Are we ready for Natalie.tv?

by Mathew on May 8, 2007 · 6 comments

snipshot_e4jpq70bjvm.jpgValleywag says that Natalie Portman is working on a “lifecast” of her personal and working life, a la Justin.tv’s 24-hour streaming EdTV experiment. Said news, apparently, was leaked via a Twitter message by someone whose firm had been approached to fund her new venture (allegedly Silicon Valley VC oufit Charles River Ventures). This wouldn’t be the only time that Silicon Valley has met Silicone Valley, of course, but it still seems a little far-fetched to me — but then, so did Justin.tv. And Natalie has shown that she is happy to mess around with her public image from time to time, as you can see from this hilarious video clip from Saturday Night Live.

And why not stream video yourself? If you’re Brittany or Lindsay or Paris, you either spend all of your time trying to get on TV or in the newspaper, or you find yourself hounded by photographers and video-cameras trying to put you there anyway. Why not take control of the process? And if you think no one would subscribe to an all-Natalie channel, I expect that you are quite wrong. I think my friend Steve Bryant agrees with me.

Update:

Liz Gannes at NewTeeVee got a comment from Susan Wu at Charles River, who said the Twitter message was just a joke. And NewTeeVee also came up with a list of celebrities it would like to see do a lifecast.

  • sj

    I’m pretty sure this tipster had his information wrong or is confused. Natalie Portman is extremely careful about her privacy and I just don’t see her doing anything resembling what is described.

    More likely, she was pitching these companies to invest in FINCA – a charity she is heavily involved in. She did alot of press for it last week in NYC and they just launched a campaign to get more investmentment funds.
    http://tinyurl.com/2tm9ge
    Along with this push, she did some video diaries – one of which is on their MySpace page.
    http://tinyurl.com/2jvx62

    It sounds to me like someone had bits and pieces of the story, but didn’t quite put them together correctly.

  • Mathew

    Thanks for that, SJ.

  • http://meat.net/ dbt

    I do not think this phrase, “silicone valley”, means what you think it means. Though they’ve done plenty of work with silicon valley as well.

  • Mathew

    Er, that was a joke, DBT.

  • theawristocrat

    Natalie Portman is an every man's dream girl. She's very intelligent and very beautiful. WOuld love to see her live on justin.tv :D

    thanks
    theawristocrat.com

  • theawristocrat

    Natalie Portman is an every man's dream girl. She's very intelligent and very beautiful. WOuld love to see her live on justin.tv :D

    thanks
    theawristocrat.com

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