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Nicole Kidman Honors CNN Hero Betty Makoni

Nicole Kidman Honors CNN Hero Betty Makoni

Nicole Kidman (in Nina Ricci) presents an award onstage at the 2009 CNN Heroes Awards held at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on Saturday (November 21) in Hollywood.

The 42-year-old Aussie actress presented the award to CNN Hero Betty Makoni, who is a Zimbabwe native. She founded the Girl Child Network to provide a haven for young victims of sexual abuse. The organization has rescued more than 35,000 girls since 2001. Read her full story at

CNN Heroes airs on Thursday night (November 26) @ 9PM ET/PT.

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  • http://TUTI75 arlene

    tan bonita que es ,pero esos labios le quedan horribles, cuando se decidira a quitarse el colageno en los labios y dejar los de ella naturales

  • angelina

    She’s beautiful.

  • tulip

    I love her red hair. She’ so adorable and admirable. I love you Nic.
    JJ, I wish to see picture of SUNDAY ROSE.

  • nativenyker

    That woman is a hero! She deserves her accolades.

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  • Victoria

    Kidman looks like a wax dummy from Madame Tussauds.
    Plus, she’s the worst. actress. ever.

  • Sonia0404

    Nicole is so beautiful!!
    She can dress up and down and still consistently beautiful!! I am so glad she sticks to her red hair.

    Nic, if you are reading this! Please don’t change!

  • melo

    I don’t like her looks and acting but I commend her for all the charity work she undertakes.

  • lexy

    She looks great and she’s a great actress! Losing Tom Cruise was the best thing that ever happened to Nicole! It’s always nice to see celebs giving back!

  • Bella

    i LOVE HER

  • TopTwitsBlog

    lexy, we totally agree losing Tom helped her stay away from Xenu or whatever the heck that crazy dude believes in.

  • Shiolo

    Congrats my fellow African- we are proud of you and your work ! You deserve it

  • romy

    great lady!! I love her

  • oty

    victoria, you’re a loser

  • taco

    GO NICOLE!!! You’re great

  • Rouge

    greatest. actress. ever

  • MJ

    “Victoria”………don’t you mean “Katie”….LOL

    No one else would care and make the comments you do except the jealous, untalented, golddigger Katie Homely.

  • Dana

    I’m so glad Nicole has gone back to the reddish hair color. She is absolute perfection. I saw her on Oprah with Penelope Cruz and she is gorgeous. I admire her self-discipline because one can easily tell she works very hard to keep her great figure.

    Nicole is the perfect 10 when you consider her looks, talent, intelligence, philanthropy, and her husband isn’t bad either.

  • Dana

    Oh…I forgot to say that Nicole does not dress her daughter up like a hooker either.

    Katie Holmes is an unfit mother showing her daughter’s private parts to the paparazzi. I’m so glad Jared posted them for everyone to see the horrible mother Katie is. I’m also glad that the photos have been removed.

  • dee cee

    Now get some utilities, clean water, housing and plentiful jobs and education there.. then toss out the dictator-mind, man is ruler for life régime with his many female concubines, doctors who only want to treat aids and other sex related diseases also teaching illicit morals to be the norm.. and you got a nice place to live.

  • Nate

    Lovely woman!

  • Jessica

    She definetly looks great in this little black dress!

  • plez

    she looks average. i can find many women in my city that look like her.

  • plez

    oh i like the hair color but the style is taylor swift. nk is over 25 stop wearing you hair like a teenager

  • Zen

    Thanks Nicole for the great human being you are.God bless you.
    Very simple but elegant

  • Lauren

    The belt does not suit that dress very well, but Nicole looks great anyway. Simple but great

  • May

    Oh, Nicole looks so much better in red hair. More natural and beautiful. Hope she sticks to it.
    I’m more impressed everyday with her charity work. I mean, she doesn’t have to travel to all the countrues in Africa to do such a beautiful job. I just can’t get enough of her!

  • emmy jay

    Great to see her doing good work….but come on, her face is screwed up from all the injections. She was a very beautiful woman, but now looks like a plastic masked doll.

    It is OK to look like your age…it’s gotta be better than looking like she does at this point.

  • John Boy

    Personally, I think she needs to gain about 20 pounds. Much too skinny! Hope she doesn’t have an eating disorder.

  • addy

    @emmy jay:
    you’re sick.

    those crazy jelous katie holmes fan are pathetic. look at your lovely katie..she’s a zombie.
    nicole is a wonderful woman who OWNS her life really. she is a great woman and great actress. GET A LIFE

  • maggie

    @emmy jay:
    nobody cares anymore about injections, botox or whatever because her latest pics proove easily she stopped to use these things months ago. now you haters have to find another way to blame her. poor people

  • Holly

    Love Nicole, she has such a poison and grace.Love her

  • Holly

    by the way nr 28, Nicole has been this skinny her holle life! She is very tall and slim, not like Posh and Lindsay Lohan or even Angelina Jolie that sometimes look anoretic

  • weber from Brazil

    She’s NOT Aussie –’
    Nicole was born in Honolulu, Hawaii… her parents are from Australia…That’s why
    she’s considered Aussie too…
    and OMG, she looks so tall…and looks like a wax woman hahaha
    anyway… luv her ♥


    she looks fantastic!!

  • Kevin

    Don’t really care about the dress, but her face is beautiful, the new hair gave her a new “light” and interest for me, I was so disappointed with her blonde hair!

  • Aussie girl


    Doesn’t matter where you were born, but where do you consider to belong and Nicole always consider herself an aussie woman. She staied in Haway only few months after she was born! Australia is definetly her country.

    Love you Nic!

  • @plez

    While I agree the dress doesn’t look the best on her–but do have to say if you are going to criticize her for being age inappropriate in her clothing style than Katie Holmes who dresses like she is 13 needs to be on your list as does Jennifer Aniston and a host of other hollywood types that refuse to dress their age.

  • @plez

    sorry meant to say you have to criticize holmes, aniston and others too.

  • barbie

    Nicole looks much better with red hair, but looks far too scrawny….

  • Maggie

    beautiful and elegant

  • ?

    For forty two, she looks good, but then she can afford to. She is not attractive visually tho. Too scrawny and boney with very peculiar eyebrows. Her face is not very mobile. There is no beauty now in all these women who call themselves actresses.

  • Rhonda

    She’s average looking , she needs to wear bangs, her forehead goes on for miles…….

  • Tazina

    Instead of your shallow comments about Nicole looks this, Nicole looks that, Nicole’s belt does not suit her dress, blah blah, why don’t you focus on the real issue – the sexual abuse of children and how this woman is making a difference…..what a bunch of superficial twits you are.

  • pawpaw

    no.16 and 18 good luck with karma because your trash always bites. Sometimes on you or on Kidman.

  • Louise

    Love Nicole. She is not only a fabulius actress, but also < very beautiful person inside/out.
    I wish more people in cinema would be like her

  • brightside

    @Tazina: This woman who is making a difference you mean Betty Makoni. Nicole Kidman is only handing over the award. It is in many countries that the true angels of the world are not celebrities. They are not known but they give much to help other people. Not celebrities but ordinary people who are unsung.

  • Tazina

    Betty Makoni is the one I meant brightside….perhaps my wording looked like I meant Nicole. You are totally right about who the angel is.

  • mary joe

    Instead of showing off her new looks why she is not together with her adoptive kids
    as if she cares about the serious issues of world…..

  • N+P

    She look natural beautiful.

  • Jane Jay

    What an amazing woman and caring mother!