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JUL
19
Scarlett Johansson on her legal battle against Disney: 'it was just poor leadership'
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Scarlett Johansson on her legal battle against Disney: 'it was just poor leadership'
A few months ago, Scarlett Johansson?s lawyers threatened a lawsuit against Sam Altman and his company OpenAI for using her voice for its virtual assistant after she turned them down. Think Siri or Alexa but Scarlett?s voice when you use ChatGPT. Altman was an a-hole who apparently doesn?t know the meaning of the word no and the product came out using a voice that sounded suspiciously like Scarlett. At the time, people were like, ?Bold move, bro, going after the woman who sued Disney and won.?

OpenAI ended up taking that voice option down, but ScarJo remains pissed off about the whole thing. I don?t blame her! In an interview with the New York Times, she talked a bit of sh-t about Altman, saying he would make a good Marvel villain ?with a robotic arm.? She also spoke out a bit more about what happened with her Disney lawsuit, which was over the company violating its contract by releasing Black Widow in theaters and on streaming platforms, when it was supposed to be exclusively in theaters. Turns out, Scarlett has no ill feelings towards the company itself. She blamed it all on their leadership and Im assuming she means then-CEO Bob Chapek.

?I felt I did not want to be at the forefront of that,? Johansson said about turning down OpenAI?s original request. ?I just felt it went against my core values. I don?t like to kiss and tell. He came to me with this and I didn?t tell anybody except my husband.?

?I also felt for my children it would be strange. I try to be mindful of them,? Johansson added.

In the Times interview with Maureen Dowd, Johansson calls AI-generated deepfakes a ?dark wormhole you can never climb your way out of.?

?Once you try to take something down in one area, it pops up somewhere else,? she said. ?There are other countries that have different legislation and rules. If your ex-partner is putting out revenge, deepfake porn, your whole life can be completely ruined. I think technologies move faster than our fragile human egos can process it. And you see the effects all over, especially with young people. This technology is coming like a thousand-foot wave.?

Johansson says she initially turned down OpenAI?s offer to be a voice of the ChatGPT system but when the company went forward with the plan anyway, the actor turned her lawyers loose.

While Johansson?s feelings for Altman and OpenAI don?t seem to have softened much in the past few months, her attitude toward Disney seems to be on sturdied ground these days. The Johansson-Disney dispute, which preceded the incident with OpenAI, stemmed from Disney?s decision to release her Marvel film Black Widow in both theaters and steaming via Disney+ Premier Access during the Covid days of July 2021. Their contract had maintained that the film would be released exclusively in theaters.

During the legal battle that followed, Disney said Johansson had a ?callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,? and revealed her $20 million salary.

But Johansson insisted that the streaming plan would cost her millions of dollars in backend compensation. ?I don?t hold a grudge,? Johansson says now. ?I think it was just poor judgment and poor leadership at that time. It just felt very unprofessional to me, the entire ordeal. And honestly, I was incredibly disappointed, especially because I was holding out hope until, finally, my team was like, ?You have to act.??

[From Deadline]

I wonder how much her blaming Chapek is from personal reflection and how much of it is wanting to still work with Disney in the future. I really liked Black Widow and think that ScarJo and its cast got screwed over by it being released so long after The Avengers: Endgame came out. It put BW so out of sync with the MCU timeline. That said, Scarlett wasn?t wrong that Disney?s decision violated her contract. If the roles were reversed, Disney would have sued her.

I remember how angry directors and actors were about the decision to make movies available on streaming at the same time they were in theaters. As a customer, I was really grateful for the move because we were in the middle of a global pandemic and it was awesome to have the option to watch new movies at home. Putting movies on streaming and charging people to watch it was a great solution for studios and viewers but sh-tty for anyone whose contracts were tied to backend ticket sales and profits. We saw the lack of revenue from streaming content play such a huge role in the SAG strikes last year. Hopefully their new post-strike contracts will ensure that this wont happen to them again.

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JUN
15
Scarlett Johansson wore Carolina Herrera to the NYC 'Asteroid City' premiere
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Scarlett Johansson wore Carolina Herrera to the NYC 'Asteroid City' premiere
Here are some photos from the New York premiere of Wes Anderson?s Asteroid City last night. I look forward to all of Wes Anderson?s films, although I rarely see them in the theater. I?ve heard critics say Asteroid City is Anderson?s ?best film in the past decade,? which is completely strange because his last four films (The French Dispatch, Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom) have been absolute masterpieces. If anything, the critical acclaim Asteroid City got at Cannes makes me question if I?ll enjoy this one.

In any case, the stars of the ensemble film came out for the premiere. Scarlett Johansson (arguably the ?star? of this film?) wore Carolina Herrera. Is it just me or has Scarlett?s styling been ?off? for years? Like, something is always going wrong the dress wasn?t properly tailored or her hair is a mess or her makeup sucks. At this premiere, I think the dress was wrong. The flower on the bust makes it look like she has a third boob.

Other stars?Margot Robbie wore Schiaparelli, an okay look which? I mean, it could be better, but at least it?s not another boring Chanel. Maya Hawke wore Prada I think she?s trying to cultivate a ?quirky fashionista? persona and I don?t hate that. We need more quirky fashionistas. I?m also including photos of Hope Davis, Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman (they?re still happening), Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Rupert Friend in palazzo pants, plus Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartman.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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MAY
24
Scarlett Johansson wore a pink Prada at the Cannes 'Asteroid City' premiere
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Scarlett Johansson wore a pink Prada at the Cannes 'Asteroid City' premiere
Wes Anderson?s latest film, Asteroid City, will be released theatrically in mid-June. The film got its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and if you ask me, Cannes should have made this the opening night film (instead of that Johnny Depp catastrophe). Wes Anderson always has star-studded ensemble casts and this one is no different. The film stars (in no particular order) Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Carrell, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, Maya Hawke, Edward Norton, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Rupert Friend, Hong Chau, Rita Wilson and like twenty other actors you would recognize. You can see the trailer here (it?s charming, as all of Wes Anderson?s films are).

Here are some photos from the Cannes premiere last night. Scarlett was there with her husband Colin Jost, and a very strange Prada dress. I?m aghast at her styling too bright orange-red lipstick with this pale Pink dress? Ugh. Maya Hawke also wore Prada, and if you ask me, both women?s dresses have severe darting issues. Also: Adrien Brody is still with Georgina Chapman, and she was there at the premiere.

Other notables at the premiere: Julia Garner in a vibrant emerald Gucci and Brie Larson in a feathered Chanel. I?m so disappointed in Brie?s Cannes fashion. When she was appointed to the Cannes jury, she must have just called up Chanel and asked them for whatever they had laying around. That?s what it looks like she?s wearing the dregs which no one else wanted. Julia looks amazing.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Cover Images.

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MAR
19
Scarlett Johansson on falling for Colin Jost: He looked different because I was available
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Scarlett Johansson on falling for Colin Jost: He looked different because I was available
Scarlett Johansson was on The Drew Barrymore Show promoting her new skincare line, The Outset. I didn?t realize that Drew and Scarlett are such good friends. Drew said they bonded during He?s Just Not That Into You and have stayed close since. It made for a fun interview because it was equal parts interview and catching up. One of Drew?s favorite topics to talk about is love, so she brought up Scarlett?s relationship with Colin Jost right away. Both Drew and Scarlett are six-time SNL hosts, going back long before Scarlett and Colin got together. Drew asked how things turned romantic with Colin. Scarlett said it was timing, because all the previous times she met him she?d been in a relationship. But in 2017 she finally saw him with new, available eyes.

Scarlett also talked about how she met Colin several times before they finally started dating in 2017.

?It was just the timing was good. When we met, the timing was right,? she said. ?He?s a very ? I think ? a cute guy, but the other times that I was there, I was in a relationship and I was not [looking]. This time, it was the timing was right. He looked differently to me because I was available.?

?I?ve definitely been in relationships where the timing was not right, and I also think you have to recognize when it?s not the right person, but sometimes it?s a good person but the timing is off, and it?s important to be open to that too,? she added.

[From Just Jared]

This makes sense to me. Plenty of couples were friends for years before they started dating and it usually has something to do with their availability. Scarlett told Drew her first time hosting SNL was Colin?s first year writing for them. That was back in 2006, when Scarlett was dating Josh Harnett. Her appearances before 2017 line up with her husbands Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac. She admited she thought Colin was cute, but that there?s a difference between finding someone attractive and being attracted to them. Like Scarlett said, that filter is usually if you are available to date them.

Getting back to Drew and Scarlett?s relationship, there was a sweet moment at the end when they were doing the Final Five (when Drew asks her guest five random questions). Drew challenged Scarlett to cry on command ? which she did! After, though, Scarlett lauded Drew for everything she?d done with her show and Drew admitted she?d gotten very emotional when Scarlett walked out because she was proud to show it off to Scarlett. It was a nice moment between two women who clearly care for and want good things for each other.

Photo credit: Avalon Red

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NOV
19
Scarlett Johansson wore Versace to receive the American Cinematheque Award
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Scarlett Johansson wore Versace to receive the American Cinematheque Award
Last night, Scarlett Johansson was honored at the American Cinematheque Awards. She was this year?s recipient of the award, and she brought her husband Colin Jost as her date. This is the first time in a few years that they?ve been on a red carpet together, and it?s her first red carpet since giving birth to her second child, son Cosmo Jost.

Scarlett wore this white Versace suit with a cut-out back. She looked pretty from the front, but I?m not a huge fan of the cut-out back, honestly. She looks a bit tired, probably because she had to fly all the way to LA for this, and she?s spent most of the year at her place in the Hamptons.

I?m happily surprised that Scarlett?s career doesn?t seem to have been affected long-term or short-term by her lawsuit against Disney for the release of Black Widow. The case went into arbitration and Disney quickly settled the issue, because it was clear that Scarlett had backup not only from CAA and SAG-AFTRA (her union), but from women?s groups around the country. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige attended this ceremony and he not only praised Scarlett (and did not mention her lawsuit), he also confirmed that Scarlett will still work with Marvel on a future project as a producer.

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AUG
9
Scarlett Johansson's SAG union calls out Disney's 'gender-shaming & bullying'
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Scarlett Johansson's SAG union calls out Disney's 'gender-shaming & bullying'
Scarlett Johansson filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Disney two weeks ago after they screwed her over on her contractual backend by releasing Black Widow on their Premier Access streaming service. BW?s box office numbers struggled, and that struggle was partially attributed to the fact that millions of people simply streamed the movie from the comfort of their own home, the profits of which Scarlett does not get a cut. In retaliation and response of Scarlett?s lawsuit, Disney immediately went Full Petty and issued this statement:

?There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson?s contract and furthermore, the release of ?Black Widow? on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 [million] she has received to date.?

Disney came out firing, which in my opinion shows that Scarlett?s lawsuit has some merit. They wouldn?t have come out, guns blazin?, if this was just some nuisance suit. People are still really mad about this statement from Disney too Scarlett?s CAA agent, Bryan Lourd, called out Disney?s sexism and appalling language. I said at the time that this has the power to really shift a lot of loyalties and business-as-usual within Hollywood. Powerful people might actually have to take sides and there?s a ?going to the mattresses? vibe. Speaking of, the president of SAG-AFTRA, Gabrielle Carteris, issued her statement on behalf of the actor?s union.

?Disney should be ashamed of themselves for resorting to tired tactics of gender-shaming and bullying,? Carteris said in a statement. ?Actors must be compensated for their work according to their contracts. Scarlett Johansson is shining a white-hot spotlight on the improper shifts in compensation that companies are attempting to slip by talent as distribution models change. Nobody in any field of work should fall victim to surprise reductions in expected compensation. It is unreasonable and unjust. Disney and other content companies are doing very well and can certainly live up to their obligations to compensate the performers whose art and artistry are responsible for the corporation?s profits.?

?Additionally, we are deeply concerned by the gendered tone of Disney?s criticism of Ms. Johansson. Women are not ?callous? when they stand up and fight for fair pay ? they are leaders and champions for economic justice. Women have been victimized by pay inequity for decades, and they have been further victimized by comments like those in Disney?s press statements. These sorts of attacks have no place in our society and SAG-AFTRA will continue to defend our members from all forms of bias.?

[From Deadline]

Honestly? While I will hate on ScarJo for many, many things, I admire her for what she?s doing here, and I?m glad that her union and several womens? groups and equal pay groups are backing her too. Carteris is right Disney?s statement is gendered and Disney was trying ?to put a woman in her place.? Which, again, shows that Scarlett?s lawsuit has merit, and that she?s been treated differently (with less respect) by Disney/Marvel.

Meanwhile, ?longtime Disney attorney Daniel Petrocelli? gave an interview to Variety in which he? continued to smear Scarlett as a greedy ahole. Petrocelli told Variety: ?It is obvious that this is a highly orchestrated PR campaign to achieve an outcome that is not obtainable in the lawsuit. No amount of public pressure can change or obscure the explicit contractual commitments. The written contract is clear as a bell.? A lawsuit isn?t a PR campaign. It?s a lawsuit, and if Scarlett didn?t have all of her ducks in a row, Disney?s smears would have worked. That?s why he?s mad.

Now, Petrocelli also claims that the revenue from the Premier Access streams are factored into the box-office tally. Meaning, I guess, that they?ll just lump the Premier Access money with the box office money and it?s all the same and ScarJo might hit her bonus markers that way? Which is interesting, if true, although I think Scarlett?s case is more about how she had zero choice in BW coming out on Premier Access on the same day as the theatrical release. Speaking of, the Disney lawyers also claim that they were blindsided by Scarlett?s lawsuit and that she had not raised any of these issues beforehand. That?s a damn lie and everyone knows it. Anyway, this Variety piece is interesting and I bet Petrocelli?s comments will be entered into the court record at some point.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Marvel.

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AUG
2
Scarlett Johansson's CAA agent rips into Disney for their harsh statement
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Scarlett Johansson's CAA agent rips into Disney for their harsh statement
On Thursday, Scarlett Johansson dropped a lawsuit on Disney for breach of contract. The basic gist is that Scarlett didn?t want Black Widow to be released on Disney?s premiere access subscription service simultaneously with the theatrical release, and ScarJo believes (correctly) that the streaming numbers suppressed the theatrical box office. Scarlett?s profit-sharing backend is based solely on the box office numbers and her lawsuit points out that Disney made tens of millions of dollars from streaming, in addition to signing up new subscribers.

Apparently, Hollywood insiders are supporting Scarlett. Variety quotes one unnamed agent who said: ?Good for her. A lot of other actors are cheering for Scarlett and rooting her on. She has a lot of power and that makes this a visible conversation that puts Disney on the spot. By doing all of this in public, she might be able to change the rulebook.? When Warner Bros dumped their new slate on HBO Max, they worked out deals with their talent, providing $250 million in backend deals to people like Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Gal Gadot. Disney did not do that for Scarlett and that?s likely why this has ended up happening in the public sphere. Disney thought they could just shrug off Scarlett?s private complaints and she wouldn?t do anything like this. Disney also thought they could send out this nasty statement:

?There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson?s contract and furthermore, the release of ?Black Widow? on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 [million] she has received to date.?

[Via Variety]

That statement was so harsh, it actually brought more people to Scarlett?s side. Disney has actually laid off 30,000 workers during the pandemic, so it?s pretty rich of them to claim that Scarlett is the one who has a ?callous disregard? for the pandemic. Not to mention, it?s pretty fking rude and sexist to actually tell the world Scarlett?s salary. Disney was attempting to bait sexist aholes into attacking Scarlett as just another rich bitch complaining about her millions. Which is probably why Scarlett?s CAA agent Bryan Lourd issued his own very harsh statement condemning Disney for what they are trying to do. Here?s Lourd?s statement:

I want to address the Walt Disney Company?s statement that was issued in response to the lawsuit filed against them yesterday by our client Scarlett Johansson. They have shamelessly and falsely accused Ms. Johansson of being insensitive to the global COVID pandemic, in an attempt to make her appear to be someone they and I know she isn?t.

Scarlett has been Disney?s partner on nine movies, which have earned Disney and its shareholders billions. The company included her salary in their press statement in an attempt to weaponize her success as an artist and businesswoman, as if that were something she should be ashamed of. Scarlett is extremely proud of the work that she, and all of the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the Marvel creative team have been a part of for well over a decade.

This suit was filed as a result of Disney?s decision to knowingly violate Scarlett?s contract. They have very deliberately moved the revenue stream and profits to the Disney+ side of the company leaving artistic and financial partners out of their new equation. That?s it, pure and simple. Disney?s direct attack on her character and all else they implied is beneath the company that many of us in the creative community have worked with successfully for decades.

[From Deadline]

?The company included her salary in their press statement in an attempt to weaponize her success as an artist and businesswoman, as if that were something she should be ashamed of.? That?s exactly it. Disney included her salary to weaponize her success, but even more than that, they wanted to tell the world: don?t feel sorry for this rich woman, she?s already making millions. The fact that CAA is calling out Disney is important here too, because it means it?s not just about Scarlett being okay with burning her bridges with Disney. It?s about the most powerful talent agency in Hollywood picking a side, and it will have larger repercussions for CAA?s talent slate and their relationships with the largest and most powerful studio in town. Hollywood is about to go to the mattresses.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Marvel/Black Widow.

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JUL
30
Scarlett Johansson sued Disney for breach of contract over Black Widow's release
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Scarlett Johansson sued Disney for breach of contract over Black Widow's release
Black Widow was released on July 9th. That was the day the film premiered in movie theaters around America. Disney which owns Marvel decided to do the pandemic option for Black Widow, meaning that if people wanted to pay the extra $29.99 for Premiere Access on top of their Disney Plus subscription, they could watch Black Widow from the comfort of their homes (or phones, or whatever). While Black Widow premiered at #1 at the box office, the weeks-long box office thus far has been a lot lower than predicted for a Marvel movie with a beloved franchise star. As of this writing, BW has made $157 million domestically and $160 million internationally. No slouch, but Marvel is used to crossing $500 million for any and all movies, and Marvel films regularly cross $600-700 million or more. They were clearly testing out the streaming option, given that there are many people who don?t feel comfortable returning to movie theaters. But! That means that Marvel and Disney were actually in breach of Scarlett Johansson?s contract. And she?s suing them.

Disney?s decision to release ?Black Widow? on Disney Plus at the same time it hit theaters has sparked a legal battle with Scarlett Johansson, the actress tasked with playing the Marvel superhero. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorneys for Johansson allege that the star?s contract was breached when the studio opted not to debut the film exclusively in theaters, a move they claim depressed ticket sales for the Avengers spinoff. Much of Johansson?s compensation was tied to the box office performance of ?Black Widow? ? if it hit certain benchmarks, bonuses would kick in.

?Disney intentionally induced Marvel?s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,? the suit reads.

Shortly after Black Widow?s debut, the National Association of Theatre Owners, the industry?s main trade organization, asserted the simultaneous release of ?Black Widow? in theaters and on streaming ?costs Disney money in revenue per viewer over the life of the film.? However, the suit notes that Disney?s stock rose after the company disclosed the rental figures.

?Disney chose to placate Wall Street investors and pad its bottom line, rather than allow its subsidiary Marvel to comply with the agreement,? the suit reads. ?To no one?s surprise, Disney?s breach of the Agreement successfully pulled millions of fans away from the theatres and toward its Disney+ streaming service.?

The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news of the lawsuit, reports that sources close to Johansson estimate that the decision to release the film concurrently on Disney Plus resulted in $50 million in lost bonuses?. If successful, Johansson?s suit could embolden more actors to seek additional compensation for films that migrated to streaming services and may lead to agents including stricter language in contracts regarding compensation if an exclusive theatrical release is compromised or bypassed. Johansson?s attorneys suggested that her suit could be a precedent setter.

?It?s no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney Plus to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company?s stock price ? and that it?s hiding behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do so,? John Berlinski, an attorney for Johansson, said in a statement to Variety. ?But ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of its films in furtherance of this short-sighted strategy violates their rights and we look forward to proving as much in court. This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts.?

[From Variety]

There?s a lot going on and Scarlett is actually making a good point with her lawsuit, and she?s not thinking of merely her own bottom line. It would be one thing if her sole argument was that she was being cheated out of backend bonuses. Her lawsuit makes the point that Disney not only cheated her out of her backend bonus, they did it to add even more subscribers to Disney?s streaming services. Disney is making money off of her, Disney?s stockholders are making money off of her, so why isn?t she getting paid? It?s a good point.

Included in the lawsuit: emails to and from Scarlett, her management and Marvel where she shared her concerns for months that Marvel and Disney would screw up the theatrical release by releasing the film on their streaming service. She has receipts! And she has a point. A point which is easier for her to make considering she?s completely fulfilled her Marvel contract. Scarlett-as-BW is done, she?s not under contract to make any more movies with the studio. Which makes it easier for her to burn that bridge with this lawsuit, which (make no mistake) is exactly what she?s doing.

Hours after the news of Scarlett?s lawsuit came out, Disney finally released a statement and whew, boy. Disney?s statement: ?There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson?s contract and furthermore, the release of ?Black Widow? on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 [million] she has received to date.? LMAO, that was so harsh. They really said ScarJo doesnt care about people dying from Covid!!!

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Demand for red hair dye has increased 163% since Black Widow came out
Added 3 years agoSource: CeleBitchy
Demand for red hair dye has increased 163% since Black Widow came out
Hollywood has been inspiring fashion and beauty for decades. From Mia Farrows pixie cut to Rachel from Friends bob, women follow style and beauty trends set by celebrities. Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow has started a hair trend. According to UK beauty retailer JustMyLook, since Black Widow was released two weeks ago, there has been a 163% increase in demand for red hair dye. Below are a few more details about the summer color trend:

According to the website Justmylook, there has been a 163% spike in demand for the colour since the release of Black Widow, presumably because lots of people sat through two hours and 14 minutes of a film about a woman grappling with the psychological torment of knowing she was part of a Soviet military programme that brainwashed, sterilised and murdered hundreds of abandoned girls, only to think: ?Ooh, I bet I?d look lovely with her hair.?

There?s a great compilation video on YouTube in which Scarlett Johansson suffers through question after insulting question posed to her by journalists about Black Widow?s appearance. Her co-stars are asked about stunts and character motivation, and she is asked what food she had to eat to get in shape. How does it feel to be a sex symbol? What are Black Widow?s key fashion elements? Does she wear knickers under her jumpsuit? Perhaps this latest news, that the main thing audiences are taking from Black Widow is her lovely shiny hair, is an extension of that same trend.

Maybe we need to explore this further. Have people tracked down the brand of makeup Johansson wore in the scene where she falls off a roof and bashes her body into an agonising state of disrepair? Have sales of photogenic yet utterly impractical leather jumpsuits shot up as well, along with a corresponding surge in talcum powder? Are more and more women having their necks surgically dislocated so they can pose for photos while simultaneously displaying their bum, boobs and face like Black Widow did in that first Avengers poster?

[From The Guardian]

The hairstyles in Black Widow were also practical, unlike what we usually see on superhero women. One of my favorite parts of Black Widow was when Yelena, played by Florence Pugh, was teasing Natasha about her hair flip and super hero pose. It really was ridiculous. Hollywood doesnt know how to have a strong female lead without sexualizing her and making her into a love-besotted damsel like Wonder Woman. The Natasha in Black Widow had definitely matured and gotten over herself. She wasnt hyper intent on proving a point or being sexy while kicking ass. Natasha just was. This is why I am excited that women are just now catching scarlet fever and wanting to dye their hair red. This says something about what women find not only attractive but inspiring. I feel Hollywood and in particular Marvel should take note.

I am so happy to see the gingers getting some love. Red hair is one of my favorite hair colors. Especially the deep rich auburn kind. It looks good on many different skin tones and I wish more people would opt for scarlet over blonde. It is awesome to see that red hair is trending in the UK as well. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing all the red heads coming out this summer. I dont care that probably 90% of them will be bottled gingers.

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Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost are expecting, she's 'actually due soon'
Added 3 years agoSource: CeleBitchy
Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost are expecting, she's 'actually due soon'
Black Widow is out this week, a fact which I didn?t realize because in my opinion the hype around it has been rather subdued. I attributed that to the pandemic delaying the release of the film, and the fact that Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh had already done a ton of promotional interviews last year, before the film?s release was delayed. But maybe the hype machine has been kind of quiet in recent weeks because the star of Black Widow has been opting out of promotion? because she?s very knocked up!

Scarlett Johansson is pregnant! The Oscar-nominated actress is expecting her first child with husband Colin Jost, multiple sources tell Page Six. One source told us: ?Scarlett is actually due soon, I know she and Colin are thrilled.?

Another insider added: ?Scarlett is pregnant but has been keeping it very quiet. She has been keeping a very low profile.?

The ?Avengers? star, 36, sparked pregnancy rumors in June after skipping out on several ?Black Widow? events.

?She hasn?t been doing many interviews or events to promote ?Black Widow? which is surprising since it is a huge Marvel/Disney release and she is both the star and an executive producer,? our source explained. Instead, she?s been carrying out promotional appearances via Zoom, appearing virtually on the ?Tonight Show? to chat with Jimmy Fallon on June 21 and conspicuously only shot from the shoulders up.

She was also absent from a ?Black Widow? screening in the Hamptons Friday ? attended by her co-star David Harbour and followed by a party at Mariska Hargitay?s home ? even though she and Jost own a home in Montauk, where they?re frequently seen out and about.

A Hamptons source told us: ?Scarlett usually spends a lot of the summer out in Amagansett and Montauk, and you?d often see her walking her dogs on the beach or getting coffee. But this summer it seems like she is deliberately trying to keep a low profile.?

Disney has already thrown ?Black Widow? events in New York, Los Angeles, and London but sans ScarJo. The actress stars in the big-budget flick ? released this weekend after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic ? as the titular character, a Russian-born spy-turned-Avenger. It?s among a number of movies which Hollywood hopes will revive the box office.

[From Page Six]

I wonder why Scarlett didn?t just announce her pregnancy a month ago and do a few interviews talking about how happy she is to have another baby and what have you? I know, she has the right to privacy and no one should be forced into revealing a pregnancy if they want to keep it quiet, but it feels like Scarlett is trying to be purposefully weird? She and Colin are married, they?ve been together for years, and Scarlett is already a mom to Rose, who turns seven years old later this summer! It?s not like ?being pregnant with your second child? is some big scandal! I wonder if Marvel is a little bit mad that their star is barely doing any promo. Anyway, congrats to Scarlett and Colin. Pregnant with a little bonsai tree!

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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