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He last saw Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson when the A-lister came Down Under last year to promote Hercules.

But now Beau Ryan has repaid the favour, jetting to Los Angeles to meet up with the 42-year-old actor and wrestler, who’s doing press for Furious 7.

The pair were seen reuniting in a video posted to Instagram on Monday, but it appears Beau got a little too keen during their embrace, with The Rock stepping back and joking ‘you’ve got your arm on my ass.’

But that wasn’t the last joke made at The Footy Show presenter’s expense, as he uploaded his own video to Instagram that saw The Rock call him his ‘uce,’ Samoan for brother, before sighing ‘you need a shower dude.’

‘I’m gonna shower soon man, I’m getting a bit nervous around you,’ Beau, who’s filming a four part Beau Knows Hollywood series, joked.

Last time the pair met was last July, when the former Sharks player had The Rock call Alex McKinnon, who recently suffered a spinal injury, to help lift his spirits.

Last year the former WWE Champion spent several months in the Gold Coast filming San Andreas, a natural disaster flick that will hit cinemas in May.

On Saturday he’ll be hosting iconic sketch show Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, and recently hinted in an interview with Fox’s Chris Van Vliet that he could appear at WWE event WrestleMania 31 on Sunday

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Jimmy Show: April 1, 2015 by therocksourcedotnet

On April 1, Dwayne Johnson appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show to talk Furious 7 and family jokes. Johnson and Stanton was involved in a fight where it involved Johnson giving Stanton a infamous Rock Bottom in Furious 7. Other subjects include his feelings after the death of Paul Walker, and funny family arguments.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s charismatic and likable screen presence has helped him to emerge as one of this generation’s leading action stars, helping to add momentum to film franchises like Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe, not to mention headlining properties like this summer’s disaster movie, San Andreas. Not to mention the millions who will soon see him as Shazam villain Black Adam in Warner Bros.’ shared DC cinematic universe.

As Johnson continues to pad his filmography, it looks like he’ll next be trying his hand at some animation voice-over. It was months ago that we first heard the actor was in talks with Disney to voice the demigod Maui in their upcoming South Pacific adventure Moana, but it can now be confirmed that Johnson has officially signed on.

Though he doesn’t come out and say it in his post, it’s safe to assume that Johnson will indeed be playing Maui. According to the film’s synopsis, Maui teams up with South Pacific Islander Moana as the two embark on a journey through Oceania in search of “a fabled island” (based on that information, it’s hard to see how Maui wouldn’t be the movie’s male lead).

Johnson classifying Moana as a musical is an interesting development, since it had previously been reported that the film would NOT be part of that genre. Apparently that plan has been altered. The possibility of Johnson voicing a character like Maui had already caught our attention, but knowing his musical talents will be on display makes the film all the more intriguing.

In recent years, Disney Animation Studios has gained significant ground on former frontrunner Pixar: offerings like Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen, and Big Hero 6 have not only become major commercial hits, but managed to win over critics as well thanks to their heartfelt themes and imaginative concepts. Obviously, the hope is that Moana can continue this hot streak and be another memorable offering in the Disney canon.

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On paper, the film definitely has the elements to be another winner for the studio. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker have had previous success in this realm, calling the shots on films like The Little Mermaid and The Princess and The Frog, and the lush environments of Oceania show the kind of promise one would expect in a Disney production. A world of giant sea creatures and ancient folklore in the hands of accomplished animators could sell tickets on premise alone.

The actor is an in-demand name these days in Hollywood, and with him referring to the Disney bosses as “the greatest story tellers in the world,” something special about the project must have caught his eye. Fingers crossed our hope isn’t misplaced and Moana can join the ranks of Disney’s latest success when it’s released next year.

Moana will hit theaters on November 23, 2016.

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Furious 7’s long road to the big screen reached the finish line Wednesday at the world premiere in Los Angeles.

Star Vin Diesel and producer Neal Mortiz were both visibly emotional when speaking about the loss of star Paul Walker at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood before the screening.

“This movie is more than a movie,” said Diesel. “There’s something emotional that happens to you where you walk out of this movie, and you appreciate everyone you love because you just never know when the last day is that you’ll see them.”

The passing of Walker, who died in a car crash in November 2013, pushed back the release of the Universal film as the studio and filmmakers took time to mourn the death of the star, and rethink the ending of the film to give Walker’s character’s storyline a proper ending.

“I’m going to tell you, last year it was really tough to come back to work,” said Diesel of returning to the film after the death of Walker. But he added that the support of his cast mates, Universal and director James Wan helped him to return to complete the project.

Along with Diesel and Moritz, many of the stars of the franchise attended the premiere, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Ludacris and Luke Evans. Walker’s younger brothers, Caleb and Cody, who stepped in to help finish the film after their brother’s death, also attended the premiere. The passionate audience was quick to cheer when Walker first appeared onscreen, throughout the late actor’s especially action-packed scenes and during the final moments of the film.

Wan, who made a big step up from his successful horror projects like Saw and The Conjuring to direct Furious 7, said he still gets emotional watching the film despite seeing it numerous times during the editing process.

“Every time I see the ending of that film, it still hits me so hard,” he told THR at the afterparty. “I made this movie, I made that ending, and it still gets me.”

At the after-party at the Roosevelt Hotel, moviegoers were in a good mood, enjoying food and drinks while surrounded by gold-covered go-go dancers. Diesel was spotted taking photos with Universal’s Donna Langley, whom he earlier in the night described as “my sister, Donna Langley” because of all her support of the franchise. But, above all, Walker was on everyone’s mind.

Star Ludacris agreed with Wan that it could be difficult to watch Walker’s final performance.

“It’s hard to watch, but it’s so good at the same time,” he told THR. “I love how we ended it creatively.”

Ludacris, who joined the franchise in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, and then returned for Fast Five and Fast 6, was also quick to emphasize Diesel’s role in safeguarding the franchise as a producer.

“People don’t give Vin enough credit. He really eats, sleeps and shits these movies,” he told THR. “I think Vin needs to get more credit because he really fights to keep the integrity of everyone’s character, not just his own.”

Moritz, who has produced all of the films in the franchise, wrapped up his remarks with his thoughts on Walker as well.

“I know Paul is smiling down on us right now,” he said to the crowd. “We love you forever, Paul. And you will always be a part of all of us.”

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4/2/2015

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The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The expectation-shattering sum is a studio and franchise best for the homegrown car-obsessed series, which has continued to grow over the past few films.

“Furious 7,” now the ninth-biggest opening of all time, also unseats previous April record-holder “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which opened to $95 million on the same weekend last year.

While the “Fast and Furious” films have grown in popularity over the past three films, the mega-opening for “Furious 7” was also at least partially tied to audience interest in star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Nov. 2013 before the film was completed.

Production on “Furious 7” was halted while the filmmakers and Universal decided whether or not to proceed with the film. The team ultimately decided to delay the release from its originally scheduled July 2014 date.

“It probably created some curiosity, but, at the same time, (the film) fits in so well with the overall continuing saga of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise,” Nick Carpou, Universal’s president of domestic distribution, said of Walker.

“It’s a motivator, but it’s not by any means the prime motivator the see the movie,” he added.

There is also a sense that massive openings like “Furious 7” point to the creeping of summer blockbuster season, which seems to be starting earlier and earlier as studios try to stake their claim on prime dates.

But for Carpou, in a 52-week-a-year release strategy, the demarcation of a summer blockbuster is almost irrelevant when it comes to getting audiences to turn out in droves for a film.

“It’s that corny old adage that if you build it, they will come,” he said, adding that the impressive February debut of “Fifty Shades of Grey” helps prove his point.

Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst for box office firm Rentrak, thinks that this is a liberating trend for studios who once clamored for the first weekend in May release date.

“Studios are finding tremendous value in putting their movies in non-traditional corridors,” he said.

As the most ambitious release in Universal’s history, “Furious 7” opened on 10,005 screens internationally as well, picking up $240.4 million from 63 territories for a $384 million worldwide debut — a 48 percent increase over “Fast & Furious 6.”

The film will also debut in Russia, Poland, Japan, and China in the coming weeks.

Holdovers populated the rest of the top spots with DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” earning $27.4 to take a distant second place. “Get Hard” brought in an estimated $12.9 million, while “Cinderella” and “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” rounded out the top five with $10.3 million and $10 million, respectively.

But it’s all about “Furious 7” for the next few weeks. The film has the roads to itself until Disney and Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits theaters on May 1.

“This could be the first in the franchise to flirt with the billion dollar mark,” Dergarabedian said.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Furious 7,” $143.6 million ($240.4 million international).

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

Furious 7,” $240.4 million.

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Cool story to share on Easter.. After my workout I’m drivin’ in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin’ & runnin’ after my truck. Thought to myself, “Should I stop or keep drivin’?” I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it’s been his life’s dream to meet me and tell me how much I’ve inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I’m drivin’ I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y’all – DJ

It’s not unusual for The Rock to get chased down by screaming admirers. But on Easter, Dwayne Johnson’s fan encounter was even more special than normal.

The Furious 7 actor, 42, shared a touching story on his social media pages after crossing paths with his “biggest fan” after a gym session Sunday.

“Cool story to share on Easter … after my workout I’m drivin’ in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin’ & runnin’ after my truck. Thought to myself, ‘Should I stop or keep drivin’?’ I stopped,” Johnson began in the caption beside a photo of him and the young man, Nick Miller.

But what the wrestling star-turned-actor learned about Miller brought tears to his eyes, he shared. Miller, a Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient, told Johnson he was the inspiration behind his cancer fight.

“He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story,” Johnson wrote in the post. “As I’m drivin’ I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller.”

Johnson continued: “Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings … cause there’s always something to be grateful for.”

The Hercules actor is a firm believer in counting one’s blessings. Johnson’s mother and cousin were in a car accident involving a drunk driver in August, after which the actor reminded his followers to be grateful for those around them.

“You realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days,” he posted. “Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them.”

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Welcome to TheRock-Source.net. This site has taken awhile to come together but it was all worth it. I couldn’t have done it without Brittany, Ana and Jess. Thank you ladies for all of the hard work it took to get this site going from getting the whole site and staying up late hours (Thanks B) to the beautiful layouts (Jess and Ana). You ladies took time out of your busy schedule to make sure that I had the best. I appreciate it so much. To Nina, you have given me graphics that I can literally stare at forever. I also thank you. To all of you (Rock Nation) who have been patient and understanding while the site goes through revamp mode thank you. This site is to keep all of you updated on the very busy, very handsome Dwayne Johnson. I hope you enjoy yourselves. -CiCi

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