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Sep 20th, 2012

The Scarlett Johansson-toplined revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” has gone from possibility to certainty, with a production also starring Ciaran Hinds, Benjamin Walker and Debra Monk gearing up for a run that begins in December.

Set to direct is American helmer Rob Ashford (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”), best known for staging musicals in the States but also the director of well-received play revivals in London.

Johansson, whose last gig on Broadway scored her a Tony for her turn in the 2010 revival of “A View From the Bridge,” will play Maggie the Cat. Hinds, last on the Rialto in 2007 play “The Seafarer,” is onboard as Big Daddy and Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) — returning to Broadway after his breakout 2010 perf in musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson — is set to play Maggie’s husband Brick. Monk takes on the role of Big Mama.

Ashford is no stranger to starry play revivals, having won raves in Blighty at the helm of the 2011 Jude Law starrer “Anna Christie” and the Rachel Weisz-toplined 2009 staging of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” both produced by London’s Donmar Warehouse.

Stuart Thompson, one of the producers of “View From the Bridge,” produces “Cat.”

Production of the 1955 Tennessee Williams play is the third to land on Broadway in the last decade, with a 2003 revival starring Ashley Judd followed in 2008 by an all-black production with a cast that included James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad.

Newest version of “Cat” begins previews Dec. 18 ahead of a Jan. 17 opening at the Richard Rodgers Theater.

Source: Variety





 
Sep 9th, 2012

She says her actions got lost in translation. Actress Scarlett Johansson was spotted holding hands with ex-squeeze Jared Leto at the Democratic National Convention Thursday – even resting her head on his arm at one point – but insists the political pairing was completely platonic.
“Scarlett and Jared have remained friends, nothing more, nothing less,” her rep told the Daily News Friday. “This is very innocent. Scarlett wasn’t even aware that Jared was going to be at the DNC.”

The rep said the “Avengers” star is still dating New York advertising guru Nate Naylor, her boyfriend of about a year. Johansson, 27, dated Leto back in 2004 before her two-year marriage to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds. Leto, 40, is known for his role in “Requiem for a Dream,” his band 30 Seconds to Mars and his long list of Hollywood hookups, which includes Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz and Ashley Olsen. Sitting amid a sea of stars including Don Cheadle, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks, Johansson beamed Thursday night as Leto whispered in her ear and snapped photos with a cell phone.

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Sep 6th, 2012

Democrats have lined up some star wattage for Wednesday’s events at the Democratic National Convention. According to a tentative schedule given to CNN, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington are set to appear in Charlotte.

No final details have been released, but given the Democratic party’s strong ties to the Hollywood, the rumor doesn’t come as much as a surprise.

Representatives for Johansson did not comment for CNN’s story. Washington’s said she was currently filming in Los Angeles, but did not deny a scheduled appearance.

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Jul 31st, 2012

SCARLETT FEVER, a pop culture-infused comedy by former New York Magazine blogger Josh Duboff, will receive its world premiere in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. Performances begin August 14, 2012 at the Soho Playhouse.

Gracie is a Scarlett Johansson who spends her days fantasizing about the rich and famous. Joey is an Elle Magazine writer who spends his nights fantasizing about the hunky local barista. Worlds collide when an enigmatic stranger enters the picture in this fast-paced comedy by former New York Magazine and Yahoo! Entertainment blogger Josh Duboff. Ashley Rodbro directs the production.

The cast of SCARLETT FEVER will feature Andy Sandberg, the Tony Award-winning producer of Hair and director of The Last Smoker in America, Charles Andrew Callaghan (The Guthrie’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Bill Coyne (DC Capital Fringe’s Superhero Celeb Rehab), Patrick Knighton (FringeNYC’s End’s Eve: The Feast of 2012), Jordy Lievers (Alice vs. Wonderland at the Moscow Art Theater) and Alex Trow (Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Othello).

Duboff is a 26-year-old writer who has blogged for NY Magazine (Daily Intel/Vulture) and Yahoo! Entertainment. His work has also been featured on The Awl, The Hairpin and Thought Catalog. His personal blog, Text Message in a Bottle, has amassed a readership of thousands and features musings on his life and surroundings in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University and former news editor of the Yale Daily News.

Rodbro is a director, producer, and stage manager. She conceived and directed an original multimedia variety hour called Beyond the iChatter at Ars Nova. She has also created demos with musical theatre writers Joe Iconis and Jim Yates and played in the band of the Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular. Equity stage management credits include Shida, Miranda Sings!, Bloodsong of Love, The Wii Plays and Missed Connections for Ars Nova; Seven Minutes in Heaven for Colt Coeur; Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical and The Three Times She Knocked at FringeNYC; and Next Thing You Know for CAP 21.

Andy Diaz (Woody Harrelson’s Bullet for Adolph) is the scenic designer. Greg H. Solomon (Prisoner of Love at the 45th Street Theater) is the lighting designer. Shana R. Goldberger (The Gallery Players’ Othello, Hairspray at Cohoes Music Hall) is the costume designer. Becca Doyle (CAP21’s Southern Comfort, FringeNYC’s Lights Rise On Grace) is the production manager.

SCARLETT FEVER will be performed at the Soho Playhouse, located at 15 Vandam Street between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, August 14 at 3:15pm; Friday, August 17 at 7pm; Thursday, August 23 at 6:45pm; Friday, August 24 at 7pm; and Saturday, August 25 at 3pm.

Tickets – $15 in advance or $18 on the day of the performance – can be purchased by logging onto www.FringeNYC.org, calling (866) 468-7619 or visiting the FringeCENTRAL box office at One East 8th Street

source: off off broadway world

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Jul 20th, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt insists Scarlett Johansson reaches new levels of acting in his directorial debut ‘Don Jon’s Addiction’, and he believes people won’t have ever seen her do ”anything like this before”.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt insists Scarlett Johansson reaches new levels of acting in ‘Don Jon’s Addiction’.

The 31-year-old star directs the ‘Avengers Assemble’ beauty in the forthcoming movie – which tells the story of the titular character’s porn addiction and how he attempts to become less selfish – and he doesn’t think people will have ever seen her do ”anything like this before”.

Speaking at the European premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in London’s Leicester Square, he told BANG Showbiz: ”We just finished shooting it and when I get back from doing this tour then I’ll begin cutting it.

”Scarlett is fantastic in the movie, you’ve never seen her do anything like this before. She’s got a whole other character – her voice, her nails, everything.”

 

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Jul 19th, 2012

We Bought A Zoo star Scarlett Johansson talks to Metro about the public’s fascination with her private life, and what it was like to finally work with Cameron Crowe.

How do you deal with the public’s obsession with your private life?
I don’t know how anybody handles that kind of stuff. I’m still figuring it out. My greatest fear would be to lose the ability to make an audience sympathise with the character I played because they felt they knew so much about me and they couldn’t shake it. I want them to be completely convinced by who I am playing, to get lost in it.

What was it like to finally work with Cameron Crowe on We Bought A Zoo? You had wanted to work with him for five years.
It was amazing. You leave the audition feeling like a million bucks, whether you got the role or not. You’ve tried everything a million different ways, discussing the depths of the character you want to develop. So to be able to do that over months was a beautiful thing.

Were you inspired by the real zookeeper behind this true story?
My character’s not based on anybody. I met so many handlers and trainers throughout the process. They don’t have friends; they don’t have families; they dedicate their entire lives to the job. Cameron got it right in that sense, when my character, Kelly, gives that dialogue; I think that was inspired by someone he’d spoken to.

The director of photography said you were not scared in the snake scene – so what scares you?
Cockroaches. I hate them. I have a weird childhood trauma from cockroaches. I could do most things I didn’t want to do but any kind of cockroach situation, even if meant the performance of a lifetime, I don’t think I could do it.

Do you feel like you had a childhood? Did you miss what other children had because you were working?
I had a relatively normal childhood. It wasn’t like I was on a TV show constantly and had to be home schooled. I worked consistently but it was never for more than a few months of the year. In many ways, I did things that most kids never had the opportunity to do. I was living a dream… I’m still living it.

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Jul 16th, 2012

Thanks to Claudia at Lisa Edelstein.net, I was able to add scans of Scarlett in the Russian Cosmopolitan (February 2012) to the gallery. Check them out via the links below.

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Gallery Links:
- Scans from 2012 > Cosmopolitan (Russia) (2012 No.02)





 
Jul 16th, 2012

She was photographed last week Enjoying the attention of her well built bodyguard. And Scarlet Johansson is showing no signs of leaving her idyllic holiday yacht behind as she relaxes on the boat’s deck with her friends. The Avengers star stayed under the watchful gaze of her burly bodyguard, who took the opportunity to soak up some rays himself. He kept a close eye on her, joining her for a leisurely stroll on a beach before returning to the yacht. And he wasn’t the only one. One image shows two fisherman ogling the beauty as she steps down from the boat. No doubt her bodyguard was just behind, keeping check of their wandering eyes.

Scarlett even looked a little nervous when he wasn’t nearby, biting her nails and looking anxiously over her shoulder. She has got used to having him around at all times, the muscly hunk never off duty for a second. The actress’s burly sidekick was on hand with the soap as she hosed herself down after a dip in the water. Clearly he takes his job very seriously. Scarlett, 27, showed off her jaw-dropping curves as she washed herself after a dip in the water, appearing unselfconscious and very comfortable in his company. The pair were joined briefly by a couple of crew members, but were alone for the majority of the time Scarlett’s bodyguard appeared to be making himself useful by holding something which looked like soap while she showered- displaying an admirable work ethic.

The actress was seen languishing on the boat alongside her bodyguard with whom she put on a very tactile display as she sunbathed earlier in the day.  Scarlett’s advertising executive boyfriend may be wishing he was there. It was Scarlett’s figure rather than the stunning Sicilian views that drew attention as she paraded her curves in a white string bikini. And her bodyguard clearly not wanting to be left out wore some rather form-fitting black trunks as he kept a watchful eye on her. Quite what he was expecting to encounter while at sea is anybody’s guess. But as they lay side by side on the deck, there was little space for anyone to get in between them. Laying out on a towel on the front deck of the vessel, Scarlett was the centre of attention in her white Bond-style two-piece.  The Avengers star shielded her face from the sun with a visor and wore sunglasses over her eyes. The actress was joined by her hunky bodyguard and two female friends, and the group kept hydrated by sipping from water bottles.  As they sped out to sea, the foursome snapped away with their cameras, taking in the breathtaking views.

Scarlett is currently staying in Sicily to attend Dolce & Gabbana’s first-ever couture collection presentation during Haute Couture Fashion Week this evening. The Lost In Translation star is one the spokesmodel’s for the fashion label’s cosmetics line. She has held the role since 2009.

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Jul 15th, 2012

Scarlett is on the cover of the June issue of F Magazine. I added scans thanks to Just Fab Celebs, thank you! Enjoy.

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- Scans from 2012 > F Magazine (Italy) (June 2012)

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