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Chasing Natalie Rehash: Back in Toronto, Out Pitching Natalie Portman Lifecast

Where: Toronto, Canada
May 10, 2007 at 1:51 PM | by | Comment (1)

Earlier this week, tech gossip rag Valleywag reported Natalie Portman was recently touring around Silicon Valley in search of funding for a new project.

What new project? Natalie Portman wants to lifecast herself.

Why does all this sound so familiar? Luckily for Natalie she has a nice proof of concept to show her squires. We hear they like 10 slide presentations that run 20 minutes long and use a 30 point font. Yeah, looks like we even named here lifecast for her--Chasing Natalie. So many reactions to this.

First, no way this is true. Second, why on earth does she need venture capital backing for this? Third, it is going to be tough for Natalie to do a better job following herself around than the city of Toronto did following her around their fine town last spring. We were left with a unique travel guide to Toronto created by masses of Toronto tipsters, Natalie gawkers, movie set extras, set mothers, and us.

Oh, and those Jaunted tipsters in Toronto? They are not finished yet. This appeared in our mailbox last night:

i guess you guys missed this one!

natalie (and mr. hoffman) have been back in toronto to do reshoots for mr. magorium

im not sure their itinerary, but he was in cinespace on monday.

just call me Fishbulb

We added this to the map, and added in a pic of Natalie and one of her new NoCal money man for good measure.

Thanks Fishbulb. To all the tipsters out there--you know where to find us.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie [Jaunted]
·   Natalie Portman's Lifecast [Valleywag]

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2006 Awards: Best Map

December 29, 2006 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (2)



2006 Awards: Best Map: Chasing Natalie

Sure, it started off as a mad dash to plot all the Toronto places and points Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and other stars filming in TO this spring were spotted, but it ended up being something more--a unique travel guide to Toronto created by masses of Toronto tipsters, movie set extras, set mothers, and us. You aren't gonna find that at your local Borders Books now are you?

What did learn from this? So much, but the main point, er or the one thing Toronto folks would want us to pass on to you is this: There is more to TO than just Yorkville.

Thanks again to everyone in Toronto, who helped us keep track of sightings, filming locations, wanderings, and the best and worst of Toronto's hot spots. The folks in Toronto just got what we were trying to do straight away, which was very cool.

We couldn't have done it without you.

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James Franco and Jude Law Share Sienna Miller in Toronto

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
July 12, 2006 at 9:02 AM | by | Comments (0)


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British babe and fashion darling Sienna Miller, who's filming Camille in scenic Niagara Falls with James Franco, slipped away this past weekend for a break in Toronto. The two were spotted prowling the streets of Yorkville, despondent that Dustin Hoffman was no longer filming there. Oh, and Natalie Portman's left as well.

Strangely, Miller was just in Toronto, taking an entirely different break with on-again-off-again flame Jude Law, who's currently in NYC filming Blueberry Nights. Jude wasted no time booking them a $5,000-a night suite at an unnamed "downtown hotel"--likely the Four Seasons, where Natalie Portman camped out. With this many stars, Toronto can sub for L.A. juts as well as it can for NYC.

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Chasing Natalie Portman Wraps in Toronto

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
June 13, 2006 at 10:44 AM | by | Comments (0)



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For the past eleven weeks, Jaunted, with a huge assist from the people who live in TO, has chased Natalie Portman and her Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium cast and crew all over the great city of Toronto. Our goal was not to stalk, but to plot. We hoped that by plotting all the different places the cast and crew filmed, partied, ate, slept, shopped, played, and dog-walked, we would be able to bring you a unique look at Toronto.

Did we accomplish our goal of creating a real-time "A-Lister's Travel Guide to Toronto"? Who knows. Have a click around our Chasing Natalie stories and map plot points and see what you think.

What we do know is this: Natalie Portman has left the building. Sure she might show up to wrap up loose ends, or film another movie, but she and the rest of her crew have wrapped.

The filming wrapped in the last couple of days, shooting some of their final scenes at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Alas, it is time for us to do the same. In closing, here are our five favorite Chasing Natalie stories:

·Listen to the Muzik
·Natalie Portman has a threesome
·Dustin Hoffman searches for pants
·Introducing Mr. Tastys
·Natalie Portman saves a puppy

So will we be doing this again? Absolutely. The only question is what movie and location will we cover next. Want to help us determine our next Chasing map? Send your suggestions our way.

Oh, and the photo above shows Natalie relaxing in Paris's Jardin du Luxembourg late last week, could Paris be her next filming location? Maybe we will end up chasing Natalie to Paris. We hear the Starbucks there are very popular with celebrities, too.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Filming [IMDb]

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Chasing Natalie: The Last Weekend of Filming

June 7, 2006 at 4:59 PM | by | Comments (0)



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Last call for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium cast outings up in Hollywood North, according to our favorite on set den mother:

All of the Emporium scenes are done. There are 3 off set location left but aside from a few days of B camera work, (just shots of location no cast involved) they are wrapped. June 11th is the last day of cast filming.

A couple more days for Dustin Hoffman to find the perfect Canadian undergarment, for Natlaie Portman to be spotted with men, boys, and dogs, and for Jason Bateman to be, um, well, Jason Bateman.

According to our sources, the most recent filming locations have been on Toronto area beaches--yes there are such things. So, for old times sake, T.O. residents and visitors need to search every Toronto hen house, out house, beach house and dog house to try and find out what the cast and crew are doing during their last days of filming. One more trip to Mr. Tastys anyone?

Here are a couple recent spottings, sent to us, by our lovable readers:

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I walked by them filming at Allen Gardens at Jarvis and Gerrard, last weekend. Dustin was just walking around, all made with his crazy hair. My boyfriend and I went up to say "Hello" to him and he was very nice and sweet. Do you know if they are still in town?

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I just wanna say that I saw Natalie Portman walking on the sidewalk with a well-dressed black gentleman at approximately 11pm on Thursday 25th of May near the corner of Queen and Dufferin.

I almost didn't recognize her but when I did I couldn't even say anything... I just watched her walk right by me and then walk away. :)


Send all of your sightings, photos (wrap photos would be very cool), and Toronto info to tipsATjauntedDOTcom.

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Chasing Natalie: Turnaround Schedules and Brokeback Jake

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
May 31, 2006 at 11:33 AM | by | Comment (1)



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This week's Chasing Natalie update teaches us another Hollywood term--"turn around". Turn around means instead of having weekends off you work all weekend and get two week days off. So yesterday and today the cast and crew filming Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium were off. They will be following this schedule until the film wraps early in June.

While Natalie may or may not still be in Toronto, she certainly isn't wasting her "turnaround days"--jetting off to New York to spend some quality time with Brokeback Jake, who may or may not be her new boyfriend. Guess she has ditched her Toronto mystery man.

Back in TO, we know Jason Bateman is still roaming around town, but there is no word on Dustin's hunt for the best underwear in Toronto, or what off set locations remain on the production schedule. However, time is of the essence folks. Filming is coming to an end, which means so is our Chasing Natalie travel guide, so get those sightings, locations, and hot Toronto spots in to us ASAP.

Send all of your sightings, photos, and Toronto info to tipsATjauntedDOTcom.

[image via Egotastic!]

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Filming [IMDb]

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Chasing Natalie: Off Site Filming Spot Revealed

Where: Toronto, Canada
May 19, 2006 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (0)


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10 days between Chasing Natalie updates made us think that Natalie, Dustin, and the rest of Hollywood North may have packed things up a couple weeks before their stated June 6th done date, or at least that Dustin Hoffman had finally stopped his search for the best underwear in Toronto, but not so fast.

Today we received multiple emails (which counts as double confirmation in our world) stating that Natalie Portman has been filming at Gerrard St. E and Coxwell Avenue the last couple of days.

The Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium shoot does not have many off site filming opps, so if you wanna catch a glimpse, you may want to head down there soon.

Oh, and as usual the weekend is upon us, which means the cast and crew should be out sampling the finest Toronto has to offer. Snagging a photo and sending it in before filming leaves town will be rewarded with a virtual gold star. Have a good weekend T.O.

Send all of your sightings, photos, and Toronto info to tipsATjauntedDOTcom.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Stalking Natalie [Toronto Star]

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Chasing Natalie: Sex on Legs

Where: Toronto, Canada
May 9, 2006 at 5:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Natalie and Gael Garcia Bernal? Not so fast, nothing gets by our growing group of always-on Toronto based Jaunted tipsters:

I can confirm Nat is currently seeing a GORGEOUS unknown blonde! I was shopping yesterday and I suddenly I was stunned to see Nat, my favourite
actress, strolling past me holding hands and giggling with this mystery man. She looked beautiful, but this guy was sex on legs, I'm really happy for her!

Today's update has the cast and crew of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium hitting the Apothecary for a little pre Cinco de Mayo booze fest, a toy building contest at the Ontario Science Centre, and of course, Natalie cruising the streets with her Fabio look alike. What? Fabio is blonde and he is sex on legs, right? C'mon, you obviously never saw Fabio taking a bird to the face at 70 mph, because if you did, we would win this argument.

Keep the Toronto tips and photos coming. One month remains for our travel guide science experiment in T.O.

Send all of your sightings and Toronto info to tipsATjauntedDOTcom.


Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Stalking Natalie [Toronto Star]

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Chasing Natalie: Natalie Portman Likes Muzik

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
May 5, 2006 at 4:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Well, it turns out either Natalie and Gael Garcia Bernal caught a couple different movies at Hot Docs or the movie press people want to get their screening mentioned as one Natalie supposedly saw. Either way, let's just say she was definitely at some of these Hot Docs movies. What we do know, because our inbox never lies, is that Natalie does appear to be showing Gael Garcia Bernal around T.O.--another Jaunted tipster spotted them at Kensington Market--but is he the only guy she is hanging with?

Hardly, according to our tipsters:

I just saw Natalie. She was in this club called Muzik on Saskatchewan Road!!

She was over in the corner getting cozy with a young blonde guy. Seriously, I've never seen this guy before! Looks like Gael might be in for a little competition. The guy was tall and skinny and had a dark shirt on. They were cuddling and definitely were an item. Natalie looked like she was sipping on wine and the guy looked like he had some kind of cocktail. He was really handsome and Natalie has great taste in men.

We don't have much info on Muzik, is it seedy? Upscale? Let us know.

The good news is, the weekend is upon us, which usually means cast and crew antics in Yorkville and parts beyond. Keep your eyes peeled this weekend, and let us know what you see out there. Where oh where will our Toronto transients head next?

Send all of your sightings and Toronto info to tipsATjauntedDOTcom.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Stalking Natalie [Toronto Star]

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Chasing Natalie: Natalie Portman has a Threesome

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
May 1, 2006 at 3:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

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First up, we want to congratulate our dearest Natalie. She was voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" by PETA for 2006. Barring a Dewey defeats Truman moment over at PETA, it looks like Natalie has claim to those bragging rights. She says she hasn't eaten meat for 16 years, thought we did catch her at Mr. Tastys Drive In a couple weeks back.

So what was the world's sexiest vegetarian and her gang of merry actors up to this past weekend? Threesomes! According to our tipsters, Padme attended a screening of Wordplay at the Hot Docs film festival with Dustin Hoffman and her former beau, Gael Garcia Bernal.

Dustin was so fired up by his Sunday night threesome, he was spotted by another Jaunted tipster "humming to himself while walking a small, dark dog, with no leash" earlier that day. Definitely small, yeah. Definitely.

Oh, and that treasure trove of Toronto celebwatching, the Yorkville Starbucks--because fame smells like a no-whip toffe nut frappucino--produced yet another sighting. Jason Bateman was spotted coming out with some sort of grande latte concoction. Really, does anyone care about Jason Bateman and his coffee when Natalie is openly dating two men? OK, so openly is a stretch. And so is dating. But enjoy our map nontheless.

Send all of your sightings and Toronto info to tipsATjauntedDOTcom. We must continue our important anthropological studies in TO.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Stalking Natalie [Toronto Star]

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Chasing Natalie: Natalie Portman Loves Franz, Dustin Loves Pants

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
April 21, 2006 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)



This week, our favorite movie star with the pixie haircut took us on another sweet guided tour of Toronto. Stops included AGO, rock shows, Italian food, and of course, shopping.

Apparently, music from the O.C. is cross-generational in popularity. Dustin Hoffman and Natalie were spotted at the Death Cab for Cutie/Franz Fernidand show at the Ricoh Colesium---a venue not known for quality acoustics. Our spies report Natalie bailed shortly after Death Cab took the stage. Glaswegian dancey art-punks one, sensitive indie rockers, zero.

Sotto Sotto Trattoria was the site for a cast dinner. Seafood pasta sounds considerably healthier than the grub at Mr. Tasty's Drive-In, sure, but we'll see how long Natalie keeps up the healthy living.

Meanwhile, Dustin Hoffman appears to be on a hunt for the perfect pair of boxer shorts. A couple weeks ago, our sources reported he was at Zellers buying underwear, and this week we hear he popped into the Yorkville Gap for some more. Someone get that man some clean undies, or at least show him where to find a washing machine.

The random sighting of the week comes from our ad exec contingent, who spotted Kanye West at the SoHo Met. As far as we can tell the SoHo Met only books ad grunts and rock stars We bet they really enjoy each other's company.

Send all of your sighting to us: tipsATjauntedDOTcom. We must ensure that Natalie eats properly.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Stalking Natalie [Toronto Star]

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Chasing Natalie: French Bulldogs, Tommy Lee, and Natalie's Husband

Where: Toronto, Canada
April 17, 2006 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Chasing Natalie update time.

This week we get our first on set report straight from the Mom of one of Natalie's costars. She straightens out the whole Natalie saves a dog, then walks a dog thing, sort of...

The dog Natalie is walking is in fact her rescue dog, Charlie. Jason Bateman has a French Bulldog named Goose. He's in the photos where Natalie waves the truck along.


However, our first on set report is just the tip of the iceberg for our post passover TO report.

What else? Well if you click around the map a bit you will see that Tommy Lee has been in Toronto, staying not far from Natalie, which is a scary thing. Tipsters alerted us to a cool coffee house in the Distillery District, and some dude in Brooklyn named Puntablulous claims Natalie Portman is his wife.

As always, any and all tips should be sent off to tipsATjauntedDOTcom. Keep 'em coming Toronto.

Bonus:
The last day of filming for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is currently set for June 6th.

Bonus +1:
Late March production photos from the set of Shoot 'Em Up, which by all accounts is wrapping up filming in TO shortly.

Bonus +2:
Natalie and her "husband" photo post jump.

Related Stories:
·   Chasing Natalie Coverage [Jaunted]
·   Stalking Natalie Portman in Toronto [Egotastic!]

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