Nicole Kidman is a controversial choice for the upcoming Grace Kelly biopic. Controversial for a few reasons, but it seems like the main one is that she’s too old. But it should be noted that the movie isn’t covering the Princess of Monaco’s entire life; it’s mostly about her later years as princess, for which I think Ms. Kidman is well suited.
But see the teaser trailer for yourself and let me know what you think.
It’s time to get ready for the battle of the princess biopics. Kidman’s pal, Naomi Watts, is playing Princess Diana an upcoming film that also drew criticism for its leading lady casting choice.
Would you see Grace of Monaco based on this teaser?
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Last time we celebrated the looks of Katy Perry, Daniel Radcliffe, and surprisingly, Lady Gaga. Who dazzled me this week, who disappointed, and who WTF’d my shit up? And do you agree or disagree? Let’s take a fashion journey. It was fashion week, after all.
LIGHTEN UP, IT’S JUST FASHION! From the Ashish show during London Fashion Week.
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Nicole Kidman was walking around all flawless when paparazzo Carl Wu sped by on his bicycle — on the sidewalk, like an effing jerk — and knocked her down. She was mad. I would be mad too, because people on bikes shouldn’t bike on THE SIDEWALK. Sidewalk’s for regular walkin’, not fancy walkin’. Ms. Kidman is apparently going to press charges. Here’s more on the incident from News.com.au:
Nicole Kidman will press charges after she was knocked over by a paparazzo who crashed into her on a bicycle as she left a fashion show in New York.
Oscar-winner Kidman had just left the Calvin Klein show for New York’s Fashion Week and was returning to the Carlyle Hotel.
As she walked toward the entrance, a freelance photographer named Carl Wu was roaring toward her on his bike, reports TMZ.
Witnesses told TMZ that as Wu got dangerously close to Nicole, he appeared to hit his brakes, but it didn’t do the trick. He slammed into her and she went crashing to the ground. Kidman was helped back up and seemed OK. She was treated for minor injuries to her ankle.
Apparently this dude has also pissed off Lady Gaga.
Here are more pix of Nicky Kids and Carl Wu in their tussle. His face is the perfect expression of, “Bwua?”
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Nicole Kidman is playing Grace Kelly in the upcoming biopic Grace of Monaco, which will be out later this year, and while I’m not much of a fan of her work in general, I do think this is a pretty fitting role for her. Sorta. In any case, it’s a massive role playing an iconic figure so it’s something to be celebrated, right? Right. Nicole herself knows what a big deal it was and felt it was an “honor” to bring Grace’s story to life.
From Access Hollywood:
“It was a real honor to play her.
“I hope I captured her essence. I mean, you never know, but it won’t be for lack of trying.”
Who knows what this movie will be like – and to be honest I probably won’t even see it – but the Monaco royal family did give it shit, so take that as you will. Will you see Grace of Monaco or is it total snoozeville? It’ll be out later this year, by the way.
Cannes film festival is going on right now in France and everyone is GLAMMED THE HELL UP. I like it. Here are the looks that stood out to me, for better or worse. But if you want to get right down to it:
BEST: Isla Fisher
WORST: Julianne Moore
I JUST DON’T KNOW: Zhang Yuqi
Carey Mulligan, seen here with Baz Luhrhraznamann. (Luhrmann). She looks gorgeous but holy hell, where’s the rest of her?? Is she okay? Does she know she’s allowed to smile? Even LANA DEL REY is smiling. Jesus.
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.
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):