Holiday Weekend News Roundup! Portman’s Pregnant; Hef’s Engaged; First Glimpse at February Fashion Week

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Published December 27, 2010

 

“HMM… BENJAMIN, JR. IF IT’S A BOY, AND NATALIE, JR. IF IT’S A GIRL? TOO EASY?”

Happy Tuesday! Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the holiday weekend (and additionalsnow day).

Natalie Portman announced on Monday that she is both engaged (to choreographer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied, whom she met while working on Black Swan) and pregnant. Mazel tov, Natalie! [People]

• 84-year-old Hugh Hefner is also engaged, to his 24-year-old former-Playmate girlfriend Crystal Harris. Do we smell a double wedding? [NYDN]

• Fashionista obtained an early version of the schedule for February’s New York Fashion Week. Theyskens for Theory shows on Valentine’s Day—how romantic! [Fashionista]

Little Fockers took the holiday-weekend box office, with $30.8M; True Grit came in just behind at $24.9M. Tron Legacy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Yogi Bear rounded out the top 5. No word yet on Chinese-food sales figures for Saturday. [Box Office Mojo]

• Jay-Z waited until the last minute to do at least some of his Christmas shopping—he spent lunchtime on Christmas Eve in a private room at Hermès on Madison Avenue, where he dropped $350,000 on Birkin bags and other items. [P6]

• Alanis Morissette gave birth on Christmas Day to a baby named Ever Imre, which we’re told may just be Dutch for “destined to always receive combination gifts.” (Or maybe not.) [Intel/NYM]

• Soul and R&B singer/songwriter Teena Marie died in her sleep at age 54 on Monday. [Pitchfork]