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Autopsy scheduled for Hoffman ; No investigation of Woody Allen

Monday, Feb 03, 2014 - 02:00

Feb. 03 - The latest celebrity news including an autopsy scheduled in the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and no investigation into allegations involving Woody Allen. John Russell reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 An autopsy is scheduled on acclaimed stage and film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said. The 46-year-old Oscar winner was discovered in the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe in his arm. Two small bags of a substance thought to be heroin were found. New York City police were investigating Hoffman's death and were trying to determine the source of the substance that apparently killed an actor many considered one of the finest of his generation. A day after the shock of his sudden death, tributes to Hoffman continued pouring in. A bouquet of white roses were placed near the entrance to Hoffman's home. While numerous stars in the music and film world took to social media to share their thoughts. Hoffman was 46 and is survived by three children. State prosecutors in Connecticut do not have an open investigation of Woody Allen, a spokesman said on Monday, after the filmmaker's adult adopted daughter renewed allegations that he sexually abused her at age 7. A prosecutor decided after an investigation in 1993 not to charge Allen, who has denied the allegations. Legal experts have said the statute of limitations on the case probably has run out. Dylan Farrow, now 28, detailed the alleged abuse by Allen, now 78, in a letter published by the New York Times. She said the incident occurred at the Connecticut home of her mother, the actress and former Allen girlfriend Mia Farrow. Buddy cop comedy "Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, cruised to a third straight weekend at the top of the box office charts, outearning new release "That Awkward Moment." "Ride Along" collected 12.3 million dollars (USD) in ticket sales over what was a slow Super Bowl weekend at many domestic movie theaters. The film has collected 93 million since its January 17 release. "That Awkward Moment" finished third with 9 million in ticket sales. The film stars Zac Efron as one of three friends who pledge to stay single.

Autopsy scheduled for Hoffman ; No investigation of Woody Allen

Monday, Feb 03, 2014 - 02:00

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