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The Rock Is Inducting His Grandma Into Hall of Fame

The late Lia Maivia, member of legendary Samoan clan, is in the WWE's class of 2024

(Newser) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson comes from the wrestling equivalent of royalty and he will be welcoming another family member to the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday—his grandmother. Lia Maivia, who died in 2008, was "one of the first female promoters in professional wrestling," Johnson said...

Dwayne Johnson Finally Gets Rights to Famous Nickname
'The Rock' Has
a New Owner

'The Rock' Has a New Owner

And it's Dwayne Johnson, who strikes a deal with WWE regarding rights to his famous nickname

(Newser) - It's a name that has become almost synonymous with professional wrestling, but its bearer, Dwayne Johnson, has never legally owned "The Rock." That will change under a new agreement with the WWE, under which Johnson will also join the board of TKO Group, the sports and entertainment...

Well, Now You Can Netflix and Wrestle
Netflix Just Got
a Little Raw

Netflix Just Got a Little Raw

WWE is headed to the streaming service in 2025, so soon you can Netflix and wrestle

(Newser) - WWE's weekly show Raw will move to Netflix next year as part of a major streaming deal worth more than $5 billion. TKO Group Holdings Inc., which houses WWE and UFC, said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that the agreement is for 10 years, with Netflix having an...

'Whitewashed' Wax Statue of 'the Rock' to Be Fixed

Paris museum will redo the statue after massive uproar over its appearance, skin tone

(Newser) - A Paris wax museum says it will fix a wax statue of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson after a massive uproar over the statue's appearance—most notably its very white skin tone. The actor and onetime professional wrestler's mother is Samoan, and his Canadian father was Black, the...

Oprah, the Rock: 'This Is What You Can Do' to Help Maui

Stars announce fund to help displaced residents

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson have committed $10 million to make direct payments to people on Maui who are unable to return to their homes because of the wildfires, through a new fund they announced this week. The People's Fund of Maui will give $1,200...

Dwayne Johnson Returns to 7-Eleven to 'Exorcise Demon'

He makes amends for shoplifting Snickers bars when he was a teenager in Hawaii

(Newser) - Decades after his family left the state, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returned to Hawaii to make amends for something that's apparently been haunting him for many years: His teenage theft of Snickers bars from a 7-Eleven on Oahu. In a video posted on Instagram , the 50-year-old Black Adam...

WWE Fans Upset Daughter of 'The Rock' Not Using His Name
WWE Fans Don't Like Name
the Rock's Daughter Is Using
in case you missed it

WWE Fans Don't Like Name the Rock's Daughter Is Using

Simone Johnson will go by Ava Raine

(Newser) - Simone Johnson—as in, Simone "daughter of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson" Johnson—is following in her dad's footsteps, but not using his name. That last bit has some WWE fans upset. Johnson, 20, was signed by the professional wrestling organization in 2020 but has not yet made...

The Rock Slams Vin Diesel Over 'Manipulation'

Dwayne Johnson makes clear he's not returning to 'Fast & Furious' franchise

(Newser) - Relations just got icier between two mainstays of the Fast & Furious franchise. In an interview with CNN , Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson slammed co-star Vin Diesel over a recent Instagram post by the latter. In that post, Diesel implored Johnson to return to the franchise, and Johnson then called...

'The Rock' Makes Big Shift on Guns in Movies

Dwayne Johnson's production company will only use rubber guns from now on

(Newser) - One of the biggest action stars in Hollywood is done using real guns on movie sets. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tells Variety that his production company is making the switch following the fatal shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust. “I can’t speak for...

The Rock Just Dropped His First Political Endorsement
The Rock Just
Got Political

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...

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...

'The Rock' Has a New Reason to Smile
'The Rock'
Has a New
Reason to Smile

'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...

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...

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...

'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...

Skip the Rock, Go Straight to Eighth Grade
Skip the Rock,
Go Straight to Eighth Grade

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...

'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...

Rampage Pummels Past A Quiet Place t o Box Office No.1
Rampage Edges Past
A Quiet Place to No.1

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...

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...

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...

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