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Liam Neeson Hopes His Sons Avoid Show Business

April 6th, 2012 12:33pm EDT
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Liam Neeson hopes his children decide against a career in acting, as he is convinced they would be under extra pressure because of their famous parents.

The A-Team star has two sons by his late actress wife Natasha Richardson, and he is eager for them to pursue a career away from the spotlight.

He tells Britain's Independent newspaper, "I hope not (that they don't take up acting), because for every one of me there's 10,000 that still wait tables or wash dishes."

"Also, I think there'd be more pressure put on them because they have my name and so more might be expected from them, which...
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Liam Neeson Used Grief Over Wife's Death To Fuel Emotional Scene In 'The Grey'

December 24th, 2011 10:00am EST
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Moviemaker Joe Carnahan urged Liam Neeson to channel his grief over the death of his wife Natasha Richardson for an emotional scene in new movie The Grey.

The film focuses on a group of plane crash survivors who are stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, and Neeson plays Ottway, whose spirits are kept alive by the thought of reuniting with his wife.

In a crucial scene, his character pens a heart-wrenching letter to his loved one - and Carnahan suggested Neeson should think of his late wife Richardson to summon up the appropriate emotions.

He tells Empire magazine, "There's a letter that Ott...
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Liam Neeson Opens Up About Horrendous Night His Wife Died

February 16th, 2011 9:50am EST
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Liam Neeson has spoken out about the hellish night he lost his wife Natasha Richardson, explaining he struggled to get access to the dying actress because no one recognised him at the hospital she was taken to.

Richardson was rushed to hospital hours after falling and banging her head during a skiing lesson in Canada in 2009 and almost two years later Neeson can still vividly remember the awful night he tried to get access to his dying wife, recalling how security at the hospital was high and no one seemed to know who he was.

He tells Esquire magazine, "I walked into the emergency (room) ...
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Widower Liam Neeson Still Has Unopened Letters Of Sympathy

February 10th, 2011 9:06am EST
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Liam Neeson was bombarded with so many letters of condolence following the 2009 death of his wife Natasha Richardson, he still has "two barrels" full of notes he's yet to open.

The British actress passed away in March 2009 after suffering a fatal blow to the head during a skiing trip in Quebec, Canada.

The star was left devastated by the tragedy, and was moved by the outpouring of sympathy from fans around the world.

But he admits he's yet to bring himself to delve into the piles of letters he received in the months after the tragedy.

He tells People magazine, "I have two barrels of let...
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Liam Neeson Is Dating Again, One Year After Wife's Death

December 9th, 2010 8:21am EST
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Liam Neeson is fully back on the dating scene, a year after losing his wife Natasha Richardson - he's reportedly romancing his movie co-star Laura Brent.

The star was left devastated when actress Richardson died in 2009 after suffering a brain injury in a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

He was rumored to have moved on from the tragedy in September when he was spotted enjoying a cozy date with French air stewardess Leslie Slater.

However, that relationship appears to have been short-lived - Neeson was openly affectionate with actress Brent when they hit the red carpet in London for t...
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Liam Neeson Spotted With New Woman

September 5th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Actor Liam Neeson has found love again following the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson last year - he has been spotted holding hands with a new woman.

The Schindler's List star was left devastated when Richardson passed away in March 2009 after suffering a brain injury in a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

But now Neeson has reportedly gone public with a new romance with British businesswoman Freya St Johnston.

The actor left Nobu restaurant in London on Friday clasping the 35 year old's hand, reports Britain's The Mail On Sunday.

But Johnston has refused to confirm or...
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Liam Neeson Wishes He Had 'A-Team' No Fear Qualities

June 8th, 2010 9:25am EDT
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It has been a tragic year for Liam Neeson and we feel deep sympathy for him. The fact that he can keep working so consistently after the sudden passing of his wife, Natasha Richardson, is admirable. Speaking about his latest film, The A-Team, Neeson seemed in positive spirits.

“I did this film, Taken, that’s given me a whole new lease on life at the age of 58,” Neeson said. “So it was great to flex those different muscles if you know what I mean.”

Neeson plays Hannibal Smith, the leader of a team of skilled Army Rangers. He admires the fearlessness he gets to play on screen. “Well, these ...
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Elton John Dedicates Song To Vanessa Redgrave

May 16th, 2010 9:00am EDT
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Elton John showed his support for grieving actress Vanessa Redgrave at a concert in New York on Thursday night - dedicating a song to the star after she lost her daughter, brother and sister in a matter of months.

The 73 year old has faced a series of personal tragedies in recent months - her daughter Natasha Richardson died last year following a skiing accident, and the grief was compounded by the tragic deaths of her brother Corin, who passed away in April, and her sister Lynn, who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this month.

Redgrave turned out to support Sting's eco-f...
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Lynn Redgrave Dead At 67

May 3rd, 2010 12:22pm EDT
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The acting world's Redgrave family has been hit by another tragedy - Lynn Redgrave has died aged 67.

The Oscar-nominated Georgy Girl star's death comes 14 months after her niece Natasha Richardson lost her life following a skiing accident and a month after brother Corin passed away. Redgrave died on Sunday night at her home in New York.

Recent tabloid reports suggested the revered British thespian was losing her seven-year battle with breast cancer and shocked friends when she arrived at brother Corin's funeral in London in a wheelchair.

One bystander said, "She looks like she only ha...
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RIP: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2009

December 31st, 2009 8:54am EST
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Last year Heath Ledger was the shocking celebrity death, and this year it was Michael Jackson. But there were plenty of other notable deaths in 2009. Peruse our photo slideshow commemorating the famous lives who have touched our hearts over the years.

Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer on March 15 at the age of 62.

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Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died on March 18 following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

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Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

September 16th, 2009 10:05am EDT
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Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
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Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Susan Minot's Novel 'Evening' Hits The Big Screen June 29

May 20th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Evening
A truly extraordinary cast breathes glorious life into Susan Minot and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's adaptation of Minot's beloved novel Evening. The film is a timeless, universal, and deeply emotional story about the secrets we share and the defining moments of connection between mothers and daughters, family and friends, and the loves of our lives.

An outstanding cast unites for a drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant (Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave) and her daughters, Constance (Tony Award winner Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Academ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 11

May 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Happy Birthday to Australian singer Holly Valance (1983), "Riding the Bullet" actor Jonathan Jackson (1982), Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider (1966), "The White Countess" actress Natasha Richardson (1963), "House of Sand and Fog" actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frances Fisher (both 1952), comedic actor Foster Brooks (1912; d. 2001), surrealism master Salvador Dali (1904; d. 1989), and composer Irving Berlin (1888; d. 1989).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 11

May 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Happy Birthday to Australian singer Holly Valance (1983), "Riding the Bullet" actor Jonathan Jackson (1982), Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider (1966), "The White Countess" actress Natasha Richardson (1963), "House of Sand and Fog" actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frances Fisher (both 1952), comedic actor Foster Brooks (1912; d. 2001), surrealism master Salvador Dali (1904; d. 1989), and composer Irving Berlin (1888; d. 1989).
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Broadway Hits It Big in 2005

December 28th, 2005 10:45am EST
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The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. has reported that Broadway has grossed a record-breaking $825 million in New York for the 2005 calendar year -- the highest grossing calendar year in history for Broadway. This figure is up 10.2 % from the 2004 total of $749 million.

Factors for this year's success include:

1. An impressive list of celebrities took a turn on Broadway this year, demonstrating all-around excellence in performance categories. Among the highlights: Alan Alda (Glengarry Glen Ross), Christina Applegate (Sweet Charity), Hank Azaria (Monty Python's Spam...
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