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Disney Finds Voice of ‘Moana’ for Dwayne Johnson Animated Movie

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.

source: Variety


Ford Campaign images

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!!!

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Dwayne Johnson Takes Command of The Specialists at Ford

By Kathryn Mellor

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!

Exclusive: Dwayne to be new face of Ford’s advertising campaign “The Specialists at Ford”

Dwayne Johnson in Ford ad (2)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”.

Dwayne Johnson shares heartbreaking update about his dog Brutus

Dwayne Johnson had a sad update for his fans on Tuesday about one of his recently adopted puppies.

The actor shared a photo on Instagram breaking the news that Brutus, one of the two French bulldogs he brought home just a few weeks ago, had to be put to sleep after eating poisonous mushrooms.

Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. At approximately 11:15pm last night myself and @laurenhashianofficial had to make the painful decision to end Brutus' suffering by taking him off of life support and sending his soul to pup heaven. I held his lil' paw as he was finally at peace. As all puppies and dogs do, he ate a mushroom while playing outside with his brother Hobbs. This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying his liver and immune system to the point of no return. I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members. Thank you Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. West and the incredibly caring nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center At Cooper City. We'll always love you Brutus.. and you'll always be my lil' main man and rough housing Brute. #RIPBrutus #WishICouldveSavedYouOneMoreTime

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Train like Dwayne Johnson



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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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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Photos: 2015 > HBO Ballers > Ballers Stills 8.23.2015

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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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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