Oprah’s chat show ended this past week after 25 years on air. Nic was one of many celebrities who spoke about Oprah and said their farewells to the show:
“I have been an avid Oprah watcher for as long as I can remember, sharing laughs and tears with millions upon millions of viewers, all with whom she has touched in various ways. She has such a genuine compassion and intellect that is universally embraced. While I’m sad to watch this chapter in Oprah’s career come to a close, I look forward to watching her legacy continue through OWN.” â€” Nicole Kidman.
Last Sunday night Nic attended the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas to support her husband, who performed at the event. Nic wore a black lace and beaded Dolce & Gabbana dress with a sheer bottom, and her red hair looked thick tied back in a braid. Nic was said to be seen “smiling proudly” as Keith performed on stage. I’ve now added over 140 photos from the event to our gallery, over half of which are in HQ! There are some particularly cute shots of Nic giggling at something on the red carpet! Further down this post are a few tidbits relating to the event.
VOGUE JAPAN and GQ JAPAN will support the activities of the “SAVE JAPAN! PROJECT” as its media partner on a long-term basis in sympathy with the objectives of the project. Organizers of the project opened a portal site immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake to transmit region-by-region disaster information via Twitter and Facebook, providing useful information for disaster-stricken people.
The partners’ first step toward supporting the appeal is the Charity T-shirt Project. Responding to calls by VOGUE JAPAN and GQ JAPAN, 10 artists from around the world, including Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow, have designed T-shirts with messages of encouragement for Japan. These T-shirts will go on sale on June 25 through UNIQLO, another supporter of “SAVE JAPAN! PROJECT,” at its global stores in 11 countries and regions.
Conde Nast publications around the world, including VOGUE and GQ, will promote the T-shirt project under the theme “FASHION UNITES FOR JAPAN” as their global undertaking.
The charity project is expected to raise approximately 100 million yen (US$1.2 million), which will be donated via the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid restoration from the disaster. VOGUE JAPAN and GQ JAPAN will support the afflicted people through this project in hopes of early recovery.
Accessâ€™ Maria Menounos was in New York last week for the taping of her special guest spot on â€śSesame Streetâ€ť â€” and she was in good company. Access was exclusively on the â€śStreetâ€ť as Oscar winner Nicole Kidman met up with that other Oscar.
Looks like Nic will be on a future episode of Sesame Street! No doubt at the request of Sunday Rose I’ll keep you posted on further details…
DreadCentral.com reports that the upcoming supernatural thriller Spectre that Nicole is in talks to star in has “sealed multiple distribution deals” at Cannes. More details will be posted soon about Spectre.
It was just a few days ago that we first got word on Spectre, a new film from Insidious director James Wan that has Nicole Kidman attached to star. Well, look for lots more news soon as the flick has just sealed multiple international distribution deals at Cannes.
Nicole Kidman, SpectreAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Spectre has been sold by IM Globalâ€™s genre label Octane to Momentum in the UK, Aurum in Spain, Koch in Germany, Top Film in Russia, Icon in Australia, and Gussi in Latin America, among others. Kidmanâ€™s company Blossom Films is producing the movie with Overnight Productions.
With sales like that before the film is anywhere near completion, we suspect we’ll be hearing about some Stateside distro shortly along with more storyline details other than the increasingly common “supernatural thriller” label.
British actress Martine McCutcheon is leading a campaign to crack down on child trafficking in the U.K.
The Love Actually star headed to Downing Street in London on Thursday to deliver a petition to British Prime Minister David Cameron calling for improved care and protection for trafficking victims.
The letter was signed by 735,899 people, including stars Ricky Gervais, Sienna Miller, Nicole Kidman and Elizabeth Hurley. The document outlines plans for a guardianship system for young victims.
McCutcheon says, “Hundreds of vulnerable children are trafficked into the U.K. from over 52 countries. Even those who are identified are often left without proper care and support. I believe this is unacceptable.” Â»
After finding the fantastic pictures posted about in the update below a little while ago, I decided to see if I had more photos from one of my favourite set of Nicole photos, and we’re in luck! So I’ve now added another 15 HQs from the Moulin Rouge press conference, held in Los Angeles almost exactly 10 years ago! Nicole looks stunning — look at that hair!! She looks perfect
Enjoy the HQs … and don’t miss the update below this one, or the new birthday project
A few weeks ago I said this month would be MOULIN ROUGE month here at Nicole’s Magic, and I’ve failed (spectacularly spectaculary) so far on this for the first part of the month. I am going to try to get it going for the 2nd half of the month though … and today we start that. I was browsing through my computer trying to decide which event to add more photos from, and came across some super-rare photos of Nic at the LA Australian Film & Television Association party to celebrate the Australian Oscar nominees back in 2002. Nic was of course nominated for Moulin Rouge. We previously had a couple of photos from this event, but now I have added several more photos, and in HQ! Nic looks gorgeous, and seems to be having a fun time – as you can see in the photo where she’s obviously giving off a massive laugh! I love these photos, and we’re very lucky to have found them. Enjoy
Lasse Hallstrom leaves Nicole Kidman sex change feature but ramps up plans for The Hypnotist.
Lasse Hallstrom has left the planned Nicole Kidman starrer The Danish Girl. The film about the worldâ€™s first sex change operation was to have been made in Germany this summer, but now stands without a director.
â€śThere has been too much back and forth with the film, I donÂ´t think the script is perfect and since Rachel Weisz left the project two weeks ago, there is not a complete cast,â€ť Hallstrom told Screen. â€śThis is a sensitive subject, and I feel a film about it should not be rushed into production without everything being perfect. But I have told the producers that if they donÂ´t find a new director now, IÂ´d be happy to make the film at a later stage.â€ť
Heâ€™s now concentrating on The Hypnotist, his first film in Sweden in 25 years.
- Read the full article about Hallstrom’s new project (nothing further about Danish Girl) at ScreenDaily.com. Thanks to ‘curdey‘ for the heads-up on this news.
Mandalay Pictures is intending to get Our Wild Life, a biopic of renowned wildlife conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick, up and running as a big, Gorillas in the Mist-style pic, and is after Nicole Kidman to star.
The Wrap has dug up the fact that Kidmanâ€™s been reading the script and likes what she sees, but that she hasnâ€™t made any formal move to star in the film just yet so consider this rumour for now.
Sheldrickâ€™s story is certainly a compelling one, with all the ingredients for a meaty, possibly award-worthy film if itâ€™s cooked correctly: Sheldrickâ€™s husband was the founder of Kenyaâ€™s huge Tsavo National Park. After his death in 1977, Sheldrick dedicated her life to living and working in the Nairobi National Park, going up against poachers and warlords to protect elephants and rhinos. She even hand-reared more than 70 of the animals and helped rescue others stolen from the parks.
Saltâ€™s Phillip Noyce (who helped push Kidman towards superstardom with Dead Calm) is attached to direct the film, which could use some luck after a rough journey through development so far. Nick Cassavetes was attached to direct the movie back in 2009 when it was called Peaceable Kingdom, but was then fired, and sued then-rights holders New Line for breach of contract, claiming he was owed money for taking a crack at the script and for turning down other possible projects to focus on the biopic. Since then, Walter Salles flirted with the ides of directing the film, but ultimately passed.
If Mandalay and any eventual distributor can get a cast in place, the aim is to shoot the movie in September.
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