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Scarlett Johansson To Entertain Troops

January 18th, 2008 5:22pm EST
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Actress Scarlett Johansson will travel to the Persian Gulf to entertain members of the U.S. armed forces. The Nanny Diaries star plans to tour the region for five days, during which time she'll visit military installations, greet fans, sign autographs and meet the troops.

Johansson's visit is part of the United Service Organizations' Army Welfare Recreation entertainment tour.

The 23-year-old says, "This USO tour to the Gulf region truly means a lot. I've wanted to go over and visit for some time, and now my moment has arrived. "It's one thing to reply to a letter or extend your ...

New Movies On DVD, Dec. 4

December 4th, 2007 8:00am EST
At World
In Pirates Of The Caribbean At World's End, Captain Jack Sparrow is hopelessly trapped in Davy Jones' locker after a harrowing encounter with the dreaded Kracken, and now Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must align themselves with the nefarious Captain Barbossa if they hold out any hope of saving their old friend from a fate worse than death. Also on DVD: SuperBad, The Nanny Diaries, and Arctic Tale.

Scarlett Johansson Stars 'The Nanny Diaries,' On DVD Dec. 4

November 20th, 2007 5:31pm EST
The Nanny Diaries
In The Nanny Diaries, Golden Globe® Scarlett Johansson (The Island, Lost In Translation) stars as Annie, a recent college grad who goes to work for an uber-wealthy family and finds herself juggling their dysfunction, a new romance and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Strolling its way onto DVD December 4, 2007 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, the film co-stars MTV Movie and Teen Choice Award® nominee Chris Evans (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sunshine) as the gorgeous, sexy man who catches Annie's eye. The film also stars Academy Award® nominees Laura Linn...

Scarlett Johansson Wanted Normal & Ordinary Look For 'Nanny Diaries'

October 12th, 2007 11:35am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Stunning star Scarlett Johansson lost her trademark blonde hair so she could look "normal" on screen in new movie The Nanny Diaries. Director Robert Pulcini admits Johansson was desperate to shed her glamorous image for the role, which sees her as a college graduate who works as a nanny for a rich family.

Pulcini says, "She wanted to look a very ordinary girl. Scarlett dyed her hair brown. She didn't want to persist with the Hollywood glamor look and she pulled it off."

-Scarlett Johansson Pictures

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Alicia Keys Turns Down Piano-Playing Movie Roles

October 2nd, 2007 8:44am EDT
Alicia Keys
R&B superstar Alicia Keys has vowed never to portray a piano-playing singer on the big screen in a bid to avoid typecasting as her movie career takes off.

The 27-year-old singer, who made her debut in 2006 movie Smokin' Aces, and appeared alongside Scarlett Johansson in the recent The Nanny Diaries, wants to be recognized as a serious actress.

She says, "I was not interested in playing the singing piano player or part of the girl group. I wanted to do what required me to show my acting skills, so I could set the tone for my career."

-Alicia Keys Pictures

(This news ar...

'Nanny Diaries' Authors Use Usher Split For Novel Inspiration

August 28th, 2007 11:49am EDT
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The co-authors of bestseller The Nanny Diaries have revealed Usher's failed romance with TLC star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas was the inspiration for their new book. Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin admit they wrote Dedication after getting caught up in the controversy surrounding Usher's famous split with his ex.

Although neither party has spoken extensively about the break-up, Usher has revealed his infidelity and her wish to marry ended the two-year romance in 2004.

Reports have suggested Usher, who recently wed stylist Tameka Foster, used the relationship and it's fall-out as insp...

Opening August 24: The Nanny Diaries

August 21st, 2007 11:10am EDT
The Nanny Diaries
Adapted from the bestselling novel by Emma McLaughlin, and co-directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the whimsical, heartwarming domestic comedy The Nanny Diaries concerns Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), a recent college graduate from New Jersey whose nurse mother makes an unsuccessful bid to pressure her into a white-collared business career. Continue Summary

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Scarlett Johansson & Donna Murphy Campaign For 'Nanny' Musical

August 21st, 2007 11:07am EDT
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Scarlett Johansson and her The Nanny Diaries co-star Donna Murphy are campaigning to take the movie to the stage - as a new musical. The actresses bonded during the making of the Mary Poppins-esque film, about a struggling New York babysitter, and now they want to turn the project into a sing-along stage spectacular.

Murphy explains, "There are references to Mary Poppins in the film and I'd really like to see The Nanny Diaries: The Musical. I hope they cast me in that. Scarlett and I love to sing and (producer) Harvey Weinstein wanted us to have a little duet. He would come on the set...

Laura Linney Recalls Being Beat Up By Child

August 16th, 2007 2:56pm EDT
Laura Linney
Laura Linney still suffers babysitting nightmares after one young charge turned her into a punching bag. The star plays a stuck-up mother who hires Scarlett Johansson to look after her child in new film The Nanny Diaries, and she admits the film brought back terrible memories.

Linney says, "I was not a very good babysitter. I think it was because I was traumatized early on, and I was just too scared to do it again. There was a couple in the building that I lived in and I went there to babysit their very unusually large four-year-old child. He was a little like a Mack truck, big kid, r...

Professional Nanny Slams 'The Nanny Diaries'

August 15th, 2007 4:13pm EDT
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The new movie "The Nanny Diaries" has the founder of the first and only English nanny school in America a bit perturbed about how nannies are portrayed.

The movie, based on the 2002 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, deals with the caretaker of the child of a bossy, socialite mother and a businessman father who has a roving eye for other women.

Sheilagh Roth, founder and executive director of the English Nanny & Governess School in Chagrin Falls, OH, says, "Professional nannies -- those trained for the role of nurturing and rearing children through childhood -- would never...

'The Nanny Diaries' Pushed Back To September For Awards Season

March 29th, 2007 1:46pm EDT
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The release date of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson's new movie has been delayed for five months, in order to stand a better chance for next year's awards ceremonies. The Nanny Diaries - an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - stars Johansson alongside Laura Linney, and the comedy was originally due for release next month.

But production bosses have now pushed back the film's release to September, in the hope that it will benefit come awards time from better scheduling.

A source tells PageSix, "It's better for awards consideration. This i...

Scarlett Johansson May Star On Broadway

March 14th, 2007 2:45pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in talks to star in a New York City production of South Pacific. The Nanny Diaries star is one of the actresses being considered for the role of US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush in a revival of the musical at the Lincoln Center, which is scheduled to open in January 2008.

Director Bartlett Sher is currently arranging auditions for the musical to take place next month, with Russian tenor Dimitri Hvorovstovsky said to be in line for the role of plantation owner Emile De Becque, reports the New York Post. A production source tells the Post, "...

Jessica Biel & Chris Evans Break Up

June 30th, 2006 8:37am EDT
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel and Chris Evans have called it quits after dating for more than two years, according to media reports. Biel, who starred in Stealth and the TV family drama 7th Heaven, also played Evans' girlfriend in two films, Cellular and London.

Evans, who starred in Fantastic Four, is currently filming The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson. A source tells the US edition of OK! magazine that Evans has recently been spotted out in New York City with brunette public relations executive Joyce Sevilla.

Meanwhile 24-year-old Biel has been in Los Angeles filming "Next" with Nicola...

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