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Eva Longoria has suffered an extremely embarrassing wardrobe malfunction as she unfortunately revealed far more than she intended to upon screening of Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian) during Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Arriving in a breathtaking light green gown, Eva Longoria was merely trying to ascend a flight of stairs on Saturday while avoiding the fast-falling drizzle.

The actress tugged up her hem to avoid getting it wet in the puddles when the wardrobe function occurred as the star was left exposing herself with no underwear on.

Eva Longoria has suffered an extremely embarrassing wardrobe malfunction as she unfortunately revealed far more than she intended to

Eva Longoria has suffered an extremely embarrassing wardrobe malfunction as she unfortunately revealed far more than she intended to

Eva Longoria, 38, will no doubt be horrified to learn that the humiliating incident was caught on camera.

The former Desperate Housewives star trudged on with the aid of several red carpet staffers and was ultra careful not to step on her trailing gown with her beige high heels.

Her dress wasn’t the only part of her ensemble that was in danger of falling apart.

Eva Longoria’s elaborately coiffed hairdo was in risk of faltering in the foul weather but at least she had some shelter beneath a large unflappable umbrella.

Her perfectly oval-shaped face was heavily made-up too, especially around the eyes, and most know what rain can do to mascara-covered lashes.

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The Tampa, Florida, military base that has gained notoriety for its connection to General David Petraeus’ sex scandal has been compared to Wisteria Lane from the show Desperate Housewives where out-of-control parties with top brass are a nightly occurrence, and where social climbing is a favorite pastime.

Those visiting MacDill Air Force Base for the first time will likely be surprised to see the sprawling  bay front homes with covered porches, the upscale gym, golf course, boat rentals and other trappings of the good life that bear little resemblance to nearly any other military outpost.

“It’s the nicest base I’ve ever seen,” a private contractor with base access told The Daily Beast.

“It blew me away, as far as what the taxpayers pay for.”

People familiar with the culture of MacDill say they are not surprised by the recent revelations that David Petraeus had an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, which was made public after Jill Kelley, a Tampa socialite with close ties to the base, set off an FBI investigation into the CIA director’s mistress.

Jill Kelley, described as a social climber and fierce self-promoter who was obsessed with powerful men, allegedly exchanged flirtatious emails with another general, John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

The sexual intrigue and heady mix of power and wealth appear to be mainstays on the military base known in Tampa as Wisteria Lane, referring to the infamous street where the philandering characters of Desperate Housewives reside.

“It’s well-known in social circles that all the big wigs do a lot of partying,” said Jack Belich, a private investigator in nearby St. Petersburg told the Daily Beast.

“That’s just part of the way they operate over there, and Tampa has always had these social gadflies and liaisons.”

MacDill Air Force Base, which has gained notoriety for its connection to David Petraeus' sex scandal, has been compared to Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives

MacDill Air Force Base, which has gained notoriety for its connection to David Petraeus’ sex scandal, has been compared to Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives

Jill Kelley was well-connected with people on the base, among them a White House attorney who gave her and her family access to the presidential residence on three separate occasions.

Tampa Bay Magazine Editor Aaron Fodiman described Jill Kelley as “charming, lovely, and vivacious” hostess who would frequently throw parties for top military officials at her lavish $1.3 million home on Bayshore Boulevard.

Aaron Fodiman pointed out, however, that Jill Kelley was just one of “hundreds” of people in the affluent community eager to entertain military heroes who have been enjoying a superstar status in Tampa.

Jill Kelley was one of about 800 members of Friends of MacDill who are allowed to access the base unescorted in the daytime hours.

Tim Sweeney, a fellow member of the group, said that its purpose is to involve the community in the base’s daily life, and most of those who participate are driven by noble motives, not by a desire to get rich or make a name for oneself.

That said, Tim Sweeney conceded that the top military brass in Tampa are the people that Jill Kelley and her ilk would have wanted to rub shoulders with.

“MacDill folks are the closest thing Tampa comes to having real celebrities. The Kelley’s are clearly the exception to the rule,” Tim Sweeney said.

“I just think it was a way for them to become socially prominent in the community.”

Jill Kelley has been tied to the scandal that prompted the resignation of retired General David Petraeus as CIA director.

David Petraeus admitted having an affair with his married biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Federal officials say Paula Broadwell sent emails to Jill Kelley, perceiving her as a romantic rival. That FBI investigation uncovered emails between Jill Kelley and Gen. John Allen during his time as head of Central Command in Tampa.

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Eva Longoria has split with toyboy Eduardo Cruz for a second time.

Eva Longoria, 37, and the younger brother of Penelope Cruz have split after an on-off relationship which lasted 16 months, a representative has confirmed.

It comes just weeks after the pair enjoyed a romantic holiday in Seville, Spain.

Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz, 27, began dating after Eva split with her husband Tony Parker – with who she enjoyed a four year marriage.

They split in March but reunited later on in the spring.

Eva Longoria has split with toyboy Eduardo Cruz for a second time

Eva Longoria has split with toyboy Eduardo Cruz for a second time

A source said earlier this year: “It was a mutual decision. They are staying friends. She’s focusing on work and the end of Desperate Housewives.”

Eva Longoria recently revealed she was going on a “new journey” in her life following the end of the TV show, in which she played Gabrielle Solis.

The actress said: “In the moment of doing the last episode, it was bittersweet, it was very emotional to leave this family I’ve had for eight years, our crew and our cast. It was really heartbreaking to know I would never play Gabby again.

“I mean, all of that was really sad, but at the same time, I’m so excited to turn the page and embark on this new journey of my career, of my life.

“You know, <<Desperate Housewives>> [was] all-consuming. It’s year-round filming. It’s always in L.A., you don’t have time to travel, you don’t have time to do movies, you don’t have time to do anything else. So now, I feel like a free bird.”

 

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TNT’s Dallas reboot has proved a hit in the US, with an average of 6.8 million viewers tuning in for its debut episode.

Wednesday’s show secured the highest ratings for the premiere of a scripted series on a cable channel this year.

Shown on TNT, the reboot reunites former Dallas stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing.

A new generation of Ewings includes former Desperate Housewives actor Jesse Metcalfe.

TNT’s Dallas reboot has proved a hit in the US, with an average of 6.8 million viewers tuning in for its debut episode

TNT’s Dallas reboot has proved a hit in the US, with an average of 6.8 million viewers tuning in for its debut episode

Jesse Metcalfe plays Christopher Ewing who, along with cousin John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson), continues the legendary family rivalry on Southfork ranch.

The original Dallas, which aired from 1978 to 1991, centred around Ewing brothers JR and Bobby’s long and bitter battle over the family fortune.

US critics gave it mixed reviews, with some accusing the show of “cashing in” on the original, and the actors of turning in “wooden” performances.

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Actress Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, has died at 72.

Kathryn Joosten died in California of lung cancer, 11 years after she was first diagnosed with the disease.

The actress won two Emmy Awards for playing nosey neighbor Karen McCluskey in suburban drama Desperate Housewives.

Kathryn Joosten had previously portrayed Delores Landingham, the secretary to fictional US President Josiah Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, on The West Wing.

Her family said in a statement that the actress was “surrounded by love and humour ’til the end”, adding: “We are laughing through our tears.”

Actress Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, has died at 72

Actress Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, has died at 72

Kathryn Joosten did not begin her acting career until the age of 42, having worked as a psychiatric nurse at a medium security hospital unit in Chicago.

But after getting divorced and hearing her mother’s deathbed regrets at not having pursued her dreams, Kathryn Joosten decided to revisit her childhood passion for acting and became involved with her local community theatre.

She then worked as a street performer at Disney World in Florida before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1990s and winning small roles in shows including Murphy Brown, Frasier and The Drew Carey Show.

The West Wing brought wider recognition. “Some people in Hollywood think of me as a model for dramatic mid-life transitions – from suburban housewife to Emmy-winning actress,” she said.

“But I never plotted out a master plan for following my dreams.”

Her other roles included one of the recurring Gods in Joan of Arcadia and Claire in Dharma and Greg.

Her part in Desperate Housewives earned her the Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series in 2005 and 2008, and she was nominated again in 2010.

Kathryn Joosten encouraged the show’s creator Marc Cherry to give her character lung cancer in order to raise awareness. The show ended in the US just three weeks ago after eight years on air.