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Happyish 'unlikely' to continue

Happyish 'unlikely' to continue

Feb 3 2014, 9:22am CST | by

'Happyish' is likely to be scrapped following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home yesterday (02.02.14...

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Happyish 'unlikely' to continue

Feb 3 2014, 9:22am CST | by

'Happyish' is likely to be scrapped following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home yesterday (02.02.14) - "drives every scene" in the pilot episode of the Showtime series, and with network bosses fighting a year to cast him in the show, it is unlikely it will be able to carry on without him.

A source told E! News: "It is hard to imagine a way in which it could go on. His role would have to be recast and there weren't any other actors in serious consideration aside from Philip. If the show does move forward, the premiere would be delayed as pilot would need to be reshot."

Philip's death comes just a few weeks after it was announced the network had picked up 10 episodes of the comedy-drama, in which he played ad agency executive Thom Payne who gets the "gift of insignificance" on his birthday, as well as a new boss.

Following the news of his death, Showtime paid tribute to his "fine and brilliant" talent.

The network released a statement saying: "Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation's finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time."

At the time of his death, the actor was working on 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2', with just seven days of shooting on the second movie left to finish. His work as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the first movie was "substantially complete".

His passing will not affect the release of the movies, which are scheduled for November 2014 and 2015.

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1 week ago

Sean O'Haire Dies; Former Wrestling Star Was 43

Sep 10 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Sean O'Haire, a former member of the WWE and WCW, was found dead in his Southern Carolina home yesterday. He was 43 years old. According to the coroner in Spartanburg, the cause of death is unknown at the moment, but no foul play is suspected. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports that will hopefully shed light on what happened to the former grappler, whose real name was Sean Haire. O'Haire made his debut with the WCW in 2000 and (along with Ch ...
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2 weeks ago

Joan Rivers Dead at 81; Daughter Confirms Comic Legend's Passing in Statement

Sep 4 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Joan Rivers has passed away at the age of 81. The comedian had been fighting for her life since she stopped breathing during a surgical procedure last week. Joan Rivers Photos: One of a Kind 1. R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014) R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014). She will never be forgotten. The one-of-a-kind star "passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friend ...
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3 weeks ago

Long Island Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car Faces Judge

Aug 28 2014 1:31pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island father accused of leaving his child in a hot, locked car while he went shopping faced a judge Thursday. Juan Pablo Aguilar Varela was ordered by a judge to refrain from operating a motor vehicle with a child in the car for a period of one year, WCBS 880’s Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported. Long Island Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car Faces JudgeMike Xirinachs repo ...
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3 weeks ago

Manhattan Man Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession, Will Avoid Prison

Aug 28 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A jazz musician arrested in the wake of the heroin-overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has accepted a plea deal that will keep him out of prison. Robert Vineberg pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday to a low-level heroin possession charge, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. He was initially facing the heavier charge of possession of heroin with intent to sell. Under the plea deal, Vineberg will be ...
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4 weeks ago

Don Pardo Dies; Saturday Night Live Announcer Was 96

Aug 19 2014 6:50am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Don Pardo, the voice behind Saturday Night Live for 38 seasons, passed away on Monday, according to his daughter. He was 96 years old. Pardo broke into broadcasting at a small radio station in Providence, Rhode Island and moved to New York City in 1944 to begin his six-decade tenure as a staff announcer at NBC. You may not know his face, but you’ve heard his voice: Transitioning to television, Pardo announced for such shows as Jeopardy!, The Kate Smith Evening Hour, NBC Nightly ...
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5 weeks ago

All Three Olsen Sisters Are Getting Married! Here's the Scoop on Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth

Aug 14 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Getty Friends, family and fashion elite: Clear your calendars! All three Olsen sisters are madly in love—and OK! can reveal that Mary-Kate, 28, Ashley, 28, and Elizabeth, 25, will be walking down the aisle by the end of 2014. “This is a huge year for the family,” shares an insider. “After Mary-Kate announced she was making things official with Olivier [Sarkozy], Elizabeth surprised everyone with her engagement news. Now Ashley is joining in on the fun, shocking the family by discussing ...
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5 weeks ago

Hunger Games selfie! Elizabeth Banks cosies in between ☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ and Simple Bae

Aug 14 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

It's every die-hard Hunger Games fan's dream.Elizabeth, who plays Effie in the hotly anticipated third film Mockingjay - Part 1, due for release this November, captioned the picture 'Cuties (and me)' as she took to Instagram to share the snap.The trio got together to talk about the upcoming film, which is the first of two films based on the third book in The Hunger Games series, written originally by Suzanne Collins ...
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5 weeks ago

Lauren Bacall Dies; Legendary Actress Was 89

Aug 12 2014 7:22pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Lauren Bacall, a legendary actress who got her start back in 1944 and worked for six decades in cinema, has passed away. She was 89 years old. Bacall’s death was confirmed by the Humphrey Bogart Estate via Facebook. "With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," read the online message posted this evening. Bacall appeared ...
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5 weeks ago

23 Shocking Celebrity Deaths: Gone, But Never Forgotten

Aug 12 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

The death of Robin Williams shocked fans the world this week, but sadly, he is but one of many stars to have passed away many years too soon. For all the joy he brought to people's lives, the actor battled substance abuse and severe depression at various points in a life cut short by his own choice. He is far from alone. Be it from severe illness, addiction or other tragic circumstances, some of the stars who shone the brightest also met untimely en ...
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5 weeks ago

Kevin Ward Jr. Aunt to Tony Stewart: You're a D--k!

Aug 11 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Kevin Ward Jr., the 20-year-old racing prospect killed in an accident by NASCAR star Tony Stewart yesterday, is being mourned across New York State and beyond. While no criminal investigation into Stewart's conduct is underway, relatives and friends of Ward are taking Tony to task for his actions in the wake of the tragedy. The young driver’s aunt posted to Facebook Sunday after the crash, “Thanks ...
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