Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga at the CMTs: Botox-disaster or beautiful?


The CMT Awards were held last night in Nashville. Since I don’t follow the comings and goings on country music, all of the country music awards shows sort of blend together, and I get the distinct feeling that there’s a country music awards show once a month. You can see the winners list for the 2015 CMTs here.

This awards show differentiated itself by not having Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert come out. Instead, one of the big “gets” was Nicole Kidman, who attended with her husband Keith Urban. Nicole wore a Balenciaga ensemble – slacks and peplum’d strapless top which makes her look pregnant. That top is a disaster but Nicole’s face… God, she needs to stop with the Botox and fillers. It’s gotten really crazy.


Jamie Lynn Spears in a surprisingly great jumpsuit. She looks really good!


Here’s Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad. Since she was one of the few wearing a pretty jewel tone, I like it.


Nikki Reed in Kaufmanfranco, with her husband Ian Somerhalder. So thirsty. Why are they even there?


Carrie Underwood made her big return to the red carpet after giving birth three months ago. She looked beautiful and bangsy. At this point, I have gotten used to new moms getting bangs. It happens and I accept it (but I still don’t like it). Carrie’s pretty, simple dress is by Thomas Wylde. I like that she didn’t go for a prom dress.


See, this is what I thought Carrie would wear! Brittany Snow in a Monique Lhuillier prom dress. Brittany is adorable, but this dress is a no.


Erin Andrews in Mugler. Meh. I don’t know her at all, but I’m always sort of put off by her vibe. Is she a nice person who just happens to have a resting bitchface?


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Diana says:

    Nicole….. Makes me so sad.

    • *North*Star* says:

      Yes, she used to be so beautiful and her face was SO expressive during her performances. Both are gone now.

      • Sarah says:

        I know that she probably does this because she thinks she has to look “young” to get work. But how much work can she get if she can’t move her face? Weren’t there already rumors about a part having to be rewritten because she couldn’t do anger? Was it Paper Boy?

      • GoNatural says:

        We see her in Sydney near where she lives without makeup and she looks VERY different (less fake / much better without makeup). Sometimes it doesn’t suit a person esp once they turn 40. Personally I don’t wear much either. Too bad Hollywood has these ideals and because of social media, these standards are imposed everywhere. Personally I like her, and give her some slack that maybe she doesn’t fit into the Hollywood mode which causes her to come across as uncomfortable and fake.

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        If she puffs her face up any more, her eyes will disappear. She should just stop. I can understand wanting to look good, no matter your age, but a good and ethical cosmetic surgeon will tell you that the idea of this work is that you look great for your age, but that you still look like yourself – not a different someone who’s 20 or 30 years younger. I’m all for a little tidy-up, but when will women just say NO to this madness and stop playing this stupid wax doll game in an effort to preserve their prettiness and youth? As for Nicole, the good roles are no longer forthcoming and her face totally lacks expression. They might as well just draw some character to play any parts she’s up for.

      • DrM says:

        I do think alot of the odd look is just Nic’s very pale, badly applied makeup. If she had a more natural looking palette she’d look much better.

    • Sugar says:

      Me, too. She must feel really bad about herself to do that to her beautiful face.

    • Christo says:

      Yes, something changed in her face. I am quick to say it is fillers, but I have a different opinion upon closer inspection. Though that top isn’t that forgiving on most people, it appears that her fuller appearance isn’t isolated to her face; her upper arms look filled out as well compared to how they usually are. Nicole always struck me as the type that let her diet, make-up, and botox do the dirty work for making her look young because she has admitted in previous interviews to not doing much exercise. As many of us know, the right diet and scrupulous attention to detail on the food front doesn’t always equal “fit”—especially with the hormonal changes that take place throughout life, but especially the mid-40′s. Still, she looks great.

      • Easi says:

        If you told me she was in her 60s, I’d believe it. Fillers and Botox make people like her appear older than they are. The opposite of fresh.

      • cosmo says:

        Nicole was working out in the hotel health club where I work a few years ago. I was not there at the time, but the attendant who was working at the time said she had the body of a 20 year old! She did elliptical for quite a while, and she was super nice to everyone. She does work out apparently.

      • Mrs Odie says:

        Didn’t she practically give birth on a spin bike? I thought she worked out like a maniac.

      • qwerty says:

        Half the pics I see of her are while jogging. She works out – probably just cardio though to burn fat and not much strength training.

    • seesittellsit says:

      Yes, it is sad. Fonda said that plastic surgery gave her another ten years in the business and she wished she’d had the courage not to but she didn’t. I guess Kidman, in her forties, figures if she doesn’t want to be slotted into roles as the mother of men barely 10 years younger than she is, this is the way to go.

      • Sabrine says:

        She doesn’t look any younger. She just looks like someone who had work done. So what’s the point really? She’s starting to look like Burt Reynolds.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      So sad. She looks horrible. I really think she would have aged much better naturally.

      • Mel M says:

        I agree, it’s not like she had terrible skin a la Goop. She had flawless, beautiful, porcelain skin that would’ve aged wonderfully. I guess there’s no turning back now though, huh?

      • Sarah says:

        Her younger sister Antonia, while not free of work, is much more natural. They look similar so you can check our her face to see where Nicole would have been at…
        Such a shame :(

        But we demand “perfection” and this is what some people think that means. If gossip/papparazzi didnt run Hollywood, things would be tres different.

    • What was that says:

      This look makes me think of ,”Whatever happened to Baby Jane???”
      Cruel I know but it’s that inappropriate little girl type look, one in casting is buying it anyway so why not try to be your authentic self????
      Maybe it,s the hair style …

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      came here to say the same. . . sad very sad about her

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes her face looks hard. Not hard looking but like it’s made of hard plastic and if you touched it, it will crack. At this point, I don’t think she can get her original face back if she stopped with the injections and tox. So sad.

    • Maria A. says:

      Poor Nicole. She just needs to leave her face alone!

    • Wentworth Miller says:

      Cheesus lord! Nicole’s face looks tragic.

    • Campbell says:

      It’s easy for us to judge her but she is a redhead with very fair skin and so she’s probably going to get the wrinkles / has got them much earlier. I don’t blame her at all and I know she probably looks very lined by HW standards without the shots. Still, she was horrifying in Stoker and it wasn’t just because of her unhinged character. Let’s be nice – at least today – and not pore over these HD photos. HD technology surely has contributed to the botox in HW movement.

  2. Easi says:

    I didn’t recognize Nicole.

    • JudyK says:

      Same here.

    • CTgirl says:

      She’s turned into a caricature of a fully preserved human being. Nothing that is living has such line-free skin with that stone-like texture and gravity defying volume. It’s so sad that she looked in the mirror before going to this event and went, “Damn! I look good!” It’s just tragic.

  3. Neelyo says:

    I think Kidman’s plan (or at least I hope) is to get all this face fuckery out of the way in her 40s, be slammed for it, and then in her 60s all will be forgiven, the work will have settled and people will remember again how much they loved her and her talent. Like Jessica Lange.

  4. Arock says:

    oh noes. She doesn’t even look like herself, its so bad- it’s like she’s morphing into a phoebe price impersonator.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I don’t understand why she does this to herself. She’s so talented and (was) beautiful, before she butchered her face. My only hope is that this is the temporary stuff so she won’t look like this forever.
      Shame because she was looking pretty good there not to long ago. Sigh.

    • Green Is Good says:


      Sweet baby Jesus. She DOES look like Phoebe Price. And that’s no bueno.

    • Jen43 says:

      Oh God. Phoebe Price. That is all I can see.

  5. Kitten says:

    Whaaaaat? I think Brittany Snow looks gorgeous, but where’s her boyfriend?
    That dude is hot.

  6. The Original G says:

    She needs a new doctor and an intervention in the worst way. I get a little tox in between my eyebrows and a little something for the falling cheeks and no one knows. All the ladies I see leaving my little midwest Canadian clinic look natural too. WTF with her?

    The other ladies here have had a little something too, but they don’t look like a broken doll in in a horror movie antique shop?

  7. Tracy says:

    Nicole just doesn’t get the message about how wax-like Botox and fillers make her look. She’s very pale, certainly, but her hair color is also very washed out, and God, I hate bright red lipstick on anyone (yes, I’m looking at you, Taylor Swift) except the perfect Gwen Stefani. Nicole could be aging beautifully, if she would just stop being so desperate in her attempts to fight it. Just relax, Nicole….it happens to all of us. And the frozen, puffy look has the opposite effect you’re going for.

    And yes, the outfit is awful. It cuts her in half, and then in half again. And the fur and fabric, as well as the cut, is like some hostess outfit from Joan Collin’s closet, circa 1977.

    • *North*Star* says:

      When you’re tall — you can afford to be cut in half.

    • Vava says:


      That is exactly what it looks like. I thought Duchess Kate looked that way too, when George was baptized.

  8. bopit says:

    Why are most of these people there? I’m struggling to understand what they have to do with country music? To quote Mean Girls, “do you even go to this school?!”

    • Kristen says:

      Nikki Reed was presenting something, but idk about anyone else.

    • Rosalie says:

      Kidman = Keith Urban’s Wife; Jamie Lynn Spears = Country Singer; Brittany Snow + Erin Andrews = Hosts (for some fucking reason); Rest = probably presenters.

      I’m pretty sure Erin and Brittany hosted because “girl power”. There was this big thing about some radio consultant comparing women to tomatoes so they probably wanted women at the forefront of the CMT Awards.

  9. Jenns says:

    I can’t believe she is still messing with her face.

    And I watched that Grace Kelly movie on Lifetime and man, was she terrible.

    • Kitten says:

      Why did she sign up for that role? This is like Naomi Watts playing Princess Di.
      Just NO. They’re both talented actresses-they don’t need to do that sh*t.

    • funcakes says:

      Wow. I couldn’t get through ten minutes of that movie. I love her acting but she never really tried in that movie. Tim Roth was awful too and I think he’s a great actor.

  10. JENNA says:

    Her cheekbones ….lol. Smiling must be painful for her.

  11. Kitten says:

    I still remember when Kidman was working on all these interesting projects with talented directors, taking really risky roles and showing everyone what a killer actress she is.
    I miss that Nicole Kidman.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Makes me wonder what the nightmare with ol’ Tommy did to her psyche.

      • Kitten says:

        The thing is, her best work came after she and Cruise separated, like from 2001-2010 she was doing some amazing sh*t.

        But yeah, I absolutely think there’s something deeper/darker going on with her, and I wonder if it either precipitated or was exacerbated by her relationship with Cruise.

      • hmmm says:

        Unlike most of the world, I loved “Australia” and loved her acting (and Hugh, of course!). But her face was so distracting, in a freak show kind of way, that she didn’t seem quite real and so, the film’s reality suffered. It’s such a shame.

    • funcakes says:

      So true. I remember her in Malice, Billy Bath gate, Dead Calm, The Portrait of a Lady and Dog ville.
      Plus the movies you can tell she was starting to use botox like birth which is her best performance to date. I even though sh e was funny in that god awful Adam Sandler movie.
      But lately she has been just phoning it in.

      • Kitten says:

        Did you ever see “Fur”? I’m one of like, three people that loved that movie lol. Anyway, she was fantastic in it. Dogville, Birth, Malice, Marot at The Wedding…you’re making me so sad now.

        Yeah it’s like she gave up. I wish I knew what happened. Maybe it has something to do with her appearance and depression…but she was working so tirelessly for a decade or so on project after project, so maybe she was just exhausted and needed a break?

        The thing is, the botox and fillers really detract from her performances. For instance, she was great in The PaperBoy but her plastic surgery was such a distraction at times.

        I’m such a Kidman-stan. I’d love to see a comeback but at this point, I don’t have high hopes for her. :(

      • Zombie Shortcake says:

        To Die For is my favourite Kidman performance.

      • funcakes says:

        Fur! Make me the fourth person that saw that movie. Robert Downey Jr was the beast to her beauty.

        The Ty Burell was in that movie too. He was awesome in “Friends with Money”. To bad his performance was overshadowed by the Aniston-Pitt divorce.

        Now you’re making me sad because now I remember what a charming actor Robert was before we lost him to the action movie franchise.

        Now I have to go watch all the movies mentioned and lament. Sigh

      • Arock says:

        To die for and Far and Away.
        If you don’t like Far and Away we can’t be friends. It is the most terrifically awful, worst/best movie since forever. Like historical reenactments and Billy Madison had a mockumentary baby. Tom Cruises Irish accent 4ever!!!

    • JENNA says:

      You haven’t been paying attention. Paper boy, Stoker, Strangerland, Queen of the desert, Paddington, Genius,….
      Nicole does work with daring filmakers and her roles are often very interesting and not stereotypical at all. The problem is that her films are often not very marketable and don’t have a good distributor. when she tried to do something commercial like Grace of Monaco, it flopped. However, she often gets great reviews and is praised for her work.
      What she needs is Cate Blanchett’s agent.

      • funcakes says:

        Oh nooo, Paper Boy! Loved that movie. She was awesome along with…………..Mazy Grey. Yes, I said it. Mazy Grey.

        Matthew McConaughey as the repressed, masochistic gay man into having rough sex. Best performance to date.

        David Oyelowo was also excellent.

  12. PunkyMomma says:

    Carrie Underwood’s hair reminds me of some of Farrah Fawcett’s styles.

    • bella says:

      can someone tell me, though, why the hate for bangs?
      i think carrie’s hair looks lovely.
      and some, including myself, need bangs for height and fullness.
      not everyone was born with thick hair that styles well without bangs.
      and some face shapes benefit from the bang.
      every time i am about to tell my hair stylist to give me bangs, i hear my fellow celebitchies screaming “NO!” – so i don’t do it….

      • Kitten says:

        I personally love bangs if they’re done right.

        I don’t have them myself but recently I’ve been thinking of doing a long, side-swept bangs thing because I love that look.

      • Newbie says:

        Also give new moms a break. All of your hair starts falling out and bangs are a way to hide it. Most don’t want it but it’s a necessity for some

  13. Elfie says:

    She looks like an alien, I don’t know how she continues to work as her face is incapable of expressing any emotion now due to frozen muscles. That outfit doesn’t work for her at all

  14. KellyBee says:

    OMG WHY Nicole WHY.

    • EM says:

      If she didn’t have all that work done and maintained it, she’d be more horrifying. I still can’t forget her in those issues of Dolly magazine when she first started her modelling career – out of control hair, over freckled [everywhere], non-existent lips.

  15. Ellen Smith says:

    She looks like Rachel Zoe.

  16. EM says:

    It’s horrifying. Nicole looks like a wax figure. I bet her replica at Madam Tussaud’s looks more life like than she does.

  17. Dena says:

    I feel bad for her too. I’m thinking that in between treatments when her face has “downtime” she must be neurotic–checking, checking, constantly checking and just outright hyper-vigilant about sagging jowls, flabby skin, laugh lines and a wrinkled forehead.

  18. poppy says:

    I wonder how she looks underneath all that thick make up, I also wonder how one can maintain a functioning relationship when one partner’s sense of beauty is distorted in such a creepy way. Hollyweird breeds the strangest relationships.

  19. boredblond says:

    I watched Before I Go To Sleep on Netflix last it, Kidman does a lot of close ups without makeup, good lighting or filters.., and it is not a woman with botox and fillers..very raw, very natural.. thought she was really good in it.., I’m guessing this was filmed in 2013, since it was released last year…This comes to mind because for years everyone has been saying how she’s having a lot of work done…hmmm. Don’t care for this outfit..or any of them for that matter.

    • *North*Star* says:

      See, I thought her fillers were distracting! Lol

    • Lucy2 says:

      I think she had been looking better in the last year or two, like she’d stayed away from the surgeons office. maybe it was filmed during that time?

  20. smcollins says:

    Oh, Nicole Nicole Nicole….No! What have you done to your beautiful face?? I have no doubt that if she would have let herself age naturally she would still be stunning. It’s so disappointing and sad to see someone who was so naturally beautiful do this to themselves. Is her self esteem really that low, or is she really that vain? Smh

  21. QQ says:

    I Love that Blue Jumpsuit and ink Shoes So Badddddd!!

    *sigh* what is there to say about Nicole??? I mean She looks to be in her 60s, and overdone 60s at that

  22. meme says:

    damn, Nicole used to be so beautiful. what a same.

    nikki reed and her human need to disappear for at least a year.

  23. jlee says:

    I am in complete agreement about Erin Andrews. She has a terrible vibe. When she pops up on t.v my husband claims I always mutter ” uggg..shut up, bitch”. I don’t even realize I’m saying it!

  24. What was that says:

    There is an article in a British paper,can’t remember which sorry,probably the cursed DM which says the next is a BOMB as well,something about a female version of Laurence of Arabia ,true story with Franco and another actor ,again brain fade as to who sorry!..and already bad reviews/ noise coming from it .!!I am not sure where it had a preview but she has ruined her acting with this love of Botox.It is sad for some one who could have gone the way of many actresses to use talent not looks
    I am sure you clever folks will find the detail I am referring to ,will this spark the end of her career?

    • Tig says:

      The movie is Queen of the Desert- she plays Gertrude Bell. It is based on a biography of GB- it is a fascinating read. GB is largely responsible for the “creation” of Iraq/Iran- she by and large mapped those areas. It is directed by Hertzog, and I would see it for that reason alone.

      Re Nicole- if memory serves, she took over the role when Naomi Watts had to drop out. I too wish she’d leave her face alone!

      • Curious Cole says:

        Gertrude Bell is awesome! I was devastated when they cast Kidman. I remain hopeful she’ll walk out and we’ll get someone who can use their face to do GB justice.

  25. kri says:

    Nicole must have a PS addiction, cause for awhile there her face was settling down, and now she looks like her own Madame Tussaud’s wax figure. I love what Jamie Lynn is wearing. I’m shocked she looks so elegant?

  26. Jayna says:

    I think actually Nicole’s face has settled more, not as much filler in the cheeks. But Nicole has caked on waaaayyyy too much makeup. I don’t know why she does that. It ages her. But it’s like her face make-up is spackle paste.

    I love Carrie’s hair. She was so dated for so many years with her pageant hair, that it’s a fresh look and love the long swept-over bangs. Her body is bangin’.

  27. Penelope says:

    She was such a fresh-faced beauty, too. I wonder how she would have aged had she let herself do so naturally. Very sad.

  28. amp122076 says:

    Carrie Underwood is the spitting image of a current day Dina Lohan.

  29. megan says:

    I saw pictures of her (Nicole Kidman) on the Daily Mail this morning, and I didn’t think she looked as bad. Maybe the lighting makes it worse? I did want to say I liked her hair being wavy and more natural.

  30. TWINK says:

    Jamie Lynn looks so old, those Spears genes are not the best.

  31. Jen43 says:

    Jenna Tatum looks gorgeous. I hope she and her husband last because I like them together.

  32. Tacos and TV says:

    Nicole Kidman’s face is the hottest mess in town at this point. Ugh. She looks scary. And I love “resting bitch face” syndrome. It’s truly a thing and so also any people have it.

    • QQ says:

      AYE! Meant to welcome you to the troops yesterday… but then I remembered it was a Kardashian post and I was Low key seething in rage

  33. Elizabeth says:

    I wish Nicole would stop messing with her face. She had really good plastic surgery early in her career and she looked amazing. Around 2003-2004 she was one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Now she just looks scary! Her eyes especially look terrible. I can’t even watch her anymore because you can’t get past her face. Please stop Nicole!

  34. mia25 says:

    I saw Fur as well, but my all-time favorite Nicole performance was in The Others. It’s one of my favorite movies too.

  35. Wannabeparisian says:

    Hold up, Carrie had a baby THREE months ago??? I’m still trying to run off my post baby belly 9 months on and this just makes me sad

  36. Fan says:

    What I don’t understand is, she is not the only movie stars that are using the Botox. Why is it that the media keeps attacking her with that. Why pick her when there are many other else that are using the Botox? By the way, she looks beautiful.

    • maria says:

      It’s not just Botox – it’s the disfiguring fillers she’s used over the years that have totally changed her face and lips. Botox just gives you a frozen look but those fillers are something else altogether.

      • Triple Cardinal says:

        It’s not just the Botox and the fillers.
        It’s the obvious breast implants.
        And the nose job.
        And the caps/veneers.
        And the lip implant.
        And the freckle bleaching.
        And the too-blond dye jobs.

        Actually, my sympathies go to Keith.

  37. maria says:

    As Lainey pointed out on her show (The Social) today, Kidman just needs to “own it” and stop denying she’s had work done and is all “natural”. Seriously, does anyone remember an article in Entertainment Weekly that detailed all the procedures she’s had? Can’t believe that she’s calling herself all natural. SMH

  38. Velvet Elvis says:

    After less than 5 minutes of this show, I changed the channrel. Erin Andrews grates on my last nerve and Brittany Snow seemed totally inane.

  39. lisa2 says:

    There is a Selma Hayek thread where she talks about people using Botox when they are young. How their face will fall.

    Here’s the thing. It is all a fight against genetics. It is all predestined how each of our faces are going to age. When you have plastic surgery or do injectables you are altering the natural path of aging. So what happens. The face moves and shifts fighting back to age the way it was meant to age. Nicole and others like her are never going to be able to stop doing injectables and fillers. It is a slippery slop and they are going to have to keep doing them because they changed the natural flow of their face.

    I think Keith uses them too so it may be something they do together. I saw the pictures on Lainey and I swear at first I had no idea who she was.

  40. JRenee says:

    She should stop now. She would have still been beautiful…

  41. Lamppost says:

    looks like Nicole has found Renee Zellwegger’s old face..,

  42. Ally8 says:

    Peplums are the new bangs as the focus of hatred on Celebitchy. ;-)

    Puplum trauma!

  43. Miran says:

    Im really tired of this ‘Botox and fillers make you look older’ attitude, when it’s not true. It’s the quality of the work that makes you look old. Done right they’re almost undetectable.

  44. LadyoftheLoch says:

    Someone went nuts with a kabuki brush by the looks of it. Waaaaaay too much foundation there, Nicole. Don’t think she’s had any recent surgery or fillers, but that makeup gives her an unreal “Thunderbirds Are Go!” look. She’s a dead ringer for Lady Penelope.

  45. hmmm says:

    Nicole looks like a figure from Tussaud’s Wax Museum. It’s creepy and sad. She’s also now a fitting story for the Twilight Zone. Seriously….has she looked in the mirror lately???

  46. Triple Cardinal says:

    Forget Marilyn. She’s channeling Michael Jackson.

  47. V. says:

    NIcole: It’s the hair color and make-up that is the problem here. They strip away the warmth and age her. Poor thing, get a new colorist and make-up artist Nicole!

    Jaimie Lynn Spears: Is she still trying to make this country artist thing happen…its been like 4 years honey, maybe go back to acting?

    Nikki and Ian: These two really need to get a in a windowless room for a while…too much saturation! Ian I don’t want to see you or your “wife” until the next season of TVD begins!