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Clint Eastwood saves the day; Justin Bieber faces most serious criminal charges yet

 
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The private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman in Manhattan on Friday attracted a somber, star-studded audience that included Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Louis C.K., Ellen Burstyn and Spike Lee. The list of mourners also included Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Mary Louise Parker, Jerry Stiller, Marisa Tomei, Diane Sawyer and her director husband, Mike Nichols. The ceremony was being held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, the same limestone church that hosted the funerals of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lena Horne and Aaliyah. A larger memorial service is being planned for later this month. 60 MINUTES will re-broadcast the 2006 interview in which the late actor discusses his problems with addiction 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Although Hoffman was found with a syringe in his arm, the cause of his death remained undetermined and more study is needed, said a spokeswoman for NYC's Chief Medical Examiner.

My hero

Clint Eastwood added another starring role at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am — life saver. Eastwood attended a party on the eve of the PGA Tour event when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking on cheese. The 83-year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich maneuver Wednesday night at the Monterey Conference Center. John says Eastwood immediately saw that he was in trouble and lifted the 202-pound man three times about a foot off the ground. Eastwood said it was his first time using the Heimlich.

Royal mess

On a spring day in 2009, Spain’s Princess Cristina and her husband held a first communion celebration bash at their Barcelona mansion. The cost: $6,194. Who picked up the tab? The real estate and consulting firm that the youngest daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos owned with her husband, Olympic handball medalist turned businessman Inaki Urdangarin. The use, or possible abuse, of company funds for personal pleasure is among evidence an investigating judge has compiled in a corruption case that has ensnared the royal couple. On Saturday, Cristina will make an unprecedented royal appearance in court to answer questions from the judge who has formally named her as a fraud and money laundering suspect. It will be a spectacle viewed by millions of Spaniards on TV.

Just keep living

Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock and a string of feature films, said he was “doing OK” after being diagnosed with lung disease (COPD) and urged fans to quit smoking.

Bieber chronicles

Here’s your daily tidbit of Justin Bieber news: LA County sheriff’s investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against him. Believe it: This could result in Bieber’s most serious criminal charges yet. The pop star has been under investigation since eggs were thrown at his neighbor’s home last month, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage. Bieber’s home was searched for evidence Jan. 14. At least Bieber is still entertaining his fans (and non-fans). We’re not talking about his music. A newly released surveillance video shows the singer being processed after he was arrested in Miami Beach in January. You can see him strut into the holding area, remove his shoes and socks and pull off his black hoodie before the officer pats him down. He also appears to be orderee to pull up his baggy shorts. The 19-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor offenses both here and Toronto (that plane that smelled like pot thing) in recent weeks. But prosecutors in California rejected three previous cases against Bieber that accused him of reckless driving, attacking a paparazzo and spitting on a neighbor.

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