Scarlett Johansson is lending her voice to a mouthwatering new venture as the narrator of a foodie podcast.
She previously provided the sultry voice of Samantha in cyber-romance Her by filmmaker Spike Jonze. And her new venture could prove similarly mesmerising.
Scarlett is heard in a new foodie podcast from New York's fine food emporium Dean & DeLuca. Although she isn't officially identified, the actress' dulcet tones were heard by an eagle-eared listener.
She reportedly features in 12 episodes of the Prince Street podcast which is hosted by food journalist Howie Kahn, according to PageSix.com.
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Movie Icon Jane Fonda Hosts Frequent Star-studded Dance Parties At Her Los Angeles Home, With Actress Ellen Page, Comedienne Chelsea Handler And Directors Bennett Miller And Spike Jonze Among Her Regular Guests.
The Barbarella star reveals she and her longtime boyfriend, record producer Richard Perry, love to invite friends of all ages over just to show off their moves without the fear of anyone passing judgement.
During an appearance on America's The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday (04Jun15), she explained, "My boyfriend and I like to dance. I spent 20 years in Atlanta; you don't have a party in Atlanta that's fun if you're not dancing. And out here (in Los Angeles), everybody's so worried about being right, looking good... and so we decided we were just gonna have parties that had no purpose except for people to dance..."
Fonda, 77, continued, "There's a core group (of guests). There's Chelsea Handler and Mary MCCormack, Catherine Keener, the directors Bennett Miller, Spike Jonze... Ellen Page... She dances like a little ladybug, it's so cute!"
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Kanye West Is Reportedly Developing A Tv Series With Director Spike Jonze.
The Stronger hitmaker has teamed up with the Oscar-winning writer/filmmaker to create a programme for new U.S. network Vice, according to the New York Times.
The duo is reportedly in the early stages of planning the series, but they have worked together many times before - Jones directed West's music videos for Flashing Lights, Otis and Only One.
The rapper previously attempted to find success on the small screen with a satirical comedy series for HBO in 2007, but the pilot was not picked up by studio bosses.
Actress Carey Mulligan Regrets Passing On Director Spike Jonze's Acclaimed Movie Her.
The An Education star was offered the role of Catherine in the 2013 film, but felt she had to say no.
She tells WSJ magazine, "I'd just done four jobs in a row; I was about to collapse. But I watched it and thought, 'Dammit, that was brilliant'. I won't let that happen again."
The role eventually went to Rooney Mara.
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Spike Jonze appeared on Newsnight to discuss 'Her' and things got really awkward.
‘Her’ director Spike Jonze found out on 'Newsnight', what happens when an innovative American director appears on a British news programme to discuss his latest film. The answer is, it gets really really awkward. Check out these Top 10 moments from Jonze's chat with journalist Emily Maitlis.
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Director Spike Jonze has been hit with a lawsuit by two writers who claim his film Her borrows ideas from a script they penned years earlier.
Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender claim they submitted a screenplay for a film called Belv in 2011 to Caa, the agency which represents Jonze, but were told the company did not accept unsolicited scripts, according to Tmz.com.
The pair reportedly noticed alleged similarities between their film and Jonze's movie when Her hit cinema screens last year (13) and have filed legal documents claiming the director took ideas from their screenplay.
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With only a hint of a futuristic setting, Spike Jonze takes a remarkably honest look at human emotions as a man and his computer's intelligent operating system fall madly in love with each other. Utterly grounded in believable characters and situations, this is a boldly inventive exploration of how we connect with each other. It's also one of the most involving, witty and evocative movies of the year.
It's set just a few years into the future, when we've essentially done away with keyboards and talk to our phones and computers. So Theodore (Phoenix) works in a company that writes letters for people who want a more tactile way of communicating. While trying not to let his recent divorce from Caroline (Mara) influence his work, his friends (Adams and Letscher) set him up on a blind date with a sexy woman (Wilde). But he's not quite ready to move on until he begins opening up to his new interactive operative system, which calls herself Samantha (voiced by Johansson). And she has such an open-hearted personality that Theodore can't help but fall for her.
The film has a breezy, fable-like tone that allows heavy themes to emerge without weighing us down. Indeed, the central idea is that relationships are difficult because we can't help but evolve individually, which sometimes means drifting apart. Obviously, this has huge ramifications when your partner is a limitless computer mind that will never stop expanding. But Theodore doesn't want to think about this; he is frightened by the idea that Samantha is changing. Yes, despite the vaguely surreal premise, the film is packed with things we readily identify with.
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'Him' doesn't actually feature Rogen, but that doesn't make it any less funnier
Her might not be the most prominent Oscar contender, but it is still one helluva movie
First off we were treated to a Phillip Seymour Hoffman-featuring parody of the new Spike Jonze movie Her, one that used cut-up snippets of the Oscar-winner's film repertoire in place of Scarlett Johansson's soothing utterances. Last night (25 Jan.) we saw Jonah Hill lampoon the film on Saturday Night Live, but earlier this week we're sure the best parody of them all was uploaded on to YouTube.
'Him' doesn't actually star any big names, but it does feature one heck of a good impression of the loveable Canadian comic Seth Rogen. The YouTube channel Paul Gale Comedy created and uploaded the parody, which pokes fun at the Oscar contender as well as gently ribbing Rogen, mocking his penchant for da 'erb and also mirroring his distinctive laugh spot on. It's probably the best portrayal of Seth Rogen since Seth Rogen played Seth Rogen in This Is The End.
Golden Globes successes brought Oscar nominations speculation this week as movie awards overshadow all other news.
Golden Globes Glory: Last weekend's Golden Globe awards set hearts racing ahead of March's Oscars with plenty of deserving winners next to a few jaw-dropping snubs. 12 Years A Slave predictably came out on top with the big gong but a few unpredictabilities set award odds and Oscars speculation askew. Newbie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine saw off rivals to claim two awards whilst Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett took the leading lady award alongside Dallas Buyers Club's for the men.
Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón stole Best Director from Steve McQueen whilst Breaking Bad and Behind The Candelabra snatched the big TV awards. The surprise wins also made for some truly memorable speeches too, with Elisabeth Moss exclamation of "Oh s**t!" and Jacqueline Bisset's sweary ramble marking two particular highlights. Read about all the winners here.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman earned her first Academy Award nod for The Moon Song, the track she wrote for Jonze's acclaimed film.
While she wasn't expecting the recognition, Karen O is grateful to Jonze for prompting her to tackle her on stage speaking fears.
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