A lot of us have been watching the awful devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused in parts of Southeastern Texas, and have been wondering what the hell we can do to help. Although if you’re Texas televangelical pastor Joel Osteen, you’ve already got it figured out (ie. you keep the doors of your megachurch locked until people on the internet point out you’re pretty much guaranteeing yourself a place in Hell unless you open them).
The general consensus is that money helps. Kevin Hart wanted to do something, so on Sunday, he went on Instagram and started his own Hurricane Harvey challenge. He called out his rich friends by name and challenged them to donate $25,000 to the Red Cross. One of the people he called out was his Central Intelligence co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock accepted the challenge, except for the part about calling out his celebrity friends. He made it very clear that he wasn’t going to do that.
Mike Judge might want to think about filing some copyright infringement notices against whatever metaphysical being is controlling this planet, because here’s yet another sign we could be living in a real-life Idiocracy. Two months ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased in an interview with GQ that he was considering a run for President of the United States of America. Not long after, he joked during an SNL monologue that he was running for President on a ticket with Tom Hanks. Ha ha ha, so funny! Except this might not be a joke anymore.
I don’t know what’s worse: the opening weekend numbers for Baywatch, or all of the “Baywatch belly flopped” jokes that came out of it.
It looks like the bait of Zac Efron’s beefy upper body (or seeing him in Real Housewives of Gold’s Gym drag) wasn’t enough to get people to watch the Baywatch movie. According to Box Office Mojo, its four-day domestic box office gross was less than $23 million. It cost $69 million to make. Baywatch came in at #3 under Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 came in at #1 with more than $78 million. So people did want to see a mess in the ocean, just not one starring The Rock and Zac Efron.
Fingers are being pointed at a number of reasons why Baywatch flopped in North America. The Hollywood Reporter says that movie theaters had a really lousy Memorial Day weekend (it was the lowest Memorial Day weekend in nearly two decades). The Rock blames the critics.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 25, 2017
So does Paramount’s president of marketing Megan Colligan. She tells The Hollywood Reporter that Baywatch tested great in screenings, but the critics killed it with their bad reviews. Baywatch currently holds a rating of 19% on Rotten Tomatoes. I guess this officially means Baywatch Nights is no longer the most embarrassing Baywatch? Congratulations, Baywatch Nights!
Here’s the cast working hard for those overseas dollars at the Berlin premiere of Baywatch in Berlin today.
Back in June, The Washington Post published a piece about how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could win if he ran for President of the United States. The Rock let it be known he was flattered and that the thought of being President was “alluring,” but that it was kind of a far-away idea. Well, the allure of laying the smack down in the White House is apparently growing for The Rock.
We’re finally ending our never-ending Oscar coverage today and the best way to end it is with some man pieces who were probably suffocating in their nut-hugging pants and wanted to take it all off halfway through the show. They should’ve. It would’ve made that mess a hundred million times better and awakened all my senses.
My best dressed chick of the Oscars is definitely Charlize Theron, because with that ponytail, casual diamond earrings and daytime gold la-may gown, she was done up like Alexis Carrington making a quick trip to the supermarket. It was very daytime casual Dynasty. And my best dressed dude is definitely Ryan Gosling, who looks like he reeks of Jovan Musk oil and is about to pick you up in his dad’s gold two-tone Lincoln Continental Mark V to take you to the senior prom where he’s going to feel you up while slow dancing to The Closer I Get To You. And he’s definitely the one who spiked the punch.
Ryan wore Gucci (duh) and I couldn’t tell if those were actual ruffles or trompe l’oeil ruffles (Side note: I don’t do drag, but if I ever did, I’ve got dibs on the name Tramp Louie Ruffles.) And then there’s the smooth rat Pharrell, who dressed like a maître d at an underground restaurant that only serves virgin blood and is owned by Kunty Karl. There’s a reason why Pharrell looks like that. He’s wearing Chanel.
And here’s a million more pictures of the dudes from the Oscars. Come for Mahershala Ali and come again for hot piece of wood Jamie Dornan.
Yeah, get out of there, shirt! Go find some self-conscious shark with manboobs who needs you. Zac Efron and his ripped Wrestling Champions body don’t need you.
Based on the pictures taken on the Baywatch movie set last March, it looked like Zac would spend the entire movie shirtless. The trailer, which was released today, has determined that was a lie. Zac wears a shirt, he wears a leather jacket. The Rock, on the other hand, is only in a couple shirts. That might not be intentional. Paramount clearly blew all their budget on the amazing green screen effects at the 0:20 and 1:37 marks, which means they probably didn’t have a whole lot of money left over for The Rock’s custom-made shirts in size-PM (python arms). Regardless of the shirt situation, this trailer makes Baywatch the movie look almost as cheesy as Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, ergo I’m kind of into it.
The Rock plays Mitch Buchannon, one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s former girlfriends (Kelly Rohrbach) plays a less silicone-y CJ Parker, Priyanka Chopra makes a quick 0.6-second appearance as someone who never hit the gym once during filming. And Zac plays a douchey gold medal-winning brah swimmer with Sun-In streaks who loves to party. Technically he plays Matt Brody, but that’s not exactly the Matt Brody I remember from the Baywatch TV series. Hmmm…I wonder who this new Matt Brody could be based on? I guess we’ll only know for sure if Paramount releases a second trailer showing The Rock catching Zac’s character pissing on the walls of the lifeguard station bathroom.