Liam Neeson is a pretty awesome guy, right? He’s a great actor and generally seems cool – especially considering how well he’s done to bounce back following the sudden death of his longtime partner Natasha Richardson back in 2009. It wasn’t always easy, and he certainly went through his dark days of too much alcohol, but now he’s alcohol-free… and not all that concerned with meeting someone new.
I’m very happy.
I’m glad you like that wine. It’s a very light Pinot Noir. But I gave up drinking about a year ago.
What made you decide to do that?
Well, I was just—I was drinking too much. It started since my wife died. It was like, so easy to just… Never at work, never would do it like that, but this time of night? Sitting with you, I’d easily have—I’d be on my second bottle. Before we finished, I would have been halfway down a third—and be totally fine! Pinot Noir: That’s all I drink. I was never into spirits or liquor, hard liquor. And I gave up the Guinness years ago, because it just—past an age, it sticks to you, you know? So last year, I just thought—they’ve been throwing these action movies at me, and I thought, “Okay, let’s just change it a little bit.” And it’s been great. I love it. [knocks on wood]
Will you date again? Are you dating?
I’m keeping myself to myself. And I like it that way. I’m not hunting. I’m the opposite of a—what would a male cougar be? Is there such a thing? Whatever it is, I’m not that.
It’s great that he was able to pull himself back before his drinking problem got too serious. Also, I can’t help but feel for him on the relationship front. Losing your partner has gotta be tough, to say the very least.
Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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This is a bit of a weird one, but considering Charlie Sheen‘s name’s in the headline, you’re probably not at all surprised there. Here’s the deal: John Mayer apparently bought $5 million worth of Rolex watches (as you do, apparently?), only to turn around and file a lawsuit against the broker responsible for the deal, Bob Maron, saying that some of the parts used in the watches were fake.
Now, Bob, of course, says that John knew that the watch parts were fake and specifically wanted them because of this, which doesn’t really make sense. But where does Charlie come in to this whole equation? Well, apparently John is only starting this because Bob convinced the staff of Rolling Stone to put Charlie on the cover instead of John.
Charlie Sheen says John Mayer’s lawsuit against famed watch broker Bob Maron has nothing to do with fake Rolexes … it’s all retribution because Charlie bumped John off the cover of “Rolling Stone.”
Charlie called in to “TMZ Live” and told us Mayer is using the watch thing to mask his bitter feelings toward Bob … who convinced “Rolling Stone” Charlie was a more worthy cover than John.
Charlie says it’s all petty celebrity jealousy.
This entire thing seems insane to me. The fact that Charlie thinks a situation that literally has nothing to do with him actually is completely about him shows you how off the rails he still is. Leave the drugs alone, Charlie.
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Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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, John Mayer
We all remember when Natasha Richardson suddenly passed away after a skiing accident in 2009, and no one knows the sting of that tragedy more than her partner, Liam Neeson. He appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live this week, where he discussed an interview he gave with 60 minutes following Natasha’s death – an interview he says left out a very important detail.
“We got hundreds – maybe a couple thousand – sympathy cards, emails and stuff from all over the world, especially America,” he recalled. “Not one from that ski resort.”
That’s really terrible, and seems bad form, to be honest. After such a terrible tragedy, the least they could do is send a sympathy card. Clearly even such a small gesture would have meant a lot.
Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 12:12pm
Filed under Liam Neeson
, Natasha Richardson
Oh, Shia LaBeouf, whatever will we do with you? After seemingly suffering a break from reality and then launching his “performance art” exhibition debut earlier this month in Los Angeles, you’d think things would be quieting down in his world… but alas, you’d be wrong. This time, however, the story isn’t really about him – it’s about his Uncle Barry, who apparently borrowed $800,000 from Shia and never repaid it. Well, now he has to, according to a Manhattan judge!
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten rejected Barry Saide’s arguments that his actor nephew should accept Saide’s interest in four companies in lieu of cash. Saide’s investments were used as collateral for the 2009 loan.
“The terms of the note are clear and the amount due and owing … is forth in the note,” Bransten wrote in a decision signed Monday but posted Wednesday.
Saide, who is a maternal uncle, will have to pay interest of as much as 9% in accordance with the terms of the deal. The agreement required Saide to repay the loan in 15 installments of $53,333 but Bransten noted that Saide never repaid a dime.
Well, that seems fair. You know what they say: mo’ money, ‘mo’ problems!
Posted Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 3:15pm
Filed under Shia Labeouf