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President's lover Gayet at French film awards

Julie Gayet, the woman outed as French President Francois Hollande's lover, made her first high-profile appearance since news of the affair broke when she arrived Friday at France's top film awards. Gayet, 41, wearing a black trouser suit with her long hair loose over her shoulders, arrived alone for the Cesars, France's Oscars, at the Chatelet Theatre in central Paris.

President's lover Gayet at French film awards

Julie Gayet, the woman outed as French President Francois Hollande's lover, made her first high-profile appearance since news of the affair broke when she arrived Friday at France's top film awards. Gayet, 41, wearing a black trouser suit with her long hair loose over her shoulders, arrived alone for the ceremony at the Chatelet Theatre in central Paris.

Honorary French Oscar for Paris critic Johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson is to be awarded an honorary French Oscar -- just weeks after she denounced residents of her new home Paris as "terribly rude". The American star, who is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, will receive her "Cesar" at French cinema's annual gala awards ceremony in the capital on February 28. Johansson, 29, is being recognised for a career in which she has already made nearly 35 films, having first come to the world's attention as a 14-year-old in Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer".

Honorary French Oscar for Paris critic Johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson is to be awarded an honorary French Oscar -- just weeks after she denounced residents of her new home Paris as "terribly rude". The American star, who is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, will receive her "Cesar" at French cinema's annual gala awards ceremony in the capital on February 28. Johansson, 29, is being recognised for a career in which she has already made nearly 35 films, having first come to the world's attention as a 14-year-old in Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer".

Scarlett Johansson addresses criticism over SodaStream deal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Scarlett Johansson is responding to criticism over her new ad campaign for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. The actress says in a statement released Friday to The Huffington Post that she never intended on being the face of any social or political movement as part of her affiliation with SodaStream International Ltd. The Israeli drink maker recently signed the "Her" actress as its first "global brand ambassador." She is to appear in a television ad during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

US films dominate Rome festival line-up

US director Spike Jonze's "Her" will be one of the hotly-awaited premieres at the Rome film festival, including movies starring Scarlett Johansson and Christian Bale, the festival's director said Monday. Marco Mueller, formerly the head of the Venice film festival, on Monday unveiled a line-up for November featuring Brazilian, Chilean, Iranian, Japanese, Mexican and Portuguese films. Of the 18 films in competition, 17 are world or international premieres, with a strong American and Italian presence in particular.

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors.

Britain, Japan, US films tipped to win Venice festival

Critics have tipped movies from Britain, Japan and the United States to win Venice's Golden Lion prize this year, due to be announced at the world's oldest film festival on Saturday. British director Stephen Frears provoked a hugely enthusiastic response with his charming tragi-comedy "Philomena", the true tale of a mother's search for her son after he is given up for adoption by Catholic nuns in Ireland.

Scarlett Johansson getting hitched for the second time

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (EFE).- American actress Scarlett Johansson is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, People magazine reported. "They're engaged and very happy," the magazine reported on its Web site, citing a source close to the couple. Dauriac proposed to the 28-year-old actress a month ago and gave her a vintage Art Deco-style ring. The couple went public with their relationship in November. Johansson was spotted wearing the ring this week in Italy, where she was promoting her latest flick, "Under the Skin," at the Venice International Film Festival.
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