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Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Victims and Villains of the Drug Trade

Thea Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime
Thea Johnson

Assuming you believe that Hoffman got his final hit from Vineberg -- who can believe that if Vineberg wasn't around, Hoffman wouldn't have found drugs elsewhere? What is the point of locking him up, deporting him, and saddling him with a criminal record?

'Hunger Games' Star Honors Philip Seymour Hoffman At Movie Awards

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won Movie of the Year during Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. Stars Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin accepted the award, an...

The Complicated Life Of A Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Connection

The New York Times | Posted 04.13.2014 | New York

The night the police came for Robert Aaron, he was at home in the Mott Street apartment where he has lived for the last quarter century, making a coco...

Medical Examiner Reveals Philip Seymour Hoffman's Cause Of Death

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.01.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman died from taking a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, the New York City medical examiner ruled F...

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Defining Greatness Among Actors

David Bergstein | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
David Bergstein

Just how rare Philip Seymour Hoffman was as an artist is often difficult to properly articulate, especially when considering the modern age of Hollywood and what tends to define a leading man.

Amy Adams Breaks Down Talking About Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.20.2014 | Celebrity

Amy Adams had the pleasure of working with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on two separate occasions. The two-co-starred in 2008's "Doubt," and then a...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Everything To Longtime Partner

Posted 02.19.2014 | Celebrity

The entirety of Philip Seymour Hoffman's estate will go to his longtime partner, Mimi O'Donnell, reports TMZ. Hoffman and O'Donnell met in 1999 wh...

How Philip Seymour Hoffman Became Lester Bangs

rollingstonelogo | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By DAVID BROWNE When Cameron Crowe was casting Almost Famous, he knew he'd found his Lester ...

Cate Blanchett Dedicates Latest Award To Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment

"Blue Jasmine" star Cate Blanchett won Best Actress at the 2014 BAFTA Awards on Sunday, the latest piece of hardware she's taken home during awards se...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Accused Heroin Dealer Connected To Other Celebrities

TMZ | Posted 02.17.2014 | Celebrity

The accused drug dealer who allegedly sold heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman was like the grim reaper ... befriending at least 3 major celebs who all d...

Sam Stein

Barney Frank Still Thinks Heroin Should Be Legal And Regulated

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) hasn't changed his general philosophy toward the criminalization of certain drugs, even in the wake of...

The Selfish Nature Of Addiction: Speaking Honestly About Philip Seymour Hoffman

Melanie Gorman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Gorman

The recent news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin-related death was no different for me. I don't really care that Hoffman died with a syringe in his arm. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people -- the kids left behind.

Does Jesus Heal Drug Addicts? I Almost Gave Up on My Drug-addict Mother, But Then I Discovered That God Never Gives Up

Romal Tune | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Romal Tune

I never thought the Bible had anything to say about addiction. It's not something that I ever heard preached or read in the Bible.

Lunch With Hoffman

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.13.2014 | Celebrity
Matthew Ebert

I was on drugs back then: coke, booze, Xanax, anything I could get my hands on, really. It was 2002, and while Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hollywood career was skyrocketing, mine was a flameout from a jet engine careening backward down the wrong runway.

PHOTO: A Giant Philip Seymour Hoffman Mural In NYC

Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts

A large mural of the late, great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has appeared in New York City's East Village. Artist Michael DeNicola (a.k.a. In...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Last Sunday delivered a swinging pendulum of emotions. On one extreme was Seattle's stirring Super Bowl trouncing of Denver. In addition to what I'm told was good defense, it turns out that one of the Seahawks' not-so-secret weapons was yoga and meditation. Coach Pete Carroll had wondered what effect building an organization that "really cared about each and every individual" would have on his team's chances. Question answered. On the darker side of the ledger was Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death. He captured the public imagination both in life, where he found the full humanity of every character he played, and in his death, which crystallized the growing sense that something is very wrong in a culture rife with addiction. Indeed, from 1999 to 2012, drug overdoses skyrocketed 102 percent, and became the leading cause of injury or death. There's no easy fix, but connecting with the empathy to be found in Hoffman's on-screen legacy is a start.

Sam Stein

Bernie Sanders On Philip Seymour Hoffman And Vermont's Heroin Epidemic

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose has, at least for a brief moment, focused the political world's attentio...

Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke And More Attend Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Family And Friends Pay Their Respects

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — Mourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a Thursday night wake ...

Matt Damon: Philip Seymour Hoffman Was A 'Beautiful Person'

Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

Matt Damon got emotional while talking about his friend, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, on "Late Show." Damon and Hoffman co-starred in "The Talente...

Writer Sues National Enquirer Over Philip Seymour Hoffman Gay Claims

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Playwright David Bar Katz has slapped the National Enquirer with a $50 million lawsuit over a recent story claiming he told the tabloid that he and Ph...

PHOTOS: Candlelight Vigil Held For Philip Seymour Hoffman In New York

Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

About 200 mourners gathered in New York City Wednesday night (Feb. 5) to hold a candlelight vigil for the late, great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. ...

REPORT: Suspect In Philip Seymour Hoffman Case Had Actor's Phone Number

AP | JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS | Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — At least one of four people arrested during an investigation of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's suspected fatal heroin overdose had t...

People Who Use Drugs Need to Be Treated With Dignity

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 04.07.2014 | Celebrity
Sharda Sekaran

Too often, the people who use drugs are invisible or worse they are stigmatized and demonized as "junkies," "addicts," and "criminals." Drug users are "others" to be held in stark contrast to the rest of "us."

Media Descriptions of Philip Seymour Hoffman Feed Into Misplaced Fears About Heroin Overdose and Needles

Tessie Castillo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Tessie Castillo

We, as a nation, need to acknowledge that overdose is not a problem confined to famous people or heroin or drugs that involve syringes.