France to perform CPR on Scarlett Johansson’s image — award for film career!

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I wonder who cooked this one up? Just after being cut loose by Oxfam, and becoming the darling of the right wing and a heroine of the settlers, because of her support for a business that operates out of an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank, actress Scarlett Johansson is to receive a big honor in France later this month. The news is in Figaro, which says the honor is the leading award in French cinema and will recognize the actress’s career achievement, at 29, and here is Broadway World:

Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson, who will next be seen on the big screen in Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” will be the recipient of France’s honorary Cesar Award.

She will join past Hollywood stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Kevin Costner who have also been honored with the distinguished honor. The 29-year old star may be the youngest star to receive this award.

The Cesar ceremony will be held in Paris on Feburary 24th.

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You sell your soul to Devil ( or Mammon), you prosper.

Just watch out for unintended consequences……..

interesting. i wonder when this decision was made, and by whom.

oh wow, this provides for an excellent opportunity for protestors to make a great big expression outside the event. can’t wait.

Yes, very ‘strange’ and ‘coincidental’, but to play Devil’s advocate, her husband is French and she has spoken of her willingness to live at least some of her time in France and learn the language. So it could be the French version of giving Obama the Nobel peace price; not… Read more »

On the Zionization of European political culture, incl France, see Gabriel Piterberg’s outstanding

Euro-Zionism and Its Discontents

“I wonder who cooked this one up?”

Gee, Phil, maybe it’s just that she’s a really good actress who’s been nominated for four Golden Globes.

How long are you going to play the guilt by association game? I’m sure you’re the darling of terrorists in Hamas.