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When Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg last teamed up, for Adam McKay riotous cop comedy The Other Guys, the result was a genuinely hilarious film that shone a spotlight on the blossoming screen chemistry between the acting duo. Fast forward five years and we arrive at the pair’s next collaboration, Daddy’s Home; a family romp that has the two at odds with one another.

Playing the mild-mannered good guy is Ferrell, who tries to assimilate into a new family life with Linda Cardellini’s doting mother and her two children. But a step-father faces an uphill battle from the get-go when it comes to winning over young kids, and Ferrell’s job suddenly gets a whole lot worse when Mark Wahlberg’s father brings swagger and gifts back into his children’s lives – like Santa, with abs. What follows is an over-the-top war over affection, with the two leads continually one-upping each other, whether it’s building a treehouse or digging deep to perform their best bedtime stories.

Going off the most recent trailer for Daddy’s Home, it’s difficult to muster any form of excitement for the comedy. If the comic interplay between The Other Guys helped sell McKay’s film five years ago, the same can’t really be said for the pair’s new joint venture. Beyond physical humor, many of the jokes don’t really stick and though we hope we’re wrong, there are plenty of other films vying for your attention during this year’s crowded festive corridor.

Daddy’s Home will open on December 26. Sean Anders and John Morris are behind the lens.

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Wahlburgers – ‘The Complete 3rd Season’ DVDs are Now Available via MOD
For sale from Amazon’s CreateSpace program since this past Thursday, October 8th

With their sights set beyond Boston, including Vegas and Toronto, join the Wahlberg clan as they work together to expand the WAHLBURGERS empire. There’s still plenty of time for fun – Paul golfs with boyhood hero and hockey legend Bobby Orr, and tries to loosen up at the casinos with his brother, Donnie.

But whether it’s creating a special burger for Red Sox star David Ortiz, dishing up a mouth-watering gourmet meal inspired by childhood memories for Mark, or using Mark’s kids as taste testers for a yummy new item on the Wahlburgers kids’ menu, Paul’s food and restaurant is always on the front burner.

This past Thursday, October 8th, Amazon’s CreateSpace MOD (manufacture on demand) program began selling Wahlburgers – The Complete 3rd Season on DVD from A&E/Lionsgate. The title is priced at $19.99 SRP, and cover art is below (along with an Amazon button link). Our thanks to longtime reader and good friend Wesley Mead for tipping us off about this item!

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While most of us in New England spent Columbus Day weekend indulging in fall activities like apple picking and sweater-wearing and pumpkin spice purchasing, Blockheads (aka New Kids on the Block die-hards) spent their holiday hanging out with their favorite boy band on the sandy shores of the Bahamas. Alas, the annual NKOTB Cruise had commenced.

From what we can deduce based on pics and tweets, the lively five-day occasion was a giant day-into-night carousal complete with cocktails, costumes, selfies, and pleasingly balmy weather. It was a mom version of Coachella, probably.

Of the five NKOTBers—Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood—it seems like good ol’ Donnie was the boat’s utmost party rocker (a fact that is shocking to no one). He busted out his moves (and a “Straight Outta Dorchester” shirt) all over the place while crowds chanted along with him. A man in his natural habitat.

May we all one day achieve such peak euphoria on a cruise ship with thousands of women. Godspeed, NKOTB.

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Donnie Wahlberg, star of CBS’s hit show Blue Bloods, is dedicated to fight against breast cancer.

Midnight Warrior Long Sleeve tee is available on fordcares.com, where 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase will go to one of four.

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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.

[moviepilot.com]

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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.

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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.

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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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