The Shmooze

Is Natalie Portman Pregnant?

By Renee Ghert-Zand

  • Print
  • Share Share

Natalie Portman’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party dress sparked rumors that she may be pregnant again. The actress arrived wearing an ivory empire-waist Dior gown with a black bow accent that led to speculation that she might be hiding a baby bump. Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied have a son Aleph, who will turn two in June.

getty images
Natalie Portman

The Oscars are still on people’s minds. Having already seen all the red carpet fashion before the show, fans shifted their attention to the after-party dresses. Elizabeth Banks took a bold chance on an orange and gold number, and Ginnifer Goodwin dazzled in a short metallic blue dress.

There were also all those Oscars behind-the-scene moments to enjoy as soon as the stars began tweeting and posting them. Here, for instance, are soft-shoe dance partners Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe having a bromance moment.

For those too young to remember, Jennifer Lawrence is not the first actress to tip on her way up to accept her Oscar. Barbara Streisand stumbled back in 1968. You can watch Babs, in her groovy pantsuit, avoid a complete face plant here.

It turns out we have Harvey Weinstein’s daughter Lily to thank for First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance via live video presenting the Best Picture award.

And while we’re mentioning Harvey Weinstein, we’ll also point out a post in Vulture about his hiring a former Obama campaign manager to promote Weinstein’s film “Silver Linings Playbook” for an Oscar.

And in our final item about the Academy Awards, Isla Fisher was on the receiving end of a threat from Charlize Theron. Theron reportedly told Fisher “I’m going to punch you in the face!” after Fisher complimented her on her dancing ability following Theron’s on-stage dance number. We’ll give the less-than-gracious Theron the benefit of the doubt and assume she was nervous and just trying to be funny.

In other news:

Andy Samberg is engaged to be married to musician Joanna Newsom.

James Franco has gone blond.

Alicia Keys will be arriving in Israel on July 4 to perform at the Nokia Center in Tel Aviv.

Ian Ziering’s pregnant wife Erin is big into pole dancing.

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb’s 3-year-old daughter has unique musical tastes, at least for her age. Her favorite bands are the Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin.

Fran Drescher, 55, qualified her penchant for sexting by saying she doesn’t send photos.

Will Maya Rudolph soon have a new variety show?

The new Iron Man 3 poster is out and Gwyneth Paltrow (with bangs) is on it.


Permalink | | Share | Email | Print | Filed under: natalie portman, adam samberg, daniel radcliffe

The Jewish Daily Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Jewish Daily Forwardrequires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and The Jewish Daily Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.




Find us on Facebook!
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
  • A grumpy Jewish grandfather is wary of his granddaughter's celebrating Easter with the in-laws. But the Seesaw says it might just make her appreciate Judaism more. What do you think?
  • “Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.” What do these great songs have in common? A forgotten Jewish songwriter. We tracked him down.
  • What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face.
  • When is a legume not necessarily a legume? Philologos has the answer.
  • "Sometime in my childhood, I realized that the Exodus wasn’t as remote or as faceless as I thought it was, because I knew a former slave. His name was Hersh Nemes, and he was my grandfather." Share this moving Passover essay!
  • Getting ready for Seder? Chag Sameach! http://jd.fo/q3LO2
  • "We are not so far removed from the tragedies of the past, and as Jews sit down to the Seder meal, this event is a teachable moment of how the hatred of Jews-as-Other is still alive and well. It is not realistic to be complacent."
  • Aperitif Cocktail, Tequila Shot, Tom Collins or Vodka Soda — Which son do you relate to?
  • Elvis craved bacon on tour. Michael Jackson craved matzo ball soup. We've got the recipe.
  • This is the face of hatred.
  • What could be wrong with a bunch of guys kicking back with a steak and a couple of beers and talking about the Seder? Try everything. #ManSeder
  • BREAKING: Smirking killer singled out Jews for death in suburban Kansas City rampage. 3 die in bloody rampage at JCC and retirement home.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.