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Stars Pay Tribute To Paul Walker & Philip Seymour Hoffman At MTV Movie Awards

April 14th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Paul Walker
Late actors Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman were honored by their co-stars at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night.

"Fast & Furious" stars Jordana Brewster and Vin Diesel paid tribute to Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 in November. The audience was treated to footage showing Walker's film career and humanitarian efforts.

Brewster said: "I was lucky enough to work with him over the last 15 years and witness the generosity of his heart every day I was with him. He was humble, he thought about others. Whether you knew Paul for five minutes or were a close friend, he made you...
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Stars paid tribute to Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman

April 14th, 2014 2:20am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Stars paid tribute to late actors Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles last night (13.04.2014).
Jordana Brewster and Vin Diesel took a moment to remember their 'Fast and Furious' co-star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in November last year at the age of 40, while on stage at the Nokia Theatre.
Jordana said: "I was lucky enough to work with him over the last 15 years and witness the generosity of his heart every day I was with him.
"He was humble, he thought about others. Whether you knew Paul for five minutes or were a close friend, he made you...
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11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

April 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production
The death of a favorite actor or actress usually brings about feelings of sentiment and regret. Sentiment over the enjoyment of the deceased actors body of work and regret that they will no longer be gracing moviegoers with their talent. But when stars die during the production of a movie, death brings with it an entirely new set of problems. Would and should the picture be released to the public? How to handle the endless questions about a deceased star while keeping your film's integrity intact?

These famous faces tragically did not see their last works to completion. Some never made it ...
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Russell Crowe praises Philip Seymour Hoffman

March 23rd, 2014 11:20am EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe "was devastated" when he heard of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
The 'Noah' star revealed he regrets never getting to work with the late actor - who died from a drug overdose last month - and paid tribute to his "good friend".
He told the Mail On Sunday newspaper's Event magazine: "We never worked together and I would have loved to.
"He was a great bloke. We got along so well. Like everybody else I was devastated when I heard of his passing. He was a good friend."
Russell also opened up about aging and admitted he won't be celebrating his 50th birthday next month, saying he s...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's final starring role gets May release

March 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's final movie role as a leading man is set to hit theatres this May (14).

The Oscar winner filmed God's Pocket in his native New York last summer (13) and had been promoting the drama, in which he stars as Mickey, a man who tries to cover up the accidental death of his crazy stepson, at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January (14).

The movie, directed by and co-starring Mad Men actor John Slattery, has now been given a 9 May release date in the U.S., while it will be available on video-on-demand on 14 May.

Hoffman had also been in the midst of shooting scenes...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's mother: 'He was a gift to me for 46 years'

March 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's mother has broken her silence about the tragic actor's death, insisting his whole family has been left devastated by his loss.

The Capote star was found dead in his New York City apartment on 2 February (14) and now his mum, Marilyn O'Connor, has released a statement publicly addressing Hoffman's passing for the first time.

Her tribute was read out on Friday (28Feb14) by the actor's friend, retired film critic Jack Garner, at a film series held at The Little Theatre cinema in Rochester, New York in Hoffman's honour.

The statement read: "It has been a devastating ...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Cause Of Death Officially An Overdose

March 1st, 2014 5:42am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The results from toxicology and tissue tests conducted on late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have revealed that the star died from a mixture of prescription drugs, cocaine and heroin.

Hoffman died a month ago of a suspected overdose in his New York City apartment, where his body was found with a needle still stuck in his arm.

The medical examiner's office conducted more tests after the initial autopsy results proved inconclusive, finding amphetamines, benzodiazepines for anti-anxiety, cocaine and heroin in his system.

The actor struggled with drug abuse in the past and had checked into re...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Died From Mix Of Heroin, Cocaine & Prescription Drugs

February 28th, 2014 3:57pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a fatal mix of heroin, cocaine and prescription pills, coroners have ruled.

The tragic Capote star, 46, passed away from a suspected drug overdose at his New York City home on February 2, but an initial autopsy proved inconclusive.

Officials at the city's medical examiner's conducted further toxicology and tissue tests, and the results have since revealed he had anti-anxiety medication benzodiazepines and stimulants amphetamines in his system, in addition to the illegal substances.

The mixing of heroin and cocaine is known as speedballing - the same combi...
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Lawyer for Hoffman's playwright pal vows to sue namesake over fake affair allegations

February 27th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
A lawyer for Philip Seymour Hoffman's pal David Bar Katz has threatened to sue a man who posed as the playwright and sensationally alleged he had been engaged in a secret love affair with the tragic actor.

Bar Katz, the person who discovered the Oscar winner's body at his New York home on 2 February (14), filed a libel lawsuit against editors at America's National Enquirer tabloid after they published the headline-grabbing claims.

They reached a settlement this week (begs24Feb14), when bosses at parent company American Media Incorporated agreed to publish a formal apology in the New York ...
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National Enquirer To Apologize For False Philip Seymour Hoffman Gay Lover Story

February 26th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The National Enquirer has been forced to apologize and fund a foundation after they erroneously claimed David Bar Katz was a gay lover of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Three days after the tragic death of the actor, the Enquirer published a piece quotes from someone claiming to be Katz saying he and Hoffman were in a gay relationship and often indulged in illegal drugs.

Katz told the New York Times, "My 14-year-old said, 'Dad, there’s something online about you and Phil being lovers.' I said, 'Phil would get a kick out of that' … After I dropped the kids at school, I looked at my phone...
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Tabloid editors issue apology to Philip Seymour Hoffman's friend

February 26th, 2014 3:10am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Editors of America's National Enquirer have reached a settlement with Philip Seymour Hoffmans playwright friend David Bar Katz after he sued the publishers for suggesting he was romantically involved with the late actor.

Bar Katz, the man who discovered Hoffman's body at his New York home earlier this month (02Feb14), filed a libel lawsuit against the tabloid over the false story, but now the two sides have reached a settlement.

The playwright's lawyer Judd Burstein has confirmed the National Enquirer's editors characterised their error as an "honest mistake."

As part of the settlement, ...
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Musician Arrested In Connection With Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Released On Bail

February 22nd, 2014 10:30am EST
Musician Arrested In Connection With Philip Seymour Hoffman's De
The jazz musician arrested on drug charges in connection with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has been released on bail.

Robert Vineberg, 57, also known by his stage name of Robert Aaron, was one of four people taken into custody following a police raid as part of an investigation to discover the source of the heroin found in Hoffman's apartment.

The New York Daily News reported on Friday that Vineberg had left Rikers Island prison in New York after posting $40,000 bail.

Last week, Vineberg's lawyer Edward Kratt insisted his client wanted to attend a rehabilitation facility in an eff...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Request Was For His Son To Be Raised In New York, Chicago Or San Francisco

February 19th, 2014 10:15pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman left the bulk of his $35 million estate to his estranged partner Mimi O'Donnell, according to documents obtained by the New York Post.

The actor, who died February 2nd of what was most likely a heroin overdose, penned his last will and testament back in 2004, when the couple had just one child, son Cooper. Hoffman asked that his son be brought up in one of three major cities in order to experience the arts.

"It is my strong desire... that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan... or Chicago, Illinois, or San F...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman left fortune to estranged partner

February 19th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman left his $35 million fortune to Mimi O'Donnell.
The 'Capote' star, who was found dead in his apartment in New York City on February 2 from an apparent heroin overdose, named his estranged partner and the mother of his three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and five-year-old Willa, as the sole beneficiary of his estate.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the Oscar-winning actor wrote his will in 2004 before the birth of his daughters, and he also expressed a desire for his son to be raised in Manhattan so he could be exposed to the city's culture, arts and...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves estate to longtime partner, wants son brought up in New York

February 19th, 2014 12:31pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves estate to longtime partner, wants
Tragic actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left the bulk of his estate to his longtime partner Mimi O'donnell and requested that she bring up their eldest child in just one of three U.S. cities, including his native New York.

The Capote star drew up his will in 2004, before his two youngest children were born - and his then-only son Cooper was one, and he expressed a "strong desire" to have his kid surrounded by art and culture.

In the documents, obtained by the New York Post, he wrote, "It is my strong desire... that my son, Cooper Hoffman, be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhatt...
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Accused musician in Hoffman drug raid wants rehab over prison

February 18th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
A jazz musician arrested on drug charges in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has filed a request to have his case moved to a drug court in a bid to tackle his substance abuse issues in rehab instead of prison.

Robert Vineberg, also known by his stage name of Robert Aaron, was one of four people taken into custody two days after the tragic actor was found dead in his New York apartment on 2 February (14) as police investigated the source of heroin found at Hoffman's home.

The suspect, who is not believed to have provided the brand of drugs discovered at Hoffman's pad, denied a ch...
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Kanye West Defends Drake Following Philip Seymour Hoffman Row

February 17th, 2014 8:47am EST
Kanye West Defends Drake Following Philip Seymour Hoffman Row
Kanye West has stepped up to defend Drake after the singer/rapper became embroiled in a feud with magazine editors over their decision to drop him from the cover in favour of a Philip Seymour Hoffman tribute.

Drake hit headlines last week when he sensationally branded Rolling Stone bosses "evil" for ditching his picture from the front of the publication in favour of a memorial in honour of the late actor following his sudden death.

The star also claimed the magazine misinterpreted his comments about West, after he critiqued the fellow rapper's last album Yeezus, but the Stronger star has ...
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Drake Apologizes For Being 'Disgusted' Over Philip Seymour Hoffman Cover Change

February 14th, 2014 7:55am EST
Drake
Drake has apologized for getting angry at Rolling Stone magazine after editors decided to replace his cover photo with a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman instead.

On Thursday, the rapper ranted on Twitter about the magazine's decision to swap out his cover for a feature centering on the actor's sudden death.

Drake wrote that he was "disgusted" with the "evil press" and promised to boycott all future magazine interviews.

He posted, "They... took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue... I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evi...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's diaries found

February 11th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman kept diaries about his battle to stay sober.
The late actor, who was found dead in his apartment in New York City from an apparent heroin overdose on February 2, wrote detailed accounts about his struggle to control his "demons," drug deals and his desire to stay clean by attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings before his death.
A source told NBC News: "It's stream of consciousness and difficult to follow. In one line he refers to 'Frank who always owes money' and on the same page he writes about a 15-year-old girl from Texas.
"It seems he did at least part of it in re...
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Courtney Love's Hulk-sized addictions

February 10th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love says her addictions are "the size of the Incredible Hulk"
The Hole singer has previously battled drug addiction and even though she has been sober for almost ten years, is constantly aware of how bad things could be if she relapsed, comparing her addictions to the huge, powerful green comic book character.
She said: "I've been clean and sober since 2005. Those of us that are addicts, you know, it's like, I do all this spiritual hygiene, I chant and do yoga and stuff like that, but out in the parking lot, there is my addiction doing sit-ups the size of the Incredible Hulk.
"A...
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Philip Seymouf Hoffman 'dealer' could have saved him

February 10th, 2014 4:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's alleged drug dealer believes he could have "saved" him.
The 'Capote' actor was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose on February 2 and Robert Vineberg - who has been charged with felony drug possession and was one of three suspected dealers charged in connection with the 46-year-old star's death - insisted he would have encouraged him to seek help if they had been together before his death.
The jazz musician, who claims he last saw the actor in person in October, said: "He was my friend. I could've saved him.
"If I knew he was in town, I would've said, 'Hey, l...
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Valentino bosses apologise over Amy Adams handbag stunt

February 9th, 2014 3:04pm EST
Valentino bosses apologise over Amy Adams handbag stunt
Executives at fashion house Valentino have issued a public apology to Amy Adams after they were accused of promoting a new handbag by releasing a picture of the actress carrying the purse at Philip Seymour Hoffman's wake.

The Oscar nominee was photographed carrying the red leather bag on Thursday, when she attended a memorial in New York in honour of her Doubt co-star, who was found dead on 2 February.

Officials at the luxury fashion firm subsequently sent out a press release with the snap of Adams holding the purse, adding, "We are pleased to announce Amy Adams carrying the Valentino Gar...
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Jake Gyllenhaal spotted with mystery brunette

February 9th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has been spotted with a new mystery woman in New York City.
The 'End of Watch' star, who recently ended his six-month relationship with model Alyssa Miller, sparked speculation he has already moved on as he strolled around SoHo with a pretty brunette woman on Saturday (02.08.14).
The 33-year-old actor looked scruffy and extremely relaxed as he chatted with his companion, who wore matching snow boots, according to the MailOnline website.
Jake is currently shooting his upcoming film 'Everest,' about a 1996 hiking disaster that left eight climbers dead, in Italy, Iceland and Ne...
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Cate Blanchett returning to work

February 9th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is returning to work after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
'The Monuments Men' star, who cleared her schedule last week to mourn the loss of her close friend, has arrived back in Los Angeles with her playwright husband, Andrew Upton, ahead of the official Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills tomorrow (02.10.14).
The 44-year-old actress, who is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' at the ceremony on March 2, flew into LAX today (02.09.14) to attend the prestigious event, but was still in a sombre mood as she walked through the...
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Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Losing Battle With Heroin Addiction

February 9th, 2014 9:14am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
After decades of sobriety, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, loses his long battle with drug addiction on Feb. 2, leaving behind three young children and a lasting legacy on screen and stage. In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, his shattered friends and family search for answers.

Hoffman was a star with scene-stealing roles in more than 50 films, but in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood he had called home for years, he was simply one of the locals. Still, as expert as he was at blending in, he did draw attention when he turned up at the Barrow Street Alehouse after returning fr...
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Paul Thomas Anderson Delivers Touching Eulogy At Philip Seymour Hoffman Funeral

February 8th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Paul Thomas Anderson Delivers Touching Eulogy At Philip Seymour
Director Paul Thomas Anderson celebrated the life of his close friend and collaborator Philip Seymour Hoffman by delivering a touching eulogy at the actor's funeral in New York on Friday.

The filmmaker cast the tragic actor in three of his films - Boogie Nights, Magnolia and The Master - and he helped to pay tribute to his late pal at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola service by sharing his favourite memories, many of which prompted warm laughter from mourners including Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and The Master co-stars Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix.

The Wire star John D...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

February 7th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person."
Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided over his funeral mass at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola in New York on Friday (02.07.14), following his death from an apparent heroin overdose last Sunday (0202.14), says the actor was "very down-to-earth" and "fun to be with."
The Jesuit priest told PEOPLE.com: "He was a lovely person, very down-to-earth. I learned about humility from him. He never put on airs. Whenever he talked about being...
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Celebrities Gather For Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral In NYC

February 7th, 2014 9:00pm EST
Celebrities Gather For Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral In NYC
Celebrities including Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Joaquin Phoenix attended Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York City earlier today.

Other Hollywood star who attended included Laura Linney, Anna Paquin, Louis C.K., John C. Reilly, Ethan Hawke, Ellen Burstyn, Mary Louise Parker, Justin Long, Diane Sawyer, Joel Coen, Jerry Stiller, Marisa Tomei and Spike Lee.

Hoffman, who died Sunday of a suspected heroin overdose, was mourned by over 400 people at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Th...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Happiness' - With Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014 10:45am EST
Happiness
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed last Sunday and the cinema world has lost a great talent. And since his body of work is filled with so many amazing performances and memorable characters, I thought I would pay tribute to the work of the man by highlighting the one film I consider to be the best of the bunch – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. This week we take a look at the world through the skewered mind of writer/director Todd Solondz via a sick, twisted and delightfully funny flick that had both critics and audiences aghast. Taking on taboo subjects like pedophilia, sexual repress...
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Celebrities Pay Their Respects To Philip Seymour Hoffman At Wake; Private Funeral Planned Today

February 7th, 2014 8:24am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
On Thursday, close friends and family attended a wake for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue in New York City. Hoffman, 46, died on Sunday of a suspected heroin overdose.

The actor's estranged girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and the couple's three children - Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five - were joined by several celebrities at the wake.

O'Donnell, who had an on/again, off/again relationship with Hoffman for 14 years, was visibly shaken as she carried her sleeping daughter Willa into the funeral home.

Celebrities Cate Blanchett, B...
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