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March 20, 2009|By From Sun news services

Report: Richardson medics turned away

The first ambulance sent to a ski resort where actress Natasha Richardson fell was turned away, a paramedic told a Canadian newspaper.

Richardson fell Monday while taking a beginners ski course in Quebec and died Wednesday in a New York hospital of blunt impact to the head.

The Globe and Mail reported on its Web site late Wednesday that Yves Coderre, director of operations at Ambulances Radisson, said ski patrollers requested an ambulance after Richardson fell, and the company sent its medics to Mont Tremblant resort.

The paramedics who responded were told they were not needed, Coderre said.

Ledger as director

A music video directed by the late Heath Ledger is set for release this year.

A spokeswoman for Modest Mouse says Ledger directed an animated video for "King Rat," a track off the band's album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

Lisa Markowitz said Modest Mouse front man Isaac Brock "is supporting the completion of the video in honor of Heath's last piece of work as a director."

Hewitt has cancer

Don Hewitt, the mastermind of 60 Minutes, is battling pancreatic cancer.

A 60 Minutes spokesman said yesterday that Hewitt, 86, has been diagnosed with a small, contained tumor. Doctors will evaluate it to determine a course of treatment.

today's birthdays

Director Carl Reiner, 87

TV producer Paul Junger Witt, 66

Movie director Spike Lee, 52

Actress Holly Hunter, 51

Rock musician Nick Wheeler (The All-American Rejects), 27

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