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At Acid Attack's Center: This Ballerina?

Anzhelina Vorontsova once a rising star under Sergei Filin

(Newser) - A young, ambitious ballerina appears to be at the center of the January acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin, reports the New York Times . Anzhelina Vorontsova, described by the paper as a "luminous blonde," made a splash when she was discovered at 16. Filin brought... More »

Ballerina to New York Times: I Am Not Fat

Blogosphere dumps on 'vicious' reviewer

(Newser) - A New York Nutcracker ballerina is ready to stuff a tray of Christmas cookies down the throat of one rude New York Times reviewer who thinks she's tutu chubby to be on stage. Lincoln Center's Sugarplum fairy Jenifer Ringer, 37, has eaten "one too many sugar plums," snarkily... More »

Black Swan Inspires Pro-Anorexia Sites

Natalie Portman blasts pressure on dancers to be thin

(Newser) - While the ballerina movie Black Swan is winning rave reviews for actress Natalie Portman it's also providing deadly inspiration for dangerous "pro-anorexia" web sites. The film underscores the grueling life of a ballerina, complete with bitter rivalries, bone-crunching pain, anorexia and bulimia, causing one blogger to call it "... More »

Naomi Cries, Explains Rage Issues to Oprah

It all goes back to ballet...

(Newser) - Poor, poor Naomi Campbell was too tall to be a ballerina, and the ensuing anguish she went through probably has a lot to do with why she now punches cameras and throws cell phones at people. The supermodel actually broke down in tears yesterday on Oprah while talking about her... More »

'Angry, Aggressive' Lesbian Sex on Tap for Portman

(Newser) - After one look at the script for Natalie Portman’s next project, Black Swan “is already on the must-see list of 2010,” Carson Reeves blogs for ScriptShadow. Why? “Ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex” with fellow hottie Mila Kunis, that’s why. Darren Aronofsky, of The Wrestler, directs,... More »

Look Out, Susan Boyle: Talent Judges Wowed by 10-Year-Old

Kid's surprising, 'lovely' voice floors audience

(Newser) - Simon Cowell looked ready to buzz 10-year-old Hollie Steel off the stage when the Britain's Got Talent contestant began flitting about in a tutu, but then Steel opened her mouth. The tiny singer floored the judges with an "absolutely beautiful" rendition of "I Could Have Danced All Night,... More »

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