The world was shocked and saddened when the news about Paul Walker's tragic death broke this past Saturday, November 30. Today, December 3, the L.A County Coroner's office released the cause of death in the fatal car crash, stating that the late actor, 40, who was in the passenger's seat of the car, died as a result of the combination of traumatic and thermal injuries, while the driver, Roger Rodas, died of numerous traumatic injuries.
What this tells us is that the impact of the crash alone is not what killed Walker. The various horrors that took place, such as the fire that followed, are to blame..
Earlier this week, Cipriani Wall Street played host to the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Guests and celebrities alike enjoyed cocktails provided by Russian Standard Vodka. The awards featured seven categories; juries of filmmakers determined the winners, while moviegoers chose the winner of the audience award. During the ceremony, Steve Buscemi gave a heartfelt tribute to renowned actor James Gandolfini. Ethan Hawke and Julie Dempley also presented Richard Linklater with a tribute, while Lee Daniels paid tribute to Forest Whitaker. Other presenters at the awards included Mayor Bloomberg, Rashida Jones, Katheryn Hahn, Shailene Woodley and Jared Leto. The awards were hosted by comedian Nick Kroll.
David O Russell’s new film American Hustle hasn’t opened in theaters yet but it’s already doing some serious work towards enticing votes from Academy Award members. The film has been generating a lot of media buzz and today it received top awards from the New York Film Critics Circle. In addition to being named the best picture of the year, the film is also the beneficiary of the awards for best screenplay (David O’Russell and Eric Singer) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).
Actress Maria Bello recently wrote an essay on The New York Times where she “came out” of the closet (sort of) and shared how she felt about her “modern family”. In her essay she told the story of how her son Jackson had asked her if she was in a romantic relationship with someone and she had to confess to him that, not only was she involved with someone, but that person also happened to be her close female friend Clare Munn. In the same essay she then went on to say how her relationship with Clare had evolved from friendship and how she views partnership.
Singer Rita Ora, who is signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation label is cast in the highly anticpated Fifty Shades of Grey movie. She has been cast as Mia--Christian's adopted sister.
As the new additon, she might be the biggest name to date attached to the steamy flick. Ora confirmed the news on Twitter, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter:December 2, 2013
Will Ferrell anchored the KXMB evening news in Bismarck, North Dakota as his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy on November 30. Ferrell stayed in character throughout the newscast as he co-anchored alongside Amber Schatz, who could hardly keep a straight face.
Ferrell, as Burgundy, did stray from the news a couple of times such as leaning in to Schatz’s shot as she was reading the news and asking her if she was married. Some of the stories the actor covered in the newscast included children visiting with Santa Claus and firefighters responding to a trash fire in a Sam’s Club parking lot.
Paul Walker, the actor best known as his role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast and Furious" film franchise, was killed in a car crash earlier today in Valencia, California at around 3:30pm local time while attending a local charity event. Walker was the passenger in a Porsche when the driver lost control of the vehicle, collding into a tree. The car then burst into the flames, killing both driver and Walker. He was 40 years old.
Amber Riley won season 17 of Dancing with the Stars, taking home the mirror ball trophy with her pro dancing partner Derek Hough. This was the fifth time that Hough has taken home a mirror ball trophy on the show.
Despite battling a bad knee injury, Riley still was able to beat Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne in the finals. After she was announced the winner, the actress stated, "I want to let women of all sizes out there know, you can do whatever you put your mind to. It doesn't matter what size you are, what color you are. You can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to."
Just a few weeks after announcing her engagement, actress Kaley Cuoco has set her wedding date with fiancé Ryan Sweeting. According to US Weekly, sources close to Kaley have revealed that she plans to get married on December 31. The wedding is to take place in southern California and double as a fire and ice themed holiday party.
Kaley is one of those girls who have been secretly fantasizing about her wedding since childhood. When she was in “The Late Late Show with Craig Fergunson" a few days ago, she said that she has been planning her wedding for about 27 years in her head. She added that she is not going to be a bridezilla and that she only wants to get married once. During her interview she hinted that she might ride into her wedding on a horse and that it will be a large party with a lot of people.
The 49 year old starlet has been named #1 Entertainer of the Year and the honor is well deserved.
Bullock's resume showcases an impeccable career in the industry that has been executed flawlessly through her roles in everything from comedies to dramas to action films.
Whether she's playing Gracie Hart, your favorite quirky cop from Miss Congeniality, or if shes playing Jean Cabot, a prejudice woman who changes her way after a carjacking in the movie Crash, Bullock becomes each character and wins over her fan's hearts every single time she graces the silver screen.
In an effort to gain closure over her mother's death and recieve answers to an identity crisis, Marquita Smith followed the advice of a therapist and trusted friend: pray for the four generations of women that proceeded her, and ask that they pray the same for her. The friend theorized the source of Smith's struggle as "unfinished business"--the pain of unclosed wounds of previous generations was spilling over into Smith's life. The result of Smith's initial prayers was an immediate release of negativity and the beginning of a journey towards inner balance and clarity. P. S. Pray the Same for Me is the result of this path, an even combination of poetry and prayers.