After *two months* of internet downtime, I am finally back up and running! It feels great to be back and I have so many things to add to the site as soon as I can get to it.
I’ve started by adding 26 HQs of Scarlett filming the Woody Allen project yesterday, July 23. That would be day 11, if I’ve counted correctly. Due to popular demand I’ve also made screencaptures of the color version of The Man Who Wasn’t There. Heavens to Betsy, Birdie! Scarlett was already way gorgeous back in 2001.
– On the Set > July 23, 2007
– The Man Who Wasn’t There > DVD Screencaptures (Color)
Attracting a powerful list of some of the most influential personalities in entertainment, media, sports and the arts, Declare Yourself, the national nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter initiative, is pleased to announce its Advisory Board and Friends rosters for the 2008 election. Declare Yourself’s first star-studded event of the campaign season is scheduled for September 27 at the historic Beverly Hills Post Office.
In addition to founder Norman Lear, Declare Yourself’s Advisory Board is comprised of JJ Abrams, Tyra Banks, Tim Davis, Ben Goldhirsh, Stuart Scott, Ben Silverman, Charlie Walk, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, David Rockwell, and Atoosa Rubenstein. Members of the board provide strategic and creative insight, advice and ideas that will be activated between now and the U.S. Presidential election on November 4, 2008.
As Friends, over 20 major celebrities will be lending their significant star power to Declare Yourself to get every 18-year old to register and vote. These include Freddy Adu, Jessica Alba, Carlos Boozer, Sasha Cohen, Rosario Dawson, Hilary Duff, Adrian Grenier, Sam Hornish Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mandy Moore, Shawne Merriman, Amber Tamblyn, Aisha Tyler and Kate Walsh, who join Declare Yourself’s previously announced spokespersons America Ferrera and Hayden Panettiere. Additional Friends will be joining the campaign throughout the year. A comprehensive list of the campaign’s Friends is available at Declare Yourself’s website at http://www.DeclareYourself.com.
Source: Declare Yourself
Scarlett Johansson has become the latest celebrity to join Oxfam’s Global Ambassador program, officially launched today. Johansson joined following a trip to India and Sri Lanka with Oxfam where she visited a school for girls, and survivors of the tsunami. She joins an influential group of international artists and public figures including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Djimon Hounsou, Colin Firth, Gael Garcia Bernal, Annie Lennox and Dame Helen Mirren, who support the international humanitarian and development agency
“I want to be a part of the great work that Oxfam is doing, and am glad that by being an Ambassador I can continue to be involved with the organization,” said Johansson. “Once you have met amazing people like the Dalit girls I met on my trip you just can’t turn your back. I was shocked by a lot of what I saw, but seeing the fantastic work Oxfam was doing I also felt that there was hope.”
There has not been any new pictures from the set of Woody Allen Spanish Project this week as they have been filming indoors. I did, however, manage to upload a couple of more of Scarlett and Woody on day five.
Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 07/08 campaign ads are slowly starting to appear in magazines so please let us know if you spot any. I’ve added two new ones in the gallery, as well as a Russian Color Riche ad. Thanks so much to our awesome forum members for all of the great finds!
– On the Set > July 13, 2007
– Louis Vuitton > Fall/Winter 07/08 Campaign Ads
– L’Oreal > Print Ads
Variety reports that The Weinstein Co. has moved up the release of The Nanny Diaries to August 24 from September 7, 2007. This is the third time the film has changed dates, but “There is nothing rotten in the state of Denmark,” Harvey Weinstein said. “We really believe in the movie and people like it.”
The company thinks it’s a good move, pointing to data that shows total grosses for the week before Labor Day running 31% higher than those during the week after Labor Day. “It’s clearly better playtime,” said The Weinstein Co. distrib chief Steve Bunnell. “If we had a movie in June or July and moved it back to August, then that could be a dumping ground, but this isn’t that situation at all.”
The Nanny Diaries will screen August 31 in a gala at the Venice Film Festival. Early indications are that the movie may not be best-picture bait but could have potential for various comedy honors such as the Golden Globes’ musical/comedy nod.
Penelope Cruz was asked about Scarlett Johansson at a Monday press conference in Ibiza, Spain, where she and her younger sister, Monica, launched their Mango clothing collection. “We have a lot of scenes together,” Cruz told People. “Scarlett’s very sweet. I’ve met her a few times just around. I’m so excited for this film. I’ve been going around saying my lines everywhere.”
I’ve updated the gallery with five pictures of Scarlett filming on July 13, 2007. They were shooting in Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona.
– On the Set > July 13, 2007
Love and intrigue lie at the heart of the new Woody Allen film which the veteran US director has begun shooting with a star-studded cast, Catalan newspaper El Periodico reported Saturday.
According to the paper, the plot, which Allen, 71, has kept carefully under wraps to date, involves a tryst between a painter, his ex-fiancÃ©e and two American tourists.
Allen has said only that the new flick will be a “love letter to Barcelona,” adding that filming in Spain — aside from Barcelona some scenes will also be shot in the northern region of Asturias — will be “a dream come true.”
El Periodico says it has learned the movie will be a “romantic and touristic comedy” based on the two US women who come to Barcelona to learn Catalan culinary secrets as well as on a seductive artist and his jealous ex, played by Spanish star Penelope Cruz.
According to the journal, Spanish actor Javier Bardem will play the artist and US starlets Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall have been cast in the roles of the tourists.
When friends asked Steve and Wish Nails about their attractive guest, they said she was in a band from Sweden. When People magazine called about the same mysterious blonde, the Nails developed sudden amnesia.
But when that house guest is actress Scarlett Johansson, who Esquire Magazine named as the “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2006, the secret can only last so long.
“The first thing she did was go downtown to a restaurant and she got recognized,” said Wish Nails. “It was a real drag because people were saying stuff to her like, ‘I don’t believe it’s you. Take off your glasses.’
“That was the last time she went out to eat. But the rest of the trips were to Wal-Mart and Albertsons. When I tell you she went to Wal-Mart and Albertsons, she went a lot.”
Wal-Mart, margaritas and music was the life for Johansson, who spent 33 days in Maurice recording here debut CD at Dockside Studio. Owned by Steve and Wish Nails, Dockside is a 12-acre recording complex hidden along the Vermilion River.