Nicole Kidman is featured in this month’s issue of Allure, and the reporter took her to the most exotic of settings for their interview: a wine bar in a Nashville strip mall. How romantic! It’s kind of the standard shit as far as Nicole interviews go: she’s beautiful, she has porcelain skin, and she has four children (I guess we’re recognizing the first two this month). There’s always one out-of-touch dime in a celebrity interview, and this one has Nicole trying to say she isn’t actually a movie star or a celebrity. Continue reading
Say what you will about Nicole Kidman’s taste in men and wigs (and let’s face it, beards), but I don’t think anybody would claim she’s a bad mom. In an interview with the Australian magazine with the delightfully shady title “Who?” (question mark my addition), Nicole finally discussed her relationship with her two eldest children with Tom Cruise; Connor Cruise (23) and Isabella Cruise (25). It is with much shame and consternation that I report I got touched in the feels (which I thought had all turned into a globule of See’s Peanut Brittle, which if you’ve never tried it, is totally worth exchanging for celebrity empathy) reading about Nicole’s thoughts on her children’s decision to go the way of L. Ron Hubbard.
I always assumed the first rule of being divorced from Tom Cruise is you don’t talk about being married to Tom Cruise, but maybe that only applies to the most recent wife? Sorry, Katie Holmes, but Nicole Kidman is a liberated falcon! Before you start envisioning a Nicole Kidman guest appearance on Leah Remini’s show wearing a Columbo trench coat outside the Church of Scientology HQ, calm down. Nicole mentioned last week how she thought being married to Tom kept her from being sexually harassed in Hollywood, and she kinda sorta doubled down on that this morning while promoting Boy Erased on the Today show. Continue reading
For New York Magazine’s Women & Power issue, Nicole Kidman talked all about her time in Hollywood, working with women and her experiences with #MeToo-related fuckery. Nicole talks about her “power” in the movie industry and how Tom Cruise helped her achieve it. No, not through the telekinetic abilities she developed through Scientology; she only uses those on weekends when she fights crime.
Anyone who has seen her in Big Little Lies, her on the red carpet, or her in this magazine shoot knows Nicole Kidman enjoys a good wig from time to time. Well, I guess Nicole thought she had been pulling the wig, er, wool over our eyes all this time because she did NOT like it when someone asked her to rank her wig choices during a Q&A at the Toronto International Film Festival. She was there to promote Destroyer, a movie where she plays a traumatized cop who expresses such with scowls and a grayed-out That Girl wig (above). When a reporter asked her to rank her wigs, she poo-poohed that.
When Keith Urban was part-judge, part-referee during the delightful Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey season of American Idol, his scruffy appearance did seem a little like the guy begging for spare change outside the 7-11 at the end of my block compared to the wig-and-sequin extravaganza elsewhere at that judging desk. Well, fast forward several years, and a Good Samaritan in New Jersey must still think this because she mistook Keith for a drifter and paid for his food at a WaWa – and they say good manners only exist in the South! Continue reading