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Ledger 'Hoaxer' Sentenced

A man accused to impersonating HEATH LEDGER's grieving father in a plot to con JOHN TRAVOLTA has been sentenced for running similar scams in his native Britain. Wayne Scott, 36, allegedly made a number of tearful...

Slumdog Wins 7 Bafta Awards

Slumdog Millionaire continued fetching awards over the weekend -- seven at the BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, including best film and best director (Danny Boyle). Slumdog writer Simon Beaufoy also won for...

Gilliam: 'Ledger Deserved More Awards'

Director TERRY GILLIAM has paid tribute to late actor HEATH LEDGER, insisting the star deserved more industry recognition when he was alive.Ledger was part way through shooting a role in Gilliam's latest project, The Imaginarium...

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Baftas With Seven Awards

Slumdog Millionaire has swept the board at the Bafta film awards with seven prizes, including best film.Danny Boyle was named best director for the Mumbai-set film - a Golden Globe winner four times over -...

By on 09 February 2009

Ledger Wins Posthumous Bafta Award

HEATH LEDGER has been honoured with another major nod following his tragic death last year (08) - a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gong for his role in BATMAN movie THE DARK...

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Arrive For Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees attending this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The...

By on 08 February 2009

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Expected At Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees expected to attend this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road...

By on 08 February 2009

Terry Gilliam To Be Awarded Bafta Fellowship

Director Terry Gilliam is to be made a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television during the Baftas on Sunday.The former Monty Python star will be given the Fellowship for his contribution to...

By on 03 February 2009

Deal Reached On Heath Ledger Life Insurance Lawsuit

An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving the $10 million (7 million) life insurance policy of the late Heath Ledger.ReliaStar life Insurance, the company that wrote Ledger's policy was sued last year...

By on 30 January 2009

Watts Speaks Out About Ledger Tragedy

Actress NAOMI WATTS is still struggling to come to terms with ex-boyfriend HEATH LEDGER's death a year ago (22Jan08). The King Kong star, who is now dating actor Liev Schreiber, romanced Ledger for two years after...

Settlement Reached In Ledger's Insurance Suit - Reports

A lawsuit involving late actor HEATH LEDGER's $10 million (£7.1 million) life insurance policy has been settled, according to new reports. An attorney for the tragic star, who died one year ago (22Jan08), sued ReliaStar Life...

Parents Asked Oldman To Represent Ledger At Sags

GARY OLDMAN accepted HEATH LEDGER's Best Supporting Actor honour at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (25Jan09) after his late co-star's parents asked him to represent their son. Oldman admitted he was "quite emotional" when...

Ledger In Top Posthumous Earnings List

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has joined ELVIS PRESLEY and JOHN LENNON on a list of celebrities who earned more after their death than when they were alive. The Brokeback Mountain star died aged 28 from an...

Slumdog Adds To Its Awards Haul

Extending its lead in the Oscar race, Slumdog Millionaire received the top honor at the Producers Guild of America's awards ceremony on Saturday. Accepting the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award, British producer...

Gilliam: 'Ledger Was The Best Actor Of His Generation'

Director [TERRY GILLIAM] is angry with HEATH LEDGER for dying so young, insisting the Australian was the best actor of his generation. Ledger was half way shooting a role in Gilliam's latest project, The Imaginarium of...

Actors Union Honour Streep, Penn And Slumdog

Meryl Streep and Sean Penn were the major winners at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday evening.Mamma Mia! star Streep was named best actress for Doubt while Penn bounced back from disappointment at...

By on 26 January 2009

30 Rock, Slumdog And Ledger Triumph At Screen Actors Guild Awards

Comedy series 30 ROCK was a triple winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (25Jan09), but Hollywood was toasting SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and HEATH LEDGER. After claiming gold at the...

30 Rock, Slumdog And Ledger Triumph At Screen Actors Guild Awards

Comedy series 30 ROCK was a triple winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (25Jan09), but Hollywood was toasting SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and HEATH LEDGER. After claiming gold at the...

Williams And Matilda 'Should Collect Ledger's Oscar'

HEATH LEDGER's ex-fiance MICHELLE WILLIAMS and young daughter MATILDA should accept the late star's Best Supporting Actor Oscar if he wins next month (Feb09), according to a new poll. Ledger was handed a nod for...

Ledger's Family Praise Williams

HEATH LEDGER's family have praised the late actor's ex-girlfriend MICHELLE WILLIAMS for her remarkable job in raising his daughter MATILDA single-handedly. The Brokeback Mountain actor died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at his...

Ledger Remembered Year After Death

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's family gathered at an Australian beach on Friday (23Jan09) to remember the star a year after his death. The Brokeback Mountain actor passed away from an accidental drugs overdose at his...

Oscar Nominees Announced

Hollywood's strategy of releasing its more "artistic" films in December so that they would be fresh in the minds of Oscar voters, appeared to have paid off in spades when nominations were announced early today...

Ledger's Apartment Remains Vacant

The New York City apartment where HEATH LEDGER died has been completely sealed off by its owner - one month after he pulled it off the real estate market. The Brokeback Mountain star died of...

Ledger Wins Oscar Nomination

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has been nominated for an Academy Award for his role in THE DARK KNIGHT - exactly a year after his tragic death. The Brokeback Mountain star passed away from an accidental...

Ledger Fans Call For Special Oscars Tribute

HEATH LEDGER fans have called on Academy Awards bosses to hand the late star a special tribute at this year's (09) Oscars. In a online poll carried out on Wednesday (21Jan09), the eve of the...

Benjamin Button Leads Oscar Field With 13 Nominations

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the frontrunner for the 2009 Oscars, having been nominated 13 times.David Fincher's adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man born with the body of...

By on 22 January 2009

Ledger Wins Oscar Nomination

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has been nominated for an Academy Award for his role in THE DARK KNIGHT - exactly a year after his tragic death. The Brokeback Mountain star passed away from an accidental drugs...

Academy Award Nominees To Be Unveiled

The nominees for the 2009 Academy awards are to be revealed in Beverly Hills later today.Favourites for success at the 81st Oscars include Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire, British actress Kate Winslet and the late...

By on 22 January 2009

Settlement Reached Over Ledger 'Drug Tape'

A legal battle over a video, in which HEATH LEDGER reportedly using cocaine, has been settled. The footage purportedly showed Ledger among a group of people snorting the drug at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel in...

Stars Line Up For Nick Drake Tribute

Several big names in music are to be involved with a forthcoming NICK DRAKE tribute album.Drake died in 1974 aged just 26 and has since become one of the most acclaimed folk songwriters of all...

By on 20 January 2009

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