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Dancer Claims She Doubled For Natalie Portman In “Black Swan,” Was Asked To Keep Quiet

Natalie Portman has been called many things over the past few months: superstar, A-lister, Oscar winner. But today she is being called something else: big, fat, dirty liar.

Okay, maybe not big or fat, but the dance community is certainly unhappy with Portman, as the latest issue of Dance Magazine contains allegations from… More »


Benjamin Millepied: Who Is Natalie Portman’s Fiance?

Okay, so most of us spent this past weekend celebrating the holidays with our families. But Natalie Portman, overachiever that she is, decided to get knocked up and engaged. She and hot fiance … More »


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Oprah Makes Naomi Campbell’s Ballerina Dreams Come True!

Naomi Campbell, super-temperamental supermodel, was on “Oprah” today explaining her erratic and often, uh, pissy behavior. I must admit I missed the episode, but I did find this awesome clip online, where Oprah rewards Campbell with the privilege of dancing on stage at the Bolshoi Ballet, as well as taking a class with a… More »


Brilliant Gift Idea: Ballet—Wii-Style!

No, I was never one of those little girls being dropped off in her little pink tutu for ballet class—hell, I couldn’t even hack it in the “dance” portion of gymnastics, and my sister and I bailed on the class right before it was time to for my mother to pay for our recital get-ups. More »


Video: Karl Lagerfeld’s Couture Ballerina

Most of us gave up our prima ballerina dreams right around plié. We’re starting to think we should have stuck with things, because apparently the payoff can include dancing your heart out in Chanel’s couture atélier. The lucky ballerina who got to do it was Elena Glurdjidze, a member of the English National Ballet, who… More »


Quick Pic: Men In Designer Tights Do Well With The Ladies

Dancers in Germany rehearse “Snow White” in fancy-schmancy costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. [Berlin, 4/24/09] … More »


Now This Is Belly Dancing

Gaining weight often makes women better dancers because they have something to shake, if you know what we mean. Case in point: Belly dancers — and a London ballet company couldn’t agree more. Balletlorent is looking for 12 pregnant women to join the cast of their next production “MaEternal.” The Artistic Director, Liv Lorent, who… More »


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