Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Aren't the Grammy's all about the music? Not in Nicole Kidman's World...


We have had a week to digest the Grammy awards. So much to talk about and what is there to say? Basically Nicole Urban used the event as a way to garner her own PR. Music? Was that part of the evening? Not for Nicole. It was about being seen by a camera and hopefully making the tabloids later in the week - which she did to her husband’s detriment. We will get back to Mrs. Urban in a few minutes but let’s talk about something far more pleasant, Keith.

He was actually very good. Yes, he had some mike problems during the hastily put together Al Green segment. He played very well. Keith is looking quite good these days, too. I think he was allowed to dress himself and the silk suit without vest or tie led us all to think of the glorious past when Keith used to be able to go to the Grammy’s and not worry about the wife appendage. Yes, he often had a date at the awards shows but they usually sat down the row from him and the show was about the music and not the camera. Also, let's note Mr. Urban's very thin appearance. Seems he must be on some special diet since the holidays. Most of all for Keith, Sunday was all about the music. As much as some of us would like to kick his ass or put him down it was an honor for him to be asked to participate in the Al Green number. They could have asked John Mayer couldn't they? As for his performance with the guitar legends? A little too short but considering it was part of a memorial you can't really argue can you? The most important thing this did for Keith was to re-expose him to his peers. He hasn't been at the Grammy’s for a few years and in the music industry that is a long time.

Now back to Nicole. While almost anyone who is anyone was in London at the BAFTA'S, Nicole was sitting glumly, often with a seat filler next to her. Wouldn't they let you sit in the back Nicky? Just as well because we all got to see what a fine time she was having. Can you say bored out of her mind in another way? What you don't see in the still shots is how Mrs. Urban sat pouting and almost comatose throughout most of the show. When joined by her husband she at times would lash into him or ignore him. Often she would have to be prompted by her husband to stand or even applaud. The one time I do wish the cameras had shot to Nicole was when Keith was introducing his former "tour mate" Carrie Underwood. He seemed a little choked by it. I wonder how that went over?

Could someone please tell me how Urban and Nicole got front row seats again at the Grammy’s? Why? Keith was nominated, but for an award that was given earlier in the day. I see why Sir Paul and his new girlfriend got front row, but the two dropouts from Oz? That is one reason I believe the Grammy’s for Nicole weren't about Keith but about being seen as the dutiful wife/movie star. Yes, Nicole is trying to rebuild her image. Front row means that all those photo agencies will take a snap and put it on their web sites to be picked up by those internet sites that will talk about her all day. Nicole probably had no plans at all about attending. Keith more than likely didn't want her there and he did attend many pre-Grammy events alone. But three hours of being seen on television supporting your hubby, you can't get that with a phone call to publicist can you? But Nicole blew it big time when she posed with the other stars of music. You see she blew her cover, because Keith should be in the middle of the photo, not Nicole.

Nicole needs to remember to defer to her husband. Apparently at a post Grammy party, a very well known singer/actress approached Keith and chatted a while with him while Kidman sat there wondering why. She sat there until a photographer came up to the couple and as they got ready to pose, Kidman jumped between them.

Oh, and Nicole, Sir Paul actually does deserve to have you get your ass out of the chair and stand when he greets you. Keith got that why not you? Oops, I forgot. In your head you are even bigger than anyone in music, even Paul McCartney.

26 comments:

Tara said...

Keith to Sir Paul- she never looks at me like that..

Sir Paul- I have seen that look before and it cost me 200 million

maclen said...

Yeah, certainly kidman, who I define it as, she "loitered" for 3 hrs at the grammys...she was simply there for the photo ops and wanted to do her impression of tammy wynette. My opinion on the orb's performance at the grammys's is a lot different. It highlighted the orb's current state in music...whereas he is certainly struggling in country music to get back to a level he was only a few years ago...in the overall music scene, it was clear he is a "small fish" in a big pond. The perks of full noms got nominated chesney a full showcase song on the grammys...and underwood, who's smoking number was not just one of many "highlights of the show" in my opinion, but alot of post show articles. But the orb's "sidekick" nom under yearwood got him a bit part in the bo diddley tribute...where he got out strummed by mayer and clearly overshadowed by bb and buddy... and if not for the brown/rhianna nonsense, he was simply lucky to get another performing gig, but simply as back up for al green and timberlake. Now paisly, who did not even "perform" that night, only had the "satisfaction" of simply winning two grammys. You know perhaps if the orb had attended last year when he was actually nominated for a main award and showcased it on the show, instead of being summomed to stand by at a kidman fashion shoot... perhaps he would not have had to settle for a couple of scraps and loose ends at this years show.

maclen said...

Tara said...
"Keith to Sir Paul- she never looks at me like that..
Sir Paul- I have seen that look before and it cost me 200 million"

...HA! When I first saw that posed photo with mccartney, I cracked "If kidman was any closer to Macca, she'd be in back of him!" You also get the impression from that photo almost like kidman figures if she stands very, very close to macca, the photographer may be able to get the photo minus the orb...

...ps... tara, actually mccartney only had to pay about $50 mil in the split....

realitycheck said...

Did we really need a week to "digest" the Grammmy's? Or was it just an excuse for you to turn in your blog late? I think so.

LMAO.

Choice said...

Urban Myths
I like the new facelift the Blog has received! Nice work.
You may wish to update the 'Blog List' and 'Links' lists show on the Blog because "Awaiting Keith Urban's Return" is no longer a Blog after been deleted by its owner.
Cheers, Choice

maclen said...

...ps...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I like the new layout for the homepage, Urban Myths...I like the clean crisp look...and the larger font is also clearer...good choice...

Choice said...

Maclen - I actually thought you were one of the writers for Urban Myths! I believe there are two or three writers for this Blog? Don't know why, perhaps your writing style is similar.

maclen said...

Choice said...
"Maclen - I actually thought you were one of the writers for Urban Myths! I believe there are two or three writers for this Blog? Don't know why, perhaps your writing style is similar."

No, I simply comment on the blogs...not really into starting a blog of my own. And if I were to do a blog, I would do something that gives me pleasure...as opposed to something that truly iritates me ...as kidman does...so I rant here and at Forehead, and at your blog, choice. As for me writing a blog entry here at UM...if I ever did, which I have not... you'd definatly pick it out from my tendencies...and preference... of using "Caesura's"...

Urban Myths said...

Thanks for the kudos with changing up the layout... just trying to keep it fresh.

Choice, there are more than two or three writers. I suppose with one "publisher" they may seem similar!

Maclen, you are (as is everyone) certainly welcome to submit blog articles, Caesura's nothwithstanding!

Too bad about "Awaiting Keith Urban's Return"... but perhaps it will come back someday.

maclen said...

Urban Myths said...
"Maclen, you are (as is everyone) certainly welcome to submit blog articles, Caesura's nothwithstanding!"

Thanks, Urban Myths, but I'm pretty content commenting in the comment section. And luckily for me, unlike at the "I hate Nicole Kidman" blog over at the "Forum"..I can comment more than twice in a 24 hour period. But at the moment there are very low and then very high peaks of my commenting...basically because kidman is hiding out... outside of the 2 days of filming in rome, the G'day event...and the grammys, kidman has been basically out of sight...it's been 10 days since she was at the grammys and there's been not one "look I'm like a normal person shopping in the convient store" photo ops for jj or GG...but I'm just quessing the last arranged photo ops in rome left a bitter taste after the smoking bashing returned...and now I'm rambling...so...I'm out...

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Choice said...

Well, we're lucky to have your comments Maclen. And of course, I enjoye reading Urban Myths.

What I don't love is the way so called stars never seem to go to work. One day its Daytona for a ride in car, the next it is Disneyland. Lifestyles of the rich and famous continue. Meanwhile the has-beens with botox hide out in the farm yard waiting for Oscar night so they can bring out the horse hair again.

Tom at Disneyland with the spoilt ones:
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/02/18/suri-cruise-disney-world-wonderful/

maclen said...

So, speak of the devil... or just kidman and JJ...both back for another pre arranged photo op...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/02/19/nicole-kidman-is-parasol-pretty/

...kidman on the beach for another tired magazine shoot...and once again flogging another obvious wig...and no doubt eager to show off the new cheeks and chin...by the number of shots kidman is staring into the pap's camera...you'd think that JJ is shooting this photo shoot.

Anna said...

But Kidman DID get up when Saint Paul arrived and then she leaned in REAL close, just so Paul would be dazzzled by her titties while she hogged the camera!

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Choice said...

Hi Maclen
I am pretty sure the new Vogue photos are an Botox advert which Vogue will be featuring in their next edition. I mean, what other reason could there be? A Malibu Fancy Dress Shop is opening and Gran has offered to model their gear?
http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-see-red.html

hoosierlady said...

She looks so beautiful and personally fulfilled when she is in full makeup and is caught unawares by the cameras on a photo shoot as she was, yet again, in today's offering from JJ.

I can but stand in awe of her natural beauty, and wonder, in my humble way, what it would be like to be in her presence, feel the calm love she must project.

I like the new graphics also UM.

Lisa said...

She looks tranny. I wasnt prepared to see so much man in a dress.

maclen said...

Choice said...
"Hi Maclen
I am pretty sure the new Vogue photos are an Botox advert which Vogue will be featuring in their next edition. I mean, what other reason could there be? A Malibu Fancy Dress Shop is opening and Gran has offered to model their gear?"

Funny choice, yeah...she's reduced to handing out flyers for the shop? I wouldnt be surprised if this photo op were simply some lame Pr strategy by inept team kidman as a kind of teaser to her being at the oscars...because as you've probably also heard Hoosierlady,...the attendees to the oscar's are a big ol' secret this year...and people are going to be VERY VERY "surprised" by who may be there! I mean, what are the odds that kidman, who has been at the oscars about 5 times out of the last 6 years, may actually be there! Yeah that would be a total surprise!

maclen said...

Lisa said...
"She looks tranny. I wasnt prepared to see so much man in a dress."

Actually lisa, that's a very expected reaction...when kidman began to be known for her over reliance on outlandishly obvious and flamboyant wigs and garish period clothes...she certainly could fit right on that tranny runway.

Choice said...

Fancy that Maclen. Being referred to as a Tranny at this point in her career.What a demotion. Madonna has been getting called a Tranny/Drag Queen too over the last year with her gear and hair too. Just goes to show, there comes a time when more suitable dress and hair is required.

maclen said...

Hey choice...yeah..every role she wears another hackneyed wig...the period stuff is so tired. She has absolutely no originality...So I was just over at your site, choice...and someone made the comment that at that beach shoot that JJ had posted of kidman...at that shoot, kate hudsen and pen cruz were also there...so it was not a "kidman" photo op" but a "cast photo shoot"...but it only goes to support my claim that kidman is a "media monger"... a manipulating media monger...and JJ is a clear accomplance. As I pointed out a NK's JOurney, if hudson and cruz were also present...why did JJ simply originally only post pics of kidman... if in fact is is a "cast photo shoot?" Because, it's simple, it was a kidman arranged "PHOTO OP"....for kidman....and kidman alone. JJ knows who they play ball with...I mean after all, pen cruz is only headed to the big show on sunday, with a nom and is the odds on fav to get the fem supp award...and kidman is coming off another movie flop... of course they would flog paps pics of kidman and not cruz...well, if your JJ anyways....

music said...

There are definitely pics of the photoshoot with some of the other Nine cast members at Popsugar. And yes, it makes it very obvious that the JJ & GG items were NK approved.

http://www.popsugar.com/2834607

A440 said...

A woman who has proper manners stands up on two occasions: when approached by a woman who is elderly or by someone with a title.

SIR Paul qualifies.

Choice said...

A440
It's interesting you say that. I was thinking the same thing when I first saw the photo of Nic sitting there while Paul was standing. Very rude of her not to stand up and (bow). Just as well Paul was more interested in talking to a fellow musician?

Imahick said...

So...Sir Paul has a title, but NK is an Ice Queen. I think she trumps him.