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Man Finds Out Being The Rock Isn't as Easy as He Makes It Look

'How does a human being do that?'

(Newser) - Dwayne Johnson makes being The Rock look easy. But one dedicated man found out the truth when he decided to live like the star for the month of February, FiveThirtyEight reports. That meant eating more than 5,000 calories across seven meals every day offset by an hour of cardio... More »

San Andreas: 'Rock' Scores Biggest Debut as Leading Man

Flick pulls in $53.2M as Crowe's 'Aloha' flops

(Newser) - San Andreas rumbled through theaters this weekend, pulling down $53.2 million in its wake and giving Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson his biggest debut as a leading man, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Cameron Crowe's Aloha, meanwhile, tanked in the No. 6 spot with $10 million amid critics' scorn... More »

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...

Robert Downey Jr., again

(Newser) - For the second year in a row , Robert Downey Jr. has snagged the top spot on Forbes ' list of Hollywood's highest-earning actors. Once again, he's estimated to have earned $75 million between last June and this one, and once again, a large part of that is probably... More »

Highest-Paid Actor Is ... What's-His-Name

Tom Cruise again tops the Forbes list

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, and none other than Tom Cruise tops the list, by a mile. The birthday boy (he's 50 today) made $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012, in large part because of last year's... More »

Fast Five Is Furiously Fun

Critics entertained by dumb, loud caper flick

(Newser) - Oh look, it’s yet another The Fast and the Furious sequel. Surely critics will summarily lambaste it and move on. Wait, what’s this? They like it? It has a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes? It’s all true. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • “Bless me
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11 Athletes Turned Awful Actors

Hulk, you should have stuck with wrestling

(Newser) - No, LeBron James, no! Stay far, far away from the movie business, Chris Yuscavage begs. Most athletes who try to make the transition fall flat, and it would be a shame if James gave up a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympics basketball team just so he could film the... More »

Tooth Fairy as Fun as Dental Work

One-gag Dwayne Johnson vehicle fails to impress

(Newser) - Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson in a tutu is pretty much the only thing Tooth Fairy has going for it, and critics aren’t exactly enchanted. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • Tooth Fairy is nothing but a “charmless and underdeveloped knockoff of The Santa Clause,” writes Lou
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Witch Mountain a Fun Ride

The onetime Rock is well-cast

(Newser) - Kids’ adventure flick Race to Witch Mountain—the story of a pair of alien teens who meet Dwayne (don't call him the Rock) Johnson and try to save Earth—is good fun, critics say. Here's a rundown:
  • "Thoroughly modern in every way, Race to Witch Mountain bears little resemblance
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Carell, The Rock Dish on Liplock

Carell and Johnson talk about unlikely kiss in Get Smart

(Newser) - Steve Carell and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dug a little liplock in their upcoming film, Get Smart, the AP reports. “He smells like strawberry shortcake,” Carell quipped. “For me, that's why they call him The Rock. He rocks people's worlds.” More »

$32.1M Saw IV Slays Box Office

(Newser) - Saw VI axed the competition in the final weekend before Halloween by scaring up $32.1 million—falling short of Saw III’s debut weekend, but notching the highest opening of the fall season. Steve Carrell’s quirky dramedy, Dan in Real Life, took second with $12 million, Variety reports. More »

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