Scarlett’s fellow Avenger Mark Ruffalo has made a new Avengers ‘Heroes’ Charity Tee to help support The Solutions Project and he got Scarlett to model the tee with three new photos of her. The tee cost £29.81 or $39.99, come’s in black or gray and at the time of this post is available for the next 18 days. You can support the charity by order your own one Here.
As we previously announced. Scarlett attended yesterday to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte (North Carolina). You can watch the video of her speech clicking here and here you have some extracts:
“I speak to you not as a representative of young Hollywood, but as a representative of the many millions of young Americans, particularly young women, who depend on public and nonprofit programs to help them survive.”
Johansson, dressed in rust-colored pants, stilettos, a tan blazer and a shirt featuring an American flag, spoke of growing up in a struggling middle-class family in New York City and living in a housing development for lower-middle-class families. Her family depended on benefits for school transport and food, she said, and some of her friends still depend on Planned Parenthood and Medicaid.
“That’s why I’m here today, to use whatever attention I’m fortunate enough to receive to shed the spotlight on what’s at stake for all of us.”
“I’m not going to tell you who to vote for,” she said. “I’m here to ask you to commit to vote.”
– Events in 2012 > Democratic National Convention, Day 3
‘The Beauty Book’ is a hard cover coffee table book with images of your favorite celebrities, musicians and top models. All the monies raised, will go directly to Brain Cancer via two charities called Snog & Headrush. These charitable organizations are non- profit and both rely on donations for research.
Its photographer and exec. producer is Darren Tieste, and you can order your copy here. The book will be delivered in November. Click on the cover photo to see it bigger.
On monday, Scarlett hosted a fundraiser for the candidate for mayor of New York, Scott Stringer. She was glowing with that Michael Kors look, so simple but so elegant!
The relationship between the two has something very special, Scarl’s grandmother, Dorothy Sloan, worked for the candidate many years ago, and Scarlett’s brother, Hunter, who also attended the event, is working with Scott in his campaign. You can view some pics in our gallery.
– Public Events 2011 > Fundraiser supporting candidate mayoral candidate Scott Stringer
This week, Oxfam Ambassador Actress Scarlett Johansson visited Kenya to see the devastating impact of the drought in East Africa. More than 13 million people are at risk because of a severe drought that has hit parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. In Somalia, the crisis has escalated to a famine.
She visited the Dadaab refugee camp, where tens of thousands of Somali refugees have arrived:
“The scale of poverty in Dadaab is overwhelming,” said Johansson. “I met countless women like Hawa, a local community leader, who lamented the seemingly endless struggle of the Somali people, as refugees of war and starvation and now left to suffer everyday life with the very barest of essentials.
She also visited the Turkana region of northern Kenya, where communities suffer from chronic droughts that have destroyed their lives and livelihoods.
“This is a longterm and escalating crisis exacerbated by political conflict, famine and drought that can no longer be ignored. Over half the Somalis that have died are children; an entire generation lost. This is no longer an issue that can only garner some attention, some of the time. Extreme action must be taken by the global community now.”
An Oxfam Ambassador since 2004, Scarlett visited the region to see Oxfam’s life-saving work. Oxfam aims to reach 3.5 million people with emergency relief, as well as helping with long-standing threats to livelihoods and building the resilience of the communities where it works.
– Charity Projects: Oxfam > Trip to Kenya – September 2011
Hello everyone! First of all let me say that I’ve been really busy during all the month and on holidays this past week so that’s why the site hasn’t been updated. Sorry for all the things missing! While I was out of the city Scarlett attended to a few events and some new modeling pics were realeased. I’ll be posting all them soon but for now enjoy the pics of the latest event, An Evening of Cocktails and Shopping hosted by Coach, that benefited the Children’s Defense Fund (April 20)
– Public Events 2011 >Evening of Cocktails and Shopping hosted by Coach
Scarlett joins more than 800,000 women, men, and teens in standing with Planned Parenthood by signing an open letter to Congress and speaking out to protect women’s access to the preventive and lifesaving health services that Planned Parenthood provides.
Today Planned Parenthood posted a video to YouTube that you can see here
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas & The Art of Elysium’s “Pieces of Heaven” Art Auction – Wednesday, February 23
Vanity Fair, The Art of Elysium, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and host Scarlett Johansson present the 4th annual “Pieces of Heaven” Benefit Auction at Siren Studios. This silent auction, live auction and cocktail party will be co-hosted by, among others, China Chow, host of Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” actor/photographer Scott Caan, painter Kimberly Brooks, Abby Bangser, Major Gifts Officer in Development at LACMA, and Andrea Fiuczynski, President of Christie’s Los Angeles. DJ Kris Bones will spin while guests bid on a showcase of approximately 75 works of art donated by artists, dealers and private collectors.
The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling medical conditions.
Read More at source: looktothestars.org
The sad news Tuesday of Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds’ divorce conjures a lot of questions, like who gets the New York apartment, the L.A. home, maybe custody of the favorite frozen-yogurt joint. But what about The Whale?
Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson A several-ton orca looms over the Reynolds-Johansson split, in the form of a documentary narrated by Reynolds and executive produced by both actors. The film follows Luna, a killer whale separated from his pod near British Columbia — not far from where Johansson and Reynolds wed in a secret ceremony in September 2008.
“We have no reason to believe that their passion and commitment to this project will waver as a result of any changes in their personal lives,” a producer for the film told the Ministry in an e-mail.
Starlets Minnie Driver and Scarlett Johansson have teamed up for a comical video to promote Oxfam America’s gift-giving initiative this holiday season.
The organization works to end poverty by providing in-need families with animals, plants and skill sets necessary to empower them through sustainable jobs. The new Oxfam Collection makes shopping for animals, from alpacas to goats, hip and chic.
Watch the video here*
Shoppers can purchase gifts like animals for families, books for children or even art supplies for schools through the Unwrapped website.
Donors can support the organization by buying gifts from the Oxfam Collection or making a general donation to Oxfam.
source: Huffington Post
Oxfam Ambassadors Scarlett Johansson and Gael Garcia Bernal are heading to Cancun next week for the UN Climate Conference.
The pair and other celebs will be joining in on the UN negotiations to come to an agreement on a deal to address the growing threat of climate change.
Other celebs involved include actor Djimon Hounsou, supermodel Helena Christensen, and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis.
After the cut you can read an open letter to climate negotiators, signed by Scarlett among others.
Kids adore her in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Parents love her in movies like The Other Boleyn Girl and Lost in Translation. And now, kids and parents alike are applauding actress and singer Scarlett Johansson’s recent request to Congress to add more fruits, vegetables, and healthy meal options to school lunchrooms.
Johansson has written a letter to Congress urging support for the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010, H.R. 4870, which was introduced on March 18 by Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado. The bill would reward school districts for offering plant-based vegetarian options and healthful nondairy beverages.
“I’ve been involved with efforts to feed hungry children for years,” Johansson writes. “Millions of families in America rely on subsidized school lunches, and these meals are absolutely crucial to children’s well-being.”