloans out there in our regular-people world, and that we are all just as deserving as Eric of a beautiful, funny and easygoing woman on our arm. And while Sloan might be attainable to the Everyman, Emmanuelle is not. For the sake of Old Hollywood’s otherworldliness and the dreams it used to inspire, that’s a price we’re willing to pay.
AskMen.com spoke exclusively with Emmanuelle Chriqui about avoiding the paparazzi, filming a threesome with two of her close friends, the next season of Entourage, and what it means to her hold the No. 1 position on AskMen.com’s list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2010.
Q1: AskMen.com : When doing research on you for this interview, I realized that I really don’t know a lot about your personal life. Why is it important to you to keep a low profile?
Emmanuelle Chriqui : I feel like I want to be known first and foremost for my work. The rest is not my priority. I want people — if they think of me — to think of a film they really enjoyed or something that they saw. I am more comfortable that way. I don’t think everybody needs to know my business.
Q2: AM : Plus Twitter seems to be taking over Hollywood, making celebrities more accessible. What are your thoughts on the social network?
EC : I have been thinking about this a lot. In some ways, I think it’s amazing, like what Ashton Kutcher did for charity for the water in Africa — raising a million dollars overnight over Twitter. I think when you can do amazing things like that, that’s so worth it. But just to be Twittering, “Hey, I’m at this restaurant and blah, blah, blah,” that’s so unappealing to me. You know what I mean?
Q3: AM : On Entourage, Vince goes from paparazzi-infested events to being totally low-profile in Hollywood. Is that something that can be true to life in Hollywood?
EC : Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is. For example, I went out last night, and I knew the promoter of the place. I knew that there was a lot of press on the front. I just called and said: “Hey, is there any chance I can come in the back?” Not even to sound pretentious — I just didn’t want the whole hoopla. I was just out with this girlfriend of mine, and we had this amazing dinner. We just wanted a fun night out without all the hoopla. And he said: “Yeah, of course.” He met me, and he brought me in the back. That was that. It was wonderful.
Q4: AM : I always knew there was a back door.
EC : There is a back door. I mean, sometimes it’s unavoidable or sometimes you just can’t get organized or what have you, but if you make the effort you can generally make that happen.
Q5: AM : You’ve been voted the No. 1 Most Desirable Woman of 2010 by AskMen.com readers. What does that mean to you, even though you don’t go out there looking for attention?
EC : I’ve got to tell you — it absolutely stunned me! I laughed because I thought that is so crazy! It’s such a massive compliment. I don’t understand how or why, but I think it’s so lovely. I laughed about it because I didn’t understand desirable woman — in what context? Is it because of fans of the show?
Q6: AM : What we tell the readers before voting is that it’s not just about being beautiful; it’s also about being talented and intelligent and funny. The women who make the list are all over the board.
EC : It’s so amazing. Hearing what that vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it’s not just about being “hot” but about being a well-rounded woman. That’s really empowering. That is just a massive compliment to me — people recognize that I care about other things. That’s a massive compliment.
I have added 60+ HQ and MQ photos of Emmanuelle from two different after parties celebrating the Golden Globe awards! You can see all the new photos by clicking on the thumbnails below…
The 32-year-old actress, best known for the TV series “Entourage”, was on Tuesday named by men’s website AskMen.com as the woman with the qualities most men would want in a girlfriend or wife, taking the title from last year’s winner Eva Mendes.
Previous winners of the annual list of the world’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women”, now in its 10th year, include Katherine Heigl, Beyonce, Jessica Alba and Adriana Lima.
“Hearing what the vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it’s about being a well-rounded woman. That’s really empowering and is just a massive compliment to me,” Chriqui said in a statement after coming 12th last year.
In second place in the 2010 poll, which involved about 8 million votes, was American model Marisa Miller and in the third slot was British actress Kate Beckinsale.
AskMen.com’s editor-in-chief James Bassil said Chriqui’s role in “Entourage” as a sweet, ideal girlfriend had helped her in the survey — but so had the fact that she is not over exposed.
“We don’t see a lot of her. She is not a very public person so it leaves some room to the imagination. She is not out there making a spectacle of herself which could sully her image,” he told Reuters.
“A lot of the behavior we see in the media is not the kind of behavior that you want to see in a girlfriend or wife. You can get over-saturation and we don’t want to see their real and sometimes stained and depressed sides of their lives.”
Chriqui has appeared in a list of films including “Don’t Mess With The Zohan”, and TV series “The O.C.” and “Entourage.”
Celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears who appear regularly in the media did not feature at all in the 2010 list. Spears reappeared on the list in 2009 after a few years’ absence but was out of favour again in 2010.
“It has to do with a lack of mystery and enigma,” said Bassil.
He said it was interesting to note that Megan Fox has fallen from second place to No. 11 in 2010 after a year of heavy publicity for the American actress.
“She has become very much the type we see everywhere, getting a lot of publicity but with not a lot of success driving this. Sure, she’s had massive roles in massive movies but they are few and far between compared to many others,” he said.
Newcomers to the list for 2010 included Italian model/actress Elisabetta Canalis, 31, debuted at No. 43, which Bassil put down to the fact that she is dating Hollywood idol George Clooney.
He said it was interesting that French actress Marion Cotillard came in at No. 54 as the movie “Nine” has not been that successful in North America.
The list by AskMen.com, a unit of News Corp’s NSWa.N Fox Interactive Media, had the perennial favorites like Jessica Alba at No.5 followed by Beyonce in sixth place and Angelina Jolie at No. 88.
“All the top women we see in this list are pretty well behaved and respectable women. We don’t see a lot of them parading around in public unless it is in the framework of their careers,” said Bassil.
Following is a list of the top 20 women in the list of 99 with their position in last year’s poll in brackets where relevant:
1. Emmanuelle Chriqui(12)
2. Marisa Miller(3)
3. Kate Beckinsale (10)
4. Alessandra Ambrosio(6)
5. Jessica Alba(15)
6. Beyonce (50)
7. Penelope Cruz(25)
8. Cheryl Cole (20)
9. Eva Mendes(1)
10. Miranda Kerr(46)
11. Megan Fox (2)
12. Gisele Bundchen(28)
13. Bar Refaeli (34)
14. Erin Andrews
15. Padma Lakshmi
16. Kelly Brook
17. Natalie Portman
18. January Jones (98)
19. Monica Bellucci(18)
20. Paz Vega(53)
Emmanuelle has been spotted at two pre-Golden Globe Awards parties and I have just added 41 photos from the events! You can see them all by clicking on the thumbnails below…
There is a new clip from “Saint John of Las Vegas” titled “Meeting Tasty D Lite” – which features Emmanuelle! You can watch it below or at Youtube…
“Elektra Luxx” is set to premiere at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas – which begins in March!
Kick-Ass will be the opening night film at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival in mid-March. The first wave of films were also announced, and include Aaron Katz’s Cold Weather, Sebastian Gutierrez’s Elektra Luxx, Hubble 3D (IMAX), Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver’s documentary Lemmy, and James Franco’s documentary Saturday Night.
Elektra Luxx – Following the successful world premiere of Women In Trouble at SXSW 2009, writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez returns with the world premiere of its hotly anticipated sequel. The film follows a hectic day in the life of former adult film superstar Elektra Luxx as she tries to survive in the straight world. The film stars Carla Gugino in the title role, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Timothy Olyphant, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Malin Akerman.
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival runs March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas.