Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Jan 23rd 2008 9:00AM by Jessica Robertson
- Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. He was 28. The Academy Award-nominated actor recently served as one of six portrayals of Bob Dylan in the Todd Haynes-directed film 'I'm Not There.' Ledger also co-founded the record label Music Masses Co with Ben Harper, as well as directed the music video for Harper's 'Morning Yearning.' An autopsy will be performed today to determine the cause of death.
- Ringo Starr walked off the set of 'Live With Regis and Kelly' on Tuesday, after he was told that the song he was to perform -- 'Liverpool 8' -- was to be cut from its four-minute, 15-seconds to under two-and-a-half minutes. A spokeswoman for the show told the AP that the producers tried to work with the former Beatle, and the song's time requirement had been repeatedly expressed since he was booked in November.
- Blur bassist Alex James and KT Tunstall are among the celebrities teaming to write a children's book for British charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Each star will write ten lines of the story before passing it off to the next individual.