Lately Eva Longoria has been dressed to the nines – literally. She’s got boyfriend Tony Parker’s San Antonio Spurs jersey number emblazoned everywhere, from the diamond “9” pendant Parker gave her for Christmas to her new, customized T-Mobile Sidekick II with the digit in silver crystals.
And she wore her heart on her jeans at the NBA’s All-Star Celebrity Game in Houston: She sported custom denim with “Tony P.” in rhinestones as the team she coached (players included Nelly and Superman’s Brandon Routh) took on Queen Latifah’s crew. Parker, who caught the first half of the bout, said he hadn’t offered Longoria any tips: “She did her homework watching (San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg) Popovich.” Still, her team lost 32-24.
Then at the NBA All-Star Game a few days later, her denim duds were embellished with a 9 next to a sequined red, white and blue star. Both pairs of custom jeans were from J & Company. “They made me four pairs,” Longoria told us, “and you will see them all.”
Constantine’s Idol Odds
We caught up with American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis when the season-four fan favorite performed at a Hollywood party for this season’s finalists. Maroulis, who’s been recording a solo album and developing an ABC sitcom, told us he appreciates his season-five doppelganger, pouty rocker Ace Young: “Ace, oh yeah. He looks like he’s doing his thing.” As for whom he’s betting on, Maroulis said: “I haven’t chosen a favorite yet, but there are some beautiful girls this year. I can’t remember their names, but I’m sure I’ll get to know them better tonight!”
Caught in the Act
• Usher, having an early dinner at a window seat overlooking the Las Vegas strip at Sushi Roku in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
• Johnny Knoxville, rocking out at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J.
• By MARISA LAUDADIO, WENDY GROSSMAN, HEATHER STAIBLE, CARRIE BORZILLO-VRENNA and CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI