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First Ledger Scholarship Awarded

The inaugural scholarship established in late actor HEATH LEDGER's name has been awarded to Australian performer OLIVER ACKLAND. The $10,000 (£7,000) fund, established by Ledger's ex-fiancee Michelle Williams and friends following his death last year (08),...

Williams Shuns Spotlight For Matilda

Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS refuses to bring daughter MATILDA up in Los Angeles - because of the legacy of her late father HEATH LEDGER. The Dawson's Creek star shuns the spotlight, choosing to live in Brooklyn, New...

Williams Still Suffering From Ledger's Death

MICHELLE WILLIAMS still feels unable to return to work following the accidental death of her ex-fiancee HEATH LEDGER last year (08). The pair met while working on Brokeback Mountain together and went on to have a...

Dark Knight Tops $1bn Mark At Box Office

The Dark Knight has smashed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming only the fourth film to reach ten figures.Warner Bros. said the film has made "a staggering $1,001,082,160" and is the...

By on 21 February 2009

Leaked Oscar Winners List Dismissed As Fake

Oscar organisers have dismissed a leaked list containing the names of winners of Hollywood's top prize as a fake.The list, which contains the academy's letterhead and a signature claimed to be of Academy president Sid...

By on 21 February 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Is People's Favourite For Oscar Wins

Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire has been voted the film people would most like to claim the best picture Oscar this Sunday.The Mumbai-set drama has already won seven Baftas and four Golden Globes and is...

By on 21 February 2009

Watts: 'Give Ledger The Oscar'

HEATH LEDGER's ex-girlfriend NAOMI WATTS is urging Academy Awards bosses to recognise the late actor's talents by honouring him with a posthumous Oscar on Sunday (22Feb09) night. The King Kong star, who is now dating actor...

Ledger's Dad: 'Oscar Win Will Be Bittersweet'

HEATH LEDGER's father KIM has hinted he will accept the late star's Best Supporting Actor Oscar if he wins at the event on Sunday (22Feb08) - but admits collecting the honour will be "bittersweet". Ledger was...

Ledger's Daughter To Be Awarded Oscar Statuette

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's three-year-old daughter MATILDA will become the proud owner of her dad's Oscar statuette on Sunday (22Feb09), if he wins a posthumous award. Ledger is nominated for his supporting role as the Joker...

Slumdog, Cruz & Ledger Top Bets For Oscars

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, HEATH LEDGER and PENELOPE CRUZ are surefire bets for Oscars glory on Sunday (22Feb09) - a panel of Academy Awards experts has unanimously decided they're the favourites to win gold. The Los Angeles Times...

Jackman Tips Ledger For Oscar Success

Oscars host HUGH JACKMAN is praying late actor HEATH LEDGER walks away with a posthumous Academy Award - because the honour would be "fitting" to the star's memory. Ledger, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

Ledger Fans Call For The Joker To Be Retired

A group of HEATH LEDGER fans have demanded THE JOKER be retired from all future BATMAN movies as a mark of respect to the late star. The tragic actor, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

Ledger 'Hoaxer' Sentenced

A man accused of 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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