After spotting Natalie Portman at last night’s Mike Nichols discussion at MOMA, I saw her again about an hour ago at Gemma, the Bowery hotel eating spot. I was there talking with the Anvil! guys at a big table, but since I’d written earlier this morning about her forthcoming appearance at the Soho Apple store on Friday, 4.24, I felt it couldn’t hurt to double-check.

So I went over, introduced myself — she initially gave me an “oh, shit…what’s this?” look. I showed her what I’d written (she and Christine Aylward co-hosting a discussion of a new web project called “Making Of”) and asked if I had it totally correct. She said yes, I said “cool” and went back to the Anvil! table.