Vin Diesel Believes Late Paul Walker Sent John Cena To Play His Brother In ‘F9’
WASHINGTON — Hollywood star Vin Diesel, who has played the character of Dominic Toretto in the “Fast and Furious” franchise for 20 years, recently said he had a “strange feeling” that Paul Walker sent John Cena to play his brother in ‘F9‘. When the time came to cast someone to play his brother for the upcoming “F9: The Fast Saga”, the actor admitted the search gave him a bit of “anxiety.”“Obviously, I’m multicultural,” said Diesel. “You could’ve cast anybody to be my brother. Who could you cast to be Dom’s brother and 20 years into the game? That is until John Cena captured the role of Jakob Toretto, a casting that Diesel believes the late Paul Walker, who starred alongside Diesel in the “Fast and the Furious” films before his death in 2013, had a hand in making happen.thewestsidegazette.com
From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star
Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, appears in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry" and Nicky Jam performs at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2017. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I relate a lot with Butch cause he’s like rough on the outside but it’s kind of like soft in the inside. But no one in the family was more excited than his “Tom & Jerry” “super fan” dad. What’s so big about this?’ And he’s said, ‘None of those guys are bigger than ‘Tom & Jerry’,” Jam said.
Hollywood attempts to weather the coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus precautions were already popping up in Hollywood: "No handshakes or selfies" signs were posted outside the room where Vin Diesel was promoting his new movie. The entertainment industry went into full retreat. There was not a sector of the entertainment business left untouched by the unprecedented decisions made Thursday to try to slow the spread of the virus. The Hanks news "really marked a turning point," said Richard Rushfield, the editor of the entertainment industry newsletter The Ankler. Yet in the disruption, Rushfield said, we may finally get an answer to the question that has been vexing the theatrical business for years.cbsnews.com
Review: Why wait? ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ worth rushing to see
If the Hollywood mantra for making blockbusters is “faster, faster, faster,” then the creators of “Sonic the Hedgehog” have wisely ignored it. Sonic the Hedgehog at the "Halo" along Hall Road in Sterling Heights on Feb. 6, 2020. But things didn’t look too good when a trailer dropped last April that portrayed Sonic as more rat-like with creepy human teeth. One great sequence ends with everyone agreeing on a common enemy: hipsters. “Sonic the Hedgehog,” a Paramount Pictures release, is rated PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language.
DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week
The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Post Malone, Kevin Hart, Vin Diesel, Cardi B, Chris Brown, Guns N’ Roses and Maroon 5. I remember Super Bowl came here 10 years ago and it was a special time. Khaled will perform at Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest’s EA Sports Bowl, the VEWTOPIA Music Festival and Rolling Stone’s party. Others, too, will perform several times throughout the week, including Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, the Chainsmokers, DaBaby, Marshmello, Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill and Tiesto. Gaga, who headlined the halftime show in 2017, will perform at the same venue for AT&T TV Super Saturday Night, held a day before Super Bowl 54.
Cardi B has joined 'Fast and Furious 9'
Cardi B joined Vin Diesel on the set of the latest "Fast & Furious" film. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Cardi B has already conquered the music charts and now she has set her sights on Hollywood. The rapper turned actress was on the set of "Fast & Furious 9," according to a video the film's star Vin Diesel posted on his official Instagram account. Pa mi Gente... #Fast92020 #Fatherhood""Day 86 here on the set of Fast 9," he says in the video. Cardi agreed.