— Natalie Portman wasn't always so comfortable getting intimate onscreen. "I was figuring out my own sexual identity, likes and dislikes and all that stuff, and it's weird to be doing stuff on film as you're figuring it out," the actress, 29, tells V Magazine. But for her racy sex scene with Mila Kunis in Black Swan (in theaters Dec. 3), Portman explains that the role is "not raunchy — it's extreme." [Pop Eater]
— It's official: Avril Lavigne's marriage to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley is over. Though they split in 2009, an L.A. judge finalized their divorce on Tuesday — not that Lavigne, 26, seems the least bit heartbroken; she has been dating Hills alum Brody Jenner for several months. [TMZ]
— Lea Michele will receive the first-ever Triple Threat Award at the Billboard Women in Music Event in NYC on Dec. 2. "I'm so excited," the Glee star, 24, said of the honor. "At work we have a nickname for Matt Morrison — we call him 'Triple Threat' because he's an incredible singer-dancer-actor. And now I get to borrow that phrase, which is really cool." [Just Jared]
— Rihanna isn't afraid to admit she sometimes Googles herself — even if she doesn't always like what she reads. "I'm a lot more numb to it now only because I understand what it is," the singer, 21, says. "It's a community for people who don't have anything else to do…they hate their lives, they hate their jobs, they hate their appearance, they are uncomfortable with who they are. What makes them feel good is talking smack about other people who they think they will never ever see in their life, and they happen to be celebrities." [Perez Hilton]
— Need to brush up on J.K. Rowling's world of wizards before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 hits theaters Friday? Get up to speed on both the major players — Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Voldemort — and lesser-featured characters such as Dobby, Xenophilius Lovegood and Dolores Umbridge. [MSNBC]
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