We’re not sure whether Natalie is back in LA for work or personal reasons, but it’s certainly nice to see a big smile on her face in this rather jolly set of paparazzi snaps.
Thanks to Belerofonte.
I stumbled across this Making Of video for The Tree Of Life and was completely sucked in. It’s a nice insight into what Malick is like as a filmmaker as we wait for Knight Of Cups and the Untitled Austin Film to arrive.
We’re definitely due for a new poll and with the Knight Of Cups news I thought it was time for a pulse check.
As for the last poll, a quarter of you thought her Dior exhibition outfit was not a winner but the rest of you were more than happy, although that could be due to Natalie’s lack of public appearances prior to it. Any Nat is better than no Nat. Here are the results in full…
Natalie and Aleph were spotted arriving at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday. Looks like they arrived from a brief stop in Miami based on these Twitter sightings. Please note that Aleph is clearly pictured in the gallery (but not at the source). Thanks to Belerofonte and Kitten for the finds.
It’s a happy 4th of July as it looks like we may get a Natalie film in 2014 after all. The first of Natalie’s two upcoming films from Terrence Malick, Knight Of Cups, had been rumoured to make it to Cannes earlier this year, but Malick is known for taking a long time in the editing suite. Finally, it looks like we might be just a few months away from a release. Via The Film Stage…
Speaking today at the annual Ciné event in Riccione, Ernesto Grassi, CEO of Adler (the film’s Italian distributor), says the Christian Bale-led drama will hit limited U.S. theaters later this year before expanding
Grassi also mentions that the film warrants a lot of awards attention. If that’s the case then it should show up at Venice or Toronto in a couple months. Time to get excited.
Thanks to Lightscamerareaction.
We’ve updated the gallery with two new outtakes from Natalie’s photo shoot for the January 2011 issue of Vogue, plus a larger version of an older outtake. Thanks to edenLiao for the finds!
Happy Wednesday, wherever you may be. Here are a few tiny news items, which we like to call “tidbits”.
– Natalie has made the 2014 Forbes list of their most powerful celebrities. The list, which includes actors; actresses; sportsmen; musicians and whatever Bon Jovi is (9th? 9th!?!?), has Natalie sneaking into the bottom spot of 100. Still, considering how few films she’s had in recent years, that’s not too bad.
– Speaking of lists, Natalie landed in 28th place on Be Magazine’s Most Beautiful Women list. Be warned, the link contains some nudity (no, not Natalie).
– And finally, here is a new drawing courtesy of Anya, whose work just gets better and better.
A few days back someone asked me why Natalie didn’t have a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I wasn’t sure if she had been asked and not accepted or not asked at all. So I decided to ask our Natalie source for a scoop and was told that Natalie has NOT been offered a star.
A bit strange until I found out that the celebrity has to be nominated before it can even be considered, and the nomination has to come with a letter from the celebrity or their management giving their express permission.
That sounds tricky for the average fan to pull off and I can’t see Natalie doing it herself, so this might not be happening any time soon.
I also asked our source if there was any film news in the pipeline, but unfortunately it looks like post production on A Tale Of Love And Darkness is going to take up most if not all of the year.
Dazza’s post last week reminded me that I’ve been sitting on my own copy of the Beautiful Girls Blu-ray. I’ve updated the gallery with nearly 200 captures of Natalie’s appearance in the film. It’s not in true HD and it’s been cropped from full screen, but the new captures are arguably better than what we had before.
Wrapping up the Shanghai updates, here is the full album of over 50 photos from Natalie’s red carpet appearance from the film festival. Hopefully we won’t have to wait as long for Natalie’s next red carpet trip.
Took a few days but here is the full album for the first look from Natalie’s Shanghai International Film Festival appearance. Not sure who the other girl is but she made for a pretty fun snap.
Okay, we’re back and here are a nice mixture of mini news items to get started.
– Let’s start with a video of Natalie’s long lonely (well, she had one companion) walk down the red carpet at the Shanghai International Film Festival. If you love seeing Natalie wave, you’re in luck.
– Next up is the Bluray cover for Beautiful Girls, which is certainly new to me. If you haven’t seen this film yet, you’re missing one of Natalie’s very best performances. You can grab it here from our Amazon link.
– Finally, Keira Knightley talks about getting confused for Natalie.
“Natalie Portman I get a lot, and I get chased through airports. I feel quite sorry for her because she must get chased a lot because it’s happened like five times where someone’s been like ‘NATALIE, NATALIE, NATALIE.’ And I’ll sign and take a picture as Natalie.”
Thanks to Lightscamerareaction, Belerofonte and Kitten.
We had to make some server side changes and it resulted in the site being down for awhile today. In fact the forum is still down. Just know we’re working on it and hopefully everything will be back to normal tomorrow.