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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 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'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 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

Ledger Saw Six Minutes Of Dark Knight Before His Death

HEATH LEDGER saw six minutes of his acclaimed THE DARK KNIGHT performance before his death - and loved every second. Producer Charles Roven sat the tragic star down while he was working in London for...

Gilliam: 'Ledger Was Clean'

British moviemaker TERRY GILLIAM is still fighting reports his pal HEATH LEDGER was experimenting with drugs at the time he died a year ago (22Jan09) - because the actor was "clean". Ledger died from an...

Ledger Pal Recalls Late Star's Eccentric Trips

HEATH LEDGER was an eccentric who was high on life, according to the late actor's best pal, WES BENTLEY. The two young stars struck up a firm friendship after working together on the film Four...

Ledger Was Set To Play Fonda's Activist Ex

HEATH LEDGER was in talks to play JANE FONDA's ex-husband, activist TOM HAYDEN, in a movie about the Chicago 7 when he died from an accidental drug overdose last year (22Jan08). The late star's longtime...

Gilliam Struggling With Ledger's Final Scenes

Editing HEATH LEDGER's final movie has been tough for director TERRY GILLIAM - because he's reminded every day of what a great actor the tragic star was. The Aussie was shooting Gilliam's The Imaginarium of...

Ledger Was Miserable On Brokeback Mountain Set

HEATH LEDGER had a miserable time on the BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN set - because director ANG LEE treated the late star like an "alienated prop", according to the film's producer JAMES SCHAMUS. In an Entertainment Weekly...

Ledger Turned Down Spider-man

Late actor HEATH LEDGER was film bosses' first choice to play SPIDER-MAN, according to the dead star's longtime agent. In a U.S. magazine tribute to mark the first anniversary of Ledger's death (22Jan08), CAA agent...

Ledger's Advice For Lohan

Late actor HEATH LEDGER once warned LINDSAY LOHAN about the dangers of letting her celebrity status overshadow her acting career. Lohan has become known as a notorious party girl in recent years, and has endured...

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