He’s been over the moon at the arrival of his newborn daughter, and Vin Diesel chose a special name for his offspring, honoring his late friend Paul Walker in the process.
While chatting with Natalie Morales on “Today,” the “Fast and Furious” hunk explained, "While I was in the hospital, the name that I will give you is... I named her... I named her Pauline. There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just thought... I knew he was there and it felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world."
While Justin Bieber knew he was in for a rough night during his Comedy Central Roast, he never expected the roasters to take shots at the late Paul Walker.
However, Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero and Pete Davidson managed to weave the “Fast and Furious” hunk into their barbs and Comedy Central wasn’t having it. A network rep announced, “Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants full rein to try things knowing we have the edit to shape the show. Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast.”
The entertainment world suffered a tragic blow when Paul Walker died in a car crash last November, and following a lengthy grieving process, the bosses at “Fast and Furious 7” have enlisted Caleb and Cody to help them finish the film.
According to a Facebook message from the film’s producers, "We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.”
Making for a family-filled tribute, Paul Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, will stand in for their late brother in small scenes to complete "Fast & Furious 7."
A statement was released on Tuesday (April 15) via the film's Facebook page, which read, "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."
He’s never one to hold his tongue, and Ice Cube was less than pleased when he and his “Ride Along” partner Kevin Hart lost the “Best On-Screen Duo” trophy to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
The “Friday” star told USA Today, “We were robbed. Shame on you, MTV,” while stating that the “Fast and Furious 6” cohorts scored a ‘sympathy’ win given Walker’s death back in November.
Accepting the award on behalf of himself and his late co-star Paul Walker, Vin Diesel teared up during an emotional acceptance speech after winning MTV Movie Awards' Best On-Screen Duo on Sunday (April 12).
Posted to his Facebook page, the muscle-bound star spoke from the set of "Fast & Furious 7," noting their Best Team on Film award from the network twelve years before.