-- quicklist: 1 title: Tony Stewart Will Not Race After On-Foot Driver He Hit Dies text: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not race today in Watkins Glen, N.Y., after he struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr, NASCAR announced Sunday morning. Saturday night a dirt track race took a tragic turn for the worst. Ward Jr. had climbed out of his car while on the track during a race to confront Stewart when he was hit. Ward Jr. was 20 years old.
Stewart has been cooperating with police and was "visibly shaken by this accident," according to Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero.
quicklist: 2 title: Can 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Bring In the Turtle Bacon? text: The live-action film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" this opening weekend is in a tight race with last weekend's box office winner "Guardians of the Galaxy." The Marvel film with a motley cast may bring in $40 million to $45 million during its second weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, the '90s throwback film directed by "Transformers" director Michael Bay, may bring in $50 million.
Marvel is owned by the Walt Disney Company, the parent of ABC News.
quicklist:3 title: Fans Petition for a ‘Weird Al’ Super Bowl Halftime Show text: Fans of "Weird Al" Yankovic are stepping up their game and petitioning to have him perform at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. The change.org petition has received over 95,000 signatures.
“For decades 'Weird Al' has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” the petition reads. "Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event.”
quicklist:5 title: Universal, Imagine Lock Rights to ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ by Anne Rice text: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and Brian Grazer have acquired the rights to the full series of Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles,” Deadline reports.
The series centers around Lestat de Lioncourt, an 18th century French nobleman-turned-vampire, so it’s safe to say more vampire flicks are on the horizon. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are set to produce.