Scarlett Johansson is kind of annoyed
Scarlett Johansson can laugh about it now, but the pillow-lipped actress says she was taken back and embarrassed by the huge media coverage of her so-called "e-mail relationship" with Barack Obama. "It seemed to me to be like a product of extreme sexism, and I kept thinking to myself, 'God, if this was just, like, Kal Penn or George Clooney or any of the other (Obama) surrogates or supporters ... there wouldn't be (any) question about it. Nobody would even talk about it," she said.
Johansson, a vocal supporter of Obama, told the Web site Politico.com in June that she and the Democratic presidential hopeful had been trading e-mails. Obama later told reporters that Johansson doesn't have his personal e-mail address, and that his assistant forwarded one message from Johansson to which he replied.
ScarJo told the AP that "it was manipulated into such an unfortunate media frenzy of kind of a nonstory."
"We're just enjoying our time," she said. "We're just recently — very recently — engaged. So, you know, we're just taking it easy. And no big plan yet. ... I mean, I'm 23. There's no reason to rush into it. Everything feels very natural and relaxed."
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne