Sep 11th, 2006

Miss Scarlett has been featured in several European magazines this past month. The Vogue photoshoot is so beautiful – I just wish that the article was a little longer. What I find interesting is how UK magazines seem quite keen on writing about the RED campaign but it has barely been mentioned by the US media. US Vogue has never given Scarlett a proper feature either – let alone a magazine cover – but the UK edition has featured her on the front cover twice now.

Also – offline I am working on a lot of new features for the site. I don’t really want to reveal them yet because it is a lenghty process that will take time. Yes, the video archive will see a huge update very soon too.

But I wanted to ask all of you something. We get so many amazing comments here every day and I am very thankful for that. It really inspires me to update because interaction is what I most love about making a fansite. The question is that would you be interested in me setting up a new message board for the site? Yes, there is already a forum about Scarlett that used to be apart of the site but many of you have expressed interest in having one that is purely focused on Scarlett’s career and would not be into gossip and all of that. We already have a little community of people commenting who have expressed a desire in a forum project. Setting up a forum might inspire even more discussion and certainly would archive all of the comments for a longer period of time. But since I am a busy girl, I don’t want to do it for nothing if no one would be interested in writing.

Comments concerning this would be appreciated.

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Sep 9th, 2006

A new picture and set of questions from Esquire‘s Sexiest Woman have been released this month. Check them out here. What do you think – Scarlett or not? ;) In 30 days her true identity will be revealed – can’t wait!!! Here are some of my favorite replies:

Historical person you have the biggest crush on?
Albert Einstein.

Guiltiest pleasure?
Why do they have to be guilty?

What are you allergic to?
I’m extremely allergic to the outdoors. Grass, trees, weeds.

Worst pickup line you’ve heard?
“Do you want a kiss?” It was so shocking to me. I said something like, “Excuse me, asshole?”
Then he handed me a Baci candy. He was Italian.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?
Woody Allen.

Pet peeve?
Adults who don’t clean up after themselves.

If you weren’t doing what you do, what job would you like to have?
Dermatologist. I think it comes with my OCD.

Place you will never be found?
The Republican National Convention.

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Sep 9th, 2006

Hello everyone! I, Riikka, am now back from my beautiful holiday in Venice. No more trips in many, many months to come and I have a fast internet connection at home now so my regular updates are back for good. I will be making huge updates this weekend but while I am unpacking my own stuff, I will leave you with a link to the new Bob Dylan video starring Scarlett Johansson. It is absolutely lovely! Here’s to hoping a larger resolution video will show up online soon so I can make some captures. A thank you goes out to JuanKi for the link!

And once again – a big clap of hands goes out to my good friend Mariana for updating the site during the past few months! You’re a star!

Bob Dylan – When the Deal Goes Down

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Aug 31st, 2006

I am going to have to keep this short because I only have 20 minutes of internet time at the hostel where I am staying. But I know that many of you are eagerly waiting for some gossip from the world premiere of The Black Dahlia so I am writing down a little bit of my experience.

I arrived to Venice’s Lido island, where the festival is held, at 1pm. I had not slept during the previous night because my plane left so early and I figured it was better to wait at the airport than book a night in a hotel for basically nothing. On top of this, I had travelled in a train for 6 hours to get to Liverpool, where I flew from. So considering this, I was suprisingly “sober”, lol. The main premiere of The Black Dahlia was invitation only and there was only one other screening of the film, during the same evening, two hours later. I was scared that I had missed my chance to see The Black Dahlia because the booking had already started the previous day. Thankfully I got my ticket, had breakfast/lunch and then headed for the red carpet. When I first arrived there, there was not many fans waiting. Not more than 15-20. But it got quite growded fast – after all, this was the opening night of the Venice Film Festival!

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Aug 31st, 2006

Big thanks to Kelly for sending in the following news.

Today AOL Music is premiering Bob Dylan’s new video “When The Deal Goes Down”. The video is directed by Academy Award nominee (Capote) Bennett Miler and features the lovely Scarlett Johansson.

Bob Dylan – When The Deal Goes Down

I am not able to watch it myself but please, check it out and let me know what you think! I am very excited by the news! It has been a while since Scarlett did a music video and Bob Dylan — wow!

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Aug 27th, 2006

Scarlett Johansson will be a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, 5th September 2006 to promote The Black Dahlia.

On 20th September, the first unofficial biography about Scarlett will be published. It is written by Brandon Hurst. You can pre-order it at Amazon. Thanks to Maria for the heads up.

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Aug 24th, 2006

I attended a ‘Reel Life’ interview with Brian De Palma yesterday at the Edinburgh Film Festival here in Scotland. De Palma spoke a little bit about The Black Dahlia too, though the focus of the event was mainly the New American Cinema. When asked about his favorite actors (whom De Palma has worked with), he mentioned that he worked with several talented British actors on The Black Dahlia, most notably Fiona Shaw, whom he thinks “can do anything”. De Palma said that he originally read The Black Dahlia about 15 years ago and thought it was a very good novel but would also be very difficult to adapt to the big screen. After seeing L.A. Confidential and how well James Ellroy’s novel was adapted to a script, he regained hope and when he read the script of Dahlia, he thought it was quite good. He mentioned that David Fincher (who was originally supposed to direct Dahlia) and Ellroy worked on the picture for nearly a decade and by the time De Palma got on board, Ellroy was not so involved with the project anymore. But De Palma has the utmost respect for the writer and how multi-layered his stories are.

Over all, Brian De Palma came off as a very confident filmmaker and he was not shy to voice his opinion on the state of contemporary American cinema. He mentioned that he loves to go out and see films and often when he does, he is reminded to go back to work to be able to deliver something good for the audience. But he is very much inspired by film festivals and thinks today’s independent cinema has a lot to offer. He did not mentioned Scarlett Johansson in this interview but a funny co-incidence, he did mentioned a couple of things indirectly related to her. When asked what he thought about Mission: Impossible 3 (a film that Scarlett was supposed to do), De Palma rolled his eyes furiously (he was not shy on mentioning his thoughts on Tom Cruise either and the fact that he did Mission: Impossible for commercial reasons). He also mentioned that he dislikes filmmakers like Michael Bay (director of The Island) and how they shoot action scenes by cutting so fast that you can hardly understand the big picture and the physique of the characters at all.

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Aug 19th, 2006

I am leaving for the Venice Film Festival in about a week from now to attend the world premiere of Scarlett’s latest film, The Black Dahlia on 30th August. If other fans are planning to attend and would like to meet up for the red carpet ceremony, feel free to email me at riikka@scarlett-fan.com and we’ll chat more. I will also try to come by to post my review of the film the next day!

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Aug 15th, 2006

As some of the fans are already aware, Esquire magazine is running a story where they partially reveal the identity of their Sexiest Woman Alive over the course of six months. Each month they have a partially revealling photo and a 20 question interview. The readers have made the guess in a poll that she is Renee Zellweger (53%) with Scarlett running right behind with 27%. The mystery lady sure does sound and look a lot like our Scarlett but I recommend for you to have a look and make up your own mind.

Esquire – Sexiest Woman 2006

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