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Actress Natalie Portman and her fiance of two years, French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, exchanged vows Saturday during a private Jewish ceremony in front of family and friends at their home in Big Sur, Calif., according to Us Weekly.
The couple met while filming “Black Swan” in 2009. Millepied was one of the film’s choreographers and had a small role in the movie. Portman received award after award for her performance, including the Oscar for best actress. In December 2010, Portman announced that she was pregnant and engaged to Millepied. Their son, Aleph, is now a year old.
Portman has referred to Millepied as her “beautiful love.” The couple may have tried to throw reporters off their trail by getting married in the dark.
Roseanne Barr is the latest celebrity roasted by Comedy Central in a show that the network finished taping Saturday in Los Angeles. Surprise guests included Barr’s ex-husband Tom Arnold and “Roseanne” cast members Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson. Jane Lynch served as the roast’s host.
In what was undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the night, Arnold gave Roseanne a touching compliment.
“In 1985, Roseanne went on Johnny Carson, which is every comic’s dream back then,” he said. “She got validation from the king, which can never be taken away from her.”And I just want to say, ‘Roseanne, you were my Johnny Carson. And thank you for the thumbs up and thank you for inviting me to sit on your couch for a little bit.’ ”
Other celebrities in attendance included Carrie Fisher, Seth Green, Anthony Jeselnik, Jeffrey Ross, Katey Sagal and Sharon Stone. The roast is to air Sunday at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.
Nick Jonas has confirmed that he is in the running to be a judge in the 12th season of ”American Idol.” The pop star, 19, broke the news through his personal Twitter account.
“The rumors are true. . . I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol,” tweeted Jonas. He said he is very excited about becoming a judge and has started his own trending topic, #nickonidol, which has already trended worldwide thanks to his 4 million Twitter followers.
If selected, Jonas would join singer Mariah Carey on the judging panel for Fox’s singing competition. Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams is also rumored to be under consideration for the third judge spot.
Having had the experience of being cheated on herself, Reese Witherspoon reached out to her “Vanity Fair” and “Water for Elephants” co-star Robert Pattinson after it was revealed that his girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders.
Witherspoon is letting Pattinson stay at the ranch in Ojai, Calif., that she shares with her husband, Jim Toth. Witherspoon said that Pattinson is “a very sensitive soul” and that she is optimistic that the ranch will have “a calming effect” on him.
Spotted: Danny Boyle, director of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies, and actress Rosario Dawson, holding hands and kissing in Brighton. The two have been working together on a new film called “Trance,” which is slated to hit theaters this year.