His latest film is out on December, 19
Despite the fact that Mark Wahlberg reportedly lost a staggering 60 pounds for his role in the new film, The Gambler, he could gain a few back in the shape of a golden statue if the Oscar rumour mills are anything to go by.
Mark Wahlberg is The Gambler
His new film, due out on December, 19, is directed by Rupert Wyatt who oversaw the reboot of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Wyatt, in turn, is dealing with a script written by William Monahan, who penned the Academy Award winning, The Departed.
Continue reading: Can Mark Wahlberg Finally Reach Oscar Glory In The Gambler?
Mark Wahlberg is ready to take on the role of Steve Austin - probably after the comedy 'Daddy's Home' and the 'Blackwater Horizon' movie.
Mark Wahlberg is teaming up with Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for a feature-length version of the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man - inflated to The Six BILLION Dollar Man for a modern audience.
Wahlberg will play Steve Austin, former astronaut who, after a horrific plane crash, is saved by doctors and fitted with bionic replacements for both legs, his right arm and left eye. Austin suddenly becomes a force to be reckoned with and begins work as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.
Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried appear to do take after take of a particularly tense scene while filming for Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2' in New York. They are also seen talking to crew and the physical prop used for the titular bear can be seen getting carried across the set.
Sources claim Mark Wahlberg is missing his brother Donnie's wedding today (Saturday 30th August) because he dislikes the bride Jenny McCarthy.
Mark Wahlberg is reportedly missing his brother Donnie's wedding, and some reports are claiming it's because the Transformers actor isn't a fan of his future sister-in-law, Jenny McCarthy. Donnie and McCarthy are due to be married today (Saturday 30th August) but Mark and his wife Rhea Durham are missing the festivities as their daughter's birthday party is on the same day.
Michael Bay, the action movie director who scored a hit over the weekend with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, says he will hand over the baton to other filmmakers for new Transformers movies. The latest movie in the franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will likely be the highest grossing film of 2014 and is currently the 9th highest grossing picture of all time.
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is the 9th highest grossing movie of all time
With Mark Wahlberg now leading the cast, Bay has acknowledged that "there's a lot that's unexplored" in the Transformers world, though says he will hand over to another director. In a feature in USA Today, the paper said the filmmaker "believes he will pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere."
The "Ted" creator has come under fire over the originality (or lack thereof) of his foul-mouthed character.
Seth Macfarlane – frat guy favorite and walking controversy generator – is now involved in an intellectual property lawsuit over his 2012 hit, Ted. A Cali-based production company, called Bengal Mangle Productionsis suing MacFarlane, claiming that its 2008 screenplay Acting School Academy featured a raunchy teddy named Charlie. Like Ted, Charlie lives in a "human, adult world with all human friends. Charlie has a penchant for drinking, smoking, prostitutes, and is a generally vulgar yet humorous character," the lawsuit states. It also claims that the two fictional characters reside and similar environments (both spend substantial amounts of time on a living room sofa) and behave in a similar manner, including their speech and delivery. The suit was filed this past Tuesday and names producer and distributor Universal Studios and MacFarlane’s own production company Fuzzy Door Productions, along with MacFarlane himself. The suit alleges copyright infringement and seeks unspecified damages.
The lawsuit is unlikely to affect the Ted 2 project in any significant way.
With each film in the Transformer saga, Michael Bay makes it clear that all he's interested in are massive metallic special effects bashing into each other and usually exploding. Because otherwise this is a vacuous thriller without any characters to speak of, no sense of plot coherence and an appallingly simplistic sense of geography. There's plenty in this franchise to enjoy (just watch the original 2007 film again), but Bay takes everything so seriously that only die-hard fans will have any fun this time.
The story picks up five years after the cataclysmic Transformers' battle in Chicago, as Texas inventor and overprotective single dad Cade (Mark Wahlberg) builds gadgets in his rural barn, oblivious to the fact that his 17-year-old daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz) is secretly seeing 20-year-old Shane (Jack Reynor). Luckily, Shane is a race driver, so he's handy to have around when black ops agents commanded by shadowy CIA director Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) raid Cade's farm looking for an old truck that turns out to actually be Optimus Prime in hiding. This sparks a return to Chicago for more mayhem, followed by a hop to Beijing and Hong Kong, where Optimus Prime and a handful of remaining good-guy Autobots take on the villainous Lockdown. Helped of course by Cade, Tessa and Shane, plus billionaire inventor Joshua (Stanley Tucci).
The new gimmick this time is dinosaurs, building on a prologue showing the real reason they went extinct. This comes back in the climactic battle in the form of Dinobots, ancient Transformers that will have fanboys squirming in their seats with joy while everyone else yawns and looks at their watches, astounded that Bay has somehow managed to stretch this paper-thin story out over nearly three hours of metal-on-metal chaos. As in the earlier films, the action is quite literally cartoonish, purely animated mayhem that's not easy to decipher. At least the humans help keep it vaguely approachable, as they provide running commentary in their dialogue and bounce through the air like plastic action figures who never get hurt.
Continue reading: Transformers: Age Of Extinction Review
The fourth instalment of the 'Transformers' franchise has held on tight at the US box office for the second week running.
Melissa McCarthy’s road-trip comedy Tammy, has failed to topple the mighty Transformers: Age of Extinction at the US Independence Day box office.
Mark Wahlberg has continued his command of the US box office
The Michael Bay directed blockbuster, which has earned negative reviews from critics, grossed $10.6 million at the US box office on Friday, while McCarthy’s Tammy only managed $6.4 million. So far this summer, Transformers: Age of Extinction is the only movie to hold the number one spot at the stateside box office for two weeks straight.
Mark Wahlberg, in a recent interview, said he wants to "set a good example" whilst on set and is more than happy to channel an"old and wiser" father figure.
Mark Wahlberg has four children and stars as a father in Transformers: Age of Extinction and he certainly seems to be channelling his paternal role whilst on set. In a recent interview with the Mirror, Wahlberg described how he wants to set a "good example" for the rest of the cast and crew whilst filming.
Mark Wahlberg with his wife Rhea Durham and three of their four children at the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere.
The 43-year-old actor explained that now he is "getting older" he wants to be able to deal with the importance of image in Hollywood in a different way. Wahlberg said it was important to portray a father figure and "embrace" his age as "if Hollywood has its way," the female role in Transformers would be altered from his daughter to a romantic interest.
Continue reading: "Older & Wiser" Mark Wahlberg Wants To Set Good Example To Young Actors
The bet on the Chinese market is paying off for universal.
When the Transformers: Age of Extinction production team set the story in China, with Chinese actors, and banked on an overseas release, they were clearly making a focused effort to appeal to loyal fans of the franchise in the country. It paid off in the very first week, with the film’s Chinese release vastly outpacing the American one.
How does Michael Bay keep finding an audience for these things?
According to China Media Group, via CRI, Transformers: Age of Extinction has made $134 million in its first five days of hitting the big screen in China. Meanwhile, its first week in the US has registered just $121 million. Still a success for Universal, but these numbers seem like the herald of a cultural shift, at least with regard to movie sales. The film debuted with a $100+ million weekend in the US and, despite a projected 60% drop rate for the second weekend, it is expected to hold on to the top spot at the box office this coming three day period, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Films don't really have to be good to make loads of money, as Age of Extinction proves
It’s been a mixed week for Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg and Transformers: Age of Extinction. First off, weak reviews emanated from the press, threatening to derail the bandwagon that had, until then, been moving pretty steadily.
Transformers: Age of Extinction has been a flop with the critics, but the money is rolling in
Of course, studios will happily ignore reviews if the box if good, and Age of Extinction seems to be making up for that poor critical reception with cold, hard, countable cash - $312,642,664 of it to be exact.
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is over $100 million in profit.
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' has claimed over $100 million in North American ticket sales alone for its opening weekend. Paramount Pictures said on Monday that Michael Bay's big budget epic sold $100,038,390 of tickets in the U.S and Canada from its debut Thursday through Sunday.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
If you haven't checked out the reviews yet: the latest Transformers movie bombed with the critics. It holds just 16% on Rotten Tomatoes after a slew of reviews.
When will Michael Bay call it a day?
Let's talk about Transformers: Age of Extinction. It begins after an epic battle left a great city torn apart. It has a shiny new cast including Mark Wahlberg. Optimus Prime is back. It's billed as an "incredible adventure". It's not very good. It has 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. Everyone hates it.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
"The movie's crammed with useless nuts and bolts, the storytelling equivalent of a mechanic who lifts the hood of your car and says, "That's everything, fix it yourself."" said Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly.
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is not impressing the critics.
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' has been criticised in reviews ahead of its US release on Friday (27th June). The action is excessive and there is nothing remotely original about the fourth in the hugely successful franchise.
Transformers Age of Extinction has been panned by critics ahead of its US release today (Friday 27th June).
The film, directed by Michael Bay, stars Mark Wahlberg (Ted), Stanley Tucci (Devil Wears Prada), Kelsey Grammer (Fraser) and Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel). Age of Extinction continues on from Dark of the Moon in which we saw Chicago ravaged by the Autobots and Decepticons. Four years later, a group of ambitious business men have started to use the alien technology to create weapons. In the meantime transformers, whether Autobots or Decepticons, are being hunted down by the CIA.
Chinese profits are expected to come close to the US market this time around.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in Hong Kong today, after months of anticipation. Since the previous movies of the franchise performed so well on the Chinese market (which is now the second biggest film market in the world), Paramount Pictures are expecting to gain a sizeable advantage on release weekend, thanks to the early release in Hong Kong. Transformers will open in theatres worldwide one day later.
Clever marketing and strong ties to China are likely to give Transformers an edge on the market.
Age of Extinction has been courting the sizeable Chinese audience since its conception, hense it has a built-in advantage on the local market. It was shot in Hong Kong and three mainland cities including scenes at the Great Wall. Chinese actress Li Bingbing was cast in the film, and four smaller parts were filled by actors chosen from a Chinese TV reality show.
What are the early bird critics saying about Michael Bay's new action installment?
The release of Transformers: Age of Extinction is just days away in the USA, meaning fans of Michael Bay's franchise will soon be gingerly heading back into cinemas once more to see whether the new movie lives up to the hype.
Critics Haven't Trashed 'Transformers 4' But It Seems That, Like Its Predecessors, It's A Pretty Flawed Film.
After kicking off with 2007's Transformers, the (nevertheless commercially successful) franchise has suffered a decline in ratings with Bay's direction consistently caught in the crosshairs. In other words, there's a lot riding on film four, not least the filmmaker's reputation as he bows out of the sci-fi action movie series.
Continue reading: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' First Reviews: Another No-Go?
Fans meet the cast of The Fault in Our Stars in London, actors hit the red carpet for Transformers 4 in Hong Kong, Take Down shoots in Wales, and new trailers bow for Guardians, the Inbetweeners sequel, the Equalizer movie and the Dumb and Dumber reunion ...
Fans lined the streets outside London's May Fair Hotel to glimpse the cast of the teen hit The Fault in Our Stars as they attended a special gala screening in advance of the film's opening in Britain this weekend. Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern chatted to the fans as they attended the event along with Greg Wise and Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams. Read our The Fault in Our Stars review here.
Meanwhile in Hong Kong, cast and crew turned out for a rain-soaked world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction, including director Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing. The Imagine Dragons did a live performance as part of the film's celebrations. Mark Wahlberg and his Transformers: Age Of Extinction castmates had to brave monsoon conditions for the world premiere of the action film in Hong Kong on Thursday (19Jun14).
Taking place after the events of 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon', we see a new part of the Transformers story in 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' where the human race must rebuild from a great battle between the Autobots and Sentinel Prime. However a new evil force is at hand attempting to change history, which will send Earth into a new crisis. New human friends will help Optimus Prime and the Autobots face their most difficult task yet, on an amazing journey around the planet that will decide who will win between good and evil.
'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' will see a new live action cast featuring Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Nicola Peltz as Cade's daughter Tessa Yeager, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver. Peter Cullen will once again voice Optimus Prime.
Michael Bay reprised his role as director for this instalment of the franchise. The film is written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote the previous two Transformers films 'Revenge Of The Fallen' and 'Dark Of The Moon'. 'Age Of Extinction' also has the same producers as the previous three films Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce.
Continue: Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer
As anticipation for Michael Bay’s latest Transformers mega-popcorn super movie reaches new heights, a new trailer featuring heavy emphasis on all-out Transformer v Decepticons with thrown in dinobots warfare. But as the trailer warns us: “This isn’t war – it’s human extinction”.
Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, TJ Miller, Sophia Myles and up-and-coming Irish actor Jack Reynor all star in a new cast marking a fresh new direction for the film.
Following the destruction caused by Optimus Prime's benign Autobots and, their nemeses, the evil Decepticons led by Megatron, the US government have decided to sever ties with the Autobots in a bid to reclaim their crumbling world. After a while, it seemed that they had indeed disappeared completely but Cade Yeager, a struggling inventor who is desperate to put his daughter Tessa through college, is about to make a discovery that would change his life forever when he uncovers the unusual metal properties of the new vehicle he has bought. It isn't long before the government and the Decepticons are swooping in on Cade's home, demanding to know where he is hiding Optimus Prime; America wants to destroy the living machines despite the Autobots past help, and the Decepticons simply want to destroy everything. If the humans want to survive, their old friends may be their only hope.
Jennifer Lawrence won big at the Kids' Choice Awards - but it was David Blaine, Mark Wahlberg and others who got slimed.
Jennifer Lawrence and pop group One Direction were among the big winners at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Selena Gomez, Robert Downey Jr and Ariana Grande were also honored at Nickelodeon's annual awards show, at which 'unslimable' host Mark Wahlberg met his match.
Jennifer Lawrence Won Big At The Kids' Choice Awards
Lawrence scooped two of the major awards - for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was named Favorite Movie.
Continue reading: The Kids' Choice Awards 2014: So, Who Got Slimed?
One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence took home two awards apiece at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. One Direction were voted Favourite Music Group and received the award for Favourite Song whilst Lawrence took home Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker.
Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.
One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.
Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.
Shailene and Ansel will join others in handing out the coveted golden popcorn.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort have been announced to be two of the awards presenters at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. TheThe Fault In Our Stars co-stars will join other A-listers, including Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, to celebrate a fabulous year in film.
Shailene Woodley Will Be Presenting An Award At The MTV Movie Awards This Year.
Before they head to the stage to present the award, the details of which are currently unknown, the MTV audience will be treated to exclusive scene from their soon-to-be-released romance during the 2014 Movie Awards Pre-Show, starting at 8:30pm, according to MTV News.
It's been four years since the disastrous conflict between the benevolent Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, and the evil Decepticons, led by Megatron. Now, it appears that the US government is no longer willing to work alongside the Autobots and instead long for Earth to be reclaimed by mankind. Cade Yeager is an inventor who is struggling to find the money to get his daughter Tessa through college, but he's about to make the breakthrough of a lifetime when he discovers that a vehicle he has newly purchased is made from no ordinary metal. On realising that he is housing Optimus Prime in his workshop, the government and the Decepticons are quick to attack, though when it becomes clear that Megatron is still hellbent on taken over Earth, he must band together with Optimus to save themselves and everybody else on the planet from total extinction.
Continue: Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer
This might just be Bay's most explosive production yet. Literally. More explosions than ever.
Shia LaBeouf may have been replaced from the Transformers franchise, but all that matters is that Michael Bay is staying, as he reminded us with the flashiest, most-explotion filled trailer of forever. The new installment, now starring Mark Wahlberg, has a trailer as of yesterday and in case viewers ever miss the hint of a coherent story that Bay’s flicks have been lacking from the beginning, there are a lot of explosions and loud music to distract them from those shortcomings.
It seems like Michael Bay got almost free reign with the budget on his final installment.
Written by Ehren Kruger and directed by Bay, the new film sees Mark Wahlberg, playing a mechanic named Cade Yeagar, join the series about warring tribes of alien robots with a propensity for causing massive destruction here on planet Earth. To be fair, it’s only a teaser trailer, so there is plenty of time to reveal more of the story.
It's not a case of director/actor conflict for 'Ted 2', just a creative decision.
Seth Macfarlane is replacing Mila Kunis with Amanda Seyfried as the female lead in Ted 2. According to Deadline, Kunis will either appear in a small role in the sequel or not appear at all. Apparently there’s no bad blood between Kunis and Macfarlane. The casting change was just a creative decision and Kunis continues to provide the voice of Meg Griffin on MacFarlane’s longrunning Family Guy.
Kunis [l] is out, to be replaced with Amanda Seyfried [r].
There might be some dramatic twist coming in the Ted sequel, if Kunis’ character Lori Collins is no longer in the picture. At the end of Ted Lori married Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett, so there must be some shakeup in the story – either between the two movies or at the beginning of the second one. The rest of the primary cast – Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane himself as the voice of the foul-mouthed teddy bear – are, of course, reprising their roles.
Continue reading: Mila Kunis Is Out, Amanda Seyfried Is In For Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'
Mark Wahlberg's sister Debbie died in 2003.
Debbie Wahlberg, the sister of brothers Mark Wahlberg, Paul and Donnie who died in 2003, was remembered in last night's premiere episode of Wahlburgers - the new reality show that centers around the boys' burger bar in Boston.
Mark Wahlberg's sister Debbie died in 2004
The three famous brothers were seen looking over family photographs in the premiere, while Paul spoke briefly about his sister, who died on the same day that Mark became a father for the first time. Deborah tragically died at the age of 43 after reportedly suffering a heart attack while being treated for kidney stones - meanwhile, across the country, Mark was celebrating the birth of his baby girl Ella Rae.
Continue reading: Debbie Wahlberg Remembered In Wahlberg Family Reality TV Show
Bad reviews? Pah! ‘Lone Survivor’ storms its first weekend.
Lone Survivor has triumphed in its first weekend of release to rise to the top of the US and Canadian box office. The war movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg, has defied critics in topping the weekend's movie theaters, dislodging the No.1 place stalwart Frozen and earning $38.5 million, exceeding the $26 million prediction.
Mark Wahlberg's New Movie Has Shot To The Top Of The North American Box Office.
Based on a memoir written by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the movie opened on a crowded weekend that launched other eagerly anticipated films such as Her and The Legend of Hercules. The film accomplished the impressive task of dethroning Frozen, a film that saw off competition from Anchorman 2, The Hobbit 2 and American Hustle.
Mark Wahlberg gets jealous of his two daughters liking One Direction and Harry Styles in particular, so he issues a threat: "If I see that little prick. He's gonna get it."
Mark Wahlberg has a problem with British boy band One Direction and one member in particular.
The 42 year-old has decided to attack the 'Story of My Life' singers because his daughters, Ella and Grace, prefer to talk about Harry Styles rather than daddy's movie career.
Wahlberg discussed his new hate for the former X-Factor contestant's while appearing on Conan O'Brien's talk-show on Thursday night (Jan 9th).
Mark Wahlberg, in a talk show interview, joked about punching One Direction's Harry Styles as his daughters are obsessed with the British band member.
Michael Wahlberg appeared on Conan on Thursday night (9th January) and discussed his secret hated of One Direction! The 42-year-old actor told host Conan O'Brien how he wanted to punch Harry Styles as his young children were obsessed with him.
Mark Wahlberg wants to punch Harry Styles.
He explained how his two daughters, Ella (aged 10) and Grace (aged 4), absolutely adore the lead singer of the British pop group. The Ted actor imitated his daughter, saying "My 4-year-old's going 'Daddy, I like Harry.' And I'm like, 'Well I'm gonna punch Harry in the nose when I see him.'"
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg: "I'm Gonna Punch Harry Styles When I See Him"
The title kind of gives away the ending of this harrowing true story, which is worth a look despite its tendency to exaggerate the heroics. But it's also an unusually well-made military thriller that throws us right into the middle of the chaos with visceral filmmaking. And it's impossible to miss the point that these men rely on each other every moment of every day: they certainly can't survive alone.
The events take place in 2005 Afghanistan, where a Navy Seal team is sent into the mountains to find a feared Taliban leader (Azami). These men are like brothers, with Marcus (Wahlberg) leading Mike, Matt and Danny (Kitsch, Foster and Hirsch), under the command of Erik (Bana) back at the base. As they head out on their mission, everything goes to plan until they run into a group of innocent goatherds. Letting them go will compromise their mission, but it's clearly the right thing to do. And this decision sparks an escalating situation that seems increasingly hopeless.
From the very start, we know these Seals aren't normal soldiers: they undergo especially gruelling training and then bond tightly as colleagues, relying on their ruggedness, tenacity and camaraderie. Which of course allows writer-director Berg to portray them as superheroes. This is a problem, because it reduces the Afghans to faceless, murderous villains, at least until the much more complex final act in which an entire village risks its life to save an injured American soldier. And this strikingly moving sequence is the one we remember much more than the chest-pounding patriotism.
Continue reading: Lone Survivor Review
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...
10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
Read more about 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' here
9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
Watch the trailer for 'Pain & Gain' here
Read the full review for 'Pain & Gain' here
Continue reading: The 10 Worst Films Of 2013
Tom Cruise's lengthy and public defamation suit is finally over.
Tom Cuise has settled his defamation lawsuit with InTouch and Life & Style over the accusations that he had abandoned his daughter Suri, published by the tabloids last year. The settlement included a carefully worded apology by the defendants. In it, they claim: “Bauer Publishing, 'In Touch' and 'Life and Style' never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter Suri and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published.”
Cruise only settled on the condition that the tabloids in question apologise for their statements.
The settlement also states that each side is to pay its own legal fees, according to TMZ. The settlement was originally started by Cruise over accusations that he’d “abandoned” his then six-year-old daughter, following his public divorce from Katie Holmes.
We can just about picture these two feuding.
In news that hasn’t really been relevant for at least two decades, Mark Wahlberg was apparently “a bit of a d**k” to Leonardo Dicaprio back in the 90s. The Pain and Gain star revealed as much in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Wahlberg talked about many things in the interview – finding religion and supporting gay marriage at the same time, his early years in Hollywood and, as part of that – that time he was almost looked over for a part in The Basketball Diaries alongside Leo.
These two got off on the wrong foot.
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg Admits He Was "Kind Of A D---" To Leonardo DiCaprio
'Lone Survivor' star Mark Wahlberg admitted on live TV that he and his mother were having some difficulties.
In a surprising statement on 'Live with Kelly & Michael', Mark Wahlberg touches on some family drama revealing that his mother Alma is currently giving him the silent treatment, for reasons as yet unknown.
While Alma Wahlberg is the matriarch of a particularly large and successful family, it seems it's not always easy to get along. 'Lone Survivor' star Mark Wahlberg opened up to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on their chat show about recent conflicts when he was asked if his mother helped him choose his grey suit. 'My mom's not speaking to me right now', he revealed, though didn't elaborate.
In a bid to lighten his mood, Kelly suggested that she may just have her hands full with his seven other siblings, whose careers have been significantly overshadowed by the youngest child's Hollywood breakthrough. 'It's because you're doing well', Kelly insisted. 'The mother always likes the one whose doing least well the most.'
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg Admits He's Getting Silent Treatment From His Mother
The Hunger Games sequel gets great reviews at its world premiere in London, while anticipation builds for Disney's dark spin on Sleeping Beauty. And Walhberg's Lone Survivor starts to gather awards-season momentum...
The big event this week was the world premiere on Monday night of the new Hunger Games movie Catching Fire, with the entire cast on the red carpet in Leicester Square. Early word on the film has been overwhelmingly positive before it opens worldwide next week. The press have even been seen applauding at screenings. Click here to read why The Hunger Games Catching Fire is leaving fans starving for more [Premiere Pics, Trailer, Movie Stills and More].
New films released in Britain this week include Lee Daniels' star-packed drama The Butler, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's crowd-pleasing writing and directing debut Don Jon, Ridley Scott's A-list thriller The Counsellor and Jude Law in the British crime comedy Dom Hemingway. But will any of these be able to unseat Gravity on the UK box office chart? Click to read our reviews for The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor, Dom Hemingway and Gravity.
Mark Wahlberg has scolded Hollywood actors comparing movie shoots to real combat.
Mark Wahlberg has ridiculed the idea that preparing for war movies is similar to being in real conflict. The actor - who plays a Navy SEAL in his latest movie, Peter Berg's Lone Survivor - was speaking at the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 12, 2013).
Mark Wahlberg [Front, left] in 'Lone Survivor'
Though Wahlberg made no mention of Tom Cruise, his remarks come just a week after the Hollywood star appeared to compare being away from his young daughter for a movie shoot to "serving in Afghanistan."
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg: "How F*cking Dare Actors Compare Movies To War!"
Mark Wahlberg cannot contain his anger at a certain Hollywood actor who compared his job to being a soldier.
The world premiere of Mark Wahlberg's new marine film 'Lone Survivor' took place on Tuesday (Nov 12th) at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. According to The Wrap, the 42 year-old joined the packed audience for a Q&A session after the unveiling of his new movie, and Wahlberg displayed great passion for the armed forces.
Mark Wahlberg [Center left] with his boys in 'Lone Survivor'
Wahlberg's emotion rant begin with targeting privileged Hollywood actors, "For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to SEAL training'? I don't give a f-ck what you did," Wahlberg said.
The A&E show will give us a behind the scenes look at life in the family-run, Massachusetts-based restaurant
Mark Wahlberg isn't just a one-time pop star-turned-one of the highest paid actors in the world, he also happens to be a restauranteur too. Mark is a part of Wahlburgers, a family-owned and run burger joint based in Hingham, Massachusetts, that will serve as the backing for a new reality series, also titled Wahlburgers.
Mark [L] and Donnie [R] will both appear throughout the series
With the help of his brother, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark will front the show, which will give a candid look at life within the restaurant business, as well as giving us a closer look at life within the Wahlberg clan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will feature the two brothers heading back to their native Boston to join forces with their "most talented sibling," Paul, who acts as executive chief of the Wahlberg business.
The Wahlberg's will be getting their own family reality show on A&E called 'Wahlburgers', which will feature Mark, Donnie and Paul, plus many more of their rather large brood.
Mark and Donnie Wahlberg will become the latest stars to have their own reality show.
The upcoming series, on A&E, will see how Hollywood actor Mark copes with his brothers, Donnie and Paul, in running a family owned restaurant.
The show will be called 'Wahlburgers'.
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The 'Entourage' movie is confirmed.
Looks like Vinnie Chase, Turtle, Eric, Ari and Johnny Drama are getting the old gang back together. According to Jerry Ferrara, who plays the street-smart Turtle, the Entourage movie is officially a goer despite stories of unrealistic money demands.
The Boys Are Back! Entourage Movie Is Confirmed
"I am proud to announce the #Entourage movie is officially a GO! Have to thank @wbpictures and @HBO for all the support to make this happen!" he tweeted on Monday.
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Mark Wahlberg, known for his rap career as Marky Mark and his film appearance in movies like 'Boogie Nights' was sent to jail at the age of 16, causing him to turn his life around.
Rapper-turned-singer Mark Wahlberg, has opened up about his time in jail and referred to it as a "wake-up call". The actor, who is now 42-years-old, was sentenced to two years in prison at the age of 16 for assaulting a Vietnamese man. While he only served 45 days of the sentence, he admits that it was a harsh punishment which convinced him to set himself on the straight-and-narrow.
Explaining the experience and his decision to turn his life around, 'Pain and Gain' star, Wahlberg said that: ''When I went to jail, that was a wake-up call. Over my lifetime I've known a lot of unsavoury characters. I made a lot of mistakes in my own life, too, but thankfully I was able to learn from them. That was quite some time ago."
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Spirited and very funny, this movie should actually be rather disturbing since it's a true story about torture and murder. But director Michael Bay is so slick with the action and comedy elements that he lulls audiences to sleep, entertaining us with events that really should send chills down our spines. So the movie feels rather tasteless when you begin to think about it.
Wahlberg stars as Daniel, an obsessive bodybuilder in 1990s Miami who works as a personal trainer at a local gym. But he's becoming increasingly annoyed by the fact that his clients are much wealthier than he is. So he convinces his steroid-addicted colleague Adrian (Mackie) to help him kidnap a customer (Shalhoub) and steal his fortune. Realising that they need some help, they enlist born-again ex-con Paul (Johnson) in their plan. But none of them is very smart, and the kidnapping goes badly wrong from the start. Still, they manage to steal quite a lot before a tenacious private detective (Harris) notices something isn't right.
For a story that deals with such intensely serious themes, this is an oddly broad comedy. Bay never even tries to find dark irony here; he just focusses on how stupid these criminals are, convinced that they are as cool as the characters from their favourite movies and eerily unbothered by the fact that they are inflicting pain and even death on people for their own greedy ends. The actors inhabit the roles with a disarming naivete, so we can't help but laugh at their idiotic actions. Wahlberg plays Daniel as a muscle-head so focussed on getting what he wants that he doesn't notice the carnage in his wake; Mackie at least gives Adrian a sense of self-doubt, plus some comical romance (with scene-stealer Wilson); and Johnson has a tricky role as a religious guy with a weakness for drugs and women.
Continue reading: Pain & Gain Review
Congrats Biebz, some good news at last.
The Justin Bieber Make-A-Wish Foundation partnership is proving popular; the young hitmaker has granted 200 separate wishes to sick kids which, considering his escapades over the last few months, is actually welcome news.
Wahlberg said stop smoking weed Justin!
The foundation used Twitter to thank Bieber "for granting so many amazing wishes." - "Hey Beliebers! Join us in congratulating @JustinBieber on his 200th wish & help us grant even more," they said. His 200th wish? Granting an eight-year-old girl - who is suffering from a life threatening liver condition – the gift of marriage. He accepted her proposal and made the Atlanta-born Annalysha Brown-Rafanan a very happy little lady.
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What looks like a rather standard buddy action comedy is elevated by a smarter-than-normal script, skilful direction and surprisingly offhanded chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg. In addition to the usual action chaos, the film lets big issues gurgle under the surface while refusing to play it safe. For example, the villain here is the US government, rather than some cliched foreign nutcase.
It's set on the US-Mexico border, where smooth operator Bobby (Washington) is working with fast-talking Stig (Wahlberg) to make a deal with the drug kingpin Papi Greco (Olmos). When they decide to rob a local bank to get his attention, the whole situation blows up in their faces. Not only does it emerge that both are undercover federal agents (Bobby with the DEA and Stig with Navy Intelligence), but their bosses (Burke and Marsden, respectively) are unwilling to protect them. Even Bobby's colleague-girlfriend (Patton) can't really help. And now they're being chased by everyone, including Papi and a swaggering killer (Paxton) with connections to the CIA.
The rather crazy plot demands that we pay attention as each of these factions is brought into focus, and it's refreshing to see a big movie that never abandons its own internal logic. Everything does indeed fit together into a larger picture, and since Bobby and Stig are alone in trying to figure it out, we happily go with them. Washington and Wahlberg are having a lot of fun with these characters as they jostle against each other in various displays of messy bravado. Opposite them, Patton has a thankless sexy-female role, but Olmos is quietly fierce, and Paxton steals every scene as a cocky, sneering villain who leaves a trail of destruction in his wake.
Continue reading: 2 Guns Review
Despite playing a porn star in his break-out role in 'Boogie Nights', Mark Wahlberg has to tone down the amount of sex scenes he has due to complaints from his wife.
It isn't particularly shocking to discover that Mark Wahlberg's wife is not particularly happy about the sex scenes he is occasionally called on to film. The actor has stated that he now does whatever he can to avoid having to film such scenes, after his wife, Rhea Durham, voiced her concerns to him.
Durham, who is the mother of Wahlberg's four children (Ella, 9, Michael, 7, Brendan, four and Grace, 3), was happy with her husband's performance in '2 Guns', as he didn't even take his shirt off for the role. Wahlberg talked about his '2 Guns' character, stating ''I love that about him. He's constantly trying to be a ladies' man but he never scores ... And my wife prefers it that way. I prefer to stay away from scenes with me and naked women - it doesn't go down too well. ''
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As predicted, the big names of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg were enough to draw in the crowds as 2 Guns took the weekend box office crown. A total of $27m changed hands so people could see the action/comedy, while the also-released Smurfs 2 managed a reputable third spot.
Sandwiched in-between was The Wolverine, which lost its top spot to 2 Guns. $21.7m took its total gross to $95m. Including the worldwide market, the Hugh Jackman film has eclipsed its budget, which will please the studio after some pretty scary early reviews.
Talking of scary reviews, The Smurfs shouldn’t be anywhere near the top ten, but a strong existing fanbase and some high profile celeb voices saw the parents and kids roll up for an afternoon of blue action. $18.2m was enough to secure a not-too-embarrassing third place.
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'2 Guns' has proved hugely popular during its opening weekend, obtaining first place in the box office charts and gaining over $27 million. Another new release 'The Smurfs 2' has been less popular, reached 3rd place.
2 Guns shoots to the top of the US Weekend Box Office grossing, on its opening weekend, over $27 million.
Denzel Washington at the premiere of 2 Guns at the SVA Theatre, New York.
2 Guns stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. The cast also includes Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos. The film follows a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer on the run after failing to infiltrate a drug cartel.
Continue reading: US Weekend Box Office: '2 Guns' Shoots Past 'The Smurfs 2' To No.1
Wahlberg and Washington host an all-star New York premiere, Seyfried and Stone face their fans, Stiller shows his epic vision for Walter Mitty's secret life, Johnny Knoxville makes a Borat-style comedy...
The stars turned out this week for the world premiere of 2 Guns, the new action movie that teams up Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Both actors were on the red carpet in New York along with the film's Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and costars including James Marsden and Bill Paxton. Musicians Robin Thicke and 50 Cent also turned up to see the film, which will have its international premiere in London next week.
Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington are interviewed about their new action comedy flick '2 Guns' in which they star as two double-crossed, undercover cops. They talk about the characters' relationship and why is makes such desirable cinematic viewing.
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