Posted by Riikka on May 16, 2008

See Scarlett perform songs from her album live over at AOL! Caps will be up this weekend. Be sure to view the videos, they’re really good.

By the way, according to reports Scarlett will not be present at Cannes for the presentation of Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Only Penelope Cruz and director Woody Allen will promote it there. I do not know the reason for this but we should have more details tomorrow after the press conference.

Posted by Riikka on May 16, 2008

We now have the scans of the June issue of Paste magazine, courtesy of my wonderful friend Stef. Big thanks again to her for providing us with these!

I’ve added the article from the magazine as well as a recent – and very good, if I may add – interview from Pitchfork. Check them out:

My Five Dads
Interview: Scarlett Johansson

“The ambient noise, humidity, the heaviness, the inescapable stickiness that is the Bayou– it’s magical, in a way. Capturing that sound, that’s the thread or the glue that holds the whole album together. Because it spans Waits’ whole career and [because] there’s no specific storyline we were trying to follow, where we were is what really makes the album whole and cohesive. It was incredible being there. I’ve always loved Louisiana and particularly New Orleans, and I think a lot of people when they travel there, think they’re home there– there are just so many spirits, it’s so rich in culture. It’s steeped in [a] true [spirit of] individuality that makes this country. It’s the oldest part of our story, in a way. And being in that climate, it was really conducive to letting our imaginations soar. I found it to be the true inspiration for the album. I always associated the Bayou and that intoxicating air and, like you said, humidity, with Tom Waits. So it felt very apropos, I guess.”

This weekend will be very busy as Vicky Cristina Barcelona will take on Cannes. I am currently studying for my exams but I will try my very best at keeping you up to date with all the latest Scarlett related Cannes happenings.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazines: Paste (US) – June 2008

Posted by Riikka on May 15, 2008

This is a totally shameless plug and off-topic to Scarlett but I wanted post a link to my newest site and this site’s top affiliate site, Amy Adams Fan, dedicated to the amazing Academy Award nominated actress best known for Enchanted and Junebug. Please come and visit!

Posted by Riikka on May 15, 2008

Another little Mary related tidbit from Variety:

Capitol hopes that Mary Queen of Scots, starring Scarlett Johansson, finally will go into production this summer after a number of delays, but helmer Phillip Noyce has withdrawn from the project.

Posted by Riikka on May 14, 2008

I have updated the gallery with scans from the latest issues of i-D and TBA magazines, both of which feature new album promo photoshoot pics. Huge thanks to Gary and Veronika for the scans!

I would also like to take a moment to send condolences on behalf of all the members to a very special member of our community, who recently lost a loved one. Much love to you!

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazines: i-D (UK) – June 2008
– Magazines: TBA (Austria) – May 2008

Posted by Riikka on May 13, 2008

Check out the brand new Vicky Cristina Barcelona trailer/reel over at Moviefone and YouTube. I have high hopes for the film and think the trailer looks really cool. Check out caps in the gallery!

By the way, the film will premiere at Cannes this coming Saturday, May 17. According to early reports, Scarlett, alongside her co-stars, will be in attendance.

GALLERY LINKS:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Trailer

Posted by Riikka on May 13, 2008

From Variety (click to read full article):

Rumors have emerged that Capitol’s financial uncertainty may also delay or derail a pair of projects in pre-production: Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Scarlett Johansson, and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, starring Jennifer Lopez, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lisa Kudrow.

Here’s to hoping the film will go into production soon and without any hassle.

Posted by Riikka on May 10, 2008

I have been adding numerous new photos of Scarlett at the Costume Institute Gala. There’s a total of 154 shots in the gallery at the moment. I also uploaded two new album promo photoshoot pics. This shoot is definitely one of my favorites out of all. Maybe there will even be a layout from these one day… We’ll see. ;)

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events: Costume Institute Gala
– “Anywhere I Lay My Head”: Photoshoot

Posted by Riikka on May 10, 2008

Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” as an “intimate experience — almost private, in a way.”

Of course, when you’re a Hollywood actress, Louis Vuitton model and occasional tabloid fixture, pretty much nothing is private.

That’s the challenge facing Atco/Rhino Records as it promotes the album, due May 20. Johansson is a familiar face — and name recognition is a definite marketing bonus — but the phrase “actress-turned-singer” is bound to set off warning bells.

“I don’t think being a celebrity is a hindrance — I think it will get people curious,” project manager Liuba Shapiro said. “It’s not like a Paris (Hilton) brand. Scarlett has credible performances (as an actress).”

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