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Hollywood: Dwayne Johnson tears down gate with bare hands

HollyWood|: Hollywood superstar and former wrestling champion Dwayne Johnson flaunted his physical strength off screen by ripping a gate with his bare hands because he did not want to be late to work. Taking to Instagram, Johnson shared a photo of a gate that lay on the ground. See also Actress Kangana Ranaut wages war on drugs, Bollywood, Twitter Sushant Singh Rajput death: Top 10 recent developments in the case Mammootty turns 69: 11 things to know about the evergreen star Bollywood: ‘Beyonse Sharma Jayegi’ and other songs that praise fair skin “Not my finest hour, but a man’s gotta go to work. We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open. I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out — but this time it wouldn’t.” “Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn’t have 45min to wait.” He went on to explain that people from work were waiting for him. “By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what I had to do.” He “pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Ripped it completely out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass. “My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, ‘in disbelief and equally scared’ as to how I ripped it off. Not my finest hour, but I had to go to work.” Johnson is currently working on the superhero film ‘Black Adam’.

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‘This Is Us’ actor Ron Cephas Jones gets award after mix-up

TV|: In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for ‘This Is Us’ was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. The error occurred during Saturday’s online creative arts Emmys, precursor to Sunday’s main ceremony and the culmination of a week of events honouring technical and other achievements. See also Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ turns 10: Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan thank fans Look: Taiwan craftsmen creates miniature worlds From Mawra Hocane to Sajal Aly, here's how Pakistani celebrities spent their week 'Bill & Ted Face the Music': All you need to know about the Keanu Reeves comedy Saturday’s show on FXX, however, was the only one of the creative arts presentations to be televised, making the error more glaring. In a voice-over announcement, Bateman was declared the winner for his guest appearance on HBO’s ‘The Outsider,’ while the screen displayed Jones’ name. The confusion wasn’t addressed until after a commercial break, with an on-screen message that read, “Our apologies, an incorrect winner has been announced. We’re fixing it now,” followed by the repeated display of Jones’ name but without an announcement. There was no immediate explanation for the mistake. Jones was good-natured about the mistake when he fielded questions virtually afterward, focused instead on his second Emmy for ‘This Is Us’ and especially on his daughter, actor-singer Jasmine Cephas Jones. He expressed delight when learning that the pair made Emmy history as the first father and daughter to win in the same year. Her short-form series acting trophy came earlier this week for Quibi’s “#FreeRayshawn.” “My heart just explodes when I think about her and watch her and the success that she’s had,” he said. Bateman has another shot Sunday, when he is competing for the best actor honours for ‘Ozark.’ The ABC telecast will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Given the virtual event’s lack of on-stage presenters and a theatre audience, the error was far less dramatic than the 2017 Oscars mix-up, in which Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced ‘La La Land’ as the best picture instead of winner ‘Moonlight.’ But the Emmys misstep represented a cautionary note for Sunday’s show, which also will be virtual because of the pandemic but has ambitious plans. More than 100 cameras are being deployed to nominees at home and elsewhere so winners can accept their award in real time. Other winners Saturday included Eddie Murphy, whose return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ after more than three decades earned the star his first Emmy Award, for guest comedy series actor. Maya Rudolph claimed the category’s guest actress trophy for her portrayal of Senator Kamala Harris, two days after claiming a voice-over performance Emmy for ‘Big Mouth.’ Cherry Jones won the guest drama actress trophy for ‘Succession.’ Rudolph, also nominated in the comedy category for her guest role on ‘The Good Place,’ paid tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the telecast. The robe worn by Rudolph’s judge character was modelled on that of the Supreme Court associate justice, who died Friday. “When you think of a judge, when you think of all-knowing, when you think of powerful, when you think of all good, yeah, we modelled her robe after RBG, so that was pretty cool,” Rudolph said.