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You can buy this 100 mph drone — try not to hurt anyone

More speed than you need<p>I traveled to the Aerodrome yesterday for the third annual CES Drone Rodeo. The venue is empty desert next to picturesque mountains, just beyond the restricted air space around Las Vegas. There was a lineup of DJI drones anyone could fly and an augmented reality game that …

Vin Diesel talks Paul Walker's death, says last three years have been some of the hardest

Vin Diesel paid tribute to his <i>Fast and Furious</i> costar Paul Walker at Brazil Comic-Con on Thursday, calling the last three years since his death “some …

Teen Survives Great White Shark Attack in Australia

A 17-year-old surfer in Australia survived an attack from what appeared to be a great white shark on Monday.<p>The teen was surfing off a beach in …

Universal Is Teasing Us With A Bunch Of New Featurettes For ‘Furious 7’

Now that we know the name of the seventh film in the <i>Fast and Furious</i> franchise is <i>Furious 7</i> and not, as we had so desperately hoped, <i>7 Fast 7 Furious</i>, it’s time for Universal Pictures to start making with the action. The first official trailer for the film, which hits theaters on April 3, 2015, will …

Universal Thanks Fans as 'Fast & Furious' Wraps Production on Eve of Original Launch

Closure.<p>Universal Pictures announced on its <b>Fast and Furious</b> Facebook page that it wrapped production on <b>F&F 7,</b> Director James Wan’s latest addition to the studio’s most lucrative franchise, on the eve of what would have been its premiere and weekend launch. That launch was postponed until April 3, …

"Fast & Furious" Insurance Claim May Be Largest in Movie History

The “Fast and the Furious” franchise is already one of the most successful in movie history, but it may earn yet another place in the record books. According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Universal expects to file a record-breaking insurance claim of around $50 million to offset the cost of finishing …

7 Fast 7 Furious Insurance Claim Up To A Record-Breaking $50 Million

When studios are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a film, part of the cost goes to insurance, to protect them if anything goes wrong. That’s why you hear things like certain actors, your Lohans, your Sizemores, being “uninsurable,” because insurance companies won’t risk insuring an actor …

Paul Walker Double-Take: Look-Alike Brother Steps In for Late Actor in Fast & Furious 7

Nope, your eyes aren’t pulling a fast one on you.<p>Paul Walker‘s look-alike brother Cody was spotted Friday on the California set of <i>Fast & Furious 7</i>, …

Movies

Roger Rodas’s Widow Sues Porsche Over Paul Walker Crash, Alleging Speed Wasn’t A Factor

When Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in a fiery car crash, a lot of people just assumed it was sad but apt for a guy who’d made a career and a handful of friends like Rodas from a movie about street racing called “The Fast and the Furious.” But now, Rodas’s widow, Kristine Rodas, …

Vin Diesel Posted A Picture Of Paul Walker’s Brothers On The 7 Fast 7 Furious Set

Last week, the Fast/Furious Facebook (F3) page confirmed that Paul Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, would be helping to finish Universal’s 7 Fast 7 Furious movie. According to the post, they’d be helping to “complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in …

Paul Walker's mother drops custody bid for late actor's daughter

Paul Walker's mother has dropped her court bid to take guardianship of the late actor's daughter, a lawyer for Cheryl Ann Walker said Thursday.<p>Cheryl Walker filed for guardianship of 15-year-old Meadow Walker in March, claiming that Meadow's mother, Rebecca Soteros, has a "drinking …

Paul Walker's brothers help finish 'Fast & Furious 7' action scenes

Paul Walker's brothers are helping "fill in small gaps" in "Fast & Furious 7" action sequences not finished before the actor's death, producers said Tuesday.<p>Walker died in a fiery car crash during a Thanksgiving break in filming last November, forcing a halt to production.<p>"We had to take time to …

MTV Movie Awards will feature Paul Walker tribute

The<p>MTV Movie Awardsis known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from theNokia Theatrewith Conan O’Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn …

Award Shows

A ‘Fast & Furious’ Ride Is Coming To Universal Studios Hollywood In 2015

In what can only be described as one of the most egregious cases of lede-burying in journalism history, the <i>New York Times</i> waited until <i>the 10th paragraph</i> of its report about the bi-coastal theme park war Universal Studios is waging against Disney to drop this bombshell on us: a <i>Fast & Furious</i> ride is …

Judge Dismissed Paul Walker's Mother's Petition for Temporary Guardianship of His Daughter, Papers Show

The judge who reviewed Paul Walker‘s mother’s petition seeking temporary guardianship of his 15-year-old daughter Meadow didn’t see why an immediate …

Los Angeles

'Unsafe speed' caused car crash that killed Paul Walker - sheriff | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fiery car accident last year that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker was caused by excessive speed and not a mechanical failure, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Tuesday, concluding its almost four-month investigation.<p>U.S. actor Paul Walker presents a …

Paul Walker death: New report blames 93-mph speed in fiery crash

The high-performance Porsche that"Fast & Furious"actorPaul Walkerwas riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, an L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found.<p>The rate of speed was determined using surveillance videos and electronic data …

Automotive Industry

Vin Diesel Shares New Paul Walker Tribute Featuring His Twin Brother Paul

Finishing 'Fast & Furious 7' "may be one of the hardest things I have had to do in my career."<p>Vin Diesel has posted a new tribute to his <i>Fast & Furious</i> co-star Paul Walker on Facebook.<p>The Riddick star uploaded a photo of the late actor with his twin brother Paul, stating how his on-screen …

Paul Walker Will Be In 'Fast & Furious 7' With The Help Of Computer Wizardry

When Paul Walker died last year, most thought that the movie was done, but we were reassured that they will re-write it and give Walker a nice send off. But then the studio remembered money, and will use CGI and body doubles to keep him in the film. Via NY Daily News:<p>Shooting has now resumed for …

Tyrese Is Getting Over The Death Of Paul Walker With Some Emails From God

Tyrese Gibson was a guest on <i>The Arsenio Hall Show</i> earlier this week – two Arsenio clips in one day, what contest did I win?!?! – and his interview mostly focused on how he has coped with the loss of his close friend and <i>Fast and Furious</i> franchise co-star Paul Walker. It’s really hard to gauge just …

Speed the prime factor in fatal Paul Walker crash suggests coroner

Neither Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker or the driver of the Porsche involved in their fatal accident under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no mechanical problems with the car<p>The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100mph or more before it crashed, …

Universal Formally Shuts Down Production on Fast 7 Over Paul Walker’s Death

Just a few days ago, the news was that Universal was still going forward with 7 Fast 7 Furious despite Paul Walker’s death in a fiery auto crash with his friend Roger Rodas. Today comes formal word from Universal that they’re shutting down production. What gives?<p>Here’s Universal’s statement, via …

Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker: 'I Will Always Love You'

Vin Diesel on Monday joined the throngs mourning Paul Walker at the site where he died, calling his <i>Fast and the Furious</i> costar an “angel” and a …

Vin Diesel Speaks Out After Paul Walker's Death, Calls 'Fast And The Furious' Co-Star His 'Brother'

Vin Diesel spoke out for the first time following the tragic death of his "Fast and the Furious" co-star, Paul Walker, calling the late actor his "brother" and thanking fans for their support during this difficult time.<p>On Monday (Dec. 2), Diesel posted a Facebook message dedicated to the …

Tyrese Gibson Struggles to Say Goodbye to Paul Walker

Like many family members and friends, Tyrese Gibson continues to struggle with the untimely death of Paul Walker in a car crash on Saturday.<p>Gibson …

Tyrese Gibson

Actor Walker died from multiple injuries in crash, 'Fast 7' filming halted | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker died from multiple injuries in a weekend car crash, the Los Angeles County coroner said on Wednesday, as Universal Pictures suspended production of the seventh installment in its lucrative car racing film franchise.<p>Walker, 40, was a …

Paul Walker autopsy: 'Traumatic, thermal injuries'

The Los Angeles coroner's office has released the results today of autopsies on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas.<p>The autopsies on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas have been completed, says the Los Angeles County coroner's office.<p><b>Update, 1:10 p.m. ET</b>: Official causes of death: Rodas, the driver of the …

Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled With The Porsche That Killed Paul Walker

But what the speed freaks and pro drivers have known for years is that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that killed Walker is notoriously difficult to drive—“dangerous” even, according to some higher-ups who work at the German automaker.<p>It’s “the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared,” …