“I’m very country at heart. I have a real desire to be outdoors, a desire for simplicity — a slightly slower, relaxed approach to life. A community, not a big-city feel. That’s what I grew up with, and it’s what I prefer.”
–Nicole Kidman talks about her laid-back life in Nashville in this month’s InStyle cover story, and as a Music City resident, I enthusiastically co-sign her statements (for the record, I still haven’t run into her at Whole Foods, and I’m still really sad about it). She also confirmed widespread suspicions that her hubby, country star Keith Urban, is the most romantic man in the world: “For every single night he’s away, he leaves me a love letter,” she says. “Every single night of our relationship.” Damn, Keith, way to raise the bar for every other guy, especially the week of Valentine’s Day. [InStyle]
“I was raised by a feminist mother. And yes, she said never be frightened about using the ‘F’ word. So I’m not. She believes in the sisterhood, and so do I. And she planted the seed in me early to speak out against the fact that women are so often treated differently than men. … No matter how long I devote my time to this I still cannot comprehend that one in three girls in their lifetime will be beaten, abused, or raped. It’s just an unbelievable statistic.”
Here’s Nicole Kidman speaking at Variety‘s Women and Power luncheon on Friday afternoon revealing she’s totally OK using the “F” word — feminist, that is. I never got a huge activist vibe from Nicole before, I suppose because she’s fairly private. But she has played writer Virginia Woolf and photographer Diane Arbus on film and both of those women are instrumental to women’s history. It’s important to have people in the streets fighting for women’s rights, it’s also important to bring complex, important female characters to life on film. Welcome to the club, Nicole! [USA Today] [Image via Fame/Flynet]
Princesses are so hot right now, what with their pretty hair and pretty clothes and … um …. that’s it. Unfortunately, Warner Brothers couldn’t think of much else to tease about Princess Grace — otherwise known as the actress Grace Kelly — in the trailer for their forthcoming biopic, “Grace Of Monaco.” Grace Kelly won an Academy Award in her early 20s and appeared in several of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films, including “Rear Window,” “Dial M For Murder” and “To Catch A Thief.” Yet after a brief courtship, she quit acting at age 26 to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco (an elaborate celebration, called “the Wedding of the Century” of its time) and become a full-time princess and international style icon. She popped out three kids but saw her acting career wilt, as her husband and the people of Monaco didn’t would not support it. Maybe “Grace Of Monaco” will touch upon some of this, but in the trailer we only see Grace, played by Nicole Kidman, looking pretty here and looking pretty there. Here’s hoping the actual movie has some meat on its bones, like “The Iron Lady,” “My Week With Marilyn,” and “The Queen.” [YouTube]
I always feel a little let down when I see photos of Nicole Kidman at events and premieres overseas, because you guys have no idea how much time I spend hanging out at the Nashville Whole Foods’ salad bar hoping to “accidentally” run into her and Keith Urban. When I realize she’s been out of the country for the entire time I was pretending to carefully examine the cherry tomato selection, I feel a bit cheated, you know? But hey, she’s gotta pay the bills, and when her trips abroad provide fashion eye candy as gorgeous as this exquisitely beaded light blue dress she wore to a dinner in Berlin, I can almost forgive her for leaving me all alone at the salad bar. Almost. [Photo: Fame Flynet]
You really can’t go wrong with a trench coat. It’s a classic style that looks just as fresh today as it did 50 years ago. I found 20 famous ladies rocking their trench coats with everything from designer dresses and Louboutins to skinny jeans and TOMS slip-ons. Click through to see 20 different celeb-approved ways to wear your trench this fall!