Happy 2008! I am still away until next week but I had a quiet moment and made a quick update as there are some awesome new Johansson goodies to share with you all.
Scarlett Johansson was the special guest at Barack Obama‘s last big rally in Iowa last night. The Obama Campaign avoided publicizing her appearance or involving her in the official program, but she spoke at a separate, small gathering to rally young voters. Here’s more information of her appearance, courtesy of OANmedia.com:
As we followed Barack Obama out of the Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa after a campaign rally on Wednesday, we noticed Scartlett Johansson in the crowd – going in the opposite direction. Being dedicated political journalists, of course we turned and followed Johansson into a conference room, told organizers that we were absolutely invited to be at the press conference with a camera, and got lost in the actress’ smoky voice during her fifteen-minute speech. Johansson is in Iowa supporting Obama, but if she really wants to pull in voters, we suggest she stand at the polls on election day.
I have added
three MQ eight HQ sized photos from Scarlett’s appearance. Hopefully more will show up soon! It is certainly good to see her out and about, especially at such an event. Credit for some of the images goes out to OANmedia.com.
An amazing set of new The Other Boleyn Girl stills have surfaced online in HQ and I was able to load them up in the gallery with the help of Mycah and Sandra. Be sure to check these out as they’re really spectacular but please remember that the may contain possible spoilers regarding the movie.
As I am heading out of the country for the holidays, Scarlett-Fan.com will not be updated until January 7, 2008 – unless there will be major news to post. I will not be coming online and will be unable to reply to any emails or approve comments until January.Happy holidays, merry Christmas and fabulous New Year 2008 to all of our visitors! I really love working on the site and appreciate your support a lot. I can’t wait to see what 2008 will bring to Scarlett – and you can be sure that I’ll be here to cover it every step of the way.
Meanwhile, be sure to check the forum for any news and pictures. I’ll see you in January with hopefully plenty of exciting Boleyn Girl coverage!
Compiled by me. Please feel free to post your own choices here or at the forum.
Scarlett signing up for Vicky Cristina Barcelona [view entry] and The Spirit [view entry].
Scarlett not attending the Venice Film Festival to promote The Nanny Diaries (simply because I was there myself and I would have liked to see her 😉 ). The delay of The Other Boleyn Girl [view entry].
Favorite magazine cover:
A tie between the two for me. Episodi is not a new picture in itself but I think it was the most beautiful cover shot of all.
I liked them all a lot but Vogue is my fave. Stunning!!!
After making several movies abroad — Match Point, Scoop, the upcoming Cassandra’s Dream, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona — Allen is returning to Manhattan.
Woody tells me he will shoot a romantic comedy in Manhattan beginning in April. Details are a secret, still, and there’s no cast yet. But for Allen this film should be a return to the form for which he is loved and revered.
First, though, Cassandra’s Dream will be released in January. Then his Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shot in Spain last summer with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson, will get a premiere either in Cannes or Venice.
Woody did tell me the new movie will feature more “mature”-aged characters, and that unlike those last four films there is no part for his recent favorite leading lady, Johansson.
Source: FoxNews.com (read full story)
Things have been rather quiet in the Scarlett fandom for the past few weeks. I did, however, manage to find something new and exciting to post: scans from the Belgium edition of Elle magazine, which features two previously unseen pics, both totally stunning! Thanks so much to “mr Johansson” for taking the time to scan these for us.
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– Elle (Belgium) – December 2007
Dolly Parton, the well-endowed country singing legend, has made it clear she wants Scarlett Johansson to play her in a movie biopic of her life.
The “9 to 5” singer has also reportedly been in talks with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes about producing the movie.
A source said: “Dolly is a huge fan of Scarlett and thinks she would be perfect for the role. She has approached Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to see if they will produce the film. She’s really excited about the project, and is determined to have the very best people in town working on it.”
Sandra of Portman Source informed me of a site that appears to be an international official site for The Other Boleyn Girl. Not much there yet, except for the international trailer that premiered online a week back. Nevertheless, be sure to bookmark TheOtherBoleynGirlMovie.net.
Roberto sent in a link to Hollywood.com, which confirms that Scarlett’s character in He’s Just Not That Into You is named Anna and the film will be released August 1, 2008.
For those who are interested in the “sexiest women” type of polls, Andre Poupada reported to us that Scarlett has been nominated for AskMen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008. You can vote for her here. Scroll through the galleries and rank each of the nominees on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most desirable). Feel free to vote as many times as you like, the final results will be revealed on January 31, 2008. As you may remember, Scarlett ranked #2 in the 2007 vote.
Scarlett also ranked #8 on EmpireOnline.com’s “Sexiest Movie Star Ever”. Visitors of the site were earlier in the year asked to pick the sexiest movie star ever, with their choice of screen star being unrestricted by age, gender or silver screen era, and over 20,000 votes were reportedly cast. Here’s what they had to say about Scarlett:
#8 – Scarlett Johansson
The voice that sounds like she’s been awake all night and up to all sorts of things would be sexy enough. But match it with a pouting face and a body apparently designed to describe the term ‘va-va-voom’ and you have a killer package.
Sheer knickers in the opening moments of Lost in Translation.
Did You Know…?
She has a twin brother, who is her junior by three minutes
Last but not least, The Nanny Diaries is now out on R1 DVD so be sure to grab your copy! Captures will be up soon.