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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Harry Potter deaths revealed

Hmm interesting one.
Source: SunHerald

TWO Harry Potter characters will die in the seventh and final instalment of the bestselling series, J.K. Rowling has revealed.

But the billionaire was careful not to say who.
Children and adults are expected to rush to buy the final Harry Potter novel in their tens of millions when it is complete and, if the publication of the sixth book is anything to go by, secrecy surrounding the plot will be tight.

Rowling has already said the final chapter of the seventh book was written long ago.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Adam Sandler "Clicks" Rock the box office

Adam Sandler's new movie Clicks
Source: eitb24.com

The Sony Pictures film about a father who gets a TV-like remote control for life and fast-forwards to career success at the expense of his family grossed $40 m in its first three days, despite largely negative reviews.

Adam Sandler's dark comedy "Click" debuted at the top of the North American box office, driving animated feature "Cars" into second place in its third weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

Opening in more than 3,700 U.S. theaters, the Sony Pictures film about a father who gets a TV-like remote control for life and fast-forwards to career success at the expense of his family grossed $40 million in its first three days, despite largely negative reviews.

"Click," the only North American debut by a major studio this weekend and the only ultra-wide release, marked the fourth time since 1999 that a movie starring the former "Saturday Night Live" performer opened to $40 million or more. The PG-13-rated comedy, directed by Frank Coraci, also ranks as the eighth No. 1 moving opening in Sandler's career and the seventh box-office topper for Sony so far this year.

Most box office watchers are predicting that next week's release of "Superman Returns" from Warner Bros. Pictures could be a key indicator of whether the industry can shake off a two-year box office slump. That film has generated strong reviews and much publicity ahead of its opening on Wednesday.

As for Sandler, he once again proved he is a major box office draw. "It is a terrific opening. Adam is probably one of the top celebrities that delivers in this way," said Rory Bruer, president of domestic distribution at Sony Pictures. Bruer added that "Click" gave Sandler his strongest debut ever in Australia, where the movie grossed $3 million over the weekend.

Last year's "The Longest Yard" still stands as Sandler's biggest opening domestically with a $47.6 million dollar gross over the first three days of the Memorial Day weekend in 2005 and $58.6 million for all four days of that holiday frame.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Nicole Kidman's Royal Wedding

Well, here it is. Finally.

Kidman stars in Australia's royal wedding
Roger Maynard in Sydney
The Guardian

Movie star Nicole Kidman married the country singer Keith Urban in Sydney last night in a ceremony which blended Hollywood hoopla with Australian hometown hospitality.

More than 1,000 people cheered the bride, many of them mobbing her cream coloured Rolls-Royce, as she arrived for the ceremony at the 19th century, gothic-style Cardinal Cerretti Chapel in the beachside suburb of Manly.

Fans and well-wishers caused pandemonium as police struggled to hold them back. In a nation bereft of genuine blue-bloods, it was the Australian equivalent of a royal wedding.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Kidman mum on weekend nuptials with Urban

Kidman mum on weekend nuptials with Urban

By MERAIAH FOLEY, Associated Press Writer

SYDNEY, Australia -
Nicole Kidman emerged from her waterfront mansion Saturday to tell the media horde that she had simple plans for the night before her wedding to country music star Keith Urban.

"I'm going to get some sleep," the Oscar-winning actress said, adding that she and Urban were "very happy."

Kidman, leaving the mansion she once shared with ex-husband Tom Cruise to visit her parents Antony and Janelle in their northern Sydney home, offered no details about the nuptials.

The couple is expected to be married Sunday in a Roman Catholic ceremony at a stone church overlooking Sydney's Manly beach. They have been swamped with attention since jetting to Sydney several days ago and confirming their plans to wed.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A tent, a circus and two stars planning a simple wedding

http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/a-tent-a-circus-and-two-stars-planning-a-simple-wedding/2006/06/22/1150845314912.html



MINIMALIST, white and with a hint of old-world romance is how Nicole Kidman's dress may look when the actress walks down the aisle for the second time.

One source close to the wedding, who claims to have seen the dress, described it as white, with a Victorian-like high collar.

Others say Kidman's choice of wedding dress for the "Kurban" nuptials on Sunday, as the US press has dubbed her wedding to singer Keith Urban, is likely to reflect the elegant simplicity of her most successful red carpet sorties.

LA-based vintage clothing dealer and stylist Cameron Silver, who outfitted Kidman for the New York premiere of Moulin Rouge in 2001, said the world was her oyster in terms of style.

"I can't imagine that she's going to be wearing a traditional Cinderella kind of gown - a full-skirted, over-the-top rococo concoction," Mr Silver said.

Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of the Paris fashion house Balenciaga, has been widely rumoured as the creator of Kidman's wedding dress. Chanel, a haute couture specialist, has been mooted as another possibility, although Chanel Australia denied the company was involved.

L'Wren Scott is a frontrunner in the stylist stakes. The partner of Mick Jagger, Ms Scott is the Hollywood stylist with whom Kidman has worked most closely and she is expected to, at the very least, be a wedding guest.

The wedding is expected to take place at the Cerretti Chapel at St Patrick's in Manly, although the International College of Management, which shares the site, denied yesterday that the white marquee erected earlier in the week was for a wedding. However, Manly police confirmed yesterday that the wedding was taking place in their suburb on Sunday and they were working with Kidman's security.

The wedding has attracted a frenzy of international media scrutiny, with Kidman's every movement pursued by paparazzi and helicopters.

Yesterday morning, Kidman's children Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, arrived in Sydney, reportedly on a private jet from Tokyo, where their father, Tom Cruise, is promoting his film Mission: Impossible III.

Before 3pm, Kidman went with her children and her mother to the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick to visit patients in the oncology, hematology and neurology wards. She met five-year-old accident survivor Sophie Delezio by chance in one of the hospital corridors. After leaving the hospital, the actress was overrun by fans and media.

Kidman's priest, Father Paul Coleman, said yesterday that reports that the 39-year-old had her marriage to Tom Cruise annulled were wrong.

Father Coleman, who has become an oft-quoted source on the wedding, told the Herald there was no annulment because in the eyes of the Catholic Church, Kidman's marriage to Cruise, a Scientologist, was not recognised.

"The Catholic Church sets down requirements to have a valid Catholic marriage. In the case of Nicole's first marriage, those requirements were not fulfilled," said Father Coleman, who will conduct the traditional Catholic ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

"We have our traditional prayers, vows and blessings," Father Coleman said.

"All marriages are valid, it's just that a Catholic marriage has certain requirements. Normally you have a Catholic priest or a celebrant approved by the church, and in the case of Nicole's first marriage, that did not take place."

Speculation rife over Kidman wedding

Speculation rife over Kidman wedding

by India News

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Sydney - If rumours circulating here are to be believed, Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman’s wedding with country music star Keith Urban could take place as early as Thursday evening - or on Saturday.

And the venue could be either this city - or even Fiji.

But, setting speculation aside, a report in The Age newspaper said that the wedding will ‘most likely’ be held Sunday night at a church overlooking Manly Beach here.

Actors Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, director Baz Luhrmann and media moguls Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are expected to be among the estimated 200 guests who will attend the ceremony, the report added.

The newlyweds are likely to honeymoon in Fiji’s Wakaya Island, where Kidman, 39, and her former husband Tom Cruise had once holidayed.

Keith Urban sexiest country music star: Poll

Keith Urban sexiest country music star: Poll
Sydney, June 21: Nicole Kidman`s fiancé Keith Urban has been voted the sexiest country music star. The poll, conducted by US magazine Country Weekly, attracted over 32,000 votes with the singer grabbing the top spot ahead of Renée Zellweger`s former spouse Kenny Chesney.

Editor Bill Gubbins said: "The biggest surprise is how rapidly over the last couple of years Keith Urban has shot to the head of the class."

Other male country singers to make the top ten were Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Gubbins added: "The readers have made it clear that the wedding ring doesn`t matter in terms of sex appeal."

Keith is due to marry Nicole in Sydney on June 25. The Hollywood actress is reportedly planning to pray for nine days before the wedding because she believes it will make her marriage wishes come true.

Bureau Report