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17-year-old girl raped in front of huge crowd at Keith Urban concert

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Well, this is certainly disgusting. A Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Massachusetts last weekend took a rather dark turn (darker than a Keith Urban concert normally is, of course) last weekend when a 17-year-old girl was raped in front of an entire crowd of drunken country fans who not only didn’t step in to help, but also decided it’d be a great thing to record on their phones. Oh yeah, and this is the same concert where 20 people were hospitalized after getting too drunk.

From CNN:

The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said.

The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.

Sean Murphy, 18, was arrested “a short time later” and charged with rape, police said.

“Officers conducting the investigation were assisted by patrons that had been concerned and took photos and video of the assault on their cellular phones,” the Mansfield Police statement said. “Those phones are being processed to recover the digital evidence of the assault.”

Murphy entered a not guilty plea in court and was released on $10,000 bond.

The country star and “American Idol” judge posted a video on YouTube after the show Saturday night commenting on what he saw on the lawn from the stage.

“Up on the lawn tonight, that was nutso. It was so cool,” he said.

Yeah, I’d say “nutso” about covers it, Keith. This is disgusting from all angles, and I hope the asshole who was charged spends some time behind bars for it. There’s not even an “I was drunk!” defense to this. I’ve been drunk plenty of times in my life, and I’ve never ever wanted to commit an act like that. What the hell is the world coming to?

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban did a duet and it was awkward

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are husband and wife and family comes first. But you know what else comes first? Charity. They headed to Monash Children’s Hospital in Australia to visit with the sick kids there and put on a mini-concert for them. You know what’s coming: Nicole and Keith did a duet of ‘Amazing Grace’ for the kids. Was it the worst thing I’ve ever heard? No, but it does seem a bit awkward (though seriously, it was a really sweet gesture).

Here’s the statement the hospital wrote on their website following the visit:

Friday 13 June 2014 proved to be a very lucky day for the children at Monash Children’s Hospital who were visited by very special guests; Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban before they attended the Swisse Wellness Australia Celebrate Life Ball. Keith bought his guitar along and sang a heartfelt rendition of Amazing Grace to the patients, families and staff at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). He had some extra help with vocals thanks to Nicole and of course our incredible NICU staff. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to Nicole, Keith and Swisse for lifting up the spirits of some our most deserving patients, families and staff. Se below for more coverage and photos.

And here’s the duet for your viewing pleasure:

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Nicole Kidman Thinks Marrying Tom Cruise Was Intoxicating, But Nothing Special

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise got married in 1990 and stayed together for 11 years before ultimately divorcing, and Nicole has remained pretty mum on the details of their relationship for the past decade. However, the topic came up in a new interview with Vanity Fair, for some reason, and she pretty much admitted that while it all seemed pretty romantic and even intoxicating because they were in the throes of fame, she actually didn’t love him all that much. Ouch!

“I was so young,” Nicole Kidman tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner in the December-issue cover story, reflecting back on her marriage to Tom Cruise when she was just 23 years old. “And you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn’t want it for a while, because I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up.”

When asked about the unreal level of fame she endured during her marriage to Cruise, Kidman says, “There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you. And there is only one other person that’s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it’s deeply romantic. I’m sure Brad and Angelina have that—because there’s nobody else that understands it except that person who’s sleeping right next to you.”

Nicole is married to Keith Urban now, so that’s obviously who she considers to be her “great love”, which is fine and well. To be honest, I think Nicole and Tom did pretty well – 11 years is nothing to shake a stick at in Hollywood, but it again begs the issue: can Hollywood relationships last, especially between two massively famous people at the height of their careers? Obviously Nicole and Keith are doing pretty well, but who knows if it’ll stay that way.