A couple nice tidbits to brighten your weekends.

– When hurricane Irene was threatening NY, Natalie, Ben and Aleph checked into the Four Seasons hotel for a little assurance.

Natalie, who is a native New Yorker, and her family even ate with the hotel guests. “They all ate breakfast at the buffet on Saturday morning,” the eyewitness tells Life & Style. “They had a nice little meal together and were in good spirits.”

– And Natalie talks about Kenneth Branagh directing Thor in this preview of the Blu-ray release. If you can’t view the clip, her comment is below.

“He’s very, very emotionally engaged with us. He has such an amazing way of attacking the text from so many different angles that you wouldn’t necessarily think of yourself.”