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Joely Richardson Speaks On Her Sister's Death

| Filed under: AnglophiliaR.I.P.Sad SadNatasha Richardson

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It's almost been a year since the untimely passing of Natasha Richardson.

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.”

Sad.

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.

[Image via AP Images.]

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It's Confirmed! Zeta-Jones And Lansbury Take Broadway!

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesCatherine Zeta JonesNatasha Richardson

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As we previously mentioned, Catherine Zeta-Jones was rumored to be teaming up with Broadway legend Angela Lansbury for Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music and now, it's official!

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!

Can't wait!

Will U be seeing A Little Night Music?!

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Liam Neeson Talks Natasha

| Filed under: AnglophiliaSad SadNatasha Richardson

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So sad.

Five months after his wife, Natasha Richardson, passed away, Liam Neeson, opens up on how the tragic accident has affected him and his family.

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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Billy Bob's Ex-Wife Compares Daughter's Child Neglect To Natasha Richardson's Accident!

| Filed under: Legal MattersSad SadNatasha Richardson

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Billy Bob Thornton's ex-wife is comparing the death of the 1-year-old her daughter was babysitting to the accident that took the life of Natasha Richardson earlier this year.

Melissa Gatlin doesn't believe her daughter should be charged with child neglect because there was no way she could have known the child was injured.

Thornton's daughter, Amanda Brumfield, witnessed the baby fall from her playpen and hit her head, but she made the unfortunate decision to not call 911 because there were "no signs of distress."

Brumfield reportedly noticed that the young child's tongue was bleeding, but thought nothing of it because she was "happy and playful."

Major mistake!

Amanda took a nap and when she awoke, the child's body was limp. The baby had passed away due to a subdural hematoma.

Gatlin compared the tragic incident to the late Natasha Richardson's skiing accident earlier this year, explaining, "When you have a situation that does not indicate distress… There are no signs of distress, then there is no reason to immediately call police."

Here's the major difference: Richardson refused medical treatment, which a one-year-old doesn't have the capability of doing.

It was Thornton's daughter's responsibility - as the babysitter - for the child's well being!

What do U think??

Do you believe Brumfield should be held responsible?

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Stone Pays Tribute To Natasha Richardson

| Filed under: InspirationSharon StoneSad SadNatasha Richardson

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During amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS event in Cannes on Thursday night, Sharon Stone paid an emotional tribute to late amfAR activist and beloved actress, Natasha Richardson, who unexpectedly died in March.

"This year we lost an angel from our amfAR family," said Stone. "It was one of those random events that leaves you in a state of shock and profound grief. People say, 'Oh, she can't really have been that great or graceful.' She was. 'That funny, charming, sweet and elegant.' She was. She left behind her husband and two stunningly beautiful children and an unfinished mission to help us find a cure AIDS."

After viewing a short film documenting Richardson's steadfast campaigning for the charity, Stone read a note from Richardson's husband, Liam Neeson, urging continuation of amfAR's great work.

Completing the tribute, Stone also pledged $50,000 of her own money to honor Richardson while Annie Lennox sang Talking To An Angel in honor of Natasha.

She continues to be missed!

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Natasha Richardson Lives On!

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Even after her death, Natasha Richardson is still helping others.

It's just been reported that after Richardson was taken off life support, her family requested that her organs be donated in order to help others.

A family friend says that is definitely something Natasha would have wanted. Adding, "She spent so much time fighting the stigma of AIDS; someone like that would naturally donate her organs. At least by donating her organs something good could come out of [the tragedy]."

As for her husband of 14 years, Liam Neeson, sources say he's doing ok.

Another family friend says "Liam is doing okay. It takes a while to absorb this. But he says the family needs to move forward. They will take it one step at a time. With good friends by their side, they will get through the tough days ahead."

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Natasha's Mom Needs Time To Heal

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With the sudden and unexpected death of Natasha Richardson, it only makes sense that those around her want to take some time off from work. Especially her mother, actress Vanessa Redgrave.

Veteran actress Redgrave was set to perform in a one-woman show, The Year of Magical Thinking, on April 27th at New York City's Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

A rep for St. John's said that the show should be rescheduled by the end of the week, adding that everyone at the church was "deeply saddened" by Richardson's death.

The cathedral is even speaking with Richardson's family about incorporating some sort of special memorial tribute to Natasha in the show.

Either way, we hope her family is coping well with all the sudden changes. It won't be easy.

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