Somehow, The Rock is only just now getting around to buying his mom a new house for Christmas. To be fair, according to his post about it on Instagram, it’s not the first time The Rock has given her a crib. His parents divorced five years after he bought them a new house in 1999. That would have been a WWE house anyway, now mom is getting a Disney house. I hope he also bought one for Emily Blunt to make up for their Jungle Cruise pay disparity.
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? Pay discrepancy! The Rock is making gobs of cash these days as an actor, and his movies tend to do well, which is why he’s paid so much. He’s teaming up with Emily Blunt for Disney’s live-action Jungle Cruise– and he will make $22 million from the flick while Emily is ONLY walking away with $9 million.
The new Jungle Cruise movie Disney will be cranking out in 2020 is showing us all how progressive the company is becoming by having a gay character in it… sort of. Kind of. Well, he comes out Disney-style.
About a year ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson heavily implied he’d be interested in running for POTUS in 2020. Then a few months ago, he seemingly changed his mind and said 2024 might be more likely. Now, he’s letting everyone know that the 2020 election definitely will not have The Rock on the ticket.
A little less than two months ago, The Rock’s girlfriend Lauren Hashian gave birth to their second daughter Tiana “Tia” Gia Johnson. If I had to guess what kind of help The Rock was being around the house, I might guess he’s been good at crushing Diaper Genie sausages into ultra-compact 2″ diaper discs, or saving a little energy by keeping the baby’s motorized swing in a state of perpetual motion simply by exhaling near it. As it turns out, The Rock is way more helpful than that. Yesterday, The Rock posted a picture on Instagram of himself feeding Lauren a bowl of food while their baby had a meal of her own at Chez Boob. The Rock wrote:
“I’ll handle this business. Mama @laurenhashianofficial has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I’m feedin’ mama her dinner. My pleasure. So much respect to her and all mamas out there holding it down and running things. Just landed and good to get all my girl’s settled in. Now, I gotta go satisfy my own appetite…Iron Paradise, here I come. #EveryoneGetsFed #DaddysGottaGoToWork #ChivalryIsToughOnTheKnees”
If the internet isn’t hissing at a celebrity’s parenting displays on Instagram, then they’re usually applauding. And The Rock’s chivalrous daddy dinner service got him the internet equivalent of a standing ovation. Some may roll their eyes and say that’s literally the least The Rock could do, but not me. We know how The Rock gets around food. He deserves a medal for the restraint he showed by not immediately wolfing it down, fork and all.
Back in the 90s, all Julia Roberts had to do was fart on camera (or just do Mona Lisa Smile…same difference), and a production studio would fork over $20 million. These days, Hollywood is pinching pennies, realizing audiences care more about the CGI than who is starring in a flick. Why pay for Meryl Streep when you can just hire one of those Westworld robots? It doesn’t mean you’re going to see The Rock and other actors in line at the soup kitchen…it just means they’re paid differently (aka back-end deals). Or, if you’re him, you just say you won’t Tweet about the movie you have opening on Friday unless the studio forks over a cool million dollars. Continue reading