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Originally posted 12/09/2009 09:25AM
When Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose before completing his final film, Jude Law stepped in to finish his role. Now he's stepped up to judge Ledger's namesake scholarship competition.
"I am delighted and honored to do what I can to keep Heath's legacy alive," Law, 36, says. "He was a brilliant actor and a wonderful man and it is only fitting that this scholarship has been developed in his name."
Law took over Ledger's role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus along with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell after the actor's death of an accidental overdose last year.
Originally posted 12/01/2009 11:00AM
Despite their insistence they're "just friends," Jude Law and Sienna Miller are looking more and more like a couple again.
After reportedly snuggling up at The Box nightclub in New York City's Lower East Side Nov. 19, the pair spent the wee hours of Thanksgiving cuddling over a late-night Italian meal.
"They stopped in just after midnight," a source at Emporio Restaurant tells PEOPLE, and shared "a pizza."
Rather than hiding away in "a private seat in the back of the restaurant," the source says, the amorous duo opted to sit in the front, where they shared a $350 bottle of red wine – and at least one passionate kiss.
Originally posted 11/05/2009 05:20PM
Originally posted 10/30/2009 12:00PM
While Jude Law and Sienna Miller are both playing to packed houses on Broadway, they are reportedly not reprising their old roles as boyfriend and girlfriend.
"Jude and Sienna are just friends and are seeing each other socially occasionally as they are both on Broadway, performing just one block apart," a rep for Law tells Glamour.com.
Law, 36, and Miller, 27, broke up in 2006 after dating on and off for several years. At one point they were engaged to be married, but those plans were derailed when Law's affair with his children's nanny came to light.
Originally posted 10/21/2009 08:10AM
If you want to break the box office, you get an A-list star – and Broadway's learning that that's as true in theater as it is on the silver screen.
With movie stars on the marquees of its plays, Broadway is seeing one of its best fall seasons in recent years, selling $21.1 million from Oct. 12 to 18, according to The New York Times.
A Steady Rain has grossed over $1 million, thanks to stars Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. Meanwhile, Shakespeare is hot as never before, with Jude Law raking in $904,914 last week, bringing total box office receipts for Broadway to $21.1 million for the week of Oct. 12 to 18.
Originally posted 10/07/2009 08:30AM
To be, or not to be ... a hit on Broadway?
That is the question Wednesday morning as the reviews come in for Jude Law's turn as Hamlet in the much-anticipated Broadway turn for the production, which originated in London to acclaim and opened at New York's Broadhurst Theatre Tuesday night. Reaction is decidedly mixed.
"If Hamlet talks about his mind, you can bet that Mr. Law will point to his forehead; when he mentions the heavens, his arm shoots straight up; and when the guy says his gorge rises, rest assured that he clutches at his stomach. If every actor were like Mr. Law, signed performances for the hard of hearing would be unnecessary," snipes Ben Brantley of The New York Times.
Originally posted 09/24/2009 10:15AM
With his matinee idol looks, Jude Law is one of Hollywood's reigning heartthrobs. But in the movie Rage, the handsome actor shows off his feminine side as a sultry transsexual supermodel named Minx.
Virtually unrecognizable in a black wig, a black strapless dress, scarlet lipstick and smokey shadow highlighting his blue eyes, Law, 36, delivers what may be one of his most dramatic screen transformations to date.
"You want to know the secret of my success?," he purrs into the camera in a thick Russian accent. "I love myself."
Originally posted 09/23/2009 03:10PM
Less than two months after he acknowledged that a model he had dated was pregnant with his child, Jude Law is a father – again.
Samantha Burke, the 24-year-old aspiring actress whom Law met while filming Sherlock Holmes in New York City last year, gave birth to a 5-lb., 12-oz daughter Tuesday night.
"Samantha Burke is overwhelmed with joy at the arrival of her beautiful and healthy baby girl, Sophia," Burke's rep, Eileen Koch, tells PEOPLE. "The baby and mom are doing wonderful."
Originally posted 07/31/2009 10:25PM
After Jude Law announced that he was going to become a father for the fourth time on Wednesday, now lawyers for mom-to-be Samantha Burke reveal in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE that they'll be having a little girl named Sophia.
"Samantha, her mom, and her family can affirm that Jude has been responsive and supportive throughout the relationship and pregnancy, and know that he will remain so as a father once Baby Sophia is born," says the statement. "Jude and Samantha remain committed to the health and well-being of this child, and appreciate your honoring her privacy during this special time."
Originally posted 07/31/2009 05:30PM
On her online model profile, Samantha Burke says she is passionate about fashion and photography, and has aspirations of becoming an actress.
But she's now had to put those dreams on hold for a new project: Being mother to Jude Law's fourth child.
Burke, a Florida native from Pensacola, confirmed through her attorney Thursday that she is carrying Law's baby. Burke and Law met last year – and had a brief relationship – while he filmed Sherlock Holmes in New York City.
Burke was in the Big Apple taking acting classes at the New York Studio for Film & Television, according her online profile. "It was a commercial and soap opera based course," she wrote. "I loved it! I wouldn't mind modeling AND acting."
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