— Neither The Rock nor co-star Johnny Knoxville is expected to appear in the direct-to-DVD “Walking Tall” sequel that was announced by Sony. The plan is to recast the feature role of Chris Vaughn, which was portrayed by The Rock in the recent remake of the film.
— Expressing outrage over the fact that the SmackDown! wrestlers agreed to take part in the controversial angle Tuesday, one top WWE wrestler sent the following email to reporter Dave Meltzer, who, while condemning the decision to run the angle, did not blame the wrestlers who were assigned to take part:
“Everyone has the power to say “No.” Booking reprisals be damned. There comes a time when you have to stand up for what you believe in. Vincent Kennedy McMahon may have a hissy fit for a few weeks, but with the talent roster as thin as it is right now, nothing majorly bad would happen. Even if it did, it wouldn’t last, because he has nobody else to carry the load. Shame on all of those guys.”
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