Dwayne Johnson refuses to do ‘Fast and Furious 10,’ scolds ‘manipulative’ Vin Diesel
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is refusing to return for “Fast and Furious 10″ after Vin Diesel publicly pleaded for his “little brother” to “fulfill” his destiny and appear in the upcoming “F9″ sequel, expected to be the final film in the series. “I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post,” Johnson told CNN Wednesday. “I told him directly - and privately - that I would not be returning to the franchise... I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise with gratitude and grace.mlive.com
From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star
Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, appears in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry" and Nicky Jam performs at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2017. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I relate a lot with Butch cause he’s like rough on the outside but it’s kind of like soft in the inside. But no one in the family was more excited than his “Tom & Jerry” “super fan” dad. What’s so big about this?’ And he’s said, ‘None of those guys are bigger than ‘Tom & Jerry’,” Jam said.
Hollywood attempts to weather the coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus precautions were already popping up in Hollywood: "No handshakes or selfies" signs were posted outside the room where Vin Diesel was promoting his new movie. The entertainment industry went into full retreat. There was not a sector of the entertainment business left untouched by the unprecedented decisions made Thursday to try to slow the spread of the virus. The Hanks news "really marked a turning point," said Richard Rushfield, the editor of the entertainment industry newsletter The Ankler. Yet in the disruption, Rushfield said, we may finally get an answer to the question that has been vexing the theatrical business for years.cbsnews.com