"Tougher Than a $2 Steak": If you thought Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looked jacked for Baywatch—and let's be honest: he did—then just wait until you see him in Fast 8. (And let's be honest: You will). In Fast 8, Johnson's character Hobbs will "come in like an animal," and that means eating for it, with this breakfast of buffalo, whole eggs, and about a 50-gallon drum's worth of Cream of Wheat. Big man eat big meals.
Fun transition begins. Final weeks of shooting #BAYWATCH, and today I start my prep for #FastAndFurious8 which I start shooting in 4 weeks. Physically for #BAYWATCH I wanted "Mitch Buchannon" to come in lean, mean and a dysfunctional superhero of the beach. And full of raunchy Rated R humor. Mission accomplished. For FAST8, the character of "Hobbs" will come in like an animal - bigger, lethal, meaner and tougher than a $2 dollar steak. 530am breakfast. Grass fed buffalo, whole eggs and 80grams of Cream of Wheat. (trust me, if I could cook up Vin, Statham and the rest of the Fast dudes I'd eat them too). This is gonna fun. #FF8Prep #HobbsTheBeast #FinelyTuned #2DollarSteakSucksButEadible #INeedACheatMeal
The Force Is Strong With Her: If this new video is any indication, we can look forward to a little more lightsaber work from Daisy Ridley in next year's Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Bad Day at the Office: Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins was blinded by the lights at Comerica Park on Monday night, completely missing what should have been a completely routine fly ball and setting off a comedy of errors. Fellow outfielder Justin Upton scooped up the ball, only to drop it; Collins grabbed the ball and hurled it to third, but third baseman Nick Castellanos failed to catch it, leaving it to poor Jordan Zimmerman—who'd been having a great night—to clean up the mess. But the worst part came when Collins, clearly flustered, flipped a one-finger salute to the Detroit fans booing him in the stands. That did not go over well. [ESPN]
Another Pro Drops From Olympics: Golf has finally returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, but the Rio games will be missing some of the sport's most high-profile stars: Charl Schwartzel, the 20th-ranked player in the world, joins fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen on the sidelines of the Olympic golf tourney, as well as Australia's Adam Scott and Fiji's Vijay Singh. [Golf.com]
Comics Deep Cut: Nathan Fillion—he of Castle and Firefly fame—has been casted in an unspecified role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, although the Internet nerd republic is betting he's playing Simon Williams, aka "Wonder Man." [ComicBookMovie.com]
Like George Stephanopolous, Except With More Muscles: On the heels of MMA's legalization in New York, UFC is "taking over" Good Morning America Wednesday morning, as UFC President Dana White and a cadre of high-profile brawlers aim to burnish the sport's mainstream popularity. White will appear from 7-9 a.m. alongside Chuck Liddell, Jon "Bones" Jones, bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, and strawweight competitor Paige VanZant (who conveniently happens to be a contestant on ABC's Dancing With the Stars this season). [UFC]
AWKWARD SOCCER DANCE PARTY: Congratulations to Juventus, who mathematically locked up their fifth consecutive Serie A title—and their 32nd overall—after second-place Napoli lost to Roma. [ESPNFC]
Have Throwing Arm, Will Travel: Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell will happily "play for free" if an NFL team wants to take him, he told Sports Illustrated in an interview. (Say, JaMarcus, now that you mention it, you might want to give some folks in Cleveland a call.)
The CrossFit Regionals Are Upon Us: Before the self-annointed "fittest on Earth" get to duke it out at the CrossFit Games, they must prove themselves at one of eight CrossFit Regionals, which run around the world from May 13–19. Check out a preview:
The Palace of Iron: Rogue Fitness, the manufacturers of many a barbell and the de facto supplier of CrossFit gyms everywhere, is hard at work on their latest facility, a massive 600,000-square-foot factory in Columbus, Ohio. Rogue says the factory is set to employ 450-500 people at the site, which is being built at the site of an older factory operated by the Timken Company. [Columbus Underground]
Mind Your Veggies: CRF Foods has issued a recall over frozen vegetables because of a potential risk of contamination from Listeria bacteria, which can be dangerous and even potentially deadly. The affected vegetables are marketed under four brands: Meijer's "True Goodness," Wellsley Farms Organic, Organic By Nature, and Schwan's. [Fox 59 Indianapolis]