Above Scarlett Johansson at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma.
Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson will not be eligible for the Golden Globes for her role in Her, which is released on January 10.
Johansson, who plays an electronic voice, ‘Samantha’, in the film, directed by Spike Jonze, is not seen on screen. The Academy Awards and Screen Actors’ Guild say she is eligible, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has decided otherwise.
The film is being released through Warner Bros. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore. Samantha, a Siri-like personal assistant, is his love interest.
Johansson has already taken the best actress prize at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma (Rome Film Festival) for her role in Her.
Andy Serkis, who, through CGI, played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and CĂŠsar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has been the subject of studio campaigns for their roles, but they have proved unsuccessful.
Johansson remains eligible for her role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon.
Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 12.
Model and Wag Irina Shayk, who dates Cristiano Ronaldo, appears in a shoot by Alix Malka for the latest issue of 7 Hollywood magazine.
The ‘Fantasy’ issue for winter 2013â14 also features Laetitia Casta, Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld, Jared Leto, Elle Fanning and Courtney Love.
The bi-annual magazine has an avant-garde slant, and each of the featured celebrities gets their own cover, shot in the same style.
In tune with 7 Hollywoodâs editorial style, Shayk appears in various PVC items, including what appears to be a new take on a firefighter’s uniform.
Russian-born Shayk, 27, who was covered as a ‘social influencer’ in Lucire issue 28, will go from modelling to actress in the 2014 movie, Hercules: the Thracian Wars. She has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and made the cover in 2011.
Tilda Swinton celebrated her 53rd birthday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, during its sixth annual Film Benefit cocktail hour. She is the first actress to be honoured by the benefit.
Arrivals in Lucireâs video below New Zealand’s fast-rising songstress Lorde, Jessica Biel, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Karlie Kloss, Alexa Chung, Sofia Coppola, 12 Years a Slaveâs Lupita Nyong’o, Brit Marling, and Cory Kennedy. Other celebrity guests at the event include David Bowie, Ralph Fiennes, outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Zac Posen and Bong Joon-ho.
Swinton joked, ‘My last birthday party was when I was nine and we had a trampoline, but who knew 53 would top even that?’
Swinton had performed at the museum earlier this year as part of an installation, The Maybe, where she had to lie in a glass box for the day.
Earlier honorees include Pedro AlmodĂłvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, and Quentin Tarantino.
Zeo, a new soft drink from Freedrinks Ltd., launches this summer with an advertising campaign starring the Ukrainian-born British actress Vera Filatova, best known for her role as Elena in Channel 4âs Peep Show.
The dramatic advertisement sees Filatova ride on horseback through ice, then a forest where she is chased by wolves, before reaching a London bar.
The campaign cost ÂŁ4Â·2 million, highlighting the drink’s ‘refreshing and surprising tingling taste sensation,’ says the company.
The drink targets a premium market and has fewer than 60 calories, with no artificial ingredients. It is meant to be served “Russian-style”, chilled at 4Â°C and without ice.
The frozen scenes are real: Freedrinks, collaborating with Enter and Framestore, went to the Arctic Circle with a team of 60 for the filming, over six days.
The advertisement was directed by Paul Shearer, creative director of Enter.
The latest model for Austrian-born celebrity photographer Manfred Baumann is New York-born actress Leah Remini, who was shot in Los Angeles. She is currently filming her series Family Tools, the US remake of BBC3âs White Van Man.
Remini was best known for her role in The King of Queens. In Family Tools, she plays Terry, a massage therapist, and the younger sister of Tony. The series ran for two seasons in the UK.
Baumann’s publicity team notes that Remini has family in Austria and was delighted to work with him. The shoot took place at Beachwood Studio in Hollywood.
He says, ‘Leah is a warm, lovely and funny character and her original voice is by far more sexy than the [dubbed] German voice.’
Meanwhile, Baumann is working on a travel book with National Geographic, which will be released in Wien in the autumn.