Lady Gaga Is a Magical Sad Mime Art Pony in the Video for 'Applause'

This morning Lady Gaga premiered her new video live in Times Square and on GMA. The song, "Applause," stems from something Gaga does at her live concerts — after a huge song and dance number, she'll lie on the stage, breathing heavily, exhausted, and say that she's like Tinkerbell: » 8/19/13 12:10pm 8/19/13 12:10pm

Judge Rules for Unpaid Interns Who Worked on Black Swan

A New York Federal Judge both ruled for the two Black Swan interns suing Fox Searchlight Pictures and gave class certification to a number of interns who had worked at the company in another win for unpaid interns across America on Tuesday. » 6/12/13 10:50am 6/12/13 10:50am

Crackpot Religion May Have Had Something To Do With Tom Cruise And…

In the case of Tom vs. Kat, who will gain custody of Suri Cruise and her closet full of teeny designer flats remains to be seen. However, might be important to note that the kid is 6 years old, the same age as son Connor was when Cruise split with Nicole Kidman, and both Kidman and Holmes are Catholic, suggesting that… » 6/30/12 12:00pm 6/30/12 12:00pm

This Is What Happens When Children Try To Re-Enact Black Swan

Last night's brand-new episode of Dance Moms reiterated the fact that the stars here are, in fact, the moms. (If they weren't, the show would be called, I don't know, Dance Kids?) So is it any surprise that when the girls won the National Talent Competition, the mothers made it all about themselves? » 9/29/11 4:55pm 9/29/11 4:55pm

Natalie Portman's Dance Double Gives Her First Interview

If you spent twenty-two years worth of blood, sweat, and tears enduring intense training to become a first-class ballerina, you might be a little irked to see a Hollywood starlet get all the credit. This morning, the woman who danced for Natalie Portman in Black Swan gave her first interview post-Oscar season to set… » 4/15/11 10:25am 4/15/11 10:25am

Why We Care About Natalie Portman's Dancing, Or Lack Thereof

First, Natalie Portman's dance double Sarah Lane complained about not getting enough credit for her work on Black Swan. Then Benjamin Millepied stepped up to defend Portman's dancing prowess. Then Fox Searchlight did. Now Darren Aronofsky has. All these defenses raise a question: why do we care how much Portman danced? » 3/29/11 6:26pm 3/29/11 6:26pm

Black Swan Tutus Immortalized

Whatever happens on Oscar night, 6 of the Rodarte tutus worn by Natalie Portman as she descended into madness (or did she?) in Black Swan will be part of a new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, "Rodarte: States of Matter." » 2/24/11 3:48pm 2/24/11 3:48pm

Man Shot And Killed For Eating Popcorn Too Loudly During Black Swan

Over the weekend a 42-year-old man was shot dead in a Latvian movie theater after watching Black Swan. Police arrested a 27-year-old man who, according to witnesses, picked a fight with the deceased over how loudly he ate his popcorn. » 2/22/11 9:34pm 2/22/11 9:34pm

Gemma Ward Talks About Her Relationship With Heath Ledger For The First…

Visual effects reel breaks down Black Swan's avian weirdness

How did digital artists create the ballet-centric body horror of Black Swan? This neat visual effects featurette showcases the film's many strange changes. It contains massive plot spoilers, so caveat viewer. » 1/29/11 6:00pm 1/29/11 6:00pm

Marc Jacobs Dresses Up Like A Lady

A Heavily Photoshopped Khloe Kardashian Does Most Random, Bondage-y,…

Have You Played The Black Swan Game?

"The party game is simple; all things can be paired up and divided into white swans and black swans. White swans have technique but black swans have essential style. The white swan is the brain…the black swan is the crotch. " » 1/11/11 12:15pm 1/11/11 12:15pm

Good Grief: Now Black Swan's Influencing Our Wardrobes, Too

"Come spring, a ballet-inspired trend may well extend to every level of the [fashion] market," says a NYT blog. It was inevitable, right? » 1/01/11 3:25pm 1/01/11 3:25pm

Did Natalie Portman's Pain Make Black Swan Great?

With its lurid hallucinatory sequences, Black Swan is one of the least realistic movies of the year. But was Natalie Portman's real suffering an integral part of the production? » 12/30/10 5:15pm 12/30/10 5:15pm

Natalie Portman Reveals The Key To Black Swan's Success

Also: "There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die… It was the first time I understood how you could get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down." » 12/30/10 9:57am 12/30/10 9:57am

Natalie Portman Is Pregnant, Engaged

Natalie Portman's rep has confirmed to People that the actress is pregnant and engaged to Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied. All other tabloid editors are kicking themselves right about now for failing to detect the baby bump. » 12/27/10 12:40pm 12/27/10 12:40pm