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Eva Longoria, Mark Sanchez Split

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- After only a few months of dating, Mark Sanchez and Eva Longoria have officially split, the NFL star’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly.

“Mark adores and respects Eva,” Sanchez’s rep said. “It really was about scheduling more than anything else. They will remain close friends.”

The Desperate Housewives star confirmed her relationship status with the New York Jets’ quarterback last month, telling Extra, “We’re happy just dating.”

Longoria has been keeping herself busy lately with Obama’s reelection campaign. She recently starred in a political ad alongside fellow actresses Scarlet Johansson and Kerry Washington urging women to vote for the president instead of Mitt Romney. The 37-year-old also spoke at the Democratic National Convention earlier this fall.

As for Sanchez, 25, he is in the middle of the NFL season, most recently taking a 29-26 loss against the New England Patriots. Sanchez fumbled on the last play of the overtime game.

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Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria Urge Women to Vote for Obama

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington want to talk to you about women and Mitt Romney.

In a new political ad by Political Action, the three actresses speak about Romney’s stance on women’s health issues, including Planned Parenthood funding and abortion. They also encourage women to vote for Obama.


“If you think that this election won’t affect you and your life, think again,” Johansson says in the video.

Longoria and Johansson have been active in Obama’s campaign. Desperate Housewives star Longoria is co-chairwoman of the president’s re-election campaign and both women made speeches at the Democratic National Convention last month.

Shortly after the ad was uploaded to YouTube Monday, Romney’s team released an ad about women’s health issues as well.

“You know, those ads say Mitt Romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme, so I looked into it,” a woman identified as Sarah Minto says in the video. "It turns out Romney doesn’t oppose contraception at all. In fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother’s life.”

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Stars Raising Money for Charity with Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- Eva Longoria, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Edward Norton, John Legend and Snoop Dogg have signed up to participate in the first-ever Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge.

The social gaming company Zynga, American Express and the fundraising website CrowdRise have recruited the stars and other celebrities to help raise money for various charities.

Fans can join a celebrity’s team to help raise money for a charity of the star’s choosing.  Gameplay kicks off Thursday and runs through Oct. 3.  At stake is a chance to win a slice of $500,000 for charity.  Winners will be announced on Oct. 4.

By joining the game, participants earn points when they play as many words as possible on the Words With Friends game during the team tournament.  The higher the team's rank, the more money it earns for its chosen charity.  Fans who enter at least five words are automatically entered in the "Play a Celebrity Sweepstakes" to play a game against their team's celebrity leader.

Longoria will be raising money for her self-named foundation which fosters entrepreneurship among Latina women, while Hill and Bell will be working to benefit Harlem Grown, which raises money for the New York City parks and education departments.

Legend will be raising money for his Show Me Campaign, which fights poverty, while Snoop Dogg will be earning money for his Snoop Youth Football League.

“Zynga knows a thing or two about social gaming, and it's awesome to see them using that knowledge to engineer impact,” says Norton, who founded CrowdRise.

Players can download the gaming app for free on Android and Apple smart phones and Apple's iPad, iPod and iPod touch.

To learn more about the fan challenge, visit

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Eva Longoria Confirms She’s Dating Jets QB Mark Sanchez

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- Eva Longoria has confirmed that she is dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez — but only after a little prodding from her friend, Extra host Mario Lopez.

During a segment on Thursday’s edition of Extra, Lopez asked the former Desperate Housewives star about a recent New York Post report that she was spotted with Sanchez.

After Longoria jokingly called Lopez an “a**hole,” she said, “Mark and I are, you know, fine. We’re happy just dating.”

Longoria, 37, has just completed filming the upcoming movies Long Time Gone and The Truth. She was previously linked to Penelope Cruz’s brother Eduardo Cruz earlier this year.

Sanchez, 25, played college football at the University of Southern California, and was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Eva Longoria Prepping Steakhouse for the Ladies

ABC/RON TOM(LOS ANGELES) -- Do women feel self-conscious ordering steak at restaurants?  Former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria believes they do so much so that she's reportedly opening a female-oriented steak joint.

Longoria's new venture will replace Beso, the Las Vegas restaurant the actress and cookbook author co-owned, which was recently shuttered.

According to the foodie blog Eater Vegas, the new eatery will be called She and will feature a roaring '20s theme, with chef Todd Mark Miller whipping up "boutique steakhouse dishes and small bites appealing to ladies."

And despite its name and women-friendly feel, She, which is slated for a New Year's Eve opening, will be open to meat lovers of all genders.

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Colorado Shooting Casts Pall on Potato Chip Campaign

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- Eva Longoria, the former Desperate Housewives star, said Friday it was difficult to focus on her latest business endeavor after hearing about the Colorado theater shooting early this morning.

“It was so overwhelming. Like the doctor said, you don’t have to be there to have been affected by it,” Longoria said during an appearance Friday on Good Afternoon America.

Originally scheduled to discuss her teaming up with Lay’s Potato Chips on the “Do Us a Flavor” campaign, Longoria, 37, couldn’t help but veer off topic to address the shooting at The Dark Knight Rises premiere.

"We woke up this morning going, ‘What? What happened? What did I miss?’" she said.

“We were launching this campaign today, and it was like, yay, we’re here to say, ‘Win a million dollars,’ and then this happens and you go, ‘That’s how fragile life is in these moments,’” Longoria said.

She has teamed up with Lay’s Potato Chips to find the next great potato chip flavor, and said this is the company’s way of giving back to the consumers.

“Lay’s is really giving back to the consumers by launching this campaign, ‘Do Us a Flavor.’ They’re letting consumers pick the next great flavor of the next potato chip. This is the first time they’re going to do it in the United States. And the winner gets one million dollars,” she explained.

You can go to to submit as many ideas as you’d like.

Longoria also mentioned how social media is an effective way to stay informed about how to help the victims in Aurora, Colo.

“I was just reading on Twitter ways you can help. They need blood donors. They have so many people in the hospitals. They need certain types of blood,” she said. “The community needs support. You don’t have to be in Colorado to help. Social media is a great way to realize how you can help.”

She also took a moment to answer questions from the GAA audience. One woman asked, “How do you stay in such great shape?”

Longoria replied, laughing, “Eating potato chips.”

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Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz Call It Quits

ABC/RON TOM(LOS ANGELES) -- Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz, the brother of actress Penélope Cruz, have decided to call it quits for a second time, but still remain friends.  The first broke up in March. 

A source told E! Online that "there are no harsh feelings" between the pair.

Cruz and Longoria started dating in February 2011, a few months after she divorced NBA star Tony Parker, who recently made headlines when he was injured in the Chris Brown/Drake nightclub brawl.

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Eva Longoria Caught Smooching Eduardo Cruz

ABC/RON TOM(LOS ANGELES) -- After reportedly splitting last month, Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz were spotted kissing Thursday at Los Angeles Zoo while they babysat his nephew, Leo.

E! says the Desperate Housewives star and Penelope Cruz’s younger brother looked to be “more than friends.”

Speaking on NBC's Today show on Thursday, the 37-year-old Longoria joked, “I keep dating younger and younger.”  She admitted, “I’m a hopeless romantic."  Cruz is 25.

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Rumors of a New Man and a New TV Show in Eva Longoria's Life

ABC/MATTHEW ROLSTON(LOS ANGELES) -- Rumors are circulating in Hollywood about a new man and a new TV series in Eva Longoria's life. E! reports Longoria has been spotted dining with actor Amaury Nolasco of TV's Prison Break.  Nolasco previously dated Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison. 

The Desperate Housewives star recently split with Eduardo Cruz, the younger brother of actress Penelope Cruz.  Reps for both stars declined to comment on the dating rumor.

In other Longoria news, a source close to the actress tells E! she is developing a dating show for NBC entitled All About Love. The show is rumored to feature professional matchmakers Steve Ward and Amber Kelleher.

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Eva Longoria in Minor Fender Bender

ABC/MATTHEW ROLSTON(LOS ANGELES) -- An L.A. motorist received Eva Longoria's personal information Wednesday. The explanation for the Desperate Housewives star handing over her personal details? The man had just been rear-ended by the actress.

According to TMZ sources, Longoria was leaving a beauty salon when she pulled her BMW into traffic and bumped into the car in front of her.

The second car was not badly damaged and the male driver reportedly seemed pleased to get the contact information of the Hollywood beauty, who divorced NBA star Tony Parker, last year.

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