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See This/Skip That: From Bad Words to Need for Speed

See This/Skip That: From Bad Words to Need for Speed

Originally posted 03/14/2014 02:05PM

Jason Bateman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Aaron Paul all hit theaters with new movies this weekend, but only one of them is really worth the ticket.

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Vin Diesel Shares Touching Video of 'Brother' Paul Walker | Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel Posts Video Tribute of 'Brother' Paul Walker

Originally posted 01/08/2014 12:00PM

Vin Diesel has taken to the medium he and Paul Walker shared to provide some of his fondest memories of his late costar and friend.

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Vin Diesel Announces New Fast & Furious 7 Release Date | Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel Announces New Fast & Furious 7 Release Date

Originally posted 12/23/2013 07:10AM

Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page Sunday night to post a photo of himself and Paul Walker and tell fans that their Fast & Furious 7 will be released April 10, 2015.

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Official: No Mechanical Issues in Paul Walker Car Crash

Paul Walker Car Crash: Officials Find No Mechanical Issues

Originally posted 12/18/2013 06:30PM

Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the Fast & Furious star.

The investigation also has ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to slam into a light pole and tree.

The car, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, is notoriously hard to handle.

"We're looking at speed and speed alone," a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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The Rock Raked It In in 2013 – He's This Year's Top-Earning Star

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Named 2013's Top-Earning Movie Star

Originally posted 12/17/2013 04:15PM

Robert Downey Jr. is no longer the highest-earning actor in Hollywood. That honor now belongs to a different man of steel – Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Topping Forbes's new list of the top-grossing actors of 2013, Johnson's star vehicles – which included the action flicks Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6 – took in a combined $1.3 billion in global ticket sales and cemented his place as this year's most bankable movie star.

Downey Jr. – who topped last year's list of highest-grossing movie stars thanks to the hugely successful The Avengers – came in a close second to Johnson this year, despite starring in Iron Man 3, the top-earning movie of 2013, which raked in $1.2 billion.

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Paul Walker Rode in a Special Porsche Built for Speed

Paul Walker Rode in a Special Porsche Built for Speed

Originally posted 12/10/2013 10:15AM

The limited-edition Porsche Carrera GT that Paul Walker and Roger Rodas crashed in was an unusually powerful and intricately designed sports car – and one of Rodas's favorites, an auto technician who maintained and rode in the car tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Jason Doornick, 25, who serviced the high-performance vehicles at Always Evolving, Rodas's custom car shop in Valencia, Calif., says he conducted a 350-point inspection of the 2005 Porsche a couple of weeks before the single-car wreck that killed both men. He says the car had only a few thousand miles on it and seemed fine.

"As far as I know, I was the last one to touch it," Doornick tells PEOPLE.

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Thousands Gather at Paul Walker Crash Site to Honor the Late Actor

Paul Walker Crash Site Becomes Memorial Gathering Place

Originally posted 12/08/2013 06:30PM

A chorus of whirring engines paid tribute to the late Paul Walker Sunday as thousands gathered at the Santa Clarita, Calif., crash site where the actor died last Saturday.

Many mourners arrived in high-performance vehicles, a nod to Walker's star turn in The Fast and the Furious franchise, as well as his personal love of cars. Several vehicles Walker drove in the movies were on display in a church parking lot near the crash site, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Walker died alongside friend Roger Rodas after the Porsche Carrera GT Rodas was driving careened into a light pole and tree, then burst into flames. An autopsy confirmed Walker, 40, died of "traumatic and thermal injuries." Authorities say speed played a role in the crash.

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Paul Walker Fast & Furious Tribute Casts a Loving Spell on Readers

Paul Walker Fast & Furious Tribute Casts a Loving Spell on Readers

Originally posted 12/07/2013 03:25PM

Of all the many tributes to Paul Walker over the past week, the one from his Fast & Furious crewmates resonated most with readers.

And of all the glad tidings of the season, the Grinch-iest seemed reserved for a certain reality-show family.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, click on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

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Vin Diesel Shares Emotional Visit with Paul Walker's Mom | Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel Shares Emotional Visit with Paul Walker's Mom

Originally posted 12/07/2013 10:50AM

Vin Diesel cemented his devotion to his brother on Friday in a heartbreaking Facebook post honoring his close friend and Fast & Furious costar, who died in a fiery car crash last Saturday.

Diesel explained that he jumped on a plane and made a beeline to Walker's mother's house directly after hearing the news of his death. His reaction after they embraced in grief appears to have simultaneously surprised, touched and shattered the action star.

"His mother hugged me and said, 'I am so sorry,' " he wrote in a post that has already garnered more than five million likes. "I said, 'Sorry? You're the mother who lost a son' ... She said 'Yes, but you lost your other half.' "

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Watch This Touching Paul Walker Tribute Video from Fast & Furious | Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker

Paul Walker Tribute Video Created by Fast & Furious

Originally posted 12/05/2013 09:05AM

It's no secret that the cast of the Fast & Furious franchise was extremely close, as was reflected in the on-screen chemistry that helped make the action series so successful.

This, too, is what no doubt accounts for making this Paul Walker tribute video, which the franchise released on its official YouTube channel Wednesday, so affecting.

Set to "Coming Home" by P.Diddy, and running slightly more than two minutes, the video is neither maudlin nor overwrought. It's simple, artful and genuine – which is exactly why it's the perfect tribute to Walker.

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