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Eva Longoria once acted on "The Young and The Restless," and these days, her own love life is sliding into soap opera-land.
updated 10/16/2006 2:46:13 AM ET 2006-10-16T06:46:13

The complications in Eva Longoria’s romance with basketball star Tony Parker are starting to sound like something from an evening soap.

After a recent New York Post item that Parker was “dirty dancing and cuddling with a blonde bombshell” Longoria’s spokeswoman confirmed that the “Desperate Housewives” star and the basketball player she’s been dating for two years are “going through a difficult time.”

Now comes a report that Longoria may also be playing the court. Longoria was “two-timing” Parker with “Dancing with the Stars” hunk Mario Lopez, according to Us magazine.

She was also spotted not wearing a pendant of diamonds forming the number 9 — Parker’s number — that the San Antonio Spurs star gave her.

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But now, according to Us, Longoria is “filled with regret and has called it quits with Lopez. Tony and Eva are talking and trying to work it out.”

Her spokeswoman reiterated that the couple is facing “a difficult time.”

Baby on board
Accident-prone mommy Britney Spears isn’t taking any chances with new baby Sutton Pierce .

The “Oops I Did It Again” crooner recently bought a state-of-the-art side-impact infant car seat from Petittresor.com.

“She said she needed the best for her baby,” says a source. “She got one from Britax, whose tag line is ‘Where safety is always in fashion.”

Notes from all over
Amber Tamblyn, who is starring in “The Grudge 2,” doesn’t want to forget her soap-opera roots. “I could someday be as big as Tom Cruise,” Tamblyn told Entertainment Weekly, and there will always be people who will come up and say, ‘I thought episode 553 of ‘General Hospital’ was the greatest piece of film of all time.’  I love that.”  . . . Now that Whitney Houston has ditched that bad boy hubby Bobby Brown, bettors at BetUS.com are giving the formerly hot singer favorable odds for a comeback. They’re betting 6/4 that her next album will hit number one.  . . .David Hasselhoff is putting some pretty suave moves on journalists while promoting his book and movie. Shortly after making goo-goo eyes at the UK’s GMTV’s Jenni Falconer, Hasselhoff turned his charms on Suzanne Kerins of London’s Sunday Mirror. : “I was falling asleep on GMTV until I saw Jenn,” Hasselhoff said, according to Kerins. “Wow, she was beautiful! But look at you, Suzanne. I’m looking at your legs — I like your legs and I’m just loving your toes.”

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