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Heath Worth a Heck of A Lot More Than $145k

3/25/2008 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Heath LedgerThere have been news reports that Heath Ledger left a grand total of $145,000 in his estate, and, as a result, his daughter might not be taken care of properly -- BOGUS!

True, we know the will lists $145,000 in assets. But here's the deal. The will was drafted in 2003. Since then, sources say, Heath accumulated lots of jack, from movies like "Lords of Dogtown," "The Brothers Grimm," "Brokeback Mountain," "Casanova," "Candy," "I'm Not There" and "The Dark Knight."

We're told Heath has considerably more assets than the $145k. On top of that, sources say he lived all over the world and was smart enough to know all of his money shouldn't sit in the U.S., where taxes are a bitch.

On the other hand, one of Heath's uncles has said the late actor's estate is valued at $60 mil. We're told that's absurd as well (on the high side), and the uncle doesn't know jack since he's been estranged from the family as well.

Bottom line -- Matilda will be fine, and there's a lot of $$$ on the line.

Heath Ledger -- click to launch


Priscilla's Doc BS'd Star after Star


The phony doc who injected Priscilla Presley with industrial-grade silicone used to lubricate auto parts had a scam that proved irresistible to Hollywood's elite.

Someone who got injected by Daniel Serrano spoke with TMZ about getting lured in. Serrano, who was a doctor in Argentina but unlicensed in the U.S., told patients the serum, which he claimed would remove wrinkles, was much better than Botox -- an all-natural drug he said was used by all the top models in Paris. Serrano told his victims they could not get the drug in the U.S. The patient we spoke with said that made all the women go crazy, thinking they were getting something special, and they were -- a lube job.

Serrano was a major name dropper. We're not sure if he really injected all the women he claims, but trust us, there were a lot. The patient we spoke with says she was injected with a needle that was just sitting on a table, unprotected. He didn't clean the needle or clean her face before injecting it.

The injections were "extremely painful." Serrano said there would be no swelling. The patient we spoke with says she blew up like a balloon, and when the swelling finally went down, the drug didn't eliminate lines.

the plastics -- click to launchAnd get this. With Shawn King, Larry's wife, Diane Richie, Lionel's wife at the time, and other famous women, you would think this would be a sign -- he only accepted cash. One woman had to go to the bank because he wouldn't take her personal check. Trust us, that woman had enough in her account to cover it.


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In the '80s, Suzanne Vega became famous for her hit songs "Luka" and "Tom's Diner." Guess what she looks like now!
Suzanne Vega

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NBA superstar Earvin "Magic" Johnson in Hawaii yesterday, vacationing with the fam and looking healthy.Magic Johnson
He was always known for larger-than-life smile. Now ...

Miley Cyrus One Step Closer to Being Miley Cyrus


Miley CyrusDestiny Hope Cyrus has taken another step towards legally changing her name to the one we all know her by anyway -- Miley.

As TMZ first reported, Miley's parents, Leticia and Billy Ray, filed name change papers on March 14. Part of the process is that the Cyrus fam needs to make four public notices referring to the name change in order for it to become legal.

Today, a notice was put in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, announcing that a hearing making the name change official will take place on May 1.

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1.

NARF    

Is it my imagination or does Priscilla Presley, resemble that super rich lady (aka) The Cat Women?

2300 days ago
2.

Phil    

Britney video is cool =)

2300 days ago
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Mzembe    

Michelle Williams must be the lowest paid actress in the history of movie making if people are worried about Matilda's welfare. Geez!! How thick can people be?

2300 days ago
4.

Looch    

Pricilla was so pretty, but now she looks like a clown. Not only are her cheeks too puffed up, but her lips look like the Joker. Too bad she cant undo what she did.

2299 days ago
5.

clovis615    

FAKE!!! Look at Magic Johnson's right knee and follow it up his leg. Clearly a poor quality photoshop job. You'd think TMZ could afford someone who knows what he's doing with photoshop.

2299 days ago
6.

Don    

Majic just wants to catch up to Obama since he to was seen on the beach in the buff in the Virgin Islands....All the people of his race will feel he is their NEW role model....I know there is a lot of room for improvement with his subordanants and their long history of persecution....Peace to all.....

2299 days ago
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Morgan    

The Magic Johnson photo is real. The "knee" that you're talking about is a plant leaf, not a double knee that you think it is. Step back from the picture and look at it, it's a plant, not a poor photoshop job. Durrr!

2299 days ago
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JAN    

$$ ALL DEPENDS ON IF HE WAS SMART.. AND YOU FOLKS SHOULD KNOW THAT THE STUDIOS DO WHAT THEY CAN TO SCREW ANYONE THEY CAN MONEY -WISE.. TO MAKE SURE THE MOVIES DOES NOT REALLY SHOW A PROFIT!! I HOPE ALL THESE YOUNGER FOLKS, KNOW TO MAKE SURE OF THEIR RETIREMENT. IF NOT.. THEN DO THE DRUGS, ETC, AND AT LEAST HAVE FUN DOING IT ALL!!!

2299 days ago
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JAN    

$$ ALL DEPENDS ON IF HE WAS SMART.. AND YOU FOLKS SHOULD KNOW THAT THE STUDIOS DO WHAT THEY CAN TO SCREW ANYONE THEY CAN MONEY -WISE.. TO MAKE SURE THE MOVIES DOES NOT REALLY SHOW A PROFIT!! I HOPE ALL THESE YOUNGER FOLKS, KNOW TO MAKE SURE OF THEIR RETIREMENT. IF NOT.. THEN DO THE DRUGS, ETC, AND AT LEAST HAVE FUN DOING IT ALL!!!

2299 days ago
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jamie p.    

Well all those prescription drugs ain't cheap, baby.

2299 days ago
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patrick    

How could someone like pricilla presley and these other women of wealth be so cheap in thinking they were getting a bargain for plastic surgury when they had plenty of cash for the real deal. Over time this could become cancerous if thi is indeed and industrial lubricant. So if saving a few dollars is worth your face falling of well good luck

2299 days ago
12.

guy    

Its a given that people who write these things are dolts, but what country has a more favorable tax rate than the US? There are some but not many. You pay income tax on income earned. I am guessing that this guy wasn't pulling down tons of cash in a country where there are better tax rates nor was he a citizen/permanent resident of said countries.Once you have the money, its not taxed over and over again ( I know there are some esoteric situations where you technically are). You can invest the money. You have to pay capital gains tax- but that is just on the gain. The author should be sent back to 6 th grade to re-write his paper.

2299 days ago
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June Bunning    

What a shame that Priscella Presley and other women cannot age gracefully. She looks terrible from too much plastic or whatever surgery she had on her face. I guess Catwoman did the same with her face. A few facial lines look OK and show that you have wisdom. Wake up Hollywood.

2299 days ago
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Titangirl    

$145,000, I can see why Heath was worrying... worrying about money.

Priscilla could afford to see a professional doctor with license. I don't know why she was stupid.

I don't remember Vega.

Magic, wow... who is your chef? Must have a chef who can cook for you.

Miley is a dumb name.

2299 days ago

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