Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kurbans new investment property

They won't live in Sydney ever again (thank you) but they are happy to purchase a new penthouse apartment in Lavender Bay to stay in once a year. The new $6 million purchase is close to where Nicole's parents live. The photo above shows Nicole on the balcony during a house warming luncheon with her parents.

You may recall Nicole got rid of the Darling Point home she owned last year claiming it did not have enough outdoor garden for children. Why was that an important issue when she never stays in Sydney, I hear you ask. Exactly. Notice they didn't buy a Queensland property near Keith's parents? That's because ...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Nicole Kidman's Journey. Please join us again in 2010 for more staged moments and surgical enhancements of our 'favourite' Diva.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Keith my sweet, did you miss me?

"Oh Keith, these 18 hour flights are terrible for my skin!"

Nicole and Sunday Rose touched down on a wet Sydney yesterday to reunite with Keith (who is currently touring). Keith looked pleased to see his daughter, but who knows if that applies to Nicole. Lady Kidman is in Australia for the Christmas holidays, and to chill out at her country estate at Sutton Forest. Yes, the same country estate which has angered locals since she erected privacy structures all around to block out intruders and paparazzi. Apparently, Nicole has also had trees planted which grow to over 40 metres high. Locals are furious because these sorts of trees ruin the overall open feel of the area.

Get the feeling the locals aren't too thrilled with her? You have to wonder why she bothered doing any of the privacy structures when she only goes there once a year, if that. And let's remember, she refuses to live in Australia again. Oh well, I guess the hired help will enjoy the privacy the rest of the year.

I love Lainey's opinion on Nicole's visit Down Under - see here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nicole the clown at NY Premiere

Now that her career is truly up for a change, Nicole has decided to put some ideas out there. If there are any visiting circuses in town, Nicole would like a job as a clown. At the New York premiere of NINE last night, Nicole decided to add some white powder under her eyes and nose to the already caked on layers of make-up (she even looked like ADAM ANT).

Either somebody forgot to tell her that it wasn't applied properly or everyone just hates her. Still, Nicole found a way (yet again) to find front page news. You might say for all the wrong reasons, but Nicole is not going to be upstaged by Marion, Kate or Penelope. Let's remember, she's been around longer than them. And a Diva expects respect, at any cost! Publicity is publicity, but why is she telling everyone to be quiet? What's with the SSSSH's in so many of her photos lately?

I am a former B class actor, now E class actor who has decided that enough is enough of this movie career. I am better suited to working in a circus. I normally have frizzy red hair, so would be very suited to playing a clown. I am happy to have make-up caked all over my face, and happy to act the goon at all times. NEED JOB URGENTLY!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We can't live in Sydney!

Nicole's games with the Paps

Hot on the heels of Keith's Melbourne concert last night, Nicole has told the Sunday Telegraph that she can never make Sydney her home again because of the Paparazzi. In her own words:

"It makes certain cities impossible to live in. Like Sydney, it makes it impossible for us to live there. We certainly don't get that treatment in Tennessee. But it goes with the territory. It's just, we have to be careful, just to maintain some sort of semblance of a normal life for our child. At the moment Keith's career requires him to be based in Nashville, because there isn't a huge career for him in terms of country music in Australia. At the same time we're so connected to Australia, because our parents, my sister, our nieces and nephews, are all based there. So it really is a pull. I miss my mum and dad so much."

You may recall an earlier post on this Blog from May 2009 - this is not the first time the Urbans have raised this issue. We then pointed out that many Australian film stars (who are much more talented that Nicole) live in Australia, and do so without any trouble from the Paps. That is because they go about their daily lives in a normal manner without seeking attention. For example, they don't ring radio stations, reminding everybody that they are in town. See earlier post by clicking here.

Do you get the feeling Nicole is bringing all this up again to gain some sympathy ahead of her new movie NINE? Perhaps the Australian critics will be kinder this time round, following the wreck that was Australia.

Do you notice something else? Yes, Nicole has found a way to get her name in the papers again this week. As a friend pointed out some weeks ago, there is something about Kidman in the papers EVERY WEEK it seems. The way she likes it, perhaps?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sophia Loren is my role model

"When I get to Hollywood, I want to be just like Sophia!"

Nicole Kidman has admitted in the latest People Magazine 'Reader's Questions' segment that Sophia Loren is her role model. In her own words: "
I just worked with Sophia Loren [in Nine], and she is so gorgeous and she has such grace. I use her as a role model.”

You may recall she made similar comments about Lauren Bacall after working with her in the horrid movie Birth. Just as well Lauren didn't get sucked in to the crawling job. Nicole is a crawler, yes?

The full list of 'Reader's Questions' are as follows:

If you could work a normal job, what would you want it to be?
I’d love to be an interior designer. I just love walking into a room and redoing it. When my girlfriends are buying an apartment, they’ll always ask me to come along because I’m going ‘You can knock that wall down, just put a little bit of paint there.’

What is your favorite new thing that Sunday Rose has learned?
She now points at anything and goes, ‘Bug.’ That’s her word. We were in the hotel room the other day, and there was a little sprinkler up in the corner of the room. She kept pointing at it and going ‘bug!’ Keith had to hold her up and prove to her that it wasn’t a bug.

What mundane chores do you like to do?
Strangely enough, I love putting clothes in the washing machine. I would always do the washing growing up – that was one of my jobs. And I quite like ironing shirts.

What’s your biggest quirk?
Keith and I love coffee. I love the foam more than the coffee. I will go and order a cappuccino and say, make it all foam and very little coffee. They know me now at the Starbucks in Nashville.

How did you overcome your shyness?
I think a lot of it has to do with just getting comfortable in my own skin. That’s part of getting older. It’s okay to be 5 ft. 11 in. and all of the things that I used to feel awkward about. I now feel comfortable. A lot of that comes with being loved.

How do you cope working in an industry that refuses to let women age naturally and gracefully?
Well, I live in Tennessee so it is slightly different than living in L.A. I just worked with Sophia Loren [in Nine], and she is so gorgeous and she has such grace. I use her as a role model.

Your husband has several tattoos, would you ever consider getting one?
No. I am tattooless.

Do you like to cook?
I am a terrible cook. I cook chicken for Keith, and it’s always dry. I’m a much better person to cook for because I love food and I will eat almost anything.

Here is one question they wouldn't publish:
Question: Hi Niccy. Can you tell me why you lie about all the work you've had done to your face and chest. Didn't your parents tell you it is naughty to lie?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nine: Let the Nicky PR machine run its course

Inset: Arriving at Heathrow Airport with Keith

Everyone knows Nicole loves a chance to be snapped by the cameras, especially at a premiere (unless it's for a dud film like The Invasion, which she refused to do any publicity for ... who could blame her).

Nicole and Keith arrived in London yesterday for the premiere of Nine, the musical where Nicole's dancing scene ended up on the cutting room floor. Despite only appearing in the film for some 15 minutes, Nicole decided not to let any of the limelight go the other stars at the premiere. She stood out with even longer hair extensions and a stark white dress.

So, while Nicole's appearance in Nine is quite brief, we are very thankful to the Director for cutting out her dancing scene. Leave those kind of scenes to Penelope and Kate.

Anyway, let the Nicole Kidman PR machine for Nine run its course. She is on a mission to remind you that she is still a big movie star.