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Katniss Burns as Mockingjay Leader in New Hunger Games Trailer (watch) 2

Katniss Burns as Mockingjay Leader in New Hunger Games Trailer (watch)

Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, shows her steely resolve in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. As a revolutionary leader and vows to exact vengeance on the Capitol for attacking her people. The movie also stars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elzabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Jenna Malone and Donald Sutherland. Philip Seymour Hoffman also makes one of his final appearances in a movie before his untimely death of a heroin overdose....
Katniss Sees the Other Boot Drop on District 12 in New Mockingjay Trailer 4

Katniss Sees the Other Boot Drop on District 12 in New Mockingjay Trailer

Katniss, the “Hunger Games” hero played by Jennifer Lawrence, sees just how dirty the Capitol can play in a new trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.” Her home District 12 is destroyed just to break her spirit. Titled “Return to District 12,” the trailer opens with a shocked Katniss learning the fate of her home district. It’s been destroyed by the Capitol for her actions during the 75th Hunger Games. Plutarch, played by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, can be heard speaking ominously in a voiceover. “No one else can do it,” he says. “We need to make this personal for her.”...
Philip Seymour Hoffman Speed Balling When He Died -- Coroner 6

Philip Seymour Hoffman Speed Balling When He Died — Coroner

Philip Seymour Hoffman was taking a high-powered drug concoction, known as a speed ball, when he died, according to the New York medical examiner’s office. The deadly drug combination involves mixing heroin with cocaine or amphetamines. Hoffman was doing all three. Benzodiazepine, also known by the street names Benzo or BZD, was also found in his system. ...
Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Evokes Other Tragic Heroin Stories 8

Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Evokes Other Tragic Heroin Stories

Watching my sister become an addict after her introduction to methamphetamines and cocaine at the age of 16 by a hustler pimp ten years her senior, I knew that if she couldn’t be persuaded into becoming a prostitute sober–then being high, she would be. By becoming the source of what made her feel euphoric–and needing the mighty dollar to buy the drugs that made them both feel unstoppable and immortal–he convinced her she needed to go to work in Boston’s Combat Zone as a nude model....
Philip Seymour Hoffman Final Role, His Own Tragic Funeral (photos) 10

Philip Seymour Hoffman Final Role, His Own Tragic Funeral (photos)

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death from a drug overdose was pushed aside today (Feb. 7) by grieving friends and relatives, who gathered to remember Hoffman for his life as a father, friend and fellow actor. Friends and colleagues Kate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Michelle Williams, Joaquin Phoenix and Justin Theroux all struggled to maintain their composure as they entered the church....
Philip Seymour Hoffman Drug Stash Rivaled Michael Jackson's 12

Philip Seymour Hoffman Drug Stash Rivaled Michael Jackson’s

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died yesterday (Feb. 2) of a suspected drug overdose, had a virtual pharmacopoeia of drugs in his apartment, including up to 50 stamp bags of heroin, powerful painkiller Oxycontin and an assortment of prescription drugs. He’d recently split from his long-time partner Mimi O’Donnell and was living alone in his West Village apartment in lower Manhattan....
Ben Affleck Tastes Sweet Oscar Revenge at Critics Choice Awards 16

Ben Affleck Tastes Sweet Oscar Revenge at Critics Choice Awards

Ben Affleck got Oscar revenge at the Critic’s Choice Awards last night. He won for best director and his film, “Argo,” captured best picture, besting “Lincoln” with 13 nominations and “Les Miserables” with 11 nominations. Although “Lincoln” was up for the most awards it only won three, including Daniel Day Lewis for best actor. Jessica Chastain won the best actress award for “Zero Dark Thirty." Check out the full list of winners here. ...