Iron Man 3 is the highest-grossing movie so far in 2013 with $1.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. With those kind of receipts, one would think it’s star Robert Downey, Jr. would easily take the crown on Forbes Highest-Grossing list. It’s only a natural conclusion. Unfortunately for him, Robert only starred in one film the entire year. Sneaking past him to steal the title was someone who starred in four films. Here’s a little hint. It’s someone from the Fast and The Furious franchise.
Before we get to the winner, I just wanted to commend both Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence for breaking into the male-dominated Top 10. Bullock knocked out the competition with her one-two punch of Gravity and The Heat, while Lawrence hit the bullseye with Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Check out the Top 10 below. In addition to the top slot, there are a couple of other surprises. At least for me, there was.
Did you retweet in 2013? If you did, chances are pretty high you shared one of Twitter’s top three retweets of the year. Two of them involve a celebrity death while the other is a birthday shout-out. Not surprisingly, one of the most popular on the micro-blogging site is Lea Michele’s thanks to her fans for their support in the wake of Cory Monteith’s death. Check out the other two below, along with Twitter’s year in review video.
Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/XVlZnh9vOc
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013
Despite all the touching tributes, including those from his former co-stars, and breaking news regarding Paul Walker’s death, I’ve remained relatively silent. I’m still in shock that he’s gone. Not only was I a huge fan, but he was one of the first male actors I crushed on as I started my journey to coming out. He definitely holds a special place in my heart.
Whether or not you watched all of his movies or none of them, you’re probably aware that he appeared in The Fast and The Furious films. In honor of the late actor, the franchise created a two-minute tribute compilation highlighting Walker’s finest moments. It spans his first meeting with Vin Diesel’s Dominic to his wedding with Jordana Brewster’s Mia in the most recent film. Watch the moving tribute set to Skyler Grey’s “I’m Coming Home” below. It fittingly features a toast from Vin Diesel.
UPDATE 7:30PM November 30: Paul Walker’s official Facebook page reports that he was the passenger while riding in a friend’s car during the accident that took their lives this afternoon.
It’s been reported by TMZ and substantiated by other reputable news sources that this afternoon, November 30th, 2013, Paul Walker died in a car crash at the age of 40.
The accident occurred in Santa Clarita, a city North of Los Angeles in California when Walker’s Porsche lost control it’s reported and crashed into a tree. The car burst into flames and then exploded taking the life of the famed actor. At the time Paul was driving a passenger who also died as a result of the accident. It’s been said that no other cars or people were involved. The investigation is still ongoing to understand who was driving and what caused the accident itself. Sources close to Paul explain that he was often taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT and that he was in Santa Clarita as a part of a car show that was looking to donate to the victims of the typhoon incident in the Philippines.
In honor of Paul Walker wiping the floor with Bradley Cooper in their Who’d You Rather match-up, I thought I’d share a recent ad campaign featuring The Fast and The Furious actor. The 39-year-old actor can’t seem to escape having sick rides as his co-stars. Once again, he finds himself sharing the spotlight with a vehicle.
In addition to being the face of Cool Water, Walker is the brand ambassador to clothing line Colcci. The Brazilian company tapped him to front their Fall 2013 ad campaign. He also hit the runway for them during Sao Paulo Fashion Week last month. Check out Paul posing with Victoria’s Secret Angels Erin Heatherton and Izabel Goulart below, along with Brazilian model Thairine Garcia.
It’s a battle of the sequels this Memorial Day weekend at the box office. The Hangover Part III faces off against The Fast and The Furious 6. While these two films battle it out for your dollars, I thought it was only fitting that I pit the stars of the films in our latest Who’d You Rather poll.
Figuring out which two exactly proved to be a dilemma. Should I pit Vin Diesel against Justin Bartha, or Bradley Cooper against Tyrese Gibson? In the end, I decided to go with a Bradley Cooper and Paul Walker match-up. My rationale being that both of them were victors in their previous battles. Cooper edged out Bartha and Walker beat out his racing buddies. I’m curious to see which of these guys tops the other. In this battle, it’s anyone’s guess. In my fantasy, it’s Cooper who tops Walker ;) Check out the pics below and be sure to cast your vote afterward
The whole crew is back for another action-packed adventure in Fast & Furious 6 and the first full trailer has just been released.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars in the blockbuster franchise. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. Oh…yes, you read that right. Rodriguez’s character was believed to be dead but her badass is back – I love it!
The film is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013. The trailer looks really good and you can check it out below.
If you’re like me and love Paul Walker in a good thriller or car chase movie, then this one’s for you. The trailer for a new movie called Vehicle 19 has just come out starring the sexy Mr. Walker and is directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil.
In the movie, a recently paroled man (Walker) is given the wrong vehicle at a rental company and find himself in possession of key evidence in a corruption trial. After being framed by crooked cops, he he has to overcome an entire police force in a foreign city he knows nothing about if he is to ever clear his name and get the evidence to the prosecution in time.
There is no set release date for the film, but I’ll definitely be checking it out… probably on Apple TV as opposed to in theatres though.