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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg visit the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 50 Radio Row at the Moscone Center on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photos by Cindy Ord)

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For a film franchise dedicated to robots in disguise, Transformers tends to draw a lot of attention to itself whenever a morsel of information about the latest film tumbles out. That’s just the nature of the lucrative box office beast, we suppose.

Transformers 5 (aka the placeholder title until it gets rechristened Transformers: Suckling The Blood Of The Milky Way or something similar) is apparently set to film sooner than we thought. Originally positioned for what appeared to be a June start to filming, My Entertainment World lists the current filming plans as set for May. The industry tracking site’s shoot date update does not come with any details about where it’s all going down, so that might throw a monkey wrench in your stalking plans.

As we’ve noted before, director Michael Bay and newish franchise arrival Mark Wahlberg are both a go for the upcoming motion picture. Their last outing (Transformers: Age of Extinction) grossed a ridiculous $1.1 billion in global box office, so there’s a pretty good chance you won’t see the new Transformers offering relegated to “budget” theaters after its opening week. Bay has stated that Transformers 5 will be his last movie for the lucrative and remarkably resilient franchise. Do with that information what you will.

An exact date for the release of the fifth movie in the series isn’t quite hammered out yet, but 2017 is the targeted year. Things are a similar level of murky for what the plot of the film will be with rumors and theories in heavy supply versus what’s actually been confirmed. If you have any friends that are car/robot hybrid creatures, be sure to ask if they’ve heard anything.

[uproxx.com]

By Donnie Wahlberg

My thoughts on BET, the Oscars and The Donald — and the reason that being colorblind in this country makes you blind to the experience of people of color. Note: If you don’t read all of this, don’t bother to comment.

Let me be clear before I start: I am a proud, Irish-Catholic white kid, with a last name that sounds Jewish, a Boston accent and a Boston Public Schools education.

Sound liberal enough? Actually, I’m a Republican — a political party that has a more diverse field of contenders than either the Democrats or the Oscars. Go figure.

But, while I may have been a big fan of “The Apprentice,” the former star of that TV show will not be the recipient of my vote for president.

Because, above all else, I’m an American. And if we truly want to be a country where the color of someone’s skin doesn’t matter, then we must first be willing to acknowledge that the experiences of people of a different skin color — and the wounds that may lie beneath that skin — really do matter. And that to be colorblind in this country is to be blind to the experiences of people of color.

Which leads us to this:

“… Well, what do we do with BET, Black Entertainment? Right?” Donald Trump said, referring to Stacey Dash’s response to the #OscarsSoWhite issue — she called for an end to BET in a recent interview with Fox News. “The whites don’t get any nominations,” Trump continued. “… I never even thought of it from that standpoint.”

(Let’s ignore the fact that BET is actually owned by Viacom for a moment — which only makes Ms. Dash and Mr. Trump’s comments all the more absurd.)

So Fox News plays divide and conquer versus #OscarsSoWhite, then Donald Trump weighs in with this incredibly ignorant response about BET, but none of the people that loathe him for his anti-Mexican/Syrian/Muslim/Female policies, make much of a fuss about it? He gets a free pass? How the hell does that happen?

The answer may say as much about us, as it does about Mr. Trump.

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Just in time to cure your snow-congested wintertime blues, New Kids on the Block announced that their annual blowout vacation cruise is coming back in 2016.

The NKOTB Cruise, which band-member Jordan Knight called “an insane five-day party,” has been a tradition since it kicked off in 2009. The day-into-night festivities have cocktails, costumes, selfies, amazing weather—and it all takes place in the presence of the Boston-bred boy band.

It’s basically Coachella, but for Blockheads.

The boat will voyage October 20 to 24, from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. Pre-sale tickets for Block Nation are on sale today, January 27 at 10 a.m., and for past cruisers and guests at 12 p.m. General sale begins Thursday, January 28 at 12 p.m. See newkidscruise.com for more details.

[boston.com]

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell attend the ‘Daddy’s Home’ red carpet premiere at Cinemex Antara Polanco on January 25, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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AQUAhydrate investors Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg announced today (January 25) that the pair have partnered with Eminem and Wiz Khalifa to donate one million bottles of water to the natives of Flint, Michigan.

In addition, the company has pledged a long-term commitment to the area, which is suffering from a crisis due to lead poisoning in the water.

“The AQUAhydrate team is doing everything it can to help with this issue,” explained Combs. “Mark and I made an initial pledge to donate and are committed to the continued aid to Flint residents as long as they need it. We hope this commitment will inspire others to get involved as well.”

An initial shipment of 5,000 bottles are on the way to Flint and AQUAhydrate is working with Red Cross, local community leaders, the state Emergency Management system and Homeland Security to coordinate its efforts.  [revolt.tv]

Preliminary work has begun on two Hollywood films dealing with the Boston Marathon bombings. Actor Mark Wahlberg has been in town this week to spend time with Danny Keeler, the real-life Boston cop he’ll play in “Patriots Day.” Among the stops Wahlberg, the movie’s director Peter Berg, and Keeler made Wednesday was the Eire Pub in Dorchester. The night before, we’re told, Wahlberg met with the family of Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the April 15, 2013, bombings. Keeler is a veteran Boston Police detective who was in command at the marathon finish line and was instrumental in the subsequent hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers.

PHOTO ABOVE:  Actor Mark Wahlberg outside the Eire Pub in Dorchester, where he had lunch with director Peter Berg and Boston Police Detective Danny Keeler, whom Wahlberg will play in the movie “Patriots Day.”  Photo credit to Bill Brett for the Boston Globe.

[bostonglobe.com]

What does Donnie Wahlberg think of the hype surrounding “Making A Murderer”? The reality TV star tells Sangita Patel why the audience should be asking more questions before signing any petition.

Donnie Wahlberg Dishes On 'Making A Murderer'

Donnie Wahlberg explains his recent commentary on the Netflix series Making A Murderer.

Posted by Sangita Patel on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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After months of speculation surrounding Transformers 5, some details have emerged about the movie’s filming from director Michael Bay. After confirming his return to the action franchise, Bay revealed possible locations where filming would begin in June 2016.

While speaking with WGN Radio’s Dean Richards, Bay was asked whether he will return to Michigan Avenue, to which he replied, “I love Chicago. We’ll come in with some Transformers to even it out.”

He also said that Paramount Pictures is gearing up for production of the film. In early January, Bay confirmed his return to direct the next film of the franchise after Age Of Extinction. “I’ve taken on a lot of work…. Transformers, I still have a great time. It’s fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else,” he told Rolling Stone.

Previously, Paramount Pictures hired a group of writers to frame an impeccable plot to narrate the journey of leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, and his arch nemesis group, the Decepticons. While the plot of the movie is not known, chief writer Akiva Goldsman hinted that the upcoming film will explore the mythologies of the popular series through the Hasbro toy and comic book series. He also spoke about some interaction between humans and Autobots.

Age of Extinction, was panned by critics for lack of creativity and storytelling. It ended with Optimus Prime travelling to outer space to settle scores with the Creators who are intending to eliminate humans from Earth. It is speculated that the sequel will follow the Autobots leader to a different planet or space.

Moreover, Mark Wahlberg will return to reprise his role of Cade Yeager. Co-produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of the upcoming film. Transformers 5 will see the return of Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager. The movie is expected to premiere in 2017.

[ibtimes.co.uk]

Chef Paul and Donnie were on hand to help Wahlburgers Toronto cheer on the Patriots, Wahlburgers’ favourite NFL team!

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Donnie Wahlberg performs a song about Jenny’s purse, which apparently can carry a lot of stuff.

It was whal to whal Wahlbergs at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel on Wellington St. Saturday, when brothers Paul and Donnie came to talk food, sports, their various TV shows and share the love with several charitable organizations they were hosting later in the evening.

The two famous brothers — there’s a whole whack of them spread across the continent, including uber-hunk actor Mark Wahlberg — also came to talk about the recent expansion of their Wahlburgers restaurant franchise to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

They have plans to open Wahlburgers in more than 100 locations.

“But, we take it one day at a time,” said Paul, a professional chef for more than 30 years. “Mark wants one everywhere — he wanted one on Mars after watching the movie, The Martian.”

What excites the two about Canada, Toronto in general?

“The food scene here is unbelievable!” says Donnie, of New Kids on the Block fame, who juggles his work on Blue Bloods, his band, his production work and his reality show with his wife, Jenny McCarthy. “Here at the SoHo there’s Susur Lee’s restaurant and the food there is unbelievable.”

“It’s a city where you can get any food you want, all authentic; the diversity is amazing, and that includes the staff,” added Paul. Which may explain why the brothers are in and out of the city on a regular basis.

“There’s always something new and exciting,” said Paul, adding the relationship with the suppliers of Canadian products used in the restaurant is “the best.” “We’re dealing with the finest. The foods we sourced are some of the best in the world. Toronto is the type of city that delivers all the right ingredients.”

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The screening of “If Only” at the Brockton War Memorial Building drew a packed crowd of parents and children to learn about the dangers of addiction.

BROCKTON – The screening of a film about the perils of addiction encouraged parents in Brockton on Tuesday to talk to their children about the dangers of abusing prescription painkillers.

Executive producer James Wahlberg, brother of actor Mark Wahlberg, attended the Brockton screening of his new film “If Only” on Tuesday night at the Brockton War Memorial Building. The screening drew about 250 people, said event organizer and Brockton police officer Nancy Leedberg.

“The event was a huge success,” said Leedberg, who is involved with community outreach efforts for the Brockton Police Department. “Jim Wahlberg was very well received, and it was an incredible way to initiate dialogue, for parents to continue the conversation at home regarding the dangers of opioids.”

[patriotledger.com]