July 6, 2010

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Updates 07/06/10

Keith Urban was a guest this July 4th on Rise Up Country, a syndicated inspirational program that features country artists and country music. If you'll recall Keith gave a great interview with John Ritter last year. Unfortunately audio or a podcast of this new show is currently unavailable. But lucky for us an STS reader did catch the show. It's just a matter of them getting the audio to us in a digital format....we're dealing with an old-school KU Fred Flinstone cassette tape here! So bear with us, as soon as STS gets the interview we will be posting it!


We've got filming dates for Nicole's film with Nicolas Cage, Trespass!

What's Filming In Louisiana

The independent feature film Trespass starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman will shoot from August 16th to October 8th in Shreveport.


Urban steps up in Dauphin after Brooks and Dunn cancel

DAUPHIN -- Thank God for Keith Urban.

That was the sentiment at Dauphin's Countryfest Friday night, where the temperature soared, the clothing was sparse, the cowboy hats were plentiful, and the music was great.

When Brooks & Dunn, who were originally scheduled as Friday night's headliner, pulled out of the festival because of a band member's illness, organizers were at risk of ending up with a lot of upset country fans.

But they pulled out a big save, booking superstar New Zealand singer/guitar player Urban as the replacement. Click on "Read More" below for the rest of the review.

Linda Hamilton of Dauphin was looking forward to seeing Brooks & Dunn, but had a big smile on her face as her and her husband donned their Keith Urban T-shirts in the grandstands.

"I was disappointed when the two of them cancelled. I'd never seen them before. But when they said Keith was coming -- that was a pretty good buffer," the 57-year-old said.

Trudy Steiner of Dauphin agreed that they couldn't have found a better replacement, as rumors swirled that his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, accompanied him to the festival.

"I think it'd be nice if he brought her on stage. That would be a treat for everyone," said Steiner.

Stephanie Allen of Winnipeg was thrilled with the switch in performers.

"Keith is my favourite artist ever. I come to Countryfest every year, but I was thinking about selling my pass. But then I found out Keith was coming, and it was the best summer gift," the 21-year-old said.

Countryfest president Eric Irwin said Urban, who performed at the festival in 2005, deserves a lot of credit for stepping in.

"He had some time off, which I'm sure he has little of, but he changed his plans for us."

Irwin says the festival has been running smoothly, except for a few weather glitches, including high winds and 35 cm of rain overnight Thursday.

"We had to cut off Aaron Pritchett's performance half way through because the wind was so gusty. But we got him going again fifteen minutes later," said Irwin.

Terri Clark, the evening's last performer, just got her last song in before the rain.

Irwin says this year's Thursday night crowd might have been the biggest ever. But the big group has been fairly well behaved so far.

RCMP received three calls from the site Thursday night -- one hit and run and two disturbance calls. Three people were taken to the drunk tank.

Dauphin RCMP Const. Robert Tuff says he believes the number of calls received so far are down from last year, though no official comparison has been done.

Since the festival began, police have issued 58 speeding tickets, seven tickets for failure to wear a seat belt and seven tickets for other traffic offenses. Five people were charged under the Liquor Control Act.

Miranda Lambert performs tonight on the main stage. The four day festival ends Sunday night with Kelly Pickler and Blake Shelton performing.


Greality: Surprise! Kidman had a salad

With country singer Keith Urban coming to Greeley for the Stampede, the town was buzzing over whether his famous wife would come along.

Though Urban apparently kept a low profile in town, he and actress Nicole Kidman were spotted at The Tavern at St. Michaels Square. Urban, his wife and a friend enjoyed lunch Saturday at The Tavern.

(Photo) The Tavern owners Brian Hill, left, and Brett Hill pose with country music superstar Keith Urban and his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, during their visit to The Tavern.

“They were riding their motorcycles around and saw The Tavern and decided to stop by,” Tavern owner Brian Hill said.

“Urban, Kidman and their friend watched the U.S. soccer team play in the World Cup as they ate.

“‘They were very friendly and they asked about the restaurant: when it had opened and when other restaurants in the area would be opening,” Hill said.

“The group stayed about 45 minutes. Urban ate a chicken, avocado and bacon sandwich; Kidman and their friend ate salads.

“Before leaving, Urban and his wife signed autographs and took a few pictures.

“‘They were very pleasant people to talk to,” Hill said of Urban and Kidman. “We went to his show that night and it was a great show.”

Want a laugh?

Jakra777 / Oh " so" Leery: Have you caught the one where she finally dubbed herself into a photo with Urban and a couple guys. Funny, she was in her generic wear at the end of the lineup. Usually when she is having a photo taken with a group of men shes right in the middle. Instead shes stuck on the end. hmmmmmmm LO


We reported earlier that Nicole was possibly in Monte Carlo for Monte Carlo. Unfortunately that tweet was misinformed as Nicole and Keith were together on the road and then spotted in Green Hills at their usual movie theater. Perhaps the person saw it was the shoot and thought Nicole was still starring, just as some thought she was doing Bel Ami after filming had commenced.


Keith is on the cover of the current issue of Country Weekly.

It's amazing what a career on death's door can be like with an alleged waning fan club, award-winning music that's allegedly noise, and an alleged hated spouse within the industry!

Here's skeptic nomorefan's favorite....The Joker, with Keith, Brian and Jerry. Enjoy!


coco-loco said...

Found you on twitter. Great blog. Who are the nitwits? Nicole and Keith make a great couple.

SkewerMistress said...

Thanks! Check out the links on the right in the sidebar....The Skeptic Zone and Blogs of Note further down. Should get you all caught up.

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