Time for another exciting (this time they are exciting, I promise!) batch of mini news items.

– Starting with a French friend telling me that Natalie was spotted in Paris on Saturday. She was at the Progres café with Benjamin and musician, Mathieu Chedid.

– Next we have a report from Jaclyn, who saw a screening of Black Swan featuring a Q&A with the production designer, who had an interesting little story.

She also told a story that they couldn’t afford to rent a subway car so they went and had Natalie dressed in costume and the production designer and DP and Aronofksy went to the farthest stop out in Queens and shot it illegally guerilla style and that they couldn’t get a shot on the platform they wanted since they got caught and had to run.

Wow, they weren’t kidding about the low budget.