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Friday
Jan252013

Natalie Portman Set to Move to France

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Natalie Portman is moving to France next year.

Her husband and Black Swan choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, was named director of the Paris Opera Ballet on Thursday.

Millepied tells The New York Times that he, his wife, and their 20-month-old son, Aleph, will move to Paris once he begins work in his new position in September 2014.

The couple met in 2009 while working on Black Swan, a movie that earned Portman an Oscar.  They married last August.

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Thursday
Dec272012

Natalie Portman Tops "Forbes" List of 'Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck'

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- The star of Black Swan is the golden goose of Hollywood.

Natalie Portman tops a new Forbes list of "Hollywood's Best Actors for the Buck."  The magazine estimates that for every dollar she is paid for her films, they earn an average of $42.70 at the box office.

Forbes compiled its list based on salaries, budget estimates and box office grosses for the actors' three most recent films that opened in more than 2,000 theaters.  Movies in which the actors did not have a leading role were excluded, as were animated films.

Forbes ranked Portman in the number-one spot after reviewing the relevant numbers for Black Swan, for which she received an Oscar, and the comedies No Strings Attached and Your Highness.

Given the popularity of the Twilight franchise, it's no surprise that three of its stars are represented in Forbes' top 10: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

Here are the top 10 actors on Forbes' list:

1. Natalie Portman: returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.
2. Kristen Stewart: returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.
3. Shia LaBeouf: returns $35.80 for every $1 paid.
4. Robert Pattinson: returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.
5. Daniel Radcliffe: returns $30.50 for every $1 paid.
6. Taylor Lautner: returns $29.50 for every $1 paid.
7. Bradley Cooper: returns $25 for every $1 paid.
8. Dwayne Johnson: returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.
9. Amy Adams: returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.
10. Kevin James: returns $22.40 for every $1 paid.

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Monday
Aug062012

Natalie Portman Marries Benjamin Millepied

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LOS ANGELES) -- Natalie Portman married her fiancé of two years on Saturday, reports People.

The 31-year-old actress wed French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied in the Big Sur region of California.  The pair exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony attended by friends including Ivanka Trump.

The couple met of the set of Black Swan in 2009, when Millepied was working as a choreographer of the film, which earned Portman an Oscar.  They were engaged by December 2010.  They have a 14-month-old son, Aleph.

Portman recently indicated she may consider becoming a French citizen, telling France’s Madame Figaro magazine, “I now have the possibility of taking on French nationality.  It would accomplish the Francophile dreams of my father and myself.”

She explains, “I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as an homage to Gilbert Becaud’s song.  Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family.”

Portman also tells the magazine that personal life is very important to her.

“It’s something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial,” she says.

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Thursday
Jul052012

Natalie Portman's Wedding Date and Location Revealed?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Some details have been revealed about actress Natalie Portman and fiancé Benjamin Millepied’s upcoming wedding.

According to InTouchWeekly.com, the couple will tie the knot in California on August 5 in front of approximately 60 guests.

An insider told In Touch, "Natalie and Ben will marry in Big Sur.  It's one of Natalie's favorite places, whenever she needs a break from L.A., she comes here to escape."

Millepied is the French choreographer who helped Portman win an Oscar for her portrayal of the ballerina Nina in the film Black Swan. The couple has a one-year-old son, Aleph.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

Jeweler Refuses to Confirm or Deny Natalie Portman's Rumored Marriage

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- There's more mystery surrounding the ring Natalie Portman wore to the Oscars on Sunday.

After the ceremony, there was speculation that Portman had been wearing a wedding band, indicating that she'd secretly married the father of her baby, Benjamin Milliepied. Jeweler Jamie Wolf seemingly confirmed the alleged union in an interview with Us Weekly, saying, "I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman."

However, Wolf has since clarified his remarks, refusing to confirm or deny the marriage rumors to The Hollywood Reporter. Wolf says, “I designed rings for the couple and cannot attach meaning to those items.”

The rings reportedly are made of recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds.

The 30-year-old Portman and the 34-year-old Millipied, a choreographer who worked on her film Black Swan, announced their engagement in December of 2010. They welcomed a son, Aleph, last June.

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Tuesday
Feb282012

Is Natalie Portman Married?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The talk surrounding Natalie Portman’s appearance on Sunday’s Academy Awards, focused not on her vintage red chiffon silk Christian Dior Couture gown, but instead on her ring finger.

Portman presented the best actor award to The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin, and, according to Us, both she and her partner Benjamin Millepied were photographed wearing what Us describes as “unexplained new rings” on their wedding fingers.

Jeweler Jamie Wolf claims the two tied the knot, according to US Weekly. "I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman," Wolf said. "They were made with recycled platinum and conflict free diamonds."

The Frenchman was Natalie’s choreographer on Black Swan, for which she won the best actress award at last year’s Oscars.  The couple has a seven-month-old son Aleph.

So far, there has been no official word from the couple.

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Wednesday
Dec212011

Natalie Portman Was the Most Viewed Celeb on IMDB in 2011

Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Natalie Portman was a popular celebrity on IMDB this year. The IMDB page of the Black Swan star received the most views of any celebrity page on the website in 2011. IMDB didn't disclose the total number of views tallied by Portman's page. She won an Oscar this year for her performance in Black Swan as a tormented ballerina.

Portman's Black Swan co-star, Mila Kunis, ranked second, followed by Johnny Depp, Emma Stone and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for an Oscar this year for Winter's Bone and will appear in the highly anticipated film The Hunger Games next spring, is IMDB's highest-ranked actor or actress making his or her debut on IMDB's top 100 list. She placed seventh.

This is the first year since 2007 that a Twilight cast member failed to make the top 10. Kristen Stewart ranks the highest, at number 12. She ranked second last year.

Here are IMDB's top 10 stars of 2011:

1. Natalie Portman
2. Mila Kunis
3. Johnny Depp
4. Emma Stone
5. Chris Hemsworth
6. Olivia Wilde
7. Jennifer Lawrence
8. George Clooney
9. Ryan Gosling
10. Christian Bale

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Thursday
Jul142011

Lindsay Lohan Wanted Starring Role in 'Black Swan'?

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Lindsay Lohan apparently was not impressed by Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance in Black Swan.

A journalist is claiming that the Mean Girls star told her that she should've starred in the film instead of Portman.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, Lohan made the comments in an interview with writer Jacquelynn Powers for Plum Miami magazine, for which Lohan did a photo shoot.  Powers wrote an article about Lohan anyway, claiming she told her she "took ballet until she was 19 and was indignant that she was not considered for the movie Black Swan."

Lohan is portrayed as a petulant and easily annoyed woman in the article.  For example, Powers writes that during the photo shoot, "[She was] constantly looking for drama, whether it was picking a fight with her younger sister...or freaking out over a lost pair of Zanotti heels."

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Natalie Portman Names Baby Boy 'Aleph'

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Natalie Portman and her fiance, Benjamin Millepied, have named their baby boy Aleph, according to People.com. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  The name can mean "strong leader" or strength.

The moniker may come from Portman's Jewish heritage. She was born in Jerusalem as Natalie Hershlag.

The 30-year-old Oscar winner gave birth to her first child with Millepied on June 14, 2011. The couple met while working together on the film Black Swan.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Natalie Portman Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The stork has visited the swan.

Natalie Portman has welcomed her first child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied, according to People magazine.  The report doesn't mention when the 30-year-old Oscar-winning star of Black Swan gave birth to her son, nor the name of the child.

Millepied was a choreographer for Black Swan.  They announced the engagement and pregnancy in December.

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