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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...

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HEATH LEDGER's actor cousin LUKE LEDGER, 16, missed out on a role in Aussie TV soap NEIGHBOURS last year (07)....

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...

Williams Donates To Ledger Fund

MICHELLE WILLIAMS has pledged a donation to the scholarship fund set up in her late ex-boyfriend HEATH LEDGER's name. The Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship will help up-and-coming Australian actors pursue careers in America....

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Actor JOSH BROLIN was directors ETHAN and JOEL COEN's second choice to play the part of MOSS in the Oscar winning NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - they originally offered the role to HEATH LEDGER,...

Dark Knight Re-release Planned For 2009 Oscar Bid

The Dark Knight may be re-released in January in a bid for Oscar glory, it has emerged.The Batman Begins sequel was released in July and has shattered box office records, while rumours persisted that Heath...

By on 11 September 2008

Eckhart Loves Talking About Ledger

THE DARK KNIGHT star AARON ECKHART loves talking to kids about his role in the BATMAN film - because they want to know all about working with the late HEATH LEDGER. The actor feels he's...

Williams Takes A Year Off From Hollywood

MICHELLE WILLIAMS is taking a year off from acting, so she can properly grieve over the loss of ex-fiance HEATH LEDGER and dedicate her time to their daughter MATILDA. Williams took just a brief break...

Cole 'Devastated' After Ledger's Death

Model-turned-actress LILY COLE was left devastated by the death of co-star HEATH LEDGER - describing his passing as "one of the hardest experiences" of her life. The British beauty became a close friend of the...

Ledger Videotape In The Middle Of Legal Spat

A videotape that purportedly shows tragic star HEATH LEDGER taking drugs is at the centre of an ongoing legal battle between a People magazine reporter and her ex-boyfriend's paparazzi agency. The celebrity reporter's legal claims...

Ledger Tops Movie Villain Poll

HEATH LEDGER's portrayal of the JOKER in BATMAN BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT has been named the summer's (08) best movie villain. The late actor, who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in...

Ledger's New York Apartment Up For Rent

The New York residence where late Hollywood actor HEATH LEDGER was found dead has been put back on the market for rent. Ledger was found in the downtown Manhattan apartment in January (08), after an...

Stipe Dismisses 'Difficult' Reputation

R.E.M. frontman MICHAEL STIPE has dismissed rumours he is difficult to work with - insisting his reputation stems from a recent interview following the death of his friend HEATH LEDGER. Stipe is convinced that he...

Ledger Replacements To Donate Fees To Star's Daughter

The three actors who have replaced Heath Ledger in his final film are to donate their fees to the late star's daughter Matilda.Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law have replaced the late actor Heath...

By on 19 August 2008

Goyer Avoids Joker Controversy

BLADE: TRINITY filmmaker DAVID GOYER is steering clear of any HEATH LEDGER controversy in his new GREEN ARROW movie - his JOKER won't even appear in the film. Instead, Goyer's colourful villain will simply be...

Depp, Law + Farrell's Gift To Ledger's Daughter

JOHNNY DEPP, JUDE LAW and COLIN FARRELL have donated their fee for completing HEATH LEDGER's final film role to the late star's daughter. The acting trio agreed to play versions of Ledger's character Tim in...

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Actress BUSY PHILIPPS will name her newborn baby daughter BIRDIE. Phillips, who is godmother to HEATH LEDGER's daughter MATILDA, gave birth on Tuesday (12Aug08). (KL/US)...

Dark Knight Holds Off Mummy Challenge

Brendan Fraser's turn in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor failed to shake The Dark Knight off the top spot in this week's box office figures.It was a third week at number one for...

By on 12 August 2008

Shields Shocked By Dead Celebrity Insults

Actress BROOKE SHIELDS was mortified when comics at a recent event made jokes at the expense of late celebrities HEATH LEDGER, BERNIE MAC and ESTELLE GETTY The 43-year-old star was acting as a panelist at...

Dark Knight Tops Us Chart For Fourth Week

The Dark Knight managed to see off strong competition at the weekend to remain top of the US box office for a fourth week running.Despite a strong opening, Sony comedy Pineapple Express had to settle...

By on 11 August 2008

Investigation Into Heath Ledger's Death 'Dropped'

The investigation into the death of Heath Ledger is to be dropped, a US official has said.Prosecutors were attempting to discover how the Australian actor managed to obtain powerful painkillers which contributed to his accidental...

By on 07 August 2008

Ledger Investigation Closed?

LATEST: The official investigation into the death of actor HEATH LEDGER has been closed due to lack of evidence. It was previously reported that actress Mary-Kate Olsen had been subpoenaed to testify in front of...

Ledger Honoured With Chessboard At New Restaurant

The New York restaurant HEATH LEDGER invested in before his untimely death in January (08) will pay tribute to the tragic star in the form of a chess board. Brightside owner Jud Mongell, who was...

Mary-kate Faces Grand Jury In Ledger Investigation

LATEST: MARY-KATE OLSEN has been subpoenaed to testify in front of a Grand Jury as investigators hope to end the mystery surrounding HEATH LEDGER's drug overdose death. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials in New York...

Mary-kate Olsen 'Ignorant' Over Ledger Death

Mary-Kate Olsen has stressed she does not know how Heath Ledger obtained the prescription medication that led to his death.The former child star was the first person contacted by the masseuse who found the Dark...

By on 05 August 2008

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