Eva Longoria has big plans for Grand Hotel. Eva Longoria is wearing four hats. Not literally, of course. It's early September, and as she sits on the set of her upcoming ABC show, Grand Hotel (premiering June 17), she's filling the roles of executive producer, director, actor, and mom, oftentimes all at once. In the past hour alone, she has directed a scene, rehearsed another, made a decision regarding the blinds on a new set, and breastfed her 2-month-old son, Santiago, and is now sitting down for an interview while she eats lunch. (At least until her son wakes up from his nap and she resumes directing while holding him.) "I prefer to do all three," Longoria says of acting, directing, and producing. "I felt like I wasn't reaching my full potential as a human when I was just acting, so when I was on the set of Desperate Housewives, I used that time of my life as film school. It was [eight seasons] on a set. If you don't learn something, you're not paying attention." That mentality is the foundation of Longoria's stunningly efficient work ethic, and she credits it to the most basic fact about her: that she's a woman. "In life, being a woman is a disadvantage," she says between bites of a turkey wrap, pausing briefly to answer a question from her makeup artist (because don't forget that she's also getting in front of the camera today). "Women have to work twice as hard. That's why women are very prepared." And that's why Longoria has surrounded herself with women on this set, where her director of photography and two assistant directors are female, a rarity in Hollywood. "Women operate from a different engine [than men], and it's so fun to work with like-minded people," she says. When it comes to this show, representation behind the camera isn't the only thing of which Longoria is proud. In front of the camera, Grand Hotel -- a remake of the Spanish series Gran Hotel that follows the drama within the walls of a family-owned hotel in Miami -- boasts a cast composed mostly of Latino actors. "Diversity is a word thrown around so much, and so many people do it to check a box," Longoria says. "For us, casting was organically Hispanic, because [the show is based] in Miami. We're not just checking a box. We are being authentic to the world." It's a fight that's very personal for Longoria, 44, a Texas native who struggled to land roles when she came to Hollywood in 1998. "I wasn't 'Latin enough.' And then I would go out for the Jane Smith roles, and I was 'too Latin,'" she says. "Not everybody has an accent, not every story has to be a drug cartel, not everything has to be so boxed into our preconceptions of what Latino is. I operate from my perspective, and my perspective is that I am as American as apple pie, but I love mariachi music. You can be both. You can be layered and multifaceted, and those are the characters I want to show, particularly with women." Longoria fights for equality off screen, too, as a cofounder of the Time's Up movement, which aims to create safe and fair work environments for women. The organization marked its first anniversary Jan. 1, and Longoria takes pride in a number of milestones, from the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund (which provides women who experience sexual misconduct in the workplace with legal and public relations assistance) to Rotten Tomatoes incorporating more female critics. But there's still plenty of work to be done. "We're facing the right direction," Longoria says. "I don't know if we've taken a step yet." But on the set of Grand Hotel, where she and costar Roselyn Sanchez are rehearsing their next scene, each with a young child on her hip, Longoria has managed to create an environment that feels like a step in the right direction. Grand Hotel premieres Monday, June 17, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. (Entertainment Weekly)

Jill Bauer Says Goodbye to QVC After 25 Years. We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. After 25 years, Jill Bauer is saying goodbye to QVC. One of the shopping network's most familiar faces hosted her final show Wednesday night. Complete with special surprises and appearances, the special three-hour telecast reminded viewers why Jill will be so missed. "When I took this job 25 years ago, I would have never imagined it would be the ride that it became," Jill shared with viewers during her final words. "I got to spend time with all of you. You got me through some rough times. You were there celebrating my happy times and it has been an absolute honor spending that time and being invited into your home each and every single day." She continued while holding back tears, "I saw a quote from Winnie the Pooh that said, 'How lucky am I that I have something so hard to say goodbye' and this has been a wonderful journey. Thank you." While the night was filled with heartfelt moments, there was also plenty of time to shop. From beauty items and jewelry to dessert and summer floats, Jill was able to showcase just some of the amazing products that have recently caught her eye. And it wouldn't be a Jill show without a few products for the home. After all, QVC is celebrating the woman behind "You're Home With Jill." (Eonline)

Find Out Why Kylie Jenner & Kris Jenner Are Butting Heads Over the Kylie Cosmetics Office. Kylie Jenner needs some space. A designated parking spot outside her place of work would be cool too, but... "Kris Jenner is just doing too much with my office," vents the makeup and skincare guru in this telephone-style clip from Sunday's new Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which ironically sees her mother doing the exact same thing next to the 21-year-old's desk at Kylie Cosmetics. "Lately, Kylie's been so territorial," Kris tells Kourtney Kardashian over the phone. "I'm not sure what's going on." As the new clip toggles back and forth between the momager and her youngest's respective testimonials, what's "going on" becomes more and more clear. When Khloe Kardashian asks Kylie which office she's talking about, her sister explains she just found the place and admits she pays "too much a month" for it, but of course has already "spent so much time making it perfect." "Stop!" Khloe cuts her off. "Me and Scott went there." And cut to: previous footage of Kris tour-guiding them through Kylie Cosmetics' headquarters like, "So, this is my office... " And there's more. Kylie says the occupational turf war recently spread to the company parking structure as well, ever since the founder's mom started leaving her own car in the CEO's spot. Khloe suggests it's because Kris thinks "it's her office," not her daughter's, and Kylie agrees the whole situation is "getting out of hand." Funnily enough though, it sounds like that's kind of how Kris is feeling too. "In front of everybody at the office [Kylie's] like, 'Don't ever park in my parking space again! It's the one thing that means something to me. I've worked so hard.' And I'm like, oh my goodness," a frustrated Kris tells Kourtney. "Definitely don't let her boss you around," Kourtney advises. "You're Kris M.F. Jenner. You are her mother." Though Khloe candidly tells her baby sis to "listen... there's no f--king friends and loyalty in the game of being a billionaire" at first, she eventually reaches a similar conclusion. Speaking about their mother, the Revenge Body star tells Kylie, "You gotta love her. There's really not many other options." Perhaps that's something all four Kar-Jenners can agree on. Brand new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashions Sunday at 9.p.m. on E! (Eonline)

Russian Doll Season 2 Will Be All About a Cat? Russian Doll season two is officially happening! So, what's next for "sweet birthday baby" Nadia and Alan? "I don't know, maybe season two is all about Oatmeal the cat? We don't know!" co-creator Amy Poehler joked with E! News ahead of the show's official renewal. "As you can tell, the women in the show are real deep thinkers, big brains. Everyone's really talented so the chance to get to work together again would be amazing. I think there are some really good ideas for season two." Imagine a second season all about a cat? The first season was trippy and so well-done, the team behind the scenes could probably pull off an Oatmeal-centric season. Netflix made the renewal announcement official on Tuesday, June 11. The series, which follows Natasha Lyonne as Nadia, a woman who dies repeatedly and winds up back at her birthday party over and over, ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Nadia and Alan (Charlie Barnett), who also kept dying, found themselves trapped in separate universes/timelines with alternate versions of the other. These alternates aren't aware of all the future deaths they had and the connection they formed. "This is my baby. Yeah, I'm probably not going to have a child, I had Russian Doll," Lyonne told us. She co-created the series with Poehler and Leslye Headland, wrote several episodes and helmed the finale as director. "It's such a personal show for me, it's very autobiographical, especially in the sort of thematic sense. It's very moving, it's an emotional, deep thing," she said about the success of the series. "What matters is that it connected with people and maybe they feel a little bit less alone because that's what kind of the arts, I think, do for me." As for the second season, "Well, you've seen Mission Impossible," Lyonne joked. "I'm not at liberty to discuss such things," she said. Russian Doll season one is now streaming. (Eonline)


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