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  • Leonard Hirshan dies at 86; longtime agent for Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood had a "make my day" attitude about Hollywood agents, including his own representative, Leonard Hirshan. "If he didn't return a call, he would have been history!" the screen tough guy said this week. But then Eastwood laughed and said,...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Opened Up About Drugs Long Before Death

    The news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death at 46 of an apparent drug overdose shocked Hollywood on Sunday, but his struggle with drugs started more than two decades ago. Last May, Hoffman completed a 10-day detox for drug abuse, which included snorting...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Loved Stage as Much as Film

    Despite his critical success in films like "Boogie Nights" and "Capote," Philip Seymour Hoffman said he never really dreamed of leaving the stage. "I just thought I'd ride my bike to the theater. That's what was romantic to me," the NYU Tisch School of...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: Possible heroin found near body, police say

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: Possible heroin found near body, police say
    Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said, adding that two glassine envelopes containing what police suspected to be heroin were found near his body....
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46; Oscar-winning actor

    Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46. A business...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, a theatrically charged talent

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, a theatrically charged talent
    As a theater actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded a pile-driving force. He didn’t start softly and build. He came out of the blocks in a fury and steadily ratcheted up to an apoplectic finish. Writing in the Village Voice about his...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor,  was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said. The “Capote” actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m....
  • Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights

     Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights
    In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie. "I can't afford,...
  • Sundance: Why Desiree Akhavan Could be the Next Lena Dunham

    On a recent afternoon, Desiree Akhavan was having chicken soup at a diner in Times Squares and marveling over what could be her big break. At 29, her first feature, "Appropriate Behavior," which she directed and stars in, had been accepted into the...
  • Tale of a slave revolt in Greg Grandin's 'The Empire of Necessity'

    Amasa Delano, a New England sea captain sailing off the Chilean coast in February 1805, thought he was helping a ship in distress when he boarded the Tryal with an offer of food, water and assistance. Adrift in dangerous waters, its worn hull covered with...
  • Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars

    Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars
    Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business. Engel, who represented some of the...