On Not Dating Natalie Portman

And like that, he was gone. Moby, the electronic music producer (and descendant of Herman Melville) currently elbowing his way back into the cultural imaginary, has cancelled the tour for his new book, which revisits his boom years in the 1990s and 2000s. Among the many famous people Moby writes about in the book is Natalie Portman, who, in a recent Vanity Fair interview, refuted Moby’s claim that the two had dated when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s. As Trupti Rami writes in The Cut, “Dudes need to stop instrumentalizing Natalie Portman’s immense talent and charm to sell books.” Looking at you, Foer.

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