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Vin Diesel Wants Dwayne Johnson to Bury the People's Hatchet for the Sake of 'Fast 10'

What does Diesel's dramatic Instagram post mean for 'Fast 10'?

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Universal Pictures
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The Internet, and social media, specifically, has engineered a particular art of public shaming termed “the callout post,” in which the poster airs grievances with the unfortunate subject of the post for all the world to see. If you’re a Fast and Furious fan, or have paid at least some attention to the tangled web of alliances that is the Fast cast, you probably already know about the beef that launched a thousand pop-culture blogs, starting with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson referring to a then-unnamed Fast 8 co-star as a “candy-ass.” Since then, we’ve found out that Vin Diesel was apparently the culprit, and that Tyrese Gibson also had a lot invested in the feud that basically shunted Johnson’s character Special Agent Luke Hobbs into his own spinoff franchise-all through these men’s preferred mode of communication: Instagram posts.

It’s an improbable amount of drama for a cast that repeatedly refers to itself on and offscreen as a family, but even the closest-knit families can still get contentious. Things have been quiet for a while, but over the weekend Vin Diesel fanned the flames once again with a post that I don’t think any of us saw coming.Starting by calling Johnson his “little brother” (lol), Diesel publicly requested that he return to the main series for the tenth installment (a.k.a. Fast 10, a.k.a. Fas10 Your Seatbelts (unofficially)) directed by Justin Lin due to come out in spring 2023. “Legacy awaits,” he writes. “I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo [Paul Walker]. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10!” He tells Johnson that “Hobbs can’t be played by no other” and urges him to “rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.” The fact that all of this is underneath a distorted screencap from Fast Five in which Diesel looks much bigger than famously huge Dwayne Johnson is the cherry on top.

Obviously this means that Luke Hobbs will be appearing in the tenth Fast and Furious movie-or at least that Vin Diesel really, really wants him to. So far, Johnson hasn’t responded, likely busy promoting the most expensive Netflix movie of all time, Red Notice, but he does sorta seem like the type to eventually say something in kind, especially under so much public scrutiny. Did Vin Diesel just heal an infamous franchise rift with one post? Is social media that powerful? If Dominic Toretto had an Instagram, what would HE post on it? These are the questions we’ll all be pondering while we wait to hear if these two aggressively amiable galoots are friends again.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.

Victoria

Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.

Queensland

BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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