Sunday, July 12, 2009

Nicole Kidman Sacks Publicists


Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman would have benefited the American public, after the recent spate of flops at the box office. The Australian actress had parted ways with publicist Olim officials from PMK / HBH agency.

During their employment relationship, Kidman won an Oscar for The Hours, and a nomination for Moulin Rouge, reports the Daily Telegraph.

According DeadlineHollywood.com, Kidman appointed publicist Leslee Dart, who also looks after Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange, Clive Owen and Kate Winslet. However, Wendy Day, who manages the affairs confidential Australian actress said she was unaware of the new agreement Kidman.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Nicole Kidman Shooting at Bayside's Papazzio


he trailers arrived before 5 a.m. and as Bell Boulevard came to life a few hours later – with restaurants and nail salons rolling up their security gates for the day – the bustling mid-morning scene looked like something out of a movie.

And that’s just what it was.

On Monday, June 29, Papazzio Restaurant and Catering became the eatery of choice for the lead characters played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in “Rabbit Hole,” an independent film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.


For Eddy Collyns, the film’s location manager, shooting in Bayside was a natural decision.

“It’s got many different looks: the small homes, the big homes, the parks,” said Collyns, who, having worked as the location manager for the television series “Rescue Me,” has worked in the community on numerous other occasions and called it accessible and “a nice place to film.”

Collyns said that 90 percent of the filming for “Rabbit Hole” has been in Queens, with three days of shooting in Bayside kicking off with the morning at Papazzio, located at 39-38 Bell Boulevard.

Producer Leslie Urdang, a native of Forest Hills now living in Los Angeles, was happy to be back in Queens for production of the film whose plot is actually set in the borough.

“We think this is a charming village and a charming restaurant. It looks great and will be very cinematic,” Urdang said of the Papazzio scene, at which Kidman and Eckhart’s characters discuss whether to continue with group therapy. In the stage drama, a married couple struggles to cope with the automobile-accident death of their only child.

Urdang said the crew looked at Italian restaurants across the borough and ended up renting the Bell Boulevard destination because of “a combination of the artistic look and feel of the place and the logistics of it,” like its proximity to other production locations.

Papazzio owner Dominick Bruccoleri said the exposure was not only beneficial for his restaurant but for all of Bayside.

“You’ve got a high-rated picture that’s being filmed here and it brings good attention to our community, both on a business level and on a community level,” said Bruccoleri, who will appear in the film as the kitchen chef in the background. “It’s not just for Papazzio – It’s for Bayside and Bayside Village.”

However, while some residents craned their necks to get a look at the superstar cast, others shook their heads at the parking problems the shoot created.

One woman, observing the tickets on two crewmembers’ cars, remarked that she did not mind the filming but said the city should have posted more signs notifying people of the parking disruptions.

“Believe me, if they ticket me there will be a scene,” she said, opening up an orange ticket envelope on a stranger’s car and examining its contents. “Where is a traffic agent when you need one? There are thousands when you don’t need one.”

Meanwhile, Eugene Giannola, a Queens resident of 80 years, stood on the sidewalk, surveying the scene with a smile on his face.

“I’m just watching,” Giannola admitted, adding that the action would help put Bell Boulevard – “a very important street” – on the map.

Ted Apodiacos, the owner of Pete’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, just down the block from Papazzio, agreed with Giannola, but said a little extra business from the crew would not hurt either.

“Everybody’s hoping for something, you know,” he said, smiling.

“Rabbit Hole” has, in fact, contributed to the local economy. In addition to the Northern Boulevard Starbucks that Collyns said the crew patronized en masse, the production also rented Bayside United Methodist Church as a “holding area” and a neighboring home for use as a crew bathroom.

And, three weeks ago, the entire “Rabbit Hole” crew had lunch at Papazzio, in an effort to get accustomed to the space.

“They wanted a nice, warm Tuscany-type restaurant,” Bruccoleri explained. “And they said, ‘You’re the perfect fit.’ They loved the ambience, the d├ęcor, the feel of us.”

Overall, Bruccoleri said that his restaurant’s morning in the limelight was a great experience, with little impact on the neighbors. He would gladly offer it up for the cameras again someday, he said.

“For a star-rated movie and a world class actor and actresses to come here,” Bruccoleri said, “it puts Bayside right on top.”

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nicole Kidman Has Launched The "March For Babies"





For a good cause, Nicole Kidman has launched the "March For Babies", a charity event to benefit the March of Dimes "in herhometown of Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (April 19).

The "France", in fine, the actress looks spring form, taking the stage and speaking to the crowd gathered.

"To all the volunteers and all those who work so timelessly, I know that everyone here thank you and I hope that more and more money can be raised more and more good work could be done, "said
Nicole Kidman.

According to reports, "the money in March for babies as preconception health information on ways to prevent prematurity and infant mortality."

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nicole Kidman's Preparation For Upcoming Easter




Preparation for the upcoming Easter weekend, Nicole Kidman has returned to her native Australia as well as her husband Keith Urban and her daughter Sunday Rose.

The "Moulin Rouge" actress and her "Days Go By" country crooner husband were spotted arriving at the Kingsford Smith airport in Sydney earlier today (April 10), and are believed to be headed to 6.5 million from their homes called Bunya Hill at Sutton Forest, New South Wales.

Nicole Kidman and Keith plan spending much time with his family, as Nicole Kidman's parents, sister and four nieces and nephews all live in Sydney.

This past weekend,
Nicole Kidman and Keith has the date of the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, where Kidman has revealed that their daughter is a big fan of Sin City. "She likes it. It was on the outside. I think it's so much color. It is important to her."

Monday, March 30, 2009

Nicole Kidman Was Touched By Keith Urban's New Song


Nicole Kidman was "touched" when her husband Keith Urban wrote a song for her.

The 41-years old, a musician and his partner Rick Nowels says the author of the path of the heart 'Thank You' - which includes the lyrics "I thank God for grace and mercy, and you became my wife" - and Nicole Kidman revealed she was thrilled when first heard.

Keith said: "Rick's music pulled me this story, which became quite a confessional - much more intimate than I might have written if I had intended to write about it. It is very instinctive and very dear. We made a quick recording of it, and I took at home and played it for that night. I think she was very touched. "

The song appears on the new album by Keith "Defying Gravity", which describes the singer as "and happy."

Nicole Kidman, 41, and Keith - who married in 2006 and eight-month-old daughter Sunday Rose together - spend most of their time at their home in Nashville, where they can keep a low profile.

He said the newspaper USA Today: "We live in a place a little sorry, and we know that too many roads.

"We can just go out and do normal stuff. We really appreciate being able to dine, go to the movies, anywhere, anytime. It is a blessing for us to be able to do so. "

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nicole Kidman Admits That She Is Very Emotional


Actress Nicole Kidman - who has two months daughter Sunday Rose with her musician husband Keith Urban - is easily upset and difficult to hide her feelings, if she gets angry.

Nicole Kidman said: "I would describe myself as highly emotional and nervous. If something bothers me, it bothers me. If something makes me angry, I am really angry.

"But it is quite frankly. I can not hide. I am faithful and I hope I'm fun."

The 41-year actress, who has two adopted children, Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13 with ex-husband Tom Cruise, also opened on the birth of Sunday, saying she feels "blessed".

Nicole Kidman said: "To have the blessing of a child at this stage of my life was wonderful. My parents suggested the name Sunday. His middle name is a tribute to the late Keith grandmother. "

Nicole Kidman is now devoting more time to his family, and will only new projects in its new philosophy.

She added in an interview with Britain's The Sun newspaper: "If the project you do succeeds or fails, it does not matter - you have your loved one. Now I have a very comprehensive rich life that extends far beyond the film industry.

"I think it comes with the decisions you have made on the level of success that you want and what is important in your life. The work was based on logistics and dynamics of my family. "

Friday, September 19, 2008

Nicole Kidman Will Be Hunter


Australian actress Nicole Kidman is to set off on a huge treasure hunt in her next film The Eighth Wonder, The Hollywood Reporter newspaper says.

The film, which appears to be in the Indiana Jones mould, will follow the adventures of an archaeologist as a major discovery triggers a global treasure hunt, the newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman, 41, was recently toppled as the world's highest paid actress, losing her place to Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie.

Married to Australian country music star Keith Urban, Kidman gave birth to a girl, named Sunday Rose, in July.