Thursday, May 1, 2008

Let's Talk About What We Don't Talk About

Here at Urban Myths it’s easy to be happy-go-lucky all the time.

We have that crazy Nicole Kidman and her PR hacks helping us write the script. One thing that we won't do is talk about some of the dark aspects of the Kidmans, Keith's sobriety, in particular. Only he knows why he went to rehab in 2006. He has said a few things over the last year that led many to believe it was for alcohol abuse. That being said, anything else is rumor and gossip. And there is always rumor and gossip about Keith, and his past present and future chemical abuse or sobriety. It is safe to say he has issues with substances. It is not fair to say he is off the wagon, he is using everything under the sun or that he is a paragon of sobriety virtue. He said after the motorcycle accident last fall that his sobriety is important and private and guards that. We respect that. Whether he goes to meetings or sees a counselor or does it on his own, we cheer him on. It’s not easy; many of us personally know that.

So when would we talk about it? When he went to rehab it became public. When it is mentioned in the press it is public. When Amanda talked about his drug use it was public. If he went on stage high and people observed that it is public. Someone who saw something somewhere is not public, it is rumor and it is usually viewed as suspect. It may be true it may be someone’s agenda, and that is up to everyone to figure out for themselves. But you won't see a blog here about Keith using unless it is public.

On another note, someone called us a hate site in the comments. I wish they would explain to me what this hate site label means. Hate is such a negative and disconcerting word. We don't like Nicole Kidman, some even dislike Keith Urban, but no one hates here - except for those commenters who use that word.

38 comments:

doublewide said...

i truly wish him the best in his recovery.....i pray that for him, that he will stay clean.

if that means his personality will be somewhat different, then that's ok with me. but he just seems so COMPLETELY different. i won't list the differences...i think we all already know.

good blog, btw. looks like UM is being hit from "far and away" pun intended! whoohoo!

isitoveryet said...

Are the Kidmans reading the UM Blog? Say it ain't so!

How are you doing this morning dead beat "Mum"?

maclen said...

isitoveryet said...
"How are you doing this morning dead beat "Mum"?

...ZING!....

...the specifics of urbans indiscretions is besides the point. The fact that he checked in, or was checked into rehab is a admission of there being a serious problem. And the fact is he will be dealing with them for the rest of his life, and he will not always be successful in that. Despite the claims the orb makes that kidman has miraculously "cured" him of them, thats not how it works in the "real" world...but then the orb doesn't reside in the real world any more, but in the hollywood fantasy world.

Lisa said...

*waves to Nicole*

I bet it's tedious wearing them fake gorilla titties under everything you wear.

She must be dieing to cut loose by now.

notachance said...

Would love to know the address of that gas station so I can have a friend get some verification for me.

isitoveryet said...

"Would love to know the address of that gas station so I can have a friend get some verification for me."

I know where it is - it's right down the street from doublewide's trailer.

doublewide said...

I know where it is - it's right down the street from doublewide's trailer.


HEE HEE HEE!! good one!

ShutUpAndSing said...

It's the gas station where I buy my Big Red Soda and Cheetos..

realitycheck said...

That gas station is at the corner of Youwish Avenue and Photoshop Lane.


Here's several versions of the definition of hate. They all apply here...

intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility

To feel dislike or distaste for

the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.


I have a question for anyone that wants to answer. Why was my use of the f-word deemed offensive, even though it had been previously used by a Umyths writer, and over at Anna's forehead blog, the latest title contained a word thats derogatory towards women and was completely uncensored?

Tara said...

huh?

as much as some wish to convey their own deep seeded negativity on others I don't think the blog has.
As for Kidman, she is a public figure who not only seeks attention but manipulates the media and others to maintain it.
As for the blog, I really hope Keith is in a good place but I can't see it as long as he is married to Kidman. Thats not hate its an opinion.

doublewide said...

true RC a couple of people have said the word "hate" on this blog....but who cares? the truth is she has royally screwed up keith's life IMO. and she cares about no one but herself.

and i don't use the "f" word, nor do i like to read it or hear it...and i'm not self-righteous, i just don't like it ok? some around here don't mind it and use it and it's their choice. so you got called out on it and then you dragged it out of one of the UM blogs......move on.

and what has UM got to do with anna's forehead? she controls that blog

ShutUpAndSing said...

rc.. I must be missing something. I went over to forehead to see what you're talking about.. and I don't see what you're talking about. This is the latest title..The only one who could ever teach me (wasn't Nicole Kidman) And as doublewide said, what has forehead got to do with what goes on over here.

And yes I will admit it..I HATE NICOLE KIDMAN :)

doublewide said...

And yes I will admit it..I HATE NICOLE KIDMAN :)

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HA! duly noted shutupandsing

Casse Role said...

I don't hate her. I just don't like her. As for Keith, I wish him the best of luck in the future.

Lisa said...

I dont hate Nicole. I hate her ignorance. She just wont wake up & realize how desperate she has become.

How can ppl see her Elite when she has scrounged around so low for scraps?

That's why I dont beleive the act for one minute. She acts like we dont know how far she has gone to appear something she isnt.

There's nothing left of her.

stillhopefull said...

I too think something is a miss in Kieth Urban land. I hope that his muse can some how make some sort of contact with him that no one else has seem to be able to make. I saw video from monkeyville after the show. To me that shows someone who very quickly realized what has kept him sane for the past how ever many months it has been, is now coming to end. I got the feeling that it all came to a realization to him to him rather quickly, that the only thing that made him happy was coming to an end. Very sad to me indeed!
Another thing seemed strange to me...he seem to have that same frozen mouth that Kidman has. I watched and re-watch trying to figure out if it was his emotions or if the mouth was frozen underneath his nose. I'm a little stumped....I hope that he would not subject himself to the same treatments the bat queen has.
He is so much better than that...even with the wrinkles!He is so much better at dressing and at just being Keith when he is aloud to be...wish he would just come back...soon@

doublewide said...

yikes, stillhopeful i noticed the same thing...only i thot it was his teeth! you're right! oh nooooooooooooo

isitoveryet said...

I noticed there was something different too when he talked - that's been the case in the last couple of KU Tubes I've watched. I couldn't figure out what it was. You might be onto something stillhopeful.

Uncle Bob said...

kutube--his teeth were bright shiny white and he's cleaner shaven than I've seen him in about 5 years but please, there's no botox there.

I knew some of you had to be monkeys...

SettleDown said...
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hesaweiner said...

I don't think there was anything weird with his mouth other than he was fighting hard not to just cry. I think the term try to keep a "stiff upper lip" applies.

cricket said...

I'll admit I hate her.I hate everything about her.She's a parasite who is sucking the life right out of Keith.I watched the KUtube and I just wanted to cry.My husband said he looked like something was wrong too. He said it looks like the bitch has just broken his spirit and he's given up,he's resigned that his life as he's known it is over and he's going to be stuck being her lapdog.

getaholdofurself said...

"...We don't like Nicole Kidman, some even dislike Keith Urban, but no one hates here...."

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that's simply not true. several of your posters have admitted to hating nk. in fact, one of your regulars has no dog in this fight -- they're neither a nicole or keith fan. seriously, nothing better to do???

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cricket said...
"...he's resigned that his life as he's known it is over and he's going to be stuck being her lapdog."

if he's miserable, he has options.

notaclue said...

I didn't become a KU fan until after KU & NK were together. I'd heard his music but didn't know much about him (and NO, I'm not a NK fan so that isn't what led me to KU). So I hadn't seen him in his "better" days. I just watched the link to KUtube that someone provided and all I can say is WOW! His whole demeanor, including his body language, smile and attitude, was so different than it is now. He was so full of life, talent and sexuality. What a huge difference! Compared to then, now he seems so, I can't even think of words to describe him...tame? Washed up? Whipped? Afraid that he might say or do the wrong thing? A shell of his former self? And what's with him & his parents? They were in alot of the videos, but you never see them now. I know that he's married now but jeez - they are still his family. KU, WHERE did you go?? I know that people grow & change but usually when they fall in love they get BETTER, that's not what happened here!! Obviously KU does not "have a clue" - hence my screen name. I wish my screen name could be keithisback!!

White Trash said...

Thanks for this current post Urban Myths. Oddly enough, I'm very happy you feel that way and hope your words ring true. BRAVO!

Lisa said...

notaclue:

I think he was using his family like everyone else has claimed being used by him. He always says "Well, we didnt need them anymore." It was painting a very wholesome picture of him & his rehab stint with NK certainly wasnt the 1st. It was the 1st time he was in such a spotlight about it. That's why you'll see ppl of Nashville come forward.

I think that's why the ppl that come here just to call us liars get so trampled. They need to stop looking for the airbrushed candyland version of life and stop expecting us to admit something we know BETTER than because we have experienced otherwise. It doesnt exist. Esp for their precious NK's "husband".

We were even warned as fans where he really stood on things before he even amde this big move. He does it with EVERYONE! Cut throat. burn bridge, move with higher bracket partner, recreate image. It's a pattern. She's not the best. He will end up realizing it & from the looks of things from the past few concerts, he knows it already.

Lisa said...

Srry for the horrible typos & grammer. It's 8:17am

SettleDown said...

"It's over."

He had a hard time saying those words didn't he? I don't think he wants the next chapter and his face and emotions showed it.



notaclue - you're observation skills and post reiterate what the "skeptics" have seen all along. It's undeniable.

notachance said...

lisa said:

"We were even warned as fans where he really stood on things before he even amde this big move. He does it with EVERYONE! Cut throat. burn bridge, move with higher bracket partner, recreate image. It's a pattern. She's not the best. He will end up realizing it & from the looks of things from the past few concerts, he knows it already"

>>>>

So, if this is true of his nature - where does he go next? Back to the bottom? You would think that A-list (I know we don't think so) Hollywood actress, fame and all the money you could ever need would be the pinnacle. Is there a higher bracket than that?

ShutUpAndSing said...

hesaweiner said...
I don't think there was anything weird with his mouth other than he was fighting hard not to just cry. I think the term try to keep a "stiff upper lip" applies.
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I agree, I think he is just trying to hold it together.

kumusicfan said...

After watching the KU Tube Lexington tour video, and seeing how emotionally upset Keith was, makes me think there is more going on in this man's life then we see and know. It's as if he was saying goodbye to touring.......forever.

kiki said...

Keith's horoscope for today...

Today's Scorpio Horoscope: May 02, 2008
Today might be somewhat of a difficult day for you, dear Scorpio. Instinctively you will want to escape the situation and explore your freedom, but somehow something is holding you down. Take care of the stack of bills on your desk and deal with the mess in your bedroom. Clearing the physical space around you will help to clear the mental space in your head. You will be footloose and fancy free soon enough.

notaclue said...

Hmmm....I wonder if NK is watching Tom on Oprah right now. What do you want to bet she sent KU on an errand and she's glued to the tv? Is anyone watching it? They were talking about Tom's couch jump incident and Oprah said something like "Well, you've been in love before, right?" Tom hesitantly said "yes", Oprah questioned him further and he said he's never loved like this in the past. Ouch!

maclen said...

Just saw a promo for the oprah show with cruise... and a question from O was there is a rumor that cruise was not allowing kidman to have access to the kids. What is cruise going to say? Yes, she is not allowed to see them anymore?! not exactly a earth shattering or unexpected answer. The perception that kidman is, as isitoveryet so hilarious put it, a dead beat mum is the reality to many.

ShutUpAndSing said...

Now the thought of Nikkers watching Tom on Oprah is just plain funny. I hope keith was out of the house or at least there where no ashtrays around Nikkers after Tom made that comment. Duck Keith. Oh I wouldn't want to be around her right now...lol


I love the horoscope..maybe the cutter in the house is Nic and he is kicking her ass back to OZ and he can get back to being footloose and fancy free.

And before you jump all over me for being delusional.. I know none of the above is true but a girl can dream

White Trash said...

I watched the Oprah interview with Tom and I have to say I liked it. Obviously, he's trying to win back the public's perception of his wierd strange scientology ways, but I think a lot of her questions were direct and to the point and he answered them directly too.

To me, I certainly have a better understanding of what went on with the couch jumping incident, Tom's remarks about Brook Shields PPD and his current relationship with Nicole....but although he stated they have shared custody and she can see them anytime - he hedged a little. I took it to mean that he's always welcome for Nicole to see the kids, but whether she does or not is another story.