Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is a married lady; she’s officially tied the knot with Benjamin Millepied, the ballet dancer (and erstwhile Observer profile subject) whom she met on the Black Swan set, after the pair donned wedding rings during the Oscars. (We remain shocked that something so pleasant and innocent bloomed on the set of Read More
A year after thanking him in her Oscar acceptance speech, Natalie Portman chose the Oscar ceremony to debut a wedding ring. Us Weekly confirmed with Ms. Portman’s jeweler that her new jewelry did indeed signify that–at some recent unknown date–the Black Swan star wed her costar, former Observer profile subject Benjamin Millepied. Read More
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way from his blank-eyed zombie look in lifeless early flops like Brick and Halloween H-20. But he remains unpredictable. One minute, he’s an appealing, fresh-faced romantic lead in 500 Days of Summer. Turn around and he’s covered with tattoos, wearing filthy rags, sporting long greasy hair and blabbing obscenities Read More
Today’s edition of The Observer broke the story of Avner Hershlag–proud papa of Natalie Portman–and his attempts to get his self-published novel picked up by a publishing house. (Interest is certainly high: The Observer has been contacted by publicists interested in representing Dr. Hershlag.)
But while Dr. Hershlag’s family ties make the work notable, Read More
Misconception, the self-published debut novel by Long Island fertility specialist Dr. Avner Hershlag, now making the rounds of major houses, is a tale of cloning experiments gone bad and the compromised embryos of a U.S. first lady.
But the author’s pedigree may be more appealing to publishers than the novel’s plot or subject matter. Dr. Read More
What are the ethics, if there are any, of photographing a dead-drunk starlet? Try running that question by Larry Fink. A successful photographer of boxers, jazz musicians and the 1970s Studio 54 scene, he has had retrospectives at MoMA and the Whitney, and a breakthrough well into his career. In 1999, he was lured by Read More
Natalie Portman, who wore Rodarte to pick up her Academy Award despite her status as a Dior spokeswoman, has issued a statement condemning Dior chief designer John Galliano’s Paris rant in praise of Hitler. Via Cathy Horyn at the New York Times, Ms. Portman (born in Jerusalem) wrote:
“I am deeply Read More
Natalie Portman’s next film comes out in theaters–well, ‘theater,’ singular, in New York. Portman has two movies in wide-release right now, one arty and one tarty–she’s a major movie star. How did her movie end up getting dumped?
It’s her celebrity, in fact, that’s the reason it’s even gotten this far–without the current Read More
Benjamin Millepied is the guy who knocked up Natalie Portman. He’s also one of the most celebrated ballet dancers and choreographers on the planet, and the fact that his new found celebrity obscures his talent merits a nice long profile in The New York Times called, appropriately, “Leaping Into the Spotlight.”
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We didn’t need Twitter to tell us that there was a massive blizzard happening outside, but without the gung-ho tweeting of Newark mayor Cory Booker many of his city’s residents would still be stuck in the two feet of powder.
Yes, perhaps the average human being lacks the superpowers that allowed Booker to communicate with Read More