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Liam Neeson Is Dating Again, A Year After Wife’s Death

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It’s always great to see people picking themselves up after suffering a crippling tragedy. When actress Natasha Richardson passed away a year and a half ago, the news was shocking. We can only imagine how hard it was for her husband, Liam Neeson and their families.

That’s why this puts a smile on our faces: Neeson is now dating Freya St. Johnston. She’s a U.K.-based PR exec and also has two kids, like Neeson. You know you’re cool when your ex gives you a great recommendation. Her ex, a bloke called Matt Winton, nicely, but also kinda randomly, has said, “She’s a wonderful person and a fantastic mother. She takes life seriously in a free-spirited kind of way.”

This is totally like his character in Love Actually, where he’s hit hard because of losing his wife but eventually, things start looking up for him again. Good luck, you two!

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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10 Movies To See In 2010

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The New Year is upon us, and while resolutions and wishes are abound, we’re wondering what’s brewing in the world of cinema. Anticipation is already sky-high for the third film of The Twilight Saga and the first half of the final film of the Harry Potter series, but what else is waiting in the wings? We’ve got Angelina Jolie in a wig, Megan Fox in a corset, and an uber buff Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are 10 movies worth your $12.50 + popcorn in 2010.

The Wolfman: February 12th

Benicio Del Toro has been holding out on us! Typically attracted to critic-friendly films (Traffic, Things We Lost in the Fire, Che), Del Toro gets horrific for Valentine’s Day weekend in The Wolfman, starring as the legendary moon-hatin’ monster. Critics’ Choice-nominated Emily Blunt plays his fur-lovin’ love interest and always-great Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Del Toro’s father.

Alice in Wonderland: March 5th

Tim Burton + Johnny Depp. Do we really need to say more? Previous collaborations of the eccentric duo include Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This fantastical gothic version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is sure to be visually stunning and over-the-top. Naturally Johnny Depp is The Mad Hatter, while Australian actress Mia Wasikowska snagged the role as Alice. Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter plays the part of The Red Queen with Anne Hathaway as The White Queen. Other highlights include Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar and Michael Sheen as The White Rabbit. Can you feel our excitement?

Eight more movies to see after the jump!

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Celebrities Send Their Condolences To Natasha Richardson’s Family

The world was shocked to hear of Natasha Richardson’s sudden and tragic death, and celebrities around the world have expressed their condolences to Liam Neeson and his family.

Mia Farrow: “Natasha is irreplaceable. I cannot think of anyone kinder, more generous, thoughtful, smarter or more fun. She is the godmother of two of my children. The Neesons and Vanessa (Redgrave) have always made me feel a part of their wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Kevin Spacey: “There are no words to express how tragic Natasha Richardson’s untimely passing is for the theatre community. Her passion, devotion and talent will forever be etched on those who saw her work on the stage. The bloodlines of greatness were always there and she committed herself to every role she tackled.All of us at the Old Vic Theatre Company mourn her loss and send our heartfelt wishes to Liam and her family. We hope that the warmth we all feel about her will bring some comfort to those closest to her, who shared her life, her wit, her style and know that she will never be forgotten.”

Alan Cumming: “The term ‘life force’ seems trite but that is what she was: a woman who powered through life and fascinated everyone she encountered. I have been thinking about the times I spent with her since I heard the news of her tragic accident, and the strongest memory I have is of her laughter, her unmistakable throaty laugh. I think that’s a great way to remember someone.”

Jodie Foster: “Natasha was brilliant, beautiful, funny, talented beyond measure, as emotionally raw as she was razor sharp. … May Liam, her beautiful boys and her loving family hold her close as they move through this tragic moment.”

Oprah Winfrey : “I just want to say how deeply saddened I am, we all are, by the sudden passing of actress Natasha Richardson yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Liam Neeson , their two sons, the rest of their family and friends. Yet another reminder of how fleeting life can be and how precious. We need to value every moment.”

Lindsay Lohan: “She was a wonderful woman and actress and treated me like I was her own. I didn’t see much of her over the years, but I will miss her. My heart goes out to her family. This is a tragic loss.”

Padma Lakshmi:
“She was great. She was lovely. She was just like one of the gang. She was very, very articulate. She was very, very opinionated. She was very compassionate. She had a very sophisticated palate.”

Dame Judi Dench: “She had an incredibly luminous quality, that you seldom see, and a great sense of humor. I thought she was a really great actress.”

Kelly Ripa :“She was a lady. I can’t tell you enough what a good person she was, and fun and vivacious and the most full of life.”

Demi Moore Twittered:
“I am sending out prayers for Natasha Richardson and her family. A real reminder of how precious life is and how quickly it can be gone.”

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Natasha Richardson Dies At 45

Tony Award-winner Natasha Richardson passed away today in New York City after being removed from life support. She was just 45 years old. Richardson, who was married to actor Liam Neeson, suffered serious head injuries after falling on a Canadian ski slope on Monday. She was airlifted to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she later died.

The family has released the following statement:

“Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Friends say “a small funeral” is being planned. Our thoughts and prayers are with Natasha’s family and friends at this difficult time.  [E! Online/TMZ. Photo: Getty Images]

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Friends Say Natasha Richardson Is “Brain Dead”

Actress Natasha Richardson is currently in critical condition at a New York City hospital following a freak ski accident in Quebec, Canada. Family members, including her husband Liam Neeson, mother Vanessa Redgrave, and sister Joely Richardson, all were spotted visiting the star, who is reportedly “brain dead.”

While no official statement has been given, reports from close friends reveal that Richardson is barely holding on. “There is no chance,” an insider close to the family said. “It is a fact that her heart is beating but she is brain dead.”

Other reports reveal that she would not have been able to be flown from Montreal to New York if her brain was swollen, and those monitoring her medical situation reveal that she was “unconscious” and “nonreactive” in the ambulance. Husband Liam Neeson reportedly sat with her and caressed her face the entire time. Our thoughts are with her friends and family today.  [People/TMZ/E! Online.  Photo: GettyImages]

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Natasha Richardson Suffers Serious Head Injury While Skiing

Actress and Hollywood royalty Natasha Richardson was injured this weekend while skiing in Canada. The star – and wife of actor Liam Neeson – suffered a head injury while skiing on Monday, and is currently receiving treatment at a Montreal hospital. Her husband left a film set in Toronto to be at his wife’s side.

While there have been rumors of brain damage, a family member said only, “We know that she has had an accident but we really do not know any more details. We are very concerned.”

Richardson, who has starred in films such as Nell and Maid In Manhattan, is perhaps best known for her Hollywood roots. Her late father was director Tony Richardson, and her mother is actress Vanessa Redgrave. Sister Joely Richardson appears on Nip/Tuck. [Photo: GettyImages]

Update: News is breaking that Richardson has reportedly died from her injuries. We will update as soon as we know more.