Producers of Black Swan are standing by Natalie Portman.
After the star's dance double, Sarah Lane, made claims that Natalie only performed around 5 percent of the full body shots in the film, saying that producers created a "facade that [Portman] had become a ballerina in a year and a half," Fox Searchlight has responded, releasing this statement:
"We were fortunate to have Sarah there to cover the more complicated dance sequences and we have nothing but praise for the hard work she did," the statement reads. "However, Natalie herself did most of the dancing featured in the final film."
Natalie's choreographer and baby daddy Benjamin Millipied insists that 85 percent of the dancing scenes were filmed with Natalie's body.
Hmm, we wonder who to believe? Maybe both sides are doing a slight bit of exaggeration.
We fell in love with Natalie's performance in the movie. It'd be a shame if it really was a facade.
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You didn't expect her to wear the same dress the whole night did you!?
Following the Golden Globes, Jennifer Lopez changed into her party dress to hit up the Fox Searchlight party.
The newcomer to the Fox family wore a feathery blush colored Marchesa mini and a matching clutch that she paired with nude Louboutin heels.
We think it's the perfect dress for an after party, even if she's 41.
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She may be pregnant, but that doesn't mean she can't have a little alcohol free fun.
After picking up the Golden Globe for Best Actress, Natalie Portman slipped out of her Viktor & Rolf gown and into something more comfortable.
To celebrate her win at the Fox Searchlight party, the glowing actress donned in a short silver Azzaro mini and metallic ballerina flats.
Very cute, but still chic.
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Disney's Tangled finally toppled the boy wizard that is Harry Potter this weekend, coming into the #1 spot with $21.5 million at the box office.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 settled with second place, bringing in another $16.8 million, bringing the cumulative total to $244.2 million. Wowsa!!
Burlesque and Unstoppable tied for third place with $6.1 million each. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's Love and Other Drugs brought in $5.7 million in fifth place.
Meanwhile, art house film Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, brought in an impressive $1,394,000 in only 18 theater locations, making it Fox Searchlight's biggest opener ever.
Wowza! That's like $77,400 per screen average! Plus, it's already getting Oscar buzz! Seems like they have a hit on their hands!
What did U see this weekend?
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Whatever. She made the right choice.
Studio execs are put out with Keira Knightley this week as the actress opted out of attending the TIFF premiere of her flick, Never Let Me Go. Instead, she went to Paris to film a commercial for Chanel.
Hmm. Paris or Toronto? Doesn't seem like that hard of a decision!
Still, her Fox Searchlight bosses would like to see her have a bit more commitment to the project. A source explains:
"Keira has taken a bit of flak over it. With the British film industry in the state it is following the abolition of the UK Film Council, Keira opting to work for Chanel over the promotion of her own movie has not gone down well."
If you wanted her that badly, you should have drawn up a stronger contract! We have no pity for you!
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Talk about a prima ballerina!
Photos have been released of Natalie Portman in the upcoming psychological thriller The Black Swan with Mila Kunis and she looks stunning!
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It seems Wentworth Miller has kept himself busy since the cancellation of Prison Break.
He's written the screenplay for the upcoming film Stoker, with Carey Mulligan and Jodie Foster in talks to star in the film.
The movie is about an eccentric teenager whose estranged uncle returns to the family after the death of her father.
Fox Searchlight and powerhouse Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Productions are in talks to produce and distribute.
This movie sounds like a pretty big deal with a lot of star names. Maybe this is the beginning of a whole new career for Wentworth??
We hope he at least shows us his pretty face every once in a while!
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