Natalie Portman married in secret ceremony?

Were “The Black Swan” star Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied married in a secret ceremony? Well, we can’t claim to know for certain, but that is the buzz going around after the two were spotted at the 2012 Academy Awards wearing what looked like matching wedding bands.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied began a torrid love affair on the set of “The Black Swan,” for which Portman won an Academy Award. The relationship actually started out with rather a dark stain hanging over it, as Millepied was supposedly in a committed relationship with a fellow New York City ballet dancer, whom he lived with, at the time he started dating Portman.

Continue reading Natalie Portman married in secret ceremony?

Oprah Honorary Oscar Given for Charitable Work

Media maven Oprah Winfrey will be the recipient of an honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards this November. The Academy of Motion Picture Sciences’ governors have decided to gift Oprah Winfrey with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award honorary Oscar for her contributions to humanitarian efforts across the world.

Oprah Winfrey:

Honorary Oscars are gifted to those who exhibit “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The award is named after screen actor Jean Hersholt, president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund for 18 years.

“[Oprah Winfrey] has been especially dedicated to supporting educational initiatives and raising awareness of issues that affect women and children, bith in the United States and around the globe,” a press announcement from the Academy stated.

Oprah was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1985’s The Color Purple. She will receive her honorary Oscar at the Governor’s Awards dinner on November 12 in Hollywood.

Actor James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith were also chosen to receive honorary Oscars this year.