Celebrity Backstage At SmackDown; The Rock’s HBO Show Renewed Again

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Actor Kal Penn, famous for his roles in FOX’s House television series and the Harold & Kumar films, attended Tuesday night’s SmackDown Live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Penn, who also served as the White House Associate Director of Public Engagement during the Obama administration, watched the show with the Air Canada Centre crowd and also went backstage for a photo with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers. According to WWE, Penn was a “personal guest” of The Modern-Day Maharajah.

Rock’s TV Success Continues

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s HBO show Ballers got renewed for a fourth season. The renewal coincided with fellow HBO show Insecure‘s pick up.

Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming said:

“We’re thrilled that the summer lineup of BALLERS and INSECURE connected with our viewers out of the gate. We’re so proud to work with Dwayne, Issa [Rae] and all of the amazing talent in both shows.”

Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a financial manager for Miami’s sports players. Johnson thanked HBO for picking up the show for another season and the viewers earlier on Tuesday.

Ballers is currently airing its third season on HBO on Sunday nights and has so far been viewed by more than two million viewers per episode.