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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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Ellen Helps Satisfy Natalie Portman's Pregnancy Cravings (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 14th 2011 10:15AM


A very pregnant Ellen Helps Satisfy Natalie Portman's Pregnancy CravingsNatalie Portman drops by 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated) and talks about cravings she's developed for certain kinds of food. Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres employs several superstitious ways to predict the sex of her child.

"I'm embarrassed at what a cliche I am," said Portman, admitting that she craves pickles and ketchup. So, DeGeneres surprises her with a dozen gigantic dill pickles in a bowl, a mound of french fries and ketchup.

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Stephen Colbert Uses 'Star Wars' to Blast Mike Huckabee's Natalie Portman Single Mom Dig (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 8th 2011 6:10AM
'The Colbert Report'Mike Huckabee made waves last week when he called Natalie Portman out for "boasting" about being pregnant out of wedlock.

Huckabee's criticism didn't sit well with Stephen Colbert, and he explained why on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central.)

"What are you thinking, Governor? Look, I'm no fan of single mothers either, but it's Natalie Portman we're talking about," Colbert said of the 'Star Wars' Episode I, II and III actress. "That kid she's pregnant with, is Luke Skywalker! Think!"

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'Independent Spirit Awards': Rudd Gropes Mendes, 'Banksy' Appears, Portman Wins (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 28th 2011 4:30AM
Paul Rudd, Eva Mendes on 'Independent Spirit Awards'Before Anne Hathaway and James Franco were "Inceptioned" by Alec Baldwin at the Academy Awards, another awards-show host found himself in a parody of a Best Feature nominee. About to take the stage to host the 2011 'Film Independent Spirit Awards' (Sat., 10PM ET on IFC), Joel McHale caught his arm between a giant rock and his makeup table. Banksy to the rescue! But the mystery artist only sprayed Bart Simpson graffiti on the rock, and then revealed himself to be... Alex Trebek?

Later in the proceedings, Eva Mendes said she and Paul Rudd intended to do a funny bit that involved groping, but the show was running behind schedule. Rudd fondled Mendes' breast anyway. And as Mendes announced the Best Screenplay winner, Rosario Dawson grabbed Rudd's crotch. What a, uh, touching moment. Also in the clip, watch Natalie Portman's acceptance speech for her Best Female Lead win.

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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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SAG Award Winners: 'King's Speech,' 'Fighter,' 'Modern Family' Among the Honored (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 31st 2011 10:57AM
Christian Bale, Dickie Eklund on 'SAG Awards' 2011Among the '17th Annual SAG Awards' winners, 'The King's Speech' took top honors for outstanding male actor (Colin Firth) and cast performance.

'The Fighter' won two of its four nominations, as Melissa Leo and Christian Bale received statuettes. Dickie Eklund, the man whom Bale played in the biopic, surprised him onstage. "How do you like me now?" Eklund joked.

In television, notable wins included Betty White for female actor in a comedy series ('Hot in Cleveland'), and Alec Baldwin's fifth consecutive SAG victory for '30 Rock.'

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Ashton Kutcher Says New Comedy Will Appeal to the 'Dirty' Side of Women (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 20th 2011 1:00PM
According to Ashton Kutcher, 'No Strings Attached' will appeal to the fairer sex because it celebrates the raunchy side of women that we all know exists, he said on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC).

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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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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Depressing Films, Natalie Portman & Zombies, 'Fantastic Voyage'

by Chris Jordan, posted Dec 11th 2009 4:39PM
The folks at Moviefone's Inside Movies are down in the dumps today. That's because they've posted their list of The 10 Most Depressing Films of 2009. You know, it's not so depressing. In fact, it's hilarious.

Also on Inside Movies today:

There's a list of the 15 Worst Christmas Movies Ever. Ah, 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.' Gotta love it.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: 'Harry Potter,' 'Brothers' and Best Actor Breakdown

by Jason Newman, posted Dec 1st 2009 3:33PM
If you're not a steady reader of Moviefone's Inside Movies, you're missing out on some good stuff:

The Independent Spirit Awards, the hipster cousin to the Oscars, announced their 2010 nominations.

Speaking of Oscars, Gary Susman breaks down possible nominees for Best Actor at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards next year, ranging from "The Locks" (George Clooney) to "Don't Forget" (Patton Oswalt).

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'Top Chef': Natalie Portman Drops by as Guest Judge

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 29th 2009 10:49AM
Natalie Portman guested on this week's 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' and threw the remaining contestants a curveball with her vegetarian dietary requirements. The final seven chefs were prepared to create a reimagined TV dinner using a variety of meat at Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak restaurant, but were instead asked to prepare a dish using nothing but veggies.

In this clip, diners react during the elimination challenge to Chef Michael Voltaggio's asparagus salad, Japanese tomato sashimi and banana polenta. Although Voltaggio wasn't the winner of the challenge, diners responded favorably to his unusual pairing of polenta with banana.

Watch the video from TV's Top 5! after the jump.

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Review: Top Chef - Meat Natalie

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 29th 2009 12:40AM
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After last week's restaurant wars, which I found really disappointing, I was hoping for a really tough challenge tonight. As Hemal guessed, having Natalie Portman as a guest judge did turn this main competition into a vegetarian duel. Oooh, yum. Vegetables. More about the kale and mushrooms after the jump.

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Just another month and a half until Top Chef returns

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 8th 2009 7:01PM
Top Chef Las VegasTop Chef Masters returns to Bravo tonight (after a week off), but some fans aren't into this more "professional" edition of the reality show and are waiting patiently (or maybe not too patiently) for the "real" Top Chef to return. You only have about six more weeks to wait.

Top Chef Las Vegas will premiere on August 26. According to the press release, we're going to see a lot of stars in this season too (only not as contestants, of course), including Penn & Teller, Todd English, Natalie Portman, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Palmer, Daniel Bouland, and Nigella Lawson. Padma Lakshmi will be back as host, along with judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Toby Young (who a lot of fans don't seem to like that much, at least in his role here).

This could be a very fun season, considering what Las Vegas is like (as famous now for its restaurants as its gambling).

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TV Squad Ten: Top SNL Digital Shorts - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Feb 11th 2009 11:03AM
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To celebrate the release of The Lonely Island's debut album "Incredibad," we've compiled this list of the top ten Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts. For almost four years, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer have brought us these videos, and they've managed to keep us laughing and humming their tunes weeks after they've aired. We hope this countdown makes you feel just as SNL-y in your digital shorts as when you first saw the videos, and if not, that's okay too. We're glad you're here anyway.

Of course, the rule is that they must have been prefaced by the "An SNL Digital Short" card to qualify. We know how much you love "Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides," but it's not happening. Sorry.

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