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8 items from 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Saved 10 Lives, Says Aaron Sorkin

6 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Aaron Sorkin believes that through Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death, the late actor has saved the lives of 10 drug addicts. In a new essay for Time, Sorkin recalls his friend's now chilling words during a break from rehearsing Charlie Wilson's War, the 2007 drama starring Hoffman and written by Sorkin. The two had bonded over their shared struggles: The West Wing creator abused cocaine in the '90s, and Hoffman battled heroin addiction throughout his life. "I told him I felt lucky because I'm squeamish and can't handle needles. He told me to stay squeamish," Sorkin, 52, writes. "And he said »

- Michele Corriston

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Meme: Glenn Beck Slams Coca-Cola, Jonathan Groff Knows What You Say About “Looking,” Panti Bliss Explains Homophobia

4 February 2014 4:44 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

George Michael returns, Shawn Pyfrom’s battle with addiction, what if you’re Not Looking?

Dylan Sprayberry (god, I can think of a porn parody for that name) of Man of Steel, Glee, and a dozen other things requiring ridiculously good looking brunettes has been cast on season four of Teen Wolf as Liam, “an arrogant but big-hearted high-school freshman. With an enviable athletic prowess, he’s got perfect grades, perfect charm and is utterly unprepared to face the supernatural adversity of Beacon Hills.”

While HBO may have walked away from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Freemantle Media is now looking to adapt the insanely rich world into a series.

The Definitive Ranking of Boners

Glenn Beck had a good run. He spoke out for gay rights, forcefully. He condemned Putin’s oppression of gays forcefully. And now he’s been undone by a soft drink company. “So somebody tweeted last night and said, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Demi Lovato addresses drug addiction after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

3 February 2014 10:30 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

After the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent drug overdose on Sunday (Feb. 2), many celebrities offered their condolences to his family and friends, while remembering some of his most memorable roles. Former "X Factor" judge Demi Lovato was one of those sharing words in tribute to Hoffman, but she also used the moment to address drug addiction.

"I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious Disease that it is," she writes in a long tweet. "Drugs are not something to glamorize in pop music or film to portray as harmless recreational fun. It's not cute, 'cool' or admire able [sic]."

Lovato has been open about her past struggles with drug and alcohol. She continues, "It's time people start really taking action on changing what we're actually singing/rapping about these days because you never know if you could be glamorizing »


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‘Desperate Housewives’ Alum Shawn Pyfrom Admits Drug Addiction, Alcoholism

3 February 2014 3:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Capote” star Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose has inspired former “Desperate Housewives” actor Shawn Pyfrom to open up about his own struggles with addiction. Pyfrom, who played Bree Van de Kamp’s son Andrew on the ABC drama, admits that he’s an alcoholic and drug addict in a post on his Tumblr account, saying that he’s admitting his addictions “against the advise of others.” The actor, who said that he’s now five months sober and “relatively new” to sobriety, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Shawn Pyfrom Writes About His Own Addiction Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

3 February 2014 12:45 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Philip Seymour Hoffman's talent inspired many young actors, and to former Desperate Housewives costar Shawn Pyfrom, the Oscar winner's tragic death on Sunday provided a wake-up call. "i've considered what's at stake, for myself, by sharing this - but i find myself without regard for that," Pyfrom writes. "i won't allow my selfish needs to get in the way of potentially reaching another human being's life." Pyfrom played Andrew Van De Kamp, the son of Marcia Cross's character on the hit ABC drama, for eight years. In his open letter, Pyfrom touches on how his addiction may have »

- Michele Corriston

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Shawn Pyfrom of Desperate Housewives Reveals Addiction Struggles in Blog After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

3 February 2014 7:21 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

As the family, friends, and fans of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman struggle to come to grips with the Oscar winner's sudden, tragic death from an apparent drug overdose, another star was moved to share his own addiction story. Desperate Housewives alum Shawn Pyfrom penned a lengthy blog post on his official tumblr page entitled, "something i must share…"  The 27-year-old, who is best known for playing Desperate Housewives' Andrew Van De Kamp -- the openly gay and occasionally meddlesome son of conservative housewife Bree Van De [...] »

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Shawn Pyfrom, Desperate Housewives Star, Is 5 Months Sober: "I Am an Alcoholic and a Drug Addict"

3 February 2014 6:45 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Shawn Pyfrom has bravely opened up about his addiction issues in an open letter on his Tumblr blog. The 27-year-old actor, best known for playing Bree Van de Kamp's gay son Andrew on Desperate Housewives, shared his story with fans on Sunday, Feb. 2, just hours after Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment. "Against the advise of others; I had to write this open letter. I can't stay quiet anymore about this...I am an alcoholic and a drug addict," Pyfrom wrote. "And yesterday I celebrated five months of sobriety. I'm relatively new to being sober, considering the scope of time that I've been an addict. But within that scope, this is also the longest I've »

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"Desperate Housewives" Star Reveals Drug Addiction After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

3 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Shawn Pyfrom is coming clean about his own strugglers with drug and alcohol addiction in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.The 27-year-old star of "Desperate Housewives" posted a very candid blog last night, opening up about his ongoing battle with substance abuse in an attempt to encourage others to get help."i just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; i had to write this open letter. i can’t stay quiet anymore about this," he writes. "i am an alcoholic and a drug addict."The actor reveals he celebrated five months of sobriety on Saturday -- saying it's the "longest i've been sober since i began using."Like everyone else who offered their condolences to Hoffman yesterday, Pyfrom says "i feel grief when i hear of such a talented human being leaving this earth... but every life is important. »

- tooFab Staff

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