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Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Sandra Bullock beat out America's BFF Jennifer Lawrence for the top spot on Forbes' 2014 list of top-earning actresses.
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'Fast & Furious 7' finishes production, issues heartfelt thank-you to fans

'Fast & Furious 7' finishes production, issues heartfelt thank-you to fans

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --"Fast & Furious 7" thanked fans for their support after the movie finished production Thursday, nearly eight months after the death of star Paul Walker.
Annie Martin
The Rock stars in new, action-packed 'Hercules' trailer

The Rock stars in new, action-packed 'Hercules' trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) --Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, stars in a new, action-packed "Hercules" trailer that focuses on the film's theme of revenge.
Annie Martin
Dwayne Johnson to start shooting action flick 'San Andreas' Tuesday

Dwayne Johnson to start shooting action flick 'San Andreas' Tuesday

BURBANK, Calif., April 18 (UPI) -- Principal photography is to begin next week on location in Australia for "San Andreas," a new action thriller starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Karen Butler
The Rock stars in new clip from 'Hercules'

The Rock stars in new clip from 'Hercules'

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, stars in a new clip from his upcoming movie, "Hercules."
Annie Martin
Dwayne Johnson to play Green Lantern in Batman vs Superman?

Dwayne Johnson to play Green Lantern in Batman vs Superman?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Does the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" movie have its Green Lantern?
Gabrielle Levy
Dwayne Johnson surprises his housekeeper with an SUV [PHOTO]

Dwayne Johnson surprises his housekeeper with an SUV [PHOTO]

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "The Rock" gifted his maid with some new wheels over the weekend.
Kate Stanton
'Fast & Furious 7' faces production delay following Paul Walker's death

'Fast & Furious 7' faces production delay following Paul Walker's death

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of the forthcoming "Fast and the Furious 7" are facing a production delay in the wake of Paul Walker's death.
Veronica Linares

Cop suspended for joking he spoke to celebrities on patrol

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida police officer was suspended for 10 days without pay for filling out community contact cards saying he spoke with celebrities on patrol, police said.
Daughter says dad shielded her from falling rocks on Colo. mountain

Daughter says dad shielded her from falling rocks on Colo. mountain

DENVER, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The five hikers killed and a sixth who was injured in a Colorado rock slide were all members of an extended family, people who knew them said Tuesday.
'GI Joe: Retaliation' tops movies-on-demand chart

'GI Joe: Retaliation' tops movies-on-demand chart

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.

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Actress Natalie Portman named most bankable star

Actress Natalie Portman named most bankable star

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman topped Forbes magazine's list of Hollywood's most bankable stars.
Cruise tops highest-paid actor list

Cruise tops highest-paid actor list

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Film star Tom Cruise is No. 1 on Forbes magazine's list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors after earning $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

Hudgens, Cyrus share same tattoo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she and fellow former Disney star Miley Cyrus share the same "om" tattoo.
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Actors Steve Carell (C), Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson (L) attend a photocall for "Get Smart" at Claridges Hotel in London on July 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, professional wrestler and philanthropist currently signed with WWE, primarily featured on its Raw brand. He is often credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Johnson was a college football player. In 1991, he was part of the University of Miami's national championship team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led to his decision to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson. He gained mainstream fame as a wrestler in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), originally known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation superstar in the company's history. Johnson was quickly given a push as a heroic character in the WWF, originally billed as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock". He would subsequently turn into a villain as a member of the Nation of Domination in 1997. Two years after he joined the WWF, Johnson won the WWF Championship, and became one of the most popular wrestlers within the company's history for his engaging interviews and promos.

Johnson won a total of 16 championships in WWF/E. This included nine World Heavyweight Championships (the WWF/E Championship seven times and the WCW/World Championship twice), two WWF Intercontinental Championships, and five times as co-holder of the WWF Tag Team Championships. He was the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.

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