Earlier this week, Michelle Williams (the actress) took her daughter, Matilda Ledger, out for a night on the town. They saw Finding Neverland on Broadway, and even had a chance to meet its star, Matthew Morrison, backstage!

A photograph of that happy moment was taken, and published on plenty of websites the next day:

But soon after that photo made the rounds, everyone who published it apparently got a call from Ms. Williams, who probably said something like, “Hello. This is Michelle Williams. Take. That. Photo. Down.” Then, about 20 seconds later, she probably called back and said, “By the way, this is Michelle Williams, the actress,” and hung up.

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The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, E! Online, and Too Fab are just a few of the sites that have since removed the photo. In its place, they’ve added updates like:

UPDATE: This post originally included a photo of Matilda that was not approved by Michelle. It has since been removed at her request.

[TooFab]

UPDATE: The photo of Michelle Williams and her daughter Matilda has been removed. A representative for The Weinstein Company tells HuffPost the photo was released without Williams’ permission.

[HuffPo]

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Editor’s note: This post originally featured a photo of Matilda Ledger that was taken at an event. Per Michelle Williams’ request the image of her daughter has been taken down.

[E! Online]

Other websites—like Just Jared, Perez Hilton, and InStyle—just took their posts down.

Meanwhile, here’s what the other Michelle Williams was up to this week:

I have no idea what’s going on there, so don’t even ask.


Demi Lovato would like you to know that Iggy Azalea’s butt is real.

[Billboard]


  • George Clooney on his relationship with Amal Clooney: “We sure are having fun.” [People]
  • Jessica Biel on her relationship with Justin Timberlake: “He’s a wonderful partner.” [People]
  • Amanda Seyfried on her relationship with Justin Long: We’re through! [Page Six]
  • Brian Austin Green on his divorce from Megan Fox: I’m gonna need spousal support! [Page Six]
  • Cindy Crawford on her “quickie” marriage to Richard Gere: “I never quite felt that I was really married.” [Celebitchy]
  • Me on my “real” marriage to Richard Gere: “I never quite felt that I was really married.”

Contact the author at bobby@jezebel.com.

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