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Nicole Kidman's father, Anthony, dies in Singapore

Nicole Kidman's father, Anthony, dies in Singapore

NOVENA, Singapore, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Nicole Kidman's father, Dr. Anthony Kidman, has died after enduring a fall while on vacation in Singapore.
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Reba McEntire entreats fans to 'Pray for Peace' in new song

Reba McEntire entreats fans to 'Pray for Peace' in new song

GALLATIN, Tenn., July 23 (UPI) --Reba McEntire asks fans to "Pray for Peace" in her new music video, and says the song is "an act of perseverance, prayer, hope, fellowship and mostly love."
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Nicole Kidman loses her memory in 'Before I go to sleep' trailer

Nicole Kidman loses her memory in 'Before I go to sleep' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --Nicole Kidman plays a woman who can't create new memories in the new trailer for the mystery thriller, "Before I Go To Sleep."
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Keith Urban dedicates song to Nicole Kidman in romantic wedding anniversary gesture

Keith Urban dedicates song to Nicole Kidman in romantic wedding anniversary gesture

MELBOURNE, June 27 (UPI) --Keith Urban serenaded wife Nicole Kidman in the audience at his sold out concert earlier this week to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary.
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Colin Firth leaving 'Paddington' movie

Colin Firth leaving 'Paddington' movie

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) --Colin Firth will no longer voice Paddington in the film adaption of Michael Bond's story about a Peruvian bear who finds himself lost at Paddington Station.
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Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman sing at Australian children's hospital [VIDEO]

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman sing at Australian children's hospital [VIDEO]

MELBOURNE, June 15 (UPI) --Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman sing an acoustic version of "Amazing Grace" at children's hospital.
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Nicole Kidman says she's 'proud' of her children with Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman says she's 'proud' of her children with Tom Cruise

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) --Nicole Kidman says she's proud of Isabella and Connor, her adopted children with Tom Cruise, in a new interview with The Australian Women's Weekly.
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Nicole Kidman says she had no control over 'Grace of Monaco'

Nicole Kidman says she had no control over 'Grace of Monaco'

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) --Nicole Kidman said that as an actress she wasn't in control of producing or editing "Grace of Monaco."
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Nicole Kidman understands why Princess Grace's kids are upset about movie

Nicole Kidman understands why Princess Grace's kids are upset about movie

CANNES, France, May 9 (UPI) --Princess Grace of Monaco's children say movie is based on "erroneous and dubious historical references."
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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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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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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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