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Watch The First 'Mockingjay- Part 2' Trailer!

6/9/2015 12:48pm EDT
Mockingjay Part 2
Ready for your very first glimpse at "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2?" Because the first trailer for this November's final "Hunger Games" film has just made its way online. And it's very, very epic.

"Nothing good is safe while Snow's alive," broods Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) in the trailer's opening moments. "I can't make another speech about it. Snow has to pay for what he's done."

That's a pretty solid foundation for what we'll be seeing in "Mockingjay- Part 2," based off the latter half of Suzanne Collins' final "Hunger Games" novel, titled "Mockingjay." The...

25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of The Year

12/30/2014 7:06am EST
25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of 2014
2014 was a big year in entertainment -- there were sex scandals, star-studded weddings, arrests, nude photo leaks and cyber attacks, as well as a fist fight in an elevator.

Which stars and entertainment stories made the biggest headlines in 2014?

In January, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. That same month, Bieber was busted for throwing eggs at his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., causing thousands of dollars of damage.


Fare Thee Well: Celebrities Who Passed On In 2014

12/26/2014 6:01pm EST
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It's that time again when we remember those celebrities we've lost throughout the year, and, unfortunately, 2014 was one year that we're looking forward to putting behind us.

The entertainment world lost a number of huge stars, ranging from legendary folks in the twilight of their lives, such as Sir Richard Attenborough, who passed away just days before his 91st birthday; Lauren Bacall, who died a month before her 90th; and prolific 99-year-old star Eli Wallach.

There was also controversy, like in the malpractice-related death of comedienne Joan Rivers and iconic Top 40 radio deejay Casey...

Ten Surprising Celebrity Deaths Of 2014

12/9/2014 6:59pm EST
10 Surprising Celebrity Deaths Of 2014
Year-end death lists usually include older stars who've lived long, fulfilling lives. People aren't usually too upset to see them go to the great big beyond. But when a star fades too early, particularly under unsettling circumstances, his or her passing can be shocking.

It was well known that Robin Williams battled substance abuse and depression and had been to rehab several times for drug addiction and alcoholism. Still, his death was shocking -- particularly the circumstances. Williams killed himself on Aug. 11. Following his passing, it was revealed that the comedian battled depression...

Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'

11/21/2014 5:03pm EST
Why Fans Will Love (or Hate) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part
It's a big weekend for "Hunger Games" fans- after a year of waiting, the final "Hunger Games" film has made it to theaters. And it will make it to theaters again, next year, because paying twice to see two halves of the same movie is the new "it" thing.

But no matter- the first of the last "Hunger Games" films (what?) is here. And given the stampedes that saw "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire," it's a safe bet that every theater in the country is about to be stuffed full of frenzied moviegoers (now's as good a time as any to invest in fake butter and Sno-Caps).

Should you join the fr...

First Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Promises Plenty Of Action

9/15/2014 11:26pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
"The Mockingjay Lives" in the new trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," which was released on Monday.

The first full trailer for the film, which hits theaters on November 21, promises plenty of action as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) & co. begin their revolution against the Capitol.

Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accepts her mission, but on her terms.

Based on the best-selling novel "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour ...

The First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Is Here!

7/28/2014 8:27am EDT
The First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Is H
It's finally arrived! The teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" premiered at Comic Con over the weekend, and it shows the rebellion gearing up for war.

"Listen to me. No one else can do this but her," says Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.

Julianne Moore's President Alma Coin responds, "She won't be able to handle it. The games destroyed her."

"We need to unite these people out there. She's the face of this rebellion. They'll follow her," Heavensbee insists.

Meanwhile, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) warns: "Any association with the mocking jay symbol ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Refused To Set Up Trust Funds For His Kids

7/21/2014 8:51am EDT
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Shortly before he died, Philip Seymour Hoffman decided not to set up trust funds for his children because he didn't want them to be spoiled.

Hoffman died in February 2014 from a heroin overdose. He left most of his estate to his longtime girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell, with whom he had three children - Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5.

The actor and his accountant discussed setting up a trust fund for his kids but he decided against it, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.

James Cahill, Jr., a lawyer for Hoffman's children, revealed the actor's discussions with acc...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Won't Be Digitally Recreated In 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

5/18/2014 3:00pm EDT
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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" director promises he will only use real footage of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the next installment of the popular film franchise.

The actor died in February of a heroin overdose and still had several days of shooting left in the third film of the series where he plays Plutarch Heavensbee. Director Francis Lawrence plans on including the star in the scenes he couldn't finish, but he has no plans to digitally insert him into the movie.

He told "We finished the majority of his work. I think he might have had eight t...

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

4/14/2014 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...

11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

4/8/2014 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 ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Cause Of Death Officially An Overdose

3/1/2014 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...

National Enquirer To Apologize For False Philip Seymour Hoffman Gay Lover Story

2/26/2014 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...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Request Was For His Son To Be Raised In New York, Chicago Or San Francisco

2/19/2014 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...

Drake Apologizes For Being 'Disgusted' Over Philip Seymour Hoffman Cover Change

2/14/2014 7:55am EST
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...

Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Losing Battle With Heroin Addiction

2/9/2014 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...

Celebrities Gather For Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral In NYC

2/7/2014 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.


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

2/7/2014 10:45am EST
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...

Celebrities Pay Their Respects To Philip Seymour Hoffman At Wake; Private Funeral Planned Today

2/7/2014 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...

Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Will Save Lives

2/6/2014 2:00pm EST
Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Will Save Lives
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and Philip Seymour Hoffman talked about drug overdoses a few years before the actor's death. The pair worked together in 2007 on the film "Charlie Wilson's War" and confided in each other about their addictions.

The New York City medical examiner's office is expected to conduct additional toxicology and tissue tests on Hoffman, 46, whose autopsy proved inconclusive. He was found dead on Sunday surrounded by a large amount of heroin in his apartment and a needle sticking out of his arm.

Sorkin told, "Phil Hoffman and I had two things in common. We were bo...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Official Cause Of Death Still Unclear, Autopsy Inconclusive

2/5/2014 9:00pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Official Cause Of Death Still Unclear,
An autopsy performed on actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has proved inconclusive. One day after the star died from an apparent drug overdose at his New York City apartment, coroners examined his body.

Initial tests were unable to indicate the exact cause of Hoffman's death, so officials at the city medical examiner's office are expected to conduct additional toxicology and tissue tests.

On Sunday, police reportedly found large quantities of heroin at the actor's rented home. One witness revealed to investigators that the 46 year old had been spotted buying narcotics from two men the night bef...

Four Arrested In Philip Seymour Hoffman Investigation

2/5/2014 3:00pm EST
Four Arrested In Philip Seymour Hoffman Investigation
Police have arrested four individuals in connection with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor died in his New York City apartment on Sunday after reportedly overdosing on heroin.

While investiging the Oscar winner's death, police reportedly found over 50 packets of the drug at his home. A witness saw Hoffman buying narcotics from two men near his Manhattan residence.

A New York Police Department spokesman has confirmed that four people were taken into custody following a raid on a property in NYC - three men and one woman, according to

It is believed the suspects were ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Roger Ebert Wanted Actor To Portray Him In Biopic

2/4/2014 10:18pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Late movie critic Roger Ebert wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to play him in a biopic, according to his widow Chaz.

During a screening of the new documentary "Life Itself," which is based on Ebert's memoir of the same name, Mrs. Ebert revealed that her late husband was a huge fan of Hoffman.

"Roger always said, 'If you ever do a movie where you need someone to play me, I want Philip Seymour Hoffman to play me'," she explains. "He was one of the most versatile actors ever, and he also was a brilliant man (and) human being - just very smart."

"When we were at Sundance (Film Festival), I was ...

Changes Coming To 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Films After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

2/4/2014 5:03pm EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The producers of the popular Hunger Games film series are now looking for ways to change the upcoming Mockingjay movie due to the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman played Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, and his character has an integral role in Mockingjay - Part 2. Executives now say Hoffman died with an emotional scene yet to be filmed.

A Lionsgate exec told The Hollywood Reporter, "We're all extraordinarily sad. But as it relates to production, it’s going to have no impact. Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie wil...

New Details Emerge In The Death Of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

2/4/2014 1:25pm EST
New details have emerged in the death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan home on Sunday.

Pending the results of an autopsy, Hoffman's cause of death is believed to be a heroin overdose; and police investigating the scene reportedly found over 50 packets of a substance they believe is heroin, according to

There were also numerous unused needles in the apartment, along with prescription drugs. Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his bathroom with the syringe he used to shoot up still in his arm.

Sources close to the actor tell TMZ that he...

Jennifer Lawrence Grieves Over The Death Of 'Exceptional Talent' Philip Seymour Hoffman

2/3/2014 8:00pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence Grieves Over The Death Of 'Exceptional Talent'
Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about her “Hunger Games” co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a suspected drug overdose on Sunday.

Hoffman was filming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2" prior to his passing.

Lawrence, the film's director Francis Lawrence and "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins issued a statement reading, "Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest condolences go out to his family."

Lionsgate Films executives, the production ...

'Desperate Housewives'' Shawn Pyfrom Proclaims: 'I am an alcoholic and a drug addict'

2/3/2014 4:30pm EST
'Desperate Housewives'' Shawn Pyfrom Proclaims: 'I am an alcohol
27-year-old actor Shawn Pyfrom has confessed he was hooked on drugs and alcohol but has decided to tell all about his issues following the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

On Sunday, Capote actor Hoffman was found dead after an apparent drug overdose, and the tragedy has stunned Pyfrom into going public with his own battle with addiction.

In an open letter posted on his blog, Desperate Housewives actor writes, "I just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; I had to write this open letter. I can't stay quiet anymore about this... I am an al...

Jared Padalecki Clarifies Tweet After Calling Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death 'Stupid'

2/3/2014 1:03pm EST
Jared Padalecki Clarifies Tweet After Calling Philip Seymour Hof
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is feeling the hate on Twitter after he labeled Philip Seymour Hoffman's death "stupid."

Jared wrote yesterday after learning of the Oscar-winning actor’s untimely passing, "'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs 'Senseless' is more like it. 'Stupid.'" The tweet was deleted soon after.

Jared then explained his statement, posting, "I didnt mean PSH is stupid or that addiction isnt a reality. I simply meant I have a different definition of 'tragedy.'

"When I think 'tragedy,' I think of St Judes, of genoci...

Celebrities React To The Tragic Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

2/3/2014 2:41am EST
Celebrities React To The Tragic Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman
A few months ago is was Paul Walker and now, yet again, more tragic news with the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. As the sad news spreads, stars such as Jim Carrey, Mia Farrow, Elijah Wood and others are among those who have begun to pay tribute following Hoffman's death from an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.

The Oscar-winning star, who was found dead in his West Village, New York apartment, was one of Hollywood's most respected actors and celebrities were quick to pay their tributes on social media.

Mia Farrow writes, "OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wond...

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose

2/2/2014 2:27pm EST
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdos
Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. He was 46.

Hoffman, who won the Best Actor Oscar for 2005's "Capote," the biopic of author Truman Capote, died of an apparent drug overdose, according to the New York Post, which reports that he was found in the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment with a needle stuck in his arm. Hoffman's assistant found his body around 11:30 a.m., according to the Post.

Despite the needle and Hoffman's long history of drug abuse struggles, there is no official cause of death as of yet.