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Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids; Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser; 'Apes' holds box office ...
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VOICE-OVER: AP ShowBiz Minute.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 Oscar-winning actor told his accountant he wanted his estimated $35 million dollar fortune to go his longtime partner and the children's mother, Mimi O'Donnell.Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments.The Bright Eyes singer's attorney filed the notice of voluntary dismissal in New York federal court. The move comes after Oberst's publicist released a statement from the woman that says she falsely accused Oberst to get attention."Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule, taking $36.3 million dollars over the weekend.The science fiction sequel topped a trio of new wide releases: "The Purge: Anarchy," "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and the poor performing "Sex Tape."This is Zara Eldridge with AP ShowBiz Minute.SHOTLIST:AP EntertainmentFILE: Park City, Utah, 19 Jan. 20141. Wide of Hoffman on the red carpetAP EntertainmentFILE: Park City, Utah, 17 Jan. 20142. Wide of John Slattery, Christina Hendricks and Philip Seymour Hoffman at Sundance Film Festival premiere of "God's Pocket"AP EntertainmentFILE: Park City, Utah, 19 Jan. 20143. Medium of Philip Seymour Hoffman talking to reporterAPTNFILE: New York, 26 January 20054. Medium of Conor Oberst talking to reporter20th Century Fox5. Film clip: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"Universal6. Trailer clip: "Purge: Anarchy"