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  • Everything you need to know about SodaStream’s move

    3 weeks ago

    SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its...

  • Coen Brothers tap Clooney, Johansson for all-star studio comedy

    3 weeks ago

    Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, Universal Pictures said on Wednesday.

    "Hail, Caesar!," scheduled for release Feb. 5, 2016,...

  • Actress Scarlett Johansson gives birth to daughter

    September 5, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to a girl, her first child with her journalist fiance, the actress' representative confirmed on Thursday.

    Johansson, 29, and French journalist Romain Dauriac welcomed daughter Rose, the first child for both of them. The couple have been engaged since September 2013.

    The "Captain America" actress was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds. They divorced in 2011.

    Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Lisa Shumaker

  • ‘Chef’ and the redefining of starving artist

    By Melissa Weller

    May 14, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Talk about food for the Seoul.

    For decades, writer/director/actor Jon Favreau has been a staple in the film world, indie and beyond. All over the map, he appeared alongside Keanu Reeves in The Replacements and in other kooks like Daredevil, then turned around and directed the...

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  • FHM’s rates sexiest Jewish women in the world

    May 8, 2014 | 9:45 am

    If you’ve been holding your breath, you can exhale. And then inhale. And exhale again. FHM’s ranking of the 100 sexiest women in the world is out, and there are a whole bunch of Jewesses on them.

    Two JTA favorites make the Top 10: Mila Kunis (#6) and Scarlett Johansson (#10). According to Haaretz, Emily Ratajkowski (#4) is of Polish-Jewish descent on her mother’s side.

    Check out Haaretz’s post for the other Jews on the list.

  • Don’t call her ScarJo

    April 10, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    It turns out that Scarlett Johansson, everyone’s favorite Jewish ‘it’ girl, has a beef with fans: the 29-year- old actress hates the nickname ScarJo.

    “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant,” she said in the May issue of Glamour...

  • ‘Under the Skin’ sets Scarlett ablaze

    By Melissa Weller

    April 9, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    Scarlett Johansson has had a very busy year, least of which from dealing with the Oxfam and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions hoopla we’ve covered so extensively. With two box-office smashes opening last weekend and fresh from her role in the Oscar-contended Her, Johansson is...

  • At AIPAC, Scarlett fever

    March 5, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Scarlett Johansson, fresh out of her SodaStream battles, declined to attend this year’s annual American Israel Political Affairs Committee policy conference. She’s in Paris, picking up an honorary Celeste award and promoting her latest releases, the New York Times reported.

    She...

  • Johansson in post-SodaStream interview: I am not a role model

    February 27, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    Actress Scarlett Johansson said in her first interview since the SodaStream blowup that she is not “a role model.”

    “I don’t see myself as being a role model,” she said in an interview published Thursday in Dazed and Confused magazine, adding that she “did not want to step into...

  • A victory against anti-Israel BDS

    February 26, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Israelis and supporters of Israel are increasingly concerned about international pressure — and with good reason. There was last year’s directive from the European Union, which threatened important Israel-EU cooperation; the recent uproar about SodaStream, which brought Israel...

  • Lena Dunham on photos of boyfriend with ScarJo: ‘My mind is going to explode’

    February 24, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend. Relatable, right? Well, yeah, except for that her boyfriend, rock guitarist Jack Antonoff, used to date Scarlett Johansson.

    It seems Dunham was perusing a little obsession...

  • BDS and Oxfam — major Super Bowl fail

    February 19, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    The political war against Israel, waged through a highly aggressive campaign of “boycotts, divestment and sanctions” (BDS), received its biggest defeat at the Super Bowl in New York and on hundreds of millions of screens around the world. The commercials, including one for the...

  • How John Kerry destroyed what Scarlett Johansson built

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 12, 2014 | 8:30 am

    In her response to the criticism of her collaboration with SodaStream, Scarlett Johansson gave a winning argument: “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine. SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to...

  • After Oxfam-SodaStream-Superbowl SCANDAL, Scarlett Johansson sticks with her team

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 30, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    A Hollywood actress. An endorsement deal. And an international imbroglio. It’s a field full of plays and the Superbowl hasn’t even started yet.

    When Scarlett Johansson signed a multi-year, worldwide endorsement deal with the Israeli company SodaStream, pivoting around a seductive...

  • ScarJo severs Oxfam ties over fundamental differences on BDS

    January 30, 2014 | 11:45 am

    Actress Scarlett Johansson ended her relationship with Oxfam following a protracted debate over her role as spokeswoman for the Israeli company SodaStream.

    Johansson in a statement Wednesday said she and the humanitarian organization have “a fundamental difference of opinion in...

  • Soda goes pop! And Scarlett Johansson

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 29, 2014 | 8:19 pm

    Blood bubbles is the new blood libel.

    That’s the going description of the fizzy liquid produced by SodaStream International, a company that manufactures a home carbonation device in the occupied West Bank and whose creators are Israeli.

    Earlier this month, The New York Times...

  • Watch: Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Super Bowl ad

    January 28, 2014 | 10:23 am

    Scarlett Johansson’s decision to act as spokesperson for the Israeli firm SodaStream has been controversial from the get-go. Forget the debate over whether or not it’s okay to represent a company with a factory in the West Bank, or whether or not Oxfam should ditch her, though....

  • Scarlett Johansson to star in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad

    January 13, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie “Her,” has just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish actress has been chosen as SodaStream’s “Global Spokesperson” and will star in its upcoming Super Bowl ad.

    In the commercial,...

  • Tomorrow's techtopia pulls today's heart strings:
    Thoughts on a Spike Jonze love story

    By Melissa Weller

    January 7, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    Some time ago, a friend of mine was having trouble with his longtime girlfriend. One day, while having some boneheaded conversation about the psychological implications of bullet trains or something equally inconsequential, he says, “Gotta run, she’s home. We fought again this...

  • Scarlett Johansson is the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

    October 8, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Esquire magazine has named Scarlett Johansson the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2013.

    The 28-year-old “Don Jon” star is the only person to earn the title twice, having first scored the crown back in 2006.

    A couple of other related “seconds”: Johansson, who in the seven years since...

  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

  • Scarlett Johansson: Kenyans and Americans all want to work

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 29, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Scarlett Johansson took time from her movie-star day job to speak with Arianna Huffington about poverty and her commitment to making the world a better place. 

    “There are people in America who are absolutely desperate right now, who have no means to support their families, who have...

  • Scarred! Scarlett Johansson nude photos leak onto Web

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 14, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Here’s a line no movie star ever wants written about them: “Scarlett Johansson is the latest celebrity wrapped up in a nude photo scandal,” this, according to cbsnews.com, though of all the actresses subject to this type of news/gossip/scandal, Johansson’s misfortune is likely...

  • The new Jewess: A rising generation of actresses overturns old tropes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 10, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    The year is 1950. The setting is a dimly lit movie studio backlot. It’s the middle of the night, and an attractive young woman named Betty Schaefer is explaining to her screenwriting partner why she became a writer instead of what she really wanted to be — an actress. The movie...

  • ScarJo complains home cluttered with comics

    By Adam Wills

    September 14, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    Scarlett Johansson, who plays Russian super spy Black Widow in “Iron Man 2,” says her home is being overrun with comic books because of all the research she and hubby Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” have done for their roles. And while this sounds...

  • Scarlett Johansson marries in Canada UPDATED

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 28, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot over the weekend, but no one knows whether it was a Jewish wedding…

    Johansson is outspoken about her Judaism. She has been called “the kosher Danish” because of her father’s Scandinavian background, but according to Wikipedia, her...

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