Scarlett Johansson will receive the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign at the 2011 HRC Los Angeles Gala on Saturday March 12 at the Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott in Los Angeles. Former Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-PA) will receive the HRC National Leadership Award, Rabbi Denise Eger and Rev. Canon Susan Russell will receive the HRC Community Equality Award. Jessie Tyler Ferguson of ABC’s “Modern Family” and star personal trainer Jillian Michaels of NBC’s “Biggest Loser” will make special appearances, and retired Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva, the first American service member wounded in Iraq and a national advocate for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, will be a special guest for the event.
Johansson, a longtime supporter of the LGBT community, will receive the Ally for Equality Award which recognizes the outstanding efforts of those outside of the LGBT community who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people.
“Scarlett Johansson has been a tremendous friend to the LGBT community and has for many years used her celebrity and talents to advocate for our rights,” said HRC Los Angeles Gala Co-Chair Andrew Arnold. “We appreciate and honor her support as an ally with this award.”
Scarlett Johansson and Jon Hamm in The Philadelphia Story, Hugh Jackman in On the 20th Century, Katie Holmes and America Ferrera in Extremities – these are among the potential Broadway offerings being explored in recent and upcoming staged readings.
None of these readings rep any kind of guarantee of a star’s attachment to a project or even that the project will move ahead. Still, the possibilities are enticing when Johansson netted a Tony for her Broadway debut in A View From the Bridge, Jackman is a proven B.O. powerhouse from stints in A Steady Rain and The Boy From Oz, and Holmes’ publicity-grabbing stint in a supporting role in All My Sons helped keep that show’s grosses healthy.
Johansson, Hamm and John Krasinski were all tapped for a recent reading of Philadelphia Story helmed by Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Philip Barry’s 1939 comedy centers on a socialite whosewedding preparations are complicated by a number of factors, including her ex-husband and a reporter.
As he does every year following the Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel had some star-studded sketches for his post-Oscar episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. This year’s episode features actresses like Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba or Sofia Vergara engage in a new work-out regimen called “Humpilates”. Basically, Kimmel and his writers found an excuse to have some of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses hump exercise balls bearing the word “hobo”. You can watch the video here and enjoy some stills in our gallery.
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I found tons of pictures of Scarlett at the Academy Awards, but mainly at Vanity Fair’s 83rd Academy Awards Afterparty, so I created a new album at the gallery with more than 120 images of her at the party. Hope you like them!
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It was a short getaway, but Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson made the most of it.
The pair left on a private jet from Van Nuys airport Tuesday morning, then were spotted having dinner in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that night, according to sources. Early Wednesday morning, they returned to Los Angeles where Johansson is shooting the film We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon.
On the menu during their Mexican meal? Penn, 50 and Johansson, 26, reportedly enjoyed lobster and, of course, margaritas.
Earlier this week, the twosome were seen sharing a casual lunch at the popular Los Angeles Cuban restaurant, Versailles, where Johansson had her leg draped over Penn.
On Feb. 5, the couple raised eyebrows when they stayed unusually close to each other at a party celebrating Black Swan at the L.A. hotspot Sunset Tower Hotel, then reportedly left together. “They were flirting with each other all night, pretty much ignoring everyone else,” a source told PEOPLE at the time.
Johansson’s rep told PEOPLE at the time that they the two were not dating. Neither of their reps have commented on the pair’s most recent sightings.
Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, 34, split in December after two years of marriage. In August of 2009, Robin Wright, 44, filed for divorce from Penn. The couple had been married 13 years.
source: People Magazine
I’ve added 210+ HQ pictures of Scarlett at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday night. That makes a complete coverage of the event: Photos of the red carpet, the gala (where she presented two awards with Matthew McConaughey), the press room and the Vanity Fair Magazine Post-Oscars Party. Enjoy!
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Scarlett appeared on the 2011 Oscars red carpet held at the Kodak Theater just some minutes ago!
She rocked a one-of-a-kind dress by Dolce & Gabbana with Anna Hu studs and a ring and Christian Louboutin shoes. Scarlett met up with Jeremy Renner on the red carpet but brought her agent as her date! And! She will be presenting the Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing awards with Matthew McConaughey during the live telecast!
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Just days before she was scheduled to present at the Oscars, Scarlett Johansson’s father collapsed near his West Village home, falling face first in the street and suffering a huge gash, police sources said yesterday.
Karsten Johansson, 67, a divorced Danish-born architect, fell at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Workers from an apartment and restaurant rushed to help.
Surveillance video shows Johansson walking down the street and his knees buckling in front of 140 Charles St., sources said.
He was in critical but stable condition at Bellevue. The actress was in Los Angeles at the time.
Scarlett attended the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas & The Art of Elysium Pieces of Heaven Art Auction on February 23rd.
The week-long Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2011 celebrates the Academy Awards while promoting charitable events throughout the campaign. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas & The Art of Elysium Pieces of Heaven Art Auction benefits the The Art of Elysium project, which is a non-profit that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to volunteer their time to seriously ill children. The organization provides workshops in acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.
You can watch a video of the event with an interview here: Popsugar.com
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