It was the end of an era in late night TV last night. Jay Leno delivered a tear-filled goodbye on his last “Tonight Show” after 22-years. Billy Crystal was his final guest. Crystal was also Jay’s first guest when he took over for Johnny Carson in 1992. The longtime host said this was the best 22 years of his life and he acknowledged his staff for a great job. Jimmy Fallon will take over the gig when the show returns after the Olympics. Check out the tearful sendoff here!
Friends and family of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman gathered in New York City yesterday for a wake to remember the actor. His longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three children were among the mourners for the 46-year-old actor who died of a drug overdose last weekend. Co-stars and friends like Amy Adams, Michelle Williams, Joaquin Phoenix, Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux were among the mourners. Private funeral services for Hoffman will take place today at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Manhattan. A larger memorial service will take place later this month.
Meanwhile, producers for “The Hunger Games” say they will use a digital Hoffman to finish the series. Hoffman had finished most of his work as Plutarch Heavensbee in “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” One key scene featuring Hoffman was unfinished at the time of his death. The studio says it will use CGI rather that rewriting the scene or hiring another actor as a stand-in.
60 Minutes will rebroadcast the Philip Seymour Hoffman interview where the actor talks about his problems with addiction that may have led to his death this week.
Selena Gomez cut her stay in rehab short last month. Gomez checked into the DAWN program at the Meadows facility in Arizona but only underwent treatment for 2 weeks. According to TMZ, Selena was supposed to stay in rehab for 6 weeks but left early to promote her new flick – Rudderless at Sundance Film Festival.
Michael J. Fox is returning to the CBS drama The Good Wife this year. Fox will appear in multiple episodes, though an exact number was not released. Fox has recurred on The Good Wife since 2010. He's scored three Emmy nominations for his role and was last seen in season four's The Seven Day Rule.
Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy has spoken out about his current medical condition. The actor worried fans after he was photographed wearing an oxygen mask in a wheelchair at an airport recently. Nimoy took to Twitter to explain, "I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now! LLAP [Long Live and Prosper]." COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is said to be caused by smoking. The disease makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and is one of the most common lung diseases.
Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Night, Mother. The production will star Audra McDonald as a mother desperate to prevent her daughter from killing herself.
Here’s what’s breaking out at the movies this weekend! You can choose from “The Monuments Men” or something for the kids “The Lego Movie.”