International relief and development agency Oxfam America is proud to announce it is working with eBay to launch a fundraising auction initiative, which will benefit Oxfam’s poverty relief and advocacy efforts around the world. The program consists of four consecutive charity auctions beginning on February 20, 2008, featuring unique “experiences” with Oxfam Ambassadors including Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Kristin Davis and Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou. Each item listing will run for 10 days and will be featured at http://www.ebay.com/oxfam.
– Two tickets to be Scarlett Johansson’s guest at the June premiere of He’s Just Not That into You starring Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Long and Ben Affleck
— Hair and make-up services by Prive Salon and chauffeured car service provided by Audi to the Premiere event with Johansson
Scarlett did not attend the Brit Awards tonight. So the previous reports of her performing and presenting must have simply been gossip.
The Other Boleyn Girl Royal London Premiere album has been updated with 100+ high quality snaps of Miss Scarlett. She’s pictured meeting the British Royalty and posing for photos with co-stars Natalie and Eric and director Justin Chadwick. It looks like Scarlett had a wonderful evening yesterday! Click here for all the new uploads.
By the way, the Brit Awards are tonight. There has been no official confirmation whether or not Scarlett will attend but as you may remember, there’s been some reports that she will present an award AND perform. We’ll see! If she’ll be on, we will have a video and pics for your viewing pleasure later on tonight. I will let you know in any case.
– The Other Boleyn Girl Royal London Premiere
Check out this wonderful new production still from Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona. It features Scarlett character Cristina assumably sightseeing with characters played by Rebecca Hall and Patricia Clarkson. The film does not have an official US release date at the moment but will likely premiere at the Venice Film Festival and open in Spain on September 19, 2008. I will keep you updated with any news regarding Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Thanks to our forum member DoubleT for the picture!
– Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Production Stills
Here’s another Boleyn Girl review, courtesy of Hollywood Reporter. It is less complimentary than the Variety one but it still praises Scarlett’s versatility and her character’s growth in the movie.
Anne Boleyn was the one who managed to stay alive while married to England’s King Henry VIII for 1,000 days, but her sister Mary in “The Other Boleyn Girl” would have been his queen if only she had been better at making babies.
That, of course, was always the problem. The Tudor line’s grip on the throne was invariably threatened by the lack of a son, even though it would be daughter Elizabeth who reigned in the nation’s golden age.
In Justin Chadwick’s handsome but glum film, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, the focus is on Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) as their father, Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance), and uncle, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey), conspire for one of them to win the king’s fancy while their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) looks on in disgust.
The Prince of Wales attended a “double” royal premiere tonight, as he met the stars of a new film featuring one of his ancestors.
Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met the actors from The Other Boleyn Girl at a screening at the Odeon cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
Natalie Portman, who stars with Scarlett Johansson as sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn battling to win the affections of Henry VIII, said she was very excited to meet the prince.
“It must be so strange to see a film version of your family,” she said.
The press archive has been updated with three new articles, two from USA Today and the third from ComingSoon.net. Like the recently added Cinema Blend interview, the ComingSoon.net one is also from the Boleyn press conference so it contains some comments you may have read before. There’s also some additional quotes that were not published by Cinema Blend, such as Scarlett and Natalie discussing The Horse Whisperer. A very interesting read! In these articles Scarlett also confirms that Mary Queen of Scots will be her next movie.
Here’s an interesting quote from Scarlett regarding her upcoming album. Speaking of, I’ve updated the music page with additional info on “Anywhere I Lay My Head”.
Johansson, meanwhile, has an album of Tom Waits covers out in May. With her distinctive husky voice, Johansson relished getting into the studio and isn’t worried whether the album tops the charts.
“How it does is ineffective for me. You can’t reverse the process,” Johansson says. “The people I care about are very excited about it. Who knows? I don’t have any kind of expectation. I love to sing.”
Last but not least, I’ve added a beautiful pic of Scarlett and Natalie. This came along the USA Today article and it was taken at the press conference.
– Photoshoots: USA Today
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana are currently attending the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund Royal The Other Boleyn Girl Premiere in London, England. The event is studded by British celebrities – even the Royalty is in attendance tonight! Scarlett is wearing a beautiful floor-length silver gown. Check out the gallery for the first photo additions.
– The Other Boleyn Girl Royal London Premiere
Check out a new interview with Scarlett and Natalie Portman, courtsesy of Cinema Blend.
“I found strengths in every character that I’ve played. Even if it is a vulnerable person or someone who’s easily manipulated, there are strengths to every personality. Even if I wasn’t looking for a girl power kind of role, maintaining integrity in a character is a positive thing for women to see. It’s inspiring for women of all ages.”
Read full article here.