Friday, December 17, 2010

Should this Blog end in light of Kidman's recent rave reviews?

Kidman and Eckhart in a scene from 'Rabbit Hole'.
INSET: With Director John Michael Cameron
Rabbit Hole opens in cinemas in limited release in US today. Other countries will follow shortly. Nicole's performance as a grieving mother has earned her Golden Globe and SAG nominations this week. Such nominations are considered very good chances to earning an Oscar nomination.

Nicole has obviously taken on board many of the criticisms about her acting and immobile face, and worked hard to deliver a performance that many are raving about. If she is able to win an Oscar, we will seriously consider discontinuing this Blog. Why? In respect of her being able to turn her career around when we honestly thought she wouldn't. We criticised her endlessly and announced that her career was well and truly dead.

This Blog attracts many readers, and we appreciate that. You are welcome to vote on a new Poll on whether Nicole Kidman's Journey should continue or not. A firm decision will be made in the new year based on feedback (and how Nicole fares in all of these upcoming awards).  Thank you.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Still Call Australia Home (even though I refuse to live there!)

Oprah's skirt was quite Un-Australian.
Perhaps next time ask Nicole if you can borrow one of her see-through gowns.

"Hey guys, my skirt is not that funny, is it?
I had a lot of curtain material left over, you see"
The Kurbans joined Oprah and other Aussie stars on stage yesterday to sing the Peter Allen classic "I Still Call Australia Home". It's all part of Oprah's Down Under Specials filmed at the Sydney Opera House. Russell Crowe was the only Aussie on stage who actually lives here (so he probably didn't really need to sing it).

Olivia Neutron-Bomb, Hugh Jackman and the Kurbans are all famous for raving about our wonderful country, but prefer to live in America ... for work reasons, of course. Ex-patriots want the best of both worlds when it suits them.

Love Olivia, but looks like she borrowed some of Nicole's Botox supply. Just saying.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Keith's shirtless balcony display for Sydney

TOP 3: Sydney shirtless shots
BOTTOM: Infamous nude shot with guitar from many years ago
Sometimes Mr Kidman scrubs up quite good, especially from a distance. It hides the wrinkles and the years of heavy drinking and boozing.  He definitely looks yummy in the top shot, some definition happening as he works out on their Sydney balcony. BUT ... only a celebrity would wear his hairpiece while working out. Give it up Keith! Shane proudly sports his bald head, we dare you to as well.

As you would expect, Granny Freeze popped in for one of these shots to ensure Keith didn't steal all of the attention.  These fame whores have once again proven that even at their Sydney hideaway, they want attention from the Paps - otherwise they would have replaced the glass screen. Do the Kurbans like attention ... much? You betcha!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

They're back!

Oprah just realised the freaks are in town too
The Kurbans are back Down Under to appear on Oprah's Australian TV specials this week! Brace yourself fellow Australians for more boring banter from these two ex-patriots. Guaranteed they will behave like they are so proud to be Aussies, and will rave about how they were so lucky to find one another ... bla, bla, bla. Why can't Nicole tell us something interesting for a change. For example ... how involved is the surrogate mother in Sunday Roast's life? Or how much Viagra does Keith need to get excited over Nicole in the nude? Now that would make for a more interesting show.

In the meantime, keep in mind Oprah that Australians don't care much for Kidman, and don't buy Keith's records for that matter either. In case you didn't know Oprah: Nicole has not lived in Australia since 1990 because it is not good enough for her, despite what she may tell you. Couldn't you get better guests on your show, Oprah? How about Toni Collette, Cate Blanchette or Guy Pierce? They actually live in Australia so it would make your Aussie TV shows that much more authentic. Da ya think people wanna see Granny Freeze on ya show every other month? No way! Unless we start hearing the real truth about her corny life.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rabbit Hole Premiere: New York

LEFT: With Shorty   RIGHT: With co-stars from "Rabbit Hole"
It's been a big week for Nicole and Keith. Appearing on Oprah the other day, and The Rabbit Hole premiere in New York last night.  Nicole is still being tipped for a second Oscar despite the botox jokes still going full force. Some reviewers claim it is the first time in ages her face has some movement. Perhaps they watched  different trailers/scenes to us.  Interestingly, our latest Poll results are showing that many people don't think she stands a chance of a second Oscar.

Entertainment Weekly released an article this week titled "The Return of Nicole Kidman's Face" - see details here. Do you believe she took a holiday from botox during filming of Rabbit Hole?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nicole saved my life (Keith on Oprah). Throw up time!

TOP: The Kurbans on Oprah Show this week
LEFT: Short dude with tall lass RIGHT: Who is bored listening to Keith's songs at a gig?
Nicole and Keith appeared on Oprah this week (and will also appear on the Oprah Down Under TV Special in a fortnight). As usual, the 'very private' couple opened up about their life together. Keith talked about his demons again and said he never would have kicked his alcohol and cocaine addictions without Nicole.

He said "She really should have walked. I'm just glad she didn't. She made a decision to initiate, ultimately, this intervention and the love that was in that room at that moment was just right."

Keith, here is a question from us: We are all over the eternal gratitude you have towards Nicole. You rave about her in concerts, you sing songs about her. Is this part of your marriage contract - to constantly sing her praises? Just asking ...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Still in love! Or is it just for the CMAs?

It's called 'teasing the photographers'
It's the wonderful Country Music Awards (CMA) again.  That means Nashville's hottest and 'sexiest' couple get to play up for the cameras again. Fortunately for us, Nicole has chosen to restrain those big new boobs this time and wear something more acceptable. Whether this white dress is suitable for her age is another question. Another positive is that you can't see her G-string. Remember the 'Australia' Premiere in London?

During the CMA evening, Keith once again thanked his wife for the musical inspiration she has been to him. What he failed to mention though is that his music sales have declined since he started writing songs with her in mind. Listen to your fans, Keith! Keep your marriage stuff at home, the fans don't wanna know! Don't you read Urban Myths Blog?

PS. Middle photo reveals that the flat-screen TV forehead is still alive and kicking. You could ice skate on that!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another attack on 'completely natural' Nicole

Paula (left), Nicole (middle) and Lisa Rinna (right).
Lisa is currently undergoing surgery to have her fake massive lips reduced.
Let Lisa's experience be a warning to you Nicole!
Outspoken former model Paulina Porizkova, known for saying what the majority think, has taken aim at Nicole Kidman for refusing to age gracefully. As we all know, Nicole has never confirmed reports she has undergone cosmetic surgery - but Porizkova insists it's obvious she has had work done, and it's depressing that such a beauty had to go to such extremes.

Paula raged, "She annoys me because I think that she WAS one of the most beautiful women ever and one of the greatest actresses; I really looked up to her.

"And when you start doing this (cosmetic surgery) to what already is beautiful... I guess that kind of insecurity really disheartens me because it makes me feel like, 'Well then, what about me? If you're so beautiful and you're so perfect and you need to change that to a different kind of perfection, where does that leave the rest of us?'"
Porizkova now urges Kidman to do the honest thing and let the public know her looks aren't all her own: "When it's so obvious - when you grow that big mouth... - why not admit to it."
The ex-model insists she has never gone under the knife - but, like so many aging beauties, she often considers it.
She adds, "I do nothing. I've done laser treatments, but I count that as nothing as technically it leaves you looking exactly the same... I've definitely had the desire (to remove wrinkles) and I battle with that desire on a daily basis because nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman's ego.
"I don't like to see it (youthful look) going away and I don't like this dragging down (of the face), and developing jowls and this weird neck thing, but it's age. At some point I've got to face it."

See article here about Lisa Rinna's surgery to reduce her fat surgically enhanced lips.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tie me up!

"Honey, they want all your Botox supply, not just the stuff in your handbag"
Nicole has done her fair share of roles which require the concerned look. It works well with the high-arched eyebrows. Shooting recently started on Kidman's new film with Nicolas Cage called Trespass which sees the two playing a married couple held hostage until the wife promises to stop using Botox, and the husband learns to go bald gracefully. We hear there may be scenes where Nicole is forced to wear her leotard outfit and other S & M attire to entertain the abductors.

Look carefully at the above shot from the film, and marvel at Kidman's incredible ability to look scared. This is the work of a genius. On another note, it would be quite boring for her to be held hostage with Cage who is not well known for interesting conversation. Oh well, I guess they can discuss wig maintenance tips with each other while they wait ... and wait.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If only the Oscars were fair

Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"    Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

The Oscar race is on. If you are an actor or actress who wishes to get an Oscar nod, you often need a big film distributor behind you.  Kidman's latest film "Rabbit Hole" was unveiled at the recent "Toronto International Film Festival". This festival is where it all happens. It's where film distributors gather to watch films and decide which ones to buy.  Lucky for Nicole, Lionsgate saw something in the film which her own company produced (Blossom Films). In fact, Lionsgate thought so much of her performance that they are pushing for an Oscar. Could Nicole's box office poison days be up? Or are cinemagoers too tired of her to bother giving her another chance to redeem herself?

We haven't seen all of  Kidman's performance in "Rabbit Hole". However, we have seen the two scenes released and still see a frozen, immobile face. Look at the scenes by clicking here. Do you agree that there are no creases anywhere in her face?

The Oscars can be so unfair. A brilliant Australian film "Animal Kingdom" is starting to get international recognition and may get an Oscar nod for best screenplay. However, the Academy usually goes for a well known name when they give an Oscar for a best actor and best actress. "Animal Kingdom" features a brilliant performance by Aussie actress Jacki Weaver, who incidentally can act circles around Nicole. Jacki chose not to do the Hollywood thing during her long career, and may miss out on an Oscar nod. Let's hope she does get included in the list of female actresses. See the trailer for "Animal Kingdom" here.

Do you believe the Oscars are unfair?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nicole's Bunny Movie is out!

At the premiere:
The usual smiles and poses from Nashville's 'hottest' couple

Nicole and Keith attended the 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night for  the premiere of her new movie THE RABBIT HOLE. The film, which has been in post production for ages, is tipped to turn Nicole's career around. Why? Well, it is the first time she will be playing an animal. Decked out in a cute bunny suit, Nicole plays a rabbit who likes to dig holes all over the place.  Whoops, sorry that was the original script! After script changes, THE RABBIT HOLE is now about a married couple who lose their son in an accident. Aaron Eckhart plays the husband. Earlier posts on this movie from Nicole Kidman's Journey are shown here and here.

So, do you think Nicole dropped the botox for this role so she could play a tearful, mourning mother?  Or will she rely on tissues to hide her face throughout the film?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nicole back to doing commercials

Remember the sparkling soda drink commercial in India? Remember the Chanel 69 commercial she did before they dropped her? Well folks, fame-whore attention seeking Nicole is back doing commercials in an attempt to broaden her international horizons. Not content with cameos in movies (e.g. the new Jennifer Aninston/Jason Sandler flick), Nicole has just starred in a commercial promoting a new shopping mall in Brazil. Yes, Brazil! Would you agree that she has had her lips pumped up again?

Check it out here and let us know if the lips, hair and whatever have had a helping hand AGAIN!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What's going on with Bella Cruise?

Left photos: Nicole with Bella on their annual catch-up
Right photo: Bella with her other mother, Katie Holmes-Cruise

Rumours persist that Bella Cruise wants to move in with Nicole and Keith. Why? Obviously the teenager has forgotten what a lousy cook Nicole is.

According to various sources, Bella is fed up with life at home with Katie and Tom. Most importantly, she no longer wants to be part of that hideous thing called Scientology. Seriously, who could blame the poor kid for wanting to get out of that brainwashing institution. And who could blame her for wanting to get away from that couch jumping loser father, Tom Cruise?

Perhaps moving in with Nicole and Keith ain't such a bad idea. Do you think it will work out for Bella, or will she end up being a bitter and twisted adult one day?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Watch out New York!

Rather than donate GENEROUS amounts of money to charities, the Kurbans have decided to invest in MORE real estate. In their endeavour to own an abode in every major city, the rich pair have now bought up in New York. The $12m NY apartment is fairly posh, with stunning Hudson River views, and an elevator to accommodate their car (AKA sky garage). That way they can avoid the Paparazzi by driving straight into the lift and up to their apartment. Actually, they don't really need this car elevator since the Paps are no longer interested in them anymore ... right?

Check out these photos, and think to yourself - why does she need another property? Not long ago, Nicole bought two places in Australia which she never stays at (one in Lavender Bay: Sydney, and one huge homestead in Sutton Forrest: NSW Country). Watch out New York, you just got a pretentious neighbour moving in.

Do you think Kidman is undeservedly rich? Do you think she should keep buying properties with all the money she makes from those flop movies.  Or should she return that money to the film industry, or at least give it all to charities. C'mon, it's time she knew that being filthy rch just isn't cool when you don't deserve it. Nicole, you can't take it with you when you go ...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Is Nicolas Cage doing a Charlize/Gwyneth?

Who will save the day?

Remember when Kidman was all set to start filming THE DANISH GIRL with Charlize Theron? Remember when Charlize pulled out? Then Gwyneth Paltrow stepped in to replace Charlize. However, not long after, Gwyneth pulled out too. THE DANISH GIRL remains on hold.

In another post, we mentioned that Kidman was set to start filming a thriller called TRESPASS with Nicolas Cage this month. Nicolas was cast to play Kidman's husband, but apparently pulled out of the film just days ago. The word is that he didn't want to play that character, preferring the role of the abductor. Anyway, the lastest news is that he has rejoined the cast, for whatever reason. Contract stuff, perhaps?  There is still time to pull out again, Nicolas.

Do you wonder if it has anything to do with her continued slump in the earnings list. Just yesterday, reports came through that Kidman continues to fall in the pay list of Hollywood actors, and is no longer in the Top 10. Once able to command $18 million for a film, Kidman would be lucky to command 18 cents these days. With a string of flops behind her, is it any real surprise? Even distributors are avoiding touching her still unreleased film THE RABBIT HOLE.

Is her new Agent working hard to enough to turn things around for Kidman?  Will she ever return to being an overpaid actor?  And what about Nicolas Cage? Is he making a mistake being connected with box office poison ... or is he one too?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Date Night

Guess who was spotted looking dowdy on a 'date night' with Keith Urban, last night in LA?. Don't worry, it was just his wife Nicole, who stepped out in real summer style to see the new Angelina movie SALT. One thing you can say, Nicole has not opted for her usual figure hugging dress which often makes her look like Skeletor's horse. This dull, shapeless dress makes her look fatter than she normally is. I like it! Don't you?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Auntie Nicole

Not long ago we mentioned that Nicole's younger sister Antonia remarried and moved to Singapore with her four children. Extremely fertile Antonia is officially expecting her fifth baby (or sixth depending on your point of view). It is her new husband, Craig Marron's first child. 

Not be upstaged by her sister now or ever, Antonia once again shows big sister how easy it is to get pregnant ... at the age of 40. Here's hoping Antonia has a big enough pantry in her new Singapore home to stock food for her ever-increasing brood.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A whopping 82% say career is dead?

Nicole holds her head in shame at the Poll results

The latest Poll has closed. We asked you to vote on whether a cameo appearance in Jennifer Aniston's new film would save Nicole's career. An unsurprising 82% of voters said it wouldn't. Stayed tuned for a new Poll starting soon.

After lacklustre reviews for her last couple of films and some recent PR disasters, Nicole sacked her agent and moved onto a new agent. His advice has most likely been to lay low, dress better, and do the odd cameo so the public gain new interest. Come on guys, at least one of you must think she has a chance at another Oscar. Where is that plastic nose when you need it!

So what is the real reason they are dragging the chain on releasing RABBIT HOLE? Is it really as bad as her other films?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Birds of a feather

If you were a producer of a movie, would you hire two has-been actors as the leads? Furthermore, would you hire two people who can't move their faces because of all the Botox and other crap in their faces?

Well, that is the case with the new film TRESPASS set to start filming in August. There have been rumours flying around about the teaming up of Kidman and Nicolas Cage for this film for awhile. They keep persisting, so we thought we'd include it on here. The two will play a married couple who are held captive by a nasty gang who want lots of money for their return. Good luck trying gang. You are doing everyone a favour by keeping them hostage.

Kidman and Cage might seem like an odd union to most. However there are several things in common that make these two the perfect choice. Firstly, they both love hair pieces. Secondly, they both love plastic surgery. And last, but not least, they both can't act.

The film sounds like a winner. Agree?

Monday, June 21, 2010

The tale of a younger sister

Clockwise: Nicole wore a blue jumpsuit to Antonia's marriage celebrations; Craig, Antonia and some of her kids on the way to the celebrations; Nicole arrives back in the US and Keith does the usual photo kiss

Nicole's very recent Sydney visit was to attend family celebrations for sister Antonia's recent marriage to banker Craig Marron. Nicole's 43rd birthday happened a day later. Nicole then flew out of Australia and when she landed back in the US, it was still her birthday due to the time difference. Happy 43rd, Gran.

Antonia, a former Sydney-sider, moved to Singapore not long ago with her four children to live with Craig who is based there. All sounds kind of odd, doesn't it. How her ex-husband Angus, ever agreed to that is beyond us. Apparently she was keen to leave Australia because of continued media interest in her and her children. Considering Antonia has a relatively low career in Australia, that makes no sense. Or is it because of the continued speculation about her being a surrogate for big sister? Who knows, but who the hell would want to live in hot, sweaty Singapore over lovely Sydney? Who's going to look after Mum and Dad Kidman when they get older now? Even worse, the poor children can't see their father very easily now, can they. Talk about being selfish. Another rumour flying around is that Antonia is pregnant with her fifth child (or sixth, depending on your point of view). Interesting how one sister is so fertile, while the other is as baron as Sharon.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Welcome Home, Gran!

Nicole arrived home (?) in Sydney today, with daughter Sunday. What is she here for? Well, to see if there is any work here. Often big movies are made in Oz, and they are always on the lookout for extras. Nicole is simply trying her luck on that front. Keith did not come on this trip, opting to stay at home with the award he won the other night (see previous post).

A couple of days ago, Keith said he was pleased that Sunday had inherited Nicole's long legs. Do you know why Keith said this? Are they still trying to squash rumours that a surrogate was used? Just saying ...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Keith rubs it in

"At least one of us can still win an award, Nic"

Keith can occasionally still win an award, unlike his wife who hasn't won any film awards for sooooooo long. Keith won the best video award for the song Til Summer Comes Around at the CMT Awards in Nashville the other night. Haven't heard this song? You're not alone, it did nothing on the Australian charts. A different story in USA however, where fans loved it.

Nicole looks somewhat disappointed in the photo, doesn't she. Keith's joy at winning must be a reminder to her of the lack of awards Australia received. Oh Keith, stop rubbing it in ...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Kidman Tummy goes out to Brunch

Out to brunch with hubby recently

While Nicole has been getting a slamming again of late for that boob job, there is one thing sticking out that is definitely real. We often refer to it on this Blog as The Kidman Tummy. Well it's back on display for you. Usually she folds her hands in front of it to tease the Paps that she might be pregnant. On this occasion, we think she's just had too much to eat at brunch. A whole lettuce leaf this time, not half.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No more botox for Kidman?

The first forehead wrinkles seen on Kidman in a VERY LONG TIME

Have a look at the forehead wrinkles in this recent photo of Nicole Kidman Cruise Urban. Perhaps she is starting to lay off the Botox a little. Just last month new reports on Botox claimed the rat poison could actually create more wrinkles down the track. Let's hope for Nicole's sake that she is starting to listen to the critics and her new Agent. Give the toxic stuff up Nicole, if anything for the sake of your career. People want to see emotion in your face, not your wax museum frozen face.

Friday, May 21, 2010

My new boobs are on display again!

If you were ever one of those rare people who thought Nicole Kidman was shy or conservative, THINK AGAIN! Without a push-up bra to use as an excuse, Nicole is proving here that she has definitely had surgical enhancements. In the past, she has claimed that her bigger bust is due to post-baby boost. We believe her, don't we! She's completely natural, after all.

Kidman, who is not known for her curves (wasn't she flat as anything at 22?), was in Hong Kong this week for a fundraising banquet for the United Nations Development Fund for Women. You would think she could dress more appropriately for such an important occasion. Well, she began the night with a top over the dress, but once all the photographers came out, off came the top and presto! Anyone know what that bulge is under her right underarm? It looks weird! Click on image to enlarge.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nicole named MOST STYLISH! Are they serious?

InStyle Magazine awarded Nicole Kidman the 'most stylish woman' the other night. From what angle, we wonder? Her mum and sister were there to pick up the award on her behalf. A video was shown of Nicole, with hair extensions intact, saying thank you from Hawaii.

Let's take a trip down memory lane to see why she may have won: (click on image to enlarge)

OK, that makes sense now. She definitely deserved it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jennifer's Advice to Nicole

"This is my new best friend, Granny Freeze!"

Jennifer Aniston has found a new friend in Nikkers and thinks the red-head should focus more on comedies. Jennifer feels that Nicole has real talent in this area, after enjoying filming the new movie Just Go With It with her. Nicole has a small cameo in this film, in an attempt to slowly re-introduce her to the movie-going public.

Jennifer may be onto something. Nicole won alot of praise for the dark comedy To Die For. She has done little to no comedies since. Unless you call Fur a comedy. Her acting was hilariously bad in it. Does it count then? I think so.

Do you think this cameo role will save Nicole's flagging career? VOTE NOW on the Poll at the right side column.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Will the Hawaiian cameo do the trick?

Do you like my disguises?

Nicole has been in Hawaii filming a cameo for the Jennifer Aniston/Adam Sandler film Just Go With It. So small is Nicole's part that she had plenty of time to hang out at the beach with daughter Sunday Rose and jog in her favourite black tracksuit. Jogging when you are that thin surely isn't good for the heart.

This cameo appearance may all be part of her new agent's "Reinvention of Nicole" strategy. You know, to slowly re-introduce her to the public after a string of flops. If this film fails, Nicole can say that she was only in it for 10 seconds, so cannot be held to blame.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Puss 'n' Boots

Does Nicole look really silly in the tuxedo dress and ankle boots she wore to the Academy of Country Music Awards today? Is her Personal Wardrobe Assistant still on holidays?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No more ANONYMOUS comments allowed!

We get many comments each week on this Blog, many of them are from Anonymous people. Unfortunately, many of the anonymous comments are downright rude, disgusting and unprintable. Sifting through these comments is annoying. Enough is enough. We have decided if such people (and they know who they are) can't give themselves a blogger name, then we don't want to hear from them. For all the decent anonymous posters who do the right thing, well unfortunately you will need to get a blogger name too.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kidman & Jackman team up again

Hugh Jackman will team up again with Nicole Kidman for a new project. Good news though, it's not to star together in another flop. Hugh is teaming up with Nicole as an ambassador, in Australia's bid to host a FIFA world cup.

He says he will urge decision makers to support Australia's bid for host in 2018 or 2022. The FIFA Executive Committee won't make a decision until December. We wonder how much influence Kidman can provide to this sort of thing. Does she even know what sport is? Has she even played it before? Why does she even care when she refuses to live in Australia?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Keith's parents agree to a photo with Nicole

Nicole and Keith must read the blogs. Awhile ago we commented that you never see Nicole with Keith's parents. Well things have improved. They were invited to her Mum's recent 70th birthday dinner in Sydney. It's hard to believe, isn't it. Well there it is above! An actual photo of Nicole with Keith's parents! Just don't ask for a photo with both sets of parents together at the dinner.

Nicole was pleased to have this dinner to go to. It meant she didn't have to go to the Oscars with her tail between her legs.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Nicole a 'NO SHOW' at Oscars

Wondering why Nicole didn't show up to this year's Oscars when she normally loves to be there? Well, her new agent surely advised her to disappear from public view for awhile so he can work on his 'Reinvention of Nicole Kidman Strategy'. Also, with the embarrassing flop that NINE was, it really was in Nicole's best interest to avoid the Oscars. How much can the public take of someone referred to as 'box office poison'?

The Oscars seemed to be more enjoyable this year. Everybody acted cool, and the speeches were bearable. Another reason they were so enjoyable was the absence of Nicole Kidman. Nothing worse than watching her on stage doing a presentation, and name dropping while she is at it. Nicole loves everyone to know that she is good friends with Sandra, Meryl, George and Oprah ... bla bla bla. So instead of just giving a presentation speech, Nicole would probably say something like "And my dear friend Sandra is being nominated tonight for Blind Side. I love this woman, we make cup-cakes together. Oh, and George Clooney is a very good friend of mine, and Meryl and Sigourney too".

The reason Nicole wants you to know she has friends in high places is because she can't believe it herself. A high school drop-out from Down Under knows Meryl Streep ... amazing.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Nicole thanks costume designers for her wigs

Nicole Kidman attended the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills this week, along with third lip, to acknowledge the work of costume designers in films.

Nicole was there to pay tribute to Nine's director Rob Marshall, who was awarded the Distinguished Collaborator Award. Even though the movie was a huge flop around the world, someone thought the costumes were pretty special and deserved some credit.

Nicole also took the chance to acknowledge the costume designers who have created the many wigs she has worn in movies, at ceremonies and any other time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Joan Crawford Syndrome

Is Nicole Kidman becoming a victim of the Joan Crawford Syndrome?

Joan Crawford was a Hollywood movie star who had the glory times and the down times in her career. She was often criticised, particularly by Bette Davis, for not being able to act (remind you of anybody?). Joan adopted four children, married multiple times, and was labelled Box Office Poison for many years. Joan started out as a very striking individual, but in her 40's began doing weird things to her face and hair. While there was no botox in those days, Joan relied on severe eyebrows, thick lipstick and butch hairdo's to be noticed (think "Johnny Guitar"). In 1945 she won an Oscar for "Mildred Pierce" and her career began to take off again, for a few years at least. Joan thrived on attention and hated it when the glory days dried up again. Her later years saw her settle for C-grade horror movies to keep her name known - think "Trog" and "I Saw What You Did".

We're not suggesting Nicole will end up doing C-grade horror films, but you never know. What we are suggesting is the lengths Nicole may go to, to stay in the limelight. Changing her appearance even more. Nicole's facial changes have, at times, being very scary, just like Joan's.

The one big difference between these two women, is that Joan became a Hollywood Legend (despite her down years). What are Kidman's chances of being known as Legend down the track? Don't know? Go see Lauren Bacall.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Grannys 2010

Nicole escorted Keith to the Granny (Freeze) Awards last night towering over him in her high heels. Nicole wore a long black Prada (yep, she loves her black dresses), and she likes Keith to wear those silver/grey suits. Unfortunately, as we've stated before, Keith is too short and short men don't look good in suits. You'd think at the Grammy Awards, Keith could try to look more the country music artist, say in jeans and a nice t-shirt. Just saying ...

Ryan Seacrest gave Keith the chance to clarify some recent comments he'd made about illegal downloading of music. It's a bit late now Keith, backpeddling won't help. We all know what you meant! It will all blow over one day for you, hopefully.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Is my frozen face losing me work?

A new article claims that Lady Kidman is not being offered roles anymore because of her frozen face. Well, d'uh! Just check out the above photos from her recent appearances at the Hope for Haiti, and SAG Awards. Nicole does indeed look frozen. Nicole should know by now that cinema-goers want to see emotion in an actor's face. We want to know that they take their craft seriously, not their plastic surgery.

We have to say though, that it is great to see Nicole returning to curls, rather than the dreadful straight hair extensions that she wears too often. The curls soften her face and make her look slightly less frozen. And let's face it, Nicole looks much better with the dark red hair, as shown above. Let's give some credit, where credit is due. Red has always suited her, as do curls.

Some people would say that it's not just the frozen face making her lose work. Some would say it is her bad acting too. You decide! If the bad acting is the case, we are stumped how she won an award for THE HOURS. Was that really a sympathy Oscar because Tom had dumped her? Everyone knew Julianne Moore deserved the golden man for THE HOURS.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nicole has her own Golden Globes on

Never one to miss out on any attention, Nicole turned up at the Golden Globes with her own globes on high beam. Another wardrobe malfunction or deliberate? We think the latter. This photo also shows her new breasts more clearly too. These are the enlarged boobs she apparently obtained from pregnancy and breastfeeding. Lucky for her, they didn't deflate two years later. Or is it really because she is friends with Pamela Anderson's surgeon? You decide.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Sonny and Cher Hour

As expected, Nicole did not miss out on attending this year's annual G'Day USA Dinner on 16 January. Many Aussie ex-pat celebrities turn up to the event to collect awards and hang out with old mates. Even non-Aussies like John Travolta turn up regularly for the event.

Nicole was not up for an award. However, she was not going to miss out on being in the papers, so went on stage with husband Keith to sing a tune, and do a little dance. People mistakingly thought they were watching The Sonny and Cher Hour because Nicole was wearing her long hair extensions. At least Cher's were real. The two sang a dedication (to the tune of Down Under), for their mate Simon Baker. Simon picked up an award for The Mentalist.

Nicole promised that her duet with Keith was a one-off. Somehow we doubt that. As her film career continues to decline, singing with Keith may be the only way to get some sort of publicity. Even bad publicity is considered better than nothing!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I will not go quietly!

Remember when Nicole said she would retire to enjoy motherhood and the quiet life after a string of flop movies? She's hoping you've forgotten that. NINE is a confirmed flop, but that doesn't mean she will retire now. She just moves to the other part of life where she gets a different kind of attention. She will not go quietly, OK?

Nicole spoke at the opening of the Family Violence Prevention Fund Headquarters in San Franciso last Friday in her role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women. The Fund aims to end violence against women and children.

Nicole said:“We’ve been able to approach governments around the world and we’ve been able to say, we want you to acknowledge your laws, change your laws and to speak out strongly. This is action, this is San Francisco showing what they can do and it's starting as you're right here -- the walls, the windows -- this is the place where it begins. And we have to make that vision stronger."

It is always good to see a celebrity using their name for a good cause. However, it's hard not to think that Nicole uses them as photo opportunities. Is she truly sincere in this role? Who really knows, but looks like she had a trip to the Botox Clinic before attending (based on the above left photo).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sandra, you stole my hair style!

You too can have straight hair with "Nashville Hair Extensions Salon"

Both Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman turned up at the People's Choice Awards with the same hair style. One of them used their real hair, while the other used her famous hair extensions - can you guess which one?

So, what was Nicole doing at these Awards you ask, since she wasn't nominated for anything! Well hubby, Keith Urban was there to pick up the Award for Best Male Artist, beating the likes of John Mayer and Tim McGraw. Congratulations to Keith, considering his latest album Defying Gravity is a completely dull album!

Sandra Bullock, the current darling of the Box Office picked up Awards for The Proposal and The Blind Side. Sandra is by no means a classically trained actress, but she has star quality and can pull in an audience. Nicole hugged Sandra at the Awards, to forgive her for stealing her hairstyle. You may recall the two starred together in Practical Magic in 1998. You don't remember that silly film? Come on now, it was the one where Nicole got to play herself. You know, a witch.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The case of the missing inlaws

Clockwise from top left: Keith's parents, Nicole's parents, Shane Urban and wife. Inset: Nicole, who'd perhaps rather not hang out with her mother-in-law.

In marriages you often find that the groom hangs out more with the bride's family. Perhaps this is because the bride can't stand the mother-in-law or monster-in-law. Ever wondered why Nicole never visits Queensland where Keith's parents and his brother Shane live? Is it because they are too common for HER liking? I mean Keith's Dad has one of those long moustaches and is not as well educated as Doctor Antony Kidman. Keith's Mum is not as well educated as Nurse Janelle Kidman. Still, this shouldn't matter since Nicole herself dropped out of high school.

Perhaps it is more because Keith's parents don't fit the image of inlaws that NKU fanatics would expect. Or is it because they are 'too countryish'? Anyone who has been to Caboolture will know the sort of townsfolk you get there. Nevertheless, there are some lovely regions around that part of Australia. Keith's brother Shane lives close-by on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and is well regarded by the locals. By the way, what I like about Shane is that he is balding gracefully, unlike Keith.

You may recall, Nicole arrived into Sydney recently to see her family, and Keith followed after finishing the Brisbane concert. He remained in Sydney to spend Christmas with HER family again. Remember last year, when they spent Christmas with HER parents again (in Nashville). Whatever happened to one year with your family, and one year with my family. Like married people do.

How come she will only buy investment properties in the State she comes from? Surely Keith would like a place in Queensland? Perhaps he already has one or two there, before he met Nicole.

So, does anyone else get the impression that Nicole doesn't like his parents much? It's all just seems rather odd.

Just to finish off, if anyone has any photos of Nicole with Keith's parents, please send them to us. Wedding photos excluded. Thanks.