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Nicole Kidman, face of Chanel No.5

Nicole Kidman is the new face of legendary fragrance, Chanel No.5, the top selling fragrance in the world. Chanel introduced the much loved luxury scent in 1921. “Ms. Kidman was chosen because she represents a unique standard of elegance and embodies the spirit and modernity of Chanel,” said the official press release. In a further coo for creative Aussies, Baz Luhrmann, who directed Nicole in the musical Moulin Rouge he has been hired to create, direct and produce the ad campaign, which will be launched in autumn 2004. Kidman’s three-year deal with as the face of the glamorous perfume is reported to be worth over $12 million dollars. Nice work if you can get it!



No news on Nicole’s nuptials

Still no confirmations the rumours of Nicole’s alleged engagement to rocker Lenny Kravitz. Watch this space as rumours has it Nicole will make a pre-Christmas announcement about this hot relationship! Perhaps the funky musician will set foot on Sydney soil this summer, when Nicole joins her family for Christmas down under?



Shakira shakes it for the kids

Pop diva Shakira wants to shake booty for a good cause – she’s the latest celebrity to be appointed by the United Nations as a goodwill ambassador. Instead of pushing soft drinks like some of her colleagues, this Colombian songbird will be pushing for better lives for children. “UNICEF has done tremendous work in my home nation,” Shakira said in a statement Friday. “I have seen firsthand the difference UNICEF makes.” UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy revealed that Shakira had been selected because of “her compassion, her involvement in global issues, her deep commitment to helping children, and her appeal to young people around the world.”



Celebrities doing it for UNICEF

Shakira, the youngest person and first Columbian to be appointed a goodwill ambassador, follows in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Geri Halliwell and Angelina Jolie. “It’s rewarding to know that I join such a great list of stars supporting UNICEF, and can personally contribute to improving the lives and futures of children.” In her role as ambassador, Shakira will use her high profile around the world to spread the word about UNICEF programmes and visit developing countries to witness the plight of the children she is aiming to help. Great to see celebs using their powers for the good of others and not just for their own material wealth!



Affleck flick gets the flick

Poor old Bennifer! It seems like his wedding is not the only thing being cancelled at the last minute! The Walt Disney Company announced last week that it will not be going ahead with it’s matrimonial comedy flick Ghosts of Girlfriends Past just four weeks before it was due to begins production. The movie was to star Ben Affleck as a bachelor who attends his brother’s wedding and is visited by the ghosts of his past girlfriends. Even though Disney declined to comment on why they had axed the movie, The Hollywood Reporter suggested that the film’s extremely high budget combined with Affleck’s slightly tarnished image were possible contributing factors. Wonder if Jenny from the Block and Gwyneth were pencilled in for cameos?