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The buddy comedy done right is hard to top. And we’ve seen both Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg nail “buddy comedy” time and again. But when these two are paired together – as we saw back in 2010 with “The Other Guys,” – it’s a match made in hell, with gullibly sweet Ferrell pushed to the brink by freewheeling badass Wahlberg.

In what looks to be the comedy event of the holiday season, Ferrell and Wahlberg are paired up again for Daddy’s Home , and we’re lucky enough to have a look at the exclusive new poster.

Ferrell nailed his turn as an immature man-child in “Stepbrothers,” and now he takes a stab at loveably pathetic stepdad, with a notably “cooler” Mark Wahlberg returning home as biological dad. What ensues is all-out warfare for child affection – and puppies, ponies, and straight up cash money are fair play.

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National Recovery Month ended in grand fashion on Sept. 30 as residents and town officials gathered at Jordan’s IMAX Theater for the showing of “If Only.”

Written by James Wahlberg, older brother of Mark Wahlberg, and Michael Yebba, the 36-minute movie tells the story of two high school students who find themselves addicted to prescription drugs after only a couple of tries.

The end of the movie is a tribute to the many people who have lost their lives to substance abuse. The movie’s theme song, also called “If Only,” played as their pictures and ages flashed across the 76-foot screen.

Wahlberg said he asked Daniel Wood of New Kids on the Block to write the song.

“Of all the years that he’s been in the music business, he finally feels like he did something important,” said Wahlberg.

Wahlberg also said that every adult in the movie had experienced the real-life loss of a child to substance abuse. He said one parent became involved in the film one week after burying his son, while another parent learned the horrible truth that their child had passed away on Christmas Eve.

“They were the most brave, courageous people I’ve ever met in my entire life,” he said. Wahlberg said his own family has been afflicted by substance abuse as his son used to be addicted to opiates.

“I stuck my head in the sand when it came to my own kid,” he said. “I pretended like it wasn’t true when I knew damn well it was true.”

However, Wahlberg said his son received the help he needed and has been drug-free for three and a half years.

Michelle Lipinski, director of North Shore Recovery High School in Beverly, said parents should start talking to their children about drug prevention when they are in fourth grade.
She also suggested that parents have access to in-home drug testing.

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Mark Wahlberg Is Set To Return To The Transformers Film Franchise For At Least One More Movie As Studio Bosses Plan The Next Four Instalments In The Blockbuster Series.

The Lone Survivor star took over from Shia LaBeouf as the leading man in the robot action films for 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Although it was panned by critics, the fourth film hit gold at the global box office, grossing $1.1 billion by the end of 2014 to become the biggest movie of the year (14).

Now Hasbro Studios president Steven Davis has confirmed fans can look forward to at least four more sequels.

“We decided that we wanted to plot out the next 10 years of the Transformers franchise,” he told attendees at entertainment convention Mipcom in Cannes, France. “Stay tuned – Transformers 5 is on its way. And six and seven and eight.”

Wahlberg is slated to reprise his role as Cade Yeager for the as-yet-untitled Transformers 5, while filmmaker Michael Bay, who took charge of the original 2007 release, will continue to serve as executive producer.

Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 scribe Jeff Pinkner are penning the script for the next Transformers sequel, which is expected to hit movie theatres in 2017.

A director has yet to be announced.

[contactmusic.com]

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Before the new Wahlburgers in Fenway officially opens its doors, the burger joint rolled out the red carpet for an invite-only, grand opening party on Thursday night.

Friends and family members joined owners Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg for the festivities, as eager fans snapped photos from behind a velvet rope.

Between an Emmy nominated reality series and new locations popping up in Boston and abroad, it’s clear that the Dorchester brothers are building something big with the Wahlburgers brand.

Nothing would make them happier than to see their joint venture turn into something that provides for their family generation after generation. However, they aren’t ready to get lost in dreams of dynasty building just yet, and are staying focused on keeping up the momentum at their various New England locations.

“It would be amazing to build a business that would last for generations, but most importantly, it’s important for us to start it right here in our own backyard,” Mark said. “Whether it be here in Fenway, in Hingham, in Lynnfield, coming up in Dorchester very soon, we want to start really in and around the New England area. We’ve got a lot of other businesses and franchisees out across the country and across different parts of the world, but our main focus right now is in New England.”

For Paul, the mastermind chef behind Wahlburgers, he is solely occupied with creating quality meals each and every time. There’s simply no room for talk of the future.

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Ted 2 star Mark Wahlberg and wife, model Rhea Durham, struck a pose with their 12-year-old daughter Ella at Operation Smile at 2015 Smile Gala held at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday (October 2).

Donning a white dress and flats, the pre-teen was all smiles with her famous parents while walking the red carpet together.

According to the Operation Smile website, their mission to help children across the globe with safe dental/cleft procedures.

“At Operation Smile we believe every child suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate deserves exceptional surgical care,” the website reads.

The couple did not attend the event with their younger children: sons Michael, 9, and Brendan, 7, and 5-year-old daughter Grace.

Every bit the devout Catholic, Wahlberg met Pope Francis in Boston on Thursday evening, which he said was a “lifetime opportunity.”  [celebritybabyscoop.com]

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Boston has a plethora of hamburgers, a vast abundance that some might consider excessive. But our overwhelming bounty of beef did not stop the Wahlberg brothers from staking their claim in the city game.

Mark, Donnie, and Paul — Boston’s family men turned Hollywood’s darling burger bros — held an exclusive opening party Thursday night at their newest Wahlburgers spot in Fenway. They also walked the red carpet outside the soiree, and even Mark — ever the covert one — took a moment to media-mingle.

“I’m in training for a movie right now, so it’s the worst,” Wahlberg said. “It’s torture being here and not being able to eat. Obviously my favorite is the Thanksgiving Day burger. I’m smelling them now and it’s torture.”

Donnie, on the other hand, mentioned he was going to have “about 10 burgers.”

“This place is the sacred ground in the city,” he said. “To open a business here, and to have our name up on the sign here is just [an honor].”  [boston.com]

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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are set to be in town Thursday for the opening of the new Wahlburgers near Fenway Park. There’s an invitation-only red carpet event for the new location, although, with rain predicted, who knows how weather might affect the party. Other guests will include chef Paul Wahlberg and Wahlberg matriarch Alma. We assume cameras will be there for the brothers’ TV show, “Wahlburgers.” Wahlburgers already has locations in Hingham, Lynnfield, Coney Island, and Toronto.

[bostonglobe.com]

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There was entertainment, there was testimony about the struggles of family, but the man who has taken Philadelphia by storm was on hand for the Festival of Families on the Parkway Saturday night. Pope Francis was the crowd pleaser as he arrived to the Parkway aboard the Popemobile, as the crowd snapped photos and cheered.

The Pope heard from six families coming from as far away as Jordan to as close as New York about their joys and struggles. In the end, Pope Francis – deeply moved by the stories of commitment to family – scrapped his prepared remarks and spoke as a pastor in defense of families. He advised couples to turn to grandparents for wisdom and each other. And, like a gentle uncle, advised couples never to end the day angry, but instead settle their disagreements in peace.

Actor Mark Wahlberg hosted The Festival of Families. Grammy Award winner Aretha Franklin performed for the Pope, along with the band “The Fray.” Wahlberg, Franklin, and The Fray joined a lineup that includes Andrea Bocelli, Juanes and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Former Philadelphia Eagle Herb Lusk read from Luke 15 to share the story of the Prodigal Son with the audience. Comedian and author Jim Gaffigan also performed earlier in the evening.

This was one of Pope Francis’ several public events Saturday. Earlier, he celebrated mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and delivered a speech at Independence Hall. As he blessed the assembly – which included thousands watching on screens down the Parkway – the Pope quipped “see you tomorrow.”  [philadelphia.cbslocal.com]


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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Festival of Families will be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday evening. It’s a celebration of faith, community and family with Pope Francis, and Mark Wahlberg will serve as host.

Hectic fanfare outside the Kimmel Center as Mark Wahlberg popped inside to greet fans during a movie screening of Invincible.

Wahlberg, who played the legendary 1970’s Eagles wide receiver, Vince Papale in the movie, says there were two reasons he decided to host the Festival of Families.

“Well, family and faith is the most important thing in my life, so anything I can do to get out there,” said Wahlberg.

The father of four says he’s enjoying every moment of this event.

“I am excited to be back here in Philadelphia,” said Wahlberg.

And he has a message for those who may be suffering in this world.

“Family is the most important thing. Stay strong.”  [philadelphia.cbslocal.com]

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Wahlburgers Will Open Its First Boston Proper Location on October 1

For fans who love celebrity-owned burger restaurants and celebrity-studded reality shows about those burger restaurants, good news: The first Boston proper Wahlburgers, which will be in the Fenway neighborhood, will finally open on October 1, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

The restaurant is giving people the chance to sign up to attend the restaurant’s opening…virtually. There will be a “VIP” live stream, and “attendees” will be entered to win autographed “Wahlgear,” burgers for a year, and other prizes.

Helmed by Wahlberg brothers Paul, Donnie, and Mark, the growing restaurant group began in Hingham in 2011 but had world domination on its mind early and already has locations opening or in the works in Florida, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Toronto, along with a 20-franchise deal in the Middle East. Locally, there’s a Lynnfield restaurant, the original Hingham one, and eventually one at Logan Airport. But first, there’s the Fenway location (132 Brookline Ave.), opening next week. (Plus, there’s the reality television series.)

Earlier this month, Eater NY critic Robert Sietsema checked in on the new Coney Island Wahlburgers and found that the best part of it was the “Boston-style milkshake known as a frappe.” It was “paradoxically thick and also foamy, intensely flavored with chocolate, and damn delicious.”

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Want a chance to win an exclusive swag bag from Wahlburgers Grand Opening party?  Be a part of the Wahlburgers Boston grand opening bash live stream!

Sign up today and get on the live stream guest list!  Event Date: October 1st, 2015

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From Wahlburgers Philly’s Facebook page, 9.24.2015: “It’s been an exciting day here in Philly with Mark Wahlberg and the ‪#‎Wahlburgers‬ food truck. Where will the food truck go next?”

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Wahlburgers will tower over the Strip’s Grand Bazaar Shops.

Looks like the first Las Vegas branch of Wahlburgers will offer distant peeks at the Bellagio fountains when it arrives at the Grand Bazaar Shops by the end of this year.

Once scheduled for a ground floor space at the rear of the Bazaar, the original property was enthusiastically toured by brothers Paul and Donnie Wahlberg on their A&E reality TV show. After months of stagnation, that footprint is now occupied by the Fuel Bar Garage.

Instead, plywood now points to Wahlburgers heading up the stairs, or adjacent elevator, to occupy 5,000 square feet originally earmarked for chef Sam Marvin, then ditched for another abandoned plan to host Nacho Daddy.

The new location will include a 600-square foot outdoor patio and a walk-up window serving the casual burger, salad and sandwich menu, plus a series of “specialty cocktails.” If you are looking for souvenirs, a Wahlburgers retail shop will take over a separate location in the Bazaar, located closer to the Strip, and feature an inventory of “branded Wahlburgers merchandise, including T-shirts, key chains, shot glasses and more.” It plans to debut sooner than the restaurant.

Scheduled for a “late 2015” debut date, Wahlburgers will be serving up “Wahlfaves” Sunday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Mark Wahlberg ‘in talks with NBA star Caron Butler to film biopic’

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has reportedly held discussions with NBA star Caron Butler about producing a film about the sportsman’s life.

The biopic would be based on Butler’s new book Tuff Juice, which details how the Sacramento Kings player grew up dealing drugs, but managed to turn his life around.

Wahlberg has publicly backed the book on social media, and according to TMZ, Butler said: “[A film is] a possibility. I’ve spent some time with Mark Wahlberg. He loved my story.”

The American actor has already worked on sports-based projects including The Fighter and HBO series Ballers.

[sportsmole.co.uk]

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UFC Champion Ronda Rousey is ready to film her first lead role in ‘Mile 22’. Starring alongside Mark Wahlberg, Rousey will go straight to movie shooting after she’s done with her upcoming fight with Holly Holm in Australia.

According to the Daily Mail UK, Rousey talked about being excited about her acting venture in ‘Mile 22’, especially with her as main character. Remarking how lucky she is, she reveals that right after her 15 November 2015 fight with Holm in Australia, she’ll be off filming with Mark Wahlberg. Acknowledging it as a “big step”, Rousey compared doing the lead acting role in ‘Mile 22’ is like “acting light belt to a heavyweight.”

According to Wrestling News World, ‘Mile 22’ is just one of many non-UFC projects Rousey has in line. She will also be playing the lead in the ‘Road House’ remake as well as her ‘My Fight/Your Fight’ biopic. The Athena Project is also part of her schedule and numerous shoots and guestings to boot. Wrestlemania 32 is might be trying to negotiate a Rousey appearance, but seems unlikely with her busy schedule and her UFC commitment.

Combat Press reported that Rousey may be transitioning to Hollywood soon, with movies like ‘Mile 22’ coming her way. In a recent podcast interview, Rousey said she wouldn’t to fight in her 30s. With the plethora of offers Rousey has, she can pick her film roles around her fighting career. So far, she has “wisdom to choose projects” that are with established Hollywood actors. Making films with actors like Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel is a guaranteed way to be a box office presence.

While Ronda Rousey’s retirement is not too near, it is clear that she will be entertaining the idea of Hollywood once she does retire. ‘Mile 22’ may just be the first step to this transition, and she has a strong actor companion in Mark Wahlberg. The film is slated for a 2016 release, with no specific date named yet.

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As reported by franchiseherald.com, the creator of the hit HBO series “Entourage” Doug Ellin has confirmed plans for a sequel to the show’s first feature film.

The writer, director and creator of the series said “I don’t have any thoughts on what it is yet, but the plan is to do another one.”

He then adds how a sequel could fit into the show’s lead character Vincent Chase’s story arc. “That’s how life is. Everything seems great,” Ellin said. “That’s especially how Hollywood is. Everything seems great, then it goes to s***,” Ellin said.

Despite the negative feedback the film faced as reported by uproxx.com, Ellin strongly defended the film. “Talk to real people instead of little, bitter guys sitting on their Twitter accounts,” Ellin said.

Based on an interview on latimes.com, the creator said this against the criticisms “It’s really silly and really stupid. I will never understand it. The truth is, I’ll stand up in front of anybody and say this is a smart show that really shows this town how it is.”

“If you talk to real guys, guys like NBA star LeBron James, or Home Improvement’s Richard Karn, or Kurt Rambis, and not some dork writing brony fiction on his Apple Watch, they’ll say that Entourage is actually a thorough non-fictional account of their life and will try to sue me for money,” Ellin stated.

“Sting cornered me at our last tantric sex picnic demanding to know why I’d changed Turtle’s name from Robbo the Welshman, that’s how f*cking accurate my sh*t is,” the writer and director added.

The biggest news is Ellin’s confirmation of executive producer Mark Wahlberg’s approval for a sequel. Ellin said “I took a year. I didn’t know if there was really an appetite for it.”

“But Mark told me, ‘If you write this script, I guarantee I’ll get it made,'” concluded Ellin.

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The characters of “Blue Bloods” will face bigger challenges as the show premieres for Season 6.

According to Christian Post, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) will be receiving a scary message, which is possibly from a serial killer. The reports said that the serial killer is not only trying to target Danny but also his family.

It will be a tough season for Danny as it was reported that while he finds out who the threat to his life is, he will try to protect his family at the same time. However, this story was reported for episodes for October.According to Cartermatt, the premiere episode of the season is titled “Worst Case Scenario.” The synopsis of the episode reveals that Chief of Police Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) has to deal with a possible terrorist threat in New York City.

Bridget Moynahan was revealed to be back on the set to play Eric Reagan. In an interview, she shared that she considers her co-stars her family and that she is happy to be back working on the show. It was reported that her character will be a judge.

Meanwhile, Frank Reagan will be accused of corruption as he will be used as a tool of corrupt politicians. This issue will reportedly affect his family since all of the members work on the side of the law.

It was also earlier reported that a new character will be entering the show. It was announced that Esai Morales will be playing the role of an NYPD sergeant named Delgado. The guest character was described as someone who is not what he seems to be. In addition, his character is very particular in improving the accuracy in the police statistics, and this could lead to different unforeseen results as he tries different ways just to earn a promotion.

“Blue Bloods” will return September 25 for Season 6.

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Rock This Boat: New Kids On The Block is getting a second season on Pop. Band members Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan and Jonathan will all be back on board for their fan cruise which sets sail next month from Miami to Grand Turk, Bahamas.

The first season of Rock This Boat told the real-life personal stories and long-awaited journeys of the band’s most devoted fans with limited backstage footage. In the second season, the eight-episode series will turn its focus directly on the band. Cameras will be placed inside each band member’s cabin, as well as backstage to capture their real interactions, banter and private moments.

“We are excited for season two of ‘Rock This Boat,’ which will shine a light on our band’s amazing, unsurpassed relationship with our fans – the best fans in the history of music,” said Donnie Wahlberg. “We are also excited to show the millions of fans who cannot attend our cruises just how awesome the NKOTB and Blockhead relationship is, as we turn the cameras around on ourselves this time!”

Rock This Boat is produced by Jarrett Creative Group in association with Donnie D. Productions. Donnie Wahlberg, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett are executive producers.

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