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Nicole Kidman: Oscar Win Made Me Feel Empty

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Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman felt her life was “empty” after she won an Oscar.

The 46-year-old actress picked up the Best Actress prize for her role in 2002 movie The Hours and though she was delighted to receive the prestigious accolade, it magnified the struggles in her personal life following her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001.

“[Winning an Oscar] can show you the emptiness of your own life, which is kind of what it showed me. I was having professional success and my personal life was struggling,” Nicole - who has adopted children Isabella, 20, and Conor, 18, with Tom - told Australia's Harper's Bazaar magazine.

These days, the Grace of Monaco actress is happily married to country singer Keith Urban and she says their quiet life in Tennessee with daughters Sunday, five, and Faith, two, means she much prefers to take on smaller movie roles: “I'm not carrying the whole film, and it's not six to seven months' work like Moulin Rouge! I get to come for three weeks and then go home.”


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Keith Urban Debuts New Nicole Tattoo

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Keith Urban's Nicole tattooKeith Urban has unveiled a new tattoo of Nicole Kidman's name on his arm.

The American Idol judge showed the ultimate declaration of his love for the actress on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, where he unveiled his new inking during a performance to promote his latest album Fuse. Keith made sure no-one missed the romantic gesture by wearing a short sleeved top while he crooned away on his guitar.

The 45-year-old star already had the name of the actress etched onto his right arm in script font, but now sports a re-worked version of the tattoo featuring an additional Celtic design around the original inking.

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Nicole Kidman Says Divorce from Tom Cruise Was a Shock to Her System

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Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman claims her marriage to Tom Cruise was “perfect” before their split. The Grace of Monaco star has revealed their divorce in 2001 after 10 years of marriage was a complete “shock” to her system and it took her a long time to get over it but her current husband of six years Keith Urban has made her feel “secure” again.

“I fell madly, passionately in love I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him,” she told DuJour.

On reflection, The Others actress admits she “was so impulsive and naive” during her relationship with Tom but at the time she felt, “We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another. Our life together was perfect. It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.”

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Nicole Kidman Battled with Depression

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Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman suffered from depression after her split from Tom Cruise.

The 45-year-old actress - who adopted two children with the Mission: Impossible star before they parted ways in 2001 - blames getting married at the young age of 23 for spiraling into depression after her divorce, even though she has no regrets about their relationship.

“I got married really fast and really young. But I don't regret that because it got me Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression. I have no regrets about all of it. It was all part of growing up.”

The flame-haired beauty is now happily married to country singer Keith Urban, with whom she has biological daughter Sunday Rose, four, and 22-month-old Faith, born to a surrogate mother.

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Nicole Kidman Sent Sexy Texts to Land ‘Paperboy’ Role

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Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film FestivalNicole Kidman sent “provocative” text messages to Lee Daniels to land her role in Paperboy.

The director was reluctant to cast such a big-name actress in the low-budget movie - which sees Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey play two brothers investigating the case of a death row inmate played by John Cusack - so Nicole went to extreme lengths to get him to agree to cast her as a sex-crazed woman obsessed with marrying a convicted killer.

“Lee said, 'Look, we've got no money, you're going to have to do your own hair and make-up. So I actually went into my bathroom and I got out the fake tan and put on fake eyelashes and got a hairpiece thing that was platinum, threw it all on and texted a photo to Lee in all these different provocative positions. That's how it came together. What he sent back I can't say, but it was a thumbs up.”

 

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Red Carpet Review: Academy Awards 2011

Academy Awards 2011 red carpet

The 83rd Academy Awards were held next to Grauman’s famous Chinese theater, in the heart of Hollywood. Where better to honor the elite Oscar crowd? Everyone donned the most expensive of frocks and jewelry for the event, strutting their stuff in the world's most well-known labels. But, not everyone managed to put together an award-winning look. Who failed so utterly, they managed to snag the Worst Dressed title? And which star shined so superbly, they stood out as Best Dressed? We've done the long red carpet walk to bring you the answers…

 

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Hollywood Baby Roundup: January 17, 2011

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

What’s the hottest trend in Hollywood this year? Babies. Check out the latest news in parenthood:

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Nicole Kidman: Although she didn’t win a Golden Globe, Kidman already had a prize waiting at home. Nicole and hubby Keith Urban actually became parents to a second child last month. Faith Margaret – born via a surrogate – is their biological daughter.

Owen Wilson: Within days of announcing he was going to be a father, Wilson became a father. The boy, born in Hawaii, is the first for the actor and girlfriend Jade Duell. No other details about their son have yet been revealed.

 

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Suri Advises Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise and daughter SuriWho needs a professional advisor when you have Suri? discusses his career plans with his four-year-old daughter.

The actor, who is married to , describes the story contained in his scripts to Suri and then listens to her questions because he thinks it makes him a better actor.

“I’ll put Suri on a swing and tell her stories when I’m working on a script. I’ll start with the beginning of the movie and take her through the story beat by beat. Of course, I make it age-appropriate. She’s four years old. But she asks all the right questions, ‘Why does that happen?’ ‘Those are the bad guys?’ ‘You’re the good guy, right?’ It comes down to the same thing as when I was a kid. Can I create a character that will make her happy, that will make her laugh? And you know what? She makes me get better and better, because she’s always asking me to do it again.”

Tom - who also has adopted children Connor,15, and 17-year-old Isabella with ex-wife - constantly tries to be the best parent he can because of a promise he made his eldest child when she was just a baby:

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What Happened to Nicole Kidman’s Face?

Nicole Kidman tux dress

Although I saw many bloggers comment on the tuxedo dress Nicole Kidman wore to Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, there was something far more distracting that caught my eye: her face.

I know Kidman’s forehead has always looked a bit too wrinkle-free, but did the Oscar winner recently inject something into her cheeks as well? That scary image is enough to make this girl’s eyes go wide shut.

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Hope for Haiti Telethon Success

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Bono and Rihanna perform at the Hope for Haiti telethonMadonna, Beyonce Knowles and Tom Cruise joined in yesterday’s telethon to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

The telethon - broadcast from Los Angeles, New York and London - saw more than 140 stars come together to perform and raise funds to aid relief in the Caribbean state, which has been struck by two huge earthquakes in the last two weeks, leaving hundreds of thousands dead.

“This is a tragedy that reaches across all borders, all boundaries. It demands our attention, our help and our compassion. The Haitian people need help. They need to know that they are not alone. They need to see that we still care,” George said.

While Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Coldplay, , Sting, Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow all performed, addresses were made from ex-US president Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and Samuel L. Jackson. Manning the telephones were some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including director Steven Spielberg and actors Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Reese Witherspoon and Penelope Cruz.

The two-hour broadcast collected money via the internet and text message as well as phone donations, and is expected to raise over $150 million.


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