She stepped away from her seat on “The View,” but Barbara Walters isn’t ready to give up her annual special reflecting on the year passed.
On Tuesday (October 21), the retired television personality revealed that she is set to host her “10 Most Fascinating People” special this year and unveiled a few of the featured names on her list.
“I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of ‘10 Most Fascinating People’,” Walters explained. “I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there… and you never pass up the opportunity to interview Oprah, Neil, Chelsea, or Scarlett.”
For 2014, Walters will feature Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah Winfey and Chelsea Clinton. The remaining list members will be announced soon.
Barbara started the show in 1993 and last year featured big names like Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus and Hilary Clinton.
As for her life post-retirement, Walters told ABC News that she is ready to enjoy her down time. “I have always had a schedule. I’ve always had deadlines. I’ve always had things to do. It will be nice to get up and say, ‘What do I have to do today? Nothing!'”
Scarlett’s Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr wants a Black Widow movie to happen he told USA Today newspaper.
“I think that the interesting thing particularly after Guardians with Zoe [Saldana, or] even from the first ‘Iron Man’ where Pepper was kind of this really – to me the ‘Iron Man’ franchise would never have taken off without [Gwyneth] Paltrow.”
“There’s something about her that grounded the story. She’s not your typical lady in a superhero movie, and then by Iron Man 3 she’s swallowing serums and putting on suits and kicking [butt] and all that stuff. But it would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black Widow [to lead a movie]. It just seems like whatever Scarlett does, people want to go see it.”
I would like to say a big congrats to Scarlett and Romain for the birth to there first child.
The baby is girl was born on Thursday (Sept 4th) in New York City Scarlett named her daughter as Rose Dorothy which The infant’s middle name is an homage to Johansson’s grandmother
publicist Marcel Pariseau tells the Associated Press that “Mother and daughter are doing well,”
After keeping a low profile, pregnant Scarlett Johansson was spotted going on a walk with her fiancé, Romain Dauriac, in London. Wearing a gray hoodie paired with leggings, the 29-year-old Avengers star looks to be well into her second or third trimester.
Johansson, who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, told WSJ magazine that her life with Dauriac is “quiet.”
She also opened up about balancing work and family life. “I know that with that there will be some sacrifices,” she confessed. “There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theater. I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.”
When previously asked about the lack of female superhero movies, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has remained diplomatic, yet non-committal. During the press tour for ‘Thor 2,’ Feige’s comments were “I’m not sure when that will be” and “we’ll see what happens.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement for a female-led Marvel movie. Apparently, things have changed over the past few months and now Feige, when asked specifically about Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, said that they are actively developing her own solo movie.
Feige was speaking to Total Film about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and how that film gives us Black Widow’s biggest role yet and how the upcoming The Avengers: Age Of Ultron will give us details about her past. He then added:
We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.
Feige didn’t exactly make a big splashy announcement about a future film, but it’s good to hear that it’s something they want to do. The Black Widow character is almost perfect for a ‘Bourne Identity’ style spinoff and an easy transition to the first female-driven Marvel movie. Hopefully the success of that movie would open up even more doors for characters like Ms. Marvel and, even in the DC universe, Wonder Woman herself.
Considering the Phase 3 movies are all but set, we don’t see a Black Widow movie happening in the immediate future, but if Marvel really is looking at releasing four movies a year (one per quarter), they’re going to need to start thinking outside of the “Phase 3? box and scheduling some spinoffs.
Baby wants ice cream! While enjoying downtime at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, France on Sunday, May 4, pregnant Scarlett Johansson was spotted noshing on an ice cream cone with fiancé Romain Dauriac.
The Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier star, 29, went casual in black leggings and tennis shoes with a tie-dyed top and army-green jacket. The New York native recently ended a press tour for the well-received Marvel sequel, and began filming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1, 2015.
Johansson’s journalist fiancé is French, which she recently joked to Vanity Fair was why he is “overly into his emotions.” Together the couple are preparing for the arrival of their first child, which came as a “welcome surprise,” a source told Us in March.
“There must exist a world in which I can balance those things, be able to raise a family and still make a film a year, or work on my own, develop things, do theater,” Johansson told WSJ magazine in April. “I want to be able to have it all. Selfishly.”
Taking a spin on the beloved animated film, Disney is working on an adaptation of “The Jungle Book” directed by Jon Favreau. And it appears the studio is eyeing some heavy hitters, as The Hollywood Reporter stated Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in the middle of negotiations to join confirmed cast member Idris Elba.
According to reports, the live-action/GC hybrid film will stars Nyong’o as Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli, with Johansson portraying the voice of Kaa, the python who hypnotizes animals and eats them.
Idris is slated to portray Shere Khan, the villainous tiger.
“The Jungle Book” has a release date set for October 9, 2015. Stay linked to GossipCenter for more details on the film.
Scarlett is on the cover of the new WSJ magazine for April 2014, There are some great shoots as well as her talking on Motherhood.
IN THE SNOW, New York City becomes a fantasy version of itself. A blanket of winter weather slows this frantic city down, hushes the hurly-burly, covers it in a quiet beauty that turns a mundane walk into a romantic stroll. Snowy New York is the New York you dreamed of: old-fashioned, elegant, irresistible. Until a city bus plows by at 40 mph and sprays you with muddy, brown slush.
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I am going to meet Scarlett Johansson for lunch, and the midday snowfall somehow feels appropriate. By now it’s a thoroughly accepted premise that Johansson is herself a romantic throwback, a bit of an old-fashioned fantasy—a smoky-voiced reminder of a lush, more glamorous show-business era. I believe this makes me the 100,000th person to describe Johansson as “smoky-voiced,” for which I should have my computer keyboard stripped and tossed into the Hudson. But the cliché is true. So is the throwback part. Johansson’s choice of a meeting location today is not a sleek, modern aerie with angular furniture and Euro-disco, but the Carlyle Hotel, off Madison Avenue, a low-lit classic merrily frozen in time.
From big-budget blockbusters to acclaimed independent films, Scarlett Johansson’s path to success has been anything but obvious. Jason Gay spoke with Johannson for this month’s WSJ. Magazine cover story, and joins the News Hub to discuss what’s next for the actress. Photo: Alasdair McLellan for WSJ. Magazine.
In the snow, I am 20 minutes late. She is 25 minutes late. This is OK. It doesn’t feel like a day to rush. When she arrives, she’s dressed in a black goose-down coat, a thick striped sweater and black wool pants, and she is wearing a pair of tortoiseshell eyeglasses that would comfortably fit on the nose of a prep-school English teacher. There is quick chatter about the weather and the craziness and the way the taxis and buses were swerving all over the road. And of course how this city looks perfect through it all. “A lot of people have that thing in New York where they need to get out—they’re like, ‘Oh you have to get out in order to love it,’ ” Johansson says. “I never had that.”
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She hasn’t spoken about her pregnancy (said to be five months along), but Scarlett Johansson has assured fans that nothing with delay the production of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The “In Good Company” cutie was busy promoting “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on Wednesday (March 12) when she was asked about any scheduling conflicts that may arise as a result of outside factors (such as her bun in the oven).
Johansson didn’t skip a beat, though she also never mentioned her pregnancy, and confidently stated that everything was moving along nicely.
Scarlett explained, “Everything for ‘Avengers 2’ — we’re full steam ahead. We start shooting in three weeks and I’m stunt training and we’re good to go. You know, I think it’s something that is [laughing] hard to talk about, exactly. You know, trying to skirt around your question exactly [laughs] — and, you know, doing a poor job of it. But, you know, like I said, everything is exactly on schedule… Everything is going just fine. The Black Widow always wins and will continue to.”
Though she failed to mention her little one, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige told Collider.com, “Well my first reaction was I was very happy for her and very excited for her.”
“My second reaction was we’ve got to move some pieces on the chess board around schedule-wise. But we didn’t change the script at all, which is sort of the most important things for us in terms of the storyline.”
Feige’s comments verify news that the 29-year-old actress is due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiancé Romain Dauriac.