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March 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, an L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found. The rate of speed was determined using surveillance videos and electronic data retrieved from the car's computers with the help of the carmaker. That would mean that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, was traveling about twice the 45 mph limit when it crashed Nov. 30 on a curvy road in a Santa Clarita business park.
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April 27, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers' fling with "Captain America" ended this weekend as "The Other Woman" knocked the superhero out of the top box office spot. The romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton debuted with a healthy $24.7 million, according to an estimate from distributor 20th Century Fox. Meanwhile, after coming in at No. 1 for three consecutive weekends, the "Captain America" sequel had to settle for the runner-up position...
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Paul Walker's death on Saturday afternoon in a fiery car crash drew reactions from his famous costars and other celebs, and a makeshift memorial grew at the site of the Santa Clarita wreck. The "Fast and Furious" star, 40, was killed when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he was a passenger in hit a tree and a concrete lamp post, exploding into flames. The driver, Walker's friend and business partner Roger Rodas, also died. The sound of the crash was audible from the car shop where Walker and others had gathered earlier in the day for a charity event, a witness told L.A. Now . Law enforcement was still investigating how fast the car might have been going and whether drag racing might have played a role; an update was not expected until Monday.
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April 24, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- and this weekend, three of them are poised to take down a proven force at the multiplex. After three weeks atop the box office, the blockbuster "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is expected to narrowly lose out to the romantic comedy "The Other Woman. " Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton, the latter film is likely to debut with a healthy sum of around $18 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
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December 8, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
By 10 a.m. Sunday, dozens of fans could be seen walking up Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia toward the site where “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were killed on Nov. 30. Thousands of people were expected to participate in a memorial rally and car cruise in honor of Walker. Vehicles Walker drove in several installments of the “Fast and Furious” franchise were lined up on display in a church parking lot near the site. Just up the hill, a thick wall of people stood along the curb to look at the site on Hercules Street where Walker and Rodas were killed.
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December 8, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Juan Coscarart is such a big fan of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker that he spent four years building a replica of the 1994 Toyota Supra that Walker drove in the first film in the popular series. "Anybody who knows anything about cars piles around it," Coscarart said of his vehicle. "The car is a celebrity in itself. " The 31-year-old contractor for Southern California Edison was among hundreds of fans who attended a memorial rally and car cruise Sunday at the site in Valencia where Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed in a car crash Nov. 30. "These people have touched so many people in their lives," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Universal Pictures has made it official: “Fast & Furious 7” is going on hiatus in the wake of the death of Paul Walker. The studio released a statement Wednesday confirming that it won't be resuming production on the movie's Atlanta set for an undefined period. “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the studio said. “At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.
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December 1, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The death of Paul Walker in a car crash Saturday at age 40 marks a tragic end to the life of a man who brought innumerable people pleasure as rogue former cop Brian O'Conner in the street-racing "Fast and Furious" pictures. In tribute, here are five of his more memorable moments from that franchise.  PHOTOS: Paul Walker: 1973-2013 The Chase: ("Fast & Furious"): As Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and O'Conner try to track down a Mexican criminal kingpin, they wind up in border tunnels fleeing a group of the kingpin's officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Thousands of car enthusiasts and fans of “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker are expected to gather in remembrance of the actor and his friend Roger Rodas on Sunday at the site where the men died in a fiery crash. Thousands of people have RSVP'd for the meetup, which is scheduled to take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at the crash site on Hercules Street in Valencia. The Facebook event , created by SoCal Car Meets, said the memorial is meant for fans and was not organized by them.
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December 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera and Shelby Grad
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials on Sunday sought to sort out the circumstances of a fiery crash in Santa Clarita that left "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and another man dead. Walker was apparently the passenger in a red Porsche that crashed Saturday afternoon, soon after the actor attended a charity event. Sheriff's officials said speed may have been a factor in the crash, which took place on a normally quiet street with a 45 mph speed limit. The Porsche was badly burned and mangled.
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April 24, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Last Man Standing The sitcom starring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis ends another season. 8 p.m. ABC Great Performances Choreographer Matthew Bourne offers his own take on the Tchaikovsky classic "Sleeping Beauty. " 9 p.m. KOCE The Writers' Room This new episode looks at small-screen adaptations of such comic books and graphic novels as "Superman" and "The Walking Dead.
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April 24, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"Brick Mansions," Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma. Otherwise, this remake of the 2004 French thriller "District B13," directed by Camille Delamarre (editor of "Transporter 3" and "Taken 2"), is a dizzying mishmash of showy stunts, muddled narrative and some seriously risible acting and dialogue. Prolific filmmaker Luc Besson's screenplay, faithfully adapted from the "B13" script he wrote with Bibi Naceri, has relocated this dystopian crime tale from 2006 Paris to 2018 Detroit (as if the Motor City didn't have enough image problems)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late actor Paul Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, have joined the production of "Fast & Furious 7" and will stand in for him to complete the movie, according to the franchise's official Facebook page. Walker, who died in a single-car crash over Thanksgiving weekend, "had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for 'Fast & Furious 7,' " the update says , and the film has since resumed shooting. "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production," the update says.
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April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Ice Cube wants the world to know he's not a sore loser. After coming under fire for complaining that he and "Ride Along" costar Kevin Hart were "robbed" at the MTV Movie Awards, losing best onscreen duo to the late Paul Walker and his "Fast & Furious 6" costar Vin Diesel, the rapper-actor backed off his comments in a series of tweets. "I wasn't really mad we didn't win," Cube wrote on Twitter . "So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people!"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The MTV Movie Awards depart pretty seriously from most award shows, forsaking prestige and formality -- and, for that matter, voting by an elite body -- in favor of freewheeling fun, fan-driven prizes, 11-pound gilded popcorn trophies and zany honors like best shirtless performance and most WTF moment. Still, though an unabashedly commercial affair -- its April date was chosen mainly so studios could hype spring and summer movies -- the ceremony offers a temperature read on what will be popular in the months ahead, and can offer some entertaining television to boot.
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April 9, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia Theatre with Conan O'Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn moment: a tribute to Paul Walker.   The late “Fast & Furious” actor, who died Thanksgiving weekend in a single-car crash, was a fixture at past awards, and the network has decided to honor his memory at this year's event.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late actor Paul Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, have joined the production of "Fast & Furious 7" and will stand in for him to complete the movie, according to the franchise's official Facebook page. Walker, who died in a single-car crash over Thanksgiving weekend, "had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for 'Fast & Furious 7,' " the update says , and the film has since resumed shooting. "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production," the update says.
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March 26, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The car crash that killed "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas was caused by excessive speed that may have topped 93 mph, about twice the speed limit of the curvy road in the Santa Clarita business park where the accident occurred, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators have determined. According to The Times , investigators used road marks left by the vehicle, a high-performance 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Rodas, to determine that the car was traveling between 80.59 mph and 93.97 mph when it crashed Nov. 30. "Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions," sheriff's Cmdr.
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March 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski have a new chosen one: Mila Kunis, star of the upcoming sci-fi spectacle "Jupiter Ascending. " The latest trailer for the movie, which you can watch above, introduces Kunis' character, Jupiter Jones, who like Keanu Reeves' Neo in "The Matrix" trilogy is an ordinary person who gets caught up in a battle for the fate of humanity. Though Jupiter toils her days away cleaning other people's houses, her genetic signature in fact marks her as intergalactic royalty.
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March 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"That Awkward Moment" star Zac Efron had, ahem, one of those himself when he got into a scuffle with at least one homeless person early Sunday after he and a friend found themselves stranded in downtown Los Angeles. No arrests were made, but the incident comes at a time when the 26-year-old former "High School Musical" heartthrob would presumably rather be basking in the early buzz for his comedy "Neighbors," which opens May 9 from Universal. In the raunchy, R-rated film, Efron plays a hard-partying fraternity leader who feuds with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's young married couple, and reviews out of the SXSW film festival this month were very good.
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