I Love Nicole Kidman’s Publicist
On Tuesday, Cindy Adams (she’s still working? she’s still alive?) reported the following in her NY Post column:
“Boozing backstage during the Oscarcast is a no-no. But if you’re pregnant Nicole Kidman it’s a yes- yes. She wanted white wine. She got it. . . .”
I couldn’t work up any self-righteous indignation about the story, even if it were true, as, my god, a glass of wine while pregnant isn’t going to result in having a baby with six eyes and no nose. Many doctors even recommend it. Having said that, I was not surprised when her publicist, Catherine Olim, denied the story. Pretty standard procedure. What’s not standard–and which makes said publicist someone I want to be–is the way she responded. Via Perez Hilton:
“I try to ignore your column, unlike most of the rest of the world, because it is so nasty. But I have to tell you that Nicole Kidman most certainly did NOT drink white wine or any other alcoholic beverage backstage. She had water and lemon zinger tea. That’s it. I know, I was there with her I cannot remember that last time that Cindy Adams got anything right. She’s an idiot, and you can quote me.”
That is awesome! If I were a publicist that is exactly the way I would answer every question. Which, clearly, is why I’m not one, as I think having a bit of tact is probably required. She’s totally right, though: if Cindy Adams says it’s bright and sunny, bring an umbrella.
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