The Scramble: The Famous Are Human Too

Feb 3, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Credit Justin Hoch and the Hudson Union Society / Creative Commons

On Sunday, two people named Dylan made news. So much so that you had to be careful on Twitter. If you tweeted "Dylan sold out" about Bob Dylan's Super Bowl commercials, you might offend people who thought you meant Dylan Farrow who broke 20 years of silence to talk about her memory of childhood molestation by Woody Allen. 

This is a story that dates back to 1992 here in Connecticut and has never been adequately resolved but for many younger Woody Allen fans, it was new news. They weren't around for the headlines in 1992 and those of us who were never saw what we saw Sunday, Dylan Farrow's own words in an open letter to the public published on The New York Times website. 

While we were chewing over that, another part of the world came crashing down with the news that Philip Seymour Hoffman was dead at 46. It's hard not to feel sadness at the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was one of Hollywood's most respected and talented actors, infusing a raw vulnerability into characters made so intimate they make us squirm in their pain. 

Last, we look at the ads of the Super Bowl, in particular the one with Bob Dylan promoting the purchase of Chrysler cars. Really?

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