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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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Tim Gunn attends the 13th annual New York Restoration Project Annual Spring Picnic at General Grant National Memorial on May 29, 2014 in New York City.

    Celebrity birthdays on July 29

    Actor Professor Irwin Corey (“Car Wash”) is 100! Actor Robert Horton (“Wagon Train”) is 90. Actor David Warner (“Titanic”) is 73. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 61. Filmmaker Ken Burns is 61. TV personality Tim Gunn is 61. Singer Patti Scialfa with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 61. Country singer Martina McBride is 48. Actor Wil Wheaton is 42. Actor Stephen Dorff is 41. Actor Josh Radnor is 40.

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    In concert

    Michael Franti & Spearhead bring Soulshine Tour to Boca Raton

    Usually, when lead singers of rock bands shout to the crowd “Are you feeling good?!” they don’t mean it in a holistic or spiritual way. But that might change at the Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, which hits Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Tuesday.

Javier Mascherano of Argentina looks on during the National Anthem prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Scene in the Tropics

    Soccer stars spotted in Miami

    Argentine soccer star Javier Mascherano was seen with friends Friday at the Wynwood shop Toys for Boys, where they enjoyed a bottle of Dom Perignon while talking to the owners and browsing the luxe items. As far as we know they didn’t buy anything.

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