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The Rock Just Got Political

The muscle-bound actor releases a video with his first-ever political endorsement

(Newser) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson won't be playing it safe this election year. The actor and ex-wrestler called the 2020 vote "critical" on Sunday and said he's backing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris—his first-ever endorsement of a political candidate, Fox News reports. "I've got... More »

What 'The Rock' Is Changing After Getting the Virus

Actor's family gets it, will rethink having people over

(Newser) - The latest celebrity to reveal his COVID-19 struggle: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor and former wrestler says his "entire family" tested positive for the coronavirus after close family friends, who didn't realize they were infected, came to visit. While Johnson and his wife had a hard... More »

'The Rock' Has a New Reason to Smile

Dwayne Johnson is highest-earning male actor yet again, thanks in part to Netflix

(Newser) - The box office isn't what it used to be since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. But thanks to Netflix, actors are still raking in the big bucks. A quarter of the $545.5 million in combined earnings for the 10 male actors that make up Forbes ' highest earners... More »

The Rock Now Owns a Football League

He partners with RedBird Capital in $15M XFL deal

(Newser) - So far, the new XFL isn't exactly the luckiest league in the history of sports—because of the pandemic, all games were suspended five weeks after its launch this year and it filed for bankruptcy in April. But new owner Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he is going... More »

Trump Hits Another Sporting Event

Days after getting booed at World Series, Trump gets warmer reception at UFC bout in NYC

(Newser) - President Trump was on his feet for the main event as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via TKO before the fourth round at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrapped a crudely named, made-for-PPV baddest man in MMA title belt... More »

'The Rock' Reveals Big Personal News

Dwayne Johnson marries girlfriend Lauren Hashian

(Newser) - They've been together for more than a decade and already have two children together, so longtime fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shouldn't be too surprised at his Monday morning reveal: He and Lauren Hashian got married in a small ceremony in Hawaii, reports Entertainment Tonight . The... More »

Skip the Rock, Go Straight to Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham's debut is one of the funniest teen movies ever: Peter Travers

(Newser) - Rawson Marshall Thurber's Skyscraper arrives at the box office this weekend with the most wham: It's "the biggest-budgeted 'not based on anything' release of the year," per Forbes , and stars heartthrob Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson as a former FBI operative turned security expert under... More »

'The Rock' Couldn't Make Teen's Prom. He Still Came Through

'I couldn't believe it. I was so surprised,' says Minnesota's Katie Kelzenberg

(Newser) - An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded, per the AP . Stillwater Area High School senior Katie Kelzenberg asked the actor to "Rock" it with her at the school's May 5 prom... More »

Rampage Edges Past A Quiet Place to No.1

The Dwayne Johnson flick just barely beat out the John Krasinski thriller

(Newser) - After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for Rampage—but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation A Quiet Place in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror Truth or Dare in... More »

Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About Depression

And his mom's long-ago suicide attempt

(Newser) - In February, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed on Instagram that when he was 15, he saved his mother from a suicide attempt. In a new interview with the Express , he opens up about that—and his own struggle with depression. "She got outta the car on Interstate 65... More »

Tyrese Calls The Rock 'a Clown' for Fast Spinoff

The 'Fast & Furious' family is fighting again

(Newser) - Tyrese is calling out his Fast & Furious franchise co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for breaking up the cast amid reports of a spinoff film starring Johnson, the AP reports. Tyrese posted a picture of the cast Thursday on Instagram and wrote in the caption he thinks Johnson... More »

Too Bad No One Could Save Baywatch

'Did it have to be this inane?'

(Newser) - Apparently Baywatch should have stayed off the big screen. Though audiences appear to mildly enjoy director Seth Gordon's big-screen revamp, giving it a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , critics are drowning it in bad reviews for a 19% rating. Here's what they're saying:
  • "A Baywatch movie
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Is America Ready for Dwayne 'The President' Johnson?

Actor says 'real possibility' he runs for office

(Newser) - Is America ready for President The Rock? In a fairly delightful profile of Dwayne Johnson in GQ , the wrestler-turned-movie star talks about his possible future in politics. It started with an opinion piece in the Washington Post last year that stated Johnson could be an actual presidential candidate. At the... More »

Fate of the Furious Is Action-Packed Absurdity

It's 'stupid,' yet 'wildly entertaining,' say critics

(Newser) - Once, there was a "family" of car enthusiasts working out of a dirty garage. Now, that family must stop an evil hacker who's enlisted one of their own in a plot for world domination. Oh, how things change. Here's what critics are saying about The Fate of ... More »

Under Armour Boss, Celebs at Odds Over Trump

Kevin Plank called Trump 'a real asset'

(Newser) - Celebrities sponsored by Under Armour are speaking out after the company's CEO praised President Trump this week, triggering #BoycottUnderArmour to trend on Twitter, per the San Jose Mercury News . In an interview with CNBC Tuesday, CEO Kevin Plank said he's "a big fan" of the "pro-business... More »

For Only 2nd Time, Sexiest Man Alive Isn't a White Guy

Congrats, Dwayne

(Newser) - Congratulations are in order for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (apologies, again, to Ryan Gosling). The world's highest-paid actor has been named People 's Sexist Man Alive for 2016, becoming only the second black man ever chosen and the first in 20 years. The mag previously came under... More »

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 »

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