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Michelle Williams Upset With Nightline Over 'Manipulated' Heath Ledger Comments!

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If this is true, then this is pretty shameful.

Michelle Williams recently gave an interview to Nightline, in which she appeared to be opening up about the death of Heath Ledger - but now she's claiming that they manipulated what she meant to say - all through the editing of the segment!

She explains:

"I just had an experience with Nightline that got edited in such a way that seemed as if I did go too far. It was a three-hour interview that was edited in such a way that was devastating to me. They used those few quotes and the way they edited the piece to sell the interview, and it appeared as if I were breaking some kind of silence and sitting down with the express purpose to discuss something that is very private to me. I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn't hold on to anything. It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers."

So unfortunate that they would take advantage of her willingness to discuss such a private issue, and then try to sensationalize and exploit it!

Especially when she always appears to be nothing but lovely!

We're glad you're speaking up, bb! This sort of thing shouldn't happen!

Thoughts?? Do U think Michelle's feelings are justified??

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38 comments to “Michelle Williams Upset With Nightline Over 'Manipulated' Heath Ledger Comments!”



  1. 1

    No.. that is bull… if she agrees to sit down give an interview then they can print things that come out of your mouth. if you don't want something printed or quoted then don't talk about it..



  2. 2

    she knows the business. she shouldn't have talked about him while trying to promote her movie.



  3. 3

    "I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough." Waaahhhhh. The world lost a shitty actor and I'm sure a few dealers went broke.
    Your druggie baby daddy killed himself and you lost your journal. Poor bitch. It's probably a good thing he OD'ed before he could have any influence on his daughter.



  4. 4

    Um, if you want to be private, than you don't discuss it…at all. Besides, no one will hear the interview, they will be to busy looking at that hidious hair. Not an attractive woman.



  5. 5

    Whatever. You're a celeb, deal w/it.



  6. 6

    It's sad that we as people have to learn that we can not share anything personal with anyone without getting mutilated with manipulation.



  7. 7

    I love Michelle Williams and all, but come on. She knew what she was getting into when she became an actor- and don't give me the "for the art" bullshit. She was on Dawson's Creek its entire run.
    She acts like she's sooo private, but I mean she knew what to expect going into the business.



  8. 8

    You do the same thing Perez.



  9. 9

    Let's lay off. They spliced and rearranged her comments to make it seem like this big reveal. If you watched the whole thing, what they highlighted in the preview were the most "revealing" bits of the whole thing, which fell flat, if all you wanted to hear about was Heath's death. It was an interview about Blue Valentine, and she was charming and poised and respectful. I'm sure she was hurt how a 3 hour interview done in connection and promotion of a movie, with Ryan Gosling, turned into this big "Michelle finally speaks exclusively to Nightline about Heath's death," which it absolutely wasn't. I thought it sucked when I saw it, because the sensationalized preview had hardly anything to do with the actual interview or its clear intent.



  10. 10

    I have nothing against her, but serious now it's all just a big act and it's very annoying. This girl is trying to play the victim when she and Heath weren't even together at time of his death, he was already over her and wanted nothing to do with her, so why is she acting like she's his widow. She is a grown ass woman who was fully aware of how interviews work, it's not like they were holding a gun to her head. If she did not want to talk about it then she should have made it clear to Dateline and they would have backed off. But NO! to promote her movie and get attention she said what she did and she really needs to shut up for good. MOVE ON!



  11. 11

    I dont' understand why she would speak about him w/any journalist. I understand you need someone to talk to about this. but you have your parents his. and counclers who are required not to open up about what is spoken behind closed doors. all she had to say was im not open to about speaking about him at this time. This happened a few years ago and i feel really sad for him her daughter and everyone in his life. I have an australian friend who was disgusted by the way americans treated the situation. people were swarmed around his apt building after his death as if he just won some global award. it was disgusting. he wasn't this famous until he died. And then we gotta go and pull and pull at the situation until there's no story left then have to make up storys about him but in all reality we didnt know too much about him cept that he was a terrific actor and father. if they did edit in a bad way well it's their job and im sure she knew that she's been in the business for a very long time. and us was viewers are not even in this business or situation and yet .. we know better.



  12. 12

    The paparazzi are scum, she's right to speak out.



  13. 13

    They manipulated her words and used the Heath angle for the preview so that they would get more viewers. They knew people would tune in to hear about him. She knows the business, so she shouldn't "act" surprised, especially since his death has gotten her more attention than she ever had before he died.



  14. 14

    Re: redmond

    I like her too. Michelle should simply not discuss anything private in an interview. Just talk about the film she's promoting.



  15. 15

    At no point does she claim she was misquoted.
    She takes issue with the way this piece was edited.
    But her words are indeed her own words.
    Lesson learned.



  16. 16

    SHE SHOULD BE HAPPY HE DIED BECAUSE IT MADE HER FAMOUS. NO ONE HAD HEARD OF HER BEFORE THAT GAY IDIOT OD'ED, NOW SHES FAMOUS AND IS GETTING REAL ACTING ROLES



  17. 17

    she should cover that baseball head with some hair….it would look way better



  18. 18

    Re: Kimberbunny – You are an idiot!



  19. 19

    Re: cbfangirl123 – Nah, just tellin' the truth. Any "man" who can't drop the pill bottle long enough to be a good daddy is a total Piece Of Shit in my mind.



  20. 20

    Wow. There are some seriously cruel people who post on this site. While I agree that Michelle shouldn't really be surprised at the way Nightline promoted her interview I still understand where she is coming from. It is like she let her guard down for 5 minutes and they threw it in her face instead of appreciating her willingness to discuss Heath. On another note, I don't think she crossed a line or said anything for which she should be ashamed. She spoke eloquently and said nothing disrespectful towards Heath or his memory. That is def going to be the last time she speaks publicly about Heath. And I think that is probably for the best.



  21. 21

    "This sort of thing shouldn't happen!" WTF Perez are you kidding me?? You do this to people all the time! I have seen plenty of misquotes and clean up quotes on yer site! Your especially good at putting down that vile human being Xtina! Ugh so happy whenever you misquote her and she looks like and awful whore of a person! Instead of just a real person that makes mistakes like the rest of us.

    LMFAO Perez ppl in glass houses shouldnt throw rocks.



  22. 22

    She should just get over it. It was about time she spilled the beans and spoke out about it.



  23. 23

    OMG - that is the most BEAUTIFUL DRESS ever! i love that dress. the way the color shines in the light. the yellow,blue/green, etc. that is just AMAZING. GOOD for her



  24. 24

    beautiful DRESS!



  25. 25

    Re: Kelly45 – Exactly correct! She acts his widow - precisely! And they weren't event together. She was JUST ONE OF HIS EXES, Y'ALL!

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    26

    Journalistic ethics should not be conditional to making a buck. If they did air a purposefully manipulated teaser or clips, the egg is squarely on their faces.

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    27

    In other words, she's saying that they faux photoshopped her interview. Marketing media types can be worse than bankers or oily investment types.



  28. 28

    Re: ameriie – Well what exactly did your friend think would happen? Get real… But duh… of course their would be tons of people crowding around and lot's of press about it after wards for a while. Because of who he was and the way he died (OD'ed) was short of a shock to the public. Hell before Heath Ledger died I had no clue who he was.



  29. 29

    Re: Kimberbunny – Ok thats way too harsh. He was a good actor and while he had issues I honestly believe that his death was an accident.



  30. 30

    Re: Kelly45 – My exact thoughts since his death and she played the role of the widow(which she is not). They were broken up and he was dating other females doing drugs and living apart from his daughter. She is not his widow and she needs to stop acting like Courtney Love after Kurt Cobain died doing interviews on private issues. Not appropriate. No one has ever mentioned that they were broken up well before his death.



  31. 31

    Re: ddnett11 – How do you expect Michelle to act? Just because she and Heath were not together anymore doesn't mean she wasn't devastated over his death. They shared a mutual love for one another. Heath is the father of her daughter for christ sake. Is she supposed to be happy he died? I think she probably doesn't mention their break up out of respect for Heath's memory. As it was widely reported that Heath's issues with drugs was a huge factor in their split. Did it ever occur to you that maybe Michelle doesn't want to throw Heath under the bus when he is not here to defend himself? I think she still loved him very much and so of course she is sad. Wouldn't you be if you knew that your daughter would never know her father? Take the nastness down a notch. It makes you look like an asshole.



  32. 32

    YOU PEOPLE ARE AMAZING!
    strip away who she is and who heath is and what have you got left? a woman who lost her daughter's father! think about if that happened to you?! when someone close to you dies, regardless of the circumstances, you grieve! the fact of the matter is that they are twisting this woman's grief into something to make money. I DONT CARE if she "shoulda known what she was getting herself into" becoming an actress or not, she didn't know the father of her child would die when she decided to become an actress!
    have a fucking heart people, or i fear for you families/kids having to deal with heartless people like you!



  33. 33

    Re: Babymama81 – I thought he was anout as good of an actor as say your average HS senior. And again; you have a kid and you can't stop the selfish druggie behavior then FUCK YOU Darwin's Law in action.



  34. 34

    Re: Kimberbunny – You sound like such an ass! Heath didn't die from illegal drugs, he died from prescription meds prescribed by his doctor, and he didn't die from lethal amounts either, he died from the combination he took, and the coroner believed that just getting over the sickness he had exasterbated that so before you open your fucktard mouth you should know the facts. It wasn't like he took 15 vicodin, coke, and perks like serious addicts do, they said it wasn't lethal amounts just a bad combo.



  35. 35

    Re: Kimberbunny – Once again, you sound souless. Most people who say he was a druggie are "sources". Most of his friends and those who knew him say different. One of his good friends said at most he had been an average pot smoker but when he realized it was becoming an issue he kicked the habit and he usually was the guy at the bar who would be sipping soda.
    He seemed to be an awesome Father by all accounts. He seemed dotting and absolutely in love with his child. I remember reading an article once that said he was so worried about how their breakup would affect Matilda that he hieed a decorator to make her room at his house to look exact as the room she had at the home they shared before he gave it to Michelle so she would maintain consistency being shared between them in 2 homes. Doesn't siund like a selfish deadbeat Dad to me. Maybe the darwin effect will come your wa some day, asshole!



  36. 36

    I think Michelle is a fake, boring prima donna who knows without talking about Heath or trying to be coy while saying she.s not dating Ryan is the only way anyone will tune in for her interviews. Heath left her, because during the award season for B.B.M, he started noticing a change in her, realizing she was more interested in Hollywood & the scene then anyrhing else & after time they began falling apart from not much in common. When he ledt ger, she was terrible, causing alot of depression & anxiety. She tried taking him for everything by holding custody of their daughter over his head & he had to fight like crazy. So I find it interesting the love she found for him in the wake of his death when she made his life a living hell in life. She knew what she was doing, and her celebrit is in part from being the mother of his child. At least Gemma, his GF when when he died has more class than to speak out. Maybe Michelle should take some tips.



  37. 37

    Re: Fashionista77 – Uh huh…Maybe he could have picked ONE drug and been happy with it.
    "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine," the office said in a short statement."
    Oxycodone; Opiate used to treat mild to severe pain
    hydrocodone; Opiate used to treat mild to sever pain
    diazepam; Vallium (anti-anxiety drug)
    alprazolam; anti-anxiety drug
    temazepam; used to treat insomnia
    doxylamine; used to treat insomnia



  38. 38

    Re: Kimberbunny – You are absolutely, without a doubt, the most pathetic piece of shit to walk this earth. How DARE you say something like that about someone who no longer has the oppurtunity to walk this earth like yourself? And bad actor? In case you didn't know already, which is wouldn't surprise me that a small-minded narcisistic individual like yourself wouldn't actually know, is that Heath Ledger was one of the hightest paid actors in Hollywood. So shut your fucking mouth and go do your research.