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The National Enquirer has agreed to apologize for a story they published claiming Philip Seymour Hoffman was having an affair with friend/playwright David Bar Katz. Katz found Hoffman’s body after worrying about the actor when he failed to pick up his children. A full page apology is expected on Wednesday in the NY Times, which will admit the story was false and will fund Katz’s new American Playwriting Foundation and dole out an annual $45,000 prize for an unproduced play.
The Enquirer was allegedly tricked by a person impersonating Katz with a story of a gay love affair just days after the death of Hoffman. The person also allegedl to have seen Hoffman take drugs. The men were only friends!
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