Monday, October 19, 2009

Mrs. Urban Goes to Washington

On Wednesday, October 21st, Nicole Mary Kidman Cruise Urban will be testifying in front of Congress about violence against women. She is also slated to host a reception later in the day on behalf of the UN.

Our question of the day:

How will Nicole spend most of her time preparing for this special event?

1. Her speech

2. Her wardrobe to wear on the Hill

3. A quick visit to the lip fairy and Dr. Botox

25 comments:

maclen said...

Ah, yes...another "appearence" before the bright lights...to "testify" on violence against woman...in front of the cameras...well granted, C-span cameras, but really at this point she'll settle for any she can find! And again, she is to "testifiy" on the subject of violence against woman? On what authority will she speak? Will she spectacularly testify that she was a "victim of violence" herself? For I would like to know on what experience she will speak to? Will it be on the experiences of that ONE trip to kosovo she made exactly 3 years ago now...or that other trip she made to...oh wait...there aint any other trip to any other downtrodden country. Her last...and only trip was back in Oct of 2006! Now she is to "testify" and later will "host" a reception on behalf of the UN? I'd just like to know what business she has in NY that she would bother to actually show up in person...and not simply "video-conference" it into the hall! Perhaps she is desperate to rustle up a co-star to her dreary indie flick... or more than likely, this was to be the front end of film promo of "Nine"...it's just really too bad it ended up being pushed back to late Dec! So in the past 3 years...she hosted a UN banquet in oz...she's sent in a video feed to the UN...she turned up to the UN to "turn" in an online petition campaign she latched her name onto for simple PR during her "Austalia" premiere in NY ...she emailed a photo to be used on an online UN campaign no doubt taken by her assistant on her iphone...Next kidman will host a "hollywood party" co-chaired by Vanity Fair for the "help kidman win another oscar award"...on behalf of the UN!

Sonora_Melody said...

"maclen said... I'd just like to know what business she has in NY that she would bother to actually show up in person...and not simply "video-conference" it into the hall!"

Ha ha ha... as always Maclen is totally headed in the wrong direction! Better do some fact-checking where the House of Representatives sub-committee holds hearings. It ain't in NY!

maclen said...

...ps...

...lets once again go back to that beginning...

Ha! wait... but first this article I just found researching the press conference announcing kidman's "appointment"...it's hilarious!

http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/nicole-kidman-becomes-un-goodwill-ambassador/

Nicole Kidman Becomes UN Goodwill Ambassador--No Joke!

"Nicole Kidman has a new role - working to advance women's rights around the globe as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. The Oscar-winning actress will work with the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM, on critical gender concerns such as ending violence against women.
Some years ago everyone wanted to have a pot bellied pig for a pet. Today, in Hollywood at least, everyone wants to be a United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador.It appears that one of the qualifications for this position is that you must, 1. Be female; 2. Be a beautiful female; 3. Be a famous and wealthy actress, and; 4. Be willing to take all your clothes off and be seen totally naked by millions of people around the world.

Thus we have had Angelina Jolie and, as of yesterday, Nicole Kidman chosen for the honor.

Kidman, of course, has stripped to full-frontal hood in such films as "Birthday Girl," "Eyes Wide Shut" and, most recently, "Cold Mountain."
This experience, of course, has given her exemplary credibility on "Women's issues" and "gender concerns" around the world, particularly in Muslim countries and in most Third World countries, which are notoriously conservative and prurient when it comes to public exhibition of female flesh.
Personally, I do not quite see how running around naked on movie screens around the world and playing a starring role as a tabloid sex symbol helps Nicole in being taken seriously as she presents her concerns over "violence against women."

...excellent...way better than I could have put it! Now here's the part I just wanted to hightlight...again...

http://huwu.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=17303&Cr=goodwill&Cr1=ambassador

Actress Nicole Kidman becomes Goodwill Ambassador for UN women’s agency

"26 January 2006 – Award-winning screen actress Nicole Kidman was today named as a Goodwill Ambassador to for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), which she pledged to support through travels to devastated countries where its projects are carried out...The Academy Award-winning actress said she plans to travel with UNIFEM’s Executive Director this year to find out more about the organization’s work and to meet with women, hear their stories and understand first-hand the issues they face...“The countries that we’re considering possible visits to include Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Afghanistan and Cambodia, and that’s just a beginning,” Ms. Kidman told a packed news conference at UN Headquarters."

So, do you remember that old description..."Limousine Liberals?"
Well, kidman is a "Limousine Ambassador"...she had quite lofty goals when she was at the photo op press conference...but the reality of her "works" is basically...taking her limo to the UN press conference...taking her limo from the movie set to the UN banquet...taking her limo from the The View talk show while shilling her film, back to the Un to drop off the signatures...now she'll take her limo from NY to DC to Testify and then take her limo to the UN reception. Clearly, the limo is so much more confortable and cushy than a dried up old bomb ravaged field...or a war torn town where the unfortunates she claims to speak for...those unfortunate woman the victim of all that violence...and clearly of which kidman has absolutely ZERO and absolutely NO knowledge of!

A440 said...

Sonora posted:

"maclen said... I'd just like to know what business she has in NY that she would bother to actually show up in person...and not simply "video-conference" it into the hall!"

Ha ha ha... as always Maclen is totally headed in the wrong direction! Better do some fact-checking where the House of Representatives sub-committee holds hearings. It ain't in NY!


True, true. But the UN is, sport. Here's the part you decided to misinterpret/ignore/rush past:

Now she is to "testify" and later will "host" a reception on behalf of the UN? I'd just like to know what business she has in NY that she would bother to actually show up in person...

Looks like you owe maclen an apology.

maclen said...

A440 said..
"Looks like you owe maclen an apology."

Ha! Thanks for the back up 440! Here's another one for these "johnny come latelys." In my second comment from last night... which was not posted until this morning...there was this "clarification" on the "Limousine Ambassador...

Maclen said...
"...taking her limo from the The View talk show while shilling her film, back to the Un to drop off the signatures...now she'll take her limo from NY to DC to Testify and then take her limo to the UN reception."

..like I said..."one step ahead!" HA!!

maclen said...

..ps..

...which is why, of course, you'll never hear the fansies over at NKU or monkeyland ever...ever...acknowledge kidman's exploitating of the UN in the guise of self promotion, half-assed sitting in her air conditioned Limo...or ever question why she never ventures out to those unfortunates she claimed once upon a time she would as she herself claimed, "to support through travels to devastated countries where its projects are carried out..." Again, she's only given the effort of riding from "The View" to the UN...from DC to NY...a video feed from cali to the UN. Her charity depends on where her next movie set or the business of her dead career is! And of course it is no surprise at all that the Monkeylanders have totally disregarded the orb's cd "Defying Gravity"...as it is a complete flop! The monkeys always..."see no evil...hear no evil..."

dontlikethepez said...

You know, if certain people crawled any further up NK's butt they wouldn't be able to breathe, it's pathetic really. Not once have they EVER admitted that anything being said on this blog was true or even a possibility which tells me they are in complete denial (and a card carrying ass-kisser)!
Of course its pretty obvious this is a rather easy way for her to get her name in the headlines once more. Sadly enough, I'm so sick of hers and KU's PR crap that even I am skipping over it and not reading it anymore. Losing interest quickly and I never thought that would happen.

Sonora_Melody said...

A440: looks like it's a case of the blind leading the blind. UM made up that bit about "later will host a reception on behalf of the UN" and you and Maclen picked that up as "fact". Ha! The joke is on you!

Show me the links to any UN, Unifem or Congressman Delahunt's press releases that stated there will be a reception afterwards! btw.. before you make up anymore nonsense, let me tell you I'm from Congressman Rohrabacher's district. He sits on the subcommittee that will conduct the hearing. I have read his newsletter as well and there is NO mention of a reception afterwards.

maclen said...

...ps...

...this one goes out to A440!

re·cep·tion
1 : the act or action or an instance of receiving: as a : receipt - the reception and distribution of funds

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS126267+20-Oct-2009+PRN20091020

Linda Smith (U.S. Congress 1994-98) Speaks at Congressional Hearing on International Violence Against Women

"Hearing also features Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and Ambassador Verveer"

"A media availability will be hosted by Delahunt and Kidman in Room 2200 of the
Rayburn House Office Building where members of the media can ask questions to
hearing panel speakers."

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS151306+19-Oct-2009+PRN20091019

Women Thrive Applauds Hearing on Violence Against Women Globally

"Immediately following the hearing, Sharma will share the stage with
Subcommittee Chair Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Nicole Kidman and NGO leaders
who have been working on the issue at a press conference in Room 2200 of the
Rayburn House Office Building."

So, kidman will "host" a "post" hearing "media availiablity?"...a "press conference?"... where they will "recieve" the press...dare someone even describe this as a "reception?" So many ways to say very similar things, huh? Any way you say it, kidman will get her PR and photo ops... eh? Too bad it turns out her flick doesnt come out till the end of Dec..instead of next month...but looking at all the "Nine" promo that's getting triggered right now for a flick that was originally to come out in the next month...I'll bet by the time it does come out, it'll be a distant memory...

maclen said...

...pps..

...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/19/nicole-kidman-to-testify_n_326047.html

Nicole Kidman To Testify Before Congress

"Following her testimony, she'll meet with reporters and subcommittee chair Delahunt, a former prosecutor who developed the nation's first unit dedicated to domestic violence and sexual assault cases."

...and once again I call kidman out on all this half-assed..."banquets"..."press conferences"..."media availablity" BS as the epitome of a "limousine Ambassador"...to quote the article I posted last night...

"Kidman, of course, has stripped to full-frontal hood in such films as "Birthday Girl," "Eyes Wide Shut" and, most recently, "Cold Mountain."
This experience, of course, has given her exemplary credibility on "Women's issues" and "gender concerns" around the world, particularly in Muslim countries and in most Third World countries, which are notoriously conservative and prurient when it comes to public exhibition of female flesh."


Before she attempts to describe the struggles of battered woman, she should probably actually meet one! She doesnt have authority to speak for battered woman simply because she played one in a movie! And she wont find any at a "banquet"...or a "press conference"..or even a "reception!"

Sonora_Melody said...

"maclen said... Ha! Thanks for the back up 440!"

Ha ha ha! The clueless backing up another clueless one! How gullible that you just take UM's made-up "reception" as fact. I'm not surprised though, as you consistently confuse lies/fiction with reality!


As always, you have just proven that you don't do any fact-checks! If you did, you would have found out this is not a UN event, but a hearing planned and scheduled by the House of Representatives subcommittee on foreign affairs. They extended the invitations to all the panelists/speakers, including Nicole. Furthermore, the event planned for after the hearing is NOT A RECEPTION, but a press conference hosted by subcommittee chairman Congressman Delahunt and Nicole for members of the press to ask questions of the panelists/speakers at the hearing.

Contrary to what Maclen and the haters on this blog want to have people believe, Nicole does not need the “PR” from this hearing, but the various groups working on this issue needed her to bring attention to their cause. This is what a Congress watcher has to say and I totally agree: “"So why would the committee invite a celebrity to testify? Let's face it. More people have heard of Nicole Kidman than Mallika Dutt. Kidman's star power will inevitably make more reporters, including the celebrity rags, take notice to the hearing and more people will be interested in reading about it. This is strategic thinking by the committee chair to increase interest in the hearing and possibly increase pressure to take action on the problem." ~ http://www.congressmatters.com/story/2009/10/18/1749/-Considered-Forthwith:-House-Foreign-Affairs-Committee

Not sure why Maclen and company would think Kidman will be in NY. Could it be they are fixated about NY because Brad Paisley has a concert there on the same day and there are still PLENTY of seats available. Hmm… can’t even sell out the arena with those bargain ticket prices!

Tara said...

isn't Kidman an expert witness to violence having been at the scene when her bodyguard beat up the photographers?

maclen said...

...ppps...

...and speaking of kidman not able to get her boney ass off her air-conditioned "limo" as she travels the "banquet" to the "press conference" circuit... here is this recent news... this is how it's done!

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/jolie-and-pitt-visit-orphans-in-jordan_1119645

JOLIE AND PITT VISIT ORPHANS IN JORDAN

"ANGELINA JOLIE and BRAD PITT were special guests of the Queen of Jordan this month (Oct09) when they paid a visit to orphans in the Middle East.
The actress, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), has been travelling across the war torn and poverty-stricken region since September (09) and she was joined by Pitt as she continued her tour with a stop in Jordan."..."The couple made a trip to the SOS Children's Village in Amman on 1 October (09) after accepting an invitation from American-born Queen Noor, who serves as the Honorary Chairman of the charity.
It was Jolie's second time in the village after previously promising to pay for the running costs of one family's home during a 2003 visit to Jordan. And Jolie was delighted to see how well the village was being run.
She says, "The SOS model of providing care for children without parental care is one of the best, as they are still in a family setting within their own country.
"We hope more people learn about their programmes and give them support."
Jolie has also met with Somali refugees in Kenya, while Pitt accompanied her to meet with Iraqi refugees in Syria in recent weeks."

Yes, meeting...and touching...and speaking, face to face, gives true empathy for the cause you choose to endorse. Kidman would just as soon not meet...or touch..or even god forbid speak to the unfortunates, face to face, she claims to speak for in the grand conference rooms and air conditoned plushy halls of the UN! Instead, she prefers the well lit...the finely staged settings...and the no doubt maximum amount of photographers to catch her "good side"...if such an angle even still exists!...for the best play on JJ or GG!

maclen said...

...update...

...here's a few more...

This one from oct 2nd...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/10/brad-pitt-and-angelina-jolie-visit-iraqi-refugees

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Visit Iraqi Refugees

"Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrived in Syrian capital city Damascus on Friday as part of a goodwill mission to visit Iraqi refugees there."

...and this one from Sept...

http://sify.com/movies/fullstory.php?id=14910055

Angelina Jolie saddened by Somali refugees' plight

"Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was overcome with emotion during a trip to a refugee settlement in Africa on Saturday."

...and etc...etc..

How anyone can laughibly take the "limo UN Queen" kidman and her "reception hopping" seriously is a total and utter ignoramous! People take "ambassador" kidman about as legit as they do "actor" kidman! In other words...with a huge laugh!

maclen said...

Tara said...
"isn't Kidman an expert witness to violence having been at the scene when her bodyguard beat up the photographers?"

Yes, that is true, Tara...but that is "bodyguard on pap" violence...but the UN doesnt have a campaign or "honorary position" for that! Not that it matters to the sycophantic fansies who could care less that kidman has zero experience with those unfortunate woman vicimized across the world she has never visited, or for that matter that she was the "commander" of the violence on that pap from her own bodyguard thug! Yeah, she can easily feign "concern" for violated women, but then command it on a male pap!

Imahick said...

Nicole Kidman has worked very hard for her UNIFEM cause. I believe she played bongos at a dinner, signed a petition in support of stopping violence against women (I find it kind of odd because I doubt there are many FOR violence against women) and now will testify about a topic she has absolutely no knowledge of. She's promised on several occasions to visit some of the most devastated areas of the world, in reference to women's causes, but has yet to do more than a brief stop in Kosovo in 2006.

Personally, I think her presence pretty much removes any credibility these hearings have. She needs to actually "DO" something other than talk about the topic or sign a petition, before I would consider her a reputable witness.

Sonora_Melody said...

Wow, so many "armchair critics" here! I'm sure you all have done a lot to help stop violence against women. NOT!

I think Kidman is doing exactly what UNIFEM expects of her. Creating awareness and getting the International Violence Against Women Act passed is high priority. Her appearance at the Congressional hearing is definitely a step in the right direction.

I had said this before and I'll say this again. If you don't think Kidman is doing enough, why not write UNIFEM and have her replaced. Better yet, why not offer UNIFEM your services! That's what I would do if I really think I can do better.

maclen said...

oh yeah, Imahick, you forgot that OZ banquet, where I believe she played the spoons for the gathered Unifem dignitaries! Yes I for one cant wait to read her "tesimony" at the hearings...I cant wait to hear her first hand knowledge of the plight of the countless woman around the world who are victims of violence...oh wait, yeah she has no first hand knowledge! Not like jolie, who has had at least 3 visits to the unfortunates around the world in the past 2 months...to kidman's ZERO visits to any unfortunates in the PAST 3 YEARS! How big a joke is kidman's presence at this hearing gonna be? As big as if Paris hilton...kim kardasian...or...hell, the "bubble boy and his moronic parents were there! But still, I cant wait to post and shred the "testimony" kidman is gonna give...no doubt inept team kidman will pile on the "statistics" and "studies" that they will kindly ask the UN to provide and have kidman spew out to the throngs! I cant wait for her generic..."we must save the woman of the world from their hardships" and "we must make gentle the life of this world" bit...all of which she has only "read" about..."It's in all the papers ya'll"...for she certainly wont know it from personal experience!

maclen said...

So, Casablanca weighs in on the "violence prone" anti violence hypocite kidman and her "DC follies" today...

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b149885_morning_piss_kidman_kiss_my_ironic_ass.html

Morning Piss: Kidman, Kiss My Ironic Ass

"You've heard about Nicole Kidman, the United Nations's fancy-ass Women's Goodwill Ambassador, testifying to congress about violence against women, right?

Uh, yeah, great point, Nic.

But who's gonna testify to congress on behalf of photographers and journalists who get beaten to a bloody pulp by celebrities' goon-guards? Not into that bit of charitable mouthing off, are ya? Obviously not, since you've never, ever spoken about how badly your bodyguard messed up that pap—despite butt-loads of requests from us to explain it."


...I especially like Casablanca's description of kidman as "fancy ass"...far more elegant than my "half assed"...but both quite pertinent and fitting! I hear next kidman will campaign against "botox use"..."lip injections" and "films that blow at the box office!"

maclen said...

Boy oh boy...this is my thread! So...lets take a look see at a few early quotes from kidman's "canned testimony" in Congress...

http://www.news8.net/news/stories/1009/670721.html

Nicole Kidman Addresses Congress on Violence Against Women

"This Pakistani woman was scarred for life by her husband...He threw acid on her," Kidman told the Congress. "In Afghanistan, this girl was attacked for going to school. And in the Congo, as many as 90 percent of the women in some villages have been raped."

(lets review that...Pakistan is one country kidman has NOT been to...Afganistan is a second country she has NOT been to...and...count it off with me everyone...the Congo is a third country she has not been to! Boy, like I said last night...Paris hilton, kim kardasian... etc... have as much qualifications as kidman does to read this bile at a congressional hearing!)

"It's estimated that a third of all women in the world will be abused in their lifetime. UN Goodwill Ambassador Kidman called the issue urgent."

...again, a fact kidman's inept team got from the UN! ooohh kidman calls the issue urgent!...stop the presses!)


"These champions need and deserve our support. Not with a box of band aids but with a comprehensive, well-funded approach that acknowledges that women's rights are human rights," Kidman said."

(oh boy, there is the "generic" pablum written by the writer's school dropout she has on staff... not even a band aid...nay...a whole box of band aids is gonna solve this problem...so says the "UN limo Ammbassador showing up to read a "script"...hilarious...kidman has never even met a Pakistani woman... let alone a woman who has been scarred with acid! Nor will she ever meet one..well not in the limo anyways!

maclen said...

..ps...

HA! a quick update urban mythbusters! kidman is sporting a huge ass wig for her appearence at the congress! Does the thought..."My little pony" come to mind!

http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs29/f/2008/047/2/4/MLP_Custom___Asher_by_marienoire.jpg

maclen said...

...pps...

...and apparently, kidman thought it "inappropiate" to botox up for this very very serious appearence...the lighting at the capital not as good as in lalaland! Look for next week for her forhead to be "shiney" and smooth as a "baby's behind" again...well she certainly is some kind of "behind!"

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=92088262&EditorialProduct=Entertainment

Imahick said...

Sonora, you don't know any of us. You have no idea what we do to aid the cause of women who have been victims of violence. Be careful who you criticize. I can guarantee that some of us know exactly of what we speak.

As far as NK's spell binding testimony, if you watch TV or read the newspaper, you know about some of the horrendous crimes against women being perpetrated all over the world. None of those examples are a result of first hand experice. NK has read the same articles and watched the same news programs that we have. To think that just because she is famous, that she is qualified to testify at any kind of formal hearing is ludicrous.

Sonora_Melody said...

Imahick: as always, "if the shoe fits..." :)

maclen said...

So, here is kidman's "I am completely natural" moment from todays hearing...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i3Gtsb_0hyDHkFZyL_gGGpdhvGoQD9BFR2400

Kidman: Hollywood probably contributes to violence

"Asked by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., if the movie industry has "played a bad role," Kidman said "probably," but quickly added that she herself doesn't.

"I can't be responsible for all of Hollywood but I can certainly be responsible for my own career," she said."

...probably kidman should rethink that comment, which I doubt of course she will, and recall she did a film called Dogville where her character gets gang raped and was led around by a dog collar! Then in the end she gets her mobster "daddy" to terminate the town from existance! Oh yeah, that doesnt contribute to any sort of violent notions at all! But then she did get the beat down on that pap, didnt she? So she is not so "rosey" or "untainted" by the stench of her own produced violence...literal...or in contribution to societies baser tendencies...going into her farce and mockery of "qualified" testimony!