Natasha Richardson

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Liam Neeson: Natasha's Death Still Not 'Real'

5 years on, actor says he still expects her to walk through the door

(Newser) - It's been nearly five years since Natasha Richardson died after a freak skiing accident , and last night Liam Neeson remembered his late wife on 60 Minutes . Highlights from the interview, per the Independent and Us :
  • Her death "was never real. It still kind of isn't," Neeson
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Liam Neeson Finally Opens Up About Natasha

Grief 'hits me in the middle of the night'

(Newser) - Nearly two years after his wife's death , Liam Neeson is finally ready to talk about Natasha Richardson. In Esquire , Tom Chiarella offers a touching account of his interview with Neeson. Highlights:
  • On Neeson's arrival at the hospital after the accident: "I walked into the emergency ... and for the first
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After Natasha's Death, New Love for Liam

Neeson spotted twice with English businesswoman, mom of 2

(Newser) - A year and a half after the tragic death of his wife , Liam Neeson may have found love again. He's been spotted twice with English businesswoman Freya St. Johnston: once enjoying a hand-in-hand walk after dinner in London, the second time having another cozy dinner together in New York. The... More »

Laura Linney: I'm Lucky to Be Here

Linney reflects on love and loss in NYT profile

(Newser) - Laura Linney is nice—so nice that Frank Bruni tries to force her to be mean, by bringing up onetime costar Alicia Silverstone. (Linney studied at Juilliard; Silverstone starred in Aerosmith videos.) But no such luck: “Oh, I love her,” Linney says, with not a trace of... More »

Lynn Redgrave Laid to Rest in NY

Actress buried in same cemetery as mother, Natasha Richardson

(Newser) - Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave yesterday and laid the 67-year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate New York. The star of Georgy Girl died Sunday at her home in Kent, Conn., surrounded by her children. She had been diagnosed with... More »

Actress Lynn Redgrave Dead at 67

Oscar-winner had been treated in 2003 for breast cancer

(Newser) - Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of Georgy Girl and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances Shakespeare for My Father and Nightingale, has died. She was 67. Her publicist, speaking... More »

Quaids' Wild Ride a Tale of Drugs, Paranoia

Texas arrest for stiffing hotel bill is just the tip of the iceberg

(Newser) - The arrest of Randy and Evi Quaid in Texas for stiffing a California hotel is only the latest twist in a bizarre tale of unpaid bills and paranoid fantasies. A private investigator hired by the Quaids—she’s out $17,000—tells Diane Dimond the actor and his wife owe... More »

Neeson 'Taking Each Day as It Comes'

Actor talks for the first time about wife's death

(Newser) - Liam Neeson and his boys are “taking each day as it comes,” he tells ABC. In his first interview since wife Natasha died in March, Neeson says his two sons, ages 13 and 12, are “getting along as best they can." The actor says he's "... More »

No Secret Brad-Jen Meeting: Rep

But not-so-secret Lilo-Sam meeting, and more

(Newser) - Hot on the heels of the rumor that Brad Pitt wants Jennifer Aniston back, reports surfaced yesterday that the two met last month—or did they? Jen’s reps quickly denied In Touch’s claim that they shared a secret drive around New York, the Daily Star reports. Elsewhere:
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A Bundchen in the Oven?

Plus, Susan Boyle forced to change phone number, more

(Newser) - Gisele Bundchen visited the OB/GYN yesterday—gasp!—with hubby Tom Brady, thus prompting the requisite pregnancy rumors from the New York Post. Elsewhere:
  • Poor Susan Boyle, inundated by late-night phone calls, was forced to change her number, the Sun reports.
  • Liam Neeson recently called late wife’s Natasha Richardson’
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Neeson's Return to Film 'Extraordinary': Director

Grieving actor showed generosity, professionalism

(Newser) - Director Atom Egoyan praised the “extraordinary” Liam Neeson for returning to work on his film Chloe so soon after the March 18 death of wife Natasha Richardson, the AP reports. “He was very committed to the film and finishing his role,” Egoyan said. “It was just... More »

Second-Guessing Lingers After Richardson's Death

(Newser) - Doctors in Quebec, where Natasha Richardson took her fatal ski-slope tumble, have been arguing since the 1990s for emergency air transport that might have saved her life, CNN reports. Care was delayed not only by the slow manifestation of symptoms from the epidural hematoma she suffered, but also by the... More »

Sad Neeson Back at Work

Husband resumes filming; sister already returned to work

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson’s family is returning to work in the wake of her sudden death, the New York Post reports. A rep confirmed husband Liam Neeson returned to the set of Chloe and “completed the movie,” and a source spotted him alone at a Toronto hotel bar. “... More »

Radio Dispatches Recount Bid to Save Richardson

Medics race to save star's life

(Newser) - Almost a week after family and friends bid their final goodbyes to Natasha Richardson, the Globe and Mail  examines radio exchanges between paramedics and 911 operators during the star’s last conscious hours. As she was being taken from her hotel room to the nearest hospital, vital signs were good,... More »

Richardson Tragedy Helps Save 7-Year-Old's Life

Parents take 7-year-old in after seeing story on CNN

(Newser) - The tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson from an epidural hematoma has raised awareness of the dangers of seemingly minor head injuries, and helped save the life of a 7-year-old Ohio girl, CNN reports. Morgan McCracken was hit by a baseball while playing with her father, but seemed OK. “... More »

Richardson Lives on Through Donated Organs

Plus, Redgrave signs on for new film

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson’s death had the tiniest sliver of a silver lining: Her family donated her organs, the New York Post reports. “Doctors spent six hours harvesting all her organs. Some patient is going to wake up in the recovery room and start reciting Shakespeare,” said a source.... More »

Richardson's Family Bids Final Farewell

Will be placed near grandmother's grave in upstate NY

(Newser) - Close family and friends gathered this afternoon in a tiny white church in upstate New York to say goodbye to Natasha Richardson, the AP reports. The actress’ body was to be laid to rest near her grandmother’s grave after a private service at 2pm, reports the New York Daily ... More »

Redgrave Sang Lullaby to Dying Daughter

Legend sang Edelweiss for daughter

(Newser) - Vanessa Redgrave serenaded Natasha Richardson with a lullaby from The Sound of the Music in her final moments, the Daily Mail reports. Redgrave caressed her daughter’s face as she sang the melody from "Edelweiss," which she had performed for Richardson’s first marriage 19 years ago. More »

Richardson Rejected Ski Helmet

$10 helmet could have saved actress' life

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson turned down a $10 ski helmet that could have saved her life, workers at the Mont Tremblant ski resort tell the Sun. Employees say the actress was cheerful but a little nervous ahead of the ski lesson that led to her fatal fall. She told staff she wasn't... More »

Mourners Assemble in NY for Richardson Wake

(Newser) - Family and friends assembled in New York today for the wake of Natasha Richardson, the AP reports; husband Liam Neeson, their sons, and mother Vanessa Redgrave were among them. “It’s been a very, very sad few days and I think it will stay that way,” said family... More »

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