Posted by Riikka on March 6, 2007

In this coming Sunday’s Parade, Contributing Editor James Kaplan talks in depth with gifted young actress Scarlett Johansson. Below, you can read the Web exclusive interview with Johansson, and see what she has to say about dodging paparazzi and why she’ll never be late to a movie set. Then, photographer Andrew Eccles reveals what went on behind the scenes at Parade‘s photo shoot with Johansson. Click here for the full article. Thanks to Alexis Collado of Parade for the link!

To try to get all the details right, James Kaplan asked Johansson to tell him the provenance of everything she was wearing. And she did—shoes, Alaia; T-shirt, Balenciaga; wristwatch, Chanel…. Then she looked at Kaplan very cheekily and said, “And what are you wearing?”


Photos by Andrew Eccles for Parade

The US Magazine website has more quotes from Scarlett’s interview so be sure to check those out! This one especially strikes a cord with me as a fellow Marilyn fan:

“I absolutely love Marilyn Monroe. Not only was she this incredibly gorgeous creature, but she had a real fragility about her work that is so touching. I think that’s why she was underappreciated as a really talented actor.”

Posted by Riikka on March 6, 2007

I don’t know what is going on or what may have caused this but the comments have been flooded with hateful comments recently and I have been forced to delete SJ bashing messages several times a day. It has never been a problem in the past. Just to make it clear, this is a Scarlett Johansson FAN site. She most likely does not read the comments so there is no point in trying to get her attention by posting silly messages. They’re pointless and will be deleted anyway. I might also ban you from coming to this site. If you dislike Scarlett, what are you doing here anyway? You’re just wasting your time, and mine.

Having said this, I want to thank all of the fans for their continuing support and lovely comments. They’re all very much appreciated!

Update: I’ve closed off the comments section due to all of the recent negativity.

Posted by Riikka on March 5, 2007

I have updated the Causes and Charities, Reebok and Music Videos pages with new information and pictures. Speaking of, there are new pictures of Scarlett’s visit to India and Reebok promos in the gallery. Thanks to Aloxite for the great finds!

I made some simple LJ icons from the new and lovely Esquire outtakes. An example can be seen on the right. Check out all 12 in the Fan Archive.

Posted by Riikka on March 4, 2007

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson sparked a photographer frenzy at the Louis Vuitton show on Sunday, as designer Marc Jacobs took Paris fashion week to its final phase with shimmering, slim outfits.

Jacobs said his collection was a homage to Johannes Vermeer, calling the line “Girl with a monogrammed bag”, a play on words on Vermeer’s painting and the 2003 film Girl with a Pearl Earring on the Dutch painter, in which Johansson played a main character.

“I thought it was amazing,” the actress told reporters after the show in a giant tent in a courtyard of the Louvre museum.

“I thought it was beautiful. And I was really happy to see how wearable everything is,” she said, after Jacobs paraded out models in short leather jackets with asymmetric zips. Other girls wore A-line coats and dresses in all shades of blue.

“The colour palette was informed by paintings from Vermeer,” Jacobs said after the show. “What we set out to do was to .. keep a sense of romanticism and a sense of colour but to give them a force and a strength and to keep them modern.”

Posted by Riikka on March 4, 2007

I have added the first set of pictures of Ms. Johansson’s appearance at the Paris Fashion Week, where she enjoyed the new Louis Vuitton collection earlier today. Scarlett is looking beautiful and I love what she’s wearing.

Posted by Riikka on March 2, 2007

Reebok has now launched Scarlett’s collection and it can be viewed on their website at Reebok.com. There’s currently nine items up there and the prices range from $39.99 to $99.99.

Posted by Riikka on February 27, 2007

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.

Posted by Riikka on February 27, 2007

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.

Posted by Riikka on February 22, 2007

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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