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Kidman Ran Away From Australia Criticism

9th January 2009

Hollywood actress NICOLE KIDMAN knew her performance in BAZ LUHRMANN epic AUSTRALIA would be savaged by critics, because she isn't proud of the work herself. The star appears opposite Hugh Jackman as British aristocrat Lady...

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British Audiences Still Saying Yes To Jim Carrey Comedy

6th January 2009

Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man has continued to attract UK cinemagoers, holding the top spot at the box office for a second week.The Warner Bros film, based on Danny Wallace's bestseller, sees the Liar, Liar...

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Few View Pirated Copies Of Australia

24th December 2008

Although pirated copies of the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia have been available on numerous BitTorrent sites since the film premiered last month, few people have bothered to download them, the U.K. tech site The Inquirer...

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Baz Luhrmann Pays Tribute To Child Star Brandon Walters

24th December 2008

Director Baz Luhrmann has praised the staggering talents of young Aboriginal actor Brandon Walters.The 12-year-old plays an integral role in Luhrmann's new film Australia as Nullah, a mixed-race Aboriginal child.And despite never having acted before,...

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I Was The First To Faint, Admits Hugh Jackman

22nd December 2008

Australia star Hugh Jackman has owned up to being the first person to suffer the effects of the heat of the Outback on the set of his new film.Despite his macho image - and that...

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Luhrmann Dismisses Australia's Bad Press

19th December 2008

BAZ LUHRMANN has hit out at critics who rubbished his epic AUSTRALIA - insisting his films always attract negative reviews because they don't fit Hollywood's movie mould. The moviemaker spent four years and $130 million...

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Baz Luhrmann To Take On The Great Gatsby

19th December 2008

Australia director Baz Luhrmann's next project will take him to the decadence of the Jazz Age for an adaptation of The Great Gatsby.F Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel tells of the glamorous excesses of the roaring...

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Hugh Jackman: Wife Couldn't Believe I Won Sexiest Man

19th December 2008

When People magazine named Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man Alive this year, the actor's wife was less convinced he deserved the honour, he has revealed.The Australia star followed in the footsteps of Matt Damon and...

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Kidman And Luhrmann Will Never Work Together Again

17th December 2008

Director BAZ LUHRMANN will never work with NICOLE KIDMAN again - because too many life-changing events occur when they team up. The pair first collaborated on 2001's Moulin Rouge! as Kidman's marriage to Tom Cruise...

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The Things They Say 10573

17th December 2008

"He dressed me up on a couch and had me pretending to ride a house. BAZ is very, very different to anyone I have ever worked with. He's completely original. He whispers things to me...

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Hugh Jackman To Host Oscars

13th December 2008

Actor Hugh Jackman has been announced as the host of next year's Oscars.The 40-year-old Australian's appointment marks a change in direction by the event's organisers who in the past have gone for a comedian to...

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Nicole And Hugh Grace Red Carpet At Australia Premiere

11th December 2008

Antipodean actors Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman hit the red carpet in London last night for the premiere of their new film Australia.The stars were joined by the likes of Sir Elton John, Twiggy and...

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Us In Festive Mood As Four Christmases Stays At No 1

8th December 2008

Seasonal comedy Four Christmases has remained at the top of the US box office charts for a second week, it has been confirmed.The Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon film took $18.2 million (£12.2 million) in its second...

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The Things They Say 10459

5th December 2008

"I would walk over hot coals through fire for him. I deeply love him; he's brilliant and inspiring, words can't describe my devotion to him." NICOLE KIDMAN is dedicated to her working relationship with AUSTRALIA...

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Kidman Shames Jackman With Faint Revelation

5th December 2008

AUSTRALIA actress NICOLE KIDMAN has ruined her co-star HUGH JACKMAN's hunky image - after revealing he fainted on the first day of shooting the BAZ LUHRMANN epic. Kidman stars opposite the X-Men actor in the...

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Luhrmann Had Several Endings For Australia

26th November 2008

Director BAZ LUHRMANN planned several different endings to his new movie AUSTRALIA before making the final decision on the film's conclusion. The moviemaker was recently rumoured to have scrapped the original finale - because test...

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Luhrmann: 'Obama's Lucky He Wasn't Born An Aussie'

25th November 2008

Aussie moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN is urging America's President-elect BARACK OBAMA to thank his lucky stars he wasn't born Down Under - because he would never have got the chance to become a world leader. The...

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Luhrmann: 'Obama's Lucky He Wasn't Born An Aussie'

25th November 2008

Aussie moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN is urging America's President-elect BARACK OBAMA to thank his lucky stars he wasn't born Down Under - because he would never have got the chance to become a world leader. The...

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Luhrmann Defends Australia's Big Budget

25th November 2008

Moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN has defended his right to blow a huge budget on shooting his new epic AUSTRALIA - insisting the movie will cheer up people affected by the global credit crisis. The Moulin Rouge!...

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Oddball Supergroup Comes Together For Australia Theme

24th November 2008

Moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN returned to his music roots to compose and record the final theme for his AUSTRALIA epic with ELTON JOHN, folk star JOHN BUTLER and Aussie treasure ROLF HARRIS. The director and Elton...

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Australia Bosses Deny Dispute With Luhrmann

13th November 2008

Movie executives have played down reports that a feud with director BAZ LUHRMANN over his epic film AUSTRALIA has put the project in jeopardy just days before its world premiere. The Moulin Rouge moviemaker has...

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About That Ending For Australia

12th November 2008

Australian director Baz Luhrmann has brushed aside reports that 20th CenturyFox was so concerned about unenthusiastic audience response during testscreenings of his blockbuster movie Australia that it forced him tochange the tragic ending to a...

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Luhrmann Rushes To Complete Australia Before Premiere

12th November 2008

Director BAZ LUHRMANN will have just one day to finish his epic film AUSTRALIA before its world premiere next week (18Nov08). The Moulin Rouge moviemaker has spent four years shooting the $130 million (GBP84.2 million)...

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Rolf Harris To Soundtrack Kidman Film

11th November 2008

ROLF HARRIS has recorded his legendary wobbleboard for use on the soundtrack of forthcoming movie AUSTRALIA, which stars NICOLE KIDMAN and HUGH JACKMAN.Harris, 78, was asked to contribute the distinctive sound for a track on...

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Kidman Is A Happy Camper

7th November 2008

NICOLE KIDMAN relished the idea of camping in the outback while shooting new movie AUSTRALIA with HUGH JACKMAN and BAZ LUHRMANN - because the location was so remote, it was two hours away from the...

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Luhrmann: 'Australia Shoot Was Punishing'

15th October 2008

Aussie moviemaker BAZ LUHRMANN still can't believe he completed work on outback epic AUSTRALIA - because the set was struck by a string of problems. The Moulin Rouge! director had to cope with cast and...

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Luhrmann Honoured In New York

9th October 2008

Australian filmmaker BAZ LUHRMANN will be honoured by New York's Museum of Modern Art next month (Nov08) with a tribute gala. Hugh Jackman, Lurhmann's compatriot and the star of his new movie Australia, will host...

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Luhrmann Predicts Big Things For Young Australia Star

8th October 2008

Director BAZ LUHRMANN has tipped NICOLE KIDMAN's 12-year-old AUSTRALIA co-star to become the country's next big thing. Aboriginal boy Brandon Walters was hand-picked by Luhrmann to appear in his forthcoming film, which also stars Hugh...

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Jackman Stuns Kidman With Buff Body And Horse Skills

7th October 2008

HUGH JACKMAN got into character to play a stockman in BAZ LUHRMANN's AUSTRALIA by learning to ride a horse like a pro, working out daily and eating every three hours. The Aussie actor was so...

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Nicole Kidman Pleads For Privacy From Australian Media

7th August 2008

Nicole Kidman has requested that the Sydney press give her and her newborn baby "a little space" while they visit the city.The actress, husband Keith Urban and their one-month-old daughter Sunday Rose are in Australia...

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