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This week Scott Schuman and Britney Spears got in trouble, Dolce & Gabbana got out of trouble, and Jessica Simpson just got paid. Christian Siriano and Rachel Zoe made headlines, too. Also, Legos!
Darren Aronofsky did the math, and it’s official: Natalie Portman was responsible for 80% of the dancing in Black Swan. This number is close to Benjamin Millepied‘s estimated 85%, and a far cry from body double Sarah Lane‘s 5% claim.
When it comes to Black Swan, everyone wants their proper bit of credit. First costume designer Amy Westcott was upset Rodarte got all the glory after designing seven costumes, and now Natalie Portman‘s body double is refuting claims that the actress did 85% of the dancing in the film. She says it’s more like a measly 5%.
Now this is a Black Swan spoof that Natalie Portman would be proud of. Sassy Gay Friend, the series of videos from Chicago’s Second City Network of comedians, is back with a fresh look at the film for which Portman just won an Oscar. And Brian Gallivan, who plays the Sassy Gay Friend, gives Portman’s character Nina a much-needed schooling on the idea of perfection.
Lea T had a great week and Gap had a horrible one, while Tom Ford was simply misunderstood. What else happened? Kanye and Karl teamed up, Rihanna may be a copycat and Gaga‘s Vogue cover is here.
It takes a lot of work to be a world renowned ballet choreographer. It also takes a lot of work to be in movies and go to red carpet events with your pregnant, Oscar nominated bride-to-be. So maybe that’s why it took several phone calls and text messages and emails and lots of rescheduling for The New York Times to track down Benjamin Millepied and ask him about what his life is like now that he’s a boldface name in Hollywood.
As much as we love Black Swan, the special effects, and parodies of it done by both adults and children, we’ve managed to stay relatively mum regarding the controversy over whether or not Rodarte would be given appropriate credit when it came to awards season — mainly because it all seemed like a moot point anyway. (More on that in a second.) But now the film’s official costume designer Amy Westcott has spoken up and suffice it to say, she is not happy.
We’ve seen so many Black Swan parodies, that sometimes we forget what the real film actually looks like (besides for, you know, all the Rodarte). Maybe the people over at Fox Searchlight could sense that, because they just released a “a special look at how Black Swan‘s dark, creepy effects were made.” Dark and creepy, indeed! Also, awesome!
We would like to take this time to thank AOL for combining two of our favorite things: Black Swan and kids acting stuff out. In anticipation of the upcoming Academy Awards (which, yes, we will be liveblogging and recapping!), they’ve filmed cute kids acting out some of the best picture nominees in 60 seconds or less.
After starring in an award-winning movie as a perfection-obsessed ballerina (and after getting engaged to a man who taught people how to look like ballet dancers for that movie), it’d be safe to assume Natalie Portman would know how to cut a rug. But when she met Ellen DeGeneres backstage at The Ellen Show yesterday, all she ended up doing was cutting up.
What a week! Kristen Stewart landed a Vogue cover, Karl Lagerfeld said some mean things and Rachel Zoe may have gotten into hot water. We saw a Black Swan spoof, a bald beauty queen and even some pubes! Oh, and waxing your 5-year-old is not okay.
As you may have heard, this little movie called Black Swan came out a few weeks ago. It stars Natalie Portman as a crazy, lesbian-fantasizing ballerina, Mila Kunis as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, and, in addition to having costumes designed by Rodarte, it’s obviously the most terrifying, most well acted, most beautiful movie ever made. Which is why Jim Carrey’s soulful rendition of the film’s title dance on SNL is absolutely hilarious.
Black Swan is undoubtedly one of this year’s most fashionable films. (Rodarte! Rodarte! So much Rodarte!) And while the film’s original poster is pretty stylish, British design studio LaBoca just released a new set of posters that are total knockouts.
Are you still waiting around for another reason to go see Black Swan? Because the movie is a thrilling and deeply psychological masterwork that explores the mind of a troubled young woman obsessed with being absolutely perfect. it also has really cool costumes.
Yes, dear readers, film awards season is upon us! You can expect day-of preshow liveblogging and morning-after red carpet roundups in the months to come, but for now we will satisfy your cinematic style needs with an analysis of the fashion found in your favorite Golden Globe Best Picture nominees.
he buzz surrounding Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan has officially reached a fever pitch and while most of it surrounds star Natalie Portman and her potential Oscar nomination, a fair amount can be attributed to the baroquely beautiful costumes Rodarte designed for the actual “Swan Lake” performance in the film. But in spite of their allure, the costumes apparently had one fatal flaw.
Last night was so chock full of events that we just couldn’t decide which one to attend! Well, that’s a lie, but all of our invites did seem to get lost in the mail. So instead we bring you the next best thing: a red carpet roundup of Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and other stylish stars.
LA’s AFI FEST ended with a screening of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis‘s ballet flick, Black Swan. Natalie and Mila battle it out onstage in the psychological thriller that’s gathering major Oscar buzz, but it’s also fun to see how the two have fared on the Black Swan red carpet blitz this fall. This time they were joined by Winona Ryder (who also stars in the movie), Heidi Klum and Dita Von Teese.