According to New York Post, Scarlett is in the running to play Nellie Forbush in a revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center.
Lincoln Center and director Bartlett Sher, who staged the theater’s Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza last year, have already begun drawing up plans for the January 2008 production.
Reese Witherspoon and Kelli O’Hara (The Pajama Game) are also on Lincoln Center’s wish list. But Johansson is known to be a huge fan of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and her agents have been telling theater producers that she’d love to star in a Broadway show.
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Scarlett unveiled her Scarlett Hearts Reebok collection yesterday at Los Angeles’ Nordstrom. She is wearing her own collection and looking great while doing so. I’ve uploaded 87 pictures to the gallery.
Last night, there was a surprise announcement at the launch of her new line: Scarlett donated 2000 pairs of Reebok footwear to the Soles4Soles campaign which sends shoes to refugees in the Sudan and surrounding areas.
The Spring Cleaning/Million Pair March campaign wants to gather one million shoes and raise $1 million dollars for the cause. Other celebs helping out include Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, Parker Posey, Susan Lucci, Jeff Probst and Melissa Rivers. According to GiveShoes.org, there are 1.52 million pairs of unwanted shoes lying in closets in the US.
Reebok has now launched Scarlett’s collection and it can be viewed on their website at Reebok.com. There’s currently nine items up there and the prices range from $39.99 to $99.99.
Actor Scarlett Johansson has joined international agency Oxfam (www.oxfamamerica.org) in the fight against poverty following a life-changing trip to India and Sri Lanka. During her ten-day visit, Scarlett learned how investing in education and basic health-care are vital to saving lives and lifting millions of poor children and families out of poverty. She also met Indian women who’ve survived domestic violence and Tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka.
Scarlett, who has been a long-time supporter of Oxfam, was moved by the organization’s response to saving and rebuilding lives following the 2004 Tsunami. She travelled with the international development organization to better understand the complex issues facing poor communities and how support and funding from the US and other rich nations can help end poverty.
She began her trip spending a day with young girls at an Oxfam-funded school in rural Uttar Pradesh, India that has enabled over a thousand poor children from the lowest Dalit caste to gain a basic education. In Delhi she met with survivors of domestic violence who are part of Oxfam’s “We Can” campaign. Over 800,00 people have joined the campaign to overcome domestic violence which affects millions of women across South Asia.
Actor Scarlett Johansson is currently in India with international development agency Oxfam visiting its programmes with poor communities, the organization said today. Scarlett has met with children in the slums and at schools in Delhi and learned about the need for basic education, healthcare and about the issues of violence against women.
Scarlett has traveled with Oxfam to learn more about its campaigning work with poor people, how local communities in India are campaigning for change and how Western governments must be more responsive to the needs of developing countries.
Currently 100 million children are out of school worldwide; the majority of those are girls, and thousands die each day from preventable diseases. In India, 40 percent of girls and 25 percent of boys will never complete a basic education.
She is the sexiest and the most desirable woman on Earth. Her acting in Lost In Translation and Girl With A Pearl Earring got her Golden Globe nominations in 2003. We are talking about Scarlett Johansson and she is currently in India.
The New York-based actress is visiting India for a charitable cause that she and her publicist are not ready to disclose just now. “We are here for a purpose and not publicity. That’s exactly what we are going to concentrate on,” says Marcel, Scarlett’s publicist.
Scarlett arrived in Delhi on Monday and has fallen in love with the weather of the city. “Yes, she is loving the weather. Coming from New York, anyone would love this weather,” says Marcel.
During her first day in India, Scarlett did not move around the town much. But she was seen in the lobby of The Park Hotel, where she is currently staying. She was recognised and this created a buzz among the staff members of the hotel, who, however, have been told not to talk about her.
Scarlett Johansson, who recently won the Super Bowl promotion, “Find Your Fortune at Flamingo,” co-sponsored by Flamingo South Beach condominiums and Fortune International, announced today that she will donate the one-year lease on the three-bedroom condominium to Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH). The donated unit will be used by the hospital for families of out-of-town patients as a peaceful respite during their child’s treatments.
Upon hearing the news of Ms. Johansson’s generosity, Flamingo developer Michael Lerner of Chicago-based MCZ/Centrum, enhanced the donation by exchanging her three-bedroom lease for leases on three, one-bedroom units so that more families could benefit from the partnership.
“Our patients and their families will certainly benefit from having these lovely homes away from home while they are in town and under our care,” said Cynthia Gutierrez-White, spokesperson for Miami Children’s Hospital.
“We were delighted when Ms. Johansson held the magic key to win the ultimate Super Bowl prize,” said MCZ/Centrum developer Michael Lerner. “And we were even more impressed when she suggested donating her Flamingo condo to Miami Children’s Hospital. We are committed to giving back to communities in which we do business.”
Scarlett Johansson went to Miami this past weekend for the Super Bowl celebrations and ended up winning a one-year lease on a $2.2 million condo in South Beach. So what does a 22-year-old blonde starlet do with a pad on the beach? According to her representative, “She won the lease, (but) we made a decision that day to donate it to a children’s organization. Possibly Miami Children’s Hospital, so visiting parents have a nice place to stay.”
Scarlett Johansson was the first A-lister to sign on. She plays Cinderella, dashing down a staircase with the castle aglow in the distance. The image was photographed on the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on New York’s Riverside Drive with Disney World’s Cinderella castle digitally imposed behind her.
“Scarlett Johansson couldn’t wait to put on that tiara,” Leibovitz says. The Harry Winston creation is valued at $325,000. The glass slipper was made for the shoot by Steuben. Says Johansson, 22, via e-mail, “It wasn’t hard to coax my foot into the iconic glass slipper; it’s every little girl’s dream, mine included.”
To launch Disney Parks “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, spectacular new images were unveiled today featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and starring Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyonc? taking a spin in a giant teacup and David Beckham slaying a dragon.
Leibovitz’s images also fulfill one of Beckham’s “dreams,” as the Disney Parks project is his first endorsement since signing a contract to play professional soccer in the United States.
In addition to the three debut images, Disney Parks has commissioned more images by Leibovitz that will feature other celebrities in classic, Disney fairy tale settings.
“I’m really delighted to be part of the ‘Where Dreams Come True’ campaign,” said Leibovitz. “We live in difficult times and I feel, especially as a parent, that keeping dreams alive is one of the most important things we can do.”
Each image features a scene with the featured celebrities transformed into the role of a fabled Disney character, expressing their own dreams and imagination.
When Scarlett Johansson turned up on the set for Louis Vuitton’s spring campaign last month, the crew discovered the actress had given her famous blonde locks a pink tint.
That suited Vuitton artistic director Marc Jacobs just fine, given the romantic mood of his collection, which featured dense ruffles, Liberty prints and monogram handbags overlaid with metallic lace.
“She looks like the French coquette,” Jacobs said of Johansson’s appearance in Vuitton’s next campaign, slated to break in February magazines. “It’s just fresh, very romantic and extremely pretty.”
ComingSoon.net reports that The Nanny Diaries will be released in the US on March 9, 2007! How exciting! March 2007 cannot come fast enough.
And according to WENN, Scarlett has indeed signed on to appear in her second advertising campaign for Louis Vuitton. She is set to appear in spots for the forthcoming Spring 2007 advertising campaign.