Thursday, April 22, 2010

Behind the Scenes at the ACM's

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Amping My Style: Fans of Keith Urban were watching and wondering why the network was teasing Urban's imminent performance, only to be disappointed he wasn't on until very late in the show. Turns out, Urban's guitar amp went on the fritz, and he didn't want to play without it. Though he was scheduled to perform in the show's first half-hour, a number of attempted fixes failed, pushing his slot back at least twice. At one point, CBS-TV ran a few extra minutes of promos as they stretched to fill time. All that stalling almost cost labelmate Darius Rucker the bulk of his performance. Show directors told Rucker that Reba might have to say goodnight and show credits would roll over his music. To their credit, the powers that be shaved off precious seconds in a number of places so Rucker could get the full shot. And just in case you were wondering, the "fan" who was onstage circling Urban with a video camera was a plant. He is a professional photographer who was trying to look like a fan given the opportunity of a lifetime, to the point of constantly getting between Urban and the production cameras.

A photo on the carpet... who is hiding in the bushes? Oh, just Kidman's assistant/purse holder... haha

62 comments:

maclen said...

So, orb's "brattish" and "prima donna" behaviour, no doubt learned from kidman, at the ACMs almost bumped rucker's time on the show? Wonder how the ACM commitee NOW feel about that "International" award they gave to the cletus? I'd bet rucker has far more respect and standing with the country crowd than the orb. And no doubt that "fan" photographer... the "plant"... is kidman's "on the payroll" pap, who is now only supplying the fansie addicts with their photo ops. You know, like the on set photos of kidman filming her cameo on the sandler flick...that are NOT found anywhere else on the nets but her fansie site? When you consider it, that is some bind to be in...feeling your failure was due to over exposure...so you clamp down on photo ops...but then your entire career is built on "promoting" your product...there'll be nothing there. Not that it really matters in kidman's case, once she comes out to promote the sandler/aniston flick...she instantly dooms the pic to bad reviews and box office failure. Now it seems orb is practicing the "kidman formula" for terrible PR 101!

maclen said...

...ps...

...I know it's been said before, but truly, that pic of kidman, with the hack "purse holder" hiding in the bushes...kidman really does look like one lousy tranny... that overly remanufacured face...those very manly legs...which just hit me... reminds me alot of Tim Curry in Rocky Horror picture story! Contrast and compare...

http://img.listal.com/image/81856/400full.jpg

..I tell you, the legs are a perfect match!

abc said...

speaking of 'plants' ... i watched a video where keith "gives" away his guitar to someone in the audience and it looked to me like it was "staged" as he insistently pointed to a guy to 'receive' it after which that person (who looked like a bouncer) walked away quickly from the spot. if it were a fan (audience member), he would have stayed at his seat for the rest of the performance. I may be wrong, of course, but it wouldn't surprise me. this pair "work" too hard at being "nice" which makes me suspicious. (As Nicole famously said: "what's the point of doing something good if no-one sees it")

I think what was wrong with this ACM dress of NK's, is that it is too short ... it looks like it shrunk on her. she looks really great with dresses on her knee and should stick to that; esp at her age now ... the "legs" on show were undoubtedly to gain attention; her typical upstaging behaviour.

Tara said...

I read how he planned the entire performance in rehearsal with that special surprise in it (the handing the camera to the fan) now it was all fake. Also anyone who was around for the 2005 tour knows Keith often would bring a camera out on stage and film the audience.
As for the amp thing- tsk tsk tsk Mr. Diva pants. He got redressed in the bankers suit and went back out to sit with Kidman so I don't think there were several attempts to get him to play. Why not borrow an amp from someone? He knew he had to play Kidman spent a lot of time in the audience learning the words from her cue cards- damn it she needed to perform. I was checking in with various chats during the evening and most said that fans were calling CBS and complaining and that the ACM folks issued a statement that said Keith would play in the last hour its too bad he could have been organic borrowed an amp and not almost cost Darius his time on air.

Laura said...

First of all, I doubt the guitar give away was "staged." I read a review of one of his concerts from a fan who Keith chose to give his guitar to, (he's done it more than once.) Also, how does this story make him a prima donna? He needs the amp in order to play guitar with the song. I don't think he meant to cause any trouble by waiting for it to be fixed. Some of you skeptics over think things.

abc said...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/04/23/nicole-kidman-just-goes-with-it-in-hawaii/#comments


finally some pics on JJ of NK on the set of "go with it" ... she looks a right mess ... bird's nest hair, bag of a dress, and bee-stung lips pumped up yet again! but she looks thrilled to be on a movie set ... ANY movie set ... desperado that she has become ...


very quiet over at NKU ... last time anyone commented on anything (in private) was the 19th ... never has there been a day gone by without SOME comment ... all quiet ... well, what is there to say, really; other than: "shame"

'tres embarrasmont'

maclen said...

abc said...
"finally some pics on JJ of NK on the set of "go with it" ... she looks a right mess ... bird's nest hair, bag of a dress, and bee-stung lips pumped up yet again! but she looks thrilled to be on a movie set ... ANY movie set ... desperado that she has become ..."

So, seems JJ has finally found another source for photo ops...and I agree, "she looks a right mess" which says this is not an inept team kidman "pre arranged photo op." And yeah, not surprised at all about those shut in addicts at the fansie site..."shame and embarrassement" has got the tongues of the addicts. Most probably, they got the "inside word" that kidman's career is truly going nowhere...so let the bailing out by the "ship of fools" commence! ...Or more than likely...walking the plank!

Laura said...

Woah, woah, woah. Wait a minute. I was just reading an article off of GQ that named the top "whipped" husbands, and Keith Urban was at number 14. This is what it says:

"14. Keith Urban

First he supposedly signed a prenup agreement that pays him $600,000 for each year he’s together with his Oscar-winning bride, Nicole Kidman—and not a dime should he fall off the wagon, which he’s inclined to do. He entered rehab four months after their 2006 wedding. Maybe that’s why he told an interviewer, 'I don’t want to be away from my wife for more than two weeks—I prefer it to be even less.'"

Uh, I did not know about the prenup. Urban Myths makes a little more sense to me, now.

mikki said...

Yes abc, the pictures on the set are making the rounds, JJ, GG, Lainey... Thought this was a top secret shoot?? NK obviously wants the world to know shes back in the movie business!

As for her dress at the ACM's. First it was backless, then it was the push-up breasts. Guess it was time for the legs. Looked more like a costume than a dress. Not her style at all.

maclen said...

...ps...

...so, to qoute the beatles..."Let me tell you how it will be...(taxman!)... as JJ found another source for their photo ops...and...after about of week of the fansie site and inept team kidman trying in vain to keep kidman's "photo ops" under wraps...the floodgates are now open on kidman and her "super secret and career changing ' cameo. Here is how the entire "kidman campaign' is gonna play out in the lalaland PR game. Even lainey is apparently playing along...

http://www.laineygossip.com/Nicole_Kidman_in_Hawaii_with_Jennifer_Aniston_and_Adam_Sandler_shooting_Just_Go_With_It_23apr10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

Granny Freeze joins Jennifer Aniston

"It’s an interesting career move for Nicole Kidman. She changed representation last year. She hasn’t been successful at the box office. She’s at a tricky age for Hollywood. And so now it’s an Adam Sandler romantic comedy as a high profile supporting cameo...
And while it would be easy to bitchslap her on the humble serving, at the same time I have to give her some respect for agreeing to the career shift. People need to see her in a different light. She is a skilled actor. She has a lot of talent. When her features are mobile, she is one of the best. And if she can win them over in a silly crowd pleaser, why not? There’s also no pressure on HER. Everything is up to Aniston and Sandler. Also... anything is better than Birth."

But, the problem with no "PRESSURE" on her, is she'll also get no CREDIT. As I contended on kidman's small role in Nine...it was so insignificant, even if it was a hit...as was clearly shown pen cruz and cotillard got all the props on that film. Now I clearly see another "romcom" with aniston will be another tiresome dud. The same recyled schtick...the toilet humor...the stale "boy wants girl, hires other girl to make 1st girl jealous, but then falls for other girl"...and in between you got a gaggle of "procedurally challenged" cases making pointless cameos...and I'm looking at kidman and montag! I can see it all, "kidman breaks out of her rut"...kidman takes risk, not playing it safe"...up until the film comes out and royally flops! Ive seen it all before! ie: Nine...Australia...golden compass...the invasion...bewitched...the stepford wives...and etc...

smorgas91 said...

She looks like someone from another era...she looks early 80's With her in Sandler's film, what is a light comedy, will probably be weighed down by her -- a space cadet. Small sampling of comments here already mentions the duck lips, may just be one of her detractors, like in Australia, to bring down the film again. The expressions in her oddly normalized face reminds me of those of D. Hannah (anyone remember her?) -- having that distinct self-awareness of prettier than you and reality defined by the effects she causes to her surroundings. So knowing. (this may also be the reason why her films are boring. she doesn't link to reality and we're forced to continuously see reality through her...forget the storyline...remember the invasion? ) She obviously doesn't find J. Aniston a threat!

hoosierlady said...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/04/24/jennifer-aniston-and-nicole-kidman-dance-around-together-on-set-of-new-movie-115875-22208180/


The re-invention seems to be bonding with her gal pals.

I waited for this?

No wonder I dozed.

mikki said...

All part of the game hoosierlady. Wasn't she BFF's with the cast of Nine. And what happened to her close relationship with Hugh Jackman? Oh yeah, it lasted as long as the Australia premieres.

For a cameo appearance that was supose to be top secret there sure are a lot of pictures out there. Even news that NK's part is Sandlers ex-wife in the film. NK sure wants it known that she finally has a film role!!

maclen said...

I have no doubt that kidman wanted to keep this role under wraps. The fact that she clamped down on the phoney photo ops for about a month, and then subsequently had public posting on the NKUsers shut down just after this cameo was announced, clearly points to it. And then add to the fact that the initial photos of kidman on set were not plastered online and only posted on the newly private posting on the fansie site, "for members eyes only" also would support that. So why is there NOW a glut of photos of kidman on set pics littering the nets? I would wager, since this is a "sandler flick"...these photos are a "sandler production." Although kidman may be in major 'image rehabilitation"...sandler, after the montag on set pics... and sandler's own filming with aniston having made the round on the nets...kidman was not going to be allowed to keep her role under wraps. Sandler, be as it may, doesnt have a box office poison tag dogging him, and his films do well at the box offce for what they are. So, kidmans "cameo" IS gonna be platered all over the nets...and so there goes any "surprise" factor...although if the only surprise is to be that kidman is doing a "comedic" role...that is hardly a "career saving" role. She will of course... fail.

maclen said...

And...in this "E-o'-L-N-M's"

...I just noticed that while kidman is in Hawaii doing her career saving comedic cameo...the orb is in cali at some festival...

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=91608971&EditorialProduct=Entertainment

...boy I sure hope they dont spend...what is it down to now...3 days apart? Sure wouldnt want this "match made in heaven" to disolve out of...sheer disinterest... on any sides part!

...and now onto something I could have sworn I posted late the night before...but seemed to not make it onto comments...Hmmmm...I had noticed that The Rabbit Hole, it seems, did not make it onto the Cannes festival roster...

http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/cannes-completes-competitive-slate-16597

Cannes Completes Competitive Slate

...also interesting, that the "once" almost kidman starring valerie plame biopic, "Fair Game" is to debut at cannes...as is the woodman's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"...both passed on due to "scheduling conflicts" by kidman. So now Rabbit Hole, coming up on 9 months since filming ended, it would appear continues to languish in PostPro, missing an opportunity to be viewed at the highest profile film festival. I do seem to recall when the film was in postdevel last year...the film which had been dropped by fox searchlight for funding and distribution, got funded by a few no name agencies for the express purpose of getting the film placed on the "cannes marketplace" for possible distributors. But yes, as the fansies are no doubt hoping, perhaps it's got a chance with some other film festival! And with paltrow dumping of the Danish Girl, that film is so clearly dead. But it seems kidman has a few "other" lures in the water...I noticed the NKUsers, before they all huddled into their dark caves...were of course bandying about a few other possible films in development. There was of course, the just in the news Monte carlo, that seems to have gotten life again, because...kidman is NOT to star in it! And then there was a chance kidman would have a bit part in it... until Variety settled that she was in fact NOT to be in it at all. Which of course had some fansies jumping for joy! There was a blurb of how kidman is still trying to get the dusty springfield bio pic off the ground...something called "little bee"...and of course the list of "possible" films listed at IMDB. So again, if Rabbit HOle fails to make it past "released to dvd" I'm pretty sure these "studio backed-less" kidman shingle Blossom films will never get another film off the ground.

smorgas91 said...

Always thought a great portion of her acting chops was based on her ability to jiggle (T&A, smiles) and amuse impressionable girls & men willing to ogle and be amused. Old guys were interested, did notice quite a few in theater for Birthday girl! Now middle-aged and that portion gone, she has yet to identify an acting niche that works for her that could transition to fine acting. This is excruciatingly difficult for her given most of her time is apparently consumed to recapturing her looks of two decades ago. Per Maclean, she vying of Dusty Springfield bio pic, I don't think she has the intellect or talent to make that role interesting, it'll just be reduced to a variation of Australia performance, nicole sitting down, nicole looking angry, nicole and her lips, nicole acting angry...all on a middle-aged oldie...ugh, forget a storyline or interactions with other character roles since she doesn't worry about them. In spite of her track record as an actress and global concenses on her limited acting caliber, it never ceases to amaze me her overly inflated assessment of herself. Her small cameo role in a Sandler flick is about where her exposure should be limited to....

abc said...

'April 23, 2010

'Kidman is Urban's muse'


'In a recent interview with the (Palm Springs) Desert Sun, the Australian bred Country singer suggested that his wife of nearly five years was his source of inspiration.'



"The way she approaches life I find just beautifully inspiring, and that in turn has inspired my art," said Keith Urban. "I write at home, and oftentimes she's there."



'Urban, who married Oscar winning actress, Nicole Kidman in June of 2006, says that his muse was there for the inception for many of the songs from his fifth studio album, 'Defying Gravity.' '



"...she knows a lot of these songs from the very first inception, just in terms of guitar riffs," he said. "I love that she's a part of that journey."



'Although Urban has been thinking about his next album, he probably will not be going into the studio until early next year.'


Inspiration drying up? Or approach to life changing?

A440 said...

If he's not going to record until next year, then his demos and all his sessions with his co-writers will be a year old. That's gonna be interesting, for a man who thrives on immediacy, who likes to keep a continuum going.

Well, if he ever wanted to slow down, this is the way to do it. I just wonder whose choice it is: his or Queenie's?

jasfro said...

What you've got there isn't a recent interview. He's going into the studio this year, after the summer tour is done.

http://www.theboot.com/2009/11/03/keith-urban-thank-you/

* Posted Nov 3rd 2009 2:20PM by Marianne Horne

As his latest album, 'Defying Gravity,' continues to unfold one chart-topper after another, Keith Urban reflects on the emotional effect his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, had on him while he was working at home on the record -- from the first exploratory guitar parts to the finished product in the studio.

"The way she approaches life, I find just beautifully inspiring -- and that in turn has inspired my art," Keith tells St. Louis Today. "I write at home, and often times, she's there. She knows a lot of these songs from the very first inception, just in terms of guitar riffs. I love that she's a part of that journey."

Keith's love for Nicole also affected him while he was in the studio recording 'Thank You,' his tender ode of gratitude to his wife.

"We recorded it quickly," he notes. "I think the important thing with that song was to not belabor it too long. Capturing those things in their real form is the most important thing, not worrying about all the other stuff. It's hard to talk about that stuff ... it's not meant to be talked about. It's meant to be played, and people take from it what they want. But it's something I wanted to be able to do for my wife, too. She's been an incredible strength for me ... in the last couple of years, particularly so."

Keith says he's always working on new guitar riffs and new songs at home, but confesses he's not exactly in a hurry to get another record out any time soon.

"I've heard a few songs that have been written by other people that are unrecorded, and I'm thinking about those," he says. "Sometimes it takes that, too -- I hear other songs I love, and they inspire me. I don't know when I'm gonna be in the studio, probably not 'til early next year. At the same time, we've got hopefully another couple singles on this album."

Keith just celebrated another No. 1 single with 'Only You Can Love Me This Way,' from his latest album.

smorgas91 said...

"Defy Gravity" and she was there...this guy tells the truth...and dumb...really, doesn't take much to figure out why that phrase would come up while watching her....

Laura said...

Wait, what?

maclen said...

Yes, kidman WAS definately the inspiration for Defying Sales. Which is the reason it couldnt even make it to the minimum 1 mil sales I had predicted it should sell...(FYI, it has sold only 800k.) If you hadnt of noticed last year...kidman was a presence, even if it was a couple of token appearences...and I clearly documented the entire "sham" of orbs delaration that kidman would be a huge presence on his canadian tour. It is with no surprise at all as orb gears up for his summer tour...as I had mentioned in an earlier thread...back on march 21....

"It is no "coincidence" that when kidman is in clear "image rejuvination mode" her "official" fansie site and her "offical" photo op pusher would all go "black." Ånd if you would also notice, the review I posted earlier of orb's recent Houston gig, there is also an "noticable' omission... no mention of kidman. The next question is, will kidman also be a "no show" at the orbs restart of live touring?

...and if you noticed, orb just made an appearence at the Stagecoach Festival and reviews and news mentions of his appearence...here are just a few...

http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978197294

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/04/stagecoach-2010-keith-urban-and-the-art-of-discretion.html

http://soundcheck.freedomblogging.com/2010/04/25/stagecoach-2010-keith-urban-handily-conquers-the-empire-polo-field-sugarland-delights-too/25809/

...one thing, again, missing is ANY mention of kidman whatsovever. Recall how last year...through out the US into the Canadian tour...it was either "orb gives shoutout to wifey kidman on stage" or "where is kidman?"... or this "This next song is dedicated to my Baby Girl!" Now, there is nothing about kidman. Seems now even show reviewers are all no longer mentioning kidman...because clearly...orb has dropped the losing tactic of making his music all about her.

smorgas91 said...

On my comment at 6:37 pm, why don't you google gravity and aging...then think about all the gravity defying (or anit-aging) efforts she's done to her face(we see the face but heaven knows what else she does to herself....) A tongue in cheek interpretation of what could be the real reason for his CD title

As a not particularly bright guy this one, and he says he's in love with her, then I doubt he would be crafty enough to make fun of himself this way...yeah, whatever.

maclen said...

So, since kidman is now in Hawaii...on movie studio Columbia's tab, and kidman is no doubt obligated and mandated to put out her rather lame photo ops. So what is the latest? Kidman out hiking with little sunry straped to her back in a papoose! I guess this is to "show" she is just like the everyone else...hiking it out in great outdoors...next she'll be at a rivers end panning for gold! The other hot story is, "what does everyone think of her bright orange wig" that she's sporting in the film? Of course, being banned from orb's PR for his upcoming summer tour...all she is left with is the phoney photo ops...which do not...and never have helped her one iota. But then I'm sure the fansie addicts are content with that dreck...rather than have to face the dismal reality of her failed career. So...what is her next "project?" The way things have played out since the flop of "Australia"...kidman no doubt will scrap up another bit part...or I mean..."cameo"...I mean, part time work IS work, after all. And I'm sorta fortelling of a bit role in the next sequel to "Hangover" or perhaps a walk on role on Courtney cox's tv show Cougar Town...since she has become sooo friendly with newly BFF aniston!

dontlikethepez said...

Ok..check the math, the "article" said his wife of almost 5 years...well in my world, June 2006 until June 2010 is 4 years!! Is he that big of an idiot or is this more of the fab PR work that is being done for them both! If she is his inspiration, that would explain the decline in sales among other things.

Tara said...

I think the PR hacks are recycling.

and I again want to say I think he is pretty bright and damn smart.
He toiled around country music for
over a decade slowly building a stellar reputation in his profession.
But he wanted to be famous and while he was getting a bit here and there dating a supermodel, getting a movie deal it was nothing compared to hooking up with one of the most famous actresses at the time. Within a few weeks of the motorcycle ride in July 2005, he was profiled in People etc. Everyone knows who he is. I think they have a pretty good deal. In public he adores her and she pretends to be a mother and wife. She got humanized. He got his fame and avoided a very ugly scandal in the fall of 06 because she chose not to end the marriage. I would kiss her ass too although he does go on and on.

Laura said...

Do you guys honestly think that he named his album that because of the work Nicole has had done or are you joking? Because if you're serious, that has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You obviously don't have any more evidence that he doesn't love her so you are using something as stupid as that..? You guys sure do have a wild imagination. I'm not trying to be mean, but really?!

Why would he write the song "Thank You" or talk about her all the time or PRAISE her if he didn't love her? He has nothing to prove! He doesn't "have" to prove ANYTHING to us. It's his life. He's not trying to prove anything.

I just don't understand the hate towards this couple. Like I've said before, I'm not even a fan of Nicole, in fact, I think she's a diva. I think they're an odd couple, but I don't see ANYTHING about them that tells me they don't love each other. I bet they'll last, actually.

Please someone give me some full on evidence that proves their love isn't real. Because this site seems like a joke, from what I see.

Laura said...

...Oh! And not to mention his phone calls to Nicole off stage during the encores on his Escape Together World Tour, or the fact that his peers say how much happier he is with her, or "My Heart Is Open" or "If Ever I Could Love" or the many other things he does for her behind closed doors. Who knows if Nicole loves him, but he definitely loves her. It's evident in the things he does for her. He was already rich before her, he doesn't need her money. She doesn't even make any anymore probably with her weird ass movies..

smorgas91 said...

"Do you guys honestly think that he named his album that because of the work Nicole has had done or are you joking? Because if you're serious, that has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard." No one's written what's professed in this quote. Furthermore, it was admitted that it was written in "tongue-in-cheek." It's my understanding that this is a blog site, and sharing our opinions and facts as interpreted by the contributor with or without the the source links where the data/information was obtained is allowed. And it seems to me it's up to the reader whether or not to choose to believe or accept them. I wasn't aware we're held to the technical accuracy as understood by one blogger.

mikki said...

Geez Laura, why so serious? You believe the fairytale. Others don't. Its as simple as that.

Maybe you would enjoy a fan site where others agree with you. Just sayin....

jasfro said...

Tara, honey, what are you talking about? By the time he got the Sexiest Man People coverage in 2005 he already had a string of hits, opening his own shows, and got the Best Male Vocalist award. What you just said to justify this site is the same urban myths (no pun intended) we've heard for years. People mag is about celebrity and if Celeb A dates Celeb B they'll want to report it. That's how they stay in business. It's not from the human interest stories they stick in the back.

Does it hurt that bad the same year Keith found his place in country music that he also found who he should be with?

You guys change your story every week as to why this marriage is fake, or why they are bad parents, or why Keith's career is in the toilet even though he's at the top of his game because you guys really don't care what you look like to the outside world. If it's gone this far you must have very imaginative stories about Nicole and her career. You're in your little cocoon and as long as you keep telling yourself they don't love each other everything will be okay.

maclen said...

Ha! Anyone who proclaims that the orb is "at the top of his game" is not worth bothering wasting the time "counterdicting"... (heard that word said in the film "The Music Man" by the bumbling mayor...thought it was aptly appropriate for this subject!) The reality is mikki, fansie's hate it when anyone pops their little fantasy "myopia"... in that they are unable to see beyond their little bubble of fluffy adulation...and are therefore truly unable to "see" beyond that...to the "big picture." See, they are not concerned that the orb's cd sales are pitiful...or that they may be able to catch the orb's live gigs at the moment. But when the awards recognition fizzle out...as they are clearly now...and when they will be lucky to catch him at local county fairs in the near future...I'm sure they will have by then moved onto the next latest flavor of country crooner, "with the shallow and lightweight little jingles" about hot rods and sneaking out his 40 year old "baby girl" out of her parents house for a moonlight "cruise!" (pun intended) So I can find many holes to punch into the "insubstantial" orb...he is clearly "bubblegum"...yet can't hack it into "pop"...I predict orb will at last leave that domain to taylor swift...you know...an actual teen...but what can he fall back on to move his fizzling career? Seems he has abandoned kidman on his latest road of live gigs...and the tact of the "40 year old...married with children' crooner reviving his dwindling audience seems highly doubtful. The fact is the orb has condemned himself to a rather bleak and predictible fate...all you have to do is look at where kidman's career is at...and that will, sooner than they would expect, be where the orb's career eventually falls.

abc said...

i'd like to redress a couple of my observations ... I've watched the ACM vid of KU singing "I'm in" a few times now, because I actually like it!! (don't like most of his stuff, but I do that one) and I noticed that Nicole did not in fact move to a different location but that someone filled Keith's seat next to her, and I think I recognise that person as her assistant in some pics I saw somewhere of Nicole taking her child for a walk somewhere in Hawaii ... so, yup, I was wrong there.
In another post I said I noticed in a vid, (yes, some of them are growing on me! - am beginning to enjoy watching his sexy butt workin' it), that it looked like Keith gave his guitar to a member of the audience who looked like a bouncer who immediately walked away with the guitar; leaving some doubt in my mind whether that one in particular had in fact been 'donated' to a fan. Of course, I could be wrong; either way, so what - this is what boards are for.

For the record, I am not "in love" with Keith and "despise", or rather "hate" nicole (as many will proclaim) "because he married her" ... I will again admit I am envious of her (their) lifestyle, sure ... would I want to BE her? no! ... however, all the lovey-dovey PR in the world doesn't change my opinion of her, her acting and especially her consistency in her statements to the public (i.e. us in general), that which I have held for many many many years (since she started to change radically circa Batman Forever) ... and as long as she publically dishes it out, I'll be kept intrigued and engaged trying to figure out why she does it - it's a simple distraction; call it my recreational drug, if you will.
What they do have going for them in my eyes is that I like the Aussies in general, especially their self deprecating wit, which we see a lot of in Keith. And their loyalty, which again we see in Keith; I think. This marriage may well survive as they give each other what they need; and if they remain 'true blue', they have a good chance. Ito their child, everyone, including them, has to wait until she is at least 18 to see how she turns out after all is said and done. Not easy for someone coming from an ultra-privileged background, but I am sure that Keith at least, will try to keep her feet on the ground. Again, I do not think he should have married ME, (as some would like to accuse), but I do take my hat off to him for remaining sober!!! congratulations on that at least, or rather, most, mate!

notachance said...

Interesting article on Hollywood and plastic surgery - NK should take note!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/36807988/ns/today-the_new_york_times/

smorgas91 said...

Yeah yeah but he's short, fugly and colors his hair... she's a case work, weird, just downright weird and fightin fugly but still fugly...yeah a skinned deformed foot

Laura said...

HAHA @smorgas91 , I agree with you on Nicole being downright weird, cause she REALLY is. But fugly? I mean, she has her off days, but I think overall she's pretty.

AND WAIT A SECOND, Keith is fugly? Yeah freaking right. He's gorgeous.

That is all.

mikki said...

maclen, gotta take issue with you. NK has had six photo ops in two weeks. And surely more to come as she milks her time on the set of Just Go With It. It doesn't appear that she has stepped back from the PR. It seems that she has been put on the back burner and can only get coverage now when she has an event or a film. At which time she gets in as much PR as possible. Just another sign of a fading career. What do you think?

hoosierlady said...

ABC,

Put down the koolaide, and back away from the table.

We have all been nearly sucked back in from time to time, it's a normal reaction if you spend too much time watching his videos, because he is cute in them.

Just turn them off for 24 hours, that's all I ask. 24 hours and you'll be ok.


She is his Yoko, I have said this over and over, not only does she supply the money and lifestyle he loves, but I truly believe he loves her, this is not the issue for me, as you all know. The fun is watching as she builds us all up and then she implodes. God bless her she tries so hard, if she'd just calm down, I think she'd be ok, maybe?

He should just pick a genre, or not. Anything that has nothing to do with rock, please. And while I'm on the subject, do you think he waxes his chest?

maclen said...

mikki said...
" maclen, gotta take issue with you. NK has had six photo ops in two weeks. And surely more to come as she milks her time on the set of Just Go With It. It doesn't appear that she has stepped back from the PR."

Well, as this wise ol' sage so succintly put it, just a couple of comments ago in this very thread...

maclen said...
"I have no doubt that kidman wanted to keep this role under wraps. The fact that she clamped down on the phoney photo ops for about a month, and then subsequently had public posting on the NKUsers shut down just after this cameo was announced, clearly points to it"..."So why is there NOW a glut of photos of kidman on set pics littering the nets? I would wager, since this is a "sandler flick"...these photos are a "sandler production." Although kidman may be in major 'image rehabilitation"...sandler, after the montag on set pics... and sandler's own filming with aniston having made the round on the nets...kidman was not going to be allowed to keep her role under wraps."
April 24, 2010 8:00 PM


Again, there was about a month period, beginning with her trip to OZ at the time of the Oscars where everything was shut down...the phoney photo ops at JJ or GG...shutting down public viewing of comments and photos at the addict's site. As I previously mentioned...the original photo ops of "kidman on set" were exclusive to her addict's site...and since the second photo ops "on set plastered all over the nets...I believe kidman wanted to keep the shoot under wraps...but she is back to the lame phoney photo ops...and as this wise ol' sage also explained...

maclen said...
"So, since kidman is now in Hawaii...on movie studio Columbia's tab, and kidman is no doubt obligated and mandated to put out her rather lame photo ops. So what is the latest?"
April 27, 2010 2:42 AM

Clearly, inept team kidman is terrible at PR...and I seriously doubted that the "PR blackout" would have revived her failed career...or will this cameo. Kidman was not going to "do nothing" AND be in the sandler pic! And surely if this flick turns out to be, as I suspect, a HUGE embarrassement of a flick...kidman is in no position whatsoever to perhaps skip the premiere or not shill for the flick, as she did with The Invasion or Stepford Wives. She is now just another hired hand who is going to do the grunt work to make this film as successful as possible. She is not longer A-list...she will not get the starring roles...will not get the 100 mil budget films....or the $17 mil paychecks... will not get a blockbuster rewritten for her as jolie does. She will do whatever she is told by the studios for the priveledge of being in a bit part in their films. That is what "hasbeens" do...well, besides appearing on Dancing with the Stars or Celebrity Fit Club...or perhaps in orb's near future...Celebrity Rehab...in simpler words...kidman no longer calls the shots when it comes to being in a film. The fact that she's doing a bit part in a sandler flick should be a dead giveaway.

notachance said...

I think there may be a change in tide in Hollywood. With the talk of wanting more "natural" looks from casting directors, we may very well start hearing next that the big paychecks are a thing of the past as well. Hollywood IS a reflection of the times, and people truly are extremely tired of the over hyped, extremely over paid and overly narcissistic folks in Hollywoodland. "Real" is the new "in" I believe. Which definitely means our Nic is out. She is not capable of that makeover - no amount of money can make that happen!

abc said...

yes, notachance,

and yes!

at last!!

maclen said...

Also, do not forget the Pirates of the carribean story that came out about a couple of months ago...

http://www.popeater.com/2010/03/22/latest-pirates-movie-looking-for-natural-women/

Latest 'Pirates' Movie Looking For Natural Women

Clearly, all the comments of kidman's obvious botox...lip injections and cheek and chin inplants...and yes, that ridiculous appearance at the CMA's last year of a "busting out" kidman... have also taken a toll on her career. And the fact that latest worst plastic surgery offender heidi montag also landed a cameo appearance alongside kidman in a sandler flick is a harbinger of things to come in kidman's future.

joy said...

""""""""Yeah yeah but he's short, fugly and colors his hair""""""""

He's not that short. He's pretty tall actually. A good height for a man. He's definitley NOT fugly. He may be a little rough around the edges but fugly does NOT in any way, shape or form describe Keith Urban. He colors his hair. Well, he has beautiful hair to start with & even though I could do without the coloring, hey it's his head he can do what he wants with it. Keith will age very gracefully & VERY HANDSOMLY I'm sure. The outside will age but the inside is timeless.

""""""""she has her off days, but I think overall she's pretty. """"""

I would have to agree. She is in an occupation that requires a person to look their best even when they are not at their best. To step out of your house & have to be all "put together" has to get old very quickly & be very tiring. Sure the face may get help every so often but she's 42 almost 43, in a YOUNG business, who can blame her. She "knows" nothing else but acting. She will one day call it quits in this business but while she still can she wants to get as much mileage out of her career as she can. I can't put 100% blame on her. We as patrons who go to see movies support this kind of thing by our dollars. Actors/actresses are put up on a pedestal (by their fans) that is very above the normal exhistence of most of us. She is not nearly as bad as some famous people I've read about. Sure she's not my favorite actress. but I have NO bad feelings toward her. I especially wish her the best because Keith chose her as his wife & life mate & they have a
daughter together. She makes him happy & that is fine by me, as a fan of his. He could easily be another "famous death by drug/alcohol story" forgotten & buried under a hard, cold, stone slab. I'm just very thankful that he did change his life & is living it now instead of letting the drugs/alcohol run it for him. The man has talent beyond measure & I for one am just happy that he is happy. That is what's important. What they look like now or in the future means nothing, they are talented, blessed people & they are doing the best they can with what's been dealt them in this life. The very best to them and their children.

notachance said...

If Keith were to brush that hair straight back I think most women would rethink where he's at on the hotness meter. Just look at his brother...

And 5'10" is not tall for a man. For a woman yes. Hence the reason his wife is taller than him.

hoosierlady said...

You can't put 100% of the blame on her for what she does in her own career and life or what she chooses to do with her own face and body?

You can't blame her for endlessly speaking out of both sides of her mouth, saying this thing this day, then changing it the next to suit which ever crowd or magazine audience she may be speaking to at the time?

You can't blame her for taking the role of an ambassador when AJ did, and then doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of any real substance with the opportunity?

What, will they not let some of you post at NKU anymore so you've decided to come over here?

No idol worship, please

notachance said...

Dissenting opinion is needed on here, otherwise it's a boring place. Their idol worship is just the flip side of some of y'alls NK hate. Can't forget why skeptic boards & blogs were born to begin with - they were muzzled on other places.

abc said...

no 'notachance', Keith's height is fairly average for a man ... Nicole is just VERY tall, just under 6 foot and with heels; WAY over 6 foot ... she is taller than just about everyone in any picture she appears in ...

while I don't care for the highlights, nor him in particular, he is a pretty boy, for sure! He IS sexy: why do you think there are so many women crazy about him? Not the music alone! Check out facebook and see how many women have I.D. pics up of them taken with him at a meet & greet, or whatever those things are called.

biteme said...

I agree with you abc! I am crazy about him and also one of those that have pics of him on my Facebook page! I have met him 4 times and he is probably about average height. He is actually one of those that gets better looking as he gets older, just look at Harrison Ford.

The meet and greets are called Backstage Experiences (yes I am in his fan club)!

maclen said...

Hoosierlady said...
What, will they not let some of you post at NKU anymore so you've decided to come over here?

No idol worship, please

Yes, hoosier...I did notice the slight uptick of "defenders" a few threads ago...at about the time the addicts site went "blank" on public viewing ." I attribute that to these fansie's need to have their fawning and adulation made "public." I find the fansie addicts black out fairly typical...seeing as kidman's embarrassing career is a VERY sore spot...but the strategy for the site itself is pretty asinine as views and visits will no doubt drop dramtically. That explains the new "newsdesk" of only news stories posted. And considering that the kidman addicts site doesnt even hawk kidman cheap crap to her fansies...or offers overly priced jacked and scalped concert tickets as the orb's monkeyland fawnsite does...all they really had was online "PR"...but as I mentioned several times...kidman is in PR revisionism time...and is hoping to stem the avalance of recent bad buzz.

hoosierlady said...

Maclen. . . .

I'm gagging. . .

Help or I'm going to aspirate and die.

maclen said...

Yeah...see it, hoosier. It was posted when I was writing my comment...but...I let it go. Well, it seems abc's comment that the private comments over at the NKUsers site was very quiet must still be the norm. Some commenters must have been quelled into towing the "kidman black out" stategy. So, although I wont be gung ho to get into a pointless back and forth with any of them...though as you mention, hoosier...they are pretty gag inducing... I will just "keep on keeping on"...and I would just advise, a "fawning" antedote may be required for your sensibility!

maclen said...

So, some more updates on the "wise career" choices made by kidman...(which are not actually "career choices" by kidman in that no one apparently wants to hire...or work with kidman...well..except the likes of sandler and aniston and montage etc)...

http://riskybusiness.hollywoodreporter.com/tag/you-will-meet-a-tall-dark-stranger/

"Woody Allen’s ‘Tall Dark Stranger’ lands at Sony Pictures Classics"

"Sony Pictures Classics is staying in the Woody Allen business.
The company has picked up North American theatrical rights to Allen’s film “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and plans to release it in the fall."

http://www.flickdirect.com/news/2682/summit-entertainment-picks-up-doug-liman-s-fair-game/article.ashx

"Summit Entertainment Picks Up Doug Liman's Fair Game"

"Summit Entertainment, perhaps hoping for a repeat of the success of The Hurt Locker, has obtained distribution rights to 'Fair Game', about Valerie Plame, the outed CIA agent (in the Libby scandal."

...so not only will "You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger" and "Fair Game" premiere at Cannes next month...but both flicks have been obtained for distribution. Meanwhile, kidman's Rabbit Hole will NOT premiere at Cannes...and is yet in PostPro pergutory...and still without distribution. Clearly, kidman who 3 years ago in 2007 was able to appear in 3 films...Compass, Margo and Invasion...and 2 films in 2006...Happy Feet and Fur...2 films in 2005...Bewitched and Interpreter...two films in 2004, Birth and Stepford...3 films in 2003, Cold Mountain, Human stain and Dogville ...two films in 2002 and three films in 2001. And of course that prolific run dwindled the past 2 years to one film the years 2008 with Australia and 2009's Nine, which was a very small role to boot. Well, this year I also would wager that kidman will appear in one very small role in the aniston/sandler romcom. Just as the orb's cd sales have incrementially dwindled from year to year, he is only taking after kidman's failed career trajectory!

Choice said...

Her cameo in this new film is so tiny, there is plenty of leisure time for her in her birthplace Hawaii. Just waiting for the photos of her catching up with her native relatives, LOL:
http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2010/05/will-hawaiian-cameo-do-trick.html

notachance said...

Yes, Keith's height is just that - "average". The comment was that he was "tall" for a man - hardly. His hairline is very much receding but the combforward is glued in place to disguise. I stick with my assessment that if he slicked it back a lot of women would go WTF?

You know, I would think all you NK haters would be in your happy spot now that her career isn't one. Yet you continue to disect every aspect of her life as it pertains to her ability, or lack thereof, to obtain work. Your job is done, is it not? What is left to commiserate about? Nothing. Really - nothing.

As for Keith's career. It is just fine. Album sales really mean nothing to his pocketbook. Touring & merch are his revenue streams. He's making double digit millions a year and there's nothing wrong with that. His label is the one sucking it up on lack of album sales, not him. One thing no one is looking at either is individual song sales - IDK the numbers but that may be somewhat lucrative.

smorgas91 said...

Just guesses & deductive reasoning based on what she had presented herself to us as a person & what remains of her career in the past decade since the Oscars. Having spent most of her adult life or the adult maturing phase behind cruise, she was deprived of it aside from surviving cruise in his controlling ways and marital strifes; her weird, kid-like nonconsequential "white lies" to fit the moment and please whoever she's with, her immature survival tactic that worked for her while she the person had never developed, to learn from experiences she never had; she's a high-school dropout, as such, has had no formal academic and otherwise learning and experiences of even average levels in the industry she works in (cunning sharks); etc.etc. This is a vacuum tube with only her personal needs defined in her brains, as such she is not able to develop personality or character in any films especially where she's a lead and other attributes from delivering lines or appearance are exposed and expected (she dont got any.) Where she's at in her career is to be expected, at some point everybody would have begun to catch on or her career was on a crash course. KU was a peer, by the age she's going by, had grown with her witnessing her peak and because he's lame, he's p***y-whipped, awe-striken, and continues to regard this quickly depreciating trophy as if he got something special. I bet smarter men had moved on quickly away from her. She was smart enough to see this and had chosen this clown. Hey, this is a contribution to a blog site, not presenting a doctoral or even masters dissertion, alright

maclen said...

Yes, smorgas91 your right about kidman. She hasnt grown or really progressed much in the entire 20 yrs she's been in the business. And her facial and youth enhancing procedures has basically solidified that perception that is basically haunting her now. She doesnt "connect" with anyone when she makes those dreadful talk show interviews, for instance. She stiff, she's awkward...she's doesnt have much to say of any substance...just canned statements that fall flat. And you do get the notion that she is an even dreadful fright in her actual personal life. I get the feeling she is a stressed, on the edge and shallow minded in her personal life, especially now that her career has crashed and burned. A life probably now dominated by that dreadful thought that she wont be on the movie screen enough to feed her vanity and narcissism. Which of course to my mind does make the orb the biggest dunce for getting involved with kidman. And yes, nothing orb has ever said...or even of what little of his music I've heard makes me believe that he is any deeper or thoughtful or any less shallow and one dimensional as kidman.

maclen said...

It would be interesting if a "former" bunny...who had prior membership to the NKUsers site before membership was stopped...and the site went totally black...would give an update on how the newly "private" inbox and comments are going these days! Would get quite a chuckle over it...for it seems the site is at a crossroad! Just noticed this over at the NKUser's fansie site...

http://www.nicolekidmanunited.com/

"Message from foxy April 14, 2010. Updates here have slowed dramatically, at first due to new study, but now due to a family hospitalization last December.
At such times fan sites have a low priority.

I have created the news desk in the hope it will allow suffficient news for all fans of the important developments.

However due to the family hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation needing my assistance , I am not sure 'where to' next for myself, and for this site."

Could it be that the creator of the fansie site is hinting at the demise of it in the near future? Could the apparent disillusionment of kidman's pathetic career also be part of a cause for the end of it? Only time will tell...and the way things seem to be falling for all things "kidman concerned"...I wouldnt be at all surpised if it did.

abc said...

I am not at all surprised that NKU is probably going to close down ... all they have been doing of late is re-arranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic ... before the closure of the public's access to the commentary, (which I think could even have been an instruction from her new management) I was watching for a while how the members were discussing Nicole's career choices of late with alarm and disappointment ... especially her choice of a film about deception (currently filming) after her saying that she will only now take on a project if she absolutely believes in it, meaning something very meaningful or special to drag her away from her family (a film about deception and even worse, making fun of it?). And which also has kept her away from her husband's concerts ... that being after she said on Oprah that if he is touring or playing concerts, she will not choose to do a film at the same time. Well, she just did and was in Hawaii while he was doing his gigs, including one of the biggest of his career! Again, saying one thing, but doing just the opposite ... she needn't wonder why the public finally has seen through her illusion ...

abc said...

based on the amount of time that Kidman is spending in Hawaii it may not be 'just a little cameo' and more of a role ... weren't the fans trying to dismiss the notion that this film was "below her" by saying her part in it was very small and not worth getting upset over?

maclen said...

abc said...
"based on the amount of time that Kidman is spending in Hawaii it may not be 'just a little cameo' and more of a role ... weren't the fans trying to dismiss the notion that this film was "below her" by saying her part in it was very small and not worth getting upset over?"

Well, recall abc, that kidman claimed that she spent "weeks" rehearsing extavagant dance numbers only to get cut from Nine and her role only being about 10 minutes of screen time. I still lean to the belief that her cameo involves some outrageous stunt involving prostetic fat suits or bald caps which would explain the time spent in Hawaii.
So now onto another lame...a very lame...studio mandated photo op. Of course, here from JJ...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/05/03/nicole-kidman-keith-urban-go-golfing/

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Go Golfing

Now outside of the ridiculous targeting of the "Florida migrated community of senior citizens... of mashugana grandpas and grandmas..is the once agian obvious prominence of kidman's obvious breast implants ! Kate Hudson clearly got her breast implants advice from kidman on the set of Nine! Now of course the sychophantic JJ site usually gets a majority of fansie commenters...but this one got some truly hysterical comments...for instance...

"GRANNY plays golf? its good for the old lady to keep active"

"The better question; Keith Urban plays golf? He’s really trying to be the little socialite. I wonder how many parties had to play through because these two didn’t know what they were doing."

"Priceless photo op - Nashville is fighting flood waters, and Keith and Nicole are on the golf course in Hawaii. Who is tending to their homes in Nashville? Look how bad Nicole is sweating - shouldn’t the dude be sweating that bad?"

"Keith looks like he’s reAdy to come after someone with that club Lol"

...but this is my fav...from commenter "Connor & Isabella"...

"Well, we guess the only way for us to get a glimpse of you is to check Just Jared :>(!!! We want to thank you JJ for keeping up with Mommy Dearest for us and by the way thanks for the pictures of “Monday Rose” she is growing! We would like to get to know “Monday Rose” so Mommy Dearest…………and you to Mr. Urban let us know something soon!! Love you still Mommy (even though you don’t look the same)!!!

Connor & Isabella"


Yep, I'd say this photo op is a HUGE win all around!

hoosierlady said...

all they have been doing of late is re-arranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic ..

grin widely-thanks

danica said...

what is this about you dont need to critisis her boobs they look very nice dont be so mean if you have any thing to say comment me at my blog "danica's life" ok thank you and please dont say anything about her boobys being so big.