Michelle Williams Tries Something New on for Size

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 like Alma in “Brokeback Mountain” Wendy in “Wendy and Lucy,” and Cindy in “Blue Valentine.”

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 Monroe’s vulnerability, all her insecurity and all her sex appeal. She doesn’t just get under Monroe’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!

 

Mary-Kate Olsen Wants Immunity In Heath’s Death Probe

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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