Time for Another Fatuous Eva Mendes Pick-Up

By Richard Horgan Comment

We’re not blaming Eva Mendes. After all, the only thing she does is give the initial interview.

But due most likely to some sternly memoed SEO considerations, just about anything Mendes says is re-purposed ad infinitum by foreign outlets, in a fashion that exceeds the usual boundaries of hat tip entertainment journalism.

Not long ago, it was all about Mendes’ view via HollywoodLife.com that married life was “boring” and “unnecessary.” Today, everyone from The Daily Telegraph in Australia to MonstersandCritics.com in London has begun sending out bulletins about the actress’ daily diet. Bread and pasta are involved, per a piece in the September issue of UK’s Zest magazine.

The broader news, which never seems to get reported, is that if you’ve got the Mendes metabolism, all manner of reality goes out the window. You can eat what you want, thumb your nose at the conventions of matrimony and survive bloody awful action comedy collaborations with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. That, in FishbowlLA’s opinion, is the real Eva Mendes story.