Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s got a big problem with people who have problems with everything, because he thinks they’re crapping on the freedom of speech.
The Rock says there are way too many people in this generation who are looking for reasons to be offended, and they can’t handle simple disagreements. According to England’s Daily Star, he says, “I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it.”
Johnson believes that’s the beauty of democracy, adding … “So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended.”
The Rock concedes it’s a good thing today’s society is much more tolerant, accepting and progressive, but believes the whining ways of “generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.”
It’s interesting, because the mega movie star doesn’t mention any specific examples, but you have to wonder if the recent Oscars fiasco with his buddy, Kevin Hart, fueled his rant.
The “School of Rock” nostalgia continued over the holidays as a bunch of kids who acted in the movie got together for a 15-year reunion … but this meetup was missing 1 key person.
Becca Brown — who played Katie, the bassist in the 2003 flick — tells TMZ … a bunch of the cast members stay in touch through a group text and a good chunk of them happened to find themselves in NYC over New Year’s Eve weekend.
We’re told seven of the now young adults from ‘SoR’ met up at Wilfie & Nell in the West Village for food and drinks … and, of course, posed for group photos. The young rockers who made it include James Hosey (Marco), Brian Falduto (Billy), Becca Brown (Katie), Zachary Infante (Gordon), Aleisha Lanae Allen (Alicia), Caitlin Hale (Marta) and Angelo Massagli (Frankie).
Fun fact … Angelo and Caitlin are now dating. So yes, Marta and Frankie became a thing in real life.
One notable absence was Jack Black, who played rocker-turned-teacher Dewey Finn. Jack’s been touring lately with his band, Tenacious D, but he’s stillfound time to reunitewith the “School of Rock” kids lately. Just not this time around.
Wanna feel old? Just check out how much these kids have changed since the film came out.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt are both A-listers with a long list of box office hits, but when it comes to their Disney paychecks … he gets treated more than twice as nice.
The actors are set to costar in the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” movie, but according to our sources … The Rock’s hauling in way more cash for his role. We’re told he’s getting $ 22 million to play the lead male character, Frank … Emily’s only getting $ 9 mil to play the lead female, Lily.
As you know … The Rock’s a mega movie star and the second highest paid actor — just behind Daniel Craig — known for the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, “Moana” and several other huge summer blockbusters.
But … Blunt is Mary freakin’ Poppins. She’s also a Golden Globe winner and 5-time nominee, and has starred in several other hit flicks herself … like “A Quiet Place,” “Sicario,” “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”
It seems Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” pay rate matches his quote for another one of his 2020 movies — “Red Notice,” which costars Gal Gadot — but it’s unclear if her salary will also be dwarfed by his.
BTW, the gender pay gap is nothing new for Hollywood. You’ll recall Mark Wahlberg got paid $ 1.5 million for reshoots for “All the Money in the World” early this year … while his costar Michelle Williams did them for free.
Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais and Chris Rock hurled around the n-word during a TV chat back in 2011 … and it’s getting a lot of criticism now — the question, what about then?
The conversation aired as part of an HBO special called “Talking Funny.” Chris Rock calls Louis C.K. “the blackest white guy I know” which unleashes Louis, who asks, “You say I’m a n*****?”
There’s a discussion of using the n-word in comedy.
Jerry Seinfeld does not use the word, and says he never has.
The group then discusses the use of the term in comedy and in public vs. private life. Seinfeld chimes in, “I don’t think he can do that.” On the other hand, Louis C.K. says he and Gervais use the word in private.
The clip is getting a lot of heat now, but back in the day there was not much public criticism. Entertainment Weekly praised the special and does not criticize the use of the n-word.
KJ Apa might play a brooding musician with an acoustic guitar on TV, but in real life … the dude can ROCK OUT on the axe.
The “Riverdale” star — who plays Archie Andrews on the hit CW show — hopped onstage with Canadian rock band The Steadies Saturday night at Guilt & Co. in Vancouver … and tore it up for them on the electric guitar.
We are told KJ goes to the small club a lot to enjoy the live music — because “Riverdale” films nearby — but it was the first time he had ever performed there. Apa led the funky jams for the band out of Saskatoon for about 35 minutes … and plans on joining them again.
Our sources say KJ might even play on The Steadies’ next album … and he has made it known, his real dream is to be a musician.
It’s life imitating art … or vice versa. Either way — rock on, Archie!