Scarlett Johansson Is Depressed: "She was totally out of control in Moscow recently" at a champagne brand's promo event. "She was drinking nonstop and barely slept. It was obvious that she was trying to numb her feelings." She's sad about her breakup with ad exec Nate Naylor. "She's not used to going home alone — it's a shock to her system. The fact that Ryan Reynolds is happily married while she's single again has done a number on her. And the drinking is taking its toll — she's been crying because she feels so fat." She got a lucky horseshoe tattooed on her ribcage "because she's feeling a bit unlucky." A rebound with ex-boyfriend Jared Leto quickly went south. "She thought a fling with Jared would make her feel better, but since it was only a hookup, it only made things worse." Time for Lost in Translation 2? I know I'd pay good money to watch Scarlett be sad in Russia.
Nirvana, “Territorial Pissings”
Here is a professionally shot and edited video of Nirvana, playing “Territorial Pissings” at a show in Seattle on Halloween of 1991. It comes from the deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of Nevermind that’s out next week. It’s a tight, blistering version, but there’s nothing revelatory about it, and if you already feel inundated by the steady torrent of covers, tributes, and essays that have accompanied the album’s anniversary, we totally understand if you choose not to click. But just know this: You’ll be missing the opportunity to see Dave Grohl wearing white shorts over white long johns.
Bad news, fans of freedom! China’s Culture of Ministry has released a list of 100 songs that will be banned in the country effective September 15 (music websites have until then to remove the offending tracks). The Ministry hasn’t explained why these particular songs are being banned, although the common presumption — despite the fact that many of the selections are pretty vanilla — is that they contain inappropriate lyrical content. And while most of the list is made up of Japanese and Taiwanese music, the Guardian to a handful of Western pop songs that may soon never be heard in China again. Now, in solidarity with our music-loving friends in China, Hollywood Prospectus offers a few alternatives for the blacklisted tracks.