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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...

The Man Who Trained the Rock Is Dead at 75
The Rock's
Famous Dad
Is Dead at 75
OBITUARY

The Rock's Famous Dad Is Dead at 75

Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne Johnson, reportedly died at home after illness

(Newser) - WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has died at age 75. Sports journalist Dave Meltzer broke the news, later confirmed by the WWE , in a Wednesday tweet , per People . Born Wayde Douglas Bowles, the Canadian competed in the National Wrestling Alliance before joining...

'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...

Furious Spinoff Brings 'Over-the-Top Absurdity'
Here's What Critics Are
Saying About Furious Spinoff
MOVIE REVIEW

Here's What Critics Are Saying About Furious Spinoff

Like stupid movies? You just might like 'Hobbs & Shaw'

(Newser) - "We're gonna need cars and guns." What else would you expect from the first Fast & Furious spinoff? Behind the wheel of David Leitch's Hobbs & Shaw are Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Shaw), who first did battle in 2015's Furious 7 . Here, the...

'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...

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...

Jumanji Topples Star Wars
Jumanji Topples Star Wars
BOX OFFICE

Jumanji Topples Star Wars

The Last Jedi finally slips after three weeks at the top

(Newser) - Move over Star Wars, there's some new box office champs this weekend. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer Insidious: The Final Key opened in second. Columbia Pictures said Sunday that the Dwayne Johnson-led Jumanji is estimated to have earned...

Too Bad No One Could Save Baywatch
Too Bad No One
Could Save Baywatch
MOVIE REVIEW

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
...

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...

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...

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...

World's Highest-Paid Actor: Ex-WWE Star 'The Rock'

With $64.5M paycheck; Jennifer Lawrence tops women actors with $46M

(Newser) - The Rock, Jackie Chan, and Matt Damon walk into a bar … and the Rock should probably pay for drinks, as the actor otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson has been named the world's highest-paid male actor by Forbes . Thanks to 2015 earnings of $64.5 million (his largest payday...

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...
 Your Top-Earning Actor Is... 

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...

12 Celebs Who Are Terrible Tippers

Allegedly, at least

(Newser) - Most celebrities are fairly rich, but that apparently being wealthy doesn't guarantee you're also generous. Radar rounds up 40 celebrity cheapskates, who've done everything from skip out on bills to renege on charity donations. Here are the 12 bad tippers from the list:
  • Tiger Woods: He's
...

Bruce Willis Is 'for Sale for $1M a Day'

Inside the trendy Hollywood practice of 'boarding' big stars

(Newser) - The latest trend in Hollywood: "boarding" a big star, which means flying an actor in to film all his scenes for a movie in just a few days or weeks—and paying him far less than his actual quote. Filmmakers get a big name for less, and actors are...

Pain & Gain Might Be Sort of Brilliant



 Pain & Gain Might Be 
 Sort of Brilliant 
movie review

Pain & Gain Might Be Sort of Brilliant

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson star in Michael Bay's latest

(Newser) - Michael Bay's latest movie is a bit of a shift from Transformers—it's a smaller-budget film based on a true story about bodybuilders who get involved in kidnapping. Critics offer mixed reviews:
  • At Salon , Andrew O'Hehir calls Pain & Gain "a thoroughly reprehensible and frequently hilarious
...

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