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Michelle Williams: I Can't Find Meaning in Heath's Death

She opens up in first TV interview since his accidental overdose

(Newser) - Michelle Williams is moving on from Heath Ledger's death—and it makes her a little sad. Promoting her latest film Blue Valentine on Nightline , Williams recalled the first year without him: “In a strange way, I miss that year, because all those possibilities that existed then are gone. It... More »

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 »

Destiny's 'Third' Child Hits London's West End

Michelle Williams plays Roxie in Chicago

(Newser) - Often labeled “the third one” in Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams is swinging the spotlight her way, the Independent reports, playing Roxy in a production of Chicago in London’s West End. “People just think I’m the quiet one. Or not talented,” Williams says of comparisons... 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 Ex Says Grief Like 'Moving River'

(Newser) - Michelle Williams, who stars in a new film about the loss of a best friend, says time hasn’t made mourning ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger any easier. “I’m at heart an optimistic person, but in some ways it just gets worse," the Dawson’s Creek alum says... More »

Carefully, Williams Opens Up

Actress gives first interview since Heath Ledger's death

(Newser) - In the wake of the media circus surrounding Heath Ledger's death, ex-fiancee Michelle Williams laid low and threw herself into her work, refusing all interviews until the New York Times recently sat down to discuss the four movies the actress has shot since last summer. "I don’t want... More »

Feds Close Ledger Case

Mary-Kate Olsen will not have to testify

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have closed their investigation into the death of Heath Ledger without filing charges, meaning Mary-Kate Olsen will not have to testify, People reports. The US attorney's office in Manhattan had been trying to determine whether the painkillers Ledger took were obtained illegally. More »

Olsen Demands Immunity in Ledger Probe

Olsen twin last to be interviewed in fed investigation

(Newser) - Mary-Kate Olsen, the first person phoned after a masseuse found Heath Ledger’s body, won't agree to be interviewed by federal investigators without a guarantee of immunity from prosecution, the New York Post reports. The feds have interviewed everyone else they consider connected to the case, including a “nice... 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 »

Williams In High Spirits at Cannes

Ledger ex promoting two films, working with Scorsese

(Newser) - Michelle Williams, in her first high-profile appearance since Heath Ledger’s death, seemed in high spirits at the Cannes Film Festival, People reports. She said it was "cool" to be there for the premiere of her film Wendy and Lucy and also to promote Synechdoche, in which she stars... More »

Few Surprises in Deception

Sex thriller a 'slow case of déjà vu'

(Newser) - Deception is a twist-filled thriller, but critics say the cloak of deceit will be paper-thin to anybody familiar with the genre. Ewan McGregor stars as a dull accountant whose life gets spicier after an attorney, played by Hugh Jackman, introduces him to a secret sex club. Soon after, the thriller... 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 »

Heath Mourned at Aussie Service

Aussie service draws family, friends, celebs

(Newser) - Family, friends, and hundreds of other mourners gathered today for Heath Ledger’s hometown memorial service, the AP reports. The Perth, Australia, ceremony drew guests close to the actor, including former fiancee Michelle Williams and actress Cate Blanchett, who spoke at the service, as did Ledger’s parents and sister.... 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 »

Heath, Michelle Split Over Drugs

Insider says Ledger was hooked on cocaine, heroin for past year

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's cocaine and heroin use became so bad over the past year that girlfriend Michelle Williams kicked him out of their Brooklyn home and threatened to take custody of daughter Matilda, the New York Post reports. A "drug pal" described partying bouts just as two TV shows decided... More »

Ledger's Kin Bid Farewell in LA

Memorial service held in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Actor Heath Ledger's family and friends held a private memorial in Los Angeles Saturday before his body was flown to his native Australia for funeral services. Mourners included his parents, sister Kate, ex-girlfriend actress Michelle Williams—mother of his toddler daughter, Matilda—and another former lover, Naomi Watts, reports the... More »

Ledger's Family Prepares for Final Farewell

Dad, ex, toddler daughter arrive in NY for actor's funeral

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's grieving father is flying to New York today from Australia to make funeral arrangements for the 28-year-old actor found dead in his Soho loft, reports the New York Daily News. "He wants to be with his son," said a Manhattan funeral home director. Ledger's ex Michelle... More »

Heath Ledger Found Dead

Pills discovered near body of Brokeback Mountain star: NY cops

(Newser) - Actor Heath Ledger was found dead today in his home in downtown Manhattan, the AP reports. The Australian native, an Academy Award nominee for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, was 28. Police said pills were "scattered around the room," WCBS-TV in New York reported, and the death may... More »

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