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Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin says he and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman bonded over their shared battle with drug addiction.

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Dustin Hoffman successfully treated for cancer

Dustin Hoffman successfully treated for cancer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Dustin Hoffman's publicist Jodi Gottlieb says the U.S. actor has been successfully treated for cancer.

Dustin Hoffman tears up talking about 'Tootsie'

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman teared up while recalling how playing a man pretending to be a woman in "Tootsie" affected how he looks at people in real life.

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Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood titans Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are to be presenters at the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Lawsuit filed over alleged animal abuse on 'Luck'

Lawsuit filed over alleged animal abuse on 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The former head of the American Humane Association's film and TV unit is suing her ex-employer and HBO, which aired the horse-racing drama "Luck."
'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman said it was his "own private nuttiness that stopped" him from directing a film until his latest project, "Quartet."
Kennedy Center comics target Obama

Kennedy Center comics target Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama and some of the seven award recipients were targets of comedians' jokes Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington.
Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama joked Sunday that the seven 2012 Kennedy Center honorees are "extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together."
Hoffman to get breakthrough director prize

Hoffman to get breakthrough director prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Dustin Hoffman is to be presented with the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for his dramedy "Quartet," organizers of the Hollywood Film Awards said Monday.
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Letterman grateful for Kennedy honor

Letterman grateful for Kennedy honor

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Comedian David Letterman said he is "grateful" he will be recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors this winter in Washington.
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Guy, Hoffman up for Kennedy Center honors

Guy, Hoffman up for Kennedy Center honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Bluesman Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman and comedian David Letterman are to be recognized at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
Report: Hill and Hoffman break up

Report: Hill and Hoffman break up

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Actor Jonah Hill and Ali Hoffman, the daughter of Hollywood icon Dustin Hoffman, have broken up after dating for nine months, UsMagazine.com said.

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HBO halts production on 'Luck'

HBO halts production on 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- HBO and the producers of "Luck" say they've ceased production on the California-set racetrack drama after three horses were injured, then euthanized on its set.
HBO bets on second season of 'Luck'

HBO bets on second season of 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network HBO says it has renewed "Luck" for a 10-episode second season two days after the horse-racing drama debuted.

ABC cancels cross-dressing comedy

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- ABC has dropped its cross-dressing comedy "Work It" after 2 episodes following weak numbers, critical disdain and a Hollywood trade publication ad.
'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was named Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius Best Director at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Judge drops Katherine Ross order request

HOLLYWOOD, April 3 (UPI) -- A judge in Los Angeles dismissed a restraining order filed by actress Katharine Ross against her daughter, whom Ross says stabbed her with scissors.

'Tootsie Bandit' busted in SoCal dragnet

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An alleged cross-dressing bank robber who was dubbed the "Tootsie Bandit" was in jail Saturday, authorities in San Diego said.
'Grit' grabs top spot for weekend

'Grit' grabs top spot for weekend

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "True Grit," with Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, finally took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office during the weekend, several weekends after its release.
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