NATALIE PORTMAN WANTS TO BECOME A FRENCH CITIZEN: Thor star Natalie Portman revealed to Madame Figaro magazine that she’d like to become a French citizen as part of her move to Paris with her husband and their son Aleph next year. She said, “I don’t have the French nationality, but I would be love to get it. But I don’t know if it’s possible because I already have an American and an Israeli passport…Perhaps I should add an ‘h’ to my name to make it sound more French…’Nathalie’? My father named me after a song by Gilbert Bécaud. I grew up in a very Francophile atmosphere.” Natalie continued, “We’re looking for an apartment! Benjamin and I are moving in autumn 2014 when his job at the Paris Opera Ballet starts. It’s obviously a massive change to quit Los Angeles for Paris. I don’t know what my life is going to be like, but I’m so excited.”
TAYLOR LAUTNER HANGS WITH PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER: Two of Taylor Swift’s exes have been spending some quality time together. Taylor Lautner and Patrick Schwarzenegger had a guy’s night out on Friday (September 6th) partying at Pearl Liquor Bar in L.A. The two co-starred in the summer comedy Grown Ups 2 together.
IAN SOMERHALDER CONGRATULATES NINA DOBREV ON TWITTER: Ian Somerhalder was shopping on Monday (September 9th) when he spotted his ex-girlfriend and Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and decided to tweet her about. Ian posted a photo of the cover and wrote, “In a store this morning-who do I see? The one&only @ninadobrev These things are almost gone so If you haven’t gotten this magazine off of a shelf-get one. One word: Stunning…Congrats Nina! Xo Ian.”
JANE LYNCH’S EX WANTS MORE MONEY: Glee star Jane Lynch’s supposedly amicable divorce appears to have taken an expensive turn. The actor’s ex-wife is now seeking nearly $94,000 a month in spousal support because she claims to have gotten accustomed to the lifestyle that came along with Jane’s acting success. They reportedly did not have a prenup which means their assets can be split 50/50.
ANGELINA JOLIE HAS A NEW TATTOO: Maleficent star Angelina Jolie was photographed walking in Sydney, Australia on Monday (September 9th) sporting some new ink on her arm. The tattoo appears to be Arabic writing and is written underneath an older Arabic tattoo which reportedly translates to “determination.” This is Jolie’s 17th tattoo.
TINA FEY WILL HOST ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ SEASON PREMIERE: Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey has been tapped to host the season 39 premiere of the sketch comedy series on September 28th. Arcade Fire will be the musical guest.
KATHERINE HEIGL SERIES COMING TO NBC: The recently reported CIA drama project starring Katherine Heigl has landed at NBC. Katherine released a statement saying, “The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven’t seen before in film or television. I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life. NBC has been a true partner in their passion and support for the show that we’ve dreamed of making and I could not be happier about joining forces with them. Together, with our brilliant writer Alexi Hawley, I believe we are going to make great television.”
‘STEP BY STEP’ RERUNS HEADING TO THE HUB: The Hub network has announced plans to start airing reruns of Step by Step which starred Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy and ran from 1991 to 1998. Beginning on October 7th, the comedy will air weekdays at 7 pm and 7:30 pm ET.
JOHN TRAVOLTA AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER TO PLAY FATHER AND SON: John Travolta will play Christopher Plummer’s son in a new heist movie called The Forger directed by Phillip Martin which will begin shooting in October. The film is about Plummer’s character teaming up with his old mob friends to raise money to finance his son’s prison break.
HBO RELEASES ‘TRUE DETECTIVE’ TRAILER: The official trailer for HBO’s True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson has been released. The limited series will premiere in January 2014. The story involves two Louisiana state police detectives brought in to revisit a homicide cast they worked on in 1995.
Sandra Bullock Didn’t Feel Worthy Of An Oscar
Sandra Bullock may have proved her acting ability by beating out Meryl Streep, Gabourey Sidibe, Helen Mirren and Carey Mulligan for the Best Actress Oscar in 2010 for The Blind Side but she recently confessed that she still feels a lot of pressure to prove herself worthy of such an honor. The 49-year-old was promoting her new film Gravity at the Toronto International Film Festival where she discussed being an Academy Award winner.
Sandra revealed to Yahoo!, “What winning an Oscar does do is it makes you realize how hard you have to work to earn it. I didn’t feel worthy of it when I got it, so I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to spend the rest of my life earning it, but having a really good time in the process as well.’”
- She also admitted, “I think most people have that out of body experience when they win the Oscar. I had a little newborn at home so my body was already out of its element I think. I still haven’t gotten around to having my moment with it yet. Maybe one day it will come.”