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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • Theater Director Jon Vickers Lures Legends to Indiana University Venue

    When theater director Jon Vickers hopped on the phone with Variety, his single-screen cinema was in the middle of a typically diverse run. The night before, it had screened a brand new restoration of Luchino Visconti's "Sandra." That night, the program...
  • 2014 Summer movie preview

    2014 Summer movie preview
    Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
  • 'Mean Girls' 10-year anniversary: Where are they now?

    'Mean Girls' 10-year anniversary: Where are they now?
    When we last saw the "Mean Girls" crew, Cady Heron had learned a lesson and the "Plastics" -- Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith and Regina George -- had split up and gone their separate ways.  But what have Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried...
  • Peaches Geldof death: Heroin use played a likely 'role'

    Peaches Geldof death: Heroin use played a likely 'role'
    Peaches Geldof's death was probably caused at least in part by heroin, according to testimony delivered Thursday in Britain at an inquest into her passing. "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," ...
  • John Turturro blends art and mammon

    John Turturro blends art and mammon
    "Thank you. I try. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. You never know." Over lunch downtown, John Turturro is taking a compliment, somewhat bashfully, regarding his hardy film and stage career, and in particular his performance (the first of his...
  • Local Artist Erects Oscar Statue Shooting Heroin in Hollywood

    Just in time for this Sunday's Academy Awards, a gold statue resembling an Oscar with a syringe in its arm was erected at Hollywood Boulevard on Friday morning. The artist behind the sculpture, known as Plastic Jesus, told LA Weekly that the work was...
  • John Slattery, Christina Hendricks Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman at 'God's Pocket' Premiere

    The indie pic "God's Pocket" centers on an unexpected death and the search for an explanation - a topic its cast and crew became all too familiar with following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman just weeks after the film's Sundance debut earlier...
  • Oscar Parties: Meryl, Oprah Among VIPs at Weinstein Bash

    The Weinstein Co. is known for its British projects (like this year's best picture nominee "Philomena") but its night-before-the-Oscars party at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills seemed to be channeling "Upstairs, Downstairs." The upstairs floor of Saturday's...
  • CBS' 'Elementary' deduces the painful truth at the heart of sobriety

     CBS' 'Elementary' deduces the painful truth at the heart of sobriety
    Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of missing anthrax and Garret...
  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture

    In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the...
  • Why Ellen Was the Best Oscars Host Since Billy Crystal

    Ellen DeGeneres will go down in history as the first Oscars host to Tweet a group selfie on the job, but she was also acted like she was among friends inside the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. After last year's disastrous emceeing from Seth MacFarlane...