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New York City Ballet's Fall Variety Show

Last Friday, we here at Joonbug were invited to the New York City Ballet’s fall premiere of “Year of the Rabbit.” As the second feature of a three-part variety show, the partner friendly piece was the second conducted by the NYC Ballet dancers fellow principal member, Justin Peck. And, it was a showstopper that concluded with countless encores and crowd wide bravos.

It was certain that the NYC Ballet dancers that weren’t dancing on Friday night, were likely in orchestra seating, cheering on their fellow company member turned choreographer. And, the rest in the crowd that weren’t former dancers, ballet lovers or regular show go’ers were in for a treat. Because, well, this was an experience to be enjoyed by all, a welcome riff from traditional ballet presentations to say the very least.

STAR STRUCK
Spotted: Natalie Portman & Baby!

All together now: Awww!

Lucky girl Natalie Portman, 30, has had quite the year so far. Not only did her performance as perfectionist ballerina Nina Sayers in Black Swan win her a whole slew of acting awards - including the Oscar for Best Actress 2011 - the successful actress has gotten engaged and became a mom for the first time.

Portman gave birth to son Adelph on June 14th, 2011 and had successfully maintained a nice, low profile to protect their growing family's privacy. US Weekly got the exclusive pictures of the proud mama and her son on their little adventures.

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Natalie Portman's a Baby Mama!

It's a boy!

People magazine reports that Natalie Portman and her Black Swan choreographer/co-star turned fiancé Benjamin Millepied finally got to meet their long-awaited bundle of joy yesterday, 06/14/11. The star had just recently turned 30 on Thursday, making the arrival of her son to be the best...birthday present...EVER.

The Israeli-born actress (raised in New York) previously confessed to following Jewish superstition and has not prepared ANY baby stuff, believing it to be bad luck to do so if the baby is not born yet. Another scary thought on every gossip aficionado's minds, however, is the supposed 'Best Actress' curse where previous winners of the award experienced a downfall in their relationships (e.g. Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, etc...just to name a few).