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Ledger's Daughter To Inherit Estate

28th September 2008

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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Williams Donates To Ledger Fund

26th September 2008

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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Fascinating Fact 5995

18th September 2008

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,...

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Dark Knight Re-release Planned For 2009 Oscar Bid

11th September 2008

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...

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Eckhart Loves Talking About Ledger

9th September 2008

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...

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Williams Takes A Year Off From Hollywood

9th September 2008

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...

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Cole 'Devastated' After Ledger's Death

5th September 2008

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...

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Ledger Videotape In The Middle Of Legal Spat

4th September 2008

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...

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Ledger Tops Movie Villain Poll

3rd September 2008

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...

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Ledger's New York Apartment Up For Rent

28th August 2008

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...

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Stipe Dismisses 'Difficult' Reputation

20th August 2008

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...

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Ledger Replacements To Donate Fees To Star's Daughter

19th August 2008

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...

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Goyer Avoids Joker Controversy

18th August 2008

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...

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

16th August 2008

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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Fascinating Fact 5816

16th August 2008

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)...

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Dark Knight Holds Off Mummy Challenge

12th August 2008

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...

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Shields Shocked By Dead Celebrity Insults

12th August 2008

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...

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Dark Knight Tops Us Chart For Fourth Week

11th August 2008

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...

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Investigation Into Heath Ledger's Death 'Dropped'

7th August 2008

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...

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Ledger Investigation Closed?

7th August 2008

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...

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Ledger Honoured With Chessboard At New Restaurant

6th August 2008

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...

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Mary-kate Faces Grand Jury In Ledger Investigation

6th August 2008

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...

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Mary-kate Olsen 'Ignorant' Over Ledger Death

5th August 2008

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...

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Iain Duncan Smith Weighs In On Dark Knight Rating Row

5th August 2008

Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith has joined the ranks of critics attacking the 12A rating given to The Dark Knight.The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) was forced to defend the film's classification...

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Lawyer: 'Olsen Is Co-operating With Ledger Investigation'

5th August 2008

LATEST: MARY-KATE OLSEN knows nothing about the drugs which killed her friend HEATH LEDGER, her lawyer insists Reports on Monday (04Aug08) suggested officials behind a federal probe into Ledger's January (08) death from an accidental...

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Olsen Refuses To Speak To Police Over Ledger's Death

4th August 2008

MARY-KATE OLSEN has reportedly refused to be interviewed over the accidental drug death of her close friend HEATH LEDGER - unless she receives immunity from prosecution. Federal agents are keen to speak to Olsen...

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Gilliam Pleased With Ledger Replacements

1st August 2008

Director TERRY GILLIAM is pleased with his controversial decision to use three actors to finish HEATH LEDGER's final film - as the move has worked perfectly. Ledger was in the middle of filming The Imaginarium...

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Terry Gilliam Pleased With Heath Ledger Replacements

1st August 2008

Terry Gilliam has explained his decision to replace Heath Ledger with three other actors in his new film has been a success.Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law have replaced the late actor Heath Ledger...

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Ledger's Last Scenes Too Much For Olsen

30th July 2008

Late movie star HEATH LEDGER's close pal MARY-KATE OLSEN had to leave a weekend screening of THE DARK KNIGHT just 20 minutes in, because she couldn't bear to see her dead friend on the big...

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Ledger's Death Shows Rising Prescription Drug Use

29th July 2008

Heath Ledger's death through an accidental overdose of prescription drugs illustrates a rise in home medication, according to a new study.The Dark Knight star was found dead in his New York City apartment on January...

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