“That’s none of your business, honey.”
“Wasn’t that awesome,” laughs Scarlett Johansson as she flops into a chair. She’s talking about the 6500 fans who she just had eating out of her hands. They’d packed into an overcrowded hall in San Diego to watch a few minutes of footage from her coming film, Iron Man 2.
Many were sceptical about the 24-year-old taking on the iconic role of the seductive Russian spy, Black Widow. Not any more. From the look on the young men’s faces in the audience, they’ll be rushing to the multiplexes next year to see more of Johansson in that spray-on black leather outfit. Suddenly they understood what Woody Allen meant when he described her as “sexually overwhelming”.
You can’t talk about Johansson without talking about sex. She oozes it from every pore. Even today in a summery Dolce & Gabbana cream sleeveless dress (and black Christian Louboutin heels) she can’t hide the va-va-voom factor. Luckily, she has a sense of humour about it.
Scarlett Johansson is definitely Dolce & Gabbana’s muse these days. The famous actress has recently become the face of their cosmetics products, and now she also stars in the campaign presenting D&G’s new perfume.
Rose The One is the sister fragrance to The One. After three years on the market, The One has evolved with new hints of red grape, mandarin, lychee, peony and vanilla.
The perfume is to go on sale in September.
– Modeling & Commercials > Dolce & Gabbana > Photoshoot for Perfume Campaign
New York Magazine just posted a nice interview with Scarlett and Pete Yorn about their upcoming album ‘Break Up’. The piece also included two MQ photos from the promotional photoshoot which I have added to the gallery.
One muted winter afternoon in 2006, Pete Yorn awoke from a sleeplike trance convinced that recording a duets album with Scarlett Johansson would save him. Unlike most people who have this thought, Yorn actually had the actress’s number. The two were acquainted through Yorn’s brother, an entertainment lawyer Johansson has worked with since she was a teenager. So Yorn texted her. Johansson hadn’t yet recorded or even announced her own 2008 album, the slight but likable Anywhere I Lay My Head, a collection of Tom Waits covers. But it turned out to be an opportune moment for both.
My search for a high definition version of the video for ‘Relator’ failed so I screencapped the best one I could find. They’ve all been added to the gallery and I will continue to look for a better quality version.
– Singing: “Break Up” By Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson > ‘Relator’ Music Video
The full length video for ‘Relator’, the first single off of Scarlett’s upcoming album of duets with Pete Yorn, has debuted today at Yahoo music. You can click here to view it or just stay on the site and view it after the cut. I’ll be attempting to search out a better quality version before making screencaps but I’m hoping to have something up later today.
I’m ready to start adding the little treats I’ve been gathering! First up is 16 new HQ images from back in 2005 when Scarlett made an appearance at the 62nd annual Golden Globes.
– Public Events: Events in 2005 > 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Worstpreviews has posted a video containing the Iron Man 2 teaser that was played at this year’s Comic Con. Scarlett is featured in it, but very briefly – blink and you might miss a couple of the shots. I have no idea how long this will be up before they’re asked to take it down so go watch it now. You can view it here.
It’s been a really slow week for Scarlett news that didn’t reek of tabloid rumors and gossip. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am putting together a couple treats which should be up soon. Today though, I’d like to see where all the visitors stand on the video archive. I know it’s in serious need of updating but before I put hours and hours of work into the current one, I want to hear some opinions. There are basically three choices:
- Keep the video archive as is and add to it.
- Create a streaming video site (like YouTube) where visitors would also be allowed to join and upload videos.
- Don’t care, just get to updating the videos already!
Unfortunately, there is no “have both” option. For space and bandwidth reasons my host doesn’t allow it. Feel free to leave a comment with your vote, thoughts, ideas, etc.
edit: For those that are interested in how a streaming version would be set up, visit the media archive at my Amy Adams site. If streaming media is what happens here, it would be similar to that.
Scarlett news is really slow right now but I am working behind the scenes on a couple new treats which should be up very soon. In the meantime, enjoy the three HQ pics from the Break Up photoshoot that have been added to the gallery. The album is due to come out on September 15th so we should start seeing more promotion for it any time now. Pete Yorn himself hinted that a live show or two could be in the works. How exciting would that be?
– Other Projects: “Break Up” By Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson > Promotional Photoshoot