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Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett Happy to Be Licked – on Stamps

Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett Happy to Be Licked – on Stamps

Originally posted 02/04/2009 07:45AM

Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush all have Oscars in common – and now each member of the Australian quartet can boast another distinction: They all appear on special edition 55-cent (about 35 cents U.S.) postage stamps in their native country.


"Something like this – when you see your face on a stamp – says 'wow,' " Kidman, 41, is quoted as saying by the BBC.

She added that she is particularly delighted that her children will one day "lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say, 'That's my mum.' "

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Russell Crowe:  I'm a 'Pushover' Dad | Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe: I'm a 'Pushover' Dad

Originally posted 10/06/2008 06:55PM

Russell Crowe is not the kind of guy to tussle with. But when it comes to being a daddy, he says that he can be a softie.

"Between my wife and myself, I'm the pushover as far as the kids are concerned," Crowe told PEOPLE Sunday at the New York premiere of his new spy thriller, Body of Lies, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

"I wouldn't call myself strict as such," the actor says of his two young boys with wife Danielle Spencer. "But I have certain desires for my boys, like any parent. I want my boys to be good boys."

In Body of Lies, Crowe plays a CIA honcho who gives life or death commands to agents in the field from his cell phone in the suburbs while taking his kids to soccer practice. Like his character, Crowe says he is the kind of dad who multitasks.

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Russell Crowe Packs on 63 Lbs.

Russell Crowe Packs on 63 Lbs.

Originally posted 10/01/2008 10:45AM

Talk about a hefty commitment!

Russell Crowe, who famously buffed his bod for Ridley Scott's Gladiator eight years ago, tells Extra that he packed on 63 extra pounds for his role in Scott’s new suspense thriller Body of Lies.

Crowe, 44, says bulking up was a pleasure: "I'll have that cheeseburger for breakfast, thank you!" he jokes of his attitude toward the weight gain.

Though the Aussie has been known in the past for his affinity to his native VB beer, he says he avoided drinking as a way of gaining weight – because of his boys, Charlie, 4, and Tennyson, 2.

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Russell Crowe's Son Destined to Marry Keith & Nicole's Daughter? | Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe's Son Destined to Marry Keith & Nicole's Daughter?

Originally posted 09/26/2008 08:20PM

Russell Crowe jokes that a bride has already been picked out for his 2-year-old son Tennyson – 2 1/2-month-old Sunday Rose Urban.

Sunday not only has the same birthday as Tennyson, she just happens to be the daughter of Crowe's close pals Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

"Nicole had one look at my younger son Tennyson, and looked up at me and said, 'I'm a great believer in arranged marriages,'" the actor said Friday in Beverly Hills while promoting his film Body of Lies. "I believe she made the connection between Sunday and Tennyson now – so Tennyson is already engaged!"

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Sienna Miller to Star in New Twist on Robin Hood

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Sienna Miller to Star in New Twist on Robin Hood

Originally posted 06/18/2008 09:45AM

Get out the tights: Sienna Miller is set to play Maid Marian alongside Russell Crowe's Sheriff of Nottingham in an upcoming, revisionist view of Robin Hood, to be directed by Crowe's Gladiator collaborator Ridley Scott, the actress has confirmed.

"I just found out," Miller, 26, tells the BBC. "It's the most exciting news in the world."

This isn't any old Robin romp: This time in Sherwood Forrest, the usually villainous sheriff is due to be portrayed as heroic, while Robin – traditionally known for nobly stealing from the rich to give to the poor – is not.

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Russell Crowe Axes Poker Machines at His Rugby Club | Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe Axes Poker Machines at His Rugby Club

Originally posted 12/20/2007 10:30AM

You gotta know when to fold 'em! Russell Crowe, 43, has banned poker machines at his rugby team's games.

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Russell Crowe Offered Brad Pitt's Dropped Role? | Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe Offered Brad Pitt's Dropped Role?

Originally posted 11/26/2007 02:55PM

Days after losing Brad Pitt from the cast of the movie State of Play, Universal Pictures is courting Russell Crowe to star in the film, according to reports.

The studio spent the holiday weekend trying to convince Crowe, 43, to take the role of a journalist who spearheads a murder investigation involving a politician, according to Variety.

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Russell Crowe Says He Has 'Retail-Therapy Issues' | Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe Says He Has 'Retail-Therapy Issues'

Originally posted 11/06/2007 04:30PM

Russell Crowe is many things – but a metrosexual?

"I love going shopping," the American Gangster star, 43, tells Men's Journal for its new issue, which went on sale Tuesday. "I have a black belt in it. My wife [Danielle] really appreciates that in me. Whatever you need, mate, I'll get it."

As for his technique once he hits the store, Crowe claims, "I can do the supermarket in six minutes. I can pick out the first nine things my wife would like to try on. I'm not bragging; it's fact. I have retail-therapy issues. But I am cool with that. I shop with a big smile on my face."

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VIDEO: Russell Crowe Finds Being a Dad 'Special'

Originally posted 10/30/2007 02:10PM


Being warm and fuzzy isn't typically Russell Crowe's calling card, but the tough guy got downright wistful while talking to Jay Leno about his son Charlie on Monday night's Tonight Show.

"Being a dad is one of the most special things that's ever come up in my life," said the Oscar winner, 43.

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Mel Gibson Shows Up at American Gangster Premiere | Denzel Washington

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Mel Gibson Shows Up at American Gangster Premiere

Originally posted 10/30/2007 11:15AM

Mel Gibson, who has been out of the public eye for most of the year, turned out for the L.A. premiere of American Gangster on Monday night, curious to see a movie made by three of his friends – Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott.

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