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Your Week in Pop Culture: 'Fast & Furious' tribute to Paul Walker will make you weep

Paul Walker's untimely death has shocked everyone, shaking up fans and especially his 'Fast and Furious' cast mates. Paul Walker's untimely death has shocked everyone, shaking up fans and especially his 'Fast and Furious' cast mates.

(RNN) – The death of actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas on Nov. 30 took Hollywood by surprise – especially the cast of the Fast and Furious franchise.

The seventh installment of the Fast and Furious film has now been put on hold because of Walker's death, and the outpouring of emotions from the film's stars has touched many.

What Walker meant to the remaining cast and Universal Pictures is beautifully displayed in the video A Tribute to Paul Walker, found on the Fast and Furious YouTube page.

Sports: Rob Burgundy was supposed to take his legendary ‘Anchorman' status to ESPN, but...

Everyone - stop what you're doing. I have an important and major news bulletin. I need you to stop what you're doing and listen.

"Anchorman" Ron Burgundy was supposed to host the 6 p.m. ET Sportscenter on ESPN Thursday, but was bumped to cover the decision of Jamies Winston's fate in his alleged sexual assault case. His second chance from his failed audition from the late 1970s at the now "worldwide leader in sports" has yet to be rescheduled, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

But here is this - brief taste of Burgundy's ESPN appearance has been released in clips of an interview he conducted with Denver Broncos quarterback and future NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. Anyone notice that Manning completely loses it by the end of the interview? Not classy, Peyton. Not classy.

Also in sports: President Barack Obama has revealed his desires post-presidency - he wants to host Sportscenter's Top 10 plays. The president told Disney's CEO in a visit to Hollywood in November that after he's left the White House, he wants to take his talents to Bristol, CT and host the popular segment. Disney is the parent company of ESPN, so President Obama's request were heard by the right person. Somewhere, Keith Olbermann wants to rant about this. Oh wait, he did.

Music: Stop hating on Lorde

A lot of things have been said about singing New Zealand teen Lorde. Between her fresh take on pop music and the copycat culture of Hollywood to her smash hit Royals being called racist (it's not - not everything is racist, pick your battles better), the Kiwi teen has gotten a lot of feedback since hitting stateside.

Despite whichever side of the debate you're on, expect her to be a major player in the Grammy nominations, being announced on Friday. Also, expect her catchy and reflective pop music to be around for a while. It's some of the best of what 2013 offered.

Jam of the Week: Lorde, Team - Getting tired of being told to "throw your hand up in the air?" I am, too. So is Lorde. Here is another song that Lorde has written reflecting her upbringing where teens are influenced by American music. The track is the latest single from her debut EP Pure Heroine.

Movies: ‘The Hunger Games' remains at No. 1, ‘Frozen' can't stop the fire

For the second straight week, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the No. 1 movie in the country. Its two-week gross has now soared over $296 million.

Disney's latest animated offering Frozen, debuting on Thanksgiving, sits in the No. 2 spot, pushing the Chris Hemsworth-led Thor sequel to third place.

Here's last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):

  1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (1) $74,179,601
  2. Frozen (NR) $67,391,326
  3. Thor: The Dark World (2) $11,085,296
  4. The Best Man Holiday (3) $8,172,920
  5. Homefront (NR) $6,915,241

In theaters: Dec. 6

Out of the Furnace – One brother's quest to live a better life for he and his brother is tested when his brother is pulled into a seedy underworld led by a backwoods trouble-maker. The film stars Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker.

Also in theaters: Inside Llewyn Davis, The Last Day on Mars

A little something from YouTube: 'Make it so' for the holidays

Yes, the holiday season is upon us. You will now be inundated with holiday music until Dec. 26 and be tired of it long before then.

But, since you're not tired of it yet, please enjoy this "sung by the movies"-style version of Let it Snow from Star Trek: the Next Generation.

Enjoy and make it so.

Honorable mention

The incredible story of Wallace and Hector – pit bull brothers turned breed ambassadorsBuzzfeed

Supermodel Tyra Banks turns 40The Daily Beast

First look: ‘I Love Lucy' Christmas episode in colorYahoo! TV

How ‘Scandal' turned into an exploration of free will Buzzfeed

Who is Gal Gadot, the new ‘Wonder Woman'?The Daily Beast

(Dis)honorable mention

Documents" Rob Ford did ‘Hezza,' tried to buy crack video with cash, carGawker

Kanye West accused of anti-Semitism by Anti-Defamation LeaguePitchfork

How Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt blew $10M in 3 years - Buzzfeed

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