I wanted to put up a themed layout to celebrate the release of Scarlett Johansson’s “Anywhere I Lay My Head” album, which is now available world wide. Go and get your copy! Once again, Mycah of Purple Haze Inc. came to the rescue and created this fresh new layout from the album promo pictures. I hope you like it as much as I do! And if you run a fansite and are in need of a HQ layout, keep your eyes peeled at Purple Haze Inc. because she’s re-opening the designs site tomorrow, Wednesday. Feel free to share your thoughts on the new look in the comments. :heart:
This week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands nationwide from tomorrow (May 21) – has an exclusive cover story and photoshoot with Scarlett Johansson. Stay tuned for scans!
Actress Scarlett Johansson, who released an album of Tom Waits covered named “Anywhere I Lay My Head” yesterday (May 19), has hinted that she may play festival dates this summer.
The star said that the only thing stopping her was stagefright.
“It would be sad to not get everybody [band members] together,” she told The London Paper. “Whether it’s at a festival or somewhere that’s kind of fun.
“[But] I have horrible stage fright, so it would have to be overcome. People approach me [about playing live] and my usual answer is, ‘Ah, I’ll think about that’.
“When I do think about it, I start to get really sweaty and uncomfortable and itchy around the neck.”
Scarlett’s best friend, musician Jessie Baylin spoke to E! Online about her friendship with the actress and the album and the wedding.
Scarlett Johansson’s best friend, singer and songwriter Jessie Baylin, has high hopes for ScarJo’s wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
“I’m really excited for them,” Baylin, 24, told me earlier today. “I think Ryan is amazing. She’s beautiful, and she’s going to look beautiful.”
Johansson may want to avoid looking at Baylin during the ceremony. “If she sees me crying, then she’ll start crying,” said Baylin, who has known the actress since they were 14-year-old schoolmates in New York City. “She’s a bawler.”
PageSix spoke to Scarlett’s rep regarding the her Cannes skip:
The drama and demands are in full swing at the Cannes Film Festival. Scarlett Johansson actually skipped the fest, where her new picture – Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona – premiered, while the other stars soaked up the accolades, reports Britain’s Daily Mail. Warner Brothers Films spent weeks negotiating with Johansson’s reps over flights, hotel, limos, gowns, hair and makeup. But she demanded her own makeup artist rather than sharing one with co-star Penelope Cruz. She also wanted to stay at a hotel a half-hour away. Johansson’s rep said she wasn’t at Cannes “due to scheduling conflicts,” but was thrilled at how well the film was received. Warner did not respond to an e-mail.
Scarlett Johansson on the cover of the June/July 2008 issue of Nylon magazine. Got the scans? Please consider sending them in – full credit will be given!
I totally forgot to post about this before but Scarlett made #2 on Maxim‘s 2008 Hot 100 list. Model Marisa Miller made #1 this year. The ‘sexy’ thing is getting kind of old but here’s what they had to say about our girl anyways:
Perched high atop the A-list, this dangerously curvy bombshell (and possessor of Hollywood’s most luscious lips) has the acting chops to back up her mind-melting hotness. We’ve watched her in indie films (Lost in Translation, Match Point). We’ve watched her in chick flicks (The Nanny Diaries, The Other Boleyn Girl). Truth is, we’d rapturously watch her sort her recycling. But first we’ll be in line for her most guy-friendly project yet, the noirish, Frank Miller–directed The Spirit.
Scarlett was on the cover of today’s The Times Culture supplement. I’ve scanned it and added the lengthy article here in the press archive. The gallery has been updated a lot this weekend with scans, album shoot pics and cover scans, AOL sessions caps and stills and more! Click here to view all – it is too many things to list here. Big thanks to Gary, Roberto, Luca, rope, Mina and everyone else who contributed to this post.
As I mentioned before, I am in between my exams and I will be moving in two weeks time so this will likely be the last big update for the month. I will try my best to keep you updated with news and anything else major but obviously, my studies and move take first priority. I will add all pending videos, photos and articles once everything’s settled again.
Last but certainly not least, Scarlett’s “Anywhere I Lay My Head” is released tomorrow in the UK and on Tuesday in the US. I have listed the album through several times now and while I wasn’t crazy about the first single, I happy to say that I already love the album. Yes, people, it is really good. My faves tracks include Green Grass, No One Knows I’m Gone, Song For Jo and I Wish I Was in New Orleans. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!
– Last Additions
imeem announced that Scarlett Johansson’s highly anticipated first album, “Anywhere I Lay my Head”, is now available for free streaming exclusively on imeem.
Fans can listen to Johansson’s debut album in its entirety on her imeem profile (http://imeem.com/scarlettjohansson), where they can also find music videos and photos from the singer and actress. In addition, fans can use imeem’s embeddable audio and video widgets to easily share Johansson’s album with friends or embed it on their blogs, web sites, and profiles on other social networking services, including MySpace and Facebook. Johansson’s album will also be available for pre-order on imeem.
“Anywhere I Lay My Head” is a compilation of Johansson’s distinctive interpretations of ten songs by acclaimed singer and actor Tom Waits and one original composition. The album is produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and features guest appearances from Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, Sean Antanaitis from Celebration, and David Bowie, among others. The album will be released Tuesday, May 20, through Atco/Rhino Records.
imeem lets users create their own music, video and photo playlists, mixing and matching songs and media from their favorite artists and newly discovered bands. Users can upload their own music and videos to their personal imeem profiles, or choose from millions of songs and videos available in imeem’s wide-ranging library. Fans can also use imeem’s embeddable audio and video widgets to easily share playlists they create or find on imeem across the Web.
Just as earlier reported, Scarlett Johansson did unfortunately not attend the Cannes Film Festival this year. Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz and Rebecca Hall were in attendance to promote Vicky. You can view plenty of pictures from the events over at Penelope Fan. The good thing, though, is that the reviews have all been very complementary so far, which is very exciting!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a sexy, funny divertissement that passes as enjoyably as an idle summer’s afternoon in the titular Spanish city. With Javier Barden starring as a bohemian artist involved variously with Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Rebecca Hall, pic offers potent romantic fantasy elements for men and women and a cast that should produce the best commercial returns for a Woody Allen film since Match Point. And, in the bargain, if Barcelona wants even more visitors than it already attracts, this film will supply them.
Just as London did when Allen went there for Match Point, the Catalan capital serves as an evident stimulus for the director. Even if the film provides a strictly tourist’s view of the city (a perspective justified by the scenario, in fact), and one just as upscale and heedless of money as ever for Allen, VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than his usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz in the second half.