NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 15: Actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg attends the Keurig 2.0 Launch Pop-Up Celebration on October 15, 2014 in New York City.


Newlyweds Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy Are Enjoying Cozy Nights. The Wahlburgers star dishes on what’s most surprising about being married and why they just can’t keep their rings on.

Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood of New Kids On the Block receive the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of fame on October 9, 2014 in Hollywood, California.



1412622690000-XXX-GAMBLER-MOV-JY-3056--67732062The first thing you notice about Mark Wahlberg in his upcoming film The Gambler is the alarmingly gaunt appearance of the normally buff actor.

As far as Wahlberg is concerned, the extreme weight loss — 60 pounds — was not the toughest obstacle he had to overcome for the role. The Oscar-nominated actor (The Departed, 2006) knew he had to work to carry off the part of a magnetic literary professor who is obsessed with gambling.

Wahlberg grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Dorchester, Mass., and dropped out of high school; he just completed his high school diploma online last year at age 42.

“Forget losing the weight,” he says. “Being believable as a teacher was one of my greatest challenges and most rewarding. It meant being able to have the comfort to really understand and say those words.”

For months before showing up on set, Wahlberg pored over the script, became versed in every literary mention and sat through university lectures for inspiration. He is ready to show his Jim Bennett to the world. The Gambler is slotted for an awards season-friendly limited release Dec. 19.

“Comments we’ve been getting from the test screenings include, ‘I never thought I would see Mark Wahlberg as a professor, but I believed it and went along for the ride,’ ” Wahlberg recounts. “Hearing that hit on one of my big reasons for doing this part. It’s different and unexpected.”

The film is an updated retelling of the 1974 drama The Gambler starring James Caan as a professor whose gambling addiction is spiraling out of control. The new film features the original producers, Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff. (more…)

Summit Entertainment has set director JC Chandor’s Deepwater Horizon for release on September 30, 2016. Starring Mark Wahlberg, the film features a screenplay by Matthew Sand and Matthew Carnahan.

Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.

Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Deepwater Horizon is the first film to claim that September 30 release date.


                   Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood.
                   Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                   Guest speakers: Arsenio Hall

WHAT:       2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                   in the category of RECORDING

WHERE:    7072 Hollywood Boulevard

WHEN:      Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that they will be honoring the multi-platinum selling, award-winning performers New Kids on The Block with the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The star will be located at 7072 Hollywood Boulevard. “Fans have been asking for quite a while now when the New Kids on The Block were going to get their star. We want to thank them for “Hangin’ Tough” for waiting patiently to hear the announcement of their favorite boy band star ceremony,” stated Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Since then, fans from all over the United States and the world have been booking flights to get to Hollywood for this special day!” Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO, Leron Gubler to unveil the star in the category of Recording will be Arsenio Hall.

New Kids on The Block was formed in 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts. Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood signed with Columbia Records and their first album entitled “New Kids on The Block” was released. Their popularity grew with the releases “Hanging Tough” and “Please Don’t Go Girl.” The following year the New Kids were touring the country and their songs were reaching the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts. In 1990, the group won two American Music Awards and earned a Grammy nomination. By 1994, the group disbanded and went their own ways. By that time, they had sold 80 million albums, shattered concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year worldwide and grossed more than one billion dollars. They achieved five platinum albums, ten top 10 singles, and five No. 1 singles. (more…)

HINGHAM, Mass. – September 24, 2014 – Wahlburgers, the popular fast casual burger restaurant founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg and the focus of A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality show of the same name, announced a three restaurant franchise agreement with Vegas American Hospitality Inc, successful operators in Las Vegas, Nevada and nationwide.

Wahlburgers will debut in Las Vegas in early 2015 with the opening of its first restaurant at a location soon to be disclosed. Two others will follow within the next five years, all in locations consistent with the company’s desire to locate Wahlburgers in premiere, high traffic areas.

“My brothers and I have been committed to doing things right with high standards of quality from the beginning. We are glad to have found partners who will uphold our values and create something really special for Las Vegas residents and people from all over the world who visit this incredible destination,” said co-founder and executive chef Paul Wahlberg.

“We are pleased to be taking this important step in our expansion with a proven partner in Las Vegas.” said Rick Vanzura, CEO of Wahlburgers. “Over coming months, we look forward to taking further steps toward building relationships that will establish Wahlburgers as one of America’s great restaurant brands.” (more…)


Matty talks to Donnie about the Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery event (September 17) and season 5 of Blue Bloods.

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 17: Donnie Wahlberg hosts the Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery in Boston on September 17, 2014. (Photos by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Canon)