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The official word from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department, which conducted autopsies on "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas on Tuesday has been released. Results showing Paul Walker died of "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries."
The coroner’s report identified Walker, 40, as the passenger, and Rodas, 38, as the driver, in what was ruled for the first time as an "accident." According to the report, the driver Rodas succumbed to "multiple traumatic injuries" and Paul Walker of "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries." Both men died "within seconds" of the incident, described as "auto versus fixed object."
Paul Walker and his friend Rodas were killed when Rodas apparently lost control of their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and slammed into trees and light pole on Saturday afternoon in Valencia, California, bursting into flames. Walker had just participated in a nearby charity event. He was on a Thanksgiving weekend hiatus from filming "Fast & Furious 7."
Wednesday morning, Universal Pictures announced it was shutting down production on the latest sequel.
"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended 'Fast & Furious' family of cast, crew, and filmmakers," the studio said in a statement. "At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on 'Fast & Furious 7' for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping 'Fast & Furious' fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker."
Producers, cast and crew of the Fast & Furious franchise posted this loving tribute to Paul Walker on the official Fast & Furious page Wednesday.
Miranda Lambert surprised fans at the Country Music Awards earlier this month, looking thinner, toned and lovely on the CMA red carpet.
Once she showed off her slimmer self, the rumors started instantly. So this week Miranda had enough and posted an open letter to her fans shutting down a report that claimed she had surgery to lose the weight.
“Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me,” she wrote, “I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous.”
She went on to say that she lost the weight “the healthy and good old fashioned way.”
“Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield. As for the assumed number of pounds lost…? I don’t even know!” she added. ”Like I have always said, it’s not about a scale, it’s about how you feel and how your jeans fit.”
Miranda had a goal date in mind when she turned 30 on Nov. 10: “Mission accomplished!” she said. ”So for anyone who is tempted to read the “Trash Talk” please don’t. I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size. Thanks for the support yall!”
Hello World, my name is Eisele Kaye. pic.twitter.com/hZ6WbTYdbR— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) October 14, 2013
Now that’s a cool baby gift! Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott said that Darius Rucker and his wife Beth sent her an amazing custom made baby gift for daughter Eisele. Hillary said about her little girl, ”She has been showered with gifts…it’s been so amazing to see just how many people love her. Darius Rucker and his wife Beth sent us a rocking chair that has wagon wheels as the arms and has a pillow that says ‘Rock Me Momma Like A Wagon Wheel.''' Hillary sang the background vocals for Darius on his number one hot ‘Wagon Wheel.’
Weekend Box Office
1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," $161.1 million ($146.6 million international .... biggest November debut ever)
2. "Thor: The Dark World," $14.1 million ($24.8 million international).
3. "The Best Man Holiday," $12.5 million.
4. "Delivery Man," $8.2 million
5. "Free Birds," $5.3 million
6. "Last Vegas," $4.4 million
7. "Bad Grandpa," $3.5 million
8. "Gravity," $3.3 million
9. "12 Years a Slave," $2.8 million.
10. "Dallas Buyers Club," $2.8 million.
2013 AMA Winners
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Taylor Swift, Red
COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:
COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
SINGLE OF THE YEAR:
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly, “Cruise”
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Ariana Grande
ICON AWARD: Rihanna
POP/ROCK MALE ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
POP/ROCK BAND/DUO/GROUP: One Direction
SOUL/R&B MALE ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
SOUL/R&B ALBUM: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC ARTIST: Avicii
SOUL/R&B FEMALE ARTIST: Rihanna
POP/ROCK ALBUM: One Direction, Up All Night
RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
ALTERNATIVE ROCK ACT: Imagine Dragons
LATIN MUSIC ARTIST: Marc Anthony
Adam Levine has been crowned. "Sexiest Man Alive," by People magazine.
It's the first time Adam Levine who’s a coach on NBC's "The Voice" and lead singer of Maroon 5 has been named the magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive."
Adam tells People magazine, "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammy’s, but I didn't really think that this was on the table. I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."
How does he stay in such good shape? Adam credits yoga and spinning with helping him keep up his stamina and physique.
Levine became engaged to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo earlier this year.