Marion Smith

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'Fast & Furious 7' is being rewritten to give Paul Walker an 'honorable' send-off

Filming could resume in January, if all goes to plan<p>The death of actor Paul Walker has cast doubt upon the future of the <i>Fast & Furious</i> franchise, but according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, work on rewriting the next installation is already underway. Sources familiar with the matter tell <i>THR</i> that …

Watch Jamie Lynn Spears Sing the Coolest Cover of Big Sister Britney's "Oops, I Did It Again"

I clicked on a video of Jamie Lynn Spears singing big sister Brit's "Oops, I Did It Again" this morning because, let's face it, I'm not gonna not click on that video. But I wasn't expecting the thing to be such a morning-maker. It's great to hear JL on that classic track, but I actually love the …

Lea Michele opens up: 'Grief goes with you every day'

Lea Michelehas opened up about what her life has been like since the death of her beau and "Glee" costarCory Monteithfrom an accidental drug and alcohol overdose in July.<p>In an interview airing Thursday on<p>"The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"without specifically mentioning Monteith's passing,DeGeneresand …

Ellen DeGeneres Show

Brad Pitt's Personal Photos of Angelina Jolie

Every family has its unique rites of passage, those generational milestones that mark a child’s growth and remind parents of their own similar experiences, years earlier. In the Jolie-Pitt household, one such event is the day a kid begins collecting daggers. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s …

Adam Levine Thought He Was Sexier In High School Than Now

Interesting theory... We'll agree to disagree.

Adam Levine

Blake Lively Gives Away All Her Secrets

As an actress and standout beauty, it makes perfect sense for Blake Lively to become the new face of Gucci Première. It wasn't until we chatted with the effervescent Lively, that we realized she's also a bona fide beauty guru. Read on for her insights on fragrance, hair, holiday, home, style and …

‘I Am Britney Jean’ Trailer Exposes Spears’ Raw Nerves

A new teaser for Britney Spears‘ upcoming TV documentary <i>I Am Britney Jean</i> offers a glimpse into all the pressure the singer faces as she prepares to …

Oprah Opens Up About Her Choice Not To Become A Mother

Throughout her years of doling out advice, giving recommendations and offering famous faces and everyday folks a shoulder to cry on in their darkest hour, at times, Oprah Winfrey seems like a mother to us all. But the queen of media recently admitted motherhood was never in her plans, saying her …

North Korea outrage over behaviour of Kim Jong-un's uncle

North Koreans have expressed outrage at the behaviour of leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle and advisor, Jang Song-taek, who has been executed.<p>Jang had been considered the second most powerful man in the North. State media said he was immediately executed after a military tribunal found him guilty of …

Why James Bond's drinking is a Dr No no

When your day job involves risking death for Queen and country in high-speed car chases, a pool of sharks and even a giant laser, you could perhaps be forgiven a couple of drinks to unwind.<p>But James Bond's boozing habit is so prolific that he is at "considerable risk" of alcoholic liver disease, …

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as 'traitor'

North Korea has executed Kim Jong-un's uncle as a "traitor for all ages" who confessed to planning a coup, state media has announced.<p>Jang Song-thaek, previously one of the country's most powerful men, was accused of everything from plotting to overthrow the state to instigating disastrous currency …

Experience: I went in search of a kung fu grandmaster

I was 20 when I discovered kung fu. It was the 90s and a craze was sweeping England. One of my best friends had just restarted the classes he had gone to as a child. I went with him and loved it instantly.<p>Ten years later, I was a black belt training with my sifu, Master Lai, in London. In kung fu, …

James Bond’s love of martinis would have left him both shaken and stirred: doctors have found that he consumed four times the weekly recommended alcohol limit. http://fw.to/ifXQRQm

'Despicable human scum': North Korea's statement on execution – in full

"Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts that a stern judgment of the revolution should be meted out to the anti-party, …

"Despicable human scum" and "worse than a dog" - that's how the once-powerful uncle of North Korea's leader was described, just before his execution: http://bbc.in/1jWLzqv #NorthKorea Chang Song-thaek's fall from grace was fast; earlier this week he was deleted from official photos and was killed immediately after admitting "treachery". Our video shows how North Korean TV announced his death http://bbc.in/18GlBQ6 and we've rounded up what's known about the case http://bbc.in/18GlDHO What do you make of the regime's ruthlessness?

"The name's Bond, James Bond, and I am an alcoholic" 007's boozing would bring him erectile dysfunction and a trip to rehab, say doctors. What other fictional characters are due a diagnosis? Tell us who needs desperate help, and what treatment you would offer: http://gu.com/p/3y75q/fo via @Commentisfree

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

High prospects for Uruguay's legal marijuana business

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay’s pioneering move to legalize the planting and sale of marijuana opens the door for a clandestine cottage industry of pot growers to transform into a legitimate business that could even export medical cannabis, a commodity in short supply.<p>More and more countries are …

Zimbabwe's ageing Mugabe says party will choose successor

CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe said on Friday members of his party would choose his eventual replacement, but gave no timeline despite a mounting succession battle triggered by long-denied reports he is suffering from cancer.<p>Zimbabwe's President Robert …

Man accused of murdering British soldier opts not to give evidence

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the two men accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby on a London street in May will not be testifying in his defence, a court heard on Friday.<p>A police forensics officer investigates a crime scene where one man was killed in Woolwich, southeast London May 22, 2013. …

"I need reminding that she lived & she was a brilliant individual" Lovely piece by Emma Howard on her mother & on how acts of public remembrance can help honour the bereaved: http://gu.com/p/3y77e/fo

Student opens fire at Colorado high school, severely wounding classmate

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A student bent on confronting a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Colorado high school on Friday, severely wounding a classmate before taking his own life in a burst of violence possibly fuelled by revenge, law enforcement officials said.<p>Students gather and …

A letter to … My brother, who is homeless

It was lovely to talk to you when I saw you the other day. What a nice surprise to run into you in the street and have a chat and a hug. If we were any normal brother and sister that would be a fairly unremarkable event, but for us it is not so straightforward.<p>I know whereabouts you sleep because …

My daughter died from taking drugs

Anne-Marie Cockburn wrote the following words on 21 July 2013: "My 15-year-old daughter died yesterday. I watched them try to save her. They pumped her chest and drilled something into her leg, but I knew she was already dead on arrival at the hospital. They elevated her arms, but I don't know why: …