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Natalie Portman Directing First Feature Film in Jerusalem

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Natalie Portman is working TRIPLE time for her next project! It’s been announced that the award-winning actress has received  a grant from the Jersualem Film Fund to direct a film adaptation of Israeli writer Amos Oz‘s memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Not only that! The actress will star in the film as Oz’s troubled mother, AND write the screenplay!

The Jerusalem Film Fund awarded grants totaling nearly NIS 6 million to 11 new projects, out of 114 that were submitted. The fund was founded in 2008 to support films that are set in Jerusalem.

A Tale of Love and Darkness revolves around the author’s mother’s mental illness and his father’s attempts to help her during the 1940s. Filming in Jersualem is scheduled tentatively for January 2014.

Though this is her first time taking the helm for a feature film, Natalie has directed before. She’s been behind the camera for a couple of short films, as well as a segment for 2009’s New York, I Love You.

Being that Natalie is Israeli-born, this story and film is sure to be close to her heart! I’m happy for her, and excited to see what she brings to the table!

What do you think of Natalie’s newest project?

Image via REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

 

Natalie Portman to Portray Jackie O?

New man, new baby, new role?

If reports coming out of Hollywood are any indication, the Academy Award-winning Natalie Portman may be the next actress to portray Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The new movie, from Fox Searchlight (the same distributor of Portman’s Black Swan), follows the First Lady directly after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.

They need to make a movie about making this movie, because the backstory reads like a Lifetime movie! First Darren Aronofsky, the director of Black Swan, was slated to helm the movie with his wife Rachel Weisz in the role as Jackie Kennedy. Then those two broke up, Rachel Weisz ran off with James Bond’s Daniel Craig, and now Natalie Portman is being courted to play the role of one of America’s most famous First Ladies. All we’re waiting for now is a director. Reports now are the Steven Spielberg is interested, with Noah Oppenheim writing the script. Whoever is chosen to appear in this film, it certainly won’t be worse than the last woman to portray Jackie O.

Yes, Katie Holmes…I’m talking about you.

Natalie Portman Is the Latest Hollywood Blonde

Natalie Portman is just the latest in a string of celebrities that have dramatically changed their hair color. Miley Cyrus has been reveling as one of Hollywood’s newest blondes and now Portman has followed suit.

She debuted her new golden honey locks at the dinner for her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied. His L.A. Dance project held the ceremony at the Walk Disney Concert Hall. The star had this to say about her new hue:

“My mom says I’m like a different person. “I did it just a couple of days ago.”
Her stylist noted the look was achieved with Redken’s Blonde Dimensions. The transformation one of Hollywood’s most famous brunettes to a lighter tone was done for an upcoming movie role.

So what do you think, folks? Is this a winner or should Natalie retreat back to her darker locks and leave the blond for another celebrity?

Natalie Portman Is A Married Woman!

Natalie Portman is not only a mama but she is officially a married woman! HOLLA! Portman wed her baby daddy Benjamin Millepied in a Jewish ceremony held at a private residence near Big Sur, California on Saturday night.

Usmagazine.com is reporting that the couple wed in front of family and friends including socialite Ivanka Trump. Who knew that Ivanka and Natalie were BFF’s?!

There have not been a ton of details that have been revealed but we will surely fill you in once we get more as I am sure People magazine will have the rights to the wedding photos. We shall see.

It was back in late 2009 that Millepied and Portman first started dating after they met on the set of the Black Swan. In December of 2010, Portman announced she was engaged and pregnant AND the duo became parents to son Aleph the following June.

The couple were spotted wearing matching bands on their ring fingers when they attended the Academy Awards back in February but now six months later we get official word that these two have indeed tied the knot!

Congratulations you two! Is it time for more babies?!

Image via Getty Images

Jeweler Confirms That Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Secretly Married

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied were suspected of wearing wedding bands when they attended Sunday’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. Jeweler Jamie Wolf confirmed to Us Weekly that the couple is indeed married. “I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman,” Wolf told Us. “They were made with recycled platinum and conflict free diamonds.

 

There are no details on when and where the actress and the choreographer were married. Portman’s rep and manager did not reply to requests for comment from Us.

The couple fell in love on the set of Black Swan, and announced in late December 2010 that they were engaged and expecting a child. Their son Aleph was born in June 2011. Seen out and about at different award shows last year, the couple showed up looking ever more affectionate and in love at this year’s Academy Awards.

Since the couple is notoriously private, I doubt we’ll be seeing any wedding pictures. However, Natalie and Benjamin make a beautiful couple! Congrats to them!

Photos via: WireImage.com (top); Adriana M. Barraza/ WENN.com (bottom)

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