Remember the last time a star of Cold Mountain got married to a cowboy? It was Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney, and that ended after about three seconds in fraud, disappointment and skin-tight pink T-shirts.
But there's a new Cold Mountain star/cowboy wedding hookup on the cards – it's Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Just this week, Nicole and Keith announced their engagement. And now all kinds of Kidman/Urban wedding details have leaked out and whatnot.
You all know who Nicole Kidman is – she's the actress most famous for still loving Tom Cruise and starring in first-class remakes of Bewitched and The Stepford Wives – but what of this Keith Urban fellow? If Nicole and Keith are getting married, then the least we could do is find out about him. So here's what we've discovered about Keith Urban:
* He's a not-very-good-to-these-ears cowboy singer.
* He has a number of scary, red-eyed truck driving female fans who regularly wish death on Nicole Kidman.
* He looks a bit like a cut price lookalike of Sawyer from Lost.
And that's about it. Anyway, earlier in the week Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban ended the weeks and weeks of speculation and finally, formally announced their engagement at a UNIFEM event. Which, you could argue, might have slightly detracted from all the awareness-raising of women's issues in developing countries but – hey – a couple of famous people are getting married, what are you gonna do?
And, in the couple of days since the Kidman/Urban engagement was announced, wedding details have come tumbling out like nobody's business. The good news is that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have chosen to have a small, traditional wedding in Australia like normal people. The bad news is that it looks like they're only doing it to spite Tom Cruise, who is currently putting his fiance Katie Holmes through a terrifying regime called Buff Brides ahead of their wedding. A source told Life & Style weekly:
"Nicole's wedding will be the polar opposite of whatever Tom Cruise is cooking up… she has no desire for anything remotely fancy."
Following the wedding – which is rumoured to be taking place next month – Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are said to be jetting off for a week-long honeymoon in Fiji, where it's thought they'll be indulging in recreating several important moments in recent Fijian history, like getting drunk and falling out of trees until they need brain surgery.
[story by Stuart Heritage]