Black Swan

'Black Swan' Choreographer Benjamin Millepied Stepping Down as Paris Ballet Dance Director

Millepied, who is married to Natalie Portman, said in a statement that he's leaving for "personal reasons," though French media have reported on tensions around his efforts to innovate at the storied Opera de Paris since he joined 15 months ago.

Natalie Portman Sounds Off on Israel, Netanyahu, French Anti-Semitism and the "False Idol" of Oscar

With strong opinions on everything from the Israeli elections ("I'm very, very upset") to Hollywood's worship of awards, Portman will unveil her directorial debut, 'A Tale of Love and Darkness,' her way — all in Hebrew — just a short flight away from her new home in Paris: "I like being a stranger in a place. You’re kind of an outsider, and I think that's what makes you. It's the only way I've ever known."