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Philip Seymour Hoffman libel suit settled

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A false National Enquirer story about Philip Seymour Hoffman and close friend David Bar Katz being lovers has resulted in a settlement, Katz told The New York Times. After the playwright filed a libel suit, the Enquirer withdrew its article and apologized for fabricating quotes. With the settlement money, Katz will form the American Playwriting Foundation, giving an annual $45,000 prize.

Tough time

Jen Arnold tells Closer Weekly that her road to recovery is rough. “I’m still dealing with fatigue from chemo brain, and I try to get back into things like I was before cancer,” The Little Couple star tells the new issue. “It’s hitting me that it’s going to take a bit longer than I wanted it to.” Arnold was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer, choriocarcinoma, which spread to her lungs, and underwent a hysterectomy.

Day in court

Australian actor Sam Worthington was arraigned in New York on counts including misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a photographer, who also was charged in their encounter. The Avatar star was ordered to stay away from paparazzo Sheng Li for six months and released on his own recognizance.


This season's The Bachelor: Women Tell All special, airing 8 p.m. Monday on ABC, will be different from seasons past. Instead of turning on each other, the women turn on Juan Pablo Galavis. In Touch reports that when the Miami resident takes the stage, there’s no clapping. A low moment comes when Kelly Travis brings up the time when the Venezuelan called gay people “perverted” due to a language barrier — Travis’ father is gay.

Tea for two

George Clooney might not want to get married, but he sure likes the company of females. This time it’s British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, whose client is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. She was Clooney’s date at a private screening of Monuments Men last week in Washington, D.C.

Sour note

Depends what day it is but according to E! News, John Mayer and Katy Perry are really kaput this time. The 29-year-old singer is rumored to have called time on her relationship with her 36-year-old boyfriend for unknown reasons.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 3rd Annual AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star on January 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Bindi Irwin talks her late dad, the Crocodile Hunter

    Speaking in depth for the first time about her father Steve Irwin’s death, 16-year-old Bindi Irwin told People magazine the “sadness never goes away.” The Crocodile Hunter star died after a rogue attack by a stingray in 2006. Bindi, a SeaWorld youth ambassador, keeps Irwin’s memory alive by working with animals and lives within the gates of the Australia Zoo.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    LONDON (AP) – Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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