Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is getting into it with his male co-stars on the upcoming “Fast 8.” (That would be eighth installment of “The Fast and the Furious” series, slated for April 2017 release.)
He posted on social media: “This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one.”
After praising his “amazing” female costars (although he didn’t specifically name Michelle Rodriguez, Elsa Pataky, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren), he said, some of the male actors “are a different story,” calling them “chicken s—” and “candy a–” without going into much greater detail.
On Tuesday, TMZ reported that The Rock has butted heads with Vin Diesel, apparently because Diesel, a producer on the movie, made decisions Johnson didn’t like.
However, other gossip sites were busily speculating that The Rock could have been referring to any number of his costars, including Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Lucas Black or Kurt Russell.
On a nicer note, show runner Shonda Rhimes (of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”) was guest editor Good Housekeeping’s September “Connected Women” issue, which acknowledges 25 remarkable people with its first Awesome Women Awards.
Among the honorees are Geena Davis, Candace Cameron Bure, Ingrid Nilsen, Angie Nwandu, Tami Halton Pardee, GloZell Green, Kim Etheredge, Rebecca Minkoff, Randi Zuckerberg and Amy Robach.
The full list will be released on the magazine’s Aug. 16 publication date.
San Francisco illustrator and publisher Leslie Tran has released a new volume, “PokeTrump Go: The Coloring Book.” Now available on Amazon.com, it’s the latest in his series of election-themed coloring books inspired by Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Among the scenes in the latest book: Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech.
Reality star Kylie Jenner is 18. … Actor Justin Theroux is 45. … Singer Neneh Cherry is 52. … Author Suzanne Collins is 54. … Actor Antonio Banderas is 56. … Actress Rosanna Arquette is 57. … Singer Patti Austin is 66. … Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 69. … Singer Ronnie Spector is 73. … Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is 74.
— Staff, wire reports