It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to dip into the mini updates bag. Here we go…

– Natalie wrote the foreword for her Black Swan trainers book, and this article has a little snippet.

The actress wrote the foreword for “Ballet Beautiful,” noting that, after working with Bowers, her “arms and legs completely changed shape. My posture looked, as my dad said, like I had swallowed a broom.”

– Speaking of Black Swan, Jennifer Whalen was one of the dancers in the film and was more pleased than some at how it turned out.

“I’m happy that it shows the dark side of ballet,” she said. “It’s not all pretty tutus. On stage, we are these beautiful, graceful creatures.

“Backstage, we’re hunched over, lying on the floor, even yelling if the performance didn’t go well. We are like a dysfunctional family.”

– Finally, a little Jane Foster mention in this article about the science of Hollywood.

“I’d like to think there’s a 10-year-old girl seeing Natalie Portman talking about Einstein-Rosen bridges (wormholes) and saying, ‘That’s something I might want to do, that’s a pretty cool thing.”