DWAYNE JOHNSON TO BE HONORED WITH
BRENDEN CELEBRITY STAR
WHAT: Johnny Brenden will present his Brenden Celebrity Star to Actor Dwayne Johnson. In addition, Brenden will present a contribution to support Mr. Johnson’s foundation, The Rock Foundation.
WHO: Dwayne Johnson
Brenden Theatres President & CEO, Johnny Brenden
Palms Casino Resort President & CEO, George Maloof
Hosted by Trevor Groth, CineVegas Artistic Director
WHEN: Sunday, June 15, 2008
1:30 p.m. – Press check-in
3:00 p.m. – Brenden Celebrity Star Dedication Ceremony
WHERE: Brenden Theatres & IMAX® Theatre Lobby
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada
DETAILS: Dwayne Johnson is one of today’s hottest leading men in Hollywood. Since his breakout roles in Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy Returns”, and box office powerhouse “The Scorpion King”, Dwayne Johnson has firmly established himself as an enduring popular film star. Johnson can currently be seen in Warner Brothers “Get Smart” opening June 20 and will star in the upcoming Walt Disney Picture “Race to Witch Mountain”, which advances from the plot of the 1975 Disney favorite, “Escape to Witch Mountain”.
Johnson was last seen in the hit Disney family comedy “The Game Plan,” which grossed over $150 million worldwide, in which he played a NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle until discovering he has a young daughter from a former relationship. Johnson’s additional film roles include “Gridiron Gang”, “Southland Tales”, “Be Cool”, “Walking Tall”, and “The Rundown” among others.
In addition to dedicating the Brenden Celebrity Star, Johnny Brenden will make a $2,500 contribution to Mr. Johnson’s charity, The Rock Foundation. The Rock Foundation's mission is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ENRICH the lives of children worldwide. The foundation achieves its mission through its youth physical fitness and obesity prevention program and its educational worldwide giving program. For additional information, please visit www.djrockfoundation.org.
About Brenden Celebrity Star
Following in the tradition of his grandfather, the late Ted Mann, once owner of the Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Johnny Brenden has created the Brenden Celebrity Star which will be placed in the lobby of his theatre located inside the Palms Casino Resort. Celebrities who have received Brenden Celebrity Stars include actress Rhonda Fleming, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Hugh Hefner, actor Dean Cain, actor Clifton Collins, Jr., and others.
The Tenth Annual CineVegas Film Festival will be held June 12 – 21, 2008 at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theatres in Las Vegas. Each year the Festival highlights the most exciting offerings from up and coming filmmakers and visionary veterans, in-depth celebrity tributes and world premiere films set against the backdrop of the famed Las Vegas strip. Robin Greenspun serves as the Festival’s President, Trevor Groth serves as Artistic Director and Dennis Hopper serves as the Chairman of the Creative Advisory Board. For more information on the CineVegas Film Festival, please call 888-8VEGAS8 or visit www.cinevegas.com.
News media coverage requested at the Brenden Celebrity Star unveiling.