Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

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Universal Studios is now working on the sixth and seventh installments of the Fast and the Furious franchise. The two sequels will be billed as “Part 1” and “Part 2,” sort of like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You know, but terrible. Vin Diesel, in English if you would believe it, told Heat Vision that Chris Morgan’s superfluous script just wouldn’t fit in one movie. Here’s what the Pitch Black star had to say:

“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space. We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages. The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie!’ ”

Big Diesel and Paul Walker are set to be in the next two films as well as Evan Mendes and Michelle Rodriguez. The sixth film is slated to be released May 24, 2013.—-

The Transportation Security Administration says two officers found throwing daggers in a hollowed-out book at a checkpoint at Reagan-Washington National Airport.

Jeremy Wilcox of Norwich, Conn., proposed to his girlfriend via a holiday light display. She said yes via a gigantic Wendy’s sign that was also advertising the crispy chicken sandwich. 

A 65-year-old Utah woman faces charges after she sprayed an ice cream truck driver in the face with cleaning solution because she was upset about the driver’s prices.

Kanye West and Jay-Z responded to Syl Johnson’s copyright lawsuit by playing “Niggas in Paris” 12 times in a row.

Happy Birthday to Samuel L. Jackson, Kiefer Sutherland, Jane Fonda, Ray Romano, Andy Dick, Phil Donahue, John G. Avildsen, Frank Zappa et Mathieu Chedid.


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