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Scarlett Johansson Hates Being a Sex Symbol

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is fed up of being "an object of desire."

The 29-year-old star, who is pregnant with her first child with her French journalist fiance, Romain Dauriac, plans to embrace the aging process and claims she feels less pressure to look perfect as she gets older.

"I don't want to be the ingenue any more. That part I'm happy about. It's nice to be glamorous, but I don't want to always have to be trendy and glamorous and an object of desire. I don't want to be stuck in that forever. Because it doesn't last," she said.

But Scarlett also told The Weekend Australian magazine that she believes that Hollywood's leading men aren't subjected to as much criticism: "With [male actors] it just doesn't happen the same way. You can be every woman's fantasy and nobody thinks twice about the fact that you have eight kids or whatever."

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Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen Scandal: It’s Guesswork

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson has broken her silence over the Woody Allen scandal.

After Allen's estranged daughter Dylan called out the Match Point actress in an open letter for her assocation with her father (whom she has accused of sexually abusing her as a child), Johansson has made a statement on the issue:

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on... That just feels irresponsible to me... I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash... I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork... I don’t know anything about it... It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other."

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Scarlett Johansson Quits Role as Oxfam Ambassador

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson has quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam.

The 29-year-old actress - who has been working with Oxfam since 2007 - has stepped away from actively supporting the charity which opposes all trade from Israeli settlements due to a "fundamental difference of opinion."

Scarlett's move comes after she received criticism for her support of SodaStream - a home soda maker - which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. "Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years. She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam," a statement released stated.

Oxfam wishes the brunette beauty luck with future endeavors but accepts their different stance meant they were "incompatible." The charity said, "While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms. Johansson's role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador. Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support. Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law."


Scarlett Johansson in No Rush for Wedding

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Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson is in no rush to get married.

The Her actress - who got engaged to Romain Dauriac in the summer - insisted she is too busy preparing for her role as Black Widow in much-anticipated superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron.

When asked by Parade magazine if she had started on wedding plans, she said, "No, I'm busy planning Avengers 2 right now! That's my main focus. I've never been a big planning kind of person. I'd never share it with anybody, but I think more than anything I feel really fortunate to have had this amazing year professionally."

The star insisted the big day is the one aspect of her life she can just take as it comes, and "let that happen organically" while she stays "relaxed." She added, "And I think when all that smoke settles I'll be able to... I don't feel like I need to rush that part of my life. I can let that happen organically. Right now it feels like a time to enjoy and be relaxed and that's what works for us."


Scarlett Johansson Is Engaged

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Scarlett Johansson and Roman DauriacScarlett Johansson is engaged to Romain Dauriac.

The Under the Skin star, 28, who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds for two years before their divorce was finalized in June 2011, is set to tie the knot with the French journalist, who popped the question approximately one month ago.

"They're engaged and very happy," a source close to the couple confirmed the news to People.com today. A spokesperson for the blonde beauty declined to comment on the news.

The couple began dating in November after being introduced by mutual friends, just weeks after the actress split from her boyfriend of one year Nate Taylor. Earlier this week Scarlett was spotted wearing a diamond ring at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. She was previously spotted wearing an ornate gold ruby ring in July but friends dismissed reports she was engaged at the time, saying it was "simply a piece of jewelry."


Scarlett Johansson Delays Family for Her Career

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is having too much "fun" with her career to start a family yet. The 28-year-old actress - who is dating French journalist Romain Dauriac - definitely wants to have kids in the future but at the moment she is enjoying such a productive and rewarding period of acting she doesn't want to take time out to have a baby.

Scarlett's recent films include We Bought a Zoo, The Avengers and Hitchcock, and she has five films coming out in the next 18 months, including another outing as super-spy Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Speaking in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, she said, "Eventually I want to have a family, and that would be my focus, but right now I'm having fun with it. There have been times in my career where I've struggled to find ... I was stuck for a while. It was more difficult, maybe, to find the right thing to do. Now I'm enjoying a really productive, creative period."

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Scarlett Johansson Won’t Rule Out Political Career

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is debating a move into politics.

The 28-year-old actress - who was a vocal supporter of Barack Obama during his US presidential re-election campaign - has refused to rule out an expanded role. Speaking in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar, she said, "Do I imagine myself having a full-on political career? That seems like a stretch. But who knows? I don't limit the possibilities. If I have more time, I may be able to lend a bigger voice to politics. I never close the door on those kinds of things."

Such a career move wouldn't be a big surprise coming from the Avengers star, whose family taught her the importance of being "politically active." She explained, "I come from a politically active family. To be an active member of the community, to be a responsible citizen and to engage politically have always been part of my awareness and part of my life. More than anything else, I believe that if everyone exercised the right to vote, the right choice would be made by the nation as a whole."


Scarlett Johansson Suing French Publisher

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is suing a French publisher for using her name in a bestselling novel without her permission.

The 28-year-old actress is unhappy about being featured in the book, The First Thing We Look At, and is seeking compensation and damages from JC Lattes for "breach and fraudulent use of personal rights," and is also seeking a ban on "future transfer of rights and adaptations of the book."

The book's author Gregoire Delacourt told French newspaper Le Figaro that he is "stunned" that the actress is taking legal action against the book, which was published in France on March 20, because he claims, "this corresponds with the fantasies of our times." The novel reportedly tells the story of a mechanic who meets a woman in need, who he believes to be the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star because they look almost identical.

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Scarlett Johansson Engaged?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Dating, Engagements, Rumors

Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson has sparked rumors she is engaged.

The 28-year-old actress - who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds for two years before their divorce was finalized in June 2011 - was spotted with a huge diamond ring on her engagement finger while strolling around New York with her French boyfriend of three months Romain Dauriac.

The Hitchcock star was sporting a pear-cut diamond ring as she wandered around the East Village with the 30-year-old journalist, according to the MailOnline.com.

The couple began dating in November after being introduced by mutual friends, just weeks after the actress split from her boyfriend of one year Nate Taylor. Scarlett was previously said to have been desperate to keep her relationship with Romain, who is the former editor of French urban art magazine Clark, and is now the manager of a creative agency - under wraps since they met.


Scarlett Johansson Dating French Journalist

Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson's new mystery boyfriend has been identified as Romain Dauriac. The Hitchcock actress - who split from boyfriend Nate Taylor last month - only recently began dating the French journalist after being introduced by mutual friends.

A source told the MailOnline that the 27-year-old actress has been desperate to keep her relationship with 30-year-old Romain - who is the former editor of French urban art magazine Clark, and is now the manager of a creative agency - under wraps since they met. Both Scarlett and Romain are close friends with French tattoo artist Fuzi, who earlier this month tattooed Scarlett with a horseshoe and the message "Lucky You," on her rib cage.

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