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Roman Residents Bar Kidman From Set

9/11/2006 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman was in Rome over the weekend shooting a commercial inside a historic apartment building when the residents there decided they weren't being compensated enough for their troubles.

The tenants were shocked to learn that the administrator of the building had agreed to a fee of only about $10,000. The people filled the courtyard of the Testaccio-area building, yelling and arguing with the crew while blocking access to the building. One tenant described the fee disgustedly as a "plate of lentils" (or, un piatto di lenticchie, as they say in Roma) while others noted the difference in the fee they were paid in comparison to what Nicole would be paid.

Nicole remained in her trailer as the residents negotiated a new fee of $42,000 for five days' use of their terrace, laundry and courtyard. They said the money would go towards reducing their utility charges this year.

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spam    

These money hungry Italians need to ease up.

2903 days ago
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sam    

LOL Bunch of money grubbing wankers.

2903 days ago
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marianne.    

after her comments came out chatising angelina jolie about her not doing enough
she goes into rome with her crew and tries to short change the locals?
what's she doing with the large salary she's getting?

2903 days ago
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Emily    

Ah Mandy, Nicole had nothing to do with short changing the locals. Blame the production company. And she did not chastise Angelina Jolie. You need to stop believing the gossip headlines and read the actual facts.
Just read a post on another board from one of the tenants, and he said that their issue was not Nicole, but not being made aware that there would be filming. He said Nicole was nothing but gracious and he posted a very nice picture that Nicole took with him.

2891 days ago
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patrick fealey    

Nicole will ultimately pair with a writer and she knows this. He'll be more striking than Tom Cruise and more soulful than Keith Urban. Musicians are an essential part of life, but they are not life. Would we quicker give up Mozart or Shakespeare? Nicole is on the rebound and rebounds are needed. The writer will not marry her. It won't matter. She will serve him. She will thrive with him. Nothing less is good enough for her.

2887 days ago
6.

jpre    

the botoxed product, produce another commercial;

she sucks

2872 days ago
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pam    

i love naomi watts.. hate nicole.. but is it just me.. they're starting to look.. and sound alike........god nicole is so fugly

2840 days ago

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