Scarlett and Barack
not e-mail buds
Maybe it was just wishful e-mailing on Scarlett Johansson's part. The actress and active supporter of presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama recently told the web site politico.com, "You'd imagine that someone like the senator, who is constantly traveling and constantly 'on' — how can he return these personal e-mails? But he does and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them." Scarlett also gushed that the senator is a "huge movie lover" and "knows who every actor is" and that his favorite performance was Scarlett's role in Lost in Translation. However, the senator has downplayed any relationship between them, saying, "She sent one e-mail to Reggie [his 26-year-old personal assistant], who forwarded it to me. I write saying, 'Thank you, Scarlett, for doing what you do,' and suddenly we have this e-mail relationship."