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Nicole Kidman Cancels Publicity Appearances

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Nov 03, 2006 | 7:25am EST

Nicole Kidman is cancelling appearances to promote her new film Fur, to avoid talking about new husband Keith Urban's decision to check himself into a rehab facility.

The pair have been married since June and Urban announced last week that he was seeking treatment for alcohol abuse.

Kidman skipped a mini-screening of her film at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday night in New York City, which was followed by a posh dinner hosted by the film's executive producer, Ed Pressman.

According to Fox News, she has also cancelled her appearance at the high-profile New York City premiere on Sunday night, leaving costar Robert Downey Jr. and director Steven Shainberg to promote the film.

Kidman stars in the film as famed American photographer Diane Arbus, who was noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society.

The Moulin Rouge star has returned to London where she is filming His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, while Urban remains in rehab in Nashville.

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