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Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied are moving to Paris

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Another Hollywood couple is working on moving out of the country, with Natalie Portman and Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied planning to move to Paris. Don't worry, it's not because they're afraid of the paparazzi like Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are, or feel like Europe is better like Brangelina. No, Benji has a job there.

Millepied told the New York Times he will be the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet beginning in Sept. 2014. The 35-year-old and his 31-year-old wife will obviously take along their son Aleph, who is now 20 months. That's almost two years old, for us Americans.

"I am not entirely a foreigner," the former New York City Ballet principal said. "I did grow up in France, and even though I didn't go to the school or dance with the Paris Opera Ballet, I absorbed similar ideas in my training. I understand the scale of a big company. I danced for one for almost 20 years. I think it's an asset that I have absorbed other traditions and had other experiences in the U.S., which I can bring to the dancers here." Plus, he's bringing them Natalie Portman, which is already a good way to break the ice.

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