Some new information about Emmanuelle’s role on “The Mentalist” has been revealed by Mega Buzz!
What else can you tell me about Patrick Jane’s new love interest on The Mentalist? — Christine
ADAM: Creator Bruno Heller wants to be clear about one thing: Loralei (Emmanuelle Chriqui) is no ordinary cocktail waitress, and as such viewers should take this relationship seriously. “It’s certainly not a fling and it’s not a spur-of-the-moment booty call or anything like that,” Heller says. “She comes into Jane’s life at a very, very low ebb. He’s at a moment when he really needs a helping hand and a little ray of light, and she provides that.”
Entourage stunner Emmanuelle Chriqui is joining The Mentalist as a major new love interest for Simon Baker’s Jane, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The actress has been cast in the recurring role of Loraliei Martins, a mysterious new woman in Jane’s life who may be too good to be too good to be true.
Chriqui is set to debut in the CBS drama’s May 17 finale and then return for at least five episodes next season.
According to an article on Shalom Life, Emmanuelle Chriqui is set to star in a new film called “Standby”. Emmanuelle plays the lead character Gigi and its scheduled for a release sometime this year.
Gigi Robinson is a beautiful woman in her late 20′s who has worked very hard to put her boyfriend through medical school and wants to get married, have kids and live the fairy-tale life. Unfortunately, she’s in a holding-pattern on standby because her boyfriend won’t commit. Ironically, while flying standby at an airport she meets Race Monroe, a successful businessman in his 50′s who is funny, charming and shares her values. There’s one small problem: He’s married, has kids and his own baggage to deal with. With a crew of hysterically zany characters surrounding Race and Gigi, it puts them on a collision course of an overnight stay that will change their lives forever.
Earlier this month, Emmanuelle Chriqui visited Carson Senior High School to help celebrate the ribbon cutting of their new windmill that helps their school garden. This visit was a part of Emmanuelle’s work as an ambassador for the Environmental Media Association. I have just added 13 images from the event into our photo gallery!
Emmanuelle Chriqui recently wrote an article over at the Huffington Post about the Raise Hope for Congo campaign – read it below and watch the video too!
New York City Fashion Week is always filled with the latest styles, hottest designers and the who’s who in the fashion industry. So when Gen Art asked me to host its fashion show this spring, I saw it as an opportunity to promote emerging fashion artists, and support a cause that has been very close to my heart — the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s largest nation.
The humanitarian crisis in Congo is the deadliest since World War II and has claimed nearly 6 million lives. Armed groups compete for control over mines in Eastern Congo, and use rape and violence as a way to intimidate local communities. Women and girls are constantly at risk of attack, and little has been done to change this.
So, what does fashion have to do with the crisis in Congo? Well, everything. The fashion industry has always been on the cutting edge, setting new trends and breaking the mold that helps shape where society is going next. The Gen Art fashion show, which showcased up-and-coming designers, such as Zac Posen and Phillip Lim, benefitted the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign and included models sporting Congo t-shirts, which Sarah Hall of The Huffington Post said was the best thing that happened on a catwalk all week.
The fashion industry has long been recognized for identifying trends, and can play a powerful role in promoting social change. Gen Art CEO Marc Lottenberg recognized the growing activism movement for human rights in Congo and spotlighted the Raise Hope for Congo campaign during the Gen Art fashion show front and center. The link between the fashion world and human rights, though, goes beyond a single event and transcends the hustle and bustle of New York City Fashion Week.
This connection of us, as U.S. consumers, to the people of Congo can be traced to the smartphones and electronics in our pockets that are produced using conflict minerals sourced from eastern Congo. These minerals provide funding to armed groups and continue to fuel the rape and conflict inflicted on the local Congolese people.
It is time to bridge the gap between the suffering in Congo, and American consumers. We have the power to pressure companies to clean up their supply chains and not source from mines controlled by armed groups. We can demand that our electronics products be conflict-free.
The fashion industry has joined an emerging trend of activism for human rights in Congo that has recently taken hold and gained momentum across the country in the form of a conflict-free movement. The Raise Hope for Congo campaign has been at the forefront of this movement, working with states, cities, colleges and universities, and companies to spread awareness and create a shift toward electronics products that no longer fund violence in Congo.
Like fashion, technology is at the cutting edge and has significant impact within our own lives. Technology connects us and our ideas to our friends, family, and the world. So the last thing we want is for our electronics products to be a source of harm to women and girls in Congo. Help bring about change, and sign on to a petition from a Congolese activist asking Apple CEO Tim Cook to create conflict-free electronics products using minerals from eastern Congo. The people of Congo have suffered long enough. Join this latest trend in activism and become a sentinel for human rights and peace in Congo.
I have just added 144 HQ and MQ images of Emmanuelle Chriqui from the most recent events that she’s attended. There’s photos from the 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush red carpet, show, inside and photos from the OK Magazine’s 2012 Pre-Oscar Party.
I have finally updated the photo gallery with 141 HQ and MQ photos of Emmanuelle Chriqui from the events that she attended so far this year!
Actress and long-time Raise Hope for Congo supporter Emmanuelle Chriqui opened up during an interview with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast about what moved her to take action on Congo human rights issues.
JOHN: What spoke to you about these human rights issues and inspired you to get involved?
EMMANUELLE: I heard you and your friend from Darfur, Omer Ismail, and your level of commitment and passion, and it literally moved me to tears. I think that’s what I was searching for. My personal wake-up call. And to be in a space that was intimate enough to really feel and understand what everybody was saying and to be affected by it. That was really the trigger point for me. What was most inspiring of all was the acknowledgment that there was a lot to learn. It wasn’t like from one day to the next, I suddenly would become this massive activist. I needed to learn about the issues. I knew that I was moved, but I needed to understand what was going on. I needed to learn how to speak about what’s going on. I can’t bite off more than I can chew. That was a tough one because initially when you get involved in activism, you feel as though you want to do more, that you’re not doing enough. I started to brainstorm and thought, “My creative side can really help in all of this.” So it continues to be this ongoing learning process that ebbs and flows. I’m at the point where I see the impact that we’ve already made, just in regard to Congo because that’s the issue I really stepped up behind. Stopping the violence against women and girls was something that really resonated with me. How fortunate am I to be a woman with so many freedoms?
JOHN: Where does your desire to become involved like this come from?
EMMANUELLE: I come from a great family where spirituality and awareness are really important. When I watched the film The Greatest Silence, I remember being amazed by the strength and courage of these women. And I remember that it was initially a massive driving force for me. Like a wake-up call. That feeling that even on a really bad day, I am one of the luckiest people on the planet. To watch the stories of the Congolese women, seeing how spiritual they are, their sense of community, and the support system that they create among themselves in their villages is mind- boggling to me. That’s the story that needs to be told. In the film, a woman told a story about the worst atrocities I’ve ever heard that can be done to a woman. She was one of the women who started the group of women speaking at that church, almost like a therapy session. Each and every woman spoke about forgiveness and the presence of God in her life. Forgiveness? Presence of God? These women had the worst things happen to them. It was just the biggest strength of character I have ever ever heard of. It makes everything else seem so trivial. We learn from these women.
JOHN: In terms of the Internet tools, what has the most potential for spreading the word?
EMMANUELLE: Getting people to sign and pass on the online pledges or letters or petitions is important. This is going to go to the president so let’s gather as many names as we can. I know that when we did that a few months back, we got thousands and thousands of names. It was so easy: “Take this and put it on your e- mail list. Write a letter to your representative from your heart.” That’s what I did. I wrote a letter from my heart basically saying I rarely do this. I am moved to do this. If you would take two minutes to follow these directions, you will be making such a huge step helping humanity. It’s so easy. It’s already organized for us. We just need to take the few minutes out of our days to start.
Emmanuelle Chriqui has ranked #25 on the AskMen.com annual poll of top 99 women for 2012!
2010′s “Most Desirable Woman” dropped a few spots in last year’s Top 99, but nobody is disputing that Emmanuelle Chriqui is still as sought after as ever. The gorgeous Montreal native returned to Entourage for its final season, during which Eric (Kevin Connolly) tried to win his former fiancee back. We don’t blame him. For some reason, the stunning actress still remains woefully underrated outside of premium cable. After having a low-key past few years (except for a crazy-hot lap dance in Elektra Luxx), Chriqui will hopefully see more screen time if the planned Entourage movie pans out.
Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, star of the hit HBO show “Entourage,” joined a popular petition campaign on Change.org calling on Apple to make products with conflict-free minerals sourced from eastern Congo. Her signature joins those of more than 50,000 people around the world.
“I want the electronics that I use to be conflict-free,” said Chriqui, upon announcing her support for the campaign. “Apple is already a leader in the field and could make the first-ever conflict-free electronics with minerals from Congo.”
Chriqui, a longtime champion of the Raise Hope For Congo campaign at the Enough Project, announced her support of the campaign on Tuesday on Twitter, tweeting the following to her 76,000 followers:
Hi..pls RT I just asked #Apple CEO #TimCook to make a conflict-free iPhone. Help me end conflict in Congo http://chn.ge/tmkcfZ#+changexxE.
Chriqui sent the tweet shortly after learning that Delly Mawazo Sesete, a native of Congo who has fought human rights abuses in the mining industry despite violence and death threats, had launched the campaign on Change.org.
“Apple is perfectly positioned to be the first company to create a Congo conflict-free phone,” said Sesete when he launched the campaign on Change.org. “But they must use minerals from Congo that further stability and economic development and don’t use slave labor or fund mass atrocities.”
Within weeks, more than 50,000 people have joined Sesete’s campaign, which received coverage from CBS, New York Daily News, BBC, The Guardian, and other major news outlets. Click here to join the campaign!