By January 15, 2005Site-news


I’ve got a zillion emails to get through. I feel as though I’m in a boat that’s sprung a leak. I’ve got to start bailing out water now because it’s going to just keep coming, especially with the Golden Globes (On TONIGHT!) and the Academy nominations (Jan 25 I think) on the way.

So lets get rid of some of this water, shall we?

I’m still a bit out the loop so some of this may be old news to you.

There’s a new Nat interview on this french site. I haven’t been able to get it to run but I’m still missing lots of programs and codecs etc. You’ll need to click on L’interview vidéo de Natalie
Portman for the vid. Thanks to DarthBebert and Aurelien.

Steve and Vcarolan found this interesting, but probably BS, piece of news:

NATALIE PORTMAN is being lined up to star in a possible TV series about a fictitious New England boarding school featuring a generous helping of “drugs, elitism and pretentiousness.” New Yorkers Taylor Materne, 25, Hobson Brown, 30, and Jardine Libare, 30, all alumni of Connecticut’s haute Hotchkiss School and friends of the Harvard grad, are touting their pilot around town. “We are not trashing the boarding schools like Hotchkiss, St. Paul’s and Andover,” Materne told the New York Post. “We’re just giving an honest portrayal.”

Sources are here and here.

JC sent in some info about Nat’s next film, Free Zone.

Amos Gitai will direct Natalie Portman, currently starring in Closer with Julia Roberts, in a new movie to be called The Free Zone.

Portman, 23, was born in Jerusalem but moved to the US as a child and is probably best known for her role as Queen Amidala in the Star Wars movies.

She has never worked with an Israeli director before, although for the past few months she has been studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In addition to Portman, the cast will include Israeli actors Hanna Lazlo, Tinkerbell, Haim Abbas, Makram J. Khoury and Uri Ran Klausner, as well as Spanish actress Carmen Maura.

The Free Zone will be a comedy about three women who run an armored vehicle business in the Middle East. Principal photography will begin in February in Israel. The film will be an Israeli-French co-production.

Gitai has directed dozens of movies in Israel and France. His most recent film, Promised Land, won an award at last year’s Venice Film Festival.


Jen sent in this scan from the new Premiere magazine.

And Orionsaint sent in this pic of the dreadlocked Padme…man, I think I’m going to have to shut my eyes during those scenes.

Here’s a little blurb about whether celebs get into college’s on merit. Thanks to Joits.

Penguin has this little report.

This isn’t much, but she was named in the Vogue 50 Magic Fashion Moments of 2004, in the Marc Jacobs red dress, on her 1164th Letterman appearance. She was an “ingenue” at number 31.

The fun site Liquid Generation has another Nat mention. Click on “Who’d you rather?” and then the new Golden Globes Hotties one. Nat is up against Scarlett and it’s a close thing. Thanks to Jar of Almonds.

Ok, that’s it for now.

I want to thank Kris and Melody for the updates during my down time and to remind you all to check out the Golden Globes tonight. It’s almost certain Natalie will be attending. We’ll have some news and content from the event later tonight or early tomorrow morning.



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