The production team behind the Fast & Furious movie franchise released a moving tribute to actor Paul Walker, 40, who was incinerated along with a friend in a single car accident in California last weekend.
Predictably, the coroner’s report listed the cause of Walker’s death as “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” from the high speed impact and the fire that engulfed the $450,000 Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding in.
According to the coroner’s report, Walker initially survived the violent impact, but he died “within seconds” after the crash.
UPTOWN’s editor-in-chief Isoul Harris speaks with 80s R&B ICON, Jody Watley. The former Shalamar member talks about being an influence to young artists and setting trends in fashion and music.
Click here to watch the full interview.
‘Glee’ star Amber Riley and her dance partner Derek Hough won the coveted championship trophy during the Dancing With The Stars Finale on Tuesday. Riley’s surprising footwork and her inspiring enthusiasm helped boost the season 17 ratings 17%, according to USA Today.
Riley said she had no hopes of even making it through to the final round when the season began.
“When I first started, I just didn’t think there was any way that I could win. It wasn’t a thought for me. It was just like, ‘Go and do your best, do your best,’ ” she said after Tuesday’s finale. “With every week, I kind of wanted it a little bit more and toward the end, I was just like, ‘Man, it’s actually possible. I’m in the finals.’ Getting through to the end was a reward in itself, but the trophy was the cherry on top.”
Watch Amber Riley and Derek Hough’s Samba and Quickstep (Fusion) dance after the break.
Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson cheered on her boyfriend OKC Thunder star Serge Ibaka before he got ejected from the game for tussling with LA Clippers stars Blake Griffin and Matt Barnes during the Clippers’ 111-103 victory at the Staples Center on Wednesday, November 13, in Los Angeles, CA. Keri looked nervous until she saw her man getting the upper hand in the skirmish.
Beyonce’s little sister, Solange Knowles, stopped by Hot 97 to promote her new compilation album on Angie Martinez’s show on Wednesday.
Solange recalled pulling the “Knowles card” on a bully in the 7th grade around the time Beyonce’s song “No, No, No” was a hit.
“I used the [Knowles] card because there was this one kid, he was so obnoxious,” said Solange. “He was constantly kinda bullying, doing the most… called my mom the B-word. This kid was just out of control. I wrote petitions to get this kid [thrown] out of school. His name was Brandon. I said, ‘my sister is coming here and you’re gonna be really surprised who she is.’ [Beyonce and Kelly Rowland] pulled up, and I will never forget the face he made. They were coming to beat him up, but it was Destiny’s Child coming to beat him up,” she said.
former TLC manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid appeared as a guest on The Wendy Williams Show to defend herself against “bogus lies” in the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
The Talk Diva asked all the pertinent questions about the salacious rumors that Pebbles’ ex-husband, LA Reid, slept with former TLC girl group member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.
Thomas has denied the rumors numerous times over the years, but her vigorous denials have fallen on deaf ears.
Mainly because everyone knows Chilli is lying.
Watch the full episode after the break, courtesy of Yardie.