February 27, 2014 |
Could "Fast & Furious 7" soon be back on the road? A report says that shooting on the Universal Pictures film will resume in April after a hiatus that began in December after the death of star Paul Walker. Universal, director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and producer Neal Moritz had been convening to work out how to continue the movie's narrative with only about half of Walker's scenes shot. A story in the Hollywood Reporter says shooting will begin around April 1 on the Atlanta set of the automotive action movie.
February 12, 2014 |
The first trailer for one of the Paul Walker's final films, "Brick Mansions," has been released, and it finds the late action star on familiar ground as he pummels bad guys, leaps from tall buildings, bickers with a mismatched partner, drops a few one-liners and, of course, puts the pedal to the metal. "Brick Mansions" is a remake of the 2004 French film "District B13," which popularized the acrobatic street sport known as parkour. In the new movie, Walker plays an undercover cop in dystopian Detroit who teams up with a local hood - David Belle, reprising his role from "B13" - on a mission to stop a gang with a very large bomb and a very important hostage.
February 3, 2014 |
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor. The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous intervals between now and at least November 2015, when the fourth and final film in the "Hunger Games" series is set to hit theaters. The actor played chief gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the recent Lionsgate blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as a man with complicated loyalties who stages the titular competition.
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January 3, 2014 |
Two men who allegedly stole part of the wrecked Porsche in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of felony grand theft, authorities said. James Brooks Witty, 18, and Anthony Edward Janow, 25, allegedly stole a roof panel from a tow truck carrying the destroyed Porsche Carrera GT away from the crash site in Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Prosecutors say the pair took the panel after they were already told they could not take any parts from the vehicle.
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January 3, 2014 |
“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend were traveling at more than 100 mph when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which they were riding crashed, killing them both, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report released Friday. The limited-production sports car was in the No. 1 lane on Hercules Street in Santa Clarita on Nov. 30 when Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, lost control of the vehicle, officials said. The autopsy report is the first time authorities have estimated speeds for the Porsche or detailed any of vehicle's movements. DOCUMENTS: Read the autopsies The vehicle was eastbound when skid marks show it went out of control, spun around, hit the southern sidewalk and smashed the driver's side of the car into a tree and light post, according to the coroner's report.
December 27, 2013 |
Taylor Swift tops a ranking of young entertainers who used their celebrity in positive ways in 2013, according to the DoSomething.org's annual "Celebs Gone Good" list . In putting Swift atop its ranking for the second year in a row, DoSomething cited her gift of $100,000 to the financially struggling Nashville Symphony on her 24 th birthday on Dec. 13, and her headlining performance of a fundraiser for an organization helping homeless youths....