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Things Celebrities Like to Name Their Kids After

Huffington Post breaks down naming trends

(Newser) - Not only are celebrity baby names usually weird—it turns out they also tend to follow some quirky trends. The Huffington Post took a random sample of 50 famous babies and found that their names fell into 10 categories:
  • Colors: The most popular category includes Blue Ivy Carter and at
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When I Miss Heath, I Look at Matilda: Michelle

In first interview since Ledger's death, Williams opens up about grief, motherhood

(Newser) - Michelle Williams was reluctant to talk to the press after the death of Heath Ledger, because “I didn't know what my boundaries were,” she tells Vogue. She has since figured it out: “I can talk about grief, about single parenting, about trying to balance work and kids.... More »

And the Oscar Goes to … Matilda, If Ledger Wins

(Newser) - If Heath Ledger is named best supporting actor at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, his 3-year-old daughter will become the owner of the statuette. But it won't really belong to Matilda Rose Ledger until her 18th birthday, in 2023—and even then, only if she signs a contract. Ledger's nomination, and... More »

Ledger's Insurer Settles With Daughter

Attorneys wanted $10M, but company wanted to look into suicide possibilities

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s insurance company has agreed to pay at least part of the late actor’s $10 million policy to his daughter, Matilda. Ledger’s lawyers reached an out-of-court settlement with ReliaStar Life Insurance, which had balked at paying because of suspicions his 2008 overdose death was a suicide,... More »

Ledger Awards Are Legacy for Matilda

Actor's late accolades will be given to daughter

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s posthumous Golden Globe and other awards for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight will be given to his daughter Matilda, People reports. His family is “bursting with pride” over all the praise, but it has been “a bit of an emotional rollercoaster,... More »

Suri Is Hollywood's Hottest Tot

TomKat's kid knocks Shiloh Jolie-Pitt to No. 2

(Newser) - In these troubled economic times, one thing is sure to make the public feel better: Babies. Forbes has compiled its annual list of Hollywood power tots, with Suri Cruise at the top, Reuters reports. The magazine claims we can expect to see more of the top cuties, including three of... More »

Ledger's Estate Goes to Daughter

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s estate will go to his daughter, Matilda, the late actor's dad tells Perth Now. “There is no claim,'' Kim Ledger said of the estimated $16.6 million bequest. “Our family has gifted everything to Matilda.'' Ledger’s will, written before his daughter’s... More »

Ledger Tot Sues as Insurance Balks at $10M Payout

Company says it can't rule out suicide

(Newser) - A trustee representing Heath Ledger's 3-year-old daughter is suing the actor's insurance provider, who is balking at paying out his $10 million death benefits, TMZ reports. ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. says it's withholding payment until they determine whether Ledger's accidental overdose death was a suicide, an investigation that includes quizzing... More »

Pals Pony Up for Ledger's Daughter

Actors who completed Ledger's final role hand over pay

(Newser) - Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, who banded together to complete Heath Ledger’s final film role, in the The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, gave their paychecks to his daughter, Matilda, the Sun reports. “They didn’t take money—it goes to Heath’s daughter,” director Terry... More »

Is Ledger's Ex Jonzin' for Love?

Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze reportedly an item

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's ex-fiancee, Michelle Williams, may have found love again—in the arms of director Spike Jonze, Star magazine reports via the Daily Mail. Williams and Jonze, who divorced director Sofia Coppola in 2003, were spotted locking lips outside his Manhattan pad. The late actor's best friend, who has been... More »

Ledger's Ex Irate Over Will Snub

Girlfriend claims daughter hasn't received any cut

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams is livid at the exclusion of her and her daughter from the execution of Ledger’s will, the NY Post reports. Ledger’s will, which leaves everything to his parents and sisters, predates the birth of their daughter Matilda—who is now the legal... More »

Heath May Have Fathered Secret Love Child

17-year-old Ledger had affair with older woman before baby girl's birth

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Heath Ledger may have fathered a child during an affair with an older woman, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reports. The woman was living in Sydney with another man while seeing the young actor. “There is a very real possibility that Heath was the father” of the baby... More »

Ledger Family Feuds Over Estate

Actor's uncles say his father shouldn't be trusted with the money

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's estate has sparked a family squabble, with his uncles claiming the late actor's father is unfit to handle his his assets and make sure his daughter Matilda is cared for. The uncles say Kim Ledger bungled their grandfather's estate so badly that he had to be removed as... More »

Heath's Dad: We'll 'Take Care' of His Daughter

Actor's will pre-dated relationship with Michelle Williams, child's birth

(Newser) - The father of late actor Heath Ledger vowed that his son's daughter—and her mother, actress Michelle Williams—will be "taken care of" even though they aren't in Ledger's will, which dates from before their relationship and the 2005 birth of their daughter, Matilda Rose. Ledger's 2003 will left... More »

Ledger's Ex Appeals for Privacy

Williams breaks silence, saying her 'heart is broken'

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's ex-fiancee, Michelle Williams, made her first public statement since the actor's death today, asking the press and public to "respect our need to grieve privately." The 27-year-old actress met Ledger on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2005, the same year their daughter was born. They... More »

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