Apr 5th, 2008

Check out the newly released cover for Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”. Reports People.com:

She’s calling her debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – and it looks like Scarlett Johansson is taking a literal approach to her album art. Due May 20, the album features covers of alternative troubadour Tom Waits’s music, plus one original composition. Johansson was joined in the studio by David Bowie, who lends guest vocals on “Falling Down” and “Fannin Street.” Produced by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek, the album marks the actress’s recording debut. And Sitek does double duty. A label rep confirms he snapped the cover photo, taken in Louisiana, where they recorded the disc.

What do you think of the cover? Feel free to post your comments!

GALLERY LINKS:
– “Anywhere I Lay My Head”: Album Covers





 
Apr 1st, 2008

Here’s the very first official production still from the upcoming movie He’s Just Not That Into You. The photo features Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore, who is also producing the flick.

“solush23″ at the IMDb boards had the chance to see the film in an advance screening. Here’s what they had to say about it:

Roles:
Scarlett plays her usual sexpot/seductress role
Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who wants to get married
Jennifer Connelly is a newlywed and control freak (she has a couple funny scenes)
Ginnifer Goodwin plays the hapless single girl looking for love
Drew Barrymore is a single girl looking for love online
Justin Long plays the love guru giving advice

Fun facts:
Scarlett sings in this movie and not that badly!
No there is no nudity.
All the Jennifers and Ginnifer appear in scenes together
Scarlett and the other Jennifers and Ginnifer do not have any scenes together
Greg Behrendt, the writer of the book has a cameo
Drew and Justin do not have any scenes together
The movie is produced by Drew’s production company, Flower Films
The most laughs are from the gay supporting characters
They don’t use the phrase “He’s just not that into you” in the film

GALLERY LINKS:
He’s Just Not That Into You: Production Stills





 
Mar 30th, 2008

In case you have not noticed, I’ve added some really cool stuff in the gallery in the past few days but I had not had the chance to update the front page about them until now. These include a brand new still from Vicky Cristina Barcelona (thanks to DoubleT), two L’Oreal print ads, scans from W magazine (by Sandra) – all of these real gems definitely worth the look. Stay tuned for a big update very soon.

GALLERY LINKS:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Production Stills
– L’Oreal: Print Ads
– Magazine Scans: W (US) – March 2008
– Photoshoots: Berlin Film Festival





 
Mar 29th, 2008

Believe it or not, I actually went through all of our hundreds of affiliates today, deleting all broken links and sites not linking back. I’ve also removed all sites that have not been updated in all this year. If I have accidentally deleted your link that is a) linking back and b) active, please feel free to re-apply and I’d be happy to add you back.

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Mar 29th, 2008

New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced Lionsgate will be at its 2008 event promoting The Spirit, based on the classic comic book series created by Will Eisner and written for the screen and directed by Frank Miller.

At NYCC, production partners Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment will present an exclusive first look at The Spirit on Saturday, April 19 in New York Comic Con’s IGN Theater, featuring the world premiere of the film’s teaser trailer. Miller and Mendes will be on hand to speak about their respective roles in the upcoming film, which is produced by Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker and Michael Uslan. Co-CEO of Odd Lot Entertainment Deborah Del Prete and Michael Uslan, President of Comic Book Movies, will also be speaking. MTV News Correspondent Kurt Loder will moderate the panel and the teaser trailer will debut to a global audience on MTV.com later that night in high definition, and on MTV the week of April 21. NYCC will also feature the debut of the film’s first teaser poster, which Miller and Mendes will sign in a formal autograph session scheduled for 5:00pm.

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Mar 25th, 2008

As a rule, we’re as suspicious of actors making records as we are of, well, rock stars appearing in movies. But Scarlett Johansson’s previous, if brief, forays into music have at least demonstrated both flashes of talent and an unnerring grasp of cool. There’s an abiding memory of her in a pink wig singing karaoke to The Pretenders’ “Bass In Pocket” in Lost In Translation, or seen in fuzzy Youtube clips providing backing vocals for “Just Like Honey” at the Jesus & Mary Chain’s comeback show at last year’s Coachella festival. She also recorded the Geshwin standard “Summertime” for a US compilation and even starred in a Bob Dylan video, “When The Deal Goes Down…”, to support his Modern Times album.

Now she’s recorded her debut, an album of Tom Waits’ covers (and one self-penned track), produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and featuring guest spots by Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner and, on two songs, David Bowie, with whom she co-starred in Christopher Nolan’s movie, The Prestige. Although the songs here run as far back as 1976, most of them actually come from the later part of Waits’ career; only one song pre-dating 1983’s Swordfishtrombones.

Here, then, is our track by track preview at what you can expect…

TRACK BY TRACK: Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head

1. “Fawn”

(Taken from Tom Waits’ 2002 album, Alice)

A bit of a cheat, this, as it’s an instrumental track. But, it does efficiently set out the album’s sonic template – loosely, late period Cocteau Twins, with touches of Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs and Marianne Faithfull. A gentle organ intro before a wave of brass comes crashing in, then straight into…

2. “Town With No Cheer”

(Swordfishtrombones, 1983)

Scarlett privileges the storytelling aspect of Waits’ original, recalling here Marianne Faithfull as she half-sings, half-speaks the lyrics. Waits’ version is pretty sparse – just his voice recounting the lyrics accompanied by keyboard and accordion. Initially, this version doesn’t stray too much from that: the backing is organ, and keyboards with the occasional burst of guitar, but gradually Sitek layers on sax and drums and pushes the organ further up in the mix.

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Mar 23rd, 2008

Many have expressed interested in learning more about Scarlett’s Jewish background and whether or not she identifies herself as Jewish. Here’s a new article courtesy of JTA, that will perhaps answer to some questions.

Scarlett Johansson said she identifies as Jewish.

The actress said in an Israeli television interview broadcast Saturday that her mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and brought her up with a basic observance of Shabbat and holidays such as Chanukah.

Johansson, 23, was speaking to Israel’s Channel 2 from the set of The Other Boleyn Girl along with her Israeli-born co-star Natalie Portman.

Unlike Portman, Johansson does not speak Hebrew and claims to know only a smattering of Yiddish.

According to Channel 2, Johansson’s father is of Danish descent and is not Jewish.

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Mar 23rd, 2008

Fans of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, who can’t wait for the film adaptation being directed by comic legend Frank Miller, will be jumping up and down with anticipation for The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion from Titan Books.

The volume will contain the full screenplay of the film, along with director’s commentary, interviews with the cast and crew, color photos and production art, hundreds of storyboards by Frank Miller, and an exclusive introduction by Frank Miller.

Will Eisner’s The Spirit opens January 16th, 2009, and stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons, Louis Lombardi, Jamie King and Paz Vega.

Source: Superhero Flix, thanks Roberto

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Mar 18th, 2008

A promotional photoshoot has been released for Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, due out in May. I think the shoot is absolutely fantastic and Scarlett looks very natural, yet simply radiant. Be sure to check out the stunning pics!

GALLERY LINKS:
Anywhere I Lay My Head Photoshoot





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