Aaron Eckhart, he of the mighty dimpled chin, has only the nicest most wonderful happy rainbows dancing-off-into-the-sunset things to say about Nicole Kidman. The two of them worked together on the small indie film Rabbit Hole in 2010 that Ms. Kidman was apparently Oscar nominated for. I don’t remember any of this. I don’t know where I was in 2010. Because it was such a small film, amenities weren’t balls out luxurious, but they made do with what they had, those little troupers! Eckhart gushes (via Belfast Telegraph),
I love Nicole and she was a joy to work with. I would say, ‘OK Nicole, my trailer is too small and my lunch is late.’ And she would have to go run around and take care of me that way and that was quite cute.
His lunch was late? Was he okay???? And if he thought that was bad he was “shocked” when he realized the two of them would have to share a bathroom.
Nicole and I actually shared the upper portion of a house. We had two rooms right next to each other; I was actually in an office. And on the first day I went to go to the bathroom before going down to set and I found out that Nicole and I were sharing a bathroom. Excuse me, but I can’t share a bathroom with Nicole Kidman. It’s just not right.
Wow, these are the kinds of incredible stories about friendship that you read about in novels. You never think you see them in real life. But here we are. First Eckhart and Kidman and now Will Forte and Jennifer Aniston; true friendship is everywhere.
May 2, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Everyone seems to absolutely adore Rebel Wilson. I don’t mind her – she’s funny, down-to-earth and doesn’t annoy the shit out of me, so that’s good enough in my books. But that’s besides the point. What is the point? Well, she appeared on The Tonight Show earlier this week and revealed that she won the Nicole Kidman Scholarship at the Australian Theatre for Young People as a kid, an honour which made her sort of freak out when she saw Nicole in the flesh a few years later having dinner with Russell Crowe (because all Australian people hang out together all the time).
“One time in Sydney, I saw her having dinner with Russell Crowe and I go, ‘OK, now’s my chance. I’m going to say thank you’,” Wilson recalled.
“I went up to them but, before I could say anything, Russell Crowe turns to me and says, ‘F-ck off!’”
Wilson revealed that she was totally stunned by Crowe’s behavior, explaining: “I just put my head down and walked the other way!”
The Australian actress went on to credit Kidman with helping her get her start in the entertainment industry through the scholarship program.
“I got to go to New York to study comedy and Nicole Kidman paid for everything: an apartment, going to see Broadway shows… She doesn’t know about that,” Wilson teased. (via DigitalSpy)
I’m not really sure what happened there, to be honest. Does Russell Crowe make a habit of telling people to f-ck off? Is Russell Crowe a total asshole? Was Rebel Wilson just making a weird joke? Who can say. It’s Friday and we have better things to think about, like weekend naps, warmer weather and my adorable dog, Milo (obligatory):
April 12, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
She’s really happy about these vitamins, you guys. Really, REALLY happy. Like pretending she’s an airplane, twirling around like a ballerina, dancing, talking to her fingers happy. I’m not saying that she’s high while filming this. I’m saying the director made a really interesting choice here. I mean, come on, no one gets that happy from taking vitamins. I think they were going for a carefree and breezy feel but all I see is someone who smoked a lot of weed and said, “Guys, guys, hey…let’s just play in this garden. You know? Let’s just…let’s just play.”
I love Nicole Kidman. I’m excited to see her as Grace Kelly.
April 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Naomi Watts is the latest star to go on and on about how much she loves aging naturally and how doesn’t believe in plastic surgery. The difference is, I actually kind of believe her, for some reason. Maybe it’s because I really dig Naomi as just like, a lady in general. I met her a few years back and she was really sweet, quite shy and actually told me to go write a book. I haven’t done that yet, but it’s the thought that counts, I guess. Anyway, unlike her BFF Nicole Kidman, who’s pumped her face so full of Botox she’s like her own Madame Tussaud’s wax figure, Naomi prefers to go for the more natural look so that she can actually do her job as an actress and emote.
From Australia’s Good Health:
“Most of the characters I play are going through some kind of emotional turmoil, so my job requires me to have expression,” she said. “If my face is frozen, what right do I have to play that part?”
“All the women who haven’t done anything to their faces are still able to play great roles. And some of the ones who have done something have messed it up – they look freakish. Anyway, for me it’s about playing women with rich lives – and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles. [But] never say never – and I certainly don’t judge anyone who does it.”
Fair enough. I wouldn’t be a very good feminist if I bitched about anyone’s choice to do whatever the hell they want with their face – even if it does make them look like a demented clown – and a little something here and there if it makes you feel more confident in your appearance is fine. I just really dig getting older and I can’t wait for grey hair and wrinkles and shit. It means you’ve lived a life! Then again, ask me again in 10 years when the crow’s feet are starting to take over and we’ll see how I feel then.
March 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Nicole Kidman is playing Grace Kelly in an upcoming film, and the first photos are out. I think a lot of people hated her dress at the Oscars but I thought it was gorgeous and that she is gorgeous and that even her laugh is gorgeous and I think I have a crush on her. Whether she resembles Ms. Kelly closely or not, I think we can all agree that she looks beautiful.
The film, directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose), is said to be released sometime in 2014. This is going to be one of those roles that begs for an Oscar. As for the film itself…not sure. This is a Weinstein production, and Harvey Weinstein loves Nicole Kidman (I don’t mean “in love”) so they’re probably going to focus on the lead actress nomination angle on this one. Yeah, I know the Oscars just happened but this is what they do. It’s a machine. They never stop.
FirstShowing.net talks about how TWC is going balls-out on this one. They’ve secured, “a $5 million minimum guarantee and a P&A commitment around $10 million for a minimum 800 screen run.” The film also stars Tim Roth (as Prince Rainier III of Monaco), Frank Langella, Paz Vega, Parker Posey and Milo Ventimiglia. It will mostly focus on Kelly’s transition from movie star to princess.
February 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards happened last night and all that means to me is that we get to “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” and “WTF?” over what everyone was wearing. There were guidelines this year for what attendees could and could not wear. I mean, really! Here are some highlights:
Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. [...] Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.
Hee hee, puffy! That’s some creative phrasing.
So let’s get to some standouts, for better or for worse.
Singer Carly Rae Jepsen may have finally redeemed herself in my eyes after that diabolical BCBG nightmare of an outfit she wore at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. (Rumor has it someone was fired over that outfit. I hope so.)