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Scarlett Johansson is best-paid actress with £13m deal

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012    

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She will soon have three superhero movies under her belt so it's no wonder film producers are keen to get her experience on board for a fourth. Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered £13million to star in the sequel to Avengers Assemble. The monumental fee will make the 27-year-old the highest paid female actor of all time. Scarlett, who plays the role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, is being tempted to star as the character for the third time in Avengers 2. The huge fee would eclipse the £12.2million paid to Angelina Jolie for her role in The Tourist, back in 2010. Avengers Assemble became the third highest grossing movie in history by taking £936 million at the box office, and Scarlett is seen as an integral part of its success. A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Scarlett is the hottest star in Hollywood and her inclusion in the sequel is a must. 'Producers think that as the only lead woman in the film male fans have found her a key ingredient - both for sex and story appeal. She is loved by critics too.'

Johansson is the only female member of the Avengers.

— Daily Mail

Madonna treats toyboy lover by hiring out an ENTIRE cinema

It seems Madonna loves to treat her toyboy lover. For the music superstar hired out a whole cinema in Holland so they could enjoy a night at the movies. The 53-year-old was spotted strolling arm-in-arm with Brahim Zaibat in Amsterdam last Sunday as they enjoyed some quality time together. And the 24-year-old dancer looked thrilled to be getting the chance to watch a blockbuster after another hard night on her MDNA Tour. But they were not the only members of Madonna's gang who enjoyed the fun at the The Tuschinski cinema. For they were joined by her daughter Lourdes, manager Guy Oseary and magician David Blaine, who no doubt kept everyone entertained with his trademark card tricks. The Like A Prayer star was dressed relatively demurely, wearing a cardigan, knee-length skirt and glasses. Perhaps the singer insisted the group watch her latest directorial effort W.E as they enjoyed their time off. It would certainly help recoup some of the notorious $18-million bomb's budget, as it only took $860,000 at the box office. The film was memorably dismissed by Little White Lies critic Adam Woodward as "an arrogant vanity project rendered laughable by its kitschy sycophancy."

— Daily Mail

The new woman in Russell Brand's life: his yoga teacher

Russell Brand ended his relationship with Katy Perry amid reports that her partying lifestyle was increasingly at odds with his sobriety and growing love for meditation and yoga. And the rumours seem to be confirmed by the Rock of Ages star's increasing closeness to his Kundalini teacher, Tej Kaur Khalsa. An odd match at first sight, teacher and student stepped out last Saturday in Los Angeles to attend a meeting in support of homeless teenagers. Russell wore his signature grungy garb of ripped jeans, a ripped T-shirt and a black fedora hat, with dark sunglasses and an array of prayer beads on his wrist and neck. He carried a plastic bag which said: 'Be the change you want to see in the world.'

His yoga teacher, who goes simply by the name of Tej with her students at Golden Bridge yoga centre in Hollywood, was dressed head-to-toe in white. Tej was a guest of Russell's when he hosted the MTV Awards last month, and the 37-year-old actor and comedian practises Kundalini yoga regularly at Golden Bridge in Los Angeles. While most Hollywood celebrities go to great expense to hire yoga teachers in the privacy of their own homes, Brand is one of the few who practises in public classes.

— Daily Mail

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