Posts tagged "black swan"

Abby Lee Miller Makes A Truly Terrifying Black Swan

In Touch did an absolutely terrifying photo spread of the cast of “Dance Moms'” featuring Abby Lee Miller as the black swan. Abby is way, way scarier than Natalie Portman, by the way. The images perfectly convey the dysfunctional nature of the show, which makes me feel so many mixed emotions when I watch: confusion,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 15, 2013

Morning Quickies: “Black Swan” Interns Sue Over Unpaid Coffee-Fetching

Two interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan” are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures because they don’t believe their coffee-fetching and lunch order-taking qualified as “educational” enough to justify labor laws about unpaid internships. [New York Times]
In honor of Banned Books Week, check out the women authors and books for young wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2011

Mila Kunis Says You Can Lose Weight — If You Want To

“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing. But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naive. I believed that I could do anything. I never for one moment thought that I couldn’t do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth. I’m…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2011

Should Mila Kunis Go Out With This Marine?

When we heard that Sergeant Scott Moore had asked Mila Kunis to attend the Marine Corps. Ball with him this November in North Carolina, we imagined a cute, heartwarming entreaty, in which Moore professes his love and tells Mila how much it would mean to him and the troops. But no, this guy pooped…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2011

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,…

By: TV Squad / April 16, 2011

Mila Kunis Says Natalie Portman Did Do The Dancing In “Black Swan”

“Natalie danced her a** off. I think it’s unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from what Natalie deserved and got. She’ll tell you, no, she was not on pointe when she did a fouetté. No one’s going to deny that. But she did do every ounce of every one of her…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 29, 2011

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…

By: Starpulse / March 26, 2011

Oscar Theory #10: The Academy Loves A Crazy Female Character

I’m not sure exactly how time is passing so quickly, but we are now only nine days away from the Oscars. To be clear—that’s one week and two days. As the big day creeps closer and closer, people seem to be feeling more confident that Natalie Portman will win Best Actress for her ballerina-gone-loco tur…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 18, 2011

Kim Kardashian Gone Swan

All Kim Kardashian needs is a tutu and one year of rigorous dance training and she’s ready for her Oscar nom. Well … probably not, but it’s fun to see celebrities gone “Black Swan.” Check out some more who got a swan job here. [Celebuzz]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 26, 2011

Baby Black Swan

She’s perfect! Perfect! This little baby black swan puts Natalie Portman to shame. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 14, 2011

Natalie Portman Blames Darren Aronofsky For Making Her Fat

“I told Darren Aronofsky, I was like, ‘First you got me skinny, and now you’re getting me fat,’ because he introduced me to my fiance. It’s the greatest gift he ever gave me.” Natalie Portman on “Black Swan” director Darren Arronofsky’s influence on her waistline. Could Natalie be flying any higher, right now? Pregnant,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 12, 2011

“Black Swan” Gets the “SNL” Treatment

It was inevitable that all the chatter about “Black Swan” would result in a “SNL” parody, and we’d trust Jim Carrey to do it. His fat, bloated black swan Lily is no match for prim white swan Nina. Oh, what sex appeal! [NBC]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2011

Watch The “Black Swan” Makeup Tutorial That’s Actually Biting Social Commentary

Maybe you haven’t seen “Black Swan” yet, but everyone by now knows that movie is CRAZY. True story: yesterday I saw “Black Swan” and as the credits were rolling, my mom goes, “Which one was Winona Ryder?” And I said, “The crazy one.” And then some random woman who overheard us added, “They were…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011

Natalie Portman On “Black Swan”‘s Mass Appeal

“Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie…I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”Natalie Portman on the crafty way in which…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2011

Natalie Portman’s New Movies Look Good, Bad, And Ugly

It is the winter of Natalie Portman. She is pregnant, engaged, and the talk of the town for her goosebump-inducing performance in “Black Swan.” On top of all that, Ms. Portman has three movies that are about to be released. But unfortunately, it looks like they’ll take her one step forward, and two steps back.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 28, 2010

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2010

Amelia’s Favorite Things Of 2010

The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway. You’ve read Julie’s, now here’s Amelia’s …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2010

A “Black Swan” Makeup Tutorial For Your Next Costume Party

Admit it: ever since “Black Swan” came out, you have totally had fantasies of being a prima ballerina. (With those awesome Rodarte tutus, who wouldn’t?) For your next costume party (New Year’s, anyone?), try going Natalie Portman-style by channeling her signature look from the film. That complicated stage makeup isn’t as hard as it…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010
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