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Smarter Than The Average Movie Star Natalie Portman Turns 30

June 9th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Natalie Portman
“I'd rather be smart than a movie star,” Natalie Portman once said. ...Turns out she’s both.

The young actress has always been a fascinating contradiction. Youthful in appearance, yet always so mature in her choices, her acting and her lifestyle. A child star who was never childish, (even at just 12 years of age in Leon), she has a natural maturity far beyond any of her peers. Which is why she’s lasted where others have crashed and burned.

Discovered by an agent in a pizza parlour at the age of 11, Portman was being groomed for a modelling career before deciding she’d rather pursue acting...
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Natalie Portman: 'It's The Greatest Gift He Ever Gave Me'

January 11th, 2011 10:17am EST
Natalie Portman
Pregnant actress Natalie Portman has credited Darren Aronofsky with her current happiness - insisting the director gave her the "greatest gift" by introducing her to fiancé Benjamin Millepied on the set of Black Swan.

The Closer actress announced last month she and choreographer Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child, and she subsequently revealed she is "indescribably happy".

The couple met during the filming of Aronofsky's ballet movie Black Swan, and Portman admits she has forgiven the moviemaker for forcing her to lose weight for the role, because he is responsible fo...
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Natalie Portman: The Best Actress Of Her Generation?

October 1st, 2010 10:10am EDT
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Since her intense breakout role in 1994’s “The Professional,” Natalie Portman has been one of the most respected and versatile actors working in Hollywood. Her filmography spans over 15 years but is as impressive and solid as Audrey Hepburn’s or Meryl Streep’s, two actresses to whom she has rightfully been compared.

It makes sense that Portman has become one of the most talented performers in Hollywood considering the amazing list of directors with whom she’s worked:

Luc Besson (“The Professional”)

Michael Mann (“Heat”)

Ted Demme (“Beautiful Girls”)

Woody Allen (“Everyone Says I Love Y...
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Spotlight On Clive Owen

November 21st, 2009 11:00am EST
Clive Owen
Born in Coventry, West Midlands, England in October 1965, actor Clive Owen is the quintessential handsome man. Put him in any movie looking dapper and sharp or get him rolling around in the mud and dirt and he'll still come up looking amazing.

Clive has not always been on the fast track when it comes to his acting career. Starting in 1988 through 2000, he appeared and sometimes starred in a number of British television series, TV movies and films. One of those notable films was "Croupier" (1997) where he played a troubled writer who begins to work in a casino in hopes of acquiring ins...
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New Movies On DVD, Aug. 25

August 25th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Duplicity
Closer co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Duplicity, tracing the illicit love affair between two spies-turned-corporate operatives. Also on DVD: Fighting, Adventureland and Sunshine Cleaning.
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What's On? This Week in Television

April 13th, 2009 2:36pm EDT
CSI
The week kicks off with new episodes for most of your favorite Monday night shows and wraps up with a Sunday that will include NBA and NHL playoffs and the Miss USA pageant.

Monday

Pick of the Night: House FOX 8/7c, "Saviors."

House takes on the case of an environmental activist after he collapses at a rally. The team continues to cope with the sudden loss of Kutner.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, 24 FOX 9/8c, Two And A Half Men CBS 9/8c, Rules Of Engagement CBS 9:30/8:30c, CSI: Miami CBS...
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The Best & Worst Of Julia Roberts

March 27th, 2009 9:26am EDT
Mary Reilly
As one of the highest paid actresses in the world, it is no surprise that Julia Roberts has a long and varied career to admire. She started out as a romantic comedy charmer, and she has done several of them even after her vast popularity, but eventually Roberts moved into more dramatic filmmaking and huge box office hits.

She was the first actress to be on the cover of Vogue, and she is undoubtedly considered one of America's Sweethearts, so much so that she actually starred in a movie of the same name! Beautiful, intelligent, well spoken, and hard working, Roberts has been in a numbe...
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Upsets #1 Brad Pitt - Here's 'Celebrity Madness' Round 2! (Pt. 1)

March 23rd, 2009 1:35pm EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 2)

March 19th, 2009 1:02pm EDT
Number One Seed Brad Pitt
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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Golden Globes 2009 - Who Will Win, Who Should Win, And Who Got Snubbed

January 5th, 2009 11:49am EST
Golden Globes 2009
After being deprived of the biggest night in Hollywood last year, we're more than ready for some delicious, celebrity-rich Golden Globes goodness! Read on for our predictions of the winners, the losers, and those who sadly won't be attending.

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Will win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Should win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Why: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) can't resist the whimsical, weepy romance; plus, its sheer star power ups its chances, and apparently it's a pretty good film to boot. It's the most well-rounded an...
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'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium,' Where Toys Come To Life, On DVD Today

March 4th, 2008 1:25pm EST
Mr. Magorium
Enter a world of enchantment when Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium opens its doors on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) March 4, 2008 from Fox Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction), the fantastical tale features an all-star cast including Academy Award®-winner Dustin Hoffman (Meet The Fockers) and Golden Globe®-winners Natalie Portman (Closer) and Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development") in an engaging and unusual story about the strangest, yet most wonderful toy store.

For centuries the eccentric 243-year-old Edward Magorium (Hoffman) has owned and opera...
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Wilson, Brody And Schwartzman Star In 'The Darjeeling Limited,' On DVD Feb. 26

February 10th, 2008 10:00am EST
The Darjeeling Limited
A magical train ride through India brings three brothers closer together despite their family baggage in The Darjeeling Limited, a powerful story of self-discovery debuting on DVD February 26 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Featuring an amazingly talented cast including Owen Wilson (You, Me and Dupree, Wedding Crashers) Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), and Jason Schwartzman (Marie Antoinette, Shopgirl) as estranged brothers who plan a trip through India to rediscover their familial bond a year after their father's death. A comedic series of unexpected twists and turns in...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

December 29th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978), baseball player Richie Sexson (1974), Closer actor Jude Law (1972), Matrix director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967), "Becker" actor Ted Danson (1947), singer Marianne Faithull (1946), Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942), "Midnight Cowboy" actor John Voight (1938), Dick Van Dyke Show actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936), and 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson (1808; d. 1875).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 9

June 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Natalie Portman
Happy Birthday to "Closer" star Natalie Portman (1981), New England Patriots defenseman Tedy Bruschi (1973), Canadian actress Gloria Reuben (1964), "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" star Johnny Depp (1963), director/producer Aaron Sorkin (1961), "Spin City" star Michael J. Fox (1961), Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord (1941), soul singer Jackie Wilson (1934; d. 1984), actor Joe Santos (1931), comedian Jackie Mason (1934), R&B singer Johnny Ace (1929; d. 1954), guitar pioneer Les Paul (1915), bandleader Fred Waring (1900; d. 1984), and legendary composer/lyricist Cole Porter (1891; d. 1964).
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Julia Roberts Turning New Home Into An Eco-Friendly Place

March 21st, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is determined to be a green mother by the time she gives birth to her third child this summer - the home she's moving into will be a solar-powered eco-friendly place.

The environmentally-sound Closer star is fixing up her new $20 million Malibu, California mansion with the latest state-of-the art green gizmos and gadgets.

As well as being solar-powered, a family friend tells Life & Style magazine the new place will be built with wood from "sustainably managed forests".

The source adds, "Even the bathrooms will have recycled tiles." Once she's done with the house...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

December 29th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978), baseball player Richie Sexson (1974), Closer actor Jude Law (1972), Matrix director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967), "Becker" actor Ted Danson (1947), singer Marianne Faithull (1946), Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942), "Midnight Cowboy" actor John Voight (1938), Dick Van Dyke Show actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936), and 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson (1808; d. 1875).
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Natalie Portman Sheds Clothes For Yet Another Film

July 5th, 2006 9:41am EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman appears nude in her new movie. The stunning actress will be seen completely naked during torture scenes in the upcoming historical drama Goya's Ghosts, which focuses on revered artist Francisco Goya. Portman plays Goya's muse, Alicia, who becomes embroiled in a scandal after she is accused of being a heretic by a monk.

It is not the first time Portman has stripped off for a movie role. She previously exposed her body in the complex romantic drama Closer, which also starred Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, but the explicit scenes were eventually cut.

The 24-y...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 9

June 9th, 2006 8:49am EDT
Natalie Portman
Happy Birthday to "Closer" star Natalie Portman (1981), New England Patriots defenseman Tedy Bruschi (1973), Canadian actress Gloria Reuben (1964), "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" star Johnny Depp (1963), director/producer Aaron Sorkin (1961), "Spin City" star Michael J. Fox (1961), Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord (1941), soul singer Jackie Wilson (1934; d. 1984), actor Joe Santos (1931), comedian Jackie Mason (1934), R&B singer Johnny Ace (1929; d. 1954), guitar pioneer Les Paul (1915), bandleader Fred Waring (1900; d. 1984), and legendary composer/lyricist Cole Porter (1891; d. 1964).
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Beauty Tips From Natalie Portman

March 10th, 2006 10:06am EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has an unusual new beauty tip for women - don't waste time preening yourself. The 'Closer' star - who sports a skinhead in new movie 'V for Vendetta' - insists women throw away years of their lives pampering and preening. The stunning actress said: "The time you spend on your appearance as a woman - if you pull all that together, you would have an extra ten years to live."

Meanwhile, Natalie has revealed she loves her newly-shaven head so much she is thinking of keeping the dramatic look. The actress, who chopped off her locks to play a freedom fighter in the film, says...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

December 29th, 2005 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978), baseball player Richie Sexson (1974), Closer actor Jude Law (1972), Matrix director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967), "Becker" actor Ted Danson (1947), singer Marianne Faithull (1946), Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942), "Midnight Cowboy" actor John Voight (1938), Dick Van Dyke Show actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936), and 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson (1808; d. 1875).
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Spotlight on Clive Owen

November 8th, 2005 7:00am EST
Clive Owen
Even though he wasn’t chosen to play the new James Bond, Clive Owen is suave and sexy nonetheless. After all, he’s performed with equally sexy leading ladies such as Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, and most recently, Jennifer Aniston. Owen and Aniston star in the upcoming film Derailed, a movie about a clandestine love affair that leads to terrible consequences. This is Owen’s fourth major film in two years -- he most recently starred in King Arthur, Closer and Sin City.

Owen was born Oct. 3, 1964, in Warwickshire, England. He began seriously pursuing acting when he was 20 years ...
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Clive Owen Gives Jennifer Aniston Bruises

November 2nd, 2005 9:38am EST
Clive Owen
Jennifer Aniston was left covered in bruises after filming passionate sex scenes with Clive Owen. The stunning actress, who recently divorced husband Brad Pitt, has revealed how romping with the handsome 'Closer' actor in new movie 'Derailed' left her black and blue.

She told a TV show: "I got some good bruises on my legs. It wasn't pretty. But you adrenaline is running so you don't even feel it." Jennifer - who is rumoured to be dating her 'The Break-Up' co-star Vince Vaughn - has also admitted she felt awkward filming the raunchy scenes, because she had only known Clive for a couple ...
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