Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, this sexy singer-guitarist finally found his niche in Nashville playing American-style country. Raised by country-loving parents, the precocious musician b...
The couple will be joined by Kidman's parents as they celebrate in their adopted Nashville, and that means the To Die For star will have to get creative in the kitchen.
She explains, "I'm not a very good cook so we'll be buying a turkey already cooked. My parents are coming over which is nice but my sister is having her fifth child so she will not be travelling.
"We'll be cuddling up with our baby... It's all about family."
Meanwhile, Kidman insists she and her husband won't be showering her baby girl Sunday Rose with expensive gifts this year (10) - all she wants for Christmas is "pretzels and raisins".
The actress' daughter has become a big fan of the snack foods and would be overjoyed if all she found under the tree on Christmas Day (25Dec10) was a box full of edible treats.
Kidman says, "She wants pretzels and raisins. I said, 'No presents?' and she said, 'No, just pretzels and raisins please.' She doesn't eat candy often but she loves raisins, she'll choose raisins over chocolate."
The celebrity Aussie couple had been celebrating the festive season with family and friends. They were hoping to jet home to Nashville with daughter Sunday Rose in plenty of time for Christmas but a problem onboard their Qantas jet forced them to make new plans.
A spokesperson for the airline says, "There was a vibration in one of the engines and the plane immediately rejected take-off, which is standard procedure in that situation."
Kidman, Urban and their daughter departed the plane, returned to the airport and decided to return to the Oscar winner's Sydney home rather than await a later flight.
The trio now hopes to make the trip to the U.S. on Christmas Eve (24Dec10), according to Britain's Daily Mail.
The Aussie actress gave birth to her first biological child in 2008 after years of heartbreak following a series of false hopes and a miscarriage.
And the superstar insists she never forgets how lucky she is to have a child of her own, and be mum to two adopted kids who are "healthy and sane".
She tells the Associated Press, "It took me so long to get pregnant and have a baby, so I have enormous gratitude.
"I have two grown children with that enormous gratitude that they are healthy and sane and together and are great, great people. So I'm not one of those people that needs to be reminded of what I have."
Sunday Rose is Kidman's tot with singer husband Keith Urban. She is also mum to Isabella and Connor, from her marriage to Tom Cruise.
The Gladiator actor was one of the superstars who helped Winfrey celebrate her mammoth TV talk show at the famed venue after she took filming Down Under earlier this month (Dec10).
But he could have been left watching at home after bouncers wouldn't let him through the gates - because they didn't have him on their guest list.
During filming, he told Winfrey, "I walked here and just went up to the gate, but the security guy wasn't sure what to do. It wasn't on his running sheet."
The TV titan replied in an Aussie accent, joking, "There's a guy out here who says he's Russell Crowe."
Crowe went on to sing a rousing performance of Peter Allen's I Still Call Australia Home alongside Hugh Jackman, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban.
The Moulin Rouge! star raises alpacas on the farm in Tennessee she shares with her husband Keith Urban and their two-year-old daughter Sunday Rose.
Kidman wants to add reptiles to her collection, but admits Sunday is still too young to share a home with snakes.
She tells U.S. TV talk show host Conan O'Brien, "I want to get some more weird animals eventually, I'd love to get snakes, I love them. They might not be a good idea around the baby though.
"We have alpacas on our farm because they're so pretty. They have lovely long lashes. I think they're really cool. I always wanted a mix of weird animals but that's the weirdest we have."
The pair plays husband and wife in the upcoming emotional drama but Kidman, who is married to country singer Keith Urban, reveals The Dark Knight star isn't as lucky in love off-screen.
She tells USA Today, "He'll make someone a great husband. Which is actually what Aaron is: a really decent guy with an enormous amount of love to give. So for all those women out there, he's looking for a wife. He's a really good husband."
Eckhart adds, "From your lips to God's ears. I need a good woman!"
The Moulin Rouge! star and the country singer, who married in 2006, welcomed little Sunday Rose in to the world in July 2008.
The actress was recently spotted sporting a fuller figure than usual, prompting speculation she was expecting again - but her representative tells GossipCop.com Kidman is "absolutely, positively NOT pregnant".
Kidman also has two children, Bella and Connor, from her marriage to Tom Cruise.
"Bella and Connor, they don't go on tour. I'd like them to go." NICOLE KIDMAN would love to have her two elder children, adopted during her marriage to Tom Cruise, join her and her daughter Sunday Rose when they hit the road with her country singer husband KEITH URBAN.
The Scorpion King star was a prodigy at the University of Miami in his youth and he showed he hasn't lost his knowledge for the game as he took on play calling at the beginning of the second half of the match up.
He wasn't the only big name playing a part of the big game - Detroit native Kid Rock performed his patriotic new tune Born Free at half-time.
Kid Rock will return to Ford Field in January (11) to celebrate his 40th birthday with a star-studded hometown concert.
Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman and her daughter Sunday Rose looked on as country star Keith Urban rocked the half-time show during the Dallas Cowboys/New Orleans Saints game in Texas.
Bosses at the publication want the two young actors to follow in the footsteps of their female co-stars Dianna Agron and Lea Michele, who have posed scantily-clad for the latest issue of men's magazine GQ.
And they are offering the pair a massive $100,000 (£66,667) pay cheque to strip off for the publication, which has previously seen stars including Brad Pitt and Keith Urban undress for sexy photoshoots.
A representative for the magazine says, "We would be very willing to pay for them both - up to $100,000. And it wouldn't have to be fully X-rated, either."
The news comes just days after officials at the Parents Television Council fiercely criticised Agron and Michele for posing as sexy cheerleaders in the new GQ spread, branding the photographs borderline "paedophilia".
Performed in Philadelphia in July 2005 for the U.S. leg of the Live 8 concerts in support of African debt relief.
Began playing a ukulele at age 3, guitar at 6 and was winning country-music talent shows by 8.
Posed naked with his guitar in the April 2001 issue of Playgirl magazine.
Moved from Australia to Nashville in 1992 and formed the three-man band the Ranch before developing his solo career.
Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, this sexy singer-guitarist finally found his niche in Nashville playing American-style country. Raised by country-loving parents, the precocious musician began winning talent shows Down Under at age 8. As a teen, he continued to hone his skills, adding a rock-and-roll edge to his music. During the '90s he was an Oz chart-topper but in 1997 he relocated to Tennessee, founded a trio called The Ranch and caught the attention of the country community. Although an addiction to cocaine in the '90s threatened to derail his career, Urban went straight, and all that was left of his bad-boy days were his motorcycle, scruffy facial hair and rebel attitude. In 1999 he went solo, playing for the likes of The Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks before releasing his eponymous hit album. Over the years he stayed in the spotlight due to his prolific output, good looks (his naked photos in Playgirl firmly established him as a sex symbol) and a high-profile romance with Hollywood A-lister and fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman. The two made it official in June 2006.
Attended Caboolture State High School, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia