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Dwayne Johnson: 'The Rock Is Back'

February 15th, 2011 1:19pm EST
Dwayne Johnson
Ex-wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson thrilled fans by reviving The Rock at a live wrestling match on Monday.

Johnson shot to fame as a professional wrestler but has turned his attentions to carving out a career in Hollywood in recent years with lead roles in The Scorpion King and Tooth Fairy.

However, he ended his hiatus from the wrestling world at a taping of the WWE's Monday Night Raw in Anaheim, California, where he received thunderous applause upon entering the arena. Stepping into the ring, The Rock sent fans into a frenzy as he delivered his trademark catchphrase, "Can you smel...

The Rock Admits Roller Coaster Phobia

March 15th, 2009 10:56am EDT
The Rock
Former wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has wrecked his tough guy image after confessing he is scared of roller coasters.

The muscly Scorpion King star admits he hates feeling trapped, and strapping into a nerve-wracking thrill ride leaves him on the verge of hyperventilating.

He says, "It's not a fear of roller coasters, it's a fear of getting strapped in, especially the bars.

"I attempted to (go on a roller coaster once), but the moment the bars clamp down and I feel it on my chest, that's the moment I can't breathe."

And Johnson was forced to talk his w...

The Rock: 'I Want Obama To Play Me In A Biopic'

March 10th, 2009 1:04pm EDT
The Rock
President Barack Obama has been tipped for an acting career when he retires from the White House - wrestler-turned-Hollywood star Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson wants the politician to play him in a movie about his life.

Johnson claims he's often mistaken for the Democrat, because they both have links to Hawaii and both sound alike - and he's convinced Obama could bulk up to mimic him onscreen. The Scorpion King star tells, "Barack Obama (should play me). I hear that (we sound alike) all the time. You know I've gotten to know him, and he's a big time athlete, and loves athle...

'Beethoven's Big Break' & 'Beethoven's Dog-Gone Best Movie Pack' Arrive On DVD Dec. 26

December 22nd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Bring together one mega-popular pooch, an all-star cast, some of today's hottest music and a barrel of bouncing baby St. Bernards, and it all adds up to Beethoven's Big Break!

Although animal handler Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy and won't let his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies. But when dog-nappers steal the canine star of the movie Eddie's working on, the studio big shots must quickly find a replacement and unexpectedly cast the lumbering canine as their next big star. Through h...

'The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior' Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 19

August 8th, 2008 3:15pm EDT
The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior
Experience pulse-pounding action and see how the Scorpion King legend was born when the highly-anticipated prequel The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior comes to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on August 19 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. An adrenaline-fueled adventure of epic proportions, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior takes viewers back to the beginning of the saga of Mathayus, the young warrior who would become the fearsome Scorpion King. Directed by Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander), the film stars world-renowned, five-time Ultimate Fighting Championship...

Dwayne Johnson Would Love To Play A Bond Villain

March 9th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Professional wrestler-turned-action star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is desperate to land a certain macho role - a James Bond villain. The 35-year-old muscle man decided to part ways with World Wrestling Entertainment to pursue a career in Hollywood, winning tough-guy parts in The Mummy Returns and The Game Plan.

And although The Scorpion King star is now distancing himself from such roles, he admits he would jump at the chance to play a bad guy in the superspy franchise.

He says, "I would love to be a Bond baddie. I am a big fan of the films."

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Dwayne Johnson Fed Up With Wrestling Demands

February 28th, 2008 3:12pm EST
Professional wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is tired of fielding questions about his wrestling future - after retiring from the sport five years ago.

The 35-year-old decided to part ways with World Wrestling Entertainment and pursues a career in Hollywood after "falling in love" with acting on the set of 2001's The Mummy Returns. However The Scorpion King star insists he is still bombarded with queries as to when The Rock will return to the ring.

He says, "I probably wouldn't get asked that question if I had made a bigger splash about my retirement. But I retire...

The Rock Calls For Wrestling Clean Up

September 25th, 2007 9:15am EDT
The Rock
Wrestling star-turned-movie action man The Rock has called on the fighting world to step up drug education programs - so tragedies like Chris Benoit's death can be avoided.

The Scorpion King star was devastated when fellow former wrestler Benoit shot himself after killing his wife and son in June , while high on a cocktail of drugs.

And he's keen for the wrestling world's powers to clean up the sport, adopting a no-tolerance policy towards drugs, and creating a new system to educate up-and-coming fighters.

The Rock - real name Dwayne Johnson - tells WENN, "First and foremo...

The Rock Wants Matt Damon-Style Action Roles

September 20th, 2007 9:30am EDT
The Rock
Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is taking a break from action movies because Matt Damon has set the bar too high after his Jason Bourne films.

Johnson was tipped to become the next Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger when he started his movie career with The Mummy franchise and spin-off The Scorpion King, but he admits action films have become a little lame and the scripts have to be better.

He says, "I love action movies but with what Matt Damon was able to do with the Bourne series and how kick-ass those movies were, he raised the bar. Whatever ma...

The Search Is On For A New Scorpion King

August 16th, 2007 11:48am EDT
The Scorpion King
The producers of a planned prequel to period action film The Scorpion King are looking for an unknown to play a young Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the project.

Casting is underway on "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian," according to, and filming will start in South Africa in October. Director Russell Mulcahy will take charge of the film, a spin-off from The Mummy franchise.

An insider says, "There is no requirement to look exactly like a young Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, but we still need an exotic quality, Polynesian, mixed race, Arabic, brunette. We also nee...

Paris Hilton Makes Guinness Book Of World Records

August 17th, 2006 9:38am EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is officially the most overrated celebrity in the world. The hotel heiress has made it into the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records - not for her business ventures, singing or acting - but because the public think she is famous for no apparent reason.

A spokesman for the world famous book revealed the 25-year-old beauty, who recently released her debit single Stars Are Blind, topped the poll after magazine readers voted for their least favourite and most overrated celebrity.

Other stars to make the list reportedly include Britney Spears and actor Tom Cruise. Madonna a...

Doom: Unrated Extended Edition Available on DVD and UMD February 7

January 5th, 2006 7:30pm EST
Heart-stopping action and groundbreaking visual effects explode onto the screen when the thrilling action-adventure Doom arrives on DVD and UMD in an Unrated Extended Edition February 7, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (The Rundown, The Scorpion King), Karl Urban (The Bourne Supremacy, Chronicles of Riddick, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day), Doom blasts viewers into an electrifying and dangerous vision of the future. With fight sequences choreographed by Hong Kong martial arts master Dion Lam (The Matrix tr...

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