Monday, November 5, 2007

A definition from the Urban Dictionary

I would like to refocus your attention on the well thought out and completely nebulous phrase “international commitments”. It was used as the reason for Keith and his people to cancel 10 gigs in Europe in October. That phrase caused a tremendous amount of speculation as to what it meant in terms of Keith’s career and personal life.

No better time like the present to review just what those "international commitments" turned out to be.

The first of October started in Oz with a bang, actually a crash, but in the end it was just a mishap. No conflicts there.

After spending the weekend playing with the wife in New York, it was off to Nashville to tape the CMT Invitation Only event on the 11th. You know the event where only the local fans were invited to send in their head shot if they wanted to be considered to attend the taping. ‘Nuff said.

But wait! Conflict #1; on the 10th and 11th he was to have played in Munich and Frankfurt. So for those fans, the CMT taping was his “international commitment”.

Remaining in Nashville, Keith attended the ASCAP Songwriters Awards event on the 14th. Keith wasn’t nominated for an award that evening but he went to click rings and hang out. Nice picture with Taylor Swift too.

But wait! Conflict #2; on the 14th he was to have played in Berlin. So for those fans the ASCAP event was his “international commitment”.

Later that week, Keith went to LA to tape the talk show circuit. The Tonight Show on the 17th and then taping the Ellen show on the 18th. The 19th was a busy day for Keith. He was on After Midnight, then Jimmy Kimmel Live. We all know the Ellen show didn’t happen but he stayed to play for the audience.

But wait! Conflict #3; on the 17th he was to have played in Belfast. The 19th he was to have played in London. So for those fans the LA talk show circuit was his “international commitment”.

As for the remaining cancelled concert dates; the 20th in Manchester, 21st in Glasgow, 23rd in Birmingham and the 25th in Dusseldorf, he was probably traveling between the US and Oz. Maybe following the wife around while she prepared for his 40th birthday bash. Who knows?

But wait! So for those fans his “international commitments” were…zip, nada, zilch, nothing.

So there you have it! According to the Urban “Balanced Life” Dictionary, first edition, International commitments = shameless self-promotion.

Too bad Keith didn’t think that the fans in Europe were worth the amount of face time/air time he received in the US. Celebrities need to remember what they say and what is published about them is not forgotten and is rather easily retrieved.

Planning on going back to Europe anytime soon Keith? You might want to wait on that, or maybe just visit as a tourist.

16 comments:

Perspone said...

I still think the same today, that I thought when I heard about the cancellations the first time. The European Fans who lost money on airfare and other non-refundable deposits for travel should sue Keith and his management for detrimental reliance. They relied on the fact that Keith would honor his contractual committments and in reliance on that fact they expended money to book travel and lodgings to attend concerts. These people lost serious amounts of money in non-refundable deposits and tickets.

justsaynotothepez said...

Once again...I am sure you have his 6 ft "pez dispenser" to thank for his so-called committments. I just find it so very interesting that when you get around to his side of the story (after the brain-washing sessions), they sure do differ from the piles of crap you read when NK is interviewed. She can't refer to her current marriage as happy (wait...has she referred to him with anything positive...I don't think so) but she certainly can't say enough positive (pure BS i feel sure)about that wack-o ex husband of hers that will always be "the love of her life" which should make keith feel pretty damn low as it would most men in that situation.
As for him having to ask permission to watch one of her films...who the hell cares..really keith, you haven't missed anything. That is why they are so accessable in video stores. You sure won't have to wait in line to rent one. The more they are photographed together, the more idiotic she looks. She looks like she towers over him (another control and power issue) and she succeeds in making him look like a little gnome at the end of a driveway. (a mighty fine one, but a gnome no less). Come on Keith...please wake up. Some of us still love you and feel like you aren't a lost cause. Walk towards the light and away from the dark side...there's still time.

maclen said...

It's pretty revealing when you highlight last months "international committments", Urban Myths. Along with what I feel is Urbans People mag. cover story, no doubt arranged by kidman (so urban can proclaim his devotion to her on the cover yet!...People cover title: "I WOULDNT BE HERE WITHOUT MY WIFE!"...what no love for the fans?) It looks like urban traded in a month of european gigs to hang out in the states doing talks shows and a appearence on an award show, where he wasnt even nominated... sounds exactly like kidmans PR routine. So it would appear kidman wanted urban on call that month if she needed a photo op, or an escort to her movie festival premieres, because I assume it would be harder or look suspicious again if he had to cancel a concert gig at the last minute as did once before. Also it looks like filming for the Oz film going over screwed the plans a little, as the only duty was the NY festival premieres, and the one show at the Arias. Even her going on tour with urban in Nov. looks like its off...because how long will she resist the calling of her next movie set? Well, the test of Urbans new PR strategy... ie: kidmans old failed pr strategy, will come with the release of his greatest hits cd...

notachance said...

Hey - his purseboy duties in the States qualifies as "international commitments" under his/her definition. They live in OZ now so anything done outside of there is an "international commitment"....

And perspone - Keith had better watch his back on cancellations - word is Aerosmith is being sued for just this after cancelling a show in Hawaii recently and fans are "Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore". They have filed suit and it could just signal a change in touring habits for many....

maclen said...

notachance said...
"Hey - his purseboy duties in the States qualifies as "international commitments" under his/her definition. They live in OZ now so anything done outside of there is an "international commitment"...."

Hey- not according to the "ivory High priestess" who said she is a tennessee farmer now, and cant wait to go home to Nashville and raise goats... oh yeah, heres a quote from that recent Marie claire interview..."At Christmas, I get a few weeks off,'' she says. "After that, my husband and I have bought a farm in Tennessee, and we'll lie low.

"He still has some touring, and I'll be out and about with him. But, basically, I'll be setting up a new home.''

..boy cant wait to rip this apart...

Anna said...

I have no idea what is happening about Keith in November but I do know that Nicole will definately NOT be following him around. She has been told to report to the set of "The Reader" in 2 weeks. Filmimg in Berlin has already started and they are filming around her gap right now because of "Australia" being so over time. I wouldn't be suprised if they have Christmas in Europe. I suspect that the only reason Keith was touring Europe is because originally Nicole was supposed to be filming "The Reader" right now! Nicole is a complete workaholic I have learnt since starting Forehead. She then has Lady from Shanghai, Need, and Monte Carlo scheduled for next year. If nothing else Keith will become exhausted with juggling his career around hers if he is not already.

Urban Myths said...

Anna, he is appearing on the CMA's Wednesday night, then begins touring again on Thursday. Since NK's late night show interviews were cancelled due to the writer's strike, either she will join him on his little hobby of touring, or will find another hideous way of promoting her movies.

Word has it she's in Nashville tonite. We shall see....

Can't wait to see her outfit for the CMA red carpet. Chaps, a vest and a cowboy hat, nothing else perhaps?

Imahick said...

UM said: "Can't wait to see her outfit for the CMA red carpet. Chaps, a vest and a cowboy hat, nothing else perhaps?"

That'd be one way to show off that one boob she had done...

I bave been waiting for months to know what his "international commitments" would be. Why am I not surprised that there is no good reason for the cancellations? I guess he couldn't be away from his pasty wife for more than 13 days...and if he did the few things he needed to do for his career in the US and did the tour, she'd blow a gasket.

Well...for a guy who used to want more and more people to hear his music and used to want to break into Europe...something seems to have changed. Can you say NICOLE KIDMAN?

maclen said...

Urban Myths said...
"Can't wait to see her outfit for the CMA red carpet. Chaps, a vest and a cowboy hat, nothing else perhaps?"

Or perhaps...I dont know, maybe this time at the CMA awards, she'll wear no clothes, but wear an old style sandwich-board sign that reads..."Go watch Margot at the Wedding!... PLEASE PLEASE try to find a theater showing it...PLEASE!

ElleMurph said...

"wardrobe malfunction"

I hope she realizes how desperate this made her appear. Such a difference in her character now. She never did such trashy things when she was dating/married to other ppl. That makes me think maybe these others were gracing HER instead?? Really, this would have never happd with Kravitz or Bing.

So, KatE ran a marathon AND went to her husband's screening looking better than NK ever has her entire life I wonder how Nic will recover from this one. Shes got some very youthful shoes to fill.

Sorry, Nic it didnt work. Ppl still like KatE better! I would give you praises for being the trashiest though!

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notachance said...

ellemurph said:
"She never did such trashy things when she was dating/married to other ppl."

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Uh, sorry - when she was married to Tommy she wore some of the trashiest looking things to premiers. It was all about shock value then, just as that see-thru black number was at the ARIA's. And rest assured, they knew it was see-thru before they ever got to the red carpet....

ElleMurph said...

"""Uh, sorry - when she was married to Tommy she wore some of the trashiest looking things to premiers. It was all about shock value then, just as that see-thru black number was at the ARIA's. And rest assured, they knew it was see-thru before they ever got to the red carpet...."""

I really want to see some of those pictures. Maybe those should have been listed instead of Britney. Or they should have at least been shown along WITH those of Britney.

music said...

"I really want to see some of those pictures. "

Okay, here's one lovely and tasteful outfit:
http://tinyurl.com/3bz9q6
http://tinyurl.com/2ltkxy

notachance said...

Thanks music - those were the shots I was thinking of.

Nice hootch shot NK - so nice that you're a mum.....

maclen said...

music said...
"I really want to see some of those pictures. "
Okay, here's one lovely and tasteful outfit:
http://tinyurl.com/3bz9q6
http://tinyurl.com/2ltkxy"

Well you know, in that second pic i think I recognize Alejandro Amenábar that shes sitting next to, who directed her in The Hours... and if this is at a screening of that film, cruise has already dumped her, I think...so technically its not a dress she wore when still married to cruise... can any others be found? As for what she wore during the bing and kravitz flings? ...honestly I dont even want to imagine that!

music said...

"so technically its not a dress she wore when still married to cruise... can any others be found?"

Looks like she favored wearing a handkerchief as a top while with Tom.

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