Some Dude Says He’s Been Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Gay Lover For Years

February 5th, 2014 // 62 Comments
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Adrian Grenier?! I knew it!

I probably should’ve used a less sketchy headline like “Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s Business Partner Claims They Were Gay Lovers,” but then I couldn’t have made that Adrian Grenier joke and would’ve wasted my whole day. Fuck all that. Hollywood Life reports:

Playwright David Bar Katz and Philip Seymour Hoffman have been friends and business partners for years, but according to a new interview, they were actually more than that. David, who is married with four kids, says they were in a relationship and had plans for the upcoming weekend before he passed away.
We were homosexual lovers. We had a relationship,” David told National Enquirer on Feb. 5. “We were planning to go to the Super Bowl together and have a really nice day. This is so terrible.”

Jesus. Up until now, the story has been that Philip Seymour Hoffman had plans to watch the Super Bowl with his son, but then again, we’re talking about a guy with 70 bags of heroin in his apartment, so who the hell knows what to believe? Which is why I’m sticking with Adrian Grenier. It’s Adrien Grenier. We’re looking right at him!

UPDATE: According to NY Daily News, David Bar Katz is threatening to sue the National Enquirer and claims he never even gave them an interview. Which is exactly what I would do if I had second thoughts about cashing in on a friend’s death, but then again, this is the National Enquirer, so for all we know they interviewed a sock puppet and called it a wrap.

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  1. I’m not believing anything that has the words “National Equirer” in it.

  2. Well I’ve known Hoffman was gay cause I saw Boogie Nights.

  3. No one loves Hoffman more than Woody Allen.

  4. So he couldn’t take it in the as* anymore so that’s why he OD?

    What’s the point of getting clean now? Publicity much? xD

  5. “We were homosexual lovers. We had a relationship,” I love how these Scumbags only come out of the woodwork when the person your accusing is DEAD. Such class. We aren’t retards. If he said “We were lovers” I think we can draw our own conclusions DICKHEAD.

  6. If it’s true it doesn’t necessarily surprise me. It also doesn’t change or diminish his legacy or the tragedy of his death.

  7. Lord Helmet

    Get TMZ on the case! I don’t believe anything until TMZ reports on it. Those bastards can find out anything.

  8. Robb7

    I guess RIP means something different today.

    • cmonreally

      Yeahh, this is just crossing the line. Is it really that hard for people to hold their ire and hate so this guy can have a couple days to actually rest in peace before people (and I’m not singling out Fish, I’m talking about the NE) start shitting on his (yet to be dug) grave?

      • cmonreally

        Maybe “ire and hate” are actually too strong. “… is it so hard for people to hold off on their attention seeking and lack of common decency” would be more appropriate.

  9. Margaret

    Annnnnnnd? Who cares? Even if that had come out while he was alive, no one would care. Who would care?

  10. Barbara

    Why can’t they let the dead be?

  11. I waited on him in college. It was at a small, out of the way French restaurant in Chicago; he was there with a very small, effeminate male. They were very affectionate with one another.

    I’m not saying he’s gay or bisexual, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was.

    Honestly, I’m surprised that he managed to stay out of the tabloids for so long.

    • Maybe he was preparing for a role. “I’m playing Truman Capote in a week, so let’s work on gaying me up.”

      • Maybe, haha. This was back in ’08 (possibly late ’07) and I’m not sure if he was in town filming anything. Honestly I didn’t recognize him until he paid with his credit card, and the name + face clicked. Gracious guest, generous tipper…left me a 40% tip, which I sorely appreciated at the time as a broke college student, paying my own way through school.

        After spending 4 years working with/around actors waiting tables, I can honestly say that you can never really tell when it comes to an actor’s sexuality. And really, in the end, who gives a shit as to whether they’re straight or gay…we lost a great actor to a sad addiction, that is the real tragedy here.

  12. Did John Travolta make that claim?

  13. catapostrophe

    You should have used a more honest headline, like, “The National Enquirer Dreamed Up A Sensationalistic Lie That I Am Choosing To Promote Because I’m A Desperate And Pitiful Human Being,” but then you would have gotten fewer page views and would have exhibited a scrap of decency and morality.

  14. J. Travolta

    He’s was into anything that involved penetration and release of fluid.

  15. meeps!

    And out come the ghouls to pick apart the body…

  16. For what it’s worth, he and his girlfriend broke up over heroin, not another guy (or woman for that matter).

  17. Wouldn’t be surprised and don’t care, but homeboy is looking to cash on exclusive interviews on ET.

    • catapostrophe

      “Homeboy” never said the things Fish and the National Enquirer and others of their bottom-feeding ilk are quoting him as saying. Think harder.

      • Would not be the first time something like that happened.

        Are you fucking this david bar katz dude? or what?

      • catapostrophe

        Wouldn’t be the first time something like what happened?

        No–I’m not fucking anybody. I was just hoping Hoffman would have gotten more respect here and elsewhere. It’s sad in every which way.

      • Eh, any number of things have happened before.

        1. Somebody having a little homo on the side.
        2. Somebody attempting to profit with their tales of dead celebs.
        3. Celeb gossip sites being full of shit.

      • catapostrophe

        Verily, there is nothing new under the sun. Still, I don’t see that as a viable excuse for running with a story of dubious origin.

        “All the News That’s Hypothetically Possible–Especially if It’s Sensational” would be an awful way to go about things.

      • Hear, I written this for you’re grammer correcting hard-on so you have something better to give a gigantic shit about.

      • catapostrophe


      • ah come on man. Posting pink stars over pantyhose seams is a greater injustice, but most of us manage our complaining in a single post and then moving on from it.

        Plus you’ve already went for the “quitting this site” thing which is the equivalent of shark jumping.

      • catapostrophe

        I guess I figured Fish might at least edit the headline of this non-story after its falsity became apparent. I was hoping so, at any rate.

        Regardless, I do think my quitting this site seems a good move. I’ve never given the slightest fuck what Coco, Prince Charles or Farrah Abraham are doing or wearing, and the site becomes less and less amusing while my time becomes more and more valuable.

  18. catapostrophe

    So many Web sites are run by pathetic creeps. It’s a shame.

    I reckon my quitting this site is going to be a lot easier than kicking a heroin habit. At least heroin [allegedly] makes a person feel good.

    • If you’re going to quit the site, please quit the goddamn site and quit swanning around, clutching your pearls and acting like being gay is somehow worse than being found dead with a fucking heroin needle in your arm, you sanctimonious twat.

      • catapostrophe

        Who said anything about the right or wrong of being gay? I know I didn’t. I’m just a little offended and more stupefied that Fish would run with an overtly false National Enquirer “story” just because it’s titillating. It’s disrespectful of homosexuals, the recently deceased, friends and family of the recently deceased and thinking people.

      • You seem to not understand how this “leaving the site” thing works. It involves not being here, for one thing.

  19. “Philip Seymour Hoffman Might Have Been Gay” (italics mine)

    Gee, ya think? And either way, who gives a shit?

    • catapostrophe

      Do YOU think? Because this and other shitty Web sites chose to repeat a story fabricated by the National Enquirer?

      It’s immeasurably sad how easily and willfully people are led to believe awful, moronic untruths. Read once, think twice and realize that sleazy, greedy, unscrupulous sites will publish anything if they think you’ll click on it.

      • I’m going to try to say this calmly and slowly so you understand. Notice where I italicized the word “might”? Notice where I indicated that I was the one who italicized that word? Why, do you suppose, I would do that? Because saying that someone MIGHT be gay applies to everyone on the fucking planet. I could say “Catapostrophy might be gay,” and I would be correct. Or I could have said “Catapostrophy might NOT be gay,” and I would still be correct. The operative word is “MIGHT!”

  20. dreamcrusher

    So PSH was a self absorbed, obese, junkie, homo that was also a good actor ?

    What a great man. Such a loss.

  21. Bruce

    “We were homosexual lovers. We had a relationship”

    so did Hoffman pitch or catch? and what was his HIV status?

  22. YaY?

    Yeah, cause gays love football. He knows its American football right, not Euro sissy football?

  23. I would not be surprised, I actually thought he was gay until I saw he had children, which of course means nothing. Regardless, the man is dead, leave him be, this shit is irrelevant.

  24. Big deal, I’ve been Neal Patrick Harris’ gay lover for years and nobody makes a big deal out of it. Well I mean, I’ve never met him…but I’ve done some stuff with his pictures.

  25. alkali

    I’d call BS on this. In 2014, would any actual gay man describing his romantic relationship with another man say “We were homosexual lovers,” rather than simply say “we were romantically involved” or “we were lovers” or some such?

  26. A True Patriot!

    A thought heroin was supposed to make you thin.

  27. Jenn

    The sentence ‘We were homosexual lovers.’ makes me laugh because it’s so silly and unnecessary. They’re two guys, if they’re lovers, they are homosexual. They’re just lovers.

  28. Michelle

    Lawsuit against the National Enquirer has already been filed by David Katz. He says he never spoke to them and completely denies the entire story. Sounds like someone may have been impersonating Katz and the NE fell for it.

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