The Social Climber: Paul Walker Replacements Found for 'Fast &Furious'; Queen Awards Angela Lansbury OBE

Queen Awards Angela Lansbury OBE
PHOTO: Actress Angela Lansbury poses with her Dame Commander (DBE) medal given to her by Queen Elizabeth II at an Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, April 15, 2014 in Berkshire, England.
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That's dame to you!

Veteran actor Angela Lansbury picked up her latest award over the course of a long and storied career, receiving an Order of the British Empire from the queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

The 88-year-old British-American stage and screen actress, who starred in the long-running TV series "Murder She Wrote," was awarded the title for her services to drama and charity. The medal will be a nice little addition to the honorary Oscar, Tony Awards and Golden Globes already in the trophy cabinet.

Paul Walker Replacement Found for ‘Fast & Furious’ Film
PHOTO: Paul Walker attends the World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 at Empire Leicester Square, May 7, 2013 in London.
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Makers of the latest “Fast & Furious” film have enlisted the help of Paul Walker’s brothers to fill the lead actor’s shoes after the 40-year-old unexpectedly died in a fiery car crash on November 30 in the middle of production.

Caleb Walker and Cody Walker will fill in for their brother's character, Brian O'Conner, on the seventh edition of the action blockbuster franchise to help "fill in small gaps left in production," Universal Pictures said in a statement posted to the film's Facebook page Tuesday.

Paul Walker died when the Porche driven by his friend Roger Rodas spun out of control and went up in flames outside Los Angeles.

Crisis and Violence in Nigeria

Less than one day after a bus station bombing killed 75 people in Nigeria’s capital, suspected Islamist militants kidnapped 100 schoolgirls in the northeast, adding to the surge in violence and insecurity plaguing Africa’s most populous nation, the AP reported.

In Tuesday’s midnight attack, gunmen abducted the teenage girls, killing a soldier and a police officer guarding a school in Chibok in the process. Some of the girls escaped by jumping off the slow-moving truck they were taken on, according to the AP.

The Boko Haram terrorist network, thought to be behind both attacks this week, have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The incidents have raised renewed concerns that the government is unable to contain an Islamist uprising in the state.

Airline Attendant Performs Hilarious Safety Instructions
PHOTO: Southwest Airlines flight attendants delievered hilarious saftey instructions in this video posted to youtube, titled "Hilarious SWA Flight attendant- In Mid Life Crisis MUST meet Ellen and Jimmy Fallon!!"
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A Southwest Airline's comedic antics have gone viral, after a video of the woman delivering her surprisingly humorous passenger safety demonstration on an airplane was posted to YouTube.

The attendant probably didn't bank on her safety sketch receiving so much attention, but more than five million views later, others might well start taking a page from her safety leaflet to get passengers to listen to their rundowns before take off.

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