THE VIEW – Co-host Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg; Wednesday; April 16; 2014 on ABC’s ‘The View.’ ‘The View’ airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm; ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“I just got engaged!” McCarthy, 41, gushed to her costars. The actress, who showed off her “yellow sapphire” engagement ring, went on to share details from the proposal.
McCarthy revealed how her 11-year-old son Evan helped with the surprise proposal, which took place last weekend. Blue Bloods star Wahlberg, 44, also joined the talk show Wednesday, affectionately kissing his new fiancee and recalling the proposal. Regarding the date of the nuptials, McCarthy told Barbara Walters, “We don’t know yet,” adding that they were considering an August 2015 wedding.
“I think he would be an amazing husband!” McCarthy gushed to Frankel. “So, if he does [propose] yea, I would sure say yes. I wouldn’t be surprised if I was the one proposing!”
Actor Mark Wahlberg accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Last month, Wahlberg explained to a reporter at the CinemaCon 2014 [via Tformers.com] that while ‘Age Of Extinction’ is a stand-alone movie, it will probably be the first of, I’m guessing, a new trilogy.
Wahlberg started by reiterating the fact that the film is a “completely different story” to 2007′s ‘Transformers’, 2009′s ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ and 2011′s ‘Dark of the Moon’, even though it has still been labelled as the fourth instalment to the franchise.
“I have been telling everyone this really is a stand alone movie,” he confirmed. “Despite the fact they call it ‘Transformers 4′ it’s a completely different story. It takes place after the battle of Chicago, it’s very different from the other one.”
Wahlberg then admitted that Paramount obviously signed him up with the intention of it being a success and “that [he] will do more,” however he then declared “but as of now we did one and we will see what happens.”
The 42-year-old’s comments come just a day after Yahoo! Movies reported that a leaked Hasbro presentation had revealed Paramount’s plan to release ‘Transformers 5′ in 2017.
It’s hardly a surprise that the studio are thinking this far ahead though, as the franchise has already proved to be a box-office behemoth, with the first three films managing to gross over $2.5billion between them across the world.
And as the series has never really benefited from positive reviews, in fact it’s managed to achieve its success with the compete opposite, it makes complete sense that Paramount will be talking to the likes of Wahlberg and the film’s director, Michael Bay, about future efforts.
This plan will only really come to a screeching halt if ‘Age Of Extinction’ tanks in the summer, but early indication is that it could even rival the receipts of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ which means that ‘Transformers 5′ is inevitable.
And after the cinematic abominations that were ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Dark of the Moon’ it’s not as if another film would wreck the franchise’s reputation if it was mauled by critics.
Gregory Wakeman is a film enthusiast who believes that 2007′s Transformers is criminally under-rated.
Mark Wahlberg hosts the Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.