Jun 25th, 2008

This is – hopefully – the last time that I post about this matter. It truly is insane how it has been blown out of proportion!

As he headed to a Hollywood fundraiser, Sen. Barack Obama downplayed the idea that he hobnobs with actress Scarlett Johansson.

The movie star, who campaigns actively for the Illinois senator, recently told the website Politico, “You’d imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly traveling and constantly ‘on’ – how can he return these personal emails? But he does, and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them.”

She said Obama had responded to one note about a debate, commenting to her that the questions were “silly.”

But speaking to reporters aboard his campaign plane, Obama said the actress doesn’t have his personal email address. “She sent one email to Reggie, who forwarded it to me,” Obama said, referring to his 26-year-old personal assistant, Reggie Love. “I write saying, ‘thank you Scarlett for doing what you do,’ and suddenly we have this email relationship”

Source: Washington Post

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Jun 23rd, 2008

New The Spirit character posters featuring Jaime King and Sarah Paulson have been released. View them here.

And, if you visit the link and hover over each of the posters, you can hear the girls utter their respective taglines – including Miss Scarlett! Pretty cool!

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Jun 23rd, 2008

Playing Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl has made Scarlett Johansson become one of nominees at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. She’ll compete to be the winner of “Choice Movie Actress: Drama”. The awards will be airing on FOX from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Monday, August 4. Miley Cyrus is set to host the ceremony. Vote for Scarlett here (ages 13-19).

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Kate Bosworth – 21
Keira Knightley – Atonement
Keri Russell – August Rush
Reese Witherspoon – Rendition
Scarlett Johansson – The Other Boleyn Girl

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Jun 18th, 2008

You can now view the second trailer for Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona over at Yahoo! Movies. There’s also an option to view it in glorious HD. Screencaptures will be up as soon as possible.

The official movie site has also been launched at vickycristina-movie.com.

According to Yahoo!, Vicky Cristina Barcelona will be released in North America August 15, 2008.

Update: HD screencaptures are now available in the gallery.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Trailer





 
Jun 18th, 2008

Check out the insanely cool newly released Vicky Cristina Barcelona poster, starring Scarlett Johansson as Cristina with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Posters & Covers





 
Jun 18th, 2008

Hollywood actress Scatlett Johansson has denied reports she is supporting presidential candidate Barack Obama because she has “a crush” on him.

The 23-year-old star has long voiced her support for Obama in his race for the White House in the upcoming U.S. elections – but Johansson was recently accused of favouring the politician because of his good looks and not focusing on his policies.

But a source tells the New York Daily News that the rumours are just not true: “She is a surrogate (Obama campaigner). They’re not exchanging love letters. Everyone seems to be forgetting that she’s engaged.

“Kal Penn (actor and Obama supporter) is also a surrogate, and no one says he has a crush on Obama.” Johansson is currently engaged to Blade: Trinity actor Ryan Reynolds.

Source: PR Inside

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Jun 18th, 2008

Scarlett Johansson has regular e-mail contact with presidential hopeful Barack Obama, but it may be because her twin brother, Hunter, works for him. Johansson said last week she offers Obama advice by e-mail and is “amazed” he finds the time to reply to her. “Someone like the senator, who is constantly traveling and constantly ‘on,’ how can he return these personal e-mails?” she gushed to Politico. Hunter, who was working as a community liaison for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for over a year, left that job a few weeks ago. It’s not clear what his position is within the Obama campaign. “He was one of the nicest, most unpretentious employees ever,” said one Stringer staffer. “Nobody cared he was Scarlett’s brother; we all forgot the last name. He wants to go change the world, and I guess the US president is greater than the Manhattan one,” the insider laughed.

Source: NY Post

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Jun 14th, 2008

The Spirit character poster for Scarlett Johansson’s Silken Floss has now been released and it is really cool. Her tagline reads: “On your knees then…” :biggrin: Check it and another newly released Sand Saref (Eva Mendes) poster in the gallery.

I also added a New York, I Love You teaser poster, which does not feature Scarlett.

GALLERY LINKS:
- The Spirit: Posters & Covers
- New York, I Love You: Posters & Covers





 
Jun 10th, 2008

Politico.com has published an excellent new interview with Scarlett. In it she discusses politics and her support of Obama. Read the full article here.

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

Of course, there’s always the possibility of a backlash. “Even I’m wary of celebrity endorsements,” Johansson told Politico on Friday. “I don’t want to seem like I’m holier than thou. We all have the same right to vote and, especially in this technical age where we all can broadcast our opinions, we all have the opportunity to entice others to vote.” But, she adds, “if the spotlight is on me, I might as well try to direct it on things and causes that I believe in.”

Johansson is somewhat shocked that he keeps up their back-and-forth correspondence. “You’d imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly traveling and constantly ‘on’ — how can he return these personal e-mails?” she asks. “But he does, and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them. Nobody sees it, nobody talks about it, but it’s incredible.” She adds, “I feel like I’m supporting someone, and having a personal dialogue with them, and it’s amazing.”

He has followed her career as well, telling her that his favorite performance was her turn in “Lost in Translation.” He’s a “huge movie lover” and “knows who every actor is,” she says.

As for her own involvement with his campaign, she’s pragmatic. “I approach my campaigning for Obama the same way I do my work for other social or environmental causes: I’m hoping to raise awareness,” she explains. “I’m not telling people who to vote for, and I don’t expect that if I did it would swing votes. At least, I hope not. What I want to do is raise awareness of Obama and his policies, and share my own story of how I became involved in his campaign. Perhaps, if they’re a fan, my story might entice them to learn or spark their interest some other way. If I can answer questions or direct people to a website where they can get more information, that’s how I can help.”

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