There's no way we could be this lucky... right?!
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And her ex-husband speaks very highly of her! How often does that happen?
It's been over a year since poor Natasha Richardson was tragically taken from her children and husband, Liam Neeson, but it seems like Liam is taking the first steps into letting love back into his life.
Liam was spotted earlier this moth with Frya St. Johnston, a U.K.-based public relations executive. The couple were holding hands and looked generally happy. We're told the like Liam, Frya has two young children and according to her ex-husband, she is a "wonderful person and a fantastic mother."
Two very important qualities, for sure.
As for Liam, sources close to the actor say that he is being very cautious about dating again and that his primary focus remains on his two boys.
As it should be, but Liam, we're sure Natasha would want you to be happy. Don't sell yourself short. Only got one life!
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This is touching.
Redgrave and Natasha's sister Joely Richardson are co-chairing the event.
Natasha Richardson was on the board of trustees since 2006 and was a passionate advocate for AIDS research as her father Tony Richardson died from AIDS-related complications back in 1991.
The black-tie event and auction will include performances by Lady GaGa and Rufus Wainwright.
Natasha left behind her husband Liam Neeson and their two sons Michael and Daniel after suffering a fatal brain injury while skiing in Quebec.
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Now her sister, Nip/Tuck's Joely Richardson is opening up about how she has dealt with the death.
The day after Natasha's funeral Joely went right back to work. She explains: "A strange autopilot kicks in; your psyche puts your work day into a different compartment from your private life. I’m not kidding — my first shot back on set was reacting to someone dying.”
Joely goes on to say:
"The shock shatters you on a cellular level, and it takes time for the pieces to come back together, albeit in a different formation. So much of what I am is who Tasha was, and I think, sharing all those formative years, there is level of merging. . . I cannot imagine that there will ever be a day when I don’t think of Tasha.”
Now Joely has made plans to move to New York with her daughter Daisy for two months to be closer to her sister's two sons with husband Liam Neeson.
Hopefully seeing a little bit of Natasha in the kids will help the healing process.
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The show, which will open at the Walter Kerr Theater in mid-December, is based on Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night and has not been revived since its original 1973 run. That is, unless you count the benefit performance in January staring Natasha Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave.
Those are some talented shoes to fill and we have no doubt Lansbury can pull it off! Plus, she's no stranger to Sondheim, originating the legendary role of Mrs. Lovett in 1979 AND she's still going strong at 83!
This will mark Catherine's broadway debut in the role of Desiree, an actress in fin-de-siecle Sweden, while her mother (Lansbury) is raising her child.
We LOVE us some musicals!
Will U be seeing A Little Night Music?!
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The actor claims that he and the couple's two sons are "doing good," but taking it one day at a time.
As it should be!
Liam says found strength in the many condolence letters he received during that time.
"That is partly the reason why I've recently become an American citizen," Neeson says of the support he received. "I'm still a proud Irishman, of course, but I've become an American citizen - I'm very proud of that."
We're glad to have him as one of our own!
Stay strong for the childrenz!
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