Johansson goes public with her engagement
Apparently love didn’t get lost in translation for Scarlett Johansson, who is engaged to a Frenchman and onetime journalist.
Johansson’s rep, Marcel Pariseau, confirmed her engagement to Romain Dauriac on Thursday. Pariseau said no date was set for their wedding.
Johansson, 28, whose marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds ended in 2010, is generally reluctant to talk about her private life, but has explained what she does and doesn’t want in a relationship.
“I don’t like jealous behavior,” she told Marie Claire magazine in an interview earlier this year. “It’s really unattractive because it shows a sort of insecurity.”
Johansson starred in “Lost in Translation” and was in Italy this week promoting “Under the Skin” when the large diamond ring on her left hand started getting attention.
Baldwin podcast garners MSNBC show
MSNBC’s prime-time lineup is getting some star power with Alec Baldwin, at least for one night a week.
The cable news network announced Thursday that the actor will host “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” a current events and culture talk show to air Friday nights. The show is modeled after a podcast he’s been doing for WNYC radio in New York, interviewing personalities like David Letterman, Dick Cavett and Republican political strategist Ed Rollins. The network said the show will begin in October.
Plea deal ends Struthers DUI case
Maine prosecutors have dropped a drunk-driving charge against actress Sally Struthers under an agreement in which she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Struthers didn’t have to appear in court in Alfred, Maine, last week when her plea was entered to a charge of driving to endanger. The Portland Press Herald reported she was ordered to pay $1,210 in fines and fees, and her driver’s license was suspended for a month.
The 66-year-old Struthers is best known for her role as Gloria Stivic in the 1970s TV sitcom “All in the Family.”
Police arrested her on Sept. 12, 2012, in the resort town of Ogunquit where she was performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse in the musical “9 to 5.”
The birthday bunch
Comedian JoAnne Worley is 78. Country singer David Allan Coe is 74. Rock singer-musician Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 70. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 69. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 66. Country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller is 61. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 55. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow is 55. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 50. Actress Rosie Perez is 49. Rhythm and blues singer Macy Gray is 46. Rock singer Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) is 42. Rapper Foxy Brown is 35.