- - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria is leaving Wisteria Lane for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The 37-year-old actress was named a national co-chairman for President Obama’s re-election campaign in February, and she is bidding farewell to her sassy, model-turned-housewife character Gabrielle Solis on the ABC drama’s May 13 finale.

But making the leap from the domestic affairs of the “Housewives” to a national political campaign hasn’t been an easy transition.

“People go, ‘Who cares about your opinion, you’re just pretty,’ ” Ms. Longoria said. “And it’s like, ‘Why can’t I have an intellectual argument about immigration or health care reform just because I’m pretty?’ “

The Mexican-American actress is also developing a dating reality series titled, “All About Love,” for NBC and is coproducing ABC’s upcoming telenovela-style TV drama “Devious Maids,” about the scandalous lives of the hired help.

Ms. Longoria, who is working on her master’s degree in Mexican-American studies at Cal State University at Northridge, said her biggest accomplishment will be making a difference at the voting booth in November.

“[I’m] doing my civic engagement by mobilizing voters and making sure they’re educated on the issues and operating from the belief that if you want to change something in this country you have the power to do that as a citizen. So those are probably the things I’m most proud of.”

Police: Accused actress sent emails to Alec Baldwin

A Canadian actress accused of stalking Alec Baldwin sent him a string of emails begging him to marry her, according to a police complaint.

Genevieve Sabourin was arraigned on aggravated harassment and stalking charges Monday, a day after her arrest in New York City.

Police said Mr. Baldwin and Ms. Sabourin met a decade ago on a movie set and initially had been friendly, but the relationship apparently took a turn for the bizarre in recent days.

Ms. Sabourin traveled from her home in Quebec to New York City, then began sending Mr. Baldwin desperate emails, according to police.

“Please Alec come and pick me up now,” said one message, according to a court filing. “I am less than 10 min away from you tonight. Say I do to me.” In another, she referred to him as her “husband,” according to court papers.

Then, Ms. Sabourin crashed a film screening Mr. Baldwin was hosting Thursday and had to be thrown out by security guards, a police detective wrote.

Ms. Sabourin’s attorney at the arraignment, Julie Sender, said her client and Mr. Baldwin had a two-year “mutual relationship.” They met on the set of “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” a film in which he made a cameo and she was a publicist, and then went to dinner together at least once in 2010.

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