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Nicole Kidman goes brunette for new film

Nicole Kidman goes brunette for new film

April 2 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman was spotted rocking a brunette head of hair on the Sydney, Australia set of her upcoming film, "Strangerland" on Tuesday.
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Rihanna to be honored with the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

Rihanna to be honored with the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

March 24 (UPI) -- Rihanna will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America fashion awards ceremony.
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L'Wren Scott found hanged in her apartment

L'Wren Scott found hanged in her apartment

March 17 (UPI) -- Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment Monday.
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Connor Cruise says relationship with mom Nicole Kidman is 'solid'

Connor Cruise says relationship with mom Nicole Kidman is 'solid'

March 17 (UPI) -- Connor Cruise slammed rumors that he had a troubled relationship with his mother Nicole Kidman telling Woman's Day Australia that family always comes first.
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'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly

'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman plays the American actress turned princess in a film about reconciling her different roles as mother, wife, actress and royal.
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Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- An adorable teaser trailer for the film "Paddington" brings the beloved bear to life.
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'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- French director Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" is to open the Festival de Cannes this spring, organizers announced Friday.
Aaron Eckhart pretended his child died, attended support group for movie role

Aaron Eckhart pretended his child died, attended support group for movie role

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "The Dark Knight" star admitted that his deception was "rude."
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Nicole Kidman poses topless for Jimmy Choo

Nicole Kidman poses topless for Jimmy Choo

Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman took a break from her usual icy blonde routine and turned out some steamy ads for Jimmy Choo's latest campaign.
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Report: Tom Cruise is not dating Laura Prepon

Report: Tom Cruise is not dating Laura Prepon

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's publicist said Wednesday contrary to rumors the Hollywood film star is not dating actress Laura Prepon.
Keith Urban debuts Jennifer Lawrence-style haircut

Keith Urban debuts Jennifer Lawrence-style haircut

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Keith Urban joins the pixie-cut bandwagon.
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Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

MACAU, China, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino and Michelle Dockery were among the international celebrities who attended China's 10th Huading Image Awards.
Colin Firth to lend his voice to Paddington Bear

Colin Firth to lend his voice to Paddington Bear

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- British film star Colin Firth is to lend his voice to the animated character of Paddington Bear in an upcoming live-action family film, the BBC reported.
Nicole Kidman knocked down by paparazzo on bicycle

Nicole Kidman knocked down by paparazzo on bicycle

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Police in New York told TMZ they will issue a ticket to -- but not arrest -- the paparazzo who knocked Nicole Kidman down with his bicycle Thursday.

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Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress, singer, film producer, spokesmodel, and humanitarian. After starring in a number of small Australian films and TV shows, Kidman's breakthrough was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Following several films over the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), and Batman Forever (1995). Kidman followed this with other successful films in the late 1990s, it was her performance in the musical, Moulin Rouge! (2001) which earned Kidman her second Golden Globe Award and first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her performance as Virginia Woolf the following year in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned Kidman the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Kidman's other successful films include Cold Mountain (2003), The Interpreter (2005), Happy Feet (2006), and Australia (2008). Her performance in 2010's Rabbit Hole (which she also produced) earned Kidman further accolades including a subsequent Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNIFEM since 2006. Kidman's work has earned her a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Golden Globe Awards, one BAFTA, and an Academy Award. In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia's highest civilian honour, and was also the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry. As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States.

Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since her parents were in the United States on educational visas, Kidman could claim both U.S. and Australian citizenship. Her father, Dr. Antony David Kidman, is a biochemist, clinical psychologist, and author, with an office in Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia. Her mother, Janelle Ann (née Glenny), is a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby. At the time of Kidman's birth in 1967, her father was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States. Opposed to the War in Vietnam, which was causing social unrest in both Australia and the United States, Kidman's parents participated in anti-war protests while they were living in Washington, DC. The family returned to Australia when Kidman was four and her parents now live on Sydney's North Shore. Kidman has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman, a journalist and TV presenter. She is of Irish descent through her great-great-great-grandparents, James and Bridget Callachor, who settled in Sydney in 1842.

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