Urban & Kidman: What Rumors?
Contrary to media speculation, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman did not look like a couple whose marriage was on the rocks at the InStyle Awards held at Los Angeles’ Getty Center on Oct. 24. Although the two stars arrived separately, they embraced enthusiastically when Urban found his wife in the crowd. The couple spent much of the night holding hands, and Urban even gave Kidman a back rub while the couple were talking to actresses Isla Fisher and Laura Dern.
Artists Pay Homage to Kanye?
?Kanye West, who has likened himself to a new-age Pablo Picasso, has inspired a Los Angeles art exhibit of work depicting his image. Curated by street artist Matty Mo, the “Kanye Loves Kanye” pop-up showcase, which debuted Oct. 25 at the Daily Dose Cafe in downtown L.A., featured 50 renderings of the outspoken hip-hop artist. Among them, Calen Blake’s illustrated riff on Kim Kardashian West’s famous shot-from-behind nude cover for Paper magazine that substitutes West’s smiling face for his wife’s. Mo, who bills himself as “The Most Famous Artist,” said he attempted “to create an experience that I think Kanye would have enjoyed or thought of himself.” At press time, he had not received any reviews from West’s camp.
Jason Derulo Keeps His Shirt On
Jason Derulo dialed down his sex appeal at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 27. The buff R&B singer, who’s known for performing shirtless at his concerts, didn’t reveal nearly as much skin when he sang “Whatcha Say,” “Want to Want Me” “Talk Dirty” and other hits for benefit-goers at Milk Studios. Although Derulo removed his suit jacket at the end of the second song, he kept his shirt on (although largely unbuttoned) for a starry crowd that included actors Jon Hamm and Kelsey Grammer, former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, and Courtney Love and her boyfriend Nicholas Jarecki. Actress Charlize Theron and former Dreamworks New Media chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg were honored at the event, which raised more than $2 million for amfAR.