'Desperate Housewives' Go Wild

Take a peek at the private lives of the hit show's sexy cast. By Serena Kappes with Carrie Bell and Michael Fleeman

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FOUR PLAY

FOUR PLAY
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"We all get along," says Eva Longoria, 29, about the Desperate Housewives costars (from left, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Longoria and Teri Hatcher, at a Beverly Hills party Oct. 3). "Felicity taught us how to knit. Marcia is spiritually grounded. And Teri brings in baked goods."

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HOME GIRL

HOME GIRL
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Although she gets her glam on for glitzy events like the Emmys (in September), Teri Hatcher, who plays single mom Susan Mayer on Housewives, is a self-avowed homebody. "I throw good parties because I'm detail-oriented," says the actress (who turns 40 on Dec. 8). "Scrubbing, cleaning all works for me. You can get to a very Zen place while doing housework."

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MARRY GO ROUND?

MARRY GO ROUND?
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Marcia Cross (at a party in September), 42, who plays tightly wound domestic diva Bree Van De Kamp, is single but says, "I'd like to be a wife and mother." Where will the yoga devotee meet her Mr. Right? "You won't find me at a bar or a club, but at a chant or a yoga retreat."

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PARTY OF TWO

PARTY OF TWO
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Once married to actor Harry Hamlin and formerly in a long-term relationship with singer Michael Bolton, Nicollette Sheridan, 41 – who plays sexed-up divorcee Edie Britt – now dates actor Nicklas Soderblom (at an Oct. 3 party in Beverly Hills).

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PUCKER UP

PUCKER UP
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"She's as good as it gets," gushes Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy about wife Felicity Huffman's talent. Macy (at the Emmys in September) should know: The couple first met in the early '80s when she enrolled in his Manhattan acting class. Huffman, 40, who plays stay-at-home mom Lynette Scavo, is best known for her role on the now-defunct sitcom Sports Night.

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MEXICAN HAT TRANCE

MEXICAN HAT TRANCE
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"When I found out I was going to be in lingerie every episode, I hired a trainer," says Longoria (at a Beverly Hills party on Oct. 13), who plays Gabrielle Solis, a married former model who's straying with her teenage gardener. "I haven't been very good because we're so busy." Plus, she loves to cook. Her signature dish? Tortilla soup, a nod to her Mexican heritage.

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MOM SENSE

MOM SENSE
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"I took six years off (from acting) just to be a mom," says former Lois amp Clark star (and Radio Shack pitchwoman) Hatcher. Like her Desperate Housewives character, Hatcher is a single mother to daughter Emerson Rose, 6 (in 2003); she and actor Jon Tenney divorced last year.

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BODY BEAUTIFUL

BODY BEAUTIFUL
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Her vixen role on Housewives is familiar territory for Sheridan, known for her hot-to-trot characters on '80s series Knots Landing and Paper Dolls. Yet Sheridan (in Malibu in August), 40, is more at ease with herself now. Earlier in her career, she says, "I felt like everybody was judging me, wanting something from me."

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WHAT A DRAG

WHAT A DRAG
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Cross rose to TV fame as psychotic Dr. Kimberly Shaw on '90s nighttime soap Melrose Place. Ironically, after her MP heyday, the Juilliard graduate (at a charity event in L.A. on Oct. 24) completed her master's degree in psychology at L.A.'s Antioch University in 2002. "I have always wanted to know what's going on under the surface," she says.

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PICKUP SCENE

PICKUP SCENE
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Huffman says her most challenging role yet is being a mom to Sophia, 4 (at a benefit in Venice, Calif., in 2003) and Georgia, 2 (not pictured). Huffman and husband Macy balance their work schedules to accommodate spending time with their daughters.

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SWEET EMOTION

SWEET EMOTION
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Longoria – who appeared on The Young and the Restless from 2001-2003 – is divorced from General Hospital star Tyler Christopher. Recently linked to 'N Sync-er JC Chasez, whom she met at a charity auction, the actress (with Chasez at the Emmys in September) says she's currently going solo. "I'm single, single, single!"

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