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Production of ‘Fast & Furious 7′ has been shut down as the cast and crew mourns Paul’s death. But that didn’t stop one of the late actor’s fans from penning the perfect goodbye to Paul! What do you think of this fan-written plot for ‘Fast & Furious 7′?
After the tragic death of Paul Walker on Nov. 30, many fans were left wondering what would become of the upcoming film Fast & Furious 7. Now that Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and the rest of the cast and crew have taken a break from filming to remember their friend, a die-hard fan has stepped in to write his own version of Fast & Furious 7, which quickly went viral on Dec. 5.
Paul Walker’s Death Tribute: Fan-Written Plot For ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Goes Viral
Whoever wrote this plot is destined for greatness! The author manages to include every major character as he pays a fitting fast »
After the tragic death of Paul Walker on Nov. 30, the co-stars of The Fast and the Furious series are heartbroken and leaning on each other during this tough time. Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez have all gathered together to remember their friend, and in the meantime they will not continue filming.
‘Fast & Furious 7′ Shut Down
Universal Pictures released the following statement:
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. 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. »
- Emily Longeretta
“Fast & Furious 7″ star Paul Walker’s autopsy has been completed — but details on the examination are still pending. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s department told TheWrap on Tuesday that the “physical activity” portion of the autopsies of the bodies, presumed to be Walker and his friend and business partner Roger Rodas, have been completed. Also read: Paul Walker Death: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Calls ‘Fast and Furious’ Puzzle ‘Unfortunate’ However, nothing has been concluded from the examinations. Identification of the bodies is, as of this writing, still pending, and not expected to be worked on until later. »
- Tim Kenneally
We’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat: Extremely Bad Timing. Long-running game show “Wheel of Fortune” was left scrambling to explain itself on Monday, after an episode featured a puzzle with the solution “The Fast and the Furious” — just days after “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker’s death in a fiery car wreck at age 40. Also read: Paul Walker’s Death: Autopsy Scheduled for Today The show took to its Twitter account Monday night to explain that the episode had taped in early October, and that its airing Monday night was “an unfortunate coincidence.” “The show that included the puzzle ‘The Fast. »
- Tim Kenneally
Monday night's Wheel of Fortune featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" just days after star Paul Walker died in a tragic car crash. The show's Twitter account noted that the episode was taped on Oct. 4 and its airing on Monday night was "an unfortunate coincidence." The show that included the puzzle "The Fast and The Furious" was taped on 10/4/13. It's an unfortunate coincidence that it aired tonight. — Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) December 3, 2013 After the show, host Pat Sajak tweeted that he regretted the timing of the episode. Feel terrible
- Hilary Lewis
Can I get a ‘P’ for ‘Poor Timing,’ Pat? ‘Wheel of Fortune’ aired a pre-taped episode on Dec. 2 that featured a ‘Fast and Furious’ puzzle, mere days after Paul Walker’s tragic death. The show and host Pat Sajek have apologized, calling the mishap an unfortunate coincidence.
Paul Walker‘s family, friends, and fans are still grieving the actor’s untimely death on Nov. 30, so it must have come as a shock when Wheel of Fortune aired a pre-taped episode that featured a Fast and Furious puzzle only two days after the car accident that claimed Paul’s life.
‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Apologizes For ‘Fast & Furious’ Puzzle
Investigators are still searching for the truth behind the tragic car crash that also claimed the life of Paul’s friend Roger Rodas, so Wheel of Fortune viewers were understandably unhappy when the Dec. 2 installment featured a The Fast and the Furious puzzle. »
- HL Intern
File this one under: Ooops. "Wheel of Fortune" aired an episode last night that featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" ... just days after Paul Walker died ... and now the show is in full spin mode. During the show, producers ran a crawl on the top of the screen that read, "This episode was taped a few weeks ago, prior to the tragic passing of 'The Fast and the Furious' actor Paul Walker. »
- TMZ Staff
Paul Walker's tragic death is still fresh on the minds of his family, friends and fans. So when Wheel of Fortune had The Fast and the Furious as a puzzle answer on its Monday, Dec. 2 show, it didn't sit well with a lot of viewers. But, according to the show's official Twitter account, this episode was pre-taped on Oct. 4 and it was "an unfortunate coincidence" it aired just two days after Walker passed away at age 40. Host Paul Sajak tweeted that he "Feel(s) terrible about timing of 'Fast & Furious' puzzle tonight," adding that the episode, "Taped long ago & went out to 200 local stations days ago." Video: Paul Walker talks about loving his fans, his costar »
Paul Walker's death loomed over "Wheel of Fortune" on Monday (Nov. 2). That's because the game show had "The Fast and the Furious" -- the movie franchise that made Walker famous -- as a puzzle answer on the show.
How did something like that happen? The answer comes from the fact that "Wheel of Fortune" pre-tapes its shows as much as several months in advance. This episode, which featured veterans playing for the show's money and prizes, had been scheduled for weeks before Walker's shocking death in a car crash on Saturday (Nov. 30).
The "Wheel of Fortune" Twitter account posted a message on this before the show began:
The show that included the puzzle "The Fast and The Furious" was taped on 10/4/13. It's an unfortunate coincidence that it aired tonight.
-- Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) December 3, 2013
Despite the warning, many "Wheel" viewers were shocked when the answer to the final »
Not every television game show can be a Jeopardy! or a Wheel of Fortune, seemingly permanent fixtures of the television landscape. Not every game-show catchphrase can be "Come on down!" or "Is that your final answer?" Tons and tons of game shows have come and gone over the years, and some of them seem to be forever lost to the sands of time. (Which itself could be a game show, maybe with a giant hourglass of some kind? Just spit-balling … ) But here are ten wonderful and less wonderful game shows we'll never let you forget about.Contraption (Disney Channel, 1983–1989) Honestly, it's surprising more studios don't have game shows like this: Contraption revolved around clips from Disney movies. Kids watched snippets from films and then answered recall and comprehension questions based on the footage — and then engaged in odd physical challenges, sometimes involving tricycles. There's absolutely no reason »
- Margaret Lyons
The E.W. Scripps Company is mounting a challenge to primetime access stalwarts Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune. The company has inked a deal with MGM Domestic Television Distribution to distribute its game show Let’s Ask America nationwide, targeting the 7-8 Pm access hour Monday-Friday. Let’s Ask America was a home grown show, launching on several Scripps stations last fall and expanding to all 13 Scripps markets this fall, airing from 7-7:30 Pm. Interestingly, it is MGM and not Warner Bros., whose syndication division Telepictures developed Let’s Ask America for Scripps, that is handling its nationwide expansion. Let’s Ask America was one of two new game show formats, along with The List, that Scripps picked to replace Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune on its stations last year. It was happy with the results, especially in the demos, renewing and expanding both shows in the spring and starting to plot national distribution. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The ratings battle for the most popular syndicated talkshow is shaping up to be a tight one this fall, with a rising “Ellen” and “Live With Kelly & Michael” now within striking distance of “Dr Phil.”
For the first five weeks this fall, CBS TV Distribution’s “Dr. Phil Show” leads in households (2.9) and total viewers (3.75 million), flat year-over-year in the former and down slightly in the latter. But making it a tighter race this fall is Disney-abc Domestic Television’s “Live With Kelly & Michael” (2.7 in households, 3.49 million viewers overall), up 4% in both categories.
And Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” is third among talkshows (2.5 in households, 3.42 million viewers overall), up 4% and 9% respectively vs. last year at this point. DeGeneres, set to host the upcoming Oscars in March, has been delivering her largest daytime audiences ever in 2013.
“Ellen” is tied with NBCU Domestic TV Distribution’s “Maury” as the No. »
- Rick Kissell
Estey McLoughlin fills a void at CBS left since the departure of Aaron Meyerson this time last year. Estey McLoughlin exited her exec post as president of WB’s Telepictures Prods. syndie unit in May after the studio recruited former Fox alternative topper Mike Darnell for a larger role overseeing unscripted and syndication for Warner Bros. TV entities. Coincidentally, Darnell’s successor at Fox, Simon Andreae, was also named today.
“Hilary is a gifted and forward-thinking executive with an outstanding resume of success for identifying and nurturing talent, as well as launching successful shows in syndication,” said Nunez. “She also has a great track record of innovation in »
- AJ Marechal
Three months after Warner Bros TV brought in former Fox reality chief Mike Darnell in a broad unscripted/alternative role that includes overseeing first-run syndication division Telepictures Prods, Telepictures president Hilary Estey McLoughlin has jumped to rival CBS TV Distribution as President, Creative Affairs. There, she will report to Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group. McLoughlin, a 27-year Telepictures veteran who had headed the company since 2006, quietly stepped down immediately after Darnell’s appointment was announced in July. I hear she was offered a producing deal at the studio but declined. Estey McLoughlin is bringing a top-level first-run syndication expertise to Cbstvd, which has been lacking since the departure of Cbstvd president John Nogawski a year ago when CBS Studios International president Nuñez was given the reins of the division. At Telepictures, Estey McLoughlin shepherded such shows as Ellen and TMZ. At Cbstvd she will oversee all first-run syndication programming, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Sony has announced that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be added to PlayStation Plus members’ free Instant Game Collection when the Ps Store updates tomorrow, October 1, 2013.
From the minds of bestselling author R.A. Salvatore and the legendary comic book artist Todd McFarlane, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning holds the sad distinction of being the first and last project to be released from the now defunct 38 Studios. Despite the game’s less than successful sales record, Kingdoms of Amalur is widely considered to be a solid RPG, making it one of the highlights in October’s PlayStation Plus lineup.
Aside from the Igc addition, Sony is also discounting Flashback HD (Ps Plus Price: $7.99, Regular Price: $9.99), and the following titles for PlayStation Plus members:
Game Title Ps Plus Price Regular Price Wheel Of Fortune Ultimate Edition $17.19 $21.49 Jeopardy! Ultimate Edition $17.19 $21.49 Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy! Complete Pack $19.59 $24.49 Mx vs. Atv: Alive $8.99 $11.99 Mx vs. Atv: Alive »
- Justin Alderman
First step to winning the big $1 million prize on Wheel of Fortune : Land on the million-dollar wedge of the wheel. Second step: Correctly solve the puzzle. Third step: Correctly pronounce the puzzle you've just solved. Sadly, Paul Atkinson completed steps 1 and 2 Tuesday night, but things fell apart when he got to step 3. Instead of "corner curio cabinet," he said something that sounded like "corno curo cabinet," Deadspin reports. Even after a review, the producers didn't count it as a correct answer. But hey, don't feel too for bad for Paul: As Today notes, he would have »
- Evann Gastaldo
Kevin Hudson, one of two stage managers at Sony Studios, mans all 18 of the lot’s stages and checks every morning to see if there are any flaws or potential problems. His day starts at 7 a.m. — sometimes earlier if there’s a location shoot — and he’s on the job well into the evening, keeping things running smoothly. If there is anything that interferes with the shoot, be it an intrusive
animal, bird or structural problem on a soundstage, Hudson is on it. “I’m the person they call for anything,” he says. “If anybody here has a leak, they’ll call me and I’ll help.” In the past year or so, he’s worked on “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Jeopardy!” “Wheel of Fortune” and “Just Go With It.”
“I’ve had to come back here many different times in the middle of the night because of rain leaks, »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Up-and-coming country singer Maggie Sajak has a recognizable last name - she's the daughter of 30-year Wheel of Fortune host Pat! Maggie's making a name for herself in the entertainment world as she branches out into country music. She just completed a video for her latest single "Wild Boy" between semesters at her Ivy League college. Maggie visited us on Popsugar Live! to talk about balancing music and school, which is a tall task when you're considering going premed. »
- Allie Merriam
When it comes to programming gameshows on television today, what is the most important element?
A) Live viewing
B) A novel format
C) Celeb talent
D) App integration
The answer to that isn’t a simple one, as many producers and network execs have come to realize in recent years.
With the primetime heyday of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “Deal or No Deal” now a syndicated memory on television lineups, broadcast and cable networks are facing new challenges when launching gameshows in today’s market, thanks to the proliferation of high-speed Internet hookups, social media platforms and DVR use.
Yet execs — including NBC’s alternative chief Paul Telegdy — see gameshows as an opportunity to tap into something more “retro” in order to capture ratings and the public’s attention.
“What’s working on broadcast today are big, live events: American football, baseball, the Grammys, the Academy Awards, »
- AJ Marechal
It’s no more Mr. Nice Guy for the founder of hedge fund Third Point, a major investor in Sony. In a letter to his investors today, Daniel Loeb says he’s fed up with the performance of the electronic giant’s movie, TV, and music businesses — which he wants Sony to package in a separate stock, with a minority stake sold to the public. “We were surprised that after Entertainment’s highly touted big budget summer releases — After Earth and White House Down — bombed spectacularly at the box office, CEO [Kazuo] Hirai, speaking at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley conferences a few weeks ago, brushed off these failures saying: ‘I don’t worry about the Entertainment business, it’s doing just fine’,” Loeb says. Calling the films “2013′s versions of Waterworld and Ishtar,” Loeb says it’s “perplexing” that Hirai gave “free passes” to Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-CEOs Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor
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