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"Fast & Furious 7" Resumes Shooting With Help From Paul Walker's Brothers
Cody, Caleb and Paul Walker
"We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film," "Fast and Furious" producers wrote to fans in a Facebook post Tuesday.
After Walker's tragic death in a car crash tis past November, it was unclear how the film would resume without their star. "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our 'Fast' family," the post said. "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us, too."Read More
Hundreds Missing After Tragic Ferry Sinking
Photo Courtesy of Reuters
It seems we cannot go a day without a tragic event in the news. As reported by Reuters from South Korea, more than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday. This could very well be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.
The ferry was carrying 462 people. Supposedly, 174 have been rescued, according to coastguard officials. Four people have been confirmed dead.
As rescuers search for survivors and helicopters fly overhead, there is confusion as to how many have really been rescued.Read More
One Year Later: Boston Marathon Survivors & Families Speak At Tribute
It is hard to believe that one year ago today the Boston Marathon bombings occurred and affected the lives of many. Today survivors, family members of the three bombing victims and 'Boston Strong' citizens gather at a tribute. One survivor said, "My wish is that we use this day not as just a day of remembrance, but a day of action. Let April 15th be a day when we all work together to make this world a better place."Read More
2014 MTV Movie Awards: #TryingTooHard
How many celebrity cameos can MTV fit into one opening sketch sequence with Conan O'Brien? The answer is 50. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards intro featured the host running into a series of celebrities, from Katy Perry to Martin Scorsese, Paul Rudd, the grumpy cat, Taylor Swift, Jack Nicholson, Ashton Kutcher, the "Big Bang Theory" cast, etc.
This particular award show has turned into a pop culture reference madhouse. It's all about relating to the young teen/young adult generation with salutes to popular social media phenoms such as Vine, and hashtagging as many phrases, and even award names. The attempt to appear 'cool' throughout the evening turned slightly obnoxious and 'TMI' (too much information) most of the time. For instance, O'Brien's "dick pic" projected extra-large on screen. But of course, most of the night is all in good fun and never meant to be taken seriously. Except for when Zac Efron won Best Shirtless Performance. We must remember that MTV is now the channel that brings us shows such as, "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom."Read More
Box Office: "Captain America" Still On Top
According to Rentrak, Fox's animated "Rio 2" flaps its wings to an international chart topping performance of $62.3 million in 62 territories while Disney/Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" makes its two worldwide weekends in a row at over $100 million and nearly half a billion to date as it continues to draw audiences internationally and in North America. Impressively, Paramount's biblical-epic "Noah" is approaching the $250 millionglobal threshold.
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Disney - $41.4M
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