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Natalie Portman donates $1,000 to Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund

Natalie Portman donates $1,000 to Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicFeb 14th, 2018

Yes, Natalie Portman Regrets Signing The Petition To Release Alleged Rapist Roman Polanski

Everyone has regrets. For Natalie Portman, it was signing a petition to release Roman Polanski from Swiss custody in 2009 after he was arrested for an old warrant connected to the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Video: Ellen DeGeneres Won A Bet For Guessing The Sex Of Natalie's Baby! In a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Annihilation star [...] Everyone has regrets. For Natalie Portman, it was signing a petition to release Roman Polanski from Swiss custody in 2009 after he was arrested for an old warrant connected to the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Video: Ellen DeGeneres Won A Bet For Guessing The Sex Of Natalie's Baby! In a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Annihilation star admits she made a mistake by "not thinking about it enough" and simply signing her name because someone she respected asked her to. She explained to the outlet: "I very much regret it. I take responsibility for not thinking about it enough. Someone I respected gave it to me, and said, ‘I signed this. Will you, too?' And I was like, ‘Sure.'" Portman was just one of the many famous names reported to have signed the petition in 2009. Other stars including Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Darren Aronofsky demanded "the immediate release" of Polanski after he was arrested for a then-decades old warrant related to his rape case. Related: Natalie Remembers 'Unacceptable' Encounter On Producer's Plane Of course, 2009 was a "different world," the actress professes -- one where Hollywood was turning a blind eye to all the #MeToo stories it systematically generated. But even under the lens of Time's Up, the 36-year-old says she gained something from signing the petition: the ability to empathize with people who make mistakes. She continued: "It was a mistake. The thing I feel like I gained from it is empathy towards people who have made mistakes. We lived in a different world, and that doesn't excuse anything. But you can have your eyes opened and completely change the way you want to live. My eyes were not open." Now, Portman's pretty peepers are open wide and ready to annihilate the patriarchy, but she stresses that the movement shouldn't be about which man to take down next. Video: Natalie Gets Trigger Happy On SNL! When asked if she thinks "Time's Up" for Woody Allen, whom she worked with on the 1996 film Everyone Says I Love You, Portman replied: "I don't think that's what the conversation should be about. I think it should be about: Why didn't Elaine May make a movie every year? Why didn't Nora Ephron make a movie every year? Where's the female version of Bill Cosby? Why don't we see any Asian women in films? There's so much art that's being lost by not giving opportunities to women and people of color." The Time's Up advocate added: "Let's not talk about what man's career is over. Let's talk about the vast art trove we've lost by not giving women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community opportunities — let's talk about that loss for all of us in art. Let's talk about that huge hole in our culture. I don't want talk about ‘Isn't it sad that this person who's made 500 movies can't make movies anymore?' That's not for me to decide. And it's also not what I'm upset about." So, what is she upset about? The quantity of shitty roles she's STILL being offered as an Oscar winning movie star: "It's crazy. It's crazy! And I get a lot more than a lot of other women, and the stuff I get, I'm like, what? With big leading roles, so often motivations are bad things happening to the children. I don't want to play that! Literally, if you take that out, 90% of what's sent to me, I can't do. Or sexual violence. The number of times you're raped onscreen — there are other things that can motivate women and shape their emotional worlds. It's definitely limited." Thankfully, the limits are slowly ceasing to exist. Portman will be killing mutant alien hybrids with an all-female team in Annihilation, in theaters Friday. [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 21st, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres" Birthday Gift From Portia de Rossi Made Her Cry - Watch the Touching Moment!

Portia de Rossi surprised her wife Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show to celebrate her 60th birthday. On the show, Portia gave Ellen her birthday gift – which made Ellen cry! The gifting started with a video, which had Portia doing a voice over. “When people ask my wife, ‘who is the person, living or [...] Portia de Rossi surprised her wife Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show to celebrate her 60th birthday. On the show, Portia gave Ellen her birthday gift – which made Ellen cry! The gifting started with a video, which had Portia doing a voice over. “When people ask my wife, ‘who is the person, living or dead, you most want to interview?’ her answer is always Dian Fossey,” Portia said in the video. “Ellen remembers reading National Geographic at home as a little girl and remembers Dian on the cover of the January 1970 magazine. Ellen was struck by Dian’s dedication to animals, her mind, and her bravery. Ellen read how in 1967 Dian Fossey set up a camp she called Karisoke in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. This is where Dian began studying several dozen gorillas, and at that time, Dian was alone in protecting them.” “Fast forward 18 years and the world was sad to learn that Dian was murdered in 1985 in her cabin at Karisoke. Most of us know Dian’s work from her book, ‘Gorillas in the Mist,’ which is legendary and carried on her story. Her story is also carried on through the work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. The Fossey Fund exists to ensure the survival and thriving of wild gorillas, in close partnership with the government of Rwanda. But unfortunately, today there are only 880 mountain gorillas alive on earth. Thus, the work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund remains vitally important to ensuring their future,” Portia continued. “So, for your birthday, Ellen, I am bringing you and your hero, Dian, together by building The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Ellen, you will carry on Dian’s legacy by giving them a permanent home in Rwanda. Now, you will join Dian as a protector and champion of these amazing animals, the mountain gorillas. Happy birthday!,” the video concluded. Watch below for the full reveal!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 1st, 2018

Natalie Portman Raps as Queen Amidala on "SNL" - Watch Now!

Natalie Portman is back as the Queen of Rap on Saturday Night Live! During hosting duties tonight (February 3), the 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress got down and dirty in a rap. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman Natalie took on some current trends, while rapping about her choreographer-husband Benjamin Millepied, snacking on Tide [...] Natalie Portman is back as the Queen of Rap on Saturday Night Live! During hosting duties tonight (February 3), the 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress got down and dirty in a rap. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman Natalie took on some current trends, while rapping about her choreographer-husband Benjamin Millepied, snacking on Tide Pods, and defended the Star Wars prequels – while dressed as Queen Amidala! Back when she hosted SNL in 2006, Natalie showed off her rap skills for the first time. Also joining Natalie in the rap was former SNL cast member Andy Samberg. Watch Natalie‘s rap below! Natalie’s 2nd Rap – SNL.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 4th, 2018

Natalie Portman donates $1,000 to Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund

Natalie Portman donates $1,000 to Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicFeb 14th, 2018

Natalie Portman Introduced To Rape Fantasies At 13 Because Of Bad Parenting

The fundamentals of being a competent parent include the ability to become a filter for the minor child you’re in charge of. You won’t be able to protect them from everything and being overprotective will only lead to them hating you later in life but at the very least there are some situations that you […] The post Natalie Portman Introduced To Rape Fantasies At 13 Because Of Bad Parenting appeared first on wwtdd. The fundamentals of being a competent parent include the ability to become a filter for the minor child you’re in charge of. You won’t be able to protect them from everything and being overprotective will only lead to them hating you later in life but at the very least there are some situations that you can step in to prevent your child from being permanently traumatized. Pre-scanning fan letters sent to your 13-year-old daughter by strangers is definitely one of those situations. Natalie Portman somehow had no first line of parental defense and during a speech at the Women’s March opened up about how her first fan letter was a rape fantasy. Natalie Portman shared a harrowing story with the crowd at the Woman’s March in Los Angeles on Saturday, remembering that her first ever fan letter at 13 years-old was a “rape fantasy.” It’s safe to assume her parents never checked her Halloween candy for razors, needles, or anything else harmful. Everyone in that house has just been winging it when it comes to safety since Portman was born. But since most women gathered en masse are delusional, all of the blame falls at the feet of the stranger who fell way short of having any human decency. We live in a world where adult men actively contribute to a fandom centered around My Little Pony. Unacceptable creepy behavior is pushing boundaries. Life has been expect the worst and hope for the best a long time ago. If random people were running rampant stealing freshly baked pies from the window sills of neighbors in the 50s it was only natural that those degenerates would evolve into the deplorables of today responsible for writing 13-year-olds rape fantasies. Natalie Portman’s speech at #WomensMarch2018 pic.twitter.com/EQKasK1oec — natalie portman (@badpostportman) January 20, 2018 Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News The post Natalie Portman Introduced To Rape Fantasies At 13 Because Of Bad Parenting appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 23rd, 2018

Natalie Portman Stuns in First "The Death & Life of John F Donovan" Poster

Natalie Portman is sporting a new ‘do in her upcoming new film! The 35-year-old actress stars in the new poster for the upcoming The Death & Life of John F. Donovan shared by the film’s director Xavier Dolan. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman “Teaser poster for Natalie Portman in the Death [...] Natalie Portman is sporting a new ‘do in her upcoming new film! The 35-year-old actress stars in the new poster for the upcoming The Death & Life of John F. Donovan shared by the film’s director Xavier Dolan. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman “Teaser poster for Natalie Portman in the Death and Life of John F. Donovan – Photo by Shayne Laverdière,” Xavier captioned the below photo. The film follows the story about a “decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.” Natalie stars in the film alongside Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, Bella Thorne, Jacob Tremblay, and many other stars. See the photo below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 2nd, 2017

Natalie Portman Will Narrate Vegan Documentary "Eating Animals"

Natalie Portman chats on the phone while running errands on Tuesday afternoon (March 27) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The 36-year-old Oscar-winner kept things super casual in a black T-shirt, jeans, and sunglasses for her quick outing. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman That same day, it was reported that Natalie will be [...] Natalie Portman chats on the phone while running errands on Tuesday afternoon (March 27) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The 36-year-old Oscar-winner kept things super casual in a black T-shirt, jeans, and sunglasses for her quick outing. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman That same day, it was reported that Natalie will be co-producing and narrating the upcoming vegan documentary Eating Animals based on the the book of the same name written by Jonathan Safran Foer. The documentary follows “the massive industrial production of food in a way anyone who sees this horrifying-but-enlightening film will not soon forget,” Deadline reports. After Natalie – a vegetarian – read the book, she reached out to the author to talk about turning the book into a movie. Eating Animals is set to hit theaters on June 15. 15+ pictures inside of Natalie Portman running errands….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 27th, 2018

Natalie Portman Goes Makeup-Free While Running Errands in Los Feliz

Natalie Portman makes her way out of a restaurant after lunch on Tuesday afternoon (September 26) in Los Feliz, Calif. The 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress kept things casual in a white blouse and jeans as she went makeup-free for her business meeting. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman The day before, Natalie was [...] Natalie Portman makes her way out of a restaurant after lunch on Tuesday afternoon (September 26) in Los Feliz, Calif. The 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress kept things casual in a white blouse and jeans as she went makeup-free for her business meeting. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman The day before, Natalie was spotted checking her car at the valet as she chatted on the phone while running errands around town. Over the weekend, Natalie stepped out in style to attend the Environmental Media Association’s 2017 EMA Awards 10+ pictures inside of Natalie Portman stepping out….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 27th, 2017

Natalie Portman Never Sexually Assaulted But Knows A Friend That Knows A Friend

Natalie Portman is doing her best to wedge her way into the MeToo movement. Her first attempt included giving a speech at the 2018 Women’s March where she opened up about receiving an erotic rape fan letter at the tender age of 13. A letter about rape isn’t technically rape so Portman tried again in […] The post Natalie Portman Never Sexually Assaulted But Knows A Friend That Knows A Friend appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Natalie Portman is doing her best to wedge her way into the MeToo movement. Her first attempt included giving a speech at the 2018 Women’s March where she opened up about receiving an erotic rape fan letter at the tender age of 13. A letter about rape isn’t technically rape so Portman tried again in an interview with Porter magazine. While she has never been sexually assaulted herself she would like the world to know that she knows a small novel’s worth of stories on the subject. They’re probably mostly all fairy tales which is why she hasn’t specifically named names. The only thing worse than the actual MeToo movement is MeToo outsiders looking to pass the victim initiation in order to get in. Natalie: “I went from thinking, ‘I don’t have a story’ to ‘Oh, wait, I have 100 stories,’” she recalled, “and I think a lot of people are having these reckonings with themselves.” One time, a producer even invited her onto his private plane alone. “It was just the two of us, and only one bed was made up. Nothing happened, I was not assaulted,” Portman shared. “I did make a point of saying, ‘This does not make me feel comfortable,’ and that was respected. But that was super not OK, you know? That was really unacceptable and manipulative. I was scared.” MeToo has graduated to stage two and now it’s possible to be a victim by association. What used to be hitting on hot women is now considered sexual harassment. I’m surprised these same women who are getting ahead in life just because of their looks are upset when men tell them how attractive they look. If compliments make women feel uncomfortable and count as abuse it won’t be long before Hollywood is forced to segregate just to survive all of the scandals. The last thing this world needs is more female only films because every man is automatically assumed a sexual harasser until proven otherwise. Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News The post Natalie Portman Never Sexually Assaulted But Knows A Friend That Knows A Friend appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 7th, 2018

Here"s What All Your Favorite TV Actors Actually Make Per Episode!

If you weren't feeling broke before, you definitely will now! Per usual, Variety has published the annual report documenting the per-episode salaries of TV's top players in Comedy and Drama, as well as the annual salary estimates of reality/news/hosts. It's pretty insane! So let's get to it, shall we? Related: Katy Perry Reveals Her Biggest Fear About Hosting [...] If you weren't feeling broke before, you definitely will now! Per usual, Variety has published the annual report documenting the per-episode salaries of TV's top players in Comedy and Drama, as well as the annual salary estimates of reality/news/hosts. It's pretty insane! So let's get to it, shall we? Related: Katy Perry Reveals Her Biggest Fear About Hosting The VMAs For the Drama category, Robert De Niro leads the pack by far raking in $775,000 per episode for his untitled Amazon show. Following behind him bringing in the big bucks are: -- Mark Harmon (NCIS, CBS): $525,000 -- Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones, HBO): $500,000 (each) -- Kevin Costner (Yellowstone, Par): $500,000 -- Kevin Spacey (House of Cards, Netflix): $500,000 -- Claire Danes (Homeland, Showtime): $450,000 -- Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy, ABC): $450,000 -- William H. Macy (Shameless, Showtime): $350,000 -- Emmy Rossum (Shameless, Showtime): $350,000 Other notable mentions are Kerry Washington (Scandal, ABC) with $250,000, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale, HBO) with $200,000, and Mandy Moore (This Is Us, NBC) with $85,000. Moving on to Comedy, the cast of Big Bang Theory (think: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and Jim Parsons all make a whopping $900,000 per episode! Talk about a big budget, CBS! Other big players getting top dollar to make us laugh include: -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Ballers, HBO): $650,000 -- Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory, CBS): $500,000 -- Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC): $500,000 -- Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Amazon): $275,000 -- Roseanne Barr, John Goodman (Roseanne, ABC): $275,000 -- Sean P. Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, NBC): $250,000 Honorable mentions: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO) with $250,000, Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix) with $150,000, and Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait, CBS) with $125,000. And finally, here are the estimated annual salaries for all your favorite TV hosts (below)! -- Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Syndicated): $50m -- Judith Sheindlin (Judge Judy, Syndicated): $47m -- Matt Lauer (Today, NBC): $25m -- Katy Perry (American Idol, ABC): $25m -- Kelly Ripa (Live With Kelly & Ryan, Syndicated): $22m -- Megyn Kelly (NBC News): $18m -- Robin Roberts (Good Morning America, ABC): $18m -- Jimmy Fallon (The Tonight Show, NBC): $16m -- Stephen Colbert (The Late Show, CBS): $15m -- Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC): $15m This is a good place to mention that David Letterman is making $12m for his six-episode interview series with Netflix and Ryan Seacrest brings in $15m from Live! and $12m from AI. Ch-ch-check out the rest of the list HERE! All about the money, honey!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 22nd, 2017

Watch Natalie Portman Unleash Explicit Rap on 'SNL' With Andy Samberg - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comWatch Natalie Portman Unleash Explicit Rap on 'SNL' With Andy SambergRollingStone.comNatalie Portman unleashed her explicit "Natalie's 2nd Rap" with Andy Samberg on 'Saturday Night Live.' By Daniel Kreps. 13 minutes ago. More News. Watch Natalie Portman in Ominous New 'Annihilation' Trailer See James Blake's Tender 'My Willing Heart ...SNL: Natalie Portman dares you to badmouth the Star Wars prequels in new rapEW.com (blog)SNL: Watch Natalie Portman Debut Her Eleven from Stranger Things ImpressionVanity Fair'SNL' recap: Natalie Portman returns to rap, spoof 'Stranger Things'Yahoo NewsTheWrap -Bustle -The Guardian -NBCNews.comall 47 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 4th, 2018

Natalie Portman is All Smiles While Working on Her Tennis Game!

Natalie Portman couldn’t stop smiling at tennis practice! The 36-year-old Jackie actress was spotted working on her skills with a friend on Wednesday (November 15) at a court in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman Natalie rocked a grey tank top, blue leggings with pink and white stripes, pink and [...] Natalie Portman couldn’t stop smiling at tennis practice! The 36-year-old Jackie actress was spotted working on her skills with a friend on Wednesday (November 15) at a court in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman Natalie rocked a grey tank top, blue leggings with pink and white stripes, pink and blue sneakers, and white-rimmed sunglasses. Natalie was also seen practicing tennis last month. She and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl, Amalia, into the world back in February, and Natalie returned to work in April......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 17th, 2017

Natalie Portman’s Creative “Woke” Woody Allen Spin

Since pretty much every actor and actress in Hollywood has kissed the ring slipped onto the crepey blotched hand of Woody Allen over the six decades that he has been directing five good movies and three-hundred terrible ones, pretty much every actor or actress in Hollywood must face questioning regarding his sexual misconduct because this […] The post Natalie Portman’s Creative “Woke” Woody Allen Spin appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Since pretty much every actor and actress in Hollywood has kissed the ring slipped onto the crepey blotched hand of Woody Allen over the six decades that he has been directing five good movies and three-hundred terrible ones, pretty much every actor or actress in Hollywood must face questioning regarding his sexual misconduct because this is 2018 and we want to hear these things. Natalie Portman starred in one of those memorable Allen classics, Everyone Says I Love You, in 1996. When interrogated about her involvement with a sex offender in a recent interview with Buzzbottomfeeder pimping her new flick Annihilation, Portman put every lawyer from every courtroom procedural ever to shame by flipping the script with the calculation and litigiousness that only the owner of a fake degree from Harvard could: I don’t think that’s what the conversation should be about. I think it should be about: Why didn’t Elaine May make a movie every year? Why didn’t Nora Ephron make a movie every year? Where’s the female version of Bill Cosby? Why don’t we see any Asian women in films? There’s so much art that’s being lost by not giving opportunities to women and people of color. Let’s not talk about what man’s career is over. Let’s talk about the vast art trove we’ve lost by not giving women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community opportunities — let’s talk about that loss for all of us in art. Let’s talk about that huge hole in our culture. I don’t want talk about “Isn’t it sad that this person who’s made 500 movies can’t make movies anymore?” That’s not for me to decide. And it’s also not what I’m upset about. Someone learned about anaphora in her fake poetry class. I was all set to defend Portman on this one, because 1996 was a very different time – after all it was only three years after Americans were first introduced to the predator mantra from Dazed and Confused: “I get older, they stay the same age.” “Woke” didn’t mean “faux lesbian Katy Perry” and many of the allegations against Allen were not widely know. So questioning her about it is a shameless, vapid ploy for headlines. But Portman had to go and sound insufferable, and in fact the title of her interview is “Natalie Portman Is The Woke Actor We Need Right Now.” Portman is basically saying that once a situation becomes too convoluted we should sweep it under the rug and think about next steps, which is going to be very useful for the likes of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and of course Woody Allen. What’s done is done! Free pass for everyone as long as Greta Gerwig can make boring movies. Photo Credit: YouTube / Splash News / Getty Images / Backgrid USA The post Natalie Portman’s Creative “Woke” Woody Allen Spin appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 21st, 2018

Octomom Resurfaces! Natalie Suleman Reflects On Being Suicidal, The "Angel" That Saved Her Life, & The Challenges Of Raising 14 Kids!

Time for an octo-check in! Natalie (formerly Nadya) Suleman, who was dubbed by the media as "Octomom" when she gave birth to octuplets through in vitro fertilization (IVF) eight years ago, is finally "at peace" with all the strife that came after her controversial pregnancy. The 42-year-old opened up about how tough looking after her 14 children [...] Time for an octo-check in! Natalie (formerly Nadya) Suleman, who was dubbed by the media as "Octomom" when she gave birth to octuplets through in vitro fertilization (IVF) eight years ago, is finally "at peace" with all the strife that came after her controversial pregnancy. The 42-year-old opened up about how tough looking after her 14 children was after giving birth to the world's only living set of octuplets, admitting her financial problems and parental responsibilities pushed her to the brink of suicide. Related: Blac Chyna's New Reality Show Will Feature Dream Kardashian! Speaking to DailyMail.com, Natalie said the media persona of "Octomom" had "nearly destroyed me and my family." She revealed: "Every day I would wake up with the most ugly, dead, visceral feeling inside of me. I didn't want to live. I felt less than human as that character I was pretending to be, to survive and provide for my family." The "character" of Octomom led Natalie to do a pornographic film, for which she won four Adult Video Network awards, and appear in strip clubs. She felt these gigs were necessary to take care of her family, but they also made Natalie feel "disgusted" in who she had become: 'What [Octomom] was disgusted me and I did not want my children to remember me like that. I was forced into doing things I didn't want to do because I was so terrified I couldn't support them and give them the life I deserved. When I abandoned it and went back to who I really am I had that sense of peace, internal joy." But before she could abandon Octomom, Natalie, who was already a mother-of-six before she had the octuplets, had to hit rock bottom. She remembered: "I was so low I was taking prescription drugs, benzodiazepines. I had to medicate to just get through what I was doing. I would mix it with alcohol which I later found out was what Whitney Houston, died from. I didn't want to be here anymore, but then I thought about my children and just had to keep going for them." Then, one night while working at a strip club, Natalie claims she was approached by a strange man who gently told her to change her life -- a man she believes might have been an angel: "I was in a strip club in Florida in February 2013, and this very tall man, this stranger came in. He walked straight to me and looked straight into my eyes. He took my hand and grabbed my arm and said in a very gentle but firm way: ‘You do not have to do this.' He repeated it five times. I couldn't control the tears that were streaming down my face. I had that ugly feeling of nausea. I looked down for a moment, and looked up and he was gone." Sounds like someone was looking out for her! Related: Tristan Thompson Gushes About Khloé Kardashian's Pregnancy After speaking with the mysterious visitor, Natalie said she knew she had to make a change: "I knew I had to be my healthy self again. I didn't want my kids not to have a mom." Making such a 180 turn wasn't easy, however. After moving her family back to her hometown in Orange County, CA, Natalie was found guilty of welfare fraud -- charges that were "totally expunged" after she pleaded no contest and blamed her management. Now, Natalie works part time as a counselor, working with men and women who suffer from drug and alcohol abuse. Sure, money is still "a struggle every day," but the family is making it work. The tribe lives in a two bedroom townhouse in Laguna Niguel, where they have converted the office into a third bedroom so all her children have beds to sleep in. Related: Kim & Kourtney Are Giving Khloé "A Lot Of Pregnancy Tips" The octuplets, she revealed, "fight, play, fight and play again" like any normal kids -- but they are aware their household is different from most: "The whole family, we are all kind of different. The kids say, ‘oh are we weird somehow?' and I say, ‘it's OK to be different if there is nothing wrong with it." The kids are happy and that is all that matters." The "shy and introverted" children also look out for one another. 12-year-old Aiden has autism, but Natalie said his siblings look after him "like his guardian angels," adding: "His brother Makai, he literally shadows him, and helps give him bites of food – they have a very special bond. Aiden has the mind of an 18-month-old, he's still non-verbal and in his diapers 24/7. I am open with the kids and I teach them about autism." All of these challenges have inspired Natalie to write a book she is hoping will inspire other women to keep pressing forward. She explained: "It's a story that needs to be told and I think it will encourage a lot of women to draw up strength they didn't know they had. I believe it will help inspire women to keep pressing forward despite the pain and suffering they may be experiencing. If you set a goal you can achieve anything." And Natalie is doing just that -- despite raising 14 children on her own, the mother formerly known as Octomom isn't looking for a partner: "That's just not me. My calling was to be a mom. I am happiest at home with the kids. And I knew when I did this I would be sacrificing a social life. But that's OK because I'm not social." Looking back, Natalie admits she was "very foolish, immature and selfish" to have 14 kids, but couldn't see her life turning out any way else. She reflected: "I was on a mission. I just wanted to have a bunch of kids. But I couldn't imagine my life at this point in time any different than it is." Wow. Who knew Octomom would be the inspiring figure we needed to end this very uninspiring year? [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 21st, 2017

Ellen Pompeo Speaks Out About the Fight for Equal Pay on "Ellen" - Watch Now!

Ellen Pompeo is speaking out about the fight for equal pay! The Grey’s Anatomy star made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (March 22). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ellen Pompeo During her appearance, Ellen discussed her fight to become the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama, and opened up [...] Ellen Pompeo is speaking out about the fight for equal pay! The Grey’s Anatomy star made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (March 22). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ellen Pompeo During her appearance, Ellen discussed her fight to become the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama, and opened up about her decision to reveal her salary in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She also addressed rumors that her pay increase was the cause of her co-stars Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew’s exit from the series. Plus, Ellen announced she is teaming up with Omaze, an online fundraising platform, to raise money for The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. Watch below! Ellen Pompeo on the Fight For Equal Pay.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 22nd, 2018

Natalie Portman on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comNatalie Portman on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to SeeRollingStone.comCheck out the three must-see sketches from the Natalie Portman-hosted 'Saturday Night Live,' including the actress' monologue and "Natalie's 2nd Rap." By Ryan McGee. 9 hours ago. More News. Watch Natalie Portman Unleash Explicit Rap on 'SNL' With Andy ...'Saturday Night Live' Ratings Slip A Bit, Still Solid With Host Natalie Portman & No Live West Coast TelecastDeadlineSaturday Night Live recap: Natalie PortmanEW.com (blog)Watch Natalie Portman Rap About Jar Jar Binks And Star Wars Prequels In SNL SkitCinema BlendPaste Magazine -Billboard -TIME -E! Onlineall 128 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzFeb 4th, 2018

Natalie Portman Joins Instagram to Support Time"s Up Initiative

Natalie Portman has officially joined social media to have a public venue to speak out in support of the Time’s Up initiative, a movement launched by 300 women in Hollywood to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. The Oscar-winning actress’ husband Benjamin Millepied confirmed on his verified account that @nportmanofficial on Instagram is indeed an [...] Natalie Portman has officially joined social media to have a public venue to speak out in support of the Time’s Up initiative, a movement launched by 300 women in Hollywood to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. The Oscar-winning actress’ husband Benjamin Millepied confirmed on his verified account that @nportmanofficial on Instagram is indeed an official account. “TIME’S UP(@timesupnow), a movement born today. My wife Natalie Portman (@nportmanofficial on Instagram as of today) is one of its founders,” Benjamin wrote. Natalie added, “Time’s up on silence. Time’s up on waiting. Time’s up on tolerating discrimination, harassment or abuse. Sign the solidarity letter & donate to the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund.” The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality. It's time to do something about it. Sign the solidarity letter and donate to the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund: Link in bio. A post shared by Natalie Portman (@nportmanofficial) on Jan 1, 2018 at 12:07pm PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 1st, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres Plays A Game JUST To Scare The Shit Out Of Sarah Paulson — Watch!

For Ellen DeGeneres, scaring Sarah Paulson is an artform. But since the American Horror Story star is so used to being scared by the talk show queen, Ellen had to step up her game this time. On Monday, she used the game 5 Second Rule as a distraction to get the actress to lower her guard — [...] For Ellen DeGeneres, scaring Sarah Paulson is an artform. But since the American Horror Story star is so used to being scared by the talk show queen, Ellen had to step up her game this time. On Monday, she used the game 5 Second Rule as a distraction to get the actress to lower her guard -- and it worked! A few rounds in, poor Sarah had no clue a scary clown (her nightmare!) was about to pop up out from the podium. Watch the hilariously cruel prank (above) and re-live more of Ellen's greatest scares (below). CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!".....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 14th, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres Turns 60! Celebrate The Host"s Birthday With Her Best Celeb Scares To Date!

Happy Birthday, Ellen DeGeneres! The funny woman turns 60 today (January 26), and wow, what an impact she's made with her life already! Portia de Rossi's wife has brought the laughs ever since the '80s, back when she was a stand-up comic, booking gigs like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson!! She would of course later go [...] Happy Birthday, Ellen DeGeneres! The funny woman turns 60 today (January 26), and wow, what an impact she's made with her life already! Portia de Rossi's wife has brought the laughs ever since the '80s, back when she was a stand-up comic, booking gigs like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson!! She would of course later go on to star in movies and her very own ABC sitcom, Ellen. But we all know her today as daytime's beloved host of The Ellen Show -- a block of television that provides audiences with a much-needed escape from the mundane. She'll usually make you laugh and/or cry, but sometimes she can even make you SHIT your pants! Just ask all these celebs... CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares" P.S. It's okay if you crap yourself. She always has clean Ellen underwear at the ready. [Image via EllenTube/Warner Bros.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 26th, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres Has Kerry Washington Jump Out Of Her Seat With This Terrifying Scare!

Ellen DeGeneres loves to scare the shit out of celebs! The TV host and comedienne had Kerry Washington on the show on Thursday, and 100% gave her the scare of a lifetime! With the two playing an epic game of password dubbed "Purple Purseword" in order to bring awareness to the nonprofit Purple Purse, Ellen had Kerry [...] Ellen DeGeneres loves to scare the shit out of celebs! The TV host and comedienne had Kerry Washington on the show on Thursday, and 100% gave her the scare of a lifetime! With the two playing an epic game of password dubbed "Purple Purseword" in order to bring awareness to the nonprofit Purple Purse, Ellen had Kerry completely freaked the fuck out! Everything was fine and normal until the Scandal starlet guessed the word "secret," and a man dressed in a skeleton costume burst out of their prop table! You need to watch (above), and be sure to LOLz over all of Ellen's best spooks (below): CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!"' CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!" CLICK HERE to view "Ellen DeGeneres' Best Scares!".....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 2nd, 2017