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Nicole Kidman shouldn't spend too much time or money planning that big wedding to country star Keith Urban, according to his ex-girlfriend.
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updated 12/28/2005 2:43:22 AM ET 2005-12-28T07:43:22

Keith Urban’s ex-girlfriend has a warning for Nicole Kidman: he can’t commit.

Kidman is rumored to be engaged to Urban, but a woman who says she dated the former cocaine addict for years and was also engaged to him warns “The Stepford Wives” star that she believes Urban can’t truly commit to any woman. “Nicole and Keith might date for a while — but it won’t last very long,” Laura Sigler told the UK paper The Sun. “I don’t know her but I know him very well.”

She continued: “There were a lot of lows with the drugs. I don’t have any dark past — he was probably the darkest part, but I’m on my own now and I’m happy about that.”

Gary Shaw, Urban’s first manager, also doesn’t think Nicole has a future with the country music star. “I’ll be very surprised if the relationship lasts,” said Shaw. “He is in it for the chase. He likes to go after what he wants and if he can’t have it, he wants it even more. He would be intrigued by anything and anyone he couldn’t get.”

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Grooming his successor
Has Tom Cruise snagged the promise of more big bucks for Scientology?

The “Mission Impossible” star has been honored for being the biggest donor to the religion, and is said to have raised more than $1.6 million for a controversial detox program for firefighters in New York that is linked to Scientology. But the real money may be yet to come.

While filming “The Last Samurai,” Cruise became chummy with James Packer, whose billionaire father, Kerry Packer was the richest man in Australia. The elder Packer died this week, and James Packer is widely believed to be inheriting his father’s empire.

“James Packer was spotted around a Scientology campus in Australia, has made frequent trips in Los Angeles where Scientology is headquartered, and reportedly spent time in Scientology counseling sessions in Sydney — and Tom Cruise is his pal,” Cultnews.com’s Rick Ross tells The Scoop. “Practically everything that Tom Cruise does has some connection to Scientology. The thinking is that Cruise has groomed this guy to be a big giver to follow in Cruise’s footsteps. After all, Tom Cruise is the biggest giver Scientology has.”

Notes from all over
Jake Gyllenhaal says he can’t recall filming those gay scenes for “Brokeback Mountain.” “Heath [Ledger, his co-star] says he can’t remember, and in a way I can’t remember either,” Gyllenhaal told reporters while promoting the flick. “I think we showed up and knew what we had to do.” ...  Fashion forward Madonna confessed to a radio interviewer that nine-year-old daughter Lourdes asks her to “dress normally” when picking her up from school. ... Jim Carrey is happy to be dressing normally again. The comic dressed like an aging diva for his flick “Fun With Dick and Jane” and said wearing woman’s shoes was like being in a torture chamber. “My daughter came to visit me on the set when I was doing the Cher thing and she was like ‘Dad, this is going to cause damage. You are the ugliest woman I have ever seen in my life,”’ Carrey told Australia’s Adviser. “I gained a lot of respect for women and their high heels. It is a torture chamber.”

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