Actress Scarlett Johansson is to co-host this year’s Nobel Peace Concert, which will be headlined by Diana Ross.
The event is to be held in Oslo, Norway on 11 December, which is the day after the Nobel Prizes are presented.
Also on the bill are Canadian musician Feist, US country singer Dierks Bentley and Nigerian performer Seun Kuti.
Johansson’s “compassion and influence” would help to spread a “message of peace”, Nobel committee member Geir Lundestad told the Associated Press.
Johansson said she was “truly honoured” to have been invited, and paid tribute to the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Martti Ahtisaari.
My friend Mycah sent in hires scans of Scarlett’s new CosmoGirl spread, which I have added in the gallery. I wish to thank again Amy Lynn for the preview scans. Roberto also scanned the Italian magazine Primissima for our viewing pleasure. It features a new still from Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I have also added various random pics in the gallery these past few days, including a new still from Not That Into You and yet another new poster for The Spirit. Click here to view all, as per usual.
Congratulations to Miss Scarlett and the cast of Vicky Cristina Barcelona for the wonderful news!
The awards, which will take place on Dec. 2 in Manhattan, also honor Woody Allen’s film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona for its ensemble performance (including Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz) and breakthrough actor – the IFP announced Monday.
“2008 has proven to be an extremely strong year for an immensely diverse group of filmmakers tackling a range of subjects and forms in new and dynamic ways,” Executive Director Michelle Byrd said.
View below or click here to check out Scarlett’s new “In My Name” video.
We have now successfully transfered over to Flaunt.nu, our new host. I wish to say very special thanks to their good team for coming through in time of trouble. To celebrate the move, I’ve made scans of a rare magazine that I recently obtained: the April / May issue of Index magazine. The photos are easily some of my favorites of the young Scarlett and the interview is lengthy and a good read. Enjoy – and thanks for sticking by us!
– Scans from 2002 and earlier years: Index – April / May 2001
Amy Lynn has contributed with some preview scans of Scarlett’s gorgeous spread in the new issue of CosmoGirl. I adore the photos, especially the gorgeous b&w one!
By the way, this will be the last update for about a week or two as I am currently moving on transferring the site to another host. The updates will resume once everything is moved over.
– Scans from 2008: CosmoGirl – November 2008
I have made scans of two Finnish magazines that I obtained this summer. Nothing new, per se, but I hope you will still get some enjoyment from the scans.
Thanks to the sweet Ricky of Paz-Vega-Online, dedicated to The Spirit‘s Paz Vega, for naming Scarlett-Fan.com their site of the Month for October 2008. Here’s what they had to say about this site:
I also added the new Site of the month: Scarlett-Fan.com, one of the most beautiful and gorgeous site on the web! It’s the most complete source for actress Scarlett Johansson (who, recently, is also Paz’s co-star in The Spirit). Pay a visit to this great fansite.
Click here to view the video or check it out under the cut. Scarlett appears very briefly around 1:20.
In an effort to raise its socially conscious voice to the already loud socially active part of its environment, YouTube has launched a campaign with the lofty “Millennium Development Goal” of “cutting global poverty in half by 2015.”
The campaign, “In my name,” unites the online destination with Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Oxfam International, Save the Children and Comic Relief to help spread the message that poverty around the world needs to be eliminated.
To get out the word, YouTube last week unveiled a dedicated micro-site, YouTube.com/inmyname, where visitors can upload videos stating their name, home country and a message to their government about the need to meet the poverty goals. Among the celebs who already have put videos on the site are Mischa Barton, Ellie McPherson, Kristin Davis, Annie Lennox, Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Wyclef Jean and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.