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.
“Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 100th digital short Saturday with a star-studded video featuring such digital shorts veterans as Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, and Michael Bolton — as well as Justin Bieber, musical guest Usher, and host Will Ferrell. Check out the clip below!
Natalie attended the New York City Ballet`s 2012 Spring Gala performance in New York, May 10. Natalie dazzled on the NYC red carpet in a midnight blue tiered halter neck gown by Christian Dior, which she teamed with a black clutch and jewellery also by the French label. Natalie was joined by her ballet dancer husband, Benjamin Millepied, at the event, which was held at the city’s Lincoln Centre – where the couple first met when shooting scenes for the ballet thriller Black Swan back in 2010.
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.
When Bart’s love life heats up again on The Simpsons, it will involve an old flame or two. Actually, make that five. Not only will Zooey Deschanel guest-star on the animated comedy by reprising her role as Mary Spuckler — that adorable hillbilly daughter of Cleetus whom Bart nearly married in season 19 — four other former girlfriends, voiced by Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sarah Silverman, make cameos in the same episode.
Early in the episode, ex-girlfriends from the last decade such as Gina (Gellar, season 15), Darcy (Portman, season 18), Jenny (Hathaway, season 20), and Nikki (Silverman, season 21) pop up briefly. But when Bart learns that Mary has relocated to New York, he decides that she’s the one that got away and embarks on a mission to track her down.
The episode is scheduled to air on Fox in the fall as part of the show’s 24th season, which will also feature vocal contributions from Steve Carell, Jennifer Tilly, Fred Armisen, and Carrie Brownstein.
Natalie took the stage in Washington, D.C. to speak during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2012 Elie Wiesel National Tribute Dinner. The actress showed support for her Jewish faith by stepping up to the podium to honour this year’s tribute recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi, praising the non-violent activist’s work to rescue Burmese refugees. Natalie also addressed the need to continue educating younger generations of the genocide in an effort to stomp out hate across the world.