The Shmooze

Natalie Portman Out and About Post-Aleph

By Nathan Burstein

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Now that she has her Aleph, Natalie Portman is returning to an activity that’s always been a safe bet. (Groan if you must; we couldn’t resist a little spelling pun for you Hebrew readers out there.)

The Oscar-winning “Black Swan” star is getting back to acting — of a sort, anyway. Portman, 30, made one of her first public appearances, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, since the birth of her first child five months ago. The actress participated in a reading of “The Apartment,” the 1960 Billy Wilder movie that won five Oscars. (Shirley MacLaine earned a nomination in the role Portman will play.)

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