How did the Rock know about the death of Osama bin Laden before the rest of America, as evidenced by his mysterious tweet ("Just got word that will shock the world ... PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN") earlier that day? "I got my sources. I got friends in high places and low places," Dwayne Johnson now tells Moviefone. "I knew the President was going to give his speech; I thought he was going to give it at a certain time and so I thought, I think it's appropriate that I tweet 'I'm damn proud to be an American' and keep it in that space without giving away too much information. And then I got a call saying, 'Now the President will give his speech in a couple of hours.' So we had about two hours of Rock tweets out there." In fact, Johnson wants to further strengthen his ties to high-level government operations ... someday. "Right now, the best way that I can impact the world is through entertainment," he says. "One day, and that day will come, I can impact the world through politics. The great news is that I am American, therefore I can become President." Just when Mitt Romney thought he was in the clear!
Most Viewed Stories
Why Amy Schumer Reacted to Criticism of Her Race Jokes Like a Stand-up — and Why That’s a Dead End
How the Back to the Future Cast and Crew Knew Eric Stoltz Would Be Fired
Iggy Azalea Tries to Call Britney Spears Out for Their Flop Song, But Britney Wins in the End
The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace
I Used to Spend $1,000 a Week on Pot Because I Thought Smoking Made My Music Better. I Was Wrong.
Paul Feig Wants You to See the New Version of the Ghostbusters Uniforms
The Bachelorette Recap: A Streetcar Named Bachelorette
Future Amy Schumer Wants to Warn Present Amy Schumer About That Bathroom Blow Job
Shia LaBeouf Appears to Have Plagiarized His ‘Freestyle’ Rap
True Detective Recap: Death Crow
Latest News from VultureVulture’s San Diego Comic-Con Panels Will Be the Highlight of Your Summer
Ultimate Marvel! Valiant Comics! Surprises!‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Gets a New Host — and Maybe a Future
A change that's long overdue.Game of Thrones Director Alan Taylor: It’s ‘Sensible’ to Have More Female Directors
But he calls the misogyny charges "nonsense."The Trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Edward Snowden Movie Is Basically Just Snowden’s LinkedIn Profile
Directed by Oliver Stone.Vince Staples on His Star-Making Debut Album, Long Beach Loyalty, and Comparisons to Kendrick
"People killing people is never going to surprise me."How Well Do You Know Channing Tatum's Abs?
Can you tell his Magic Mike abs from his modeling abs from his Step Up abs?Future Amy Schumer Wants to Warn Present Amy Schumer About That Bathroom Blow Job
"Ebola knocks out all of France!"Difficult People Teaser: Don’t Invite Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner to Your Funeral
The Amy Poehler–produced comedy hits Hulu August 5.Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, and Emily Gordon on The Meltdown and Creating the Best Stand-up Show in the Country
From the best live stand-up show to the best stand-up show on TV.Why Do So Many TV Rom-Coms Fail?
As in life, timing is everything.
Lisa Kudrow guest-voices as an owl.Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor Get Their Murder-Mystery On in The Secret in Their Eyes Trailer
Based on Juan José Campanella’s Oscar-winner.Stephen Colbert Did 20 No-Handed Push-ups Because John Oliver Challenged Him
It's for the #GiveThem20 campaign.I Used to Spend $1,000 a Week on Pot Because I Thought Smoking Made My Music Better. I Was Wrong.
"I was a total monster."Key and Peele Wonder About the ‘Gay’ Guy on C-SPAN
No homo.NeNe Leakes Is Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta
"This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things."Iggy Azalea Tries to Call Britney Spears Out for Their Flop Song, But Britney Wins in the End
Subtly goes a long way.The Bachelorette Recap: A Streetcar Named Bachelorette
Shawn is a tragedy at this point. He’s a character in a piece of 20th-century American theater waking up to his irrelevance.Vanessa Bayer Illustrates Exactly What It Would Be Like to Hang Out With the Friends Friends
An incredibly accurate impression.The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace
How the author of Infinite Jest became the center of a self-help cult.
"Cheech and Chong was ... like, 'Huuuuuuge joooooints!' and everyone would be like, 'Yeeeeeeees! So funny!' Now it’s more normal."Justin Lin Has a New Star Trek Title and Picture for You
Tweet Long and Prosper!AC/DC Is Finally Down to Stream Its Music Online
It's official: Streaming is becoming mainstream.Get Flipped the Bird by Tons of Famous Movies, Characters in This Glorious Supercut
Hey, you're not allowed to get mad if Mrs. Doubtfire's involved.Listen to Diddy, Pharrell’s New Song ‘Finna Get Loose’
"It's God's work."Yup, the Chris Farley Doc Looks Like It’ll Be Moving As Heck
Featuring Bob Saget's tears, as well as a slew of others'.Theater Review: Shows for Days, and the Making of Douglas Carter Beane
The little playwright laughed.Paul Feig Wants You to See the New Version of the Ghostbusters Uniforms
Go ahead, take a peek: The jumpsuits look nice. Real nice.Photos: Sasheer Zamata Returns to the UCB Theatre for an Evening
For the 17th Del Close Marathon.Why Amy Schumer Reacted to Criticism of Her Race Jokes Like a Stand-up — and Why That’s a Dead End
Schumer's response fits a now-familiar pattern.