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Hollywood and the world are mourning the loss of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker. The actor was killed in a car accident this past Saturday at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon in Valencia, California. TMZ was first to break the news, just days after an internet hoax had claimed the star was killed in a crash. Walker was a passenger in the car with his friend and financial advisor Roger Rodas. The two had just left a charity event held in support of Walker's organization Reach Out Worldwide. The 2005 Porsche Carrerra GT, drivent by Rodas apparently slammed into a light pole and a tree before bursting into flames. The accident happened near the shop Always Evolving Performance Motors which Rodas owns and people still at the event reportedly heard the crash, grabbed fire extinguishers and ran down to the accident site trying to put out the fire but the two were trapped inside. It is still early in the investigation, but speed was a factor according to the Los Angeles County Sherrif's office.
Because of the condition of the bodies, which were badly burned, dental records will be used to positively identify the victims, said Los Angeles County coroner's investigator Dana Bee. CNN has stated, "The car, which sold for $450,000 when new, is a notoriously difficult vehicle to handle, even for professional drivers, according to Autoweek magazine. A top driver called it "scary," the magazine reported Sunday. It is powered by a V-10, 610-hp engine."
Walker's blue eyes first caught everyone's eyes back in the 1998 film Pleasantville, but really hit the map in the 1999 films Varsity Blues and She's All That. He is of course best known for his role in The Fast in the Furious franchise. The 40 year old was in the middle of filming Fast 7. It is not yet known what will happen with the film.
Reps took to Walker's official Facebook page and Twitter to confirm the sad news saying " It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences."
The world did not just lose a beautiful man and a great actor, but a humanitarian who did so much to help those in need and make the world a better place. He is survived by his 15 year old daughter Meadow. One Source Talent would like to send our deepest condolences to Paul and Roger's family, our thoughts our with them during this awful time. Paul will live on in our hearts and in the legacy of his films and his charity work. R.I.P. Paul.
17 Detroit talent were requested to audition for a stage musical and fashion show named "This Is My Rhythm."
It is being done by the Corporation for Artistic Development or CAD. At the age of 17, CAD, Inc. was envisioned and founded by Detroiter, Regina A. Mack. Before coming to CAD youth, burn victims, participants with disabilities, senior citizens, struggling college students and youth from foster care were often forgotten, ignored and lonely. Incorporated in 1981, CAD has brought joy to people throughout Michigan providing grant writing, thousands of meals, donations, tutoring, trainings and economic empowerment opportunities to over 30,000 children, disabled, seniors, veterans, neglected aged out foster care youth and the homeless. CAD has produced hundreds of performances in dance, television, theater, fashion, fine arts and music.
It is set to be a multi-cultural extravaganza. The show is written, directed and composed by Regina Mack. The band leader, music director and saxophonist is Dave Whitelaw. Auditions for the show are set to take place on November 14th in downtown Detroit. This is a benefit for the Payne Pulliam School of Trade and Commerce for their 40th Anniversary. Proceeds will go to their New GED Center to help fight illiteracy.
This grand scale production features various elements of culture from seven different continents including: dance, music, history, make-up, fashion, food, drama and more! Following the timeline from 4,000 years ago to the present; the music, fashion , dance and history will demonstrate the evolution of each particular continent/ culture and the struggles and triumphs associated with each. The theatrical dramatics, dance musical, fashion show, narrative, acrobatics and more, culminates to bring all continents and cultures into one common theme of unity in realizing "out of many, one people". In essence, that we each contribute good to each other (the whole) and in unifying we are the universally sufficient. The reception to the extravaganza is a multi-cultural culinary experience in which each continent's cuisine is featured at different food stations for guests to sample. Also, there will be an unforgettable stellar performance by the House band from "The Greatest Musician TV Show", directed by renowned saxophonist David Whitelaw.
The tour dates are sent to begin in January and take place through April. Good luck to all 17 of our talent who have been requested to audition. This looks like such an awesome and unique tour to get the chance to be a part of !
Well here's one we didn't really see coming. Sylvester Stallone let it all out on Twitter that Bruce Willis was not going to be in Expendables 3 for being "greedy and lazy". He first tweeted "Willis Out.. Harrison Ford In!!! Great News!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!" Before tweeting "Greedy and Lazy....A sure formula for Career failure" Ouch! He didn't have to say who exactly he was referring to but we all know it was implied that he was talking about Willis. It is being reported that a representative for the actor confirmed that the tweet referred to Willis.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "A source with knowledge of the situation says the fallout was over a specific money demand. Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. "He said he'd drop out unless he got $4 million," this source close to the production says. "A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no." Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join the Expendables cast.The insider adds, "I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford - a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film." Willis' reps at CAA declined to comment."
The first film, The Expendables was released in 2010. THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge-one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers. The film had a budget of 80 million dollars and went on to gross over 274 million worldwide.
In the second film The Expendables 2 The team accepts a mission from Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) to retrieve an item from a safe from an airplane that was shot down in Albania. Lead by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), the team includes former SAS soldier and blades specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), martial artist Yin Yang (Jet Li), weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture), and sniper Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), the group's newest member is Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth).When a member of their gang is Kidnapped and killed, his comrades vow to avenge him. Although the odds are stacked against them, the band of mercenaries rip through opposing forces, wreaking havoc in the already hostile territory. They're also faced with the task of shutting down a deadly threat with enough power to shift the balance of the world's power forever. This film went on to gross 271 million worldwide. Looks likely the third film will match or break this.
The Expendables 3 is set to be released next August. The budget is slated at more than 90 million dollars! In addition to Stallone and Ford, the cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and Wesley Snipes.
That's right, our talented girl Diamond White has landed a reoccurring role on the upcoming Nickelodeon show Haunted Hathaways.
In this brand new show, fantasy meets family, kooky meets spooky, and the Hathaway family meets... ghosts? After being uprooted from New York to New Orleans, the Hathaways were ready to just get back to their normal lives in their new home, but little did they know that a family of ghosts had the same idea! Can two families, literally from different worlds, live in haunted harmony?
Her first appearance on the show aired on July 27th, and we are excited to to hear about her success in future nickelodeon auditions
Diamond has also announced recently to PopStop TV that she has been busy at work on her debut album. "There's some big news! I'm working on an album, so that's really awesome," she said. Diamond has producer/songwriter Toby Gad, who has also worked with Beyonce, Fergie, and Rachel Crow, lined up to help her with the new album.
Diamond came to us at just 8 years old. We knew then she had something special. The twinkle in her eye, the sweetest heart, a monster of a voice and determination all lead her to landing the role of Little Netti in the Chicago Broadway show "The Color Purple". We sent Diamond to New York to audition, while the casting director's thought she was too young for the production, they suggested she travel to Chicago the next day for the audition. She nailed it and was offered the role touring with them for two years. Diamond went on to perform in the Las Vegas production of The Lion King. She and her mom then moved to Los Angeles with hopes to further Diamond's career.
After little progress, her mom took her to audition for XFactor. Diamond made it through to the Top 16 making it on to Britney Spears team. She was sent home, but brought back by the judges with the Wild Card. Diamond went on to make it to the Top 6! This definitely was the break she was looking for. Now with her reoccurring role on Haunted Hathaways and her album in the works, this is only the beginning for her. We will keep you updated on Diamond's progress. Be sure to check her out on the Nickelodeon show which airs on Saturdays at 8:30/7:30 central.
That's right, the Dutchess of Cambridge is in labor!
The world has been anticipating this over the last week. Reports are saying that shortly before 6 a.m. local time Monday, Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in London. She checked into its posh Lindo Wing.
Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duke of Cambridge was by his wife's side as they traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the hospital. "Things are progressing as normal," a palace spokesperson said. The Royal protocol states the palace will be silent until Kate gives birth. Once she delivers the child, her doctor will sign an official bulletin announcing the royal boy or girl's birth. That proclamation will next be brought outside through the main entrance of the wing and be taken to a car that is waiting and be delivered by security escort to Buckingham Palace! This is when the world will finally learn the baby's gender, weight and time of birth, along with any other key details surrounding the child's arrival. Now, this is what will happen pending the baby be born between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. local time. If the baby arrives after those hours, the palace states that the bulletin's delivery will be delayed until the following morning. Talk about royal treatment!
Once Kate and Will are preparing to leave the hospital, the two with their newborn will pose for photos outside of the wing before leaving. The child, who will be bestowed the title of prince or princess, will now be the third in line to the British throne following Charles and William. It is a duty and privilege that will now be granted to the heir regardless of gender. The rules of succession have been amended to allow for the couple's first-born child and not merely a first-born son, to eventually ascend to the throne. If the couple indeed welcomes a baby girl, she will be only the sixth woman to be crowned queen in her own right in the 1,500-year history of the British monarchy.
The couple met all the way back in 2001 at St. Andrews University where they studied art history. The two reportedly became a pair after sharing a house together with two of their friends. In 2010 Clarence House announced that William and Kate had become engaged. The couple has 12 years of history together and this surely marks another beginning for them. Everyone is waiting patiently to find out who the newest addition to the succession of the crown will be a new queen or king!
Glee star Cory Monteith has passed away. The actor's body was found in his hotel in Vancouver, Canada. His publicist, Melissa Kates confirmed the news to USA Today, "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
In a news conference Saturday evening Vancouver police said that Monteith was found at noon on the hotel's 21st floor. He checked into the hotel July 6 and had been expected to check out Saturday. When Monteith missed his checkout time at noon, hotel staff went to his room and found him. "An autopsy is scheduled for Monday," Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard said. "The coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play." Hotel security records indicated he had returned to his room in the early-morning hours of Saturday and was believed to have been alone at the time of his death.
The actor had voluntarily admitted himself into a rehab facility in March for substance addiction. He completed the program in late April and checked out.
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States. It focuses on the William McKinley High School glee club New Directions competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality, and social issues. Entering its fourth season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. This year, the members of New Directions compete amongst themselves to be the "new Rachel" and hold open auditions to find a fresh crop of students. Meanwhile, the graduating class leaves the comforts of McKinley for the real world where Rachel struggles to please her demanding NYADA teacher and Kurt second-guesses his decision to stay in Lima. In addition to the regular cast, GLEE has featured guest appearances by a wide range of talented performers, including Carol Burnett, Kristin Chenoweth, Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Jonathan Groff, Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel, Olivia Newton-John and Britney Spears. Neil Patrick Harris and Gwyneth Paltrow both won Emmy Awards for their guest appearances on the show.
The actor was dating Glee co-star Lea Michele. The actresses reps released this statement "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time." 31 year old Monteith appeared in 89 episodes of the show.
Glee's executive producers, along with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, released a statement Sunday: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with, and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the star during this tragedy.
The singer, actress and Fashion Star judge has given birth to her second child, a baby boy this past Sunday E! News has confirmed. According to Simpson's rep she and her retired footballer fiancé Eric Johnson are over the moon about it. The little boy was born in Los Angeles at Ceders-Sinai Medical Center via a scheduled C-section. The newborn boy has been named Ace Knute Johnson.
The is the second child for the 32 year old. She and her husband also have a one year old daughter Maxwell. Jessica first hit it big in 1999 with her debut single "I Wanna Love You Forever" which was released on September 28, 1999. The single entered the top of the Billboard Hot 100 where it hit number 3. It went on to be certified Platinum. The title track to Irresistible, her 2001 follow-up, was a crossover smash, charting on the Hot 100 (#15), the Rhythmic Top 40 (#12), Top 40 Mainstream (#3) and Top 40 Tracks (#5).
But it was the success of her 4 times platinum album, In This Skin, which marked Jessica's debut as a songwriter and further refined her ever-evolving voice as an artist. "Sweetest Sin," the album's first single to hit the Top 40, is a marked change from the giddy teen pop that launched her career.
Having made her mark in the music industry, it wasn't long before Hollywood was knocking on her door. In addition to a recurring role on That 70's Show, Jessica's MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica launched in 2003, and was a huge hit, making her a household name. In 2005, Jessica made her film debut as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard, and released a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'" for the movie's soundtrack which topped the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks charts and was certified platinum. Jessica also appeared in the Dane Cook film Employee of the Month for Lions Gate Films.
Jessica just finished recording her fifth solo album, " A Public Affair" to be released August 29th on Epic Records.
Jessica has been praised by fans and recognized by critics with three Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Artist, Love Song of the Year and Red Carpet Fashion Icon, and nominations for two American Music Awards including Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. She has also graced the covers of many high-profile magazines, such as Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire and Elle.
We send our love and congrats to the happy couple on the newest addition to their family!
Hollywood and the world lost one of our favorite "mob bosses" yesterday. Actor James Gandolfini who played the infamous Tony Soprano has died.
More details surrounding what happened are emerging. It is being reported that James Gandolfini's teenage son called for help after discovering his father collapsed in a bathroom, according to the manager of the Italian hotel where the star was staying. According to Antonio D'amore, who runs Hotel Boscolo, The actor was still alive when the ambulance arrived. It is suspected the Emmy Awarding winning actor suffered a heart attack in the bathroom of his hotel room at around 10:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. local time) He said Gandolfini's son, Michael, was with him in the room and called for help. Hotel staff rushed to the room and found the actor on the bathroom floor, D'amore said. Workers tried to resuscitate him but he was taken to the nearby Policlinico Umberto I hospital.
Claudio Modini, head of the hospital's emergency room, told The Associated Press that Gandolfini was declared dead at 11 p.m. (5 p.m. ET), 40 minutes after being admitted. He said an autopsy would be performed, as required by local law, with the preliminary results likely due on Friday. The Emmy-winning actor was later pronounced dead Wednesday at age 51.
The actor and his family were in Rome visiting before his scheduled appearance on Saturday as guest of honor at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.
The actor's colleagues and friends have been speaking out about this tragic loss.
"He was a genius," said "Sopranos" creator David Chase. "Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time."
Federico Castelluccio, who was Gandolfini's co-stars on the Sopranos, described the actor as "really well-naunced" and "one of the greatest actors".
HBO released a statement saying:
"We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. "He was a special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us."
The actor appeared in 51 titles dating back to 1987. He had roles in the films Terminal Velocity, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, A Civil Action, 8MM, Surviving Christmas and All the Kings Men before receiving the role that changed everything, Tony Soprano, in the HBO series Sopranos. The show ran from 1999 to 2007. The actor was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards and took one home for his role. He has been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy Awards and won 3 for playing Tony.
The actor didn't stop once the show wrapped. He went on to appear in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Welcome to the Rileys, Killing Them Softly, and the film Zero Dark 30. He recently completed an Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project and Animal Justice release dates for both projects have yet to be set.
While we don't have clarity on exactly what happened yet, we do know that the world and acting community has suffered a terrible loss. James Gandolfini was an incredible actor, his talent shined through in each role he played and his legacy will live on forever. RIP Mr. Gandolfini. Thank you for your inspiration, talent and what you have brought into our lives, you were taken from us far too soon.
There is a new addition to the Kardashian clan. Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West welcomed a baby girl over the weekend. Kim Kardashian gave birth to a daughter at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, Calif., according to E! The new mom gave birth 5 weeks early. According to E!, network, papa West was by Kardashian's side for the delivery. The network also reports that the baby weighed in at under five pounds.
Kardashian was reportedly taken to the hospital on Friday night after she became sick. West was by Kardashian's side for the delivery, E! reported. The Entertainment Network also stated that the baby weighed in at less than five pounds. As always the family took to their Twitter accounts to speak their minds and offer congrats to the new parents. Grandma for the third time Kris Jenner took to Twitter on Sunday to wish Kanye a happy Father's Day. Kim's sister Khloe also posted about the new addition on Sunday night saying "I can not even begin 2describe the miracle that is now apart of our family. Mommy/baby are healthy &resting. More info will come when the time is right!" she continued. "Thank you all for understanding! We love you all dearly! Overwhelmed with love right now."
The 32 year old reality star first made headlines back in 2007 when a sex tape was released of her and then boyfriend Ray-J. The socialite was awarded 5 million dollars in court as a result. Later that year she and her family hit E! with a reality series titled Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The family has also had two spin-off shows on the network. Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. The shows followed the sisters and revolved around their fashion boutique chain D-A-S-H. In August of 2011. The reality star had a very public wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries. The wedding aired on E!. Unfortunately, the marriage didn't last long, that October Kim filed for divorce after just 72 days of marriage. Their divorce finalized this month! That was the second marriage for Kardashian. She was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.
Kanye west has a name of his own. He is a recording artist, record producer, film director and fashion designer! He was a producer on Jay-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint. His first album as an artist was released in 2004. He has a total of 5 solo albums, all of which have gone platinum and all have been commercially successful. If that weren't enough, he also has his own record label, GOOD Music, which is home to artists John Legend, Mos Def and Big Sean.
The couple started dating in 2012. We still don't know the name of the new celeb baby, but we soon will, they won't be able to keep it quiet for long! We send our best wishes and congrats to the new parents!
The Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum and his actress and dancer wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are proud new parents! According to US Weekly, multiple sources have confirmed to the mag that the two have welcomed a bouncing baby girl. The couple welcomed their daughter into the world this past Thursday, May 30th at a hospital in London.
"I thought my body was going to change so quickly with pregnancy that I'd freak out. But it was really gradual. There's a reason women are pregnant for nine months; by the end, you're ready to have this baby." Jenna told Glamour Magazine in their May issue.
Tatum and Dewan-Tatum met on the set of "Step Up" in 2006. After dating for three years, the couple tied the knot in July 2009 and announced that they were expecting a baby together last winter.
Tatum caught attention when he appeared in the dance film Step Up with now wife Jenna. He has since went on to appear in Step Up 2: The Streets, Stop-Loss, Public Enemies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John, The Dilemma, The Son of No One, 10 Years, The Vow, Magic Mike and Side Effects! Of course Magic Mike is what caught everyone's attention. The film is about Mike (Channing Tatum) who is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American Dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo.But at night... he's just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. The more the ladies love him, the more they spend, and the happier that makes club owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Seeing potential in a guy he calls the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), Mike takes the 19-year-old under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of dancing, partying, picking up women and making easy money. It's not long before the club's newest act has fans of his own, as the summer opens up to a world of fun, friendship and good times. Meanwhile, Mike meets the Kid's captivating sister, Brooke (Cody Horn). She's definitely someone he'd like to know a lot better, and it looks like he has a chance...until his lifestyle gets in the way. "Magic Mike" also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias.
The hunky actor has four films in production and 7 more in development! Jenna has stated that the two became friends first and then something blossomed. Jenna has since appeared in several films and television shows including one that was filmed in Michigan that we helped staff the extras for "American Virgin" starring Rob Schneider.
Congrats to the happy couple! These two seemed to be so in love and happy, we're sure their daughter will be beautiful as ever!
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