Tweet: "RIP Mauro Pane, a wonderful guy who doubled (as) Daniel Bruhl driving the Ferrari's (sic) in Rush. His passing saddens all of us from the production". Rush director Ron Howard pays tribute to the Italian racing driver who was killed in a car accident on 9 February (14).
Fact: Chris Hemsworth turned the Canadian premiere of his new racing drama Rush at the Toronto Film Festival into a family affair on Saturday (07Sep13) as he was joined by his brothers Liam and Luke on the red carpet.
Fact: Ron Howard's fast-paced Formula One racing movie Rush is to open the ninth annual Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on 26 September (13). The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl as James Hunt and Nicki Lauda.
Fact: Rush frontman Geddy Lee will throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Toronto Blue Jays open their baseball season on 2 April (13) against the Cleveland Indians. Lee is a Blue Jays season-ticket holder and fantasy baseball fan.
Quote: "We had an opportunity to play, but there were all kinds of crazy rules going on about lip-syncing and stuff like that. That's just not our bag, man." Rush star GEDDY LEE on why Canada's most famous rock act weren't part of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Quote: I get mistaken for Bono a lot - sorry about that Bono. And Latino people always think I'm Ozzy Osbourne. I guess it's the glasses and hair." Rush rocker GEDDY LEE is a star lookalike.
Fact: Rockers Rush will make their first TV performance in over 30 years when they appear on satirist STEPHEN COLBERT's U.S. talk show THE COLBERT REPORT on Wednesday (16Jul08).
Fact: Rockers Rush have donated $100,000 (GBP50,000) from the sale of tickets to a recent Winnipeg, Canada concert to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the city.