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2nd sexy title for Johansson

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Seven years after being named Esquire magazine’s sexiest woman alive, Scarlett Johansson has been given the title for a second time.

Johansson, who also won in 2006, is the first woman to get the honor twice. Last year’s honoree was Mila Kunis.

Johansson jokingly tells the magazine she’s “gotta hustle” and “pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop.”

The 28-year-old actress is also off the market. She recently went public with her engagement to former French journalist Romain Dauriac.

Nominees to sing

Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month.

Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced Monday for the Nov. 6 show in Nashville, Tenn. Top nominee Swift is one of four entertainer of the year nominees who will perform, along with Aldean, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.

Runners sponsored

Sean Penn is ecstatic that his relief organization will sponsor runners from Haiti to participate in the New York City Marathon next month.

“We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon – the marathon. So we’re really looking forward to it,” Penn said.

Penn started the J/P Health Relief Organization after a catastrophic magnitude-7.0 earthquake ripped through Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 100,000 people.

The New York Marathon takes place Nov. 3.

‘Gravity’ soars

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Gravity,” $55.8 million

2. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” $21 million

3. “Runner Runner,” $7.7 million

4. “Prisoners,” $5.7 million

5. “Rush,” $4.5 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Paul Hogan is 74. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 70. Author R.L. Stine is 70. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 64. Singer Robert “Kool” Bell is 63. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 58. Singer CeCe Winans is 49. Bassist C.J. Ramone is 48. Actress Emily Procter is 45. Actor Matt Damon is 43. Actor Nick Cannon is 33. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 28. Actor Angus T. Jones is 20.

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