New Dior Campaign is Coming!

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A few weeks ago we saw an advance of the new Dior Rouge campaign. Today we can see another batch of “stolen” photos from the Dior Makeup instagram. Here they are:

The campaign will be officially launched on August 27.

Candids in Los Feliz

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The shooting of Noah Hawley’s film has been intense in recent weeks, and we have not seen candid photos of Natalie … until today. She was seen in the streets of Los Feliz on Wednesday. This time, Just Jared has a few pictures:

Tidbits

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While we wait to see more promotional material of Vox Lux before its premiere in Venice, here we have a couple of tidbits:

-Speaking of festivals, it seems that The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will not be the only occasion to see Natalie at the Toronto Festival. According to IMDB, Natalie also participates in This Changes Everything, a documentary directed by Tom Donahue, which explores the sexism in Hollywood through the voices of marquee celebrities, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the TimesUp movement. This feature will premiere in the TIFF next September.

Mondo will release a new Black Swan special poster tomorrow, designed by Jack Hugues, and it’s spectacular:

What are you most excited about?

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What Natalie Portman news has you most excited?

It’s an interesting time in Natland with Natalie filming Pale Blue Dot (or whatever it’s called), rumours of directing her next film, plans to go to Venice for Vox Lux, and then TIFF for Death and Life of John F Donovan.

The question is, what are you most excited about? Go to our Twitter poll to vote.

WE / Omaze Campaign

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Do you want to get a double date with Natalie and Benjamin to go to the ballet in LA? Well… thanks to Omaze, maybe you have an opportunity.

According to this report, WE announced a partnership with Omaze and a star-studded lineup of celebrities to help raise funds for WE Schools – a year long service-learning curriculum that empowers young people, including underserved youth, to create meaningful impact locally and globally. In a series of video announcements, top stars including Natalie, Kermit the Frog, Martin Sheen, Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson and more, are offering fans the chance to live their dream celebrity experiences, all in a bid to empower 100,000 students to engage in service.

All of these stars have created video announcements, and this is Natalie’s video:

These campaigns will also be featured in the fourth annual WE Day Special, airing on ABC, Friday, August 17, 2018.

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Xavier Dolan’s Film at the Toronto Festival

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More great news: another Natalie movie can be seen this fall…

The Toronto film festival has announced today a second round of films for its next edition, and “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the long-awaited film by Xavier Dolan, will have a special presentation at TIFF:

The festival is celebrated this year from September 6 to 16.

Vox Lux Tidbits

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A couple of Vox Lux tidbits to end this intense week, full of great news…

-Natalie confirmed on instagram that she will attend the premiere of Brady Corbet’s film in Venice, recalling her first appearance at the film festival, with Black Swan in 2010:

It seems that Benjamin has choreographed the last ten minutes of the movie, in what promises to be a great musical number, along with the songs by Sia, composed specifically for the film:

Natalie’s Second Film As Director

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According to Collider, Natalie is nearing a deal to direct an untitled film about Esther and Pauline Friedman, identical twin sisters who are better known as the writers behind the syndicated Ann Landers and Dear Abby advice columns, and she also plans to tackle both roles:

If this project is confirmed, it would be the second film as director of Natalie, after “A Tale of Love and Darkness”.

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Vox Lux Goes to Venice

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The official section line up of the Venice Film Festival has been unveiled today, and Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux is one of the selected films. The last time Natalie premiered a movie in competition at the Lido was Jackie, two years ago. Will the great critical reception of Pablo Larrain’s film be repeated on this occasion? Hopefully it will be like that…

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Tidbits

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In the absence of set photos of Noah Hawley’s film, we have a couple of tidbits to finish the week…

-E.K. Johnston (author of ‘Ahsoka’) is writing a new Padme novel called Queen’s Shadow, and this is the (great) cover, unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con:

More after the jump:

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New Dior Rouge Campaign

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A new Dior Ultra Rouge lipstick campaign is coming, and we have a couple of stunning photos and a video (via @Padme.Natalie):

More after the jump:

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PETA Video

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Natalie appears in a new campaign for PETA speaking about famed writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. The writer, who died in 1991 in Florida, won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 for his work. He was a prominent vegetarian for the last 35 years of his life. Several of his works referenced his compassion for animal suffering, and he even once compared it to the Holocaust. In the video, Natalie speaks of Singer’s Jewish background and how it came to influence his decisions:

#NataliePortman hosts our new veggie video, check it out on the PETA.org homepage!

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Sunday Tidbits

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I finally returned from a few days of vacation, with renewed energy to tell you the news that is happening in Natland. The truth is that there have not been many in recent days (probably Natalie is already filming the movie by Noah Hawley), but here we have a few Tidbits:

-According to Star Wars Website, Padme Amidala will be returning to the fray for Star Wars novel Thrawn: Alliances later this month. While Natalie’s prequel character will always be known as the mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, Thrawn: Alliances will roll back the years to focus on her military prowess, and below you’ll find a glimpse of the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition for Star Wars: Thrawn – Alliances. The image that illustrates this book has a great resemblance to her:

-Speaking of Noah Hawley’s film, Pale Blue Dot, according to this press release about Natalie’s conversation with Yuval Noah Harari next September, the film could have a new title: Life On Earth. We’ll see if there’s any official confirmation about it.

-Finally, we have a HD video of the post Q&A screening of “Eating Animals” at the LA Landmark Theatre last June:

Natalie Portman in conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

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If you’re in the UK you can grab tickets for a conversation between Natalie and author, Yuval Noah Harari. The event will be held in Westminster, London, and will be in promotion of his new books, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

Yuval had this to say:

“I am very much looking forward to talking with Natalie. We were both born in the myth-factory of the world, and much of our careers have revolved around the tension between myth, science and science fiction. I am keen to hear her take on reality, fiction and everything in between. Neither of us is known for dodging difficult issues – so it should be interesting.”

Pale Blue Dot Updates

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Natalie Portman’s next film, which should start filming any day now, is Pale Blue Dot from director Noah Hawley (Fargo TV series).

Well, it seems Pale Blue Dot was a placeholder title for the psychological drama about a returning female astronaut. What will the film actually be called? Your guess is as good as mine but we’re going to keep calling it Pale Blue Dot until a new title emerges.

Colman

In casting news, it has just been announced that Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) and Jeremiah Birkett (LA Confidential) join Natalie, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz and Dan Stevens.

Tidbits

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Friday is almost upon us so to ease into the reverie, here are some new Natalie Portman tidbits.

– The LA Online Film Critics Society handed out their mid-year awards. Natalie was nominated for Best Actress and Annihilation also got several other nominations, but in the end the only success was runner-up for Best Adapted Screenplay.

– Somewhat related, The Playlist has an early look at next year’s Academy Award potentials for Best Actress and Natalie’s Annihilation is mentioned… as a long-shot.

– The Genesis “Jewish Nobel” Prize, which Natalie chose to not accept, was finally given to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who, at one stage, Natalie was set to play in a biopic. It turns out Ginsburg was the original choice for the award, so perhaps fitting that she received it.

New Harvard Interview

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There have been some standout on-screen interviews with Natalie Portman in recent weeks, most of them very polished and professional. Today we have something a bit different – Aaron Fogelson managed to get Natalie to chat about a range of topics during her Boston Calling appearance.

It’s quite endearing thanks to the low-fi quality of the surroundings and Aaron looking like he’s having the best day of his life.