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Vin Diesel sings tribute for Paul Walker


Vin Diesel held back tears while he sang an emotional tribute to his late co-star Paul Walker at the People’s Choice awards in Los Angeles.

The actor and producer remembered Walker as he accepted two awards for the movie Furious 7.

Walker had been shooting the film when he died in a car crash in November 2013.

Diesel said he had planned to hold back his emotions as he accepted the trophies for favourite movie and favourite action movie.

“You know, as I was coming up here, I always do this. I say I’m not going to get emotional about, you know, winning these awards, and I was cool when I was sitting in my seat, and then they handed me two awards.

“They said to make this short and sweet, so I will try to make this short and sweet. It was a labour of love. My only message to you is you’d be amazed what you can do with love. You’d be amazed at how powerful a force that is.
“When we didn’t want to come back to filming when the tragedy was too heavy, it was the love of everyone combined that saw us through to the end.”

He then launched into the opening lines of Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again – the theme song for the movie.

The ceremony also saw Sharon Osbourne lash out at someone who invaded the stage while she and her co-hosts on daytime show The Talk accepted a prize.

A member of the audience jumped on stage and hijacked the microphone as Osbourne’s fellow panelist, Sara Gilbert, thanked voters for naming them favourite daytime TV hosting team.

The random punter tried to promote his music album, but was stopped short as Osbourne kicked him.
One of her Talk co-hosts, Sheryl Underwood, also intervened by grabbing back the microphone.

She referenced the presenter who caused controversy by announcing the wrong winner of Miss Universe recently, saying: “You ain’t going to pull no Steve Harvey up in here”, and then called on security to remove the young man off stage.

The American award ceremony honours stars from entertainment and popular culture and is voted for by the public.

Ellen DeGeneres brought her total to a record-tying 17 People’s Choice wins when she picked up the trophy for favourite daytime TV host and a special award for favourite humanitarian.

Other big winners were Sandra Bullock, who picked up favourite movie actress using her son’s imaginary acceptance speech as inspiration, and Johnny Depp, who took home favourite dramatic movie actor.

Source: Sky News

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