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.
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).”
The Academy of Cinema and Television announced the collaboration with Actress Scarlett Johansson, the sixth such collaboration in a series to offer “always-available” personal insights to the path a rising star often takes as they struggle to reach the top of their field — be it acting, modeling, singing or dancing. The series, in a Q & A format, enables performing arts students and their parents to instantly gain personal insight online about the celebrities featured in the series. Together with the aid of the Internet, the series will give parents, students, and the Internet community insight into the industry from an actress who began her career as an eight year old and is now world renowned icon.
Jack White, Director of the Academy of Cinema and Television, is thrilled that a brilliant, but often controversial, former child actor like Johansson will be sharing her childhood experiences as well as offer some industry insider tips.
Scarlett has donated a “Doodle” that is being auctioned on eBay to benefit NF, Inc., a national non-profit organization that supports families affected by Neurofibromatosis. The auction began yesterday at 6PM (ET) and continues through May 18. Don’t miss your chance to win a piece of art drawn by Ms. Johansson herself!
Please visit the auction to bid and doodledayusa.org for more information!
Marriage has always been part of Scarlett Johansson’s plans, a pal tells People.
“I was just so happy when she told me [about her engagement to Ryan Reynolds, 31],” said designer Roland Mouret – who just saw the actress at Monday’s Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala in New York.
“It’s something she’s really wanted – to meet someone and get married,” he added, speaking to People at the Vogue magazine launch of Tim Walker’s portraits in London. “She’s just such a great person and I’m so happy for her and wish her every happiness. She deserves it.”
Mouret and Johansson first met when she was filming in London in 2004 and stopped by his studio. The 23-year-old then helped put him on the A-list fashion map by wearing his coral taffeta gown to the 2005 Golden Globes, followed by a black Mouret number to the Academy Awards.
According to the Superheroes-R-Us blog, Lionsgate has moved the release date of Frank Miller’s The Spirit up to December 25, 2008 – from the original January 16, 2009 date. If this is indeed true, we will have two Scarlett films to enjoy late this year; The Spirit and He’s Just Not That Into You (to be released October 24). And then, of course, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, set to premiere at Cannes this month.
Looks like newly engaged Scarlett Johansson can cross shopping for a bridal gown off her to-do list.
“I’m definitely doing her wedding dress,” fashion’s Stella McCartney, 36, told People at a Tuesday night cocktail party she hosted at her West Hollywood boutique – where she arrived fashionably late along with the couple Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend.
There’s only one hitch before Johansson, 23, gets hitched to fiancé Ryan Reynolds (who proposed recently), according to McCartney: “She doesn’t know it yet.”