Kidman's Rome Row
Nicole Kidman reportedly sparked a row in Rome, Italy, when a film crew angered residents by attempting to shoot a TV commercial in the Testaccio district of the city without any warning. The Australian actress jetted in from London to film an ad for Sky Italia recently, but producers had to hand over $30,000 (GBP17,000) to locals before filming could get underway. Residents woke the find their narrow streets blocked by TV vans and equipment, and many lost their tempers when they were told to stay indoors. When producers were denied access to a key block of flats, they were left with no choice but to make the cash payments. Resident's spokesperson LUIGI PROSPERI tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "No one had informed us. The first we knew was when we woke up to find the streets clogged."