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Joely Richardson Picks Up the Pieces After Sister's Death

Joely Richardson Picks Up the Pieces After Sister's Death

Originally posted 12/10/2009 06:20AM

Actress Joely Richardson and her late sister may have been as different as "chalk and cheese," but they were also soulmates – and Joely accepts that there will forever be an empty space in her heart where Natasha used to be.

"We were completely enmeshed in each other," Joely, 44, tells the January issue of Britain's Tatler magazine. "I hadn't lived a day in my life without her. You worry about your children and your elders, but I never imagined such a thing as this. Tash was a given to me."

It was the first time the Nip/Tuck actress has spoken at length about the sudden loss of her sister earlier this year. Natasha died after a skiing accident in Canada in March.

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Grieving Joely Richardson Returns to Work

Grieving Joely Richardson Returns to Work

Originally posted 03/27/2009 09:05AM

Joely Richardson is immersing herself in her craft after the sudden death of her older sister, Natasha.

The actress, 44, said her final goodbyes to her sister Sunday. On Thursday, she was back on the London set of her latest project, a remake of The Day of the Triffids, a rep for Richardson confirms to PEOPLE.

Filming is due to wrap up next month. Joely plays the lead female role of opposite Dougray Scott in the two-part sci-fi drama based on John Wyndham's novel.

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A Powerball Win, A Backstreet Loss

Originally posted 08/31/2001 10:00AM

WON: Delaware first-grade teacher Kathleen Kearney and her brother, Michael, a lawyer, both in their 50s, came forward Thursday to claim their share of the $298.4 million Powerball jackpot, $73.7 million. It took them so long, she said, because they couldn't get their state lottery office on the phone. So they drove there . . . LOST: After failing to prove it had any rights to the Backstreet Boys trademark, the California-based Backstreet Boys Productions Inc. (which makes the band's merchandise) lost its cybersquatting case against Web sites with similar but misspelled versions of the group's name, international arbitrators ruled in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday . . . SPLIT: British actress Joely Richardson, 36, daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and late director Tony Richardson, and TV producer Jamie Theakston, 30, "split up a few weeks ago, but they remain very close friends," her spokeswoman told Reuters. Richardson recently starred Off Broadway with Macaulay Culkin in "Madame Melville" . . . BUSTED: Actor Greg Vaughan, 28, of the WB show "Charmed," was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after he was pulled over for apparently weaving in traffic and speeding Thursday morning in Hollywood, said police. He was released pending a court appearance . . . REINSTATED: Variety editor Peter Bart, 69, who'd been suspended from his job without pay for 21 days after Los Angeles magazine quoted him making offensive comments and accused him of selling a script while running the trade paper, will return to work Sept. 10. He's also been ordered to sit through diversity training, said his publisher, which is donating Bart's blocked pay to "appropriate organizations dedicated to . . . diversity" . . . SUBPOENED: Rappers Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule and Grammy-winning reggae performer Beenie Man were all charged Thursday with using indecent language during performances in the recent Sumfest music festival in the Jamaican resort town of Montego Bay. They have a court date scheduled for Sept. 27 . . . INDICTED: During a $1 million identity-fraud scheme aimed at credit-card companies and casinos that lasted for several years, Texan Patrick Michael Penker, 54, used variations of the name of a law firm inspired by a Three Stooges episode ("Dewey, Cheatem & Howe") to obtain cashier's checks from banks, reports the Associated Press. This week, Parker pleaded guilty in federal court and could get up 40 years in prison and $1 million in fines. No sentencing date has been set.

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