Clive Owen & Nicole Kidman for Tatler Russia June 2012


The cover photographed by Emma Summerton is a reprint from W May 2012.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Natalia Vodianova and here for 2010 cover featuring Marion Cotillard.

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One response to “Clive Owen & Nicole Kidman for Tatler Russia June 2012

  • Matt Hooker

    Boycott Nicole Kidman

    Don’t see her films! Don’t vote her any awards!

    Nicole Kidman used me for publicity to help revive her sagging career and to publicize “Moulin Rouge”, “The Others” and all her future films. Don’t let her get away with it! BOYCOTT ALL NICOLE KIDMAN FILMS!
    She flirted with me in person at Borders bookstore in Santa Monica, California on March 4, 2001, and expressed interest in reading my screenplay The Activist to see if she wanted to take one of the two female leads and co-star in it with me. She asked me to send it to her CAA agent Rick Nicita. She wanted me to follow her out of the bookstore, but she was with her parents and I was busy so I declined.

    About 10 days after I delivered the script and a personal note to her agent, I phoned to see if there was a response, and neither her agent nor her manager would take my calls. 2 weeks later I received the screenplay and my opened note back in the mail with a form letter stating they don’t accept unsolicited material. The fasteners had been removed from the script, probably to photocopy it.

    After Nicole did a few more things to let me know she was interested in me, I asked to take her and her kids out for ice cream one Sunday evening, but could only leave a mesage with a woman I thought was a housekeeper, and I brought her flowers and left a message asking her to the ballet a week later, again speaking with the same housekeeper – or so I thought, since when I asked “Is Nicole home?” the voice said “No” both times. It turns out that it was Nicole both times, yet I didn’t know it. After I left the flowers the second time I called on her, she had a security guard follow me, and he tried to arrest me, and assualted me, so I called the police to report the assault. This is a man named Larry Allison, who lied and perjured himself in court in order to help Nicole obtain her publicity and harm me. I assured the police that I would never attempt contact with Nicole or call on her at home again. I got the message that she wasn’t interested all right – even though she never had the decency to tell me so, and AFTER she had flirted with me in the past, and led me on.

    At the time (April 2001) Kidman’s career was sagging, and she needed publicity for upcoming make-or-break films for her career (and salary), and she needed public sympathy in her divorce proceedings with Tom Cruise. I didn’t realize until I was beseiged by the international media on May 8th and 9th – and thereafter for a long time – that I was to be her vehicle to gain this publicity and sympathy she needed. It was on May 8th and 9th, that I received hundreds of calls from people claiming to represent media all over the world who asked me about Nicole and a restraining order! I thought they were prank calls at first, but there were too many of them and I finally saw reports that she had actually filed and obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against me – accusing me of stalking her, threatening to commit acts of violence against her and her kids, and that she feared for the life and saftey of herself and her children. I was shocked! This was the first I had heard about this. I have never been accused of any wrongdoing whatsoever, and I have never done anything illegal or wrong at all in my life. I have always been a perfect gentleman where women are concerned.

    I never had notice of the May 7th hearing at which she received the restraining order against me. You can bet your life that I would have been in court to defend my name, character and reputation had I known about the hearing. Kidman received a lot of publicity for “Moulin Rouge” which had its international opening on May 9th at the Cannes film festival. Thus receiving a restraining order against a “stalker” who “threatened to commit acts of violence against her and her children” on May 7th was perfectly timed to give her maximum publicity for the Cannes opening of “Moulin Rouge”. “Moulin Rouge” is about a penniless poet who falls in love with a famous music-hall celebrity. I was penniless at the time of the charges, and in March I wrote Nicole a poem which received a lot of publicity on the Internet.

    I also knew that there was a custody battle involved in the divorce proceedings, so this “threat” also served to help her gain the maximum in the divorce proceedings. It wasn’t until I saw the advertisements for “The Others” that I understood why she included the kids in the maliciously lies she defamed me with. “The Others” is about a young mother who fears for the life and safety of her two children. “The Others” opened soon after “Moulin Rouge” and did close to $100 Million in business, thanks to the lies Kidman and others told about me.

    When I was finally served with the court papers, I was shocked to see the lies that Kidman told (an attorney actually signed the declaration – Nicole cunningly not willing to actually perjure herself – she also didn’t testify at the trial, once again being careful not to get in real trouble with the law by “only” lying and not perjuring herself under oath.) She had a private investigator Richard DiSabatino lie and state that he had given me notice of the hearing.

    The hearing on the restraining order and injunction was set for May 23rd, yet the U.S. opening of “Moulin Rouge” wasn’t until June 1st. Sure enough, on May 23rd, an attorney asked for and received a continuance until May 30th, which was 2 days before the U.S. opening of the film, perfect timing once again for maximum publicity. I objected to the continuance, even citing the exact statute which demanded a dissolution of the restraining order if the party wasn’t ready to proceed, but Republican Judge John Reid, continued it anyways – violating the law. He also refused to hear my motion to dissolve the restraining order, which should have been granted.

    On May 30th, FOX (a big Republican-owned entity and the producer of “Moulin Rouge”) News cameras were allowed in the court room – against my objections, and another Republican Judge, Alan Haber, restricted my oral testimony, and violated the law in granting a 3 year Permanent Injunction against me. FOX is owned by News Corp., which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, who was an Australian (like Kidman is) before he became an American probably so he could get around U.S. restrictions on concentrations of Media holdings by foreigners. I lost a job, then another, had my social life and dating life reduced to zero, all to make Kidman, FOX and other producers, agents and managers lots of money! This whole thing is disgusting. Of course I am appealing the erronious decision and judgment against me, and by March or April 2002, I will have it reversed on Appeal, however the damage to me has been done, and nothing can ever erase that. I will be filing suit against Kidman, FOX, agents, managers, producers, distributors, and others, but my good name, my reputation, perhaps even my political career have suffered terribly and horribly. It’s clear to see from my positions on this web site MattHooker.com, that I am no Republican, and am a true independant who is fiscally sound, honest, smart and environmentally aware and concerned. I offer real solutions to our country’s, and the world’s, problems.

    This entire thing was a set-up from the beginning. I believe that Kidman & Co. stalked me, chose me as her expendable victim to gain her and her films publicity and public sympathy, and used me horribly to her own profit. I expect to take all of those profits and much more away from her and her accomplices in the crimes and wrongs perpetrated against me; however even still they will never be able to give me back what I had before May 7, 2001 – a spotless personal and professional reputation and character. I am even working to have the statute modified so that this kind of thing would be much less likely to occur in the future.

    Don’t let Nicole Kidman and FOX and Co. get away with it, people.

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