While I Was Away

I didn’t have a chance to check on the site till just now, and was happy to see a furious debate brewing in the comments section over photos and a video of Natalie and Benjamin at the Arclight. I use the word “happy” because I really do enjoy a spirited debate, and the topic of where the lines should be drawn between fan and celebrity is always very interesting.

Personally, I didn’t find this appearance particularly distasteful. This is because I’ve seen much worse and because I didn’t experience the event. I see a couple racing to catch a movie and some annoyance at being captured by the paparazzi.

If you felt differently when viewing them, that is completely valid. If you wish candid photos had no place on this site, that is also a totally respectful stance. But we run this site for her fans, and every time we have tested the water on this, you guys have made it clear – you want candids. Even Aleph photos, which I personally wouldn’t choose to have on the site, the majority made that call.

Ultimately, I think it’s good that we see sets like this, which make us feel uncomfortable. As fans we SHOULD be reminded that Natalie, and other celebs, are harassed by photographers on a daily basis. As Rachel mentioned, smiling candid shots when she doesn’t know she’s being photographed are, if anything, even more morally questionable.

So please, by all means keep the discussion going. Don’t attack fellow Natalie fans, but feel free to express your feelings on a very important subject.


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ArcLight Date Night

Natalie and Benjamin were spotted treating themselves to a movie date night at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood yesterday evening. A short video of the couple navigating the crowd can be viewed after the jump. Thanks to anna1992anna and Kitten.



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Cutest Advert Thus Far

Benjamin’s LA Dance Project are returning to LA for a set of shows starting on the weekend, and guess who he has enlisted to get the word out on Facebook and Instagram. This probably also means we can look forward to a new public appearance for Natalie.


Thanks to Belerofonte.


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Woodstock Video

I’ll be setting up a poll to see if you guys loved Natalie’s Woodstock Film Festival appearance as much as I did, but before we do a pulse check, take a look at the full video of Darren Aronofsky being awarded the Maverick award. Natalie’s speech is short and sweet, while Jennifer Connelly gives it great gusto. Thanks to Kitten for the find.


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More Woodstock

We’ve updated the gallery with a ton of new photos (over 100) of Natalie’s appearance at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival 15th Annual Maverick Awards Gala yesterday evening, including the pre-awards dinner, ceremony, and backstage. A huge thanks to Belerofonte and Kitten for the finds.


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Woodstock Film Festival

Last night Natalie, together with Jennifer Connelly, presented Darren Aronofsky with a Maverick Award on behalf of the Woodstock Film Festival. I’ve set up a temporary album featuring mostly behind the scenes snaps from the event, but hopefully Rachel can find some better quality Natalie photos a bit later on. Click the GORGEOUS thumb below to view the gallery.


In addition, we have a video snippet of Natalie’s speech via Instagram. Thanks to Belerofonte.


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Closer Fanart

Today we have another great use of Natalie’s striking look from Closer, in a great piece of fanart from Cedric. Enjoy!



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We’ve updated the gallery with a new-old photo of Natalie playing foosball with patients in the Teen Lounge (where she became involved as a volunteer in 2008) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles back in late August.


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This candid set from the weekend, featuring Natalie and Aleph out and about, has a few cuteness bombs. Unfortunately, Aleph is visible in the best shots, so please steer clear if that is your stance. Thanks to Kitten for the find.

Exclusive... Natalie Portman & Family Out For Breakfast In Los Feliz


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Courage To Care

As we mentioned a few weeks back, Natalie was to be honoured by the LA Children’s Hospital with the Courage To Care award, for her dedication and support to the hospital. Last night was the event and Natalie arrived on the red carpet with Benjamin. We’ll have a gallery up later but until then click the thumb below for the Daily Mail’s account, along with some good quality images of the Grecian inspired outfit.


UPDATE – Click here to see UHQ photos in the gallery.


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We have another great piece of Natalie fanart from newcomer Repaul. Hopefully this won’t be the last piece of work that we see from him.



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New Poll + Leon Results

Forgive me Natalie fans. You can probably count on one hand the number of times there haven’t been updates on two consecutive days…and that’s going back a decade and a half. The week just overwhelmed and I apologize profusely. It didn’t help that Natalie news was at an all time low this week, but we’re on the verge of something exciting. Hang in there.

Alright then, back on the horse I leap. Let’s start with poll results for a change, as it was no ordinary poll. Our Leon scene poll had a predictable winner, which I can’t disagree with. I was surprised with Leon’s choking on milk being so high, as well as the Russian roulette being so low. But I am absolutely shocked that Natalie’s confrontation with Oldman in the bathroom didn’t get more love – the scene is fire. Gotta love the “I’m sorry”.

Click the thumb below for a bigger version.


For the new poll I’m drawing from the Leon well again.


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More Dior

We’ve updated the gallery with a new-old outtake from Natalie’s 2013 Dior Rouge campaign, which was recycled for the new Dior Rouge Baume campaign. Thanks to edenLiao for the find.


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Impatient Natalie fans of the world, try and remember that no news is good news. And mini news is the greatest news of all. Here is a new assortment of bite sized Natalie updates.

– Let’s kick things off, and our shoes off, with the news that Natalie has donated a pair of Dior heels to the Small Steps charity. Fellow Thor co-stars, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, also served up some slightly less attractive offerings.


– Elle UK has a slideshow featuring Natalie’s hair styles through the years. 2006 Golden Globes > everything else.

– And finally, it’s with great pride that I can reveal that our own cosplay expert, Celina/Novalee, has made it onto the official Marvel Tumblr for a really well crafted and exceedingly sexy Sif outfit. Join her Facebook group to see what stunning outfit she cooks up next.


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New Projects

Okay, keep the cartwheels modest because while these two project links look legitimate, they’re not exactly going to feature Natalie front and centre.

First up is The Seventh Fire, which is a really interesting sounding documentary that Natalie is producing. She mentions the project here (google translate that sucker!) and below is the synopsis from IMDB.

An Ojibwe community in rural Minnesota is caught between the violent rise of Native American gangs and the struggle for cultural identity. The Seventh Fire is a raw cinematic journey into a rarely seen part of America that reveals the crisis facing American Indian communities across the country.

Next up is a project that sounds like it might have Natalie in front the camera. Let’s start with the IMDB synopsis.

“Based on short stories from Robert Boswell’s collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.”



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I know. I know. Where is the Natalie news? Wasn’t Knight Of Cups supposed to come out this year? Jane Got A Gun opens in a few months – will we ever get a trailer? Or how about a poster? I’ll take a set photo!

Things are annoyingly quiet, but there are 4 Natalie films in post production so it’s only a matter of time…right?

Until then, here are a couple tidbits.

– Director Darren Aronofsky will be awarded an honorary Maverick award at the Woodstock Film Festival on the 18th of October. Natalie will be there, with Jennifer Connelly, to present her Black Swan director with the award.

– There is also a rumour floating about, from the ever reliable (*cough*) In Touch Magazine, which states that friends of Natalie are divulging her and Benjamin’s plans to have another child. The piece suggests that they have already started “trying” – insert grinning Benjamin giving a thumbs up.

Thanks to Lightscamerareaction and Belerofonte.


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Digital Painting

Something more than a little special for you guys tonight – a digital painting from Fabio. This is his first work for the site and hopefully it won’t be his last.



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Calendar – October

Just in time for the new month, here is a Leon anniversary celebrating calendar wallpaper from Kris (the artist Kris, not our own Kris). Not too bad, if I don’t say so myself.




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Tarantino Likes Leon

Writer, director and actor film lover, Quentin Tarantino, is also the owner of the New Beverly Cinema in LA. The theatre is reopening after some alterations and in the second week of October he will be screening, in 35mm, Leon The Professional along with his own Pulp Fiction. Both films share a 20 year anniversary, and the fact that they are both bloody brilliant.

If you’re in the area, the two films will be screening for 6 nights and tickets are only $8.

Thanks to Adonis and Belerofonte.


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More Dior

We’ve updated the gallery with another “new” photo from Natalie’s Dior Rouge Baume campaign courtesy of Dior’s Tumblr.


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