Three weeks after being slammed by Sarah Lane, the American Ballet Theatre dancer who was the principal dance-double in “Black Swan,” Portman is dismissing the brouhaha as so much dirty water under the bridge. Lane maintained in interviews that she performed instead of Portman in much of the dancing scenes but had been ordered to keep quiet about it so Portman’s Oscar campaign would not be tainted. Both Darren Aronofsky, the film’s director, and Benjamin Millepied, Portman’s fiance and the film’s choreographer, came to Portman’s defense. Portman eventually did win the best actress Oscar for the film.
So much for staying home, As soon as she entered the Limelight club on Castro Street in Mountain View, she saw a man with a beard sitting at the bar, He was handsome, but she was there to dance, so she strode right past him to the dance floor, where she was perplexed to see people Western line dancing in what was supposed to toe warmer ballet slippers - adult sizes be a rock club, Soon, that handsome man was standing next to her, and she boldly announced, “I’m Lauralyn, and I bet you I could dance better than anyone else on the dance floor.”..
California State University, Northridge, says in a statement the gunman in the Thousand Oaks mass shooting was once a student. The university says 28-year-old Ian David Long last attended the university in 2016. The statement has no further details. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean identified Long as the gunman who killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill late Wednesday. The sheriff says Long also was found dead and is believed to have killed himself. Long was also a former Marine and had been divorced.
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Go to www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325 9897. Six artists featured in exhibit at Umpqua Bank. ANTIOCH — The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and Antioch’s Umpqua Bank will co-host an exhibit featuring six local artists. The new exhibit, which began Tuesday, continues through Sept. 26. Featured artists are Michele Eakin, Jennifer Frost, Ron Johnson, Christine Mikulice and Andre Salvador. Umpqua Bank is at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.