August 30 2007

Venice Film Festival Kicks Off Today.

 

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Scarlett Johansson are just some of the A-list stars expected to attend the renowned Venice Film Festival, kicking off today in the Italian city.

The 11-day festival is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with all the screenings, premieres, and star-studded parties the festival is known for.

57 features were chosen from more than 3,000 to be screened for competition at the festival, including 15 films from the U.S. and seven from the U.K.

“Atonement,” starring Knightley, will open this year’s festival. The film, adapted from the Ian McEwan novel, is directed by Joe Wright, who also directed Knightley in her Oscar-nominated “Pride & Prejudice” role.

Clooney will reportedly arrive by helicopter to attend the screening of his upcoming legal thriller, “Michael Clayton,” and Pitt will be on hand for the Sunday screening of “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” the Western drama in which he stars.

Johansson is expected to attend “The Nanny Diaries” screening on Friday (showing out of competition), as well as Woody Allen’s “Cassandra’s Dream,” which makes its world premiere at the festival on Sunday.

Law and Michael Caine co-star in Kenneth Branagh’s “Sleuth” remake, which premieres on Thursday. Caine starred with Laurence Olivier in the original 1972 version of “Sleuth,” and both Caine and Law have starred in different versions of “Alfie.”

Johnny Depp will be on hand to showcase advance footage of Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd” adaptation (in which he stars), and to present Burton with his lifetime achievement “Lion” on Sept. 5, which will be “Tim Burton Day” at the festival.

Wes Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited,” starring Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody, will also be screened in Venice. Wilson, who was hospitalized this past Sunday, was originally expected to attend the screening. Whether Wilson will participate in any of the activities surrounding the film’s opening remains to be seen, but his publicist told The Hollywood Reporter that Wilson had already completed press commitments on behalf of the film, and “he’s always committed to and supports his projects.”

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August 12 2007

Move Over Scarlett.

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Move over Scarlett Johansson! Mikhail Gorbachev is the new face of Louis Vuitton.

The former Soviet leader is to appear in an ad campaign for the French luxury label, along with Steffi Graf and her husband, Andre Agassi, and Catherine Deneuve, said a statement Thursday from Vuitton, a division of the LVMH group, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA.

Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the ads focus on travel — a “core value” for the company that started in 1854 as a trunk-maker, the statement said.

Gorbachev is featured in a car, a Vuitton bag at his side and the Berlin Wall in the background. Graf and Agassi are shown snuggling in a hotel room bed. A vampy Deneuve sits perched on a Vuitton suitcase in a foggy train station — or is it a movie set?

Vuitton said it was making donations to former Vice President Al Gore’s The Climate Project to fight global warming and Green Cross International, founded by Gorbachev to promote sustained development. The company didn’t disclose the amount of the donations.

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July 11 2007

Scarlett on Set (7/10)

May 28 2007

Scarlett Johansson the Face of Vuitton Fall/Winter

052407_68-copy.jpgSCARLETT MARK TWO: For her sequel as the face of another Louis Vuitton campaign, Scarlett Johansson played a role with which she’s extremely familiar: movie star. Evoking at turns Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, Johansson displays voluptuous glamour in the color-drenched fall spots, slated to break in August fashion magazines.

“In this one, she’s much more recognizable,” said Antoine Arnault, Vuitton’s communications director, who allowed that the actress is not always immediately identifiable in the current spring ads in her role as the French-coquette-on-a-swing.

Nevertheless, Arnault dubbed the current campaign a success. He noted that Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs “adores” Johansson and based his fall-winter collection for the house around her character in “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” the 2003 feature film about a peasant girl who becomes the model for 17th-century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work.

The fall campaign, lensed by Vuitton regulars Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, plays up the painterly colors of the ready-to-wear. “It’s probably one of the most beautiful campaigns Mert and Marcus have ever shot,” Arnault said. “It’s a very iconic campaign.”

Arnault, son of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault and a member of LVMH’s board, said Johansson was at ease during the shoot, held in a studio in her hometown of Los Angeles in late March. In fact, during a lunch break, the photographers were so struck by the combination of light and Johansson that they snapped some impromptu black-and-white portraits that will be featured in a future issue of Pop magazine.

Jacobs, who had been undergoing rehabilitation treatment in Arizona, was not present at the shoot, but had given the impetus and direction for the campaign, in sync with a collection based on a rich, earthy palette and feminine glamour, Arnault noted.

Each image highlights Vuitton’s leather goods — entry-priced totes one month, degradé or shearling monogram handbags the next — with Johansson reclining against a simple backdrop of curtains and divans.

Arnault declined to pinpoint budgets, but said investments would be higher for the crucial fall-winter selling season. Analysts have estimated Vuitton spends more than $250 million annually on advertising, most of it print-driven.

A fan of outdoor advertising, Arnault said he would seek out premium, large-scale spaces. Vuitton also is keen to ramp up its online advertising presence, although Arnault lamented a lack of quality luxury portals.

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May 15 2007

Lindsay is Number One.

Maxim’s Hot 100 of 2007.

Lindsay Lohan tops the list this year. I am surprised because she is such a sloppy whore but on the other hand, she is quite beautiful so I tend to agree with Maxim on this one.  Hot doesn’t mean classy, talented or intelligent afterall. 

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Here is the full list:
1. Lindsay Lohan
2. Jessica Alba
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Christina Aguilera
5. Jessica Biel
6. Ali Larter
7. Eva Mendez
8. Rihanna
9. Eva Longoria
10. Fergie
11. Sienna Miller
12. Angelina Jolie
13. Beyonce Knowles
14. Katherine Heigl
15. Avril Lavigne
16. Ashlee Simpson
17. Maria Sharapova
18. Megan Fox
19. Cameron Diaz
20. Keira Knightley
21. Kate Beckinsale
22. Nicole Scherzinger
23. Hilary Duff
24. Sophia Bush
25. Elisha Cuthbert
26. Nelly Furtado
27. Kate Hudson
28. Carmen Electra
29. Sarah Silverman
30. Rebecca Romijn
31. Amy Smart
32. Lacey Chabert
33. Roselyn Sanchez
34. Vanessa Minnillo
35. Jennifer Garner
36. Jamie King
37. Ashley Olsen
38. Shakira
39. Rachel Bilson
40. Moon Bloodgood
42. Minka Kelly
43. Kate Mara
44. Rose McGowan
45. Bar Refaeli
46. Kristen Bell
47. Katharine McPhee
48. Mandy Moore
49. Mischa Barton
50. Miss Maxim
51. Alessandra Ambrosio
52. Kate Walsh
55. Halle Berry
56. Michele Merkin
57. Tricia Helfer
58. Penelope Cruz
59. Jamie-Lynn Sigler
60. Jessica White
61. Nadine Velazquez
62. Danneel Harris
63. Bianca Kajlich
64. Lena Headey
65. Autumn Reeser
66. Joanna Krupa
67. Gabrielle Union
68. Evangeline Lilly
69. Danica Patrick
70. Stacy Keibler
71. Willa Ford
72. Ciara
73. Mena Suvari
74. Tara Conner
75. April Scott
76. Diora Baird
77. Hilary Burton
78. Joss Stone
79. Adrianne Palecki
80. Abbie Cornish
81. Emmanuelle Chriqui
82. Dita Von Teese
83. Ivanka Trump
84. Hometown Hottie
85. Kelly Ripa
86. Michelle Trachtenberg
87. Padma Lakshmi
88. Raquel Alessi
89. Haylie Duff
90. Salma Hayek
91. Isla Fisher
92. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
93. Christina Milian
94. Kelly Carlson
95. The Avatars of Second Life
96. Shanna Moakler
97. Kim Kardashian
98. Yunjin Kim
99. Mia Maestro
100. Noureen DeWolf

May 08 2007

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (5/7)


Sandra Bullock


Mary-Kate Olsen

 
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May 02 2007

Coachella Music Festival.

This past weekend Hollywood migrated to the Coachella Valley music festival, which took place in Indio, California, and our Hollyscoop snoopers were there to get us the scoop.

Everyone from Paris Hilton, Mischa Barton, Kelly Osbourne, Kimberly Stewart, and Lindsay Lohan all made sure to stop by for the annual music festival. Unfortunately, there weren’t any catfights, not even when Paris Hilton was spotted chatting with Lindsay Lohan’s former boyfriend Harry Morton.

This wasn’t the only time Paris hung out with Harry. Our Hollyscoop snoopers tell us exclusively that the pair hung out at the Armani after hours party at the GQ lounge at the Viceroy hotel. Paris even put on a dance show for a group of guys which included Harry, who sat back and watched.

Other star sightings at the festival included Cameron Diaz hanging out with her Angel Drew Barrymore, Tara Reid, Courtney Love and Jessica Alba with her beau Cash Warren, who were a little too affectionate for the cameras.

On the opening night one of the most anticipated acts was Amy Winehouse, who drew in the largest crowd. The tent wasn’t large enough to accompany all the Winehouse fans. This British star is definitely leaving her mark on America. There was also a lot of buzz surrounding the engagement ring she was sported.

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson also took the stage performing with Jesus & Mary Chain.

The most visual act was Bjork, who is still a fashion nightmare, but definitely knows how to move the crowd. Other great acts included British import Lily Allen, who closed the festival with a “Smile”.

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March 19 2007

FHM Magazine Rates Kimberly Stewart Most Eligible Bachelorette.

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FHM magazine’s most eligible bachelorette top 20:

  1. Kimberly Stewart
  2. Carmen Electra
  3. Princess Beatrice
  4. Sarah Harding
  5. Scarlett Johansson
  6. Lindsay Lohan
  7. Maria Sharapova
  8. Paris Hilton
  9. Keeley Hazell
  10. Keira Knightley
  11. Ivanka Turmp
  12. Nicky Hilton
  13. Lydia Hearst-Shaw
  14. Amanda Hearst
  15. Gisele Bundchen
  16. Holly Branson
  17. Jenna Bush
  18. Barbara Bush
  19. Britney Spears
  20. Kate Moss

March 05 2007

Scarlett Johansson @ LV Fashion Show (3/4)

February 20 2007

Scarlett to Play Jenna Jameson

 

Scarlett Johansson is hoping adult movie superstar Jenna Jameson can win her an Oscar.

Scarlett has been singled out by the X-rated actress to play her in a movie adaptation of her autobiography ‘How To Make Love Like A Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale’.

The ‘Lost In Translation’ star is said to be very keen on the role and is confident it could pave the way for Oscar glory.

A source said: “She knows Jenna has had a colorful life, but she isn’t prudish about it at all. She loved her book and thinks it would be a great film. Scarlett believes it could earn her awards like Julianne Moore’s Oscar nomination for her role in ‘Boogie Nights’.”

‘Boogie Nights’ is a film based on the life of porn legend John Holmes. Jenna, 32, revealed her admiration for Scarlett last month.

She said: “We’re looking at Scarlett Johansson. She’s my choice. I think she’s beautiful.”

Jenna, the star of such films as ‘Jenna Loves Pain’, ‘I Love Lesbians 10′ and ‘Wicked Weapon’, is currently in talks with producers and filming could begin next year.

Jenna’s life has been marred by personal tragedies.

She lost her mother before her second birthday, and as a teenager was brutally gang raped.

Jenna went on to work as a stripper before becoming the world’s most successful porn star.

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