Archive for December, 2005
Kate Winslet has been named the Britain’s favourite actress while Tom Cruise has been voted the most irritating actor in a poll out today.
[b]English rose Winslet beat Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts in the Empire magazine survey.[/b]
Cruise, set for fatherhood with new love Katie Holmes, was also voted the greatest movie star of all time beating names like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the poll.
The Top Gun star won the most irritating actor title ahead of Jennifer Lopez in second place, and Julia Roberts in third.
Kevin Spacey was voted favourite actor, over the likes of Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe.
Steven Spielberg won the favourite director title and Steve Buscemi was named the film world`s top unsung hero.
Seven out of ten also think there is too much product placement in films, while 81% thought there were too many sequels and remakes made in Hollywood.
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The celebrity gossip website Celebrity Couples Online has chosen Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as the hottest celebrity couple on the Internet in 2005.
According to a press release, the selection process was based on three statistics; the popularity of individual couple pages on the Celebrity Couples Online website, the popularity of search engine keywords involving both members of a couple, as well as the length of time each celebrity was listed on the Yahoo! Buzz index. [The Yahoo! Buzz index is a listing of the most popular search queries over the course of a given time period.]
Those who visited the Celebrity Couples Online website chose the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie destination page 36 percent of the time. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban followed with 14 percent, with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston third with 12 percent.
Although Pop-Tart Britney Spears was the most searched celebrity for 2005 according to Yahoo, Pitt and Jolie were still searched more times cumalitively as a couple.
Here is the final list in order of ranking.
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
2. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
3. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston
4. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
5. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
6. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson
7. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
8. Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz
9. Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz
10.Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
NICOLE KIDMAN spent the holidays with new beau KEITH URBAN in Nashville, Tennessee.
The actress joined the Urbans at his rural retreat on Christmas Eve (24DEC05), according to US showbiz magazine In Touch.
The MOULIN ROUGE! star was spotted strolling with Urban and his mother, MARIENNE, in Percy Warner Park in Nashville late on Christmas Day (25DEC05).
Although locals reported seeing the loved-up pair holding hands, the couple still hasn’t gone public with the romance.
It’s the second successive US holiday Kidman has spent with Urban and his family – she also joined them for Thanksgiving at the end of November (05), inviting her own parents, JANELLE and ANTONY, to join her.
NICOLE Kidman and Keith Urban have set tongues wagging with a last-minute Christmas holiday in Las Vegas, the home of the drive-through wedding.
And fuelling further speculation of wedding bells – even the recorded kind – is word the couple were joined by Kidman’s parents, Janelle and Antony, along with her sister Antonia and brother-in-law Angus Hawley.
The Aussie amours stayed on in Sin City after Urban completed his US tour and picked up a Country Artist of the Year Award at Vegas’s 2005 Radio Music Awards last week.
The Kidman family entourage were spotted being shuttled to the Four Seasons Hotel on South Las Vegas Boulevard in two silver limousines. A black van carried their luggage.
Meanwhile, a British report has quoted an anonymous Kidman friend as saying a wedding is looming.
“Nicole has a mischievous streak and you couldn’t put it past her getting her own back and remarrying before Tom and Katie’s big day next summer,” the friend said.
NB: This is not really “news”, just some interesting information.
WHAT: Opportunity to interview “Dr. Christmas” at The Hollywood
Museum and get footage of the famed lobby of the historic Max
Factor Building with his new holiday decorations including a
specially decorated “Women of Hollywood” pink and white
Christmas Tree that glitters magnificently against the pink
marble of the main lobby. [b]The tree features Marilyn Monroe,
Doris Day, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda, Greta
Garbo, Bette Davis and others.[/b] Accompanying the tree is a
display of more than 50 celebrity-autographed ornaments by
many of Hollywood’s best-known stars, including Candice
Bergen, Kate Hudson and Bob Hope.
Concurrent with the new Barbra Streisand exhibit, there is a
Barbra Streisand tree featuring the likeness of Barbra and
inspired by her favorite colors. Also, a traditional 10-foot
Christmas tree decorated with red and gold ornaments, vintage
entertainment biz headlines and Jim Carrey’s favorite easy
chair from “Lemony Snickett.”
WHO: The renowned decorator Bob Pranga (“Dr. Christmas”) is the
author of the book CHRISTMAS STYLE and will be available for
comment on Christmas decorating trends and current creations
for Hollywood celebrities.
WHEN: CALL TO SCHEDULE ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, December 22nd-23rd, 2005
WHERE: The Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Avenue (at Hollywood Blvd.)
Crew Parking at Mel’s Drive-In will be validated
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Since 1984, Bob Pranga has owned and operated “Dr.
Christmas,” a holiday decorating company in Los Angeles that
provides custom Christmas and special events design and decor
to celebrity clientele and businesses including Whoopi
Goldberg, Nancy Reagan, Bob Hope, Shaquille O’Neal, Shirley
MacLaine, Carrie Fisher, Andy Garcia, The Hilton Family,
Tiffany & Co., Macy’s, MGM and Walt Disney Studios. He has
been featured in countless magazines and on television
networks both in the U.S. and around the world. Bob’s
Christmas Tree design knowledge, visual advice and secret
holiday decorating tips are available in his book, CHRISTMAS
STYLE (DK Publishing).
MATTHEW BRODERICK hated making THE STEPFORD WIVES with NICOLE KIDMAN and has nightmares about being remembered for it.
The actor struggled to cope with his mother’s terminal illness throughout the shoot, but he admits the movie was terrible in its own right and regrets the whole experience.
Broderick says, “Making that film wasn’t enjoyable.
“It was nobody’s fault, but my part was not terribly interesting and my mum was dying, so there was really nothing fun about it.
“But even if she had been well, I wouldn’t have enjoyed it. It was not a thrilling film. I would hate it if it were my last.”
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONLY GOSSIP
Sin City was abuzz with wedding rumors as Nicole Kidman arrived in the nation’s wedding-chapel capital early Sunday morning, Dec. 18, to meet her country-singer hearthrob Keith Urban.
Nicole’s mom, Janelle, and other family members were reportedly in the entourage, offering further evidence that a family event â€” perhaps a wedding — could be in the future, according to the Star.
Nicole’s private jet reportedly landed in Las Vegas shortly after midnight. Nicole and her entourage were reportedly shuttled to the Four Seasons Hotel on South Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Kidman motorcade consisted of two silver limousines, along with a black van carrying their luggage.
Urban is currently enjoying a month-long break from touring, which would allow him ample time to fit in a honeymoon. He’s performed Monday night, Dec. 19, at Aladdin Theatre for the Radio Music Awards, where he picked up the “Artist of the Year/Country Radio” award.
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NICOLE KIDMAN and new love KEITH URBAN were left red-faced after Australian comedian DAME EDNA EVERAGE made them the centre of attention at ‘her’ Las Vegas, Nevada, show.
The comic ruthlessly joked about the MOULIN ROUGE! star’s acting skills, and jested gently about her new love with “rustic possum” country singer Urban.
Everage teased, “I was Nicole’s first drama teacher. Her folks arrived at my door and begged me to do something with this gangly, flat-chested girl.
“I did my best with what I had to work with. And I adore that rustic possum Keith Urban. My son Kenny introduced me to line dancing and country music.”
Kidman is expected to honour Everage at the Luxor Casino next week (begs26DEC05), presenting the star with a special gift to mark 50 years in showbiz.
GRACE KELLY’s 1955 Oscar gown leads a new glamour poll of stylish stars drawn up by luxury car giants Jaguar.
The company looked at hundreds of awards night outfits to find The Gorgeous 100 – men and women who define Academy Awards fashion and style.
Kelly’s EDITH HEAD-designed dress gave the HIGH SOCIETY star the edge just two weeks before she wed Monaco’s PRINCE RAINIER. She beat AUDREY HEPBURN’s 1954 look and MARLON BRANDO’s stylish tuxedo outfit also in 1955.
Brando was the only man in the top 10, but TOM CRUISE, ROBERT WAGNER, CHRISTOPHER REEVE, PAUL NEWMAN and CLARK GABLE all made it into the top 20.
In a related Jaguar list, MARILYN MONROE’s skirt-raising scene in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH beat out the finales of GONE WITH THE WIND and CASABLANCA to land at the top of an Iconic Movie Moments list.
The top 10 gorgeous Oscar heroes and heroines are:
1. GRACE KELLY (1955) 2. AUDREY HEPBURN (1956) 3. MARLON BRANDO (1955) 4. ELIZABETH TAYLOR (1960) [b]5. NICOLE KIDMAN (1997)[/b] 6. SOPHIA LOREN (1999) 7. HALLE BERRY (2003) 8. CHARLIZE THERON (2000) 9. DIAHANN CARROLL (1968)
10. JULIA ROBERTS (2001).
The Aussie Power Couple â„¢ Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have been spotted and photographed together, again.
Despite the denials that they are engaged, the two are definitely an item as the paparazzi catch them in city after city.
Just Jared is on the case:
This past week Nicole Kidman, 38, her sister Antonia Kidman, 35, and Antonia’s husband, Angus Hawley, flew in to watch country music star Keith Urban, 38, in concert. Afterwards, all four flew together to Las Vegas for The 2005 Radio Music Awards where Keith Urban performed his smash his “Better Life”.
Keith Urban took away the Artist of the Year Award (Country Radio) and accepted his award saying, “Thank you very much. Thank you to country radio for playing my records. And, I want to thank everybody else in this category with me. Everybody in there has been a great help to me. Thanks and Merry Christmas!”
Just last week, Nicole Kidman’s representative denied that she is pregnant (another rumor about the couple that is white hot) and engaged to the hunky country singer.
But gossip site TMZ.Com staffers spotted the striking actress with an engagement ring on her wedding finger in Las Vegas, according to a report on that web site.
Engaged or not? Pregnant or not? Denials are everywhere.