Michelle Williams has always seemed like the demure, quite starlet, and after Heath Ledger’s death – with whom she has a daughter – she receded into silence even more. But now she’s playing Marilyn Monroe, a role which promises to break her out of the quiet background and into something much more mainstream.
Until now she’s played roles likeÂ Alma in â€œBrokeback Mountainâ€ Wendy in â€œWendy and Lucy,â€ and Cindy in â€œBlue Valentine.â€
A more pronounced fame could easily creep up on her in her role as Marilyn in “My Week With Marilyn.” She does more than act, talk, and sing like Monroe; she IS Monroe. The Daily News says “She inhabits all of Monroeâ€™s vulnerability, all her insecurity and all her sex appeal. She doesnâ€™t just get under Monroeâ€™s alabaster skin, she finds her conflicted soul.”
Perhaps it’s because she has a conflicted soul of her own. But whatever the reason, we’re just happy to see Michelle shine!
Some fool at the National Enquirer is trying to get us to believe that lil’ Mary Kate Olsen is pregnant. WHATEVER! Sure, she’s been wearing baggy clothes, but…she always is in the dreaded caftan. That little elf burned up her lady parts when she quit eating years ago, so if she’s knocked up it is due to some freakin’ high tech doctoring.
Supposedly Mary Kate now weighs a whopping 102 pounds due to being preggers with her artist-boyfriend Nate Lowman’s baby. “The source” who blabbed to the Enquirer says that she was inspired to start a family by late actor, and close friend, Heath Ledger – who told her becoming a father was the most rewarding thing he had ever done.
The source added:
“Mary-Kate really took Heath’s words to heart. She wanted the same kind of fulfillment in her life that Heath found in his after becoming a dad. She is really happy with Nate and is very excited they will soon be starting their family together.”
Snarkista thinks “the source” has already spent that Enquirer Christmas bonus, and that she’ll believe this one when she sees a bump under one of those bag-lady outfits.
Federal Prosecutors have decided NOT to pursue official charges into the death of Heath Ledger. The Feds decided not to pursue a criminal case into how he obtained the powerful painkillers that contributed to his overdose death this year, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan had been overseeing a D.E.A. probe into whether the painkillers found in Ledger’s system were obtained illegally. But the prosecutors have bowed out “because they don’t believe there’s a viable target,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no charges have been filed.
Looks like potential “viable target” Mary-Kate Olsen is off the hook…for now. Wonder how much THAT cost! The DEA had obtained a subpoena that could have forced Olsen if she continued to hold out. The official added that the case could still be revived if evidence of a crime emerges. MK has been stonewalling investigators, and it looks like for now, it’s paid off.
Rebekah Carmichael, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office, said it’s the office’s policy to “neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.” There was no immediate response to a message left for Olsen’s attorney, Michael C. Miller.
DEA investigators suspect the painkillers found in Ledger’s system, oxycodone (Oxycontin)and hydrocodone, were obtained with phony prescriptions or other illegal means.
Snarkista thinks its possible that Mary-Kate could have been involved. Oxy suppresses appetite in many users, and MK has been in rehab for anorexia and is rumored to have had treatment for substance abuse. Her bodyguards had plenty of time to get evidence out of Heath’s apartment, although it would probably have been hard to trace back to her. Unless someone else knew she provided the drugs.
If so, no one is talking, and the lil’ bag lady can sleep a little easier tonight. The Feds can and will reopen the investigation if any pertinent evidence comes to light. Dodged a bullet, Trollsen.
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.
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More details are emerging about the family flap and subsequent arrest of The Dark Knight star. Christian Bale. Christian’s sister Sharon asked him for $200,000 to help her bring up her three children. Sharon is a part-time CLOWN, which would explain her financial trouble. Bale apparently refused, and the spat ensued at his Dorchester Hotel suite.
Christian was alleged to have â€œpushed and shovedâ€ his mom Jenny, 61, and Sharon, 41. But sources close to Bale, say Jenny inflamed the situation by hurling insults about his wife Sandra Sibi Blazic. As you know, unless you’ve been on a desert island for the past week, the fight happened on Sunday night, hours before Mondayâ€™s European premiere of Baleâ€™s new Batman film. Interesting timing on the part of mom and sis! The Sun quotes a source close to the case who said:
Christian is a very wealthy young man and was asked to help his sister out financially.
He was asked to loan her Â£100,000 (approximately $200,000 US) but he refused and that caused an almighty row. During that row, the women claim, he assaulted them by pushing and shoving them. Both Jenny and Sharon are terribly upset over what happened. They did not want any publicity and the last thing they wanted to do was wreck his premiere evening. But they say he bullied them. They are both devastated that it has come to this but want him to be taught a lesson.
Sounds like someone needs to give the whole clan some counseling. Particularly Sharon the clown, who might want to consider a more lucrative line of work.
Batman star Christian Bale confronted his mother after she allegedly insulted his wife. Sources close to the actor said he snappped at London’s Dorchester hotel after his mom Jenny Bale said some outrageous things about his wife, Sandra Sibi Blazic. Bale was arrested and bailed over an assault claim, which he has denied.
A source close to the 34-year-old actor says Bale is confident heâ€™s done nothing wrong, and blames his mother. He is also said to have become depressed over the death of close friend and co-star Heath Ledger. The source told the Daily Mail that:
Christian was stressed, but he didnâ€™t lay a finger on anyone. Instead, he flew off the handle and cussed his mother. He just got very loud because his mother was saying some very outrageous things about him, and his wife. Christian’s attitude is that this was his mother’s fault because she became very provocative in an argument they were having.Things got out of control and he now says he wishes he just left the room. Normally Christian would just call a friend and go out to a pub to cool off. But he was literally trapped into this confrontation with his mother and sister because there was an army of fans and paparazzi outside. He has stresses in his marriage. He can have a terrible temper. Instead of lashing out at his wife, he sometimes lashes out at people around him. His marriage is not perfect, but his relationship with his mother is in much more trouble.
Bale has apparently been deeply affected by the death of good friend Ledger, and without Ledger around, he’s found it more and more difficult to communicate with those around him, especially his family. It was reported he found it hard to shake off the mental strains of the role, and told an interviewer he was having trouble sleeping. They had become very close during the making of The Dark Knight and Christian went into virtual hiding for the six weeks after Heath was found dead.
The source says that Bale wasn’t returning phone calls and he wasn’t a happy man. “It’s foolish to think that he’s been able to completely shake off that grief just as Heath and his work is finally being seen by audiences. He expected to share this moment with his friend, and now he can’t.”
Snarkista thinks that Jenny Bale was mad enough at Christian to try and spoil his big moment at the European premier of The Dark Night. With all of the pre-release publicity that centered on Heath, the reminders of his death were everywhere. No one should be “assaulted”, but the charge against Christian is an extremely minor one. It seems like it could have been handled within the family without involving the police.
UPDATE:Batman star Christian Bale has left a London police station after being questioned over claims he assaulted his mother and sister. Mr Bale is alleged to have lashed out at his mother and sister in his suite at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Sunday. A Metropolitan Police spokesman earlier said Bale was in custody after being arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. Scotland Yard reportedly has said Bale has been ordered to appear in September on the charges.
Last night, London Police allowed Batman star Christian Bale to attend the biggest film premiere of the summer last night despite him being accused of assault.
Bale, 34, faces questioning over the claim made by his own mother and sister. Christian was able to attend the first European screening of new Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight” in Londonâ€™s West End. He is accused of lashing out on Sunday night at Park Laneâ€™s Dorchester Hotel â€” where he has a suite. His mom Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, who lives in Dorset, went to a police station in Hampshire yesterday to lodge the allegation. The matter was referred to the Met Police.
Detectives, well aware of last nightâ€™s glittering bash, made the decision not to approach Bale yesterday. But they are expected to try to question him today. A source said:
It was a very difficult situation but it would have been wrong to have wrecked the premiere over a complaint which we donâ€™t yet know is founded in truth. But Mr Bale will be contacted at the earliest opportunity and be asked to provide an account of anything that happened.
A Met Police spokesman said: â€œWe can confirm we have received allegation from another force in relation to an alleged incident in central London.â€
WTF did Christian DO? Is he still in character? Were his mom and sister pissed ‘cuz he didn’t take them to the London premier? Was he just hammered? Snarkista MUST know. And therefore will be digging diligently around!