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Report: Scarlett Johansson Will Get $15M for Black Widow

Payday would equal that of male Avengers co-stars

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson, already the world's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, is going to be paid a cool $15 million for starring in the first standalone Black Widow movie, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . It's good news for gender parity as well as Johansson's bank account: $15 million... More »

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ... More »

Scarlett Johansson Exits Movie After Backlash

The actress was supposed to play a trans man in 'Rub & Tug'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has reportedly exited an upcoming film project after backlash over her casting as a trans man. The actress was immediately hit with a barrage of criticism after taking the role of massage parlor owner Dante "Tex" Gill in the film Rub & Tug by the transgender community... More »

Scarlett Johansson's Latest Role Has Activists Fuming

And she's firing back, too

(Newser) - Scarlett, meet tweetstorm—again. Scarlett Johansson is under fire for accepting a trans male role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug only a year after playing a character that perhaps belonged to an Asian actor, Deadline reports. Johansson released a statement defending her decision to play the trans character,... More »

Scarlett Johansson: No, I Did Not Audition to Be Tom Cruise's Girlfriend

Actress hits back at former Scientologist's claim

(Newser) - During an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today Wednesday, former Scientologist Brendan Tighe said that Scarlett Johansson once auditioned to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend. Johansson was having none of it, quickly hitting back with a statement to E! News . "The very idea of any person auditioning to be in... More »

This Year's Most Eye-Catching Met Gala Looks

Divine designs was the theme

(Newser) - Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds, and fuchsia; in crowns and in crosses; and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist arrived... More »

Live From New York, It's Stormy Daniels

'SNL' trots out a star-studded Cold Open

(Newser) - The most famously hushed woman currently in America opened her mouth and yelled, "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!" Saturday Night Live trotted out Stormy Daniels as part of a star-studded Cold Open poking fun at President Trump's current woes, reports Rolling Stone , with Ben... More »

ScarJo's Woody Allen History Haunts Her Attack on Franco

Star ripped James Franco for sex misconduct allegations, but some blast her for support of Allen

(Newser) - James Franco has been caught up in controversy ever since he appeared at the Golden Globes wearing a Time's Up pin, leading to cryptic allegations from actress Ally Sheedy and more detailed sexual-misconduct accusations from five other women. Now Scarlett Johansson has jumped into the fray, using her podium... More »

Ivanka, Jeff Flake Uttered Dictionary.com's Word of Year

So did Scarlett Johansson

(Newser) - Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings, and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word "complicit" as Dictionary.com's word of the year for 2017. Look-ups of the word increased nearly 300% over last year as "complicit" hit just about every hot button, from... More »

Dreamworks' Baby Bosses Beauty and the Beast

And 'Ghost in the Shell' tanks

(Newser) - The taskmaster toddler of Boss Baby has dethroned Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the box office with a $49 million debut. Studio estimates released Sunday said the DreamWorks Animation release starring Alec Baldwin as a suit-clad baby narrowly edged out the previous two-week leader. The live-action Beauty and ... More »

For Some, Ghost in the Shell Just Doesn't Compute

Though Scarlett Johansson's acting is mostly getting raves

(Newser) - Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost in the Shell —a remake of the Japanese animated film of the same name, based on manga—follows a cyborg named Major. Tasked with beating up terrorists for a government task force, she slowly begins to uncover her true identity. Here's what critics are... More »

Baldwin's Trump Takes on the Aliens

'Actually, I heard the aliens are already here'

(Newser) - Borrowing a bit from Independence Day, Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to reimagine President Trump facing down aliens. But rather than an inspirational speech to rally the troops, Baldwin turns to a conspiracy theory, notes ABC News , saying, "Actually, I heard the aliens are already here. They'... More »

Scarlett Johansson's Ex 'Shocked' by Her Divorce Filing

It sets the stage for a custody battle

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson's husband was "shocked" by the star's divorce filing and sees the move as a "pre-emptive strike" in a battle over custody of the couple's toddler daughter, his lawyer says. Johansson filed for divorce from Romain Dauriac in a New York City court Tuesday,... More »

Scarlett Johansson Splits From Hubby No. 2

Star was married to Romain Dauriac for 2 years

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has split from husband No. 2, US Weekly reports. Johansson, 32, and Romain Dauriac called it quits after two years of marriage. The Captain America: Civil War star wed the French journalist in a secret ceremony at a luxe lodge in Montana in October 2014, two years after... More »

Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars

(Newser) - The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes . The exception is Felicity... More »

Celebrities Assemble for Joss Whedon's Pro-Clinton Video

And promise a Mark Ruffalo nude scene

(Newser) - Joss Whedon hopes the prospect of a Mark Ruffalo nude scene will get people fired up about voting in November. The Hollywood Reporter reports the Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator took a break from movie-making to launch the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Save the Day, returning Wednesday... More »

Here Are the Highest-Grossing Actors of All Time

Johansson has raked in $3.3B for her movies, making her highest-grossing actress ever

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has made lots of money for her bosses, according to tracking site Box Office Mojo , which figured out she's the highest-grossing actress of all time, with her movies earning a cool $3.3 billion over her career lifetime, Entertainment Weekly reports. The 31-year-old Johansson comes in at... More »

Man's Homemade Robot Looks Suspiciously Like Scarlett Johansson

It took him 18 months and $50,000 to build

(Newser) - A 42-year-old man in Hong Kong spent $50,000 to realize a childhood dream: making a robot modeled on a Hollywood star, Reuters reports. Ricky Ma wouldn't say which Hollywood star his fembot was modeled on, but—as Engadget puts it—"that's obviously Scarlett Johansson." Jezebel... More »

10 Celebrities With Weird Insecurities

Hairy foreheads, stubby thumbs, and more

(Newser) - Celebrities may have access to plastic surgeons and be able to work out all day like it's their job (because it kind of is) but they still have their own weird assortment of hangups about their bodies like normal people. Below are 10 famous folks who went public with... More »

Guy Says ScarJo Stole His Band Name

Hits 'The Singles' with a cease-and-desist

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson just announced her new band last week, and already it's embroiled in controversy. The Singles is a pop supergroup the actress formed with Haim's Este Haim, as well as musicians Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan (listen to the first single here ). Just one... More »

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