GEMSTONE MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING, LLC
Specializes in Marketing & Consulting, Public Relations, Media Buying & Planning, Securing
Entertainers, Event Management & Staffing and Business & Community Outreach.
Staff (GEMS) is
label promoters, publicity managers, client
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personnel. ! !
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Over the years, Gemstone Management &
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as Morris Chestnut, Pantene, Proctor &
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Tony Parker and
Actress Eva Longoria and
basketball boyfriend, Tony Parker, planned for an
entire weekend of events throughout the 2006
NBA All-Star games in Houston, Texas. In
collaboration with the Houston partners,
Gemstone Management & Consulting organized
and gathered press for couple’s every moment.
The events kicked off with an appearance on
Oprah the week before. This marked the first
joint interview with the couple. The day prior to
the events, Tony hosted a pre-event press
conference for all media. His big announcement-he
is opening a French record label, Game Time
Entertainment. Friday Tony and Eva hosted the
All-Star Global Kickoff Party, where Tony
premiered his first single, Top of the Game,
featuring rap artist Fabolous. As a first time All-
Star participate, Tony spent Saturday involved
with NBA events- all which Tony attended as a
first time All-Star participate. Sunday concluded
with Tony Parker’s Live Video Premier Party at
the Live Sports Cafe in downtown Houston.
Attendees had the opportunity to party with the
couple until 2am and get the first glimpse of his
new Top of the Game music video, featuring
girlfriend Eva. Throughout these events,
Gemstone Management & Consulting was to
handle all media for the press conference and
schedule any interviews. Internally this was my
account to be organized solely by me. The
events were a thrilling success and commended
by the clients, partners and many media outlets.
Houston’s Spur of the Moment
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria will host 2 parties during All-Star Weekend…and Oprah
talks about it on Monday
Houston, TX. February 6, 2006—San Antonio Spurs Guard Tony Parker is in the midst of launching an
international music career. The 2-time NBA champion’s new recording label – Game Time Entertainment will present
Tony Parker’s International All-Star Weekend during the 55th Annual NBA All-Star Game weekend in Houston,
Texas. Eva Longoria, famous for her seductive role on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and seemingly loyal
attendance at Spurs games, will be featured in Parker’s new music video. ! !
The couple is scheduled to appear in their first interview together on an upcoming episode of Oprah (airdate
Monday, February 6th for the time, please check your local listings). Among topics that will be discussed are:
Parker’s current musical endeavors, the NBA All-Star Game and Parker’s International All-Star Weekend Events. ! !
National partners of Parker’s International All Star Weekend include NIKE and POWER-ADE. Other partners include
the Houston N Crowd, D. Mass Productions, Glitterazzi Unlimited and Platinum Sunshine Promotions. In addition to
his appearance on Oprah, Parker will utilize his partnership resources to promote his Game Time Entertainment
record label. ! !
Parker’s International All-Star Weekend will tip off on Friday, February 17th. The All-Star Global Kickoff Party will
feature the European native as he performs his first single Top of the Game live with platinum recording artist
FABOLOUS. This first time performance will be simulcast in Paris, France, Parker’s native country. Houston’s
Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 6 Greenway Plaza (next to the old Compaq center) will be the stage
for this affair from 9pm-3am. ! !
The weekend will continue Sunday, February 19th with Tony Parker’s Live Video Premier Party at Downtown
Houston’s Live Sports Café located at 404 Main @ Preston. This three-story complex will premier Parker’s new
music video on all 40 of its screens following the NBA All-Star Game until 2am. ! !
Along with Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, confirmed guests include Spurs teammates Robert Horry, Tim Duncan
and Nick Van Exel. A host of Parkers friends and family members from France are among these guests, which will
undoubtedly make these popular weekend events, international affairs to remember. ! !
Parker also will be conducting a Pre-Event “Press Conference” for all media on Thursday, February 16, at 5pm. This
Q & A session with Tony will also be held at the Renaissance Hotel, located at 6 Greenway Plaza (next to the old
Compaq center). To register for this Press Conference, you must contact press contact Tonya Collins at
817-528-7564, email@example.com or Amber Punch at 469-223-3378, firstname.lastname@example.org. ! !
About Gemstone Management and Consulting and Glitterazzi Unlimited: !
Gemstone Management & Consulting specializes in Urban Marketing and Consulting, Securing Entertainment,
Event Management & Staffing, Contract Negotiations & Proposal Development, Media Buying & Planning, Public
Relations and Business & Community Outreach. Gemstone’s nightlife division Gliterrazzi Unlimited also manages
and provides consultation for events, fundraisers, concerts, club promotions, sporting events and more. Gemstone
is a Dallas, Texas based company with strong nationwide capabilities, partners and contacts. www.gemsconsult.net !
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Parker 'blessed' with success on court, stardom off it
RADIOSHACK SHOOTING STARS
Parker loving life — and Eva
Spurs guard 'blessed' with success on court, stardom off it !
MOISEKAPENDA BOWER, Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle!
Published 06:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2006! !
Tony Parker looks comfortable. On the verge of his first All-Star Game, Parker isn't breaking a sweat,
appearing as poised as an adored actor strolling the red carpet for the umpteenth time.!
This has become Parker's life. Parker, who will take part in the Shooting Stars competition today, jet
sets with his girlfriend, actress Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives fame. He has shared a
concert stage with hip-hop artist Fabolous. And he earns All-Star nods.!
But things weren't always so sublime for the 23-year-old Frenchman.!
"The day I announced it to my dad, he cried," Parker said of his selection as a Western Conference
reserve. "He was so proud and so happy for me.!
"I know a lot of people in France are going to have their eyes watered, because they saw me play
when I was in Paris. Now I'm in the NBA — the biggest stage — and it's great."!
Parker is savoring his rapid ascension to the top of the NBA's point-guard heap. Drafted 28th overall
by San Antonio in 2001, he spearheaded two Spurs title teams, doing so with a paralyzing blend of
savvy and speed. Now in his fifth season, Parker has taken his game to another level. He is
averaging a career-high 19.4 points per game and 5.8 assists. He is one of the league leaders in
points in the paint, a stat reflecting both his daring and quickness.!
"He's definitely the best point guard in the history of the Spurs franchise," said Dallas Mavericks and
Western Conference coach Avery Johnson, a former Spurs point guard.!
That Parker reached this point in his career so quickly is a surprise, even to him. The off-the-court
fame is gratifying, but his development on it led to his blossoming into a star.!
"Sometimes I'm saying to myself, 'Five years ago I was still playing in Paris, and now I'm in the All-
Star Game,' so it's just great," Parker said. "I've just been blessed."!
Blessed to the extent that Parker can hone his craft as a bilingual rapper. He performed his upcoming
single Top of the Game with Fabolous at a Friday night party at the Renaissance Hotel and admitted
to spending most of that morning readying for his performance.!
In what is a glamorous life, Parker was asked to describe its best aspect.!
"Dating Eva, that's what," he said.!
MARCH 5, 2006 LA PRENSA DE SAN ANTONIO 7-TV
Tony Parker enters the Music
P!or Lucy Moreno
During the NBA All-Star
weekend Tony Parker held a press
conference to announce his debut
as a rap singer. But in case you
don’t know much about the
handsome basketball star here are
a few tidbits. His full name is
William Anthony Parker and he
was born in Belgium and raised in
France. Tony is fluent in English,
French and obviously living in
San Antonio speaks a little
If you have never met the
basketball player you would never
know what a nice guy he really is,
a little shy, but a good sense of
humor. It was during the press
conference that we got to see the
other side of Tony Parker. He also
spoke about his relationship with
the Desperate Housewife, Eva
Longoria. It was very obvious that
Tony Parker and Eva were the
hottest couple during the NBA
All-Star weekend everyone
wanted a picture of them. But,
rather than be redundant with a
well known career I’ll leave you
with the interview.
Press: How will you combine
your basketball and music career?
Tony Parker: It takes a lot of
effort, that’s for sure. It’s a big
challenge. Since I was small I
always did music with my
brothers and friends, we always
had a lot fun, but I never like took
it seriously because basketball
obviously was the main thing.
When I came to the Spurs and got
comfortable with the NBA
winning championships my
friends and especially my
brothers, they always pushed me
to get serious about my music. In
the last 2 or 3 years I started
contacting my boys from France
and get a team together and
producers and engineers and
everybody from France and that’s
how I got started. That was a
dream I always had I always
wanted to experience the world of
music. I am very happy to start
and do my first concert to
introduce my album and my
songs, I am excited. It’s a big
challenge but I think I can do
both, I’m just going to enjoy my
life and do both at the same time.
Press: What is the first single
and what was your inspiration for
Tony Parker: Basically the
inspiration came like the song is
“Top of the Game” so I wanted to
do something because being an
NBA champion I thought I was on
top of my game in basketball so I
wanted to get somebody in the
music that I like and respect and I
thought he was on top of his game
too and it was Fabulous because
that’s how I want to do my album
a little bit there’s a song for
everybody a song for the ghetto,
love songs for girls and dance
floor and songs for the clubs and I
think Fabulous was the best at
that and that’s why I decided to
do a song with him. So when I
called him I made him listen to a
couple of my French stuff and he
liked and we did a song.
Press: Did you have to translate
Tony Parker: (laughing) A little
bit, a little bit at first he didn’t
understand anything. He was like,
‘man I don’t understand anything,
but it’s hot.” So then I started to
do more songs and now I’m going
to work with Jaime Fox, right
now we’re working on it and it’s
looking pretty good. So that’s
why I decided to do something
during the All Star weekend just
do a couple of songs just for the
Press: Is there any pressure
since other basketball players
have pursued the music business?
Tony Parker: Oh yes, definitely
a lot of people laughed at first and
asked “why do you want to rap”
and that’s legitimate everybody
will be curious and suspicious and
you just have to show them that
you are for real and that your
music is good and basically when
they listen they are very surprise.
Because nobody knows about
French rap in the states so that’s
why I want to do it and try to
introduce French rap and
introduce a new kind of music. I
was thinking if Spanish can make
it why not French and hopefully I
can be the first one to make it
happen and to show that French
music is pretty good and people
will enjoy it. So we’ll do a couple
of songs tomorrow and if they
boo me I’ll just stop (laughing –
somehow I don’t think Tony
Parker got booed).
Press: What does Eva
Longoria think of your music?
Tony Parker: She admires
how I take it as a challenge and
so she really likes it because it
was a dream for me and she
pushed me to do it seriously. She
really likes it, actually I wrote a
song for her and its going on to
be on my album. So that’s why
tomorrow she’ll be at the concert
on the first row screaming,
screaming my name. (joking)
Press: You have a high profile
relationship and your very busy
not only with basketball but now
with your musical career and
she’s very busy on one of the
most popular television shows in
the world. How on earth do you
two find time to be together and
how difficult is it?
Tony Parker: We get that
question a lot but we see each
other a lot, we just make time
for each other. Our schedules are
both tight, but I do see her 3 or 4
times a week. They always say
on TV that she comes to a lot of
basketball games. I remember
Charles Barkley once saying,
“Man, why is she here again, she
must not be working on
Desperate Housewives”. She
travels a lot, but if you really
want to see that person you will
make it happen. I’m very lucky;
I’ll be the first one to say it.
Press: If you could pick
anyone on your team or anyone
on the Piston’s team who would
you like to collaborate with, who
do you think has it?
Tony Parker: Musically?
Obviously everybody knew
Shaq and what Kolby and
Iverson did underground, but
never came out. Then I
learned that Grant Hill was
doing beats and Desmond
Mason and Jason Terry and all
those guys rapping I thought it
was very funny. But if I had to
choose I would like to do
something with Shaq. So we’ll
Press: What do your team
mates say about you rapping?
Tony Parker: They like it.
Actually some of them made
appearances on the video,
Timmy, Robert, Brent Berry and
Press: So Eva was your muse in
putting his CD together, what was
the name of the song you wrote
Tony Parker: Yes, she was and
the name of the song is “Falling
Press: We know you like
Fabulous who else is in your CD
Tony Parker: Growing up I
listened to a lot of Tupac and
Biggie for me that’s the two best
ever, a lot of French rap and Jay
Z. But I listen to a lot of different
stuff R&B and Jazz.
Press: Okay, after music are
you going to try to be an actor?
Tony Parker: No, not really I
don’t see myself doing that.
Press: Not even as a guest in
Tony Parker: Nope. As a
Tony Parker Makes All-Star Team, the NY Times, and...Oprah !
If you thought your week went well, check out five days in the life
of Spurs guard Tony Parker.! !
On Monday, he and girlfriend Eva Longoria appeared on The
Oprah Winfrey show to donate $50,000 to Oprah's Hurricane
Katrina fund and to talk about their relationship. On Wednesday,
Parker scored 32 points and added 13 assists in a road win
against Toronto. Yesterday, he was named to the 2006 NBA All-
Star Team for next weekend's game in Houston. And today, Liz
Robbins profiled the Frenchman in the NY Times just before he
helped win another game against the New Jersey Nets.! !
Unfortunately, Parker is also planning to release a French rap album, but let's not rain on his parade
this week.! ! In other Texas NBA news, The Dallas Mavericks have won 13 games in a row, and Houston is getting
ready for All-Star Weekend.! ! Image via grob.blogs.com! !
Tony Parker Fuels Our Nightmares
OK, we know that Tony Parker plays for the Spurs. And he's
linked to Desperate Housewives co-star Eva Longoria (Yowza!).
That's 12 or 13 Around the Horn-style points right there. But then
there's this: He's also a rapper. (13 ... 12 ... 10 ...) who raps in
French (9, 8, 7, 65432 ...)!
According to the San Antonio Express News, Parker makes his
San Antonio hip-hop nightclub debut at Club Antro, 7959
Fredericksburg Road, on Tuesday (we listed the address so you wouldn't drive near there by
mistake). The show, billed as "Tony Parker & Game Time Family featuring Fabolous," will have
Longoria as a "special guest" — to insure that angry fans don't trash the place, were assuming.
Fabolous, by the way, is a New York rapper and Parker's collaborator who supposedly had a hit in
2001, although we can't recall it. But that's not all. Parker, of late, has dubbed himself in promotions
as "Tony Pizzle" and "The Machine." Another horrifying fact: His first rap record "The Top of the
Game," has an accompanying video which features teammates Robert Horry, Tim Duncan, Brent
Barry and Nazr Mohammed.!
I'm sorry. The thought of Brent Barry rapping ... in French ...!
Help us, Lil Ronnie! You're our only hope!!
Tuesday will mark Parker's S.A. club debut with Fabolous, Eva [San Antonio Express-News]!
San Antonio Express-News
METRO - Actress Eva Longoria gets escorted by the
Spurs Coyote during introductions of the celebrity
teams at the McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity
game presented by 2K Sports at the George R.
Brown Convention Center in Houston on Friday,
Feb. 17, 2006. Longoria took on the role of a coach
for the "H-Town" team that included celebrities such
as hip hop artist Nelly. Longoria sported denim jeans
with the words, "Tony P", that likely showed her
support for boyfriend and Spurs guard Tony Parker
who will be playing as an All-Star for the first time in
his NBA career. Photo: SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, KIN
MAN HUI / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS !
Yeah, the French point guard from the San Antonio
Spurs is getting ready to drop an album. He raps in
French so I’m not sure what he’s rapping about but it
sounds wack. He has a single featuring Fabolous
(random) and some other French guy that sounds
like he’s literally spitting on the microphone. But
Tony needs to give up the rap talk, play ball, and
keep banging that Desperate Housewives chick.!
In 1999, C. Webb dropped an entire album of
wackness called 2 Much Drama. I didn’t listen to the
album but I remember the single. It was wack. At the
time C. Webb was going through some drama but
that’s not a reason to take it out on us and rap about
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DALLAS, TX. February 7, 2006— Near Future, LLC is among Dallas’ chosen few firms to design for
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