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Just days before his new film San Andreas shakes up the theater, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has accomplished another huge fete … having his hand and footprints immortalized in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

HipHollywood was in attendance and talked to the wrestler turned actor about the major milestone. “It’s awesome,” said Johnson. “It’s an epic day, my family is here, it’s  just very cool.”

And it’s definitely shaping up to be a cool year for The Rock. Hot on the heels of Furious 7, he has another big box-office release, San Andreas, and also his first scripted series Baller’s bowing on HBO June 21.

And if thats not enough the 43 year old just started filming the buddy comedy Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart and has also been tapped to star in the sci-fi comedy Alpha Squad Seven. 

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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