Benjamin Millipied, husband to Natalie Portman and papa to baby Aleph, has been appointed as the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet, the New York Times reports, and he’s taking his family with him! Millipied was the mastermind choreographer behind Portman’s hit film “Black Swan,” and won the heart of our the Jewish actress during… More ▸
A second inquest into the death of Jewish musician Amy Winehouse confirms that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, Natalie Portman reportedly offers the best bang for the buck in box office returns and Israeli model Bar Refaeli will be pitching GoDaddy in a Super Bowl ad with race car driver Danica Patrick. More ▸
Natalie Portman is the queen of bank, according to Forbes, who listed her as the top celebrity who gives the best bang for the buck in box office returns. The longtime acclaimed Jewish actress cashed in the standings with her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 Oscar-winning thriller, Black Swan. Portman played a deranged ballerina in the… More ▸
The election season is almost over, thankfully, but before the we all find out who is the next POTUS, we thought it would be interesting to look at the political preferences of some famous Jews. Some of the Jewish celebrities are very outspoken regarding their opinions, some are more quiet and most of them donate a lot of money.
Check out the list, who knows, maybe it will change how you will vote (I really hope it won’t though):
Republican Jewish Celebrities:
The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸
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Apparently the British costumers of Dior’s “Show New Look Mascara” are not happy with the product’s performance. In addition, the fact that the face of the campaign is Natalie Portman didn’t really matter, because a complaint accused Dior of airbrushing the ad, because it enhances the effects of the mascara. The mascara is supposed to “thickens,… More ▸
Mayim Bialik offers pain-coping tips following a car accident, Bruce Springsteen thrills the Oppenheims visiting from Israel and Natalie Portman bares all (but you can’t really see). More ▸
Newlywed Natalie Portman is back doing ads for Christian Dior — naked ones. Kinda. In the ad for the Rouge Dior Nude Lipcolor, Portman is seen laying on a couch in her birthday suit with an exposed back and a seductive look. The new lip color collection will feature eight shades, including one by Portman, Grège… More ▸
Yesterday we showed you how adorable (and resourceful) Mila Kunis was as an 11-year-old girl in the unforgettable show “Baywatch.”
And if Mila did it, there’s no shame, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world we call television, movies and commercials of the 1980s and 1990s, and show you other famous Jewish celebrities who had to work their way up to the top of the acting world. Some of them started as a lead in a feature film, others had to use their young acting talents (and raw cuteness, we’re looking at you Sarah Michele Gellar) to promote a burger chain.
1. Natalie Portman
Role: Mathilda Lando in the 1994 French (English-speaking) film “Léon: The Professional.”
Plot: Portman’s first major role was really serious, actually. She played a seductive 12-year-old girl who smokes cigarettes and comes from an extremely dysfunctional and abusive family.
What she’s been doing since: Portman continued to have minor roles throughout the 90s, until her breakout role in 1999 as Princess Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She later had a few lead roles, including an unforgettable role as Evey Hammond in “V for Vendetta” for which she had to shave her head, and then later won an Academy Award for her role in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” making her one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, especially among Jewish fans (including this blog). More ▸
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