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By on February 2, 2014
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By Olivia Krauth–

ACTOR FOUND DEAD

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday.  He was 46. The cause of death was an apparent drug overdose, and was found by screenwriter David Katz. At the time of press, law enforcement stated that they were investigating a death at his address. Hoffman was best known for his Academy-Award-winning performance in “Capote.”

SETH MEYERS LEAVES SNL

Seth Meyers has left Saturday Night Live. He leaves after working there for 12 years, five of those being on “Weekend Update.” Many of the show’s alumni, including Amy Poehler, returned for his final episode. Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of “Late Night.”

U OF L STUDENT WINS MISS BLACK KY

U of L senior LaPrecious Brewer has been named Miss Black Kentucky USA 2014. Brewer, a communication and Pan-African studies double major, was selected for the title after an application and interview process. She will go on to compete in the Miss Black USA pageant in Miami, Fla. this August.

PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL SAYS SIX MORE WEEKS

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter this past Sunday. The rodent saw its shadow early this past Sunday, signaling that winter will continue for six more weeks. The tradition has been going on since 1887, and gained popularity with the 1993 film “Groundhog Day.”

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About Olivia Krauth

Asst. Editor in Chief at The Louisville Cardinal.

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