Posts for October 15th 2012
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied treated their son, Aleph, to a sweet treat in Austin, TX, today. Natalie held tight to the 1-year-old, while Benjamin ordered some ice cream, which Aleph seemed to enjoy eating. Natalie and her family are in Texas while she films her current project, an untitled Terrence Malick movie, alongside Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling. She was seen last week shooting a sexy scene with Michael Fassbender, who is also starring in the film.
While Natalie is juggling multiple movie roles, including a possible stint as Jackie Kennedy, Benjamin has been busy as well. The choreographer recently made a video for the LA band IO Echo, and spoke to The Independent about his and Natalie's initial plan to have "back-to-back" children, and their impending move to London later this year.
Gwyneth Paltrow showed skin in a cutout dress at the Golden Heart Gala in NYC tonight. She was among the stars on hand to support Michael Kors and Ryan Murphy, who were being honored at the charitable event. Gwyneth's been stepping out stateside lately, kicking off the month with a Big Apple birthday celebration and later attending a Tracy Anderson event. She also met up with pal Cameron Diaz to record a funny rap that aired on Chelsea Lately last week as she wrapped up her final show in her studio. Chelsea moved to a larger location and debuted her new set on tonight's episode, which featured an interview with Jennifer Aniston.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner grabbed dinner with their kids Violet and Seraphina Affleck on Saturday, then headed out of town on a private jet yesterday. This morning, Ben and Jen touched down in Paris and headed out of their hotel, ready to shop. They were seen strolling hand in hand, popping in at boutiques like Chanel and the children's store Bonpoint. Later, they dressed up for dinner at La Fontaine de Mars restaurant. Ben and Jen are handling promotional work for his directorial project Argo in Europe after it opened in the US on Friday. Argo fared well at the US box office and now Ben's showing it to audiences abroad. He's due at the London Film Festival this week, and hopefully we'll see Jen on the red carpet beside him.
Reese Witherspoon picked up a few items during a shopping trip around Santa Monica yesterday. It was the first time she's been spotted since giving birth to her third child late last month. Reese welcomed Tennessee James, her first baby with husband Jim Toth, on Sept. 27. While Reese has been sticking close to home in the days following Tennessee's birth, Jim has been handling dad duty to Reese's older kids, Ava and Deacon. Last week, he took them to Deacon's soccer game in LA. Work hasn't been far from Reese's mind, though, since she reportedly has plans to executive produce a version of Great Expectations for the small screen.
Marilyn Monroe, Ali MacGraw, Nicole Kidman . . . and Brad Pitt? The handsome actor joins the ranks of some Hollywood's most gorgeous leading ladies as the new face of Chanel No. 5 in a campaign launched today by the French fragrance. Sporting long hair and a goatee, the actor transforms into a brooding philosopher of perfume in the 30-second "There You Are" spot. Brad muses abstractly on everything from the Earth's orbit to one special-smelling lady in his life — and even speaks directly into the camera for several heart-pounding moments. But are we giggling or blushing? Watch today's PopSugar Rush and make your call on Brad's intense scent ad.
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise took a walk in Manhattan together yesterday with a group of young friends. Suri was well accessorized for the outing, sporting pink leggings, a handbag, and even her very own cell phone — she chatted away on a BlackBerry while mom Katie tended to business on her iPhone. Today, Suri was back in school and Katie reported back to rehearsals for her upcoming Broadway show, Dead Accounts. Katie's been taking the subway from her apartment to the theater district since her new apartment is just a few short stops away from Times Square.
Victoria Beckham arrived in London on Saturday and immediately set out to do some shopping. Victoria was without her traveling partner Harper Beckham, who accompanied her on the flight earlier in the day. Victoria stopped in William Vintage on Marylebone Street and left with multiple garment bags. The designer and busy mom of four recently debuted her Victoria Beckham Spring 2013 collection at NYFW with solid reviews for her ladylike silhouettes, sheer panels, and vivid colorblocking. Victoria's design studios are located in the UK, so it's possible she's getting an early jump on her next major collection that will likely show during NYC's Fall Fashion Week in February. Today, it was Harper's turn to explore the city — she was spotted out for a walk with David's mother Sandra Beckham.
For the second day in a row, Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge took a stroll through NYC yesterday with 3-month-old Marlowe. Marlowe's become quite the traveler in her first few months, having already visited Italy, and now the States. It's possible she could be visiting California in the upcoming weeks with news that Tom's On the Road will screen at this year's AFI Film Festival in LA.
On the Road's screening is set for Nov. 3, which happens to coincide with the upcoming dates for Kristen Stewart's Breaking Dawn Part 2 junket schedule. The Twilight cast is expected to be on the West Coast toward the end of the month and into early November prior to their Nov. 12 world premiere. Tom's stepped out to support Kristen and Robert Pattinson's project in the past, though there's no word if he and Sienna will take a night off from their parenting duties to celebrate with friends.