You're right, Holly, nationality and ethnic background are two completely different things, but I believe that the people on the list are there due to their ethnic background, and not nationality. It's just not always physically apparent. Has anyone ever referred to Enrique Iglesias as anything but a Latin Casanova? Probably not, but his mother is a famous Filipina model, so ethnically he is half Filipino (which is an Asian country). And the reason lots of people do care about this topic is that it's important to acknowledge that the world and even individuals consists of diverse racial and cultural heritage.
Anyway, before I get pimp-slapped by John for being off-topic, I'm going to post a Nicole picture. If anyone wants to discuss this topic further, PM me or let's make a new thread for it, okay?
Here's Nicole out on the town with some her NY friends: