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Wahlburgers, the burger specialist founded by brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg and the subject of an A&E reality show, will open this winter at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties.

No specific opening date has been announced.

But in the meantime, a Wahlburgers food truck will serve a limited, changing menu outside the site, in the former Darling’s Diner at the Rialto at the Piazza (1033 N. Second St.), beginning Saturday, Oct. 31.

Among the items will be the one-third-pound Our Burger, Alma’s Favorite Chicken, Portobello Mushroom Cap, Tater Tots, and Aqua Hydrate. (See menu.)

The truck’s hours haven’t been set just yet, but probably will be tied to weekends.

Local developer Artie Giordano, who plans multiple locations around here for the Massachusetts-based restaurant, is soliciting ideas for a signature “Invincible Burger,” inspired by Mark Wahlberg’s 2006 movie Invincible, about Eagles great Vince Papale. A contest, starting Nov. 1 on Facebook, will ask fans to help choose the toppings for the special sandwich.

Wahlburgers will serve made-to-order beef burgers with assorted toppings, beef hot dogs, salads, fries, tots, and specialty frappes. A full bar will serve draft and bottled beers (including the Wahlbrewski, a Harpoon Brewery custom unfiltered pale ale), wines by the glass, cocktails, and adult frappes.

Wahlburgers nominally will replace PYT, which closed in early October pending a 2016 opening near the Fillmore as the Piazza’s burger restaurant-slash-bar.


When it comes to trick-or-treating on Halloween, Mark Wahlberg was more of a trickster while growing up in Boston.

During a phone interview with the Dan Patrick Show on Friday morning, the actor admitted to stealing candy from kids on the ghoulish holiday, in addition to bragging about his Patriots’ latest win.

The Hollywood star said he used to wear an impromptu ninja mask made out of a T-shirt as he robbed the unsuspecting children.

“You go and you snatch everybody’s bags and hope you don’t get hit with too many eggs,” Wahlberg said.

The Dorchester native told Patrick that he was never arrested on Halloween, although he did cause quite a bit of mayhem on the holiday as a youth.

Wahlberg recalled buying—as well as stealing—eggs which he would then let rot before tossing them at people around the neighborhood.

“We’d either steal eggs or buy eggs two weeks in advance and leave them outside to rot so they could be as nasty as possible,” Wahlberg said.”You’d freeze a couple and you’d just go to war with rival neighborhood kids.”

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Dimension Films has dated “The Six Billion Dollar Man” starring Mark Wahlberg for Dec 22, 2017.

“Wild Tales” helmer Damián Szifron wrote the screenplay and is going to direct.

Production is set to start September 2016. Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein are producing the film.

“The Six Million Dollar Man” is based on the classic television series from the 1970s and the novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin. The story follows military officer Steve Austin, who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death. With the help of cutting edge technology, Steve is brought back to life with extraordinary abilities, making him the world’s first truly bionic man.

“I’m thrilled to assemble ‘The Six Billion Dollar Man’ for the big screen with the likes of Bob Weinstein and Damián Szifron,” said Wahlberg. “We look forward to creating a Steve Austin for the 21st century.”

Overseeing production for TWC-Dimension are Matthew Signer, EVP of Production and Creative Affairs, and Keith Levine, SVP of Production and Development.

“Writing the screenplay was such a fantastic ride and embarking on this journey with Mark, Bob and Stephen to take this story to a whole new level is simply spectacular,” said Szifron. “Growing up, these kind of films left an indelible mark on me and now it feels so good to be making one.”


Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg appear on the set of ‘Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy’ at SiriusXM Studios on October 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photos by Rob Kim)

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It’s Will Ferrell versus Mark Wahlberg again, but this time, they’re dueling dads.

In Daddy’s Home, Ferrell plays Brad, the milquetoast stepfather to a pair of cute kids whose cool biological father Dusty (Wahlberg) brings candy and rides a motorcycle and sports a set of abs. Naturally, Brad tries to one-up Dusty’s masculinity, resulting in shenanigans like a disastrous Lakers game, a motorcycle mishap, and a thinly veiled argument in front of the children over whose sword is, um, longer. As Dusty puts it, it’s “an old-fashioned dad-off.”

Daddy’s Home hits theaters Christmas Day. Watch the latest trailer below:

He’s known for playing action heroes and tough guys on the big screen but Mark Wahlberg isn’t shy about showing off his macho tendencies on the small screen either.

The actor, 44, happily accepted a challenge from Ellen DeGeneres to show what he’s made of during an appearance her daytime talk show to be broadcast Thursday.

He pulled off 22 pull-ups in 30 seconds, thanks to his bulging biceps, and by doing so he raised $20,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Dressed in black sweatpants and a shirt-sleeved t-shirt, the Lone Survivor star unveiled some impressive muscles as he took to the gym equipment at Ellen’s urging.

The TV host looked impressed as she watched him pull off the chin-ups in quick succession.

He’s the latest celebrity to undertake a challenge on the show as a way of raising donations for breast cancer charities.

Wahlberg also had a big confession to make to the comedienne who is hosting another of her popular Cat Weeks on her show.

The Boston native admitted that he is, in fact, allergic to cats.

The two also chatted about the secret to his happy six-year marriage to model wife Rhea Durham with whom he has four children.

He told Ellen that he likes to dress up as a handyman and fix things around the house as a way of keeping her interested.  []


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Chicagoan Jenny McCarthy took in her first Cubs game Tuesday from a Waveland Avenue rooftop with her husband, Donnie Wahlberg.

Being from the South Side, her White Sox allegiance didn’t stop her from rooting for the other Chicago team.

“I’m one of those White Sox fans that when the Cubs get to this place, I would be a real jerk not to support them,” McCarthy said after hosting her SiriusXM show, “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy,” from the Beyond The Ivy rooftop.

She said she played a charity Wiffle ball game at Wrigley Field before but never watched a live Cubs game there until Tuesday.

“Growing up, we really didn’t have the funds to go to games. So the only way we got to go to the White Sox game was if I had perfect attendance in school, they gave us free tickets,” she said. “Hopefully, I’ll bring good luck.”

Since Cubs manager Joe Maddon is known for bringing a petting zoo to Wrigley and having a pajama party for the players, RedEye asked McCarthy what team building activity she would suggest.

“Probably putting a Wahlburgers inside the stadium. That would probably do it. Once you have a Wahlburger, you become instant, instant winners,” she said.

So, when is a Wahlburger coming to Chicago?

“We’re working on it now. Jenny and I are starting to build the team for the Chicago area,” Wahlberg said.

They’re looking at St. Charles, where the couple currently live, and talking about bringing one to O’Hare Airport, McCarthy said.

What their series prediction?

Cubs in seven, the “Blue Bloods” actor said.

“They’re going to have to overcome some serious obstacles to break the curse like my Red Sox did,” Wahlberg said. “But they’ve got Theo Epstein with them. He’s a curse breaker and Cubs are going to break the curse.” []

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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.



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!



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. | Photos, Brian Babineau Photography

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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, where 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase will go to one of four.


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.


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.


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.”  []

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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].”  []

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