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Ali   Apr 16, 2021   Leave a Reply Being the Ricardos

Country singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman are in L.A. after spending time in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keith is getting ready to co-host the ACM Awards with Mickey Guyton live from Nashville on Sunday.

“Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers spoke with Mickey and Keith, who said he is happy to get “back into the ACM groove.” He added, “I had a blast doing it in September.”

His wife Nicole is also back to work, and the first photos of her as Lucille Ball for her role in “Being the Ricardos” surfaced this week. Keith gushed, “I’m proud of her for anything. It’s a really an extraordinary role and it’s an extraordinary script — Aaron Sorkin has written beyond on this. It’s just amazing. She’s loving doing it.”

The couple has been “crash coursing” episodes of the iconic “I Love Lucy.” When asked if he is like Desi in real life, Keith quipped, “I’m definitely not Desi.”


Ali   Apr 14, 2021   Leave a Reply Awards Images

Nothing like beautiful new photoshoot images of Nicole … these are from the backyard photoshoot she did for the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this month. Love her dress by Giorgio Armani.

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Ali   Mar 25, 2021   Leave a Reply Events Images

Images from Nicole presenting the winner for best picture at the Producers Guild Awards.

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Ali   Mar 01, 2021   Leave a Reply Awards Images

Images from Nicole and her family’s appearance at the virtual ceremony of the Golden Globe Awards.

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Ali   Feb 28, 2021   Leave a Reply Awards Family

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s daughters dressed up to join their parents for the rare appearance

Nicole Kidman has her family by her side for the Golden Globes.

On Sunday night, The Undoing actress, 53, appeared virtually for the 2021 Golden Globes broadcast during the opening monologue, seated on a couch, all dressed up in a Louis Vuitton gown beside her husband Keith Urban, and their two daughters, Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith Margaret, 10, whom generally remain out of the spotlight.

Speaking with Marie Claire Australia for the magazine’s November issue, Kidman said her country singer husband has to retreat from their “female-heavy” family from time to time. The couple tied the knot in 2006.

“We’re definitely female-heavy! But as the girls say, ‘The dog’s a boy!’ ” said Kidman at the time, adding: “At times, [Keith] just needs to escape with his guitar. Sometimes I’ll find him in his closet playing guitar. That’s when I know we really need to give him space.”

“Oh, and he Googles cars — I’ll know when he’s stressed ’cause he’s Googling cars,” Kidman — who is also mom to two adult children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, son Connor, 25, and daughter Isabella, 28 — continued. “I couldn’t care less what car I’m driving; you can pick me up in any old thing. But Keith and Faith love cars.”

Kidman also opened up about juggling parenting duties with Urban as they balance their busy careers.

“We never leave the kids, one of us is always there,” said Kidman. “When Keith went to Nashville and I had to work late nights, I rang [my sister Antonia] and asked her to move in with the girls and she did, and brought along her kids. That’s special.”

“It’s the nature of what we’re all having to do now – you get to be commune-like; this extended family where you’re all raising each other’s kids together,” she continued. “We’ve all had to go back to basics, and this year has required it because people are pleading for help.”

The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards are airing live on NBC from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET.


Ali   Feb 23, 2021   Leave a Reply Being the Ricardos shares director Aaron Sorkin’s views of Nicole as Lucille Ball and the premise of the new film Being the Ricardos.

Nicole Kidman will play Lucille Ball opposite Javier Bardem’s Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming drama Being the Ricardos

Aaron Sorkin knows he found the right person to play the legendary Lucille Ball.

The writer and director behind the upcoming Being the Ricardos, a drama about Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz, explained why he cast Nicole Kidman as the I Love Lucy star in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight. Kidman, 53, will star opposite Javier Bardem, 51, who will play Arnaz.

The casting was questioned by some fans, who felt maybe Debra Messing, who bears a striking resemblance to Ball, would better nail the comedic tones of I Love Lucy. Others criticized casting the Spain-born Bardem as Arnaz, who was Cuban-American.

But Sorkin said the casting was all about the actual actors, and not about their famous characters.

“I think that the people thought that we’ve cast them as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo,” Sorkin told ET. “The film takes place during a production week of I Love Lucy – a Monday table read to Friday audience taping, with a whole bunch of long flashbacks which are telling the story that got us here – and because there’s a table read, there’s rehearsals and then there’s tape night, we do see moments of them being Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. We see moments from an episode of I Love Lucy.”

“But mostly they are playing Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. And they’re going to be fantastic. These are two of the greatest actors ever,” Sorkin added.

Sorkin also gave a small tease of what the movie will actually follow.

“Lucy and Desi were madly in love with each other. Madly, madly in love with each other. They also often wanted to kill each other. There was very interesting friction in this relationship,” he said. “There’s also a big thing that a lot of people don’t know about Lucille Ball, which gets dramatized in this. We start shooting in seven weeks and we’re in prep now and the film will be out around this time next year.”

Ball and Arnaz’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, also defended Kidman’s casting earlier this year in a video message shared on Facebook. Lucie has been an active participant in stories involving her famous parents, who died three years apart in the late ’80s.

“There seems to be a lot of discussion about Nicole Kidman. It should be Debra Messing. It should be Carole Cook, I don’t know,” Lucie said in the video.

“Here’s the deal. You should understand. We are not doing a remake of I Love Lucy. No one has to impersonate Lucy Ricardo nor do the Vitameatavegamin routine, or the chocolate factory routine or any of the silly things,” she said. “It’s the story of Lucille Ball, my actual mother, not Lucy Ricardo, and her husband, Dezi Arnaz, my dad, not Ricky Ricardo.”

“There will be humor in the film, but it is a story of the two of them and how they met and what went right with finding the show, what went wrong, their relationship, their love affair,” she added.

Ali   Feb 04, 2021   Leave a Reply Awards

Congratulations to Nicole on her SAG Nomination!

The SAG Awards will be simulcast on Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT)

LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2021) – Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year* were announced this morning by Lily Collins (Emily in Paris, MANK) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, BLINDSPOTTING, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning by Jason George (Station 19) and Elizabeth McLaughlin (Grand Hotel) who were introduced by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT). An encore will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET) / 8 p.m. (PT).

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
CATE BLANCHETT / Phyllis Schlafly – “MRS. AMERICA”

Ali   Feb 03, 2021   Leave a Reply Awards

Congratulations to Nicole and the cast and crew of the film The Prom and the series The Undoing for their Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture Drama.

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Undoing
The Queen’s Gambit
Normal People
Small Axe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Palm Springs
The Prom

Ali   Jan 28, 2021   Leave a Reply Articles & Interviews Blossom Films

Variety shared that Nicole with star and produce a new series.

Academy Award and Emmy-winner Nicole Kidman will executive produce a television series based on Maria Sødahl’s European Cinemas Label-winning “Hope” under her Blossom Films banner. “Hope” is currently in the running as the Norweigan entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards.

The rights to the film’s adaptation were acquired by Amazon Studios. The script is being penned by Alice Bell, who will also serve as an executive producer alongside Kidman. The original “Hope” film, released in 2019, stars Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård (“Thor,” “Chernobyl,” “Mamma Mia!”). The romance and family drama was nominated for best director and best actress at the 2020 European Academy Awards. Not much is being divulged yet about “Hope” (the show), but we do know that the narrative will chronicle over the twelve days of Christmas for a couple in a tenuous marriage and six children between them.

Blossom Films, founded by Nicole Kidman and her producing partner Per Saari, have been booked and busy with a high-powered lineup across film and TV. Not only is this “Hope” adaptation in the works for Amazon Studios, but Blossom Films is currently in the pre-production phase for “The Expatriates,” a series based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel of the same name. Bell also serves as a writer and executive producer for “The Expatriates,” which will be directed by Lulu Wang and stars Kidman. Kidman and Saari will executive produce, too. Other Blossom Films adaptations for Amazon Studios slated for development include a film adaptation of A.S.A. Harrison’s “The Silent Wife” and a television series based on Andrew Bovell’s musical “Things I Know to be True.”

The production company’s most recent success came from executive producing (and, in Kidman’s case, starring) in “The Undoing,” which drew millions of viewers across all platforms and was a huge ratings hit for HBO.

Kidman is represented by CAA, Media Talent Group, attorney Alan Wertheimer and The Lede Company.

Ali   Jan 24, 2021   Leave a Reply Articles & Interviews Prom

Netflix’s musical comedy — about a group of self-centered actors who descend upon small-town Indiana to support a teenager banned from bringing her girlfriend to the dance — required its A-list stars to step out of their comfort zones.

Step One: Teach Nicole Kidman to Move Like a Chorus Girl

Nicole Kidman is no stranger to musicals, having won a Golden Globe for her star-making performance in 2001’s Moulin Rouge! and later appearing in Rob Marshall’s 2009 adaptation of the Broadway musical Nine. Angie, Kidman’s character in The Prom, is a seasoned Broadway chorus girl, the type whose hope of catching a big break may have dimmed, but who still relishes a career hoofing in the footlights. It’s this spirit of perseverance and wonder that drives Kidman’s big solo, in which she encourages young Emma (Jo Ellen Pellman) to put some pep in her step and ultimately triumph over the bullies at school (and in the PTA) with a song titled “Zazz.”

” ‘Zazz’ is all about the style,” says the film’s choreographer, Casey Nicholaw, the Tony-award winning director of The Book of Mormon who also helmed the 2019 Broadway production of The Prom. “So it’s not giant moves, it’s smaller moves” like flicks of the wrists and hips, in the manner of Bob Fosse. While Fosse’s signature choreography has a dry quality to it, Kidman’s moves in the film are “a little bit more buoyant” than your typical Chicago chorus girl, Nicholaw says, because she’s teaching them to Emma and demonstrating for her. The number finds Kidman performing in Emma’s living room and eventually leading her in a mini kick-line down the stairs.

“We did it in pieces,” Nicholaw says of teaching choreography to Kidman, who insisted on drilling the moves again and again to get them into her body. “No one worked harder than Nicole did on trying to get all those steps,” Nicholaw says. “She was just relentless. She didn’t stop until she got it right.”

Emma eventually catches on, and the lesson lends her the confidence to carry forward. As Angie, Kidman is tasked with playing a showbiz veteran who still feels butterflies backstage. “Nicole’s energy in the movie is just fantastic,” Nicholaw says. Angie’s “been around, but she’s not beat yet.”

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