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"Wedding? What wedding?" quips the "X-Men" star in Sydney

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated June 22, 2006 08:45 AM
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Hugh Jackman is the latest celebrity to arrive in Sydney for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding, expected to take place this Sunday.

The X-Men: The Last Stand star, a Sydney native, and wife Deborra-Lee Furness flew into the city from Shanghai Wednesday, the Sydney Daily Telegraph reports. He headed straight for the gym, responding to reporters’ questions with, “Wedding? What wedding?”

Earlier in the day, longtime Kidman pal Naomi Watts arrived from New York and spent the day at the home of actor Simon Baker (Something New) and his wife.

On Wednesday, Kidman worked out with her personal trainer at her harborside mansion; throughout the day, shipments arrived of flowers, wine and groceries – including Coke, chips and Cheerios – arrived at the house.

That evening, Kidman’s sister, Antonia, hosted a low-key bachelorette party for the bride-to-be. Guests included Kidman’s mother Janelle, cousin Angela, publicist Wendy Day, Watts and other friends.

Urban, meanwhile, took it easy at the InterContinental hotel until the arrival of his parents, Marianne and Bob, as well as his older brother Shane, sister-in-law Jennifer and their two children. “We’re very excited to be here – really looking forward to it,” Marianne Urban told journalists.

Urban’s bachelor party is reportedly set to take place Thursday.