12:51 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 12/02/2013 01:00PM
In Pleasantville, Paul Walker played Skip Martin. Here's how that character is introduced in the film's shooting script:
"He is extremely handsome with Jack Armstrong features and a Letterman's sweater ... Skip Martin flashes a huge Pepsodent smile."
If that doesn't describe Paul Walker and his high-wattage grin, we're not sure what does. In fact, as Walker's costars and friends continue to offer their memories of him, that smile is one of many positive attributes they cite.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 05:30PM
Jenni Rivera's new album will be released on Tuesday, almost a year after she was tragically killed in a plane crash in Mexico.
The record features songs from her last concert in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a release by Universal Group.
Rivera performed at the Monterrey Arena on Dec. 8, 2012, just before boarding a plane bound for Toluca, Mexico, which never arrived.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 03:00PM
Paul Walker's father has expressed the heartbreak he feels over his son's untimely death.
"I'm just glad that every time I saw him, I told him I loved him. And he said the same thing to me," Paul Walker Sr. said to CBS2's Greg Mills.
"His heart was so big," Walker Sr. added, "I was proud of him every day of his life."
Walker Sr. and his wife raised Paul and his three siblings in Sunland, Calif. "His brothers are all taking it pretty hard," he added.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 01:15PM
Paul Walker's final few hours were dedicated to people in need.
Before he lost his life in a car crash on Saturday, the actor attended his Reach Out WorldWide charity car show in Valencia, Calif., to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan and the Illinois tornados.
During his last few hours, the star was thrilled to see how many toys had been collected for the children suffering as a result of those devastating storms.
"He was excited because we got more toy donations than expected," Bill Townsend, 48, a friend of Walker's through the automotive scene, tells PEOPLE. "Paul said to me, 'The toy pile is twice as big as I thought it was going to be!' "
Originally posted 12/02/2013 08:10AM
Onscreen and off, Paul Walker loved the adrenaline rush of racing cars. But some of his time behind the wheel was quieter – and even closer to his heart.
Driving his daughter, Meadow Rain, to school in the morning, "I just shut up, sit back and stay quiet," he told PEOPLE in 2011, when she was about to turn 13. "She opens up and reveals a whole lot. The trick is to not ask questions, just listen. I'm figuring it out."
Walker, who died in a car crash on Saturday, was a proud and devoted father to Meadow, who turned 15 in November. Tragically, witnesses say, she was on hand to support her dad at his Reach Out Worldwide charity car show in Santa Clarita, Calif., when Walker and friend Roger Rodas left for a spin in a Porsche Carrera GT and never came back.
Originally posted 12/01/2013 11:00AM
Hours after the fiery car crash that killed Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the Fast and Furious movie franchise, and another man, details from eye witnesses and police have emerged to show that the accident occurred during a charity car show that went horribly wrong.
"We were collecting toys for the Indiana tornado victims and the Philippine [typhoon] victims," says Jim Torp, who attended the event held by Always Evolving, a Valencia, Calif.-based automotive company. "There were dozens of high-end race cars and custom-built cars on display."
As the car show was winding down, Walker, whose 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain also was at the event, got into a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with the car's driver, Always Evolving owner Roger Rodas.
Originally posted 11/30/2013 09:50PM
Paul Walker, star of The Fast and the Furious franchise, has died, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The actor, 40, died Saturday afternoon when a car he was in crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, Calif. The driver also was killed.
"When they arrived, deputies found the vehicle engulfed in flames," the police said in a statement. "The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire and subsequently located two victims inside the vehicle. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene."
"This is an ongoing investigation," Deputy Heischuber of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station tells PEOPLE. "A solo car crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the city of Santa Clarita, on the outskirts of Valencia. A 911 call came in from a bystander."
Originally posted 11/29/2013 10:15AM
Jane Kean, who was best known for playing Ed Norton's wife on The Honeymooners has died.
The 90-year-old died of complications from a fall, according to her niece, Deidre Wolpert, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kean, who had a four-decade-long career that included performing on Broadway and singing with her sister, Betty, in a nightclub act, played Art Carney's wife in the 1960s TV revival of the Jackie Gleason hit. (The role of Trixie was originally played by Joyce Randolph.)
Originally posted 11/28/2013 11:10AM
Television, film and theater actor Tony Musante passed away in New York City on Tuesday at age 77.
Musante, who recently played mafia boss Nino Schibetta on HBO's Oz, died from complications following surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The actor starred as the title character in the cop drama Toma, which ran for one season from 1973-74 and was based on the life of Newark, N.J., detective David Toma. He also played alongside Martin Sheen in the 1967 film The Incident, in which the two terrorized New York City subway riders.
Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:40AM
Hold on to your martinis, bereaved Family Guy fans. Love for Brian had fans hoping it was a ratings stunt, and now a new website has them wondering: Is Brian really dead?
A site "affiliated" with FOX and Seth MacFarlane's popular crass cartoon sitcom has cropped up – www.briansannouncement.com – and promises "a special announcement from Brian" with a countdown clock that shows the big reveal will happen on Dec. 6 at noon ET.
The sparse home page also features a blue sedan driving into the Griffin's mythical hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island, where the sign entices visitors to "come taste our clam."
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