May 23, 2003


Nicole Kidman without a few grams of tobacco between her fingers = Australia's favourite actress. Nicole Kidman with = horror monster baby-eater outcast freak beast:

Her face has graced the covers of hundreds of fashion magazines worldwide and she is regularly voted one of the most beautiful women.

But the world glimpsed uglier images of Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday when she smoked her way through an international press conference.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 23, 2003 03:50 AM

I care as much about celebrity smoking/drinking/fill-in-the-blank habits as I do about their political proclivities. ;)

Posted by: JSAllison at May 24, 2003 at 05:18 AM

I'd like to see her right next to me, up on one elbow, smokingly satisfied. Talk about an ashtray I could kiss!

Posted by: chip gill at May 24, 2003 at 06:58 AM

My fat doctor and his obnoxious assistant tried to bully me about giving up my smoking pleasure the other day and I finally lost it: challenged them to a physical fitness test. (I'm 57th on my gym's fitness list.) Wee wee on the health Nazis.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at May 24, 2003 at 07:25 AM

Never forget the immutable ethical statement thrown down by Brick Pollitt in Tennessee Williams' "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", which is available to paraphrase as, "I like to smoke."

Just because the nannies think they can force me to let them pay for health care if I need it -- and hold the guns of state to everyone else's head to force them, too -- that's no reason for me to take their gas when they bloat.

They get to sit down and shut the fuck up, with my earnest compliments.

Posted by: Billy Beck at May 24, 2003 at 08:06 AM

It says she can roll her own. Beautiful and economical. What's not to like?

Posted by: M. Simon at May 24, 2003 at 11:46 AM

I'll even forgive Ms. Kidman for starring in another unutterable tedious wank-fest from Lars Von Trier. Sleeping with Tom Cruise is quite another -- the teaser trailers for The Last Samurai (Dances With Wolves in pyjamas) are horrid beyond belief. Look - See Noble White Man Running Around With Big-Ass Steak Knife! See Nips Scrape And Bow! See Noble White Man's Migratory Pubic Hair In Three-Quarter Profile!

Posted by: Craig Ranapia at May 29, 2003 at 09:13 PM