Kidman's Birthday Gift To Snappers
NICOLE KIDMAN and KEITH URBAN have quenched the thirst of paparazzi photographers camped outside the actress' Sydney, Australia, home ahead of their weekend (24/25JUN06) wedding - by handing them a crate of beer to toast Kidman's birthday today (20JUN06). More than 20 snappers are fixed on the house in the build up to the nuptials. In a bid to appease the baying pack, Kidman and Urban sent out two assistants today (20JUN06) with a pack of 24 bottles of Aussie beer Victoria Bitter. A note attached to the case read, "Enjoy! Nicole and Keith." The move came after the paparazzi sent the actress flowers to celebrate her 39th birthday and sang her Happy Birthday through an intercom. She later emerged from the house and told reporters she planned a "boring" birthday, having "dinner at home with mum". She added, "Thank you for the flowers and the singing." The friendly gestures are a far cry from Kidman's last visit to Australia, when she accused a photographer of planting a bug near her home and took a restraining order out on him. Kidman and Urban yesterday (19JUN06) confirmed they had returned to Australia - where they were both raised - to marry. No more details were revealed, but they are expected to marry at the weekend, with guests including NAOMI WATTS, RUSSELL CROWE, HUGH JACKMAN and director BAZ LUHRMANN.