Dwayne done filming Empire State

Well I guess it was a quick film and wrap for Empire State. Dwayne tweeted:

I believe he’s gonna start filming Fast Six next. Can’t wait!

Empire State set photos 6/11/2012

Added candids of Dwayne arriving on set in New Orleans for Empire State filming!

Exclusive… Ex-wrestler The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) heads to the set of “Empire State” on June 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

It’s official Dwayne has landed in New Orleans to begin filming Empire State

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 8, 2012

Family Sues Ex-Wife of “The Rock” Over $1.8 Million Investment

Mirta Costa and her family filed the suit against Dany Garcia Johnson, 2 companies she managed, and an accountant

A South Florida family is suing the ex-wife of the wrestling icon “The Rock” and two companies the couple owned after they say they never got almost $2 million they invested.

Mirta Costa and her family filed the lawsuit against Dany Garcia Johnson, two companies she managed, and the company’s accountant Emery Sheer. The family claims they were “bilked out of more than $1.8 million as part of an ongoing fraud scheme.”

The family says it gave Garcia Johnson’s companies large sums for what they thought were safe low-risk retirement investments and had timetables showing exactly when the money would be repaid with interest. But they say they never received payment on their investments even after repeated attempts to contact Johnson. Continue reading >

The Rock sells his rockin’ 9,000-square-foot mansion

Nothing will make you want to quit your job, become a professional wrestler, and then quit wrestling to becoming a major motion picture star more than seeing the 9,153-square-foot home Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just sold for nearly $5 million. (Reports say he indeed got close to his $4.9 million asking price.)
The six-bedroom, seven-bath sprawling mansion is in the swanky gated community of Hidden Hills, outside Los Angeles, and includes luxurious features the rest of us little people can only dream about. There’s the plush home theater with a big screen, leather seats, and surround-sound; a slate-rock waterfall in the yard; sweeping tree-top views; an outdoor kitchen; infinity pool; a ridiculously huge master bedroom with a fireplace; a pastel-decorated bedroom fit for a princess (that would be Johnson’s lucky 10-year-old daughter, Simone) a two-story foyer; and a gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel everything, including a commercial-grade range and at least three ovens (it’s hard to count them all). The home even boasts a room the 40-year-old has turned into his own personal barber shop with a hydraulic barber chair, a flatscreen TV and floor-to-ceiling windows. Hey, the guy’s gotta make sure he’s properly coiffed in order to keep getting those big-budget roles coming…
So where’s Johnson going? Feeling a little cramped in the 9,000-square-foot L.A. pad, the actor has purchased a 13,153-square-foot estate in South Florida for only $3.45 million from Miami Dolphins player Vernon Carey. That means he gets a bigger place and gets to pocket more than a million in profits, even after you include realtors’ commissions.

No word on who the “businessman” is who bought The Rock’s L.A. home, but sounds like business is going pretty well for him these days.

photos and additional article here

credit: yahoo.com

Exclusive ‘Journey 2′ Featurette Reveals Dwayne Johnson’s Softer Side

In a previous life, Dwayne Johnson was The Rock, the egotistical most electrifying man in sports entertainment. Today, we know him as the lead actor in movies like “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” and according to his co-stars, one of the nicest guys around.

With today’s Blu-ray release of “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” we have an exclusive look behind the scenes of “Journey 2″ with Johnson’s co-stars talking about their time working with the “gentle giant.”

“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson had more than a few new things to say about Johnson, including that he is “awesome.”

“He’s so big, so tall, so strong, so manly, but as big and intimidatingly as he looks physically, he’s like a gentle giant. He’s such a nice, funny, charismatic guy, and he just makes you love him,” Hutcherson said. “I think he has a real likeability about him that I think the audience is really going to respond to.”

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” is out on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Exclusive Warner Bros. Journey 2 DVD Giveaway

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the release of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD and Blu-Ray; June 5th 2012 along with the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blog App!

Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) finds a hidden signal that he believes will lead him to his long lost grandfather (Michael Caine, Miss Congeniality). With the help of his new step father (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Scorpion King), Sean finds a map and starts his adventure which leads him to Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical) and the island of Atlantis! Sean and his friends battle giant bees, killer lizards, a volcano of gold, and electric eels to escape the lost city and make their way home!

Activities: Choose Your Own Adventure! Spin the wheel to get your own personalized adventure! Will you brave the wilds of Family Movie Night or map your house and have your own treasure hunt!
Quiz: Would You Survive The Mysterious Island!? Are you a Wilderness Warrior or a Timid Trekker? Take the Mysterious Island quiz and find out how you would fare in the outback of Atlantis!
Get Social! Tweet with the #Journey2 hashtag to get your audience excited for this family adventure hit!
Giveaway Contest Details:

Enter to win your copy of the Journey 2 Mysterious Island DVD! Rules are as follows:

1.  Play the Quiz: Would You Survive The Mysterious Island!? at the link/app above or by going to this link and send in your results using our contest contact form
2. Make sure you are able to provide a U.S address in case you win no P.O boxes allowed
3. Winners will be notified by June 22, 2012

Deadline for entries is June 19, 2012


Journey 2 Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD June 5 today!

Reminder! Go out and get the Journey 2 DVD today in stores: Details below:

Press release from Warner Home Entertainment Group:

Burbank, CA – Embark upon the adventure of a lifetime as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on June 5 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. The follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a 3D family adventure that transports viewers a place so remote it haslain hidden for centuries, and, when found, is almost impossible to escape.

Directed by Brad Peyton, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island features a star-studded cast including Dwayne Johnson (“Race to Witch Mountain,” “Tooth Fairy”), Luis Guzmán (“Anger Management,” “Boogie Nights”), Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical,” “Beastly”), Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”), Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight”) and Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City,” “Couples Retreat”).

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include UltraViolet that allows consumers to download and instantly stream the film to many available computers, tablets and smartphones.

The Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features a 3D hi-definition, a hi-definition, a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet for $44.95; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features a hi-definition, a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet for $35.99; and the single disc DVD features a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet for $28.98.

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June 2012 IDJ Fan of the month

Congratulations Angie you are our June 2012 DJ fan of the month!

This is why she is Dwayne Fan of The Month:

I am and have been a huge fan of this amazing and beautiful man Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson since the year ’99. that’s when i started watching the wwe again and the minute i first saw him my jaw dropped to the floor because i had never seen such a beautiful person in my life. everytime i saw his promos and go into the ring and talk in that wwe mic i would get goose bumps just hearing him talk about his oppentents he would face and really make my day…so i said as much as i love this man i would go and get a brahma bull tattoo to show my love and support and respect i will always have for him no matter what!!! he really inspires me. he brings out the best in me. he showed me a side of myself I would never see on my own. he made me feel proud of who I am, happy about where I am going and beautiful from the inside out. so Thank YOU AND I LOVE YOU DWAYNE!!!

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Pain and Gain set reports and photos added May 30th

Pick on someone you own size! Dwayne Johnson wields bat at man half his height.. but it’s just for his new film

He’s 6ft 5 and has plenty of muscle on his large frame.  So it’s hardly a fair for Dwayne Johnson to start a fight with someone less than half his size.  But on the set of his new film Pain & Gain the former wrestler was seen squaring up to a little person.

The 40-year-old actor opened the door with an angry look on his face and a baseball bat in hand.  But it appeared the little character is an ally of the huge bodybuilder and was simply getting him as the pair walked off together.  Dwayne has been busy shooting Pain & Gain for the past few months in Miami.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Greets Fans on Biscayne During Pain and Gain Filming + video

May 30th, 2012
The Rock on the set of Pain And Gain at 7 Seas Motel at59th and Biscayne

Yesterday, motorists on Biscayne Boulevard around 59th Street who saw a burly, tattooed guy in MC Hammer pants wielding a baseball bat might have thought it was just another day in pimp city. But that dude was The Rock, and he was on the set of the New Times article-based movie Pain and Gain alongside co-star Mark Wahlberg.

Many of the crew we saw looked like gente de Miami, so gracias a Hollywood for bringing some entertainment jobs to the city. And The Rock wasn’t too busy to take pictures with a giggling crowd of chicks who spent their lunch break watching him film. Check out this video of the scene.

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credit: miami new times

The Real Reasons Paramount Bumped ‘G.I. Joe 2′ to 2013 (Analysis)

Ok just posting some tidbits on the G.I. Joe 2 bump to March 2013 courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Brutal competition, fears of a “Battleship” sinking and 3D reshoots (with a resurrected Channing Tatum?) leave a studio’s cupboard bare.

When Paramount announced May 23 that it was moving G.I. Joe: Retaliation from its June 29 release date to March 2013, nostrils started to quiver throughout the industry.

The explanation the studio was selling — that it needed time to turn the sequel into a 3D spectacle — didn’t seem to pass the smell test. Why bump a $125 million-budgeted tentpole starring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis five weeks before its scheduled release after launching a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign that included a pricey Super Bowl spot?

“They eat all of that money,” notes one prominent producer. “And when you yank a movie at the last minute, it does not send an encouraging signal.”

Paramount sources say studio chair Brad Grey and vice chair Rob Moore felt the expense was preferable to a duel with Sony’s Spider-Man reboot, out July 3.

“They looked at the landscape and realized they couldn’t compete,” agrees the producer in an appraisal shared by many executives and agents. Add to that the sinking of Universal’s $200 million-plus Battleship — another film based on a Hasbro property — and the potential downside looked especially distressing. So Paramount is adding 3D in hope of bolstering overseas box office and taking the opportunity to expand the role of Channing Tatum, whose stardom has grown thanks to The Vow and 21 Jump Street. In fact, Tatum’s character originally died in Retaliation, but it’s now possible he will be resurrected.

More broadly, Paramount has decided to sit out the season after a brutal few months in which potential franchises — Disney’s John Carter, Universal’s Battleship, Warner Bros.’ Dark Shadows — turned into losses. Many suspect Sony’s Men in Black 3 also will lose money due to its soaring cost associated with a troubled production. (Some think Paramount’s top executives might also have an eye on their bonuses, deferring costs to polish up results for the current fiscal year. Paramount declined comment.)

Whatever the reason, Paramount’s decision to move G.I. Joe signals a big shift for the studio: It also bumped the Brad Pitt zombie tentpole World War Z — a film with a budget of $150 million or more that is said to be facing several weeks of costly reshoots — from December to June 2013. The studio also moved the action-adventure Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters from March 2012 to January 2013, ostensibly to allow star Jeremy Renner to bolster his name value with The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy. Continue reading >