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The Rock Is Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actor

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson opens up about his depression battle

He’s come a long way since The Mummy!

Dwayne Johnson just topped the Forbes highest paid actor list, commanding $64.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. Now, that seems like a lot of money but the surprising thing is that the dude more than doubled his earnings from the previous year, bumping the previous three years’ winner, Robert Downey Jr, from the top of the list. Johnson’s earnings came from his roles in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, the disaster movie “San Andreas,” and his HBO series “Ballers,” as well as upfront fees for “Fast 8” and the “Baywatch” movie. It’s a good year for the Rock, isn’t it?

Also, his twitter response was adorable:

“Want to say two things about this,” Johnson tweeted about the news. “I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!!”

As you know, Jennifer Lawrence topped the list for women, but the depressing thing is that the lists between men and women suggest women over 40 earn less than men at the same age. In fact, 95 percent of the top-earning actors are over 40, compared to half of the actresses.

Here’s the list of the 20 highest-paid actors:

1. Dwayne Johnson — $64,500,000
2. Jackie Chan — $61,000,000
3. Matt Damon — $55,000,000
4. Tom Cruise — $53,000,000
5. Johnny Depp — $48,000,000
6. Ben Affleck — $43,000,000
7. Vin Diesel — $35,000,000
8. Shah Rukh Khan — $33,000,000
9. Robert Downey Jr. — $33,000,000
10. Akshay Kumar — $31,500,000
11. Brad Pitt — $31,500,000
12. Adam Sandler — $30,000,000
13. Mark Wahlberg — $30,000,000
14. Salman Kahn — $28,500,000
15. Leonardo DiCaprio — $27,000,000
16. Chris Pratt — $26,000,000
17. Will Smith — $20,500,000
18. Amitabh Bachchan — $20,000,000
19. Matthew McConaughey — $18,000,000
20. Harrison Ford — $15,000,000

 

Do you think Johnson will top the list next year?! Weigh in below!

 

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 9:09am
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The Rock And Vin Diesel Had A Secret Beef-Squashing Meeting

Vin Diesel to body shamers: 'I've Had the Best Body in New York for Decades'

Awww!

Unbeknownst to me, The Rock and Vin Diesel apparently have been beefing on their films in part because Vin was a producer and made decisions that overrode the Rock on the Fast and the Furious franchise. Well, on Monday night the Rock had a couple too many protein shakes and went nuts on social media, claiming certain male co-stars were not stand up guys and too “chicken s***” to confront him. LOL.

He was referring to Vin, but this feud was quickly squashed like, as soon as it surfaced, after the 2 had a secret meeting on the “Fast 8” set Tuesday to hash things out. The meeting happened, according to TMZ, because things got so tense that it was almost impossible to shoot scenes! WFT.

Were things resolved fully? Hard to say. We’ll keep you posted!

Photo: FameFlynet

 

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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The Rock Is A DAD!

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If you have a couple minutes to read a preachy instagram post, this one’s downright precious!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became a dad this Wednesday, and shared the first photo of his new daughter Jasmine  on the app.

“Christmas came early,” Johnson, 43, wrote alongside the tender photo. “Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy’s chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning … Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you’ve been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We’re extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe… Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday,” he continued. “If I can accomplish that, then I’d have a good shot at being a great father.

Johnson then offered up advice to all the young men who would become fathers, cause you know, this ain’t twitter:

“To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of ‘being better’ will never steer you wrong. Trust me. Something else that’ll never steer you wrong is ‘walking thru the fire’ with your baby’s mama.”

(Via Instagram)

Oh, there’s more, but you can check it out HERE, because unlike Instagram, it’s time to wrap this day of celeb news up. Congrats, Dwayne.  You’re gonna bench press Dadhood to the max!

Photo: Instagram

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 3:15pm
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opens up about his depression battle

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson opens up about his depression battle

Dwayne Johnson has opened up in a recent interview about his battle with depression. He said, “I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it. I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be okay. It’ll be okay.'”

He went on to say, “Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.”

He said that he struggled with his depressed in his early twenties as his career began to flounder. He was passed over by the NFL and he was cut from the Calgary Stampeders after two months on the roster. He said that he lived with his parents in a small apartment where he hit a low point.

He said, “You just feel like you’re alone. You feel like it’s only you. You’re in your bubble.”

After he became a professional wrestler, he said, “It wound up being one of the greatest chapters in my life.”

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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