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  • Lindsay Lohan's Mother: My Daughter Was Involved with Heath Ledger When He Died

    11/11/2009 10:04:29 AM PST · by HIDEK6 · 23 replies · 921+ views
    WGHP FOX8 ^ | November 11, 2009 | Jeremy Tanner
    NEW YORK (WPIX) - Lindsay Lohan was having a secret relationship with Heath Ledger when he died, said the troubled starlet's mother, Dina, in a recently-released recording of a 2008 phone conversation with father Michael Lohan. During the recording, which was posted Tuesday on Radar Online's website, Dina Lohen says about the alleged relationship, "I don't know if you know that, but I know cause I would drop her off and they were friends. Very, very close, okay?" LiLo's mom says that Ledger's death may have pushed her daughter over the edge. The 28 year-old Academy Award-nominated actor was found...
  • Ledger's poignant Oscar deepens sense of loss

    02/22/2009 8:02:11 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies · 1,350+ views
    The Times of India ^ | February 22, 2009
    HOLLYWOOD: Heath Ledger's posthumous Oscar underscored the tragedy of the actor's death, which in the words of director Christopher Nolan "ripped a hole in the future of cinema." By the time of his death in 2008 at the age of 28 after accidentally taking a lethal combination of prescription drugs, Ledger had already earned comparisons with Marlon Brando following his heart-wrenching Oscar-nominated performance in Ang Lee's gay cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain." Yet it was as Batman's cackling arch-enemy the Joker in "The Dark Knight," his final film role, that Ledger received an Academy Award, becoming the first actor to win...
  • Belgian creche stabbings: suspect quoted Heath Ledger (infants killed)

    01/27/2009 3:38:35 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies · 712+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 26 Jan 09 | Bruno Waterfield in Brussels
    The suspect in the Belgian creche stabbings is said to have quoted Heath Ledger from the Batman film when he was arrested. Kim De Gelder, aged 20, was arrested last Friday shortly after stabbing two babies and one of their carers to death in a gruesome attack that has stunned Belgium. He was dressed and apparently wearing make-up that gave him the appearance of the Batman character the Joker. Investigators are examining whether the attack was timed to mark the first anniversary of the death of Heath Ledger, the actor who played the Joker in the film Batman, The Dark...
  • Official: Olsen Seeks Immunity in Ledger Probe (Of course she does)

    08/05/2008 4:15:42 PM PDT · by khnyny · 21 replies · 253+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 5, 2008 | Tom Hays
    Federal investigators want to question Mary-Kate Olsen about how Heath Ledger got two powerful painkillers that contributed to his accidental overdose death, but she's refusing to talk without immunity, a law enforcement official said Monday. Olsen's lawyer has twice refused requests for her to speak with investigators, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. The lawyer, Michael C. Miller, said the "Full House" actress has nothing to do with the drugs, and has already told the government everything she knows. "We have provided the government with relevant information including facts in the chronology...
  • Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in crash

    08/04/2008 2:30:22 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 30 replies · 169+ views
    gaurdian UK ^ | 8/4/08 | Dan Glaister
    The Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman said to be in a serious condition after the car he was driving flipped over several times late on Sunday. Freeman was driving near his home in Charleston, Mississippi, at the time of the accident. The actor and a female companion were cut free by emergency workers before being airlifted to a hospital 90 miles away in Memphis, Tennessee. Kathy Stringer, a spokeswoman for the regional medical centre in Memphis, described the 71-year-old actor's condition as "serious". The editor of the Charleston Sun Sentinel newspaper, who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident, said...
  • Freeman seriously injured in crash

    08/04/2008 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies · 204+ views
    Morgan Freeman is critically ill after a car crash, a US hospital has confirmed. A spokesman for the Regional Medical Centre in Memphis, Tennessee, said the 71-year-old The Dark Knight actor's condition was "serious". Mississippi state troopers told showbiz website TMZ.com that Freeman was involved in the crash at around 11.30pm local time on Sunday (5.30am BST), north of the small town of Ruleville. He was airlifted from the accident scene to the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is being treated. An unidentified female passenger was also in the car and her condition was not known. The hospital, commonly...
  • Report: Morgan Freeman Injured In Car Wreck

    08/04/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 78 replies · 238+ views
    NBC30 ^ | 8/4/2008 | n/a
    Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been injured in a serious car crash in Mississippi, according to TMZ.com. Police told the celebrity gossip site that Freeman was in a one-car accident about 11:30 p.m. Sunday near the small town of Ruleville and was airlifted from the scene.
  • Believe the Hype - The Dark Knight is That Good!

    07/18/2008 5:43:47 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 47 replies · 236+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 7-18-08 | Duane Lester
    (Don't worry. There are no spoilers in this review.)I sat down scared that I had hyped this movie too much, that there was no way that it could be as good as I thought it was going to be. I was right. It was better. The movie takes place after Batman has been operating for a while, and Harvey Dent, along with Jim Gordon have been cleaning up the streets. Things are going the law's way for once. Then comes The Joker.
  • "The Dark Knight:" Third Trailer!

    05/05/2008 6:53:09 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 38 replies · 64+ views
    (Click "Download Now" if the page seems confusing). http://www.whysoserious.com/happytrails You can also see the new trailer on the official website, which has finally been updated. http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/ This trailer is awe-inspiring; even moreso than the last one (which I also thought was spectacular).
  • [Bill]Maher: Why Didn’t Rush Die From Drugs Instead of Heath Ledger?

    02/09/2008 1:41:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 225+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 9, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    The hatred from supposedly compassionate and open-minded Hollywoodans is something to behold, isn't it? After all, just imagine despising a radio talk show host so much that you would suggest, on national television, that he should die of a drug overdose. Alas, such was the case Friday evening when HBO's Bill Maher actually asked guest P.J. O'Rourke, who was talking about Rush Limbaugh's use of the prescription drug OxyContin (video available here courtesy our friend Ms Underestimated): Why couldn't have he croaked from it instead of Heath Ledger? Honestly, can you imagine? MSNBC's David Shuster was suspended on Friday for...
  • Drugs That Killed Heath Ledger Could Be in Your Home

    02/06/2008 12:09:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 124 replies · 81+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | February 06, 2008 | Karlie Pouliot
    The lethal cocktail of drugs that killed actor Heath Ledger two weeks ago could be sitting in your medicine cabinet. The medications — identified Wednesday as oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, alprazolam, temazepam and doxylamine — are the generic names for the painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin, the anti-anxiety drugs Valium and Xanax and the sleep aids Restoril and Unisom. Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner, who conducted the autopsy, said Wednesday that the cumulative effects of these combined prescription medications killed the 28-year-old Australian-born actor. "The danger is that all these drugs have similar side effects and...
  • Heath Ledger's Death Was Accidental Overdose

    02/06/2008 8:08:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 106+ views
    People.com ^ | 02.06.08
    Heath Ledger's death on Jan. 22 was due to an accidental mixture of prescription drugs, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York has concluded. "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine," said an announcement released Wednesday morning by office spokesperson Ellen Borakove. Oxycodone is a pain medication, hydrocodone is a cough suppressant, diazepam is commonly called Valium, temazepam treats anxiety or sleeplessness, alprazolam is known as Xanax, and doxylamine is a sedating antihistamine.
  • Some folks shouldn't be voting

    01/27/2008 12:44:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 274+ views
    The Cartersville Daily Tribune ^ | January 26, 2008 | Chuck Shiflett
    If any recent day typifies life in this crazy modern world, it was probably this past Tuesday. World financial markets were in a meltdown and the Federal Reserve held an emergency meeting to cut the interest rate a massive three quarters of a point in an attempt to stave off a precipitous stock market drop. President Bush was working with congressional leaders on an economic stimulus package to reduce the likelihood of a recession. Meanwhile the U.S. presidential campaign was in full swing with Hillary and Obama having just ripped each other to shreds at a debate, and Fred Thompson...
  • Ledger's Death Is A Laughing Matter(Fox News' John Gibson)

    01/24/2008 1:50:16 PM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 72 replies · 310+ views
    This is reprehensible! Fox News Talk Network host John Gibson announced the sad and tragic death of actor Heath Ledger on Tuesday by mocking him and making light of his untimely passing. Disgusting! We've been on this creep's show before and we will boycott his show in the future, unless he issues an apology. Here's a rundown of what happened: "Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, 'I wish I knew how to quit you' from Ledger’s gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, 'Well, he found out how to quit you.' Laughing, Gibson then played another clip...
  • Bring Mika The Head of John Gibson

    01/24/2008 7:32:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies · 69+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bring Mika The Head of John Gibson By Mark Finkelstein | January 24, 2008 - 10:29 ET The woman who got her big break on network TV thanks to the firing of Don Imus apparently now wants another host to lose his job over some tasteless remarks. Morning Joe is the show that took over MSNBC's early-morning time slot after Imus was bounced for his offensive observations about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Mika Brzezinski, a regular member of the Morning Joe crew, has now left little doubt that she would like to see John Gibson fired for his callous...
  • A DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP - ODD MARY-KATE TWIST IN HEATH'S TRAGIC LAST HOURS

    01/24/2008 3:28:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 103 replies · 282+ views
    NY Post ^ | 24 Jan 06 | JAMIE SCHRAM, PHILLIP MESSING and ANDY GELLER
    January 24, 2008 -- The masseuse who discovered Heath Ledger's body made two frantic calls to his latest squeeze, actress Mary-Kate Olsen, before dialing 911 for help, police revealed yesterday. MORE: Star's Tragic Timeline "Heath is unconscious. I don't know what to do!" Diane Lee Wolozin screamed in her first call to Olsen on Tuesday. "I'm sending my private security there," the actress replied. Moments later - after finding the body of the "Brokeback Mountain" star cold to the touch - Wolozin, 40, made another panicked call. "I think he may be dead. I'm calling 911!" she said. "I...
  • Bush postpones anti-drug event after Ledger death

    01/23/2008 6:43:31 AM PST · by jdm · 49 replies · 29+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 23, 2008 | Tabassum Zakaria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush postponed an event on Wednesday to promote an advertising campaign on preventing prescription drug abuse after actor Heath Ledger's death from a possible drug overdose, the White House said. "We felt it would be better not to hold the event today given the tragedy of yesterday's passing of the beloved actor," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. "We did not want anyone to think we were trying to link into that story in any way," she said. Bush had been scheduled to talk in the morning about the Office of National Drug Control...
  • Did Batman stress lead to Joker Heath Ledger's death?

    01/23/2008 5:04:48 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 298 replies · 2,589+ views
    Couriermail ^ | 22 Jan 08 | Lisa Yallamas
    Excerpt.... And bloggers like Scottykazz on Superman homepage says "I hope his reportedly insane work as the Joker didn't put him over the edge." A blogger named Ojacko points to The Internet Media Database's Batman Returns entry: “Ledger found the role extremely difficult, and suffered insomnia as a result.” 'It is a physically and mentally draining role (his Joker is a “psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy”......“Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night,” he said. “I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.”
  • Hollywood Actor Found Dead found dead [Heath Ledger]

    01/22/2008 1:59:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 100+ views
    Hollywood actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in his New York apartment, according to police. He was 28. More to follow...
  • Heath Ledger Found Dead In NY Apartment (Breaking News)

    01/22/2008 2:47:07 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 187 replies · 21,426+ views
    TMZ via Fox News ^ | January 22, 2008 | Staff
    "New York Police Department confirms actor Heath Ledger, 28, found dead in his New York City apartment, which was strewn with pills." | PHOTOS | VIDEO Live reports at 5:45 PM, Quoting TMZ Source, via Fox News: Actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead in his apartment bedroom by his housekeeper and masseuse at 3:30 PM this afternoon. Police are telling TMZ it was an accidental drug overdose and not foul play. Ledger was found with perscription pills strewn around the bed. TMZ also says the apartment is "not" owned by Mary Kate Olsen