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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s diaries may shed light


Whether Philip Seymour Hoffman’s private journals will ever be made public is a good question to ponder, but a few people have already read them.

According to NBC News, the Oscar winner’s diaries, which often aren’t coherent, reveal the actor struggled severely with addiction and attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings. The handwritten scribbles also mention drug deals. Law enforcement officials told NBC News that authorities who searched Hoffman’s NYC apartment found 49 full bags of heroin, 23 empty bags of heroin, four bags of white powder thought to be cocaine, as well as prescription drugs. Another issue Hoffman wrote about: a new woman in his life, according to The New York Daily News.

Wearing the pants

Tori Spelling, broke? Doesn’t seem like it. According to Life & Style, the reality star is footing the bill for husband Dean McDermott's rehab and it's costing her around $70,000 a month. “Not only is Tori dealing with allegations of Dean’s cheating and being a single mom right now, she’s also stressed about standing by her man's finances,” a friend tells the magazine. McDermott entered treatment for an unknown issue at L.A.’s Grand View House in January.

Living the dream

The Bachelor is coming home and probably helping our tourism industry in the process. On Monday night’s episode, Juan Pablo Galavis returns to Miami with his six remaining lovelies to show off his warm-weather stomping grounds. We’ll get to see the lucky fella romping around various sites including the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, where, according to a release, the rose ceremony will be held at the property’s St. Tropez-inspired SOAK Cabanas. “We’re thrilled to be part of such a popular reality series, showcasing our hotel and Miami to viewers from around the world,” said Alex Tonarelli, managing director.

Separate lives

Absence is such sweet sorrow, or so one would hope. Jennifer Aniston turned 45 on Tuesday sans her fiance, Justin Theroux, who was photographed out in NYC with divorced pal Orlando Bloom. Granted, a guy’s gotta work. Earlier in the day, Theroux, 42, was spotted on the set of his upcoming HBO show The Leftovers. We are so sure the couple kept in constant contact and he’ll make it up to his bride-to-be somehow.

Father time

Music legend Kris Kristofferson, 77, is finally showing the signs of age. An eyewitness told Closer Weekly that during a recent concert at Carpenter Center in Long Beach, Calif., the singer-actor stumbled over the lyrics of some of his most famous songs, despite using a teleprompter. Kristofferson admitted to the magazine that he has some dementia but “it’s not as unpleasant as it sounds.”

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