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Cinema Giants: The 15 Tallest Actors In Hollywood

April 23rd, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Matthew McGrory in Big Fish
Actors come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the tallest people in the world have made their living in front of the camera. Here is a selection of some of the tallest actors in Hollywood.

Matthew McGrory, 7'6". The late Big Fish actor wasn't comfortable with his stature, something he shared with Andre the Giant (who he played in Andre: Heart of the Giant). "He felt the same way, that he would do anything just to be a person of regular size one day a week, where people don't have to stare at him, where he could go see a regular movie and walk down the street," Andre director Drew Sky sa...
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Celebrities Celebrate Easter On Instagram And Twitter

April 21st, 2014 1:02pm EDT
Celebrities Celebrate Easter On Instagram And Twitter
Many celebrities love to celebrate Easter – maybe because it's one of the few days of the year they allow themselves to actually eat candy. Celebs also love to share their family and friends enjoying the holiday, so we rounded up our favorite tweets and Instagram pics from their Easter celebrations this weekend.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Easter bunny? Are you coming??? - Love, Ms. Monroe & Ms. Mariah pic.twitter.com/EwCPDUcE9T

— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 20, 2014

Kendra Wilkinson

David Spade

Me on easter, hangin with my Peeps. Harper and mom pic.twitter.com/g1I6...
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The 10 Fittest Male Celebrities In Hollywood

April 17th, 2014 3:00am EDT
The 10 Fittest Male Celebrities In Hollywood
Chris Hemsworth has problems most men would envy. For example, he put on so much muscle while he was preparing to play "Thor" that his costume didn't fit.

The Australian star told the Los Angeles Times in 2011: "I got the part and immediately started looking at the comic books, and the guy is 500 pounds or something and looks like Schwarzenegger. And I thought, 'OK, I'm not gonna get to that.' But I have to get bigger. (The filmmakers) kept saying 'Yeah, get as big as you can, as big as you can.'"

The "Thor" costume was altered to fit his new shape, and movie execs ordered Hemsworth to g...
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WWE legend Ultimate Warrior dies

April 9th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Vince McMahon
WWE legend Ultimate Warrior has died aged 54.
Wrestling fans have been left reeling following the death of the iconic grappler - real name James Hellwig - yesterday (004.08.14), just days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday night (04.05.14).
WWE announced the news on its official website, posting a statement which read: "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior.
"WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior's family, friends and fans."
The cause of death h...
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Trailer Revealed For 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Who Confirms DC Comics Role

March 25th, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Hercules
Dwayne Johnson presented the first cinematic trailer for his upcoming film Hercules - but he wasn't done there, confirming he has agreed to play a character in an upcoming DC Comics film.

First thing first: as he promised yesterday, Johnson gave his fans the link to the Hercules trailer on Twitter. In the sneak peek, Hercules starts chained up (for killing his children and wife when driven mad by Hera) before breaking out and starting the "twelve labors of Hercules."

There's a glimpse of several of his labors, including his battles against the Lernaean Hydra, Nemean Lion, and Erymanthia...
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Dwayne Johnson Reveals 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars' Sneak Peek

March 24th, 2014 1:14pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson Reveals 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars' Sneak Peek
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson teased his fans on Twitter with the first photo of himself dressed up as Hercules for the upcoming Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

While there have been bits and pieces shown from the film over the last few months, the 41 year-old action star took it upon himself to give fans his first action shot complete with Grecian armor.

EXCLUSIVE first look..#HERCULES The world's first superhero. #TilDeathOrVictory pic.twitter.com/NXZp8JfWo5

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 24, 2014

The Rock also said the first trailer for the July 25 action flick will come out tomorrow...
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Is Dwayne Johnson The Next Green Lantern?

February 6th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Dwayne Johnson
When Dwayne Johnson said he was working with DC Comics in 2014, rumors swirled over potential roles for the ex-wrestler in the upcoming Batman/Superman film - and now he has teased he could be playing the next Green Lantern.

"We just had a big meeting w/ Warner Bros CEO re: @DCComics 2014 we will partner up and create the cool bad assery. #RockTalk @ActionTilson," Johnson tweeted on the last day of 2013. A strong guess was he would play the burly Martian Manhunter as Warner Bros. continued to build up its Justice League movie.

However, did The Rock reveal he was playing Green Lantern John...
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Kellan Lutz: Twilight made me get fit

January 30th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz says the boredom he experienced while shooting the 'Twilight' movies inspired him to work on his toned physique.
The 28-year-old actor began working on his buff body while filming the vampire franchise because he and his castmates, which included Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, had to stay in their rented apartments on location to avoid obsessed fans.
Kellan - who played bloodsucker Emmett Cullen - told Men's Health magazine: "I was bored. They put us in these mall apartment complexes - the fans and paparazzi were outside the whole time. So I bunkered down in the gym; it w...
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The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...
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Dwayne Johnson Is Top-Grossing Actor Of 2013

December 17th, 2013 8:08am EST
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is the top-grossing actor of the year, according to Forbes magazine. The wrestler-turned-actor starred in several blockbuster films throughout 2013 that helped him beat the competition.

Johnson's most notable film, "Fast & Furious 6," earned $789 million worldwide. In addition, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Pain & Gain" and "Snitch" grossed a total of $1.3 billion at the global box office.

Related: Paul Walker's co-stars 'too distraught' to film, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel lead Paul Walker tributes, Kellan Lutz couldn't get as 'big' as Dwayne Johnson for Hercules, Dwayne Joh...
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Dwayne Johnson is top-grossing actor of 2013

December 16th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Dwayne Johnson
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson has been named the top-grossing actor of 2013.

The action star has made his way to the top of Forbes magazine's new list, thanks to his multiple blockbuster films over the past year.

Most notably, Johnson's car-racing film Fast & Furious 6 earned $789 million (£526 million) worldwide. Together with G.I. Joe: Retaliation and two smaller films, he racked up $1.3 billion at the global box office.

Johnson narrowly beat out Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr., as the superhero movie earned $1.2 billion. However it was Downey Jr.'s only film that released in ...
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Paul Walker motivated by desire to help

December 4th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Paul Walker
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson claims Paul Walker was uncomfortable being in the spotlight.
The 41-year-old actor says his late 'The Fast and the Furious' co-star, who died alongside his pal, Roger Rodas, when the Porsche they were traveling in smashed into a pole after a charity car show in Santa Clarita, California on Saturday (11.30.13), was motivated to succeed in Hollywood by his desire to help other people.
The 'Pain & Gain' star told Entertainment Weekly magazine: "That was one of the interesting things about Paul: his reservations about being in the spotlight and being a star, whatever t...
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Fast & Furious 6 DVD proceeds to benefit tragic star Paul Walker's charity

December 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EST
Paul Walker
A portion of the proceeds of DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to tragic star Paul Walker's Reach Out WorldWide charity.

The movie star was getting ready to promote the release next week (10Dec13) when he was killed in a car accident on Saturday (30Nov13) in California.

He had just wrapped up a Reach Out WorldWide charity event in Santa Clarita when the crash took place.

The non-profit supports professionals with first responder skills who leap into action when natural disasters strike.

Walker founded the charity after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.

Announcing the cash injec...
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Paul Walker's co-stars 'too distraught' to film

December 1st, 2013 3:20pm EST
Paul Walker
Paul Walker's co-stars are "too distraught" to return to work on the 'Fast & Furious 7' this week in the wake of his death.
Production on the upcoming blockbuster, which began filming in September, is expected to be delayed after the star, 40, was killed in a crash at a charity car show in Santa Clarita, California, on Saturday (11.30.13).
One source said: "No one wants to even think about the movie. Period."
Other sources also told gossip website TMZ.com that the Paul was scheduled to shoot key scenes for the film this week in Atlanta, Georgia.
The insider said that several members of the ...
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Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel lead Paul Walker tributes

December 1st, 2013 6:20am EST
Paul Walker
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes for their late co-star Paul Walker.
The 40-year-old actor died in a car crash yesterday (11.30.13) and his fellow 'Fast & Furious' actors have offered their condolences.
Dwayne tweeted: "All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel posted on Instagram: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."
The pair were joined by a number of stars and fans paying ...
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Kellan Lutz couldn't get as 'big' as Dwayne Johnson for Hercules

November 23rd, 2013 12:20pm EST
Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz jokes he can't match rival Hercules Dwayne Johnson's physique.
The two actors play the Greek hero in separate movies, and the 'Hercules: The Legend Begins' star joked his body could never match up to The Rock's.
He told E! News: "I wanted to get big, but then you have The Rock playing in the other Hercules. There's not enough 'extra-curricular' stuff for that."
The 28-year-old star has still put himself through a tough and "rigorous" training regime to getting into top shape for the film.
He added: "I wanted to put on weight. Renny [Harlin] the director, he just wanted me cut, s...
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Male Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

October 1st, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Usually we think about women when we think about plastic surgery in Hollywood. However, plenty of leading men had had some work done to keep their youthful appearance. Here are some male celebrities who have had plastic surgery...

Mickey Rourke

Despite never losing a matching during his three-year boxing career, the fights left Mickey's face disfigured. The actor says he went to the "wrong guy" for his cosmetic work. He had five operations on his nose and had to fix a broken cheekbone.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce had a facelift and nose job in the 80s during a rough period in his life. "I ...
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Dwayne Johnson in talks for The Fall Guy

September 6th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson is in talks to bring The Fall Guy back to life in a new all-action movie.

The actor and director McG are both close to signing on to revive the 1980s TV series, which starred Lee Majors as a stuntman-turned-bounty hunter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Fall Guy movie has been on Hollywood's slate for years and, at one point, was a project with Nicolas Cage attached and Martin Campbell directing.

The latest adaptation is currently being shopped to potential distributors at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.
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Dwayne Johnson gobbles seven meals a day for Hercules

July 4th, 2013 11:21pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is hoping to become one of the biggest movie stars when he sets foot on the Hercules set by guzzling 5,000 calories a day to bulk up for the role.

The hulking Fast & Furious 6 star has been keeping fans up to date with his food intake on Twitter.com, revealing he's gobbling seven meals a day in a bid to get massive as the great Greek.

His meals include a steak, four eggs and oatmeal for breakfast, and a protein supplement and 10 egg whites scrambled with onions, peppers and mushrooms for supper.

In between, he'll also chow down on two whole chickens a...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Snitch'

June 28th, 2013 10:00am EDT
Snitch
How far would go you to protect your flesh and blood?  We’re gonna find out just how far Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will go in the new to Blu-ray flick "Snitch," out now from Summit Home Entertainment.  All moves good and bad reviewed below!

 

   

   Title: "Snitch"

   Grade: 2 1/2

   Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon

   Director: Ric Roman Waugh

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 112 minutes

   Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

 

The Flick: Good news and bad news with The Rock’s latest.  On the good side "Snitch" ha...
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Vin Diesel turns to fans for casting advice

May 25th, 2013 8:32am EDT
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel turns to his 42 million "Facebook angels" to help him cast his movies.

The XXX star admits he asks fans for advice every time he lands a new role and passes on their thoughts to casting directors and producers.

The actor says, "They were the first ones to suggest Dwayne Johnson and I working together (in Fast Five) and without giving (new film) Fast 6 away, that cameo at the end was strictly from the Facebook page.

"They all said, 'We had a dream of seeing you guys work together.'"

And he always takes his fans' recommendations seriously: "I have to listen to them... It's such...
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'The Fast And The Furious 6' Delivers Big Time Thrills (Video)

May 23rd, 2013 8:45am EDT
'Fast And Furious 6'
Yes, it's hard to believe that this is number 6.  Where does the time go? Well, I'm happy to report that this one, won't let you down.

                                                       

As the title suggest...The film is fast...It's furious...and it's definitely, fun.

The whole gang is back including Vin Diesel (Dom), Paul Walker (Brian), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Ludacris (Tej), Jordana Brewster (Mia), Elsa Pataky (Elsa) and Michelle Rodriguez (Letty).

For those of you who haven't seen 'The Fast And The Furious 5' here's a brief recap.

After stealing 100 million dollars from a drug...
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Dwayne Johnson Reteaming With Mark Wahlberg For New HBO Series

May 3rd, 2013 7:09pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is reteaming with his Pain and Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg for a new HBO series.

The former WWE wrestler has signed up to play the lead role in a new dramedy, which will mark his first role in a television series (that's not fake wrestling).

Wahlberg, who produced two of HBO's most successful shows -- Boardwalk Empire and Entourage -- will executive produce the as-yet-untitled show.

The show will center on a group of retired athletes living in Miami, Florida.
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Dwayne Johnson Undergoes Emergency Surgery To Repair Torn Abdominal Muscles

April 24th, 2013 12:30am EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is recovering in the hospital after undergoing surgery to repair a tear in his abdomen on Tuesday.

The former WWE wrestler stepped back into the ring earlier this month at WrestleMania and suffered the injury during a championship bout against John Cena.

"Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise," he tweeted on Tuesday.

Following the title match, the tough guy described the injury in a bit more graphic detail.

"In the middle of last night's Wrestlemania match I tore my abdomen & abductor muscles of...
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Kellan Lutz & Dwayne Johnson To Both Play Hercules On The Big Screen

April 6th, 2013 3:26pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson
"Twilight" star Kellan Lutz and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson have both landed the role of Hercules in two upcoming films.
 
Directors Renny Harlin and Brett Ratner will helm the two projects about the powerful Greek demi-god with the former's 3D film, starring Lutz, leading the charge for spring 2014.
 
Harlin told The Hollywood Reporter, "It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history - and Kellan has exactly that, personality. He's not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his pass...
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Dwayne Johnson Calls Clint Eastwood His 'One & Only Man Crush'

March 24th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Dwayne Johnson
After missing out on the chance to meet his Hollywood hero at the Academy Awards in February, wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson sent a fan letter to his "one and only man crush" Clint Eastwood.
 
The star, a.k.a. The Rock, spotted the actor/director and his wife Dina heading into the Oscars and wanted to take the opportunity to make a quick introduction; however, he was starstruck and speechless.
 
Johnson explained, "Clint has always been an inspiration of mine. As a matter of fact, Clint has always been my inspiration as an actor... With Clint, not only has he been my inspiration, (bu...
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Kids' Choice Awards Highlights: Slimings, Kristen Stewart, Winners, Fashion & More!

March 24th, 2013 7:58am EDT
2013 Kids Choice Awards
Kristen Stewart and One Direction dominated Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday night, landing two top awards each. The winners received special orange blimps as trophies.
 
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" star won Favorite Movie Actress, and she also picked up the Favorite Female Buttkicker award for "Snow White and the Huntsman." The 22-year-old was inadvertently covered in green goo after hugging award presenters Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris, who had been slimed.

U.K. boy band One Direction was unable to attend the ceremony because they were performing a ...
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Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His 'Crazy Diet' For 'Hercules' Role

March 19th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has revealed he is on a "crazy diet," eating up to seven times a day, as he prepares for his latest movie role as Greek hero Hercules.

The G.I. Joe: Retaliation star is set to play mythological Greek hero Hercules on the big screen and he is currently on an intensive training regime which means he is eating up to seven meals a day in preparation for the role.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the London premiere for 'G.I. Joe' at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, he said: "In terms of training, it all depends on what I'm doing that day. It all depends on what the...
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'Snitch' An Action Film Missing The Action (Video)

February 22nd, 2013 4:02pm EST
'Snitch'
'Snitch' directed by Ric Roman Waugh is an action film with barely any 'action.'  At that's the least of its problems.

The main one: The lead - Sorry Mr. Rock aka Dwayne Johnson.  I know your films have made a lot of money at the box office, but you are truly one wooden actor.  You basically had one facial expression throughout the film and your monotonic delivery didn't help.

Johnson can get away with it in comedy, but definitely not in a dramatic piece which this film is.

He plays businessman John Matthews who owns a successful trucking company, Matthews is married, has a young child a...
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Dwayne Johnson To Headline WrestleMania

January 7th, 2013 10:17am EST
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is returning to the wrestling ring for the sport's biggest fight night ever in April.

The actor, who dropped "The Rock" moniker when he quit wrestling and became a film star, has revealed he's preparing for the biggest WrestleMania event ever at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey against former champion John Cena.
 
He told WENN (prior to his match up with Cena was announced), "I'm going to start training this Monday. I'm going to go back. It's going to be a big return, live. And that will lead up to what will be the biggest WrestleMania of all time at Giants* Stadium....
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