June 28th, 2012 by edsel
Part of the sentence for Hollywood hacker Christopher Chaney involved paying Scarlett Johansson nearly $67,000 as restitution.
E! News reported that the U.S. State’s Attorney’s Office recently filed a sentencing recommendation regarding Chaney’s case. The SAO recommendation also detailed recommended settlements for Chaney’s victims, which included ‘Avengers’ star Johansson and ‘Voice’ judge Christina Aguilera but not, oddly enough, Mila Kunis.
The sentencing recommendation suggested $7,500 for the ‘Voice’ judge. However, while Christopher Chaney hacked into the email of Christina Aguilera, the government decided that Scarlett Johansson had suffered more.
According to E! News, Johansson was forced to deal with a website that posted nude photos of her. (That scandal, incidentally, led to Chaney’s arrest.) And that’s not even getting into how Chaney went through the “depressing” emails Scarlett Johansson exchanged with Ryan Reynolds during their ongoing divorce at the time.
So the government determined that Christopher Chaney needed to pay Miss Johansson $66,719.49 for her troubles.
Scarlett Johansson didn’t get the highest amount of restitution, though. That goes to Renee Olstead, the star of ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager.’ Chaney owed her $76,767.35.
E! News noted that Mila Kunis was identified as one of the hackees. However, no restitution was assigned to the ‘Friends with Benefits’ star. Instead, prosecutors suggested that Christopher Chaney cut a check for $10,374.59 to the health fund of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
However, the state’s attorney also determined that it was “unlikely” that Chaney would be able to “repay any significant amount to the victims” given his employment record. So the sentencing recommendation also suggested a “high-end” prison sentence of 71 months.
Back in March, Hollywood hacker Christopher Chaney pleaded guilty to nine counts of unauthorized computer access and wiretapping. He will receive his sentence for hacking the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson and company on July 23.
June 18th, 2012 by edsel
Scarlett Johansson hinted that she would gladly trade the title of ‘sexiest woman alive’ for humble anonymity.
According to Perez Hilton, the ‘Avengers’ star revealed in a recent interview that she preferred some anonymity instead of all of the attention the public showered upon Scarlett during her every appearance.
Asked if she thinks that she looked amazing, the laughing Scarlett Johansson answered: “Sometimes yes, sometimes no.” She then pointed out that there were impressive women who can be found beyond the celebrity spotlight.
“I also think there are so many wonderful women out there,” declared the woman who played the smoking hot Natasha Kerensky, “And they aren’t even actresses! I don’t like being labelled as ‘the sexiest woman alive,’” Scarlett confided. “As an actress,” she added, “I prefer to maintain the anonymity.”
Perez Hilton reported that Scarlett Johansson received intense public scrutiny during her depressing divorce with Ryan Reynolds. She was also one of the many celebrity targets of Hollywood hacker Christopher Chaney, who was caught after he accidentally triggered a nude photo scandal of Scarlett.
Nowadays, Scarlett preferred it if the public worried about what her performances on the big screen instead of what she did out of it. “I don’t talk about my private relationships anymore,” she said in the interview. “I often read many things and don’t even recognize myself in what was written,” she claimed.
Scarlett was also realistically aware that anonymity was impossible for someone of her profile. ”I dream that people stay far away from my private life,” she confessed, “But I bet that it will be always a dream…”
Scarlett Johansson starred as Natasha Kerensky, the Russian super spy Black Widow, in the billion-dollar blockbuster ‘Avengers’ movie.
May 15th, 2012 by edsel
Apparently, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are not very welcome at their new home in Bedford, NY- or perhaps they’re too welcome, considering that they already have alleged stalkers.
Perez Hilton earlier reported that the ridiculously good-looking couple of seven months bought a $2.3 million Bedford country cottage New York last month. Since then, Lively and Reynolds have been making their way around town- and the locals are apparently not happy with their supposedly standoffish behavior.
According to a source of the New York Post, the ‘Green Lantern’ co-stars recently had dinner at the Bedford Post Inn restaurant owned by Richard Gere. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively apparently suspected another couple to be stalking them.
When Lively and Reynolds left the restaurant, the other couple also got up to leave. Reynolds turned around and reportedly “snarled” at the alleged stalkers. ”Are you following me?” the ‘Green Lantern’ star demanded of the alleged stalkers.
The Huffington Post earlier reported that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were clashing with the Bedford locals. The Hollywood couple supposedly demanded that their 2-acre property purchase be kept confidential, and their behavior were described to be “over the top.”
April 17th, 2012 by faye
Actress Scarlett Johansson admitted in a recent interview with a magazine that her divorce with then-husband Ryan Reynolds was “horrible.”
The 27-year-old “Avengers” star, who graces the cover of the May issue of Vogue, told the magazine that the end of her marriage with Ryan Reynolds was “horrible” and “devastating.”
“Of course it’s horrible,” Scarlett Johansson told Vogue magazine in its May issue, which was posted online on Thursday. “It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out. This was something I never thought I would be doing. And there’s no way to navigate it. Nobody can give you the right answer. It’s never anything you want to hear. It’s a very lonely thing. It’s like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way.”
Scarlett Johansson, whose flourishing career has taken her from a Tony Award for “A View from the Bridge” to ultimate stardom as super spy Natasha Romanoff in “Iron Man 2″ and the upcoming “The Avengers” says her split from 35-year-old Ryan Reynolds was “comically amicable.” The former couple tied the knot in September 2008 and announced their separation in December 2010. The divorce was finalized in July.
Nevertheless, Scarlett Johansson did not regret getting married with Ryan Reynolds, and calls marriage “a beautiful thing. The falling in love and getting married and making that commitment. . . . I think it’s nice to know that you’re capable of loving somebody in that way. I think it’s a rare opportunity.”
The actress said that her and Ryan Reynolds’ busy schedules left them little time together. “I’m not saying [we needed] more time in the marriage, but just having more time with my ex and really clocking those hours of face time with the person you love, really live together and not having the pressure of two people that have these careers.”
As for the notion that time heals all wounds, “I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better,” Scarlett Johansson notes. “More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird. There’s no rule book. I think it’s just time.”
Aside from Ryan Reynolds, the actress didn’t elaborate much about her relationship with actor Sean Penn or Nate Naylor, the advertising executive she’s now dating.
Of Penn, Scarlett Johansson acknowledges, “We spent time together… I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other,” adding that she feels Penn is a “remarkable person.”
Scarlett Johansson says the media glare for Naylor has been “an adjustment” and “bizarre” (since he’s not a celebrity), but the actress notes, “He’s really remarkably good about it.”