“Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy … If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong … It’s an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say ‘Oh wait, I’m taking it back.’ “
– Scarlett Johansson on her right to privacy after the nude pic scandal. Having your personal phone or computer hacked is a bum rap. It’s a violation and I empathize with her indignation about that. On the other hand, famous or not, if you take a nude photo or video, you have to assume that there is a chance — however slight — that it might get out there in the world. It’s impossible not to be aware of that, even as an anonymous Jane. Quadruple that for a celebrity. I’m glad she’s putting her foot down in regards to her privacy and working with the FBI to bust those responsible, but she had to have known that there were hackers out there ready and eager to leak her nudie pics. [MTV]
Ever since Scarlett Johansson‘s nude pics surfaced the other day, people have been taking part in a strange, sexy and rather risque new hobby. It’s called Scarlett Johanssoning, and it involves doing just what it sounds like: standing butt naked in front of a mirror and taking pictures of yourself. Hey, if we had butts as nice as ScarJo’s, we’d be Scarlett Johanssoning too. Some NSFW SJ-inspired pics after the jump. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
UPDATE: Bummer, y’all. Scarlett’s lawyers have spoken and requested that we — and the rest of the internet — take down the photos. But luckily, Scarlett has inspired an internet meme: #ScarlettJohanssoning. Check out these folks trying out ScarJo’s patented pose here.
Back in March, it was revealed that Scarlett Johansson—along with about 50 other famous folks—had nude photos stolen from her iPhone by an especially ambitious hacker. Authorities said they had caught said person, and that the motivation for grabbing the photos (he or she also found those ones of Vanessa Hudgens) was the thrill rather than money. But now, the photos have surfaced online. We’d love to think that ScoJo was too smart to snap images of herself in the buff since these things always get out, but alas not. This one, at least, is nicely arty. Let’s just hope it wasn’t intended for Sean Penn. [ONTD]
In 1968, French singer Serge Gainsbourg recorded his classic “Bonnie & Clyde” along with Brigitte Bardot. And now Serge’s son, Lulu Gainsbourg, has re-recorded the classic and found himself a new famous, hot blonde to sing the female parts with—Scarlett Johansson. The song will appear on an upcoming tribute album to Lulu’s father. I’m actually not the biggest fan of ScoJo’s voice, but I do like that they decided to make the song bilingual here. But if this isn’t meant to be a Moet & Chandon commercial, the company owes these two a lot of money. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“The following month, it snowballed. My hotel room flooded, my dog got sick, I came down with a slight case of divorce, and I broke my pinky finger. I was begging to get out of Atlanta at that point. No offense to Atlanta—it’s a fantastic place—but it really wants my blood.”
—Ryan Reynolds talks to Jay Leno about his terrible luck filming “The Change Up” in Atlanta, Georgia. A slight case of divorce? That reminds me of a substitute teacher I had in the fourth grade who referred to the Civil War as “The Unpleasantness Between The States.” Yes, that really happened. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »