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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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3 weeks ago

Brittany Maynard Ends Own Life; Cancer Patient Was 29 Years Old

Nov 2 2014 7:48pm CST | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Brittany Maynard chose to end her own life today. The 29-year old has made headlines over the past few months for taking advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which allows one to take a fatal dose of barbiturates (prescribed by a doctor) in the case of a life-threatening disease. Maynard was told by physicians last spring that she had Stage 4 glioblastoma and would likely pass awa ...
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4 weeks ago

Thomas Menino Dies: Beloved Boston Mayor Was 71

Oct 30 2014 2:34pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Thomas M. Menino - the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston - died today at the age of 71. Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised. Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino annou ...
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4 weeks ago

Jennifer Lawrence Jumps Into Action for Final 'Mockingjay' Trailer!

Oct 29 2014 12:04pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Jennifer Lawrence is surrounding by fire while starring as her character Katniss Everdeen in the final trailer for her upcoming movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The third film in the franchise finds Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss ...
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4 weeks ago

Julianne Moore says she did ‘Mockingjay’ for her kids, it was ‘fairly meaningful’

Oct 28 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

I keep forgetting that Julianne Moore has a part in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which comes out in November. I guess I forgot because Julianne also has a possible awards-contender with Still Alice, and I’m hoping that Julianne really goes all out for her Oscar campaign. I think the Academy will want to give it to Julianne, don’t you? Anyway, Julianne covers the new issue of More (should have renamed ...
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5 weeks ago

Misty Upham's Father Slams Police Inaction: She Could Have Been Alive!

Oct 21 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Charles Upham, the father of the late Misty Upham, is going off on local police officials for handling (or more specifically mishandling) his missing daughter's case. "I really think the police could've been more proactive," Upham says, claiming that the Auburn, Wash., police department refused to take action. They refused, he says, to change his daughter's status to endangered after the actress vanished on October 5, even though she was clearly in danger. ...
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5 weeks ago

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” Posts New Preview Clip: Watch Here!

Oct 21 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

We’re a month away from the theatrical release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and Lionsgate has seen fit to offer up a tasty preview tidbit. Earlier today (October 21) the new clip went live, giving fans all the more reason to long for November 21st to get here as soon as possible. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. Per the synopsis, “Katniss Everdeen is in D ...
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5 weeks ago

Lynda Bellingham Dies; English Actress Was 66

Oct 20 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Lynda Bellingham, a beloved English actress best known for roles in Loose Women and All Creatures Great And Small, has died at the age of 66. She was first diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2013, after which the disease spread to her lungs and liver. She eventually succumbed to the disease. In August 2014, Lynda decided to cease treatment for her cancer in order to “limit the suffering her family would have to endure,” accor ...
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6 weeks ago

Mark Bell Dies; LFO Band Member and Music Pioneer Was 43

Oct 13 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Mark Bell has passed away. The electronic music pioneer, who rose to fame with the group LFO, was 43 years old. Warp Records, LFO’s record label, confirmed Bell's passing via a statement on their website, informing fans of the sad news via the following message: "It's with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation. Mark's family & friends request priv ...
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