Yahoo! and Pepsi Smash On Location have a new live video of “Falling Down” as well as an interview with Scarlett. See them under the cut or click here for the direct link. MySpace’s Artist on Artist will also feature an interview with Scarlett and Debbie Harry tomorrow, isn’t that exciting?!
Elizabeth Snead has blogged about Scarlett’s Cannes absence over at the LA Times blog, which perhaps sheds some light to what exactly happened. But I do hope this will be the last we’ll hear regarding this incident. It’s not like missing a premiere is the end of the world, even though it was unfortunate and all.
Why didn’t Scarlett Johansson show up for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Woody Allen’s erotic adventure, Vicky Cristina Barcelona last week?
As I reported on April 27, Scarlett was scheduled to appear with co-star Penelope Cruz to support the film, which features a menage a trois with Cruz and Javier Bardem. “Scarlett’s definitely going,” her camp confirmed. “It’s all been confirmed and arranged.”
But at the film’s news conference on May 17, the day of the premiere, Allen explained away Scarlett and Bardem’s absence by blaming it on her “schedule conflicts” and his “family issues.”
Then a British tabloid, the Daily Mail, quoting a source at Warner Bros Studio, the movie’s French-based distributor, reported that the real reason was Scarlett’s excessive demands, which forced the studio to balk at covering the costs.
First of all, big thanks to everyone for the sweet comments regarding the layout. Both Mycah and I really appreciate it!
I am supposed to be studying but Mary just sent in the full photoshoot for the AOL Sessions and it is so beautiful that I just couldn’t resist posting straight away! 😉 Enjoy!
– Photoshoots: AOL Sessions
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