The Fate Of Paul Walker's Fast & Furious Character & More L.A. Buzz

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From Fast and Furious 7 news to a huge L.A. shout out on the cover of GQ, we've rounded up five stories that got our town buzzing this week.

Not to toot our own horns, but we definitely called this one: GQ's January issue has anointed DTLA "The New Capital of Cool in America." We've known this all along, but we'll take a shout out on the cover of a major glossy any day! (GQ)

The Hollywood Reporter lets us in on how Fast and Furious 7 will handle Paul Walker's character following his untimely death. Word is that he won't be killed off — instead "the plan is to 'retire' the character in a way that the studio hopes will satisfy fans of the franchise and make use of the existing footage of Walker." (The Hollywood Reporter)

A study concluded that movies with strong female roles — like The Hunger Games and The Heat — made more money than movies without them. Can we finally get over the Hollywood gender bias, guys? (TIME)

It already boasts fashion heavyweights like Isabel Marant and Equipment, but Melrose Place is about to get even more stylish. French brand A.P.C. has purchased a 3,000 square-foot space on the famed street, with plans to open up shop in April. Cannot. Wait. (WWD)

While you count down the hours to the Golden Globes, take a peek at The Wrap's mash-up of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's funniest moments as hosts of last year's show. Can the duo possibly top themselves this year? (The Wrap)