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Ryan Gosling Does Ballet, Designed His Own Motorcycle Jacket

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It’s a good thing Amelia is not working from The Frisky’s office today. The amount of panty-creaming [Eww. -- Editor] that would result from her reading this article about Ryan Gosling in the UK’s Independent would’ve force us to call the custodian. How cute is this? The Gos revealed he studies at a ballet studio in Los Angeles and practices “whenever I can.”  Keep reading »

Natalie Portman’s Guy, Benjamin Millepied, Models For YSL’s Cologne

Sporting a blue suit and three day scruff, ballet dancer and Natalie Portman‘s baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, launched his modeling career, posing for Yves Saint Laurent. He’s shilling L’Homme Libre (or Free Man) cologne, while Natalie is the face of Miss Cherie Dior perfume. What do you think? Is he selling it? [ONTD] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Lindsay Lohan Should Have Been In “Black Swan,” Says Lindsay Lohan

  • Lindsay Lohan is upset she was not considered for “Black Swan” because she studied ballet until she was 19, writer Jacquelynn Powers claims in a piece she wrote about the actress for Plum Miami Magazine. LiLo would have been a baller Black Swan, you have to admit. Powers also wrote that LiLo was “constantly looking for drama, whether it was picking a fight with her younger sister … or freaking out over a lost pair of Zanotti heels.” That’s our girl. [US Weekly, Plum Miami Magazine]
  • Bridget Jones Renee Zellweger is dating Uncle Jesse John Stamos? What? [Celebitchy]
  • Dakota Fanning didn’t actually chop off her hair into an adorable pixie cut for a role — her rep confirmed that it’s just a wig! [People]

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Truly Torturous Toe Shoes

We’re all for wearing completely unreasonable and painful shoes, but en pointe Louboutins? No. No no no. Louboutin made them to benefit the English National Ballet — they’ll be auctioned off in a charity auction. Said designer Christian Louboutin: “Isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven.” Kind of “Black Swan”-ish, no? [Grazia Fashion] Keep reading »

Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” Dance Double Continues To Speak Out

Natalie Portman drew raves for dancing like a professional ballerina in “Black Swan.” If it looked impossible, that’s because it was, according to what Sarah Lane, Portman’s dance double, said on ‘Good Morning America’ (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). Lane expanded on her previous statements that she actually performed the more difficult shots in the film, which were credited to Portman.

Although Lane made clear she was never told she would get credit for specific scenes, she accused director Darren Aronofsky of trying to create an exaggerated image of Portman’s dancing work. “They were trying to create this, you know, image, you know, this façade, really, that Natalie had done something extraordinary,” she said. “Something that is pretty much impossible.” Read more… Keep reading »

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 Portman’s dancing double on “Black Swan” that Portman didn’t actually do the legwork in her Oscar winning performance.

And that Oscar backlash should be hitting right about … now. Read more… Keep reading »

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