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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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!
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow Status: Out May 06th, 2016 (USA).
An incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America..
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Scarlett Johansson as Unknown At This Time Status: post-production.
A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.
The Jungle Book (2016) Scarlett Johansson as Kaa Status: post-production.
An orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow Status: Out On Blu-Ray October 02nd, 2015 (USA).
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
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