Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” character may have lost her mind, but the actress can thank the film for gaining her a fiance and a baby. The actress’ reps confirmed to People that Portman and her boyfriend, Benjamin Millepied, are engaged and expecting their first child. The two met on the set of the film — which is garnering Oscar buzz — in which Millepied was both a choreographer and had a bit part (as the Prince to Portman’s Swan Queen in “Swan Lake”). Millepied had a girlfriend (another ballet dancer) at the time, but working with Portman so closely — she trained for five hours a day for a year — led to the two falling in love. Well, 2011 is certainly looking to be an exciting year for the actress. Mazel tov! [People] Keep reading »
Yesterday I almost died. Not in a “life flashing before me” kind of way – but in a cold, painful, this-blizzard-totally-sucks kind of way. I got stuck in the Snowpocalypse.
You know, the Snowpocalypse—the weekend storm that’s currently blanketing the East Coast. I spent Christmas in Philadelphia, DJing an annual Christmas night party. Yesterday morning when we woke up, my friends and I decided that we would try and beat the impending blizzard and make our way home to New York. Only we didn’t beat the blizzard. We drove right into it. Keep reading »
It used to be that on Christmas or Hanukkah, our more practical parent always gifted us with a wall calendar for the upcoming year. Back then, 12 months of Kirk Cameron was something to look forward to. Now that we’re older, we want a wall calendar that’s sleek and practical to go above our desk. We’d hang this canvas calendar with four tacks, with a fifth to mark the date.
Twenty-four-year old Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris is going to make an honest man out of Hugh Hefner: Hef proposed to the December 2009 pin-up and “Girls Next Door” star on Christmas Eve. Because he’s a modern man despite his 84 years of age, Hef tweeted the proposal immediately after it happened. “After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve,” he tweeted. Hef later clarified, “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”
Blonde (duh) Crystal Harris will be Hef’s third wife: he divorced his first wife, Mildred Williams, in 1959 and his second wife, Kimberly Conrad, in 2009. While it may seem at face value that marrying a woman 60 years your junior is icky, do not misunderstand their deep and serious bond: according to her Twitter bio, she’s not just a Playmate and “Hef’s girl” but an “entrepreneur.” So what’s Crystal working on? Keep reading »
Memes, the joyously ridiculous treasures on the web that boggle the mind with their popularity, but somehow unite us all in understanding. They are one of today’s most important natural resources. But only a few hardworking memes can be given the title “Best of 2010,” these are the ones that really got us through the workday. Read on to see what our choice for the oligarchy of meme are — hint — it was big year for sad celebrities and emotional cats. Memes Ahoy!