CONFIRMED: Paul Walker, Co-Star Of Tyrese, Ludacris, Idris Elba & More, DIES In Car Crash [UPDATED With Celeb Reactions]

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In absolutely shocking news, actor Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in a car crash near Los Angeles.  Details inside…

40-year-old Paul Walker, the devastatingly handsome star of the Fast & The Furious franchise and Takers, has passed away after a horrific car explosion near L.A., his reps confirm.

In a message posted to his verified & official Facebook & Twitter accounts, Paul’s team confirms he was a passenger in a car that exploded upon impact during a charity event hosted by his organization that was raising money for the Philippines: 

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While his close friends and co-stars like Tyrese, Vin Diesel, and Ludacris have not yet commented, Eric Heisserer, the writer for Paul’s upcoming movie (out December 13th, 2013) called The Hours expressed his devastation saying:

I am beyond devastated. What a generous and kind soul. My heart goes out to his daughter. You will be missed, Paul. Every day.

TMZ was the first to report the tragedy, saying that the fatal single car accident occurred in Santa Clarita and a Porsche GT was involved.  They also reported the other unnamed person in the car died as well.

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Paul and the cast were still filming Fast & The Furious 7 as of last week.  He often had his 15-year-old daughter, his only child, on set with him. 

We’ll update with his co-stars’ responses about this incredibly sad tragedy as they become available.

R.I.P. Paul Walker. 

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Words from his co-stars and celebrity friends:

Tyrese (Fast co-star): My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don’t understand My heart hurts it’s broken no one can convince me that this is real…. Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family… #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday….. My God… My God… I can’t

Will Packer (producer of Takers): We lost one of the rare really truly good guys. Rest in Peace my friend. It was an honor to know you. My heart aches. #RIPPaul

Vin Diesel (Fast co-star): Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.

Hill Harper (Skulls co-star): When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I’ve ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker

Ludacris (Fast co-star): Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.
 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Fast co-star): All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.

Kevin Hart: “I’m a devastated right now. My prayers & condolences go out to Paul Walkers family & friends. He was a amazing talent & will truly b missed”

T.I. (Takers co-star): I’m shocked & saddened to find that the world has lost such a great spirited person. Paul Walker was not only a passionate, talented actor, he was also a sincere man with a genuine personality, that filled a room immediately upon introduction. My family’s hearts & prayers is extended to his family, especially his daughter. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace. #RIPPAULWALKER

Michael Ealy (Takers co-star): My heart is crushed by the news that my friend Paul Walker passed away today. Prayers and light to his daughter and family right now.

Zoe Saldana (Takers co-star): A very sad day indeed. R.I.P. Paul Walker. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Tyson Beckford (Into The Blue co-star): “RIP Paul Walker,loved working with you on “Into the Blue”. I Will miss you.”

Jessica Alba (Into The Blue co-star): #RIPPaulWalker -he was a lovely person -so sweet and grounded. My heart goes out to his family.

Idris Elba (Takers co-star): I’m Heart broken Paul Walker, he was a mate of mine, very sad. My heart goes out to his daughter.

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“Fast and Furious” Star Paul Walker Dies In Car Explosion

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(AllHipHop News) “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker has tragically died in a fiery explosion that happened in Southern California on Saturday.

Walker was 40.

He was reportedly in a Porsche when the driver lost control of the vehicle, slamming into a tree or a pole. TMZ reports the car exploded into flames. It is unclear who was driving the car.

According to sources with AllHipHop, Walker was to start filming another installment of Fast and Furious in Dubai with co-stars Tyrese and Ludacris.


Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow.


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The Obamas SPREAD Holiday Cheer At D.C. Food Bank & PARDON "Popcorn" The Turkey! + Marissa Alexander GRANTED Pretrial Release In Time For Holidays

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The first family pardoned a turkey yesterday and spent the evening volunteering at a food bank in DC.  See photos of the Obamas being fabulous inside…

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The Obama family helped kick off the holiday season with the traditional "Presidential Pardon" of Popcorn the Turkey.  The President told the crowd that gathered at the White House yesterday:

"The office of the presidency — the most powerful position in the world — brings with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities…"This is not one of them."

The President joked that Popcorn was one of 80 birds that competed for the "Presidential Pardon", "It was, quite literally, the Hunger Games."  As Malia and Sasha looked on, he ended by saying "Popcorn, you have a full reprieve from cranberry sauce and stuffing. We wish you well."

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During the ceremony, Sasha Obama caught the attention of fashionistas for her fun holiday look.

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Sasha’s Panda-print sweater from Zara (which she paired with red jeans and Dr. Martens) will surely find its way to the top of many-a-parent’s shopping lists for their little girls.  How cute is she!

Later in the evening….

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President Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle, Malia and Sasha, and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), one of the largest of its kind.  The CAFB passed out nearly 40 millions meals last year. 

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It was the third year in a row that the Obamas gathered to distribute bundles of sweet potatoes, onions, carrots and apples to the community.  Loves it!

 

Watch President Obama at the food bank here:

 

In other good news….

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With a break in her traumatic trial, Marissa Alexander will be home for the holidays now that she has been granted a pretrial release. You’ll recall that Marissa’s case gained national attention around the same time as the Trayvon Martin murder because Marissa has spent the last 2 years behind bars for simply firing a warning shot at her estranged husband, Rico Gray, Sr., during a domestic dispute.

Though Marissa will still face a new trial (which she finally received), we’re just happy that for the holidays, she’ll be "Standing Her Ground" at home with her family.

 


Photos via AP/Reuters/STRINGER/REUTERS

 

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Rihanna Hits Brother Rorrey’s Birthday Party In Hair Wrap & Sexy Thigh High Giuseppe Zanotti Boots

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Rihanna is out and about in NYC for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  And she’s rocking the hottest boots of the season.  Check out her sexy Holiday look for her brother Rorrey‘s birthday inside…

 

 

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Rihanna, whose hairstylist recently spoke out about her controversial ‘do, was spotted arriving at her hotel after celebrating her brother Rorrey Fenty’s birthday party at Finale.  She rocked a white dress and lots of gold jewelry under a navy winter jacket.  And we’re loving her Giuseppe Zanotti Cutout Leather Knee-High Boots ($2025).

 

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The sexy popstress also had her brother on hand for her big win & ICON night at the AMAs on Sunday:

Cute!

 

Photos: SPLASH

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RUMOR CONTROL: Beyonce’s Rep DENIES Reports She Was BANNED From The Pyramids

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A rep for Beyonce is denying reports that she was kicked out of the pyramids a few years ago.  Read the rep’s statement about the "lies" inside….

In a statement released to E! News, Beyonce’s rep has denied unfounded reports published in The Independent that she was kicked out of the pyramids by Dr Hawass, Egypt’s former head of antiquities and gatekeeper of the Pyramids.

Here’s what the publication reported:

From the mouth of Dr Hawass, Beyonce is rude and stupid! He recalls her visit to Egypt this way:

"Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady…She said she would come at 3pm but she came late. I said ‘You have to say I’m sorry I’m late’. But she didn’t open her mouth.

I brought a photographer and she also had a photographer and a guard. When my photographer started to shoot, he said ‘No, Stop! I am the one who says yes or no, not you.’ I said ‘In that case since you almost hit my photographer and you are not polite – out! I am not giving you the privilege of having you on my tour.’ I said Beyoncé was stupid and I left."

That was allegedly his version of the event. Here’s what Bey’s rep said:

"This never happened. The last time she was in Egypt was on tour in 2009. Nothing like this happened. Lies and more lies."

E! News did go on to mention that during Bey’s 2009 trip to the pyramids, there were rumors that she and Hawass had an awkward encounter. Hmmm…….

We love the Beyhive…..but the whole "she came late" and "she didn’t open her mouth" comments wouldn’t be too surprising.


Photo via Beyonce’s Tumblr

 

 

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Iggy Azalea & T.I. Hit "Letterman" + B.O.B & Chris Brown’s "Throwback" + Ashanti Hits "Good Day NY" With "Let It Snow"

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T.I. & Iggy Azalea spent Thanksgiving Eve night on "Letterman" with their pre-taped performance of "Change Your Life".   Check it inside, plus Chris Brown & B.O.B‘s "Throwback" and Ashanti belting out "Let It Snow" on "Good Day NY"….

 

When Iggy’s not canoodling with her NBA baller boo Nick Young or hitting up a Lakers game (like she did last night), she’s getting her TV performances in.  The Aussie rapper hit "Letterman" with T.I. last night to rock out with "Change Your Life."

Check out the twosome above.

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Breezy may be on his way/in rehab, but his music and features are still coming.  B.O.B.’s newest single, "Throwback", features the embattled singer.  Chris recorded his vocals in L.A. while B.o.B laid down his verses and produced the track in Atlanta.

The song appears on B’s upcoming album, Underground Luxury, out December 17th.

 

 

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And the fabness that is Ashanti hit up "Good Day NY" Thursday morning in a little red dress and nude Louboutin pumps.  She chatted up the hosts about her upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie, Christmas in the City. She said about her character in the flick, premiering December 7th at 8p.

“She is such a disgusting, mean, nasty, snooty woman, which is so completely different than me."

And she belted out her version of "Let It Snow".  Check out the two vids below:

 

 

Photo: Ashanti’s IG

 

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NEW MUSIC: MACK WILDS – “OWN IT” REMIX (FEAT. LUDACRIS)

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Mack Wilds, who seems to be making a smooth transition from TV star to Hip-hop personage this year, releases the remix to his “Own It” track.

The smash single, which lives on Wilds’ debut New York: A Love Story, now calls on the “Area Codes” emcee Ludacris to lay down a few bars.

Spin it after the jump.

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Hip-Hop Rumors: Amber Rose Disses Kim Kardashian Over Post-Baby Surgery

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Lazy day. Yes its Thanksgiving and yes I’m overeating. But, there are a couple of rumors going on. You may have seen that it has been rumored by myself and others that Kim Kardashian used surgical means to get her body back. Anyway, Amber Rose, Kanye West’s ex, seemingly hit Kimmie with some tough subliminal jabs in a recent post.

I think she’s dissing and at the same time showing that she’s still got it.

 

“They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!” -illseed.

Illseed, Out.

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YG Tells Story Of His Failed Attempt At Running From The Police (VIDEO)

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(AllHipHop News) Last Friday (November 22nd) YG gave the audience at Cipha Sounds’ Take It Personal a story to show why his debut album is called My Krazy Life. Speaking to the sold out crowd at UCB Theatre East, the Compton MC discusses what went wrong when he tried to run from the police.

According to YG, his mad dash from the police resulted from somewhat altruistic intentions as his friend called YG to help him pay his rent by a robbery. What ensued after involves a flat head screw driver, YG’s mother trying to keep her son out the streets through starvation and more.

The UCB Theatre improv actors turned that story into a hilarious satire of police racism and gave the first joke about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that is actually funny.

Cipha Sounds’ Take It Personal is every Friday at 9PM at the UCB Theatre East on 153 E 3rd St. Tomorrow’s show (November 29th) will feature special guest Sheek Louch. Tickets are available here.

Check out YG’s hilarious story of running from the police and the improv actors’ interpretation:


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Papoose Calls Trinidad James a “Jive As* Turkey” On New Diss Track

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“Don’t come back to New York, dawg/N*ggas looking for you like the PS4″

(AllHipHop News) HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Papoose seems to have assumed the unofficial position of New York defender from out-of-towners as he aims his new diss song, “Jive A*S Turkey” at Trinidad James for his “South Runs NY” comments.

In the song, Pap not only derides Trinidad but claimed responsibility for Big Sean’s low album sales and Kendrick Lamar’s low ticket sales and subsequent cancellation of tour. No word on if Papoose is referring to the Rock The Bells cancellation that TDE were scheduled to perform at or the postponement of the Yeezus tour earlier this month.

Check out Papoose’s diss song to Trinidad James, entitled “Jive A*s Turkey” below:


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