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'Fast & Furious' Producers Post Touching Tribute Video To Late Star Paul Walker

December 5th, 2013 11:12pm EST
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A two-minute tribute video to actor Paul Walker has been created by the producers of the Fast & Furious film franchise.

Walker starred in five of the six films in the series and had been working on the seventh when the car he was riding in with a friend over the weekend lost control and hit a tree, bursting into flames and killing both men instantly.

Filmmakers behind the series posted a video montage of film clips featuring Walker to YouTube on Wednesday. The tribute is set to Diddy - Dirty Money's "Coming Home" and features several shots of Walker's infectious smile. Things slow down to...
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Ludacris has little interest in British cars after Fast & Furious 6

May 24th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Rapper and actor Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges fears he will have to break his streak of buying cars from the sets of the Fast & The Furious movies he appears in because he can't commit to driving British motors.

The star has appeared in three of the fast-paced action films, including the latest sequel Fast & Furious 6, and he has made it a habit to drive off the set in a movie vehicle.

He explains, "I have bought a car from each of the Fast & the Furious movies I've been in... I actually have to buy 'em, but I get a really, really good deal.

"From 2 Fast 2 Furious, there was a Dodge Ram truc...
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Tyrese Gibson: 'Will Smith is my greatest mentor'

May 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Movie star and singer Tyrese Gibson has given pal Will Smith credit for "sharpening" his business skills and helping him to achieve his film and pop chart dreams.

Growing up poor on the mean streets of Watts, Los Angeles, the Fast Five star admits he could never have imagined he'd become a star, and he admits success took a lot of getting used to.

He turned to Smith for advice early on and reveals the Men in Black actor has shared his good business tips with him.

He tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live, "My most impactful mentor has been Will Smith. He really taught me a lot of wha...
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Ken Jeong overcame fear of heights for The Hangover Part III

May 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Actor Ken Jeong managed to conquer his "deathly" fear of heights to shoot high-flying scenes for The Hangover Part Iii by training with a top Hollywood stunt co-ordinator.

The funnyman reveals his phobia used to be so bad, he would "cry on rollercoasters", and he was not looking forward to flying through the air for the latest installment in the crazy comedy trilogy, which features the stars getting up to no good back in Las Vegas, where the original film was set.

However, Jeong was surprised at how well he managed to adapt, thanks to stunt expert Jack Gill, who has worked on action movie...
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Dwayne Johnson To Star In Reality TV Series 'The Hero'

April 17th, 2012 3:24pm EDT
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Wrestling star-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is launching a new TV competition series.

The Fast Five star and his producer pal Dany Garcia are teaming up with executives at Electus Entertainment to create The Hero, which will send ordinary people on a high-stakes adventures across three continents as a test of their inner strength.

The professional fighter will serve as a mentor and support coach for the contestants on the show.

Electus founder Ben Silverman tells trade publication Variety, "While Dwayne's physical stature is unmatched; it is his uncompromising moral character and human...
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Dwayne Johnson Named CinemaCon Action Star Of The Year

April 3rd, 2012 8:36am EDT
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Dwayne Johnson's transformation into a movie star is complete after he was named as the recipient of a top honor at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention.

The wrestler known as The Rock kicked off his film career in the 2000s and has been impressing audiences in the past year with his turns in Fast Five and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

He has now been unveiled as the recipient of the Action Star of the Year Award at the annual CinemaCon convention later this month.

CinemaCon general manager Mitch Neuhauser says, "An exciting performer who first gained attention from audiences aro...
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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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Chris Hemsworth And Wife Elsa Pataky Expecting First Child

January 18th, 2012 5:00pm EST
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Actor Chris Hemsworth is set to be a first time dad - his wife Elsa Pataky is pregnant.

Snow White and the Huntsman star Hemsworth and Fast Five actress Pataky will welcome the baby this spring.

She tells Spanish magazine Hola, "Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can't ask for more."

The couple wed in December, 2010.
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The 11 Best From 2011

December 31st, 2011 11:00am EST
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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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Best Of 2011 - Top Ten Blu-rays

December 29th, 2011 12:45pm EST
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With so many unrated, extended and uncut director’s special editions out there how could one navigate the overfilled world of Blu-ray’s to pick the best of 2011? We’re here to help! There was no shortage this year on home viewed flicks that rocked, both in the rehashing of old school stuff and new titles that guaranteed to tingle even the most ardent movie geek palate! Lynch, Kubrick, Raimi and even a little Hitler on Frankenstein action, welcome to our...

TOP TEN BLU-RAYS FOR 2011!

1. "Chillerama: Unrated" (Image Entertainment)

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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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Year-End Poll: Best Action Movie of 2011

December 21st, 2011 8:57am EST
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PREVIOUS: What's the best comedy of 2011? >>

This poll will close on Dec. 26 at 11 p.m.
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Best Of Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

December 8th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Elf
It’s beginning to look at lot like...Santa’s Coming!!! Actually, that’s just an inane Christmas rant from Will Ferrell via "Elf." (Sorry – it had to be done!) But seeing as it is getting towards the time when gifts must be purchased for kith and kin, we here at Starpulse wanted to help out – cinematically that is! So we’ve put together a small list of some of coolest, grooviest and kookiest Blu-ray’s in various categories guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the one you love this joyful season. (Or maybe the one you secretly hate and wish would put their teeth back in and go home!) ...
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'Hawaii Five-0' Recap: 'Ike Maka' (2.09)

November 15th, 2011 2:08am EST
Hawaii Five-O
An admission: I love the Fast & Furious films. So give me Hawaii Five-0 taking after the Fast & Furious films, and I'm a happy girl.

The show opens big, with Honolulu Police cruisers trying to catch a speedy flame-red set of wheels and finding a whole host of beautiful cars inside locked shipping containers. One of them has a dead body sans fingerprints in the trunk. This allows us to use Hawaii's car culture as the episode's backdrop. (It also means Lauren German gets primped as if she's trying to channel Michelle Rodriguez - if Rodriguez's Letty had driven a bait car.) There are ...
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Tyrese Gibson: 'Thugs Love Pajamas Too'

October 17th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson is spearheading a campaign to bring pajamas back into fashion.

The singer/actor dons silk PJs in his new video for the song Stay and he hopes the idea catches on.

The "Fast Five" star tells WENN, "I did the music video with Taraji P. Henson and let me tell you that wearing those silk pajamas was way more challenging than lip synching! But it was my idea. I like pajamas.

"I'm trying to show the other side. Thugs love pajamas too! I got pajamas with cartoon characters on them and everything."
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'Drive' Sued For Not Being 'Fast Five'

October 10th, 2011 11:26am EDT
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"Drive" is a lot of things -- a critically acclaimed showpiece for Ryan Gosling's star power, a moody meditation on the subtle powers of pop culture, one of the most popular films on the international festival circuit -- but there is one thing it definitely is not: "Fast Five."

And that's a major problem, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, one film goer is so irritated that "Drive" is not "Fast Five" that she's decided to actually sue the film's distributors for misleading advertising.

We s#!t you not.

"Drive," which was released nationwide on September 16 after being nominate...
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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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Director Justin Lin Turns Down 'Die Hard 5'

August 12th, 2011 1:15pm EDT
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Director Justin Lin has turned down a fifth Die Hard movie - so he can plot Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback in the next Terminator film instead.

The filmmaker was asked to make another Die Hard sequel, which focuses on Bruce Willis' maverick cop John McClane, but he declined.

He explains, "For many of the projects, I feel very privileged, but I just know it wasn't the right situation. And the first Die Hard changed me as a kid when I watched it. But Die Hard 5 is just not something that I'm going to do, or I'm interested in."

However Lin, who is in demand in Hollywood following the b...
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Selena Gomez And Taylor Swift Dominate The 2011 Teen Choice Awards (See List Of Winners)

August 8th, 2011 7:57am EDT
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Vampires and wizards ruled at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, but it was a magical night for Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

The two stars picked up 11 awards between them - Swift six and Gomez five - including the bulk of the event's music honors.

Swift, who was feted with the Ultimate Choice Award, also picked up the Choice Female Artist, Choice Country Female and Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon accolades, while Gomez was named Choice Female Hottie opposite boyfriend Justin Bieber and Choice TV Actress (Comedy) for her role in The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Gomez and h...
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'Twilight' Eclipses The Competition At Teen Choice Awards Nominations

June 29th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
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The stars of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse are set for another battle with the Harry Potter wizards at the Teen Choice Awards in August - following the release of the nominations on Wednesday.

Eclipse leads the pack with 12 nods while TV phenomenon Glee comes in second with eight and Taylor Swift lands six - one more than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Fast Five and Justin Bieber.

In the major movie categories, Fast Five, Faster, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Tourist and Unstoppable will compete for the Choice Movie: Action prize; the Harry Potter and Twilight sequels will ...
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Jordana Brewster Promises 'There Will Be Plenty Of Sex' In 'Dallas' Remake

June 6th, 2011 9:25am EDT
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The new "Dallas" TV series is sure to steam up TV sets if sexy star Jordana Brewster's set report is to be believed.

The "Fast Five" pin-up has revealed her first day on set was all about the sex, and she insists fans of saucy TV should tune in when the series debuts.

Brewster tells Eonline.com, "My opening scene, literally our first day, was on my birthday, and I shot in only a man's shirt - so that should tell you something. (It's) a sexy show for sure. There will be plenty of shirts off and there will be plenty of sex."

The new "Dallas" will also feature "Desperate Housewives" co-star...
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Jordana Brewster Shows Off Her Long Legs In Short Shorts

June 2nd, 2011 8:30am EDT
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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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Latest 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Breaks International Box Office Records

May 23rd, 2011 8:52am EDT
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Johnny Depp has sailed off with the world's biggest debut ever after the latest "Pirates Of The Caribbean" film took a staggering $346.4 million at international cinemas over the weekend.

The fourth film in the franchise, "On Stranger Tides," debuted to $90.1 million in the U.S. alone and scored the biggest ever opening in Russia with $28.6 million.

The film beats the 2009 global opening record set by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" ($236 million).

It was also a great weekend for the latest film in the "Fast & The Furious" franchise - "Fast Five" crossed the $500 million global ...
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'Thor' Is Number One Again At Weekend Box Office

May 16th, 2011 8:43am EDT
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"Thor" has hammered the competition at the box office for a second straight week, keeping new release "Bridesmaids" from the number one spot.

Kenneth Branagh's 3D blockbuster scored $34.5 million to stay on top of the countdown.

All-girl comedy "Bridesmaids" debuted in second place with $24.4 million and sequel "Fast Five" fell to three.
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Music Review: 'Fast Five' Soundtrack

May 12th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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Various Artists, Fast Five Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (ABKCO)

The fact that I'm even writing this review speaks to the quality of the Fast Five soundtrack. It dropped last week (May 3), but I've enjoyed listening to it so much that I wanted to feature it anyway.

If you've listened to the soundtracks that were put out for The Fast and the Furious series previously, you know what to expect with this one. Particularly if you're familiar with the album for Fast & Furious - this CD has the same Latin sound as that one, even with some of the same artists. Fast Five is a superior album, ...
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Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' Is A Box Office Disaster

May 9th, 2011 8:16am EDT
The Beaver
Mel Gibson has failed to win over cinema-goers with his comeback role in "The Beaver" - the movie has been dubbed a box office flop after scoring low opening weekend ticket sales.

The film marks Gibson's first appearance onscreen since his troubled personal life hit headlines last year and the release was pushed back several times as the actor dealt with his split from Oksana Grigorieva, her allegations of violence, a custody battle over their daughter and leaked tapes of their arguments.

"The Beaver," which tells the story of a man struggling with depression who uses a glove puppet as an...
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'Fast Five' Makes Over $80 Million At Weekend Box Office

May 2nd, 2011 8:27am EDT
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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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Fast Five OST Coming To You

April 29th, 2011 2:37pm EDT
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ABKCO Records will release Fast Five (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the soundtrack to the latest chapter in the franchise built on speed on May 3rd, it was announced today. The soundtrack includes new tracks and remixes from Ludacris and Don Omar (featuring Busta Rhymes) and will be available in both CD & digital formats.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite ...
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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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