New campaign shots for Rouge Dior have arrived and they have a bit more attitude and sexiness, at least compared to the Miss Dior stuff. Click the thumb to check out the gallery that Rachel set up. I wonder if the last shot isn’t an outtake…because her hair going sideways looks ridiculous. Can’t believe they would use that. Thanks to Belerofonte and Moon-light-world.
It’s once again time for PETA’s annual Sexiest Vegetarian award. Natalie is, as usual, up for the vote in the female category. She has only won the award once, all the way back in 2002. Given how quiet things have been in Natland, I suspect this year won’t be the year to claim win number 2, but you’re more than welcome to head over to their site and cast your vote.
Thanks to Iktriad for the heads up.
It has come time to think about the next wallpaper calendar and I’m in a bit of a quandary. Celina did the last wallpaper. Ana basically covered Portmania on her shoulders. And the other two semi regulars – Carlotto and Rachel – are just really busy. I could ask Ana or Celina again, but I think it’s time we try and find some other artists to join the fold.
So I’m sending the nat signal up there. If you have some skills and are keen to create some work for the site, please contact me via email, reply, the forum, twitter etc.
Couple small news items for you guys today.
- Thor 2 has it’s new composer, Brian Tyler. As we reported weeks ago, Carter Burwell was originally hired to compose the film but it sounds like there were some disagreements with Marvel. Tyler just worked on Iron Man 3 so this should be right in his wheelhouse. Thanks to Belerofonte.
- The Playlist did a post about Natalie’s casting video for The Professional. I know most have probably seen it already but since it’s out there and some people are catching up with it, I thought it was worth posting again. Certainly shows her potential but I think we can also see how hard she worked to get better from that stage to filming. She was good at homework even back then. Thanks to Maribel.
It’s a quick turn around for the new poll but I felt we needed a pulse check on the new and legit news that Natalie has been OFFERED the lead role in Dare Me. You can read more about it here, but even after doing so, you’ll probably agree that it’s tonally hard to pin down. Definitely could go either way, but what are you leaning towards?
I’m sure we’ve had the “fence sitting” option take the top spot in polls before, but it’s definitely a rarity. I think this goes to show how strong the pull is between the selfishness and respectfulness of fandom.
It’s horribly edited together but this is still a great find from Toto20, a video showing behind the scenes of the Miss Dior Cherie launch in New York back in 2010. We see Natalie at the launch, at a special dinner and then again in a one on one interview setting. It also has footage from the opening of the Dior boutique, with John Galliano, before he disgraced himself and was fired by Dior. Speaking of which, Nannnina found a Vanity Fair slide show focusing on the most famous red carpet snubs, and Natalie not wearing Dior (as the Galliano controversy was in full swing) to the 2011 Oscars made the list.
But back to the video, there is no embed code so you’ll have to just click the thumb below to get to the video.
Coach Natalie? Do we have another new project on the horizon? Deadline are reporting that Natalie is “being courted” for the role of (presumably) the coach of a High School cheerleading squad. But before you get Bring It On flashbacks (actually what am I saying, that film was awesome), the project, which is based on a novel of the same name, is described as Heathers meets Fight Club. Apparently this is quite a dark and twisted view of the cheerleading world.
The director is Michael Sucsy (unfortunate name that), whose only feature film was the pretty successful The Vow. It seems he directed that pilot for Scruples, that Natalie was producing, so I guess there’s a connection there. The writer is the author of the novel, Megan Abbott.
The Playlist has a breakdown of the novel’s plot, if you want to dig a bit deeper. In the meantime, I’ll try and contact my source to find out if this has any merit.
Thanks to Maribel and Shoe89.
UPDATE – Heard back from our source and it’s legit and it’s the lead role. Natalie is thinking it over.
The new poll is about yesterday’s photo taken behind Natalie and family in line at an airport. I wondered how many Natalie fans, faced with that same scenario, would do the same. Be honest, no judgement
As for the poll about Natalie’s ballet look, the likes reigned supreme. What was surprising that in second place with almost a quarter of the votes, was the negative view of the outfit. Don’t normally see that much criticism of an appearance look. Full results are below.
Before I get to the new poll, how about a few mini news items to chew on…
- There was a Dior event going on for Robert “sleep eyes” Pattinson’s new Dior Homme advert, and there are some mentions out there that Natalie, being Miss Dior, was in attendance. Maybe we’ll get some confirmation of that with a photo or two, but until then, there’s always this…
- In this Spanish language interview with Shirin Neshat, it’s revealed that Natalie’s short film with the artist/director will play at the Grand Palais in Paris in the fall.
- Finally, if you’ve been waiting with bated breath for more news on the interns (who worked on Black Swan) vs Fox lawsuit, there has been some movement and it’s looking good for the interns.
Thanks to Kitten, Belerofonte and Maribel.
Probably not many things worse than waiting in line at an airport. Except when Natalie is in front of you. The twitter photo below was taken in Denver and Kitten says there have been some sightings of Natalie and family in Cincinnati, where her grandmother lives. Thanks to Fanatical.
Tomorrow I’m going to do a poll asking if you would, faced with Natalie and family in front of you like that, take a sneaky photo. Might have done a poll like that before but screw it, we’re doing another one!
I’ve updated the gallery with the cover of the Natalie Portman Edition DVD box set, featuring a previously unseen promotional photo of Natalie from Cold Mountain. If you’re in Germany and interested in the collection, it’s slated for release on the 4th of July.
Thanks to Angelina.
To Natalie’s husband, Aleph’s father and the source of many angry male (and probably some female) Natalie fans – Benjamin Millepied. You lucky bastard, you.
Also happy birthday to Natalie’s mom who shares the same birthday as Natalie. Sanjiro didn’t mention it because he hates old people.
what day is it?!
DAY 5 of PORTMANIA 15!! this will be an incredible day of wonder. I’ve gotten dressed for this. it’s that special and unique; it actually requires pants. i’m not lying.
DAY 5 is Natalie’s birthday and that’s today!!
and her momma!
and Johnny Depp!!
AND MICHAEL J. FOX.
not only have I put on pants. but socks and I have one shoe on. then I got lazy again.
so how do we celebrate Natalie’s 32nd birthday on the 15 PORTMANIA?
with FAN ART BY PEOPLE!!
Alright. first one is a team effort. Arsalan made the graphic, DAZZA had the idea to use the 32 as her mole and Rachel added the 32 to the picture.
and of course the next two are made by the greatest PORTMANIAN hero: Ana.
well! NOW i’m taking my shoe off.
That’s IT! PORTMANIA IS OVER! what an exciting week. we learned to stand up for ourselves. and our hearts grew. and we drank some water. PORTMANIA saves the day again. and I want to thank ana for EVERYTHING. and DAZZA for keeping NP.com alive! and Natalie for being born. happy birthday NATALIE PORTMAN.
it’s time to WAKE UP and start the day! we’re on DAY 3.
today is also ALEPH’s birthday!?!
(NOT Natalie Portman’s child)
DAZZA tells me he’s pretty sure it’s today because Ben Millepied said today was it, but the internet says it’s next Friday. and sure, maybe Ben Millepied isn’t the best source for what day his son was born on, but we still think the internet is WRONG.
other birthdays today:
so how are we going to celebrate today?! with a VEGAN BIRTHDAY CAKE!! HOORAY.
and now, of course, the next wonderful art by Ana.
that’s it for today folks. it’s true. and now it’s time to go back to sleep. tomorrow is Saturday. and who knows what that could mean for PORTMANIA. historically Saturdays have been the most PORTMANIAN of all the PORTMANIA days. we shall see….!
it’s the never fun, always disappointing, slightly boring PORTMANIA 15 DAY 2
if this is your first PORTMANIA “Day Two” is just like “Day One” but it’s a day after. I think by “Day Four” you’ll get the hang of it. (day four is two days from now.)
TODAY the sun shines down and the birds sing. you get out of school early and your work closes down for the day. all the ice cream is free and Natalie Portman walks around the earth making the world NATALIEPORTMANIER. she does this by singing a song so sweet.
and then when you think the day couldn’t possibly get better, what with ice cream and Natalie singing, someone walks by and decides to mow your lawn for you!!!
HOW’S THAT FOR EXCITING?!?
alright guys let’s get to it.
Today Ana made this fantastic wallpaper out of THIN AIR… and a little bit of thick air.
and then Ana was like “UH-UH. I’ll do better than that!!” and made THIS Magnificent Wallpaper out of peanuts and old napkins.
I think Ana is gonna turn out to be the PORTMANIAN HERO of the Year!
time for a NATALIE PORTMAN FACT: (WARNING: Natalie FACTS may be closer than they appear)
Natalie FACT! the song Natalie sings to make the world more natalieportmanish is a song she wrote herself after she ate an apple. I think it goes something like “dum de dum dum da da dee dum dum”
something like that.
the apple was a MAGIC apple made with love and kindness. or she just washed it really good. whatever it was it inspired her to sing and so that guy mowed my lawn. HELL YEAH.
I think this is the end of day two. tomorrow is Friday and so it should be even better than Thursday, right? hopefully Ana will be back with more wallpapers and animated gifs and hopefully a few other people will start sending stuff in too!!! i’ll take anything, really.
PORTMANIA lasts FOREVER AND EVER!
The rocky Jane Got A Gun production looks to finally have settled and Joel Edgerton is back to reiterate that he thinks everything is going to be fine. In this interview with The Playlist he talks about the production and also jokes about the fact that the film may be a secret Star Wars film, considering Natalie, Ewan and himself were all in the prequel trilogy.
Here are a couple choice quotes…
I’ll be honest and say that a large portion of what you read on the internet is true and a percentage of it is just complete bollocks, but it is what it is.”
“I have no idea of much worse situations because I’m amazed in some ways how movies just fall over and never come back. And this movie had the opportunity to sort of fall over, but it’s only tripped over and righted itself because of the spirit of everybody behind the movie. A massive part of that has been in the inclusion early on of Gavin O’Connor replacing Lynne Ramsay. I was part of the reason for dragging Gavin into this experience, that I don’t know many people who work harder than Gavin. When Gavin gets involved in something, it’s all he does. He lives and breathes the movie. He becomes obsessed to make sure everything is great and he will not stop. He is in ‘Terminator 2,’ like the liquid thing [T-1000]. He came in with very little prep time and sorted things out. He gathered all of the information and became the general that we all needed at that time.”
Ladies and Gentlemen if I could have your attention for just ONE moment…. PORTMANIA is about to begin. please turn off all cell phones and leave your screaming children in the car because shit is about to get REAL…
Ana outdid herself with that animated gif….! which I thought was Japanese. but I was fooled….
anyway, アイリス, 菖蒲 PORTMANIA 15.
this week run of five days is PORTMANIA which is our yearly celebration to our devotion to NATALIE PORTMAN 勿忘草 who, as you know, is the star of Natalie Portman.com. it all ends up happening around her BIRTHDAY which will be SUNDAY. since she was born in 1981 that makes her 32. add those two numbers together you get 5. add 10 to that you get 15… and what PORTMANIA is this?!? PORTMANIA 15. not a coincidence!!!
it’s true I’ve done this 15 times now. hooray?
also this week we will celebrate the births of NATALIE’S MOTHER. NATALIE’S HUSBAND. NATALIE’S CHILD. and Johnny Depp.
that’s actually everything I have for today. the gif of Natalie falling down in flowers that’s not Japanese. made by Ana the Great. DAZZA says MORE WILL COME. and I believe him… DO YOU?
Tomorrow day two?! YES. PORTMANIA STRIKES BACK スイートピー