Friday, May 23, 2008

Freedom of the Press?

We at Urban Myths are sad to see that a certain entertainment reporter pulled the "Is Keith Still a Guy" video from his website after just 12+ hours. The rumor is that the KU fans got to him, but... just a few emails from the ones who believe in the fairytale couldn't have made him succumb, could they? Don't think so.

Was there pressure on him from the ones who have influence and power?

From the ones who have paps beaten and steal their cameras for 24 hours?

From the ones who must control every iota of information about them out there?

From the ones who say they are engaged then not engaged; are getting married then not getting married; then actually get married two weeks later?

From the ones who say she is pregnant; not pregnant; and pregnant again in a week's time?

What happened to freedom of the press? I guess money buys that too. Sad.

48 comments:

notachance said...

Or possibly the legal dept had it pulled because "freedom of the press" doesn't give you a free pass to write or post whatever you want.

Even though it was "homemade", it still was using BP's song without permission. I'm betting this was the reason.

Isn't Jimmy repsonding to your e-mails of Why?

inittowinit said...

Doesn't matter the reason. In the entertainment industry, $ = power and influence.

Tara said...

Maybe it was the use of the song?
Who knows but it was still sad it had to be pulled.

hoho said...

I think Nikkers stuck her big, fat lips out and stomped her big, ugly man feet like a baby. Can't you just see Keith cowering as the ashtray flew over his head? Ahhhh, there I said it.

doublewide said...

well i don't know about this particular instance, but i'd bet the farm NK paid off flynet over that pap beating....

too bad JC had to take it down. alot of people were enjoying it!

doublewide said...

and i meant to add LOL hoho

music said...

Using the song without permission?
Puhleeze! How many hundreds of thousands of youtube clips are set to music? And I'm sure that they all got authorization first...LOL!

notachance said...

Youtube clips are one thing, Jimmy Carter putting it up on his site is quite another. He has to abide by his corp legal dept rules, private citizens putting up videos on Youtube do not have those same restraints. Jimmy does, after all, want to keep his press credentials - and access to interviews with the stars.

realitycheck said...

The terms of service on Youtube prohibit members from using copyrighted songs in their videos. Do they get away with it? Yes but if Youtube is alerted by the copyright holder or find it themselves they can and usually do take it down. So whoever is the creator of the video has no legal right to use it in the first place. And Jimmy by posting the video is also violating copyright. Its not an issue of free speech Umyths and we all know that. It only takes a second to figure out why that video was taken down. This is just more dramatics from Umyths to fill another blog.

ZOE said...

RC: I guess we have all forgotten: You have all the answers!! NOT

Maybe you should have your own blog!

realitycheck said...

music, you say theres tons of homemade video that use copyrighted music. Thats true but right now Youtube is focusing on removing videos of tv shows and movies. They've got Viacom, Disney and NBC Universal on their backs. So homemade videos are not being monitored as closely. I know of members accounts being closed because the made daily vlogs, mostly just talking tot he camera, but using copyrighted music in the background. They all got pulled and there is now a concerted effort by them to use music in the public domain. It is a real issue for frequent vloggers. The maker of "Is Keith Still a Guy" has only posted one video so they probably dont have to worry about it being pulled.

realitycheck said...

zoe, i have been a YT member for several years. Read the terms of service. People were posting blogs about copyright issues and music and what thye were going to do when YT decided to crack down last year on the heavy users using copyrighted music. I dont care if vloggers use it in homemade videos. But the facts are the facts even if the skepti-haters want to dismiss them.

Sonora_Melody said...

For all we know, Paisley's people may have asked them to take it down. If I were in his shoes, I would do that as I would refuse to have my song be used to ridicule another fellow artist.

realitycheck said...

sonora, while that could be a possibility, i think its unlikely since the original is still on Youtube. If that does happen YT will place a notice saying it was removed due to copyright violation. It is possible that someone who works on the site thought it was funny and posted it without thinking about copyright. Or it could be Jimmy himself. I would like to believe that he would know better but that might not be the case. Legal may have told him to remove it.

Uncle Bob said...

http://blog.cmt.com/2008-05-22/keith-urban-looks-good-in-his-shirt/

Anyone else hear this rumor??

Uncle Bob said...

Anyone else hear this rumor??


http://blog.cmt.com/2008-05-22/keith-urban-looks-good-in-his-shirt/

tinroof23 said...

yeah, Keith said he rerecorded it because there's demand for it and they will be releasing it as a single. Its a fun song for the summer so Im looking forward to hearing it on the radio.

Way to go realitycheck! I agree with you. Free speech doesn't include copyright infringement! The skeptics dont want to see the truth when its right in front of their faces.

And sonora_melody i think Brad would be appalled at what his song is being used for. He seems like a sweet guy, admires Keith's guitar playing, and respects him as a fellow artist.

hoho said...

You bunnies can think what you want, we skeptics know zee troof !!

Peace out....

inittowinit said...

tinroof23 said...
And sonora_melody i think Brad would be appalled at what his song is being used for. He seems like a sweet guy, admires Keith's guitar playing, and respects him as a fellow artist.
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Therein lies the difference between a bunny and a skeptic; you all believe everything you read, see, and hear.

inittowinit said...

But yes, he's a sweet guy.....

realitycheck said...

"zee troof"

ROTFLMAO

And the skeptics accuse the fans of drinking the Kool-Aid! I wonder what Umyths was drinking when they posted this blog. It threw all reality out the window.

In this climate of internet copyright infringement, what unauthorized video featuring a full-length original song, released to country radio as a current single by a major signed artist, is going to stay up on a country music reporter's website, who is broadcast on country radio????

This thing screams copyright infringement! But no they blame it all on evil Nicole.

Hilarious!

realitycheck said...

"Therein lies the difference between a bunny and a skeptic; you all believe everything you read, see, and hear."


Skeptics only believe anything that attempts to cast a negative light Nicole Kidman, and for the hard-core ones, Keith as well.

Skeptic isnt really an accuate word for those many who post regulalrly here. Skeptic implies youre on the fence.Basher, skepti-hater, constant critic are far more accurate descriptions of what you are. Hey if the skepti-haters can give us a name with a negative connotation then its only fair the opposing side gets the same.


What about Brad would cause you think that he doesnt respect Keith? Lets have an answer that doesnt include "Brad wrote that song about Keith". There's no proof of that so until i see otherwise I wont believe it. Remember this blog is supposed to be all about the truth! This is just more of the skeptics silly notion that "We're all in the know and the supporters arent". Give it a rest. You accuse the fans of being uppity. But its evident the skeptics just dont like it when the supporters dish out what the skeptics have been serving from Day 1.

If you think im so innocuous and im so out in left field ignore me. But i know you dont, which is what is behind the repeated orders to leave. You thought you could get all of us to leave but some of us supporters can handle ourselves just fine.

maclen said...

Uncle Bob said...
":http://blog.cmt.com/2008-05-22/keith-urban-looks-good-in-his-shirt/
Anyone else hear this rumor??"

Yeah, it sounds like the orb just plain "run out of talent" and is recycling his past songs because "mommy" doesnt get the juices flowing for him. Perhaps he should put it on another greatest hits album..considering the last one "did so great on the charts!" Also heard his just performed new song about "mommy" sounded like a half strung together, half hearted after thought... it figures...when the inspiration is half hearted, half strung together and an after thought!

maclen said...

...so, hey kids, want to have another laugh? Check her out!...

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b139049_nicoles_stork_watch_due_in_six_weeks.html

..."you spin me right round.. baby right round... like a record baby...
You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)
-Dead or Alive-

...but just not to the orbs record!

ZOE said...

Just got home from 7:15 Indiana Jones movie at the Greenhills mall (Nashville). During the preview of Austraila you could hear people going ugh..and various such sounds all over the theatre, then when I walking out I saw this guy a few people of ahead of me that looked like KU (It suddenly occured to me how awful it would be to hear all the moans & ughs during the AUS trailer if it was them). He went to sit on a bench,then I got a good look & it was KU. He was wearing navy baseball cap, button up shirt & jeans. I went to use the bathroom & when I came out of the stall to wash my hands NK came right beside me. She looks VERY pregnant,like she is about to pop, which is odd because she doen't look that pregnant in pictures (but in person she really does)& has gotten much bigger than when I saw her a few weeks ago. I was kind of taken aback that she looks so pregnant. She was wearing a short black sun dress with a short sleeve black cardigan & black shoes that lace around the ankles. Her hair was in the trusty old pulled tight bun. Her lips look really big & strange & when you see her really close up she definately looks older than KU. Her hair is so thin you can see her scalp & when you get a good look at her face in the bright light of a public bathroom you can really tell she has had work done (not just the botox), there is no mistake about that!. Her skin is so thin and white that you can see the blue veins in her face & neck. Her whole face looks odd and she is very thin except for the very pregnant belly.

When I was walking out of the theatre, KUNK was walking right ahead of me with their arms wrapped around each other's waist. They got into a black Bentley.

The thing that struck me the most is that they look so very odd together.

By the way RC I do apoligize for changing the subject of this blog once again. Oh whatever will you do with me!

realitycheck said...

maclen said:

"...so, hey kids, want to have another laugh? Check her out!...

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b139049_nicoles_stor



Hey guys if you want a laugh here's a good one. There's people that still think Nicole's not really pregnant!

Oh what fools these mortals be!


zoe,i dont know how it could have just suddenly "struck" you. The skeptics have been claiming how odd they look together for the longest time. Maybe you need a refresher course in Skeptic 101! Haha!

maclen said...

zoe said...
"She looks VERY pregnant,like she is about to pop, which is odd because she doen't look that pregnant in pictures (but in person she really does)& has gotten much bigger than when I saw her a few weeks ago."

Yeah that's very interesting... at the orbs awards appearence last week she looked enormous in her padded pleaded dress.... but if you go look at a photo op at NK's Forehead of kidman from just a week before where she has a less than impressive bump... what occured, of course, if youll remember sandwiched in between those two photo op pics was jolies big confirmation that she was expecting twins... kidman had to ramp up the bump... she was obviously wearing another padded dress... as for the ho hum reaction to Australia... the die is set... just put the shrimp on the barbie... put it out of its misery.

ZOE said...

RC: The fact that they look odd together didn't just strike me tonight, because I have seen them many times together. Tonight he looked more like he was with his Mother instead of his wife & KU looked great. She really looks weird when you get a good close up look in bright light with just a little makeup. All the things that she has done to her face makes it look very strange & distorted and she looks MUCH older than she did when I first started seeing her around town a few years ago. He still looks young & hip, she looks more like someones grandma. Her lips look much bigger & distorted looking than they look in pictures you see of her. I didn't see the first smile on either one of their faces.


They dress she had on was a thinner cottony type black sun dress with black sweater over it that I have seen pics of her wearing when she was back home in AU. Her belly really does look much bigger than it looks in pics.

I think anyone would think they looked strange together (if you see them in person doing everyday things when she is not all made up with hair done she just looks, for lack of a better word weird & older than him) no matter if you are a bunny or a skeptic!

maclen said...

...so I'm doing some late night net surfing and I stumble on a pretty remarkable and thrilling rumor going around that perhaps Australia will be a late entrance at the Venice film festival! The before mentioned VFF where kidmans Human stain and Birth were booed off the screen? And here I was lamenting that kidman's next flop would not be subjected to early boo birds and cat calls that has already occured to the trailer... so keep your fingers... and toes... and eyes crossed that it does show up at venice... it'll be good for a few laughs...

hoho said...

RC - "zee troof" is a direct line from a movie. I was just trying to be funny. Obviously your sense of humor went out the window with whatever was left of your personality.

You think we just want to hate Nicole, you are wrong. I don't hate Nicole Kidman, I just don't like the negative impact she has had on Keith's life. I believe I have said this before to you but, you seem to repeat yourself - ALOT.

Your "precious Nicole" is the one who behaved the way that she has and showed the world her true self. The skeptics didn't do anything but see how she acted and not like her behavior. So, if you want to love her then fine. But, WE don't have to. Don't try to make us with your jabs about "kool-aid drinking" and schooling us about "copyright infringement", it ain't gonna work sweetness. The more I hear your fingers flap, the more I realize you definitely need to get out at night !!

Xoe - you know when you said that it definitely was KU at the theatre, my stomach flopped. How absolutely embarrassing for him to have the audience boo his wife's movie. I bet Keith gets an earful after crap like that. It's good to know that she is actually eating and supporting the pregnancy so that it is growing to size. I am not surprised that her face looks odd and I have said all along that they look odd together.

Wow Zoe, sorry you had to run into her. I am sure your eyes needed time to adjust to that mess. Oh and bunnies just before you comment, no I don't hate I just think she is ugly as well as not liking her behavior.

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realitycheck said...

sweetie, this blog is nothing but reruns. Umyths said this blog was about revealing the horrible truth about Nicole Kidman. But the skepti-haters are fine with that really never happening. As long as they have an open forum to bash Nicole, Keith and the supporters they are fat and happy. The fansites wont allow the negativity. The E! board has rules about fellow poster bashing, even though they arent uniformly enforced. But here is the last refuge for the skeptics to come and say whatever they want.

and hoho, either youre trying to play me or you havent been a skeptic long enough to know that skeptics have called supporters necrophiliacs bunnies and Kool-Aid drinkers for months now. Im just returning the compliment.

And this blog is proof the people need to be schooled about copyright infringement and how it works in the real world. Either that or their need to blame Nicole is clouding their judgement. Any skeptic who comes here and posts on something they are knowledgeable about is taken at face value, no questions asked.

No skeptic has come with facts that contradict what i say and we all know why that is. Yet Im told im wrong and im just supposed to leave with my tail between my legs. Aint gonna happen honey. So if my telling it like it is rains on your skepti-hater parade too bad.

hoho said...

Saw the trainwreck coming in Jan of O5' and been a skeptic since then so, wrong you are. New to this blog yes, so please forgive me RC, if I didn't know the "kool-aid" lingo - I am sure you can find it in your huge Nicole Kidman loving heart to forgive me.

Anyway, as for us not being able to dispute things that you say, why would we even try. Some skeptics know very reputable people who give very interesting info about the lovely couple that doesn't sound so pretty and lovey-dovey. So, there are some grounded reasons to why skeptics feel the way they do - some of which aren't worth trying to explain to you.

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wastedemotion said...

realitycheck-
You're right nobody asks you to leave because we think your "so innocuous and so out in left field."
We ask you to leave because for some reason you love Nicole and think she can do no wrong.....that thought process doesnt allow you to even for one second think maybe she's not all that great.
Your constant blabber about how awful this site is also does nothing for you......if you hate it so much what's the point in wasting your valuable time reading?!
Seriously we ask you to leave because honestly you refuse to listen to anything said here and let yourself consider it for a second, your mind is closed. That's why we ask you to leave.
That said....I've yet to find a person here believe EVERYTHING that is written here.....most people just have their eyes wide open!

Lisa said...

hoho... RC thinks that we think they should hold hands and be lovey dovey 24/7 & I dont think that's what we hold them to.

When she throws a tantrum in public places (CB was NOT her 1st and wont be her last), when she's pissed at Keith because her wig wasnt placed on the way she wanted it that day, when they cant stop fighting at airports but yet paint a plastic smile they want us to see and believe as soon as they walk out of the gate.... these things are telling us they think we're idiots!

Well we're not idiots.

Lisa said...

I havent seen anyone ask C to leave, I've seen ppl tell her to flat out get the hell out the door & dont come back if she doesnt like this place!


A few yrs ago I made this comment & it's coming back out again... If Keith wants things so damn private, why are they parading such a show they want us to believe?? If he wants it to be about the music and the music only, respect me for the music and take me serious as an ARTIST.... why does he want to sleep with us. Have sex with him but dont get emotionaly tide to him?!

RC- we arent the ones turning this wheel. They are. Dont get mad at us for laughing at all the show that ends up being nothing but bloopers instead.

Lisa said...

RC-I still think you're "with" someone. It's just a mission to you to come here and try to talk us out of what we see or hear. When ppl tell you to get a Reality Check, it's because you arent stopping anything and you never have anything solid once you've called us all liquid. As soon as you deny something happening or downplay it likes it's your JOB, they do something else and the ball starts rolling again. When it starts rolling, for some odd reason you come here and call us liars. When are you going to realize that without the circus they bring, we wouldnt have this blog to go to in the 1st place. If you REALLY want to stop things...go directly to THEM!! Tell them to stop being idiots!! Tell them that 1) it's not working and 2)we know better and 3)it's just a circus of a couple now. We are merely awaiting the spotlight & exploding baby monkey that flies from her loins! When ppl say this couple is a spectacle that should tell you something RC! What else should we expect from a stumbling old alchie/junkie and a 7 ft tall crotch grabbing robot in a wig??

She thought she was an epitome of a woman and she was brought down on MANY levels. THAT was when she didnt like Nashville anymore! She saw how naturally beautiful and tasteful southern women would be without having to go to a SCHOOL to be taught like she did!! She couldnt handle the competition.

RC- your POSTS are reruns

From now on bring something solid to the table with others or you have NOTHING!!


I came here to also say.... on the subject of how old NK really looks- I guess that's why Lainey calls her GRANNY!! I swear, I think she's 10 yrs older than what she claims.

And *waves to Jimmy* We think you're awesome!!

inittowinit said...

First off, RC, call me what you want, but I am no 'hater'. Those who know me know that I have said all along that I DO NOT hate Nicole Kidman. In fact, back in her "Dead Calm" days, I've said I actually thought she was "adorable" - not pretty or cute, but "adorable". She has completely ruined her look. In that movie, her acting was just OK but she was very young in her career - the problem is, she never grew out of that. I don't hate her because it just isn't in my nature to hate anyone - period. I do hate what she's done to Keith and his career, however. I also want to add that RC, I personally have no problem with you being here, either. I don't know who you are (I do believe you are beyond just a NK supporter) and I don't care. I will comment to what I want and just IGNORE the rest. I think you have very idealistic views and I don't think there has been a thing you've said with which I agree, but that's OK too. There will always be people wearing rose-colored glasses. Many days, I wish I could be one of them. I wish my view of KUNK wasn't tarnished by what I've learned over the years. I wish I could see them together in a photo and not see that it was so obvious she had called the press to get that shot. I wish most importantly, that I could look at his eyes and see happiness, but it just downright isn't there. I don't hate the bunnies, in a way, I envy them. I think they are very naive and inocent, but on somedays I wish I could be the same and just drink a big glass of kool-aid and enjoy a show without anything overshadowing it. I guess I wish I wasn't so damn smart anymore to see what to me is so obvious!

Lisa said...

I absolutely loved her in Dead Calm. I still think it was her best movie. She seemed to have a better sense of herself too.

inittowinit said...

Lisa said...
I absolutely loved her in Dead Calm. I still think it was her best movie. She seemed to have a better sense of herself too.
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Probably because it helped her prepare for the "My wife is in fear" role BAhahaha

not anon said...

Freedom of the Press - or hacking?

Not a Kidman fan but I wanted to point out something strange - I did see the you tube video while it was up on Jimmy's site. What struck me as odd at the time was the caption underneath the video. It really had nothing to do with the video. Well the caption is still there and it makes sense with the current video. So did JC really post that you tube link or did someone else?

Zoe - interesting posts - sounds like you've been able to witness first hand the unfreezing of Kidman's face. I know a lot of posters blame her for some of Keith's recent issues, but has anyone thought his cheating ways with younger woman my have contributed to all the work she's had done since she's been married to him? Most of it seemed to happen when he was in rehab. IMHO they're both insecure manipulative people. Maybe all the Kool-aid drinkers are right - they're truly a match - but I wouldn't say it was made in heaven.

ZOE said...

RC I don't hate NK either, I just work behind the scenes with artists, songwriters, musicians, etc & I get to see & hear what REALLY goes on. I don't need a lesson in copyright law, I use it almost everyday. You can spew the PR version of the truth all you want, but I know it's just that PR, pure PR or should I say bs.

hoho said...

And for those of us who know the reality of the relationship because of our connections, we know that Keith is NOT happy and their relationship is not butterflies and strawberries !! My only hope is that when this all falls apart and the truth comes out, you don't continue to make excuses for her. I also like Dead Calm - thought she looked naturally pretty back then. She has morphed her face so badly.

getaholdofurself said...

not anon said...
"...IMHO they're both insecure manipulative people...."

a breath of fresh air! many of the skeptics hold nk to a completely different standard than keith.

as for keith being unhappy, there's no excuse for bringing an innocent baby into it. if true, i hope he reaps it!

wastedemotion said...

getaholdofurself-
Sadly MANY people in this world think the birth of a child will save a failing realationship.....when in fact IMO it is quite the contrary.....only if you're a strong couple to begin with can you handle parenthood.
I think this is going to test their "bond" more than rehab, or the times Keith has been with any other woman.

Sam said...

@zoe:

Hey you should write a blog about your sightings around Nashville. I would love to hear more and I'm sure others would to.

anyway thanks for sharing your recent sighting!

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