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Stars say good-bye to Hoffman, Leno ends late night run

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 01:14

Feb 07 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including stars attend the funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jay Leno ends his late night run, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are awarded. Bob Mezan reports.

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A funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman was held in New York on Friday (February 7). In addition to his family, the service was packed with Hoffman's famous colleagues, including Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Amy Adams. Other notables seen arriving were actors Ethan Hawke, Joaquin Phoenix and Marisa Tomei. A memorial for Hoffman has been planned for later in February. Comedian Jay Leno said an emotional goodbye to the "Tonight Show" on Thursday (February 6) with a star-studded farewell led by Billy Crystal. Leno has hosted the NBC late night program for more than 20 years, after taking it over from Johnny Carson in 1992. Comedian Jimmy Fallon will take over the show starting on February 17. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese were honored with the "Cinema Vanguard Award" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The duo were recognized for their many collaborations, including "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." Finally, Clint Eastwood is a true hero. The actor was attending a PGA golf event when he noticed a man choking. According to the man, Eastwood performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved his life.

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Stars say good-bye to Hoffman, Leno ends late night run

Friday, February 07, 2014 - 01:14