2011 was a hard year for Scarlett Johansson: everyone saw her butt in those leaked photos, she had to get that unflattering red bob to film The Avengers, and oh right, she got divorced from Ryan Reynolds. “I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better,” ScarJo reveals about the split in her new Vogue interview. “It’s still there. More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird.” Aw, the use of the word “buddy” just breaks our hearts! No wonder Johansson tried to drown her sorrows in a little Sean Penn. “We spent time together, yeah,” the actress says of the Academy Award winner. “I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other.” You do whatever you need to do, girl! Or whom!
Luckily, Scarlett is currently seeing Nate Naylor, New York ad exec and seemingly normal human being. “It’s totally bizarre. It’s an adjustment—-I mean, it’s got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at nineteen,” she says of the media scrutiny Naylor’s received. “But he’s really remarkably good about it.” As Johansson says about her recent obstacles, “From that comes a lot of really amazing things. I think it will be an interesting year.” Awwww! Just keep your pants on while using your phone, girl, and 2012 is all yours!
Kristen Wiig‘s Vogue profile is basically a mushy love letter from every single person she knows. As it should be! “I don’t know if anyone ever showed up better equipped for the show than Kristen did,” SNL head writer Seth Meyers gushes. “She was immediately great at it, and it’s a very hard job to be great at. Her characters were broad but built out of incredibly subtle observations.” Sean Penn, Wiig’s costar in the upcoming film The Comedian, might have them all beat in the compliment department, though. “I don’t go to a dinner party where people don’t refer to her as a genius,” he claims. “She’s a writer, she can invent characters and stories, and she has a touch that translates. It’s her game to play.” Man, if only the Target lady could see Kristen now. You know she would approve.
As with most famous ladies, fame brings with it fashion, and in the article Wiig praises Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci and Isabel Marant as her favorite couture. “I always say I want to look haunted.” the Bridesmaids star said of her Golden Globes Bill Blass frock. The only flaw we could find in the profile? The writer describing Kristen as “the face to watch in female comedy.” How about the face to watch…winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay? The face to watch…killing it on your TV every week? The face…who looks great despite what said face’s owner thinks? “I’m going to need a lot of under-eye work,” Wiig joked about hitting the red carpet. “Concealer.”
Now you can stop pretending you understood it when people bring it up at parties: Sean Penn’s Tree Of Life role was as confusing to him as it was toÃ¢â‚¬Â¦any other person watching the movie. “I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t at all find on the screen the emotion of the script, which is the most magnificent one that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever read,” Penn told the French paper Le Figaro Sunday. “A clearer and more conventional narrative would have helped the film without, in my opinion, lessening its beauty and its impact.” Sean might disagree with this on this one, but a few more random shots of dinosaurs couldn’t have hurt either, in our opinion.
Co-starring Brad Pitt, Tree of Lifewas met with very mixed reviews. “Frankly, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still trying to figure out what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m doing there and what I was supposed to add in that context!” Penn explained, before throwing the film’s director Terrence Malick under the bus: “WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more, Terry himself never managed to explain it to me clearly.” Terry! Something tells us Malick’s next movie is going to have a much more clear role for Penn, as a compelling, artfully-directed lunch for all those extra dinosaurs.
What if someone cooked you all of your favorite foods, but instead of serving them individually, they mashed them up in a blender and threw it on Academy-Award winner Sean Penn? We hope that analogy accurately conveys how completely insane Penn’s This Must Be The Place trailer looks. Sure, there’s the aging rock star seeking out the Nazi who tortured his father. Of course. But who could have expected that folksy waitress, adorably fat and musically knowledgeable kid, and the ’70s-style knee socks Penn wears for his morning stretches? It’s like someone threw scripts from all of the Best Picture nominees of the last ten years into the shredder, and just filmed whatever came out.
That being said, we’ve been looking forward to this film, coming out later this year, more than Harry Potter or Breaking Dawn. We at least know enough to expect those films to be good. But neither the This Must Be The Place teaser trailer, full trailer nor musical sneak peek gives u s enough to know what to expect in the actual theater. Did we mention the Talking Heads appear in this movie? That’s it. We’re reserving our tickets now.
Maybe it’s time for Scarlett Johansson to settle down with a nice agent. Though her relationship with Sean Penn, coming months after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, has reportedly already come to an end, Us reports that she isn’t quite ready to lose another emotionally distant leading man. According to the mag, ScarJo was up in Penn’s business throughout last week’s Guy’s Choice Awards. “She pushed herself into his conversations,” said their source. “She sat down between him and RobertDeNiro. Robert was like ‘What?’ and made a face.” Hey Scar, you probably haven’t even seen We’re No Angels, let alone starred in it! Let them reminisce!
As for that photo of Scarlett and Sean taken at the event, that was also apparently her idea. “A photographer asked for a shot,” said the snoop. “Before Sean could say no, she said yes.” Considering the fact that they never posed when they were an item, we’re kind of inclined to believe this one. Twentysomething recent divorcee clinging to 50-year-old recent divorcee who famously cheated on his long-suffering wife? Is it really that hard for ScarJo to find someone who wants to be seen with her?
Newly 40 Mark Wahlberg also won both ”Guy of The Year” and the “Guy Movie of the Year”, while Keith Richards won the “Brass Balls” of the year (handed over to him by Robert de Niro no less)! Mila Kunis was on hand to receive the “Holy Grail of Hotness Award” from Justin Timberlake and Jim Carrey won “Funniest MF.” Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson were there acting quite chummy, so the plot thickens! See what we mean? That’s a lot of A-List! Check out our gallery below for all the pictures.
Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson have split? People would like to think so. They’re reporting that the star couple are dunzo, breaking up as swiftly as they got together! An unnamed source told them of the news adding fuel to the rumors that started after Scarlett didn’t make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival for Sean’s movie The Tree of Life. Both their representative’s are mum on the matter, but they normally don’t comment when something is underway. It remains to be seen whether that matter is indeed, a break-up.
Two generations of rebellious, quality American acting were represented at Cannes photocalls this morning, with two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn promoting his daring rock star/nazi hunter film This Must Be Place and Ryan Gosling hyping his arty thriller Drive. And, at the risk of offending fans of their mutually remarkable bodies of work (and in Ryan’s case, his remarkable body), we’re going to go out on a limb and say they both looked kinda silly. Oh sure, Sean isn’t the first actor to stroll around the sea in a faded denim outfit (hello, Antonio Banderas!). Plenty of people would be happy to let Ryan hang around them in a pajama top, white pants and wingtip shoes, especially if they got to be there when he took them off. But you don’t usually see them surrounded by paparazzi on the coast of France. We’re not hating, folks…just amused at what passes for celebrity Cannes casual wear.
See more photos of the bad boys in the gallery below.
WOW, someone must want an Oscar real bad. Sean Penn’s This Must Be The Place teaser trailer has everything guaranteed to get the Academy out of their chairs and squealing. In case you haven’t heard of it before, it features Sean Penn as a faded rocker traveling to the U.S. to hunt down a Nazi..that tortured his father. So, as you can see, we’ve got your awkward art-house dialogue, a healthy dash of Nazi hunting a la Inglourious Basterds, and, if the trailer is any indication, more than a hint of Rain Main. More like a giant tub filled to the brim with Rain Man. The fact Frances McDormand is in it is merely icing on Penn’s “Congratulations On Your New Best Actor Award” cake. We mean really, did you see the dog at the bottom of the swimming pool at the very end of the clip? What is that dog even doing there? Add cutting-edge CGI and a hooker with a heart of gold and every other movie coming out in 2011 can go ahead and shut it down.
It’s a shame Scarlett Johansson didn’t show up to support Sean Penn at the Tree Of Life premiere today at Cannes—then we would have had three Hollywood power couples on display! With the amped-up Terrence Malick booers sated by this morning’s screening, hopefully tonight’s viewing will be a little less intense. On top of the expected appearance of star Brad Pitt (trading the morning’s turtle-shell shades for a darker pair) and Angelina Jolie—banging in a giant Versace gown—Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale also walked the red carpet. While we can’t say we’re in love with Gwen’s sparkly, lowwwwwwww-cut pantsuit, we understand the pressure any lady that steps on Angelina’s red carpet must be under. Gavin’s blue suit certainly looks submissive to Brad’s tux.
See photos of both couples, Sean Penn and other stars like Zoe Saldana at the premiere—no sign of Life director Terrence Malick, though. He’s so shy!