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Entertainment News Pop: Natalie Portman to Direct 1st Film in Jerusalem

July 24, 2013

Israeli film officials say Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman will direct her first feature film, based on an autobiographical novel by celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz. The film will be shot in Jerusalem in early 2014 and star Portman with a cast of local actors. Selena Gomez didn't mess around when it came to celebrating her 21st birthday. During an appearance on the Tonight Show, host Jay Leno asked the "Come & Get It" singer about her first legal drink upon reaching the milestone. "I had a shot of Jack Daniels," Gomez revealed. At the Autodesk Users Group event , Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau offered a behind-the-scenes look at some of the early tests toward making James Cameron?s Avatar sequels. Landau noted that the partners are working to advance virtual production tools and techniques, but added that what he was showing was work in progress as they are "still not there."