Celebrity Gossip

Dwayne Johnson & Zac Efron welcome David Hasselhoff to ‘Baywatch’ & Macklemore’s ‘White Privilege II’ problems

Dwayne Johnson & Zac Efron welcome David Hasselhoff to ‘Baywatch’ & Macklemore’s ‘White Privilege II’ problems

dawyne johnson zac efron welcome david hasselhoff to baywatch 2016 gossip

Like most past television successes Baywatch is getting the Hollywood revival treatment and lots of today’s hottest celebrities are jumping on board. Currently Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is busy filming alongside co-stars Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach and Priyanka Chopra. However, Dwayne recently revealed that it’s not just new cast members coming together to make a modern movie adaptation of the infamous TV show.

Late on Wednesday “The Rock” posted a video to his Instagram where he is seen Face-timing with Baywatch’s original star, David Hasselhoff. Alongside the video Dwayne captioned, “”I WAS BORN READY!” Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, “The Hoff” has been our greatest supporter.” He also went on to claim that the movie is aiming to be a mix of Anchorman and The Avengers.

Dwayne Johnson, Instagram:


It is not just Dwayne who is showing his excitement for David’s return to the Baywatch set. About a week ago young heartthrob Zac Efron also shared his admiration for David in a post. The post shows a signed picture that David gave to Zac as a gift to commemorate the start of the movie’s filming.

Zac Efron, Instagram:

david hasselhoff gift to zac efron for baywatch 2016 gossipThe movie is going to be released in 2017, however fans of the original show are already getting excited about the return of “The Hoff,” as well as all of the new faces who will be hanging out on Baywatch beach.

macklemore white privilege problems 2016 gossip

Macklemore is the latest musician to do some major damage control after one of his recent songs, “White Privilege II,” got him into hot water with some of his fellow artists. In the song, Macklemore discusses white artists – such as Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea – exploiting elements of black culture for their own gain.

In the song Macklemore raps, “You’ve exploited and stolen music, the moment / the magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with / the culture was never yours to make better / you’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea.”

Inevitably Iggy caught wind of the dis and afterwards tweeted out, “[Macklemore] shouldn’t have spent the last 3 [years] having friendly [conversations] and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings.”

Iggy, Twitter post:

In response to Iggy’s tweet, Macklemore addressed the situation in the latest issue of Billboard Magazine. In his interview, the rapper admits that he should have communicated better with his former friend, Iggy. He explained, “Iggy and I came up together. We were on the XXL “freshman” cover together. There’s enough of a relationship that I should have let her know beforehand. And I didn’t do that.” He also went on to tell the magazine that he has yet to reach out to Iggy in an attempt to mend their relationship.

However in his defense, Macklemore did explain that the song is supposed to be a conversation in his own head. He explained, “I don’t think people understand that I’m in my own head [saying], ‘you’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea’ – I’m talking about myself.” Unfortunately even with this revelation the song still doesn’t paint Iggy in a favorable light – essentially it is just Macklemore criticizing himself by saying he is behaving like Iggy.

Nonetheless, at this point Iggy is well experienced with public feuds, as she has been involved in drama with numerous notable names (such as Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu and reportedly even Britney Spears). Therefore, she most likely views this latest incident with Macklemore as just another day on the job.

Click to add a comment
Celebrity Gossip
@rickeay

Ricki Reay is a college student on Canada's lower mainland. She's interested in pop culture, especially shows like Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeopardy, and anything good on Netflix. Since being with Movie TV Tech Geeks, Ricki has quickly ascended as our main movie writer along with our daily celebrity gossip girl.

More in Celebrity Gossip

lady gagas perfect illusion and kanye west hospital stay extended 2016 images

Lady Gaga’s Perfect Illusion and Kanye West’s extended hospital stay

Ricki ReayNovember 28, 2016
emma robertson back with evan peters and the weeknd talks performance anxiety 2016 images

Emma Robertson back with Evan Peters and The Weeknd talks performance anxiety

Ricki ReayNovember 27, 2016
kanye wests headline packed year ends with a hospital stay 2016 images

Kanye West’s tumultuous year ends with a big bang

Shanka CherylNovember 23, 2016
kathy griffin on mean girl ellen and piers morgan tackles kanye west 2016 images

Kathy Griffin on ‘mean girl’ Ellen and Piers Morgan tackles Kanye West

Ricki ReayNovember 23, 2016
kanye west cancels tour for psych exam and chrissy teigen malfunction 2016 images

Kanye West cancels tour for psych exam and Chrissy Teigen malfunction

Ricki ReayNovember 22, 2016
donald trumps gift to billy bush a suspension from today 2016 images

Donald Trump’s gift to Billy Bush: a suspension from ‘Today’

Shanka CherylOctober 10, 2016
billy bush getting a mini vacation from today show 2016 images

Billy Bush gets a mini vacation from ‘Today’ show

Shanka CherylOctober 9, 2016
taylor swift silenced demi lovato and Kim kardashian timeline 2016 images

Taylor Swift silences Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian timeline

Ricki ReayOctober 5, 2016
melissa etheridge comes to brad pitts aide and tori spelling bills 2016 gossip

Melissa Etheridge comes to Brad Pitt’s aide and Tori Spelling bills due

Julie WeinOctober 5, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription