Jul 29th, 2006

The movie Scoop opens today. Woody Allen wrote, directed, ed ited, co-stars in it. Also probably sells popcorn for it, takes your tickets and acts as the pro in the men’s room. In this thing, Scarlett Johansson’s a college reporter who happens to accidentally happen upon a major scoop. And if you believe we weary old broads actually nail exclusives that way, then I have five miles of swampland in Jersey I want to unload on you.

Scarlett Johansson, whom I’ve met before, is as saucy, sassy, gorgeous, fun, talented and bright in real life as in reel life. Our reunion Wednesday was on an escalator. Traveling downstairs to the theater in MoMA for the screening.

“I’ve been working nonstop,” she said, “And I think it’s time I treated myself to a little vacation. What I’m planning to do is go with a couple of my girlfriends to the Caribbean. I have decided I definitely need the Caribbean. I have a decent break right now. Like about six weeks because I don’t start again until September. That’s when we begin shooting The Other Burbleburble Girl. “






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