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    ScarJo Calls Bollocks on U.K. Cosmo "Interview"

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    We might have guessed that Ryan Reynolds had a romantic side. But not because Scarlett Johansson told us so.

    A rep for the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star has lashed out at Cosmopolitan's U.K. edition, calling its January cover story on Johansson an "obvious attempt...to gain monetarily by misinforming their readers."

    Not only were marriage-related quotations attributed to the newlywed actress "wholly fabricated," but Johansson "has at no point granted U.K. Cosmopolitan an interview, and she has never discussed her personal relationships with the publication," her rep said in a statement obtained Saturday by E! News.

    So where did "Ryan has a very romantic side. We both enjoy remembering little things that make us happy" come from? And who said, "My head is screwed on pretty good. I live a very private and modest lifestyle and I have great friends—who are not actors—and a great family"?

    Not ScarJo, according to her camp.

    Further hammering home the point, Johansson's rep cited what the 24-year-old said in the U.S. version of Cosmo's August issue, long before she and Reynolds swapped vows in September: "I hate feeling like I have to share my personal life with anybody. So I'll take the normal celebrity route and just say I'm going to keep my personal life private."

    "Ms. Johansson, who goes to great lengths to preserve an authentic representation of herself with respect to her fans and the media, is disappointed to see a seemingly reputable publication inexplicably publish a work of fiction at her expense," Saturday's statement continued.

    Legal action will be taken, her rep promised.

    (Originally published Dec. 13, 2008 at 6:37 p.m. PT.)

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