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Paul Walker (R) and his brother, Cody. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It has been nearly a year since the accidental death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, but his memory is still fresh in his brother Cody's mind.

Walker died Nov. 30, 2013, in a car accident near one of his charity Reach Out Worldwide events. Cody Walker has since taken the charity under his wing to keep it alive and thriving.

"ROWW continues to be, to function, to help others even after our primary contributor, my brother, Paul Walker has passed," Cody told E! News. "I know he would be so stoked to know that. ROWW changed his life, and he was so proud of it."

The mission of Reach Out Worldwide includes collecting toys and backpacks for less fortunate kids. Cody, 26, and the charity even went to the Philippines to help after Typhoon Haiyan late last year.

Cody Walker also talked about what his famous brother taught him up until his death at age 40.

"Just live your life to the fullest. Laugh a lot, love and find your true happiness," Cody said. "Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you're not cool enough to look down on anyone, ever. I am so lucky to have had him as a big brother."

Cody and his brother Caleb stepped in to help finish Furious 7 when some scenes were left after Paul's death. Furious 7 opens April 3, 2015.


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Stephen Lovekin/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Joan Rivers died nearly three months ago, but her daughter continues to keep her legacy alive and well, and fans smiling.

Melissa Rivers on Thursday tweeted from the late comedian's account, writing, "I finally figured out my mom's password HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Xo Melissa."



She also shared a sweet picture of the two of them all dolled up in black dresses for a special event. This was the first tweet from Rivers' account since Aug. 27.

Joan's fans were more than pleased to see Rivers' Twitter account active again, with more than 6,000 "favorites" in two hours.

Rivers died Sept. 4 at age 81 after having been in the hospital for a week following a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure in New York City.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers released via a statement at the time of the comedian's death. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends."

Melissa added at the time that she and her son, Cooper, "have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from around the world."


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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) --  Johnny Depp has nothing to prove to anyone.

The Oscar-nominated actor and icon, 51, recently told Details magazine that he is no longer worried about the perception of what makes a movie a hit. He opened up about recent films that have done less than what is expected of the Prates of the Caribbean star.

"What is really satisfying is, like Marlon [Brando, one of his mentors and icons], getting to that place where he just didn't give a f---," Depp told the magazine. "First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work. Then you get to where you care so f----- much that it gets g------ beleaguering, you know? But then a great thing happens. Suddenly you care enough to not give a f---, because not giving a f---, that's the total liberation. Being game to try anything."

Depp, whose recent movies like The Lone Ranger, did poorly at the box office, said hits like Pirates often happen by accident and are hard to replicate.

"It's like being a dog at the track," Depp added. "They expect you to live up to some race you happened to be in and won accidentally. From that first second, you're nothing more than a commodity. They have expectations of another Pirates. It's great if something works. Boy, that's killer. But God, to have that as your design . . . it's ugly, I think."

Finally the reclusive Depp said even though he is a legend and a sex symbol, "I'm f----- shy ... I'm living, in a sense, like a fugitive. I don't like to be in social situations. It's fine for me in a weird way, having to run and hide. Less and less, I have the opportunity to observe, because I'm the one being observed."


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Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. ©2013 Warner Bros. Television. // Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" is definitely a song that gets stuck in your head and you find yourself singing without even knowing it.

But to be singing the song while sitting right next to her -- that's a different story, but that's exactly what happened to actor Justin Long.

"At one point they were playing that song," Long told HuffPost Live about sitting next to Swift at a Knicks game earlier this week. "That song, you all know it and I think had been playing over the speakers. It's one of those songs that really gets in your head, really crawls in there."

The Yoga Hosers actor, 36, said he "sang it to myself, like absent minded."

"And of course she heard it," he added. "And she was like, 'Oh,' and sort of started laughing, and I was so embarrassed."

He said it just got in his head and he didn't even realize.

"I didn't do it so she would hear me. I wouldn't have done it had I been all that conscious of all that," he said.

But, in the end, Long said Swift was really sweet about it and was actually grateful.


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Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(AMHERST, Mass.) -- In the wake of renewed sexual assault allegations against him, Bill Cosby has agreed to resign his role as co-chair of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's capital campaign.

Cosby is an alumnus of the school's College of Education, through which he received a master's degree and a doctorate. UMass spokesperson Edward Blaguszewski issued a statement to ABC News, saying that Cosby "has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst's capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university."

The Boston Globe says that Cosby and his wife had donated to the school's ongoing $300 million fundraising campaign.

A series of women have claimed to have been sexually abused by the 77-year-old comedian over the years. Earlier this month, Cosby's attorney issued a statement in which he referred to the allegations as "decades-old" and "discredited."

UMass is not the first organization to cut ties with Cosby. Last week, Netflix postponed the launch of a stand up comedy special. Cosby has never been charged in connection with the accusations.


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