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‘Furious 7’ made over $140 million this weekend

Over the Easter holiday, the film starring Vin Diesel, The Rock, and Paul Walker in his final performance, debuted to $147 million. Earlier estimates placed the film slightly lower at $143.6 million.<p>Early estimates predicted the film would make $115 m-$120 million at most.<p>$147 million is not only …

Kevin Durant Wants ESPN's Bill Simmons to 'Get Over' James Harden Trade

Basketball analysts and fans like to wonder what could have been had the Oklahoma City Thunder not traded James Harden. As for Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, he just wants everyone to move on.<p>Oklahoma City made the NBA Finals during the 2011-12 season, losing to the Miami Heat in five games. With …

Basketball

How ‘Furious 7’ dropped real cars from planes in its most ridiculous stunt yet

One of the men responsible for making those scenes look as realistic as possible is 30-year stunt veteran Spiro Razatos.<p>"For the fourth film ("Fast & Furious") they kind of relied too much on CGI," Razatos told Business Insider. "So they realized they wanted to do less. That's what I do."<p>Razatos is …

Universal Pictures

Derek Fisher Blames A Pizza Promotion For The Wizards ‘Showing Off’ During Their Win Against The Knicks

A quick glance at the standings shows that the New York Knicks are not having the most glorious of seasons. Their 14 wins have earned them a spot in the basement of the league, adding insult to the key injuries that have plagued the team this season.<p>The latest insult comes at the hands of the …

Jay Z's music streaming site isn't about helping musicians — it's about making more money

There was a lot of speculation before the press conference about what Jay Z would announce. New albums from Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna were all rumoured. Another smart guess came from the hashtag that musicians were using to tweet about Tidal: #TIDALforALL. Maybe Jay Z's streaming site would …

The Greek government is calling for a radical new 'basic income' welfare policy

Within the letter sent by Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to the European Commission, the ECB, and the IMF last night — allegedly 45 minutes before the government's Monday deadline — there was one key line that could radically transform the country's social welfare system.<p>If it succeeds the …

DeAngelo Williams: 'Nobody' from Panthers came to mom's funeral

DeAngelo Williams said only one player on the Panthers came to his mother's funeral.<p>DeAngelo Williams gave an exclusive interview with WBTV in …

Replacing Nelson Agholor could be a joint effort for USC receivers

Robert Woods left USC for the NFL after his junior season and passed the mantle to Marqise Lee.<p>Lee won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver as a sophomore, made himself available for the NFL draft after his junior season and passed the mantle to Nelson Agholor.<p>Now, with Agholor …