Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson are this year’s recipients of the annual Hasty Pudding awards, given by a student drama group at Harvard University.
The awards, announced Monday, are given to performers who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment” by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
Johansson, 22, will lead a parade through Cambridge on Feb. 15, then attend a roast in her honor and receive the “Pudding Pot.” The ceremony for Stiller, 41, is Feb. 23.
Last year’s honorees were Halle Berry and Richard Gere.
Source: CBS News
Scarlett Johansson was the first A-lister to sign on. She plays Cinderella, dashing down a staircase with the castle aglow in the distance. The image was photographed on the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on New York’s Riverside Drive with Disney World’s Cinderella castle digitally imposed behind her.
“Scarlett Johansson couldn’t wait to put on that tiara,” Leibovitz says. The Harry Winston creation is valued at $325,000. The glass slipper was made for the shoot by Steuben. Says Johansson, 22, via e-mail, “It wasn’t hard to coax my foot into the iconic glass slipper; it’s every little girl’s dream, mine included.”
To launch Disney Parks “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, spectacular new images were unveiled today featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and starring Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyonc? taking a spin in a giant teacup and David Beckham slaying a dragon.
Leibovitz’s images also fulfill one of Beckham’s “dreams,” as the Disney Parks project is his first endorsement since signing a contract to play professional soccer in the United States.
In addition to the three debut images, Disney Parks has commissioned more images by Leibovitz that will feature other celebrities in classic, Disney fairy tale settings.
“I’m really delighted to be part of the ‘Where Dreams Come True’ campaign,” said Leibovitz. “We live in difficult times and I feel, especially as a parent, that keeping dreams alive is one of the most important things we can do.”
Each image features a scene with the featured celebrities transformed into the role of a fabled Disney character, expressing their own dreams and imagination.
Things have been very quiet in the Scarlett world this past month so updates have been a little bit rarer than usual. However, I have some new goodies to bring today. Thanks to takamine and ComingSoon.net, I’ve added some cute new stills from The Nanny Diaries to Scarlett-Photos.com. I adore the Annie Braddock look, the hair and clothes and everything. The stills look promising and, most of all, a lot of fun! Be sure to view the seven new stills.
This is a quick catch up on some release dates for Scarlett Johansson’s latest projects, if you will.
The Prestige – R1 (US) DVD release on February 20, 2007
‘Scarlett ♥ Rbk’ line – In stores internationally from March 2007
The Prestige – R2 (UK) DVD release on March 12, 2007
The Nanny Diaries – Opens April 20, 2007 (US)
The Other Boleyn Girl – Opens October 26, 2007 (US)
We also have Scarlett Sings Tom Waits to look forward to later on this year and the brand new Justin Timberlake video for What Goes Around starring Scarlett should be released any day now. The single will be out on February 2.
The Black Dahlia and The Prestige have been acknowledged for their archievements in Cinematography at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The Prestige also received a nod in the Art Direction category. Stay tuned for the winners on 25th February 2007. Congratulations to the teams of both The Black Dahlia and The Prestige for their Oscar nominations!
Scarlett Johansson’s publicist has confirmed to Scarlett-Fan.com that there is no truth to the recent gossip regarding Scarlett starring as porn star Jenna Jameson in an upcoming movie.
And despite what you may have read at IMDb, Brilliant does not have a director attached to it nor a shoot date.
Last but not least, Scarlett has been informed about the Birthday Project.
The People’s Choice Awards are tonight and will be broadcast on CBS at 9/8c. Scarlett is nominated as Favorite Leading Lady and according to ThinkFashion she will be making an appearance too.
Best of luck to our leading lady and here’s to hoping she will be taking it home!
Edit: Unfortunately the award went to Cameron Diaz this time and Scarlett did not appear on the red carpet.
Scarlett Johansson may enjoy a good year at the movies, according to a recent survey by Fandango, the nation’s largest online, phone and mobile movie ticketing destination.
To compile the “Fandango Fifty”, the entertainment site asked filmgoers to rank the stars they are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen in 2007. The online survey was posted at Fandango during the last week of December 2006, when several thousand moviegoers voted for the actors most likely to draw them to the theater.
Leading the pack as the most anticipated female performer is Reese Witherspoon, slated to appear in the 2007 political thriller Rendition (#1), followed by Sandra Bullock (#2), Julia Roberts (#3), Keira Knightley (#4), and Drew Barrymore at #5. Scarlett Johansson was voted as number 12 with The Nanny Diaries and The Other Boleyn Girl.
“The Fandango Fifty shows the importance of star power at the box office, and reflects moviegoer excitement about the real variety at theaters this year,” says Fandango Film Commentator Richard Horgan.
For full list of actors and films, check out Monsters and Critics.