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INDUSTRY NEWS
Paul Walker's Latest Movie, Brick Mansions, Will Debut This Spring

Nationwide, fans of Paul Walker will have the very special opportunity to watch the late actor's role in the movie, Brick Mansions. The movie is a remake of the French film, District B13, and it has been confirmed that this action packed thriller will be released on April 25th, 2014. Furthermore, it has been reported that Relativity Media and EuropaCorp will make a donation equivalent to the cost of the film's world premiere to Paul Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide. The movie also features co-stars RZA and Catalina Denis and is directed by Camille Delamarre.

Paul Walker's other film, the last installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious 7, is also set to be released in theaters April 10, 2015.

BLIND FATE
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Inconclusive

Last Sunday, Hollywood lost one of its most compelling actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman. The academy-award winning and nominated talent was found dead in his New York City apartment the morning of Februrary 2nd with a syringe in his arm and 70 baggies of what appeared to be heroin.

However, the released preliminary results of the autopsy were "inconclusive," meaning they did not immediately point to overdose, as seemed most obvious. The medical examiner office will continue to test before an official cause of death will be released.

Hoffman had publicly admitted to having struggles with heroin and drug addiction. After staying sober for nearly 20 years, he had checked into a rehabilitation center last year shortly folowing a relapse.

BLIND FATE
Selena Gomez Left Rehab Early to Promote Movie

It was recently revealed that Selena Gomez was in rehab to reportedly get help to move on from her relationship with Justin Bieber. Gomez checked into a 45-day program at a recovery center called The Meadows in January. The program she specifically checked into is called Dawn, which is to help treat drug and alcohol abuse, although her rep stated that she did not enter the program for substance abuse.

Although she entered a 45-day program, Gomez left after two weeks of treatment so she could attend the Sundance Film Festival to promote her upcoming film Rudderless.Gomez reportedly was planning on returning to the recovery center after attending the film festival but decided against it.

SILVER SCREEN
Sunday 2014 Review: Skeleton Twins

Playing two dispirited siblings, former SNL stars, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, breathe depth and life to serious roles as they use their comedic talents to navigate the gray waters of depression. Skeleton Twins opens with a shot of the despondent sister and brother, who have been living across country from each other for ten years, attempting suicide in their bathrooms. After brother Milo, a slight masochist and struggling LA actor, fails at his attempt, he comes to live with his sister, Maggie, a dental assistant living in the same small New York town where she grew up in. Maggie’s husband, Lance (Luke Wilson), a good, respectable guy, is ready to start a family; Maggie, however, is less than fulfilled with the relationship. What unfolds on the screen is a belated bonding of the two who, both complex by nature, begin to understand each other as they explore their similarities and venture on similar interests. Along the way, we are able to enjoy much belly laughter as the pair lip sync to the classic '80s Starship record "Mannequin" and when they take nitrous oxide in the dentist office. Eventually, however, trouble arises as resentment that has been building up over the past decade unfolds. Prepare for that which you could never be too prepared for: the unknown pastures of life.

TV TALK
Biggest Loser Winner Too Skinny

The confetti exploded in the air and everyone cheered in excitement when The winner of The Biggest Loser was crowned last night. 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson took home the title and the $250,000 grand prize when she weighed in at 105 pounds and losing 59.62% of body weight.

However, after months of following her emotional journey, fans quickly took to Twitter to express mixed feelings after Rachel revealed the final results of her transformation. She now may be too skinny.

Rachel began the reality show weighing 260 pounds. Once a high school swimmer, she gave up a full college scholarship to follow a boyfriend to Europe. When the relationship ended, she moved back home depressed and gained over 100 pounds in the process.

BLIND FATE
Paul Walker Leaves $25 Million Estate to Daughter


Last November, fans everywhere were devastated when Paul Walker passed away at the age of 40 due to a car crash. Earlier today, a copy of his will revealed that the star left his entire $25 million fortune to his 15-year-old daughter Meadow.

Meadow has been living with her mother Rebecca Soteros in Hawaii ever since Walker's death. However, Paul's father, the named executor, has petitioned the court to appoint Cheryl, Paul's mother, as Meadow's legal guardian as outlined specifically in the will. She would then be custodian of the $25 million until Meadow comes of age.

The court hearing will take place later this month.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Ke$ha Continues Treatment for an Eating Disorder
SILVER SCREEN
Sundance 2014: Review of Boyhood

Sundance Film festival devotees flooded into the theatres to see one of the most highly anticipated films of the year: Boyhood. Written and directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, this tremendous and honest film spans 12 monumental years of one boys childhood, as it shadows him from the ages of 6 to 18. Linklater is also known for his work in Before Midnight , which is part of The Before Trilogy , and Dazed & Confused.

TV TALK
Our Mandatory Super Bowl Commercial Roundup

Super Bowl XLVIII may have been a little bit of a letdown for some, but it definitely gave us some memorable commercials. Here are just a few of the best and the worst.

BEST:

2) Audi - Even Sarah McLachlan gave up on this disturbingly adorable pooch.

3) Budweiser - Alright, admit it! You got a little emotional too. All the tough men in the room had to quickly wipe away some mysterious dirt in the eye when these two Budweiser commercials aired.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
Drake Performs at REVOLT TV's Super Bowl Party

There were many pre-Super Bowl parties that took place in New York City this past weekend leading up to the big game on Sunday night. One of the parties that took place on February 1 at Time Warner Cable Studios was for REVOLT TV which is owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

As part of the party, Drake performed songs from his album Nothing Was the Same as well as “We Made It” and “Trophies.” He also performed with rapper French Montana and Diddy who performed his own song “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

Some of the celebrity guests that attended the party included Funk Flex, Paul McCartney, Katie Couric, Mary J. Blige and Hayden Panettiere.