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Dylan Farrow Answers Scarlett Johansson

Actress believes Woody Allen's denials of abuse

(Newser) - Dylan Farrow was unmoved by Scarlett Johansson's faith in Woody Allen, the Cut reports. The actress had said she believes Allen when he denies Farrow's accusation that he sexually abused her when she was 7. "Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she... More »

Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen: 'I Believe Him'

Actress says she loves him and 'would work with him anytime'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is passionate about women's issues, and has been active with the Time's Up organization since its early days. But when it comes to Woody Allen, widely decried by the #MeToo movement for his alleged sexual abuse of his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, Johansson strongly differs. "... More »

We Have a New Female Thor

Natalie Portman gets the hammer

(Newser) - Marvel Studios had a big, female-centric day at Comic Con on Saturday, with the biggest head-turner announced being an upcoming Thor movie—starring a woman. That woman is Natalie Portman, who told the crowd that the move "feels pretty good. I've always had a little hammer in me.... More »

Scarlett Johansson Clarifies Remarks About Playing 'a Tree'

She says interview was 'edited for click bait and is widely taken out of context'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has received more press than most actors when it comes to the appropriateness of the roles she takes on: She was attacked two years ago for playing an Asian character in Ghost in the Shell , and last year dropped out of Rub & Tug, in which she was... More »

Scarlett Johansson Is Engaged

Husband No. 3 will be 'SNL' writer Colin Jost

(Newser) - After two years of dating, Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost are ready to tie the knot. Johansson's publicist tells the AP that the couple are now engaged, though no wedding date has been set. This will be the third marriage for Johansson, who divorced... More »

Johansson Talks Deepfake Porn

The actor laments a seedy Internet practice

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is throwing in the towel: How can deepfake porn be stopped? For the uninitiated, deepfakes are AI-generated videos that place one person's face on another's body to simulate them doing something they'd likely never do, per Business Insider . Deepfakes can be fairly harmless fun—like... More »

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 »

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