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16 items from 2016


‘Ballers’ Stars Omar Miller and Troy Garity Exclusive StudioWrap Portraits (Photos)

25 July 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may seem perfect to the outside world, but “Ballers” stars Omar Benson Miller and Troy Garity revealed to TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell that the actor has his own personal vices. “He walks on set and he’s like, ‘You guys gotta keep me away from the donuts,'” Garity said. “Listen, he’s human,” Miller added. “What do you want from Dwayne?” Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Fights for Money and Respect in First 'Ballers' Season 2 Trailer (Video) “Metabolism,” Garity quipped in response. HBO’s “Ballers” dives into the world of professional football and stars »

- Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap

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‘Ballers’ Stars Dish on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Sugar Addiction (Exclusive Video)

22 July 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may seem perfect to the outside world, but “Ballers” stars Omar Benson Miller and Troy Garity revealed to TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell that the actor has his own personal vices. “He walks on set and he’s like, ‘You guys gotta keep me away from the donuts,'” Garity said. “Listen, he’s human,” Miller added. “What do you want from Dwayne?” Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Fights for Money and Respect in First 'Ballers' Season 2 Trailer (Video) “Metabolism,” Garity quipped in response. HBO’s “Ballers” dives into the world of professional football and stars »

- J. Clara Chan

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‘Ballers’ Season 2 Premiere: Dwayne Johnson’s Return Rocks, But Doesn’t Ball Super Hard

17 July 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Few shows are as hyper-focused on masculinity as “Ballers.” The Stephen Levinson-created HBO comedy looks at life as a professional football player — and what happens when you stop playing. While ostensibly an ensemble, the show’s ensemble is led by Dwayne Johnson, whose portrayal of financial manager Spencer Strasmore provides unique insight into the pride and power that drives a certain type of man.

Read More: Summer TV Preview 2016: 12 Comedy Series We Can’t Wait To See

In the Season 2 premiere “Face of the Franchise,” Spencer’s clients tackle negotiating new contracts — in the case of Ricky (John David Washington) — and the realization that their new gig might not be as stable as promised, unfortunately for Charles (Omar Benson Miller).

But really what matters is this…

Your prototypical baller will typically devote an equal split of his time to professional baller-ing and personal baller-ing. But in “Face of the Franchise, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Ballers’ Season 2 Premiere: Dwayne Johnson’s Return Rocks, But Doesn’t Ball Super Hard

17 July 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Few shows are as hyper-focused on masculinity as “Ballers.” The Stephen Levinson-created HBO comedy looks at life as a professional football player — and what happens when you stop playing. While ostensibly an ensemble, the show’s ensemble is led by Dwayne Johnson, whose portrayal of financial manager Spencer Strasmore provides unique insight into the pride and power that drives a certain type of man.

Read More: Summer TV Preview 2016: 12 Comedy Series We Can’t Wait To See

In the Season 2 premiere “Face of the Franchise,” Spencer’s clients tackle negotiating new contracts — in the case of Ricky (John David Washington) — and the realization that their new gig might not be as stable as promised, unfortunately for Charles (Omar Benson Miller).

But really what matters is this…

Your prototypical baller will typically devote an equal split of his time to professional baller-ing and personal baller-ing. But in “Face of the Franchise, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TV Review: ‘Ballers,’ Season 2

12 July 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The anticipation for a TV series going into its second season isn’t unlike that of an athlete coming out of his rookie year: There’s reasonable expectation of some kind of progression now that enough time has gone by for the kinks to have been worked out. Which makes it all the more disappointing that a show set in the world of pro football, HBO’s “Ballers,” doesn’t seem to have elevated its game in its sophomore outing.

The lingering problem is one that plagues many teams: no matter how good a franchise player is, winning is difficult without at least some strength in the supporting cast. Unfortunately, “Ballers” rests almost entirely on the mountainous shoulders of A-list attraction Dwayne Johnson.

That’s odd considering HBO knows all too well how much power its comedies draw from deep benches, from the ensembles at “Veep” to “Silicon Valley.” The last comedy “Ballers” creator Stephen Levinson parked »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Ballers: Behind-the-Scenes with Dwayne Johnson on Season Two Photoshoot

13 June 2016 9:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Success comes at a price, and success hurts." HBO has released a new behind-the-scenes promo for season two of Ballers.

The comedy stars Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a former NFL player turned financial manager. The cast also includes Rob Corddry, John David Washington, and Omar Miller.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ballers Season 2 Trailer Sees Dwayne Johnson Go Up Against Andy Garcia

3 June 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Andy Garcia is the hot new player in town in today’s all-new trailer for Ballers season 2 – and doesn’t Spencer Strasmore know all about it.

That is, of course, Dwayne Johnson, the charismatic and sharp-suited ex-footballer who is poised to return to the sun-kissed streets of Miami in little over a month’s time. But there’s drama afoot, much of which emanates from Garcia’s seasoned sports agent, who looks set to put Johnson and Rob Corrdry in check: “I’ve been doing this for 20 years and what, you guys have been doing this for 20 minutes?” Ouch.

And so, Ballers season 2 looks set to tee up a sporting underdog story, replete with all of the flashy editing, beautiful scenery and hard partying that ensures the spirit of Entourage is still very much alive in HBO’s Johnson-led drama. Get ready for the sparks to fly.

Throughout season 2, HBO »

- Michael Briers

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Interviews with Two ‘Ballers’ Cast Members

3 June 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

AwardsDaily TV’s Jazz Tangcay talks to two stars of HBO’s hit comedy series Ballers. First, Omar Miller plays Charles who has retired from the NFL and is adjusting »

- Clarence Moye

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Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville join Above Suspicion

30 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Thora Birch (Colony) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) have joined the cast of Above Suspicion, the new film from director Phillip Noyce (The Giver), who directed Birch in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

The project, which is based on Joe Sharkey’s non-fiction book of the same name and is scripted by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), tells the true story “of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.”

The duo join the previously announced Jack Huston (Ben-Hur »

- Gary Collinson

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Omar Miller Joins ‘Above Suspicion’; Rooster Teeth Kickstarts Another $1M; ‘The Last Gold’ Swims With Tugg

25 May 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Omar Miller (HBO’s Ballers) is set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce's Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. Miller will portray Denver Rhodes, a hard-working criminal who tips off the FBI over a sour deal. Chris Gerolmo adapted the true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky where he is drawn into an illicit affair with an… »

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Dwayne Johnson Brings His “A” Game In Latest Teaser For Ballers Season 2

25 April 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to an almost overwhelming pent-up demand and a certain Red Priestess, Game of Thrones is irrefutably the talk of the town after last night’s season 6 premiere – but there’s another HBO drama returning to the small screen in 2016, and it’s about as far removed from dragons and fair maidens as you can get.

Yes, Dwayne Johnson’s sharp-suited Spencer Strasmore is prepping for a return to the sun-kissed streets of Miami with Ballers season 2, and a new teaser released today drums up excitement for the show’s sophomore bow on July 17.

Much to the surprise of no one, Johnson simply oozes charisma in the clip above, and the actor’s star power is part of the reason Ballers season 1 became such a runaway success – the inaugural run stands as HBO’s most-watched half-hour show since 2009. It even broke past records established by Entourage, and fans will be »

- Michael Briers

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Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Returns as Spencer Strasmore for 'Ballers' Season 2

22 April 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Dwayne Johnson returns as Spencer Strasmore for season 2 of "Ballers" on July 17 at 10Pm on HBO. The network has released a first trailer for the upcoming new season. Looking at the lives of former and current football players, "Ballers" follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.  “The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the 'Ballers' cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season.” Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son, in his first major acting role), Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Rob Corrdry, Jazmyn...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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Ballers Season 2 Trailer Pits Dwayne Johnson’s Sports Icon Against A New Big Bad

29 February 2016 7:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dwayne Johnson’s former sports star is up against it in the first trailer for HBO’s Ballers season 2 – and not because he’s mistaken for Vin Diesel.

“You’re no one until you have enemies,” reads the show’s tagline, and Johnson’s magnetic Miami Dolphins star-turned-financial manager Spencer Strasmore learns a thing or two about his new nemesis in today’s first peek. Yes, there’s a storm brewing over HBO’s record-breaking sports drama, and Johnson and his old confidant Joe (Rob Corddry) are caught smack bang in the middle.

Given that HBO is yet to nail down a concrete premiere date for season 2, the sizzle reel is a mere one minute in length. It’s still enough to offer up a good look at the Ballers cast though, with old and new faces coming together to form an ensemble that includes John David Washington, Omar Miller, »

- Michael Briers

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HBO Releases "Ballers" Season Two Trailer

27 February 2016 10:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO has debuted the trailer for the second season of its Dwayne Johnson-led sports talent series "Ballers" which will premiere this summer. John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown Jazmyn Simon and Rob Corddry also star.

Stephen Levinson ("Entourage") created the series which looks at the lives of former and current football players including former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami.

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- Garth Franklin

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'Ballers' Season 2 Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Has a New Enemy

27 February 2016 9:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'You're no one until you have enemies!' That's the tagline for Ballers as it prepares to unleash all-new episodes. Dwayne Johnson returns as Spencer Strasmore for Season 2 this summer on HBO. And it looks like he's not making new friends as much as he is setting up a bitter rivalry with a soon to be enemy, played by Andy Garcia. About continuing this hit drama, HBO Programming president had this to say.

"The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the Ballers cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience. We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received and look forward to another exciting season."

A superstar during his football playing days, Spencer Strasmore tries to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in sun-splashed Miami. Heeding his boss Joe's instruction to "monetize his friendships," Spencer »

- MovieWeb

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Playboy Mansion -- Last Grammy Dance in the Grotto?

14 February 2016 12:50 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Diddy will be holding court at the Playboy Mansion right after the Grammys ... and there's a decent chance it will be the last party of its kind at the legendary spot. Anyone can attend the charity event called the City Gala -- for a $1,500 minimum donation -- where Sir Richard Branson and ex Playboy covergirl Jane Seymour will share the stage with host Diddy.  Aside from an open bar and a buffet, you can also »

- TMZ Staff

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