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Bono, Ireland, Nobels to Fete Suu Kyi

Burma opposition leader getting top Amnesty honor

(Newser) - It'll be a busy week for Aung San Suu Kyi: On June 17, she's headed to Oslo to belatedly pick up the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. The next day, she heads to Dublin to receive Amnesty International's top honor, presented by Bono at... More »

Letters to Juliet Best Left Unsent

Sappy, predictable rom-com a guilty-pleasure only

(Newser) - Critics aren't exactly head-over-heels for Letters to Juliet, a predictable romantic comedy about a young woman helping an older one reconnect with a lost love, but it has its charms. Here's what they're saying:
  • Letters will hardly go down as the funniest or sharpest caper of the year,”
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Tragedy Shadows Richardson's Family

Richardson's death adds to misfortunes of acting dynasty

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson's death has added a grim chapter to a history of misfortunes in the Redgrave family, the Telegraph reports. Various marital failures and controversies have often led to speculation about a Redgrave "curse"—something Richardson always dismissed. Richardson herself went through an acrimonious divorce; when she married... More »

Richardson a Superb Artist of Own Making

Late actress commanded a presence that went far beyond mere inheritance

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson had the finest theater pedigree possible, but her stage presence owed itself to far more than her acting genes, Lisa Schwarzbaum writes in Entertainment Weekly. Her upbringing in the theater—and those famous Redgrave cheekbones—were plainly visible, but the late actress had an aura of competence and... More »

Richardson Dead at 45

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson, a gifted and precocious heiress to acting royalty whose career highlights included the film Patty Hearst and a Tony-winning performance in a stage revival of Cabaret, died yesterday at age 45 after suffering a head injury during a ski lesson. It was a sudden and horrifying loss for... More »

Richardson Family Gathers to Say Goodbye

Actress taken to New York hospital; will be taken off life support

(Newser) - Family members have gathered at a New York hospital to say farewell to Natasha Richardson, reports the New York Daily News. The actress, on life support and believed to be brain dead after suffering a fall on a Canadian ski slope Monday, has been joined by husband Liam Neeson, the... More »

Richardson Injured in Ski Accident

Actress in critical condition

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson is in critical condition following a ski accident in Canada, reports Irish Central. The actress and wife of Liam Neeson suffered a traumatic brain injury and was admitted to a Montreal hospital. “Neeson left the Toronto set immediately to fly to Montreal upon news of his wife’... More »

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