Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Good to be Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman these days...

Recently Nic (since that's what Keith and her one true love call her) went to Haiti for a three hour tour. The last time I heard of a three hour tour it involved Gilligan, the Skipper, the SS Minnow and an actress of bigger talents than Nic, Ginger Grant. That three hour tour was ten times more sincere than the one that Nic went on. She looked oh so earnest, oh so sympathetic, as she met with those unfortunate souls. Haven't the people of Haiti suffered enough? What exactly was accomplished? Did that school that Keith and Nic promise to fund get built? Did she meet up with Sean Penn to ask what she could personally do? Nope, she got a lot of pictures taken, sweated through her sweater and hat and left having done a good job.

Keith Urban has been doing a little touring, a little recording and a lot of insipid interviews. Again we get the 'me and Nic' verbiage. 'Nic and I aren't really the types to make ourselves be out there for what we believe in until someone told us it might be better to get more money for the cause that way'. Huh? That is what he told Country Weekly. He talked about the Tennessee flood relief work he has done; his work for the Country Music Hall of Fame; and then he added that he also supports Nic's work for the UN about violence against women.

Keith was also recently on the cover of the National Enquirer with a picture of a drunk Keith Urban and his former dalliance Amanda Wyatt with the word 'cheater' above his face. It's not just about physical violence but also emotional violence and a womanizer knows how to inflict that, don't they? Perhaps that just an avenue one shouldn't drive down.

Speaking of driving, Keith has apparently bought himself a new set of wheels - a brand spanking new Aston Martin. With all that hard charity work, one must reward oneself. After all Keith, believes he lives in a 'rarefied air' these days; or so he told Country Weekly, after growing up in the back of a store sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Not a nice way to reflect on your parents doing the best that they could, Mr. Urban.

Another recent interview was on Parade.com; Keith spewed out how important family was; how that gives a sense to maintain a balance. I guess when you can sleep on 1000 thread count sheets in five different residences all over the world one does learn one's priorities.

Finally, we have the deluxe apartment in the sky; a ten million dollar place that you drive into and a lift takes your car to your floor. Why does anyone need a car in New York City? Rumors are Nic bought this place a few months ago but waited to tell everyone until the box office numbers were in about her true love's last film. There is always that rub isn't there? But when they bought this place they bought yet another place that will be inaccessible from those little people who might want to bother them. Another bonus is no one will see who actually lives there. Just like L.A., the gated place in Oz, the high rise in Sydney and the private gated farm in Tennessee. Yes, Nic and Keith do so much for the little people. The little people give because Keith and Nic say so. So while the little people scrimp and save to go see Keith or buy groceries, Nic can sit high atop the Big Apple proud of her contribution to humankind while she smokes her cigarettes off one of her three balconies. Keith can nurse his rumored ulcer. And Sunday, well does anyone know what happened to her?

66 comments:

hoosierlady said...

http://gawker.com/5617960/nicole-kidman-now-shilling-for-brazilian-shopping-malls

This is off subject, and I apologize, but read the comments.

Hee Hee, Happy Saturday!

smorgas91 said...

...on hoosierlady's link, what the h*ll we're looking at, her latest awkward plastic surgery lip injections, her aging ass, funky aging hoity-toity attitude, yada yada a lot of which we had revisited many times before...eeewwwww, remind me never to visit this shopping mall or whatever the ad was for...haha

smorgas91 said...

...the media world should stop showcasing nk as a legend or someone worthy like that. Remember, she's a role model player. a lot of stupid people out there who confuse reality and buy into bull crap. l bacall came out swinging when nk was referred as a legend a few years back...she does this, done this before already...me thinks she plays this role internationally. Not some great legend of HW, she won one oscar erroneously for a film she did not carry by herself, m rouge of almost a decade ago, and.......................hasn't had anything else substantively to warrant her survival....a few international ads....wow, a legend, what a lofty and nervy choice of role playing! (some of you could phrase this more effectively...the magnitude of her bull crap is even m streep has decency to not act like one even though she's either one or infinitely closer to being a true HW legend than this piece of aging crap with no talent, to put things into proper perspectives....

maclen said...

So, it seems the orb felt a need to "cover" and explain for his "festivals and county fair" semi tour...what with his mediocre cd sales sinking rather methodically that I am in high expectation of his next cd bombing rather dismally!

http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Music/2010/08/21/Urban-taking-time-out-from-big-venues/UPI-77131282410200/

Urban taking time out from big venues

And of course with the predictable...it's partly because he's recording another cd...to which I've mentioned constantly..."Why tour AT ALL? Why not concentrate on the next cd? Well the answer to that is obvious...he cant... Defying Sales is selling so dismally... he has to continue and "dance for his spare change!" And of course, he wants to spend more time with the fam. As this is the case with his ball and chain, a crumbling career forces all celebs to run for that obvious standby...they suddenly claim to want to take some time off to cater to the fam...and not be on another HUGE tour. But again, this only gets the orb in that inevitable "catch 22"...one is to assume of course, once his next cd drops...he will no doubt gear up the HUGE concert tour. And am I to assume, as he claims he wanted to take time off big venues for "family"...once he gets back to big venues..."family" is no longer a concern? Now of course, some may claim he only wanted to take SOME time off for "family" and then back at the huge venues...but my point is...why even bring it up? Why make a point of making it either/or? The point is, why make it, "big venues take me away from who I love"...and then most assuredly, return to big venues? Clearly, no one "feels sorry" for orb...he doesnt HAVE to spend so much time away from family...but his making it a PRESS RELEASE to garner "AWWWW" coverage...he simply looks desperate. He ISNT a single parent forced to work several jobs to actually put food on the table for his family. He is simply desperate to keep the glory and the adulation going his way. And that is precisely what clearly defines "PR BS!"

blue sky said...

The opening scene of her profile on the jet was not a wise choice. The only thing you notice is her deformed lips. For a moment, I thought I was looking at a combination of Donald Duck and Wanda Rabbit because she doesn't look natural at all. I have to wonder if she has any sensation to her lips. They remind me of someone who returned from the dentist after having novocain.

While smorgas91 gets the impression that this portrays Kidman as a legend in a Hollywood, you have to ask yourself - would a true Hollywood legend really do a commercial for a shopping mall? Is Kidman really a good choice to represent Brazilian culture? I don't think she was their first choice.

marzipan0101 said...

Jimmy Stewart did commercials for Firestone, Robert Mitchum for beef and insurance, Lauren Bacall for cat food, Karl Malden for American Express, Dennis Hopper for Nike. True legends of Hollywood. What's your point "blue sky"? The big names do them overseas now.

http://showhype.com/video/anuncio-spot-nespresso-cielo-con-george-clooney-john/

smorgas91 said...

blue sky surely no logic was applied in that ad. Completely agree, the facts surrounding her being associated with that kind of project alone state the truth about her career level. Just thought seeing a freakish duck lipped middle-aged woman (in genuine pouty lipped orininator, Brazil) old enuf to be their mom gawked exclusively by twentysomehtings made me think of she being profiled as a HW legend than a hot movie star that they would squeal about...really laughable, terrible ad agency

rememberwhen said...

Urban Myths, what is this rumored ulcer Keith has? I haven't heard anything about that. Any news, like how long has he had it and is this the reason why he is asking for such bland food at his shows?

blue sky said...

Good question marzipan0101, but consider the names you just listed and the period most of their careers took place in - actors didn't make a lot of money in comparison to what is made now. There was no such thing as royalty pay or incentives based on how well their movies did at the box office. Also, look at the companies you listed - all the commercials were televised here in the US. Why isn't an American company seeking her "cough" talents?

I also wanted to comment on this blog. After witnessing the damage of the flood waters in Nashville and the earthquake in Haiti, you would think these two would appreciate what they have. After all, wasn't that the discussing between the two of them a few years ago in that movie trailer in Australia? Instead they go out and spend $10 million+ on an apartment and one of the most expensive cars you can buy. Very, very poor timing on the release of the three-hour tour to Haiti and the multi-million dollar purchase in NY PR stories.. They just aren't getting it, and because of that, I will choose to support any organization that isn't backed by them.

I would also like to bring up this subject - the lack of paps in Nashville since she has the new management. I was watching a reality LA show today where a restaurant was arranging parking spaces and paparazzi area in their parking lot for celebrities who attend the restaurant while having paps scheduled for a photo op. So Nic did scheduled those photographers to come to Nashville, and that probably is the reason why Keith doesn't look to happy when they are being photographed.

marzipan0101 said...

Kudos ignoring the second half of my post "blue sky".You completely missed the point that I made. Kidman is Hollywood but she isn't a legend yet. Neither is George Clooney who has been doing commercials overseas for years. Upscale shopping is bad for Kidman but cat food is okay for Bacall, coffee is okay for Clooney? If you are going to try to make that argument, the logic isn't there.

The timeline doesn't work with the pap photos and Nicole who has an extra manager, not new management. The family was in and out of Nashville all the time. The Middle Eastern pap that camped out by the Starbucks got tired of waiting.

I find it so ironic this blog seems to think that Urban and Kidman are elitist when its really the other way around. Kidman has no career because FOREIGN companies work with her. Keith's awards don't mean anything unless they are COUNTRY awards. The couple needs YOUR approval to spend THEIR money. Each one of you would get your back up if anyone you knew, let alone strangers, had the gall to tell you what you should and shouldn't be doing with your paycheck, especially when they donate to causes every year.
Please spare me the "They are celebrities" response. It's a knee-jerk response to justify out of control negativity online when you would never would say these things to the celebrities faces.

I'll leave you with this: If the wealthy hoarded all their money, especially in times like this, the world economy would collapse. But don't let how the real world operates influence the blog.

mikki said...

Blue Sky, have to disagree with your last point. One of the reasones Keith got into this arrangement is for the publicity. If she knows when the paparazzi is scheduled to be there for a photo op so does he. Don't be fooled just because he doesn't put on a "happy face". He loves every minute of it - just like she does.

Laura said...

I may be a little late on this, but I'm pretty sure Brad Paisley and his wife wouldn't get an elevator for their car... That's maybe a little too much. I find that actually ridiculous...

maclen said...

Yes, it is clear the orb is becoming as desperate and as shameless a public monger as his "svengali!" And whether the fansies like it or not, orb will be getting the same critism as kidman gets...now that he's trying to "sculpt" a certain image. As for an instance, it is obvious the orb has also gone under the "facial procedural" table...he simply had it done before he hit the the big time...but as he begins to age...and sink in the business...I have no doubt he would have no problem going under for the sake of his career at some future point. Now of course that critism and mocking will not come from the likes of ET or Access Hollywood...people magazine or Cosmo...they are simply another arm of the PR BS industry...but it will first come on the newer and as of yet "wild west" of the internets...blogs and gossip sites! Now the past few years Ive commented on the inevitable demise of kidman's career...and I now make the same prediction on the orb's!

smorgas91 said...

marzipan0101, these two are low IQ bumbling idiots, swimming with HW sophisticates, that's why most bloggers here have a heyday with their dollar short and day late approaches (quite many of which if you'd been a follower here would have read by now...not repeating them now.) One blogger says she lives for nk's gibberish, which is whenever she opens her mouth. A long track record of insincerity and misses from these two, are enough for me -- unlike clooney and others who are a lot more pr savvy -- to warrant that they continue to be exposed as fakes. If they aren't professionally entertaining, they certainly are personally by the pr choices they make and we expose...and as for them, uneducated ignorance is a bliss, ain't it

hoosierlady said...

They all get income from foreign manufacturers, no news there.

I found the link entertaining in that the mall isn't even completed, the limo is as long as a football stadium, she's dressed as she was in the Chanel ads, she's walking a red carpet alone, etc. etc. etc.

Then the comments, which were very funny.

I don't know about the other people on this blog, but I know I go out of my way to blow everything out of proportion, I never check my facts, and on and on, whatever was said in any of those posts above. God forbid we should ever inject any HUMOR into any of this, it has gotten to the point that you can not even hint at lighthearted banter, or you had better be ready to be bombarded with comments to shred everything that has ever been said or thought on this blog.

Lighten up, you aren't the defenders of good, you aren't going to get us to see the error of our was and repent, so back off and learn to laugh.

blue sky said...

The Middle Eastern pap that camped out by the Starbucks got tired of waiting.

How does the average fan know this unless the average fan is stalking the paps as well?

Why the need to invest in real estate all over? Isn't their hundreds of millions of dollars good enough for KUNK, or does Kidman know the days of $20 million movies are long gone? Their concept of tightening their belts is different from you and I, so who can relate to them? If they are buying real estate for a tax write-off, so is a large contribution to Haiti. Give them the $10 million instead, but then KUNK wouldn't make anything financially off that deal!

mikki said...

The Middle Eastern paparazzi's camped out at Starbucks sure doesn't fit with all the twitters who claim the Kidman's are either there or at Whole Foods almost daily.

Has Keith won any awards that are not country???

Keith's "rags to riches" story sounds as if his parents neglected him and his brother. Why? Because Keith is not allowed to speak of his gratitude to anyone other than his "baby girl". Just as hes not allowed to speak about old girlfriends or relationships. All his PR must be about and for his wife. He is there to promote HER. And its all done by design in my opinion.

maclen said...

Oh yeah hoosier...any "satirical inflection" injected at any point in comments will no doubt be overlooked by a huffing puffing hyperventilating fansie stomping in to try and put you in your place! And yes blue sky, no doubt a part of that $10 mil spent on a simple real estate investment was that $1 mil they got for that "special" UN/Omega trip where they supposedly raised just over a $100k for charity...between the "fraken" both of them...while they ended up getting paid over $1 mil to do it! Now of course, mutt and jeff DONT need OUR permission on how they spend the sometimes very public "shabby and jerry-rigged" gotten gains...but then on the other hand, WE dont need their permission to point out their shameless and constant shenanigans to keep themselve in the public spotlight. And clearly, that is what they do value most in their business...along side the ridiculous money...is "favorable publicity." By and large, they dont get much of that here.

hoosierlady said...

At this point, even if they did do something completely unselfish, I would immediately begin to look for the "strings attached", that is how jaded their coupledom (new word, I just made that up, like it?) has become. I can not think of a time that they have done something without there being an alterior motive, even the most simple things, getting coffee, having a manicure have been abused to the point of no return. So, I would say they have done this to themselves. We just happened to put two and two together, however, if we had not done it, someone else would have,by the time I found it, it was as plain as the nose on my face, (trust me when I say that's PLAIN).

A440 said...

They received $1 million for the Omega promo?! I had no idea...

I'm stunned...but I guess I shouldn't be. It's just smart business for them. Making a charity pay.

I had no idea they were that mercenary.

Urban Myths said...

@rememberwhen - the ulcer is a rumor that surfaced around the same time as the bland food rider appeared.

smorgas91 said...

...don't get it. $1M payoff to her for her participation in Omega promo that only raised $100K...why didn't they just hold unto $1M and forget that piece of worthless aging duck lips.....man, wish someone would slap & shake this hag upside down and get her mind straight

mikki said...

A440, SHE got a million plus travel and accomidations. Don't you wonder if Keith was paid for his performance there as well?? I do.

smorgas91 said...

...and had it been anyone else with common sense would have realized I didn't do my job, my presence had not contributed to raising funds but raising a tenth of what I would got paid for...the right thing for her out of embarassment and decency would be to REFUSE the fee...of course not, she needs the money to fix her surgeried up crap face and duck lips again! And her side kick, if got paid, he too absolutely had contributed nothing for the cause. Who are these stupid people allow them to walk off free & fatly paid like this...let this be a lesson, THEY ARE TOTALLY USELESS AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A COUPLE.

maclen said...

Clearly, orb is getting caught up in the rather dubious "PR shenanigans" that has now so clearly comdemned kidman's career to the skids. A steadier stream of "revisionist" interviews to paint a far more, shall we say..."colorful" childhood upbringing. To of course match up with a current and convienient purpose...ie. orb's new enthusiasm to shill along with kidman's "limo ambassadorship! As to the "family first" meme...it didnt exactly save kidman's career...so why on earth would orb believe it can save his? All you can really gather is a denseness from the orb...an inability to simply not repeat her mistakes and ineptness.

maclen said...

So, I have recently been asking the question, what ELSE does the orb have to say...beyond the usual, that he's "happily married and a proud pappy" in regard to is music career? Well, it seems I've been able to find an answer....

http://www.zap2it.com/news/zap-cma-fest-story,0,7518182.story

Urban development: Keith plays CMA Music Festival

"Q: Is being the father of Sunday, your two-year-old daughter with Nicole, having an impact on your music?

A: Yeah, for sure. I'm not out there working all the time, and from being home, it's important to have something to take out onstage. I think everything benefits from it. I think the performances have more purpose for me. If we're going to go out and connect with everybody, what are we communicating? I have enormous gratitude for having found somebody and found my center ... then to be able to plug into that through my music, if I can.

So the answer is...nothing! HA! Also take notice, this question is specifically ABOUT little sunry...but orb answers that he's grateful, "for having found somebody and found my center" NO actual love for little sunry in that answer! Also take notice that there is also a plug in this piece about the recently flooded Tennessse...

<"Q: You made a point of saying in the show, "Nashville is alive and well and open for business." How are you finding it there now?

A: Certainly, it takes a little while, and it's been difficult with Opryland out of commission...

So, take notice...these are the same 3 talking points I've previously mentioned...would BE ALL the orb would have to say on his next cd!

maclen said...
August 17, 2010 11:51 PM

"And clearly, I believe the new stuff will suffer on account of that rush...and as you say...will be the same old same old...a few songs dedicated to kidman...a song for little sunry...and no doubt a song for the flooded Tennessee! But again the question remains...what else does he have to say?"

Laura said...

"THEY ARE TOTALLY USELESS AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A COUPLE."

Uhm.. Wow. I understand that you don't like them, but that's a horrible thing to say. Grow up, PLEASE.

& useless? They've done a lot more for people than you have, I'm willing to bet. No matter their intentions, and WE DO NOT KNOW their intentions, because we are not them, they've still done a lot for charities and such.

mikki said...

maclen, I don't think there will be a song for little Sunday. As you can see, he doesn't even discuss her. Its all about NK!! Gotta promoter HER at every opportunity.

mikki said...

By the way maclen, Keith is appearing with John Mayer on Saturday 8/28. I know your looking forward to that one!!

maclen said...

Yeah mikki, it really does show how much the orb TRULY has taken to fatherhood. He doesnt have anything to say about his kid! Ah yes, the return of the napalm! Well, 6 months after his douchebag comments...napalm has, thankfull, been out of high profile and has absolutely no buzz whatsoever! Napalm is also in the EXACT position as the orb! Napalm's current cd, "Battle Studies" released last November according to wiki, has sold a very "orb-esque" 880k cds...and VERY MUCH as orb...his previous cd, "Continuum era" which was released in Sept 2006, has sold 2.3 mil cds! And just like orb, that's about 1.2mil cds LESS! And considering that his last single released off his cd was a "duet" with taylor swift released in June of this year...and surely because swift refused to appear in the video, only peaked at #25 on billboards top 100 and is now at #35. So they ARE two exact "peas in a pod!" Both careers headed for the scrap heap...mayer for the stence of his "napalm" and "confederate D*#K"... and orb for his contamination by the drab and bland kidman!

blue sky said...

I agree with mikki, maclen. From Keith's reply, it cements what I've been thinking all along, and that is he has no real relationship with Sunday. Like everything else in Keith's life, his only priority is his wife. Sad that a child doesn't rank up there for him. Why? When he greeted his "family" at LAX, who received his physical attention? His wife. Everything has to turn back around to his wife. Is the man truly healthy?

Tara said...

I wonder Blue Sky if everything is alright with him too. He used to be funny and articulate and gave an opinion here and there in an interview but now its all focused
on the alter of Nicole Kidman and that seems so shallow and vapid.

Tuesday evening he prostituted himself out for a corporate gig with Target in Minneapolis. Funny its all about making money these days and not about art. He is a brand anymore just like a box of tampons.

smorgas91 said...

He'd apparently joined her vapid, sloppy, meaningless existence driven solely by money and odd carcass shell (or hollow)grooming...we're witness to his career disaster as well. Her transfixed face, isolationism, weird professional and apprently personal choices, including fixation on pouty lips (on a middle-aged broad just doesn't have the same effect as that on the young set...sad she's damn too old for this and doesn't realize it, just joined the ranks of those surgeried up housewives of... reality show bit**es.) So bored with her brand, and he apparently wants to emulate her career choices, at least has mentioned she doing "things" for him that he appreciates...wish they would wise up and go away...keep doing what you're desperate for, keep scraping the barrel for any opportunity to make money...forget quality entertainment, forget art, forget what you're supposed to be representing...just be glad to be working, I guess.

rememberwhen said...

Urban Myths thank you.

maclen said...

blue sky said...
"I agree with mikki, maclen. From Keith's reply, it cements what I've been thinking all along, and that is he has no real relationship with Sunday. Like everything else in Keith's life, his only priority is his wife. Sad that a child doesn't rank up there for him."

Yes, sadly poor little sunry is simply a kidman prop for photo ops...and orb simply has nothing of weight to say about her. Yes, orb DOESNT hold little sunry much in those photo ops...and has very little to say. But the tag of "father" does make for a few extra blurbs in the PR...of which orb surely feels he needs...badly.

smorgas91 said...

"...it cements what I've been thinking all along, and that is he has no real relationship with Sunday." Why should he spend the time and energy with a baby he didn't want, something had happened during her "pregnancy" requiring legal presentation to sort out the baby's existence, and worst of all, in spite of some resemblance to sunday's features, there are others that came forward saying he's steril (dogged rumor apparently haunts both nk's mates, me thinks it's her), she can't conceive, fake pregnancy (many sites already covered this, and the fact that in as much as she likes to show her yuck body, and in spite of extensive fake pregnancy rumors, she could not expose her naked tummy (yeah, she did things like extending her tummy, cup her tummy, weird tummy size that shrunk sometimes, weird post-pregnancy body of hers that defied medical norm of real pregnant mother recoveries, need to be seen working out during pregnancy and stop all together after pregnancy - isn't this backwards?, ODD etc. etc. ETC.) There is a possibility not only a baby he didn't want, had to settle for, likely not his, not hers, who knows. He sure isn't embracing her as a wanted flesh and blood cementing nk-ku relationship...these many uncalculated and natural displays of his family affection targeted only her and not both speak volumes to me

blue sky said...

He is a brand anymore just like a box of tampons.

Priceless.

I haven't been around that long, and would like to know how long and/or how many private performances has he done pre-Kidman? I know of artists who have had one hit and are hired for private performances. If he did, were they well known?

I would have to imagine "prostituting" himself would be some easy money - not much effort - exactly how he likes it these days.

A440 said...

To my knowledge, Keith didn't do any private concerts pre-Kidman.

I was about to write "pre-recession," but then I remembered that he took home nearly $30 mil last year. So it's not like he needs the money.

Tara said...

I know he did industry events before Kidman but that was mostly to be seen and heard by those who could help him. I think he loves the fame and the power that money gets him. If he has enough he can call his own shots. I also don't think there is any chance of mingling this money with Kidmans money like with their joint efforts in his tour clothing and the rumors that she owns some of his publishing. If you can say anything about the Kurbans you know first and foremost its a business relationship. They use each other for press and fame they make money off the little people and they live like they are better than anyone else.

mikki said...

A440, have to take issue with you on the $30 million. Keith got credit for his tour's gross income. So it was said that HE made the $28 million because it was HIS tour. However, half of that went to the other artists on the bill. Then deduct taxes and the expenses for his band and crew, staff, travel & moving his stage equipment from city to city. When all is said and done, Keith didn't make anywhere near $30million.

Tara said...

He might not be making 30 mil but he is close. He makes money for every shirt bought, every program bought. He sells his image and KC and the other people who fund his tour pay him for that.

A440 said...

Fair enough, mikki.

Here is what Forbes wrote regarding the $28 mil:

While supporting a new album, Defying Gravity, Urban played a total of 70 shows in 60 cities, with an average gross of $700,000 a night.

Estimates are for June 1, 2009 to June 1, 2010. Includes dollars earned solely from entertainment income. Management, agent and attorney fees have not been deducted.

So, it's not just the tour. It's also album sales. And merchandise sales.

A440 said...

And I forgot to add, who knows what he has going in terms of:
investment income
dividend income
stock purchases or sales
royalties and DVD sales (oops- that's entertainment, so it belongs in the post above)

Put it all together, and WHATEVER the final number is, it's still a serious chunk of change. He wouldn't have six high-end properties if he were counting pennies.

smorgas91 said...

Don't get this guy with him raking in money for so long, regardless of expenses & taxes, however "little" he had netted, did and do add up for years to something quite substantial...yet he continues to play me poor boy from the wrong side of the track married to a big movie star...makes one wonder whether nk is being suckered footing all the major bills while he's hoarding his somewhere with this poor guy thing in exchange for stroking her vanity and putting her to use.
Her, she's starved for this kind of attention from anything at this point we'd all seen her desperation and struggle to recapture youth -- always suspected for the HW snakes, this is her open book achilles heel...

mikki said...

A440, if you do the math it still doesn't compute. Not saying the guy isn't making money, he is. But its not what it appears to be. He himself has said that theres a big hole to fill (financially) in costs. Regarding album sales, only 3% goes to the artist. The record company gets the rest, which is where they make their money off the artist. Merchandise sales, not certain but its about 30% to the artist. And as for those "high end properties", my guess is his name isn't on the deed on any properties shes bought. Not saying Keith isn't doing well financially. Just not the way its hyped in the media (as with all celebrities).

hoosierlady said...

Nicole Kidman suckered? Did Keith own numerous, high end pieces of real estate prior to the blessed nuptuals? I know he was the "big dude on campus" in the country world before the lovely, (always fresh and so natural) Nicole captured his lonely, breaking, heart, but was he "crossing over" to rock? Because they had not been married long when that pathetic attempt began happening, Live 8, etc. I think he thought she could open doors for him. Maybe she can, who knows?
The point I'm floundering around with is Nicole may suffer from some low self esteem in the looks department, (don't most of them?) but she wasn't suckered. Remember who she was married to. She may have suckered, but the other way around? No way, I'm not buying it, she's been around way too long, and as far as we've seen, we all know she serves no one but herself.

mikki said...

Exactly right hoosierlady. The sucker was the one who thought he grabbed the brass ring. And actually, he won all those major awards AFTER she came on the scene. Humm..... Think if she could open any doors it would have happened long before now, right? She wanted a husband to raise her profile. He got suckered into being her biggest PR tool. Does he benefit, absolutely. He gets to enjoy all the perks and play the "big dude on campus". As his song goes, "who wouldn't want to be me".

smorgas91 said...

BTW, just to clarify, I never said that nk was being suckered. I did said because of this low poor boy profile he keeps to himself, it ALMOST made one SUSPECT that this could be a cover for him to not foot in the bills (simple logic, to sustain the life style she had become accustomed to, if your partner doesn't have the money, then you have to pay for stuff yourself.) No one said THIS was the case. Or that ku IS keeping this profile to sucker nk. If you're going to take up arms on an issue, keep your facts straight.

hoosierlady said...

smorgas 91. . .

I work 40 hours a week,

I attend school everyday, do homework every night.

Take care of a house, and my handsome husband.

Unless it's my religion or my representative republic I'm not "taking up arms" on any issue, and especially not on one of the few that is nothing but pure, undiluted, wicked ass fun, as this, the systematic pick apart KUNK klub.

Lighthearted banter about plastic people.

AKA please lighten up, or it's a joke, Bill.

He gets paid a yearly stipen to be married to her, remember? I do not remember reading anything about her being paid anything to stay married to him. You know, come to think of it, he really does get paid to lend himself in a sexual capacity and to remain married. . . . . I seem to remember a profession a lot like that. . .

Ha! Happy Saturday!

maclen said...

Ha! Hilarious...now this is a concert preview! None of that brownnosing or shilling. Get a load for the hyperventilating and outraged fansies!

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/reverb/2010/08/tonight_keith_urban_john_mayer.php

Happenings:
Tonight: Keith Urban + John Mayer at the Gorge, Mickey Avalon at the Showbox, Crowded House at Chateau Ste Michelle


"Keith Urban & John Mayer. Gorge Amphitheater, 754 Silica Rd. N.W., Quincy, 628-0888. 7 p.m. $53.85-$150. All ages. There's not too much to say about the music of Keith Urban other than it's as innocuous as any Top 40 country out there. Where Mr. Urban has transcended other glossy twangers is the art of Timberlaking. He's the Chris Martin of the CMAs. Unfamiliar with the term? It's when a middling musician benefits from dating above his fame strata. If JT hadn't moved on to Cammy after 'NSYNC, he'd now be group-dating on VH1. Don't believe me? Ask JC Chasez. No stranger to banging starlets is Urban's co-headliner John Mayer, who, from the amount of Proactive spokeswomen he's bedded, makes me think it's his semen that causes jawline acne."
MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

It certainly ranckled the sychophantic's sensibilities! Yeah...and no mention of orb's "crispy and frosted highlights?!" For shame! Absolutely...no respect...or reverance at all for the orb or napalm! Wow... what a surprise!!

blue sky said...

It appears to me that Monkeyville will be protesting that writer maclen. I'm envisioning evil emails being sent to the editor, and they will probably be asking the writer to be fired - all for the sake of their precious Keith Urban. When will people learn it is okay for others to have their own opinion on any topic? Just because it doesn't agree with your opinions, that doesn't mean you automatically go into defense mode and attack. I agree with the writer, before marrying Kidman, the general public had no clue about Keith.

smorgas91 said...

yeah, his profile had been heightened by his association with her, but thought this blog site is exposing the downside of that association, that his once golden egg was really a gold-plated egg and crackin'...pulling his career down as well...who cares about how good it was for him to have gotten the fake gold-plated egg....for me

maclen said...

blue sky said...
"It appears to me that Monkeyville will be protesting that writer maclen. I'm envisioning evil emails being sent to the editor, and they will probably be asking the writer to be fired - all for the sake of their precious Keith Urban."

Yes, no doubt blue sky, the outraged commenters to that hilarious online commentary were the monkeys organized to descend and defend the happless orb! And they can surely expect more of it in the upcoming future. Orb may have become a tabloid fixture...and can now get the featured spread in people magazine...but due to his clearly diminishing cd sales, he will be razzed on more and more for all the "not worthy" media exposure. As in the case of already failed "mutt"...(to orb's jeff)...commercial failure brings on those snide comments when it forces them to question what the big deal is with these overly exposed mediocre celebs! ie: see aniston.

maclen said...

...ps...

...so on the topic of orb's diminishing cd sales... seems a simian over at monkeyland is making some noise that capnash IS looking to release the orb's next cd THIS YEAR!

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=39440.45

"
"Capitol has targeted November for the release of a new Keith Urban album.
One label insider suggests the project will take a stripped-down approach,
though Capitol/EMI Nashville president/CEO Mike Dungan says he’s learned
to wait until Urban is done with an album to evaluate it stylistically."

Now, first, take notice of the bolded sentence...

One label insider suggests the project will take a stripped-down approach

...yes..."stripped-down approach" to the "project"...which is code for..."Were in hell NOT going to pay alot of money anymore on this mediocre selling hick!" So, this is what I've been PRAYING for! Yes, capnash...rush release the cd...stripe down the budget...orb's "nickel and diming" his time with just a few days here, a few there recording of this thing will absolutely ensure a VERY mediocre cd! No doubt the orb will be experiencing a further "stripping down" on the popularity meter...and the cd failure meter!

blue sky said...

My opinion on CapNash's comment:

They've done what they can to get what little they have gotten out of him and are giving up. This is the best he can do, so they aren't going to brag up this album.

I wonder whatever happened to that failure of a new song, "A New Sunshine" that was supposed to be on the DG album? I think if a dog would have been in the proximity, they would have started to howl. It was that bad!

hoosierlady said...

Thank heaven,Maclen, I have been so worried about what to get you this year for Christmas.

I just hope I can pre-order, and I hope you won't be too disappointed if I do not get an autographed copy, (recession has hit me hard).

XOXO
Hoosier

smorgas91 said...

It's a safe assessment to say they both suffer from lack of qualify performance in their respective fields. Any B-school will tell you, ultimately it's the quality that bring in repeat customers, their royalty and sustained business (okay, don't quote me, read somewhere, that's all.) Garbage in, garbage out (heard of that phrase) well for this couple, it's the garbage out, garbage in (from critics, fans, etc.) and plummeting sales, fan base and their careers!

maclen said...

Clearly, orb's standing over at CapNash is dismal. As I mentioned a few months ago, there is NOTHING...still... posted on orb's personal page over at the capnash website! Meanwhile the other featured artists links to personal pages on the home page...Rucker...Bentley...eric church...hell, and even kenny rogers have their cd photos, tracks listings and videos on their personal pages! These all also have more up to date recent news listed that the orb...who's last news listed is from back in January. For a label that is perhaps going to dump orb's next cd in about 3 months...that's not much gearing up on any publicity! Also, I further menioned last year of orb's very pitiful performing Defying Sales in it's first week of release in march of '2009...not only did it sell half of what the previous cd, Whole Crazy sold, but also it BARELY outsold Princes cd...which was actually released the week prior! AND, Princes cd, Lotusflow3r was only sold at Target stores! I'm pretty sure orb is looking, for all things perhaps considered, at a probable slaughter come this November!

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
Thank heaven,Maclen, I have been so worried about what to get you this year for Christmas.
I just hope I can pre-order, and I hope you won't be too disappointed if I do not get an autographed copy, (recession has hit me hard).
XOXO
Hoosier"

Hey, thanks hoosier...I will surely "preorder' your gift for this xmas! Surely, all of this jazzes me up, because, IT DOES validate what I've been pontificating for the past few years...ever since I thought up my orb "Declination Theory" of his cd sales back when Whole Crazy came out 3 whole years ago! This perhaps intention of CapNash rush releasing of orb's next cd...perhaps as much as a half year earlier than his usual cd releasing schedule...a cd every 2 years...and the intention of perhaps a "striped down" approach to how they release it...is just that validation of all Ive been maintaining! And to me, it does point to another lackluster performing cd!

smorgas91 said...

On smorgas 6:05pm, for nitpickers there's a typo not royalty, it's loyalty...thx.

Tara said...

That does not sound good for Mr. Urban does it? If they are planning a new record for release this soon
and no single yet then I wonder if Cap Nash has even heard anything. Why the rush to get music out so soon? I kinda feel sorry for him
a little teeny tiny bit.

rememberwhen said...

Tara I don't feel sorry for Keith Kidman at all. He brought it on himself. He is getting what he deserves. Keith doesn't care about music anymore. His last three CD's prove that.

smorgas91 said...

Just reading the comments here, is this guy weak-willed, spineless, stupid...she's sucking his talent, soul and life out of him...she's his all consumed passion...and the adopted baggage...who in the heck cares when you have another entity sucking you dry

maclen said...

The fact of the matter...the one point I try to make on this blog...over and over...and over and over...is that THERE IS consequences to NOT selling as many cds as you have in the past! You know, the fansies can carp on about some other superfluous award nom or win...but that is just...PROMO...they can carp on about another featured cover story in People mag....but again, that is just PROMO...appearances on talk show...what was that word again? Oh right...PROMO! Now as to the noms and awards...it is true that the orb is not getting as much as he once did 5 years ago...and that is a reflection on his current standing in the country music industry..."out with the old and in with the new" is always and constantly in play. But if the extra media PR apparatus exposure the orb is now getting...especially with the collapse of "mutt"...and he still isnt able to simply sell cds to even his previous standards, he will be out of there. I felt CapNash was in the position to dump the orb from the label with the diminished cd sales of whole crazy..but they decided to stick with the orb for the next cd, Defying Sales. And now they are about to release another cd...perhaps rush releasing it before the orb's cds are usually released...and perhaps in a "stripped down approach"... if the orb doesnt sell...he is definately finished. And no amount of excuses or explainations from his monkeys...no amount of "organizing" or media "rigging" can save him in what I really believe is a certain inevitability.

hoosierlady said...

It wasn't too long ago he was whining about wanting to just work when he wanted to, I guess he'll get his chance.

Is tonight one of those Country Music Award shows?

If not, why all the country music people on the morning shows?

Urban Myths said...

Hoosier, tonight is a highlight show from the CMA Music Fest in June.

The next blog post lists the CMA Award Nominations that were announced yesterday and today.