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Natasha Richardson Injury, Parent TrapCurse?

March 17, 2009

First of all, let me say that my prayers are with Natasha Richardson and her family.  I hope the ever-reliable NY Post and others are wrong and that she is not &;brain-dead&; from a skiing accident.  She&;s a talented actress and a beautiful lady I&;ve had the chance to see in the flesh a couple of times, performing in Cabaret on Broadway and in 2005 ago at a premiere party for her film The White Countess, which though well-reviewed was essentially dumped after the death of producer Ismail Merchant. She was the epitome of Hollywood glamour at the premiere in a tight-fitting skyblue gown. Hollywood curses on films have about the same credibility as Hollywood ghosts, which I&;ve written about for the National Enquirer, embroidering the tale of Ozzie and Harriet haunting their old Hollywood home.  But with Lindsay Lohan&;s well-publicized troubles, the near-death of Dennis Quaid&;s young twins and now this, perhaps the Parent Trap should join the list.   

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Heath Ledger: End of a Knight&;sTale

January 22, 2008

The world pauses from its financial misery to recoil in horror at the death of Heath Ledger, the young, talented and accomplished actor (and father) found dead of a &;suspected&; drug overdose in New York this afternoon. Sleep well, young Knight.

Another talented young man with everything to live for, another &;white James&; lost to the seductive power of drugs. Watched Neil Young sing this last night; didn&;t know &;The needle and the damage done&;every junkie&;s like a setting sun&; would be playing in my head today.

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