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Time Out New York Grossly Wrong! Natasha Richardson Not Dead

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According to multiple reports, actress Natasha Richardson is being airlifted to a new hospital and is still alive.

Time Out New York is reporting, however, that the actress is "brain dead" and will not survive.

Monday afternoon, Lindsay Kaplan of Time Out New York sent out the following press release:


EXCLUSIVE: Time Out New York learns of actress's untimely death. She will be greatly missed.

Last night it was reported that the actor Natasha Richardson had critically injured her head in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant resort outside of Montreal, Canada. Although public reports have not yet confirmed it, sources close to Richardson’s family and friends say they have already been told the awful news: She did not survived the accident.
This precipitate loss is a terrible one. Richardson was only 45 and had two adolescent sons; our thoughts go to them and to her husband, the actor Liam Neeson. The theater world, too, is bereft by her departure. Richardson has been the most verdant new branch of one of the great English theatrical family trees: the child of Vanessa Redgrave and the late Tony Richardson, the niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, granddaughter of Michael Redgrave. She has pursued the family business with uncommon class and distinction. On Broadway—in Anna Christie, Closer, A Streetcar Named Desire and especially in her Tony-winning turn as Sally Bowles in Cabaret—her work has been elegant, smart and forceful. She will be missed.
Shakespeare’s words from Cymbeline cascade to mind:
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun Nor the furious winter’s rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

As they were the only ones reporting this, PerezHilton.com emailed Time Out New York asking, "This is 100% true????"

Lindsay Kaplan wrote us back, saying, "Unfortunately, confirmed to us by friends of the family. Terrible news. I used to be their boys' camp counselor."

After more than 40 minutes, Time Out New York emailed us again to clarify, saying:

Okay —

Sorry about the confusion. We spoke to source, who confirms "brain dead and will not survive", and therefore, her friends and family are mourning her unofficial death.

My apologies with the semantics issue.

Please let me know if you have more questions — I have copied Michael Freidson, TONY's editor in chief.

Semantics issues?????

Lindsay Kaplan and Micael Freidson should be ashamed at their irresponsible journalism! Especially with something SO serious!

Michael Freidson
Editor in Chief

Lindsay Kaplan
Publicity Manager
Time Out New York | Time Out Kids
475 Tenth Ave, 12th floor, New York, NY 10018
Phone: (646) 432-3081 Fax: (646) 432-3020

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198 comments to “Time Out New York Grossly Wrong! Natasha Richardson Not Dead”

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  1. 101


  2. 102

    Re: mtlfinest514

    Yes and here lies the irony - he isn't first practically EVER. So when he is, it's to say someone has died when they haven't.

  3. 103

    As usual you've taken no responsibility for your own actions. Of course its someone else's fault, not yours - right? You should be ashamed of your own irresponsibility and stop pointing fingers at others.

  4. 104

    umm yeah you just posted that she died Perez… doesn't that make you just as bad as The New York Times?

    maybe you should make sure your sources are 100% before you post something as tragic as a death.

  5. 105


  6. 106

    wow mario youre a real douche sometimes. you want us to email them and complain about their reporting when you dont even employ any real journalists?? you get 75% of your "credibility" from other sites and when they cause YOU to look stupid, you lash out at them. the sites you steal from are your bread and butter, mario, be careful who you backstab. youre lucky legit news sites would take the time to respond to your hack-crap!

  7. 107

    And you should not have posted it so fast without doing any research on your own - YOU were wrong and are now trying to cover it up, I am so sickened by this.

  8. 108

    Yes, Perez, because you never fuck up or misspell anything.

    Oh wait…actually, you don't since you just copy and paste other peoples' news. Never mind, then!

  9. 109

    You reported it too. Take some responsibility.

  10. 110

    shame on you, perez.

    my thoughts and prayers are with her and her loved ones.

  11. 111

    Another shining example of your credibility being zero - she's dead just like Fidel Castro was dead too…

  12. 112

    Perez, I'm disappointed by you. You are no better than the clowns that post here saying "FIRST!". And sadly thats all that matters to you…being the first with "news". If anyone needs to apologize it's YOU. You only checked one source. WTF? HOw many people even read Time Out New York?

  13. 113


    Don't place blame on others for your shitty reporting.
    Tisk Tisk Perez.

  14. 114

    Don't be so quick to shift blame and bypass your complicity in slapped-together reporting. Your Fidel Castro story comes to mind.

  15. 115

    Re: RedWingsFan – Hey bud, careful, you will be banned like harry and bbd for telling the truth. thinking its time we start our own site and have a shitload of fun. hell if we run it like ph we can lie and steal and make a shitload of money

  16. 116


  17. 117

    Re: pinkhotluv – easy, stuff like that will get you banned like harry and bbd

  18. 118

    I am not sure what you people are seeing, but the original article does not say that she is brain dead. It states in plain english and I quote "she did not survive the accident." This would indicate that she is dead. The emails back and forth is what showed that she was brain dead! So all of you people talking about Perez's reading comprehension, check own.

  19. 119

    that's what you get for copy & pasting links.

    i hope she survives.

  20. krose says – reply to this


    TMZ just said:

    "UPDATE 2:00 PM ET — The hospital tells TMZ Richardson is sedated and suffering from brain swelling — but is not brain dead."

  21. 121

    Re: stinkyfinger – you asshole. you don't say things like"kill all the fags now" dumbass

  22. 122

    Why are you blaming your mistake on someone else? Fair enough they reported it incorrectly, but if you had any ounce of responsibility you would chekc yourself? Tut, tut Perez….

  23. 123

    HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!!! You're no better than the NY Times reporting it.
    You need to take a step back and look at what a hypocrite you are.
    You need BIG BLACK DICK and HARRY BALSAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. 124

    PEREZ!!! you should first check with her camp to make sure that this is 100% true…you are right whoever wrote that was very irresponsible but so were you for trying to be the first one to give out the news and rush things without even fully knowing the truth. I am very dissappointed in you MARIO! My thoughts are with her with family…all of this is very sad :o (

  25. 125

    It was wrong to report that she had died without having the facts straight. Imagine if her family or friends logged on and saw that, it would be so upsetting. If you could just wait, instead of trying to be first with everything, maybe this type of thing wouldn't happen.

  26. sushi says – reply to this


    I just love how this douchebag is trying to distance himself from the reporting.

    Please let the Richardson family silence this insufferable douchebag permanently.

  27. 127

    are these the same sources from your fidel castro is dead world exclusive?

  28. 128

    what about Fidel Castro?

  29. 129

    Damn Perez I cannot believe you have the nerve to post all the contact info for Time Out New York, yes what they said was wrong, but what does that say about you. Journalism is about investigating the facts for accuracy before you print or post them. You made just as much of a mistake as they did. take responsibility for your actions instead of trying to put it off on them.

    SHAME ON YOU!!!!

  30. 130

    Their irresponsible journalism? Didn't you post it, too? Nothing confirmed.. News only from a source?! I think you should take all of this down until something is confirmed from Liam or reps.

  31. 131

    No, Perez, YOU should be blamed for not checking your sources. Just because you called this one place does not make it so. I smell a lawsuit.

  32. 132

    Re: LondonBaby1123 – I agree. Take down your previous post, Perez. This is so sad

  33. 133

    Perez be a man swallow your pride and admit you were wrong. How are we supposed to beleive what you say if you don't confirm it.

  34. Stepy says – reply to this


    Way to try and dump all the blame on time out New York!! Its your responsibility to check all your sources!!!!!!!!

    And its YOUR ass on the line when youre wrong and have headlines like that one!

    Next time Check and DOUBLE check. And also, how about not copy/pasting from news articles. Plaigarism much?

    No respect for you any more. None.

  35. 135

    Perez you should not be posting people's numbers & emails, asshole.

  36. 136


  37. 137

    You're chastizing someone on irresponsible journalism, you plagerizer? You have no right what so ever to critize anyone.

  38. 138

    dont blame this all on time out new york, YOU posted it without conformation that she was actually dead.

  39. 139

    that was horrible of you, perez. get the facts before you post crap like that, you moron.

  40. bleh! says – reply to this


    Perez, WTF is wrong with you???!?! You did the SAME THING when you reported that Fidel Castro was dead, you freaking MORON.

  41. 141

    Perez- You blame this magazine, when you did the EXACT same thing. You have no credibility and blame your mistakes on other people's mistakes. At least "Time Out NY" fessed up, how bout you get off your fat ass, and own up to your errors. Even TMZ didn't jump on the story like you did. That says so much for what an idiot you are.

  42. 142

    TMZ has better info regarding this case!!!

  43. 143

    Here's my copy and paste from TMZ:

    UPDATE 2:00 PM ET — The hospital tells TMZ Richardson is sedated and suffering from brain swelling — but is not brain dead.

  44. 144

    u were wrong!!!

  45. 145

    How about Perez being ashamed as he undoubtedly was in such a furor to post the sad news, he didn't bother confirming it with a second source (THERE'S ALWAYS A SECOND SOURCE!). Now I'm in deep shit because I spread the news because Perez said it was true! My apologies Natasha and family… Truly (that I had a reliable source)…

  46. 146

    You state "Lindsay Kaplan and Micael Freidson should be ashamed at their irresponsible journalism! Especially with something SO serious!" You forgot to insert your name in there too. Not hearing anything on her being brain dead either other than from your source of Time Out. Not very reliable are they.

  47. 147

    i love how you are passing off poor journalism to those folks, when you in fact have a much much bigger audience with your website and posted false information and blame it on others. you should be ashamed of yourself.
    YOU have poor research and should check YOUR facts before posting such wrong information.

    you are so not credible. and this proves it.

  48. 148

    Is Time Out New York your only source Perez???? besides TONY, YOUR site is the ONLY one listing her as dead! Sometimes it's better to be right, than to be first…

  49. 149

    I agree, this was a screw up on Perez's part…HOWEVER, this is a BLOG NOT a news source. If you are taking this site as a piece of professional journalism, then thats your own stupidity. It's a blog; treat it as such!

  50. Laury says – reply to this


    Perez, accusing others isn't gonna change the fact that you made a mistake. You seriously should've waited before annoucing Natasha's death. You're just as guilty as they are.

  51. 151

    This is why responsible journalists wait to announce a death, which is, of course, why this site jumped the gun. So don't point fingers at Time Out, as you are more culpable because more people read this site than theirs.

  52. 152

    TMZ actually CHECKED with their sources.

    It didn't make sense that she'd be flown on a private plane with a medical team if she was "brain dead". She has BRAIN SWELLING. BIG difference.

  53. 153


  54. Stepy says – reply to this


    And NOW its being reported that shes not even BRAIN DEAD! Wow. I really hope both you AND Time Out New York get your asses SUED OFF!

    Shame Shame Shame.

    Why dont you post all YOUR contact info, as well.

  55. 155

    Knew I should've stuck with TMZ…
    They know their shit!

  56. 156

    Do your own research and get your own damn sources, you leech. YOU should apologize to these poor, dumb readers of yours.

  57. 157

    Well you fucking ignorant louts, this is a goofy, Hollywood gossip site, not the fucking official obituaries. Perez posted this story, which he heard from T.O.N.Y., which is what you DO if you're in this business. Look at every story about this accident - they're all borrowing from one another, because that's how it fucking works. He was not the one who originally surmised that this woman had passed away, he was just looking at the one report that said something different than the others, because, say it with me, THAT'S HOW IT WORKS IN THIS BUSINESS. Get off the man's shit. I don't know what the fuck people expect from this silly, colorful site that is usually reserved for making fun of the likes of Lindsey and Paris. Ah, but these are the same winners whose big insults are "fat fuck" and what have you. Ridiculous.

  58. 158

    i emailed lindsay and told her not to sweat your bullshit mario. everyone makes mistakes, shes not on a jim cramer scale of mistakes thats for sure… and at least theyre ACTUALLY journalists!! schmuck…

  59. Jaded says – reply to this


    Re: ROSS316 – Check with her camp? Are you kidding? Perez doesn't actually know talented actors only slutty trainwrecks, because they need him to stay famous. Natasha Richardson's camp has probably never even heard of Perez Hilton before today. I think someone should sue.

  60. 160

    what does posting their address, phone #s, and email have to do with anything, you are shady

  61. 161

    perez, you should be ashamed of yourself! you need to be more responsible in reporting news such as a death. use more respectable sources, Time Out New York? Really????

  62. 162

    You jackass you get your fact straight before you start posting. Shame on you perez.

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  64. 164

    You moron!

  65. 165

    i have never taken the time to leave a comment, but your irresponsible reporting on her "death" is unacceptable. and rather than taking ownership of your mistake you blame Time Out New York. i thought by going to your site i got updated information, not a simple cut and paste from other sites. YOU need to apologize to her family as well.

  66. 166

    YOu SHOULD APOLOGIzE!!!! you reported it too without confirming!!!!

  67. Stepy says – reply to this


    Re: Mrs. Page – He may not be the same as CNN, or New York Times, but he also knows that he has a much bigger audience than T.O.N.Y. and when it comes to a death, he should have the human integrity (not just journalistic integrity) to make sure its the truth before posting a blog with the title "Natasha Richardson Dies." He KNOWS that people come to this site and if he wants to claim credibility then he should start actually HAVING credibility. (And, if you look at my previous comments, I have never called him a Fat Fuck or anything of the sort. Just to let you know.)

  68. 168

    Lindsay Kaplan and Micael Freidson AND PEREZHILTON.COM should be ashamed at their irresponsible journalism! Especially with something SO serious!


  69. 169

    PEREZ - "Lindsay Kaplan and Micael Freidson should be ashamed at their irresponsible journalism! Especially with something SO serious!"

    Isn't that maybe a case of the pot calling the kettle black? Good job!

  70. 170

    JESUS CHRIST, what the fuck is wrong with these people?! Perez, you ought to be ashamed to post this crap, and then to post their email addresses in an attempt to shift the blame!

  71. 171

    Why dont you own up to your fault in this? Get your facts straight! Maybe you should wait to report something until you are 100%. You just want to be the "first to report." This just shows why one should never get "news" from a blog site.

    you suck

  72. 172

    Didn't you report it wrong too without being 100% sure? Why all the blame on others?

  73. 173

    god damn dont give out her fucking adress

  74. 174

    OMG - you freaking EMAILED THEM to get YOUR story…THEY were the only ones reporting she had died, so you "EMAILED" them for fucks sake so you could be one of the first to report it as well, and now that YOU look like an ass right along with THEM you have your faggish panties in a bunch…How many times has your "journalism" (or copying and pasting "skills" for that matter) been grossly wrong?! You are such a dumbass and now it's showing!

  75. 175

    nice…. put their address so you won't take the back lash alone

  76. tofu says – reply to this


    Hold yourself to some standards before you start blasting everyone else. I guess it's easy to glaze over when you tell your however many million readers someone like FIDEL CASTRO died, huh?

    You are one major reason why journalism is in trouble; people are going to hold YOU to the same standards and you're obviously not capable of anything that's not libelous, crude or hatemongering (yeah, I said it, all you want to do is make people angry).

    You make no positive contributions to our culture.

    And P.S., why do you hate ALL women you write about?
    I think you're jealous.


  77. 177

    What a low blow Perez… if they where posting this on their site then they believed that was true yet you failed to confirm it with her reps or the ppl managing any of them NOT with the magazine… and now you post their emails?? What do you want??? Us to email them and come to your defense??? You need to apologize too for posting a FALSE story in your site and learn from your stupidity! You crossed the line here once more!

  78. 178

    Can everyone just calm down? Who even cares? "I want an apology from you, Perez!" Why, because you're a member of the Richardson/Neeson family? Get over yourselves, people…this is the Perez Hilton site. Dan Rather, he ain't.

  79. 179

    Perez you're just as bad . . .posting shit you don't know if true and confirmed. Why don't you give your home address and phone number?!!!

  80. 180

    Perez Hilton should be ashamed at their irresponsible journalism! Especially with something SO serious!
    So quick to throw others under the fucking bus…what about you foreskin eater?

  81. 181

    oh please, perez. spare us your feigned indignation.
    you're just embarrased that in your rush to get the "scoop",
    you appeared just as stupid as Time Out New York.
    God, these are people's lives we're talking about.
    Your headline should have at least read, "Early Reports of Natasha Richardson's Death Still To Be Confirmed BY TWO SOURCES"
    Journalism 101!! Be responsible for your own words and actions!!

  82. 182

    Jealous of real reporters who get REAL leads? Get offa your high horse, dummy.

  83. 183

    THEY'RE irresponsible? Perez you are a journalistic joke !!! You take credit for scoops that you steal from other sites but then you won't admit when YOU are irresponsible. Why didn't you check other sources before posting? Now you're trying to blame someone else and even giving their names out publicly?!? You should be ashamed. Really. Your own arrogance will be your downfall.

  84. 184

    Glad you posted their emails, asshole. I emailed them and encouraged them to sue your ass. Not that my email will make any difference but I hope someone, somewhere, holds you accountable for your crappy "journalism."

  85. abbyq says – reply to this


    irresponsible journalism? I don't know if I agree, I think you're just feeling dumb that you too reported it…the thing is, newspapers, magazines etc, are always trying to get the news out first–unfortunately the more a paper knows the more readers and $$ they're gonna get, so how long did you expect them to wait? til every other paper got the same news? they had to drop the story, and yes it was wrong but i don't really call it irresponsible—it's what pretty much every news pub does every day, they just happen to usually be correct. And clearly you were wrong too, so just like their sources were wrong, so too was yours. Get over the blunder and move on.

  86. 186

    You know NOTHING about journalism or professionalism and why you want to rake those journalists over the coals because YOU feel embarrassed is retardalicous. YOU are the one running these updates without a single source of your own - you rely on the REAL journalists to do the job and they were nice enough to clue you in to the inside scoop - so why are you being such a panty waste?! You're a DOUCHE Mario

  87. 187

    sooo what's with the editor's information at the bottom? are we supposed write/call and tell them they're horrible people? because you're just as bad for not checking your sources and trying to be first to post this horrible gossip. since you are just as bad as them, i will point out that generally when someone's brian swells it often hemorrhages even if the swelling goes down which leads to the person being brain dead. so, even though they shouldn't call it before it's confirmed - it likely will lead to death. your site looks so horrible right now and your credibility is horrible with 50 million different posts about what's going on.

  88. 188

    You have to take responsibility as well~weren't you the one that said others shouldn't post till they have their facts straight? You posted before the family out of their own mouths release a statement and you have had your site in a whirlwind over this story. Nutso!

  89. 189

    You are as WRONG as they are, PEREZ!! Dont be in such a hurry to post news like that until you have confirmed it. HEARTLESS!!! to say the least.

  90. 190

    holy cow, it's called a concussion!

  91. 191

    This is the first (and last) time I've ever (or will ever) comment on your website. It's amazing to me how you trash talk everyone and get so pissed off when someone does something you don't agree with, yet you recklessly post that someone who is NOT dead has died?!? I have tried on numerous occasions to give you the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to you being starved for attention as a child, as to why you do the totally asinine things that you do. But…today proves that you are just interested in "scooping" other sites such as People, TMZ etc and you just "half-ass" post things that you've clearly not confirmed or investigated. I also know you probably don't read these comments and I'm wasting my time typing this as all you seem care about is fame and fortune. You are irresponsible and disgusting. It's funny how you always scream for people to sue or seek vengeance on one another. I hope Mrs. Richardson's family is able to seek legal action against you for your negligent display today. I will NEVER visit this website again.

    A former reader

    P.S. Does it ever occur to you to use spell check or learn how to properly form a sentence? I'd think someone who strives to be the "best (self-proclaimed) gossip blogger in the world" would make, at least, a feeble attempt at looking intelligent in his writings. I guess you're too busy trying to break false stories that you don't have time for such trivial things.

  92. 192

    why are you posting their info? YOU are the one who posted it on your site YOUR the one who looks like a retard. Don't blame other people Perez just take responsibility for your actions/bad journalism and apologize.

    p.s I seen your book being sold 50% off in a bookstore in Canada already HAHAHAHHA

  93. mago says – reply to this


    Perez, how awful of you to post something like this without getting the facts straight!! shame on you!

  94. 194

    Irresponsible journalism? Coming from you, that's rich.

  95. 195

    you're such a hypocrite perez!!! shame on them for reporting that on such a serious issue????WTF??this coming from the man who said no more and no less than- and i quote 'bummer' when Jonathon Rhys Meyers mother passed away,you're completely incoherent and lacking in the intelligence stakes,shame your site is going down the same road as OK magazine and making news up simply to get hits from unsuspecting readers….had to happen eventually,grasping at straws are we??….

  96. 196

    WAIT A MINUTE YOU FREAKIN MORON…You take the word of another Tabloid and THEY'RE at fault. What is the matter with you??????? Take some responsibility and get your FACTS from reliable sources. You are just as culpable as they are. OWN UP you FREAK!!

  97. 197

    you should send her a welcome back card perez!

  98. jj999 says – reply to this


    Oh the humanity ! Another rich, spoiled, wacko, liberal actor, on vacation (while the rest of us are losing our jobs) bumps her head and croaks. Soooo what, how many good hardworking people died today? What a tragedy, good riddance ! As the world economy collapses and we slide into anarchy you sheeple have nothing better to do than fawn over some useless bag of skin who never cared about any of you, in fact I would wager she and her family despised the "common people" that's you you fools, wake up and stop idolizing these scumbags who don't care if you and yours lives or dies !

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