Saturday, July 12, 2008

Keith Urban Looks Good in His Shirt!

You may not have noticed but those that handle Keith Urban's career (remember he has one of those) have put out a video for You Look Good in My Shirt. While it’s the standard (yawn) Chris Hicky directed concert video and is of the "original" version of the song, you might also notice something else. The man is looking fairly good. Longer hair, tighter jeans; he has worked out and it shows. Well, it did whenever they shot this. The point is there seems to be an effort to make the man attractive again. Interesting choice of a single and video. Why? To make him a viable artist? To keep him equal with the new pretty boys of country? Or is it to make him popular again, so that he has something to come back to when all this other stuff in his personal life is over? Watch the video, listen to the song think about it; discuss it. We will come back to this topic again.

48 comments:

Cindy said...

I see you're still obsessing over a country singer because you obviously have no life of your own. You DO realize, don't you, that nobody takes you seriously and you're a laughingstock. You're just another jealous troll....yawn.

doublewide said...

oh i think they're are plenty of people that take this blog seriously....

and i have a VERY full, busy life, thank you very much.

and i wouldn't have keith urban if you served him up to me on a platter and garnished the man. the jealousy theory is pure poop.

some of us have brains and we are dang well using them. we're onto you AUSSIE POWER COUPLE. we aren't buying.

doublewide said...

ETA....i really don't CARE if anybody takes the blog seriously....doesn't matter to me one way or the other

LadySherotica said...

Sure, it matters. You're enjoying both the notoriety and your own pettiness so much, it's amusing to watch. If it didn't matter, you wouldn't spew it. Of course, it doesn't matter how much you protest, this blog just oozes jealousy and obsession.

doublewide said...

well, we aim to amuse!!

Imahick said...

Oh...I see it's the usual. You two come to ridicule the posters because you have nothing to say about the topic. Typical and kind of sad. If you have nothing to do but surf the net to ridicule posters on blogs and message boards, I'm sure there are charitable causes that would be appreciative of your time and effort. If you have something to say ON TOPIC, post it. Otherwise, honestly, you are wasting your time and energy.

I like the Shirt Video...and I do think it's intentionally trying to get back to basics for Keith. This song could be his first #1 since 2005, and his image could use some "sexing" up. He's become completely emasculated by Kidman...his looks, his image, his behavior all cry "p-whipped." GQ agreed...he was the #14 p-whipped man in the world in 2007...what an honor. In 2005, he was in the top 50 sexiest men article...quite a change in 2 short years.

This video and this song can get him back to #1. Too bad it's a song from 2002...and he didn't have anything from the GH or Pain CD that could be a single. Either way, I'm glad to see him finally get some radio play and I do love this song, even the new version.

realitycheck said...

You may not have noticed but those that handle Keith Urban's career (remember he has one of those) have put out a video for You Look Good in My Shirt. While it’s the standard (yawn) Chris Hicky directed concert video and is of the "original" version of the song, you might also notice something else.

Sorry Umyths, its not the original or the new recording, its a live version. And its hardly standard. It has an energy and a playfulness that is missing from most standard live-in-concert music videos (Brad Paisley, Toby Keith). That cant be denied. And it shows why Keith Urban is an EOTY winner.



The man is looking fairly good. Longer hair, tighter jeans; he has worked out and it shows. Well, it did whenever they shot this.

Keith is reduced to hair and clothes. Only a skeptic would say this is proof the label are trying to de-Kidmanize him. Maybe perhaps this was the best performance. Nah, that couldnt possibly be it!



The point is there seems to be an effort to make the man attractive again. Interesting choice of a single and video. Why? To make him a viable artist? To keep him equal with the new pretty boys of country? Or is it to make him popular again, so that he has something to come back to when all this other stuff in his personal life is over?

LMAO. Notice that none of the options UMyths presents are positive. Always negative. The video was released to cross-promote the new dvd. And it wasnt released until the single hit the top 10, standard record company practice nowadays. But the single doesnt need the help. Its been predicted it will be a #1 song for Keith. Care to post a retraction UMyths in a few weeks...remember you called this the song that will bomb like nobody's business???

And the personal life will never be over. They have a child. Keith will always be bound with Nicole. No matter what. Leave it to this blog to refer to a newborn daughter as "stuff".


Watch the video, listen to the song think about it; discuss it. We will come back to this topic again.

Let's get to it now. Sorry to steal your thunder but I already know your answer. Keith needed a "sexy song". Something that would cover up, at least temporarily, that his wife has castrated him? Oh the skeptic way of thinking is always so predictable.

So if you choose to bring this back again, and im sure you will.... probably when it hits #1 to detract from Keith's success... you'll have to come up with a different explanation. And Im sure it will be as bullet proof as Swiss Cheese.

banbotox said...

Sitting back, feet up, popcorn popped, just waiting to see if Keith can pull out a #1 (even if it is the 3rd version of an old song.)
Time will tell....

White Trash said...

oh i think they're are plenty of people that take this blog seriously....

And that's the scary part!!

rememberwhen said...

Cindy said...
I see you're still obsessing over a country singer because you obviously have no life of your own. You DO realize, don't you, that nobody takes you seriously and you're a laughingstock. You're just another jealous troll....yawn.

Yea right no one takes this site seriously. Then tell me why every time a kunk fan comes over here and tried their hardest to disprove everything about this blog. Especially the nk cool aid drinkers. If it didn't matter you all wouldn't be here.

ZOE said...

RC...you need to get that Know It All stick out of your A**!!!!!!! It smells something awful!!

Imahick said...

RC has a disorder and so it builds up her sense of self to ridicule us. Let her at it. It's her personal therapy and far be it from me to deny someone medical care.

And on top of it, it gives me a giggle, so it basically "kills two birds" if you know what I mean!

Keep it up RC. By the way, are you a llama lover?

maclen said...

Well, so angelina jolie decided to rain on kidmans parade 3 days early... I was watching a repeat of saturday night live on E! last night, and saw the breaking news scrawl announcing the news...then a few minutes later Seacrest broke in for a live breaking news announcment for it. And, this morning the breaking new scrawl was still running... so anyways, kidman has a planted story out today that she "refused" payment for the baby pic... yes, after the news jolie is getting $11 mill... so basically she had no choice...but she's mulling over whether to release a pic at all...I wonder if she'll release one? yeah its a big mystery! Another interesting note, last monday, the orbs people released the announcment about the birth... (inept team kidman got the message that they are too unbelieveable to release it...no integrity after their lackluster performances...) while a hospital doctor himself announced the delivery of jolies twins... pretty impressive... sure kidman has her inept team, people.com and the orbs hardly ever noticed people... but jolie has true pull with the hospital of her choice to announce her delivery. Can you imagine the embarrassment for kidman to be outbid for baby picks by jolie? And by $11 million dollars...how pathetic is kidman's career...oh yeah very...

Sonora_Melody said...

maclen: since you're going from blog to blog to spread your twisted stories, I'll repeat my response to you at Anna's blog ....

Check your facts!!

The Aussie papers reported that on July 13 (their time). I saw that posted on websites early morning July 12 in the US. Angelina's twins were born much later that evening.

One thing to note: the Aussies who are on Hollywood A-list do not sell their babies' photos. They won't use their kids for publicity, unlike their American counterparts like Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, JLo, Christina Aguilera, Matthew McConaughey, etc

It's so ridiculous that even starlets like Jessica Alba and non-stars like Jamie-Lynn Spears are getting into the baby-selling business.

Imahick said...

I don't like the baby picture pimping either. I prefer the approach that people like Halle Barry have taken - no pictures. She stayed "in" with that baby - no reported sightings for six weeks. And I hear she is doing this 24/7. Good for her. The child will be the winner.

notaclue said...

One thing to note: the Aussies who are on Hollywood A-list do not sell their babies' photos. They won't use their kids for publicity, unlike their American counterparts like Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, JLo, Christina Aguilera, Matthew McConaughey, etc.

I honestly feel that "selling" the baby's pics, and then donating that money to a charitable cause is an honor to those kids! That's what Jolie is doing. If they can get that kind of money from the press, why not take it and put it to good use? Why doesn't KUNK take the money and donate it to the Children's Hospital, like they asked the press to do when using their wedding pic (and very little was donated)? Seems to me that they may be covering up that they didn't get offers as high as some may think!

maclen said...

notaclue said...
"I honestly feel that "selling" the baby's pics, and then donating that money to a charitable cause is an honor to those kids! That's what Jolie is doing."

Well, notaclue, kidman cannot compete with jolie on this charitable donation of the baby pics money... so to save being embarrassed, kidman is not even going to try to compete...so she's just going to tuck tail and run... and certainly not for her so called charitable endeavers...so jolie once again trumps kidman. Anyone on this thread knows kidman would not pass on publicity for herself, but again, her pitiful and flailing position forced her hand on this one. So if she does simply release a pic without a chunk of change to donate, it'll be worth about that, nothing...

maclen said...

...ps...

oh yeah, what kidman will probably go for is the tomkat route..as you'll recall, the tomkat pic was also outdone by jolie 2 years ago... and tomkat actually got more publicity by keeping little suri out of sight for about 3 or 4 months... and when the media were all frothing at the mouth and in a frenzy over "where's suri?!"... the suri vanity fair piece was a sensation...yeah remember the cover? Suri's head sticking out of cruise's jacket..."copycatted" by kidman in a magazine piece with the sis's kid.! So kidman maybe copycatting tomkat again with the delayed first pic will be seen as regular kidman desperate PR shilling.

Sonora_Melody said...

Maclen - weaving some lies and fastasies again? Only sick minds like yours would come up with such "baby contest". Go ahead, Angelina can claim whatever title you choose to bestow on her. For me, she's a "queen of child pimping".

Should Nic and Keith decide not to take anything at all for their baby's pics, they are in excellent company: Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, and yes, even TomKat.

banbotox said...

Maybe kidman should have kept her PR mouth shut when it came to questions about how much the picture would fetch. If she truly wasn't going to pimp out her baby, why even mention it?
She hasn't learned yet she can't keep up with Angie or Julia or TomKat or (fill in the blank)...

Sonora_Melody said...

"banbotox said...
Maybe kidman should have kept her PR mouth shut when it came to questions about how much the picture would fetch. If she truly wasn't going to pimp out her baby, why even mention it?"

Neither Nicole, Keith nor any of their publicists have mentioned anything about how much the picture would fetch. Everything written so far has been pure speculation by the press.

"She hasn't learned yet she can't keep up with Angie or Julia or TomKat or (fill in the blank)..."

You must have gigantic blinders on, or your brain cells are not functioning properly.

hesaweiner said...

If I remember correctly the first big hoopla in recent times over selling wedding and baby pics was Catherine Zeta-Jones. They said they would rather sell the pics and have control than have paps stalking and doing crazy stuff to get the first pics.

That I can understand. But they didn't donate the proceeds to charity, it became more ok after, when others donated the money. I think Zeta-Jones felt that if mags were gonna profit, it should be in their pockets.

I'm fine with the way Jolie does it and donates. Because I agree that paps will/could cause harm in trying to get those first money shots.

However, I don't think it's a necessity for every celeb. Because obviously Jolie's kids are gonna garner more money and attention. I mean her and Pitt are top tier A list celebs.

Kidman is a bit of a has been, and Keith really isn't news worthy to most people.

She'd be best off saving face and not get into selling the baby pics, she'd look like an idiot because she thinks she's more valuable than the reality.

wastedemotion said...

RC you said:
"Sorry Umyths, its not the original or the new recording, its a live version. And its hardly standard. It has an energy and a playfulness that is missing from most standard live-in-concert music videos (Brad Paisley, Toby Keith). That cant be denied. And it shows why Keith Urban is an EOTY winner."

RC- Not a fan of Brad or Toby huh?
Brad and Toby have some of the best videos out there, Brad especially I dont know what videos you've been watching but his are amazing and I dont even like him.
As for why Keith in your mind is ETOY I'd ask that you please visit the various award show sites and read up on what really does qualify someone for ETOY and then we can talk about why Keith will not win it next year.
As for Shirt Keith has a hard fight on his hand to get to #1....he might and that's a big might get there, but it wont last long. Taylor, and Sugarland both have singles that are far too strong, plus Blake has a strong song that doesnt seem to be going anywhere.

Sonora I see you've resorted to using other peoples lines, creative juices all dried up?! That must suck.....

hesaweiner said...

Kidman could try til her goats came home and she could never compete with Jolie!.

Let's face it, Angie can at least act. Is considered one of the most beautiful women. Partnered with a guy who can certainly act, and considered one of the best looking men.

Their films bring in the money. They are A list. They set the bar right now. They don't need to beg for attention and petty photo ops.

While I think Angie was a bit strange in her younger years, I think she has changed or grown greatly.

She walks the walk. With charities and family. She doesn't talk the talk.

Sonora_Melody said...

weiner:
CZJ sold her wedding pictures, not baby pictures.

If I'm mistaken, show me the links to articles stating she sold her baby (babies) pictures.

maclen said...

Ok, I see now... the news story that kidman bought a cattle stud was pretty much out of left field...but now drops the other shoe, for the intended and continued publicity blitz...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2299697/Nicole-Kidman-and-Keith-Urban-buy-cattle-ranch-in-Australia.html

...so the report is she just bought a cattle ranch in OZ... to go with the "ranch" in Tennessee... and the newly bought beverly hills mansion...boy, her desperate neurosis at this stressful time has her obsessively buying up real estate right and left... but with getting blown off the radar screen by brangelina's twins... the next phase in PR mongering switches over to her future box office flop, Australia... rearrange your private living space just to shill for your movie... go out and buy a "cattle ranch" just like the character you play in your next failed movie, who inherits a ranch and must drive cattle to save said ranch. Yeah inept team kidman, leak that kidman bought a cattle ranch and impress the Aussies that she really really "knows" how to rustle cattle! She owns a cattle ranch after all...what genius! Her movie is gonna gross a billion dollars for sure now.. and she's gonna win 2 golden globes... 4 oscars.. 6 peoples choice awars... yeah...in her dreams...

notachance said...

Oh please maclen, comparing the birth announcement of Sunday to the "exhalted" twins announcement is just assinine. Really, just WHO is the bigger famewhore? I'm going with AJ. Having the Dr. announce the birth? PR/famewhore move all the way. Selling pics of her newborn twins for $11m? That disgusts me.

I give a round of applause to Keith & Nicole for NOT selling.

Tara said...

I think Kidman blew an opportunity not selling the baby pictures. Think about how that money could have been used by the UN or one of Keith's charities- but unlike AJ and Pitt where you know the money is indeed going to a charity, Kidman would probably try to pocket her money..

notachance said...

Money being donated to charity for selling your babies pictures to a tabloid is the excuse used to get YOURSELF, the famous person, in the news in a big way. It's the biggest case of bullsh*t ever and I can't believe how the media panders to this crap. All the other media outlets, the ones not paying for the pics, give unblievable attention/coverage to these unfortunate events and none of them emphasize the charitable nature, but rather the sum of money involved and hype the parents as being something other than the rest of us "mere mortals".

If you can't see that it's not about charity, you need to take those rose colored glasses off and give 'em a good clean.

As usual, UM will spin it to be hating on NK, but Keith & Nicole are doing the right thing and I know that is just a (Sunday Rose) thorn in their side.

Tara said...

so where did all the money go when young Shilo had her pictures sold?
I believe it did go to the charities that AJ and Pitt designated. Of course there is ego involved in this whole thing- they are celebrities after all but unlike Kidman, AJ has been about her non show biz work for a very long time. Her movies do okay but she isn't a person who can open a movie. She is a media sensation much like Kidman was when she was married to Tom Cruise. Unlike Kidman, AJ has used that fame to bring attention to others in need.
All Kidman did was wear high end clothes and make more money for herself at contract time.

notachance said...

I'm not saying the money doesn't go to the charities, I'm saying cloaking that money under the guise of "raising awareness", "helping the charity" is second to the purpose of furthering their own fame. If fame had nothing to do with it, they would sit home quitely with their newborn and donate their own money if they feel that strongly about the charity. Why do they have to bring the children into it? It's just another PR angle in the game of fame these days, and those that play it are not worthy of our time or money.

There was a time in Hollywood when the children of the stars were never seen and were protected. Now the stars are the biggest pimps of their own kids, if not to further their own career then to set the stage for the kid and the life being planned out for them in tabloid hell.

Lisa said...

Am I the only one here that knows that hiding the baby will up the worth of any pics that get 'leaked'? And I dont mean Just Jared leaked...I mean a leak that would be up with those few pics of KU that only the avid fans would know about. Very few, but priceless nonetheless.

Or maybe she thinks the baby is just going through it's 'icky stage' right now. Seems right up her alley.

wastedemotion said...

Nota-
I'll be interested to see what you have to say WHEN Keith and Nicole do sell a photo of Sunday.

Lisa said...

oh and by the way... as far as I'm concerned I think NKKU were taking the 'baby pics' the past 8 or so months. It made her all the money for the baby that she would want. Right?

If she's worried about the baby being ugly and squirmy, it would help the wholesome image they have tried so hard to sport around anyways.

THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO BE WHOLESOME NICOLE!!! PROVE YOU'RE WHOLESOME!!

notachance said...

wasted - I'll have scorn for them then too should they go that route.

It's morally and ethically wrong IMO.

Imahick said...

I think they're holding back on the photo to create a frenzy so that when they finally do release a picture (or do a photospread), it will get them that much more attention. Tommy did it with Suri..by the time we saw those first pictures, people were speculating about if there was a baby...if the baby was healthy...etc. etc.

I don't think for NK it's about $$...she doesn't want to sell the pictures because she'll generate much more attention by holding back, and keeping Sunday Rose's unveiling until the media is "hot" for a picture. Yes, I think this IS about attention.

As far as AJ using her charities to get more media attention...that might be true. But she DOES do actual hands on work. NK uses her charitable causes for exactly the same purpose but does little if any hands on work. Her biggest contrubution so far is signing her name to a anti-violence toward women and children petition .

I can honestly say that I have never met anyone who is pro-violence toward women and chilren...even abusers talk the talk. The petition is sort of a joke in my opinion. Has NK visited a women's shelter? Has she worked with abused kids? I am not aware of that activity...but she signed a petition...whooptedoo!

I may be wrong ... maybe she volunteers at a women's shelter on her own time. Maybe she works with abused children locally in Nashville. But I don't think so.

notaclue said...

I think they're holding back on the photo to create a frenzy so that when they finally do release a picture (or do a photospread), it will get them that much more attention. Tommy did it with Suri..by the time we saw those first pictures, people were speculating about if there was a baby...if the baby was healthy...

You're probably right. She WILL try to copycat TomKat. Wouldn't be the first time. Can't let Tommy get one up on her!! There's been too many instances where something that NK did/said was suspiciously similar to TomKat's actions.

CJ said...

"Maybe she volunteers at a women's shelter on her own time. Maybe she works with abused children locally in Nashville. But I don't think so."

If she did there would be publicity pictures of it. There would also be "a friend close to the couple said" leaks to the media. Don't believe me? Remember the multiple photo's taken and media stories "NK visits sick kids in OZ hospital". She even made her kids go for the photo ops just a couple hours after getting off the plane flying in for her wedding. "Why do anything good if nobody knows about it."

maclen said...

CJ said...
"If she did there would be publicity pictures of it. There would also be "a friend close to the couple said" leaks to the media."

You're right cj... if kidman could have recieved more money for her pics than jolie, she too would of then donated it to charity for the publicity as well...but thats jolie's thing... and obviously jolie is very very good at it...just as it's already tomkats thing to delay the pics and make a media splash with a magazine spread. Kidman now simply releasing the pic...(although probably not with a special note for the media outlets to optionally "donate" to a charity... as with the wedding pic... can you say "lackluster amount")... is a pretty mundane result. Kidman is just too much of a "jannie" come lately to hang with the industry heavyweights... but if it buys her a few points with her fansies...she no doubt will keep plugging away for another $100k film role, just so she can be on a movie set...any movie set.

don't believe the lies said...

Getting back to the subject for a minute. The video was boring. I think that Keith could of and should have done so much more with it.

On the picture selling subject. I think it's fine to sell the kids pictures as long as they donate the money. I mean seriously they don't need it. It's better to do it and get it over with. This way nobody is fighting to get the first pic and having the paps all over them. It's not a novelty. Plus Brad and Angelina have donated so much and have done so much in the past that your not surprised they are going to donate the money. They seem like good, smart people.

Although I think this is what Nicole wants. She wants them to fight to get the pic. It keeps her in the spotlight longer and keeps people wanting to know what the kid looks like. For those who don't think she's this way. Slap yourself in the face back to reality. This is Nicole. She loves people to talk about her and she loves the attention. Don't kid yourself.

woriedmonkey said...

My feeling about AJBP auctioning the baby pics is this: they are using the sickness of the media and making the most of their celebrity for a good cause. Someone wrote: well why don't they just donate their own money quietly instead.

Hello ??? Those two are probably more generous in their charitable donations than any other members of the young Hollywood establishment. They just donated $ 1 million to a kids charity and both gave
( I believe) $ 5 million away last year EACH ( at least).
RIght on, whoever said Nicole puts the money into real estate and her own portfolio.
Have these people hear of tithing ???

I say, go for it, milk the media and get those
funds over to charities in needs by any means necessary and good for them if they get PR about it; the charities also earn a soundbite.

In my book BP/AJ are resourceful. Plus of course, AJ does the hands on work.
I would kill to be a multimillionaire just for the chance to be a philanthropist.

RE: hands-on work;I do think it was kind of nutty for AJ to don a flak jacket while preggo and put herself ( and babes) in the line of fire but she is unabashedly balls to the wall so it's in keeping with her character.
As is NK putting on her serious glasses( after her lasik surgery I recall) and spouting off about violence towards women while doing f-all else.

I'd like to see the kind of competition actresses reserve for red carpet glamor dressing diverted into competitiveness about how much money they can give away to charities.. even if they are doing it to look good or for PR purposes.

notachance said...

"Getting back to the subject for a minute. The video was boring. I think that Keith could of and should have done so much more with it."

Yes, let's talk about the video for a breath of fresh air.

It's no different than any other concert video, nothing special. Shame, because that song conjures up all kinds of sexy images from a story that should've been carried out on the screen. I mean, really - Keith didn't even have to show up for this video to be made! The footage was already in the can for the DVD. Lazy, lazy, lazy....

woriedmonkey said...

I'm guessing that they went with a live take to cross-promote/whet appetites for the upcoming live DVD.

Also, because I think it's Keith's idea of 'keepin' it real".(Kind of balances out the perma highlights and oompa loompa suits.)

A sexy storyline video would have been good a few years ago but in a way it's even more predictable than releasing a live version with a different version to the re-recorded single.Now that's unusual.

I also kind of like that the version they picked is chock full of bum notes ( never heard the boys sounding so rough and keith's got a few doozies in there also) plus wayward guitar
chords etc. Slick in that regard it's not.

I think they went for that particular take because of Keith's great laugh, the stunned look of the guitar giveaway recipient and the all-terrain maneouvrings of Mr. KU.

And live is what Keith does best. There's still folks out there who kind of know who Keith is but have NO idea what a brilliant guitar god he is ( not that you would know it from this vid but at least it's something)

I still like the LRN version better though, less hectic and camera-conscious but that's just me.

wastedemotion said...

A little early for the video to be out to "promote" the DVD. That DVD will be out in November at the earliest as of last check.

music said...

"I still like the LRN version better though, less hectic and camera-conscious but that's just me.

It's not just you. I like the LRN live version better too. IMO you've just perfectly summed up the difference between Keith's arena shows versus his prior headlining tours that were in smaller venues. There's a frantic quality to the arena shows that this new video captures. Run here, mug for the camera, run there, mug for the fans. Watching it made me tired.

CJ said...

"Keith didn't even have to show up for this video to be made! The footage was already in the can for the DVD. Lazy, lazy, lazy...."

And yet it STILL took them weeks to release it. Shame on him and his PR people. Will he EVER learn to release a video and single at the same time so they can feed off each other? Don't give me the "they were waiting for it to crack the top ten before releasing a video - that's standard procedure" crap. That's standard procedure for NEW unproven artists. NOT established artists that are supposed to be at the top of the industry. Come to think of it, I think early in his career Keith did release videos and new singles about the same time. Too bad that didn't last very long.

notachance said...

"Watching it made me tired."

You're right - it was a hurried video, too much going on. Guess the message of the song was not the focus and it comes off poorly for that reason.

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