Yahoo! Finance – TORRANCE, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The red carpet and race cars are ready as Toyota announced today the participants from film, television, music, sports and the military who will compete for checkered flag glory in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The 37th annual charity race will take place April 20 on the 1.97-mile street course in downtown Long Beach, Calif., as part of the 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The field of racers will navigate the new 210-horsepower Scion FR-S race vehicles through high speed turns to benefit “Racing for Kids,” a national fundraising program supporting children’s hospitals throughout the United States. This year’s field of popular celebrity racers includes:
Jesse Metcalfe (@JesseMetcalfe): Actor best known for his role as a teen gardener on “Desperate Housewives” and who currently stars in the TNT continuation of “Dallas,” based on the 1978 series of the same name. Film credits include “John Tucker Must Die” and “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.”
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Soap star Jesse Metcalfe, 34, is arguably best-known for playing Eva Longoria’s hunky pool boy on “Desperate Housewives,” which is what makes his recent home purchase a little bit of a downer.
He and fiancee Cara Santana became the proud owners of a 2,362-square-foot Spanish-style home with five bedrooms — but alas, no pool.
The property had been listed at about $1.6 million andTrulia put the sales price of the couple’s new home at $1.43 million. The home transferred title on Feb. 28 and Metcalfe sold his Beverly Hills Post Office area home for $2 million, Trulia reports.
The 1925 home he and Santana will share was built in 1925 and retains some of its original charm. Best of Show may be the Spanish courtyard with tiled wall fountain. Check out the photos!
Metcalfe now plays Christopher Ewing in the TNT continuation of “Dallas.”
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Dallas returned to our screens this year after a rather lengthy absence and now the Texas based power struggles come home to roost, with series one hitting DVD this week.
To celebrate JR and the gang coming home, two of the show’s stars (the gorgeous duo of Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson) talked about their roles on Dallas and what it’s been like being a part of such a hit.
Was it daunting joining such an iconic show as Dallas?
“Every great project starts with a great script. Once I wrapped my mind around the idea and read the script and saw the characters were fleshed out it looked like a contemporary show, while keeping it true to the series.”
Were you a fan of Dallas when you were younger?
I had to go back and watch some episodes – I watched about 33 – I wanted to set the tone and see my co workers in their younger years. There was a little Christopher, but you have no idea of who the man will be.
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Battle Of The Dallas Heartthrobs – Jesse Metcalfe Or Josh Henderson?
Huffington Post UK – ‘Dallas’ has returned to our screens, and it’s like it’s never been away. Bobby and JR Ewing are both still proving that some things do run thicker than blood – ie oil, and the money it brings. And their sibling rivalry has been passed seamlessly to the next generation with their sons – Christopher and John Ross respectively – fighting for the future of Southfork Ranch, not to mention the love they share for one girl (Series One of the new series out on DVD on Monday).
Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson were plucked from other dramas to pick up their stetsons and play Christopher and John Ross. Metcalfe swotted up watching 33 episodes from the first series, while Henderson caught up with old JR clips on YouTube “to discover how he made him so magnetic”. And the pair were used to competing against each other for auditions (as well as in a charity league away from work), so their rivalry came naturally.
But who gets your vote? Josh Henderson’s a Texan native, so that must get points, but Metcalfe‘s Christopher is striving for renewable energy, so that must put him on the side of the angels. And he’s got his demons, secretly pining for a woman who’s not his wife, not something Bobby would approve of.
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Source: Huffington Post UK