February 28, 2014 |
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose involving a powerful cocktail of drugs, authorities announced Friday. Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were found in the actor's system, causing "acute drug intoxication," according to the report from New York's Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Hoffman's body was found Feb. 2 in the bathroom of his New York apartment with a syringe still in his forearm, so confirmation of an overdose wasn't unexpected, though the details shed some further light on the extent of the actor's drug use. Taking heroin with cocaine is known as "speedballing," which also killed stars John Belushi and River Phoenix.
August 2, 2012
Macaulay Culkin is no heroin addict, according to his rep, no matter how loud a tabloid headline screams that rumor. A report that Culkin is addicted to heroin and more "is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious," his publicist told various outlets Wednesday, reacting to a National Enquirer cover story that loudly predicts the"Home Alone" actor's death within six months. "We beseech the...
February 25, 2014 |
The foul-mouthed sentient teddy bear and titular star of Seth MacFarlane's hit R-rated comedy "Ted" looks to have a new woman to contend with over the affections of his lifelong pal, played by Mark Wahlberg, in the upcoming sequel "Ted 2. " According to Deadline Hollywood , Amanda Seyfried will play the female lead in the new film, while Mila Kunis, who starred as Wahlberg's love interest in the original, will have a small role or none at...
March 1, 2013 |
Derek Lam is the latest designer to participate in the Kohl's' DesigNation collaboration series. His limited-edition spring collection of misses' apparel and swimwear will hit Kohl's stores and Kohls.com in April. Highlights include a button-down shirt dress in a wood-grain print ($70), a blue hooded snap trench jacket ($70) and a long pink drawstring skirt ($54). There are also print pants, knit tops, long maxi dresses and a shawl-collared vest. Lam drew influence from a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, according to a news release.
November 14, 2011 |
Is Justin Timberlake the latest Hollywood star to hold surprising clout overseas? The singer-turned-actor is hardly Johnny Depp, but his last few films have done better abroad than domestically. "In Time," his sci-fi action flick released in the U.S. three weeks ago, has already collected $53.7 million abroad compared with its $30.7-million stateside tally. The Andrew Niccol-directed movie is playing in 53 foreign countries and has performed best in Russia, where it has grossed $13.2 million.
October 16, 2013 |
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine. Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its male stars -- old and new -- in the magazine's top 10 . Besides syndication, most of the actors on the list have some meager box-office bucks that helped boost their totals this year. The magazine calculates the earnings by speaking with producers, managers, agents and other individuals in the industry to figure out how much the actors made through their entertainment-related endeavors between June 2012 and June 2013, Forbes said.
February 18, 2014 |
Jennifer Lawrence is like the foul-mouthed, self-deprecating class clown who has unwittingly found herself voted prom queen. No, the "American Hustle" Oscar nominee hasn't exactly had the easiest time in the fashion spotlight. When she gets it right, she gets it really right. But when she gets it wrong, well, hold on to the glassware. At last year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, an apparent wardrobe malfunction exposed her upper thighs as she climbed onstage. Then, there was the Oscar stairs stumble seen round the world.
August 15, 2013 |
Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, who was known to most people as the promiscuous older sister on the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," has died at age 43. Kelly's agent, Craig Wyckoff, confirmed her death, saying that the actress had been dealing with her troubles with addiction at the time of her death, and had voluntarily checked into a California rehab facility on Monday. She apparently died in her sleep sometime Wednesday night. "I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her," Wyckoff said in a statement.
December 21, 2012 |
Maybe Friday really was the end of the world: Ashton Kutcher finally filed for divorce from Demi Moore, more than a year after the actress said she was ending it with her allegedly unfaithful husband. The papers were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to People, in one of our favorite celebrity moves - the discreet pre-holiday news dump. Irreconcilable differences, of course, and Ashton's not seeking spousal support nor asking that Demi be denied any, says the mag. No kids together simplifies things as well.
February 3, 2001 |
Certain TV shows seem to breed future movie stars. In the '50s, Steve McQueen and James Garner parlayed their small-screen success on westerns into big- screen hits. Clint Eastwood went from "Rawhide" to the top of the box office in the 1960s in a series of acclaimed spaghetti westerns. John Travolta was still appearing on "Welcome Back, Kotter" when he received his first Oscar nomination for "Saturday Night Fever." And Michael J.