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Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

by The Associated Press on July 22, 2014 10:54 AM

NEW YORK — Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant’s suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn’t want them to be “trust fund” kids.

The New York Post reported the children’s court-appointed lawyer recently interviewed the actor’s accountant, David Friedman.

In a July 18 filing in Manhattan Surrogate Court, Friedman recalled conversations with Hoffman where the topic of a trust for his children was raised. He said Hoffman wanted his estimated $35 million fortune to go his longtime partner and the children’s mother, Mimi O’Donnell. According to the filing, Friedman said Hoffman treated O’Donnell “in the same manner as if she were a spouse.”

The court-appointed attorney says the actor’s will should be approved by the court because there isn’t anything suspicious about it.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. —  Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of “Sons of Anarchy.”

The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on FX.

“We try to have some things that are fun,” creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter told the summer TV critics’ meeting Monday.

Love plays a teacher, and Sutter, a self-professed “huge” Nirvana fan, said, “I thought, who better than Courtney Love?”

Malcolm-Jamal Warner of “The Cosby Show” also has a role in the seventh and concluding season that debuts Sept. 9.

In last season’s finale, Katey Segal’s character used a fork to fatally stab the wife of Charlie Hunnam’s character. Sutter said fans now come up to Segal, his real-life wife, with forks they want autographed.

“The absurdity has crossed the line in some respect,” Sutter said.

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