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Ballers Season1 Episode 10: Flamingos: Recap + HQ Photos added

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.

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Zac Efron talks about The Rock

‘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.’

source: Dailymail

Did The Rock Just Hint At Dinah Jane Hansen’s Involvement In ‘Moana?’

The Rock is totally a Harmonizer, which may give her a leg up in the search for Disney’s ‘Moana.’
Earlier this week, we reported that Disney’s upcoming animated flick “Moana” has yet to find its namesake Polynesian princess. But when MTV News spoke to the film’s directors, Rob Clements and John Musker, they assured us the announcement would be coming “relatively soon in the future,” and they also confirmed one exciting rumor: Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane Hansen has auditioned for the role.
While we wait on pins and needles to find out if Hansen has won the coveted role, it’s worth pointing out that she already has one major “in”: she just so happens to be tight with the film’s only star attached thus far, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Dwayne attends Dade County Boot Camp Graduation: Photos + Video

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Photos: Public Appearances > 2015 > Dwayne at Miami Dade County Boot Camp

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Graduates of Miami-Dade Corrections’ boot camp program got quite the treat Monday afternoon when Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson popped up in the audience.

Graduation ceremonies are pretty big in it of themselves but even better is when the Hollywood star is in attendance and it’s all for a documentary that he’s working on that’s near and dear to his heart.

Johnson shook hands with the more than 30 Cadets from the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department Boot Camp Program as they marked the culmination of six months of hard work at the Metro Justice Building in Miami. Continue reading >

Justin Bieber offers to take young girl to dance after Dwayne Johnson sets them up in heartwarming video

Justin Bieber offers to take young girl to dance after Dwayne Johnson sets them up in heartwarming video

The pop singer has shown us all his soft side again and offered to take a young girl to her homecoming dance after The Rock shared a clip on Twitter

Justin Bieber has offered to take a young girl to her homecoming dance after Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson set them up in a heartwarming video.

The singer reached out to his friend online after Dwayne shared a message about meeting Lexi – and making her dreams come true. Continue reading >

Forbes: The World’s Highest-Paid Actors 2015 #11 Dwayne Johnson

#11. Dwayne Johnson
$31.5 Million

With 2015’s earthquake disaster film “San Andreas,” Dwayne Johnson has proved he is an out-and-out action hero. The movie, carried on The Rock’s sizable shoulders, grossed an impressive $385 million at the global box office. Once a wrestling star, Johnson is now moving from the ring to the small screen. He is executive producing and starring in HBO comedy “Ballers,” about a group of football players.
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source: Forbes

HBO Renews Dwayne Johnson Comedy ‘Ballers’ for Season 2

HBO has renewed the Dwayne Johnson sports comedy “Ballers” for a second season.

The half-hour series has generated strong buzz for HBO since its June 21 debut.

“The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the ‘Ballers’ cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” said HBO original programming chief Michael Lombardo. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.” Continue reading >

Long-Time Creative Writer Leaves WWE to Work For Dwayne Johnson

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, long-time WWE creative writer Brian Gewirtz recently wrapped up his fifteen year career with the company. While he had taken a more minor role in recent years, working mostly from home and being brought in by request to write creative for The Rock when he was on television, Gewirtz was the head writer for WWE RAW for quite a few years. He was on hand for the June 29th edition of RAW in Washington, saying farewell to friends and coworkers backstage.

Interestingly, Gewirtz landed a job with 7 Bucks Productions, the company owned and operated by Dwayne Johnson and ex-wife Dany Garcia. 7 Bucks has taken off in recent years, announcing a massive “ROCK THE TROOPS” event for Veteran’s Day 2016, and co-producing Rock’s generally well-received HBO series, Ballers.

source: thewrestlingobserver

Secrets to Dwayne Johnson’s Rock Hard Abs & SpaghettiOs videos | ABC News

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By ALISON KENWORTHY via Good Morning America
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is the heavyweight wrestler-turned-actor who’s starring in some of the year’s biggest blockbusters.

In an interview with ABC News’ Sara Haines, Johnson, 43, opened up about “Ballers,” the HBO series in which he stars and also produces.

Johnson plays Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL star who is trying to reinvent himself as a suave financial guru for current football players.

He told Haines why he was drawn to the character. Continue reading >

HBO to air two premiere episodes on Facebook — for free

It’s yet another sign of Facebook’s increasing importance in the video space.

Television network HBO said it would offer the premiere episodes of two new comedy series on Facebook underlining the growing popularity of the social networking site as a video platform.

The popularity of web videos have led to U.S. networks experiment with new platforms to attract new viewers. With about 1.44 billion monthly active users, Facebook has become a sough-after outlet for companies looking to market their products via online videos, the fastest growing category of Internet ads.

Last week,  released the pilot episode of its show “Catastrophe” for a limited time on the social media network, instead of its own Prime Instant Video streaming service.

HBO, owned by Time Warner said on Wednesday viewers would be able to access the premiere episodes of Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” and “The Brink” on Facebook for a limited period. The two new original series premiered on Sunday. According to Variety, “Ballers” star and exec producer Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson will host the episode directly on his Facebook page. Johnson has 49 million followers on Facebook, Variety noted.

Turner Broadcasting, another Time Warner network, said in April it granted exclusive video-on-demand rights to its Cartoon Network and Adult Swim programs to video streaming service Hulu.

On Tuesday Hulu said it would soon allow users to add CBS Corp’s CBS  TV network Showtime to their subscriptions.

Reporting by Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru; editing by Joyjeet Das. Added reporting from Fortune.

Source: Fortune

Ballers: EW review


Genre: Comedy, drama; Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jazmyn Simon, Donovan W. Carter; Release Date: 04/10/2015; Release Date Limited: 04/10/2015; Release Date Wide: 04/10/2015; Broadcaster: HBO

Fresh from saving people from an earthquake in San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson arrives on the small screen in the form of Spencer Strasmore, a defensive end forced into early retirement who now looks after the financial interests of fellow pigskin warriors. The Miami-based series features plenty of automotive and beachside real estate escapism, but underneath lurks a funny, fast-moving skewering of the same types of headline-grabbing controversies Roger Goodell would like you to forget. Anchored by the endlessly erupting volcano of charisma that is Johnson, Ballers provides all the thrill and allure of the NFL without fear of domestic violence or devastating head injuries. A–

source: EW