More Tidbits

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And more tidbits to start the weekend:

-During the last two days the press has covered extensively the Natalie’s statements on the pay gap between actors and actresses in Marie Claire article. Ashton Kutcher, Natalie’s co-star in “No Strings Attached”, has also spoken about the issue by supporting her partner through his twitter account.

-A few months ago we learned that Natalie will collaborate with the Boston Calling Festival in a new film line-up, taking advantage of the fact that the Festival changes its headquarters to Harvard Athletic Complex. Yesterday the music line-up was revealed, and also we knew that Natalie’ s contribution will include a showcase of women-produced/directed films to be screened on the festival grounds at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. This year the events will be held between May 26 and 28.

-Today is the last day for AMPAS members to vote the nominees for the next Academy Awards, and we all hope Natalie will be among the best actress nominees for her performance in Jackie. Until we know the answer, here is a new featurette on the film titled “Legacy”:


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Waiting to see a trailer for Song to Song this week, here’s a new ration of Tidbits…

-In the last few hours, several media have echoed the statements that Natalie has made in the last issue of Marie Claire UK, on the disparity in wages between actors and actresses, setting the example of their salary in No Strings Attached, the comedy that starred opposite Ashton Kutcher in 2011. Here is the quote:

“Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached. I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood,” she continued. “His [quote] was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”

“Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar,” she continued. “In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”

-It has gone unnoticed, but in the same interview Natalie also talked about the future Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s biopic. The article mentions Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, The Leftovers) as the new film”s director. Hopefully we will have more details about it in the near future…

-Here we have a funny video from W Magazine with lots of actors (including Natalie), trying to sing “I Will Survive”:

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We’ve got a jam-packed edition of mini news items today.

– Let’s start with this Instyle interview with some of Natalie’s beauty tips (tip one should be “genetics”) and her favourite beauty products.

– Here is the trailer for Marielle Heller’s Diary of a Teenage Girl. What has this got to do with Natalie? Heller is directing Natalie’s upcoming film, On the Basis of Sex.

– I didn’t get a chance to fanboy it up for my favourite moment from Natalie’s Cannes appearance – the time she met Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) and her girlfriend, Cara Delevingne (model and actress).

– Another cute moment during the festival was Mindy Kaling, Natalie’s co-star in No Strings Attached.


– And finally, this update was written while listening to the beautiful main theme for Knight of Cups.


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Here are a few mini news items to start the weekend…well, the first one is major-mini.

– We’ve been expecting some Jane Got A Gun news but were thinking more along the lines of a poster or trailer. No, instead we have the news that distributor Relativity has moved the film from it’s August 29th release date and will now be opening…errr…honestly, we have no idea yet. It could be good news if internally they consider the film might have some awards prospects. Or it may skip the awards season altogether and land early 2015.

Let’s hope that we get a new date soon because, seriously, we need a new Natalie film ASAP.

– NY Daily News has a little write up from that adorable new set of candids from Versailles.

“They aren’t exactly royalty, but Natalie Portman and her family were still treated to a royal day in the park of the Versailles castle in France over the weekend. Portman enjoyed a boat ride with her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and their 2-year-old son, Aleph, while touring the grounds and the Grand Canal. La belle vie!”

– The Black List is Hollywood’s annual back patting for the best scripts that have no been made into films yet. The Playlist has a nice breakdown of the best and worst Blacklist films, and it becomes clear that Natalie hasn’t had much luck with the Blacklist. While none of her films make the worst 10, there are three listed in the dishonorable mentions – The Other Boleyn Girl, No Strings Attached and Love And Other Impossible Pursuits. OUCH.

Thanks to Kitten and Belerofonte.

Charity Signature

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Good news if you are a Natalie autograph hunter, and through the years I’ve come to realize that there are quite a few of you out there. Personally I don’t see the appeal, but whatever blows your hair back is fine by me 😛

Right now Natalie has signed two DVD’s which are being auctioned on Ebay with the proceeds going to Sumatran Orangutan Society. The auction is open for 3 more days and currently stands at $30, which is still reasonable. The bad news is that she has signed Your Highness and No Strings Attached. Natalie gives to the orangutan’s with one hand and takes away with the other 😉

Thanks to Kitten for the find.


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– Looks like Natalie was out to dinner at Nobu with her dad and Aleph on Saturday night (and maybe Ben and her mom as well). This tweet broke the news and this one, with a photo of Avner and Aleph, sealed the deal.

– Forbes has another dodgy financial list – running down Hollywood’s most bankable romantic couples (of recent years). It really is an awful idea with even worse parameters…it’s like they decided “well what list can we do to show off to get some of that Twilight traffic?”. Skip all that noise and just click here to go to Natalie’s page, which also includes a really bad mistake.

– Finally, the Sundance Film Festival is on the go at the moment and it’s no doubt jam packed with great little movies that nobody will see. Well, The Playlist have put together a look at the biggest financial successes that came out of Sundance and one of Natalie’s film’s made the cut. Any idea what it is?

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Natalie Money Well Spent

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Forbes has named Natalie the “best actor for the buck” in a new feature.

The calculation is based on the last 3 starring films (that opened in more than 2000 theatres) for actors, with Natalie’s films being No Strings Attached, Black Swan and Your Highness. They didn’t count Thor because Natalie was only supporting, even though she probably has more screen time in that film than Your Highness.

Even with that strangeness, the list is a lot of bunk. You can’t make such a determination of such a small sample size. It shows that Natalie had a couple very nice hits but I wouldn’t look much further than that.

We estimate that for every dollar Portman is paid by the studios, she returns $42.70. Compare that to Eddie Murphy, our most overpaid star, who returns $2.30 for every dollar he gets paid.

Out of interest, Kirsten Stewart was second and Shia LaBeouf third.

People’s Choice Nomination

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Last year, Natalie made an appearance on The People’s Choice Awards to promote No Strings Attached. Well, that good will has boomeranged back because she has been nominated for NSA under the Best Comedic Actress category.

She’s up against Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis and Emma Stone.

Head over here to throw a vote Natalie’s way, or to show Thor some support, as it is up for Favourite Action Movie.

MTV Awards

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MTV have done their PRE nominations for this years awards. The FINAL nominees will be decided by the discerning MTV viewers. Their award show is a complete joke, so I shouldn’t care, but dammit I do!

So head over here and throw some votes towards Natalie and Black swan. The mentions are…

Best kiss : Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher
Best kiss : Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis

Best Jaw Dropping Moment : Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
It begins with a hangnail, and suddenly you’re ripping off your skin.

Best Scared-As-S**t Performance : Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Best Female Performance : Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Best movie : Black Swan


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Here is a new batch of mini news items.

Confirmation that Natalie will attend the Palm Springs International Film Festival and that friend and Brothers co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal, will be presenting her with the honourary award.

– No Strings Attached and Thor have made The Playlists list of Escapist And Potentially Entertaining 2011 Films list.

– Here’s a good quality version of Natalie’s People’s Choice appearance, except it misses most of it. It is nice to see Natalie uberfan, Kristen Stewart, up there with her. She’s looking as embarrassed and awkward as ever. Love it. Is it just me or does Pattinson looks like a hobgoblin?