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Natalie Portman: Cleaning Up Right

Natalie Portman: Cleaning Up Right

Natalie Portman takes her dog, Whiz, on a walk around the block on Saturday (March 26) in the Tribeca area of New York City.

Like a responsible dog owner, the 29-year-old actress picked up after her dog during the walk.

A few days ago, Nat’s fiance, Benjamin Millepied defended her dancing on Black Swan.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Fox Searchlight also defended Natalie‘s performance in the Oscar-winning film by saying “We stand by Natalie’s performance, hard work and dedication to the role.”

FYI: Natalie is wearing the “Woolen Trench” in caviar black from the Isabella Oliver Maternity Collection.

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  • C

    omg that dog is so adorable!! what kind of dog is it? anyone know the breed?

  • JC

    That is an impeccably groomed Yorkshire Terrier I think. It also might be a Brussels Griffon.

  • Dee

    I like seeing new pictures of Natalie…. and girl just ignore the nobody fame seeking ballerina ho:)

  • mizz

    she has seemed depressed during her pregnancy…. just sayin

  • WTF

    Her eyes are sometimes scary to look at just like the above close up pic and she has a natural curly hair right? Oh and picking up your dog’s pooh is a good practice for being a total hands on mom

  • pickles

    @Dee:

    I totally totally agree with U!

  • Natalie Never

    For sure Whiz will be jealous once the baby is born

  • KARLA

    THE REAL BALLET DANCER DESERVED THE OSCAR, NOT THIS BLAND STARLET. OF COURSE HER LOVER IS GOING TO DEFEND HER. NATALIE SHOULD’VE BEEN GRACIOUS, AND THANK THE REAL DANCER–THE BLACK SWAN, TAKE THE OSCAR AWAY FROM HER, IT IS NOT FAIR, SHE DIDIN’T DESERVE IT. GIVE IT TO THE REAL DANCER.

  • ?

    Tell your rants to all the members of the Academy Award:) IDIOT

  • Jen

    I thought the dance double was the one who did the sh”# work. Guess Natalie’s feeling remorseful.

  • Beau

    Don’t ya’ll have anyone else to chase around? Taking pics of a dog taking a crap? Good grief.

  • Beau

    @KARLA:
    OH JUST STFU, MORON!

  • Mimi

    Oh don’t be cruel to animals coz Sarah Lane also wants to win an Oscar for herself bwahahaha

  • sea

    Gross and useless post! I quote Beau.

  • Eon

    No it’s not a useless post but rather refreshing to see an Oscar winner picking up an animal’s pooh

  • jadeide

    NP did a superb performance in the movie Black swan, movies are make believe, and she succeeded in making you forget her, Nathalie Portman, an actress who is playing the role, a double whois doing the pirouettes. That’s why we go see movies, do the actress or actor have to die for real when the character dies???
    Give credit where credit is due, the movie would be nothing without NP, the double is just a double, another woman who wants her 15 minutes of fame on the back of a real actress.

  • Jean

    of course Fox is standing behind her performance, they are the ones who [allegedly] were telling her body double not to talk to the press until after their girl took an oscar.

  • Jean

    natalie does deserve recognition for her work but recognition should also go to the body double whose talent carried the intricate dancing shots. and, generally, you shouldn’t play down one girls skill to increase perception of another’s.

  • http://J.com Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Ahh ah ah a a a a aaaaahhhhh

  • http://J.com Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Woman cry like Natalie bortman and jennifer graner

  • Sun

    the baby will grow up without a father

  • q

    she always looks dirty and smelly

  • Chelsea

    I just never will be able to burn from my mind her horrific acting from the Star Wars prequels. My only comfort is that Hayden was worse. Otherwise, she’s an okay actress, but my god, what was in the water on that set? At least Ewan was badass, so there’s that.

  • duh

    yeah this Natalie girl always looks smelly in pap shots………. i wonder if she regularly washes her genital now that she’s pregnant

  • Love4SAMCRO

    @duh:
    Seriously? That was really unnecessary.
    She’s walking her dog, for crying out loud! Who does she need to impress?

  • Super Cool

    @Sun: bitch.

  • duh

    yeah seriously…….. and there used to be an article about Natalie admitting that she is not a hygenic person! i hope she changed that manner of hers for the baby’s sake

  • chris23

    Well, as wonderful as her performance was in Black Swan, I don’t believe for one second she did 85% of dancing on her own. Ballet takes skill and years of schooling which Natalie doesn’t have. Her dancing double probably did most of the work and then she gets credited as an “extra,” I would be pissed too.
    But I noticed something about Hollywood, it happily kisses Miss. Portman’s ass all the time, so no wonder they’re standing behind her. Forget the poor “extra” who worked her ass off to make Natalie look like a professional ballerina.
    I think we give actors too much credit. They have no skills and always depend on countless others who only make them look good and skilled on the big screen.

  • duh

    @Love4SAMCRO

    yeah seriously…….. and there used to be an article about Natalie admitting that she is not a hygenic person! i hope she changed that manner of hers for the baby’s sake

  • five percent

    Now it comes out that Natalie only did 5% of the dancing!

    insidemovies.ew.com/2011/03/25/portman-black-swan-double

  • jillyro

    Aw as a doggy owner I like her just for taking him for walks daily :)..what a sweet dog. She does seem unhappy though, certainly not a glowingly happy pregnant person, but she seems moody even not pregnant, good actress but often seems miserable in real life. Maybe having a baby will mellow her out.

  • Annie

    I agree Natalie should have thanked the dance double ballerina at the Oscars. A true star is able to give credit where credit is due and shouldn’t need to make themselves look more talented than they are by taking credit for the work of others. That said, I don’t agree that Portman is talentless. People accuse her of giving a “one note” performance in Black Swan but I thought that was the whole point of the Nina Sayers character – she is single minded and obsessive to the point of being one-dimensional.

  • Mary

    I still remember a movie critic said send Natalie and Hayden to an acting school after those Star War movies!! Natalie won an oscar for her acting; the dancer girl deserved some recognition. Pay due where it is due.

  • meghan

    @KARLA: Natalie acted in the film, which is what she won the Oscar for, the other girl danced for some of the complicated parts. People don’t win Oscars for dancing. She was just looking for her 15 minutes of fame, and probably won’t be asked to be used as a body double in another film after her display of unprofessional and moronic behavior.

  • Sabrina

    In case you don’t know, Natalie was the Oscar winner because of her perfomance as AN ACTRESS !!! NOT AS A BALLET DANCER, DAMN !

    The most important thing was not how she could dance, but how she deals with the role of Nina Sayers. And she did it perfeectly. Her perfomance was just incredible, stuggering of talent, exactness, fineness.
    Yeah she didn’t dance in all the movie. Of course, she’s not a professional ballet dancer. I dance since 6 years old, and I can say that even if we start dancing at this age, it’s still very difficult, and DANGEROUS, to do certain things.

    Anyway, don’t forget that the Oscar is the price of an incredible acting talent and NOT dance. So yeah, she deserved her Oscar.

  • Sabrina

    I forgot something… But i think her dancing double has to be recognize for what she did, not just Natalie, just because she is actress.

  • Cecille’D

    Natalie won the “Best Actress” in Academy Award, NOT the “Best Dancer” in Ballerina Award. Then if Sarah would like to have a thank or get an award, go looking for a Ballerina Award.

    So what’s Sarah expecting? To achieve a “Best Dancer” nomination in Academy Award? That award is for acting, not dancing. Haha!

  • Chelsea

    I don’t know why people keep trying to separate the importance of the dancing from the Nina role. Of course the dancing was a major reason that Natalie won and that people voted for her. It’s like saying Reese Witherspoon didn’t do any of her own singing for “Walk the Line”…would she still have won?

  • KARLA

    # 34-meghan–THE TITLE OF THE MOVIE SAYS IT ALL.—THE BLACK SWAN =======THE DANCER—END OF STORY. NATALIE SHOULD’VE SHOWN A LITTLE BIT OF CLASS. SHE SHOULD’VE SAID, THANK-YOU, SARAH, I WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WIN THIS AWARD WITHOUT YOUR HELP. . THAT’S ALL.

  • chris23

    This isn’t about her Oscar win, this about giving credit where credit is due. Her dancing double was swept under the proverbial rug, and I can only guess the studio forbid her to say anything until after the Oscars.
    Natalie remembered to thank the guy who knocked her up and her hair stylist but not the girl who most likely spent a year working with her?
    Very low if you ask me.

  • Love4SAMCRO

    @Cecille’D:

    Exactly. Have a lot of you forgotten that Sarah signed a contract? She was given a job, and knew what she was getting into when she signed the dotted line. Using Sarah’s clips or not, obviously, it doesn’t take a genius to know that Natalie didn’t do most of the complicated foot work; she’s NOT a professional dancer! She should be dealing with the production agency or Fox about this, not bashing Natalie. We all know this attention isn’t going to end well with Sarah.

    And for the record, in a ton of interviews, Natalie, as well as Mila, have mentioned and given credit for their doubles and other cast members that aren’t normally mentioned during awards season. These dancers were DOUBLES. Stuntmen. Same difference! And anyway, have most of you seen the film? Most of scenes were focused on Natalie’s upper body. During the announcement of her Oscar nom, they featured a clip of her ACTING–for which she won the Oscar for.

  • Love4SAMCRO

    And on a side note, the dancers will be given credit for once the movie’s on on DVD, no doubt. I hope Sarah is aware of this.

  • Lynn

    she i an actress,not a dancer. Yeah, she should have said “thank you sarah” bUT she is an ACTRESS..she deserved it

  • Lynn

    what funny,@ 8,karla “the real ballet dancer deserved the oscar. She didnt ACT, in that movie. did you know that?

  • Lynn

    SARAH, OR THE “REAL”DANCER IM NOT SURE ABOUT HER NAME,.. WANTS AN OSCAR???… MR.GENE KELLY, MR.FRED ASTAIRE..PLZ FORGIVE HER.

  • MMCSKCMKSD

    I DIDNT KNOW THAT THE BEST DANCERS SHOULD WON THE OSCARS….. SO JESSICA ALBA, JENNIFER LOPEZ,SARAH, “HIG-SCHOOL MUSICAL’ DANCERS, AND ANY OTHER PERSON WHO CAN MOVE HER A.SS MUST HAVE 1000 OSCARS , FOR THEIR GREAT AND SO AMAZING CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD.. YOU KNOW, YOU ARE WATCHING THE MOVIE AND YOU SAY “WOW, THAT BALLERINA IS THE NEXT MERYL STREEP, ” AND “WOW, THE GOLDEN DAYS ARE BACK”…C’MMON

  • anon

    Natalie Portman won for BEST ACTRESS. SO BE IT!!!

    She appears to be a nice person so maybe she forgot to thank the many ppl who helped her win the award.

    The body double should apply to be an actress in a dancing movie
    so she doesn’t have to complain to the world so that they will remember her name next time.

    Who the hellxl does the body double think she is to be boo hooing over an AList actress winning the best actress award.
    They can always give her a medal if it makes her feel any better.
    Doubt she will ever get a body double job again for being a whiney bit.ch
    There are all kinds of ballette dancers who would like to be a body double in a movie and don’t expect grand recognition for anything more than
    what she played in the movie . A well paid body double.
    Get over it Sarawhatsyourface.

  • Alex

    Lady ballerina, (whatever your name is) you’re not doing yourself any favors here. Natalie Portman is an ACTRESS. That’s right. She was paid to act. Her name on the marquee brought in the people in droves. Had they done the movie with you, the dancer, on it, they would not have recouped the money they spent on catering.

    Nobody’s expecting Natalie to, in one year, become an accomplish­ed ballerina. Nobody is negating your work here–what we are praising Natalie for is her performanc­e in a drama that involves a prima ballerina, and her exquisite timing, posture and dramatic presence that had us BELIEVING that she, was indeed, the ballerina.

    Let’s put it this way: Natalie could make us suspend disbelief and think she was a prima ballerina. YOU could not make us suspend disbelief and believe you were Natalie.

    You suffer from a sense of entitlemen­t. Had you not been such a whiner, you could no doubt, have had a stellar addition to your resume. As it is, you’re not going to get another opportunit­y like this.

    What next? We’ll have stunt-peop­le complainin­g about actors being believable during stunts? THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE PAID FOR.

  • Shera

    She won the Oscar for her performance, not for the dancing. The movie is centered around her performance portraying psychological paranoia, not necessarily the actual dancing, so I don’t understand what the all this bashing is about. Not to mention, as a ballerina myself, I can tell she did all upper body dancing (quite well,) it was just the pirouettes and footwork she didn’t do. She worked hard, leave her alone!

  • ck

    I read she only cleans up 5% of her dogs poop.

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