Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Do You Like Being Manipulated?

That’s an interesting question, isn't it? Nicole Kidman is trying to manipulate you. She is using all the means that she has to get the world to believe what she wants the world to believe about her. Barefoot and pregnant, and oh so happy. She and Keith are overjoyed at the upcoming event that will just enrich their already precious lives. They are perfect, in love and happy.

We get it, Nicole. The world has to believe this image. Like those photos that you make sure get out there and the ebullient prose that accompanies them, it’s not real. We know the truth Nicole. What truth? All truth is exact and final, right? Wrong. Subjective truth, the kind that Kidman practices, is much like the hokum that is the book The Secret. You know that book. A best seller that says if you give off the positive you get back the positive and the successful. It was better said as “do unto others” in a better book. Not everything is positive. People make contracts with people - to get married or birth a child or to photograph a particular person.

People use people to get a payout. People manipulate others to get famous or to maintain their wealth and popularity. Kidman is at this point. Nicole wants the world to think all is well in her world. Why? Who cares? What is the point in the continual lies and deception? She doesn't use artificial means to keep her beauty. She doesn't smoke or drink. She has a very happy marriage. Why can't this woman just be honest and live her life? In the long run few care about her. Very few think of her as a role model. No one thinks her marriage is something to emulate. Few even care about her pregnancy. There is something that is so needy in Kidman that she has to have her life portrayed as perfect. Look at the way the woman talks. She expresses herself in a moronic way. It’s obvious she is not articulate. Yet people continue to interview her. She still has the lead picture on People.com. Most importantly, I am wasting a perfectly good evening pointing out the obvious about her yet again. Yep, she has manipulated even me, and that makes me ill.

What can we do about this? Exactly what I am doing. Pointing out the obvious, questioning the spin and making sure everyone knows how insignificant this woman is in this world. Given how she really isn't a big deal in the United States anymore and given that she had to run back to Australia where she has manipulated an entire country by playing her best role - that of victim. We have a lot work ahead of us. Yes, Nicole you may still be able to call your media pals and get stories about crazed bodyguards pulled. Yes, Nicole, you can still get in People magazine even though few wish to see your work. Yes, Nicole you want the whole world to think that you and Keith have an ideal marriage even though the man currently looks like he did in October of 2006. In the end, however long it takes, the truth will come out and I, for one, can't wait to watch you fall.

92 comments:

hatepezdispenser said...

You are absolutely correct in the whole blog. I have been to so many KU shows, I have lost count and you can see a difference in his whole demeanor since Nicold has come into his life (and it's not for the better). He is such a gifted and talented performer and I hate to see that no talent pez dispenser take his career down the toilet with hers. I, too have thought from the beginning there was something strange (and contractual) with this marriage. I have never bought into the whole "made for each other" happy couple crap. There used to be (before SHE came along) several times I would see KU's mom at shows and his Dad once also...his mom was walking around among the crowd but she had someone with his crew with her and now that PEZ has entered into the picture, I can honestly say I have not seen (or read about)her at any of his shows (at least here in the US). It would be so nice if PEZ would literally go "down under" from now on (nicole lovers...take that meaning however you want).
I have yet to understand why the people that are such followers of her and disagree so much with what is posted here continue to post here to express their dis-satisfaction with what is posted they don't agree with. I certainly do not visit Nicold's board and post my thoughts and feelings on it, so why is it they feel compelled to come to a place where they can obviously tell PEZ isn't liked or believed???? Hummmm...very interesting!
Keep up the good work Umyth and everyone else that raises the great questions to ponder and debate (minus the PEZ followers).

inittowinit said...

well stated, UMyths! I believe she's not the only one - others have contracts for marriages and will do whatever is necessary to get ahead in the business. But she spins and lies so terribly about things which really shouldn't be a big deal and it's disgusting. Like the blogger said, who cares if she drinks a bit or smokes or whatever? Honestly if she smokes and doesn't want the world to know, why not just say NOTHING?? She doesn't have to do it in public but she also doesn't have to say she doesn't do it. If she is ever caught, it doesn't make her look bad. Most people have an occasional indulgence of some type.....a "normal" person doesn't go around talking about it one way or another - it's not an issue. She MAKES things issues herself and then when she's caught more lies and more spin. Give me a break!

White Trash said...

"That’s an interesting question, isn't it? Nicole Kidman is trying to manipulate you."

Just what do you think you're doing by writing this blog? I suppose it's the same thing on a lesser scale maybe, but definitely trying to persuade the skeptics, that's for sure.

doublewide said...

excellent blog again UM.....i, for one, cannot get over her holding the camera while looking on as her trainer/bodyguard beat the living daylights out of a pap. just because SHE didn't call them this time around and alert them of her whereabouts.

keith has hitched up with the lowest of the low. vilest of the vile. she is absolute scum.

btw, i just wonder what that pap had on that camera to make her so desperate to destroy the film. hmmmm

getoveryourself said...

AAAHHHHHH here we go....the NK followers, chiming in with their two cents worth...Jeez, must be slow over there on the NK lovers boards. It really is intriguing that the NK lovers seem to find the most satisfaction in returning to the very people that cannot stand the one they continue to defend. One of them even "threatened" to leave and not return (yeah, still waiting on THAT to happen...if you do, would you take your fellow NK lovers with you???)
UMyths or the rest of the people that do not like NK are not trying to make us believe anything...those of us that do not like NK ALREADY believe it and are just comparing ideas. I know that is hard for you NK followers to believe, but it is true...we do have a mind of our own, turns out great ones really do think alik

Lisa said...

I keep waiting for things to just explode, where we find all the 'fly on the wall' stuff...but it never seems to happen. As soon as we see a bump in the road, it gets smothered with filler stories to cover it all up.

It appears to me that NK took longer than expected with this contract. Even if it's not the faces he makes its his entire body language. I've never seen a married man look like they want to run from his wife so bad in my life. He can barely even LOOK at her!!

Lisa said...

ppl from NK's board need to understand that some of us have been his fans since the early 90's. We've known his ways for quite some time & to think of 1) Keith settling down & 2) settling down with HER... oh I'm sorry, but I'll make popcorn & pull up a chair for that any day of the week!!!!

Berry Hill said...

Once again, UMyths nails what the vast majority of skeptics believe... and even the casual fan who really doesn't care enough about Keith or his career to sink into the muck but miss the music and think his life with Kidman is nothing but a negotiated agreement to mutually benefit each party's career and/or bank account.

I think the dismal CD sales and lack of #1's from the 'Painful' CD and GH reflects how much this contract has backfired for Keith professionally. Personally he experienced his longest stint in rehab mere months after taking solemn vows that sealed him into the farce. Many believe this trip rehab was the result of Keith's soul rebelling against a lie that cost his heart so much.

Then there's what has happened to Kidman. Since she staged the wedding of the century in Australia her embarrassing box office totals have now led to her being labeled "Box Office Poison."
Industry analysts say her latest failed star vehicle, Golden Compass, brought down an entire movie studio (New Line)

The negative backlash against Kidman continues with false claims of her fictional inspiration to another actor (Colin Farrell) being exposed for the lie it was followed by the publicist of her former lover George Clooney denying he's going to be the godfather to her maybe/maybe not baby. Again, it's noteworthy that it is Clooney's people setting the record straight when it should have been Kidman's.

Then there was the formerly refined and elegant Kidman signaling her well-trained entourage to commit criminal acts. To steal from and later pummel paparazzi not playing by her rules.

And now there are the beach pictures. On the surface they look a little odd but if you just accept the pabulum then you might see an amicable couple strolling on a beach. But look closer, as skeptics have been doing for nearly 3 years, and you can see a flat-stomached, aging woman dressing like a virginal teenager as she smugly smiles for the camera and her companion who's body is as far from hers as it can be. Examine the photographs more closely and it will hit you that the man is dressed inappropriately for a barefoot walk on the boardwalk and beach. Long jeans and boots? Now zero in on his face. You see a man who isn't in the mood to play the game. His body language says, I don't want to be here. His face reflects his barely sheathed irritation at the life he's living and the way Kidman panders it to the paparazzi.
In one picture he's gritting his teeth in another he looks like he's growling.

I have always believed Kidman and Keith set out to create a contractual partnership that would take Keith's popularity to a higher level and rejuvenate Kidman's stale career. I think the deal was ill-conceived to begin with but nearly two years later they're both suffering the backlash of living a lie. Karma can be a bitch.

Berry Hill said...

Pictures for your perusal:

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/BeachAustraliaKeithgrimNKsmug.jpg


http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/BeachAustralia3-18-08.jpg


http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/BeachAustraliagrittedteeth.jpg


http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/BeachAustraliasittinggrowling.jpg

banbotox said...

So very true UM and we all need to continue to call her out when things don't add up-regardless of what her worshipers use as an excuse for her behavior. I don't like her-never have and nothing those worshipers say will change my mind.

She is irrelevant and she is making Keith that way as well. It is really sad since he has true talent and worked so hard on his career, which has become a hobby to him since she appeared on the scene.

The pictures of them on a very public Bondi beach are laughable. He looks so irritated and she is a mess-as usual. The barefoot and pregnant is so predictable and such a cliche.

I wonder if Keith knows about her role in the bodyguard beating? If he does, how can he stand to look at her? Does he get extra pay to be photographed holding her hand?

yingyang said...

I have said from day 1 this was a contract. I thought it was a short term deal, 90 day's and a rehab stint so NK could say KU's bad boy way's were a problem for her. The whole deal stink's and I am loosing faith that KU will be able to pull out of this. His career are in the toilet, regardless of what the "poll's" say. You don't go on tour with an Idol singer unless you are looking for instant concert sales. I've seen more talent in my pond at spring time, A frog can carry a tune better then CU, and a frog looks better then NK.

I have no comment on the beat-down! PapRatzi's need to feed their family's also.. I smell a court date for NK's side... Knock, Knock.. you've been served :)

isitoveryet said...

The skeptics on here have just said everything I could possiblye say. Your observations are all correct. The one thing that makes me question everything. Why haven't his parents been here on tour with him while his wife is back in Oz? He NEEDS support while on tour by himself! He is a married man the bunnies will say. Well, sorry, that doesn't keep Brad Paisley's family from sitting in the audience with Kimberly! We have only known of them to be at one concert in Sydney. That's sad and says so much!

Lisa said...

I'm dieing to know where Keith stood on the issue. I'm surprised she hasnt taken it upon herself to make another false comment in his favor, saying he backed the beatdown & has issues with NK not being at his side because of things like this, etc etc etc

Where is her 'knight in shining armour'?? Isnt that how she wants things painted?? He looks so fed up with the entire thing!

The keith we know (sorry, but to those from the early 90's- you know what I mean) this man wouldnt let ANYONE around that baby or the belly holding it OR the wife attached!!! He is far too protective of ppl he CARES about.

Lisa said...

"We have only known of them to be at one concert in Sydney. That's sad and says so much!"

They were out & about?? I didnt think he even SAW them anymore!!

notachance said...

Love the irony in that UM has been manipulated by NK - and even admits it! Not to mention wastes an evening to write about it. Made my Wednesday.

But what makes this even funnier is that I don't consider myself to be manipulated by her - she is a nothing to me, I don't let her control how I feel, unlike you skeptihaters. You are all so emotionally invested in this that you allow her to manipulate you. I stopped being invested in it and just started to let it be - I don't need to waste my evening writing a blog about the very thing that eats me up inside - manipulation by NK. Keith will continue on in the way he feels he can and he is not my priority, musically speaking, anymore. I've found others to fill that need. Feels so much better this way.

berryhill- couldn't get into your photobucket to see those pics.

Berry Hill said...

Not A Chance:

I just checked the pictures... copied and pasted them into the browser and they all came up?

Lisa said...

I am APPAULED by this article that just came out!!

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,23401976-5003421,00.html


I think we got a good view on 1) her manipulation towards Keith or 2) the "snottyness" we have heard so much about

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

oh UM, you should make another entry on this article ALONE!!!


Since when does he go against those at his shows?? Certainly he has forgotten his roots?? All those shows in the early 90's were so less than perfect & let me tell you.. WE SAT THERE!! In the heat & under the tents & we were were lucky to get a fan that blew HOT AIR on us let alone anything better!! We traveled, we trucked through all forms of weather for HIS ass!! Everything was less than perfect & I think that's why we liked him so much... back then, he KNEW he was too!!

He needs to be straightened out!

Lisa said...

I tripped over one of the tent flaps, for pete's sake. it was hot and dangerous...and we did it!! We put up with all that "crap" just to see him. His lisping, crooked teeth, scrawny ass in a tank top was playing his heart out & ass off for it too. Now THAT was sexy!!!

Yes I can see why ppl say he really lost himself & forgotten where he's come from.

CJ said...

Lisa, the link didn't work. Are you referring to the "Urban thrills to musical ride" story?

Lisa said...

ohhh YES I am!!!

CJ said...

They can stop harping on the rehab stay - it was over a year ago now. Can they really not find anything else to discuss - and I include Keith in the they. "There was such a long time between the record coming out and me getting out there to perform." Yes Keith, we know and we know why - let it go.

"I'm very present these days," he says. "It all comes down to gratitude. You can spot the people who have it."

If he's so present then he knows his wife condoned beating of photographers and is obviously, judging from the beach photo ops, standing by her. As for gratitude, Nic has none for anything and I think that attitude is rubbing off on Keith.

isitoveryet said...

Take one day at a time!

What does that mean? You move on . . . you don't focus on the fact that you needed and were in rehab. You focus on each day ahead of you so that you don't go back.

Lisa said...

"A few weeks ago, we went to see the Kings Of Leon at the Hordern Pavilion, which I'm glad I did. Mostly I lose myself, I just become one of the audience and go on the ride – when a band does their job right, everyone goes on the same ride."

Havent you ridden enough???

"But you also find yourself picking up the things not to do or stealing good ideas."

"Someone said if you take too much from one person, you're stealing but if you take a bit from a lot of people, it's research."


I always heard how low he stooped to acquire something from someone else. Nice to see such a more structured spin on this. He calls it research. Well research THIS Keith!! I know if you watch you tube, you read a site like this one!!

Ya know, we're not all fat housewives not getting any= targets for the wholesome shots!! But that's ok!! If I'm not a celeb or if my daddy didnt leave me millions, he wouldnt care. I've known that from the beginning, but he's really overstepping things this time.

banbotox said...

lisa said: All those shows in the early 90's were so less than perfect & let me tell you.. WE SAT THERE!! In the heat & under the tents & we were were lucky to get a fan that blew HOT AIR on us let alone anything better!! We traveled, we trucked through all forms of weather for HIS ass!! Everything was less than perfect & I think that's why we liked him so much... back then, he KNEW he was too!!
He needs to be straightened out!
_____________

Bravo lisa-you are so right on this.
Glad you're joining our little corner of the blog world.

Lisa said...

what ever happd to this tabloid that was going to give us the current info on this woman that had a child with Keith & such> Did anyone ever get the scans??

isitoveryet said...

lisa - the beach photo op was part of their correct image - they are trying to wipe it clean before the nasties come out with the tab story!

CJ said...

"The beach photo op was part of their correct image - they are trying to wipe it clean before the nasties come out with the tab story!" 1. Too late. 2. Ummm, Kamp Kidman, you do damage control and clean up AFTER the nasty stinky brown stuff hits the whirly bird fan not before. Kinda like hearing it's going to rain tomorrow and mopping the kitchen floor right then knowing after it rains the kids and pets are going to track mud in.

TamiKay38 said...

I've been reading this blog for some time now but this is my first post ... I just don't want to keep saying things that have already been said ... and very WELL-SAID to boot!

I, too, am a skeptic that has followed Keith for quite a few years. I used to buy all his CDs, but the last 2 have unfortunately been great disappointments.

On to what I really am posting here ... someone mentioned that we should look closer at the Bondi Beach pics, and they were RIGHT! Body language speaks louder than words, and you can just TELL that things are not fairy-tale perfect. Follow this link I found:

http://changingminds.org/techniques/body/parts_body_language/hands_body_language.htm

I thought this part was ESPECIALLY funny: "Note also that people who are lying often try to control their hands, and when they are kept still (often holding one another), you might get suspicious. Another sign can be holding them behind the back."

Now, how often have we seen NK strike this particular pose?

Early on in their relationship, there was the famous picture of them in Boston where she had her hands stuffed in her pockets, and he awkwardly had his arm linked through one of hers. It just looked awkward. Then I find this statement under that link above that says,

- "Hands are often used in communication and hiding the hands may indicate a desire not to communicate, saying 'I don't want to talk with you.'
- This may be done in a deliberate gesture of defiance, such as stuffing hands in pockets. Liars may hide their hands in fear that they will give themselves away.
- Hiding hands may also be a position of listening, sending the message 'I do not want to talk because I want to listen to you.' "

I thought it was HILARIOUS!!!

getaholdofurself said...

if you believe you're being manipulated, keith is party to said manipulation.

if their marriage is, in fact, a farce, keith could have gotten out when he exited rehab. instead, he's chosen to have a child with a woman he'll be tied to for the rest of his life. do you believe he entered into a contractual marriage and completely altered the course of his life for a little fame when he was on top of his game? surely he isn't that stupid.

realitycheck said...

..."making sure everyone knows how insignificant this woman is in this world."

LOL If she's so insignificant this blog wouldnt even exist. Nicole Kidman is very significant...especially to the skeptihaters. End of story.

CJ said...

TamiKay38, Welcome and thank you for your post. I often wondered why, since NK came into his life, Keith always had his hands in his pockets. I never noticed it before her. All I could guess was maybe he was trying to hide the wedding ring. Your post was a perfect explanation! Thanks so much.

Lisa said...

In the beginning ,when asked why they hide their rings, NK said they would do it as a respect for the privacy & that's what Keith wanted..THEN I read Keith making a comment about it saying "Yes, when you hide something, it makes ppl want to see it even MORE!" After that, he told ppl to stop reading the mags. I fig'd it was another leg of his new found 'strategy'?

Imahick said...

You hit the nail on the head. UM. Manipulation...spin...control. NK and her PR spin team are amongst the best in the business.

I think Keith is way out of his league in this situation, and has given control of his PR to her team for the most part.

Thus, he looks uncomfortable when he's being photographed with NK...cause it's her peeps calling all the shots. I think his conscience is bothering him because of all the deceit.

I never believed that this was a contract until recently. But I'm pretty convinced of it now. I think it's a contract gone bad for both sides...but none the less, both sides have contractual obligations that they have to fulfill before it can end. Thus...the pain continues.

If anyone can see a loving and happy relationship in those pictures at Bondi beach, I'd like to know what you're smoking.

banbotox said...

Welcome tamikay38!
Thanks for the link..it was an interesting read.

isitoveryet said...

Good to have you here tamikay38! Good piece of info you contributed. Another photo that backs up this theory - remember the pic of them on the street when he is kissing her? He has his arms around her neck, and she has both hands in her jean pockets. Yea, that pic was worth a thousand words!

realitycheck said...

"Just what do you think you're doing by writing this blog? I suppose it's the same thing on a lesser scale maybe, but definitely trying to persuade the skeptics, that's for sure."

Well its really preaching to the choir and trying to manipulate the people that are on the fence or dont really care one way or the other.

What is leaving up a rumor for weeks that has no basis in fact? Manipulation.

What is setting up a poll with ridiculous choices knowing full well no one believes NK is retirement age? Manipulation.

What is setting up a poll and then removing it when the results dont fit your agenda? Manipulation.

What is claiming no blogger used the f-word here, i proved they did and then saying its not the same thing with an asterik? Manipulation.

What is claiming this blog is about finding out the truth when i can read the exact same opinions on other gossip message boards? Manipulation.

maclen said...

I wouldnt exactly call what we have to say about kidman is any way a kind of manipulation on kidmans part, Urban Myths, but more so a reactive voice. Manipulation is what kidman is right this moment trying to convince her non existant movie audience that she is blissfully married, or happily expecting a baby...she manipulates the industry media, like people magazine, et al, who are more than enthusiastic to openly shill her PR, or movie, or whatever because quite simply that is the business that they are in. Now whether any one of the enormous population of people who obviously have zero interest in her or her films is going to be corraled into wanting to watch her in them, well, that's where we hope to come in and "manipulate" a little bit ourselves. Yes Urban Myths, you are just a miniscule blog in the whole scheme of things... but I would like to mention your comments are certainly beginning to climb... and I would also argue that kidmans success has certainly dwindled, or even say remained at a similar level as when she started out in her whole "attention game"... so it seems she is certainly sitting at a bottom level, while your blog seems to be growing. So who is at this point is looking to be a far more succesful "manipulator", or as I insist, a far more successful voice?

isitoveryet said...

If you don't like it here realitycheck - there's the door - use it!

Urban Myths said...

In Ted Casablanca's mailbag:

Dear Ted:
Why is Nicole Kidman allowed to get away with her trainer and her bodyguard attacking the paps? Certainly she/they need to be brought up on charges. She's not under the protection of the Cruise Control anymore. Why is she allowed to get away with misconduct?
Ulanda
Kissimmee, Fla.

Dear Revenge Gal:
What makes you think Nicole's anywhere near getting off with this crap? Story ain't over, babe. Another hushed-up Halle Berry hit-and-run type sitch, this ain't going to be, I assure you. P.S.: Love your lovin' hometown!

isitoveryet said...

Way to go Ulanda!

realitycheck said...

isitoveryet, does the truth hurt? If you dont like my comments ignore them! I wont be bullied out of here!

I guess Ulanda knows all the details of what went down and thats why she's demanding charges be brought against Kidman? Not. She knows nothing more than anyone else. However, i do agree with Ted this isnt going away. Whatever happens happens but Kidman will be proclaimed guilty even if no charges are brought against her. She already has been here hasnt she?? If she doesnt get jail time like the hard-liners want (and i dont see how she could from what we cutrrently know), it will be proclaimed that the justice system in America is dead. The outcries coming from the skeptihaters will rival those from after the OJ verdict. Its all because of the Aussie Teflon Famewhore Machine. And the skeptics plans for her worldwide downfall will have been foiled again. Boo hoo.

Imahick said...

I don't think she'll get jail time...but I do hope that the justice system takes action. She should be investigated and tried. If she's guilty there should be punishment ... community service & probation would be fine for me. I just want her to be held accountable. She deserves no more or no less than anyone else who aided an assault.

Right now, what amazes me, is that she's carrying on as if NOTHING happened. She should address this. She should apologize or at least make it sound like she is sympathetic with the guys that got beaten up. If she did that, I'd feel like she was making an effort ... even if it was just for the PR. Right now, she looks like a cold hearted witch in my eyes.

Ulanda got an interesting answer from Ted. I hope Ted knows what he's talking about!

maclen said...

Imahick, kidman is as arrogantly aloof to the sensitivity of anyone or anything, ...including the kids she still claims she also adopted...that 18 years of no doubt constant and endless greasing of the inside the hollywood beltway sleazeballs she was made available to by way of marriage to cruise to get her this or that role... most forgettable flops... like billy bathgate, to die for...portrait of a lady...practical magic and her deserved 4th billing in the forgettable batman and robin flick of her especially mediocre 90s films... and it is just coincidence that cruises 90's lowest grossing films were the ones with kidman...days of thunder, far and away, and eyes wide shut...
have made her. It is part of the reason she is not popular... she has the vain air of an elitist pompous ass... humorless, haughty and so transparently shallow. And no amount of charity, which is little, or magazine plugs, or sickenly cutsie pie photo ops is gonna change that opinion.

doublewide said...

It is part of the reason she is not popular... she has the vain air of an elitist pompous ass... humorless, haughty and so transparently shallow. And no amount of charity, which is little, or magazine plugs, or sickenly cutsie pie photo ops is gonna change that opinion


yep, maclen, in a nutshell

maclen said...

So, doublewide, Ive just read that J-lo's twin babies are about to be revealed on People mag tommorrow, for which she got 4+millions bucks for... and now I'm reading the rumor going around is that angelina jolie might also be expecting twins. Wouldnt that be poetic justice if kidmans pitiful baby bump watch is once again overshadowed by jlos twins big payday, and perhaps jolie also expecting twins. As you recall, soon after kidman had leaked she was expecting, the rumors that jolie was also expecting must have had her pulling out her grey hair. It seems it is not very hard for other celebs to outdo and blow by kidman's lackluster celeb "copycatting"... and unless kidmans microscopic bump means she is in fact having a litter of 6 smaller kittens... she may be so last year and one baby inadequate.

music said...

"And no amount of charity, which is little, "

I saw Lucy Lui being interviewed today. She's also a UNIFEM ambassador and has been for 5 years. She'd just gotten back from a mission trip to some west African country (I can't remember which one). She makes yearly trips and last year went to Congo. It was nice to see a celebrity so passionate about her cause which is getting clean water to these third world countries. Presented quite a contrast to Ms. Kidman's efforts for UNIFEM.

But on NK's movies, I have to say that I enjoyed To Die For. Don't know if it was successful or not, but man she really played the heck out of her character - a ruthless, ambitious, manipulative woman who would do anything to get ahead...

Berry Hill said...

Welcome TamiKay!

Very interesting link you posted and here are some pictures taken from the "KUNK conception" forward that depict your point regarding hands and body language:


http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/KUNKHands-Boston2005.jpg


http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/KUNKup.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/KUNKhandsNobo.jpg


http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/KUNKbodylanguage.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/KUNKhandsVanityFair2.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/
berryhill26/KUNK.jpg

TamiKay38 said...

berryhill, I couldn't find the pics ... is there a special password or something?

Berry Hill said...

Oh my no. No special password. Just copy and past the multiple line address into your browser.

(I put them in the post that way because the configuration of the blog was inexplicably cutting off half the address when I posted them on one line.)

Let me know if it still doesn't work and I'll see what alternatives I can figure out.

Berry Hill said...

That was "paste" not past... sorry.

I just checked them and they all came up...

I highlighted both lines of the address and then copied that into my browser.

TamiKay38 said...

Yep, I see after I tried copying and pasting that I didn't catch the entire address ... must be getting too late here!

You know, another interesting factoid (at least in MY mind!) is that whenever my other half and I hold hands, we've got our fingers interlaced. I don't think I've EVER seen KUNK do that.

Hmmmmmm ....

Lisa said...

OK GIRLS HERE WE GO!!

This morning, there was already an article softening the blows from the previous one made out yesterday afternoon (See- Musical Ride)

And...

the 'Knight in shining armour' is happening as we speaketh

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/
nicole-kidman-flies-off-to-visit-keith-203977/



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Lisa said...

I would give anything to see a video of this instead!! Ya know, these pics are obviously not good.

Lisa said...

oh & it seems we are also getting something else we placed an order on... they are exaggerating the HANDS!!! Oh Tami! Look at the hands!! Oh if it could be believable, dontcha think?

Oh & dont miss the 1st few pics of them strategically placing their hands the way they are supposed to.

Urban Myths said...

So she must have made him fly commercial, as he was "warmly" greeting her at the airport. Sorry, he looks pissed and she looks hideous.

notachance said...

I have to agree - she looks bad. You can always tell when she does her own hair - she obviously doesn't have a clue on how to take care of herself.

I do like the jacket and the shoes are interesting.

And I would say that Keith probably flew with the band. There's no need to get into the "she made him fly commercial" crap.

Lisa said...

He and his entire family had to do "commercial" at his own WEDDING. Why would things be different all of a sudden?

doublewide said...

maclen, you have such a way with words....i had heard that angelina was possibly expecting doubles a few weeks ago. has it been confirmed?

i swear, with that little bump, i don't know where NK's baby is. and yes, i'm sure keith has been ducking ashtrays, as well as NK's paid minions.

doublewide said...

And the skeptics plans for her worldwide downfall will have been foiled again. Boo hoo.

personally i don't care what happens to her, although i hope almighty God deals with the likes of her justly.

as soon as she's out of keith's life and he can move on....regain a foothold in his career and put out some great music for a change is what matters most. the man isn't happy with her, that's obvious.

NK needs to give up the ghost already (pun intended) and let the man go.

welcome tamikay, and the rest of you new ones!

notachance said...

I swear, if Keith had been on the private jet you would've chastised him for not flying with the guys.

Maybe he prefers to pay his own way for his business and that's why he flies commercial. Did anyone ever think of that?

isitoveryet said...

"Blue Light Shoppers - we have a rainbow dress in aisle 3 that is now 50% off. Nicole Kidman was seen wearing it yesterday in Oz. The dress was on sale yesterday for 75% off, so you better grab them while they are still hot!"

isitoveryet said...

notachance - were his 15 plus trips from the States to Oz business then as well?

TamiKay38 said...

Geez, I'm getting a warmer welcome on this board than KU gave NK and I don't even KNOW you people! (hee hee!) My favorite pic is when it looks like he's telling her off for making him go through ANOTHER photo op ... she looks a little mad because he's actually having the nerve to talk to her. Not to beat a dead horse to death, but look at their body language.

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrity_gallery/image_full/58770/

She is looks like they're doing a "hidden" handshake, her head is down, and she looks like she's hearing something she doesn't want to hear ... like maybe KU actually griping about having to be there!

Then the next shot looks like bad went to worse with their conversation. Yeah, a REAL WARM greeting ... more like he's hot under the collar! If you look closely at this shot, notice - now that she's botox-free and can show some expression - how she's frowning (it's faint right above her eyebrows, but you can see it):

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrity_gallery/image_full/58769/


NO WAY am I jealous of this woman. I'd love to have just one-tenth of the bank account she has, but other than that, I sure wouldn't want to be her.

I had NK pegged years ago ... she reminds me of someone I went to high school with. Tina has the same general blond-haired, blue-eyed looks, the same skinny body, and the ability to manipulate that would give NK a run for her money. I never could stand Tina, and I recognized that in NK. Actually, I kinda pity people like that ... they'll never be truly happy in life. Oh, they're fine as long as things go their way, but as soon as someone crosses them, watch out!

Urban Myths said...

Interesting observations with the pics, Tamikay.

Isn't amazing that the paps were staking out the airport in Byron Bay, a town with a population of 5,600?

kumusicfan said...

In every pic, from the getting off the plane to the barefoot and pregnant beach pics, KU looks pissed off!
She is smiling at the cameras and he looks like he could spit nails.
Yep, there is trouble in paradise.

woriedmonkey said...

From Today's Daily Mail. Keith still looks pissed and NK does look 5 months preg. No hand holding thank goodness and at least they really are going in the water this time. But hoe hideous did she look at the airport. That last fake cheesy grin getting into the car. Yikes !

as for getting a house in LA ????



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=540593&in_page_id=1773

kumusicfan said...

woriedmonkey said...

From Today's Daily Mail. Keith still looks pissed and NK does look 5 months preg. No hand holding thank goodness and at least they really are going in the water this time. But hoe hideous did she look at the airport. That last fake cheesy grin getting into the car. Yikes !

as for getting a house in LA ????



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/
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Yes, she does looks a little thick in the middle. Still doesn't look like a pregnant belly to me.
KU still doesn't look too happy. I guess after all the talk about the jeans and boots at the beach, Nic made him wear shorts today, LOL!! So predicable!

CJ said...

So, two weeks in the states and she can only be bothered to be with Keith one day/concert and the Oscars but now back in Oz she can't be away from him 24 hours? Righhhht.

Nicole Kidman: Your mission, should you decide to accept it: look less like a needy controling
b!t(h to the public. How you ask? 1. Insteading of flying yourself in on a private jet to see Keith fly Keith's family in on your private jet to see a show or two and spend some time with Keith. No, you don't have to attend the show with the Urbahn's - but it would look better if you did. 2. Some photo ops with his family would be good too. 3. Oh yeah, you might want to be seen socializating with the band if you're going to "join Keith out on tour".

Berry Hill said...

1. This latest photo op is so staged it's pathetic even for Kidman. However Keith got there Kidman COULD have come the same way. The woman is always playing a role and her psyche demands a grand entrance. I agree. All pictures of Keith look mad as hell but her face says it all in that last picture. She's waving at the cameras she arranged to be there and the cheshire cat grin is in place. She doesn't care Keith is angry she got what she wanted. ANOTHER day of pictures in her hideous wardrobe.

2. Keith's parents want nothing to do with the sideshow. They took nothing from her during the "directed, produced and starring, Kidman wedding. They arrived in Sydney commercial flights and went to the wedding in buses while Kidman and her family arrived in classic Bentley's.

3. I showed several people the latest beach pic of Kidman and Keith in shorts. These people were random office mates with no personal interest in the sideshow. Not one thought the woman was Kidman. All wanted to know who the new chick was with Keith. Another thought the picture looked weird as if it had been "doctored." My first thought is she got the prosthetic belly and positioned that towel just right to camouflage the seams or bumps.

The overwhelming image I see in the past week is Keith getting angrier and angrier. He's a ticking time bomb. What will happen when he explodes?

CJ said...

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2008/03/21/9114_gold-coast-top-story.html

"While whispers on site suggested Urban's pregnant wife, film superstar Nicole Kidman, had accompanied her husband to Byron Bay, there was no sign of her as the rocker took to the stage."

We know she was there, she just couldn't bother to go to the show. I guess she was photo opped out by the end of the day and tired after posing at the airport and the beach.

Berry Hill said...

Nah CJ. His music bores her. She got the moment in the spotlight. She wasn't willing to share it with Keith so she left. Probably to call her staff of paparazzi and tell them where to wait for her next grand entrance.

Maybe that's another reason Keith looks so pissed in all the pictures.. he knew she had no intention of attending the show and she was just playing for the cameras and distracting from his show.

isitoveryet said...

Wasn't it raining? She couldn't get wet!

CJ said...

The article said the rain held off - she can't use that as an excuse.

isitoveryet said...

Oh - my bad - why wasn't she sitting amongst her people like she did at the Police concert?

Berry Hill said...

Can't you just imagine the conversation in Sydney before he left:

NK: I'm going to fly in a few hours after you leave and I expect you to meet me at the airport. You know how this works. We've done it nearly a dozen times. I exit the plane looking radiant and you greet me like I'm your beautiful, beautiful princess.

KU: Please don't.

NK: The photographers have all been called. It's arranged. You better be there.

KU: Nicole don't. Part of my payoff in our contract is to increase my fame in Australia. That and the money are why I married you.

NK:Well I'm paying you a lot to suck the life out of the energy of your fame and get lots of publicity as your suffering but adoring wife.

KU: But you don't even like my music.

NK: The little people don't know that. They just love the idea that, even in my condition (cough) I still come to support you. And Keith, you're languishing. You haven't had a number one in a very long time. I selected you to play the role of my husband because you were popular, ambitious but weak. You need to do whatever it is you do and get back on those charts that matter so much in that hideous town where you used to live.

KU: You mean Nashville? And you AREN'T in any condition and you've never support me unless it benefits you. Nicole, you're just going to come and pose for the paparazzi and then you'll leave like you always do.

NK: So?

KU: And maybe the pot shouldn't be calling the kettle black, honey. You're box office poison remember? (Keith ducks as still smoking ashtray comes flying at his head)

NK: You better remember, baby, that I can ruin you. Do you want them to know how old the girl was you got pregnant? I hushed that up but it doesn't have to stay that way.

KU: OK, OK calm down. Look Nicole. Just stay here in Sydney and let me do my show, OK?

NK: No. I've planned my photo-op and I want it.

KU: Good Lord you've been on one since the photographer caught you taking off your fake belly in the Canyon.

NK: I wasn't taking off that damn thing. I wasn't wearing it that day. We were embracing and we heard the camera.

KU: Look Nicole better him than me. You guys have been going at it for years and you got the memory card before you directed that the camera be put in that dumpster so you're safe. Anyway, I'm going to be mad if you come.

NK: What do I care? You're just a supporting actor in this script. Little more than an extra. You just play your part like I tell you. You're well paid for it. Now pour me a glass of wine and bring me another Marlborough Light.

doublewide said...

i honestly don't know how he stands her.......signing on the dotted line - huge mistake keith.

doublewide said...

HARDY HAR HAR BH....i was posting then saw the conversation! well done!

woriedmonkey said...

This is tragic for keith and his family. He may have been a misguided dumbass but he has a HEART.
Not looking good folks

CJ said...

Keith, you are SO much better than this. 1. Are there any photos of him waiting for her plane to arrive? Nope. He isn't good enough for his own photo op - it has to be her or them. 2. He's on tour - working. She can't leave a movie set to visit him but he can leave a concert venue to wait on her plane for who knows how long - when she's not even attending the show. Not like he has sound checks or possible interviews of his own or anything important to do. 3. I love how an article today said Nic visited with her kids in CA at Watt's home. So, NK and the kids can enter and leave Watt's house without any of the "stalking photographers" catching it on film. Not buying that one. 4. IF Nic saw the kids while Keith was touring, and instead of going out on tour with Keith, then Keith didn't get to see them during that trip to the states. I take that to mean Nic doesn't think enough of Keith to share her kids with him. But she'll have "his" baby.

ShutUpAndSing said...

3. Oh yeah, you might want to be seen socializating with the band if you're going to "join Keith out on tour".
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NOOOOO don't wish that on the band cj..they haven't done anything wrong..lol

Loved the conversation BH

And I am worried about that ticking timebomb! DUMBASS

maclen said...

doublewide said...
"maclen, you have such a way with words....i had heard that angelina was possibly expecting doubles a few weeks ago. has it been confirmed?"

Hey doublewide... sorry for such a late response... my schedule is head over heels this week, so I havent been able to keep up with the blog comments... alot of good points being made, so I just compose my own thoughts just to try and stay in the loop, will be back to "normalcy" next week... I just read that the rumor is jolie is expecting twins... still not confirmed, but then she still hasnt officially confirmed shes even pregnant... she just appeared so "expecting". Again none of the usual kidman photo ops impress me very much, and urban as I said before may as well be a cardboard cutout, and they have been picked apart rather convincingly as usual.

Urban Myths said...

It gets better... check out Flynet:

http://www.flynetonline.com/2008/03/keith-rocks-nicole-to-sleep/

Sonora_Melody said...

"music said...
I saw Lucy Lui being interviewed today. She's also a UNIFEM ambassador and has been for 5 years."

Please check your facts! Lucy Liu has NEVER been with UNIFEM. She's working on behalf of UNICEF.

Celebs help these organizations in different ways. You may not know what Nicole does behind the scenes to help UNIFEM. Since she joined that organization, they have been quite succesful at fundraising, many of which are not publicized. You can check out the UNIFEM website.

At the end of the day, this is not a "competition" about which celeb does the most. Each of them does whatever they can to help the cause(s) they support. UNIFEM is just one of many causes that Nicole support. And her involvement helped raised its profile. Prior to her involvement, many people have not even heard of that organization. In her role as Ambassador, she certainly helped in bringing awareness about UNIFEM and what it stands for. That's what UNIFEM expected her to do and she delivered!

isitoveryet said...

I think I have tinkled myself from laughing so hard at the Queen at her servant's concert, and people say the skeptics lied when we said she was not interested in his performance at the Anaheim concert!

doublewide said...

Hey doublewide... sorry for such a late response... my schedule is head over heels this week, so I havent been able to keep up with the blog comments... alot of good points being made, so I just compose my own thoughts just to try and stay in the loop, will be back to "normalcy" next week... I just read that the rumor is jolie is expecting twins... still not confirmed, but then she still hasnt officially confirmed shes even pregnant... she just appeared so "expecting". Again none of the usual kidman photo ops impress me very much, and urban as I said before may as well be a cardboard cutout, and they have been picked apart rather convincingly as usual.


well, we miss you when you're not around! hope your schedules settles back to normal....and yes, i'd say KUNK has been picked apart very convincingly AGAIN....

Imahick said...

Well, why would you think she looks bored and disinterested, just because she can't keep her eyes open, is yawning and finally falls asleep? I especially like that she's sitting like a truck driver with her skirt hiked up to her "nether regions." She is very classy...that's for sure.

I read that she was singing every song in Anaheim last week, even though I didn't see that in any of the pictures that were posted. I guess that she's singing along in her dreams in these pictures. That's how the worshippers will justify it, anyway.

Keith was very excited about this show. She should have stayed at the hotel and gone to bed if she couldn't stay awake. If she went there to support him, the least she could have done is stay awake & make it look like she was having a good time. But I don't think for a moment that she's there to support Keith. This was a photo op. This is the queen of Australia making sure her subjects know that she's a happily married woman, living a normal life (flying in her private jet) and praying to her God that Australia is a hit...this is some insurance, that's all it is to NK.

doublewide said...

well said imahick, well said, as usual....if her supporters don't get a clue after these heinous pics, then i don't hold out much hope for 'em.......no sireeee

banbotox said...

isitoveryet said: "Blue Light Shoppers - we have a rainbow dress in aisle 3 that is now 50% off. Nicole Kidman was seen wearing it yesterday in Oz. The dress was on sale yesterday for 75% off, so you better grab them while they are still hot!"

BWHAHAHAHHA!

berryhill-that was hysterical!

doublewide-don't hold your breath, you'll pass out before they get a clue.

rememberwhen said...

berry hill love the conversation!

Sonora_Melody said...

"doublewide said...
....and yes, i'd say KUNK has been picked apart very convincingly AGAIN...."

So????

Will that bring our troops out of Iraq sooner? Will it solve our current housing market mess? Will gas prices stop their upward spiral? Will the US dollar stop its freefall against other major currencies?