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Paul Walker's co-stars 'too distraught' to film

December 1st, 2013 3:20pm EST
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Paul Walker's co-stars are "too distraught" to return to work on the 'Fast & Furious 7' this week in the wake of his death.
Production on the upcoming blockbuster, which began filming in September, is expected to be delayed after the star, 40, was killed in a crash at a charity car show in Santa Clarita, California, on Saturday (11.30.13).
One source said: "No one wants to even think about the movie. Period."
Other sources also told gossip website TMZ.com that the Paul was scheduled to shoot key scenes for the film this week in Atlanta, Georgia.
The insider said that several members of the ...
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Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel lead Paul Walker tributes

December 1st, 2013 6:20am EST
Paul Walker
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes for their late co-star Paul Walker.
The 40-year-old actor died in a car crash yesterday (11.30.13) and his fellow 'Fast & Furious' actors have offered their condolences.
Dwayne tweeted: "All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel posted on Instagram: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."
The pair were joined by a number of stars and fans paying ...
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Paul Walker's friendship with Vin Diesel is just for the movies

November 28th, 2013 3:10am EST
Vin Diesel
Don't be fooled by Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's movie friendship in the Fast & Furious films - it's all just for show.

Walker reveals he and his co-star are not pals and they often annoy one another.

He tells WENN, "Vin and I are so east coast-meets-west coast, and we have different approaches to life. We found a respect for one another but we were such opposite ends of the spectrum. The reason why it's worked is because we are so different.

"I don't know if we necessarily found a stride together because there are certain days I still want to crack him in the head! But he looks at me and...
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Weak Opening For Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Enough To Top Slow Weekend Box Office

September 9th, 2013 12:47pm EDT
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Vin Diesel's latest film, Riddick, has knocked Lee Daniels' The Butler from the top spot at the U.S. box office.

The second sequel to 2000's Pitch Black -- which the actor produced -- pulled in $18.7 million for its opening weekend, topping Daniels' civil rights chronicle by nearly $10 million.

"Riddick" was the only wide release for the weekend, which saw Eugenio Derbez's surprise hit Spanish-language movie Instructions Not Included move up a spot to number three, adding $8.1 million to its two week total of $20.3 million.

Jennifer Aniston comedy We're the Millers remains in the top-fiv...
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Vin Diesel stalled Riddick when he discovered he was about to become a dad

September 8th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
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Vin Diesel dropped his plans to make to make new movie Riddick before the last Fast & the Furious film - because he didn't want to be playing such a dark character while his girlfriend was pregnant.

The action man stalled the project when he discovered he was about to become a dad again because he didn't want any negativity around when his son was born.

He tells WENN, "We were initially trying to make Riddick before I did Fast Five and then I learned that we were expecting a child. I didn't think it would be fair to the child and I didn't think it would be fair to the fans to go to that d...
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Vin Diesel Leveraged His House To Finance 'Riddick'

August 30th, 2013 9:02am EDT
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Vin Diesel put his home at jeopardy to complete production on his latest film Riddick.

The Hollywood tough guy has played anti-hero Richard B. Riddick in two movies - Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick - and now he's reprising his role in the franchise's latest film, due out next month.

However, Diesel has faced a nine-year battle to make the movie, which didn't have the financial backing of its predecessors, forcing the actor to use his own money to complete the project.

The 46 year-old actor tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I had to leverage my house. If we didn't finish the fi...
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Vin Diesel Surrounds Himself With Sexy Co-Stars & Model Girlfriend At Hollywood Star Unveiling

August 27th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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A bevy of beautiful women came out to support Vin Diesel at the unveiling of his Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Monday. The actor's "Fast & Furious" franchise co-stars Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez and his "Riddick" colleague Katee Sackhoff showed up to lend their support.

Rodriguez told the crowd: "I love Vin Diesel. On top of just being one of my best friends... this man dares to dream when people forget to dream. This guy, he looks at the impossible and says, 'When do we start?'"

Diesel's girlfriend, Mexican model Paloma Jimenez, and his 5-year-old daughter Hania Riley also a...
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Vin Diesel surrounded by female co-stars at Hollywood star unveiling

August 26th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Vin Diesel was surrounded by a trio of feisty females as he unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (26Aug13).

The action star became the 2,504th celebrity to have their name etched into Hollywood history on the famed Los Angeles sidewalk.

The 46 year old unveiled his plaque outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and had some support from his Fast & Furious franchise co-stars Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez and his Riddick colleague Katee Sackhoff.

His movie girlfriend Rodriguez took to the podium to praise her friend, telling the crowd, "I love Vin Diesel. On t...
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Vin Diesel in talks for Guardians of the Galaxy

August 12th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Action man Vin Diesel is in talks to join the cast of Marvel Comics' new superhero movie Guardians Of The Galaxy.

The Fast and The Furious star first sparked rumours of his involvement in an upcoming Marvel project last month (Jul13) when he took to his Facebook.com page and revealed that he had met with company bosses over a top-secret new role.

He simply wrote, "Marvel meeting today... Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed... and after that meeting today... wow!"

On Sunday (11Aug13), Diesel appeared to hint that the mystery job was for the forthcoming Guardians of...
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Vin Diesel To Play A Talking Tree In 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

August 12th, 2013 11:38am EDT
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Vin Diesel is in talks to play Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

The 'Fast & Furious 6' star is reportedly being eyed to play the tree-like alien superhero in Marvel's new space-set comic book movie directed by James Gunn, according to Deadline.

Diesel hinted at the casting by posting a picture of the character on his Facebook page but swiftly took it down.

The sentient character gains super strength from absorbing wood and has the ability to control trees. However, the role will require little dialogue as Groot's sole line is, "I am Groot."

Groot is part of the titular intergalactic ...
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Michelle Rodriguez discovered Fast character was alive at the movies

July 15th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress Michelle Rodriguez discovered her Fast & The Furious character was set for a return from the dead the same way film fans did - by watching the speedy movie franchise's fifth movie.

The star's character, Letty, was left for dead in the fourth film and even she admits she didn't think she'd return and rejoin pals Vin Diesel and Paul Walker on the big screen.

She says, "We shot 4 with the idea of leaving it open in case they did want to bring me back... but it had been two years and already they had announced that they did (Fast Five); I went to visit the set - I'm obviously not in i...
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Fast & Furious 6 races to the top of the U.S. box office

May 27th, 2013 12:58pm EDT
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Fast & Furious 6 has raced to the top of the U.S. box office after raking in a whopping $98.5 million (£63.5 million) in ticket sales this weekend (24-26May13).

The action film, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, beats Bradley Cooper's much-anticipated comedy The Hangover Part III, which opens in second place with $42.4 million (£27.4 million).

Star Trek Into Darkness is in third with $38 million (£24.5 million), while new animated movie Epic, which features voice work from Beyonce and Pitbull, comes in fourth ($34.2 million/£22.1 million).

Iron Man 3 rounds out the top five ($19.4 ...
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Vin Diesel turns to fans for casting advice

May 25th, 2013 8:32am EDT
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Vin Diesel turns to his 42 million "Facebook angels" to help him cast his movies.

The XXX star admits he asks fans for advice every time he lands a new role and passes on their thoughts to casting directors and producers.

The actor says, "They were the first ones to suggest Dwayne Johnson and I working together (in Fast Five) and without giving (new film) Fast 6 away, that cameo at the end was strictly from the Facebook page.

"They all said, 'We had a dream of seeing you guys work together.'"

And he always takes his fans' recommendations seriously: "I have to listen to them... It's such...
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'The Fast And The Furious 6' Delivers Big Time Thrills (Video)

May 23rd, 2013 8:45am EDT
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Yes, it's hard to believe that this is number 6.  Where does the time go? Well, I'm happy to report that this one, won't let you down.

                                                       

As the title suggest...The film is fast...It's furious...and it's definitely, fun.

The whole gang is back including Vin Diesel (Dom), Paul Walker (Brian), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Ludacris (Tej), Jordana Brewster (Mia), Elsa Pataky (Elsa) and Michelle Rodriguez (Letty).

For those of you who haven't seen 'The Fast And The Furious 5' here's a brief recap.

After stealing 100 million dollars from a drug...
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'Fast & The Furious 6' Premiere Pics: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez & More

May 22nd, 2013 4:18pm EDT
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Vin Diesel wore sunglasses and looked tough at the "Fast & Furious 6" Los Angeles premiere in Universal City, Calif., on Tuesday.

In the film, a heist crew is forced to hide around the world in order to avoid being captured and killed. After they're offered pardons, they join together to help stop a dangerous criminal enterprise. Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez also star.

The film is Justin Lin's fourth time directing the series. Dwayne Johnson returns as Agent Luke Hobbs.

"Fast & Furious 6" hits theaters this Memorial Day weekend. It faces stiff competition from R-r...
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Vin Diesel To Star In Big-Screen Remake Of 'Kojak'

December 18th, 2012 9:02am EST
Vin Diesel
New reports claim Vin Diesel is bringing legendary TV detective Kojak to the big screen.

In the 1970s late actor Telly Savalas portrayed the beloved New York cop on TV and in a number of TV movies that followed. The franchise may now be revitalized by "The Fast and The Furious" star.

"Skyfall" writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will write the script, while Diesel will produce the project with his One Race Films partner Samantha Vincent for Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.com.

Ving Rhames played Kojak in a failed TV revamp in 2005, but the show was axed after just one season.
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Ten Films I Love That You've Never Heard Of

September 9th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
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Brittany's Blog: This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the couch...and this weekend, I'm busy re-organizing my DVD collection. All 3,000-plus of them. But while I own my fair share of blockbusters, I also have a special place in my heart for lesser-known movies. A lot of great films fly under the radar, and as I'm moving a few of them around on my shelves, I thought I ought to share them with you.

In alphabetical order, here are ten of my favorite flicks that you probably didn't know existed, and links so you can pick them up for yourselves (which you should).

1. Archangel (2005): Eve...
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10 Celebrity Heroes

July 25th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Christian Bale
Christian Bale didn't have to visit the victims of the Colorado movie massacre, but that's exactly what he did on Tuesday. He didn't hold a press conference or alert the media; he simply visited the hospital, chatted with fans, and allowed people to take pictures with him.

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers told the Denver Post that Bale was not there on behalf of the film studio, but "there as himself."

The actor offered his condolences to those affected by the shootings that occurred during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last Friday. Twelve people died and dozens were i...
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Rihanna To Play A Villian In 'Fast And Furious 6'

April 30th, 2012 10:46am EDT
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Rihanna is set to continue her big screen takeover with a villainous role in the next The Fast And The Furious movie, according to U.K. reports.

The Umbrella hit-maker made her move into acting with her film debut in blockbuster Battleship earlier this year, and now she has reportedly landed a leading part in the sixth installment of the hit action franchise.

Rihanna will play a femme fatale alongside regulars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and will film her part in London, according to Britain's The Sun.

A source tells the newspaper, "Rihanna impressed with her acting debut in Battleshi...
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'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...
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The 11 Best From 2011

December 31st, 2011 11:00am EST
Southland
2011 was a fantastic year for entertainment. Here are my eleven favorite things from the year that's about to wrap, in chronological order...

1. Southland, TNT

(Season 3 began January 4)

I have to admit that I didn't keep up with TNT's gritty Los Angeles cop drama as much as I would have liked; it fell victim to sharing Tuesday nights with three other shows on my watch list. Yet when I did find time to catch it, I was no less than impressed every time.

There's been talk about the show's TV-MA content (allegedly the reason that NBC axed it), but the real talking point should be the st...
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The Most Illegally Downloaded Films Of 2011 Are...

December 28th, 2011 8:18am EST
Fast Five
Vin Diesel's action film "Fast Five" has topped a new poll as the most pirated movie of 2011.

The actor and his co-stars Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson struck gold with the fifth installment of "The Fast and The Furious" franchise, raking in $626 million worldwide earlier this year.

But the sequel was also in high demand online - and was illegally downloaded a stunning 9.3 million times, according to TorrentFreak.com.

"The Hangover Part II" was the second most pirated film with 8.8 million hits, while "Thor" was third with 8.3 million downloads.

Other films featured in TorrentFreak's to...
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Vin Diesel's 'Chronicles Of Riddick' Sequel Put On Hold

October 30th, 2011 10:29am EDT
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Production on the latest movie in Vin Diesel's Chronicles of Riddick franchise has been put on hold due to financial issues, according to a report.

The actor starred in 2000 sci-fi film Pitch Black and its 2004 spin-off The Chronicles of Riddick, as well as voicing his character in animated follow-up The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury that same year.

Diesel is working on another live action film in the franchise, but the shoot in Montreal, Canada has reportedly come to a halt over cashflow problems, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports production at the Montreal studio was tempora...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Fast Five' (Extended Edition)

October 6th, 2011 12:38pm EDT
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Ready to see if Blu-ray and its extras can equal the brawn, beauty and bumpy ride that is the five-star "Fast Five." Well, since this week the 'Extended Edition' hits the shelf via Universal Home Video, we thought we’d speed up and check out the rims, spoilers and hubcaps of this sleek looking Blu-ray baddie – the race results are below!

Title: "Fast Five" (Extended Edition)

Grade: 5

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Director: Justin Lin

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 132 minutes

Release Company: Universal

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: Gotta say, watch...
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Check Out 'Fast Five' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 4

October 1st, 2011 7:00am EDT
Fast Five
Director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," "Fast & Furious") returns to the helm for "Fast Five," an adrenaline-charged sequel reuniting series stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for their biggest thrill ride yet.

With the police in hot pursuit and wanted fugitive Dom (Diesel) in tow, Brian (Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) make their way to Rio, and realize they've run out of luck. In order to earn their freedom, they'll have to pull off their biggest job yet. After assembling a crack team of the top racers in Brazil, the gang prepares to confront the crooked businessm...
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Jordana Brewster Shows Off Her Long Legs In Short Shorts

June 2nd, 2011 8:30am EDT
Jordana Brewster
We spotted "Fast Five" beauty Jordana Brewster in jean shorts leaving the Madewell store in Beverly Hills yesterday. The actress, holding onto a smoothie, left in her white Range Rover.

"Fast Five," which also stars regulars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel and newcomer Dwayne Johnson, took in $83.6 million over its opening weekend last month to score the biggest debut in the franchise's history.

Jordana is starring in the screen adaptation of "Dallas." The story focuses on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers JR and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the f...
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'Fast Five' Makes Over $80 Million At Weekend Box Office

May 2nd, 2011 8:27am EDT
Fast Five
The latest movie in the "Fast & The Furious" film franchise has raced to the top of the box office with the biggest opening of 2011.

"Fast Five," which stars regulars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel and newcomer Dwayne Johnson, took in $83.6 million over the weekend to score the biggest debut in the franchise's history.

The film also set a record for the best April debut ever, breaking the previous mark set by the fourth "Fast & The Furious" movie, which opened with $71 million in 2009.

Director Justin Lin's "Fast Five" is also doing big business around the globe, making and extra $81.4 milli...
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Review: Lin's 'Fast Five' Is Furiously Long

April 29th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Fast Five
When you hear that the runtime for “Fast Five” is 130 minutes, you’ll probably wonder why a mere 90, is not enough to unravel the fifth “Fast and the Furious” yarn. Ultimately, the reason is that the filmmakers tell an overly complex tale, in an effort to milk the actors, the chase sequences, and even the series itself for all they are worth.

Picking up where the fourth film left off, “Fast Five” starts with flashbacks to the sentencing of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his transportation to captivity. En route, his pal Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster)...
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'Fast Five' An Engine-Roaring Success

April 29th, 2011 6:29am EDT
Fast Five
Ten years and still going strong -- Fast Five cements the staying power of the Fast and the Furious series.

2009's Fast & Furious was the real sequel that The Fast and the Furious deserved, and Fast Five is an equally remarkable follow-up to that film, picking up from the final minutes of Fast & Furious and charging forward. This new entry has all the hallmarks that fans have come to expect from the series: great cars, terrific driving, beautiful women, and a definite adrenaline rush. Most importantly, although it's an action flick, it's one that's got character, putting it head and ...
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15 Badass Baldies In Movies

April 28th, 2011 2:02pm EDT
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You talk a big game about your love of long-haired stars -- your Johnny Depps, your Viggo Mortensens, your Hugh Jackmans -- but there's something about a bare head that adds to the menace and allure of our favorite action stars.

We were struck by the sheer amount of baldness in the poster for "Fast Five" and it encouraged us to dig deeper. Below, check out 14 guys -- and one girl -- whose naked scalps have scared and intimidated us for years.

Jason Statham

No one has tied his name more to a particular type of movie more than Jason Statham, to the point where all you have to say is, "It'...
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