Longoria on children
NEW YORK -- Eva Longoria says she would consider having a child out of wedlock with NBA star-boyfriend Tony Parker -- but he wouldn't. "I would," the 31-year-old "Desperate Housewives" actress says in an interview in Allure magazine's April issue, on newsstands Tuesday. "But Tony won't. ... He's only been with one other person in his life." Longoria says it was "lust at first sight" when she met Parker, 23, a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, in the Spurs' locker room after a game last year.
"He's very sweet," she says of her French-born boyfriend. "I'm the experienced one. I'm the teacher, especially about love. He's always telling me he's never met anyone who loves the way I do -- wholly and freely and unconditionally."
She also clears up speculation that they will soon walk down the aisle: "No, no, no. But we know exactly what we want in our future."
"Our children will speak French," she adds.
Parker appreciates her "plucky" attitude, Longoria tells the magazine.
"Since I grew up in Texas, I'm like the people he's gotten used to around San Antonio instead of being a Hollywood actress who's selfish and arrogant and full of herself ... and screamy," she says.
Soap actor to debutas Lumiere on Broadway
NEW YORK -- Jacob Young, who stars on daytime's "All My Children," will make his Broadway debut this spring in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Young, who plays JR Chandler on the ABC soap opera, will take the stage as the candlestick, Lumiere, in a 10-week run starting May 9 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Disney Theatrical Productions announced Thursday.
"I have always wanted to combine my love of music and acting by performing on Broadway," the 26-year-old actor said in a statement.
Young will not appear in Wednesday matinee performances because of his shooting schedule for "All My Children."
He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2002 for his portrayal of Lucky Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital." He joined the cast of "All My Children" in September 2003.
Hicks' favorite 'Idol'is Ruben Studdard
HOLLYWOOD -- "American Idol" has seen its share of pop singers, country crooners, R & amp;B divas and rock stars, but one finalist this season stands out as a soul man.
Taylor Hicks describes his sound as pop-soul, singling out Ruben Studdard as his favorite from seasons past. Studdard, who won the title in 2003, "was one of the most soulful contestants on the show," Hicks said by phone from Hollywood. Their styles aren't the only similarities: Hicks' middle name is Reuben.
And unlike Bo Bice, Huntsville, Ala., native and 2005 runner-up, Hicks, of Birmingham, Ala., said his sound is more soul and blues than rock. It's what separates him from Bice, and from this year's other finalists.
"If you listen to the heart of soul, from Otis Redding to Sam Cooke, there's an art to that," he said. He also Redding's performance of "Try a Little Tenderness" had to be seen as well as heard to be fully appreciated.
Hicks, 29, is the second-oldest contestant this season; Mandisa, a songstress from Antioch, Tenn., is older by just five days, he said. Those extra years might give Hicks an advantage over the others, some as young as 16.
"Considering I've had more years performing, playing every honky-tonk imaginable in the Southeast, that's helped a lot," he said.
Actor Peter Graves is 80. Composer John Kander ("Chicago") is 79. Author John Updike is 74. Nobel peace laureate and former South African president F.W. de Klerk is 70. Country singer Charley Pride is 68. Actor Kevin Dobson is 63. Actor Brad Dourif is 56. Jazz musician Bill Frisell is 55. Actor Thomas Ian Griffith is 44. Singer James McMurtry is 44. Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams is 43. Olympic gold medal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 42. Country musician Scott Saunders (Sons of the Desert) is 42. Rock musician Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) is 40. Rock singer-musician Miki Berenyi is 39. Rapper-actress-talk show host Queen Latifah is 36. Rock musician Stuart Zender is 32. Singer Devin Lima (LFO) is 29. Rock singer Adam Levine (Maroon 5) is 27.