Mostly because the special effects on the film are still being done, we haven’t yet seen any real first look photos from the forthcoming sequel Ted 2. There was a trailer that leaked briefly awhile back, but it was chock full of unfinished visual effects shots and it was taken down very quickly. However, we finally have the first official photo from the comedy that made it on our list of the 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015. This time Morgan Freeman is coming along for some fun as a high profile civil rights lawyer, though we don’t see him in this first look photo. Instead, it’s Mark Wahlberg and the title bear getting ready to dive.

Here’s the first look at Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2 from Entertainment Weekly:

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Ted 2 is directed by Seth MacFarlane, who also voices the title teddy bear, with a script he co-wrote with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (writers of MacFarlane’s previous directing efforts Ted and A Million Ways to Die in the West). Plot details haven’t been revealed, but part of the story will focus on Ted fighting in court for the right to have a child with his human girlfriend. Morgan Freeman helps him out as an iconic civil rights lawyer, and the film also brings back Mark Wahlberg in the lead with Amanda Seyfried taking the female lead. Liam Neeson and John Slattery also pop up in the film Universal releases June 26th, 2015.

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wahlberg-main_0Mark Wahlberg is on board for Transformers 5, and says “something tells me we’ll be on the set soon”.

The biggest box office hit of the year on planet Earth has been Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction. The widely-maligned Transformers 4 may have seen its US takings fall after the previous film, but the fact that it was such a huge hit in China helped power it to a $1.087bn gross. Second place Guardians Of The Galaxy sits a long way behind on $772m worldwide.

While on the promotional trail for his new film, The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg was asked if his appearance in Transformers: Age Of Extinction was to be his only one. Or would he be returning for Transformers 5?

“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” he confirmed to MTV. As for when? “I can’t speak for Mr Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon.”

It’s not been confirmed yet if Michael Bay will return to direct a fifth Transformers film, yet it is known that Paramount is trying to schedule one for 2016. That said, if Michael Bay wants to do it, the studio is likely to allow him to take as long as he wants to do so.

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The cast of CBS’s “Blue Bloods” stopped by The Talk on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 to discuss celebrating their 100th episode – watch a video of the “Blue Bloods” cast sharing the secret to their success here:

Head over to the #DonnieLovesJenny website for more juicy details about the new show before it premieres on January 7!  Check it out HERE!

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635543284849813459-INSIDE-WAHLBERG-GAMBLER-jy-0870-NEW YORK — Critics can be scathing.

Children, however, put them to shame with their unvarnished bluntness, even when their father is an Oscar-nominated actor.

“My oldest daughter came to the set of The Gambler, the day I was in the bank (scene) with Jessica Lange. She was like, ‘Dad, this movie looks really booooring,'” says Mark Wahlberg, 43.

He points out that the film, opening Dec. 25, “is not necessarily for the average 11-year-old.”

It’s an update of the 1974 drama starring James Caan, and in this version, Wahlberg’s Jim Bennett is a frustrated novelist and college professor who is at his best (or worst) when the stakes are highest. Watching him plow through hundreds of thousands of dollars is both exhilarating and horrifying, something that resonated with Wahlberg, who read the script while shooting Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.

“I fell in love with the idea of doing something unexpected and different. Especially after Transformers, I like to usually do the complete opposite,” he says. “While we were finishing Transformers, I was in Hong Kong and we went to Macao. We took a helicopter over and went to the casino. I started playing blackjack. I won a lot of money. I took all the chips and went to the roulette wheel and put everything on black and lost.”

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Kelly and Michael interview MARK WAHLBERG and he talks about how he loses 60,000$ on a single bet and his upcoming film The Gambler.”

460262660-480x360“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Mark Wahlberg at the NYC premiere of his film “The Gambler,” where the star spoke about trying to obtain an official pardon for the assault that landed him behind bars when he was just 16.

Wahlberg explained, “I was a young kid, and I was a follower. I’ve been working for 27 years to right the wrongs that I’ve done and the mistakes that I’d made as a child.”

The father of four added, “The day I woke up in prison, I had to ask, ‘Do I want to continue to be a follower or do I want to change my life and become a leader?’ And that’s what I decided to do. In no way shape or form did I try to use my celebrity or my success to get a part and hopefully it’s the hard work I put in with inner-city kids and the philanthropic work and the things that I’ve done as a man and the growth I’ve had, that I’ll be able to receive that. And if not, it won’t change how hard I’ve worked and continue to grow as a person and make a real impact on kids growing up in situations like the one I grew up in.”

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese man Wahlberg assaulted as a teenager has come forward to say he forgives the actor for punching him in 1988.

Speaking with MailOnline, Johnny Trinh said he is happy for Wahlberg to be given a pardon. “He was young and reckless, but I forgive him now. Everyone deserves another chance. He should not have the crime hanging over him any longer.”

Trinh also explained it wasn’t Wahlberg who blinded him in one eye. He received that injury while fighting the Communists in the Vietnam War. “I was not blinded by Mark Wahlberg. He did hurt me, but my left eye was already gone. He was not responsible for that.”

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Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy’s new reality show is coming to A&E in January, and ExtraTV.com has two exclusive promos from the upcoming series!

In the first “Donnie Loves Jenny” clip we see Donnie describing how much he loves Jenny, and wow, let’s just say their love is one-of-a-kind!

Watch here!

The second video is more of a newlywed’s moment when Donnie tries to remember Jenny’s favorite food.

Watch here!

Catch the premiere of A&E’s “Donnie Loves Jenny” at 10:30 PM on Jan. 7!

Jimmy and Mark Wahlberg compete in a high-stakes game of blackjack where the loser of each round gets smacked in the face with a giant rubber hand.