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Natalie Portman's 'Black Swan' Dance Double Continues to Speak Out (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 15th 2011 12:40PM
Sarah Lane on 'Good Morning America'Natalie Portman drew raves for dancing like a professional ballerina in 'Black Swan.' If it looked impossible, that's because it was, according to what Sarah Lane, Portman's dance double, said on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). Lane expanded on her previous statements that she actually performed the more difficult shots in the film, which were credited to Portman.

Although Lane made clear she was never told she would get credit for specific scenes, she accused director Darren Aronofsky of trying to create an exaggerated image of Portman's dancing work. "They were trying to create this, you know, image, you know, this façade, really, that Natalie had done something extraordinary," she said. "Something that is pretty much impossible."

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Natalie Portman Wins Best Actress Oscar for 'Black Swan' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 28th 2011 1:09AM
Natalie Portman wins Best Actress Oscar, 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards'Natalie Portman has a lot to celebrate in 2011. She's expecting a child with her fiancé Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the set of 'Black Swan.' He was the choreographer, and Portman can now be identified as the Oscar-winning lead actress after 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC).

It was her second nomination and first win, and she was simply glowing in both her pregnancy and the excitement of her win.

"I want to thank my parents ... for giving me my life," she said with a smile. "And for giving me the opportunity to work."

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Natalie Portman Talks Training for 'Black Swan' on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 29th 2010 3:15PM
When Darren Aronofsky first approached Natalie Portman to star in 'Black Swan' a decade ago, she was excited by the opportunity to work with the director, and by the chance to draw upon dance experience from when she was a child, Portman said on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC).

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Natalie Portman Was Injured on Her New Film -- and Swapped Her Trailer for a Doctor (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 23rd 2010 3:01AM
Natalie Portman Was Injured on Her New Film -- and Swapped Her Trailer for a DoctorActress Natalie Portman started dancing lessons at age four. Still, she wasn't quite ready for her performance in the upcoming film 'Black Swan.' In the film, Natalie and fellow actress Mila Kunis play rival ballet dancers. But even after undergoing ballet training for six months -- for five hours every day -- Portman still got injured.

On 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) Natalie described her injury to David Letterman -- and explained what she had to do to get medical treatment. Portman was hurt while being lifted in the air by one of her dancing partners. The actress "dislocated a rib -- it sort of went under another one." "Whoa," Letterman said.

Natalie then asked the producer if he could get a medic to give her "an ice-pack or an Advil or something." But as it turned out, the film was so low-budget that they didn't actually have a medic. Whoops.

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Numb3rs: Black Swan - VIDEO

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 5th 2008 11:25AM

David Krumholtz(S04E13) "...and dry erase boards. Lots of dry erase boards." - Charlie

Return of the nerds! It's been almost 3 months since we last saw an episode of Numb3rs, and I've been looking forward to it to be honest. Not because it's the best show on TV, but with all the crap that rolled out during the WGA Strike... well, you get the idea.

The episode began with a really well done montage that juxtaposed Don and his FBI team against Charlie, Amita, and Larry handling a lecture at CalSci. CBS must be really worried about maintaining old viewers and picking up new ones because the entire sequence could have easily served as the opening to the pilot episode for this show. It laid everything out - who was in charge, their jobs, attitudes. After the first commercial break, it was back to business though.

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