Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday (Feb. 26), calling the actor “a class act” and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as “an unfortunate still-frame” that doesn’t reflect a “totally sweet and totally welcome” encounter.
In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press, Johansson said “there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta.” Travolta greeted Johansson at Sunday’s Oscars with a kiss and his arm around her waist. The photo has since been turned into an Internet meme, adding to an impression furthered by Travolta’s touching of Idina Menzel’s face while presenting at the Los Angeles ceremony.
“The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome,” said Johansson. “That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live. Yet another way we are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle. I haven’t seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him.”
Johansson and Travolta co-starred in the 2004 drama A Love Song for Bobby Long.
I have added in screen captures of Scarlett on stage at the Academy Awards, Were she was there to talk about “The Sound Of Music” that set up for a performance by Lady GaGa.
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Scarlett has just arrived at the 87th Annual Academy Awards and the first set of photos of Scarlett on the red carpet are now up in the gallery for you all, And how amazing dose she look. Right now we only have MQ photos but I will add in HQ’s as soon as I can, More photos to come.
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Scarlett had a very busy weekend as she was at a new event again last night (21st Feb) this time for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in LA were she was presenting the Best Director award that when to Richard Linklater for ‘Boyhood’. A mix of Hq and Mq photos are now up in the gallery. And Scarlett will be at the Oscars very soon tonight so updates for that will be up later.
– Public Appearances > Events In 2015 > 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Scarlett and husband Romain were at a new event today (21st Feb) for the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation in LA, were they were front row for the show. A mix of Hq and Mq photos are now up in the gallery.
– Public Appearances > Events In 2015 > Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation
On 17th, February Scarlett was at the Oscars Rehearsals for the roll in the show were she will be presenting a award. A mix of Hq and Mq photos are now up in the gallery for you all.
– Public Appearances > Events In 2015 > Oscars Rehearsals
Scarlett has been out of the music work for a year or two now but some year’s ago she said she was in the middle of making a all girl group well that what she did, The group is called The Singles that also features as the other members Este Haim of Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan. The group just put out there first song called Candy. And you can Pre-order the Candy 12-inch single Here.
Scarlett Johansson’s past musical projects have included an album of Tom Waits covers, a Serge Gainsbourg-inspired collaboration with Pete Yorn and a role in Bob Dylan’s vintage “When the Deal Goes Down” music video. Now, she’s not just going pop, she’s going – as she puts it – “super-pop,” fronting a band featuring Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. Este Haim, the oldest of the Haim sisters, plays drums.
“The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls,” says Johansson, citing the influence of Grimes, the Bangles and the Go-Go’s. “I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra-pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.”
Below, hear their first single, the cheeky “Candy,” a three-minute electro jam that brings to mind a lost Robyn song inspired by Aaron Carter’s take on Bow Wow Wow’s own junk-food-as-metaphor hit, “I Want Candy.” The track was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, who previously worked with Johansson on the Waits LP. At the time, he compared her voice to that of Debbie Harry.