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New Kid on the Block and “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg has made another political endorsement.

After supporting Carly Fiorina since August, Wahlberg’s candidate of choice is Marco Rubio. Wahlberg spoke at a Rubio rally in Nevada on Sunday. Late last week, the Dorchester native tweeted to his almost 800,000 Twitter followers, “If you missed @marcorubio on @cnn #GOPTOWNHALL – you missed all the reasons he’s hands down the best man to be our next president. #heymarco.”

Wahlberg’s fans had mixed reactions to his latest candidate of choice. One quipped, “hahaha…you must’ve missed his commercial about America featuring the Vancouver skyline.” Another said, “I’m a Cruz guy, but damn if this isn’t refreshing… a real star with a profile who isn’t a ridiculous liberal.”  []

PHOTOS: Singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg speaks at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on February 21, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Jenny McCarthy’s husband, Donnie Wahlberg, gets a reading from psychic medium Nini Grace with some surprising results.

By Donnie Wahlberg

Daily reminders, for famous people, to reduce the risk of becoming an a–hole. Simply because they are famous.

I’m sure you’ve all heard horror stories of celebrity eccentricities. How could you not, when we live in a culture where the evening news has been replaced by celebrity news programs? Where social media and the Internet give us constant updates on celebrities’ every movement, thought, breath, twerk, fart, shower, selfie and, of course, temper tantrum. Or should I say tantrums, plural, because they seem to happen so often.

I’m not sure exactly what happens to some celebrities that causes them to get caught up in the trappings of fame. What makes them think that they are superheroes, simply because they get paid to play them on screen. I’m sure there are many factors that I’m not qualified to diagnose. I’ve certainly been guilty of a few goof-ups in the past myself. But there is a major difference between making poor choices, and becoming a complete a–hole.

Most famous people don’t arrive on the celebrity scene as divas. Yet, it seems, far too many famous people use their fame as an excuse to become just that. To those famous folks who think that a good voice, a lucky break or a bit more good looks than the average Joe, give you license to belittle others or carry on like a 5-year-old — I invite you to make yourself a list.

That’s right — a daily reminder list of simple things to always remember to do, even when your handlers, yes-men, entourage, flunkies, a– kissers, publicists and glam-teams encourage you not to waste your time doing them.

The following is my own personal list.

The day that I think I am too famous to perform any of these simple tasks, or use fame as an excuse to forget why I should do them, is the day I should cease being famous.

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg visit the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 50 Radio Row at the Moscone Center on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photos by Cindy Ord)

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By Donnie Wahlberg

My thoughts on BET, the Oscars and The Donald — and the reason that being colorblind in this country makes you blind to the experience of people of color. Note: If you don’t read all of this, don’t bother to comment.

Let me be clear before I start: I am a proud, Irish-Catholic white kid, with a last name that sounds Jewish, a Boston accent and a Boston Public Schools education.

Sound liberal enough? Actually, I’m a Republican — a political party that has a more diverse field of contenders than either the Democrats or the Oscars. Go figure.

But, while I may have been a big fan of “The Apprentice,” the former star of that TV show will not be the recipient of my vote for president.

Because, above all else, I’m an American. And if we truly want to be a country where the color of someone’s skin doesn’t matter, then we must first be willing to acknowledge that the experiences of people of a different skin color — and the wounds that may lie beneath that skin — really do matter. And that to be colorblind in this country is to be blind to the experiences of people of color.

Which leads us to this:

“… Well, what do we do with BET, Black Entertainment? Right?” Donald Trump said, referring to Stacey Dash’s response to the #OscarsSoWhite issue — she called for an end to BET in a recent interview with Fox News. “The whites don’t get any nominations,” Trump continued. “… I never even thought of it from that standpoint.”

(Let’s ignore the fact that BET is actually owned by Viacom for a moment — which only makes Ms. Dash and Mr. Trump’s comments all the more absurd.)

So Fox News plays divide and conquer versus #OscarsSoWhite, then Donald Trump weighs in with this incredibly ignorant response about BET, but none of the people that loathe him for his anti-Mexican/Syrian/Muslim/Female policies, make much of a fuss about it? He gets a free pass? How the hell does that happen?

The answer may say as much about us, as it does about Mr. Trump.

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What does Donnie Wahlberg think of the hype surrounding “Making A Murderer”? The reality TV star tells Sangita Patel why the audience should be asking more questions before signing any petition.

Donnie Wahlberg Dishes On 'Making A Murderer'

Donnie Wahlberg explains his recent commentary on the Netflix series Making A Murderer.

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Chef Paul and Donnie were on hand to help Wahlburgers Toronto cheer on the Patriots, Wahlburgers’ favourite NFL team!

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Donnie Wahlberg performs a song about Jenny’s purse, which apparently can carry a lot of stuff.

It was whal to whal Wahlbergs at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel on Wellington St. Saturday, when brothers Paul and Donnie came to talk food, sports, their various TV shows and share the love with several charitable organizations they were hosting later in the evening.

The two famous brothers — there’s a whole whack of them spread across the continent, including uber-hunk actor Mark Wahlberg — also came to talk about the recent expansion of their Wahlburgers restaurant franchise to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

They have plans to open Wahlburgers in more than 100 locations.

“But, we take it one day at a time,” said Paul, a professional chef for more than 30 years. “Mark wants one everywhere — he wanted one on Mars after watching the movie, The Martian.”

What excites the two about Canada, Toronto in general?

“The food scene here is unbelievable!” says Donnie, of New Kids on the Block fame, who juggles his work on Blue Bloods, his band, his production work and his reality show with his wife, Jenny McCarthy. “Here at the SoHo there’s Susur Lee’s restaurant and the food there is unbelievable.”

“It’s a city where you can get any food you want, all authentic; the diversity is amazing, and that includes the staff,” added Paul. Which may explain why the brothers are in and out of the city on a regular basis.

“There’s always something new and exciting,” said Paul, adding the relationship with the suppliers of Canadian products used in the restaurant is “the best.” “We’re dealing with the finest. The foods we sourced are some of the best in the world. Toronto is the type of city that delivers all the right ingredients.”

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Danny Wood has a new solo album, “Look At Me” and stopped by Dirty, Sexy, Funny to tell Jenny McCarthy how he and Donnie would steal Donnie’s brother’s clothes to go to school dances and try to impress girls.

Nancy Grace and Donnie Wahlberg, star of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods,” debate the controversial Netflix documentary-series, “Making a Murderer.”

DAVENPORT, Iowa — From a duchess to a dog whisperer … an Oscar winner to a best-selling author … and this year’s participant, former “Good Morning America” co-host and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden, Gilda’s Club Quad-Cities has certainly had an eclectic list of speakers for its “Intimate Conversations” series.

Now the series can add a New Kid on the Block-turned-TV crimefighter to the list.

Gilda’s Executive Director Claudia Robinson said Donnie Wahlberg has been signed for this year’s Intimate Conversations, set for Friday, April 8, at the Davenport RiverCenter. Advance tickets sales began in early December, she said.

The 46-year-old Boston area native is a fairly eclectic guy himself.

He was a member of both New Kids on the Block and his younger brother’s Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and has a movie resume that includes “Ransom,” “The Sixth Sense” and three of the “Saw” horror flicks, as well as the TV series “Band of Brothers,” and since 2010, on “Blue Bloods” as a NYPD detective and the son of the police commissioner, played by Tom Selleck.

With brothers Paul and Mark, he’s also a co-owner of the Boston restaurant Wahlburgers, which is the subject of an A&E reality series of the same name. Wahlberg also is the subject of another reality series, “Donnie Loves Jenny,” with his wife as of August 2014, former Playboy model and “The View” co-host, Jenny McCarthy.

The Gilda’s “Intimate Conversations” began in 2010 with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and has included Oscar-winner Helen Hunt, chef Curtis Stone, “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millian, author Nicholas Sparks and Lunden.



Like most of America, I did some binge watching of “Making a Murderer” this weekend. And, like most Americans, I followed that up with some binge reading, thinking and debating about it (mostly debating). But, unlike most Americans, I can’t help but be surprised by almost every reasonable person’s knee-jerk rush to judgment — in response to the police’s alleged rush to judgment — in the Steven Avery case. The public’s intense passion surrounding this case has an all-too-familiar feeling, but with a very unfamiliar, and rather ironic, public outcry. Let me explain …

A woman is horrifically murdered. The main suspect is a “high profile” man with a history of run-ins with the police. This man was seen in the company of the victim on the day of her death and seemed, by all accounts, to be completely at ease in the victim’s presence only hours before he, allegedly, brutally murdered her. The police in the case — some of whom are believed to have a grudge against the suspect, who think they’ve found “their man” — refuse to look into any other possible leads, or consider any other suspects. They focus all of their attention on this high-profile suspect, because they are convinced he is “their guy.” But they need more evidence to ensure a conviction. When they ultimately “find” the evidence they need (under questionable circumstances), they’re accused by the defense of planting that evidence. That evidence includes blood found in an SUV and one damning piece of evidence found at the suspect’s home.

If you assume this sounds like a quick rundown of the facts in the Steven Avery murder case, featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” you would be correct.

But …

It is also a quick rundown of the facts in the O.J. Simpson murder case.

Yes! That O.J. Simpson murder case.


Here are some more ironies to consider:

In “Making a Murderer,” the police are made to look like “evil” men by the defense. Just like Johnny Cochran argued about the cops in the O.J. case. But did the Manitowoc officers ever show anything in their history that would make us think that they were any more evil than Detective Mark Fuhrman was in the O.J. trial? Mark Fuhrman: A cop who put his hand on a Bible and swore to have never said the “N-word” in his life, but was then proven to have uttered it hundreds of times only weeks earlier.

Then there’s the “key” piece of evidence, which was found by the “evil” cops in both cases. The evil cops in the Avery case randomly found a “key” (the victim’s car key) in Steven Avery’s bedroom, which the defense claimed was planted by the police (it may have been). Meanwhile, the evil cop (Fuhrman) in the O.J. case, was the same cop who found the infamous “bloody glove” outside of O.J.’s house (a glove that he “found” after he illegally climbed the wall to O.J.’s property without a warrant). Again, the defense claims it was planted (it may well have been).

But wait, there’s more.

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The New Kids on the Block album “Hangin’ Tough” will be the subject of a 33⅓ book to be released by Bloomsbury Publishing on April 21. It’s a very big deal for the locally bred boy band.

Other artists profiled in the series, which has respected musicians and journalists writing about iconic albums, include Dusty Springfield, whose “Dusty in Memphis” was profiled by Warren Zanes; the Replacements’ “Let It Be,” which was taken on by Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy, and Bob Dylan, whose “Highway 61 Revisited” had its 33⅓ book written by Mark Polizzotti, director of the publication program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The author of the New Kids book is Rebecca Wallwork, director of content strategy for Loews Hotels & Resorts, who was once the music editor at Interview magazine. Her “Hangin’ Tough” chapter titles will include “Rise N’ Grind,” “Let’s Get This,” and “BH Love Eternal.” (BH stands for “blockhead.”) The 33⅓ series is named after the speed of an LP album.



Donnie Wahlberg and Host Jenny McCarthy at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in New York City.

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May your New Year be filled with happiness, warmth, and cheer; and may you pass on these to those around you! Happy New Year Wahl-Friends!!


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you’re a fan of the CBS2′ hit television show “Blue Bloods,” you know it revolves around the tight-knit Reagan family.

CBS2’s Cindy Hsu recently visited the set in Astoria to talk with the cast about the holidays.

See what your favorite “Blue Bloods” stars Donnie Wahlberg, Tom Selleck, Will Estes and Sammi Gayle had to share by clicking on the video below.  []