Rick Fox links up with Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood, of “New Kids on the Block” fame, to talk about the Bostonian Spirit and its strong sport connection.
There’s a lot more going on than just frying meat patties in the upcoming season of the Emmy-nominated A&E reality show, Wahlburgers, which stars Donnie and Mark Wahlberg and their friends and family members as they live, love, sing and serve food at their Boston burger joint.
For starters, Alma, the clan’s don’t-mess-with-me matriarch, gets a taste of celebrity when she rides in a red convertible during a local parade. She also gets a new smartphone and quickly becomes a game fanatic.
Then Donnie, who was on tour in London with New Kids on the Block this summer, gets surprised by his fiancée, Jenny McCarthy, who arranges for a mystery visitor to help him get over his homesickness. She also adopts a playful British accent, which annoys her future brother-in-law Paul. (“Are you really going to do this the whole time?” he asks. Umm, probably.) (more…)
Southwest Airlines and New Kids On The Block were excited to give lucky fans and a guest tickets on the NKOTB Party Plane to fly with the band this July for their exclusive engagement at The AXIS powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Winning fans will not only received a flight to Vegas from Chicago, but they allso received flights to Chicago to catch the NKOTB Party Plane, two nights of hotel at Planet Hollywood, tickets for them and their guest to the opening night NKOTB concert run at The AXIS powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood, after party tickets for a private NKOTB party on July 10th, and flights home.
Singers Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block perform during the first show of the group’s four-night run at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on July 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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This week sees the arrival of the fourth installment of the ‘Transformers’ franchise, and everything’s bigger, from Mark Wahlberg’s guns to the opening US box office receipts – more than $300m for the opening weekend.
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ picks up after the left epic battle left a city desecrated, but the world saved.
Humanity picks up the pieces, but a shadowy group reveals itself as attempting to control the direction of history, while an ancient powerful menace also raises its sleeping head.
This blockbuster sees the reunion of Mark Wahlberg with director Michael Bay, and the whole production team moving to China…
The “Transformers” star and his famous family improvise the latest spots for the A&E show, and not everyone emerges unscathed.
Ah, brotherly love. The family Wahlberg — Donnie, Mark, Paul and mother Alma — are front in center in the first round of promos for their A&E reality show’s August return, and just because the siblings are in their 40s does not stop them from horsing around.
The commercials, apparently improvised by the Wahlbergs without any producer intervention, include Mark ripping Paul’s pocket from his shirt and the trio and the two actors getting physical with their chef brother. Alma, who apparently suffers no fools, goes M.I.A. for most of the spots.
Wahlburgers has been something of a breakout for A&E, the No. 2 reality show on the cable network this year behind Duck Dynasty. The series focuses on Paul’s growing Boston burger empire that takes its name from his famous family. Season two premieres in August.
And for now, the above video offers a very good glimpse into what life was like in the Wahlberg during the early 1980s.
A&E is presenting a “summer special” episode of Wahlburgers on Sunday, June 29, in which Donnie heads home to Boston to join mother Alma and brother Paul for a “Wahlberg family reunion” and also to support brother Jim as he runs the 2014 Boston Marathon.
The family eagerly rallies on Boylston Street as they watch runners finish the race, including a couple of Donnie’s New Kids on the Block bandmates, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre.
Donnie showed his love via Twitter on Marathon Monday. Below, Donnie’s tweets of support for his brother and bandmates, as well as a photo with Boston Police officers Manny Canuto and Diamantino “D” Araujo—who starred in his TNT docu-series Boston’s Finest.
In the special summer episode of Wahlburgers, Alma plans to have a personal medal made for Jim for finishing the marathon, but complications supposedly arise when she tries to have the award delivered in time for the race.
Paul plans to help prepare the food for the “big family reunion,” but this includes trying to learn the secret recipe for Uncle Archie’s meatballs—a recipe that Archie is protective of. (more…)