Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney and Matt Damon have been enlisted by hip-hop duo Mattafix – Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Hirji – to take part in a charity single project timed to coincide with the Global Day for Darfur on Sunday.
The celebrities have given a series of personal introductions to the band’s video, which was filmed in a refugee camp in Chad, near the border with Darfur.
Others involved include Turner prize winning artist Chris Ofili, who produced artwork for the single, and Mick Jagger who provided financial support for the video.
The single Living Darfur is available to download on Monday.
Source: The Guardian
The nominees for the 2007 Scream Awards were recently announced and The Prestige has picked up an awesome four nominations, including one for Miss Johansson herself (Sci-fi Siren)! The film got nominated in several categories including Best Science Fiction Movie, Sci-fi Star and Best Cameo.
Now being called Scream 2007, the awards show is a celebration of the best in Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic genres. The two-hour event, will tape on Friday, October 19 at the Greek Theatre and premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Please be sure to cast your vote for Scarlett and The Prestige here! Winners will be chosen by the fans.
Scarlett Johansson really made an impression on music video director Samuel Bayer during the making of Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around…Comes Around” mini-movie — so much so that the two will team up again later this year.
“Scarlett is one of the sexiest actresses around,” Bayer told MTV News. “And she can just become her characters. Look at what she did during the Corvette scene, which a lot of people won’t catch. She was shooting that on a green screen, and right before we were rolling, she was laughing. We start, and she’s crying. It was just unbelievable. It’s stuff like that which makes you know someone’s a star.”
So it was a no-brainer for Bayer that when Johansson mentioned her next project was hunting for a director, and she’d like to work with him again, to come aboard. “It’s called Brilliance and it’s about diamond thieves, and we start shooting this winter,” Bayer said. “So many things came together in all the right ways. It really was a case of ‘what goes around, comes around.’ In a good way.”
Rising star Scarlett Johansson has worked with Woody Allen on three movies now, but “she’s not my muse,” the veteran director said Sunday.
“Scarlett is a wonderful actress, she reverberates off anyone she plays with, and she has a great future ahead of her,” Allen told a news conference. “But I never think of her as my muse.”
Asked to compare Johansson with longtime film partner Diane Keaton, Allen said: “There’s a very strong chemistry between Diane and myself,” noting that they acted in “eight or nine” films together.
Allen and Johansson acted together in Scoop (2006), and she appears in his 2005 film Match Point.
A drama set in Barcelona starring Johansson was finished “five days ago,” and does not have a title yet, Allen said.
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Scarlett will also be appearing on GMA on Friday. Here’s a reminder of the media alerts:
• Good Morning America (GMA) – August 31, 2007
• Late Night with Conan O’Brien – August 31, 2007
Remember to go out and see The Nanny Diaries this weekend! 😉
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Following the overwhelming success of the 2005 celebrity charm bracelet in aid of Cancer Research UK, Wallis is delighted to launch the stunning 2007 version, a long silver rope charm necklace, decorated with six unique charms each designed by a well-know celebrity or designer.
Designers were asked to take inspiration from whatever they liked, or from what they are best known for. They then had to sketch their charm, choose the colour and material and give it a name.
Well-known designers of the charms include Scarlett Johansson, who designed a delicate lily in white, yellow and orange enamel, because ‘I’ve always loved enamel jewellery and I was looking at a lily when approached about the project.’ Scarlett agreed to take part because she believes that ‘in today’s world, cancer affects everyone, whether it’s your own personal crisis or that of someone you know.’ She adds, ‘any opportunity to support cancer research brings us closer to a cure.’
New Line is in negotiations with Ben Affleck to round out the cast of ensemble comedy He’s Just Not That Into You, with Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen producing through their Flower Films banner.
Shooting starts September 10, 2007 in Los Angeles, with Ken Kwapis (License to Wed) directing.
Along with Affleck and Barrymore, You will star Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long.
Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (Never Been Kissed) adapted the bestseller about modern-day relationships by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, who worked together on Sex and the City. The book focuses on how men and women often misconstrue the intentions of the opposite sex.