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  • The ambition of Natalie Portman

    July 25, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Natalie Portman, once named Natalie Hershlag, is no stranger to ambition. She played her first critically lauded role at the tender age of 13, and just ascended from there (OK, true, her role in the Star War Trilogy was abysmal, but the whole endeavor was as well) culminating in an...

  • Actress Mila Kunis opens up about Jewish history

    May 7, 2012 | 8:46 am

    Actress Mila Kunis said she had to hide her Jewishness as a youngster in Ukraine and was miserable during her early years in the United States.

    In an interview published in Britain’s The Sun on Saturday, Kunis said that most of her family was killed in the Holocaust and that she had...

  • Natalie Portman ponders coming out of maternity leave

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 25, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman is considering returning to the big screen for the indie movie Adaline, which would be her first since giving birth to her son, Aleph, this past June, reports Hollywoodnews.com. Portman, 30, has reportedly been offered the lead role in the film about a woman who stops aging after an accident. Eternal youth makes for a compelling fairy tale, but in this one, it is love that tempts Portman’s character to surrender her immortality. Read more at People.com.

  • It’s a Boy! for Natalie Portman

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 15, 2011 | 3:06 pm

    The Oscar winning actress and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied are now the proud parents of a baby boy. Born Wed. morning, that’s pretty much all we know for sure.  The famously private actress is keeping tight-lipped about the baby’s name and place of birth, and has not released...

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  • Mike Huckabee and Natalie Portman [UPDATE-AUDIO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    Poor Natalie Portman—who has suffered more than her share of fools this past week—courtesy of Dior’s ex-chief designer John Galliano, and now former Arkansas governor and probable 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee. 

    First there were the alleged anti-Semitic remarks by...

  • The Academy Awards: What to Look For

    By Misha Henckel

    February 27, 2011 | 9:44 am

    1. Hosts: do Anne Hathaway and James Franco take notes from Ricky Gervais (Golden Globes) or are they trying too hard to please?

    2. Does the Academy award the brilliant, the gifted, the unique or do they go with the hype? Hype – Black Swan, The Social Network. Great films – The...

  • Lessons from “Black Swan”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 6, 2011 | 9:09 pm

    I saw “Black Swan,” Saturday night. As I left the theatre, I felt like throwing-up, and wondered, What would possess Darren Aronofsky to make this film!

    It is the story of a ballerina, who loses her mind in her obsessive drive for perfection, a mother’s smothering love as she...

  • Golden Globes 2011:  The Jewish nominees

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 14, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “The King’s Speech”—which today snagged seven Golden Globe Awards nominations, the most of any contending film – is the brainchild of British screenwriter and nominee David Seidler, whose flight from the Nazis and Jewish family trauma partly inspired the movie.  Other...

  • Natalie Portman and the psychology behind ‘Black Swan’

    November 29, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    When Natalie Portman cracked open the script for “Black Swan,” the saga of an ambitious ballerina’s mind-blowing nervous breakdown, she instantly understood where her character was coming from.

    It’s not that Portman has any personal experience with mental illness. In fact, the...

  • Natalie Portman and the psychology behind ‘Black Swan’

    November 29, 2010 | 3:54 pm

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  • Portman + Kunis = Sapphic ballet action

    By Adam Wills

    August 25, 2009 | 7:51 pm

    Director Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler”) might as well go to Vegas and put money down on fanboys lining up in droves to see his ballerina thriller “Black Swan” ... that is if a rumor about the script pans out.

    Natalie Portman (“Star Wars,” “V for Vendetta”) and...

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