Uh-oh! We're all in big trouble, people. Scarlett Johansson has expressed her irritation with the general public who calls her "ScarJo", via a Glamour interview. The 29-year-old cover girl is 100 percent over being called ScarJo, the Daily Mail reports. In fact, she's always hated the nickname, calling it insulting. "I associate that name with, like, pop star," the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star told the mag. ScarJ... er, Johansson later said her famous moniker "sounds tacky. It's lazy and flippant. ... There's something insulting about it." But there are so many S's and letters in general in her name! What does she expect from us? Johansson also talked about people viewing her as a sex symbol. "Actresses get stupid questions asked of them all the time, like, 'How do you stay sexy?' or 'What's your sexiest quality?' All these ridiculous things you would never ask a man,'" she explained. "When I made Lost in Translation, I was 17. Now I'm 29. ... That's a normal side effect of being a young actor," she said. "You're captured in a certain time of your life, and it's hard for people to move past that." That and catchy nicknames.
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St. Pete native still on 'Voice'
Bartender and Justin Timberlake doppelganger Jake Barker has made it past the Battle Rounds on The Voice and made it to the playoffs. The St. Petersburg native, 28, was stolen by Adam Levine after Usher let Barker go from his team, and he competed for Team Adam last night. Adam paired Barker with Brittnee Camelle, and they boldly chose to sing one of Usher's songs, Climax. The falsetto-filled jam ended up working in Barker's favor, showing off his ability to sing really high and still sound pretty good. The Timberlake-ness was out in full force. So now Barker heads to the playoffs, which start next week with the top 20 artists. If he makes it through that round, he'll join the 12 remaining singers in the live shows. Watch Barker's Battle Round performance at tampabay.com/blogs/media. - Michelle Stark, Times staff writer
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Don't worry, that stuffed mascot was returned to Willie Nelson
It's okay, everyone. We can all go about our normal business now, because the stuffed varmint that serves as Willie Nelson's on-stage mascot has been returned. The stuffed carcass named Ol' Dillo was stolen from Nelson's Las Vegas-area show while the country music legend was greeting audience members at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort last week. Westin marketing director Matt Boland told the Associated Press that Nelson's crew called from the road in the middle of the night to request that the resort check its surveillance footage after they realized the armadillo was missing. Boland was outside the hotel the next morning when a man drove up and handed him a shoebox and instructions to return it to Nelson. The dead 'dillo, safe and sound, was sent to Willie in California.
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