Actor Scarlett Johansson has joined international agency Oxfam (www.oxfamamerica.org) in the fight against poverty following a life-changing trip to India and Sri Lanka. During her ten-day visit, Scarlett learned how investing in education and basic health-care are vital to saving lives and lifting millions of poor children and families out of poverty. She also met Indian women who’ve survived domestic violence and Tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka.
Scarlett, who has been a long-time supporter of Oxfam, was moved by the organization’s response to saving and rebuilding lives following the 2004 Tsunami. She travelled with the international development organization to better understand the complex issues facing poor communities and how support and funding from the US and other rich nations can help end poverty.
She began her trip spending a day with young girls at an Oxfam-funded school in rural Uttar Pradesh, India that has enabled over a thousand poor children from the lowest Dalit caste to gain a basic education. In Delhi she met with survivors of domestic violence who are part of Oxfam’s “We Can” campaign. Over 800,00 people have joined the campaign to overcome domestic violence which affects millions of women across South Asia.
According to Sony BMG, Justin Timberlake’s new video What Goes Around… Comes Around has smashed an iTunes record, becoming the fastest selling video ever with 50,000 copies purchased in just four days. More than 50,000 punters have nabbed up the sexy cinematic nine minute, 20 second clip for their own collections, making the steamy vid one of the most talked about of the moment.
Actor Scarlett Johansson is currently in India with international development agency Oxfam visiting its programmes with poor communities, the organization said today. Scarlett has met with children in the slums and at schools in Delhi and learned about the need for basic education, healthcare and about the issues of violence against women.
Scarlett has traveled with Oxfam to learn more about its campaigning work with poor people, how local communities in India are campaigning for change and how Western governments must be more responsive to the needs of developing countries.
Currently 100 million children are out of school worldwide; the majority of those are girls, and thousands die each day from preventable diseases. In India, 40 percent of girls and 25 percent of boys will never complete a basic education.
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The New York-based actress is visiting India for a charitable cause that she and her publicist are not ready to disclose just now. “We are here for a purpose and not publicity. That’s exactly what we are going to concentrate on,” says Marcel, Scarlett’s publicist.
Scarlett arrived in Delhi on Monday and has fallen in love with the weather of the city. “Yes, she is loving the weather. Coming from New York, anyone would love this weather,” says Marcel.
During her first day in India, Scarlett did not move around the town much. But she was seen in the lobby of The Park Hotel, where she is currently staying. She was recognised and this created a buzz among the staff members of the hotel, who, however, have been told not to talk about her.
Scarlett Johansson, who recently won the Super Bowl promotion, “Find Your Fortune at Flamingo,” co-sponsored by Flamingo South Beach condominiums and Fortune International, announced today that she will donate the one-year lease on the three-bedroom condominium to Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH). The donated unit will be used by the hospital for families of out-of-town patients as a peaceful respite during their child’s treatments.
Upon hearing the news of Ms. Johansson’s generosity, Flamingo developer Michael Lerner of Chicago-based MCZ/Centrum, enhanced the donation by exchanging her three-bedroom lease for leases on three, one-bedroom units so that more families could benefit from the partnership.
“Our patients and their families will certainly benefit from having these lovely homes away from home while they are in town and under our care,” said Cynthia Gutierrez-White, spokesperson for Miami Children’s Hospital.
“We were delighted when Ms. Johansson held the magic key to win the ultimate Super Bowl prize,” said MCZ/Centrum developer Michael Lerner. “And we were even more impressed when she suggested donating her Flamingo condo to Miami Children’s Hospital. We are committed to giving back to communities in which we do business.”
In Harvard Yard just before noon today (Feb. 15), there was ice, slush, wind, a 2-degree wind chill – and there was Scarlett Johansson.
The 22-year-old actress, at Harvard to be feted as Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year, set off on a 15-minute tour ready for the cameras, though not for the weather. She was hatless, all the better to show her bundled high vivid blond hair and sparkling small earrings. With gloveless hands tucked into her sleeves, Johansson defied winter in a waist-length black jacket, pipe stem black slacks, and narrow black shiny flats.
Leading the tour was Hasty Pudding player J. Patrick Coyne ’07, a Quincy House history and literature concentrator from Cleveland. Outside Harvard Hall, near Johnston Gate, Johansson had two questions for him first: “Why wasn’t my application accepted? Where can I apply to a graduate program?”
Passing Hollis Hall, the husky-voiced actress confessed, “I have a feeling my SAT scores wouldn’t cut it,” – but that her mother was still telling her it was not too late for a college degree. (“Thanks, Mom,” she said.)
Wow, wow, wow! Scarlett has made her first high profile appearance since The Prestige London Premiere in November 2006 at the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which are happening as we speak! She is looking like a total sex kitten in a black Monique Lhuillier number. What a classy lady! I will add a few pictures before heading to bed. More coming up tomorrow.
When asked on the red carpet about her “romance” with Justin Timberlake, Scarlett responded: “We have a lot of friends in common, and Justin’s a sweetheart, and it’s always good to see him. But there’s a lot of speculation and I try not to read that stuff. I think when two people are single and are seen together, it’s immediately like a crazy feeding frenzy.”
If anyone was able to record her red carpet interview, please send it in!
The official video of Justin Timberlake’s What Goes Around doesn’t drop until Sunday, but in the meantime, be sure to view the Director’s Cut at iTunes or check out a capped version below!
Justin Timberlake’s highly anticipated video What Goes Around Comes Around starring Scarlett Johansson debuts today on iTunes. He is the first major recording artist to premiere a new video exclusively on iTunes. Fans will be able to purchase the longer Director’s Cut version which is 9:20 long. MTV will be the first to introduce the video on their Red Carpet TRL GRAMMY special airing Sunday February 11th, 2007. The video has been talked about for days now and people can’t wait to see the interaction between Timberlake and Johansson.
Welcome to the brand new version of Scarlett-Fan.com!
If you are a regular visitor, you probably noticed that we have a new spring layout up. Credit for it goes to my fabulous friend Mycah of Purple Haze Inc. If you like her work and run your own site, be sure to order a layout from her because Mycah’s a true star.
I have also re-coded and updated every single page of the site and put up new information. Feel free to browse around and read on Scarlett and her projects.
One thing that I was hoping to have up by now is the new Video Archive but unfortunately I ran out of time and I am leaving for a little vacation next week. I will have it open as soon as I get back. It will be worth the wait, I promise.
Any and all feedback regarding the new design and site changes are much appreciated!