Eco-actress Emmanuelle Chriqui is behind a not-so-evil plot to get children to eat their carrots. And broccoli. And green beans.
Chriqui and other environmentally-friendly actresses including Amy Smart, Olivia Wilde and Rosario Dawson will be among those judging the “Yes to Carrots Garden Challenge” which runs through May 12: Public school children in grades K through 8 have the chance to win $5,000 in gardening supplies for their school. All they have to do is make a short video explaining why their school deserves it. The most creative video will win.
“If you plant a garden, you’re inclined to eat better,” Chriqui said. Although she’s too busy playing Sloan on HBO’s “Entourage” and other projects to have her own garden, Chriqui looks forward to settling down in a home with room for a veggie patch. Until then, she has fond memories of being a little girl and trotting out into the backyard for a handful of fresh mint when her mom was make a pitcher of lemonade. She said she knows first-hand that making that connection — between growing your own food, and how much fun it can be — can help kids choose healthful food over junk food. “Doesn’t it sound so much less boring to say, ‘Let’s go pick an apple off a tree and eat it’? ”
Chriqui is spearheading the challenge on behalf of the organic hair-and-skin-care line Yes to Carrots and the Environmental Media Assn.’s Young Hollywood Board. Challenge details: Schools may enter the contest by uploading a short video on the Yes to Carrots Garden Challenge website on or before May 12, 2010, expressing why they think a garden would be a positive addition to the school. The school should have a preexisting commitment to gardening, an internal champion for the project, and it must be a public school, grades ranging K-8.
From the Los Angeles Times
“Elektra Luxx” is the second entry in a planned trilogy from filmmaker Sebastian Gutierrez. “Women in Trouble,” the first in the trilogy, premiered at South By Southwest last year and “Elektra” followed suit this year. The first movie followed a large group of women in Los Angeles who were either hiding or discovering secrets in their lives. The follow-up narrows the focus somewhat, to the titular porn actress (played by Carla Gugino) and how an unexpected pregnancy brings complications into her life.
MTV’s Josh Horowitz sat down with stars Malin Akerman and Emmanuelle Chriqui in Austin during SXSW and he asked them about the experience of shooting a movie with such a strong cast of female performers.
“[It's] exciting on so many levels,” Chriqui said. “Exciting because, yes it’s empowering, it’s all us women. But we’re also really close friends that have sort of met along the years in the business. So with all our crazy schedules, to come together and to be able to do something that you can really sink your teeth into and celebrate each other is, to me, one of the best parts of doing what we do.”
Akerman echoed her co-stars words, expressing nothing but praise for the film’s director. “Sebastian has a knack for writing great roles for women,” she said. “He’s such a good writer, such a good director and has this ability to get amazing women together to star in his films. So it’s just so amazing to be a part of this project.”
In addition to Gugino, Akerman and Chriqui, “Elektra Luxx” also features the talents of Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”), Marley Shelton (“Grindhouse”) and Christine Lakin. There are also a few guys in the movie, including two who add some more star power to the cast: Timothy Olyphant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There’s no wide release date yet for “Elektra Luxx,” but keep checking MTV.com for the latest updates.
I have updated the gallery with photos of Emmanuelle at the recent events she has attended and also added candids from both January and February. You can see all the photos by clicking on the previews below…
You can now vote for Emmanuelle Chriqui to be Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” on their website! Make sure you cast your vote for Emmanuelle at Esquire.com!
The Australia Luxe Collective does more than just make cutting-edge boots. The high-end luxury brand is also a favorite of a long list of celebrities that include Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller, and Kim Kardashian. Currently, The Australia Luxe Collective is running a philanthropic campaign that unites the efforts of celebrity do-gooders, including Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cindy Crawford, Olivia Palermo, and Lauren Conrad, among others to “stomp out” global issues with their cause marketing campaign, STOMP.
Founded by Nicole Durand and Stuart Rush, the Australia Luxe is rapidly growing as a luxury favorite. The luxury company offers more than 35 styles of sheepskin winter footwear and accessories in stylish, comfortable designs.
The STOMP campaign offers celebrities and well-known personalities a platform to raise money for their charity of choice by engaging and encouraging their fans to get involved.
Emmanuelle Chriqui of Entourage says, “I think this is a great campaign to bring awareness to the different issues going on around the world, and hopefully inspire people into action. It’s great to see companies like Australia Luxe Collective taking initiatives to give back.”
From March 1, 2010 to July 4, 2010, fans, friends, and followers who purchase any pair of Australia Luxe Collective boots online will have the opportunity to support their celebrity “charity of choice” before checking out.
STOMP aims to raise $75,000 in funds for celebrity-endorsed charities by July 4, 2010.
Thanks to Dan, I have just added the first 6 production stills of Emmanuelle Chriqui in her new movie “Georgia”! You can see all the stills by clicking on the previews below – Em looks so amazing!
Welcome to the brand new version of Emmanuelle Chriqui Source! This fabulous layout was created by Mycah and has been in the works for a couple months, I hope that you all enjoy it as much I do! :heart:
There is also a new version at the photo and media archives too!
Please feel free to leave your thoughts and/or any errors you come across in the comments section of this post.
I have found two new music videos that feature Emmanuelle (from 2008) and I have added captures and the videos to the site! :biggrin:
You can download the videos and see the captures by clicking on the links below – enjoy!