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  • Scarlett Johansson says she "should be allowed to play any person, tree, or animal"

    07/13/2019 6:23:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    AV Club ^ | July 13, 2019 | William Hughes
    Another day, another instance of Scarlett Johansson hurling herself off a public relations cliff: The former Ghost In The Shell actress gave a new interview to As If magazine this week, touching on a wide variety of issues germane to her career. Topics ranged from the good (Directors shouldn’t force performers to be physically miserable instead of just, you know, acting!), to the obvious (Lost In Translation is about a relationship, not a place!), to the “Oh god, here we go again (Scarlett Johansson should be allowed to play any part she wants, and nobody should be allowed to yell...
  • ARE HARD LEFT CELEBRITY PSAS LOSING STEAM?

    10/31/2018 4:47:30 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Christian Toto
    Hollywood's biggest stars are back, begging you to support the Blue Wave. But is anyone watching them? We’re days before another major election, so you know what that means. Hollywood stars shooting celebrity PSAs to boost the proverbial “Blue Wave.” Only the results this time around are far from viral. The star-studded “Save the Day” video, dropped weeks before the 2016 presidential election, drew massive views. Today, the number stands at more than 8 million, a figure likely amassed during that year’s campaign. The clip, directed by Joss Whedon, featured some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Scarlett Johansson Robert Downey, Jr....
  • Scarlett Johansson pulls out of transgender role after backlash (Update)[WUT!]

    07/15/2018 11:39:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/13/2018 | John Sexton
    When Scarlett Johansson was selected to play a transgender role in a forthcoming film called “Rub and Tug” there was an immediate backlash. Today, Variety reports that Johansson has backed out of the role because of the controversy: “In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson told Out Magazine, which first reported the news, in a statement. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting...
  • Scarlett Johansson Exits ‘Rub & Tug’ Amid Outcry Over Playing Trans Man

    07/13/2018 4:27:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 13, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka and Erik Pedersen
    Scarlett Johansson, who endured cries of whitewashing when she played the lead in last year’s Ghost in the Shell, this time has given in to public pressure. The actress today exited Rub & Tug, the Rupert Sanders-directed film in which she was to play the trans owner of a massage parlor. Johansson’s role in the project was met with immediate backlash from the transgender community and others who objected to her casting. Following the initial uproar, the actress responded with a statement to Bustle.com which read, “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity...
  • Scarlett Johansson's New Role May Be A Transgender Man & Twitter Has Thoughts — UPDATE

    07/03/2018 4:19:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 3, 2018 | KELLY SCHREMPH
    With the final Avengers movie set for release in May 2019, Scarlett Johansson is ready to look for new and exciting characters to play. In fact, according to ScreenCrush, Johansson is gearing up to reunite with her Ghost in the Shell director, Rupert Sanders, in a new project titled Rub & Tug. However, the star's role in the film is being met with some controversy, particularly because Johansson's new role may be a transgender man. UPDATE: Scarlett Johansson issued this comment to Bustle via a representative: "Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity...
  • Marvel’s Standalone ‘Black Widow’ Movie Gains Momentum With Jac Schaeffer Writing

    01/10/2018 5:51:02 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2018 | Justin Kroll
    Marvel is finally pushing ahead with the highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, with Jac Schaeffer penning the script. Sources say this is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic. Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer, and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a “Black Widow” writer. Schaeffer is an up and coming scribe who broke out with her Black List script “The Shower,” a comedy...
  • New Scarlett Johansson Female Buddy Comedy ‘Rough Night’ Flops. Was It Too Anti-Male?

    06/19/2017 1:34:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Heat Street ^ | June 19, 2017 | Heat Street Staff
    Last week people were reckoning that the new raunchy comedy Rough Night would revolutionize Hollywood. After all the movie, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Zoe Kravitz, is the first R-rated comedy in almost 20 years to be directed by a woman (Lucia Aniello, best known for directing Broad City). So its success counted for a good deal. But that was then. Rough Night has wound up commercially comatose, taking just $8.1 million from over 3,000 movie theaters over the weekend at the U.S. box office. The movie, about a bachelorette party in Miami that spirals out...
  • Marvel Abandons Fan Base: Un-American ‘Captain America’ on 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant

    05/30/2017 7:33:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    From actor Chris Evans (Captain America) to director Joss Whedon, the Marvel Comics franchise is committing harikari in the most unbecoming of ways: through unapologetic, partisan bashing of a democratically elected president they can’t stand. Evans has expressed deep contempt for what he considers to be in the ignorant masses of Americans that voted Donald Trump into the White House. These are, however, the very masses that make up the core viewership of Marvel’s superhero movies. “People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame,” Evans said in a recent interview with Esquire magazine. “They...
  • Scarlett Johansson left fuming at Women's March when her emotional Planned Parenthood......

    01/21/2017 11:39:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    dailymail.uk | January 21, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Scarlett Johansson left fuming at Women's March when her emotional Planned Parenthood speech was cut short after she goes after Ivanka Trump Scarlett Johansson was left fuming when her emotional speech at the Women's March was cut short after she mentioned Ivanka Trump. The Hollywood actress was at the height of her speech asking listeners to support clinics such as Planned Parenthood when music started playing and her mic was turned off on Saturday. She was visibly annoyed that her impassioned plea was cut off after she requested Trump to offer her daughter the same 'privileges' that were...
  • Lifetime TV Channel Pushes Scarlett Johansson Interview Promoting Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2016 5:58:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | October 27, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Lifetime TV just stepped into the national debate about abortion and Planned Parenthood. On Monday, the A&E network encouraged its Twitter fans to watch a short interview with actress Scarlett Johansson talking about the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. The women-focused network tweeted: Johansson, who stars in the “Avengers” movies, is a vocal advocate for abortion and Planned Parenthood. In the short interview, she touted Planned Parenthood’s health care services to women and lamented that politicians are trying to defund it. “Planned Parenthood in a lot of ways is the only reliable and trustworthy option for a lot of people,” Johansson...
  • Scarlett Johansson on Defunding Planned Parenthood: ‘We're Moving Backward’

    04/07/2016 5:44:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Once again, celebrity Scarlett Johansson is playing defense for Planned Parenthood. The May 2016 issue of women’s magazine Cosmopolitan features 31-year-old actress Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) on its cover. Among other things, Johansson declared in the cover story that the recent push to defund Planned Parenthood should not be a priority and moves America “backward.” Cosmo’s Katie Connor published an excerpt from the upcoming issue where Johansson commented on “cutting the budget for Planned Parenthood.” Johansson began by insisted that defunding Planned Parenthood – America’s largest abortion provider – should not be the country’s top priority. “There are countries at...
  • SCARLETT JOHANSSON READS THE BIBLE IN PORN VOICE

    10/28/2015 5:56:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Using an erotic, pornographic tone, Hollywood leading lady Scarlett Johansson reads verses from the Holy Bible on a new comedy album, in order to mock “misogynistic” quotes within the Book of Deuteronomy. Former Saturday Night Live writer and occasional performer Mike O’Brien recruited the A-list star to voice a “Sexy Bible” track on his upcoming comedy album, Tasty Radio.
  • Guess Who? 42 Celebrities Who Support Planned Parenthood, Which Kills and Sells Aborted Babies

    08/03/2015 7:59:26 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 8/2/15 | Kristine Marsh
    It’s not surprising that the majority of actors and actresses in Hollywood are liberals. But the number of celebrities who go out of their way to support abortion rights and, in particular, Planned Parenthood, through PSAs, speaking engagements and financial donations is shocking. Here are 42 celebrities who have publicly supported the abortion giant. Celebrities Know What’s Good for Women — Just Let Them Tell You Many celebrities have starred in sanctimonious public service announcements for the abortion giant. Actress Scarlett Johansson starred in this 2011 PSA, where she called a bill to defund Planned Parenthood “disastrous.” Before the 2012...
  • Marvel and its sexist superhero movies hit a new low

    05/11/2015 10:30:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 7, 2015 | Sara Stewart
    Comic-book movies have had a woman problem for, oh, forever. But this past week has been a particularly notable low for Marvel, which seems incapable of understanding that its superhero movies are laughably sexist. Let’s take a look back at the week of the studio’s tone-deafness: Marvel released the sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” last Friday to criticism over its portrayal of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. She was seen by many as overly domesticated and feminized — and grossly underrepresented in the movie’s action figures, a fact noted by “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo on Twitter. "@Marvel we need more #BlackWidow...
  • And the world's sexiest woman is...

    04/30/2006 8:55:30 AM PDT · by sully777 · 101 replies · 2,168+ views
    Reuters/FHM ^ | Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:09am ET
    LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Keira Knightley was voted the world's sexiest woman in a magazine poll on Thursday, beating model Keeley Hazel and Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson into second and third place respectively. The poll, which British magazine FHM said was based on two million votes, saw homegrown model and TV presenter Kelly Brook slip to 5th from first last year, while Angelina Jolie, expecting a baby in mid-May, came fourth. Beyonce Knowles was the sexiest pop star at number seven and Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova the top sportswoman at number 56. FHM said the poll was the...
  • Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches

    01/26/2014 10:07:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/24/14 | John Reed
    John Reed ‏@JohninJerusalem Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches an internet meme. pic.twitter.com/WEnZXtEegz 
  • Roger Waters rebukes Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream ties

    02/02/2014 9:55:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/14 | Staff
    Former Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters, one of the more prominent celebrity faces of the boycott Israel movement, says he has contacted Scarlett Johansson “a couple of times” over the A-list actress’s decision to represent an Israeli company that operates in a West Bank settlement ... “In the past days I have written privately to Neil Young (once) and to Scarlett Johanson (a couple of times). Those letters will remain private,” he said. “Sadly, I have received no reply from either ..."
  • Home, Where the Fizz Is

    02/26/2013 5:01:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013 | Julia Moskin
    It can take just 90 seconds and a rubber band. Curious cooks have begun hacking carbonators, the soda-making machines that are proliferating in American home kitchens. Most buyers are happy to use them for their intended purpose: turning tap water into sparkling water. But off-label, they have been used to make herb-infused sparkling wine, newfangled sangria, heady cocktails and nonalcoholic — but intoxicatingly delicious — sodas. Recently, in a storefront laboratory in Chinatown, Piper Kristensen, a bartender and occasional lab assistant who works for the avant-garde bar Booker and Dax in the East Village, studied a SodaStream Penguin. It had...
  • @SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”

    05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    5-15-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device. I plan on getting one. Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl85AL1l0H0Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel. The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.SodaStream...
  • Boycott Movement in Vancouver (BC) Against SodaStream (Israeli company)

    11/05/2013 9:47:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 1:45 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    Radical Left-wing activists demonstrated in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday in a call to boycott Israeli company SodaStream for operating in “occupied territories” and “mistreating” Palestinian workers. SodaStream manufactures and distributes machines for home use to make carbonated drinks, eliminating the need to buy environmentally harmful plastic bottles. It has been discriminated against by the boycott movement for holding its headquarters in the eastern Jerusalem suburb city of Ma’ale Adumim, located over the 1949 Armistice lines. …