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McGowan, After Portman Flap: 'I Lost Sight of Bigger Picture'

Rose McGowan doesn't name Natalie Portman in latest regretful tweet, but it appears to be about her

(Newser) - Seems like Rose McGowan might regret her diatribe against Natalie Portman over Portman's feminist Oscars cape . Though McGowan didn't name Portman or explicitly reference what she was talking about, she tweeted Sunday, "My critique should've been about Hollywood's ongoing culture of silence. I realize that... More »

Natalie Portman Admits Rose McGowan Has a Point

She addresses criticism of Oscar statement

(Newser) - Natalie Portman apparently has no intention of getting involved in a war of words with Rose McGowan. After McGowan slammed Portman Wednesday for protesting the Oscars exclusion of female directors but failing to "walk the walk," Portman agreed that it was inaccurate to call her "brave,"... More »

Rose McGowan Disgusted by Natalie Portman's Cape

'I find Portman's type of activism deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work'

(Newser) - Natalie Portman's outfit on the Oscars red carpet got a lot of press thanks to the embroidery along the edge of her cape, which listed names of female directors not nominated for best director at the Academy Awards (only men were nominated this year). But not only was fellow... More »

Natalie Portman Uses Cape to Call Out Academy

It was embroidered with names of female directors

(Newser) - Natalie Portman used her cape to send a message to the Academy on the red carpet at this year's Oscars. Portman—who presented the award for best adapted screenplay to Jojo Rabbit—had the names of female directors not nominated by the Academy embroidered in gold on the left... More »

We Have a New Female Thor

Natalie Portman gets the hammer

(Newser) - Marvel Studios had a big, female-centric day at Comic Con on Saturday, with the biggest head-turner announced being an upcoming Thor movie—starring a woman. That woman is Natalie Portman, who told the crowd that the move "feels pretty good. I've always had a little hammer in me.... More »

Moby: 'I'm Going to Go Away for a While'

He calls off book tour amid Portman controversy

(Newser) - After being called "creepy" over his claim to have once dated Natalie Portman, Moby has decided to stay out of the public eye for a while. The musician announced Wednesday that he is calling off the remainder of his book tour for memoir Then It Fell Apart, Page Six... More »

Natalie Portman Gets an Apology

Moby acknowledges that criticism over recent book is 'very valid'

(Newser) - Natalie Portman took exception to Moby's claim that they dated when she was barely out of high school, and after some doubling down on the disputed excerpt from his book, the musician is now recognizing criticism against him as "very valid." In an Instagram post , Moby says... More »

Portman Says 'Creepy' Moby Pursued Her at 18

Actress disputes musician's account in new memoir

(Newser) - Musician Moby claims he touched his naked penis against Donald Trump for a bet at a party in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, per the Guardian . Surprisingly, that's not the assertion headlines are focused on. As Harper's Bazaar reports, Natalie Portman has accused the 53-year-old of... More »

Natalie Portman Causes Ruckus in Native Israel

She won't attend prestigious award ceremony in protest of 'recent events'

(Newser) - Israeli-born Natalie Portman has set off a controversy in her native country with a decision to skip a prestigious award ceremony there for political reasons. Portman had been scheduled to travel to Israel in June to receive the Genesis Prize, which NBC News notes is known as the "Jewish... More »

Prepare to Be 'Shellshocked' by Annihilation

One critic labels it 'an emotional and mental tightrope'

(Newser) - Often diverging from the Jeff VanderMeer novel that inspired it, Annihilation from writer-director Alex Garland sees five female specialists set out to explore something akin to a force field that has appeared in Florida. Only one man has escaped it, and he's, well, rattled. You might be, too, after... More »

Natalie Portman's New SNL Rap Is Filthy

And really, don't say anything bad about her 'Star Wars' prequel

(Newser) - "Tide pods the only f---ing thing I snack on / blackout and go motherf---ing Black Swan," rapped Natalie Portman on her pottymouthed return to Saturday Night Live. In a nod to her "Natalie Raps" digital short from a dozen years ago, Portman professes in an interview with... More »

Baby No. 2 Arrives for Natalie Portman

She and hubby Benjamin Millepied welcome daughter Amalia

(Newser) - Natalie Portman has given birth to a healthy baby girl, the AP reports. A representative for the Oscar-winning actress said Friday that Portman and husband, Benjamin Millepied, welcomed daughter Amalia on Feb. 22. This is the second child for Portman, 35, and Millepied, 39, who wed in 2012. Their son,... More »

Natalie Portman: Here's How Much More Ashton Kutcher Got Paid

'I wasn't as pissed as I should have been'

(Newser) - Ashton Kutcher was paid triple what Natalie Portman made for 2011 romantic comedy No Strings Attached, Portman reveals in a new interview with Marie Claire UK . "I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with 'quotes' in Hollywood," she explains. "His... More »

Natalie Portman 'Will Floor You' as Jackie

'One of the year's best' films, say critics

(Newser) - The assassination of John F. Kennedy is a story we know well. But in Jackie , director Pablo Larrain focuses almost solely on his wife and how she shaped the Kennedy legacy on her own. Here's what critics are saying:
  • Natalie Portman "verily channels Jackie herself" in a "
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Surprise, Natalie Portman Is Pregnant Again

Actress 'announces' it by sporting baby bump on red carpet

(Newser) - Natalie Portman "announced" her second pregnancy by walking the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival Thursday with a visible baby bump, the Huffington Post reports. Reports of the actress's second pregnancy from sources close to her soon followed, with one source telling Us that Portman and husband... More »

Natalie Portman Cast as Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Biopic 'On the Basis of Sex' follows career of RBG

(Newser) - The Notorius RBG is coming to the big screen: Natalie Portman will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic called On the Basis of Sex, reports Deadline . The film will follow Ginsburg's early career, with a focus on the equal-rights obstacles she overcame on her path to the Supreme... More »

This May Be the Strangest Sony Leak So Far

It's a reply-all email chain featuring Natalie Portman getting annoyed

(Newser) - The latest bizarre email chain to be released thanks to the Sony hack involves Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Seacrest, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, a whole bunch of other semi-famous people, and the Gaza Strip. Writing at Gawker , Sam Biddle calls it a "reply-all chain from hell" centered... More »

11 Stars With Secret Skills

Including Willie Nelson, who just got his black belt

(Newser) - When you think of Willie Nelson, "country singer" and " r ampant pot smoker " are the two descriptions that first come to mind. But now you can add "black belt" to that list. It seems Nelson, who turns 81 this week, has a not-very-well-known love of martial... More »

10 Celeb Couples Who Had Babies Before Getting Hitched

And 6 more who just might do the same

(Newser) - Word on the street is that Mila Kunis is pregnant and engaged , and it remains to be seen whether she and Ashton Kutcher will tie the knot before they welcome their child. Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler are in a similar situation , as are Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac , Olivia... More »

Mighty Thor (Mostly) Delivers

They might need a 'field guide,' but fans should enjoy, say critics

(Newser) - The nine realms are about to converge in Thor: The Dark World—but don't expect to keep them all straight. The jumping from world to world in director Alan Taylor's film, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, appears to have left critics scattered. (It's got a 69%... More »

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