She’s a sexy Hollywood starlet. He’s an aging martial arts star. So what do Scarlett Johansson and Chuck Norris have in common? They both backed winners in Thursday’s Iowa caucuses.
Yes, with a little help from their celebrity fans, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee emerged victorious in Iowa’s pivotal, first-in-the-nation caucuses.
While Norris, 67, stumped for – and sparred with – Huckabee in mid-December, the 23-year-old Johansson was by Obama’s side in the home stretch, speaking to a small group of high school and college-aged “Barack Stars” at a rally in Coralville, Iowa, on Tuesday.
“She actually seemed a little shy when she first started speaking,” audience member Jason Millsap told PEOPLE. “But [she] warmed up to the crowd, who were eager to ask questions… It was pretty exciting and inspiration to see someone as big as her come and talk to her peers.”
Happy 2008! I am still away until next week but I had a quiet moment and made a quick update as there are some awesome new Johansson goodies to share with you all.
Scarlett Johansson was the special guest at Barack Obama‘s last big rally in Iowa last night. The Obama Campaign avoided publicizing her appearance or involving her in the official program, but she spoke at a separate, small gathering to rally young voters. Here’s more information of her appearance, courtesy of OANmedia.com:
As we followed Barack Obama out of the Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa after a campaign rally on Wednesday, we noticed Scartlett Johansson in the crowd – going in the opposite direction. Being dedicated political journalists, of course we turned and followed Johansson into a conference room, told organizers that we were absolutely invited to be at the press conference with a camera, and got lost in the actress’ smoky voice during her fifteen-minute speech. Johansson is in Iowa supporting Obama, but if she really wants to pull in voters, we suggest she stand at the polls on election day.
I have added
three MQ eight HQ sized photos from Scarlett’s appearance. Hopefully more will show up soon! It is certainly good to see her out and about, especially at such an event. Credit for some of the images goes out to OANmedia.com.
An amazing set of new The Other Boleyn Girl stills have surfaced online in HQ and I was able to load them up in the gallery with the help of Mycah and Sandra. Be sure to check these out as they’re really spectacular but please remember that the may contain possible spoilers regarding the movie.
As I am heading out of the country for the holidays, Scarlett-Fan.com will not be updated until January 7, 2008 – unless there will be major news to post. I will not be coming online and will be unable to reply to any emails or approve comments until January.Happy holidays, merry Christmas and fabulous New Year 2008 to all of our visitors! I really love working on the site and appreciate your support a lot. I can’t wait to see what 2008 will bring to Scarlett – and you can be sure that I’ll be here to cover it every step of the way.
Meanwhile, be sure to check the forum for any news and pictures. I’ll see you in January with hopefully plenty of exciting Boleyn Girl coverage!
Compiled by me. Please feel free to post your own choices here or at the forum.
Scarlett signing up for Vicky Cristina Barcelona [view entry] and The Spirit [view entry].
Scarlett not attending the Venice Film Festival to promote The Nanny Diaries (simply because I was there myself and I would have liked to see her 😉 ). The delay of The Other Boleyn Girl [view entry].
Favorite magazine cover:
A tie between the two for me. Episodi is not a new picture in itself but I think it was the most beautiful cover shot of all.
I liked them all a lot but Vogue is my fave. Stunning!!!
After making several movies abroad — Match Point, Scoop, the upcoming Cassandra’s Dream, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona — Allen is returning to Manhattan.
Woody tells me he will shoot a romantic comedy in Manhattan beginning in April. Details are a secret, still, and there’s no cast yet. But for Allen this film should be a return to the form for which he is loved and revered.
First, though, Cassandra’s Dream will be released in January. Then his Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shot in Spain last summer with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson, will get a premiere either in Cannes or Venice.
Woody did tell me the new movie will feature more “mature”-aged characters, and that unlike those last four films there is no part for his recent favorite leading lady, Johansson.
Source: FoxNews.com (read full story)
Things have been rather quiet in the Scarlett fandom for the past few weeks. I did, however, manage to find something new and exciting to post: scans from the Belgium edition of Elle magazine, which features two previously unseen pics, both totally stunning! Thanks so much to “mr Johansson” for taking the time to scan these for us.
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– Elle (Belgium) – December 2007
Dolly Parton, the well-endowed country singing legend, has made it clear she wants Scarlett Johansson to play her in a movie biopic of her life.
The “9 to 5″ singer has also reportedly been in talks with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes about producing the movie.
A source said: “Dolly is a huge fan of Scarlett and thinks she would be perfect for the role. She has approached Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to see if they will produce the film. She’s really excited about the project, and is determined to have the very best people in town working on it.”