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The Ted star will also produce the adaptation, alongside his frequent collaborator Stephen Levinson, whom he worked with on TV series Entourage, film The Gambler and the upcoming Patriots Day, about the Boston Marathon bombing. The film is being made by Paramount, but a writer and director are yet to be announced, The Tracking Board reports.

Bethlehem, which was originally released in 2013, tells the story of the complicated relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant that grows even more morally conflicted, when the young man learns his employers are plotting to assassinate his radical brother. Cutting between conflicting points of view, the film portrays characters torn apart by conflicting loyalties.

Yuval directed the original film, and co-wrote the script with Ali Wakad over a period spanning from 2007 to 2010. Gaining critical acclaim, the film was screened at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Fedeora Award for Best Film.

It was also selected as the Israeli entry for the Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, after winning six Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars) including Best Screenplay, but was not nominated.

Yuval has since gone on to break into the mainstream market, directing supernatural horror for STX Entertainment and The Last of the Tribe, which is set in the Amazon.

Mark, 45, is no stranger to acting in Hollywood versions of foreign films, having starred in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, a 2002 remake of the Hong Kong crime-thriller Infernal Affairs.


The coming of a Wahlburgers to downtown Detroit (as one of six metro Detroit locations) is causing a lot of buzz in the city.

Over the weekend, Actor Mark Wahlberg, who is also part of the Wahlburgers chain and appears on the “Wahlburgers” television show, did a press appearance at their new Greektown location on Monroe that’s under construction.

He said that it’ll be four weeks until the Wahlburgers is ready to open, and he encouraged people to head downtown and hang out. The city is definitely abuzz with the Transformers 5 filming and the annual set of events that happens.

“We’re shooting the movie in town we’re going to be down here every night hanging out, come on down,” said Wahlberg. You can see him in the video above.

Mark Wahlberg owns the chain with his brothers Paul Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg, who is also an actor.

That would mean the opening is coming in last week of July, for you Wahlburger fans out there. It’s part of a greater plan to expand to 118 Wahlburger locations.

The new Wahlburgers in Greektown will be at 569 Monroe Street in downtown Detroit.


Among those hoping the Red Sox could avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox was Donnie Wahlberg, who was cheering for the home town team from sweet seats near home plate. Wonder if the “Blue Bloods” star stopped into the Wahlburgers around the corner from the ballpark.


Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company and proud sponsor for the second straight year of the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, released further details about the 1,776-mile, multi-state tour that uses Indian motorcycles as therapy for wounded and amputee veterans.

The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis hand-selects veterans from all branches of the military to experience motorcycle therapy on Indian motorcycles, trikes and Champion sidecars while riding from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. For 2016, 20 deserving veterans and veteran mentors will join the ride.

“I’m so grateful to the participants in this year’s ride and all our veterans for their service to our country,” said actor, producer and Indian Motorcycle enthusiast Mark Wahlberg. “This ride is a wonderful opportunity to support each other and enjoy the natural beauty of this great nation.”

To view a short personal greeting from Mark Wahlberg to this year’s Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis participants, visit or view below.

The program was conceived and developed by veteran Army Paratrooper David Frey and Emmy Award-winning producer and director Robert Manciero of Full Vision Productions, leveraging the therapeutic effects of motorcycle riding to create an adventure of a lifetime for wounded veterans. For the second straight year the journey will be filmed so the message can be shared with as many veterans as possible.

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With their bulging muscles and Boston accents, the Wahlberg brothers have a reputation for being one of the toughest sibling acts around – but that didn’t stop Donnie Wahlberg from tearing up when reminiscing about their humble beginnings.

While being interviewed with his New Kids on the Block bandmates by his wife Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM show, the singer, 46, got emotional recalling how Mark, 45, credited him for his success during the band’s 2011 concert at Fenway Park.

“I’m gonna cry,” Wahlberg told McCarthy in front of the intimate group of fans gathered in the SiriusXM studios. “He was the original member of the band with me.”

According to the star, the memories of those early moments with his younger brother are especially important now that both are busy with their own lives and careers.

“Obviously we’re brothers and partners in business and our relationship is fine, but it’s different,” he said. “We’ve grown so far apart, just through work and career and things that are important.”

Wahlberg explained to his wife during the interview that Mark’s introduction struck a cord because it reminded him of the band’s very first show where his brother was also the one to call them up on stage.

“When Mark acknowledged that he introduced us at the first show and now it’s come full circle to acknowledging us and introducing us at Fenway, I’d forgotten that he did that,” he said of the moment that made him realize how much they had accomplished over the years.

Added the singer: “That’s what moved me. It’s the look how far we’ve all come.”


NKOTB visit Coney Island on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photos by Roy Rochlin)

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New Kids on the Block is ‘hangin’ tough’ with 1010 WINS and WCBS-FM on Thursday (June 9).

The group kicked off their day with an appearance in a special edition of ’22 Minutes’ with 1010 WINS’ Brigitte Quinn. Immediately afterwards, they joined 1010 WINS and WCBS-FM in a live Q&A session hosted by Jen Peros and ‘Broadway’ Bill Lee.

New Kids on the Block attend AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss ‘Rock this Boat: New Kids on the Block’ Season 2 at AOL Studios In New York on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photos by Laura Cavanaugh)

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After a 15 year break, “New Kids on the Block” reunited in 2008 to host an exclusive cruise for their die-hard fans. Now, viewers can watch the party at sea as it’s documented in their new reality show “Rock This Boat.”

Mark Wahlberg supporting our veterans Sean Carroll, Jed Morgan and Ndn Dave, with Robert Manciero.  Photo credit to Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis.


We’re thrilled to announce a very special one night only NKOTB headline show on the boardwalk by the seashore at the brand new Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, NY on August 4th.

We’re excited to spend the night with you taking it all the way back to Coney Island. As you know, it is a very special place for NKOTB history because we filmed our very first music video for “Please Don’t Go Girl” right there at the amusement park.

This is our last big announcement for 2016 events and we decided we wanted to extend the party and kick off the weekend of Mixtape Festival with a bang; Spending an evening with you partying by the seashore.

This will be a one of a kind, special show not to be missed. Come join us and maybe we’ll all go on a spin on the Wonder Wheel or maybe a little dip in the ocean.

We’re looking forward to making brand new memories with you in CONEY ISLAND.

Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Brooklyn, NY – Thursday August 4th
Tuesday June 7th – BLOCK NATION Pre-Sale (Starting @ 10am EDT)
Thursday June 9th – BLOCK NATION Pre-Sale Ends (10pm EDT)
Friday June 10th – Public On-Sale (Starting @ 10am EDT)


Please join us in wishing Mr. Mark Wahlberg a very Happy Birthday! 40 something never looked so good! ‪#‎likeafinewine‬ 🍷 ‪#‎HappyBirthdayMark‬ 🎈 🎉 🍻


Mark Wahlberg visits ‘Extra’ at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 3, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photos by Noel Vasquez)

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Thursday night, actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg rocked the house, raising over $700,000 for wife Jenny McCarthy’s, autism charity, Generation Rescue, at his first ever solo-concert!

The iconic Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL hosted nearly 1,000 fans in an intimate concert experience, AND the Blue Bloods star made a matching donation of $100,000 to the foundation.

Special guests included New Kids on the Block band mates, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood with hip hop artists, Nice & Smooth and Naughty by Nature.

The Chicago lovebirds then brought the party back to the historic Hotel Baker, where the two wed almost two years ago, for an exclusive after party, closing the night for a cause near and dear to their hearts (as if they could get any bigger!).

McCarthy’s son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism in 2005. Wahlberg joined the board of directors for Generation Rescue in 2015.

The evening was presented by Hotel Baker, Jenee L. Polaczek, and OxyHealth, all longtime supporters of the organization.

Generation Rescue is the leading national nonprofit organization providing hope and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

[Images via Brian Babineau and Ruthie Hauge Photography]

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Wherever the New Kids on the Block are, Kristen Parness and Danielle DeCristoforo are not far behind. They go to their concerts. They’ve seen them get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’ve even gone on a fan cruise with the band — three times.

On Thursday, their fandom brought the besties from New York all the way to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Parness won the #GoHomeWithDonnie fan sweepstakes.

The win got her plane tickets for two, front row seats for a solo performance by St. Charles resident Donnie Wahlberg, VIP after-party access, and accommodations at the Hotel Baker. And she couldn’t think of a better person to bring with her than DeCristoforo.

“My husband now has a man-crush on Donnie,” Parness said. “He loves him in ‘Blue Bloods.’ When I won, he was like, ‘I’m so excited to meet him. He seems so cool.’ And I was like, ‘You’re not coming.'”

Parness and DeCristoforo met at a CD signing the band hosted during a 2008 reunion. They’ve been best friends ever since, bonding over their #BHlove (BH is short for Block Heads, a term of affection for fans of the New Kids).

“God, we just love them,” Parness said. “From ages 8 to 12 they were like our first loves. They were such a part of our life when we were little, and now they are still so great with their fans. We’ve just grown up with them.”

The pair have had some one-on-one encounters with various New Kids over the years. At one point, a member of the fan duo’s crew of friends even got Donnie Wahlberg’s cellphone number.

“Ever since we got it we’ve been harassing him on that number for free tickets to things,” laughed Parness. “But I guess the number belongs to some NFL player now.”

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Mark Wahlberg is bringing the real-life disaster story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion to life on the big screen.

“Good Morning America” debuted the new trailer for the film, “Deepwater Horizon,” which features the stories of those who worked on the BP rig during its harrowing final hours. The April 2010 explosion killed 11 people and triggered the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

Wahlberg stars as Mike Williams, an electrician who escaped from the burning rig. He’s joined by an impressive cast: Dylan O’Brien as floorhand Caleb Holloway; Gina Rodriguez as young crew member Andrea Fleytas; Kurt Russell as crew member Jimmy Harrell; and John Malkovich as BP representative Donald Vidrine.

“Deepwater Horizon,” hits theaters Sept. 30, 2016. Watch the trailer below.  []

Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg have already announced Atlanta expansion for their appropriately named Wahlburgers burger chain, and one of those restaurants is headed to Cobb County. Wahlburgers will take up residence at The Battery, the forthcoming entertainment district surrounding SunTrust Park, future home of the Atlanta Braves. Battery officials announced several new tenants for the development on Friday.

“We think The Battery Atlanta will be the absolute destination around the Atlanta area with the new park and all the other things they’ll have in that development, which is so exciting to me,” Mark Wahlberg, the current actor and former rapper known as Marky Mark, said in a prepared statement. “For our family, it’s a great opportunity to be at The Battery Atlanta, so we’re thrilled.”

The Wahlbergs first announced plans to enter the Georgia market in March. The franchise agreement calls for six restaurants in the “greater Atlanta area” and Savannah, though the exact number for each city hasn’t been revealed. Those who have never eaten at a Wahlburgers might know of the chain thanks to the Emmy-nominated reality television series of the same name. Wahlburgers chronicles the trio’s restaurant ventures, and it’s been renewed for at least two more seasons on A&E.

In addition to Wahlburgers, Friday’s announcement revealed plans for another Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli outpost at The Battery. Shake Shack, another white-hot national burger chain, was previously rumored to be looking at the development. There’s no word on whether this Wahlburgers location will affect those potential plans. Shake Shack operates a restaurant in Buckhead, and another is in the works for Perimeter Mall.

Initial details for the project were revealed last October. The Battery will bring in an impressive roster of local culinary talent, including Ford Fry’s The El Felix (initially announced as Superica), a steakhouse from Linton Hopkins, and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. The first openings should come online in time for the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, when the Braves will debut their new home.