Natasha Richardon Dies at 45

Natasha Richardson

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, Natasha Richardson passed away Wednesday after suffering head trauma from a skiing accident.  She was only 45 years old.

The British actress and AIDS activist, who recently appeared on Top Chef,  fell during a private lesson on the beginner slopes at the Mont Tremblant resort in Canada.  She was not wearing a helmet which lead to a epidural hematoma, or internal bleeding of the brain.

Natasha Richardon was married to fellow actor Liam Neeson and had two sons.  She is also the sister of Joely Richardson, AKA Julia McNamara, of Nip/Tuck fame, and daughter of Vanessa Redgrave.

Hurriyet reports that Richardson initially felt ok, but later was sent to the hospital after sever headaches ensued: “About an hour [after the accident], she complained of severe headaches and was admitted to a local medical facility before eventually being transferred to a Montreal hospital where she was diagnosed with severe brain trauma.”

Unfortunately, Richardson eventually passed away after being flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Nip/Tuck Season Finale

I’m saddened to admit that I may not have anything to watch on TV now that this season of Nip/Tuck has ended.  That’s because the show, despite what its detractors might say (that means you my former co-workers), was arguably the best program on cable.  It did win Emmys and Golden Globes after all.

But I digress.  The season finale of Nip/Tuck was probably one of the best episodes of the season.  I was extremely surprised that Teddy is leading a double life and even more so that Christian isn’t actually dying!  It makes sense that the lead character is going to live because you couldn’t replace him.  Could you envision the “furniture” doctor from the previous episode playing the “Christian Troy” role?

I found it thoroughly amusing that Kimber actually wanted to marry Christian, again.  She’s so pathetic, but equally attractive, and keeps you wondering what she might do next.  I suppose she was devastated that Eden stole her husband.  I think it’s appropriate that Kimber got her comeuppance for being so cold-hearted.

The best part of the finale of Nip/Tuck would have to be that Christian wanted to cryogenically freeze himself.  I couldn’t believe how dillusional he had become.  But I’m sure all of that will change next season.

Speaking of next season, will Christian remain married to Liz?  I give them six TV months, tops.  Better yet, how long will he wait to break the news that he’s not kicking the bucket?  I firmly believe that union is solely out of necessity.

The Nip/Tuck season finale was well worth the wait, and staying up past 10pm on a weekday.

50th Post! Nip/Tuck Season 5 Part II Almost Over

This is my 50th post at the new URL for Storybook Vacations.  A moment of silence.

Season Five, Part II of Nip/Tuck is almost over!  So brace yourself, Sean and Christian are putting away their scalpels for an undetermined number of months.  But at the very least, this season finale should be drama-filled and gripping.

On last night’s episode of Nip/Tuck, Sean and Teddy seemed to be together again, which as far as I can tell is not necessarily good for Sean and his well being.  Does anyone else think she’s certifiable?  Liz and Christian are, gasp, in fact tying the knot probably because Christian has one foot in the grave.  And Christian interviewed, and thought he found, his replacement who turned out to be slightly too affectionate toward furniture.

As for the season finale of Nip/Tuck?  I’m not quite sure what to expect.  That scene with Christian in the cryogenic chamber of sorts, left me feeling confused.  Could Ryan Murphy really be freezing Christian?  What strange, unfathomable scenario will unfold.  Stay tuned.

Last Night’s Nip/Tuck: Episode 5.19

Last night’s Nip/Tuck, episode 5.19, was full of surprises. The show is certainly employs a soap opera style which puts the viewer on the edge of his seat.

I couldn’t believe that Kimber would even entertain the notion of injecting collagen into Jenna’s mouth. And that Christian eventually buckled under the pressure as well.  Typical Nip/Tuck morals I suppose.

And did anyone else find it ironic the Sean hired that new anesthesiologist after his directive that he/she not just be another “piece”?

The best part of episode 5.19 has to be the man who could “pleasure himself”. It was highly amusing that someone would actually get that sort of reduction surgery.

Equally shocking was Liz’s departure. Could a main character of the show be leaving for good? We all sort of expected this day would eventually arrive, but Liz can’t really leave, can she?

Finally, it appears that Christian is dying! There must be some caveat to this, but we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.

Stay tuned for more Nip/Tuck episode posts.

Nip/Tuck 6.2 Revisited

Ok, shoot me! This post is definitely a bit later than I had intended. This week’s Nip/Tuck was wrought with controversy and excitement. We learn that Sean can in fact walk. That Christian didn’t “accidentally” sleep with Liz. That “Indian guy”, whose name escapes me at present, receives a “mouthful” from a transvestite. And somehow Christian allows himself to be brutalized by a somewhat busted, for lack of a better term, prostitute who looked like she could use a “retread” if you catch my drift.

At any rate, the show continues to dazzle. I know I will be watching in 10 days (Jan 27) when it resumes. I’m not sure why they are taking a two-week hiatus, but que sera sera.