1. Lora Kee says:

    You know how much I hate Nicole Kidman. When it comes to most things tasteful we are agreed, but, my friend...Nicole Kidman??? she just aint one of us. Let me remind you about the VBW gene.
    There's nothing like the love of a good, honest woman to drive a man to drink and drugs
    In my sad, empty life, one programme I regularly thank God for is Cheaters, on the Reality Channel. On Cheaters, people (usually women) are cheated upon (usually by men), and the miscreants are tracked down and confronted. As it is an all-American enterprise, a lot of the time the wrongdoers have uncommonly good women at home (God-fearing, straight-living, home-cooking), a fact always brought up when the men are dragged from strip clubs, tequila bottle in hand, to explain themselves: how could they behave so badly when they have such a Good Woman at home? At which point, the camera always zooms in on the man's face, and you see a haunted look in their eyes, a look of such screaming boredom and desperation that, for a moment, you're entirely on their side.

    I thought immediately of Cheaters when I read about country & western singer Keith Urban, reformed drink and drug addict, checking into a rehab centre having falling 'off the wagon' after only three months wedded bliss to actress Nicole Kidman. God forbid anyone might suggest Kidman, a fine actress and probably a complete hoot, may have driven Urban back into the jaws of inebriation, by boring him senseless with a lifestyle of straight living, positive thinking, yoga and the occasional egg-cup of miso soup as a 'treat'. That, for all her talent and charms, Kidman might be, on the quiet (whisper it) a VBW (Very Boring Woman).

    Kidman proves VBWs aren't always dull per se - it's just their lifestyles might strike a man as Being Not The Best Fun He Might Be Having.

    VBWs aren't having it all their own way. There was Urban's little slip. Moreover, only recently, Vince Vaughn tired of Jen Aniston's yoga-tastic 'let's go jogging!' lifestyle and ran for the beery hills. Maybe all aspiring VBWs should take note: After all, you can take the man out of the party, but you can't take the party out of the man.