Mary-Kate Olsen has refused to be interviewed by federal investigators probing the accidental drug death of her “close friend” Heath Ledger unless she receives immunity from prosecution. The NY Post is reporting that the actress’ lawyer has repeatedly refused attempts by the feds to question Olsen, who was the first person called when her masseuse discovered Ledger’s body in his apartment in January. Mary-Kate owned the apartment.
Frustrated federal officials may obtain a grand-jury subpoena to compel the actress to tell them whatever she knows about Heath’s behavior, his possible drug use and the events of that tragic morning. Investigators have interviewed everyone connected to Ledger and his death, including his doctors, the masseuse, bodyguards, housekeepers, business associates and even the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, actresss Michelle Williams.
A source says:
Everyone has been very eager to help, saying what a great guy Heath Ledger was, everyone except Mary-Kate, who has refused to speak.
That source explained that Olsen would be the last witness they need to interview to finish the investigation into where he got his drugs and medicines.
Ledger died of a potent cocktail of prescription drugs and OxyContin, the latter of which was probably obtained illegally. Instead of calling 911 after getting the call from her masseuse, Olsen telephoned her bodyguards in NY, telling them to race to Heath’s apartment. They arrived just as paramedics got to the scene.
NY State authorities closed their investigation without Mary-Kate’s cooperation, but the US Drug Enforcement Administration, opened an investigation to determine the sources of Ledger’s drugs, and aren’t giving up attempts to talk Olsen. The feds contacted her lawyer, Michael Miller, several times recently asking for her cooperation, but Miller told the feds Olsen won’t be interviewed unless she gets immunity from possible prosecution. Fishy.
Oh, where to start. Fug, fuggity, FUG!! Madonna looks like a matador collided with Bugs Bunny in a 9-year-old’s party dress. GHASTLY! Major Photoshop going on here; the party dress looks pasted on as an evil after-joke, and Madge’s freaky-pumped arms are WAY toned down. Madonna says “turning 50 is all about an excuse for a party”…Snarkista’s terrified about what kind she’s dressed for.
Women and Home is a UK mag; the title sounds like those cheapie housewife rags at the grocery checkout. Menopause IS an appropriate subject for Vadge to have slapped near her ass. Snarkista doubts, however, that she “loves men because they do stupid things”. Madonna EATS men who do stupid things. This rag’s not Vogue, that’s for sure!
First she gets Britney to film the nasty with her for the big screen, then she wrecks A-Rod’s marriage, and now she’s scaring the shizz out of housewives. Madonna’s taking her “Sticky and Sweet” world-domination attempt a bit far, no?
photo credit: knockedupcelebs’ taylorblue
UPDATE: As of 8:15 pm CT, Bernie’s condition is unchanged from “very, very critical”. Comedian Bernie Mac was rushed to the hospital Friday suffering from complications due to pneumonia. At the time, reports were just that he was in the hospital. Now, it seems Bernie is a in much more dire situation.
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that as of a few hours ago, Bernie Mac was still alive. According to the latest news report. Bernie Mac is in a hospital, in Chicago with pneumonia. The Sun-Times reports that Bernie was in “very, very critical” condition late Saturday at a Chicago hospital, according to a source who knows the comedian’s family. Prank calls to radio stations had news spreading around the net that Bernie had died.
His publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement that the 50-year-old comedian is responding well to treatment. Smith said the pneumonia isn’t related to an inflammatory lung disease, sarcoidosis, that Mac also has. That condition, according to the AP, has been in remission since 2005. Bernie’s most recent gig was a big fundraiser dinner in Chicago for Barack Obama. Snarkista sends her prayers out for Bernie and his family. Get well, Bernie!
UPDATE: 8/31/08…Miley’s hacker says he’s too scared to release more pix because Miley was 15! Okay, so pretty much everyone knows that Miley Cyrus got hacked, and the racy pics have been dribbling out over the past few weeks. Snarkista heard that Trainreq, the hacker, lives in Murfreesboro, TN. about 30 miles from Nashville. He’s the real deal. Miley’s PHONE didn’t get hacked, like the press has been saying. Dude hacked her email. He’s got more Miley, and is gonna keep leaking the pics like the bikini and underwear pics here, (and possibly emails) out. Here’s a breaking story, the video interview with the hacker who HOPEFULLY has taught Miley a lesson. But probably didn’t.
MAJOR PROPS to Rickey for his FAB “Mavid” collection from the American Idol Tour! If you love David Cook and Michael Johns, you MUST check out the Bro-Dance video. Snarkista busted a gut, and it made her day!
The National Enquirer isn’t letting up on Senator John Edwards, and now it’s reporting his mistress, Rielle Hunter, mother of his â€œlove childâ€ â€“ has been secretly receivÂing $15,000 a month as part of an elaborate cover-up orchestrated by the former presidential candidate. And STILL the mainstream media ignores the story. Except for Fox News. Edwards must REALLY have some friends in high places!
The money is reportedly being funneled to Rielle by a wealthy colleague closely tied to Edwardsâ€™ failed presidential campaign. This same man is said to be throwing cash at Edwardsâ€™ pal and former aide Andrew Young…who tried to take the heat off the ex-Senator by claiming HE’S the father of Rielleâ€™s baby. According to the mag, Rielleâ€™s baby is a girl named Frances Quinn Hunter and was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. They report a source very close to the situation says:
A super-rich pal â€“ who was closely involved with the campaign finances â€“ is helping John. Itâ€™s likely this man doesnâ€™t know all the dirty details of Johnâ€™s extramarital affair, but is acting out of loyalty and is not asking a lot of questions â€“ only writing the checks
The year-long investigation by the magazine blew wide open the night of July 21 when its reporters caught Edwards making a secret late-night visit to Rielle and their infant child at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton hotel. Senator Edwards was confronted by reporters, but refused to answer questions and hid out in a public menâ€™s restroom until security escorted him off hotel grounds!
Rich-boy Edward’s behavior is unconscionable. His wife Elizabeth is dying of cancer, and he can’t keep his pants zipped. Snarkista’s WAITING for the mainstream media to break their curious, complete silence on the story. Who else is getting paid hush money??!
Weâ€™re developing that right now and just going over scripts and drawing my character. I fight crime. Itâ€™s not like your typical superhero, Itâ€™s me basically as a superhero, so kind of using makeup and compacts as weapons. Itâ€™s kind of like a spoof on a superhero.
Stan! You’re a LEGEND! You created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, and many other awesome characters. Snarkista knows you’re getting on up there age-wise, so maybe Paris is trying to pull an Anna Nicole Smith on you. Hide the checkbook! And if you DO make Paris a spooferhero, name her Supervain or Stuporgirl or The Wonky. Benji Madden could be The Pudge. Pretty please?