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Nicole Kidman’s publicist denies claims she and Keith Urban are flouting the rules

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Nicole Kidman’s publicist Wendy Day has refuted claims the actress and her family are flouting the government’s strict quarantine rules.

Nicole, 53, and her country music star husband Keith Urban, 52, were granted permission to self-isolate at their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate instead of going through the mandatory hotel quarantine.

‘It’s absolute garbage. She is paying for all her own security and following all the rules, they are in isolation,’ Wendy told SMH’s Private Sydney on the weekend.

Hitting back! On the weekend, Nicole Kidman's publicist Wendy Day 'rubbished' claims to SMH's Private Sydney the actress and her husband Keith Urban (both pictured) were flouting the government's rules as they self-isolate at their $6.5million country estate

Hitting back! On the weekend, Nicole Kidman's publicist Wendy Day 'rubbished' claims to SMH's Private Sydney the actress and her husband Keith Urban (both pictured) were flouting the government's rules as they self-isolate at their $6.5million country estate

Hitting back! On the weekend, Nicole Kidman’s publicist Wendy Day ‘rubbished’ claims to SMH’s Private Sydney the actress and her husband Keith Urban (both pictured) were flouting the government’s rules as they self-isolate at their $6.5million country estate

Nicole and Keith have divided fans since their arrival in Australia on Monday, after it emerged they’d been granted permission to self-isolate.

And a new poll conducted by Daily Mail Australia shows that the public has very little sympathy for the A-list couple – despite the fact that Nicole is in the country making a TV show that will provide an economic boost to the struggling local film industry.

The Oscar-winning actress was recently given the green light to film her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, and the production is set to create ‘hundreds’ of local jobs when filming commences on August 10. 

The results are in: Eighty per cent of Daily Mail readers say Nicole and Keith SHOULD have quarantined at a hotel like everyone else - as they self-isolate at their $6.5million country estate. Pictured arriving in Sydney during an earlier visit in December

The results are in: Eighty per cent of Daily Mail readers say Nicole and Keith SHOULD have quarantined at a hotel like everyone else - as they self-isolate at their $6.5million country estate. Pictured arriving in Sydney during an earlier visit in December

The results are in: Eighty per cent of Daily Mail readers say Nicole and Keith SHOULD have quarantined at a hotel like everyone else – as they self-isolate at their $6.5million country estate. Pictured arriving in Sydney during an earlier visit in December

However, the results of the poll show that only 19 per cent of people support the pair being granted exemption from the strict COVID-19 quarantine rules. 

In stark contrast, a whopping 81 per cent of readers said that ‘everyone should be treated the same’ regardless of their celebrity status.

The vast majority were against the Tennessee-based couple and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, receiving special permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home, after flying into Australia via private jet.

Helping out: The Oscar-winning actress, 53, was recently given the green light to film her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, and the production is set to create 'hundreds' of local jobs when filming commences on August 10

Helping out: The Oscar-winning actress, 53, was recently given the green light to film her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, and the production is set to create 'hundreds' of local jobs when filming commences on August 10

Helping out: The Oscar-winning actress, 53, was recently given the green light to film her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, and the production is set to create ‘hundreds’ of local jobs when filming commences on August 10

Less than a fifth of voters agreed that the family deserved exemption because of Nicole’s plans to help the local film industry during the economic downturn.

After news of their exemption made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, not the rich and famous.  

One fan fumed on social media: ‘This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!

‘If we all have to do it and no one is getting exemptions then EVERYONE should have to do it! And they wonder why people start breaking the rules.’

Another wrote: ‘Two different sets of laws: one for the rich and powerful and one for the ordinary person.’

‘Why special treatment?’ a third asked, pointedly.

Not happy: However, the results of Daily Mail Australia's poll show that only 19 per cent of people support the pair being granted exemption from the strict COVID-19 quarantine rules

Not happy: However, the results of Daily Mail Australia's poll show that only 19 per cent of people support the pair being granted exemption from the strict COVID-19 quarantine rules

Not happy: However, the results of Daily Mail Australia’s poll show that only 19 per cent of people support the pair being granted exemption from the strict COVID-19 quarantine rules

However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home.’

Another added: ‘Why is everyone carrying on? They are isolating at home, just not at a hotel. So what if they are stars? They still have to isolate away from everyone.’

A similar comment read: ‘I don’t see why people are tripping out. As long as they quarantine, what and where does it matter the place they do it?’

Nicole and Keith have been allowed to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a state-approved hotel for two weeks, which is what the vast majority of international arrivals must do amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.

Family: Nicole and Keith share two daughters- Sunday Rose, 11 and Faith Margaret, nine (all pictured)

Family: Nicole and Keith share two daughters- Sunday Rose, 11 and Faith Margaret, nine (all pictured)

Family: Nicole and Keith share two daughters- Sunday Rose, 11 and Faith Margaret, nine (all pictured) 

The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia.

The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs.

Strict COVID-19 restrictions are in place, according to local news reports, and production is based out of Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands home.

Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW.

Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs.

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley.

Nicole will also star in the show with the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto.

Commitments: The couple's arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia. Pictured in September 2019

Commitments: The couple's arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia. Pictured in September 2019

Commitments: The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia. Pictured in September 2019

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was ‘thrilled’ to be able to inject new life into the local film industry.

‘It is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that nurtured me through so much of my career,’ she said.

The series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character.

Filming will begin on August 10 and will run for 19 weeks.

'Great opportunity': Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was 'thrilled' to be able to inject new life into the local film industry

'Great opportunity': Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was 'thrilled' to be able to inject new life into the local film industry

‘Great opportunity’: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was ‘thrilled’ to be able to inject new life into the local film industry

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Brooklyn Beckham ‘will hold three engagement parties because Victoria fears Trump clash

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Brooklyn Beckham is holding three engagement parties because Victoria wants to avoid any awkward clashes with Donald Trump and her liberal friends.

The 21-year-old got engaged last month to actress Nicola Peltz, 25, whose father is businessman Nelson Peltz, a prominent Trump backer.

Nelson is planning a bash for the young couple at his Palm Beach mansion where Trump will be invited.

Awkward: Brooklyn Beckham is holding three engagement parties because Victoria wants to avoid any clashes with Donald Trump and her liberal friends

Awkward: Brooklyn Beckham is holding three engagement parties because Victoria wants to avoid any clashes with Donald Trump and her liberal friends

Awkward: Brooklyn Beckham is holding three engagement parties because Victoria wants to avoid any clashes with Donald Trump and her liberal friends

Other Republicans are also expected to attend the hotly-anticipated party, leading Victoria to hold a separate bash for her own friends, according to The Mirror.

The Spice Girl, 46, will host a party in the UK for her liberal friends she fears will be offended by the other guests in the US.

Nicola is also holding a bash for her friends in New York near where she lives.

Connected: The 21-year-old got engaged last month to actress Nicola Peltz, 25, whose father is businessman Nelson Peltz, a prominent Trump backer

Connected: The 21-year-old got engaged last month to actress Nicola Peltz, 25, whose father is businessman Nelson Peltz, a prominent Trump backer

Connected: The 21-year-old got engaged last month to actress Nicola Peltz, 25, whose father is businessman Nelson Peltz, a prominent Trump backer

Classy affair: Nelson is planning a bash for the young couple at his Palm Beach mansion where Trump will be invited

Classy affair: Nelson is planning a bash for the young couple at his Palm Beach mansion where Trump will be invited

Classy affair: Nelson is planning a bash for the young couple at his Palm Beach mansion where Trump will be invited

A source close to Brooklyn said: ‘There have been a lot of logistical problems with Brooklyn and Nicola’s engagement parties. 

‘Nicola’s dad is friends with Trump and a lot of Republicans, which is the complete opposite to Victoria’s friends.

‘She thinks many of her liberal friends won’t attend a bash with Trump so she is planning a party in the UK.’

Nelson hosted a fundraiser for Trump in February in Palms Beach which raised £7.6 million. 

It comes after Nicola hinted she and Brooklyn may have married in secret as she shared a cryptic snap of a gold ring on his finger.

The image, shared to her Instagram Stories on Friday, showed the couple clutching a label, with Brooklyn sporting a gold band on his left hand.

Planning: The Spice Girl, 46, will host a party in the UK for her liberal friends she fears will be offended by the other guests in the US

Planning: The Spice Girl, 46, will host a party in the UK for her liberal friends she fears will be offended by the other guests in the US

Planning: The Spice Girl, 46, will host a party in the UK for her liberal friends she fears will be offended by the other guests in the US

The simple piece of jewellery is traditional of a man’s wedding ring, with the design complemented by a single diamond.  

The budding photographer’s distinctive tattoos could be seen on his hand, including ‘1974’ which is the birth year of his mother Victoria Beckham, while the number ‘7’ represents dad David’s football shirt number he wore when playing for Manchester United. 

The American actress didn’t leave a caption on her intriguing image, leaving fans to guess whether they had tied the knot. 

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Nicola and Brooklyn for comment. 

Something to tell us? The image, shared to 25-year-old Nicola's Instagram Stories on Friday, sees the couple clutching a label, with Brooklyn sporting a gold band on his left hand

Something to tell us? The image, shared to 25-year-old Nicola's Instagram Stories on Friday, sees the couple clutching a label, with Brooklyn sporting a gold band on his left hand

Something to tell us? The image, shared to 25-year-old Nicola’s Instagram Stories on Friday, sees the couple clutching a label, with Brooklyn sporting a gold band on his left hand

Brooklyn and Nicola got engaged when he proposed to her in front of her family and he later shared intimate photographs from his proposal.

Alongside the gallery of photographs, David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son wrote: ‘Can’t imagine a life without you baby, you make me feel so special and make me laugh all the time. I will always take care of you and will always have your back.’

Bowled over by her husband to be’s public declaration, Nicola commented: ‘i’m so in love with you my hearts going to EXPLODE’ (sic).

Though the couple have hinted they’ve already tied the knot, there are still preparations underway for a huge wedding celebration, with Nicola’s billionaire father Nelson expected to be paying for the wedding with Brooklyn’s parents also wanting to ‘contribute’. 

Young love: Brooklyn and Nicola got engaged earlier this month when he proposed to her in front of her family

Young love: Brooklyn and Nicola got engaged earlier this month when he proposed to her in front of her family

Young love: Brooklyn and Nicola got engaged earlier this month when he proposed to her in front of her family

Brooklyn is said to have told pals that the ceremony will involve marrying under a chuppah (wedding canopy) and signing a ketubah (wedding contract) as both Brooklyn’s great grandfather and Nicola’s billionaire father are Jewish.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Nicola was raised in a Jewish household and while her mother Claudia isn’t Jewish, her father Nelson is devout. They raised their children to uphold traditional Jewish values…

‘When they ­started talking about their future, Brooklyn agreed to a Jewish wedding. While it won’t be orthodox, or super religious, it will likely contain ­traditional elements.’

Brooklyn and Nicola are thought to be planning to splash £4million on two different ceremonies to mark their marriage in 2021. 

Bliss: Brooklyn shared a slew of loved-up snaps with Nicola since they announced to the world that they were getting married

Bliss: Brooklyn shared a slew of loved-up snaps with Nicola since they announced to the world that they were getting married

Bliss: Brooklyn shared a slew of loved-up snaps with Nicola since they announced to the world that they were getting married

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Pregnant Stassi Schroeder reveals ’93 percent of her shoes ‘don’t fit anymore’

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Stassi Schroeder is preparing to welcome her first child, after announcing she’s pregnant with fiancé Beau Clark. 

As the 32-year-old former Vanderpump Rules star recently passed the halfway point of her pregnancy, she opened up about experiencing swollen feet.

‘So this is fun: 93% of my shoes don’t fit anymore,’ the Straight Up With Stassi podcast host told her 2.2 million Instagram followers on Saturday. 

Expecting: As Stassi Schroeder recently passed the halfway point of her pregnancy, she opened up about experiencing swollen feet on Saturday

Expecting: As Stassi Schroeder recently passed the halfway point of her pregnancy, she opened up about experiencing swollen feet on Saturday

Expecting: As Stassi Schroeder recently passed the halfway point of her pregnancy, she opened up about experiencing swollen feet on Saturday 

While the mom-to-be successfully slipped into a form-fitting, strapless black dress, she appeared reluctant to coordinate the look with a pair of classic white sneakers.  

In the snap, Schroeder, whose baby girl is due in January, gently cradled her burgeoning baby bump and smiled softly for the camera. 

As she stood in front of her pristine bed for a mirror selfie, the beauty looked effortlessly chic with her loose blonde tresses in a low ponytail and minimal makeup.  

Bumpin: The reality TV star recently cradled her bump in a similar cap sleeve black dress

Bumpin: The reality TV star recently cradled her bump in a similar cap sleeve black dress

Bumpin: The reality TV star recently cradled her bump in a similar cap sleeve black dress

The expectant star has been glowing ever since she officially announced her pregnancy on June 23 with a cute photo of herself and her fiancé.

‘We’re having a baby girl,’ she captioned the snap, which showed her in a ribbed off-the-shoulder dress as Beau planted a kiss on her cheek. 

‘Stassi and Beau will be welcoming their first child the first week in January and are grateful and eager to begin the next chapter of their lives as parents,’ a rep for the couple confirmed to DailyMail.com in June. 

It's a girl! Along with her fiance Beau Clark, she shared a photo to Instagram on June 23 to officially announce they were expecting a bundle of joy

It's a girl! Along with her fiance Beau Clark, she shared a photo to Instagram on June 23 to officially announce they were expecting a bundle of joy

It’s a girl! Along with her fiance Beau Clark, she shared a photo to Instagram on June 23 to officially announce they were expecting a bundle of joy 

The New Orleans native has been dating the casting agent since the end of 2017, and the pair announced their engagement in July 2019.

The lovers had been looking forward to a destination wedding in Rome that was scheduled for October, but the coronavirus pandemic forced them to delay it until 2021.

The wedding would likely have been a major part of Stassi’s series Vanderpump Rules, but she was fired on June 9 for her racist actions toward her Black former costar Faith Stowers.

Item: She and the casting agent started dating in late 2017 and got engaged in July 2019

Item: She and the casting agent started dating in late 2017 and got engaged in July 2019

Item: She and the casting agent started dating in late 2017 and got engaged in July 2019 

Faith accused Stassi and her friend Kristen Doute, who was also fired, of reporting her to police in 2018.

The two women falsely claimed she was a woman suspected of a string of robberies, despite knowing that she was not the person in question. 

Stassi also made racist statements in a 2017 episode of her Straight Up With Stassi podcast in which she complained about Black people asking for special treatment in Hollywood.

On hold: Bravo cameras were expected to film their wedding in Rome, which is now delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but she was fired from Vanderpump Rules in June

On hold: Bravo cameras were expected to film their wedding in Rome, which is now delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but she was fired from Vanderpump Rules in June

On hold: Bravo cameras were expected to film their wedding in Rome, which is now delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but she was fired from Vanderpump Rules in June

Schroeder apologized for making ‘racially insensitive comments’ in the past in an Instagram post from June 7, and made the vague statement that she would ‘continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better.’

She also claimed to have changed significantly since those racist actions and remarks, and said she was ‘filled with remorse and regret for the hurt’ she caused, especially to Faith.

Since turning her Instagram account private, she has been pregnancy updates, including that she feel her like baby is ‘sucking every last bit’ of her ‘energy’

Baby bump: Stassi Schroeder showed off her baby bump on her Instagram story two weeks ago

Baby bump: Stassi Schroeder showed off her baby bump on her Instagram story two weeks ago

Baby bump: Stassi Schroeder showed off her baby bump on her Instagram story two weeks ago

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Michael Clarke is treated to a massage as he spends quality time with his daughter Kelsey Lee

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Michael Clarke has been making headlines for his new romance with Pip Edwards, following his high-profile split from wife of seven years, Kyly Clarke.   

But on Sunday, the 39-year-old cricket star was every inch a proud father, as he enjoyed quality time with the former couple’s four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee. 

In photos shared to Instagram Stories, Michael had his eyes closed as Kelsey Lee played massage therapist, standing behind her doting father. 

So sweet! Australian cricket star Michael Clarke, 39, (pictured) was treated to a head and face massage while spending quality time with his four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee on Sunday

So sweet! Australian cricket star Michael Clarke, 39, (pictured) was treated to a head and face massage while spending quality time with his four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee on Sunday

So sweet! Australian cricket star Michael Clarke, 39, (pictured) was treated to a head and face massage while spending quality time with his four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee on Sunday

‘Sunday face and head massage,’ he wrote alongside one black and white image.

Another photo saw him leaning back while Kelsey continued to work her magic, this time on the back of his head.

‘OK, lock me in every Sunday at this time,’ he playfully wrote alongside the second photo.

That's nice! 'Sunday face and head massage,' he wrote alongside one black and white image

That's nice! 'Sunday face and head massage,' he wrote alongside one black and white image

That’s nice! ‘Sunday face and head massage,’ he wrote alongside one black and white image

The sweet post comes one week after Michael shared a gorgeous Instagram image in which he posed with Kelsey Lee.

In the picture, the sportsman kneeled next to the beaming tot who was on a scooter. 

She wore sunglasses, headphones and an adorable purple, pink and grey outfit, and looked delighted.

Cute: Last week, Michael shared a gorgeous Instagram image in which he posed with Kelsey Lee who was on a scooter

Cute: Last week, Michael shared a gorgeous Instagram image in which he posed with Kelsey Lee who was on a scooter

Cute: Last week, Michael shared a gorgeous Instagram image in which he posed with Kelsey Lee who was on a scooter 

Michael split from wife Kyly, 39, in September 2019.   

The Clarkes however only announced their separation on February 12.

Michael went ‘Instagram Official’ with P.E Nation co-founder Pip, 40, during a romantic holiday in Noosa, Queensland last month.

Kyly has maintained that Kelsey Lee is her top priority in the wake of their split.  

Moving on: Michael split from wife Kyly Clarke (pictured), 39, in September. However they only announced their separation on February 12

Moving on: Michael split from wife Kyly Clarke (pictured), 39, in September. However they only announced their separation on February 12

Moving on: Michael split from wife Kyly Clarke (pictured), 39, in September. However they only announced their separation on February 12

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