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Heath’s Family Goes Home

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

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The family of late actor Heath Ledger waited for their car after checking out of the Four Seasons Hotel. Ledger’s parents, Kim Ledger and Sally Bell, and sister Kate were in L.A. to accept his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

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Can Heath Win?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

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Heath Ledger’s Oscar nomination for his performance as The Joker in “The Dark Knight” was no surprise to anyone when it was announced this morning. But his winning isn’t a slam dunk since the Academy does not have a great record of rewarding actors posthumously.

The last time an actor won an Oscar after he was no longer around to enjoy it was more than 30 years ago—before Heath Ledger was even born. According to the Associated Press, the only Oscar awarded posthumously to an actor in the 81-year history of the Academy Awards went to Peter Finch for the 1976 film “Network.” So Ledger’s chances don’t look good. Tom O’Neil, a columnist for TheEnvelope.com, told AP, “The fact that only one actor has ever won an Oscar from the grave tells us that in general at the Oscars, the feeling is when you’re dead, you’re dead.”

So can Ledger be the one to break this jinx? His death so affected people that we’re still talking about it a year later, mourning the loss of so much potential, taken away so soon. Maybe his time will come—even if he’s not here to savor the moment.

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Heath’s Legal Problems Continue

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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The legal fight over a video that allegedly showed Heath Ledger doing drugs is over but another case goes on. AP reports that an attorney for a former People magazine freelancer who appears briefly on the tape stated ”The matter has been resolved.” The writer had later sued to get the tape destroyed.

After Ledger’s death last January. “Entertainment Tonight” planned to air parts of the footage but backed off after negative reactions from stars and publicists. 

Still pending is the case seeking the release of Ledger’s $10 million life insurance payout to his daughter, Matilda Rose. A trial is scheduled for August in Los Angeles Superior Court.

 

 

 

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Ledger Death Top Story Of 2008

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

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The newspaper and broadcast editors surveyed by the Associated Press have chosen the tragic death of actor Heath Ledger in February the top entertainment story of 2008. Other stories rating with AP included the end of the writers strike, the huge box office take for “The Dark Knight,” political comedy, Britney Spears, plus the deaths of Paul Newman, George Carlin, Tim Russert and the family of Jennifer Hudson. Let’s welcome the end of a really depressing year.

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Heath’s Pad Haunted?

Friday, December 5th, 2008

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Probably not but nobody seems willing to take a chance. Page Six is reporting that the the three-bedroom loft in SoHo where Heath Ledger died has been taken off the rental market after failing to attract a tenant. The the 4,400-square-foot apartment had been listed for rental since late July at $26,000 per month. The combination of bad vibes and the currently depressed rental market make this crib a hard sell.

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