OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban, Oprah and Opera

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So this is what Keith Urban was up to Thursday (Nov. 18). He was taping an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the two of them (Urban and Winfrey) apparently shared the news with the audience that he would be performing at the Sydney Opera House on Dec. 14 when Winfrey’s show heads down under. The Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne is also hinting that other Australians — such as Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts — may also be part of the show. Remember when Winfrey announced this excellent Australian adventure back in September? “You’re going to Australia! We are going to Australia! You and you and you are going to Australia,” she screamed. Had she added “And Keith Urban’s going to Australia,” I might have tried harder to get in on the trip.