Diva Dish: Online entrepreneur
This week in Diva Dish, Torrie Wilson opens her online store, Lilian Garcia's record release date is set, Maria falls in love, Jillian describes her eventful week, Mickie James takes a birthday vacation and Cherry revisits her roots.
Torrie Wilson has fashioned herself an online entrepreneur. The SmackDown Diva has launched the site of her online clothing shop, OfficiallyJaded.com.
"I'm anxiously awaiting the opening of my online clothing store. It's called OfficiallyJaded.com. There's a little bit up right now, but the clothes and everything should be online in the next couple of weeks. I'm really excited about it," Torrie told Diva Dish.
Even though OfficiallyJaded.com is still in its early stages, Torrie said the positive response has been overwhelming.
"I've had tons of people writing to me on my MySpace about it, and they're really excited about shopping," she said.
"Basically it's a compilation of men's and women's clothes, all my favorite designers. I got and personally pick out everything for the men and women, with a little bit of help. But it's all stuff that I wear and I love to see other people wear," the Diva smiled. "A lot of the clothes I've worn on TV or I will wear on TV. It's a lot of stuff that I have in my closet. It's really hard for me to sell everything, because I really want to keep one of everything!
Check out the official Web site: OfficiallyJaded.com, and stay tuned to Diva Dish for more on Torrie's online entrepreneurship.
It's official -- Lilian Garcia's new album, Ã‚Â¡Quiero Vivir!, will be released on Oct. 9. The record features 12 tracks, including a duet with Jon Secada. For more information on Ã‚Â¡Quiero Vivir! and to hear some of Lilian's songs, visit WWE.com's official Ã‚Â¡Quiero Vivir! Web site.
Don't forget -- the Raw ring announcer will sing the National Anthem at the Meadowlands on Sept. 23, prior to the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. Her appearance is part of the NFL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and Wayne Chrebet Day.
As previously reported in Diva Dish, Maria has a new, special someone in her life, and his name is Gemini.
"I got a new puppy! I needed a new man of the household, and so I got him! He's a Chihuahua. He's long-haired. He's all black, but he has one little paw that has some white on it," the Raw Diva swooned.
"He has a very sweet temperament. He's very calm. That's kind of what I need in my life -- a bit of calm. He is the calm from the storm," she giggled. "He's now traveling with me full-time. He's in the locker room right now!"
Maria explained that she gave her Chihuahua the name Gemini for obvious reasons -- it's his astrological sign. Gemini was born on May 22.
"Not only that, but he holds the same personality traits as my brother -- that's very calm, demure, just held-back, and then all of a sudden he's crazy, he's jumping off the walls!," Maria laughed. "There's definitely two sides to him, a Gemini. I call him Gem for short, so he's my little Gem. I am a Pisces, so I think that's a good match."
So, do you want the Jillian's good news first or the bad news? OK, let's start with the bad. Or at least the painful news…
"I had my wisdom teeth taken out. It hurt a lot more than I thought it was going to!" the Raw Diva frowned. "I thought I was going to be OK in a couple days, but I was in bed for like a week!"
Now for the good stuff…
"My birthday was this week!" Jillian smiled. "I went to the casino. I did not lose. I came out I think about $14 ahead. And I haven't even spent it yet!"
Jillian isn't the only Diva who recently celebrated her birthday. Mickie James took an exciting vacation in honor of her special 20-something. (Aww, come on, a Diva never reveals her age!)
"This week I went on vacation to celebrate my birthday to Niagara Falls. It was awesome. It was so beautiful. I had never seen Niagara Falls, up close and personal, but it was so gorgeous," the Raw Diva said.
"I did all the little touristy stuff. Like I went behind the Falls and I took the Maid of the Mist, where you actually go into where the Falls come down. It was so cool!" Mickie smiled.
Even while on vacation, the Diva still found time to get in touch with her true WWE Diva side.
"I also went to the WWE store in Canada, and there's even a WWE ride called the Piledriver, which I totally rode and I killed it!" she joked. "I demolished it! I piledrived the Piledriver! I broke it, I rode it so well!"
Rock 'n' roll roots
Cherry told Diva Dish she and her main men -- Deuce & Domino -- are eagerly looking forward to traveling to Memphis this weekend for Unforgiven.
"We're excited to be going to Memphis. We're going to make our way to Graceland, hopefully. We can take a peek at that old stomping grounds of ours, bring back some old memories," she said.
But their trip won't be all fun and games. Cherry said Deuce & Domino are clearly focused on winning back the WWE Tag Team Championship from Matt Hardy and MVP this Sunday, live on pay-per-view.
"Right now we're pretty concentrated on our match at Unforgiven. We're focused on getting those titles back, and that's pretty much it," Cherry explained. "We're going to put on a good show and get those titles back right where they belong, and that's that."
Don't forget, the 2007 WWE Diva Search has begun and the competition is heating up during week one's competitive and sexy volleyball game. Voting opened Monday right here on WWE.com. Have you chosen your favorite Diva hopeful? Which of our lovely, lucky eight contestants will be the next WWE Diva? Our fans (that means you!) will decide! Check out the official 2007 WWE Diva Search site now.