Monday, June 14, 2010

No Father's Day for Keith Urban this month... it's Baby Girl's Birthday!

Keith Urban Counts His Fatherly Blessings
Posted Jun 13th 2010 9:00AM 
by Donna Hughes

Keith Urban literally glows when he speaks about his role as a father. Daughter Sunday Rose, with wife Nicole Kidman, is nearing her second birthday, and she is beginning to really take on physical characteristics of both of her parents.

"She's a good mix [of the two of us], I think," said Keith backstage at the CMA Music Festival at Nashville's LP Field. "She's got my wife's legs, that's for sure."

With Father's Day around the corner, he explained what he thought was the best part of being a father. "All of it! It's always something new, that's what I love about it," the superstar gushed. "And maybe [other] dads are different, but for me, it keeps coming on. I'm like, 'Oh my God, that's my daughter.' It's beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I feel very grateful for it."

While Keith cannot say enough about being a father, he won't be celebrating Dad's Day this Sunday. It is actually a special day for someone else -- his wife's birthday. Since they both grew up in Australia, they decided to celebrate the Australian Father's Day, which takes place on September 6. "What I did is I took the liberty of recognizing that we have dual countries going on and Father's Day is different in Australia," he said. "It's in September. So, I said to Nic, 'Because your birthday is June 20, we'll forgo Father's Day. We'll honor the Australian one this year, and we'll go back to the American one when it doesn't fall on your birthday." He adds, "I can't be taking the day away. I'd rather it be about her, so I'll celebrate it in September."

With their joy at having a daughter together, will Keith and Nicole be having another one soon? "I'm not, not trying," he laughs, "so we'll see."

Keith is set to perform at Chicago's Soldier Field on June 19, as part of his tour dates with the Eagles.


http://www.theboot.com/2010/06/13/keith-urban-nicole-kidman-daughter/

67 comments:

maclen said...

Ha! So I wonder how orb fansies are going to fancy the orb now having to promote the washout kidman? I wager the 3.8 mil fansies he's lost since 2006... right after his "union" with kidman... will be a shocking indication. And clearly it is now orb's turn to exploit their "pr baby"...orb suddenly seems to be all about the "fatherhood!"

A440 said...

Keith fell on his sword...yet again. And, yet again, for no reason. I'll lay odds Baby Girl did nothing to disuade him.

God, this is depressing. Other couples find ways to combine celebrations. Why not them?

What the hell is wrong with these two?

mikki said...

Keith would rather it be about HER. Because everything always has to be about HER.

maclen said...

Yes, I imagine...especially at this time kidman can become quite "unseemly" and "rankorous" and quite "shrill" in getting her way! I also image alot of thrown objects and broken vases...as she seems to have "convinced" orb to shill on her behalf. As I previously stated...this year BEGAN with nary a word on kidman during a few of orb's live gigs...which was quite a difference from last year where the theme was the "travel family hour tour!" As you'll also notice, the orb seems to also have taken on the added role of "Mr. Limo Ambassador"...mentioning not only the tennessee flooding situation at every opportunity...but at the CMTs...also giving the Gulf oil spill a shout out. So again, orb has evidently become "kidman jr"...not a very savory prospect...I'm sure to the monkeylanders...or to the self described and solely "anti-kidman" skeptics!

mikki said...

I should correct that. Its not that Keith would "rather" it be about her, it "has" to be about her. Otherwise hes of no use to her.

smorgas91 said...

Not sure what his psychology is telling him...this is neither manly nor chivalrous. Nah, he's not being appreciated, if she had any smarts (which she doesn't but lets assume she had some) will disgust her as to how low he can get. If she's screwed up, which she may be, she'll be laughing at him secretly reveling in getting the upper hand. He'd shown many times over to public that he's awe-stricken about her (he's really low self-esteemed...he's supposed to be a name in his own right!) Like A440 had written, both events should be combined...and begin showing more assertiveness (have a hunch is so afraid of ticking her off...heavens, and lose her...so unbearable because his's a fool. Open your eyes, idiot, this old has-been crone ain't worth it) He's a door mat for her...man, she did well for herself...

Cindy said...

Oh, goodness, ladies. You go on and on about how much you don't like Keith and Nicole but you continually look for anything written about them. Just admit it -- you're all OBSESSED with him.....LOL! You LOVE him and can't wait to read anything about him. Don't hate him because he chose HER over YOU.....LOL!

smorgas91 said...

Lady or whatever you are, that's what this blog site is for, moron. Only for the ladies huh, men are here too. So what, that we go on and on, who in the hell are you to tell us how to spend free time. Come off it, you sh*t. Duh...LOL!!!

hoosierlady said...

He doesn't know us any better than we know him, how then, could he pick her over us?

Besides, some of us wouldn't know him if we saw him on the street, believe it or not. Maybe I would by now, buy I don't know, hopefully I will never have to test the theory.

I know I am a pain, but would someone take a look at:

http://laist.com/2010/06/13/tonight_in_rock_greg_laswell_the_ic.php

and tell me, is that the name of a band?

No, I wasn't searching for anything I could find with her name in it, I was working away, and that caught my eye, at work, I was not trolling for news on KUNK.

Thank you.

Laura said...

Hmm.. I have to say, he used to be about God, but now he's all about HER. Which, in a way, makes sense, because she's his wife. But it seems like he has forgotten that she's not Jesus. He shouldn't worship her the way he does. But it's his life... If he wants to make his life all about her then so be it. It seems that eventually he needs to stand up for himself..

blue sky said...

I would assume from these actions that old Nic isn't attending any Al-Anon meetings. The focus shouldn't be 150% on her. She should be praising him for those moments that he can take pride in himself. Father's Day is a perfect example, but instead Keith will be painting her toe nails, combing out the knots in her hair, and searching for the most expensive, vintage gift he can find to give her. With putting that much effort towards her, how does he stay sober? It isn't healthy putting that much effort towards another person when you aren't mentally healthy yourself.

mikki said...

blue sky, Keith will be painting her toe nails in Sydney. NK's favorite websites JJ and GG have photos of her and Sunday arriving in Sydney today.

blue sky said...

mikki, that means that Nicole left for Oz this weekend. Keith has a show in Chicago on Friday, and I'm sure will immediately fly out for Oz.

What happened to the three-day rule?

rememberwhen said...

Nicole ran off to Oz with Sunday, but no Keith. I guess Keith won't be celebrating Father's Day or her birthday.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/06/14/nicole-kidman-sunday-rose-sydney/

mikki said...

Blue Sky, No doubt Keith will be on a plane right after his show. Like everything else, that three day rule is all PR.

A440 said...

Okay, this makes sense. Why bother celebrating Father's Day when you're not even going to be in the States? Okay. I concede that this makes sense. Either Keith failed to mention it to the writer, or the writer failed to mention it in the piece. Whatever.

But his decision to forgo Father's Day in the future if it falls on her birthday is suspect.

And, golly! Exactly why isn't Nic by his side during these gigs? Why didn't she wait for him? I thought these two were "basically inseparable." That's what she said, right?

Choice said...

Welcome home Nicole, we sure did miss you. Anyone else wondering why Keith made the comment about Sunday's legs being long like Nicole's:

http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2010/06/welcome-home-gran.html

smorgas91 said...

(This is an area that really doesn't interest me, second guessing their action...who cares) yeah, well flight to oz takes time, the cow went before him for her b-day celebration in oz with her birth family that she's repeatedly says loves so much...(absolutely no issue here)...wow, credit for the spineless moron for not foregoing on his gig to join her....

mikki said...

For anyone interested, NK is in OZ for a post-wedding party to celebrate Antonia's wedding.

123xyz said...

Actually, she went home because her Sister is having a party to celebrate her wedding. She eloped. So there was no celebration at the time of the wedding. Kidman mentionned that in the interview 2 weeks ago when she was in Hong Kong, that they would be going to Australia. Kidman's Birthday just happens to fall at the same time. When Keith scheduled these concert dates, Kidman's Sister hadn't married yet, so they weren't planning a trip back to OZ at that time. Yes, I can only imagine the posts here and elsewhere if Keith had cancelled shows to go home with his Family. Knowing Keith he will probably fly to Oz after Saturday's show in Chicago. Get there on Tuesday and fly back on Thursday for his shows here that next weekend.

maclen said...

smorgas91 said...
"(This is an area that really doesn't interest me, second guessing their action...who cares)"

Yeah, at this point I dont see much in another meaningless and pointless pre-arranged photo op from kidman at JJ and GG. I mean, with kidman's career in the basement...usually I would probably have mentioned that kidman's trip to OZ would be "censored" at the NKUseless fansie site...but considering the fansie site is a dead as kidman's career, not much there to consider! Now as to the orb's angle...no doubt revealing that he will forgo Father's day for kidman's b-day will get his monkeys "aweing and cooing" at his chivalry...but to most people it will be "who cares"...and the cynics like me will simply point out that orb has a serious image problem of being totally "whipped" in this marriage! Recall a few years ago how he was haggard and harried by immediately jumping off the stage and jetting off to whatever film location kidman was at...just to appear to be SOOO close? It didnt help his career...his cd sales went down...he has LESS of a fanbase. More of the same is not going to impress anyone except his remaining fansies. So, yes...orb zipping off to OZ and zipping back to his gigs in the states simply will foster his "totally whipped" image to those who are "noticing." Or, on the other hand, orb may spend the week hanging out with new BFF napalm...probably NOT promoting the Crossroads telecast...but just taking in their "special" bonding...you know the one the fansie dont want to mention!

mikki said...

Maclen, totally agree with your comments about Keith who, in my opinion, is not only whipped but completely controlled by NK.

The only interesting thing about her family visits to OZ is the source of her photos (usually Flynet) and how they're always distributed through Murdoch's sites JJ & GG (amoung others that he owns).

In her recent Hello magazine interview NK said she is planning a field trip to Haiti the end of July. Quote, "I will be working to bring awareness to make sure things that were destroyed like women's shelters are re-established". With her career on life support I do think she will be making this trip for the media coverage which I suspect will be as big as any of her movie premieres. What do you think?

hoosierlady said...

In her recent Hello magazine interview NK said she is planning a field trip to Haiti the end of July.

Mark this on your calendar, because I am willing to bet it never takes place. Unless, of course, there is something else she is "shilling" at the time and in the same place, or, if there happens to be some sort of charity gig her beloved is playing in.

Maclen, your thoughts on this?

maclen said...

Yes, mikki, I could care less whether or not kidman and orb are "truly meant for each other" or if they "complete each other!" The only question is not "IF" but "WHEN" they split. And clearly, kidman WILL replace her limo ambassadorship for the film roles she is evidently not able to get! Only someone as dense and as dellusional as kidman would believe she can truly bring meaningful "awareness" to Haiti relief. One measly trip by kidman, (if she actually makes it to Haiti!) doesnt mean much but just another PR op for kidman.

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"In her recent Hello magazine interview NK said she is planning a field trip to Haiti the end of July.

Mark this on your calendar, because I am willing to bet it never takes place. Unless, of course, there is something else she is "shilling" at the time and in the same place, or, if there happens to be some sort of charity gig her beloved is playing in.

Maclen, your thoughts on this?"

Yeah, hoosier...as I just mentioned...kidman's MO has been a trade off for her "charitable" deeds in exchange for "personal" PR gain. There has been MANY a trip for charity that kidman has announced...only to have it quietly canceled. That trip to haiti last Nov while she was shilling Nine was simply the last instance! As Ive pointed out many many times...kidman is VERY into the initial news coverage for these "planned trips" with nary a follow through. It is still a fact her only trip was to Kosovo, and that was 4 years ago. And I dont count her recent trip to Hong Kong...that was to open a new Omega store and hawk watches. I dont expect any "planned" trip by kidman to come to fruition...well, beyond the intitial PR attention!

maclen said...

...ps...

...and a more relevant point to that planned trip to Haiti...if it actually does go through, will orb be a part of it? Orb WAS hoodwinked to perform at the omega/UN shill party. And as I mentioned, recently the orb has been very vocal in giving shoutouts to the tennesee flooding relief AND most recent Gulf oil spill relief. That would be interesting to keep an eye one...considering orb is basically kidman's last remaining mouthpiece!

mikki said...

Your right maclen. That Hello magazine interview was tied to her trip to Hong Kong. So we'll see if she actually makes it to Haiti.

Laura said...

Am I the only one that doesn't seem them ever splitting up or at least not any time soon?

mikki said...

maclen, looks like NK has been reduced to TV (HBO). What do you think??
http://www.deadline.com/2010/06/hbo-greenlights-hemingway-gellhorn-starring-clive-owen-and-nicole-kidman/

maclen said...

mikki said...
"maclen, looks like NK has been reduced to TV (HBO). What do you think??"

Yeah, tv movies of the week! First it's HBO...then its Lifetime...then a reality show on E!...and then as I was predicting last year...on to an Australian soap opera!

mikki said...

maclen, how about this?
http://belamifilm.com/2010/06/08/pvr-pictures-picks-up-rights-to-bel-ami-for-distribution-in-india/

Looks like Rabbit Hole got picked up by a distributor in Indla.

smorgas91 said...

Thanks to Mikki for the link, for me one blogger there has pinged correctly about NK's physical morphing in simple terms (hope not violating any legalese by quoting her here): Comment by kimbi — Tuesday June 15, 2010 @ 7:24pm PDT
"I LOVE Clive Owen but Nicole Kidman??? Someone needs to be straight with her and tell her to stop the botox and the restalyne lips she has going on. She needs to be real. It is so sad to see her not embracing the aging of a beautiful face. I couldn’t stand watching “Australia” because there is just something so self conscious and precious about her now. Like she is just hanging on to that beauty as if there is nothing more to her. I want to see the gritty natural side of this woman especially in a period piece. The problem is the dysmorphia people get with that shit, she thinks SHE looks good."

Yep, she has dysmorhpia

No, wouldn't have used the word "precious" though self conscious, YES, to describe her bizarre state of being and oddly self mutilating

Yeah, she continues with that sh*t because she sure thinks she looks good while the rest of the world laughs, mocks, lose respect for her professionally and personally, vomits and calls her one crazy cow.....

A440 said...

"Trespass" with Nic Cage. "Hemingway and Gelhorn" with Clive Owen. I guess this is Nic's way of "slowing down" for her family.

She's gonna do these projects, plus the previously announced gigs AND focus on a second pregnancy?

Either she's a busy girl or she's a liar.

PS: The only way she landed the HBO gig was by letting the industry know she's available for television work. Now, that had to hurt.

hoosierlady said...

Laura,

I don't think they will split, I think she's his Yoko.

mikki said...

I don't think they'll split up anytime soon either hoosierlady. I don't buy the "fairytale" they put out in the media. John & Yoko had a genuine love. These two have a PR marriage. One that serves NK well. And considering the men shes dated, she'll never find another puppet like Keith. She has said herself that couples get far more publicity than someone who is single. Keith promotes her at every opportunity. Why would she give that up?

Laura said...

He's so freaking whipped. It's annoying. I understand being in love, but I agree that he's her little puppet.

notachance said...

Here ya go ladies & gents -

http://www.thewrap.com/article/hollywoods-flop-squad-10-stars-who-are-box-office-poison-15525?page=1

maclen said...

mikki said...
"maclen, how about this?
http://belamifilm.com/2010/06/08/pvr-pictures-picks-up-rights-to-bel-ami-for-distribution-in-india/

Looks like Rabbit Hole got picked up by a distributor in Indla."

Yes, mikki, obviously the 2 financiers who put up $5mil apiece to make this film want to get back at least some of that money! It certainly wont make back ANY money with the film sitting on the shelf...selling foreign rights is the only possible way. It's beginning to look that the only other way is the "straight to dvd" route I long suspected!

maclen said...

Laura said...
"He's so freaking whipped. It's annoying. I understand being in love, but I agree that he's her little puppet."

It was obvious when orb landed in rehab 4 months after their marriage that alot of orb fans began to ditch the orb. And clearly this pandering and catering and gushing over kidman turns off ALOT of fans...otherwise his cd sales wouldnt have been so badly affected. That is concrete "evidence"...just as last years concert tour data I posted from pollstar.com shows...orb was "half as successful" as chesney with average ticket prices about equal...and "barely" more successful than paisley at almost "twice" the average price of his tickets...AND paisley still had more people at his shows! That is concrete proof...fansie "opinion" the orb is "coming back" is not.

hoosierlady said...

mikki said...
I don't think they'll split up anytime soon either hoosierlady. I don't buy the "fairytale" they put out in the media. John & Yoko had a genuine love. These two have a PR marriage.


I agree that she's in it for all it's worth, no doubt the fringe benefits do not hurt either of them, (except I think it isn't working so much for him, he's kind of off the deep end, don't ya think,) but I truly believe this guy is in love. You know, remember in high school when the guy loved you more than you liked him? That kind of thing, you remember that guy, you could have danced on his back with another guy at prom and he would have waited until you finished making out with the dude to see if you needed a ride home. I think that is what this Keith is to NK. Or that is what NK has done to your poor Keith. What he was like before her, I don't know, but he certainly is pathetic now. Love sick, it has to be, otherwise other than psychosis I can't imagine what else would cause a person to behave this way. He threw away what I have been led to believe was a lucrative country music career. He gave up alcohol, AND marijuana. (that was a joke) That's just not normal. For what? $100,000 a year for every year he lives with her? He made more money than that, didn't he? A country music *star* makes more money than that. For what? An overly tall, (at the time she was balding) bleach blonde that fansies herself an actress, still hung up on her ex husband, doesn't have a thought in her head that is original to herself, there has to be a reason and the only one that makes sense is-
LOVE
just sayin'

mikki said...

I don't think hes in love with her hoosierlady. I think hes in love with what she represents. She elevates him to the lifestyle of the rich and famous. And thats where he wants to be. Just as she had fame by association with Tom, Keith has it with her. Its my opinion that he is truly in love with her fame. Strip away that fame and fortune and he would be gone. Thats what I think.

He actually had addictions to alcohol and cocaine. And I believe the prenup pays him around $650,000 a year.

mikki said...

p.s. hoosierlady, your right about the high school mentality. Maybe because their both high school drop outs thats as far as they matured. This love sick school boy role she has him playing so the public thinks he adores her and shes so desirable really is pathetic. She doesn't realize that shes not in her twenties anymore. No one is interested in the sex life of married middle aged celebrities.

123xyz said...

Maclen you might want to read this.

2010 CMT Music Awards Performers See Significant Sales Increases
June 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM

The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS drove both physical and digital sales increases for nearly every performer on the live show, which aired JUNE 9th on CMT.
According to SOUNDSCAN, TOBY KEITH, ZAC BROWN BAND and KEITH URBAN generated the most substantial increases in full album sales following the telecast, with 28%, 26% and 23%, respectively. URBAN and LADY ANTEBELLUM debuted unreleased songs from their current albums and both saw triple digit gains in digital track sales (978% and 253%, respectively).
JAMEY JOHNSON revealed his brand-new single, “Macon,” on the show, which jumped to #14 on the iTUNES COUNTRY chart the next day, as well as #21 on SOUNDSCAN’s Country digital track chart. ZAC BROWN BAND’s “Free,” TIM McGRAW’s “Southern Voice,” TOBY KEITH’s “American Ride” and MIRANDA LAMBERT’s “White Liar” all pulled in a significant double-digit increase in digital track sales.
For more on the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, visit www.CMT.com.


Up 978% all while having "Napalm John Mayer stink all over him"!!

Oh again as someone who went and bought tickets to see Keith, Kenny and Brad they weren't equal in anyway. Most of Kenny's tickets were way more more then Keith's highest price. Brad's were less but he played to larger crowds at a lot of his festival/fair shows (wow he played festivals and fairs and he's a male vocalist of the year. Really, I thought only Keith did that, because his career was in decline??)

Yes, Keith lost some fans by marrying her but there is always shrinkage in ones fanbase when the the star gets married. It happens all the time to popular acts. That having been said, he didn't lose that many and the ones that left have been replaced. You would know that if you ever tried getting tickets for his shows.

smorgas91 said...

Mikki said: "She doesn't realize that shes not in her twenties anymore. No one is interested in the sex life of married middle aged celebrities."

Have been pointing this out myself in several threads that this role playing celebrity doesn't seem to understand the concept of age/time/social/professional appropriateness in the choices she makes about herself. Her concept of old/age appropriate looks are exposing her total grays, wearing a bun and looking like a Victorian school teacher (there was a period she did this exposing her total grays...her chronological age in late 30's already.) Her concept of working on behalf of a cause is see-how-serious I look with no smile, rigid concentration with glasses (as had done in DC recently and several bloggers took note asking her to study Jolie), her concept of intellectual curiosity (and see how smart I am) is being seeing FOR A DAY in the university philosophy library (she did this, oh yea with glasses), her concept of motherhood is always carrying her on one hip or another and capturing her sleeping baby in a backpack for hiking, etc. etc. Aren't there happy mediums or REAL (out of need, out of genuine happiness, out of genuine concern, etc.) purpose for her involvement in circumstances??? (...heard of trite, platitude, CLICHE...) Getting so tired of noting the lives of intellectually low people like these...boring...better left them to the grammar school lot.....

maclen said...

Ha! Well they certainly hit this on the head!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/06/17/entertainment/e093236D23.DTL

Urban, Mayer celebrate their 'arranged marriage'

""Yeah, we're not administrative creatures," continued Mayer. "When people say, 'Did you call Keith yet?' or 'Did Keith call you yet?'... I'm like, 'No. We're not going to call each other until we totally have to.' It's never a disrespect. It's just really hard to cold call another artist and go, 'Hey, it's John here. Want to talk about these songs?'"

But finally, Urban phoned Mayer.

...so, I guess in the end orb WAS smitten with napalm "white supremacist' penis" mayer. No wonder orb didnt fly into OZ with the fam...he wants to spend time with his significant "OTHER!" So, its been 4 days since kidman flew into OZ...to the "pre arranged" cameras of JJ and GG...any word or sight of the orb flying into Oz? Of course wouldnt be surprised at all if orb neglected their "never apart for more than 3 days" vow to hang out with his new ball and chain...napalm!

Tara said...

I don't think Keith's fans left him when he entered Betty Ford- it was a more gradual process for most.

On a sad note for those of you out there who have been on Keith boards for a few years, and if you know of skeptics you may know the woman named Gloworm. We got word last night that she passed away and those of us still out here will miss her.

mikki said...

Sorry for your loss Tara.
Actually, many fans saw this union for what it was right from the beginning. Keith was aware that his fan base was dwindling even before the marriage.

smorgas91, NK doesn't live in the real world. She is playing a part whenever she is in front of a camera.

maclen, NK has applied so much of the Cruise/Kidman marriage playbook to her marriage to Keith that maybe its time to fend off the gay rumors just as it was with Tom. HA! And Mayer is the perfect choice to spread the rumors. He'll say anything outragous about anyone, including himself.

mikki said...

maclen, heres Lainey's take on whats going on with Kidman.
http://www.laineygossip.com/Nicolas_Cage_Nicole_Kidman_to_star_in_Trespass_17june10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

Can't you just see it, they'll be using the, "two oscar winners, Nic & Nic" to promote the film.

music said...

Regarding the "2010 CMT Music Awards Performers See Significant Sales Increases" article ---

So album sales of DG rose 28%? At the rate it's been selling (3,000 units a week accdg to the CMT chart guy) that's only an increase of around 840 units for the week. Oh boy...his weekly sales total will be a whopping 3,840 albums. And DG still needs 150,000 more in sales to reach platinum....

smorgas91 said...

Oh yeah, I have a strong hunch, this vapid and dumb (not just being stupid, there's nothing there in her brains)desperate for a hit movie will repeat her Peacemaker character...remember, she can neither develop nor portray a character....

Her contribution would be excruciatingly limited to visual cues (taking her hand across a child's face to designate evil in Compass(she said this); wearing a fake nose in Hours (we know this); showcasing her Third Lip in Australia (we had no choice but to watch this, some claim it took on its own character); changing hair color in recent movies (some begged her to not go blond); etc. Hey, absolutely no brain stimulatons...all visual with this werido, all visual. And watch her looking totally plastic with Duck Lips, she gets to emulate herself from the 90's, apparently the ultimate looks she strives to look for even today, and suspect in the future, even in spite of almost 20 years differnce today already and people mocking her looking like a mutton (as in dressed like lamb)....

smorgas91 said...

Even a novice can guess about this movie with Nick Cage and her. In order to make it a success and keep the audience interested in the plot, the storeyline, the only way to sustain an action movie from us going to sleep, keep her roles very very limited to fleeing character presense on the screen. Giving her lines and bringing her character on par with that of Nick is going to be a huge mistake.... the best she can do is repartee with Nick's character, but from an aging middle-aged celebrity is neither fascinating nor interesting to watch, she'll just appear like a nagging b***h, or like a weird Madam Troussaue's figure that talks...and us transfixed in her bizarre moments losing track of the plot....

maclen said...

mikki said...
"Can't you just see it, they'll be using the, "two oscar winners, Nic & Nic" to promote the film."

Yeah...just like "Human Stain?" And the multi Oscar winners in "Nine?" And we all know what HUGE success' those films were, right? Of course at this point I am always dubious of another "announced" role for kidman. Recall she was "confirmed" by Liman and Variety for "Fair Game"...she was "confirmed" for the unnamed woody allen flick that became "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"...she was first "rumored" to be set for "Bel Ami" with patinson...but she supposedly "passed on it". Yeah, she simply WISELY passed on those films for a film that looks not to be scheduled for release...Rabbit Hole! Danish Girl looks even deader...unless halstrom can get it filmed in 19 days...with a budget of $1.5 mil from German financiers, who apparently are taking over the producers role! Yeah...so NEVER count chickens whenever referring to kidman!

music said...
"Regarding the "2010 CMT Music Awards Performers See Significant Sales Increases" article ---

So album sales of DG rose 28%? At the rate it's been selling (3,000 units a week accdg to the CMT chart guy) that's only an increase of around 840 units for the week. Oh boy...his weekly sales total will be a whopping 3,840 albums. And DG still needs 150,000 more in sales to reach platinum...."

Whoa...28%? Ha! Orb ONLY needs about 40 more weeks to sell ONLY half the cds his previous sales of 2 mil? Oh yeah...the orb is DEFINATELY making a comeback!! HA!

smorgas91 said...

Just got curious about this Rabbit Hole movie. Does anyone know what is the rumored reason it can't get picked up, was it based on her current industy reputation -- Poison -- or did it actually got previewed by the industry bidders, or whatever they're called (donno, sorry) If viewed and getting no buyers/bidders, it's as predicted with her as the heroine, pretty God awful performance. It's probably all about that self-conscious, see how sad I can look, and a contrived raspy, throaty voice to match. Yuk, from a middle-aged celebrity...do fine acting, ultimately it's about quality in anything that sells, I think.....

maclen said...

smorgas91 said...
"Just got curious about this Rabbit Hole movie. Does anyone know what is the rumored reason it can't get picked up, was it based on her current industy reputation -- Poison --"

As Ive been mentioning earlier this year...Rabbit hole will have wrapped it's meager 5 week filming one year ago next month in july. And earlier this year in january..news came out that it's music scorer was quiting the film to promo his own cd...because he states the "producers" gave his the film too late! A few months later...news was that the director was still "editing" the film. And that it wouldnt even be ready for Cannes which took place this past may...8 months after filming ended. Of course, news blurbs mention it MAY be ready for the Venice film festival. That would be a whole 14 months after principle photography ended. Now, clearly...if RH DOESNT screen at Venice, you can surely bank that the film is simply a complete mess and they are afraid to screen it and obviously will not release it! And surely, Rabbit hole's total failure is reason that Danish girl is most certainly flailing... and I would speculate, again, if halstrom DOES get Danish girl made...it will be WITHOUT kidman...who you may also recall, eventually lost out on the kidman to "produce and star" years old Monte carlo to selena gomez! That long list of "kidman to produce and star in" films are clearly all "no go'ers'...and kidman is simply reduced to working for a start up studio with financial problems, and for HBO! Yes, very promising!

maclen said...

So, in the return of this "E-o'-L-N-M's...

...so check out the "latest" promo campaign over at monkeyland...that has just replaced the "I'm in" campaign...so when you go to:

http://www.keithurban.net/

...you see this...

"Teen Choice 2010 Aug 9 MON 8/7C FOX"

"Vote for Keith in the 2010 Teen Choice Awards

HA! You think the monkeys are DESPERATE for orb to win at the teen choice awards?! Boy, truly...all orb needs is to win that "coveted" Teen choice award to make his "comeback" complete! He'll be truly on top of the music world after that win, huh! Yeah, this teen choice award...along with the CMtv award and orb is the "King of the World! He'll be the Country King! Also interestingly, once you get past the teen choice "online vote" groveling page, and get to the actual home page...there is absolutely NOTHING on the orb's and napalm's Crossroad telecast. You would consider that on the eve of the telecast...there might be some kind of reminder...a tease...a little more promo. BUt no, as I suspect...the monkeys are just impatient for it to come and go and have moved on! YEs, napalm aint getting no face time on the monkeylanders space...for havent you heard...the napalm is a fraken embarrassment! And clearly, so is the orb by sheer association...his own fansie site proves it!

maclen said...

...ps...

...a mini-"E-o'-L-N-M's"

...surfing the net...I came upon a very interesting realization...

...in the year old "still in editing stage" Rabbit Hole, the synopsis is:

" happily married couple... perfect world is forever changed when their young son is taken from them in a tragic car accident."

...in the "still in financing" Danish Girl:

"happily married couple... dude tells wife he wants to be a she... wife remains with he/she.

in the just announced "potential" HBO tv movie...

...to play noteworthy married couple... Mr. and Mrs. Hemmingway

...in the other "potential" film, Tresspass...

"Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage will be playing a married couple in TRESPASS directed by Joel Schumacher."

so...who else thinks that kidman has once again fallen into a rather one dimensional rut of film choices? You know, kidman spends alot of time on her rather lame "happily married couple" photo ops...it now seems she is trying to "reinforce" that image in film roles. Or do you think it may be her new management mentioned in the lainey piece posted by mikki a few posts ago...

mikki said...
"maclen, heres Lainey's take on whats going on with Kidman.
http://www.laineygossip.com/Nicolas_Cage_Nicole_Kidman_to_star_in_Trespass_17june10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

...it also mentions that kidman just hired angelina jolie's manager...so, do you think kidman simply wants to find her own "MR and Mrs Smith?"

A440 said...

Look, it had to happen. Despite her best efforts, Kidman has hit middle age, and she doesn't know how to naviagte through the waters.

Legitimately fine female actors have had the same experience. Katherine Hepburn at one time was unemployable and labeled Box Office Poison. Meryl Streep put out some disappointing movies when she hit middle age--and that was hardly due to poor acting.

The challenge for Kidman is to see if she can transition from youngish women to older, more mature characters. To make middle-aged women interesting and vital, actually, the Martha Gellhorn role could be a meaty role--in the hands of a talented actor (a Sarandon, for example).

But given Kidman's mannered, wooden acting style, I have no doubt she'll botch it up.

Tara said...

Hepburn was labeled BOP early in her career and it took her til 1940 The Philadelphia Story to regain her footing.
Most actresses go back to the stage or do a lot of work like McClain or Sarandon. After Mr. Cruise quit picking her parts, Kidman made some terrible choices.

Are the rest of you noticing that since Kidman is in her homeland that child has been paraded to and fro? Funny its always when Keith isn't there that we see Sunday.

mikki said...

Tara, Sunday (like Keith) is a PR tool for NK. If you recall she was first introduced to the public during NK's promotional tour of the movie Australia. She used her again recently while filming Just Go With It, recall the beach and hiking photos. Right now the "mommy & me" photos coincide with the articles about NK's new movie and TV projects. NK uses both her professional and private life to get maximum media coverage.

123xyz said...

Interesting Maclen, that you forgot to mention the other nominees up for Male Country Artist of the year.

Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
Keith Urban

So if any of them win over Keith are their careers over too or is it just Keith's?

Again, foot in mouth Maclen. This is the first thing on Keith's home page.

06/18/10
ENTER THE KEITH AND JOHN MAYER FLY AWAY SWEEPSTAKES & CATCH THEIR CMT CROSSROADS EPISODE TONIGHT AT 10PM EST
Remember to catch the Keith and John Mayer CMT Crossroads episode TONIGHT at 10PM EST, only on CMT. Also, find out info on how YOU could be flying to Keith and John's joint show at The Gorge in George, Washington!

Gosh, they are so embarrassed over "Napalm John" that they are giving away a trip for a fan to see them do a repeat of Crossroads live. Oh and if you click that link there's even a photo of Keith and John. That's embarrassment for ya.

martingano said...

Speaking of Father's day and how is he not going to celebrate the American version because it is HER DAY?! Well I believe and someone help me out here that Father's day in Oz is 9-5-10. Well Keith has a show scheduled for that day in Connecticut - interesting no? So how would he celebrate - bring the family on stage? Just saying ...

smorgas91 said...

A440 said: "...But given Kidman's mannered, wooden acting style, I have no doubt she'll botch it up."

Absolutely. When one fine tooth combs her roles in her films, as had several movie critics and wrote about them, an obvious pattern had emerged that she couldn't portray a character. She plays the ingenue in Fur as in Bewitched, and many more examples like that. Off camera, the stuff she does for her life is also weird, like some bloggers here had pointed out "PR baby", "PR husband", make believe pregnancy, etc. Really think she doesn't have much in the ways of thinking...and comes across that on the screen. In Australia, yeah she looked weird, but couldn't even portray her character's concerns over her husband, financial states of the estate, etc. etc. hers was all about how do I look. Guess vacuous off screen, vacuous on screen, doesn't know how to function real for the characters she has to portray...just pointing out her lack of talent goes deeper than no talent...truly amazed someone like her had risen as much as she had in HW full of highly talented people

hoosierlady said...

Are the rest of you noticing that since Kidman is in her homeland that child has been paraded to and fro? Funny its always when Keith isn't there that we see Sunday.

I have noticed this, and I've wondered if this was a coincidence or if she was taking advantage of the absence. As always, I decided it was the latter. Wouldn't you love to be a fly in the room when the vases start flying because of it? Bet that makes for some interesting dinner conversation. (as if he could tell her what to do about anything and still have his tongue)

hoosierlady said...

Did I miss an announcement from the couple? Because:

http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a228670/antonia-kidman-believed-to-be-pregnant.html?rss

It is intended as a point of humor, abc123, just a little light-hearted fun, I said nothing about KU's sperm count, or his libido, made no comment about his hair, (but People has a new country special that actual made comment about his wonderful hair, snort!) made no attempt to guess about is need/no need for erectile dysfunction medication. There is absolutely nothing in this post that is an insult to your beloved, so no need to jump on it and disect it, unless you are going for typos, grammer or spelling.

Maclen, everyone knows his cd, sucks, his sales are down, his career is either in the toilet, or on the sink waiting for the flush of NK's, so he doesn't stop up the drain with all the ____.

I still heart me some Maclen.

Tara said...

Apparently the big party for her sister is over. I wonder if she is on a plane for LA?

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"Maclen, everyone knows his cd, sucks, his sales are down, his career is either in the toilet, or on the sink waiting for the flush of NK's, so he doesn't stop up the drain with all the ____.

I still heart me some Maclen."

Well, you WILL have to wait in that long line, hoosier! (snark)

It seriously does amuse me though, that the fansies love to proclaim that the orb is making a "grand comback"...seemingly based on their rather subjective "opinion"... his tour was a "smashing success' no matter what those year end tallys and numbers reveal...or he wins a couple of online poll voted awards! Their rather pathetic fansie groveling and excuse making for their "pop star" is a rather hilarious tickler!

A440 said...

And I wonder if Grandma and Grandpa Urban got a crack at seeing their granddaughter.

smorgas, Nicole is "useless without a script." She, literally, cannot speak coherently outside of pre-rehearsed statements and subjects. Hell, she can barely hold her own when asked to discuss characters during interviews.

But she can look into a camera lens and mouth scripted words. That she's good at. No doubt that's what she pulled on Keith when they were dating: telling him what he wanted to hear.

Kidman, inexplicably, got the Oscar. In my opinion, she cannot hold a candle to the true female actors from Australia: Cate Blanchett, Judy Davis, Toni Colette, etc.

She did fairly well when she was younger and had half-way decent technique (she's always been a mannered and artificial actor, and sometimes there's a call for that), and I remember fondly her work in "To Die For" and "The Others." Even "Practical Magic," where she seemed particularly at ease (see what working with Sandra Bullock can do?).

But since the Oscar, her choices in films has deteriorated in ratio to the degrading of her acting chops. She's stilted, shows minimal imagination and gives the same rigid, tight-ass character time and again. (Except for "Bewitched," which remains beyond the pale on several levels.)

PS: Hoosier, you want to be a fly in the room when the vases start flying? Allow me a gentle correction: Nic has admitted to chucking ASHTRAYS at the noggins of her beloved. If only someone would chuck one at her and nail her frontal lobes. Maybe that would get them up and running again.

Or maybe not...