9 June 2009
Happy Birthday to Natalie Portman!
JC and Cal
18 March 2009
"Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Pitt in production with Portman : Variety
LOS ANGELES (AFP) -
Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman will pair up on the big screen in a romantic comedy that the actors also will co-produce, Variety reported Wednesday. The film will be an adaptation of the book "Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry," Variety reported."
Moving along..Just a small plug for my friend "YKT"'s new blog: www.gakky.org
9 June 2008
Happy Birthday to Natalie Portman!
JC and Cal
October 21, 2007 = Natalie Portman . Org 's 3rd Anniversary
Sorry for the long pause in the updates. If you're here looking for ''nude pics'' or caps of Natalie Portman from Hotel Chevalier, I'm sorry to say that you'll find zilch except the below pic:
Well, it's been 3 years since my first update back on October 21, 2004, and 10 years since I booked a flight from Seattle to New York City to see Natalie Portman's Broadway debut in "The Diary of Anne Frank." I recall that I booked the flight sometime in late October 1997 (10 years ago) and I saw Natalie Portman live on stage in December 1997.
More about that experience, can be found at natalieportman.com's ''Interview With the Staff / JC'' at www.natalieportman.com/npcom.php?page_number=69. Yes, I served as a staff at natalieportman.com before I got married et al.
My sporadic updates may be attributed in part to the fact that married life et al. has taken up lots of time, hence do visit natalieportman.com for the very latest news and Cal's Natalie Portman Online Biography Blog for her unique and very special insights on news et al. about Nat!
On this 3rd Anniversary of Natalie Portman . Org, my thanks to Cal, Sonoyta, Dazza, Kris, Sanjiro, Bob, Pip, Andy, hazyblur and all the good folks at the sites listed below:
|Q: ''What's with the no caps (lowercase) and 2 periods (..) in JC's OLD updates (circa 2004 to 2005)?'' A: ''It's a tribute to JC's friend ''hazyblur'' who updated/posted online this way. He had Natalie Portman related sites while studying at Rice University, Texas.'' Speaking of Natalie Portman related sites, do visit Cal's lovely blog at natalieportman.cc and check out the various buttons ABOVE which are links to Nat related sites. Do also visit natalieportman.com, natalieempire and imdb for more links.|
Just 'wanna' say to everyone this line from the film ''Beautiful Girls'': ''Stay cool, stay cool forever!!''
June 9, 2007
First up, Natalie Portman . Org would like to come to her defence on her 26th Birthday today!!
Natalie Portman did NOT snub anyone, NOT Kevin Spacey, NOT George Lucas (Star Wars celebration) et al.
What's up with the British media lately?! What's up with their obsession with the word ''snub''??
Actor/theatre director KEVIN SPACEY has reportedly suffered an embarrassing snub - NATALIE PORTMAN has turned down a chance to perform in his new stage play. The Usual Suspects star reportedly wanted Portman to star in his stage adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's movie All About My Mother at London's Old Vic theatre - but she had to turn it down because of her busy schedule, according to British newspaper The Independent. A spokesperson for the production declined to comment, but stressed casting is "ongoing" and "no actors have been confirmed yet."
It's clear Nat turned down the West End UK role ''because of her busy schedule.''
This is true and is NOT an excuse!! According to various reports from reputable news outlets such as Newsweek, Natalie is currently touring Asia and will be travelling to Africa as part of her FINCA work.
So clearly she can't travel to West End, UK for auditions, and/or any Star Wars event at this time!!
Ok, moving along, amazon.com is offering the "Goya's Ghosts" DVD. Link and details available at my post on June 7th at the AQMB.
Speaking on June 7th, the following appeared at nypost.com on June 7th:
It's possible that Natalie Portman is closer to becoming a full-time Manhattan resident (when she's not in Hollywood) after putting her Sea Cliff, L.I., house up for sale. She's asking $2.2 million for her seven-room shingled home of five years. But brokers in the area say she may have to settle for less if she's a motivated buyer. The quaint residence has three bedrooms, 21/2 baths and a pool. It also has great views overlooking the harbor. It is being listed by the quaint Sherlock Holmes brokerage.
Here's the link to the quaint Sherlock Holmes brokerage.
So go ahead give her a real Birthday present by buying her Sea Cliff, NY home!!
For poorer blokes like me, I'll just Vote for Nat on her Birthday:
teamsugar.com/user/drama+queen219/polls/297591 LINK found by Eve29473.
May 30, 2007
Thanks to natalieportman.com's 'Head Honcho,' Dazza and AQMB Registered User, Eve29473 for news about Nat sightings in China.
Here's the find by Eve29473:
Original link: shanghaidaily It is too bad we didn't pop in for a nightcap on Nanchang Road afterwards as "Star Wars" vixen Natalie Portman was spotted enjoying the ambience at Yin Yang.
In other news, Nat's movie ''Free Zone'' was released yesterday. You can purchase it at amazon.com et al..
Link to amazon which states that the DVD Release Date was May 29, 2007.
AQMB Registered User, ''Angry Liberal'' posted this find:
I haven't seen this before. Amazon.com is offering three of Natalie's films in one celebrity pack. Go here.
BTW, over at AQMB, I post as ''JCar0801'' as JC was already taken. Trivia: the ''0801'' was the month and year I joined the AQMB = August 2001.
Just in case you missed the below mentioned, it's been bumped up:
Unable to catch ''Paris Je t'Aime'' at your ''neck of the woods?'' The DVD is now available at moviexclusive.com.
Please be reminded that yours truly (that's me, JC), Cal and Sonoyta do not earn a single cent from any merchants or ads. This includes the aforementioned amazon.com and moviexclusive.com.
May 29, 2007
Breaking news again!!
LATEST: Actress Natalie Portman's publicist has fired back at reports the actress is upset she wasn't invited to attend the 30th anniversary celebrations of STAR WARS in Los Angeles. British tabloids ran with the story [.. on] 29 May 07, with Portman quoted as saying the apparent snub was "upsetting" as she would have loved to have been a part of the five-day Star Wars Celebration IV earlier this month (May07). But the 25-year-old actress' publicist insists the story is untrue, Portman was misquoted and she wouldn't have been able to attend the party even if she had been invited. The rep says, "Natalie wasn't even in the country... The story is false and all the quotes are made up."
Sadly, this isn't the first time Natalie Portman was misquoted by the media and the tabloids!
Speaking of out of the country, Newsweek mag's June 4, 2007 issue has a Q&A with Natalie Portman. Excerpt follows: "The actress has four movies out later this year--and she's going to Uganda for FINCA.."
Meanwhile, canada.com gives some background perspective about that music vid. Excerpt follows: "Paul McCartney snagged Natalie Portman to star in his new music video - thanks to his fashion designer-daughter, Stella." 3 cheers for Stella!!
Finally, Fred sent me an email regarding a Nat face transformation done using computer software from the University of St Andrews!
Hello, I came across this site where they took a photo of Natalie Portman and used special software to transform her face into different groups such as Afro-American and West-Asian. Of course, Natalie ends up looking great! Great site by the way! Fred
Thanks, Fred. Unlike most websites and blogs, I still use manual html updating for this website (using WordPad) = old 'skool' style = the 'hazy' era!!
May 22, 2007
Breaking news!! The music video where Natalie Portman appears in Paul McCartney's new album has just appeared on YouTube!!
This confirms the report which was noted in my update on May 5, 2007, way down below and follows up on my May 16, 2007 update below.
If you have flash enabled, the video should load below:
In other less time sensitive news, Richard Corliss and Mary Corliss of Time magazine raves about Nat's performance in ''My Blueberry Nights!!''
Natalie Portman — Best Actress? Yup. For once she's not playing a waif or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman, probably a decade older than Portman is (25). She looks great, in a blond rinse and come-hither outfits..
Here's a pic from Time magazine:
Speaking of ''My Blueberry Nights,'' ajn.com.au reports thus:
The opening of the Cannes Festival last Wednesday night was a gala event with glamour and star power. Natalie Portman was loudly applauded as she took bows at the end of the opening night screening of her latest film, My Blueberry Nights, the first English-language feature film by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai..
Eh?! I thought she didn't go to the Cannes Film Festival this year?!
This is confirmed by Cal's lovely blog at natalieportman.cc.
Although she was out of the country and unable to attend, Natalie's summer movie, My Blueberry Nights, premiered on opening night at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival..
Moving along, the New York Post explains why Nat had two Band-Aids on her left arm:
Natalie Portman had former model Nathan Bogle on her right arm and two Band-Aids on her left arm at the recent Lower Manhattan Cultural Council benefit at 7 World Trade Center. She'd gotten shots that day to prepare for a trip this summer to Africa..
Wow, theforce.net reported that Natalie Portman came in at numero uno (number one!!) = the most popular "Star Wars" related search term over the past 30 years, based on web user searches at Lycos..
And finally, something FINCA related, livinginperu.com has a pic and writeup re: ''Peru's top economist mingles with Hollywood actress Natalie Portman at an event held by the Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International) in New York City.''
May 16, 2007
First up, earthtimes.org is confirming an earlier report (see my update on May 5, 2007 below) that Nat will appear in the music video for Paul McCartney's new album.
iTunes Offers Exclusive Pre-Order of New Paul McCartney Album [..] the music video for the album's opening track "Dance Tonight" which stars Natalie Portman and was directed by acclaimed director Michel Gondry.
Whoa! According to this article, Nat will join Jack Hanna in Rwanda!
His plan is to return to Rwanda on June 19 to film a one-hour special for Discovery Channel with actress and animal-lover Natalie Portman
May 15, 2007
Congrats to Natalie Portman who won Best Actress for her portrayal of Evey Hammond in ''V for Vendetta'' at the 33rd Annual Saturn Awards! Visit saturnawards.org for the list of winners.
Since my last update, there has been a spade of Nat on the web 24/7, Nat ''lifecasting'' and so called Nat / ''Truman Show'' rumors, to which I say take it with way more than just a ''pinch of salt''!!
Ok, moving along, NYU Washington Square News reports that Nat was at NYU talking up FINCA and promoting her new documentary ''with director Juan Carlos Rulfo about workers in Mexico.''
Below is the pic of Nat at NYU, I just love the color of her nails!!!
Right, moving ''across the pond,'' the telegraph.co.uk on this year's Cannes fest:
The much-anticipated US film My Blueberry Nights kicks off nearly two weeks of air-kissing, pouting and networking in the French Riviera at what has become the grande dame of world film festivals. Directed by the lesser-known Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, it nevertheless features a host of A-list actors, including Jude Law and Natalie Portman
Eh?! Wong Kar-Wai ''lesser-known''?! Hazy and I would beg to differ!!
May 8, 2007
Another quick update, popsugar has 2 pics of Nat in Toronto doing the re-shoots for Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Here's just one of the pics:
May 7, 2007
Just a heads up that femalefirst.co.uk has a new writeup on Nat. Here's an excerpt from page 2:
But Portman will only unleash her sexy side strictly on her own terms. Nude scenes in 'Closer' were cut when she persuaded Nichols they were incidental to plot and character. Those disappointed by Portman's editorial decision will soon get the chance to see her in all her garmentless glory when 'Goya's Ghosts' hits cinema screens this month featuring scenes in which the actress is disrobed and brutally tortured. It may not be what 'Star Wars' fan boys had in mind, but it's wholly necessary to her portrayal of Spanish artist Francisco Goya's muse Inés, who is accused of being a heretic and hurled into jail.
Was that derivative? You tell me. Be honest now.
May 5, 2007
The Sun UK declares:
THE Nat’s out of the bag. Star Wars actress NATALIE PORTMAN shows off her boobs in a baggy top while going to dinner in New York. She’s bagged a Golden Globe and been in the running for other awards. But I don’t reckon her bra-less look will bag her a best supporting role gong.
LOL!! ''Best supporting role gong.'' God bless the UK!!
UPDATE: CAL POSTED MORE PICS AT THE AQMB.
Meanwhile, Undercover Music News, Australia 'sez' "Star Wars Padme Amidala aka Natalie Portman will star in the new Paul McCartney video."
Back in the USA, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is "Banking on Natalie Portman's Passion."
And finally, popsugar's Molly wrote:
Natalie Gives Charity the Royal Treatment
Natalie could teach Britney a thing or two about how to grow back a shaved head gracefully, which is not necessarily a fair comparison, but true. Nat looked adorable showing off her curls as she launched her charity project, the Village Banking Campaign with Queen Rania of Jordan this week in NY. It's such a treat seeing her around this week. Portman may only be my second favorite little pocket-sized starlet these days (after R-Bils). But to be fair, she's so much smarter than that characterization, and you can't deny her cute. How could Natalie not appeal to anyone? Serious.
Here's just one of the many pics at popsugar:
May 3, 2007
First up, www.natalieportman.org would be remissed if www.villagebanking.org was not highlighted:
Just in case you missed it, please click here for the Natalie Portman produced documentary about FINCA's work.
The current issue of Time magazine features ''The TIME 100''. In it, you'll find ''Alber Elbaz By Natalie Portman.'' Click here for the online version.
And finally, the BBC has a writeup where ''Hollywood star Natalie Portman explains why she is happy to step into a Spanish dungeon'' for her new film, ''Goya's Ghosts'' along with an 'end-note' that it opens in the UK on May 4th.
So on May 4th, it's ''Goya's Ghosts'' Vs ''Spider-Man 3'' in the United Kingdom and ''Paris Je t'Aime'' Vs ''Spider-Man 3'' in USA!!
Eh?! I'm thinking counter programming?! Oh, it's gonna be REALLY messy!!
May 2, 2007
Paris Je t'Aime finally had a premiere in New York City and New York magazine declares that they'll always have Paris. Here's a pic of Nat at the premiere:
Meanwhile, pr-inside has not 1, but 3 mentions of Nat and the last one is pretty juicy:
FINCA International Ambassador of Hope Natalie Portman
FINCA International Board Member -- Natalie Portman
Village Banking Campaign Co-chair Natalie Portman has produced a documentary about FINCA's work in Mexico with Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary director Juan Carlos Rulfo. FINCA will premiere the documentary and other content on the Village Banking Campaign's MySpace page, found at http://www.myspace.com/villagebanking.
Yep, Nat has not 1, but 3 titles at FINCA and is now a producer!!
Hence, the multi-titled and multi-talented Natalie Portman was on the TV show, ''The View'' to talk about Village Banking. More details over at justjared. Here's a small pic from the aforementioned:
And finally, cinematical has the ''My Blueberry Nights'' poster:
May 1, 2007
First up, I'm proud of this Natalie Portman blurb which appeared at netscape.com.
Hmmmm, the word ''netscape'' alone does bring back memories of the good old days..''hazyblur''..Bob..John G from San Diego..but I digress!!
Here's the skinny on the blurb:
Natalie Portman Tries to Empower World's Women
Celebrities – The "Star Wars" queen is now on a new mission, working with Finca a microfinance organization that delivers life-changing loans to the world's poorest women.
Ok, moving along, my old contact, justjared had this blurb in his update on April 19th:
Natalie Portman looks pretty fly in one hecka cool pair of sunglasses and her hair blowing in the wind in this very first promo pic from her upcoming Wong Kar Wai-directed flick My Blueberry Nights. [..] including one photo of Jude Law and Norah Jones kissing and another of Natalie in a blue minidress and… a bad wig? Blonde hair? Shower cap? You tell me! Also pictured: Natalie Portman hides from paparazzi at LAX airport on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Man alive!! Wong Kar Wai = ''hazyblur'' goes nuts!!
By the way, justjared had this pic of Natalie Portman in front of the poster of her upcoming film, ''Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium'':
Speaking of upcoming, imdb 'sez' ''Paris Je t'Aime'' finally premieres in the USA on May 4th..oh, wait!! OMG!! It's Natalie Portman / Paris Je t'Aime Vs Spider-Man 3 !! Oh it's gonna be messy!!
March 30, 2007
JC here, I am back with a ''Goya's Ghosts'' poster above. As you can see, ''Goya's Ghosts'' is a new Natalie Portman movie!
The poster was from IESB.net.
Speaking of which, IESB.net has 3 clips of Nat in ''Goya's Ghosts,'' along with pics like this one:
Please note that the clips are spoilers and may be considered PG-13 rated. The clips can also be found at the Google owned YouTube.
February 2, 2007
Hey, JC here again, I'm back with a scanned Paris Je t'Aime ad.
February 1, 2007
Hi, JC here with an exclusive* scan of a Paris Je t'Aime poster.
* Currently, the scanned poster does not appear in google image search.
Apparently, Paris Je t'Aime will premiere in certain markets on February 22, 2007, with sneak previews on Valentine's Day.
January 1, 2007
JC, Cal and Sonoyta
Below is the archive for Cal's blog:Rounding out 2007 and Ringing in the New Year, Natalie Portman has been filming the Jim Sheridan-directed Brothers co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire.
Typically Low-key actress and social activist Natalie Portman is becoming embroiled in entertainment gossip lalaland's biggest homo-erotic mystery, and is being called a lesbian by E! gossip maven Ted Casablanca. Those gay old rumors based on old Nat quotes never die; they simply evolve over time to fit into others' sexual fantasies: straight, gay, bi, abstinent. Now in order to fulfill a fantasy that actor Jake Gyllenhaal is a closeted gay actor nicknamed "Toothy Tile," TC is suggesting Natalie Portman is gay in his infamous "Blind Vice" series.
"A lie gets
halfway 'round the world before truth ever gets its boots on."
This same-sex story has at least a couple of lies or inaccuracies which have taken on a life of their own, despite evidence to the contrary, if a person takes time to verify information using internet sources. The unlikely place the story is now (Natalie Portman is a lesbian, yeah, that's the ticket!) also shows how Natalie and her managers' longtime passive tactic of never addressing any love life gossip, and rarely correcting false headlines or misquotes hasn't meant infrequent coverage of Natalie Portman's love life. Instead it's given the press free reign to create, print, expand, and repeat any truthless headline created by a paparazzi or gossip, or a "hater" or "worshipper" on a web messageboard or comment space who wants to have the official word on the story. A lack of critical thinking or simple verification of details on the part of online gossips, journalists, readers, radio/TV hosts, and others who repeat the "news" can make an unlikely web story go viral and then become must-see television entertainment; which in turn reinforces the contrived and convoluted tale until it becomes a "fact," simply because so many people believe it.
The inaccurate gossip is a
by-product of Natalie's usual "cloak and dagger romantic
undertakings" and refusal to acknowledge much about her romantic
relationships, neither denying nor confirming who she is dating. Out of privacy
and not wanting the media focus on her off-screen life; and because it isn't
really anybody else's business and there are more vital happenings in the world
on which to focus public attention. Like
Natalie's Village Banking Campaign to give
small business loans through FINCA to
help women start businesses and get out of poverty.
This analysis is not intended to place blame in reverse, but more to point out what has happened from an observer's point of view. Natalie Portman's (deserved) secrecy and non-denials (which equals silent confirmation in eyes of press) have led to unopposed captions tagged on to the occasional private life sighting turning into frequent worldwide internet headlines like, "Natalie Portman is dating ________." A different man every week or month throughout 2006, all the while she was likely with long-distance boyfriend Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal, with sightings together from fall 2005 through early 2007.
Natalie news searches brought up numerous sightings of Natalie and Gael being a couple in Spain,
Toronto, and London during Natalie's filming on location, and even a physical
confrontation with the paparazzi in Buenos Aires in July when Gael was filming
and Natalie and he were caught at a midnight dinner. There may have been
a break-up when Natalie was soul-searching and travelling in India after filming the Wes
Anderson movie The Darjeeling
Limited, but the two seemed at least friendly enough to spend Berlin Film Festival and Oscar night together, and travel to Mexico after, according to
photos and reports. The last sighting or mention of them together was early
March 2007. Gael went to finish his directoral debut film in
And while it seems like Nat is seldom in gossip columns or headlines,
glimpses of Natalie's private life and romances have been covered on-line if
anybody was reading gossip sites, Natalie news sites, or fan sites, where every
off-hand mention is usually posted as news, no matter how suspect. Sometimes
unverified "Natalie news" gets copied and pasted as if it is fact
across the web. Little discretion for factual plausibility or even proper
English is used in some headlines, especially if the subject is sexually
salacious. Sometimes the unverified Natalie rumor is added to the Natalie
Portman wikipedia page, making it a hard to disprove and change a virtual fact.
Why is Mr. Casablanca "outing" Natalie Portman as a lesbian?
TC must surmise that Natalie Portman is gay, in order to keep his fantasy / belief / running line of bull that Natalie's exboyfriend, actor and activist Jake Gyllenhaal is the closeted "Toothy Tile." Natalie and Jake seemed to have a tentative romance in 2002 that ended shortly before Jake started pursuing actress Kirsten Dunst as his "celebrity crush." Ted wants readers to believe any romance between Jake and a female is fake; that the hot young actress is a beard who is covering up Jake's gayness.
Jake & Nat at the 'Kids for Kids' charity carnival in NYC, April 2002.
*Note: Jake and Natalie were Not dating in 2006 as listed in the E! profile; Natalie was in on-going long-distance affair with Gael Garcia Bernal when friendly pics of Jake and Natalie appeared in March 2006.
On to Ted's Blind Vice Clues:
The "Blind Bit" buried in Ted's Thur Sept 27 The Awful Truth column, for use in Friday's Blind Vice/column, seems to fit Natalie:
"There's a terribly famous actress from another place, as it were (not Mars), who's currently stirring up the pot between her past man and her present man. Everybody's in such a dither as to what her agenda was/is with these wholly opposite dudes, it's all making the lesbian hon's plan work beautifully. That's right. She likes the shes."
1) TC: "There's a terribly famous actress from another place, as it were"
Natalie was born in
Being in Star Wars, Oscar nomination has made Natalie famous internationally
2) She's currently stirring up the pot between her past man and her present man.
Don't believe everything you read online, or in
gossip mags, people. There was a rumor
in May that Natalie and SNL's Andy
Samberg had "hooked-up" and were in love, but the story wasn't
confirmed, and Samberg ended up saying Natalie was his friend after joking
about sleeping with All the SNL hosts. So Ted is wrong to think Samberg
is Natalie's "past man." But if you consider that Gael Garcia Bernal is her "past
man," then Natalie's "present man" Nathan Bogle, is somewhat similar-looking, except for being taller
and dressing more fashionably. Nathan is so similar-looking to Natalie's past
boyfriends that paprazzi and Getty images misidentified him as Gael on several
Nathan and Natalie In NYC, September 2007:
3) TC: Everybody's in such a dither as to what her agenda was/is with these wholly opposite dudes.Mostly Natalie's got gossips and fans wondering why she is suddenly making public her latest romance with jeans designer and model Nathan Bogle, a 33 yr old Brit living in New York, and close friend of Natalie co-star and rumored post Gael break-up love interest Jude Law. Nathan hung with Jude in NYC during My Blueberry Nights filming (and with Natalie?). For sure Bogle has been at Natalie's side at public functions since the Bjork honor in NYC in early May. Those out of the Natalie romance loop think she's only recently been with Bogle, and the blind vice gossips seem to ignore altogether her well-chronicled off-on romance with Gael Garcia Bernal.
Recent Television cameras and paparazzi pics have caught cute couple Nat & Nathan in the crowd at the US Open Tennis Championships, watching Venus Williams win (Nat goes every year), and last week holding hands, strolling in NYC.*
* I usually don't
post paprazzi pics on the Bio Blog, but they are absolutely necessary for this entry.
So why is Natalie going public more with this romance?
Could be that the paparazzis are finding her/them more now, getting to recognize her disguises, usual routes; her publicist made a call so as to confirm the couple; or maybe it's getting serious, with marriage and babies on the way!
4) TC: It's all making the lesbian hon's plan work out beautifully. That's right, She likes the shes.
I think Ted's on the wrong track here, as there have never been many sightings of Natalie with females beyond with her cousin Daniela, a few fun pics with college girlfriends and boyfriends, but nothing to indicate she was dating any women. Maybe Gaybe? If it happens, Natalie Portman will be as public about her love for another female as with other relationships; but she has claimed she would be open to loving another woman and not "cut herself off from 50% of the people." Many hopeful fanboys and hetero men have taken this to mean Natalie is proclaiming her bisexuality, although she's said she's never dated any women or anything, and there has never been any public indication. And now many guys like Ted Casablanca want to believe Nat is bisexual or gay so he can believe her romance with Jake was a 'beard and purse' operation. Convoluted line of thinking…
MORE BLIND VICE CLUES
From The Awful Truth, Fri Sept 28, Ted alludes to Jake in the bit on Ryan Gosling, and eliminates Gosling from the harem of Toothy Tile contenders:
TC: You from the same shy school Jake Gyllenhaal is always jonesin’ in?
Ted's link to Jake's E!
profile shows only two companion "hook-ups" listed for Jake:
Natalie Portman in 2006, and Reese Witherspoon currently.
Jake is rumored to be having an undercover romance with Rendition co-star and pending divorcee, Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon. Ted and E! ignore Jake's well-chronicled 2-3 year relationship with actress Kirsten Dunst. Instead, March 2005 Ted C started a rumor that Jake Gyllenhaal is gay, seemingly in response to the actor's success as a gay cowboy in
The September 27 Blind Vice, where TC reveals the - you guessed it - "gayness" of TV star “Dewbie Stammer,” who the ladies love (including hot young actresses and SNL hosts like Kirsten, Nat) despite his dorky looks, appears to be about Natalie raunchy rap-collaborator and friend Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live and Emmy award-winning “Dick in a Box” notoriety (with Justin Timberlake).
Somebody reportedly caught "Dewbie" in a
homosexual act in a closet at a stars party, according to Ted. Why is this
blowjob significant in gossip lalaland?
Because Andy Samberg and Natalie Portman were rumored to be dating; if Samberg is gay it's still possible that Jake is gay too, especially if Natale is gay. heh. heh?
a stroke of genius timing, talented Andy sang a hilarious gay love song to a spoofy Iranian President on SNL, Sept 30. The short featured cameos by Jake Gyllenhaal and Adam Levine, playing off of the gay
rumors, and incidentally both rumored Natalie paramours.
Like gay gossip “gangster” Perez Hilton (who’s distaste for female sexuality rages when he calls vaginas scary and bad, while posting poon pics to get more site hit$), Ted seems to believe everybody is secretly gay and waiting to come out. This can bias the reporting; even their perception or "gay-dar" seems clouded by pink-colored glasses and blinded by lusting over hot young actors and wishing them to be gay. True or not, Ted wants readers to go along with his line of bull that Jake Gyllenhaal is the closeted gay actor dubbed “Toothy Tile” so he ignores Jake’s heterosexual relationships, and reconfigures the universe to make Natalie Portman (and probably Kirsten, Reese) gay, too.
Awfully twisted logic, eh?-
Natalie was honored to name a really cute baby gorilla "Gukina" which means play in Swahili; and she went native wearing some kind of traditional dress. No word yet on when the Discovery - Animal Planet doc might be broadcast.
(images thanks to discoveryblog and Lucy Spelman)
"Natalie looked stunning in her ceremonial dress. Before announcing the name she'd chosen, she told the audience about her trek to see the mountain gorillas the day before. She'd visited Group 13 and said she had fallen in love with the entire family as she watched the youngsters play while their parents ate bamboo shoots."More on the Kwita Izina event and ORTPN from Lucy's blog:
"I knew the naming ceremony was a major event, but I had no idea it would begin with two hours of drumming and dancing, or that tens of thousands of people would attend. The idea behind Kwita Izina is to promote the success of mountain gorilla conservation in combination with tourism in Rwanda. By spreading the word nationally and internationally, the leaders of ORTPN seek to raise awareness and funds to support all of Rwanda's national parks."
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Natalie Portman was born as Natalie Hershlag in Jerusalem on this date in 1981. Portman first drew notice in her debut in the 1994 film "The Professional" and went on to star as Padme Amidala in three "Star Wars" prequels. This birthday gal earned a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2004 film "Closer." Future roles for this talented young thespian include that of Anne Boleyn in "The Other Boleyn Girl."
The Route 66 Roadtrip film is directed by Wong Kar Wai, and stars Norah Jones, Jude Law, and Rachel Weisz, and Natalie. Natalie plays a down on her luck Texas Hold'em poker player. The beautifully filmed storyline has gotten some typically rough reviews at Cannes, but Natalie is being praised for her work. Time magazine said:
Natalie Portman as Leslie in My Blueberry Nights
But the memory we'll cherish most is that of Portman's vibrancy, grittiness, and ache, all performed with a virtuosa's easy assurance. She ... is the savory side dish of movie magic in a mostly bland Blueberry Nights.
Natalie Portman ON TELEVISION
May 1st: Natalie appeared on THE VIEW on ABC in the morning. She did a great job talking about FINCA. She explained how small loans of $50 can help a woman start a business, then she has capital to reinvest and better her business. I'll add that your donation is an investment, not just charity. Good for Natalie as this is something that really makes a difference in ending poverty.
Sunday April 29, 2007: Natalie appeared on ABC News "This Week" in a taped piece talking about MicroFinance and FINCA. She's been FINCA's Ambassador of Hope for a few years now, and she's made a documentary about her campaign to aid "the poorest of the poor." A transcript and link to the short video is at ABC News.
Read more about Natalie's work at FINCA on the earlier blog.
If a woman can't tell her child, "I can feed you tomorrow, I can pay for your school," then where do they go? What do they do? What do they choose?
It's really trying to reach the poorest of the poor and offering banking services to them, in that they have the access to get capital for loans. They can get insurance. They can get access to things that we don't even question having access to."
* Look for other upcoming television appearances, interviews, and magazine articles, as Natalie has a couple of films coming out this spring.
*** GILMORE GANG! *** Happily Ever After ***
Missing Natalie? She's been in Prague this week for the special Czech premier of Goya's Ghosts. Writer-director Milos Forman hails from there, and attended the February 1st screening alongside stars Natalie Portman and Javier Bardem. Natalie looked gorgeous.
A day earlier, the threesome posed for pictures at a press conference.
Natalie in Prague for Goya's Ghosts
Thanks to Pasha and celiana for uploading the photos on to AQMB Forum, where more photos in this Prague series can be found.
Natalie stunning in Tykwer short, True.
The six minute short is half in French, and half in English. The actor is Melchior Belson. Don't worry that there are no English titles to go along with the French dialogue. The words he is saying in French are described by the images, he's telling us what we are seeing. "It was like a movie." It's fantastic.
click for youtube.com clip of Natalie in TRUE - Paris Je t'Aime / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32XTRd8Hgm0
thanks to vanillaphillip for the screencaps
Natalie as Francine in "True"
Natalie Portman, Best Supporting Actress for Closer, 2005 Awards Season.
It’s January and the 64th Golden Globe Awards are upon us. Natalie is not
nominated, nor is she scheduled to appear as a presenter, like last year when
she began the proceedings. Natalie was a surprise Best Supporting Actress Winner two years ago for her portrayal of
Natalie presented the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 2005 awards.
Natalie was nominated for her first Golden Globe in 1999, for playing Ann in Anywhere But Here. She attended the 1999 Globe ceremony with her college boyfriend and her family.
.In 2005, she attended the Oscar ceremony with her parents, and her boyfriend, Liron Levo, escorted her to the Vanity Fair post Oscar party.
Happy New Year, 2007!
25 year old Natalie Portman begins the year
as usual, about as far away from the press as possible. But she's not invisible; a sighting on my space puts her in Mexico City with Gael Garcia Bernal on New Years.
Natalie has several films coming out in 2007, and will hopefully do press for some of them - which means we can look forward to gorgeous magazine covers, insightful interviews, and a Letterman or Daily Show spot. Meanwhile her contemporary, Britney Spears has just about flamed-out (again) after achieving yet another pinnacle of celebrity gossip fame and media attention.
Natalie and Britney are oldest acquaintances in the biz, but their careers and relationship to the media seem to be on different planets; one keeps her private life hidden, the other displays her privates in public.
Remember Britney & Natalie's New Year's Eve Fiesta December 31, 2002? In those days "nobodies" like Paris and Nicki Hilton attended Natalie publicity parties, back before Paris became enormously famous with her sex tape and
MTV reality show. Funny, now everybody is fawning over these gals. The
paparazzi and tabloids have really gone nuts in their coverage of celebrities'
off-screen lives; but then again some celebrities invite the intrusion.
was a big shocker at the time (like, who knew they were BFF?), but Brit & Nat co-hosted a Brazilian- themed party at the Hudson Hotel a few years ago (at the Library Bar, one of Natalie's haunts and the scene of this year's
NYE party). Even though it wasn't publicized 'til after the fact,
the coupling seemed like nothing more than an engineered publicity
stunt for both girls: Natalie might seem "wilder" and Britney might
Natalie's date was her buddy Zac Posen, who designed her party dress.
Britney was late due to an airplane delay, and almost missed the
countdown to midnight. But reportedly Natalie was unfazed at being
stood up, and the girls kissed a greeting and partied on. Natalie
had all of her college buds along with her anyway. Britney left early
and attended two more NYE parties, while Natalie ended up at friend Moby's annual bash after departing the Hudson.
Boo Hoo. The diva shoulda showed some spirit, took advantage of the good publicity, and hit the dance floor with the A-list starlets. Besides, Xtina shouldn't feel so slighted, or so special. Nat & ScarJo party together alot, with or without an audience. Just normal girls out for "Guilty Pleasures Night" at the disco:
Aggy was far from pleased when Hollywood stars NATALIE PORTMAN and SCARLETT JOHANSSON stole the limelight at the bash after her sell-out Wembley gig. The party-loving pair rocked up in the wee small hours and plonked themselves down beside her in the VIP area. Furious Aggy gave them a killer stare and turned her back before bailing out soon after, leaving them to rule the dancefloor. The gorgeous gatecrashers stayed until the bitter end then snuck out with jumpers over their heads to hide their bleary eyes from snappers like true party professionals.
IF YOU WENT TO DJ SEAN ROWLEY'S London club night a few Saturdays ago, you'd have been treated to the sight of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson "grooving like dervishes" - as Rowley puts it - to ELO's Sweet Talking Woman. .... This was no private celebrity party, either. There were, according to Rowley, 1,800 other revellers in the Camden club hosting the night.Sounds like fun. Precious the two 'sisters' can make the best of their time there together.
"He has the quirkiness of being exceptional," the actor says of Helm. "I don't think any writer can like the fact that he could write like this before the age of 30. It's good stuff. How many more does he have in him?"The Tribune story goes on to say that during production of Stranger Than Fiction,
Helm lined up his follow-up project, an earlier script of his -- "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," about a 243-year-old toy shop owner and his young protege -- in which Helm makes his feature film directorial debut. Hoffman plays Magorium opposite Natalie Portman's young toyshop inheritor. "Magorium" completed production earlier this year in Toronto, and recently underwent its first "recruit screening," a nicer phrase than "test screening."Good news: The fantasy movie will Not compete with the second installment of the NARNIA Chronicles series, which comes out in the summer. Let's see if building family and kid interest for a year will benefit "Magorium's" Holiday 2007 run. Updated release for MMWE date
Like "Stranger Than Fiction," Hoffman says, "Magorium" obsesses over the subject of mortality in off-center comic fashion.
2007 Update, Romance continues: A myspace posting about New Year's Eve puts Gael and Natalie on a plane from Havana to Mexico City. Gael attended a NYE party in Mexico City for Canana Films, his company with Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz. Since the end of November he's been in Mexico City editing the film he directed and traveling for publicity.
November 2006 Gossip: British tabloid The Sun printed a Natalie Gets Spicy with Sex Mex sighting from Sunday night November 12, 2006 that was repeated on various gossip blogs and Natalie sites. Reportedly on-lookers in London were "shocked" to see Natalie and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal kissing and loving all night at sexy Brazilian songster Seu Jorge's gig.
ELLE magazine: Who are your favorite young actors?Old 2003-2004 Natalie & Gael Romance Gossip: Gael and Natalie dated privately and previously for a year after meeting at the March 2003 Vanity Fair post Oscar party. This was the tense Academy Awards at the start of the US military invasion of Iraq, where Gael protested with an Anti WAR statement instead of following the script meant to introduce the nominated song from Frida.
Dustin Hoffman: I've just finished filming 'Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium' and I worked with Natalie Portman. She's wonderful - and very smart. My sons were happy I was working with her. If we hadn't been filming in Toronto, I think they would've dropped by with my lunch in a bag! She was going out with Gael Garcia Bernal at the time, though.
Prague February 1
The AP and Hollywood Reporter announce some fantastic news about Natalie's indie My Blueberry Nights:
Weinstein Co. picks 'Blueberry'
The Weinstein Co. has nabbed all U.S., Australian and New Zealand rights to Wong Kar Wai's romantic comedy "My Blueberry Nights" starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Tim Roth and Natalie Portman.
"Nights" marks Wong's English-language feature debut and the feature-film acting debut of singer Jones, who will play a woman taking a long road trip to find true love. The feature, filled with eccentric characters she meets along the way, was shot on locations across the country in the summer.
Wong wrote "Nights" with Lawrence Block and produced the project with Jean Louis Piel, Jacky Pang and Wang Wei. The Block 2 Distribution presentation is a co-production of Jet Tone Films and Lou Yi Limited. StudioCanal is handling international sales.
Expected summer release date is
June 1, NYC & LA; then June 22 wider USA
(subject to change)
My Blueberry Nights has been described as an "all-star cuisine-and-courtship road-trip movie" that stars singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Norah Jones in her acting debut. According to various blog and message board posts tracking the production, Natalie's character plays poker in the film, which was shot in Las Vegas and Ely, Nevada, as well as Memphis, and other USA locations. Natalieportman.com recently posted this blog story from a guy who's friend worked with Natalie:
It turns out that Chinese uber-auteur Wong Kar-Wai happens to be making a movie with Natalie Portman, and Ms. Portman happens to play a poker player, and it happens to be that someone needs to help Ms. Portman understand what it’s like to play poker. As it happens this person turns out to be Peter. (click here and scroll halfway down page for the rest of the story)
Natalie Portman gave a Q & A on FINCA microfinance at Oxford University in London on the Fifth of November, 2006. Natalie has been involved with fundraising for FINCA for several years, and serves as their "Ambassador of Hope."
Natalie and FINCA at LIVE 8 July 2005 concert Fundraiser
Thanks to sonoyta for posting this blog entry regarding the Oxford FINCA event on AQMB forum:Portman, in England to shoot The Other Boleyn Girl, had come to Oxford at short notice, not that she seemed ill-prepared or, in fact, uneasy in any respect. The slightly built 25 year-old, even more beautiful in person (did I mention I’m a fan?), was a graceful and comfortable public speaker, addressing the packed chamber of 100+ students on the subject of Microfinance aid work, which she is actively involved with through the organisation FINCA. Portman spoke articulately about the subject, displaying an obvious depth of knowledge, although she later jokingly apologised for being “another actor coming to talk about my charity work ...”
I did feel very elegant suddenly. I mean, you can't possibly measure up to Audrey Hepburn; there's no comparison. But the elegance that she exuded was transmitted to the dress, you know, the feeling, the emotion of it…
LONDON - The black Givenchy gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" sold at auction Tuesday for $807,000. The price, paid by a telephone bidder, was almost six times the highest pre-sale estimate. The iconic garment had been expected to fetch between $98,000 and
$138,000 as part of a sale of film and television memorabilia at
Christie's auction house in London.
There's a rumor that Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham bought the
dress. Hmmm. That's great that Natalie helped generate so
much interest for bidders, and big money for the charity. Maybe they
thought she would come with the dress?
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