February 14th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Attorney: My client was not Philip Seymour Hoffman's dealer

The alleged drug dealer suspected of selling heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman was granted a $200,000 bond.

Robert Vineberg sat in a Manhattan court room as his attorney denied he was a drug dealer and told the judge the 300 bags of heroin that were found in his apartment were for his personal use.

The self-admitted heroin addict was arrested two days after Hoffman was found dead in his apartment from an apparent heroin overdose.

Police say Hoffman's number was also found on Vineberg's cell phone.

Wineberg's defense attorney Edward Kratt tells CNN's Erin Burnett that there was "no profit motive" in this case.

"The small amount of drugs and the small amount of money, $1,000 in the drug business is nothing," Kratt said.

Defense Attorney Edward Kratt is OutFront.

Filed under: Justice • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 11th, 2014
05:10 PM ET

Report: Diary shows Hoffman troubled by "demons"

According to NBC news, Philip Seymour Hoffman's private thoughts reveal how he was troubled by "demons," struggled to control them with narcotics anonymous meetings and was addicted to heroin.

Hoffman is believed to have died from a heroin overdose after police found him in his apartment with a needle in his arm on February 2nd.

According to NBC, multiple sources familiar with the contents of his diaries say the late actor's entries were "hard to read, with scribbled lines, and had sentences that run into each other."

OutFront: Bob Forrest is a recovering heroin addict and a former head counselor on VH1's Celebrity Rehab.

Filed under: Drugs • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 7th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

'Hunger Games' to use CGI to recreate Philip Seymour Hoffman's final scenes

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death left a number of projects hanging in limbo, including "The Hunger Games."

Hoffman reportedly had just seven days worth of work left on one of the movies.

His absence leaves producers scrambling to figure out what to do with Hoffman's remaining scenes.

It's not clear what they might have in mind, but one option is to digitally recreate the actor.

CNN's Casey Wian spent time with a group of Oscar-winning visual effects artists to see how the technology would work.

Filed under: Entertainment • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 6th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

Two suspects released in Hoffman investigation

Those who loved and knew Philip Seymour Hoffman best gathered to pay their final respects to the Oscar winner at a wake here in New York City Thursday.

It was one of the first of the farewells for Hoffman. His funeral will be held Friday afternoon.

This comes five days after he was found dead of an apparent overdose with a needle still in his arm and bags of what is believed to be heroin in his apartment.

CNN is learning two of the people officers nabbed Tuesday night in connection with the drugs found in Hoffman's apartment are now out of jail.

Erin Burnett has the latest.

Filed under: Justice • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 5th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Hoffman's overdose highlights Hollywood's growing addiction to Heroin

Last May, Hoffman checked himself into a detox center for a heroin addiction and like so many other stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, he did it in the privacy of a drug treatment facility.

But what really happens inside these cozy and expensive clinics? And why is it that they've become so popular?

CNN's David Mattingly has the story OutFront.

Filed under: Drugs • Heroin • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
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