Tidbits

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Friday is almost upon us so to ease into the reverie, here are some new Natalie Portman tidbits.

– The LA Online Film Critics Society handed out their mid-year awards. Natalie was nominated for Best Actress and Annihilation also got several other nominations, but in the end the only success was runner-up for Best Adapted Screenplay.

– Somewhat related, The Playlist has an early look at next year’s Academy Award potentials for Best Actress and Natalie’s Annihilation is mentioned… as a long-shot.

– The Genesis “Jewish Nobel” Prize, which Natalie chose to not accept, was finally given to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who, at one stage, Natalie was set to play in a biopic. It turns out Ginsburg was the original choice for the award, so perhaps fitting that she received it.

New Harvard Interview

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There have been some standout on-screen interviews with Natalie Portman in recent weeks, most of them very polished and professional. Today we have something a bit different – Aaron Fogelson managed to get Natalie to chat about a range of topics during her Boston Calling appearance.

It’s quite endearing thanks to the low-fi quality of the surroundings and Aaron looking like he’s having the best day of his life.

Natalie Visits Kismit

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Belerofonte is away on a much deserved holiday, which means I’ll be back for update duty. It’s going to be tough but together we can get through this!

The first bit of news is that Natalie Portman was snapped leaving Kismit restaurant in Los Feliz yesterday. She’s looking fabulous so if you want more, click on the thumb below to go to Daily Mail’s report.

Natalie Portman leaves Kismet

Sunday Tidbits

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It’s time for a new weekly batch of tidbits:

-Usually, film critics associations announce their nominations and awards at the end of the year, but Los Angeles Online Film Critic Society has broken the rule, announcing their “mid-season” film awards nominees. Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther received the most love with seven nominations, but Annihilation has also achieved four mentions, including one for Natalie in the category of best actress. The winners will be known next week.

More after the jump:

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Families Belong Together

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It seems Natalie has joined to nationwide protests across the US over the Trump administration’s strict migrant policy. People across many major towns and cities in the US have been urged to gather under the slogan #familiesbelongtogether. No pictures of Natalie so far, but W Magazine has several photos of the people who are participating in the marches this Saturday.

Bon Appétit Video

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Natalie continues to promote “Eating Animals.” On this occasion, she visits the Bon Appétit test kitchen to make a vegan carpaccio with Carla. Can she follow along using verbal instructions only? We will see it in this video:

Sunday at Disneyland

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On Sunday, Natalie, Benjamin, Aleph and Amalia spent a day off at Disneyland, where the whole family was seen enjoying several of the rides and a Star Wars show. TMZ and Daily Mail have some nice photos of the moment. It should be noted that Amalia’s face is visible in one of them:

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Sunday Tidbits

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While waiting for the shoot of Pale Blue Dot to start in a few weeks, we have some tidbits today …

-According to this article from gossip website The Blast, Natalie has pulled out of a deal to acquire the television rights of the Israeli best-selling book “Harpoon” at the last minute because of the controversy surrounding Natalie’s choice to turn down attending the Genesis Prize ceremony.

Apparently, Natalie is in the ResearchGate Webpage, under her real name. This is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. It is probably the largest academic social network in terms of active users right now. Thanks to Daniella Neasa for the find.

-Finally, Natalie shared on instagram last Thursday one of her most remembered phrases in the Star Wars prequels:

#tbt #StarWars

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Eating Animals LA Screening

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Eating Animals premiered in New York last week, and now it’s the turn for Los Angeles. Natalie and director Christopher Quinn attended a Q&A after a screening at the Landmark Theater this afternoon. Here are a few instagram photos and a full video of the appearance:

#natalieportman #eatinganimalsdocumentary

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More Previews for Today´s Show

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We have a couple of more video excerpts, belonging to Natalie’s interview for Today´s Show with Hoda Kobt, recorded at SiriusXM Studios. The full interview will air on June 25:

SiriusXM Interview

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Finally we have one of the interviews made at the SiriusXM studios in NYC last weekend, on the occasion of the release of “Eating Animals. In this video, Natalie reflects on what it means to be a vegan:

Popsugar Video

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Natalie continues to promote “Eating Animals” these days. She will attend a few more screenings in Los Angeles next weekend, and Popsugar has a new video, in which Natalie is asked about some common myths that vegans are really “tired“ of hearing:

MoveOn Petition

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Natalie is spearheading a new campaign calling on U.S. lawmakers to stop tearing families apart as authorities crack down on illegal immigration.

She has joined forces with activists at the National Domestic Workers Alliance to slam the new policy via a MoveOn petition, which will be delivered to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and members of the U.S. Congress.

“This shockingly cruel, traumatic, and inhumane practice has no place in our country,” Natalie shares in a statement. “It must be stopped immediately, and without holding these children hostage to pass other anti-immigrant policies.

“We must speak loudly enough, and in large enough numbers, that the media stays focused on this story.

“I’ve joined the National Domestic Workers Alliance to launch this petition. Please sign it and stay tuned for more ways to help these families.”

More than 320,000 people had added their names to the campaign until now.

Natalie isn’t the only star to speak out against the controversial illegal immigration policy – Bette Midler, singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen, filmmaker Ron Howard, actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Alyssa Milano, and country singer Willie Nelson are among the celebrities to blast the Trump administration in recent days, while Hollywood veteran Kevin Costner expressed his disgust during an appearance on talk show The View last Tuesday.

Back to LA

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Natalie has returned to Los Angeles after visiting New York to promote “Eating Animals.” It was seen at the airport in the city yesterday, Sunday. As usual, Daily Mail has a couple of photos:

More Screenings

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Natalie has attended a second round of Q&A´s this Saturday in New York, marking the end of the promotion of “Eating Animals” documentary, after three intense days. Here are the photos:

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Landmark & IFC Screenings

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And we ended this intense day with Natalie’s attendance at a couple of Q&A´s following the screenings of “Eating Animals” at the Landmark Theater 57 West and the IFC Center in NYC:

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SiriusXM Radio Interview

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Another stunning appearance today. Natalie attended a radio interview for SiriusXM, hosted by Hoda Kotb in NYC this morning. Zimbio has the pictures, and we have an excerpt from the interview as well, which will be broadcast on June 25:

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