Actor Natalie Portman says: in January’s Elle: “I love working and I’m lucky to have these opportunities. But there are other things I’m interested in, like having a life. When I make a movie I don’t have a life: I don’t see my friends or family and I’m usually in a city where I don’t know anybody. I think my work benefits from having chunks of ‘real time’ inbetween. You want acting to be based on living.”
Nice thoughts. Work to live is a good vision of America. Many hardworking people are often too scared to take time off at the moment. This happens when things are wound up a little tight. Natalie’s got it covered on their behalf, she’s not having a ballet bar of it. Good for her!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.7.10~
NATALIE PORTMAN AND FACEBOOK INCREASES ITS SWEEP OF HONORS AND INFLUENCE FOR THE SOCIAL NETWORK FILM
Shocking news: The National Board of Review announce top honors for Facebook’s movie The Social Network as their best film.
The marketing power of Natalie Portman‘s pretty face providing the threat of espionage gossip when dishing on Harvard types, around Aaron Sorkin’s dinner table perhaps– still at work here to win this award?
I mean come on–it was not that great a film, and these guys are getting too much cred, just because Facebook has an audience base of 500 million addicted users within it’s fishing net web.
Hey–not a bad reason to put your awards in their direction.
I love Facebook–but I’m not on it much as why should these guys own all our words–and friends info shared from childhood friends? Aye? Cos they do. Look at the wikileaks scandal to get that future picture.
Seriously, congrats to Facebook’s increasing influence as smart cookies in the world of IT info-sharing super advancement. Facebook is the world’s no.1 Gossip website, hands down.
Image of Natalie Portman courtesy of her publicist, I mean… Facebook page.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.3.10~
Natalie Portman says dating Benjamin Millepied, her choregrapher in Black Swan was a joy because of Benjamin’s ”creativity and intelligence.” The actress says, “He was really flexible. Working with film and working with actors rather than dancers, that flexibility was key.” Portman trained for a year 5-8 hours a day in dance to play the role. An Independant Spirit nomination has already flown Portman’s way–a good sign for an Oscar nod.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news today. Here’s our top ten:
[Image - Benjamin Millepied and Mikhail Baryshnikov courtesy of New York Social Diary]
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Natalie Portman and James Franco‘s new movie trailer, Your Highness can be watched above. The film is rated R and is very silly.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10~
Black Swan Premiere, Los Angeles, Thursday.
[Image courtesy of Wire Image]
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Reports the Cover Awards website: “The Hollywood Reporter launches a new and improved magazine. The first issue features Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman and Amy Adams in an actress round table discussion: Hollywood Reporter.
This is Portman’s year. She’s in the center of the billionaire Facebook owners ring (even been called on to do their Harvard-esque movie publicity, she’s got good early buzz for her role as a ballet dancing villain in Black Swan, she’s educated, Middle East Peace savvy, can roll with the odd ‘home-wrecker scandal,’ gets invited to the White House for dinner (obviously tells the best party stories too), and she’s kicker gorgeous, has her own production house/ film company, went on record saying she loves to get drunk and smoke pot, a year ago – and is a star on the rise.
She epitomizes the face of most of the more noble ideals, Hollywood holds up and values as a city of messenger angels via film and entertainment to the world.
Hollywood needs a new injection after Sandra Bullock grandstood on divorce-saga attention for what? we may ask? Joking. This year, Natalie and her brains are the new injection, I reckon.
Go Portman for Oscar 2011.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.2.10~
These were our top ten Hollywood Entertainment and celebrity news posts today. Movie of Natalie Portman in Black Swan courtesy of Hollywood Photo. Image of Jack Betts starring in Barrymore –a play at The Marilyn Monroe Theater, Lee Strasberg Institute currently, Horiwood.Com’s own. Black swan, Christchurch City coutesy of TravelPod. Image of Short Korowai in colour code 27 Black with paua tinge courtesy of ShopEnzed.
She’s cast as a Queen who wears a black crown–Natalie Portman for Oscars 2011.
We live in times, where the youth of today are cast as ‘swans’ under a ‘smelly spell’ of bad economic aftermath. Thankfully Natalie Portman isn’t condescending enough to call, all such people feeling the after-effects of global economic recession “Lil Monsters”, but she is game enough, to call it a ‘swan syndrome.’
Here’s Portman’s latest Gaga-esque styled movie poster, that Cover Awards website of New York defines as being a film where: “The plotline centers around a New York City production of Swan Lake, where two dueling ballet dancers (Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis) are cast as the white (good) swan and black (evil) swan. The movie takes a wicked turn when Kunis gets in touch with her real-life demons.
To read the full meaning of Swan Lake, if you’re under 20, go here to Wiki,
Fierce poster. Must be getting close to Halloween in America. Lol! Could Natalie’s eyes look any more Proposition 19, here in California. Um, no!
Portman is already generating Oscar buzz, reported Just Jared in September. Given the fact that Michelle Obama loves dance and ballet and Kanye West is rocking a whole gaggle of swan ballet dancing teens in his recent public performances as a trend-setting “artist”, Natalie has a good shot at winning her first Oscar. Go girl. Her movie hits theaters, December 3rd.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.23.10~
‘Visibility as Credibility’–symbols as reality, in the new social media digital age in which we all live.
News websites are buzzing with news that Hollywood beauty Natalie Portman would spill the beans on Harvard’s inner circle of who didn’t get A grades like she did, because they were doing other things on campus.
This Portman, reportedly did with the Facebook movie’s screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The vixen! Apparently, Natalie’s gossip became the back story to The Social Network. In my hood it was called something simple, like conversations over a Jewish dinner, which is quite the norm really, over one’s matzo ball soup. But this is how it reads in Hollywood’s sensationalized hypey press this week.
Which in Hollywood speak – actually means the film had too many blokey moments, and it needed a pretty face overlay (testscreen audiences feedback revealed), in hindsight – to make it seem, less – what’s the word? oh – noninclusive of women. That’s the term.
Regardless, Natalie getting the call to be the face of this mission is proof that girl has Angelina Jolie status as a credible Hollywood queen. Remember when George Clooney’s camp got Angelina Jolie to announce that she would play Marilyn Monroe to Clooney’s Sinatra in a new film, to help generate some buzz for George. The hype worked, and George scraped in again, via Jolie’s celebrity cyphon to just make it to #1 at the box office. Although they have zero, to do with the film being marketed, it’s what girls of Hollywood are called on to do, for the boys. Teamwork.
More seriously though, what is The Social Network all about? We’ve seen people prattle on about it, saying its Oscar worthy. Here’s some thoughts from a critic or two, to share on the film, that I think are quite good.
Frank Chi says: “The Social Network is about social upheaval in the digital age. It’s about the ability of a new media class to deconstruct centuries worth of privilege and access that would’ve won in every other generation but now.”
I say: It’s really about visibility as credibility in a digital age. The fact that the ‘wealthy’ or ‘privileged’ (is anyone that these days still? – the global recession knows no class structures – it just burns) haven’t been as visible via new social media - is because: a) they’re private and b) humble.
New technology like social media – means though, that the wealthy have to be more visible as a norm too now. It’s just about, not being silenced as a voice of reason, or fun, or insight, or light-heartedness too. Speaking up is FaceBooking or blogging, tweeting etc.
Jose Antonio Vargas says: that the movie shows how much Hollywood doesn’t understand Silicon Valley.
I say: Silicon Valley follows Hollywood, (so what they talkin?) because Silicon Valley hopes to develop useful IT, based around propagating new Hollywood trends faster (those things that are recession proof worldwide), in forms, that are Hollywood fit. Hollywood sells.
Silicon Valley’s purpose in America (of stuff that works) is that they’re (S.V) on medium creation, we’re on message construction.
When the message goes into the medium (the i.t platform’s software), than the medium becomes the message (to quote McLuhan), which is precisely what Facebook means, and why Facebook has accelerated brand power in its market.
Enough about meaning. What about Geeks?
Jeff Jarvis thinks: it vilifies nerds and is the new “anti-geek movie.”
Natalie Portman rocked out to honor Mike Nichols. What a honey.
[Image courtesy of AP Pictures]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.12.2010~
No this is not Lindsay Lohan as a brunette, this is Natalie Portman.
When we last featured Natalie in her war movie with Jake Gyllenhaal –she told her costar Jake: “My current state . . . I’m trying to think of a song that feels like sleepwalking. [laughs] I don’t know. I’ve mostly been listening to rap lately. That’s sort of my scene . . . I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance. Those are like my two favorite things, so combined . . . I’ve been listening a lot lately to ‘Wait (The Whisper Song)’ by the Ying Yang Twins… Oh, and I could totally be a bike messenger.”
On second thoughts–Natalie on a harley could be hot, especially delivering packages for The White House. (more…)
Natalie Portman is always beautiful perfection. The humanitarian actress is set to light up the UK in 2010 on the cover of Elle Magazine for February this year. Go girl! Love the Thor viking princess sleeves. Very lady gaga Bad Romance music video-esque but with a pretty elegant twist.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.2.2010~
“I just thought it sounded like a weird idea because Kenneth Branagh’s directing it, so I was just like, ‘Kenneth Branagh doing ‘Thor’ is super-weird. I’ve gotta do it’–Natalie Portman says on taking the role of Jane Foster in Thor starring Aussie lad, Chris Hemsworth.
She’s such a smart girl how she’s just cut to the chase and made it all about the film’s director. Already she’s brought this film home at the box office before a single frame has been shot. Love her!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.6.09~
“I just thought it sounded like a really weird idea ’cause Kenneth Branagh‘s directing it,” Portman said during the weekend junket for her December 3 released film, Brothers.
“And Ken Branagh doing Thor is super weird. I’ve got to do it,” Portman tells E!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.23.09~
Word! Love Portman’s Rihanna hair do. Fierce.
~Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA, 11.16.09~
Natalie Portman brings her beautiful and colorful smile to the premiere of Love and Other Possible Pursuits at the Toronto International Film Festival. She’s like a walking rose with her fashion choices. Digg it!!–People.
~The Sky is the limit, Carla Bruni Sarkozy for Vanity Fair~
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Kate Moss covers AnOther Magazine. It’s the 10 year Anniversary of the magazine, and to celebrate they have 4 covers of Moss, Vanessa Paradis (Johnny Depp’s wife), Katie Holmes and Natalie Portman. Moss as usual, looks fierce.
The eyes have it.
Aussie, Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! Eric Bana covers Men’s Health Magazine, while Miss Megan Fox, steams up SciFi Now’s cover. Hotness!
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