Actress Nicole Kidman is furious with pal Russell Crowe, after he publicly slammed stars who appear in advertisements plugging products.

The Gladiator actor recently named a number of stars he claimed had cashed in on their celebrity to feature in commercials outside America - including George Clooney, Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford.

Crowe didn't name Kidman - but the actress recently signed a $3.8 million (GBP2 million) to appear in a CHANEL NO. 5 perfume ad, and is said to be seething.

A source says, "Nicole was really upset by what Russell said and their friendship is all but over.

"They had a shouting match and she is feeling very hurt."

The pair were due to star together in Australian movie EUCALYPTUS, which was cancelled last week (11FEB05), shortly before filming was due to begin.

17/02/2005 14:07