Michael Jackson paternity claim for Brandon Howard shown false: report

…and the saga takes a whole new dimension. I still think he looks like a younger Michael.

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B Howard has denied involvement with a stunt that claimed Michael Jackson was his biological father.

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B Howard has denied involvement with a stunt that claimed Michael Jackson was his biological father.

The kid is not his son.

The DNA result that allegedly proved the King of Pop fathered a 31-year-old singer named Brandon Howard was a pathetic fake ripped straight from the Internet, TMZ reported Friday.

Even the logo from the purported DNA lab that produced the results was false — taken from the DNA testing lab in “Terminator Salvation,” the site said.

The expose of the flimsy fakes came after Alki David — who runs FilmOn.com — held a press conference Thursday to announce he had proof Michael Jackson was the biological dad of Brandon Howard.

David said the DNA tests showed there was a 99.9999% probability that Howard was sired by Jackson.

Howard, the son of a gospel singer who was a close friend of Jackson’s, has denied any involvement with David’s stunt. Howard didn’t appear at Thursday’s press conference to unveil the results.

CEO of FilmOn.com Alki David claimed he had DNA proof that Michael Jackson was B Howard's father.

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CEO of FilmOn.com Alki David claimed he had DNA proof that Michael Jackson was B Howard’s father.

David, 45, is the heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company and digital media entrepreneur whose companies include FilmOn.TV Networks, Channel 3 Dish Networks and more.

According to TMZ, David claims he bought an old dental impression used by Michael Jackson. It was auctioned off by the Beverly Hills dentist who used to treat the pop star, David said.

He sent DNA from the impression and a sample obtained from Howard to a mysterious lab in Ireland for paternity tests, he claimed.

According to him, there’s no doubt B Howard is Jackson’s progeny.

But when TMZ got a copy of the so-called DNA results, the story started to unravel.

There’s no genetic testing lab in Ireland called “DNA Lab,” the company name on the results, TMZ said.

The claim by FilmOn.com’s Alki David that Michael Jackson fathered B Howard appears to be false.

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The claim by FilmOn.com’s Alki David that Michael Jackson fathered B Howard appears to be false. 

And the logo was quickly identified as a fictitious creation straight from the movies.

Even the DNA results themselves can be found online, TMZ reported.

“A simple Google image search of ‘DNA result’ turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got,” TMZ wrote on its website Friday.

Jackson, one of the most successful American performing artists of all time, died June 25, 2009, in his California home. He was killed by a fatal dose of two powerful drugs — propofol and benzodiazepine — that he took to get to sleep.

He had three children believed to have been delivered from surrogate mothers: Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.

B Howard, who sounds and looks eerily akin to Jackson, came forward after the singer’s 2009 death and said the superstar was his dad.

Attempts to contact David and FilmOn were not immediately successful.

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DNA test on fatherhood of Brandon Howard may actually match with Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father

Well, well, well! Even as a kid I had my suspicions about the hit song Billie Jean and fully expected some girl to pop outta the woodwork to refute his denials but when It never happened (I waited some cool 5 years to hear that news) I shrugged it off and focused on other gossip.

Joe has been portrayed by the family as the villain but if it was Michael issuing a disclaimer all those years ago, then methinks Michael is most probably the father. The Jackson kids all bear a phenomenal resemblance to each other yea? (a pair of them Jermain and someone else actually look like twins to me) but to me this dude does not just bear that generic look, he particularly looks like Michael. He certainly resembles MJ a whole lot more than the ones who currently bear the family name.

Also the mother looks like she would have gone for MJ not JJ. They are closer in age and Michael was at the peak of his career when the Billie Jean song came out.

Or maybe its just wishful thinking on my part? By the way, I want to see pictures of the Jackson patriarch when he was younger. I am still trying to figure out how he produced such lovely kids!

The test first made an alleged link to the King of Pop himself, but a source close to the Daily News said the Jackson patriarch is actually the father of Howard, who is believed to be referenced in Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit ‘Billie Jean’ with the line: ‘The kid is not my son.’

BY AND / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSBrandon Howard , Michael Jackson's self-professed long lost son going public with DNA evidence Thursday.

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At first, the DNA test allegedly showed that aspiring singer Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson’s son, but a source said the father is actually Jackson patriarch Joe Jackson.

It could have been the Jackson Six.

Organizers of an off-the-wall DNA test claimed on Thursday to have proven that Michael Jackson is the biological father of singer Brandon Howard.

But a source close to the Jackson clan told the Daily News that it was Joe Jackson — the King of Pop’s pop — who is the actual father.

Joe Jackson may actually be the father of Brandon Howard.

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Joe Jackson may actually be the father of Brandon Howard.

Howard, who is believed to have been born in 1981, has long been rumored to be the child Jackson referenced in the 1982 hit “Billie Jean” with the line: “The kid is not my son.”

The Jackson family has long been aware of speculation that Howard is Michael Jackson’s son. They just don’t buy it.

“I’ve been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe’s son,” the source said.

Brandon Howard, reportedly born in 1981, is allegedly the child referenced in Michael Jackson's 1982 hit 'Billie Jean.'

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Brandon Howard, reportedly born in 1981, is allegedly the child referenced in Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit ‘Billie Jean.’

Attempts to reach Howard, who does not have a birth certificate, were not immediately successful. His mother, 53-year-old pop singer Miki Howard, was reportedly repped by Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson in the 1980s. She also appeared in the 1993 movie “Poetic Justice” with Janet Jackson.

The genetic mystery — is he Jacko’s son or his brother — reached a bizarre peak at a press conference in Beverly Hills on Thursday that was organized by shipping heir Alki David and streamed live on his FilmOn.com website. Brandon Howard wasn’t present for the hyped announcement but confirmed in a Facebook post that he gave a DNA sample for the test.

Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon, revealed the results, and claimed he obtained a sample of Michael Jackson’s DNA from a dental device that had belonged to the “Thriller” singer. He purchased the device at auction.

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Brandon Howard was allegedly conceived during a dalliance between the King of Pop's dad and singer Miki Howard, 53, a source tells the Daily News.

Brandon Howard was allegedly conceived during a dalliance between the King of Pop’s dad and singer Miki Howard, 53, a source tells the Daily News.

Goodman pulled a piece of paper from an envelope and said the test showed the “probability” of the King of Pop being a parental match was “99.9 percent.”

“I think we have the proof,” Goodman declared.

Despite Goodman’s claim, the paperwork did not include the names of the test subjects or the name of a testing lab, but David told viewers such tests are typically done anonymously and that other information was redacted as a security safeguard.

Brandon Howard provided a DNA sample for the test.

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Brandon Howard provided a DNA sample for the test.

“I’m sure that there will be doubters and there will be haters and there will be those who create, build a controversy, but it is what it is,” David said.

Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman didn’t see things that way, however.

“It sounds like a fraud to me,” Weitzman told the Daily News later Thursday.

Brandon Howard has admitted Michael Jackson is a big inspiration for his work, but he claimed Thursday he had nothing to do with David’s press conference.

“I’ve never self-proclaimed to be Michael Jackson’s son,” he said in a Facebook video. “I’m definitely not suing the estate. I’m taken care of very well. And also, I make my own cash, OK?” (Dee says: Right on bro! Thats the spirit!)

Former child actor Corey Feldman, who was pals with Michael Jackson during his moonwalking heyday, attended David’s press conference and told The News he believes The Gloved One is the father.

“Personally, I do, because I’ve never met two people who were more alike in my life,” Feldman, 42, said.

Culled from nydailynews.com

Pilots on Justin Bieber ‘pot plane’ were ‘forced to wear oxygen masks and star and his dad were so abusive to plane hostess she had to cower in cockpit’

Yup. This is what happens when parent turns friend. Real sad Bieber’s father seems to know no better. Living the 5 star life at his son’s expense eh? Isn’t it nice he suddenly reappeared after Justin became a star?

  • Justin Bieber took a private jet from  Canada to Teterboro, New York City
  • Plane ‘reeked of pot’ and pilots forced  to wear gas masks to avoid inhailing
  • Bieber and entourage were so offensive to  attendant she hid in cockpit
  • Jet was searched with sniffer dogs but no  unsmoked marijuana was found
  • Third incident in 2014, after arrests for  DUI in Miami, and assault in Toronto

By Sara Malm

Justin Bieber has been accused of abusing a  flight attendant on a private jet until she was forced to hide in the  cockpit.

The troubled teen singer and his entourage  were also said to have smoked so much marijuana on the flight between Canada and  New Jersey that the pilots were forced to wear oxygen masks.

Bieber, 19, his father Jeremy, 38, and ten  friends travelled on the leased jet to Teterboro airport ahead of the Superbowl  and were allegedly so verbally abusive towards the female flight attendant that  she refuses to work for him again.

Accused: When Justin Bieber, pictured ion New York on Monday, flew a private jet from Canada to New York City to watch the Superbowl he allegedly smoked to much marijuana on the plane the pilots had to wear oxygen masks

Accused: When Justin Bieber, pictured in New York on  Monday, flew a  private jet from Canada to New York City to watch the Superbowl  he  allegedly smoked to much marijuana on the plane the pilots had to wear  oxygen masks

Despite several warnings, the singer and his  father Jeremy would not stop verbally abusing the flight attendant, and she  eventually hid in cockpit with the pilots to avoid Bieber and his  entourage.

According to an official report, Justin  Bieber and his father Jeremy were ‘extremely abusive’ towards the flight  attendant.

‘The captain of the flight stated that he  warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking  marijuana,’ the official report of the incident, obtained by NBC News, reads.

‘The captain also stated he needed to request  that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant  and after several warnings asked the flight attendant to stay with him near the  cockpit to avoid any further abuse.’

On the morning after the jet was searched, Justin Bieber was spotted out in NYC posing for pictures with his adoring fans in the snow

On the morning after the jet was searched, Justin Bieber  was spotted out in NYC posing for pictures with his adoring fans in the  snow

False alarm: A police search found nothing suspicious and Bieber and his entourage were free to go

False alarm: A police search found nothing suspicious  and Bieber and his entourage were free to go
In trouble again? Justin Bieber, seen here on Wednesday, may have once again come under suspicion for using drugs

In trouble again? Justin Bieber, seen here on Wednesday,  may have once again come under suspicion for using drugs

 

The New York Post reported that police  detected ‘a strong odor of pot’ and sent drug sniffing-dogs on board.

According to a TMZ report, the singer was flagged by US.  Customs officials upon landing in New Jersey because he has two criminal cases  pending in Florida and in his native Canada.

News of the latest incident tops off a week  full of legal trouble for the Canadian star. On Wednesday, he turned himself  into Toronto authorities after being charged with assault.

TMZ reported that the fight with the limo  driver began when Bieber asked for the music to be turned up.

The driver obliged, but not as much as Bieber  was hoping, so he apparently stuck his hand through the partition to do it  himself.

The driver swatted his hand away and then it  errupted into a full-on smack fest as Bieber then hit the driver in the head  multiple times.

He already faces a charge of driving under  the influence after getting caught drag racing in Miami.

Bieber has pleaded not guilty to DUI,  resisting arrest without violence and driving without a valid license in the  Miami case.

A preliminary toxicology report released  Thursday showed that he tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug  Xanax. Bieber told police after the arrest that he had been smoking marijuana  and had taken a prescription drug, saying that his mother gave him the  medication.

Being held: The private plane that allegedly brought Bieber, his father, and their entourage to New Jersey's Teterboro airport was searched by authorities after landing

Being held: The private plane that allegedly brought  Bieber, his father, and their entourage to New Jersey’s Teterboro airport was  searched by authorities after landing

Role model: Bieber's father, Jeremy, is said to be going to watch the Super Bowl with his music star son this weekend

Role model: Bieber’s father, Jeremy, is said to be going  to watch the Super Bowl with his music star son this weekend

 

Bad week: Bieber was arrested for DUI in Miami last Thursday (pictured) and turned himself in on assault charges in Canada on Wednesday, but also has outstanding vandalism charges against him in California

Bad week: Bieber was arrested for DUI in Miami last  Thursday (pictured) and turned himself in on assault charges in Canada on  Wednesday, but also has outstanding vandalism charges against him in  California

 

His father was with him while they were in  Florida and was at his side in Canada on Wednesday.

Late Thursday, Bieber posted a photo of his  father, Jeremy, with a praise-filled caption.

‘I have the greatest Dad in the world. He’s  taught me how to love, learn, and stay true to myself. I will forever be  grateful because he was my superehero,’ he wrote on his Instagram  photo.

In California, the singer remains under  investigation for an egg-tossing incident that left his neighbor’s house with  thousands of dollars in damage. If Bieber is charged in that case, a California  judge may look at him more harshly in light of the Florida and Toronto cases,  said Stan Goldman, a criminal law professor at Loyola Law School, Los  Angeles.

Bieber has not addressed the vandalism claim  in California, and his attorney Howard Weitzman has said the singer’s legal team  believes their client is innocent in the Toronto case.

His court date for the Miami DUI incident has  been set to March 3, two days after he turns 20.

A Miami-Dade County judge set trial for the  three misdemeanors; driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving  with an invalid license.

Bieber’s lawyers have already filed a written  plea of not guilty and initial trial dates are often delayed.

Beliebers: After word spread of the star's landing, fans gathered outside the gates of the private airport hoping for a glance of the troubled star

Beliebers: After word spread of the star’s landing, fans  gathered outside the gates of the private airport hoping for a glance of the  troubled star

Culled from dailymail.co.uk/

“foreign gods, inc.”

This heart warming book review caught my attention as I trolled the net for stories this afternoon. It’s a book  will look for and buy in hopes that my appetite for reading, once voracious, will be restored.

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BY SHAY HOWELL

Bitter, sweet, pulpy, and rich in flavor, Okey Ndibe’s second novel “foreign gods, inc.” reads like the uncracked innards of a strange fruit. Each sentence a carefully crafted, holistic expression of Ndibe’s eloquence, smacks of a master at work.

Here, he gives us Ike (pronounced ee-kay): a Nigerian cabdriver living in New York City. By a bitter twist of Manhattan irony, Ike ekes out a meager salary driving cabs despite his university training in economics. With sweetness, Ike returns home to Utonki, Nigeria, where his family has felt his struggles in New York even more bitterly, subsiding and starving from the intermittent money he sends. His family embraces him as a leader returned, but Ike knows better.

More a prodigal son than a true leader, Ikechukwu Uzondi– “Ike” for short– struggles between worlds, grasping at a tenable solution for himself, his family, and his struggling hometown. Thinking like a true economist, his solution to poverty lies in finding the quickest path to the most money. An economic solution to economic problems.

Okey Ndibe tells Ike’s story with fiery clairvoyance, breaking apart Ike’s conundrum piecemeal. Ike came to America to build a career, make money, and help him solve his home’s larger problems. Finding himself stuck driving a cab instead, Ike becomes obsessed with finding another way. As if flailing in quicksand, the more he tries to solve his own problems, the more he sinks lower into his morass. He drinks to escape his failures and gambles to assuage the notion he is not trying hard enough. Fueled by alcohol, he becomes obsessed with gambling, trying to leverage what little he has towards a promising pay-off, only to ever worsening outcomes.

Desperate for money after two failed marriage arrangements, Ike chases a dream to Nigeria that he hopes will pay off big–for once. He will return to Utonki and smuggle a priceless statue of the war god Ngene out of the country, which his uncle watches over as head priest in Nigeria. In the international art market, he is sure he can get top dollar for this carved deity at the upscale New York gallery called foreign gods, incorporated (stylishly left uncapitalized to hint at the chic trend of capitalizing on deity sales).

Like all that he does, this plan is risky business, most of all for Ike. As a smuggler, he toys with losing all the rest of his money, the respect of his family, even his freedom if the Nigerian police catch him and decide his bribes are insufficient. Ike takes no lessons from the Reverend Walter Stanton, a British colonial missionary who came to Utonki a hundred years previous to displace the war god Ngene. Stanton sought spiritual pay-off in his mission to supplant Ngene with Jesus and ended up losing his mind, and ultimately his life.

Ike cannot resist recognizing the stakes of his own mission, “Death seized his thoughts,” upon returning to Utonki. “Death presented its awful face in the charred bark of trees. It loomed in the scalding rage of the very air. Its scent laced the air, giving it the reek of turned earth and dead, rotted leaves.”

With foreboding tone, every action Ike takes leaves a bad taste in the reader’s mouth. Death looms near in a beautiful silence, waiting its turn in patient, watchful stance. This is the pit at the center of the fruit: toxic, and hard enough to break the crowns In your teeth.

Shay Howell’s home and heart is in Alabama where she was born, but she currently lives, works, and writes in San Francisco. She earned a degree in Africana Studies and French from Bard College after living in Mali.

Culled from nydailynews.com

Thousands honor Paul Walker at impromptu car rally in Los Angeles

During the course of the week gone by a series of ugly stories surrounding the actor’s death came up: from the individual who had somehow managed to obtain pictures of Walker’s corpse, to the fanatic Christian sect that threatened to picket his funeral. And all I could think was, “wow, humanity sure can stoop low.”

So it gladdens my heart to know that, in the midst of all the sickos, there are still millions out there who not only appreciated Paul Walker in life but are also determined to celebrate him in death.

The story below is heart warming.

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Up to 20,000 were  expected to show up at a rally in the Los Angeles suburb where Paul Walker died  on November 30 in an impromptu memorial rally. The 46-year-old “Fast &  Furious” actor’s business partner, Roger Rodas, was also killed in the car  crash.

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“We’re huge Paul Walker fans and car enthusiasts. So we’re all just trying to  go there and pay our respects,” said fan Chris Ho, of the Los Angeles  area.

An impromptu memorial rally for Paul  Walker on Sunday produced a slow and furious traffic jam as thousands of  fans in souped-up cars paid tribute to the actor.

Streets in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita were turned into parking  lots as fans of the “Fast & Furious” star flocked to a makeshift shrine near  where he lost his life Nov. 30 in a fiery crash.

Up to 20,000 people were expected to show up to the rally, as word of the  event spread quickly on Facebook and Twitter.

Many of the mourners drove to the scene in modified Porches, Corvettes and even Toyota Camrys. A sign in the rear window of one white Honda Accord read, “Race in Paradise Paul Walker.”

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Many of the mourners drove to the  scene in modified Porches, Corvettes and even Toyota Camrys. A sign in the rear  window of one white Honda Accord read, “Race in Paradise Paul Walker.” 

“We’re huge Paul Walker fans and car enthusiasts. So we’re all just trying to  go there and pay our respects,” said fan Chris Ho, of the Los Angeles area.

Ho was bogged down in traffic about a mile from the spot on Hercules St.  where Walker was killed. Fans piled flower bouquets and left condolence notes at  the spot.

Thousands of “Fast & Furious” fans held a memorial and rally Sunday for Paul Walker (above inset), some even leaving messages on pole (r.) scorched by Walker’s burning car.

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Thousands of “Fast & Furious”  fans held a memorial and rally Sunday for Paul Walker (above inset), some even  leaving messages on pole (r.) scorched by Walker’s burning car.

Fans were undeterred by bumper-to-bumper traffic that stretched several  miles from Interstate 5 to Hercules St.

Many of the mourners drove to the scene in modified Porches, Corvettes and  even Toyota Camrys. A sign in the rear window of one white Honda Accord read,  “Race in Paradise Paul Walker.”

Streets in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita were turned into parking lots as fans of the “Fast & Furious” star flocked to a makeshift shrine near where he lost his life Nov. 30 in a fiery crash.

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Streets in the Los Angeles suburb of  Santa Clarita were turned into parking lots as fans of the “Fast & Furious”  star flocked to a makeshift shrine near where he lost his life Nov. 30 in a  fiery crash.

“I think he represents a lot of us,” fan Andrew Kellogg said of Walker, as he  slowly made his way to the memorial.

“He had the same mantra we all live by: We enjoy the kind of lifestyle we  have with the cars and the kind of passion we all have for them,” Kellogg  said.

A parade of car drive past the make shift memorial for actor Paul Walker, star of the "Fast and The Furious", on December 8 in Valencia, California.

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A parade of car drive past the make  shift memorial for actor Paul Walker, star of the “Fast and The Furious”, on  December 8 in Valencia, California.

Sheriff’s deputies were posted at nearly every intersection leading to the  memorial, directing traffic and enforcing traffic laws.

Jeff Baynes, 22, parked his souped-up Ford Mustang miles away and walked to  the memorial.

“I grew up watching him. He was my superhero,” Baynes said of Walker. “I’m  very, very saddened.”

Walker was a passenger in a high-performance red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when his friend and business partner, Roger Rodas, lost control and smashed into a light pole and tree. The car burst into flames and both men were burned beyond recognition.

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Walker was a passenger in a  high-performance red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when his friend and business  partner, Roger Rodas, lost control and smashed into a light pole and tree. The  car burst into flames and both men were burned beyond recognition.

Walker, 40, starred in five of the six “Fast & Furious” movies and had  been filming the seventh when he was killed.

He was a passenger in a high-performance red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when  his friend and business partner, Roger Rodas, lost control and smashed into a  light pole and tree. The car burst into flames and both men were burned beyond  recognition.

Police suspect the car was speeding when it crashed.

Walker and Rodas had just left an event for Walker’s charity, Reach Out  Worldwide, when tragedy struck.

Culled from nydailynews.com

 

Terrence Howard ‘secretly weds his girlfriend of one month’

I see another divorce in the making. Lets give em 18 months shall we?

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By  Daily Mail Reporter

Terrance Howard appears eager to have a fresh  start.

As the 44-year-old actor is reported to have  tied the knot with his latest love, a Canadian by the name of Miranda, whom he’s  only been dating for one month.

The couple hinted at their nuptials by both  wearing gold bands on their wedding fingers to the premiere of The Best Man  Holiday in Los Angeles, California on November 5.

Newlywed? Terrance Howard has reportedly tied the knot with his girlfriend of one monthNewlywed? Terrance Howard has reportedly tied the knot  with his girlfriend of one month

It does the job: Terrence, left, and Miranda, right, showed off their wedding bands at the premiere
It does the job: Terrence, left, and Miranda, right, showed off their wedding bands at the premiere
 It does the job: Terrence, above, and Miranda, below,  showed off their simple wedding bands at the premiere

A source confirmed the sudden marriage to RadarOnline, joking that it  was ‘not  out of character’ for the Crash star.

‘It’s another one of his outlandish moves… he  only knew and/or dated her for about a month!’

Meanwhile, The Butler star has been ordered  to stay at least 300 yards away from his ex-wife Michelle Ghent until 2006,  following a domestic violence attack during a family getaway to Costa  Rica.

Yet, a source recently told Radar that  Terrence was still compelled to break his wedding news to Michelle.

‘Terrence called up Michelle to tell  her  about the marriage and taunt her about it,’ an insider claimed to  the website.  ‘She needs to cut him off for good.’

The former couple have a long history of  contention.

Here comes the bride? The Canadian by the name of Miranda, right, and Terrence were seen wearing wedding bands to the premiere of The Best Man Holiday in Los Angeles, California on November 5Here comes the bride? The Canadian by the name of  Miranda, right, and Terrence were seen wearing wedding bands to the premiere of  The Best Man Holiday in Los Angeles, California on November 5

 

Michelle alleged that soon after they married  in 2010 he started hitting her. In December 2011, nine months after their split,  she claimed that Howard had even threatened to kill her.

It was the first time she filed a restraining  order, and the two finalised their divorce this May.

In July, the actor took Michelle on a trip to  Costa Rica in the hope of rekindling their relationship,  bringing his family  along as well.

But things soon reportedly turned nasty, with  Michelle alleging that during the tropical vacation the Hustle & Flow actor  threw her to the  floor and kicked her, resulting in her obtaining a black  eye.

Howard later countered her claims, insisting  he did not lay a finger on her  and that she had attacked him with a pepper  spray, striking his adult  daughter and another family member as  well.

Former flame: The actor has been ordered to stay at least 300 yars away from his ex-white Michelle Ghent, rightFormer flame: The actor has been ordered to stay at  least 300 yards away from his ex wife Michelle Ghent, right

She soon after went to an LA court showing  off that black eye.

Michelle is Terrence’s second ex-wife. He was  previously married to Lori  McCommas for 13 years until 2005; they have three  children, Aubrey,  Heaven, and Hunter.

In 2012 Terrence became a grandfather when  his daughter Aubrey, now 19, had a child.

MailOnline has contacted Terrence’s rep for a  comment but has yet to receive a response

Culled from dailymail.co.uk

Paul Walker ‘was in a STREET RACE when he died in fireball crash’

I never knew this guy in person so why does his passing hurt so much? Its stories like this that make you wish you could raise the person up from the dead, shake ’em, spank ’em and yell, “what were you thinking?” before giving them a hug of relief. Sadly, that will not be the case in this matter.

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  • Police are now probing whether the  supercar was racing at the time of fatal crash
  • The driver of the vehicle was former race  car driver Roger Rodas, Paul Walker‘s friend and financial  adviser
  • Father Paul  Walker Snr has paid tribute to his son: ‘His heart was so big. I was proud of  him every day of his life.’
  • The 40-year-old starred in five of the  six Fast & Furious films about illegal street racing and heists 
  • A teaser leaked online for the  franchise’s latest DVD chillingly includes Walker’s co-star Tyrese Gibson saying  the line: ‘Promise me, no more  funerals’, before Walker replies: ‘Just one more.’
  • Walker leaves behind daughter, Meadow,  15, and long-term girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, 23
  • Officials  confirm speed WAS a factor in the crash as sources  say a steering-fluid leak may have also caused the driver to lose  steering

By  Alex Greig, Tara Brady and David McCormack

The supercar that actor Paul Walker was in  when he died was racing another vehicle at speeds of more than 100mph when the  fatal crash occurred, witnesses claim.

Police are investigating tip-offs from  possible witnesses that the Porsche‘s owner Roger Rodas, who also perished in  the crash, was in the middle of a street race at the time, TMZ reports.

Other reports today claim the former Pirelli  World Challenge race car driver was going 100mph just moments before the  crash despite traveling through a 45mph zone.

‘Though the investigation is in its early  stages, investigators from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department believe the  Porsche was going over 100 mph,’ a source close to the investigation told Radar.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone who  may have video of the car to come forward.

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Fans gather and place flowers on Sunday at the scene of a fiery crash that killed Fast & Furious star Paul Walker in the Santa Clarita area of Los AngelesFans gather and place flowers on Sunday at the scene of  a fiery crash that killed Fast & Furious star Paul Walker in the Santa  Clarita area of Los Angeles
xIn this photograph actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast & Furious action movies, is seen stepping into his friend Roger Rodas’ Porsche GT just moments before the horrendous crash in which the pair lost their lives

It is understood the fatal incident took  place in an area popular with street racers.

The new twist in the case comes as Paul  Walker Snr, the Fast & Furious film actor’s father, paid an emotional  tribute to his son, saying: ‘His heart was so big. I was proud of him every day  of his life.’

Choking on his tears, Mr Walker told website  JustJared: ‘I’m just glad, that every time I  saw him, I told him I loved him. And he would say the same thing to  me.’

Describing how friends and relatives had  rallied around to support the family in their time of grief, he added: ‘You  can’t beat friends at a time like this. His brothers are all taking it pretty  hard.’

Mr Walker also told how his son had been  determined to cut back on filming commitments to spend more time with his  daughter just before he died.

He said: ‘He told me “I want to take a  hiatus”, his daughter Meadow is just 15 and “I  don’t have much more time to be  with her” and then boom, he got another  movie. He would say, “I don’t know what  to do.”

No survivors: The remains of the Porsche Carrera GT lie where the vehicle came to rest. The steering wheel shows the driver's position, meaning that Walker would have been sitting at the point where the vehicle struck the treesNo survivors: The remains of the Porsche Carrera GT lie  where the vehicle came to rest. The steering wheel shows the driver’s position,  meaning that Walker would have been sitting at the point where the vehicle  struck the trees
Heartbroken: Paul Walker's father, Paul Walker Senior paid tribute to his son today as family members joined fans to mourn at the makeshift memorial at the crash site
Heartbroken: Paul Walker's father, Paul Walker Senior paid tribute to his son today as family members joined fans to mourn at the makeshift memorial at the crash site
 Heartbroken: Paul Walker’s father, Paul Walker Senior  paid tribute to his son today as family members joined fans to mourn at the  makeshift memorial at the crash site

Today co-star Tyrese Gibson wept as he  visited the crash site to lay flowers. Hundreds of fans have turned the site  into a makeshift shrine.

Meanwhile, a haunting clip of tragic actor  Paul Walker promising there would be  ‘just one more’ funeral in the next Fast & Furious film was leaked  online just three days before he died in the  smash.

In the teaser  scene, from Fast & Furious  7 but released as an extra on the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Fast & Furious  6, Walker’s character, Brian  O’Conner, makes the remark to co-star Tyrese  Gibson’s character, Roman  Pierce, at the funeral of Han and Gisele.

Standing in the graveyard, Gibson turns to  Walker and says: ‘Promise me Brian, no more funerals.’

‘Just one more,’ responds Walker, a reference  to Jason Statham’s villainous character  Ian Shaw.

The clip was leaked on film website  Movies.com on November 27. Fast & Furious 6 is to be released on DVD and  Blu-ray on December 10 in the U.S.

Disbelief: Damian Diaz writes on a Racer's Prayer board as people gather around a make-shift memorial site at the spotDisbelief: Damian Diaz writes on a Racer’s Prayer board  as people gather around a make-shift memorial site at the spot
Remembered: Dozens of fans have now flocked to the scene to pay their respects to the star

Sheriff’s deputy Peter Gomez said  investigators are continuing to work to determine how fast the car was traveling  and what caused it to lose control, Fox News reported. They will be investigating  whether the driver was distracted or if he swerved to avoid something in the  road.

It comes amid claims the crash may have been  caused by a steering malfunction in the high-performance sports car.

Sources linked to Always Evolving – the shop  co-owned by Walker and the Porsche driver Roger Rodas – told TMZ they saw evidence of a fluid burst and  subsequent fluid trail before the skid marks at the accident site.

They said the noticeable lack of skid marks  until just before the crash site suggest the driver may have lost control of the  steering. On top of that, they appear in a straight line, not in a swerve  pattern as normally occurs when a driver loses control of a car.

The sources also told the website that  the flames spread so quickly to the front  of the car reinforces their theory of a  steering fluid leak. The engine of a Porsche Carrera is at the back of the  vehicle.

It was also revealed today that the  eight-year-old son of Rodas was one of the first to the site of the horrific car  crash.

Before the flames had even died  down, Rodas’s son heroically came rushing  to try and pull his dad from the inferno.

‘His son had jumped the fence and gone over,  he was trying to get his dad out,’ said witness Jim Torp.

The tragic detail emerged after  footage surfaced of the Fast & Furious actor stepping  into his friend’s ill-fated sports car just 30 minutes before the  horrendous crash in which  the pair lost their lives.

According to Radar Online, the crash happened so close to  the charity event Walker was attending that Rodas’s son was on the scene in mere  seconds.

‘There was nothing he could do,’  Torp said.

TMZ reports that the crash occurred as the  friends were on their way back from a 20-minute drive.

Prior to that drive, Rodas had personally  taken the wheel of the vehicle  after one of the former race car driver’s  employees at the upscale auto  shop he owned was having issues backing the car  up into the garage. The  vehicle reportedly kept stalling for the  employee.

As Rodas took control, Walker hopped in  because he hadn’t yet had a chance to take a spin in the impressive sports  car.

The crash occurred just yards away from the  auto shop as the friends returned.

The county coroner has revealed that the  bodies of Walker and Rodas were so badly burned  that they are currently  unidentifiable.

‘There was a post-collision fire and bodies  are not visually identifiable,’ said LA County deputy coroner Dana  Bee.

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 Tragic loss: Paul Walker, 40, leaves behind a  15-year-old daughter, Meadow, pictured with him above left, who had recently  moved to California from Hawaii to be closer to him. Walker was killed in the  crash along with his friend and business partner Roger Rodas, pictured with  Walker above right

The LA County Coroner’s office has  requested  dental records for both victims before they can identify the  bodies. Autopsies  on both bodies have been delayed until later this  week, reports TMZ.

Walker, who appeared in six of the seven  films about illegal street racing and  heists, had been at an event for his  charity Reach Out Worldwide before  deciding to take the car, a cherry-red  Porsche, out for a drive with his friend.

Walker was a  self-confessed adrenaline  junkie who enjoyed fast cars, surfing and  outdoor pursuits. On his official  Twitter account, he  described himself as ‘outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline  junkie…  and I do some acting on the side.’

The wreck took place about 3.30pm, about 300  yards from the office park where the event was held – and where the speed limit  is 45mph.

Guests rushed to put out the flames with fire  extinguishers but the fireball had already engulfed the car.

By Saturday evening, all that remained was  the burnt mangled metal of the red car and a light pole that had been knocked  down.

Father daughter day: Here, Walker is pictured with his 15-year-old daughter Meadow (far right) as he takes a break from filming in Montreal back in June
Better days: Here, Walker is pictured with his 15-year-old daughter Meadow (far right) as he takes a break from filming in Montreal back in June
Better days: Here, Walker is pictured with his  15-year-old daughter Meadow (far right) as he takes a break from filming in  Montreal back in June
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 Woman he left behind: Walker had been dating Jasmine  Pilchard-Gosnell, 23, for the past seven years, relatives have said she is  ‘broken up’ over his loss and that she was quickly becoming a stepmother to  Meadow
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 Fans write remembrances, left, while leaving flowers,  candles and even DVDs, right, at the scene of the crash that killed Paul Walker  and his friend Roger Rodas in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles on  Saturday

TMZ also reports that Walker’s childhood  friend Nute was one of the first to reach the scene with a fire extinguisher and  tried desperately to put out the flames despite seeing quite clearly that the  crash was not survivable.

Nute then took a swing at responding  officers, who initially placed him under arrest but let him go once the  circumstances became clear.

Antonio Holmes told the Santa  Clarita Signal: ‘We all ran around  and jumped in cars and grabbed fire extinguishers  and immediately went to the  vehicle. It was engulfed in flames. There  was nothing.

‘They were trapped. Employees, friends of the  shop. We tried. We tried.’

Holmes added: ‘Him and his buddy, his brother  in arms at heart just decided to joyride,  take a spin. Something we all do.  We’re all car enthusiasts…

‘We’re  all here driving, enjoying each  other, and God must’ve needed help.

Rapper Tyrese Gibson was overcome with emotion when he visited the crash scene where his friend Paul Walker died in Santa ClaritaRapper Tyrese Gibson was overcome with emotion when he  visited the crash scene where his friend Paul Walker died in Santa  Clarita
Devastated: Tyrese Gibson took a piece of the crash scene which he said he would keep to hold on to Walker's energy foreverDevastated: Tyrese Gibson took a piece of the crash  scene which he said he would keep to hold on to Walker’s energy  forever

‘When we saw Paul and Roger leave, Paul was  the passenger in the vehicle. They both were experienced drivers.’

Fellow co-star and rapper Tyrese Gibson broke  down when he attended  the crash scene last night, less than 24 hours after  Walker was killed. Standing amid the notes, candles and flowers dedicated fans  have put together for the star, he burst into tears.

Everyone around him fell silent as the rapper  laid two flowers where his friend died.

Tyrese also took a piece of the wreckage home  and posted a photo of it online. He wrote: ‘I will keep your energy with me  forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world, we live you and we love  you. Paul is the  heartbeat of this franchise and we’re gonna see it that his  energy  presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad’

He later tweeted: ‘At least I got to say I  love you #OurLastExchange but our laughs and moments will live  forever.’

Walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter,  Meadow, who had  recently moved to California from Hawaii to be closer to  him.

The actor was also dating Jasmine  Pilchard-Gosnell, 23, who is said to be ‘broken up’ over his loss, relatives  have revealed.

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Across social media sites, fans have been posting a  quote – ‘If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling’ –  attributed to Walker

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A memorial for Paul Walker:  Fans have been paying their  respects to the Fast & Furious actor at the scene of the crash, he died on  Saturday afternoon along with his friend Roger Rodas

People lay flowers at the spot where actor Paul Walker died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, CA.
People lay flowers at the spot where actor Paul Walker died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, CA.

‘Hurting so bad’: Co-stars and fans were both shaken by  the news of the actor’s death. Fast & Furious co-star Tyrese took to  Twitter, writing: ‘My heart is hurting so bad.’ Tyrese was seen at the crash  site visibly emotional as he mourned his friend’s death

People lay flowers at the spot where actor Paul Walker died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, CA.

People lay flowers at the spot where actor Paul Walker died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, CA.
 ‘Unbelievable’: Visitors to the memorable found the  scene difficult to see following the crash that left a charred Porsche wrapped  around a tree. Even after authorities picked over the scene, it remained  difficult for some to see. ‘It was just unbelievable,’ said Sandra Caipo, who  visited the scene
cRemoving the wreck: The remains of the Porsche are taken  away. The L.A. County Coroner has requested dental records for both victims  before they can identify the bodies

Her uncle Barton Bruner said that she is  being comforted by her mother Julie as she struggled to cope with the ‘horrible’  news.

Bruner said: ‘Paul was a really good guy and  Jasmine is broken up by this. I  went to Thanksgiving with him, played golf with  him.

‘They had their ups and downs but they were  together and looking to spend a bright future together.

‘This is horrible news and unexpected. Her  mother is with her and she is comforting her’.

Roger RodasThe driver of the car in which Paul Walker  died has been identified as former race car driver Roger Rodas, 38, who was also  Walker’s financial adviser.

The pair were friends and had been racing for  several years before they began collaborating on Walker’s finances.

Rodas had helped Walker establish his Reach  Out Worldwide charity, after  creating his own foundation to support widows and  orphans in his native  El Salvador.

Rodas was also the CEO of Always Evolving,  the car customization shop where Saturday’s charity event had been taking place.  Walker was an investor in the business.

It is believed the pair were leaving the  event when the crash occurred.

Walker reportedly started dating  Pilchard-Gosnell when she was just 16, meaning he would have been 33, an age gap  of 17 years.

She was supposedly beginning to become the  step-mother to Walker’s daughter, even though she is only 10 years  older.

The actor’s official Facebook page told fans  of his death: ‘It is with a truly heavy heart that we  must confirm that Paul  Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity  event for his organization Reach Out  Worldwide.

‘He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in  which both lost their lives.

‘We appreciate your patience as we too are  stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.

‘Thank you for keeping his family and friends  in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you  apprised on where to  send condolences. – #TeamPW.’

Since the crash, fans and people  wishing to  pay their respects have left messages of condolence as well  as candles and  flowers at the site of the crash.

Across social media sites, fans have been  posting a quote – ‘If one day the  speed kills me, do not cry because I was  smiling’ – that is attributed  to Walker.

In the ‘Fast & Furious’, the  blond-haired, blue-eyed actor played Brian O’Conner, a law enforcement  official and starred in all but one of the six action blockbusters which began  in 2001.

He was  born in Los Angeles and brought  Californian surfer good-looks and an  easy, warm charm to the popular  street-racing series.

‘All of us at Universal are heartbroken,’  Universal Pictures said in a statement.

‘Paul was truly one of the most beloved and  respected members of our studio  family for 14 years, and this loss is  devastating to us, to everyone  involved with the Fast and Furious films,  and to countless fans.’

His ‘Fast & Furious’ co-star Vin  Diesel  posted a photograph of him and Walker arm-in-arm on Instagram  with the message:  ‘Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely  speechless.’

Another  co-star, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson,  also took to social media to convey  his condolences. Johnson also posted an old  photo of him and the late  Walker.

The son of a fashion model and a sewer  contractor, Walker grew up in a working class, Mormon Los Angeles household.

The oldest of five siblings, Walker’s mother  began taking him to auditions as a toddler.

He was a child model from the age of two and  starred in a Pampers commercial when he  was a toddler.

Walker was born in Glendale, California, and  raised in the San Fernando Valley area with his four siblings.

He previously said the early induction to  show business wasn’t to kick  start his career but a way to help provide for the  family.

After a string of TV roles as a child in the  1980s, Walker made his feature film debut in the 1998 comedy Meet the Deedles.

Tragic: A sheet covers part of the wreckage in which actor Paul Walker died after the car went up in flames in Santa Clarita Tragic: One witness, Jim Tort, said that one of those  people on the scene who witnessed the crash and attempted to help the men was  Roger Rodas’ eight-year-old son

Aftermath: Firefighters attend the scene where Paul Walker died when the car he was a passenger in crashed into a pole and a treeAftermath: Firefighters attend the scene where Paul  Walker died when the car he was a passenger in crashed into a pole and a  tree 
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Paul Walker
 Desperate: Bystanders desperately tried to put out the  flames with fire extinguishers but the fire was too strong

Following the tragic death of Paul Walker,  the future of the latest Fast & Furious film is in doubt.

A meeting was held on Monday between director  James Wan and Universal executives, and filming is unlikely to resume, according  to Digital Spy.

A large part of the film has already been  shot, although Walker and the rest of the cast were scheduled to travel to Abu  Dhabi to film additional scenes in January.

Walker had been scheduled to fly to Atlanta  this week to resume filming, with TMZ reporting that he was supposed to be  filming some ‘key scenes’ for the latest film in the highly successful  franchise.

Filming will now grind to a halt following  the untimely death of Walker, who played  lead character Brian  O’Conner in six of seven film instalments.

Universal – the studio behind the movie –  doesn’t know when, or if, they will start shooting again although if it does go  ahead the script will require a significant rewrite to explain the loss of such  an integral character.

The last film, released in May, was the most  lucrative of them all, grossing more than $788 million worldwide.The one sequel  that Walker didn’t appear in The  Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) was  the least successful.

The seventh instalment of the street racing  series, also due to star Jordana  Brewester, Vin Diesel, Michele Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson, was scheduled for a  July 2014 release.

Director James Wan tweeted that he was  ‘beyond heartbroken’ and was unable to ‘process anything’ in the hours following  the 40-year-old star’s death.

The last post to Walker’s Twitter profile  before his accident on Saturday was dated Nov. 29, and included a still from  what appeared to be the set of Fast & Furious 7 and a message that read ‘The  boys are back. Will you be ready?’

Walker had recently joked that he would  continue working on the long-running film franchise until ‘Fast & Furious  66’.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
 Heartthrob: Walker was a child model and the face of  Davidoff Cool Water, appearing in print commercials for the brand

Supporting roles in films Pleasantville,  Varsity Blues and She’s All That followed.

His performance in the 2000 thriller The  Skulls caught the eye of producer Neal H. Moritz, who cast him in the  Fast & Furious as undercover police officer Brian O’Conner.

Adapted from a Vibe magazine article  about underground street races, the film became an unexpected hit.

In the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Walker moved  to centre stage with his co-star Vin Diesel momentarily dropping out.

Walker, a self-described ‘gearhead,’ kept his  character’s sports car from the film.

Other roles include Brokedown Palace, Flags  of Our Fathers and the Hurricane Katrina drama Hours, which is  set to be  released in December.

Although his stardom didn’t make as much of  an impact outside the Fast & Furious  series, Walker continually drew praise from his co-stars and directors as  a kind-hearted and eager collaborator.

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 Tragic ending: Walker starred in Fast & Furious, the  fourth installment of the franchise in 2009 (left) and the next one, Fast Five  (right) in 2011
 Jesse Brisendine, an internationally  recognized life coach, wrote on Facebook: ‘3 years ago Paul Walker and I were  sitting around talking about goals and dreams.

‘I asked him what he would want written on  his tombstone and his response was “He was a good guy and a kind  person.”

‘Having known Paul and being privileged to  call him a best friend and brother, having traveled the world together, having  shared 1000’s of laughs and tears together, I can honestly say that Paul was  more than a good guy and a kind person,’ he wrote.

The post continued: ‘He is one of the  kindest, caring, compassionate people I have ever met. He always wanted to  learn, he always wanted to grow, he always wanted to be the best person he can  be.

‘I know he would want the same for all those  who know him and know of him: to do your best to be the best person you can be.’

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to the  actor, including rapper and actor Ludacris, who tweeted his shock and sadness at  his Fast & Furious co-star’s untimely death.

Alongside a touching picture of the film’s  cast holding hands, he wrote: ‘Your humble spirit was felt from the start,  wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark.

‘We were like brothers & our birthdays  are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts  @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.’

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‘Effortlessly golden’: Outside of the Fast & Furious  franchise, Walker’s movies included Varsity Blues with James Van Der Beek, left,  (1999) and Into The Blue (2005) with Jessica Alba. On Saturday, Van Der Beek  tweeted, ‘I just remember him being so effortlessly golden.’

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
 Animal lover: Walker at the premiere of his film Eight  Below (left) said the best thing about the film was the dogs. The star had two  dogs, including a Chesapeake Bay retrieve called Boone

‘No, @RealPaulWalker. No. No. No,’ tweeted  actress Alyssa Milano. Walker guest-starred with her in the 80s comedy, Who’s  The Boss? ‘Rest with the angels. You. Sweet boy. #beauty #love  #RIP.’

Actress Goldie Hawn said: ‘Our family mourns  the loss of Paul. A very special Human being.  Our prayers go his beloved  family.’

Bring It On star Gabrielle Union said: ‘This  is awful. Awful. #RIPPaulWalker pls pray for his family, friends & fans.  We’ve lost a great, laid back, sweet, cool man & father.’

The Wire actor Michael B Jordan said: ‘Man  life is so short. People you care about can be here one min and gone the next  Don’t take life for granted RIP Paul Walker.’

TV host Vanessa Lachey said: ‘I just heard  and am in shock. Prayers to Paul Walker’s family. Life is precious, never take a  day for granted. #RIPPaulWalker’

James Franco said: ‘Much love to paul walker.  So sad. He gave a lot of joy.’

Mario Lopez, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Jack Osborne  and DMX also tweeted about the death.

Walker’s death came just days after he was  the victim of an online death hoax.

The actor will star in the upcoming Hurricane  Katrina drama, Hours, which Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films is to release December  13.

He also stars in Brick Mansions, a remake of  the French action film District B13 in post-production that Relativity plans to  release next year.

Relativity President Tucker Tooley said in a  statement: ‘Paul was an incredibly talent  artist, devoted philanthropist and friend,’

Walker formed Reach Out Worldwide in 2010 to  aid people struck by natural disasters.

Bill Townsend, a friend of Walker’s who  attended the fundraiser, said: ‘He was very happy. He was smiling at everybody,  just tickled that all these people came out to support this charity. He was  doing what he loved. He was surrounded by friends, surrounded by  cars.’