Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman have been named the godparents of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s two young daughters. The “Australia” co-stars helped celebrate the baptism of Grace, eight, and Chloe, six, the billionaire’s daughters with wife Wendi Deng, in a ceremony at what is believed to be the baptism site of Jesus Christ beside the River Jordan.
The event was hosted by Jordan’s Queen Rania Al Abdullah, who invited Jackman, Kidman and the Murdochs for a three-day tour of her country after the christening. The group, which also included Kidman’s husband Keith Urban and Ivanka Trump, sat down for a special dinner before visiting the ancient city of Petra, Wadi Rum and the oxygen-rich Dead Sea.
The royal tells Britain’s Hello! magazine, “I am happy to be sharing this land that I love with my friends. We’re a small country but we’re rich with history and culture… Our guests were blown away by the diversity and depth of what Jordan has to offer but, most of all, they told me they were taken in by the warmth and kindness of our people.”
There was a chance for Queen Rania to share the beauty of her country with a host of her celebrity friends recently as a contingent of famous faces gathered in Jordan for the magical baptism of Wendi and Rupert Murdoch’s two daughters Grace and Chloe.
This week’s issue of Hello magazine (UK?), number 1117, features 18 pages of colourful pictures of the high-profile guests celebrating in the Middle Eastern nation.
Those on the high-powered guest list included Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman and his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness and billionaire property owner Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
Queen Rania organised a special three-day tour of some of the countryâ€™s historic and natural treasures during their stay, including visits to the ancient city of Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
See the spectacular photos for yourself in the current edition of HELLO!, on sale now.
Nicole Kidman made a donation of a Nina Ricci bag she once toted to the Golden Globes to a charity she has long supported in Sydney.
The luxe handbag will be auctioned, along with a $10,000 Bulgari bag belonging to fellow actress Naomi Watts, for the intensive care unit of Sydney Children’s Hospital, which the actress often visits in person when she is back home. Tickets for the auction were sold out in 48 hours, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Way back in November 2003, Nicole was honoured at the American Cinematheque Tribute. The show featured speeches from many of her peers, co-stars and directors including Lauren Bacall, Sydney Pollack, Naomi Watts and Stephen Daldry. At the end, Nicole took to the stage to give a speech herself.
Our lovely forum member Anne has just posted some videos of this show on our forum, and I thought that seeing as things in Nicole world are quiet at the moment, it would be a nice thing to post for you. I’m not sure whether this is the entire show, but it’s certainly a good watch!
While her peers were walking down the red carpet at the Academy Awards, the Nine star and her husband Keith Urban jetted back home to Sydney to be with their loved ones.
And since then, the happy couple have been making the most of their time in the actress’ native Australia.
Cause for particular celebration came at the weekend, as both sides of the family came together for Nicole’s mother’s 70th birthday.
On Friday, Nicole and New Zealand-born Keith â€“ parents to 20-month-old Sunday Rose â€“ were seen arriving hand-in-hand at a restaurant underneath Sydney Harbour Bridge accompanied by the musician’s mum and dad, Bob and Marienne.
The quartet looked delighted to be in each other’s company, with Nicole radiant in an olive green dress.
Tonight is the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, honouring the best films of the past year. As you may recall, Nine is nominated for four awards. So first off, we’d like to wish those nominated the very best of luck – we have our fingers crossed for Nine to pull off some well-deserved wins!!
I’m not sure whether Nicole will be attending – in this article she says that it’s her mum’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mrs Kidman!) and they might be with her. Nicole has not been announced as a presenter yet, but there are rumoured to be some surprise presenters!
You can keep track of the event at our Forum – if Nicole is there you’ll hear it there first. You’re also more than welcome to chat about the event itself, and any and all of the attendees and winners, in the relevant topic there!
Stay tuned here for any news on Nicole’s attendance at the Oscars tonight – we’ll keep you posted!!
EDIT: No Nicole at the Oscars this year! She’s back in Australia with her family, as expected. Maybe we’ll see her at the Oscars next year, with Rabbit Hole :p
IMDB user ‘reemmeer71′ saw a preview screening of this movie recently, and posted a review on the IMDB forums. You will no doubt be interested in this – it sounds promising!
I was extremely lucky to have the chance to view this New movie in a special house screening at a friend in the film industry in Italy “am not titled to mention any details” Please mind my English as it’s not my first language, this is my first time to post on IMDB as I wanted to share my experience of such a great piece of work after a friend advised me to do so.
I havenâ€™t seen the play which the movie is based on â€¦ never gut a chance to go through the work of The director John Cameron Mitchell, but after watching this movie I would love to see his previous films.
I need to inform you spoilers might be appeal in the text, not describing actual events or twists, but in picturing how the scenes are taking place.
Fox 2000 is finally booking its long-planned trip to Monaco.
Disney Channel star Selena Gomez is set to play one of the three lead roles in Tom Bezucha’s young femme comedy “Monte Carlo,” while a possible deal is in the works for “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester.
Nicole Kidman is producing with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. Kidman may also play a supporting role.
Bezucha, who directed “The Family Stone” for Fox 2000, is set to begin lensing in May. “Monte Carlo” will be shot in Monaco, Budapest and Paris.
Bezucha co-wrote the original script with Maria Maggenti, adapting a novel about a group of American women who ditch a disappointing no-frills holiday in Paris and pose as wealthy women vacationing in Monaco.
The book, “Headhunters,” was penned by Jules Bass, known for his Rankin/Bass animated specials.
Kidman and Smith seem as different as, well, black and white, but their main point of distinction is actually black and red: Unlike Smith, who is the last remaining movie star, Kidman’s track record has lately produced a flood of red ink. Her often highbrow taste hasn’t aligned with mass audiences, so perhaps going for a mainstream, Katherine Heiglâ€“esque romantic comedy is a smart move. (She recently signed on to do a cameo in Adam Sandler’s new comedy Just Go for It.)
But this time, itâ€™s not a regular Hollywood studio taking a risk with her â€¦ at least, not yet; itâ€™s Relativity Media, the large independent motion-picture production and investment company that over the last few years has chipped in billions of dollars to help fund Sony and Universal’s film slates, and has lately moved into making its own movies and having Lionsgate distribute (e.g., Brothers). Relativity plans to shop its Kidman film to Hollywood studios, who may choose to distribute Wedding Doctor in exchange for a slice of its grosses.
How does an Oscar-winning Chanel spokeswoman wind up holding a “will work for distribution” sign in the world of Hollywood finance? After becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood in 2006, Kidman made a string of flops both large and small: Nine, Australia, The Golden Compass, The Invasion, and Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus have all been box-office disasters. By comparison, Smith’s recent “bomb,” Seven Pounds, still made $168 million worldwide.
At present, it looks like the casting of Nicole Kidman is only a rumor.
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