The Rock? More like The Teddy Bear!
In this week’s episode of Oprah’s Master Class, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson opens up about being a father to Simone, his 14-year-old daughter with ex-wife Dany Garcia.
“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have,” the actor says. “I always wanted to be a great dad. I always wanted to give Simone things that I felt I never got.”
Johnson, 43, recalls the first time he held Simone when she was born.
“I said to her, ‘I will always, always take care of you, for the rest of your life. You are safe,’ ” he says.
The San Andreas star, who recently revealed he is expecting a daughter with girlfriend Lauren Hashian, also shares his philosophy for navigating the tricky waters of fatherhood. Continue reading
Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell Tease New Deals, Talk Gender Pay Issues with The Rock
Speaking at a Fast Company event, Dwayne Johnson and his WME agents (almost) revealed an in-the-works partnership, promoted their many recent acquisitions (including Professional Bull Riding) and addressed actress salaries: “There haven’t been roles where they’ve been put in the center of movies.”
When WME | IMG co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell took the stage at Fast Company‘s Innovation Festival, they were joined by WME client Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
But the wrestler-turned-actor hasn’t always been with Emanuel and Whitesell’s agency, leaving CAA for WME in 2011. He indicated Monday night in New York that the move wasn’t so much due to his CAA agents balking at him wanting to return to wrestling as it was due to his “global ambitions” in TV, movies, digital and other areas.
“I knew that I had to make a change because I had bigger ambitions, global ambitions at that time, and I felt like at CAA they just weren’t being met and I felt in my gut I needed a change,” Johnson said at a panel with Emanuel and Whitesell moderated by Fast Company editor Robert Safian. Continue reading
On a recent interview in promotion of his new film Spectre Dave Batista mentioned The Rock and how he gave him advice on transitioning into hollywood:
I always thought it was amazing that he was able to go from film to wrestling, film to wrestling, film to wrestling, and he described it as “quicksand”. Especially with the company, because WWE…they’re very controlling. They’re not the easiest company to deal with and he said, just, “it’s quicksand, man. Don’t get caught in the quicksand. Don’t…you know, you’re not trapped here, man. You have to be strong, you have to stand your ground and if this [acting] is what you want to do, you have to make it known that this is what you’re gonna do and you’re not gonna deviate from that plan. You’re not gonna be flexible about it. This is what you’ve gotta do.
So that’s what I did. When I went back for my short stint with the WWE, I said, “this is how long I can stay, I can’t stay any longer because I’ve got these other obligations.”
He made it work for me…he helped me make it work.
Hey fans it’s official our guy Dwayne Johnson is nominate for several People’s Choice Awards for 2016. I have listed the categories below and make sure you VOTE every day people!! LOL
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“I’ve never met another individual who takes advantage of every opportunity that’s put in front of him,” Garcia tells TheWrap of Seven Bucks Productions co-founder and ex-husband in latest Office With a View
To say Dany Garcia is a busy woman is an understatement.
In addition to a career as a professional bodybuilder, she is also the manager and producing partner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the top action star on the planet. The two were previously married but now enjoy a fruitful relationship together as the co-founders of Seven Bucks Productions.
While Garcia’s business and finance acumen, which includes a stint at Merrill Lynch, have proven invaluable in the entertainment space, Garcia believes it was Johnson’s drive to succeed that fueled his career.
“I’ve never met another individual who takes advantage of every opportunity that’s put in front of him,” Garcia told TheWrap.
She also told TheWrap about hosting yearly “global domination summits” with their partners to further extend the Dwayne Johnson brand, as well as balancing her three careers and why Johnson decided to move into television with his HBO series “Ballers.”
TheWrap: Describe your working relationship with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Dany Garcia: That is a good and complicated question. He is my production partner and co-founder for Seven Bucks Productions. So we executive produce and produce together. But at the same time my management company, the Garcia Companies, runs the Team Rock Enterprises and I manage D.J.’s brand and his career.
And of course we have a beautiful 14-year-old daughter that we raise together, so we are partners on many different levels. Continue reading
Walt Disney Animation Studios has tapped Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho to voice the title character in the upcoming animated adventure “Moana.”
Dwayne Johnson is already on board to voice the demi-God Maui in a tale that follows a spirited and fearless teenager who, with help from Maui, sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.
The feature is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who helmed such Disney classics such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess & the Frog,” with Osnat Shurer producing.
“I didn’t think I would have a chance,” said Cravalho. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana — representing my culture in that way.”
Disney started building buzz at the recent D23 expo with Johnson coming on stage to hype up the project. The pic is set to bow on Nov. 23, 2016.
The film marks Cravalho’s first feature film.
Added various Ford Campaign images. We hope to have more starting October 12th when Dwayne’s “The Specialist at Ford” campaign officially kicks off with tv, print and social media ads!!!
Photos: 2015 > Ford Campaign 2015
Official Press Release:
You know him from his blockbusters on the big screen; you’ve seen him on TV. He’s no stranger to larger-than-life characters. He walks in a room and connects with people like no other. He’s an International Icon. He’s Dwayne Johnson and he’s front and center, taking command of the brand-new Ford Service Campaign. And no doubt everyone will listen up. As the charismatic leader of an elite crew known as “The Specialists”, Dwayne introduces us to an entire team of Ford Service technicians who have what it takes: dedication, training, diagnostic equipment and Motorcraft® parts. The elite team includes Treads, our tire specialist, Slick, our oil guru and The Maestro, our service advisor. Together they’re making service right for everyone who owns a Ford. It’s heroic, it’s Americana, it’s pure fun with Dwayne at the helm.
With Dwayne’s relentless drive to achieve greatness and the Ford Service commitment to excellence, it’s a perfect fit. In fact, it’s not a stretch for Dwayne to know the ins and outs of Ford vehicles. He’s been a long-time Ford owner. Currently, he owns three Ford vehicles, including his favorite, the F-150.
True to Dwayne’s bold presence, this campaign is going to be huge and span across all media. Starting October 12, 2015, look for Dwayne and The Specialists on TV, on digital channels, social networks, radio as well as point-of-sale inside Ford Dealerships. And we’re just getting started as new content will be added on a regular basis. Because once you meet the Specialists, you’ll want to see more. So get ready for the guy who brings wit, toughness and a “let’s get it done” attitude to everything he does: Dwayne Johnson. Starting October 12th, the small screen won’t be so small anymore. Air guns ready? Let’s do this!
I was contacted by a person from Ford’s PR department who wanted to share news about Dwayne’s new upcoming campaign with Ford! Dwayne has mentioned some hints about an upcoming campaign on his Twitter and now we know what it is!! Thank you Ford. Check out the details below:
The Rock is the new face of Ford’s advertising campaign for Ford service, “The Specialists at Ford.” As you know, he is longtime Ford fan, owning three Ford vehicles – his favorite being F-150. Earlier this year, he gave his housekeeper a Ford Edge. Dwayne is planning to share on his social channels tomorrow, and we wanted to send it to you too (since you have a dedicated Dwayne Johnson page).
“The Specialists at Ford” spots will feature an elite crew of Ford technicians led by Johnson. The specialists are a dedicated team has all of the training, diagnostic tools and Motorcraft parts that make servicing your vehicle at your local Ford dealership the right decision.
Television ads will begin running Monday, Oct. 12, followed by radio, digital and social spots. The multi-year deal will feature a continuous stream of new content being developed – with Dwayne Johnson and “The Specialists”.
Johnson is certainly a believer in practicing what he preaches, especially when it comes to putting in time at the gym. Instead of following the numerous workout routines that have wormed their way out of the woodwork over the years, he prefers to follow the tried-and-tested bodybuilder’s model of lifting heavy on a regular basis so he’s always making gains and putting slabs of muscle onto his 6-foot-5 frame.
“I work out six days a week, and usually in the morning. But depending on my schedule, I may also [train] in the evening,” he says. “But I definitely prefer the morning. With the iron, I separate body parts: legs, back, shoulders, chest, biceps, and triceps. I mix up dumbbells, cables, barbells, and machines.
“My workout is constantly changing and adapting, but for the most part, I do 4 sets of 12 reps with a 60-90-second rest. I don’t play around in the gym. I always aim to be the hardest worker, and I make sure I clang and I bang to the best of my ability.”
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Spencer arrives at work to find his office cleared out and Joe’s destroyed. Spencer is still baffled when Virginia, his new personal assistant, introduces herself. She escorts him to his new office, which is a definite upgrade. Anderson stops by to tell Spencer he wants him to head up their new sports division, and tells him Joe quit in a rage.
Spencer visits Joe to find out what went down. Clear-eyed and sober, Joe tells Spencer he didn’t quit, he was fired. Now he wants to open up his own shop with Spencer.
Photos: 2015 > HBO Ballers > Ballers Stills 8.23.2015
‘He’s like a real life Superman': Zac Efron gushes about ‘coolest dude’ The Rock on Late Late Show as they are set to star in Baywatch movie
He has traveled around the US promoting his upcoming flick We Are Your Friends.
But Zac Efron already can’t wait to move on to his next project with one of the biggest action men in the world. The 27-year-old gushed about his next co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during an appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show on Wednesday night.
Joining in the conversation on the CBS late night chat show were Sir Ben Kingsley and funnyman Bill Hader, who also had complimentary words for the 43-year-old former professional wrestler.
The 36-year-old host James asked Zac if he was excited about working with the Fast & Furious 6 star as it was announced last week that the two hunky actors would be starring in a big screen adaptation of popular nineties series Baywatch.
Zac gushed about The Rock as he said: ‘I’m so excited, he’s like the coolest dude in the world. He’s like a real life Superman.’