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Dwayne Johnson Says He Will ‘Not’ Return To Fast And Furious : Says Vin Diesel’s Plea For Him To Come Back Is ‘Manipulative’

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has said that he will not be coming back to Fast & Furious set, even after costar Vin Diesel asked him to.

Addressing an Instagram post made by Diesel in November in which he pleaded with him to rejoin the beloved movie franchise in an interview with CNN, Dwayne said Diesel’s move is “an example of his manipulation.”

He said;

“I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post. This past June, when Vin and I actually connected not over social media, I told him directly — and privately — that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return. I privately spoke with my partners at Universal as well, all of whom were very supportive as they understand the problem.

“I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it.

“We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding. My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible Fast & Furious franchise with gratitude and grace.

“It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters. Regardless, I’m confident in the Fast universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience, and I truly wish my former costars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”

Dwayne Johnson and Diesel’s feud first came to light in 2016 as they filmed the eighth installment of the long-running franchise, The Fate of the Furious. “Tension has been building up for months” a source told People.

Dwayne also wrote a long-deleted Instagram post at the time, calling out his unnamed male costars.

He wrote;

“There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. My female costars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male costars, however, are a different story.

“Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t.”

In an interview with Men’s Health in July, Diesel claimed that he used “tough love” on set when it came to Johnson portraying his Fast & Furious character, federal agent Luke Hobbs.

“I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing,” he told the magazine.

Speaking with Vanity Fair for the magazine’s November cover, Dwayne Johnson touched on Diesel’s “tough love” comments, telling the outlet;

“One part of me feels like there’s no way I would dignify any of that bull—- with an answer.

“I’ve been around the block a lot of times. Unlike [Diesel], I did not come from the world of theater.

“And, you know, I came up differently and was raised differently.”

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“I Liked It More When My Life Was Mine” : Black Sherif Writes

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Popular Ghanaian Hiplife/Trap superstar, Mohammed Ismail Sherif, often known as Black Sherif, may be feeling pressured by the celebrity lifestyle because one cannot live according to his own will longer but by the will of others, as he laments that he wishes his life was his.

One of the drawbacks of being a public figure is that people get to tell you how you should conduct your life. Fans on social media will always be harshly critical of famous personalities if they fail to achieve their expectations.

Well, Black Sherif, who exploded into the scene and is now regarded as one of Ghana’s top young acts, has regretted the fact that his previous life used to be his best because it became a routine for him to avoid severe criticism from the public.

According to him, he felt safe being himself and the people around him, but he thinks that his new lifestyle will allow him to rediscover himself.

This comes after the musician was supposed to have walked out of school and enrolled in a different institution because he thought he was being left behind.

He wrote;

“I Like It More When My Life Was Mine. When I Used To Enjoy Living In Fear Because It Became My Routine. When I Felt Safe Being Real. Hopefully, I Sail Through These All To Meet A New Me. Good Luck Kwaku, Keep Going”.

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Princess Shyngle Reveals Her Regret After Meeting Hollywood Actor Idris Elba

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Actress Princess Shyngle has revealed her regret after meeting with Hollywood actor, Idris Elba.

The curvy Gambian actress shared a photo she took with Idris, who is married.

In the caption, she called him her crush and said his arm on her leg, as seen in the photo, was “so comfortable”.

She adds that what she regrets following the meeting is that she didn’t grab him with her two arms and refuse to let him go.

Princess Shyngle reveals her regret after meeting Hollywood actor Idris Elba

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘To Face A 25 Per Cent Pay Cut Next Season Should Man Utd Fail To Qualify For The Champions League

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Cristiano Ronaldo will have his £385,000 a week salary docked by 25 percent next season should Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to reports.

The Portuguese striker returned to Old Trafford this summer in a £20million transfer from Juventus, but both he and the club are struggling for form with United currently sitting in seventh place.

The Ralf Rangnick’s squad are two points behind fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand as they battle for Champions League football.

And according to The Athletic, Ronaldo will see his salary docked if the club cannot breach the gap to fourth-place between now and the end of May.

That would mean Ronaldo’s £385,000 a week wage will be slashed below the £300,000 mark to £288,000 a week – which would be the lowest wage salary the 36-year-old has earned.

Sportsmail revealed last year that Ronaldo accepted a significant drop from the £500,000 a week package he had at Juventus in order to complete his Old Trafford return.

Despite that drop in wage, Ronaldo is still the highest-earning star in Rangnick’s squad, with United goalkeeper David de Gea next on the list on a reported £375,000 a week.

Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in 23 matches since making the move back to United last summer, but only eight of them have come in the Premier League.

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