As a fan of "Entourage," the last few weeks here at MTV have been a lot of fun. Adrian "Vinny Chase" Grenier and Kevin "Eric" Connolly stopped by just last week to make an appearance on "It's On with Alexa Chung." Although I've been looking forward to seeing both Turtle and Johnny Drama here in the building, there is someone else who I've been looking forward to just a little more.
It was just a regular day — or so I thought. As usual, I headed down to my dressing room to get ready for a shoot and as I opened the door I got one of the best surprises ever. Sitting there in my dressing room eating lunch was Emmanuelle Chriqui.
I have to be honest, I didn't immediately recognize the young actress who is perhaps best known for her role as the glamorous Sloan on "Entourage." She was dressed casually cute in jeans, a sweater and some hot red shoes and was as nice as she looks. Now, here in the MTV Newsroom there are a lot of "Entourage" fans, and Emmanuelle is, understandably, a firm favourite amongst our boys — namely producers Steven Roberts and Nick Neofitidis.
As I walked upstairs I ran into Nick and told him who I had just met, and literally five minutes later he had an interview with her booked for right after the show. I gladly stepped in to do the interview (of course!). I tried for a couple of spoilers about the show, but she's sworn to secrecy by the show's producers. She did let us know that we're going to see the boys do some growing up — yes, even Drama. As for her and E, we're going to have to wait and see, but she did promise the relationship goes through it's ups and downs.
We spoke about the possibility of a "Zohan 2" as well as her new movie "13." She's also heavily involved with a charity organization called "Raise Hope for Congo." The actress is planning on taking some time out to travel to the Congo to help raise awareness and aid for women living there. I wont go into detail here on the blog (there isn't enough space to do it justice), but I just spent the last hour reading up on the plight faced by women in the Congo and its an incredible cause. Check out the website for more information.
And Emmanuelle, if you read this: You're welcome to stop by my dressing room any time!