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August 30, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

Sally from whateverittakes.org has emailed me some information on Nicole’s involvement with this charity. Nicole, among many other celebrities and famous faces, has contributed artwork to the charity, and it is used on various merchandise including clocks, bags, mugs, plates and jewllry. Nicole’s design – of a frizzy haired women with long legs! – can be seen on items including a mouse mat, plate, clutchbag and canvas print. I’ve posted news articles about some of these products before when they were originally available, but they seem to have added some fantastic new items, so read on for more information, and then go and visit their shop to see what takes your fancy!


Buy products designed by Nicole at whateverittakes.org
Bag with artwork designed by Nicole. Check out the website for more products!

Whatever It Takes (www.whateverittakes.org) is a charity artwork project that uses artwork donated from celebrities around the world to create ‘merchandise with meaning’ and has successfully launched mugs, plates and a range of bags amongst other things.

Whatever It Takes is a unique artwork campaign launched by 21st Century Leaders Foundation. The Whatever It Takes collection features ‘symbols of hope for the 21st Century’ drawn by leaders in the worlds of fashion, film, television, music and sport.



August 29, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

Typically in these newsless final weeks of August, bloggers look ahead to Oscar season and bemoan the shortage of plausible Best Actress candidates. Not this year, though! Might 2010 be the greatest-ever year for the category? In the past week, Oscarologists Scott Feinberg and Peter Knegt both surveyed the field and found a glut of strong contenders. Already we’ve seen Oscar-quality performances from Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Tilda Swinton (I Am Love), and Julianne Moore and Annette Bening (in The Kids Are All Right) — and there are plenty more where those came from.

Other likely candidates include: Lesley Manville (Another Year), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), and Naomi Watts (Fair Game) — all performances that have been seen and raved about at festivals.

But they’ll presumably have heavy competition from Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Hilary Swank (Conviction), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Robin Wright (The Conspirator), Reese Witherspoon (How Do You Know), and Helen Mirren (The Tempest).

And, hey, if any of the above should disappoint, there’s maybe Diane Lane (Secretariat), Jennifer Connelly (What’s Wrong With Virginia), Bryce Dallas Howard (Hereafter), and Diane Keaton (Morning Glory).

(Compare this to last year, when these were our most likely Best Actress contenders heading into September.)

On the other hand, neither Knegt nor Feinberg were able to identify many surefire candidates for Best Supporting Actress, so if things get too competitive in the lead race, an actress can increase her odds by committing category fraud and slumming it in Supporting (which wasn’t really an option in 2010, since Mo’Nique’s victory was a foregone conclusion). Either way, though, we officially have a death match! This year’s Oscars pretty much have to be more exciting than last year’s, right?

- nymag.com



August 27, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

Rabbit Hole is going to the Rome Film Festival! Thanks to Marta for the news and translation:

Another title in the Official Selection will be the new movie by John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole, the first film produced by Nicole Kidman, played by Kidman with Dianne Wiest and Aaron Eckhart. The film tells the drama of a couple forced to deal with the sudden death of their only son.

The film festival runs from October 28th to November 5th. Nicole attended the very first Rome Film Festival in 2006 to promote Fur.



August 26, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized1 Comment

The guest list for the 35th Toronto International Film Festival includes many of the world’s most celebrated directors and actors. Among the filmmakers visiting Toronto to present their world premieres this year: Clint Eastwood, Danny Boyle, Robert Redford, Werner Herzog, Michael Winterbottom, Errol Morris, Guillaume Canet, Milcho Manchevski, Kiran Rao, David Schwimmer, Chris Kraus, Ondi Timoner, John Cameron Mitchell, Mike Mills, Matt Reeves, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Actors expected to attend include: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Edward Norton and Aamir Khan. We also expect Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Rachel Weisz, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Catherine Keener and Jeon Do-Yeon; Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon, Om Puri, Josh Hartnett, Michael Sheen, Ryan Reynolds, Mickey Rourke, Keanu Reeves, Vincent Cassel, Paul Giamatti, Bill Murray, Bob Hoskins, Steve Coogan, Woody Harrelson, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell. Other guests include Jennifer Connelly, Megan Fox, Uma Thurman, Freida Pinto, Ellen Page, Emma Roberts, James Franco, Ryan Gosling, Jackson Rathbone, Javier Bardem, Jon Hamm and Olivia Newton-John.



August 18, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

The video for Nicole’s tv commercial for the Village Mall in Rio de Janeiro premiered in Brazil yesterday, and a big thanks goes to Lica at our forum for finding the video for us!! I know a few people are having trouble viewing the video so I’ll just upload it here for everyone to make it easier.

So of course, I’ve made screencaps from the commercial and uploaded them in the Gallery. More photos from the filming of the campaign have also surfaced, and they have been added too, alongside screencaps from the official site for the mall. View that official site, which features photos of the mall, photos of Nic, and the commercial video, at www.shoppingvillagemall.com.br.



The Village Shopping Mall in Rio de Janeiro > Advert Screencaptures x45
The Village Shopping Mall in Rio de Janeiro > Official Site Screencaptures x3
The Village Shopping Mall in Rio de Janeiro > Behind The Scenes x5 more





August 18, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

I’ve added a bunch of scans to the Gallery, some old, some new, some in English and some foreign – something for everyone! Thanks to Mirik for all of the international/non-English language scans, including a beautiful spread in Alma Magazine, and various film magazines covering Nine. The L’Officiel and Hello magazine additions feature new photos and coverage from Nicole’s appearance in Hong Kong a few months ago where she was promoting Omega. I’ve finally added scans from Nicole’s L’Uomo Vogue feature from earlier this year, which are thanks to the lovely Martina. And finally, Mia has allowed me to use her scans from the August issue of Interiew magazine, in which Nic interviewed her Nine co-star Marion Cotillard. I meant to post that news a few weeks ago, but I guess I never got round to it – sorry! I’ll post the interview here asap though, and you can enjoy the full chat between Nic & Marion by reading the scans :)

There may be more updates/gallery additions later today, so stay tuned!

25 Kadr (Rus) – November 2009 x4
Alma Magazine – February 2009 x9
Empire (Rus) – November 2009 x3
Fotogramas – January 2010 x6
Hello – Unknown July 2010 x8
L’Official (Rus) – July 2010 x4
So Guildford (UK) – July 2010 x5
Total DVD (Rus) – December 2007 x6
Interview – August 2010 x4
L’Uomo Vogue (It) – February 2010 x8





August 17, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized4 Comments

Thanks to our forum members curdey, lica_nk and comewhatmay4e for the articles and photos about this project!

– All articles below are translated from Portugese using an online tool, so are not full proper English!

Actress Nicole Kidman is the star of the campaign of new shopping carioca Village Mall. The mall, located in Barra da Tijuca, promises to be the new point of luxury in Rio, with Class AAA stores nationally and internationally. The commercial, which lasts for 2 minutes, with the actress arriving in the wonderful city begins to be televised from Tuesday, Aug. 17. Nicole wears a gorgeous Valentino dress for the commercial and it then will be auctioned and all proceeds will revert to charities in need. Legal initiative, is not it?

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Multiplan is investing about $10 million in a national campaign starring Nicole Kidman, to publicize the launch of its newest venture, The Village Shopping Mall in Rio de Janeiro. Created by Eugene Real Estate Marketing agency, the action debut on Tuesday, 17, during halftime of the novel Passione, from Globo.



August 12, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

San Francisco may not seem much like Ernest Hemingway’s Havana or Key West, Fla., right now, but just wait until Hollywood works its magic. And you won’t have to wait long.

HBO Films has agreed to base the production of the new film “Hemingway & Gellhorn” in San Francisco, providing a welcome boost to the local film industry and injecting a little more star power around town, city officials said Wednesday.

The film, starring Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, examines the duo’s tumultuous romance and five-year marriage. Much of the film is set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, as well as depicting Shanghai, Havana and Key West. Shooting is expected to start in February.

None of the film is set in San Francisco, but director Philip Kaufman said the city’s historic buildings and varied topography make it ideal to shoot more intimate scenes depicting World War II-era locales, said Jennifer Matz from the mayor’s economic development office.



August 7, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized1 Comment

Buried deep in an article about Nicole Kidman doing humanitarian work in Haiti and being an ambassador for the United Nations to promote women’s rights is a juicy nugget: she’s coming to TIFF. Speaking with USA Today from Port-au-Prince, Kidman says she’ll be dropping by Toronto to promote Rabbit Hole, “a passion project about a grieving couple, and how you get through trauma and loss together and how it affects a marriage.”

It’ll be a brief appearance because she said she wants to spend more time with her family and focus on her charity work. Skipping free gift bags and parties to fight for women’s rights and make the world a better place? Next step: adopting a bunch of Cambodian kids.



August 3, 2010   •  Category: Uncategorized0 Comments

It’s not easy parting Nicole Kidman from her 2-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose.

“I’ve spent two nights away from her in two years. I’m just so into her. I’m crazy about her. She’s a good little traveler. She flies everywhere and she brings her little toys. It’s not a big deal, traveling with them — but not to Haiti,” says Kidman, calling Thursday from Port-au-Prince after spending a day touring a women’s shelter. “Safetywise, I couldn’t bring her (here), but otherwise, she goes everywhere with me. We were walking through the tent cities today, and it’s just rubble and tents.”

Kidman, 43, spends most of her time living a quiet, suburban life in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their toddler.

But she’s in the Haitian capital as part of her work with United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); she’s been a goodwill ambassador since January 2006. Her focus? Women’s rights around the world, with this particular outing spotlighting the plight of women in Haiti, which was devastated by a January earthquake.





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