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Paul Walker's brother breaks down in emotional TV interview -- VIDEO

“He was just awesome.”

That’s how Cody Walker described his big brother Paul Walker in an emotional interview on Friday to talk about the late actor’s charity organization Reach Out Worldwide and his upcoming film Brick Mansions. Walker held back tears when talking with Baltimore Fox TV affiliate anchor Candace Dold about his brother’s legacy after the tragic car accident that killed him and his friend Roger Rodas last November.

Cody and brother Caleb are currently both standing-in for Paul to help complete Fast and Furious 7. Last week, Vin Diesel posted a photo on set with Paul’s brother and  an emotional tribute of his own. As for Paul’s latest film which opens this weekend, Cody said that “it’s cool to see him having fun.” Watch the interview below: READ FULL STORY

Ice Cube apologizes for offending Paul Walker fans

Man, this was really a no-win situation.

Ice Cube apologized on Twitter to Paul Walker fans/the world after he expressed his disappointment over losing the Best Screen Duo award at the MTV Movie Awards to Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 6. Pro tip: Don’t complain about losing an MTV award to a man who died recently. (Second of all: Maybe don’t complain about losing an MTV award at all?)

Sunday he told USA Today, “We was robbed. Shame on you MTV.” Now he’s having second thoughts about how that sounded. Read Ice Cube’s whole Twitter stream from Monday night below: READ FULL STORY

MTV Movie Awards airs Paul Walker tribute -- VIDEO

MTV honored Paul Walker at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, bringing the late actor’s longtime Fast & Furious costar Jordana Brewster onstage to introduce a memorial video. Brewster offered some emotional memories of Walker, noting that for him, “Every day was an adventure to be tackled…he never asked for credit or glory. He was just a really good guy.”

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Tyrese Gibson discusses Paul Walker's 'energy' -- VIDEO

Well, this is bittersweet.

The Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson spoke about Paul Walker in his first interview since Walker’s death last month. He told The Arsenio Hall Show that the whole cast was struggling, but that remembering Walker’s positive attitude has helped them all.What gave me my smile again is really thinking about the fact I’ve never seen him cry, never seen him sad and his energy was always up so I’m like, ‘Why would I be crying and sad and messed up?”

Watch Gibson share his memories in our highlight video below: READ FULL STORY

Vin Diesel posts Paul Walker tribute video

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Vin Diesel has posted a video on his Facebook page in tribute to his late Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker. It’s a long video, running close to 20 minutes, and it mostly finds the two of them in off-the-cuff moments: On the set between takes, on the Furious 6 press junket. There’s a lot of genial back-slapping, and towards the end — if you really want to cry — the cast and crew of Fast & Furious 7 get together to wish Walker a happy birthday. Watch below:
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'Fast & Furious' pays tribute to Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner -- VIDEO

While Universal Pictures figures out what to do with the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise in light of Paul Walker’s sudden death (it’s currently postponed indefinitely), they paid tribute to his character Brian O’Conner in a video montage set to P. Diddy’s “Coming Home” (ft. Skylar Grey).

Sourced from various Fast films, the montage is full of hugs, smiles, and even an oddly fitting toast from Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. Take a look after the jump.

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This Week's Cover: Our Top 10 movies, TV shows, albums, singles, and books of 2013

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It’s time for Entertainment Weekly‘s annual top 10 lists of the best movies, TV shows, albums, singles, and books. You know, all the things that ruled, shocked, and rocked this year.

Inside this week’s issue find our top 10 lists of…

The Best Movies: Critics Owen Gleiberman and Chris Nashawaty agree: Gravity’s got pull and 12 Years a Slave is brutally brilliant. Find out who fell equally hard for period pieces, high-tech epics, and some surprising thrillers, and who was won over by wrenching romances and harrowing journeys (but still loves himself a little horror).

The Best TV Shows: Critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz both felt the Netflix effect this year, though they have divergent takes on the final season of Breaking Bad: One critic says a certain franchise’s epic insanity reigned supreme, while the other declares Walter White took down all comers.
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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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Paul Walker, 'Fast & Furious,' and the importance of Brian O'Conner

The Fast & Furious series is one of the less likely franchises in modern Hollywood history. It needed Paul Walker. He was the linchpin, back at the beginning. The first film was conceived as a Walker star vehicle. This was back when he was the guy from Varsity Blues and She’s All That and The Skulls. The latter film, mostly forgotten nowadays, was directed by Rob Cohen — and it was Cohen who thought of Walker for a film that was originally titled Red Line, based partially on a Vibe article and at least a little bit on Point Break. It was possible to go into a movie theater in the summer of 2001 thinking that The Fast and the Furious was a Paul Walker movie. He was the blond blue-eyed star. He played Brian O’Conner, an undercover police officer. Of course, he broke bad. He couldn’t help himself. He met Vin Diesel.

Walker’s career was defined by the Fast & Furious films. He starred in five of them, and was not yet finished filming Fast 7 when he died. Even Walker’s non-Fast roles felt like O’Conner variations. Character arcs trended vehicular: the trucker-terror pulp gem Joy Ride (he drove a Chrysler), the manic thriller Running Scared (he drove a red convertible), the little-seen Vehicle 10 (he drove a rental car). If he wasn’t driving something, he was usually heisting somebody: in Takers, or in the underrated beach-bum thriller Into the Blue.
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'Running Scared' director Wayne Kramer pens Facebook tribute to Paul Walker: 'He was an iconoclast'

After the tragic death of Paul Walker on Saturday, there has been a tremendous outpouring of grief and memories of the late actor, heralding his qualities as a friend and father. But one colleague, Wayne Kramer, who directed him in 2006’s Running Scared, wants the world to know about Walker, the consummate actor. He posted a lengthy tribute on his Facebook page, praising Walker’s work ethic, his unifying on-set behavior, and his multi-faceted life.

“A filmmaker could not ask for a better or more supportive collaborator than Paul,” wrote Kramer. “So many people who knew him will talk about what a great human being he was – and they would be right; everybody who met him instantly loved him – but I want to talk about what a great actor he was.” (Kramer also directed Walker in 2013’s Pawn Shop Chronicles.) READ FULL STORY

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