PIC: Natalie Portman Preps for Motherhood -- With Stubborn Dog!

Celebrity Moms Jan. 26, 2011 AT 1:11PM
PIC: Natalie Portman Preps for Motherhood -- With Stubborn Dog! Credit: Humberto Carreno/Startraksphoto.com

Everybody poops -- even Natalie Portman's dog.

On Tuesday, the pregnant star kept it real, tending to business as usual in NYC -- despite news of her Best Actress nomination for Black Swan.

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Braving the arctic cold in a puffy coat and wool cap, Portman, 29, struggled to chat on her phone as she walked her adorable pooch. Named Whiz, Portman's beloved dog travels frequently with the star -- but in Tuesday's photo, Whiz had a stubborn moment, straining against his leash as Portman traversed the snow.

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It's good Mommy practice for the actress, now in her second trimester with fiance Benjamin Millepied's baby.

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"I am so honored and grateful to the Academy for this recognition," Portman told Us Tuesday after hearing her Oscar news. "Making Black Swan is already the most meaningful experience of my career."

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