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Paul Walker’s Brothers Will Fill in the Gaps in ‘Fast and Furious 7′



Two brothers of the late Paul Walker have joined the cast of Fast and Furious 7 to help filmmakers complete unfinished action scenes for the movie

Universal Pictures had halted production of the film out of respect for Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 on Nov. 30. But a long note to fans on the film’s Facebook page on Tuesday revealed that filming had resumed — with help from Walker’s siblings, Caleb and Cody.

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Happy Songs Become Terribly Sad With One Simple Change



Looks like Pharrell wouldn’t be so “Happy” if his song played in a different key.

That’s what The Gregory Brothers discovered while making a compilation of happy songs performed in minor keys, and vice versa for sad songs.

Along with Pharrell, the songify-ers dabbled with the tunes of Katy Perry, John Legend, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys and Imagine Dragons.

The group spent six weeks testing out the new format on Vine and Facebook, then…

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Obama Sanctions Putin’s ‘Cronies’ as Russia Moves to Annex Crimea



President Barack Obama announced a new set of sanctions on Russian officials on Thursday during a brief address on the White House South Lawn.

“We are today sanctioning a number of individuals with substantial resources and influence,” Obama said, announcing his third executive order targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government this month.

“Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the…

FXNow Sreaming iOS App Launches Ahead of ‘Simpsons’ Release



FX Networks has started the platform roll-out of FXNow, its new TV Everywhere serviceFXNow is FX Networks’ new HBO Go-like streaming service that allows cable subscribers to access a wealth of FX, FXX and FXM content from anywhere

Right now, the app features episodes of original FX and FXX TV shows such as American Horror Story, Justified and Archer, as well as shows syndicated on various FX Networks, including How I Met Your Mother and Parks and Recreation. The app also includes access to…

Project for Awesome Will Remind You to Be Kind



Don’t forget to be awesome: It’s the rallying cry of the nerdfighters, simply defined as fans of the Vlogbrothers, a YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers run by Hank and John Green

Not so simply, nerdfighters are members of a community complete with its own signature hand sign, slang (“French the Llama!”) and determination to decrease world suck

Nerdfighters are also, of course, made of awesome. And for the past six years on Dec. 17 and 18, this global community gathers where…

Warner Bros. iPad App Streams 500 Classic Films



Warner Bros. has brought its Netflix-style streaming movie app to the iPad, giving users access to its 80-year archive of classic movies.

Lovers of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall can now stream the Warner Archive Instant collection of more than 500 movies and television programming on iPads running iOS 6 and 7 as well as Roku. The service, which costs $9.99 per month and provides a free two-week trial, also includes closed captioning, a feature the company says was highly requested.


10 Christmas Movies Made Less Magical by Adulthood



A lot of things about Christmas change as you move from childhood into an adult.

The endless expanse of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve seems to shrink, presents become a responsibility instead of magically appearing under your tree, and the Christmas movies you’ve loved forever just don’t feel the same.

You can still keep the same holiday movie lineup, but as the years pass you’ll start questioning things that you…

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Listen to This Country-Western Cover of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’



Although Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video crushed Vevo’s record for most views in an initial 24-hour period, The Gregory Brothers may have topped her — at least in terms of song quality.

Coming hard on the heels of Cyrus’ video debut, The Gregory Brothers — known best for their “Songify the News” viral series — have released a country-western cover of the singer’s song

In the clip, above, the band trades in Miley’s…

Superman and Batman Set to Double Team the Big Screen



Warner Bros. made worlds collide on Saturday with the announcement at Comic-Con that Superman and Batman will be hitting the big screen together in a follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. The film, which doesn’t yet have a title, is slated for a 2015 release and is set to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder, who helmed Steel, is also attached to co-write the story with David S. Goyer, who will write the screenplay. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman. (Christian Bale has said he will…