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Natalie Portman likes Ashton Kutcher's parenting skills

January 21, 2011 |  3:52 pm

Natalie Portman No Strings Attached Natalie Portman says she'd take parenting advice from "No Strings Attached" costar Ashton Kutcher.

The newly knocked-up actress told MTV News that Kutcher would come to their movie set with sweet stories about advice he gave his stepdaughters, which showed her that he was a committed parent to Demi Moore's kids.

Did we mention that everyone's all up in Portman's business these days?

Recently engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, she oh-so-ungraciously included mention of their sex life in her Golden Globes acceptance speech.

The once-private starlet is basking in the limelight thanks to critical acclaim for playing a psycho-ballerina in "Black Swan." Honestly, we think awards should go to the actors who take on roles where they have to naturally pack on the pounds, then shed them by award season. Hear that, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon?

Pounds or no pounds, she's likely getting more awards if "Strings" doesn't ruin her chances, as "Norbit" did for Eddie Murphy. Her laugh has also taken on a life of its own.

"The weird thing is people knowing about something that's so private," she told MTV about her pregnancy. "But I mean, you get used to it. It's just wild to walk down the street and have a complete stranger be like, 'Congratulations!'"

Remember when she captivated fanboy hearts in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace"? Or when she was in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"? Or when she shaved off her locks to play Evey in "V for Vendetta"? Well, she's moved on to captivating the hearts of Hollywood heavyweights who are doling out the accolades. They must have missed the digital short when she rapped with ex-boyfriend Andy Samberg.

Are you surprised by how ubiquitous Miss "Black Swan" has been? Sound off below!


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-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Natalie Portman at the Pantages Theater in November 2010. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times