Nicole Kidman has become the latest celebrity to dig deep to aid in the Australian bushfire fight.

The Hollywood superstar has said she and husband Keith Urban will donate $500,000 to volunteer firefighters.

The donation was revealed by Channel 10 entertainment correspondent and Studio 10 host Angela Bishop.

Kidman was visibly upset and in tears while speaking about the disaster at a Golden Globes event in Los Angeles.


The actor stopped red carpet interviews and said: "I'm so sorry. I'm so distracted right now with everything that's happening in Australia."

An insider told US Weekly the star had just found out her country home was in danger.

"She just found out and got off a plane right before coming here," the insider said. "She was crying walking in."

"Their house is not on fire," a representative for Kidman told Today. "It is under threat, so keeping a close eye on it."

Actor Selena Gomez has also said she will send money to aid in the recovery.

They join a host of celebrities sharing their heartbreak amid Australia's bushfire crisis, flocking to social media to express their devastation as temperatures in NSW soar and thousands flee.

Singing superstar Pink led the charge with donations, revealing today that she'll personally donate a massive $500,000 "directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontline."

The singer-songwriter, who has often toured Australia said she was devastated watching the unfolding crisis. "My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz."


This afternoon, former model Tara Moss shared a note left by firefighters who saved her home in the Blue Mountains from burning to the ground.

She said the words "brought her to tears", adding on Instagram that a third of her property was ravaged by the blaze.

In the note, the firefighters thanked Moss for having such a "well-prepared property," and thanked her for the "cuppas and amenities" — informing her that with nobody home and the doors left unlocked, they'd let themselves in for a brief respite.

The note reads in full: "Thanks for such a well-prepared property! Shipley RFB. (smiley face). PS Thank you for the cuppas and amenities."

Below that is a line and in another hand the words: "We have spent all afternoon at your house doing property protection. It was open so we let ourselves in to use the toilets and coffee. Thank you again. If you want to contact me Captain — (name blurred out for privacy).

We also filled your pumps with petrol just in case."

Australian stars including Naomi Watts, Rebel Wilson, Delta Goodrem and Russell Crowe have posted emotional responses to Instagram, while international stars including Jameela Jamil and Kim Kardashian have made their opinions on climate change known.

Meanwhile, tennis star Nick Kyrgios pledged to donate $200 to those affected by bushfires for every ace he hits across events he plays this summer, prompting Sam Stosur to follow his lead.

From politically-aimed frustration, to expressions of sorrow and even musical odes, here's how the stars have reacted to the country ablaze:


Actor Naomi Watts took to Instagram on Friday with a video from a recent holiday to Byron Bay.

She wrote that the crisis is "upsetting and worrying".


Delta Goodrem shared a musical tribute, penning an emotional song inspired by footage of firefighters battling a blaze.

"Let it rain today," she wrote.

"Every day we are all feeling what's happening to our beautiful country, our home. I wrote this song about an hour ago after seeing yet another video of the firefighters continuing to fight the fires for us. The extremes that many families are experiencing leaves me with no words. I send all my love and I am praying every day. Please donate to the Red Cross to help."


Comedian Celeste Barber posted a haunting photo from the inside of her mother-in-law's house, directing her 6.3 million followers to a Facebook donation page.

So far, the page has raised more than$9 million since it started with funds going to The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund.


After retweeting headlines about the bushfires from Bernie Sanders, the reality star and businesswoman shared a simple message.


Animal lover and Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson acknowledged those helping the animals affected by the fires.

Shout out to @zookeeper_chad from @featherdalewildlifepark who has been helping rescue animals from the NSW bushfires and is just an all around legend," she wrote.

"I loved cuddling our gorgeous Australian animals – and we gotta work hard to protect them and our environment x"


After his Coffs Harbour property was affected by the blaze late last year, Russell Crowe has been vocal about the fires on Twitter and Instagram.

Posting a series of confronting images from near his home, the actor wrote in November, "Still burning … they say a wind change might crank things up again in the valley.

"I hope wherever you are in Australia, or California or anywhere else facing bushfires, that you and yours remain safe".


Actor Rebecca Gibney posted a photo of the eerie blood red sky taken earlier this week by Lisa Wilkinson on the NSW south coast.

She announced she would be taking a break from social media, and has instead been providing tips on how to donate, as well as reposting useful information from other accounts.

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Given the horrific nature of what is going on in Australia I won't be posting anything for a while. Please see below ways you can help those affected via @lisa_wilkinson. #Repost @lisa_wilkinson with @get_repost ・・・ This photo was taken at 2PM today by @hamishnews in the NSW south coast town of Bega. 2PM, in what should have been broad daylight, on what should be a day of celebration... Instead, today, this new year's eve, marks the final day of the warmest decade on record. EVER. So if you too are finding it hard to fathom the level of suffering and devastation being experienced by so many right now across this incredible country of ours, or if you are utterly amazed by the round-the-clock sacrifice on display by our firies and their families and want to say thank you, there are a number of ways you can help no matter what state you live in, or which parts of your community have been affected. According to the NSW RFS, the best way to help is to donate money. Go to: *Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief. *Salvation Army Disaster Appeal. *St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal. A simple google search will find all of them. You can also support all our incredible volunteer fire fighters. In NSW that is *NSW RFS Donations Page *Make an online donation to the NSW RFS Trust Fund or a participating brigade. *Or look for a brigade in your state to make a donation. *Or if you'd like to support the thousands upon thousands of injured or displaced wildlife you can go to or In the face of what lies ahead, as we turn the page into a new decade, it's the least we can all do.... Happy new year everyone.xx

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Speaking via the Australia Zoo Instagram account, Bindi Irwin wrote ""With so many devastating fires within Australia, my heart breaks for the people and wildlife who have lost so much. I wanted to let you know that we are SAFE. There are no fires near us @AustraliaZoo or our conservation properties. Our Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever though, having officially treated over 90,000 patients. My parents dedicated our Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to my beautiful grandmother. We will continue to honour her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as we can."


Hollywood star Bette Midler took to Twitter on Friday to furiously reprimand the PM's climate change denial.

"Pity the poor #Australians, their country ablaze, and their rotten @ScottMorrisonMP saying, 'This is not the time to talk about Climate Change. We have to grow our economy'," Midler tweeted in a colourful rant to her 1.9 million followers.

"What an idiot," she continued. "What good is an economy in an uninhabitable country? Lead, you f***wit!"

Star of The Good Place Jamil retweeted a thread outlining the devastation of the bushfires, slamming the "unforgivable decision of leaders not to discuss climate change".