Thursday, August 21, 2008
Host / Co-Host Reception: 5:00 PM
General Reception: 6:00 PM
At the Home of Dave Gass & Don Karl
1724 W Steinway Drive – Phoenix, AZ 85041
Actress Scarlett Johansson will visit the Valley Thursday for a reception benefiting the Obama Victory Fund.
The actress, known for her roles in The Other Boleyn Girl, Match point, and Lost in Translation has long expressed her support for Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama.
The three-hour fundraiser will be hosted by supporters of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st at a Phoenix home.
Ticket packages range from $250 to $5,000.
Source & further details: BarackObama.com
Scarlett is currently gracing the covers of many different country specific editions of Cosmopolitan. If you’re able to make scans of the one available in your country, please get in touch! Full credit will be given. Below is a sample of a new Scarlett cover.
Thanks to Louise Bury for the following information regarding a new auction of Scarlett’s:
Here at handbag.com we are working on a campaign with Cancer Research UK called handbag amnesty. The aim of this project is help raise money to fight breast cancer. In order to do this we are asking a number of celebrities to donate a handbag that we can auction off.
All bags donated to the Handbag Amnesty will be auctioned on eBay from Friday 3rd – Sunday 12th of October to tie in with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Open to everyone, all proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK, the largest single funder of research into breast cancer, one of the most common cancers in the UK.
We a have a host of celebrities involved both here in the UK and from America, including a signed handbag from Scarlett.
Thanks so much to Ivan at Kate-Bosworth.org for making us their Site of the Month for August 2008! It is muchly appreciated.
Toronto International Film Festival has booked New York, I Love You, a compilation of short films from 12 international filmmakers, including Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Kapur, Mira Nair and Brett Ratner, with star turns by Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Ethan Hawke, Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie, among others. It will screen as a work-in-progress as part of Special Presentations. The festival is held September 4 to 13, 2008. For more details, please refer to the TIFF website.
Opening in just under 700 theaters, Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona (MGM/Weinstein), starring Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, rounded out the Top 10 with $3.7 million, becoming Allen’s biggest opening movie since 2000’s Small Time Crooks as well as the second-biggest opening of his 35-year career.
1. Tropic Thunder
2. The Dark Knight
3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
5. Pineapple Express
6. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
7. Mamma Mia!
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
9. Step Brothers
10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
I’ve updated the gallery with a couple of new stills from Vicky Cristina Barcelona and a new one from The Spirit, which comes from Entertainment Weekly’s August 29th issue, the fall movie preview special. Big thanks to our forum members and Mycah for their contributions!
The press archive has also been updated with four new articles.
“I would do craft service [movie catering] for Woody. I would do anything for him. He is so much fun to work with because, you know, we’re friends, and it’s like I come into work every day and you’re working with people that you love, and you know, we have almost a silent communication between us.”
“You know we’re going into this really intimate relationship, all three of us, and we all fell so easily into that pattern. Penelope and Javier are both the sweetest. Of course, every woman on the side is charmed by Javier. He’s so charismatic … and Penelope’s like this little firecracker. So the three of us just had such a wonderful time and really just enjoyed the scenes that we had together because we were able to improvise. We were able to really have an interesting dynamic between us.”
Since I am having trouble converting videos and keeping the video archive up-to-date, I thought I’d check to see if there’s anyone out there who’d like to join Scarlett-Fan.com as the video staffer. Please note that I love running the site and I am, bluntly put, a shameless perfectionist so if I do not find a person who has a similar work ethic as I do, I will rather just continue to manage the videos by myself to the extend that I am able to.
I am looking for someone reliable who is a big fan of Scarlett Johansson and has the time to update the video archive whenever there is new videos on her. So you must have the resources to search, download, convert and edit flash video to WMV. This takes quite a lot of time and energy. Obviously, you must know how to upload files and create graphics for the thumbnails. You also must know how to manage a Coppermine based gallery.
If you are interested in becoming Scarlett-Fan.com‘s new video staffer, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little bit about yourself. Thanks in advance!
Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona hits North American cinemas today. Be sure to go and see it and tell us what you thought of the film and Scarlett’s performance as Cristina. I have a wait a week myself to see it so I’d love to hear some comments from the fans.