Scarlett Johansson nude pix cause kerfuffle

When a sleb like actress Scarlett Johansson starts trending on Twitter, there's usually something afoot.

In this case it was a backside, as well as a breast, lovingly photographed by the actress herself aided by the use of a mirror.

Their outing onto the web caused a bit of a kerfuffle and a fair bit of Googling as Twits fumbled to see what all the fuss was about,

Johansson took the snaps on her own phone and claims they were lifted without her permission. She is said to have called in the FBI some months ago, after it became known that the pictures had fallen into the wrong hands.

Naturally, it was a mere matter of time before the snaps appeared in some corner of the interweb. "Several celebrity gossip websites" published the pictures yesterday, according to reports.

Johansson is no doubt distraught but is likely to be consoled if enough people turn up and see her latest film the Avengers, in which she unfortunately does not pick up either Purdy or Tara King's role, as it's about something else entirely.