Entertainment behind the scenes
(Writing and Reporting Syantani Chatterjee)
Evidently, snot is the new black. Or perhaps that is what Scarlett Johansson thinks. So hurry everyone, get yourself the young actress’ snot on eBay – with free shipping – while the offer lasts until Dec. 22.
And Johansson’s nasal mucus is snot cheap (sorry, we couldn’t resist working in at least one pun). The top bid was up at $2,151 early Thursday.
The 24-year-old actress appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Wednesday and complained of a cold. The actress told Leno that because she caught the cold from veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson, her co-star in new movie “The Spirit,” the snot was probably double the value of normal Johansson snot. At which point Leno offered her a tissue, she blew and the next thing we know, it’s on eBay.
Johansson has asked that proceeeds from the sale go to her favorite charity, USA Harvest, which provides two million meals a day in more than 100 cities in the nation. In these hard times, helping a charity — any charity — is nothing to sneeze at.