Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 10: Nicole's Most Staged Moments

Does Nicole Kidman like putting on a show when she is off-screen too? Here at Nicole Kidman's Journey we definitely think so. She loves to play it up for the camera, any attention will do nicely thank you. There have been so many staged moments for Lady Kidman, that it is very hard to find the 10 best. Nevertheless we have come up with some memorable performances. And she said she was a shy person, can you believe that?

You may not agree with what we have rated at No. 10, No. 5 or No 1 and so forth. You have the chance to vote for her best staged moment on the Poll at the top right corner. Let us know your thoughts too.

Let's count them down:

Nicole showed up in court in 2006 in a conservative outfit to face the wicked paparazzi, Jamie Fawcett. He allegedly chased her in his car and bugged her home. The only way anyone was going to feel sorry for Nicole was if she put on a sad, troubled face. The media bought it, the court bought it ... and the public had a good chuckle.

Most Oscar photo opportunities are staged moments for any star. But the above photos are truly staged moments for Lady Kidman. Not only did she think she was red hot in that red dress, but she snuggled up to big star Meryl Streep just to remind you she has friends in high places. Only problem was, the photo really proved she was a fan of Botox. She could barely smile.

Here we have the Kurbans at the Australia Tennis Open in 2007. They mastered watching when the cameras would pan around to them and then took every opportunity to remind you that they really were in love. And to ensure you always remembered, they promised to continue this 'look of love' at every public performance.

See I told you. Here we have them again, loving it up for the cameras at the 2009 CMA Awards. Unfortunately Nicole decided to show her boney lily white back through the strapless black frock. I get the feeling these dresses are made for people with tanned backs?

Nicole likes to visit the Sydney Children's Hospital every time she is in Australia (which is very rarely). This is very kind of her to do this, but somehow the media are always there to film her. Why is that?

Oh no! Here we go again. The cameras are panning around to the Kurbans, this time at the US Open in 2009. Quick, let's kiss Keith so everyone knows we are besotted with each other.

This is a real favourite. The Kurbans at the CMA Awards in 2008. At that time, there were some nasty rumours going around that Nicole wasn't really pregnant, and if she was, the belly was ever so tiny. This cleverly staged moment was designed to show that even Keith believed there was a baby in there.

Here we have Nicole and first husband Tom departing Australia in 1993 following a family visit with their adopted children, Connor and Isabella. If there was any speculation that Nicole didn't really enjoy being a mother then, this photo was set to prove the critics wrong. Can't you see the adoration in her eyes? I wonder if she still remembers these kid's names.

Here we have Nicole on Oprah in early 2009. Now let's remember that Nicole swore she would never show the world what her baby, Sunday Rose, looked like. Oprah asked if she could see a photo of Sunday Rose, so Nicole produced a perfect snapshot from her purse. The whole thing just looked so staged, especially the professionally shot photo, which Nicole said Keith had taken with his mobile camera. Hmmm.

Here we have the No. 1 Staged Moment. Nicole Kidman at the 2007 ARIAS in Australia. This was the first of many ocassions when Nicole would wear see-through dresses with designer G-strings to remind you what a sexy, slender body she has. Of course she pretended she was unaware that people could see through it. Then about half an hour lately, a coat was handed to her. We think she was told, not asked, to put that coat on! Afterall, ARIAs is telecast during family viewing time.

Now you have seen what this Blog rates as the 10 most staged Nicole Kidman moments. Don't forget to vote for the one you think is the best (see top right corner). Feel free to comment too on other moments you remember. There are countless.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Nicole gets a touch-up in time for dinner

Nicole met up with best friend Naomi Watts this week for the annual Important Dinner for Women (No. 4) in New York City. Nicole has clearly had a lip injection done and some more botox. How can we tell? Just look at her in comparison to Naomi. What we all love about Naomi is she is natural, and doesn't care about her wrinkles. Way to go Naomi! Also in attendance on the night were Naomi Campbell, Jessica Alba and lots of other women.

While Nicole thought the dinner was to honour her contributions to the film industry, we are assured that the dinner was much more important and deeper than that. Still, a great way to get some publicity ahead of a new movie coming out.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Quick Keith! Kiss me! The cameras are on us"

We all know Nicole and Keith like going to the tennis ... but not to watch it. They go to the tennis to be noticed. Remember when they attended the Australian Open two years ago? As soon as the cameras were on them, they did the "kissing routine". Just to remind you that they are in love.

The same ritual was seen this week at the US Open. Good to see that Nicole's hair extensions didn't get in the way. Thank god for that.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shots from Rabbit Hole

Scenes from Nicole's new movie "The Rabbit Hole"

This is the movie tipped to turn Nicole's career around after a long series of flops. Above are scenes from Rabbit Hole, a film which is now in post production. It is about a couple who have lost their son, and also stars Aaron Eckhart. The film was originally about a rabbit who moves to New York after her hole was filled with dirt. However, scriptwriters changed the story as they were unable to find a rabbit costume big enough for Nicole to fit into.

It will be interesting to see if Nicole can shed the tears necessary for her role as a grieving mother. We'll see. There is always the onion trick. Somehow I just can't see Nicole pulling this off. I hope I am wrong for the sake of her career.