Natalie Portman: “Star Wars” Hurt My Acting Career


Public opinion can make or break an actress, and after Natalie Portman's “Star Wars” prequels were critically panned, she found it hard to get her ducks in a row. The “Garden State” gal told New York magazine that late director Mike Nichols helped her figure things out and essentially gave her another chance at a longstanding career in Tinseltown. Natalie explained, "'Star Wars' had come out around the time of 'Seagull,' and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing Read more [...]

Brie Larson Tells GQ: I Think About Quitting Acting Every Day


Her new movie “The Gambler” hits theaters this weekend and Brie Larson sat down with GQ magazine to chat about her fun and crazy life. The “Spectacular Now” starlet told writer Zach Baron that she absolutely loves her gal pal Shailene Woodley- “I really appreciate the fact that she saw me for me before even I did. Before I could even recognize it and feel strong in that. I can't think of anything in particular that she's actually said—it's more just every time we see each other we Read more [...]

Chris Pratt Should Stick With Acting According to his Pitching Skills


He portrayed the tough Starlord (aka, Peter Quill) in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but Chris Pratt may relate more to his “Parks and Recreation” character, Andy Dwyer. Earlier this week, Chris headed to Chicago to film the beloved NBC comedy and while in town, he got the chance to throw out the first pitch during the Cubs game. While standing on the pitcher’s mound inside Wrigley Field, Pratt threw out a rather unimpressive “curve” ball that went way right of the catcher. Although Read more [...]

The EU and Japan Acting together for Global Peace and Prosperity (European Commission – Directorate-General for External Action)


(Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for External Action) European Commission 22nd EU-Japan Summit Joint Press Statement Brussels, 7 May 2014 The EU and Japan Acting together for Global Peace and Prosperity Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan met in Brussels on 7 May 2014 for the 22nd Summit between the European Union (EU) and Japan, and issued the following Read more [...]

Jared Leto Heads to the Music Studio After Conquering the Acting World


Focusing on his music now that he's nabbed the highest honor in acting, Jared Leto headed to Milk Studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday (March 4). The "Dallas Buyers Club" star wore a black leather jacket, black pants, and a blue scarf as he joined his 30 Seconds to Mars bandmates. On Sunday, the singer/actor won Best Supporting Actor at the 86th Academy Awards and made a memorable acceptance speech. Looking at his mother in the audience, Jared shared, "In 1971 a teenage girl was pregnant with her Read more [...]

Rebecca Hall Talks Acting in Gotham Winter 2014


With her new Broadway show "Machinal" slated to hit the stage this spring, Rebecca Hall soaked up the spotlight by covering the Winter 2014 issue of Gotham magazine. During her interview with actor/director Ethan Hawke, the "Iron Man 3" beauty opened up about about her parents, Sir Peter Hall and Maria Ewing, and even shared details about her new show. Check out a few highlights from Miss Hall's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit Gotham! On her new show's director Lyndsey Turner: Read more [...]