Body of fashion designer Michele Savoia found in Hudson River, police say

By Haimy Assefa, CNN

Michele Savoia, 55, was last seen leaving a well-known Manhattan club called Marquee around 4 a.m. on Thursday, police said.
Michele Savoia, 55, was last seen leaving a well-known Manhattan club called Marquee around 4 a.m. on Thursday, police said.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Body was that of Michele Savoia, New York City police confirm
  • Fashion designer Michele Savoia was last seen leaving a club early Thursday morning
  • The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, but no foul play apparent

The Philip Seymour Hoffman case: Are heroin death probes created equal?

By Chelsea J. Carter and Ray Sanchez, CNN

<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/showbiz/philip-seymour-hoffman-obit/index.html'>The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman</a> and his problems with substance abuse are a reminder that such struggles are not unusual in the movie business. Here are some other stars who have struggled with similar issues ...The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his problems with substance abuse are a reminder that such struggles are not unusual in the movie business. Here are some other stars who have struggled with similar issues …
Celebrity substance abuse confessions

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The investigation into the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is raising questions
  • Out of thousands of heroin death investigations each year, how many yield results
  • “What makes his death more important than that of my 19-year-old son?” one mother asks
  • One expert says the difference is people appear to be willing to cooperate in Hoffman’s death

Justin Bieber, facing assault charge in Canada, turns himself in

By Alan Duke, CNN

Justin Bieber had<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/showbiz/music/justin-bieber-2013/index.html'> a rough 2013</a>, and now 2014 doesn't appear to be shaping up much better. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/29/showbiz/justin-bieber-toronto-arrest/index.html'>Bieber turned himself in</a> at a Toronto police station on January 29, facing an assault charge stemming from an encounter with a limousine driver in December. It's just the latest development in a series of troubles for the pop star. Justin Bieber had a rough 2013, and now 2014 doesn’t appear to be shaping up much better. Bieber turned himself in at a Toronto police station on January 29, facing an assault charge stemming from an encounter with a limousine driver in December. It’s just the latest development in a series of troubles for the pop star.
Justin Bieber’s troubled timeline

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Justin Bieber allegedly struck a limo driver on the back of the head several times
  • Bieber travels to Toronto to be booked on the charge Wednesday
  • This is the 19-year-old pop star’s second arrest in a week
  • An L.A. prosecutor is expected to decide soon whether he’ll be charged in egging

Oscar shocker: ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ best original song nomination revoked

By Faith Karimi, CNN

<strong>Best picture nominees: </strong>"American Hustle" (pictured), <strong>"</strong>12 Years a Slave," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Captain Phillips," "Her," "Gravity," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Nebraska" and "Philomena"Best picture nominees: “American Hustle” (pictured), 12 Years a Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Captain Phillips,” “Her,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Nebraska” and “Philomena”
86th Academy Awards nominations

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • It was nominated in a film of the same name
  • The Academy rescinded it over revelations song’s composer e-mailed board members
  • Any perceived campaigning is considered a rule violation

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