I was hoping to have some Jane Got a Gun screen captures for you guys this evening, but unfortunately that looks like it’s not going to work out. 🙁 Hopefully this huge batch of HQ additions to Natalie’s appearance at the Paris premiere of the film will make up for it.
Natalie was spotted going out to a Japanese restaurant with Benjamin and Aleph in Paris yesterday. Hit the preview to view the photos in the gallery. Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
There was a press conference and an official announcement today, the Benjamin is leaving the Paris Ballet in July. Benjamin will be returning to work in L.A. and I presume that means the family will be heading back as well. The hand-wringing when she left L.A. really bemused me so I’m not looking for the same regarding Paris. Personally, I couldn’t care less where she lives.
Speaking of not caring, Benjamin was pretty clear about his reason for leaving. He sounds more than a little frustrated by the experience.
“I want to regain my freedom and I want to create,” he said. “I’ve been honored to be given the opportunity to work at the Opera and with the dancers, but this job, as it exists today, is not something I want.”
Read more at the NY Times. Thanks to Belerofonte.
Well that didn’t last long. Benjamin has only been with the Paris Ballet for a little over a year but that is now coming to an end. A press conference tomorrow will formally announce his departure and one can only wonder if this means that the family might head back to the states. For what it is worth, I’ve heard that it is indeed Ben’s frustration with the slow administrative side of the Paris Ballet than, as has already been suggested, Natalie wanting to return home.
The establishment was recently added, because his name boosted sales. And because Benjamin Millepied like to create for the dancers of the company and provides plenty of do it next season.
It could also remain as resident choreographer after the break, while defending the idea of bringing major dance companies in the twenty-first century. His departure would weaken the turbulent reign of Stéphane Lissner. For the French dancer and choreographer of the New York City Ballet star and husband of actress Natalie Portman, has given to the opera glamor, talent and patrons. Never gala has reported as much as that given for the opening of Ballet in September. Neither has any dance director has managed to allocate this money to ballet. As for the number of creations in the program, we went from two to ten per year.
In her first big red carpet appearance of the year, Natalie attended the Jane Got a Gun Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie today in Paris. We have a few HQ photos in the gallery right now and are adding more as we get them (thanks, Belerofonte!). You can head on over to Getty Images to view more in the meantime.
Following the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, various films have had their release dates pushed. This includes Jane Got A Gun, which has already faced its many shares of postponing. Previously, a statement on the matter has been released stating that the priority of the film was to have it be shown during a more peaceful time, and to have it debut when media can focus on matters other than the attacks. Well, we have a confirmed release date now. The film has been pushed to January 27, 2016, as it is shown here. That mentioned statement can be found here, and another official announcement on the matter can be reached here.
If you’re looking for some more insight on how this film is doing (when we weren’t sure if it would have even seen the light of day ever), there’s a new German review that basically states that this film is okay. From what I can gather from this review, it may be a predictable ride that is made better with the talents of the film’s leads. Hey, after all of the production nightmares, I’ll take it! The review is here.
Thanks to Belerofonte for the scoop as usual. We are slowly getting this film finally.
Natalie was in attendance at Make-A-Wish France’s 10th anniversary gala last Thursday in Paris, and we’ve updated the gallery with a few photos from the event from PurePeople.
An Instagram snap and video of Natalie, a sponsor of the Make-A-Wish foundation, speaking at the soirée are after the jump. Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
Natalie, Benjamin, and Aleph (not pictured) made an appearance at Disneyland Paris today, where they celebrated the start of the park’s Christmas season. More details can be found at Gala (French) and The Daily Mail (English). Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
Fiona B tweeted this photo from the set of Planetarium in Paris last week, which is a bit of a Where’s Waldo:
— Fiona B (@fiona_buie) October 5, 2015
Hit the jump to see a great Instagram snap from user coolasa of Natalie in costume yesterday. Thanks to Belerofonte and Kitten for the finds. Read More
Two weeks late (though better late than never), but a gallery has been added for Natalie’s appearance at the Ballet National de Paris Opening Season Gala at Opera Garnier in Paris. Thanks to Iktriad and silkecut.
Yesterday, we got some lovely shots from the Planetarium set in Paris, which can be found here. Luckily, user Aurore actually got a first hand experience on this new shoot. Here is a look at what went down. Congratulations on the awesome experience!
Here is an instagram shot of the event found at the user accroaupopcorn:
The Daily Mail has the first photos of Natalie filming Planetarium, her first French language film. It’s strange to see Natalie with a cigarette in hand (on screen) as previously she has gone out of her way not to depict smoking on screen.
Amazing outfit though and I excitement level has definitely bumped up a notch or two. How about you?
Thanks to Belerofonte.
Natalie attended the opening season gala for the National Ballet of Paris last night. Given the event you won’t be surprised to know that Benjamin was there as well. Thanks to Belerofonte.
Ah, blessed weekend. I’m going to use it to try and get on top of all the latest Natalie news. Thankfully I did hear from Rachel and she is very much alive, but might not be able to help on the site for a few more weeks.
So, the image albums are not going to have her usual polish, but something is better than nothing, right? Here is Natalie twirling around in Paris from earlier in the week for an upcoming Dior ad.