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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Feb 7 2014, 10:20pm CST | by

Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person." Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

Feb 7 2014, 10:20pm CST | by

Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person."

Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided over his funeral mass at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola in New York on Friday (02.07.14), following his death from an apparent heroin overdose last Sunday (0202.14), says the actor was "very down-to-earth" and "fun to be with."

The Jesuit priest told PEOPLE.com: "He was a lovely person, very down-to-earth. I learned about humility from him. He never put on airs. Whenever he talked about being in a movie, he would just say, 'Yeah, I got this job.' He would never say, 'I'm the lead.' Or 'I'm starring in 'Capote.' ' Then I'd read about it in the papers and learn what it was."

The duo, who first met in 2003, spent a lot of time in the church together when the priest taught the Oscar-winner how to celebrate mass for his role in 'Doubt'.

He added: "He was really fun to be with. He was so intent on getting everything right. I remember he asked if a priest would have 3 x 5 cards during a homily. Small details. He listened to what I had to say, but he also knew his craft. When you watched him act, you got a sense of what the word 'vocation' really means. He was born to do this."

The late actor's family members, including his estranged partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, were among the 400 mourners at his funeral mass.

Many of his famous friends, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett, also attended the ceremony.

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

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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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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 it Moore!) to promote Mocki ...
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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 statu ...
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“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 ...
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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,” according to reports. ...
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5 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 privacy at t ...
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8 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 Matthew McConaughey’s part as Rust Cohle in season 1. Several other actresses have been considered f ...
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8 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 bombarded me with vile, threatening and emot ...
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