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Scarlett Wants to Sing

You would think that Scarlett would have enough on her hands as both an A-list actress and Sexiest Woman Alive. Turns out, however, that the starlet is also taking on a singing career. Now, before you start picturing her gyrating her way through a music video in short shorts and stiletto heels, here's more:

Scarlett, I am told, has signed a deal to make her first record. "Scarlett Sings Tom Waits" is being recorded now and through the winter, with a possible release next spring from Rhino Records' recently reactivated Atco label. The eventual release date will be coordinated with Johansson's movie schedule.

Fear not, though. Unlike some other recent pop tarts, Scarlett — who turns 22 next month — can actually sing; she is no Paris Hilton. Also, her choice of material is a tad more sophisticated. She's making a whole album of songs by Tom Waits, one of the premier singer-songwriters in the business.

This story sounds a little off, and we really hope the talented actress isn't about to try to become a pop star. Obviously the comparison to Tom Waits means she is not going down the Paris or Lindsay route, but still, we're not a fan of actors going into singing. Look what it did to poor Jared Leto.


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marble2 marble2 10 years
Nice choice on the Warholian banana. I always appreciate a fellow Velvet Underground fan. Scar Jo can pull this off. Think about it. If you are an actor, you are told what to do for a living behind the camera and live and die from your last role. Singing, you can write your own rules. She'll at least be able to enjoy the change, achieve a mass indie audience of people who infatuate over her. Her in concert, goddess on stage, it has a fetching mental picture. Now if she comes out with her own perfume this year then she's selling out.
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
Gee, it's not enough that she's beautiful, smoking hot, the sexiest woman around, and a talented actress, but now she's gotta sing too! Yea, colour me green with jealousy.
prettyirate1 prettyirate1 10 years
i dont know thats kinda corny
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
eh, its no "stars are blind" or whatever horse shit paris sings about so I say, go right ahead Scarlett baby :)
peepshow peepshow 10 years
As long as Scott Storch isn't in on it... it might be alright. (I will admit I don't readily know Tom Waits, sounds familiar though.)
Deba Deba 10 years
Nah! Here comes again! Why can they just stick with one thing????
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I bet she'll be good. What can't she do?
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i hope she does well! i like her.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Thanks, Sasha. The Velvet Underground are my all-time favorite band :)
sashak sashak 10 years
hell, why not? it might be descentbesides, if it does suck, it'll go away quietly...unlike Paris...
sashak sashak 10 years
again Whip...I love your av! thats one of my favorite albums! maybe she'll wanna do some lou reed next
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
LMAO @ She is no Paris Hilton!!! Parasite gets no love!!! LOL!!!
Sica Sica 10 years
Sing babe, do your best!
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Not only have I heard of Tom Waits, he and Kathleen are long time friends. They used to live nearby with their kids before moving to California full time. I had the pleasure of backing him up on a couple of songs from "Alice" when he played here. I wish Scarlett would leave his music alone. Don't start a career covering someone on an album.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
if you want to hear Tom Waits, check out TabloidPrincess's blog "Scar Jo Wants To Sing." I posted some links to his songs there last night.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
If she's covering Tom Waits songs, it's not going to be a cheesy pop record. Have any of you guys ever heatd Tom Waits?
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
I think she has a sexy voice. I'd like to hear what her singing voice sounds like. Maybe she'll be like Nicole Kidman (she was good in Moulin Rouge)
misslilyfication misslilyfication 10 years
It annoys me so much when actresses decide to become a cheesy pop singer as well. I was surprised to hear about this I didn't think she was the synthetic popt@rt type.
misslilyfication misslilyfication 10 years
It annoys me so much when actresses think they can be a cheesy pop siner as well, they should stick to what they're good at. I didn't think she'd be the synthetic poptart type.
MustHaveGoss MustHaveGoss 10 years
"money money money" Think thats a song ;)
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
on second thought, maybe she can do duet with Josh..
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
please stick to acting and being beautiful!! Im not saying she cant sing but why possibly rouin her success with singing??
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