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Portion of 'Fast & Furious 6' DVD sales to benefit Paul Walker's charity

Following the tragic death of actor Paul Walker this weekend, Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that a portion of the sales from the DVD, Blu-Ray and digital releases of Fast & Furious 6 will go to Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.

“With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others.  We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him,” said Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures.  “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
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The title of 'Fast & Furious 6' is not 'Fast & Furious 6.' Or is it? No.

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Some franchises add numbers to their sequel titles. Think Spider-Man 2 or Iron Man 3 or Final Destination 5. Other franchises opt for more eccentric, colonized sequel-subtitles, like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End or Thor: The Dark World or the inadvertently flipped The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Sometimes franchises get particularly fanciful with how they incorporate the original film’s title: Die Hard beget Die Hard With a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, and A Good Day to Die Hard, titles which are uniformly better than their movies. But if a franchise is especially cool, they’ll just avoid the original title all together. We’re talking The Dark Knight, or The Road Warrior, or The Empire Strikes Back, which is what the second Star Wars movie was called before it was retitled Star Wars: Episode II Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition).

Then there’s the Fast & Furious franchise. READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious': Which characters should return to the franchise? And which actors would you add in?

The first three films in the Fast & Furious franchise had almost nothing to do with each other. Cars were driven quickly, usually by radically different groups of people. In a weird twist, the next three Fast movies suddenly became rigidly focused on continuity, uniting the disparate Fast casts into a big old-fashioned Super Adventure Squad. At the same time, the franchise also added in Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock), who brought his own action-star flavor to the series. Well, the conclusion of Fast & Furious 6 – SPOILER ALERT, natch features the franchise’s neatest continuity trick yet, while also introducing a brand new action star to the Fastology.  READ FULL STORY

The 'Fast & Furious 6' rescue: Most hilarious/awesome action-movie moment?

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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Fast & Furious 6, stop reading now.  READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious 6' crushes 'The Hangover Part III' in this summer's biggest head-to-head box office battle. Which movie did you see -- and why?

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Giles Keyte

It was hyped as Hollywood’s heavyweight bout of the summer, two massive behemoths going head-to-head on Memorial Day weekend in a high-stakes, no-holds-barred box office battle. In one corner, The Hangover Part III, the finale of the R-rated men-behaving-badly comedy franchise that has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. In the other corner, Fast & Furious 6, the latest installment in the wildly successful testosterone-fueled action series. But in the end, it was no contest at all. Fast & Furious mopped the floor with the Hangover threequel in fast and furious fashion, pulling in a projected $120 million over the 4-day weekend, with the Hangover looking likely to top out at an underwhelming $51.2 million over the same period. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Now You See Me,' 'The Bachelorette,' and more

Summer premieres haven’t quite started — except for The Killing this Sunday — and season finales are all behind us. You are all probably still watching and rewatching the new episodes of Arrested Development. Also, it’s that weird limbo week where no huge blockbuster comes out (Much Ado is next week, guys!). But there’s still some pretty great (or at least amusing) things out there. So check out this guide of what to download, stream, and DVR this week. READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious': 10 take-aways after an all-day franchise marathon

In anticipation of Fast & Furious 6, I sat down one glorious Sunday afternoon to marathon the entire series. With a bottle of wine (okay, two), I made my way through The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, and Fast Five from approximately 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. (I took a few breaks). Here is where my head was at after nearly 10 hours of muscles, cars, and muscle cars. READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious 6' stars Tyrese and Ludacris take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Fast & Furious 6, which hits theaters today, has now passed our critic’s inspection (we gave it a B+). Earlier this month, we caught up with costars Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges at the film’s London press junket to see how they could handle our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Find out which one of them loves Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and spa music below. READ FULL STORY

Cars and the women who love them: Random hot girls in the 'Fast & Furious' films

The Fast & Furious sextet features many kickass babes — including Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Eva Mendes, Gina Carano, and Mrs. Chris Hemsworth. But it also has a lot of women who just love hanging around cars — in the least amount of clothing possible. Here are our favorites from the first five films — and what we believe they are thinking. READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious 6' star Michelle Rodriguez wishes there were better female superheroes

Hollywood has a go-to tough girl, and her name is Michelle Rodriguez. Ever since her breakout role in Girlfight, the 2000 indie where she played a troubled teen who finds her identity through boxing, Rodriguez has dominated the market on roles that call for a tough, no-nonsense beauty who can throw a punch without breaking her withering glare. Not only is she the alpha-female in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but she piloted a space chopper in Avatar, played a vengeful ex-cop on Lost, and scrapped with aliens in Battle: Los Angeles.

EW caught up with Rodriguez at the Los Angeles premiere of Fast & Furious 6, to talk about Machete Robert Rodriguez, her love of DC comics, and her frustration with female comic-book characters. READ FULL STORY

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