Ticker: Dwayne Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ang Lee, Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, A.J. Clemente, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Segel


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Dwayne Johnson, the omnipresent Rock, who seems to be in every action movie being made these days, missed the premiere of his movie "Pain & Gain" because of emergency surgery. E! Online reports that the wrestler-turned-actor was injured competing as The Rock at Wrestlemania in New Jersey.

The actor's rep told E! News that the star underwent an emergency hernia operation last night and he is now resting up at home.

The 40-year-old Johnson had tweeted last week, "Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. #BringItOn."

The Rock's acting career had been in the forefront in recent years, but he has been back with the WWE part-time since 2011 and most recently lost a match to John Cena at Wrestlemania 29.

In "Pain & Gain," co-starring Mark Wahlberg, he plays a body-builder.




Forty-year-old mom Gwyneth Paltrow was the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine, which cited her timeless look. The Oscar-winning actress said for her, life is all about her kids, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7.

"Around the house, I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I don't really wear makeup. That's what they're used to," she says. Her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, jokes about it, she said. "If I've gotten fully dressed up, he'll be like, 'Oh, wow! You're Gwyneth Paltrow!' Because he's used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair."

Paltrow's second cookbook, "It's All Good," debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list and her next film, "Iron Man 3," opens May 3.




The all-star lineup of judges at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival includes Oscar winners Ang Lee, Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz.

They join the previously announced jury president Steven Spielberg, Deadline.com reports. Lee won his best director Oscar for "Life of Pi" this year, when he beat out Spielberg for "Lincoln." French actor Daniel Auteuil, Romanian director and Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, British director Lynne Ramsay and Indian actress Vidya Balan will fill out the jury.




Shortly after his infamous first day on the job, former news anchor A.J. Clemente was back in front of the cameras this morning as a guest on NBC's "Today" and on "Live With Kelly and Michael," where he will return tomorrow morning. He is scheduled to appear on "The Late Show With David Letterman" tonight.

Clemente, a graduate of West Virginia University, became a viral video star after blurting a short, obscene phrase seconds into his debut Sunday as a weekend anchor at NBC affiliate KFYR in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Describing the experience as "gut-wrenching," he told "Today" host Matt Lauer that he wasn't wearing an earpiece and there was no visual cue to alert him that the evening broadcast was going to begin 30 seconds early.

Still, he admitted he should have presumed it was a live mic. The two-word obscenity was a "fireball shot that just came out of my mouth."

"I fully expected they would fire me."

The station did, but a mountain of well-wishers posting through social media that everyone makes mistakes, in addition to Clemente's good-natured acceptance, would indicate he won't be unemployed for long.




The Hollywood Reporter headline screams: 'Idol' Panic: Secret Plot to Replace Mariah Carey With Jennifer Lopez Fails (Exclusive).

The story is all about anonymous sources, but the juicy behind-the-scenes details are intriguing. With NBC's "The Voice" successfully invading "Idol" territory, the story points out that "American Idol" recently had a series-low 2.8 rating and totals for a results show were beaten by a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory."

THR reported that "AI" producers and Fox executives "hatched a dramatic plan" to replace Carey with Lopez, "according to knowledgeable sources," but Carey threatened litigation. The plan was dropped, though "Idol's" producers still are negotiating with Lopez, and the story went on to say that all judges are in danger of losing their jobs next season.

"This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale," a Fox spokeswoman tells THR, while a rep for Carey denies the allegations. Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe says: "I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season."




Jason Segel, star of CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" and writer and star of movies such as "Saving Sarah Marshall" and the most recent "Muppets" film, has a book deal with Random House Children's Books for "Nightmares!" He'll co-write the series aimed at middle-schoolers with ,strong>Kirsten Miller ("The Eternal Ones") for the imprint Delacorte Press Books For Young Readers, reports Deadline.com.

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