Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Caption This Photo...


Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the Winter Olympics 2010

62 comments:

notachance said...

The (mis) Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

maclen said...

Ha! More like "Boris and Natasha"...

http://wickeddelicious.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/boris_natasha.jpg

...check out natasha's eyebrows! Clear signs of botox...

So, kidman is OUT...

http://www.laineygossip.com/Nicole_Kidman_Keith_Urban_at_Vancouver_Aquarium_for_Omega_event.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

Granny and the belugas

"It was a quick trip to Vancouver. After attending the ice dance competition on Monday night and witnessing Virtue & Moir’s historic win, Nicole Kidman took Keith Urban to the Vancouver Aquarium to hang out with the fish. Accompanied by six security, a three fleet motorcade, and their own photographer, Nicole attended a private Omega presentation before some lunch and then jetted out on a private plane. Literally 24 hours."

A trip to one skating event, the aquarium...and of course an Omega "presentation"...kidman's "mickey mouse" ambassadorship is about as substansive as the sham UN ambassadorship!
So the fansies at NKU are all a flutter over kidman being in "Pretend Wife" with adam sandler and jennifer annison. Seems sandler is quoted in interviews as confirming kidman's involvement...

http://www.nicolekidmanunited.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=12464

...and the fansies...of course... are positively confused over the rumors. One commentor even states...

" So she's going to be working with both Brad and Jennifer this year. It's nice that the friends that they had during their marriage still support both of them. Thanks for the info."

...to which other commentors reply...

"working with Brad.did i miss something?"

" I din't understand that too..."

...I'd say the fansies are very desperate as well to find kidman work! Well, kidman playing second banana in a sandler film? Wouldnt be at all surprised if that was what she was reduced to! Of course, as I've mentioned before, this is all just "conjecture and rumor"...not much official news on any of this. Ive been following the trials and tribulations of Danish Girl...last unsubstanciated news was director alfredson was out and hallstrom was in...and hallstrom is quoted in this article as saying...

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/serious+business+becoming+woman/2572626/story.html

"Hallstrom says that, if all goes well, shooting on The Danish Girl will begin in May in Europe..."

...yeah, that is this SPRING...and another commentor on the NKUser thread above also states...

"Manipede: "Manipede" star Todd Sherry will be filming "Pretend Wife" with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman in Hawaii in Spring 2010!
1 day ago from web"

...so basically, when it comes to kidman's career right now...it IS absolutley confusing!

maclen said...

...PS...

...just had a thought...Kidman possibly doing a comedic "cameo" in a sandler film? Well, what does that remind me of? Does that sound kind of like Ex cruise's comedic "cameo" in ben stiller's Tropic Thunder? Wonder if kidman will be wearing "prostetics" to attempt to hide her identity...as was the cruise case? Now that would be pathetic!

A440 said...

"Honey, look...it's Tom!"

Tara said...

caption: Nicole Kidman finally realizes what has happened to her life as she sits next to future ex husband #2.

A440 said...

Lainey says it was security. Other sites have them as PR flaks for Omega.

Laura said...

6 security???

And omg, A440, your caption is hilarious!

abc said...

"I STILL can't see my relevance, Babygirl"

maclen said...

...so...in another "E-O'-L-N-M's"

...So, as I mentioned the "trials and tribulations" of kidman's obviously dead career...just a recap that is the failure of Nine...according to Box Office Mojo...

...Nine is down to just 50 theaters...and this past weekend grossed $21k...and in the past 8 1/2 weeks has grossed a paltry $19.5mil domestic...at a budget of $80mil to make...(not including PR costs and expenses, of course)...and even with international grosses of $19,5mil added...only half of the cost recupped! And as I LOVE to point out how kidman and orb are in the regular habit of always underperforming...after the first lackluster weekend gross of $5.4mil of Nine, the extimates were that it MAY gross about $25mil domestically in the end! Yeah, so...NO...Now back to the latest rumors and speculations over at the fansie sites...seems a few devotees are not to "tickled" by the possibility of kidman doing a bit part in a sandler flick...

http://www.nicolekidmanunited.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=12464

"I doubt it's true and I do hope this project doesn't happend, at least to Nic's career.
Nic should invest in good dramas and this story doesn't sound anything special."


(...sorry, but unfortunately, kidman only invests in BAD DRAMAS...)

"Shooting of this will start in May. Doesn't Danish Girl shooting will start in may too?

(...Well, actually the word is "HOPEFULLY" shooting in may)

I highly doubt the truth of that. They once stated that in 2008 she´d shoot Washington with Lars von Trier and it never happened.
And anyways, this wouldn´t be a good decision."


(...yeah, but her problem is she is to be in many a film... she never is actually in...)

" So it seems itis really confirmed!
I can't believe in it...To bad to be true"


(...I certainly would believe this than Danish Girl ever getting made!)

"Nicole Kidman with Aniston and Sandler in one movie sounds like a really bad joke.
I hope it's only rumour."


(yes, and the joke would be on YOU!)

Well, if true, I wonder if any of the industry trades will mention it? My take, I reckon inept team kidman would very much like to keep this news very hush hush...either, as I mentioned earlier, they want to keep her "cameo" a big secret, ala ex-cruise in tropic thunder...or they just like to keep the obviously low billed role as lowkey as possible!

smorgas91 said...

Wow, her lips look funny...forgot her third lip at home.....?

Tara said...

How much did Kidman get to appear at the Olympics?

Why did they only go to one event?

Why did they need a caravan of cars and 3 security people and their own photographer?

How much energy was wasted for a 24 PR event? - Real green there Keith

maclen said...

So, Variety confirms it...

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118015805.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

Unique signs on to 'Just Go With It'
Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews recruited


...and just as I surmissed...

"Studio is in talks with Nicole Kidman for an uncredited role that insiders describe as similar in comedic scope to Tom Cruise's uncredited turn in "Tropic Thunder."

...kidman still trying to ride ex-cruise's coattails! Uncredited...and I wonder what "prostetic" kidman will wear for the role? Wouldnt be surprised if she wore a fat suit...she is simply that obvious...and extremely unimaginative! Hey, but filming for this starts next month...couldnt this role conflict with kidman's "starring" role in Danish Girl!? I've been surmissing for a couple of months...and my opinion is that it wont! Kidman's role in Nine was only about 10 minutes of screen time...I'd also wager this "cameo" will be even shorter! It's apparent...lalaland is weaning her off little by little...the less that is seen of kidman, the better!

maclen said...

...ps...

...so, the Variety article confirming kidman's role in the sandler pic has been posted at the fansie site...wonder how the disappointed commenters will take it? Should be mighty entertaining to keep up with their reaction to the clear decline of their mighty idol! (I'm alreadly hearing whispers that kidman is getting advice from paris hilton and the kardasians on how to get her own reality show on E!(smark) I'd also wager many wont be too thrilled by the ex-cruise comparison in the Variety piece! They positively plotz at the mention of ex-cruise!

maclen said...

...So in Late Night musings...

...Ha! A bit part in a sandler pic is ALL that kidman's new managing hack could come up with!? Jolie's manager? Jolie, who just wrapped the film Salt...a film that was an almost ex-cruise starrer...and who is now plastered all over Getty Images on location in Paris...

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=96871713&EditorialProduct=Entertainment
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=96692815&EditorialProduct=Entertainment

"FRA: Angelina Jolie On Location In Paris - February 25, 2010"

"FRA: Angelina Jolie On Location in Paris - February 24, 2010"

...(just had a thought...do you imagine it was kidman's new "managment"...ie: jolie's management...that convinced kidman to dye her hair to a darker brown...you know...JUST LIKE JOLIE?!)...already on location in paris for her next film...the Tourist, which again, coincidently, is another almost ex-cruise starrer! And, also in the news recently, kidman's "supposed" co-star gwyneth paltrow is currently filming a new film...

http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2010/02/18/12930876-wenn-story.html

Paltrow rep denies diva behaviour

"Paltrow has moved into a luxury building in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is filming the drama with co-stars Leighton Meester and Tim McGraw."

...and also just recently announced...

http://insidemovies.moviefone.com/2010/02/19/movie-casting-laurence-fishburne-contagion/

Movie Casting: Laurence Fishburne Up for 'Major Role' in Soderbergh's 'Contagion"

"Among the actors slated to appear in the film are Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and, most recently, Gwyneth Paltrow."

...And of course, paltrow is also in the soon to be released pic Ironman 2. So, what do you suppose would be the next film paltrow should do? Danish Girl with kidman...and no one else yet!...or Contagion, directed by Soderbergh and co-starring...Damon....
winslet...cottiliard?
Seems they are a few actress' who are not having as much problems getting roles as kidman!

maclen said...

Ok...so a new feature to my comments...

"Reactions on the Nets...on the careening career of kidman"...or just..."Reactions on the nets"


http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Nicole-Kidman-And-Dave-Matthew-Join-An-Adam-Sandler-Romantic-Comedy-17272.html

"Kidman's role is apparently the kind that the studio wants to keep secret, as Variety compares it to Tom Cruise's under-wraps role in Tropic Thunder, and Sony wouldn't confirm that it was happening. It's weird that Kidman's career is still being compared to Cruise's, nearly ten years after their divorce. WIll she be donning a fat suit in this one? Another fake nose? Or is it such a small cameo that there's no reason to care about it at all?"

http://www.cinematical.com/2010/02/26/casting-bites-kidman-goes-sandler-and-hall-pass-goes-80s-sitco/

"She may have taken gigs like Bewitched, but did you ever imagine that Nicole Kidman would pop up in an Adam Sandler film? She'll appear in Just Go For It, which was previously titled The Pretend Wife when Jennifer Aniston signed on last December. The film will focus on Sandler, who convinces Aniston to grab her kids and play his "soon-to-be-divorced wife" and family so that he may win the heart of his dream girl. (What a smart plan.) But no, he's not pining for Kidman. Her under-wraps role is said to be a cameo. Instead, Sports Illustrated cover girl Brooklyn Decker will be the it girl. Doesn't this sound awesome? (In case you didn't catch it, there's a lot of sarcasm in that last sentence.)"

http://thefilmstage.com/2010/02/26/nicole-kidman-just-goes-for-it-with-sandler-and-aniston/

"Kidman’s role is under wraps but is rumored to be only a cameo. This is perhaps a wise move, considering Kidman’s last comedy was Bewitched, which was another box office bust in a long line of financially unsuccessful films for Kidman."

http://www.filmshaft.com/nicole-kidman-to-cameo-in-adam-sandlers-latest/

"Tom Cruise was ace in Tropic Thunder as Les Grossman. Now it looks like ex-wife Nicole Kidman wants in on the comedy cameo action. Adam Sandler’s latest film, Just Go With It, starts shooting next month in Los Angeles, and news via Variety is, Kidman is in discussions to make a cameo. There’s a major problem with this tantalising news…she’s not funny. At all. Remember Bewitched?..."God only knows why Adam Sandler and his director Dennis Dugan think this is a great idea!"..." So what’s the chance of Kidman’s involvement paying off? Plus, won’t the subsequent publicity generate ridiculous hype? Plus…she’s NOT funny! Whether this comes off or not…Kidman might get cold feet, you know, because she’s not funny. Stick to the dramatic roles and frigid characters, that’s my advice. You’ll win more Oscars and other awards that way. Although it would be funny if she cameoed as Tom Cruise."

maclen said...

...ps...

...yeah, this "recent development" is the clear indication that kidman days as a A-list film headliner is over. She was fortunate that last gasp...and sure to bomb if ever released, Rabbit Hole was in long enough development at fox searchlight before they dropped it...that kidman was able to complete it. But this "cameo" role is surely a sign that the Danish Girl is dead. And I would say it also means the end of Blossom films...considering kidman's first self produced film, In the Cut was 7 years ago...her next self produced film will probably take just a long to simply get any financial backing. So, as a disappointed fansie over at NKU pointed out, she is still reportedly only in "talks" to be in the film...what are the odds it'll fall throught? I'd say their even...I would even dare say the reaction on the nets I highlighted in my previous comment... and even reaction on her fansie site may even have an effect of whether she actually does it. But then again, kidman has a long history of making bad...and even the wrong decisions.

A440 said...

Um, something just occurred to me.

As much as I dislike the woman -- and I've made that clear on this site -- she really is in a no-win situation with this new movie.

If she takes a cameo role, her career is tanking. If she takes on a lead part, she's reneging on her promise to put family first.

Yeah, I know she asked for it -- talking out of both sides of her mouth -- but it sounds like we're just piling on, with this one.

I'd rather take her to task for her myriad flaws and BS, not for simply being a working actor who accepted a smaller part.

Everyone's career must slow down at some point, even La Kidman's. It's the nature of the beast.

mikki said...

maclen, for how many years after the divorce did she continue to link her name to Tom Cruise? And now she may possibly take on a cameo role similar to his role in Tropic Thunder which of course the media will take every opportunity to point out. What do you do when your trying to restart your career? Maybe go back to what worked in the past? Because so far nothing else is working for her.

Choice said...

Colin Farrell did an uncredited part in 'Crazy Heart'. I'm not sure if his star status had fallen, but I wonder if it is a new trend with actors?

I'm willing to bet this is a strategy by her new agent to slowly re-introduce Third Lip to the movie going public. Put her in uncredited roles, give her a chance to try to impress people bla bla bla. Notice I say 'try to'.

http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/

maclen said...

mikki said...
"maclen, for how many years after the divorce did she continue to link her name to Tom Cruise? And now she may possibly take on a cameo role similar to his role in Tropic Thunder which of course the media will take every opportunity to point out."

Yes, mikki, it's been 9 years since ex-cruise dumped her...and she was still flogging the marriage just last Nov. for the Nine promo. And quite obvious now looking in hindsight...her ridiculous 'dancing monkey" duet with the orb was the beginning of the "get loose...and let it all hang out" campaign...no doubt drawn up by new managment hack...so next she is gonna "ape" ex-cruise and do a very very predictable and blatant "outrageous" cameo in a sandler flick. As kidman herself admitted last Nov...she owes her career to the hook up with ex-cruise...and she will continue to pick those old decaying bones with the minute detail of an archeological excavation! For clearly, she IS looking for comparison to ex-cruise's cameo...and of course that question will be part of the promo when it is released...if she ends up doing it! I would wager it is a huge issue when many on her fansie site think it is a mistake, and they are not discussing it very much now!

Tara said...

Should be an interesting week for Kidman- will she be in Oz or at the Oscars?

With the buzz growing louder that Katie is preggers will that spur Kidman to follow suit?

Love the Cindy Adams blurb. I do wonder if she spent time at the tables this weekend when she and Keith were in the non gravity plane in vegas? Could you imagine being next to her at a table? I wonder if she indulges in her cocktails in front of her recovering husband? Oh of course she does- she doesn't care about his recovery.

maclen said...

Yeah, when I read that "katie holmes getting ready for another baby" rumor on lainey this morning...I of course recalled the kidman photo op at the fertility clinic...if it does turn out to be true holmes is getting ready to have another kid...that explains kidman's photo op.
I noticed this story last night...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/depp-and-paradis-in-hallstrom-film-about-simone-de-beauvoir-1914368.html

Depp and Paradis in Hallstrom film about Simone de Beauvoir

...I of course wondered about hallstrom and danish girl...will it happen?

And just now... saw this...

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/03/nicole_kidman_wedding_doctor.html

...Nicole Kidman Is Attached to a Female Hitch

"Nicole Kidman is the new Will Smith! Wait, that doesn’t sound right … and yet she’s attached herself to The Wedding Doctor, a project that sounds just like a female Hitch. Vulture has learned that Kidman would play a relationship analyst who advises couples on their interpersonal dynamics before they marry. But after she meets her latest clients, the doc decides she'd actually be a better match for the groom-to-be, triggering a showdown with his fiancĂ©e."

...Of course, first reaction is..."What? An actual "starring" role for kidman in a studio film? But then you read this part...

"But this time, it’s not a regular Hollywood studio taking a risk with her … at least, not yet; it’s Relativity Media, the large independent motion-picture production and investment company that over the last few years has chipped in billions of dollars to help fund Sony and Universal's film slates, and has lately moved into making its own movies and having Lionsgate distribute (e.g., Brothers). Relativity plans to shop its Kidman film to Hollywood studios, who may choose to distribute Wedding Doctor in exchange for a slice of its grosses."

(grosses...what grosses?) And so again, what about Danish Girl? So her indie Rabbit hole is still in post-pro for the past 7 months and still has no distributor...Indie Danish Girl is still yet to launch...she'll do a "cameo" in a sandler flick...and now possibly this "indie" will be shopped around? Kidman truly has hit the bottom! Kidman couldnt "sell" wigs to the bald...or white make up to circus clowns! So she's gonna "sell" a comedy flick to hollywood? Oh yes, a comedy is the new meme for kidman and no doubt new management hack... so recall ex-cruise has been in works to make the comedy "Hardy Boys" with ben stiller...so of course kidman wants to also do comedy!

mikki said...

If she were going to the oscars she would have announced it by now, don't you think? That seems to be her pattern.

That Zero Gravity flight seems to confirm that shes not pregnant at the moment. But its an odd thing to be doing if she were really getting fertility treatments and trying to get pregnant.

Yes, if Tom announces another child is on the way, she will get out her frozen embros and have them immediately implanted in the sorragate!

maclen said...

...ps...

...so, of course, surely the just announced "uncredited cameo" in the sandler flick means that Danish Girl is...DOA...I'm betting, just as it would be likely that kidman's new managment hack has a "relationship" with perez hilton to warrent a "positive" post on kidman and orb...her new manager must certainly have an "insider" over at sandler's movie team to wrangle up the cameo. And just as clear, this new story of Relativity shopping a "kidman comedy" in the will smith vein...(surprising there isnt some will smith-ex-cruise connection of some kind...oh wait!)...means that every one of kidman's previous back lot of potential kidman films are just as dead as her career! I mean, Bachelor Party has gone to jennifer garner...that film with naomi watts has no doubt dropped out of known existance...the indy-esque actioner, The eighth Wonder...is more assurdly a...No Wonder...nothing on the dusty springfied bio pic! Kidman is basically starting at the very bottom...right where she began...pre-ex-cruise...and unfortunately, she already hitched herself to a once upon a time rising country warbler...who is also on the decline...and isnt in the position to get her in any lalaland doors! Even having a "pr baby" hasnt helped! So, COMEDY is the way back? It may have been for ex-cruise...see, he made his bones on comedy...way back in the mid eighties where it began for him with Risky Business...kidman made Bewitched and StepfordWives...boy, bummer!

mikki said...

Accurate and entertaining maclen. I'm guessing that if Rabbit Hole can't get off the ground, she won't risk any of her own money on Danish Girl. The rest sounds like her new management blowing smoke. We'll see if anything comes of it.

maclen said...

Yes, mikki, kidman is in the cellar, careerwise...was checking out some initial reaction...opinion on this rumored shilled "kidman komedy" treatment on the nets...

http://www.flix66.com/2010/03/02/nicole-kidman-making-an-appointment-with-the-wedding-doctor/

Nicole Kidman making an appointment with The Wedding Doctor

"This is being described as HITCH for women, but judging by the synopsis, I think most of the film is going to focus on the “fight” between Kidman’s doctor and the soon to be bride. That would make this a three-movie-star film and I’m not sure who they’re going to get to star opposite Kidman in this kind of role. I don’t want to be mean, but Kidman isn’t a spring chicken anymore and so the couple will have to be at least as old as her."

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Nicole-Kidman-Steals-A-Move-From-Will-Smith-Makes-Her-Own-Hitch-17327.html

Nicole Kidman Steals A Move From Will Smith, Makes Her Own Hitch

"The film in question is The Wedding Doctor, in which Kidman plays a relationship expert who analyzes couples before they get married. Of course, she meets one pair of clients and falls for the groom-to-be, "triggering a showdown with his fiancee." With the bad taste of Bride Wars still in my mouth, I fully expect this to be another one of those movies in which grown women act like petulant children for the sake of laughs. And this time they'll be bringing an actual Oscar winner down with them.
But then again, Kidman needs to prove that someone, anyone will pay to see her in the movies again if she wants to keep making any projects at all, and this is better than an attempt to try to make Australia 2 or something."

http://www.empiremovies.com/2010/03/02/nicole-kidman-is-the-wedding-doctor/

Nicole Kidman is The Wedding Doctor

"Nicole Kidman has become irrelevant. There was a time just a few short years ago when a Nicole Kidman movie was something to look forward to. Not on the scale of a big event-type movie, but her presence in a movie usually meant at least an Oscar mention. Movies like Moulin Rouge, The Others and The Hours, for which she earned a Best Actress trophy. But, a couple of mis-steps later, including movies like The Stepford Wives and Bewitched, proved that Kidman couldn’t break through the barrier of being an art house favourite to appealing to a mass audience. picture... I guess it shouldn’t come a surprise that the height of her popularity came just after her much-publicized split from Tom Cruise.
But on the big screen, what has she done for us lately? The Invasion didn’t invade theaters. The Golden Compass lacked sparkle. Australia, which reunited her with Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, failed to connect with audiences. And neither did last year’s Nine. All this leads to the question, how does she still land starring roles when it is obvious she is no longer a box office draw?
All of which leads to the news Vulture is reporting, that Kidman will star in The Wedding Doctor. In the movie, Kidman will play “a relationship analyst who advises couples on their interpersonal dynamics before they marry. But after she meets her latest clients, the doc decides she’d actually be a better match for the groom-to-be, triggering a showdown with his fiancee.” Seriously? Is this what she’s has resigned herself to doing?
I guess we’re not going to be seeing Kidman accepting another Oscar anytime in the near future…"

..yeah, clearly one thing lalaland will not be anticipating very highly is a "kidman komedy"...and a long in the tooth romcom with kidman...when people are already getting fed up with the aniston romcoms...id wager if this dreck ever made it film it would be so tired and cliched as to be utterly groan inducing!

hoosierlady said...

I think I may have had a breakthrough!

The large bags. . . .and the botox, we may have had it all wrong.

It may be that she doesn't use botox and wigs, she goes to the salons with these large bags each time, you've noticed, surely.

I'm thinking, she is using alternate heads! How could we be so blind. She simply uses a different head for each performance. She has a grateful head, happy head, sad head, indifferent head, loving head, (used only for KU and TC) it has special indentions for head butting, just the right spot for the optimum photo op.

I thought she just enjoyed taking bags as big as boats everywhere, but now, it all falls into place.

Only the truly rich can afford interchangeable heads. Can you? I'm sure they will be available in upscale department store in our area soon.

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"I'm thinking, she is using alternate heads! How could we be so blind. She simply uses a different head for each performance. She has a grateful head, happy head, sad head, indifferent head, loving head, (used only for KU and TC) it has special indentions for head butting, just the right spot for the optimum photo op."

Ha! Hilarious take, hoosier...although I'd take she more or less only has interchangable parts...you know...nose's...eyebrows...definately interchangable lips...not unlike an actual "Mrs. Potato Head" and of course the orb is Mr. Potate Head! Would certainly explain the lack of personalities!
Also hilarious, the fansies over at NKU are in an uproar that this new romcom being shilled by Relativity is being described as being due to kidman's films tendency to be flops and therefore no studio will back her! You can see the frustration and the exasperation as kidman's career runs down the drain! Hilarious!

maclen said...

So, the hits keep coming...just now from Variety.com...NOT good news for kidman!...

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118016027.html?categoryId=13&cs=1

Fox heads to 'Monte Carlo'

"Fox 2000 is finally booking its long-planned trip to Monaco.
Disney Channel star Selena Gomez is set to play one of the three lead roles in Tom Bezucha's young femme comedy "Monte Carlo," while a possible deal is in the works for "Gossip Girl's" Leighton Meester.
Nicole Kidman is producing with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. Kidman may also play a supporting role."..."Originally, Kidman was attached to star, but the updated script -- co-written by Bezucha and April Blair -- has put a younger spin on the story, with two of the characters in college and one just out of high school. Gomez would play the youngest of the three.
Every studio is seeking out younger femme film properties after the boffo success of a string of female-driven films, led by the "Twilight" franchise."

..oh yeah..."Kidman may also play a supporting role."...believe me, "producer" kidman will NOT be anywhere near this production! That's why it got the greenlight from Fox...kidman will not star! You know it's bad when kidman can't even star in her own flick...kidman is officially an "old hasbeen!"

maclen said...

...ps...

...also noticed this story yesterday...

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/03/sony-classics-to-distribute-woody-allens-you-will-meet-a-tall-dark-stranger/

Sony Classics to Distribute Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

"Briefly: I just talked about this film yesterday, when Marion Cotillard was announced as a member of the cast for Woody Allen’s upcoming film to be shot in Paris later this year. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is the film Allen shot in 2009, and has been planned for release in various markets this September. Now Sony Pictures Classics has bought the film for US distribution, and will release it this fall."

...you will of course recall that the "untitled woody allen" flick from 2009, which is now You "Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" was announced to also star kidman...for about 5 minutes! Then it "turns" out kidman dropped out because it supposedly "conflicted" with kidman's Rabbit Hole! Well, now a year later...woody's flick is set for a september release and it's now been picked up by Sony for domestic release in the fall...while kidman's Rabbit Hole STILL languishes in post pro...and courtesy of my fav dellusionists...Rabbit Hole has ONLY JUST NOW hired a new film scorer...

http://moviescoremagazine.com/2010/03/korzeniowski-to-score-rabbit-hole/

Korzeniowski to score ‘Rabbit Hole’

"Polish composer Abel Korzenowski, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his acclaimed score for A Single Man, has a new project on his schedule: Rabbit Hole."

Now regading woody's next untitled flick...now starring kidman's Nine costar cotiliard...What?! the woodman DIDNT offer kidman the role? WHAT A SURPRISE!

...so...original "starrer" Bachelor Party has gone to jennifer garner...Monte Carlo has gone to selena gomez...the passed over woody flick is now set for release...while Rabbit Hole just barely gets aother film scorer after ONLY 8 months of post pro! And now, Relativity Media is reduced to passing around the hat to film studios for distribution on a "possible" kidman komedy! HA! Can anyone else just hear all those "gears a-screetching" to an instant halt on kidman's already dead career opportunities?!

abc said...

URBAN FORGETS TO THANK BABY GIRL WIFE.

In a rare departure from form, whilst responding to his two ACM noms, Keith Urban forgets to thank, let alone mention, the woman he credits for helping him discover he actually has breath; i.e. 'life' ... though only she has the 'heartbeat of the family' apparently, or so she oft insists; (that all 'mothers' do) ... wonder if her heart skipped a beat with that omission. Be interesting to see his thank-you speech should he win one.

If mrs urban does indeed have a very happening intimate relationship with mr urban, then she truly is a lucky lady and the smile on her face is understandable.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=568081867562&ref=nf

smorgas91 said...

abc, why do you keep calling nk baby girl? The birthdate she's going by actually makes her a few months older than ku. She sure can look years older than him in quite a few pictures. She actually looks like a genuine mutton now in most of her pictures; mutton, as in, younger outfit, really aged face and body, the kind that makes you fall on your a-- when they turn around...!

SkepticRN said...

Smorgas91

ABC calls her baby girl because KEITH calls her that in every freakin acceptance speech for an award. Believe us when we say, we would love for him to STOP!

mikki said...

UM, is the Tabloid Hound current? The Kidman's haven't been in the tabloids/magazines since mid January? Wow, its not from lack of trying. No interest I guess.

Urban Myths said...

The Tabloid Hound has been temporarily discontinued... we'll let you know when there is a new installment.

mikki said...

Thanks UM. Hope you'll pick up where you left off.

maclen said...

So, tommorrow is the Oscars...Ive seen a few lists of presenters...and it seems kidman will not be presenting...presumably! Of course at this point wont be surprised at all if kidman arranged some kind of "uncredited" appearence...you know...to make a "splash" what with the whole surprise of it and all! Yeah, like kidman being at the Oscars would be a HUGE surprise! Recall, kidman is on record as stating if she is NOT at the Oscars...she will be celebrating with her mom...it being her birthday...and as she stated...she just LOVES her mommy! So I'm wondering, will kidman fly out to OZ or have mummy flown in? I'm willing to wager if kidman is not presenting at the oscars...or even appearing at the telecast...she WILL be attending some of the after-Oscars parties. Ive read she may be at the Elton John benefit party...basically, after the lousy news of late...what with losing out on 2 films to younger celebs...having Relativity Media trying to hawk her own comedy to the studios...and only being able to get an "uncredited" cameo" in a sandler flick...kidman is in need of contacts...and leads for film roles...and what better place than lalaland's biggest prom night of them all...where they'll be the biggest assembly of studio heads...producers and directors! She most certainly hopes to pick up a few measily crumbs...you know, a walk on cameo on aniston's next film, or even a film formally written for ex-cruise...where they would just "rewrite" it just for her! Yeah, good luck with that one!

mikki said...

maclen, I agree. If she were going to OZ for mom's birthday party there would be the usual photo ops of her at the airport since I believe she said that her mom's birthday was the same day as the oscars. With the time change, she would be gone by now.

If shes not a presenter, its doubtful she'll attend the actual oscars as just a seat filler. But the after parties are something she can't miss out on with, as you say, every studio head, producer and director in attendance. She will at least have the opportunity to ask them why their no longer taking her calls!

maclen said...

mikki said...
"maclen, I agree. If she were going to OZ for mom's birthday party there would be the usual photo ops of her at the airport since I believe she said that her mom's birthday was the same day as the oscars."

Yes, mikki, as I commented back when that came out in that hack friedman's article, if today kidman is snapped at any of the after parties...and not snapped celebrating with her mom on her b-day...then it would appear kidman loves the Oscars more than her own mum! And again, that is her own quote...“It’s my mom’s 70th birthday, so we may be with her. We love mom!” Actually, on a re-read, notice she says, MAY BE with her mom on her 70th b-day! Typical kidman flakiness...she MAY spend time with her mother on her b-day...she MAY retire from movies...she MAY take some time off for her kid...but none of that has occured I noticed! My take, I'm willing to wager she cares more about attending after parties to try and rustle up film roles than to be with her mom on her b-day! Well, we'll see...

mikki said...

maclen, the mom's birthday story is just to cover for not securing a spot as a presenter. If she goes to the after parties, I hope she has better luck mingling than last year when it was only the Murdochs and designers who paid any attention to her. She might want to leave her country boy husband at home. Hes a constant reminder that shes given up the Hollywood glamour for the simple live. She should show up with her new manager, who is probably better connected than she is right now.

hoosierlady said...

http://www.showbizspy.com/article/201076/nicole-kidman-snubs-gwyneth-paltrow.html

maclen said...

Ha! Well, mikki, here's kidman's new mouthpiece, friedman with the story...

http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/2010/03/07/oscarcast-no-nicole-maybe-barbra/

Oscarcast: No Nicole, Maybe Barbra

"Who we won’t see: Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winner is in Australia with husband Keith Urban and daughter Sunday Rose. Last night was Nicole’s mom’s 70th birthday, and they had a big celebration."

Well, friedman got the tip...and on Oscar night...he gets another one? Wonder what is what?

maclen said...

...ps...

...so, now the fansies have the photos...

http://www.nicolekidmanunited.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=12487

...kidman's photo op timing is impecible...the same day as the Oscars...photo opportunity for the paps and fansies in OZ...could it be she has absolutely no leads for roles in lalaland at the moment?

maclen said...

Ha! just noticed kidman old fling, lenny kravitz at the oscars...seems kravitz had a small roll in Precious...perhaps kidman fled the country rather than be in the same room with 6 month old flame kravitz! You know the one she probably claims she was engaged to...after only a few months together. Probably too embarrassed to be in the vicinity...I seem to recall reading somewhere that a few months after their summer fling in 2003, kravitz claimed that he had gotten engaged...but not to kidman...but to some brazilian popstar! So that leaves kidman with the 2 time deadbeat dad steve bing as the mystery engagement...what a shabby move...

mikki said...

maclen, actually Kidman was flashing an engagement ring at the media early on in the relationship with Kravitz. (Same thing she did with Keith). She was looking to land a husband but Lenny wasn't going for it. No way was she going to reel in Bing. Keith was on the hook before he knew what hit him.

Looks like you and I were wrong about the after parties. What do you think kept her away this year when she needs it most??

maclen said...

So in a quick "E-o'-L-N-M's"...

...well, it was rather refreshing and delightful to watch an Oscars without having to worry that I'd be put off my dinner at the sight of kidman! So, just to review...the hack friedman got the word first, no doubt inept team kidman's new leak source...of kidman being in OZ...then, as abc first mentioned here...resident paparatz commenter over at the NKUsers fansie site, kicufan then posted the photos on the fansie site...even before JJ or GG! All so kidman would have a convenient excuse as to why she is NOT at the Oscars...for mummys birthday...all set up originally, recall, at the hack friedman's page...and then coming full circle...he is first to confirm it! Kidman is out of film roles, and obviously couldnt get a splashy presenter spot...so she is out of lalaland...and I'd wager, not just physically...but also very much literally!

Choice said...

Anyone else notice how enjoyable the Oscars were this year? Some presenter was missing, that's why:
http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2010/03/nicole-no-show-at-oscars.html

maclen said...

mikki said...
"Looks like you and I were wrong about the after parties. What do you think kept her away this year when she needs it most??"

Yeah, mikki, it seems even kidman, as narcisisstic and as attention starved as they come, proves at some point you must face reality...and that reality is...her career is over! What could have kept her away? Probably a combo of a few things...earlier not being able to get flashy enough category to present at the Oscars...or maybe not even being able to get a spot! Recall, she just recently got dumped from her own film, Monte Carlo, for selena Gomez...and if you noticed, a few more presenters this year went to the new "teen gen"...lautner and stewart from Twilight appeared...miley cyrus presented...kidman just doesnt have the pull anymore! Perhaps the fact that ex-fling kravitz was also at the oscars also scared her away. SO hopefully, even for someone as desperate and dense as kidman will just realize she is through and simply give up and retire already.

maclen said...

And yes, hoosier, that paltrow story is intersting...funny how, just as paltrow is in Nashville, suddenly Nashville is not a big story for kidman! She hasnt been gushing over her folksy simple country living lately! Makes me wonder if Danish Girl is truly over...

Choice said...
"Anyone else notice how enjoyable the Oscars were this year?"

Yeah, choice, I mentioned that earlier. Kidman's usual inept and awkward presence or occasional shots makes the Oscars a lot unbearable to endure! This one was at least bearable!

mikki said...

maclen, I could see her skipping the oscars because she couldn't secure a spot as a presenter. Maybe even because Kravitz was there although I doubt that was the reason. But with every big wig in Hollywood at the after parties, how could she pass that up? She needs to get back into the Hollywood circle and this was at least a shot at that. Well, she missed the big night but she sure wanted it known why - photo ops and all!

Shes won't retire. She'll just turn into one of those celebrities who is famous for being famous.

A440 said...

perhaps kidman fled the country rather than be in the same room with 6 month old flame kravitz!

Very well could be...but I was thinking more in terms of Tom's ex-lover being up for an Oscar. For the same film for which Nicky was virtually ignored.

Wonder if KUNK will manage to hie themselves to Oz in August for Marienne's birthday.

Somehow I think not.

Laura said...

If Nicole retires, don't you think Keith will feel the pressure to retire, too? I hope she lands a spot in a movie, somewhere! But then again, she is box-office poison..

mikki said...

If Keith retired she would have no publicity at all!

Choice said...

Remember: Nicole will not go quietly. She has her UNICEF Ambassador stuff to ensure her face remains in the media. Don't be surprised if she turns this Ambassador 'role' into a movie one day ie. a story about an actress who does charity work for the love of it, nothing else. Yeah, that's the reason she does it.

maclen said...

I think there's alot to be said that kidman skipped the Oscar's for the very viable reason that it's a new strategy by "inept team management" to give the public a break from her constant presence in the public eye. For obviously, there is an overt plan to attempt to "rejuvinate" her image...(dancing monkey bit etc)..and clearly if you simply look back the past few years, and in fact, just the past few months to PR for Nine in November, it has just been one PR travesty after the other! The testimony in DC in which she threw hollywoods denegration of women under the bus...and then canceled hosting the post testimony Q&A for the press...her cancellation of the trip to Kenya due to "illness...the bursting implants at the CMA's...which actually got written up as a "bloated lips" fiasco, (which I found totally confusing, her lips were not that different from her usual terrible lip job)...the mediocre reviews of not just the film Nine, but of her insubstantial role in it! And not to mention the calls for her to retire after the failure of Australia the previous year...there must come a time...when even her own inept team will come to a point when even trying to get her another film or role, or just planning out the pitiful photo ops...will become so utterly useless and no longer worth the effort. How long will her new management last when there is just no interest in a hasbeen failure who can't make drama...profitible...or comedy...funny...or action...exciting? The only option for a couple like kidman and orb is reality tv.

mikki said...

maclen, she IS over exposed. She promoted Nine as if she had the leading role. And the photo ops just keep on coming. But if shes been advised to tone it down why the photo op of her arrival in OZ on the same day as the Oscars? Seems more likely that she didn't go because she wasn't a part of the show.

Shes had to use those pitiful photo ops and her personal life to keep her visible. Even her fans are nervous about her career wondering about the odd roles her name has been attached to and hoping Rabbit Hole and Danish Girl will bring her back to the top. Shes becoming more well known now as Mrs. Urban than as a moviestar. That is after all, all the public sees.

joy said...

"""Shes becoming more well known now as Mrs. Urban than as a moviestar"""


Hey, becoming more well known as Mrs. Urban is not shabby at all. As a matter of fact it's a pretty great & awesome thing for her to be known as. Also to be known as Sunday, Isabella & Conner's mom is awesome too. Moviestars come & go, fame comes & goes, money comes & goes but the part she "plays" in her husband & her children's lives will be forever. I personally hope she does let the stardom thing go, she's done it, she's been there, yes she has plenty years & plenty movie roles left in her but this time with her family is so precious & won't come again. She had this marriage this child a little later in life & she needs to slow down, let a lot of other stuff go for a while & just enjoy being Keith's wife & Sunday, Isabella & Conner's mom while she can. Nobody knows what tomorrow holds & we all need to appreciate every moment with the people we love. Wishing Nicole, Keith, their children & their loved ones the very best not of things but of moments with each other that they will treasure.

mikki said...

Joy, I don't think she would agree with you. If someone calls her Mrs. Urban, she corrects them. She does not like to be called that. And I think if her family were her priority she would not have hired a new publicist and a new manager to try to get her career going again, do you?

maclen said...

Yeah, mikki, the Oz photo ops are classic inept team kidman, planned and pre-arranged... and I continue to call them that...because obviously the one hand has no idea what the other is doing! I have no problem believing that newly enlisted "inept management kidman" would advise her to lay low, only to have "inept team kidman" call out their papparatz teams. Just as it was clearly obvious a few years ago with the former Oz mouthpiece DENYING kidman was pregnant...only to then confirm it only a week later! Obviously the Oz mouthpiece was out of the "PR Baby" campaign loop. So last year kidman was trying to get her dreary weepy indies off the ground...now this year she wants to be aniston...a "komedic kameo" in the sandler pic...Relativity Media trying to shill a "RomCo" with kidman. No one at "team kidman travesties" has any idea what they are trying to do.

abc said...

Yes, Joy, Nicole is in a wonderful position; the best she has been in her entire life and it is a culmination of everything that brought her to this point … and now, a basket brimful of all the goodies that life can give … she couldn’t want for a better husband and family … she can definitely be in the top ten of luckiest people on the planet. She has the runs on the board and if she quit the ‘work/job’ now she would then actually end up with more mystique and in fact an overall OK ‘legacy’ to the world of entertainment: not everyone hates all her movies (and the discussion of ‘commercial’ success is really a non-starter esp when used for just one entertainer and not the industry as a whole) … she could get away with being forgiven for some of the agreed (in general) bad choices she made such as Invasion and Bewitched in particular, calling it her “taking risks”, which tendency stood her in good stead thus far. But I select these 2 films because of her seeming decision to ‘take a risk’ again with a film in the romcom genre (not her forte), The Wedding Doctor. Now, Nicole has said she is (either retiring) or cutting back, and would need “enormous belief” in a film to give up her “flesh and blood life” for that other “life going on”. Which makes me wonder: over and above her happy homelife, what to Nicole is so enormously important or valid (or whatever) about a person eyeing up someone else’s lover? (if what I’ve heard of the synopsis of TWD is correct). Or lying about a spouse (The Pretend Wife). What’s the point of doing those?? I can see the challenge in The Danish Girl, and it will be like in The Hours, where make-up and wardrobe will transform her to being totally unrecognisable, which will be the ‘wow’, if any.
It also gives her a chance of course to be all over Europe again, where she is very revered/celebrated … and be doing the same as the Brange (naturally, given the same Management team for both) …

I am sure there are many who also, like you Joy, wish she would give up the “stardom” thing as you call it, including I am sure her family, but at the end of the day, she is making the choice(s) over and above every one else. Maybe she gets bored easily and her husband and child don’t fulfil her enough. That would be sad. If that is the case, then just be honest about it.

joy said...

Well, her "JOB" is acting & nobody likes to lose their job. She may feel like her best role is still out there for her to do & there's nothing wrong with that. She may feel like she can still be a winner in show business & I'm sure she can. Remember this is all she's done since dropping out of high school. This is all she knows. This has been her constant all these years when nothing or no one else has been. She's pretty much turned her life over to other people to manage. I'm pretty sure it would be hard for her to say good bye to something thinking she left while she was down & out of it. Maybe she just wants to prove she can get back up to the top again. Personally I'd enjoy my husband & my children but hey it's her call. I believe she said once she would have to always "act" because it was like breathing to her (not exact words). She said it wasn't for the money but for the part of her that needs this stimulation,(again not exact words).
Look I don't try to judge her or Keith because I don't walk in their shoes. I don't have the talent or the desire to do what they do each & every day. I prefer my privacy & I wouldn't give that up. They have. Yes they've gotten a very priviledged life because of it but they've also given up something that a lot of us treasure. They thrive on audiences approval & have for years. Once that is gone I can imagine there is a very empty space in all artists lives. It has to be a fine line of living as normally as possible but doing that while all the world is watching. We make mistakes & fall on our faces but hopefully only a few people know when it happens. When they do it is broadcast all over. That has got to be wearing on the nerves. It's got to be a constant balancing act. You have to keep your face before the public for your work but you also WANT to have your privacy & intimacy with your family. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes for sure. I won't be rich but I also won't be put before millions to be stared at & talked about. I wish them the best because it has to be a very turbulent life.

hoosierlady said...

They thrive on audiences approval & have for years.

We make mistakes & fall on our faces but hopefully only a few people know when it happens. When they do it is broadcast all over.

You have to keep your face before the public for your work but you also WANT to have your privacy & intimacy with your family.

This is where I disagree.

If they wanted privacy they wouldn't prearrange the photo ops. She would check and double check the mirrors for makeup flaws and lighting mishaps. Hire people that know how to keep their mouth shut, etc.

Watch this cycle. . . it's playing out again. She had a complete mess after the Nine pr, Omega campaign, so she is once again on what I would call hiatus, until the dust settles, and then she will be back, all ready to be re-introduced to the 'scene'. She will be misunderstood, misquoted, mishandled, Miss Whatever It Is This Time, but the cycle will repeat until she blows it again and we go running off to wherever to lick our wounds, rinse and repeat.

Lest We Forget.