L’Oreal UK cosmetics got all Mean Girls and tattled on Natalie Portman for her Dior ad. It isn’t that Ms. Portman had an exclusive contract for L’Oreal. It’s that L’Oreal, thinking of Dior as its competition, felt the need to get the ad pulled. And they found a way. They got in touch with U.K.’s Advertising Standards Agency and told them that Dior’s mascara ad is “misleadingly exaggerating the effects of the product.” And the ASA agreed. More from NY Mag:
Parfums Christian Dior said the ad had originally been intended to promote a lipstick, but that plans changed once they realized just how nice Natalie’s eyes looked. Post-shoot, the brand’s retouchers then got to work to ”separate/increase the length and curve of a number of her lashes and to replace/fill a number of missing or damaged lashes, for a more stylised, uniform and tidy effect.”
The ASA found no fault with the image on its own, but said that the retouching meant buyers could have had unrealistic expectations when juxtaposed with the ad’s claims of providing “an unrivalled lash creator effect” and a “spectacular volume-multiplying effect” … even though they didn’t, it would seem. And so the ad can’t be published again until sufficient clarifications are made.
L’Oreal UK is being SO Regina George about this. Seriously. It’s like that scene in Mean Girls when Gretchen freaks out over not being able to wear her silver hoop earrings because Regina also has silver hoop earrings and she wants to be the only one wearing them.
March 14, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
1. Natalie Portman: Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.
2. Kristen Stewart: Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.
3. Shia LaBeouf: Returns $35.80 for every $1 paid.
4. Robert Pattinson: Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.
5. Daniel Radcliffe: Returns $30.50 for every $1 paid.
6. Taylor Lautner: Returns $29.50 for every $1 paid.
7. Bradley Cooper: Returns $25.00 for every $1 paid.
8. Dwayne Johnson: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.
9. Amy Adams: Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.
10. Kevin James: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.
December 28, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
So there’s not much that Natalie Portman can do wrong, and this hair is no exception. I’ve personally never noticed Natalie as a blonde before, but this? Well. It’s pretty great, actually. While a lot of brunette celebrities look cookie-cutter, factory-made, but Natalie looks as striking and noticeable as ever. There’s no blending into the woodwork with this lady, that’s for certain. In fact? She might look even better in this photo than she did for her wedding. Why couldn’t she have gone for this entire look—dress included—for her wedding?
How do you prefer Natalie?
September 24, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
The wedding between Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied reflected not just the bride’s Jewish faith and the groom’s French nationality, but also the couple’s outlook on the world.
Instead of having flowers flown in, the ceremony featured wildflowers indigenous to the Big Sur coast where the ceremony took place, and instead of “fish or steak” the menu was strictly vegan in keeping with the bride’s diet.
Portman, 31, chose a traditional white gown from Rodarte, the same house that made the purple dress that Portman wore to the 2010 Oscars, and wore a crown of white wildflowers in her hair. The groom, 35, wore a midnight blue tux.
The 45-minute ceremony, said to be designed and coordinated by LA-based wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove, took place on a bluff overlooking the ocean and under a rustic Jewish chuppah made of twigs. They were surrounded by family – including 14-month-old son Aleph – and friends, including Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin.
During the ceremony, the couple were wrapped in a tallits, a Jewish prayer shawl, and in keeping with custom, things ended with Millepied smashing a glass to shouts of “Mazel Tov!”
The reception was held under a tent at a private residence, and featured a Klezmer band. The newly married couple kicked the dancing off with a 20-minute hora dance before being lifted up in chairs by guests.
Eschewing the traditional wedding cake, the couple opted for French macarons.
When things wrapped up around 2 a.m., the approximately 100 guests took home packets of wildflower seeds as party favors. The packets were inscribed with a single word: “Merci.”
Doesn’t that all just sound so lovely? I’m just now starting to think about my own wedding, you know, beyond “nnnngh, wedding,” and it’s hard. I’ve got a pretty solid idea of what I want my dress to look like, and I think we’ve pretty much picked the venue, but everything else just seems overwhelming. Natalie‘s wedding sounds like a beautiful affair though, and it sounds really cohesive, like it had a theme but not in a tacky way. I’m sure having all the Jewish tradition to work with helps a lot, but man, I wish this girl could give me some tips.
Also, she’s still so, so gorgeous. Am I right?
August 7, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
That picture, by the way, isn’t recent, it’s from two years ago. I just got sick of using that sad picture of the skinny, strung out (allegedly) Macaulay Culkin. But also, it has Kieran Culkin in the background there, and Kieran is by far my favorite Culkin.
Macaulay Culkin wasn’t home alone on Saturday night.
The reclusive 31-year-old actor was among the 100 guests at Natalie Portman’s wedding to Benjamin Millepied at a private residence in Big Sur, Calif., a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Both former child stars, the actor and Oscar-winner Portman, also 31, have been “friends for years,” another insider explained to Us, and he was spotted hanging out with the actress and her son Aleph, now 13 months, back in February.
Oh god, Natalie let Macaulay hang around her son? I hope she didn’t leave him alone with him. He probably slipped the kid a sip of Red Bull. Ugh, can you imagine?
And also, no, I still haven’t seen a picture of Natalie Portman’s wedding dress. Like, none. I haven’t even seen a picture of like a shoe or a tiara or even a dumb old chair from the ceremony. This is bullshit.
UPDATE (made five minutes after I wrote this): Just kidding!
Ugh. So gorgeous.
August 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Emily
From Us Weekly:
Six months after very quietly debuting wedding bands at the 2012 Oscars, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied exchanged marital vows in a Jewish ceremony at a private home near Big Sur, Calif., Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. The 8pm wedding took place beneath a chuppah–and in the dark! No other details were immediately available.
The Oscar-winning actress, 31, and French-born dancer-choreographer Millepied, 35, are parents to a 13-month-old son, Aleph.
I really look forward to seeing Natalie‘s wedding dress, which is something that will probably never happen. Natalie Portman has never really been the Paris Hilton type, getting photographed at least three times a day, but ever since she got pregnant, she’s had a super low profile. Like, I think I see new photos or new gossip about her maybe once a month. Maybe.
But, you know, good for her. It seems like she’s really enjoying her little family out of the spotlight, and you can’t really hate on that. But you know what you can hate on? The cold hard fact that you will probably never see gorgeous Natalie Portman in her wedding dress. You can hate on that all day long.