Sean Penn is turning out to be a half-decent boyfriend for Scarlett Johansson


I’m so sad that we don’t have the new photo of Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn in Washington, DC over the weekend. You can see the photo here, at People Mag. ScarJo has dyed her hair red, and she and Sean are holding hands, and Scar has a little bit of a belly. Unfortunately, we don’t have ANY photos of Scarlett at the White House correspondents’ dinner over the weekend, but we do have some new pics of Sean Penn in Washington, lurking behind Michael Stipe and generally looking surly and crusty.

After a series of romantic-looking sightings, Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson all but confirmed their coupledom with the ultimate public display of affection for super-private stars. Hand holding.

They were spotted in the incriminating position Saturday night, outside a White House Correspondents’ Dinner after-party in Washington, D.C.

Johansson – wearing an Elie Saab cocktail dress and newly auburn hair – started the evening off with her brother, Hunter Johansson, in attendance of the annual event before joining up with Penn at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg bash. They reportedly left together around 2:30 a.m.

In addition to their cozy outings close to home, Johansson and Penn have also been seen together in Mexico.

The actress’s husband of two years, Ryan Reynolds, filed for divorce in December.

[From People]

Wow, Sean Penn seems like a half-decent boyfriend, honestly. He drops everything to be Scarlett’s date to her agent’s wedding, he flies to Washington to be her date at a big media event. They’re probably living together, and the pregnancy rumors are flying, and still, Sean is sticking with it. I’m really starting to think that Sean has a full-blown case of biscuit-haze. It’s kind of nice, right? I mean, I wouldn’t have imagined this dynamic, but they actually seem to… gasp!… care about each other.

Oh, here’s a photo of ScarJo in profile at the Vanity Fair party on Saturday. Yes, that’s Bradley Cooper! SCANDAL. You can see more photos (THE HAMM!) at the VF slideshow here.


UPDATE: More photos of ScarJo – she didn’t look pregnant on the red carpet!




Photos courtesy of WENN and Vanity Fair.

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  1. kayla says:

    Ok, it’s one thing to have a few bloated days, but she’s been looking pregnant for weeks now, especially in that People pic…

  2. Janna says:

    Scar will break his heart eventually. I’m sure he is wild about her. Why wouldn’t he be? Young, beautiful, voluptuous, successful, lowkey as far as hating lots of publicity, like him.

    But she is very young and works on lots of movies with hotties. Another onset love affair will happen after she’s over his mood swings and controlling nature.

  3. jen says:

    I’d love to know what Madonna thinks about this junk.

  4. brin says:

    @Janna, ITA, I don’t think she is likely to settle down anytime soon.

  5. dorothy says:

    I saw the photos of them walking into the White House dinner..I’m calling it now….she’s totally pregnant.

  6. mln76 says:

    Remembering how physically abusive he was with Madonna and the way he had Robin Wright sequestered in her home for a dozen years the more serious about Scarlett he is the more scary the situation seems. And yeah she does look to be sporting a baby bump but hopefully its just a pot belly from too much booze and food.

  7. Kevin says:

    Who is saving Haiti if Sean ain’t? He said he was the only one doing anything!

  8. Crash2GO2 says:

    She looks very pretty with the red hair. And her tummy looks high and pregnant. Not like a fat belly pooch to me.

  9. Marjalane says:

    I can’t believe you want to call him a decent boyfriend just because he’s willing to travel to get laid. He was willing to travel to knock his previous wife around and to procure hookers too. He’s still and always will be, the same Sean Penn.

  10. Samigirl says:

    I saw that pic on tmz, and my jaw dropped. If she isn’t knocked up, that is the LEAST flattering dress EVER.

  11. Julie says:

    What does he have that Ryan doesn’t have? Scarlett TELL US!

  12. mln76 says:

    Read this detailed account of the abuse Penn perpetrated on Madonna and then tell me about Haiti, NOLA, and what a noble guy he is.

    It was a decision she would come to regret. In the late afternoon of December 28, 1989, Penn scaled the wall surrounding the Malibu house and found Madonna alone in the master bedroom.
    According to a report filed by Madonna with the Malibu sheriff’s office, the two began to quarrel. Penn told her he owned her ‘lock, stock and barrel’.
    When she told him she was leaving the house, he tried to bind her hands with an electric lamp and cord. Screaming and afraid, Madonna fled from the bedroom. What followed was a nine-hour ordeal which left her deeply shaken.
    Penn chased her into the living room, caught her and bound her to a chair with heavy twine. Then he threatened to cut off her hair.
    According to the police report, Penn was ‘drinking liquor straight from the bottle’ and the abuse went on for several hours, during which time he smacked and roughed up his victim.
    He went out to buy more alcohol, leaving Madonna bound and gagged. Some hours later, he returned and continued his attacks.
    Madonna said that he untied her after she agreed to perform a degrading sex act on him. She then fled the house and ran to her car.
    Penn ran after her and was banging on the windows of her Thunderbird while she spoke to police on her mobile phone. Fifteen minutes later, she staggered into the sheriff’s office.
    Lieut Bill McSweeny said: ‘I hardly recognised her as Madonna. She was weeping, her lip was bleeding and she had obviously been struck.

    Read more:

  13. Miss Marie says:

    I heard she was sitting on his lap during part of the dinner and making out earlier during the main course. UGH! So sick – no manners.

  14. DGO says:

    She has a big bruise on her left arm (right above the elbow) visible in some of the shots.

  15. jinni says:

    I don’t understand why people keep thinking that Penn is infatuated with ScarJo because she young and he couldn’t get anyone better.
    Since his divorce he was going out with Jessica White and Petra Nemcova, both gorgoeus, young model-types. So, I doubt he’s being nice because he doesn’t want to lose his only chance at being with a pretty, young, thing.

    I think, like most abusers, he’s being everything that she wants him to be. He’s slowly working on her by being charming, passionate, older, intelligent man that she wants. Probably telling her that she’s so smart and mature for her age/not like other actresses or women her age. So that when he starts showing his abusive side she’ll be in too deep.
    She’ll care for him too much to leave and stick around because she wants to bring back the man she fell in love with even though he never really existed and was all a ruse to trap her.

  16. danielle352 says:

    @ Julie, I think this is the classic sweet-hot-good guy-loses-again-to-unthinkably-gross-and-old-bad guy situation.

    “Nice guys finish last” is the saying right? I think the problem is she’s never had her heart truly broken, otherwise she would have appreciated Ryan and stayed maybe.

    For those of you that know Taylor Swift’s song “The Way I Loved You”, THIS is what she’s talking about.

  17. lrm says:

    i called pregnancy weeks ago, with those owen wilson jogging pics….

    i knew it!
    and that was the one and only time i have ever said maybe so and so is pregnant?

    although, have been thinking jen garner is, of late, too….

    time will tell.

  18. mln76 says:

    I don’t think Ryan is a prince. He isn’t a wife beater but he seems like one of the coldest, most selfish jerks on the planet. His eyes are cold as ice.

  19. Miss Marie says:

    And another thing, when WAS the last time Sean Penn visited Haiti?!!

  20. Jen34 says:

    She is so preggers. I think that is why they want to publically establish they are a couple. ScarJo doesn’t want to be lumped in the same category as January Jones and Kimberly Stewart.

  21. Bodhi says:

    I don’t see any bruise. And I HIGHLY doubt that she is pregnant.

  22. vanessa says:

    she should stick with the blond hair. I just think she seems very pretentious and so is Sean Penn, so they’re perfect for eachother. I would do him but I would never date him.

  23. DGO says:

    Here’s the picture with the bruise. Her left arm (right of the screen), just above where the arm bends:

  24. Dangerfox says:

    Yikes, look at her foot in that one picture. Someone needs to teach her how to pose on the red carpet!

  25. karri says:

    anyone else notice her weird feet postion in the full body shot? her leg is cock-eyed and looks jacked

  26. RHONYC says:


    you gotta be a real hungry, thirsty azz WACKTRESS to be feedin’ on MADONNA’S sloppy seconds!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    you go from hoppin’ up & down on SMOKIN’ HOT AZZ RYAN REYNOLDS’ loins to old washed up SPICOLLI?!

    she needs to get off that meth, stat! :lol:

  27. sisi says:

    GURL!!! What kind of pose is that? Put your feet straight.

  28. alexandra says:

    @jinni Wow!! Insightful comment and yes, you are so right.

  29. Blackie says:

    You guys see evil everywhere. She always had that awful posture, with her feet towards each other. As for any bruises, it’s probably the same reason as her red hair: pre-production for The Avengers.

  30. OMJ says:

    In the second to last pic sje’s totes holding in her stomach- I’d recognize that ‘OMG I have to breathe’ thing her face is doing anywhere (I do it all the time at the beach.)

  31. Mick says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    So, that’s why she is wearing his coat, to cover the brusies on her arm. How, generous of him. Once, an abuser, always an abuser. It’s a pattern that does not change. One minute, they’ll be beating you up, next minute they will promise you love and promises that they will change. It never changes, the abuse is both mentally and physical. It will take Scarjo a while to figure it out. She will find out that she should have stayed with Ry. Penn is an opportunistic A&& and took advantage a a vulnerable Scarjo. The girl is not to bright if she can’t read his history and find out exactly what Sean Penn is like.

  32. Sash says:

    OMG where r her boobs????? How can you go from like a D cup to like….. nothing?? It’s not like she lost that much weight

  33. DGO says:

    May 2nd, 2011 at 11:31 am Yikes, look at her foot in that one picture. Someone needs to teach her how to pose on the red carpet!


    She always looks like she needs to pee.

  34. Sakyiwaa says:

    well, she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed now, is she?

  35. NoFrank says:

    I would not worry so much about her being pregnant as I would about the fact that one of her feet is apparently on backward.

  36. filthycute says:

    She always stands with her toes pointing inward. In the far-away shots of her and Penn outside the White House correspondents thing, you can see she’s standing still with her feet looking stupid.

    Girls do it thinking it makes them look delicate and vulnerable. Mostly it’s just annoying and dumb looking.

  37. Maritza says:

    @min76- Interesting article to say the least. I hope Scarlet reads it, the woman doesn’t know how dangerous Sean Penn can be.

  38. DGO says:

    @Sue: I see the tattoo, but I’m referring to the shadow above that. To me, it looks like a bruise.

  39. Meg says:

    WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HER FEET? How is she standing like that????

  40. mln76 says:

    I think she has a weak muscles in her legs or hips probably exacerbated by wearing high heels. Or it’s also possible that one leg is shorter than the other.
    @Maritza yeah I hope so and this is quoting a police report so it’s not B.S.

  41. Zoya says:

    Hey, remember that time he tied Madonna up to a chair, tortured her for days and wouldn’t release her until “she gave him oral sex” AKA raped her?

  42. Samigirl says:

    Sue, in the pictures YOU link, the tat is on the forearm. The bruise is above the elbow.

  43. LOLITA says:

    She’s got the body of a LINEBACKER

  44. serena says:

    I don’t like her reddish, I like her as a blondie, geez.

  45. Mick says:

    To Samigirl, you are correct! The bruise is above the elbox. So, his jacket was perfectly laying on her shoulder to cover the bruise. Her rep is going to say, the bruise was caused from working out, getting ready for the new movie…ha,ha…

    Smaller boobs due to breast reduction….

  46. hellen says:

    Honestly, when are these girls going to learn to start gracefully when being photographed?! In every red carpet picture – pigeon toes, duck legs, splay-foot, knock-knees, bow-legs, and now this club-foot display. Good Lord, somebody teach them the classic “T” position.

  47. Mick says:

    Can someone please tell me why Scarjo still wants to be involved in Ryan Reynolds’ life?

    Does she still yearn for a younger, firmer body, no crusty bb’s, no smokey breath, no grunting while on top?

  48. wunderkindt says:

    Sean Penn drags his crusty old balls along the red carpet. . .
    Scarjo is in need of a psychiatric intervention.

  49. Marjalane says:

    I don’t know if it’s make-up, weight gain, or pregnancy, but she’s got that same ugly, fleshy nose, look that Christina Aguilara got when she was pregnant. (and still has)

  50. mimi says:

    mln76: did they have mobile phones in 1989?

  51. mln76 says:

    @mimi yes they did have mobile phones in the early 80′s of course they weren’t very small and only doctors had them or people as rich & famous as Madonna. This story is quoting a police report not made up and was well known at the time of the divorce.

  52. ctkat1 says:

    I too think that she is most likely pregnant- which is pretty bad timing, professionally and personally.

    Professionally: she’s signed to the new Avengers movie- I think it is filming now/soon, but if she’s already showing that could be a problem for the black latex bodysuit (remember when Alicia Silverstone was bat-girl, and everyone went crazy bashing how fat she looked in the suit?).

    Personally: didn’t she and Ryan only file for divorce 4 months ago? And she’s pregnant enough to be already showing a belly? That’s a sketchy timeline- I agree with the earlier poster who said they are trying to establish themselves as a couple before announcing the pregnancy.

  53. Venus says:

    He’s always half-decent to women until he gets loaded, ties them to a chair & beats them.

  54. Anguishedcorn says:

    Her skin looks really unhealthy to me, and her makeup has been so unflattering lately. It makes me crazy, because I think she’s very pretty.

  55. jacquie109 says:

    OMG she looks aweful. Bleck

  56. JBee says:

    When the People Mag pic opened my first thought was “Is that Madonna?” Seriously.

    So in the last pic of her on this page she resembles Madonna also – oh, but Double Jointed, har.

  57. Newbie says:

    Whoa! Her boobs really DID disappear! If she’s supposedly pregnant, isn’t that supposed to make them get bigger rather than smaller? How can anyone not believe that the entirety of celebrity looks are pretty much fake? LOL. I’ve gotta say, that police report is scary. Downright ill. I think Penn is an amazing actor, but as a person I worry about his motives.
    And I’m just going to say it, despite the fact that I might get labeled a “h8ter”. I don’t think she’s that beautiful. She’s kinda weird looking to me unless she’s all tarted up and photographed at the right angle with airbrushing. I’m sorry, as I know this might upset some of you. Her curves are definitely enviable, but I don’t like her face, really. I rarely think it looks attractive unless it’s a photoshopped hotmess.

  58. Newbie says:

    PS–the hair looks appalling. One-dimensional, lack-lustre and very chemical. It doesn’t even look like a color that would actually exist in nature. At least to me. Aside from it looking like a box job, I don’t think it flatters her skin tone, either. She looks much better as a blonde.

  59. beth says:

    will not try to guess if she’s preggers or not at this point, but this soft teal dress really goes well with her red hair. i tend to look at her like a comic book character now, so that hair is just about flat-out right. i am still jealous she has boobs and i don’t.

  60. trollydolly says:

    She looks awful and should stay well clear of that nutter.

  61. myTbean says:

    what th…. what is goin on with her in these pics? She’s normally voluptuous and glam-i-fied – but these are nass-T.
    The make-up is slapped on with a trowel. And what’s with that leg!? – it’s like the left side of her body is leaving while the rest wants to pose. I’d say it’s a Photoshop blunder but the rest looks too bad for that to be the case. lol

  62. MJ says:

    Not feeling the hair colour. It looks like it came from a box.