July 30, 2010

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Updates 7/30/10

Spiro Likes To 'Trespass'

By Adnan Tezer Jul 30, 2010, 1:58 GMT

Jordana Spiro has boarded the cast of the Nu Image/Millennium Films thriller "Trespass," opposite Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joel Schumacher is directing from a script by Karl Gajdusek and Eli Richbourg.

The storyline involves a married couple taken hostage by a group of thieves led by Cage's character. Spiro will play Cage’s girlfriend Petal, who assists him in the crime.

Production is set to begin in Louisiana early next month.

Spiro has appeared in the films "The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard" and "Alone With Her." She can currently be seen on the fourth season of the TBS series "My Boys."


If you attend just one concert this summer ...

You don't have to be a fan of country music to have a great time at a Keith Urban show.

The singer-guitarist is a major crossover talent, but not in the sugar-pop sense of Taylor Swift or Shania Twain. He's a fiery, full-service entertainer in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen -- a master of pacing and crowd interaction who specializes in celebratory rave-ups and aching ballads.

Urban's next visit to Indianapolis is an Aug. 14 performance at the Indiana State Fair. As I write this, tickets are available at all three price levels ($67, $50 and $40, includes admission to the fair).

The Australian heartthrob never wears a cowboy hat, so you're not obliged to wear one to his show. But if you do take a chance to check out Urban (pictured above in a Matt Kryger image from the 2009 fair), you may see him up close in personal.

At last year's fair, he played a song-and-a-half from a small platform at the base of the bleachers. At Conseco Fieldhouse in 2007, he walked a catwalk that stretched from the stage to the back of the arena's floor.

Most memorable was his 2005 appearance at the fair, where he ventured more than once across the dirt racetrack that separates the stage from the bleachers. Oh, the sight of Indiana State Police officers galloping to protect Urban from his fans.

Musically, Urban's secret weapon is his guitar expertise. Far removed from an artificial rock 'n' roll mode that trips up so many Nashville cats, he's armed with honest chops and a signature tone. He applies a lean and driving technique to an array of Gibson and Fender instruments.

Needless to say, ticket buyers in this economic climate don't want to be burned when making entertainment choices. Urban is worthy of my strongest recommendation.

Saturday, Aug. 14, is destined to be a big day at the fair, capped by a sure-thing musical performance.


Video of Nicole at HFPA Luncheon HERE courtesy of CNN.


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