Friday, February 01, 2008

Axis of Eva

Eva Mendes
is in rehab, according to People:
Eva Mendes checked into Utah's Cirque Lodge and has been in the facility, which deals with substance-abuse problems, for several weeks.

"Eva has been working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support. Out of respect for Eva's privacy, we do not wish to discuss further details," her rep told PEOPLE Friday.

Cirque Lodge became a familiar name last year, when Lindsay Lohan checked in for treatment. The substance for which Mendes is being treated has not been reported.

The news was first reported on

At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Mendes told reporters that to feel comfortable doing a sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night, which also starred Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall, she required a drink.
Eva Mendes is one of those very pretty actresses that have taken lots o' photos in their underpants and yet I have no idea who they are or when and how they became famous. She could drop out of the sky into my lap and I wouldn't be able to recognize her. She just doesn't register on my psyche AT ALL.

I will say, however, that she might need some serious psychotherapy--perhaps even shock treatments--while she's in there, if it is true that she "required a drink" to have a sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix. Wild horses couldn't keep me from that, let me tell you. 300 Spartans and the Persian army couldn't keep me from that. It takes a nation of millions to keep me back as it is. And, of course, the restraining order...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought I read somewhere that they didn't get along while filming that movie, but I'm not totally positive. And I'm not just saying that to make you feel better, either.

Terri R.