Several unflattering paparazzi photos of Scarlett Johansson running with Sean Penn and a very noticeable belly bulge sparked rumors this week of a possible pregnancy and/or a weight problem.
Since a pregnancy has been firmly denied by her rep, who also claims that Scarlett “is in the best shape of her life,” the Dish Rag did some research to find a cure for ScarJo’s plight.
First off, you are not alone, Scarlett. I think I speak for millions of women who have similar tummy trouble; the inability to lose annoying belly fat. I call mine my Famine Pouch since I would surely be able to survive a few weeks in the wilderness without food. I could live off the annoying excess blubber stored just below my belly button.
Liam Neeson — star of the new film, “Unknown,” talked at the LA junket on Saturday (Feb. 5) about his new career as an action hero at age 58. Oops. Make that 37. He also said he is reminded of Burt Lancaster who famously said of his varying film career: “I act with my hair.”
Neeson explained that Lancaster used to put on a hairpiece for the big studio movies and leave it off for art house films. This, of course, begged the question, “Did you wear a wig in this movie?” Neeson skirted that query and got right to another reporter’s deeper probe on how he stays in shape for physically demanding roles such as the lead in this admirable homage to Alfred Hitchcock‘s suspenseful classics.
The former boxer professed to do “the usual thing” to stay fit and “my own private stuff.” Then he cracked everyone up by throwing the real secret — “Lots of sex” – out there. After which he grinned and said, “That’ll open it up.”
Interestingly, no one asked a follow-up question or a question about his rumored relationship with his beautiful “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” costar Australian actress Laura Brent. And that shows how much the reporters respect Neeson, who had to deal with the shocking sudden death of his beloved wife, Natasha Richardson in 2009, after what was thought to be a minor skiing accident brought on a brain bleed.