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Richardson hurt in skiing accident

Actress Natasha Richardson, critically injured in a skiing accident, was on a flight to the United States, Britain's Press Association news agency reported yesterday, quoting Canada's Sacre-Coeur Hospital.

Richardson was hospitalized after falling during a lesson on a beginners trail at Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec on Monday. reported that the Tony Award-winning actress suffered a head injury.

Richardson, 45, is the wife of Liam Neeson and the daughter of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave.

Chase back at HBO

HBO says it's teaming again with David Chase, mastermind of The Sopranos, for a miniseries dramatizing Hollywood history. The miniseries, titled A Ribbon of Dreams, will start in 1913 and follow two characters as they become studio moguls.

TV's top 10

Fox's American Idol stayed at the top of the ratings for the week of March 9-15, with 25.8 million viewers on Tuesday and 25.6 million on Wednesday, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The rest of the top 10, in millions: Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 22.83; CSI, CBS, 17.1; Desperate Housewives, ABC, 14.6; Criminal Minds, CBS, 14.3; The Mentalist, CBS, 14.3; CSI: Miami, CBS, 14.2; Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 13.6; CSI: NY, CBS, 13.6.

today's birthdays

Country singer Charley Pride, 71.

Singer Irene Cara, 50.

Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams, 46.

Rapper-actress Queen Latifah, 39.

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