Donnie and Jenny on ‘Watch What Happens Live”, October 22nd, 2014.


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Actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg visits SiriusXM Studios on October 23, 2014 in New York City.


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OCTOBER 24, 2014, 8:56 AM|When he’s not writing, producing or touring with New Kids on the Block, Wahlberg stars in the hit CBS crime drama, “Blue Bloods.” Wahlberg joins “CBS This Morning” to talk about his crime drama, plus the best moments from his recent wedding to Jenny McCarthy.

Video here: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/donnie-wahlberg-on-blue-bloods-band-and-family/

the_gamblerMark Wahlberg stars in The Gambler, the new film from Rise Of The Planet Of The Ape’s Rupert Wyatt. Trailer and poster here…

This one looks good. Heading into UK cinemas on May 1st 2015 (some months after the US release) is The Gambler, the new film from Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Escapist director Rupert Wyatt.

It stars Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Brie Larson, and tells the story of a literature professor – that’d be Wahlberg – who, as the title implies, has something of a gambling issue. Consequently, he crosses some gangsters, and drama ensues.

The screenplay for The Gambler has come from William Monahan, who penned the script for The Departed, Body Of Lies and Kingdom Of Heaven. And we now have the first poster and trailer for the film.

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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.


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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.


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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…)