Tuesday Tidbits

Another round of mini updates while we wait for something a bit more substantial.

– A very interesting article from the former editor of Marie Claire, who is kind of appalled with fashion magazines these days. There’s an interesting Natalie mention buried within.

I remember when, as editor of Marie Claire back in the early 2000s, I would first of all have to secure a star for my cover, and then I would have to ring round all the top designers to see if they would dress her. If the star was British, or edgy, or a bit fat, the designers would turn their noses up and tell me to find someone else.

I remember I had a black, female contestant from the first series of Big Brother lined up for the cover, and I naively asked Giorgio Armani to dress her. ‘No way,’ came the reply. ‘Have you tried getting Natalie Portman?’

– There is a mention of Natalie taking part in a charity event in this article about a singer who fills the void between Barney and Britney.

Pancoast has performed at the New York A-list fundraiser for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Stars Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Sawyer and others joined hundreds of children who were entertained by her popular and interactive musical concert at the Kids for Kids Carnival.