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Ledger Death Deemed Top Entertainment Story Of 2008

The death of Australian actor Heath Ledger last January 22 at age 28 was judged the top entertainment story of 2008 by U.S. newspaper and broadcast editors polled by the Associated Press. No. 2 on...

Double Recognition For Winslet From Actors' Union

Kate Winslet has received a further two nominations for her upcoming films Revolutionary Road and The Reader.The British actress was nominated for best actress for the former and best supporting actress for the latter when...

By on 18 December 2008

Trial Date Set For Ledger Insurance Policy Battle

A trial date has been set for the battle between a trustee for HEATH LEDGER's daughter MATILDA and a U.S. life insurance company - after the firm refused to pay out on the late star's...

Blu-ray Sales Records Shattered By Dark Knight

The rising popularity of the Blu-Ray DVD format has been illustrated by the record-breaking sales of The Dark Knight.Blu-Ray's triumph over HD DVDs was shrouded in controversy with the release of the PS3 games console...

By on 18 December 2008

Toronto Critics Pick Wendy And Lucy

In a surprise announcement, the Toronto Film Critics Association on Tuesday said that it had chosen Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy as the best film of the year. The film's star, Michelle Williams was named...

Williams Won't Accept Ledger's Awards

HEATH LEDGER's ex-fiancee MICHELLE WILLIAMS has denied she was set to accept any awards the late star wins for his role in THE DARK KNIGHT. Ledger's performance as The Joker - the last movie he...

Aussie Politicians Backtrack On Ledger Theatre Tribute

The decision to name a new performing arts centre in Perth, Australia after tragic actor HEATH LEDGER has been overturned in favour of a more diverse title. Former Western Australia Premier Alan Carpenter announced earlier...

Dark Knight Tops Film Of The Year Poll

The Dark Knight has topped a film of the year poll conducted by cinema experts Perl & Dean. More than a third of those who took part in the poll voted for Christopher Nolan's second...

By on 14 December 2008

Howard: 'Ledger Should Win Golden Globe'

Movie star TERRENCE HOWARD insists tragic actor HEATH LEDGER should win a Golden Globe Award, no matter what, in January (09). Ledger was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor prize on Thursday (11Dec08) for his...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , in which Brad Pitt portrays a man who ages backwards, tied for the most Golden Globe nominations today (Thursday), including best actor in a drama (for Pitt), best...

Ledger Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has earned a posthumous Golden Globe nomination for his role as The Joker in BATMAN movie THE DARK KNIGHT. The Australian star - who was found dead at his New York...

Ledger Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has earned a posthumous nomination for his role as The Joker in BATMAN movie THE DARK KNIGHT at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The Australian star - who was found dead at...

Heath Ledger Nominated For Posthumous Golden Globe

His iconic portrayal of The Joker has earned the late Heath Ledger a posthumous nomination for a Golden Globe award.More follows11/12/2008 13:49:16

By on 11 December 2008

Ledger Honoured With Another Posthumous Award

HEATH LEDGER has been honoured with a posthumous acting award from the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Ledger has been named Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight...

Ledger's Posthumous Acting Honour At Aussie Prizegiving

HEATH LEDGER was posthumously honoured by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) on Saturday (06Dec08) when the tragic star was awarded the international prize for best actor for his role as THE JOKER in BATMAN movie...

Ledger's Apartment Taken Off Rental Market

The New York City apartment where HEATH LEDGER died has been pulled off the real estate market - after the tragic property failed to attract a tenant. The Brokeback Mountain star died of an accidental...

James Franco Calls For Oscar Glory For Ledger's Joker

Actor James Franco has paid tribute to the realism of the late Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker.Writing as part of Variety's 'Contenders' issue, in which actors single out their fellow professionals for praise ahead...

By on 27 November 2008

Ledger Inspires U.s. Tv Drama

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's tragic death has reportedly inspired a new episode of U.S. TV crime drama LAW + ORDER. The show is notorious for basing its plots on headlining-grabbing events in New York -...

Ledger's Dad Struggles With Son's Aussie Honour

HEATH LEDGER's father fought back tears of pride as he paid tribute to his late son at a prizegiving in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday night (25Nov08). Kim Ledger accepted a Best Actor prize on behalf...

Grieving Williams Fires Back At Paparazzi Disrespect

Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS has slammed the paparazzi for refusing to let her grieve in peace following the death of her ex-boyfriend HEATH LEDGER in January (08). In her first indepth interview since the tragedy, the...

Peck's Grandson Lands Ledger Role

GREGORY PECK's actor grandson ETHAN PECK is to take on the role HEATH LEDGER played in 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU when the hit film is made into a TV series. Based on William...

Crowe To Replace Ledger In Noyce Movie?

RUSSELL CROWE is in talks to replace tragic HEATH LEDGER in Aussie director PHILLIP NOYCE's DIRT MUSIC. Ledger was attached to star in the film before he died in January (08) and now movie news...

Jury Rules Dark Knight Stunt Death Accidental

The death of a special effects technician killed filming a stunt for The Dark Knight was accidental, a jury has ruled.Conway Wickliffe, 41, was operating a camera while leaning out of a moving Nissan 4x4...

By on 04 November 2008

Book Sparks Ledger 'Bipolar' Claim

Tragic actor HEATH LEDGER may have suffered from bipolar disorder, according to a new book. The Brokeback Mountain star was found dead in his New York apartment in January (08) from an accidental overdose of...

Williams Shows Off New Love

MICHELLE WILLIAMS has gone public with new boyfriend SPIKE JONZE for the first time following the death of ex-fiancee HEATH LEDGER. The couple was photographed affectionately holding hands following the screening of their new film,...

Thornton + Ledger Shared Hollywood Hatred

BILLY BOB THORNTON and late actor HEATH LEDGER were kindred spirits - they both hated Hollywood. Thornton - who worked with Ledger on the 2001 movie Monster's Ball - admits they shared a mutual dislike...

Pegg 'Humbled' By Ledger Meeting

British funnyman SIMON PEGG was left stunned and "humbled" after meeting HEATH LEDGER, when the late star revealed he was a fan. Pegg and his wife were mingling at the BAFTA Awards in Britain, when...

Heath Ledger's $20 Million Estate Goes To Daughter

Heath Ledger's daughter Matilda will be the sole recipient of her late father's estate, thought to be worth $20 million (£11 million).The Dark Knight star was found dead in his New York City apartment on...

By on 29 September 2008

Life Insurance Company Probe Ledger 'Suicide'

A trustee for HEATH LEDGER's daughter MATILDA is suing the bosses of a U.S. life insurance company for refusing to pay out on his $10 million (GBP5.4 million) policy - because they believe he may...

Ledger's Daughter To Inherit Estate

HEATH LEDGER's daughter MATILDA is to inherit all of the late actor's $16.6 million (GBP8.97 million) estate, his father has revealed. The Dark Knight star died from an accidental drug overdose in January (08), aged...

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