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French fan takes over Fast and Furious films

French director Louis Leterrier was a regular fan of "The Fast and the Furious" when the multi-billion-dollar franchise started more than two decades ago. Now he is finishing it.

"I was a fan, buying my ticket on the Champs Elysee in 2001, who became a director and now I'm ending the franchise," Leterrier told AFP. "That never happens!"

Lakers rout Warriors, Heat rip Knicks

Anthony Davis and LeBron James powered the Los Angeles Lakers in a rout of defending champion Golden State on May 6 while Jimmy Butler returned from an ankle injury to spark Miami's romp over New York in the NBA playoffs.

Davis scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while LeBron James added 21 points to lead the host Lakers over the Warriors 127-97.

Carrie Fisher's Walk of Fame star provokes family wars

Late "Star Wars" actor Carrie Fisher was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Thursday, in a ceremony overshadowed by a bitter feud among her family.

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the highest-grossing sci-fi film franchise of all time, died of a heart attack in 2016. She is survived by her daughter, actor Billie Lourd.

Barbie unveils Anna May Wong doll for AAPI Heritage Month

Six months after she was immortalized with a U.S. quarter, Asian American Hollywood trailblazer Anna May Wong has received another accolade affirming her icon status - her own Barbie.

Mattel announced Monday the release of an Anna May Wong doll for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.