I’d Like To Thank The Academy, Nay, Harvey Weinstein
Feb22

I’d Like To Thank The Academy, Nay, Harvey Weinstein

You’re Bradley Cooper. People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011. Comedic heartthrob from “The Hangover,” “Wedding Crashers,” Alias, and “Wet Hot American Summer.” But now, almost suddenly, you’ve starred in the dramedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” which garnered you an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. So you have to write a thank you speech, you know, just in case....

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Natalie Portman: Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Uber Talented
Feb28

Natalie Portman: Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Uber Talented

As if it weren’t enough to win the 2011 Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of a ballerina coming unhinged in “Black Swan,” Natalie Portman is apparently also blessed with science smarts.  A 1998 Journal of Chemical Education paper recently came across the Newscripts desk that the 29-year-old actress—then Natalie Hershlag, a high school student in Syosset, N.Y.—coauthored. The article, “A Simple Method To Demonstrate the...

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