Narcissism - Undue dwelling on one's self or attainments
Anorexia - a serious disorder in eating behavior marked especially by a fear of gaining weight
Aging - to grow old or cause to grow old
Arrangement - to come to an agreement
Marriage - a close union
Savior - one who saves
Performance - a public presentation
"And every step along the highway of your life
I'll be the man standin’ beside you, believe me that I will
don't forget you came and saved me, you saved my life"
- Keith Urban, 2006
Those lyrics are from a song on Keith's Love Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing CD. It also could be from any of the PR Keith has done in the last four weeks. Why the desire to keep feeding the frenzy that these two people are so mad about one another? They got married. Wasn't that enough?
They apparently spend time with one another - we have seen happy pictures from St. Bart's, L.A. and Nashville. Yet, we still see the hand holding and the freeze face smiles on a regular basis in the tabloids. What is the point? Is it simply the narcissistic fervor of an aging performer afraid of the future?
Why keep telling the world that one of the partners is a savior? Is there an arrangement? Why does one of the partners look more and more like another famous Nicole - Nicole Richie. Look at the Easter Sunday pictures from Australia, notice her hands. The bones are showing. The woman appears to be unhealthy. More and more it appears that this marriage isn't about love, it’s about keeping up appearances. We hear Keith over and over again tell the world how much this woman means to him. But does he mean it?
Is Keith simply just regurgitating his own song lyrics? Why? Is something wrong with Nicole Kidman? Look at pictures of her from early in her career, even when she was with her first husband. You see a woman who many considered to be a real beauty. She looked healthy and happy. Does she look happy now, or is she simply acting? Is her public performance part of an arrangement, and these two people are married in name only? Like the song lyrics that Keith repeats over and over as his public declarations of his commitment and his public joy in having her, it's the same pictures over and over, the same hand holding, the same fake smiles.
The public outings like the one in Nashville at the hockey game are set up to get that picture in People.Com. They didn't stay at that hockey game for more than 90 minutes. Keith did something on his own earlier in the day and talked about how music saved him, gave a heartfelt speech, and seemed sincere in what he was saying. It was nice to see that Keith Urban. But it wasn't to last. Just like on November 16, 2005, one day after Keith won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA's, the first real couple pictures appeared in People.com. The world was reminded who he is shackled to once again by the shots in People.com. Kidman has been working the social scene in LA dragging Keith to power lunches, making a point of showing her mothering skills by being seen at an event with her children or sticking her gas-bloated stomach out at a certain angle.
This woman seems desperate for attention and this relationship is nothing more than a way to keep her face in the tabloids as her career is starting to dwindle and it just seems to be getting worse.
"I know you have heard this all before
but you're the one that I adore
cause you make me shine just like the sun"
- Keith Urban 1999
That song was about another woman. A woman that Urban claimed saved him. Is Keith simply performing again? I think so. What do you think?