SCARLETT Johansson is getting political.
The actress is trying to help politician Scott Stringer become the mayor of New York.
“I hope to get the Broadway community involved in this campaign,” Johansson told New York Post gossip column Page Six.
“Scott has always been an advocate for the arts and culture. People that are involved in the arts obviously have a vested interest in who is our next mayor … [and] allowing arts programs to be accessible to New Yorkers in the sense that it’s affordable for communities. We have a vested interest in that it’s our own private community as the entertainment industry.”
Meanwhile, Scarlett is proving to be just as formidable as her Black Widow character on the Avengers set.
According to reports, Scarlett as apparently been demanding more action in the comic book movie which sees her kick-ass character reunited with Iron Man as well as other Marvel heroes including Captain America, Thor and Hulk.
“Scarlett is making a point of not being the token woman in the movie,” reports a source on the set.
“She has had extra action scenes already but is still wanting more. She’s also been very reluctant to have her character be a love interest for the male heroes. Scarlett wants Black Widow to be on a level with the guys if not even more super!”
Scarlett Johansson‘s speaking out about her nude photos that landed on the Internet earlier this month, and unsurprisingly, she’s not happy. “Just because you’re in the spotlight, or just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy,” she told CNN about the illegal phone hacking scandal that leaked nude photos of her to the world on Sept. 14. “If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong.” Johansson’s lawyer acted swiftly when the photos appeared online, threatening to sue sites that posted the pictures. Johansson, 26, has never appeared nude in any of her films. She told CNN that dealing with the unwanted attention that comes with celebrity status has been “an adjustment.” “It’s an adjustment, but there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and then finally you just have to kind of put your foot down and say, ‘No, wait, I’m taking it back,’” she said.
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds were reunited last night through the power of rock!
The couple, who split in December after three years of marriage, was spotted together taking at Radiohead’s concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, according to Us Weekly.
The former couple might have enjoyed the show together, but is this a sign of a reconciliation between the stars?
“Ryan and Scarlett came in together right before show started and just watched, rocked out and left together,” a source told the mag. “They just seemed like good friends.”
Since his split with Scarlett, rumors have swirled surrounding Ryan’s love life. Reports have linked him to Olivia Wilde and Charlize Theron.
In August, Ryan was spotted hiking with friend and former co-star Sandra Bullock and her son Louis in Wyoming.
The Jewish Scarlett Johansson is standing by her Jewish man – that man being not actor Justin Bartha, but rather Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The 26-year-old actress and singer is putting her celebrity weight behind Stringer’s bid for mayor of New York in 2013.
Observer.com’s Politicker NY reports that Johansson has said she has had enough of life in New York under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and looks forward to the kind of city she thinks it will be when – not if – Stringer is at the helm.
The actress views Stringer as environmentally aware and the type of leader who would invest in making the city more affordable and accessible for people. “Growing up, all my friends lived in affordable housing, which is something that I want to fight to get back,” said Johansson, a native New Yorker. “Scott’s been a big advocate of affordable housing. I want my friends back in the city. So I believe in Scott,” she was quoted as saying.
Johansson is putting her money where her mouth is. She has pledged the maximum $4950 contribution, is helping to plan an October campaign kick-off party, and has promised to enlist friends and get the vote out for the candidate.
The 51-year-old Stringer has been Manhattan Borough President since 2006. Prior to his current position, he served as a Member of the New York State Assembly from the 67th district on the West Side of Manhattan for 12 years.
The actress’s family’s has had ties to Stringer over the years, with her brother Hunter currently working for the campaign, and her grandmother having fought in the 1980’s alongside the now-mayoral candidate for more Mitchell-Lama affordable housing.
It’s not clear whether Johansson is planning to release an official public relations consultant-vetted endorsement statement. In the meantime, we’ll just go on what she’s had to say so far: “I love Scott. He’s so the right guy for the job…He’s an awesome guy.”
Scarlett Johansson has said working on The Avengers felt like making her own little spin-off film.
The Lost In Translation star plays Black Widow in Joss Whedon’s comic book movie The Avengers with an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson and Mark Ruffalo.
Scarlett revealed to Collider.com: “It’s a different process to going all the way through. I don’t know if it’s better or worse… We all feel like we’re doing our own little movies.”
She added: “It’s something strange about coming into work and then having little chunks of time off.
“Or stuff when we’re learning fights and nobody else is there and you come back to work.”
Hurt Locker star Jeremy, who plays Hawkeye, admitted he’d like to have more time working with the rest of the cast.
He said: “It makes it pretty separate. That’s something I don’t like because everybody has their own thing going on. I get to work with Scarlett a lot which is great. But otherwise I’ve seen Downey twice on the entire shoot.”
Jeremy insisted he hadn’t thought about starring in a spin-off movie, but admitted he’d like to.
“It’s so far in the future,” he said. “This film isn’t even in the can yet, let alone any sort of spin-off and that requires a lot of success in a lot of different ways.
“But the possibility is probably there, yes.”
Source: Press Association
Scarlett Johansson and Justin Bartha are the latest Hollywood stars in the middle of a romance rumor.
The New York Post reported this week that the pair was spotted dining together after the actress saw Justin on Broadway in “All New People,” a play written by Zach Braff.
A Post source claimed the pair seemed “completely engrossed in each other” while they dined at New York’s Cafe Un Deux Trois.
Another source told the Post, “They seemed pretty fascinated with each other and only talked to each other… It looked sometimes flirty, but also they seemed to be involved in a deep discussion.”
However, a People source dismissed the romance rumor telling the mag, “The truth of the matter is they are just friends.”
Scarlett split from husband Ryan Reynolds last year and reportedly dated Sean Penn for five months.
Justin previously dated Ashley Olsen for two years, before splitting in late 2010.
They’re finally single, and they’re two of the hottest people in the world. Naturally, the best thing Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson could think to do on a Saturday night was to hang out with their ex.
Maybe they just really, really wanted to confirm that their just-finalized divorce papers were in order?
Or maybe, as per spies out of People and Life & Style, they were more interested in having a “flirty” get together over din-din and the occasional backrub. One of those options sounds like more fun, anyway — even if it does potentially sorta-kinda mess with the rumour Reynolds has been getting serious with Charlize Theron.
And whatever was going on over dinner, People reports that it looked “flirty.”
“They were leaning in closely to each other when talking,” said the magazine’s spy. “They were being flirty.”
Life & Style noted that the couple arrived at dinner together, and spent the evening cozying up in a secluded back booth.
“Scarlett was being very flirty with him, staring into his eyes and listening very intently to everything he was saying and the way Ryan looked at her, you could tell he still has feelings for her,” said the magazine’s source.
“Scarlett kept pinching Ryan’s cheeks and caressing his face and, while they were chatting, Ryan would rub her back periodically,” the witness continued.
The couple’s divorce was finalized earlier this month. They married in September 2008 outside of Tofino, B.C.
Scarlett Johansson showed she doesn’t mess about when it comes to matters of the heart as, just weeks after splitting from Sean Penn, she was spotted getting cosy with Justin Timberlake amid rumours they shared a night of passion.
But Scarlett isn’t the only one who seems to be able to forgive and forget, as JT also only just finished with Jessica Biel in March.
Even so, the pair didn’t hesitated to show just how attracted they were to each other, as sources claim they were spotted getting close in a New York nightclub before sneaking away to his apartment for some night-time fun.
A source told The Sun: ‘They were very touchy feely and sat close to one another in a VIP booth along with a few other pals.
‘They hardly looked at their mates when they went to dance because they were so into one another.
‘Contact seemed very natural to the both of them.’
It’s no surprise they were comfortable with each other, though, after they appeared together in Justin’s steamy video for What Goes Around…Comes Around in 2007.
The source adds that after going back to the Sexy Back singer’s bachelor pad she wasn’t seen leaving again until the next morning – where she hopped into a waiting car to avoid being spotted.
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“I was fortunate that I was involved in a divorce that was incredibly amicable,” Ryan Reynolds said about his civilized parting of ways with Scarlett Johansson in our recent interview. “That’s something I don’t take lightly. That’s something I’m going to protect even now.”
The “Green Lantern” star, looking preppy in a gray wool vest and shirt with sleeves rolled up halfway, was his usual wisecracking self. But in between puns, he shared some sober thoughts.
“A lot of it is in my rearview mirror,” he remarked on the painful split. “I don’t know anybody who has been through it and didn’t find some discomfort. I had an uncle who got a divorce and it was like he won the lottery, but he’s the exception to the rule.”
Asked if he’s going out with anyone, Ryan quipped, “I’m just dating myself,” although there were reports he has been seeing model Agnes Fischer.
Private, not secretive
Explaining why he opened up a bit on the separation in a recent cover story on Details magazine, the actor said: “It’s a profile piece. But you’ll see that there’s absolutely nothing that details the reasons [behind the divorce] and anything that’s intimate. There’s a strong difference between being secretive and being private. I don’t want to be secretive. You’re asking for trouble when you are secretive.” Read the rest of this entry »
Even the hottest flames burn out sooner or later.
And in the case of Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn, it looks like it may have been a bit sooner than expected.
The couple’s fast-tracked romance – which began just a few short months after Johansson split from husband Ryan Reynolds – has ended, according to People.com.
Penn’s relationship with the actress first became public when they dined in Los Angeles on Feb. 28 – with Johansson’s foot resting firmly in his lap.
The outing was quickly followed by a trip to Cabo San Lucas and in late March, Johansson, 26, brought him as her date to Reese Witherspoon’s wedding.
In mid-April, Johansson’s rep denied speculation she was pregnant after photos taken during a jog with Penn, 50, showed the starlet sporting what seemed to be a fuller stomach.
Her publicist dismissed the pictures as “misleading,” noting that they were followed by photographers “for over 20 minutes” and she was actually “in the best shape of her life,” thanks to training for the upcoming superhero flick, “The Avengers.”
The couple seemed to still be going strong later that month, when they were snapped holding hands after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington on April 30.
But Penn’s solo trip to the Cannes Film Festival last month made some wonder whether the pair had split.
The Daily News’ Gatecrasher column reported at the time that the actor, there to promote “Tree of Life” and “This May Be The Place,” was spotted at his hotel with two “super-hot” women.
A source further told Gatecrasher that there had been “some tension” between him and Johansson lately.
And now it seems, that tension may have been enough to cause the two to call it quits.