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Scarlett Johansson not entirely over divorce from Ryan Reynolds

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Scarlett Johansson may have moved on with a new beau, ad man Nate Naylor, but that doesn't mean ex-husband Ryan Reynolds is just somebody that she used to know.

"I don't feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better," she told Vogue regarding her divorce, which the couple announced in December 2010 and finalized the following July, leaving the world tragically deprived of what might have been genetically perfect offspring.

"It's still there. More than anything, it's just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird."

Aww. OK, that almost, almost makes up for the dating-Sean-Penn thing, which started after the marriage was declared done but ended before her divorce was final ("I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other," she told the mag).  

"This was something I never thought I would be doing," she said of the split. "And there's no way to navigate it. ... It's a very lonely thing. It's like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way."

Not to worry: Johansson has plenty of company coming up on the big screen, where she'll star with Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Gwyneth Paltrow in  "The Avengers," opening May 4.

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson at "The Avengers" premiere April 11 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images


Scarlett Johansson: I was 'burdened' as my 'Avengers' character

Scarlett Johansson at "The Avengers" premiere

Scarlett Johansson has made it clear that the physical preparation for "The Avengers" was no easy feat. In the superhero film, she dons a skin-tight body suit as undercover agent Black Widow -- something she put on after months of grueling workouts and stunt training. 

But getting into the mind-set of the dark character was no easy job either, Johansson said on the red carpet at the film's Hollywood premiere Wednesday night.

"The character is awesome because she's a mercenary -- there's no funny business," the 27-year-old explained. "So just being a mercenary -- how do you get to that place? You have to be so burdened."

Johansson is only one of a handful of A-list stars featured in "The Avengers," which brings together Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner. Despite the big-name cast, director Joss Whedon said, there were no divas on set.

"These guys, they like each other, and they protect each other on a story level," the filmmaker said. "When they all get together, my biggest problem is getting them to stop giggling. I had to yell. I was like a schoolmarm."

"The Avengers" hits U.S. theaters May 4.

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson at "The Avengers" premiere. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press


Scarlett Johansson lands role as ‘Psycho’s’ Janet Leigh

Scarlett Johansson and Janet Leigh
Scarlett Johansson has some screaming to do. The blond beauty is stepping into the shoes of Janet Leigh in the new movie "Making of Psycho.”

The film, directed by Sacha Gervasi, centers on director Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and his ups and downs behind the camera of the 1960 horror flick about a woman on the run after stealing thousands from a client.

The iconic movie is best known for the shower scene in which Leigh, playing Marion Crane, is stabbed to death at the Bates Motel. James D’Arcy will play Leigh’s co-star, Anthony Perkins, and Helen Mirren is set to portray Hitchcock’s wife Alma, according to Variety.

Sources at the trade paper are already drawing parallels between Scarlett’s role as Leigh and Michelle Williams’ Oscar-nominated turn as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn.”

Before "Making of Psycho" hits theaters in 2013, look for Johansson in the new "Avengers" movie opening in May. See the actress reprise her "Iron Man 2" role as Black Widow in the new trailer, released earlier this week.

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson, left, and Janet Leigh. Credit: Jens Kalaene / EPA, left, and handout


Meet Scarlett Johansson's new beau: ad exec Nate Naylor

Meet Scarlett Johannson's new boyfriend
Scarlett Johansson has her very own Don Draper. The actress is said to be dating New York advertising executive Nate Naylor.

Following her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, the "Avengers" star has had a few brief, high-profile flings, but Naylor seems to have made an impression on the young lady. They've reportedly been seeing each another since late last summer.

"They've been dating for five months," People reports, citing a source close to ScarJo. So what do we need to know about Naylor, the tall, dark Madison Avenue dweller?

His stark and risque blog, Guts, is peppered with pictures that are both startling and erotic. Not uncommon, the Ministry thinks, for an ad man -- he must have an affinity for images that stick.

He's also hot. One colleague told People that Nate "is the most beautiful man I've ever seen in person." We'd count that as Scarlett's type.

And finally, he's no stranger to dating thespians. Naylor was reportedly cuddling with "3rd Rock From The Son" star Kirsten Johnston in 2008. And who knows what other Joan and Betty types are in his portfolio.

Best of luck, kids.

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson in 2010's "Iron Man 2." Credit: Francois Duhamel / Marvel Entertainment


Scarlett Johansson's hacked nude pics were for Ryan Reynolds

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Scarlett Johansson is saying a bit more about the nude photos hacked from her smartphone in March -- particularly that it wasn't a vanity shoot, just for her husband at the time.

Johannson says that Ryan Reynolds was the intended recipient of pictures that showed her exposed backside and upper body, but we all know who got them: everybody

"I know my best angles,” she tells Vanity Fair, adding, "they were sent to my husband ... there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno."

"Although there’s nothing wrong with that either," she maintains. 

While the culprit who lifted the shots from ScarJo, and several other famous females like Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera, was nabbed by the FBI, the case of Reynolds and Johannson's quickie divorce remains a mystery. But "The Avengers" star shed a bit of light on the time after their split. 

"I didn’t really know what to do with myself. It was such a strange time. There was nothing that was interesting to me. I had a very public separation. It was difficult. I felt very uncomfortable," she said.

Reynolds has since been linked to Blake Lively, while Johannson enjoyed a brief romance with actor Sean Penn. 

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson broods opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Woody Allen's 2005 "Match Point." Credit: Clive Coote / DreamWorks



Who gave us Scarlett Johansson naked? FBI says Christopher Chaney

Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera

Scarlett Johansson, your long, naked nightmare may be over: The FBI has arrested a man it suspects of hacking into email accounts of celebs and their friends to procure and distribute revealing personal pictures.

Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested Wednesday after a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Hackerazzi by the FBI in Los Angeles.

Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera were, along with Johansson, officially confirmed as victims courtesy of an indictment unsealed Wednesday. Their names have been frequently mentioned in connection with the story as it unfolded.

Documents: Read the eight-page, 26-count indictment

So how is Chaney alleged to have done it? The Times' celeb crime specialists Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton (Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim are on the Dr. Conrad Murray trial related to the death of Michael Jackson) heard it like this from law enforcement:

Mining details of the stars' personal lives in celebrity magazines and websites as well as Twitter and Facebook posts, Chaney looked for potential passwords that would give him access to their accounts, the FBI said. The name of a dog. A favorite movie. An old address. A sibling's nickname.

Once he cracked the password, officials charged, he hit a gold mine, gaining access to the stars' address books as well as any photos and other files saved on their emails. He used an email forwarding program that automatically duplicated any messages the stars received into his account. So even when the celebrities change their passwords, he'd know about it, officials said.

Chaney told a Florida news station that he knew what he did was wrong, but got so hooked on it he didn't know how to stop.

"It started as curiosity, and it turned to just being addictive," he told Action News in Jacksonville. "Seeing the behind-the-scenes of what's going on with the people you see on the big screen."

The FBI said Chaney didn't intend to sell the images, one of which was described by a Ministry staffer (in not so many words) as revealing that Johansson possessed a lower half granted by a higher power.

Despite saying he was sorry and posting $10,000 bond, Chaney is essentially grounded at his parents' house now, with absolutely no Internet privileges. He faces up to 121 years in prison if found guilty on all counts.

Wait till the judge gets home.

P.S.: Crime guys Blankstein and Winton are all over this and other stories daily on L.A. Now. Follow them on Twitter for timely and often juicy updates: @anblanx and @LAcrimes.

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Photos: From left, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson. Credits: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times, left; Hannes Magerstaedt / Getty Images, center; Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images


Scarlett Johansson speaks: 'I'm entitled to my privacy'

Scarlett Johansson is standing up for her privacy

Scarlett Johansson is speaking up about nude photographs of her that circulated online after they were allegedly hacked from her smartphone.

"Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy," Johansson said in an interview with CNN.

"If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong," she added. The shots that leaked in mid-September showed the "Avengers" actress nude from behind and topless from the front.

Though the shots were a far cry from the sex tapes of the world's Kim Kardashians, Johansson says their distribution felt beyond violating -- and is the kind of thing that has taken some getting used to.

"It's an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, 'Oh wait, I’m taking it back,'" Johansson said.

Scarlett has reportedly enlisted the FBI to get to the bottom of the intrusion. Meanwhile, she'll wrap up  "Avengers" with Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Downey Jr., and will appear with Matt Damon in the upcoming "We Bought a Zoo."

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 25 for Fashion Week. Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images

 


Scarlett Johansson enlists FBI over allegedly hacked naked photos

Naked pictures of Scarlett Johansson have been leaked online.

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Scarlett Johansson has reportedly contacted the FBI after naked pictures of her surfaced Wednesday on a popular viral-media website.

The 26-year-old actress' name was among 50 or so possible victims mentioned in March in connection with an investigation of a hacking ring targeting celebrities' email accounts and smartphones, looking for dirt. The somewhat fuzzy photos posted Wednesday on BuzzFeed are of a woman who appears to be Johansson, taking iPhone pictures of her own bare backside and breasts.

"The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it," an FBI official told Fox News. Sources told TMZ that the FBI would be contacted over what the ScarJo camp believed to be a criminal act.

BuzzFeed poster Donna D. noted, "I spent more time than is probably healthy trying to figure out if these are legit. ... Call me skeptical but gifts like this don't just fall out of the sky. Then again, her iPhone was hacked in March with rumors of nude photos to be forthcoming." (Several other sites followed up with censored versions of the Johansson shots; the unstoppably curious can see the still-not-safe-for-work images here.)

Vanessa Hudgens had previously been a victim of the alleged ring, with nude pictures said to have been hacked from her Gmail account also showing up online. According to TMZ, Hudgens met with law-enforcement authorities in March regarding the investigation.

Illegally accessed cellphone voice-mail messages -- brought to light in part by actor Hugh Grant -- were part of the scandal that brought down British tabloid the News of the World over the summer.

[For the record, 4:15 p.m. Sept. 14: This post originally gave Donna D.'s screen name incorrectly as Diane D.]

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Photo: Scarlett Johansson on the Academy Awards red carpet in February. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times.



Jennifer Aniston hits Spike TV Guys Choice Awards for Decade of Hotness honor

Jennifer Aniston at the Spike TV Guys Choice awards The guys have spoken, Jennifer Aniston -- well, they spoke Saturday evening in Los Angeles, where the actress scooped up a Spike TV Guys Choice Award for Decade of Hotness.

Cradling her gilded antlers and wearing a little black dress, Aniston looked before a star-packed crowd and joked, "A decade? That would put it at [2001], which is good because I had some sketchy looks in the '90s."

She also expressed her gratitude for her yoga trainer and studly male costars, such as Jason Sudeikis, who presented her the trophy.

Backstage in the green room, Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn sat together over drinks, protected by several security guards as Robert De Niro was whisked in to join them. De Niro was on hand to present the annual Brass Balls trophy to Keith Richards.

"It's a superhero party," Samuel L. Jackson remarked to awards exec producer Casey Patterson, both looking upon the likes of Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner.

Funnymen Joel McHale and Aziz Ansari watched beauties such as Minka Kelly and Mila Kunis orbit the private lounge, while "Other Guys" costars Eva Mendes and Mark Wahlberg discussed touring Afghanistan.

Photos: Spike TV's 2011 Guys Choice Awards

Speaking of the troops, Spike TV always takes good care of the men and women in uniform -- trays of Pizza Hut pizza and Coronas on ice were handy for them, and the lot got to meet some of their favorites, such as Dwayne "The Rock" JohnsonJim Carrey and basketballer Blake Griffin.

The Guys Choice Awards will air on Friday at 9 p.m. on Spike TV.

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Photo: Jennifer Aniston receives the Decade of Hotness trophy at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards, taped Saturday in Los Angeles. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images  


Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn call it quits

Scarjopenn Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn have called it quits. After a whirlwind romance, reports People, it looks like this rebound relationship ran its course.

The A-list couple caused a media blitz when they were spotted together in Cabo San Lucas in March and then reportedly moved in together in April. Baby bump buzz and a trip to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., only fueled interest in the couple.

However, things didn't seem quite so lovey dovey when ScarJo skipped out on Penn's big Cannes premiere for "Tree of Life" in May. She stayed back in the States to film "The Avengers" in New Mexico instead. So far, a source has confirmed the break up to People, but no explanation was provided.

Both actors had gone through public divorces recently. Penn and Robin Wright were officially over in July 2010; Johansson and Ryan Reynolds split in December.

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Photos: Sean Penn at a discussion about Haiti in Washington on Jan. 10; Scarlett Johansson at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood. Credits:  Alex Wong / Getty Images, left; Craig Barritt / Getty Images, right.


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