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The Rock Sideswipes Fan’s Truck, Remains Adorable

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I can’t say I love The Rock enough, because my love for him is just that powerful. He’s the sweetest sweetie that ever sweeted (YOU HEARD ME) and no one will convince me otherwise. It’s not a sexual attraction or anything like that (he’s so not my type in so many ways), but he’s just such a genuinely nice, decent guy and I don’t know anyone who DOESN’T like him. Anyway, this story will make you like him even more! Basically, he was driving to a set yesterday morning when he swiped some random dude’s truck because he was too busy singing to whatever song he was blasting. He stopped, saw the guy coming back to his car, and tried to give the guy money, but the guy wouldn’t accept it. Instead, they took a pic together and Dwayne told everyone on Instagram what happened.

Here’s what he wrote:

Here’s a fun story to start your week off… I’m driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I’m singing away like I’m having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, “Aw shit.. someone’s not gonna be happy..”. I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said “Sir, is this your truck?”. He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and “Yes it is. Why?”. I said “Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I’ll leave you mine and I’ll take care of everything”. He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said..”Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?”. I said “Yup”. He broke out into a huge smile and said “Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!”. I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we’re both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol’ crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you’re gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who’s truck you’re gonna sideswipe while driving to work.

I mean, come on. That story is adorable. More celebrities – shit, more HUMANS – could take a note from The Rock’s book and treat people with the kindness and respect they deserve more often. The world would be a much better place for it.

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The Rock Sets World Record For Most Selfies Taken In 3 Minutes

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Ugh, y’all know I love The Rock and think he’s the ultimate sweetheart (in a completely nonsexual way), so I love being able to post stories about him, since they’re always so positive and uplifting, even when they’re silly, like this one. Dwayne wanted to set the world record for most selfies taken in 3 minutes, so he embarked on the challenge while on the red carpet at the London premiere of San Andreas, which I would actually totally see.

The Guinness Book of World Records was on hand to hand him his award, and whole thing was captured – and posting to Dwayne’s Instagram to celebrate!

To be fair, I feel like this can’t possibly be the first record he’s broken. What about the record for the most cod eaten in a day? Is that a thing? Because it should be. Also, I have to ask: why do people insist on carrying their iPhones around without cases? Seeing it raises my blood pressure every time. Maybe people just aren’t as clumsy as me, but I swear I would have smashed my phone to pieces if it weren’t for my case (which is a Speck case, for the curious).

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The Rock eats 36 ounces of cod a day

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I’ll basically take any opportunity I can get to write about The Rock, because I think he’s awesome. Don’t even bother disagreeing, because it’s pretty much fact. Anyway, here’s something that’s hilarious but probably not all that surprising: he has to eat a lot to stay as buff as he is. Duh, right? But if you want to know something more specific, here’s a little factoid for ya: The Rock eats 36 ounces of cod every day.

In a piece for Muscle & Fitness magazine, The Rock broke down his 4,000 calorie per day diet, and holy shit, does he eat a lot. Obviously he needs to with the amount he works out, but I was vaguely shocked at the breakdown! You ready?

Meal 1

  • 10 oz cod
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups oatmeal

Meal 2

  • 8 oz cod
  • 12 oz sweet potato
  • 1 cup veggies

Meal 3

  • 8 oz chicken
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 cup veggies

Meal 4

  • 8 oz cod
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup veggies
  • 1 tbsp fish oil

Meal 5

  • 8 oz steak
  • 12 oz baked potato
  • spinach salad

Meal 6

  • 10 oz cod
  • 2 cups rice
  • salad

Meal 7

  • 30 grams casein protein
  • 10 egg-white omelet
  • 1 cup veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms)
  • 1 tbsp omega-3 fish oil

Seems pretty intense… and yet, delicious. Plenty of protein, no sugar or processed shit and some nice veggies. We should all be eating like The Rock… only maybe like, 1/4th the amount.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson opens up about depression

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Don’t you just love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? (Feels stupid to write his whole name out like that, but I can’t leave out “The Rock”.) He just seems so hilarious and down-to-earth and like such a genuinely nice guy that I can’t help but root for him. He’s also real as hell, as proven by his willingness to open up to The Hollywood Reporter about the rough life he came from and his battle with depression because of it.

This is the same guy who endured massive upheaval as a child; got into frequent trouble with the law as a teenager; was kicked out of his home at 14; and faced the end of everything he had dreamed about when he was dumped as a professional football player, sending him into a crippling tailspin of despair.

“I didn’t want to do a thing,” he recalls. “I didn’t want to go anywhere. I was crying constantly. Eventually you reach a point where you are all cried out.”

Sitting in the cavernous living room of his rented house a few hours after our workout, wearing a hoodie that has his hero Muhammad Ali’s name scrawled across it, Johnson shows no trace of his turbulent past.

He describes his current life with a sophistication not always apparent onscreen, laughing readily and infectiously. But his past is never too far from his mind. “I remember it as if it were yesterday,” he says.

At 18, he won a full football scholarship to the University of Miami and was ecstatic when he was the only freshman chosen to play, a rarity in college football. He was in love with the game and even dabbled in steroids, thinking that might help, though only for a while, as he didn’t see the desired effect. “I tried them when I was 18, me and my football buddies. Nothing happened,” he says.

Then, in his freshman year, he sustained the first of several serious injuries: “My shoulder popped out of its socket and was just hanging there.” It sent him plummeting into his first of three depressions. “I didn’t know what it was,” he says. “I didn’t know why I didn’t want to do anything. I had never experienced anything like that.”

He dropped out of school without even taking his midterms and went to stay with his parents in Tampa. For weeks, he remained there, his shoulder in a sling, lethargic and unable to break out of his despair, until his coach called.

“He says, ‘Get your ass in a car and come back right now,’ ” remembers Johnson. “He was so embarrassed and pissed. It’s one thing when you go through an injury and depression. It’s another when you walk away and say, ‘F— it.’ “

There’s a lot more to the story that’d be too long to print, but the whole thing is worth a read. He’s been through a lot, and still managed to come back fighting and do something for himself, make something of himself. Good for him, man.

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2012 in Review: The Year’s Most Bankable Thespians

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1. Natalie Portman: Returns $42.70 for every $1 paid.

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2. Kristen Stewart: Returns $40.60 for every $1 paid.

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3. Shia LaBeouf: Returns $35.80 for every $1 paid.

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4. Robert Pattinson: Returns $31.70 for every $1 paid.

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5. Daniel Radcliffe: Returns $30.50 for every $1 paid.

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6. Taylor Lautner: Returns $29.50 for every $1 paid.

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7. Bradley Cooper: Returns $25.00 for every $1 paid.

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8. Dwayne Johnson: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.

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9. Amy Adams: Returns $22.60 for every $1 paid.

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10. Kevin James: Returns $22.70 for every $1 paid.

[Source: Forbes]