Natalie and Marvel announce STEM contest for teen girls

Oct 5 • by Maria • Comments OffNews, Thor: The Dark World

Natalie Portman and “Thor: The Dark World” have just announced a new contest exclusively for teen girls who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Natalie even made a video about it (which you can watch here) where she talks about her “Thor” character Jane Foster, an astrophysicist, and her own personal love for science.

The role gave me an amazing opportunity to explore science in all its possibilities,” she says.

Here are more details, according to the website:

Finalists from the applicant pool of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD – ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will be selected for the opportunity to meet some of the most incredible women in science, all while conducting interviews, participating in experiments and interactive events, and getting the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited – all while having this adventure filmed.

Their experience will be made into a video short which will be shown prior to the opening day screening of “Thor: The Dark World.” Applicants must be at least 14 years old and in grades 9-12.


Natalie will appear on The Graham Norton Show

Oct 1 • by Maria • Comments OffNews

Sir Paul McCartney and Natalie Portman will appear on The Graham Norton Show when it returns to BBC One in October.

They will be joined on the sofa by singer Katy Perry and comedian James Corden on the October 18 edition of the chatshow programme.

McCartney will chat to Norton about his latest album New and he will also perform material from the record. Meanwhile, Portman will be in the studio to promote Marvel’s Thor sequel The Dark World.


Vote Obama For Womens Rights, Healthcare

Oct 3 • by Maria • Comments OffNews, Videos

Natalie, in a new video for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, talks about Ohio and her connection to the state. Her mom grew up in Cincinnati and her grandmother still lives here. “We know that Ohio will be a deciding factor.”

Natalie Campaigns for Obama in Cincinnati

Sep 20 • by Maria • Comments OffNews, Videos

Natalie campaigned for President Barack Obama at a rally highlighting the administration’s policies that supporters say benefit women.

Portman and former Ohio first lady Frances Strickland were among the speakers at an Obama campaign event held at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Wednesday, September 19.

And so we really see a stark difference between a President who wants to expand our middle class through education, and a candidate, Mitt Romney, who wants to expand it through trickle down economics,” Portman told the crowd.

Natalie was quick to note the difference in policy between President Obama and Republicans when it comes to a woman right to chose.

Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill with Akin, the Congressman who made those comments about rape, they sponsored a bill using the term forcible rape for the first time, to distinguish between types of rape because we know some rapes are not forcible, which makes no sense,” says Portman.

Natalie to Campaign for Obama in Nevada

Aug 25 • by Maria • Comments OffNews

Natalie will hit the campaign trail on President Barack Obama’s behalf Saturday at a rally in Las Vegas. Portman will join a pair of Obama insiders, political strategist Valerie Jarrett and Democratic activist Cecilia Munoz, for a Nevada event designed to get women to vote. The event will be held at the historic 5th Street School Auditorium.

President Obama fights for women every day, and I am proud to stand with him on behalf of women and girls across the country,” Natalie said. “The president has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families, from affordable health care to fair pay and quality public education.”


Natalie Will Lead Lynne Ramsay’s Western ‘Jane Got a Gun’

May 22 • by Maria • Comments OffMovies, News

After taking some much-deserved time off following her Best Actress Oscar win for Black Swan and the birth of her child, Natalie is beginning to line up a slate of upcoming projects. She’s set to star in two new Terrence Malick films and she’ll return for Thor 2, and now she’s attached herself to star in and produce a wildly interesting project called Jane Got a Gun. Natalie will play a woman whose outlaw husband returns home to the farm with eight bullets in him, and barely alive. To save her farm and her children, Jane must reach out to an ex-lover she hasn’t seen in years, so that she is ready when her husband’s gang tracks him there. They want to finish him off.

10th Anniversary Of The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House

May 4 • by Maria • Comments OffEvents, Gallery, News

Natalie visited the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House on Friday (May 4) in Hackensack, New Jersey. She was joined by Audrey’s son Sean Ferrer for the event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the location’s opening. Natalie serves as an honorary godmother and an advisory board member for the charity, which helps abused and neglected children.