"Ride or Die through thick and thin 15 yrs (sic) later surreal to think we made it through such a tough painful production. But this ones for you P (Paul) I hope we make you proud love you." Fast & Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez pays tribute to late co-star Paul Walker on the last day of production for Fast & Furious 7.
Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z are set for a big night at the 2014 BET Awards with four nominations apiece. The Crazy in Love hitmakers will compete against each other in the Best Collaboration category, in which Beyonce's song Drunk in Love, which features her husband, will battle Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail. Drake and Majid Jordan's Hold On (We're Going Home), Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines, YG's My Hitta collaboration with Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and I Luv This by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ are also up for the prize.
Meanwhile, rivals Jay Z and Drake will go toe to toe in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, alongside Future, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, while Beyonce will battle Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna and Tamar Braxton for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist title. Jay Z and Beyonce will also vie for the coveted Video of the Year award with the videos for Drunk in Love and Partition, respectively. Pharrell Williams' Happy, Chris Brown's Fine China and Drake's Worst Behavior are also nominated.
In the movie categories, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o and Oprah Winfrey will fight for the Best Actress prize, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Michael B. Jordan are up for the Best Actor trophy. The Best Movie nominees are: 12 Years a Slave, The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
The 2014 BET Awards will be handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 29 June (14).
The full list of nominees are:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, Tamar Braxton
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: August Alsina, Chris Brown, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams
Best Group A$AP Mob Daft Punk Macklemore & Ryan Lewis TGT Young Money
Best Collaboration August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ - I Luv This Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love Drake featuring Majid Jordan - Hold On (We're Going Home) Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharell Williams - Blurred Lines YG featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - My Hitta
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Drake Future J. Cole Jay Z Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Angel Haze Charli Baltimore Eve Iggy Azalea Nicki Minaj Video of the Year Beyonce - Partition Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love Chris Brown - Fine China Drake - Worst Behavior Pharrell Williams - Happy
Video Director of the Year Benny Boom Chris Brown Colin Tiley Director X Hype Williams
Best New Artist Ariana Grande August Alsina Mack Wilds Rich Homie Quan ScHoolboy Q
Best Gospel Artist Donnie McClurkin Erica Campbell Hezekiah Walker Tamela Mann Tye Tribbett
Best Actress Angela Bassett Gabrielle Union Kerry Washington Lupita Nyong'o Oprah Winfrey
Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Forest Whitaker Idris Elba Kevin Hart Michael B. Jordan
YoungStars Award Gabrielle Douglas Jacob Latimore Jaden Smith KeKe Palmer Zendaya
Best Movie 12 Years a Slave The Best Man Holiday Fruitvale Station Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Lee Daniels' The Butler
Subway Sportswoman of the Year Brittney Griner Lolo Jones Serena Williams Skylar Diggins Venus Williams
Subway Sportsman of the Year Blake Griffin Carmelo Anthony Floyd Mayweather Jr. Kevin Durant LeBron James
Centric Award Aloe Blacc - The Man Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I. - I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" Jhene Aiko - The Worst LiV Warfield - Why Do You Lie? Wale featuring Sam Dew - LoveHate Thing
Best International Act: Africa Davido (Nigeria) Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Mafikizolo (South Africa) Sarkodie (Ghana) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK Dizzee Rascal Ghetts Krept & Konan Laura Mvula Rita Ora Tinie Tempah
Angelina Jolie stunned attendees at Las Vegas' CinemaCon event on Tuesday (25Mar14) by making an unexpected appearance to premiere footage from her upcoming drama Unbroken. The Salt star has been working on her second directorial project, a biopic about the life of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini, and she shared the first clips from the movie with cinema owners at the annual film conference.
Speaking to the audience at the Caesars Palace resort, she said, "Lou Zamperini is the toughest man I have ever met. He's a fighter and true hero. He is also a man of faith, full of love and humility. He sounds perfect. But he wasn't always. Smoking, stealing and drinking by the time he was nine, he was convinced he was worth nothing and full of darkness."
Jolie revealed that she had been deeply moved by Zamperini's story of survival, documented in Laura Hillenbrand's book Unbroken, and was determined to share his journey through life with the world.
She added, "I wanted to make this film because its message is one that we all need now more than ever - the journey of a man finding his way through the darkness and into the light. It's about an imperfect person... someone who helps to remind us all what each of us is capable of."
Jolie was the only talent present during the Universal Pictures presentation of upcoming releases, which included a preview from the Fast & Furious 7 movie.
The fast-paced film sequel featured footage of late actor Paul Walker opposite co-stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. Many of Walker's scenes are being shot using look-a-likes following the star's car crash death in November (13).
Production on Fast & Furious 7 is reportedly set to resume in April (14). Filming on the big-budget movie was put on hold in November (13), when franchise star Paul Walker was killed in a fiery car crash in California.
Prior to the tragedy, the cast was scheduled to return to Georgia to finish the film and on 1 April (14) they will head to the state for six to eight weeks to complete the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
At the time of his death, Walker was more than halfway through filming his scenes as Brian O'Conner and studio bosses at Universal are said to have decided to retire his character so the franchise can continue.
Fast & Furious 7, which also stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson, is set to hit U.S. theatres in April, 2015.
Actor James Marsden has been offered a role originally slated for late actor Paul Walker in an upcoming Nicholas Sparks film. The Hairspray star has been approached to play the lead role in The Best Of Me, the film adaptation of Sparks' best-selling novel that Walker was originally cast in.
If Marsden, who previously worked with Sparks in The Notebook, takes the role, he will work alongside Gone Baby Gone actress Michelle Monaghan.
It was recently reported that Homeland's Rupert Friend is in talks to replace Walker, who died in a fiery car crash in November (13) in California, in a sequel to the 2007 film Hitman.
Actor Paul Walker died from the "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries". The Fast & Furious star was involved in a fiery car crash in Valencia, California last month (13), when the Porsche his business partner Roger Rodas was driving crashed into a tree and burst into flames.
Walker's death certificate has now been obtained by editors at TMZ.com, and it confirms he was not killed by the impact of the crash alone, but was burned to death once the car exploded.
The Los Angeles County Coroner reports that Rodas died from "multiple traumatic injuries", but unlike Walker, the fireball which engulfed the vehicle was not a factor in his death.
The certificates for both Walker and Rodas also reveal that their deaths were "rapid". An investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing.
Walker was laid to rest following a private funeral service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday (14Dec13).
Over 200 friends and family were in attendance, including his parents, Paul and Cheryl Walker, brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, and Fast & Furious co-stars Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez.
Actor Paul Walker has been laid to rest following a private funeral service in Los Angeles on Saturday (14Dec13). The Fast and Furious star, who passed away in a tragic car crash on 30 November (13), was cremated on Thursday (12Dec13) and his remains were interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
The intimate service was attended by 200 members of his family and close friends, including his father Paul Walker Sr., mother Cheryl Walker and brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, according to E! news.
The actor's movie co-stars, including Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez, were also present to honour Walker's life, and following the service, Gibson took to Instagram.com to pay a touching tribute to his late pal.
He wrote, "Today In a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead. God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings. For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment. I guess you can't get all you ask for in life. But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love."
Rodriguez also took to Twitter.com to share her thoughts, writing, "I said goodbye to a great man today, a man I never got to show just how much I love his spirit and his golden heart, 'stay golden pony boy'... I hope you get my tweet in heaven, ps your (sic) right; 'stop talking just do it already' Love you Paul, your departure is fuel to my fire, well (sic) meet again, enjoy that light."
Autopsy results revealed the actor died as a result of traumatic and thermal injuries sustained when the Porsche his business partner Roger Rodas was driving crashed and burst into flames. Rodas also perished in the accident.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing.
A second man accused of stealing the roof from the sportscar Paul Walker took his last ride in has been released on bail after surrendering to police on Tuesday (10Dec13). Los Angeles authorities charged both Anthony Janow, 25, and Jameson Witty, 18, with one felony count of grand theft of personal property on Monday (09Dec13), amid allegations they stole parts of the wreckage of the Porsche Carrera GT that the Fast & Furious star and his pal, driver Roger Rodas, were in when they crashed on 30 November (13).
They also face misdemeanour counts of destroying evidence.
Witty was arrested last week (ends06Dec13) and released from custody, while Janow handed himself in to authorities at the San Fernando court house for booking on Tuesday. He has since been released on $60,000 (£40,000) bail.
Both men face up to four and a half years behind bars if convicted.
Meanwhile, Walker's family is reportedly set to hold a private funeral for the star at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Memorial Park after his remains were released by coroners this week (begs09Dec13).
Sources claim the tragic actor's Fast & Furious franchise co-stars, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster, will be among those invited to attend the small family memorial.
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has urged fans to cherish their loved ones as he struggles to come to terms with the loss of his Fast Five co-star Paul Walker. The actor was killed in a car accident in California last Saturday (30Nov13) and movie tough guy Johnson poured his heart out about his friend's death in an interview on EW.com earlier this week (begs02Dec13), revealing they bonded over their connections as fathers to daughters on set.
He has now taken to his Instagram.com page to remind fans of the importance of showing friends and family that they are appreciated.
Alongside a photo of himself and Walker, Johnson writes, "Losing a loved one jolts our hearts to the core. It also has a very special way of helping us move forward to live & love as greatly as possible. Hug our loved ones a little tighter. Pray a little stronger. Work a little harder. Smile a little bigger. Life goes on and memories are forever cherished..."
Walker's fellow Fast and Furious franchise stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris have also paid tribute to the late actor in the days since the tragedy.
Meanwhile, photos showing Walker serving as his brother Caleb's best man at a family wedding in October (13) have been obtained Us Weekly magazine. The touching shots, which include one of the siblings posing with their arms around each other, were taken at the Dove Canyon Country Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, where Caleb exchanged vows with his girlfriend Stephanie just six weeks before his brother's death.
Production on Fast & Furious 7 has been shut down indefinitely by movie executives following the death of franchise star Paul Walker. Walker perished in a fiery car crash in Valencia, California on Saturday (30Nov13) - a day before he and his castmates were scheduled to resume filming in Atlanta, Georgia.
Universal Studios bosses immediately shut down the production to allow cast and crew to mourn Walker's death and now it seems filming won't start up again for "a period of time" and the executives, producers, writers and stars of the movie decide how to move forward with the project without their leading man.
A statement from a Universal spokesperson reads, "Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.
"We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker."
The film, which also stars Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, was originally due to hit theatres on 11 July (14).