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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 days 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 privacy at ...
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2 weeks ago

‘True Detective': Rachel McAdams Closes in on Female Lead Role

Sep 26 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Rachel McAdams is said to be locking down a lead role in season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective.”Sources tell Variety HBO has offered McAdams the part opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Taylor Kitsch is expected to land the role of the fourth lead.Though HBO recently announced Farrell and Vaughn as the show’s leads, sources say fans could have a similar response to the female lead as they did to M ...
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3 weeks ago

Sarah Hyland Files Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend!

Sep 25 2014 3:13am CDT | Source: Posh24

Sarah Hyland is taking legal action to keep her ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop way from her. The Modern Family actress has now filed a restraining order against Prokop, whom she dated for five years, TMZ reports. Hyland reportedly claims in the court documents that she was physically abused her during their relationship and that he has even threatened her life. Following their split in August this year, the actress says Prokop has "relentlessly bomba ...
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3 weeks ago

Tony Stewart Cleared in Kevin Ward Jr. Death, Ward High on Weed During Crash, Officials Say

Sep 24 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

NASCAR star Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges resulting from the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who was struck and killed by Stewart in a race this summer. A grand jury investigating the case decided earlier today to close the potential case against Stewart, citing no evidence of legal wrongdoing on his part. Tony Stewart Kills Kevin Ward Jr. On the night of his death, Kevin Ward Jr. was killed by Stewart's car, a tragedy by a ...
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3 weeks ago

Howard Stern: Eric 'The Actor' Lynch Death "Affected Me So Much"

Sep 22 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Eric "The Actor" Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive and unlikely foil, has passed away, and the radio host admits that this is a difficult pill to swallow. The Stern fan favorite, who was just three-and-a-half feet tall and resided in Sacramento, Calif., died in an area hospital after suffering heart problems. Eric "The Actor" Lynch died at age 39, which in itself was longer than ma ...
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3 weeks ago

Rob Bironas Dies in Car Accident; Former NFL Kicker wWas 36

Sep 22 2014 4:29am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas, a longtime staple of the Tennessee Titans, died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, police confirm. Nashville officials say Bironas lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from his home. Police said that the athlete's SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert. Bironas was taken to Vanderbil ...
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5 weeks 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 Chu ...
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6 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 friends,” her only daughter, Melissa Ri ...
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7 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 reportsplaypausejQuery ...
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7 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, Vineber ...
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