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Don’t blame Kidman for diva demands

Nicole Kidman is getting blasted for some prima donna demands — but her people are insisting it’s not her fault. Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop.
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Nicole Kidman is getting blasted for some prima donna demands — but her people are insisting it’s not her fault.

The Oscar-winning star was at the Toronto Film festival promoting her new Miramax flick, “The Human Stain,” but before she was brought out to talk to reporters, they were given a draconian list of don’ts: don’t ask any personal questions, don’t use tape recorders, don’t approach Kidman, don’t even stand up until she’s left the room.

“It’s a wonder we were allowed to breathe the same air,” grumbled one reporter.

But Kidman’s publicist insists that the requests didn’t come from the star herself, but rather from the organizers of the festival. “Nicole never puts restrictions on the press. She’s very accessible,” Kidman’s rep tells The Scoop. “What happened was that apparently someone from the festival took it upon himself to (make those demands). Miramax has asked for an apology from the festival.”

Miramax, however, declined to discuss the matter, other than to say, “Nicole was a real trooper and the matter has been satisfactorily resolved.”

Pop goes the diva

Maybe J. Lo didn’t get her man — but at least she got her diet cream soda.

While filming “Shall We Dance?” in Winnipeg with Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere, the diva demanded that her trailer be stocked with diet cream soda, which can’t be bought in Canada, so the movie makers had it flown in from Seattle. “It was a bit of a challenge,” caterer Ted Bozyk told the Winnipeg Sun.

Sarandon requested freshly squeezed orange juice and cappuccino, and vegetarian Buddhist Gere went through a bag of peeled carrots a day. “He ate a lot of carrots,” said Bozyk. “Might as well call him Bugs Bunny.”

Ewan McGregor is amused that a nude scene from his forthcoming film will be cut in the U.S. “They are cutting me off in America,” the “Moulin Rouge” star said at the London premiere of his film “Young Adam.” “You can blow thousands of people’s heads off with a semi-automatic machine gun but you can’t show a picture of my willy.”

Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop appears Monday through Thursday in MSNBC Entertainment.