Natalie Portman Wins Golden Globe

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Natalie Portman Wins Golden Globe, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Natalie Portman Birthplace

March 16, 2012 by · Comments Off on Natalie Portman Birthplace 

Natalie Portman Birthplace, Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship.

Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon, but major success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2003.

Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Shelley (née Stevens), an American homemaker who works as Portman’s agent, and Avner Hershlag, an Israeli citizen who is a fertility specialist and gynecologist. Portman’s maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants to the United States, from Austria and Russia (her mother’s family had changed their surname from “Edelstein” to “Stevens”).

Her paternal ancestors were Jews who moved to Israel from Poland and Romania. Her paternal grandfather, whose parents died at Auschwitz, was an economics professor in Israel, and her Romanian-born great-grandmother was a spy for British Intelligence during World War II.

Natalie Portman

February 28, 2012 by · Comments Off on Natalie Portman 

Natalie Portman, Have Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied already tied the knot? The 30-year-old actress had Oscar viewers buzzing when she walked the red carpet with Benjamin wearing what appeared to be a wedding set.

The Black Swan choreographer was also photographed wearing a silver band on his wedding finger.

In December 2010, the couple, who have a son, Aleph, announced they were engaged.

During her Best Actress acceptance speech at last year’s Oscars, Natalie thanked her “beautiful love, Benjamin, who has now given me my most important role in my life.”

Whiz The Yorkshire Terrier

January 11, 2012 by · Comments Off on Whiz The Yorkshire Terrier 

Whiz The Yorkshire TerrierWhiz The Yorkshire Terrier, Natalie Portman & Whiz: Best Friends for LifeWherever the Oscar winner and new mom is, her 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier isn’t far away
Cameras don’t scare him as this cute Yorkshire Terrier is steady in his gaze! The puppy-trimmed face is Natalie Portman’s precious pet, taking a walk in North Hollywood with another (human) pal. You may recall her other pup, Charlie, (that passed away in 2007) – she even named her production company, Handsome Charlie Films, after him.

She’s had this lil guy for about nine months now – rescued from Manhattan’s Animal Care and Control shelter – and affectionately refers to him as a “King Kong Yorkie.”

Good Morning America

June 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Good Morning America 

Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America, Barry Manilow appeared on “Good Morning America”?? Wednesday to promote his new album “15 Minutes.” The album, consisting of new material, is deeply personal and explores the ups and downs of fame.

After witnessing how the paparazzi constantly followed by Britney Spears and other young celebrities, Manilow was inspired to create the album. “I asked myself, is that the price of fame these days?” He said, as reported by the U.S. Today.

Manilow, who considers himself a songwriter, first started writing songs about the experience of a famous singer. “I found myself in each song,” he said, according to U.S. Today. “Around the eighth, I realized I was really writing about me. I never got to the man on the album does, but I did go down. I was a very unhappy man.”

“15 Minutes,” which was released Tuesday, is a big risk for Manilow. He described his new guitar-driven release as a “pop album with more energy,” different from his others.

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