Posts tagged "heath ledger"

Did Tom Waits Inspire Heath Ledger’s Joker?

Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker in "The Dark Knight" is one of the most chillingly original performances on screen -- but perhaps the late actor was influenced by other characters in pop culture? Like, say, gravely voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits? Watch this 1979 interview with Waits and try and tell me the vocal inflectio…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 1, 2012

Hot Links: Happy Birthday (And We Miss You), Heath Ledger! Plus, Where’s Drew’s Baby Bump?

Today is Heath Ledger's birthday -- had he not passed away, the actor would have been 33. In his honor, here are 33 things you maybe didn't know about him! [College Candy] Spring training has begun! Here at some things baseball can teach us about love. [Your Tango] "True Blood" returns to HBO on June…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Lucas Pittaway, The New Breakout Star Of “The Snowtown Murders”

The first thing you'll notice about 19-year-0ld Lucas Pittaway is his striking resemblance to fellow Aussie Heath Ledger. But aside from his Ledger-esque curly locks and good looks, Pittaway's got intense acting skills. They can be seen in the new indie film "The Snowtown Murders" (out in the U.S. on March 2), based on the…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012

Michelle Williams Still Imagines Ending Up With Heath Ledger Someday

"I said it would make me too sad to answer but it's also ... one of my favorite things to imagine. It's actually one of my favorite places to visit." -- Michelle Williams' response to the question, "Do you think there was a part of you that imagined the two of you [Michelle and Heath…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2012

Today In Things That Seem Gross: Lindsay Lohan Says Heath Ledger Was The Love Of Her Life

Mmkay, you remember who Lindsay Lohan is, right? And Heath Ledger? So you, like me, might find it a little bit hard to believe -- as Lohan is now claiming in a recently unearthed private diary -- that she was dating Heath Ledger at the time of his death in 2008. Annnnnnnd that he wa…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2011

28 Hot Dudes Holding Cameras

Unexpected Nerd Girl Porn Alert! theBERRY has a gallery of 28 extremely attractive dudes holding cameras that gave me a sudden and surprising girl boner this afternoon. I could make a point-and-shoot joke here, but shall refrain and instead suggest you click on over to peruse the pics yourself. …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2011

Michelle Williams Wear Her Hair Short In Honor Of Heath Ledger

"I've really grown into it -- I feel like myself with short hair. ... Of course, the only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends. Straight men across the board are not into this hair! ... [But] I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2011

Morning Quickies: Naomi Watts On Ex Heath Ledger & Rihanna’s Got A New Song!

Naomi Watts talked to MORE magazine about her two-year long relationship with Heath Ledger. Oh yeah, I totally forgot they dated. [Us Weekly] Oh goodie, Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing an autobiography! [Hollywood Hiccups] Are these the new "Real Housewives of New York City"? [Crushable] Newsweek profiles two Muslim models. [The Daily Beast]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2011

Michelle Williams Will Watch “Brokeback Mountain” With Her Daughter

"I was just an actor who happened to be lucky enough to be in the right place, and it was the place where I met Matilda's father, and that is a lot. It was a lot. And it will be a lot for Matilda too, when she gets around to watching it. I will watch…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2010

Quickies: Heath Ledger Hated Taking Pills & More Jake And Vienna Drama

The late Heath Ledger apparently hated taking the sleeping pills that he ultimately overdosed on. [The Sun] Who says you can't be sexy over 60? Yes, that's right: these actresses are over 60, sultry and sophisticated. [Lemondrop] No boys allowed! Snoop Dogg gets picky with his Brits at a club in London. [The Sun]…

By: Lauren Gold / July 6, 2010

Quotable: Jake Gyllenhaal Opens Up About Heath Ledger’s Death

"I don't really like talking about it. That period of time was ... it was difficult. He was very sensitive. He didn't always have a sense of performance in his everyday life. He knew who he was. I think actors very often, they know how to present something, and that's part of their job. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

Linday Lohan Allegedly Had A Secret Relationship With Heath Ledger

Well, this could explain some things if it's true. RadarOnline has obtained recordings of phone calls between Lindsay Lohan's parents in which her mother, Dina, claims that Lindsay was secretly dating Heath Ledger when he died early last year. In the recordings, which have been made public by Lindsay's fame-whorin' pops who conveniently has deleted…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 10, 2009

Winona Ryder: She’s Baaacck!

Everyone's favorite sullen minx from "Beetlejuice" has returned to the spotlight! Closing in on 40, the formerly sticky-fingered Winona Ryder has descended from her pedestal for an interview with BlackBook. Why? She's got a movie to promote ("The Private Lives of Pippa Lee"), dammit! After the jump, the best of what wacky Winona spewed.

By: Susannah Breslin / November 3, 2009

New Heath Ledger-Directed Music Video For N’Fa’s “Cause An Effect”

Before passing away in 2008, Heath Ledger had started a career as a music video director. One of his videos premiered in August. And a second one, a rap video for Australian N'Fa's "Cause An Effect," debuted today on YouTube. The video was shot on one camera in Heath's Sydney garage shortly before his death,…

By: Annika Harris / October 30, 2009

Heath Ledger’s Last Film

Heath Ledger was still filming "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" when he died in January 2008, so director Terry Gilliam had to get creative when it came to finishing his film, while still honoring Heath's work. He had three other actors -- Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law -- step in for the remainder…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Michelle Williams Finally Speaks About Heath Ledger’s Death

"I was holding it together by a string and a paper clip in the fall and winter. I didn't know if I could keep it all together... You console yourself by saying it's all a deepening process. But it's wired. After the first year, the pain is less intense; it's less immediate. But the magical…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2009

Heath Ledger-Directed Music Video For Modest Mouse’s “King Rat”

Before his untimely death, Heath Ledger had started a side career directing music videos. The one he began directing for the Modest Mouse song "King Rat" debuted today, and according to The Masses, a film and music company Heath was a partner in, the video shows Heath's "impassioned stance against the illegal commercial whale hunt…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2009

Heath Ledger’s Post-Mortem Vanity Fair Cover

The August 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, which will hit newsstands tomorrow, went to print before Michael Jackson died. Coincidentally, another star who passed too soon, Heath Ledger, is on the cover. The cover story, “The Last of Heath,” details Ledger’s exhaustion, insomnia, custody battle, final movie role, and untimely death. Contributing editor Peter Biskind…

By: Justine Fields / June 30, 2009

Emile Hirsch Does Hamlet, Plus Other Teen Takes On The Bard

“Twilight” director Catherine Hardwick has a new angst-ridden project in the works: a remake of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet." Emile Hirsch is the tasty choice picked to play the passionate Prince. We can’t wait to see him strut and fret in ye old tight pants. While we’d happily watch the grass grow if irresistible Emile were lying…

By: Simcha / June 4, 2009

Quickies!: Brad Forgot To Zip His Fly, The U.K.’s Best Mommy & Kanye Wants To Do Bisexual Porn

Brad Pitt was out and about with his zipper down. Didn't Angie check him out before he left the house? [DListed] Mother of the Year! Shelley Price tells a mother effing newspaper all about how she's never loved her 11-year-old daughter Catherine and them makes her pose for a miserable looking photograph. […

By: Persia Ali / January 22, 2009
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