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Natalie Portman's husband converting to Judaism

January 30th, 2014 8:40pm EST
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Actress Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is in the process of converting to the Jewish faith of his wife.

The Oscar winner and her French choreographer beau are currently in Tel Aviv, Israel as she casts roles for her directorial debut, an adaptation of Amos Oz's novel A Tale of Love and Darkness, and during their visit, Millepied revealed he has been making big steps to follow the same religion as his wife.

In an interview with Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on Wednesday (29Jan14), Millepied revealed that the Jewish faith is "very important to him", adding he is "in the m...
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Mila Kunis takes Ashton Kutcher to wedding

December 8th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Ashton Kutcher
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher attended her brother's wedding together on Saturday (12.07.13).
The couple, who have been the subject of engagement rumors recently, jetted to St. Petersburg in Florida to witness the 'Ted' star's older brother, Michael, 36, tying the knot with ballet dancer Alexandra Blacker, 29.
A source told People.com that the newlyweds met when Alexandra trained Mila to play a ballerina in the 2010 movie, 'Black Swan', and got engaged last December in San Diego.
Mila, 30, wore a blush-colored, knee-length dress to the nuptials and later attended the couple's reception at t...
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Natalie Portman: Motherhood is tough

October 28th, 2013 7:20am EDT
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Natalie Portman says motherhood is the hardest job in the world.
The 'Thor: The Dark World' actress claims raising her two-year-old son Aleph with her husband, French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, is far more demanding and exhausting than any acting role she has ever undertaken.
She said: "The one thing my mom didn't warn me about is how hard it is to be a mother yourself. I never thought of motherhood as being the full-on job that it is. Going to work now feels like a day off."
The 32-year-old Oscar winner believes her special bond with her own parents, Shelley and Avner, is responsibl...
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Natalie Portman is 'less judgmental'

October 27th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
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Natalie Portman thinks motherhood has made her "less judgmental."
The 32-year-old actress, who has a two-year-old son Aleph with her husband Benjamin Millepied, thinks it's great that there are very few rules when it comes to being a parent.
She told the Telegraph newspaper: "I love being a mum. I'm less judgmental than before I had a kid. The biggest thing about parenting is that it is a totally different experience for every person.
"Everything is cool, there are no rules - I mean, apart from not hurting your kid. Some people breastfeed until their babies are five, and some don't breastfe...
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Portman had laughing fits on Thor: The Dark World

October 24th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Natalie Portman couldn't control her laughing fits with Chris Hemsworth on the set of 'Thor: The Dark World'.
The Oscar-winning actress and Chris reprise their roles as love interest Jane Foster and the titular superhero in the Marvel sequel and admits shooting was often delayed by their uncontrollable giggling.
During an interview on UK station BBC Radio 1, she said: "Chris Hemsworth and I definitely had some real immature laughing fits, which was amazing at first and then after five takes, people start looking at their watches and not being amused at all. So that sounds really silly but...
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Kat Dennings loved working with friend Natalie Portman

October 23rd, 2013 6:23am EDT
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Kat Dennings says working with Natalie Portman was a dream come true.
The 'Thor: The Dark World' actresses have been close friends for many years and were ecstatic when they finally got the opportunity to star alongside each other in the big budget superhero sequel.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the film's world premiere in London's Leicester Square on Tuesday (10.22.13), Kat said: "We've been friends a long time before the film and we've talked about getting to work together and it finally happened with 'Thor'. It was so much better than I ever hoped."
Both Natalie, 32, and 'Thor' leading ma...
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Natalie Portman 'envious' of her co-stars

October 21st, 2013 7:20am EDT
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Natalie Portman would love to live and work in the same place.
The jet-setting 'Thor: The Dark World' star is "envious" of her British co-stars who are able to live and work in the same city because more and more Hollywood productions are making use of London's production studios.
She told BANG Showbiz: "I love working here in London and I'm envious of British actors and British crews because American actors, we end up like gypsies - movie to movie, moving cities every time. But you can have such a fulfilling, wonderful, rich career here between the theatre, the TV, and the film all in one ...
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Natalie Portman will struggle to leave L.A. behind

October 16th, 2013 3:02am EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman will find it hard to relocate to Paris, France with her husband Benjamin Millepied next year (14), because she loves everything about living in Los Angeles.

The Black Swan star admits she treasures the years she has spent in Tinseltown and she always looks forward to discovering new arts around town.

She tells Marie Claire magazine, "I just really, really love it here. It's one of the most exciting places to be in the world right now. It's really central in terms of the arts. It feels like things are happening in L.A., you know? New York is more where art is bought than wh...
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Natalie Portman Excited About Moving To Paris With Husband Benjamin Millipied

October 15th, 2013 3:04pm EDT
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Natalie Portman is excited about moving to Paris.

The actress explains in the November issue of Marie Claire magazine that when husband Benjamin Millepied popped the question -- about moving to the City of Light, she couldn't turn the opportunity down.

“I just really really love it here," she says of her current home in Los Angeles. "It’s one of the most exciting places to be in the world right now. It’s really central in terms of the arts. It feels like things are happening in L.A., you know?

"New York is more where art is bought than where art is made… I’m really lucky. When Ben [husba...
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Natalie Portman Weds Benjamin Millepied In A Private Ceremony

August 6th, 2012 2:00am EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is a married woman after exchanging vows with choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

The couple wed in a Jewish ceremony at a private residence near Big Sur, California on Saturday night, in front of family and friends including socialite Ivanka Trump, UsMagazine.com has confirmed.

No further details about the nuptials were available as WENN went to press.

The Oscar-winning actress, 31, began dating Frenchman Millepied, 35, in late 2009 after meeting on the set of Black Swan.

Portman announced she was engaged and pregnant in December, 2010 and they became parents to son A...
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Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied Wed In A Private Ceremony

August 5th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman has married long-time partner Benjamin Millepied in a weekend wedding ceremony at the couple's private residence near Big Sur, California.

The couple, who met on the set of Black Swan, were wed in a Jewish ceremony with close family and friends in attendance.

Portman, 31, and millipied, 35, began dating in 2009 and announced their engagement in December 2010, the same time that the Oscar winning actress announced that she was pregnant. The couple became first-time parents to a son, Aleph, in June 2011.

It was rumored in February, during the Academy Awards, that the couple...
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Natalie Portman Carries Her Pooch At LAX; Hubby Takes Care Of Son

July 30th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman carried her dog Whiz as she arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday. Her husband Benjamin Millepied carried their son Aleph through the LAX airport in a sling on his chest.

Natalie tried to look incognito in a pair of dark sunglasses. She wore jeans, sneakers, and a black sweater.

The couple is allegedly tying the knot this summer. There were rumors of a secret marriage when they were spotted wearing bands on their ring fingers at the Academy Awards in February. According to In Touch Weekly, their wedding will be held in Big Sur.

Their son was born in June 2011.

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Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied To Marry In August

July 3rd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied
Despite rumors to the contrary, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied haven't tied the knot - yet. The couple will wed in California this summer, according to In Touch Weekly.

In February, there were rumors of a secret marriage when they were spotted wearing bands on their ring fingers at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The jeweler who designed the rings even confirmed the couple was secretly married.

Portman and Millepied are planning a low-key ceremony on the Californian coast on August 5, sources tell magazine. "Natalie and Ben will marry in Big Sur. It's one of Natalie's favorite ...
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Natalie Portman & A Pregnant Drew Barrymore Look Radiant At NYC Ballet Spring Gala

May 11th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Natalie Portman, her husband Benjamin Millepied, and Drew Barrymore and her fiance Will Kopelman attended the New York City Ballet Spring Gala: A La Francaise at Lincoln Center in New York City yesterday.

Natalie looked stunning in a navy blue gown with a tiny bow tied around her neck. She and Ben began dating in 2009 when they filmed "Black Swan" together. She gave birth to their son, Aleph, in February 2011. The couple later married in a private ceremony.

Drew wore a loose fitting white dress with a black jacket. She and Will are rumored to wed at her Montecito, Calif., mansion in June...
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Jeweler Confirms Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Are Married

February 28th, 2012 2:27pm EST
Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied
The jeweler who designed the rings debuted by actress Natalie Portman and her partner Benjamin Millepied at the Oscars on Sunday has confirmed the couple is secretly married.

The Hollywood beauty prompted speculation about her love life when she flashed a new band beneath her diamond engagement ring on the red carpet at the Academy Awards and again as she presented the Best Actor prize to The Artist's Jean Dujardin.

Ballet choreographer Millepied was also photographed wearing a simple silver ring on his left hand.

Representatives for the famously-private couple have declined to comment o...
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Did Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied Have A Secret Wedding?

February 27th, 2012 8:07pm EST
Natalie Portman
Actress Natalie Portman has sparked rumors she has secretly wed ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied after they were both spotted wearing bands on their ring fingers at Sunday's Academy Awards.

The Black Swan beauty was newly-engaged and pregnant when she celebrated her Best Actress Oscar win at last year's ceremony, and now, a year on, it appears the famously-private couple is man and wife.

Portman wore a new piece of jewelry beneath her diamond engagement ring as she presented the Best Actor prize to The Artist's Jean Dujardin, while Frenchman Millepied displayed a simple silver band...
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Natalie Portman Has A Baby Boy

June 14th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has given birth to a baby boy, according to a report.

People.com claims the Oscar winner and her fiance Benjamin Millepied have become proud parents to a son, although further details were unavailable as WENN went to press.

Portman met choreographer Millepied on the set of ballet thriller "Black Swan" and in December, they announced they were engaged and expecting their first child.
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Which Pregnant Star Is Hiding Behind This Fur-Hooded Coat?

May 3rd, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
Yesterday, this Oscar-winning actress kept a low profile in grey sweatpants and a navy tote bag while out and about in Tribeca. A hint: she's pregnant with her first child. Who is it?

A camera-shy Natalie Portman! The 29-year-old star is expecting her first child with her fiance Benjamin Millepied.

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Thor." Exiled to Earth after his arrogance fans the flames of an ancient conflict, The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) of Asgard discovers the meaning of humility when a powerful old foe dispatches a destructive force to crush humanity. Only when the ban...
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Spotted: Natalie Portman In NYC With Her Growing Baby Bump

April 26th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
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We spotted a very pregnant Natalie Portman holding onto an Anthology Records tote bag crossing the street with a friend in New York City yesterday.

The actress recently changed her diet for the sake of her baby by giving up her vegan lifestyle. The 29-year-old star is expecting her first child with her fiance Benjamin Millepied.

She told the Bert Show on Georgia radio station Q100, "I know there are people who do stay vegan, but I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in your diet."

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Pregnant Natalie Portman Quits Veganism

April 11th, 2011 11:21am EDT
Natalie Portman
Pregnant actress Natalie Portman has changed her diet for the sake of her baby by giving up her vegan lifestyle.

The 29-year-old Oscar-winner is expecting her first child with her fiance Benjamin Millepied and she has decided to give in to her food cravings - even if it means quitting her strict eating regime which forbids eggs and dairy products.

She tells the Bert Show on Georgia radio station Q100, "I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff. I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff. I ...
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Natalie Portman Breaks Her Silence Over 'Black Swan' Controversy

April 7th, 2011 2:31pm EDT
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Natalie Portman has broken her silence over the Black Swan ballet double controversy, insisting she won't "give in" to the gossip that is threatening to ruin the magic of the film.

The actress' role as a troubled dancer has come under increasing scrutiny since she won the 2011 Best Actress Academy Award in February, with critics claiming her dancing double, American Ballet Theatre star Sarah Lane - and not Portman - deserves the credit for the film's most breathtaking sequences.

In a Wall Street Journal essay on her movie experience, Lane insists Portman only performed five per cent of ...
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'Black Swan' Director Darren Aronofsky Defends Natalie Portman

March 29th, 2011 9:46am EDT
Darren Aronofsky
Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky has waded in to defend Natalie Portman amid allegations she relied on a dance double to perform most of her complex ballet moves in the Oscar-winning film.

The star, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for her role as a troubled dancer, has faced growing criticism following claims a stand-in was used to complete most of the film's spectacular sequences.

The body double - American Ballet Theatre star Sarah Lane - boosted the speculation by insisting only "five per cent" of the ballet scenes were acted out by Portman. Portman's fiance - and the film's...
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The Dance Community Reacts To The 'Black Swan' Controversy

March 28th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Black Swan
It all started with an innocent Facebook posting of the Entertainment Weekly (EW) article about Natalie Portman’s dance double in "Black Swan", Sarah Lane, publicly airing the fact that she got little credit for her work in the movie. As a former dancer who trained at Boston Ballet School and who received her BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, I thought I might stir up some conversation amongst my dance friends. Instead, I started a heated firestorm that launched opinions from pro-Sarah to pro-Natalie to just downright cynical about the whole Hollywood process.

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Benjamin Millepied Defends Natalie Portman Over Dance Criticism

March 24th, 2011 9:29am EDT
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Natalie Portman's choreographer fiancé Benjamin Millepied has leaped to the actress' defense over allegations she relied heavily on a dance double to film Black Swan, insisting "85 per cent" of the work was done by his bride-to-be.

Portman underwent a year of intensive training to play a prima ballerina in the film, a role which won her an Oscar in February, but she came under fire from critics who claimed her double, American Ballet Theatre dancer Sarah Lane, was the real star of the show.

However, the French dancer, who choreographed the film's sequences, is adamant Portman deserves p...
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Mike Huckabee Takes Aim At Pregnant Natalie Portman

March 4th, 2011 8:55am EST
Natalie Portman
Politician Mike Huckabee has launched a scathing rant at pregnant actress Natalie Portman, accusing the Oscar-winner of encouraging impressionable youngsters to have children out of wedlock.

The Black Swan star, who recently picked up an Academy Award for her portrayal of a ballet dancer in the film, is expecting her first child with her choreographer fiancé Benjamin Millepied, who she met on set.

However, former Arkansas governor Huckabee isn't happy with the example Portman is setting, telling radio host Michael Medved, "You know Michael, one of the things that's troubling is that peo...
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Natalie Portman having a boy

February 17th, 2011 9:50am EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was seen wearing a pretty blue dress at the Oscars luncheon. Was she giving us a hint? Sources are saying that the Black Swan actress is having a baby boy!

Black Swan actress Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied are expecting a baby boy, a source close to the couple confirms.

"They've only told a very small group of family members and friends that they're expecting a son," a source tells Life & Style. "They are so excited. Benjamin cannot wait to be a father."

Natalie is due in early spring -- and no word on when she will marry Millepied, whom she met on the ...
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Hot Hollywood Maternity Fashions

January 24th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Hot Hollywood Maternity Fashion
No doubt about it, the biggest celebrity trend in 2011 is the baby bump. Natalie Portman is already busting out the maternity clothes in a big way. She's expecting a little one with her "Black Swan" co-star Benjamin Millepied.

Another fashionable expectant celeb is the normally stick-thin Victoria Beckham.

Stylist Rachel Zoe is also pregnant and knows how to rock it.

Mom-to-be Ivanka Trump is making the rounds in some hot maternity fashion too.

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'No Strings Attached' Tops Box Office

January 24th, 2011 8:36am EST
No Strings Attached
Natalie Portman's amazing year continues - her new movie has shot to the top of the box office.

Romantic comedy No Strings Attached opened with $20.3 million in its first weekend and took over the top of the box office from action film "The Green Hornet."

The success of "No Strings Attached" comes a week after pregnant Portman, who is engaged to her "Black Swan" choreographer and co-star Benjamin Millepied, picked up a Best Actress award at the Golden Globes.

The actress is the red-hot favorite to land the same honor at the Oscars.
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Natalie Portman Fell In Love With Fiance While They Danced Together

January 20th, 2011 2:38pm EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman fell in love with her fiance Benjamin Millepied during "romantic" dances for ballet movie "Black Swan."

The Hollywood actress met her choreographer partner on the set of the acclaimed film and they are now engaged and expecting a baby.

Portman admits their love grew over the course of filming, and she credits the dance scenes with bringing them together.

She told TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "It was definitely over time as we worked together more, it's very romantic to dance together. He choreographed the dancing and he's my partner in the film as well."

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Natalie Portman Enjoys Anonymity From 'Good-Girl' Image

January 18th, 2011 6:05pm EST
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Natalie Portman has no problem with her public perception as a Hollywood "good girl", because her reputation has allowed her to enjoy the benefits of her successful career while remaining "pretty anonymous".

The actress made her movie debut in 1994's Leon and shot to superstardom after landing the role of Queen Amidala in 1999's Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

However, she remained largely out of the public eye throughout the early 2000s as she studied for a psychology degree at the prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts.

She has since returned to the limelight with hig...
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