WHEN: April 6, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: 749 N. Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32828 Located across from Jo-Anne Fabrics and Ashley Furniture.
Wahlburgers Waterford Lakes is officially open for business and will host a VIP celebration event on Thursday, April 6th. Donnie Wahlberg is scheduled to attend. This will be a private, invitation only event and the restaurant will not be open to the public during the day.
During the VIP celebration, Wahlburgers and the team at Waterford Lakes Town Center will host a party for the public in the surrounding area outside the restaurant. The public event will be held from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and will feature live entertainment, music, giveaways and a front and center chance to witness the official Wahlberg welcome to Waterford Lakes.
“Our Wahlburgers team is thrilled to now be serving Waterford Lakes, and want all of our new neighbors to be part of the action. Since Wahlburgers will not be open to the public the day of the party, we encourage everyone to support all of the incredible restaurants and shops at Waterford Lakes, then come over and join the fun,” said Gina Buell, Wahlburgers franchisee.
“This is the first of many memories we plan to make at Waterford Lakes Town Center.””The community buzz and anticipation surrounding Wahlburgers VIP event at Waterford Lakes Town Center is exhilarating,” said Lynda Glinski, general manager at Waterford Lakes Town Center. “The restaurant is already enjoying an incredible reception from the community and the Wahlbergs’ presence will further generate excitement for fans of fine food, company and the generous hospitality and sincere family spirit the brothers are known for. This will be a milestone moment for all of our tenants and visitors at Waterford Lakes Town Center.”
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1291800490909491/
Mark Wahlberg attends STX Films’ ‘The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future’ presentation during CinemaCon at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Having a resume stacked with action movies, Mark Wahlberg is now ready to take on a superhero role. Kind of.
Speaking with the Transformers-franchise star on the red carpet of CinemaCon, Walhberg told ComicBook that he could begin shooting a reboot of the 1970s classic, The Six Million Dollar Man.
“We finally got the script for The Six Billion Dollar Man,” he said. “Now that’s not your typical superhero because I will not put on a cape nor a spandex outfit, but the script is amazing.
“The script is amazing. We’ve been developing it for quite some time and finally got it to where we want to go shoot the movie, so hopefully we will shoot in the fall.”
Six BILLION Dollar Man.
Shooting in the fall.
You have our attention, Mark.
Originally airing as a trio of science fiction and action movies it became a television series from 1974 to 78. The show was focused on former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, who was given superhuman strength after he was implanted with bionic parts by the federal government.
It could be argued that it was a hybrid of Wolverine and Cyborg, worked into one show that went on to become a cultural phenomenon.
Amy Carlson, Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Sami Gayle, Will Estes and Kevin Wade attend the Blue Bloods 150th episode celebration at 92Y on March 27, 2017 in New York City. Photos: Manny Carabel, Daniel Zuchnik, Jamie McCarthy.
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New Kids on the Block are back after a four-year hiatus with the new Thankful EP that’s due out in May and its first single, “One More Night,” suggests the group will be sticking around for a little longer than that.
In a new music video — premiering here exclusively with Billboard — Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood all spend some serious time pining before its time to get to business and hit the stage.
In this instance, as the iconic quintet sings the longing pop track, it seems what its members missed most of all were the bright lights and audience’s affection.
Thankful will be released May 12.
Watch New Kids on the Block’s “One More Night” video here:
American telecommunications company AT&T (T) announced Monday actor and entertainer Mark Wahlberg will join its growing list of celebrity spokespeople.
The company told FOX Business Wahlberg will be part of an exclusive advertising campaign that will include “a series of TV and digital ads” promoting customers’ ability to access content anywhere they go. AT&T said the campaign, which begins filming this week, is scheduled to launch next month.
Though the telecom company wouldn’t comment on the specific terms of the deal, The New York Post reported that Wahlberg’s contract could be valued at more than $10 million.
Mobile networks have increasingly turned to stars to reach elusive cord-cutting millennials. Wahlberg, known for roles in movies such as “The Departed,” “The Other Guys,” and “The Italian Job,” follows a similar deal struck with singer Taylor Swift at the end of last year. Swift’s multi-year contract with AT&T includes thirteen “episodes” which feature behind-the-scenes commentary and footage available to stream on demand.
In November, AT&T also signed actress Reese Witherspoon as a partner to collaborate on original content with an emphasis on female-driven stories. The project, called “Hello Sunshine,” will feature social and short videos, as well as longer television shows, all with Witherspoon at the helm.
The lines between Hollywood and the comic book industry continue to blur: Mark Wahlberg is the latest star to venture into the medium, for a sci-fi project with Vault Comics titled “Alien Bounty Hunter.” CBR has the first details.
Wahlberg and his production partner Stephen Levinson are named as “producers” of the series, which will be scripted by Vault Comics Editor-in-Chief Adrian F. Wassel & David M. Booher, illustrated by Nick Robles and lettered by Deron Bennet. Levinson created the series, and the story is credited to Levinson and F.J. DeSanto, writer of Vault Comics’ “Failsafe.” “Alien Bounty Hunter” is scheduled to debut this July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, with a monthly series launching shortly afterwards.
“Some of today’s greatest film franchises originated as comics,” Wahlberg and Levinson said in a joint statement. “We always try to get involved with the story telling process from its inception. With ‘Alien Bounty Hunter’ we are creating a new hero’s origin story.”
Here’s the official description of the story: “Ben Madsen is tasked with apprehending a wanted fugitive… but quickly learns that his target is not of this world. Madsen must track his mark through an alien enclave populated by the galaxy’s most dangerous aliens—right here on Earth.” “Alien Bounty Hunter” co-writer Adrian Wassel calls it “an homage and a send-up of every adventure flick and action hero we’ve ever loved.”
As you’d expect, the stated hope is for “Alien Bounty Hunter” to be adapted to a “wide range of media” after it’s debut as a comic book. It’s the first comic book production from Wahlberg and Levinson, who have previously collaborated on HBO series “Entourage,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Ballers,” and USA Network show “Shooter.”
Join The Boston Red Sox as they celebrate Boston natives New Kids On The Block at Fenway Park on 4/14! This is the perfect event before their sold-out Total Package Tour comes to Fenway in July. Tickets through this special offer include a commemorative co-branded NKOTB-Red Sox button, a must-have to wear at the show, along with your game ticket to see the Red Sox face the Rays. Arrive early for a pre-game party on the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck playing all of the NKOTB hits.
Mark Wahlberg Stars in PATRIOTS DAY, the Powerful and Emotional Action-Thriller Arriving on Digital HD March 14 and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate and CBS Films.
Witness the heroism behind one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history in the critically acclaimed film Patriots Day, arriving on Digital HD March 14 and 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand March 28 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. Director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) and Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg (Best Supporting Actor, The Departed, 2006) reunite in this intense and courageous story of a tragedy that shocked the nation. Patriots Day is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics raving that it is a moving tribute that “showcases the bravery and heart of everyday heroes” (IGN.com) and features an all-star cast including Golden Globe® winner Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Golden Globe® winner John Goodman (Argo), Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor, Whiplash, 2014) and Golden Globe® nominee Michelle Monaghan (TV’s “True Detective”). Story by Peter Berg & Matt Cook and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Screenplay by Peter Berg & Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer.
Based upon the dramatic real-life manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, this powerful action-thriller follows Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) as he joins brave survivors, first responders, and investigators in a race against time to find the bombers before they strike again. Directed by Peter Berg and featuring a stellar cast, Patriots Day is a stirring tribute to the Boston community’s strength and courage in the face of adversity.
The Patriots Day 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD releases have over 90 minutes of bonus material including five behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Boston Strong: True Stories of Courage” tells the true stories of three first responders, “The Boston Bond: Recounting the Tale” reveals, through the eyes of the cast and crew, how a city that was challenged by tragedy rose above it to thrive; “The Real Patriots: The Local Heroes’ Stories” highlighting the real heroes from the marathon bombing; “The Cast Remembers,” featuring Mark Wahlberg and the cast discussing what drew them to the film; “Researching the Day,” showing how Peter Berg worked with an FBI technical advisor and researcher to tell this story as accurately as possible, as well as a two-part series showing the actors meeting their real-life counterparts. The Patriots Day DVD bonus material includes the “Researching the Day” as well as”Boston Strong: True Stories of Courage” featurettes. Patriots Day will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, director Michael Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura joined Hasbro’s Entertainment Preview Event on Monday, February 20, 2017 during New York Toy Fair!
They were able to get a sneak peek of all the new movie-themed figures which are set to release later this year. Transformers: The Last Knight is coming out in theaters on June 23, 2017.
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Less than a year ago, Mark Wahlberg turned heads in neighborhoods all over the Boston area while filming scenes for Patriots Day. According to open casting calls and a report by The Boston Globe, Marky Mark will be back in Boston for work very soon.
A casting notice posted on Project Casting for Daddy’s Home 2, the sequel to the hit film starring Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, says filming will take place in Boston from March 20 to May 26. The listing says that filmmakers are looking for identical twins and triplets to play the children of Ferrell and Linda Cardellini in the film.
Along with Wahlberg, Ferrell, and Cardellini, Daddy’s Home 2 will feature Mel Gibson and John Lithgow as the fathers of Wahlberg and Ferrell, respectively, according to Deadline.
City Weekend gets an exclusive interview with Hollywood celebrity and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg on the opening of American burger chain Wahlburgers. Wahlburgers is run by the Wahlberg family and will be expanding to Asia, starting with its first three locations in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Wuhan. We ask Mark Wahlberg about his burger likes and dislikes and what we should expect from Wahlburgers in China.
City Weekend: Which came first, the punny name or the idea to open a burger restaurant?
Mark Wahlberg: The idea of a burgers restaurant was first. Growing up, we all loved to eat burgers, so it made sense to leverage Paul’s expertise to open a burger concept. Of course, once that was decided, the name Wahlburgers was a natural.
CW: What has been the biggest challenge to get started in Shanghai?
MW: We are early in the process, so I don’t think we’ve yet faced what will be our biggest challenge in opening in Shanghai. It will of course be the start of building our brand in one of the world’s largest markets, and in a city with very high standards for food. So, I’m sure delivering a fantastic experience that does credit to both our brand and Shanghai will be a challenge, but we are up for the challenge.
CW: How much can we expect the menu in China to differ from what Wahlburger serves in the States?
MW: Our partners and we agree that, at its core, what we need to deliver is a Wahlburgers experience built around our core products. Having said that, of course we need to adapt the menu to satisfy local tastes. That balance will be developed in conjunction with David Laris, Wahlburgers Asia Pacific’s very talented concept leader who will team with Paul on adapting Wahlburgers for China.
CW: Wahlburgers serves “a spin on Wahlberg family favorites”. What does your mother think of the food? Did you have to get her approval on the final product?
MW: Alma loves the food! She even made her own contribution to the menu with Alma’s macaroni salad.
CW: Tell us a little bit about it was like eating in the Wahlberg household growing up.
MW: My mom and my dad always made sure that every meal was special. We always ate together.
Bad Boy images are a thing of the past for the famous family; family is the name of the game for the Wahlbergs. A&E’s hit show Wahlburgers showcases the contagiously funny, heartwarming, Wahlberg family and their venture to bring family values to the forefront through their national franchise:Wahlburgers.
As many viewers and would assume the Wahlbergs 13 locations are in the cities you would expect a celebrity owned chain of restaurants would be: Boston, New York, Orlando, Toronto, Detroit, Philadelphia, Myrtle Beach as well as the obvious original Hingham, Massachusetts location, the hometown of the Wahlbergs.
And on January 10, 2017 the restaurant announced its location in Huntsville, Alabama at CityCentre.
As a Huntsvillian myself, I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the news of such of Big Name chain opening at CityCentre. But the question lingered, “Why Huntsville?”
Most entrepreneurs would assume the first Southeast location for a big name chain of restaurants would be Atlanta, Nashville, or even Birmingham.
And if their desire was specifically to be in Alabama, wouldn’t Birmingham be the logical choice? It’s the largest city in the state.
So why Huntsville?
Just take a look at the numbers. Huntsville has a higher incomer per capita than any of theses cities, sustaining the $13-$14 price tag on a Wahlburger’s meal that includes a burger, soda, fries. And while it may seem appealing for a business to enter one of the fastest growing economies such as Nashville or Atlanta, it is important to enter a market that has controllable and sustainable growth, which Huntsville provides.
With operating expenses that are a staggering 32 percent less than the national average and rents that are 25 percent less per square-foot than the national average, the barrier to enter is significantly less than other Southeast metropolitan arenas.