Buzzing: A girl for Natalie Portman

A girl for Natalie Portman

Actress Natalie Portman had a great reason for missing the Oscars ceremony on Feb 26.

She gave birth to a daughter named Amalia, on Feb 22, said her publicist. She and her French choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied have a five-year-old son, Aleph.

She was a Best Actress Oscar nominee for Jackie, but lost the prize to La La Land's Emma Stone.


Rod Stewart says sorry for clip

British rocker Rod Stewart apologised last Friday after he appeared to mimick a desert execution by Islamic State militants, with critics saying it was disrespectful to victims of the group.

Stewart, 72, appeared in a clip posted on his wife's Instagram account in which he draws his finger across the throat of a man kneeling in front of him. It was filmed ahead of a concert he performed in Abu Dhabi.


Jane Fonda speaks about being raped

Activist-actress Jane Fonda told actress Brie Larson for the March 2 edition of Net-a-Porter magazine: "I've been raped, I've been sexually abused as a child and I've been fired because I wouldn't sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault; that I didn't do or say the right thing."

She gave no details of the assaults, saying: "I know young girls who've been raped and didn't even know it was rape. They think, 'It must have been because I said 'no' the wrong way'."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe