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Mark Wahlberg Reveals Why He Turned Down 'Star Trek' Role

February 26th, 2013 12:42pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg couldn't understand the script for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," and that's why he turned down the role offerd to him.
Wahlberg was considered to play Captain Kirk's father George Kirk, but the actor was confused by the dialogue. He passed on the part, and the job went to Chris Hemsworth instead.
Wahlberg told Total Film magazine, "I remember (Abrams) asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek, and I tried to read the script, and I just couldn't even... I didn't understand the words or the dialogue or anything. I said, 'I couldn't do this. I think you're really talen...

Mark Wahlberg & Ted Will Reunite To Present Oscar

February 1st, 2013 4:30pm EST
Mark Wahlberg and his fluffy Ted sidekick will reunite onstage at the Oscars.

The movie star enjoyed comedy success in the film last summer and now he's reteaming with Ted at the 2013 Academy Awards, which will be hosted by their director and voice of the foul-mouthed talking bear, Seth MacFarlane.

Announcing the news on Friday, Oscars producer Craig Zadan said, "We are happy to make it possible for Mark and Ted to make their debut appearance on the Oscar stage and we won't deny that Ted used his pull with our host to get himself the booking."

A statement from the teddy bear, released by...

Mark Wahlberg Turns His Son Into A Militant Patriots Fan

January 18th, 2013 4:52pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg has turned his young son into an ardent New England Patriots fan after taking him to a recent game and introducing him to his sporting heroes.
The Ted star and his kid were given all-access passes to visit the team's Foxborough stadium as guests of owner Robert Kraft when the Patriots hammered the Houston Texans in the play-offs last weekend.
Father and son met the players in the locker room, watched them warm up on the field and were even present when coach Bill Belichick led the pre-game prayer. And now little Michael is an avid fan desperate to get his hands on Super Bo...

Mark Wahlberg Does The Weather In Philly

January 9th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg stopped promoting his new film Broken City to make sure the citizens of Philadelphia knew what to expect for weather.

While on Good Day Philadelphia this morning, Mark and director Allen Hughes took over the weather report. First, Mark described Wednesday as "perfect golf weather" thanks to sunny day with temperatures at 54 degrees. Allen said there were "the best salt and pepper team ever" after Mark did his best forecaster impression.

The duo then did the traffic report, describing the heavy congestion on route 676. "We're expecting 40- to 45-minute delays if you're coming...

Mark Wahlberg Honors Atlanta Heroes

January 8th, 2013 2:38pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg saluted two local heroes in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday night as he screened his new movie in the city.

The Departed star was in town to unveil his new crime drama, Broken City, and he took time to present special plaques to two inspirational members of the community.

During the film premiere at a local cinema, Wahlberg paid tribute to former football star Warrick Dunn, who lost his police officer mother in an armed robbery 20 years ago and went on to set up a charity which helps single parents.

Atlanta police veteran Patrick Apoian, who was injured in the line of duty in...

Blu-ray Review: 'Ted' (Unrated)

December 17th, 2012 10:00am EST
Ready for a little sassy teddy bear action? Then join us in taking a look at the new to Blu-ray comedy "Ted" in its pure Unrated form out now from Universal Home Entertainment. The review stuffing and fur flies below!

Title: "Ted" (Unrated)

Grade: 4

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 114 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: When I first saw the trailer for "Ted" I distinctly remember thinking one word – stupid. Thankfully I was wrong, as even ...

50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...

Mark Wahlberg To Replace Shia LaBeouf In 'Transformers 4'

November 9th, 2012 8:39am EST
Mark Wahlberg
One way to freshen up (or destroy) a popular franchise is to change the lead actor. It can work - Jeremy Renner did a decent job taking over from Matt Damon in the "Bourne" series - but we're not sure how it will affect the blockbuster "Transformer" films.

Director Michael Bay just announced that Mark Wahlberg will join the fourth installment of the franchise, replacing Shia LaBeouf.

Bay wrote on his website, "Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on 'Pain and Gain' and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise...

2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...

DILFs: 30 Hot Celebrity Dads - 2012 Edition

July 21st, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Cam Gigandet
Last week we put together a pictorial of 30 hot celebrity moms to the enjoyment of many that browsed. Not to let the ladies down, we thought it only fitting to do the same for the sexy celebrity dads. We did our best to throw in a few shirtless surprises, so click through our list of hot celeb dads. If we missed someone who'd be on your list let us know. Enjoy!

Cam Gigandet


Scott Disick

Brad Pitt

Chris Hemsworth

Colin Farrell

Will Smith

Orlando Bloom

Ben Afleck

David Beckham

Clive Owen

Josh Holloway


Eric Dane


This Summer's Hottest Male Movie Stars

July 8th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Christian Bale the Dark Knight Rises
Superhero flicks "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" are two of the biggest releases this month, and they star some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities.

On July 20, Christian Bale returns as the caped crusader, which picks up following the events in the previous film. He battles the deadly bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway).

Oh, but there's more. Much more.

Escape the outside heat and get hot inside by seeing your favorite male stars on the big screen this summer. Watch the cast of the stripper flick "Magic Mike" and Colin Farrell and Jeremy Renner from the Aug...

Mark Wahlberg's Son Punched Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson In The Nuts

July 2nd, 2012 9:32am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
On the set of his new movie "Pain and Gain," Mark Wahlberg's 3-year-old son punched his father's co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the genitals.

During filming, Wahlberg asked Johnson to stop by his trailer so his children could meet the former wrestler. He didn't realize his son's painful penchant for greeting men would apply to the three year old's hero.

Wahlberg recalls, "They're in the trailer, he gives my one son a high five and then the next one he goes to give him a high five and my son... (punched him) right in the nuts. I'm like, 'What are you doing, dude?' And he (Johnson) lo...

Mark Wahlberg's Foul-Mouthed 'Ted' Breaks Box Office Records

July 2nd, 2012 9:00am EDT
Mark Wahlberg's new movie "Ted," about a foul-mouthed teddy bear, stunned Hollywood by taking in $54.1 million over the weekend. The film debuted at number one and broke "The Hangover's" box office record for the biggest R-rated opening in the United States.

Wahlberg plays John Bennett, who as a little boy is granted a wish - his beloved teddy bear Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane) comes to life. As an adult, John wrestles with the lingering consequences.

At number two at the box office was stripper flick "Magic Mike," starring hotties Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Ma...

Mark Wahlberg Banned From Watching The Super Bowl At Home

June 30th, 2012 6:38pm EDT
Rhea Durham
Mark Wahlberg has been banned from watching the Super Bowl at home with friends following a fight with his wife after his beloved New England Patriots lost to rivals the New York Giants in February.

The passionate Boston, Massachusetts sports fan was so upset when the Giants won he kicked all his pals out of his house and then yelled at his wife Rhea Durham when she told him to calm down.

The movie star admits he has regretted the confrontation ever since and now he accepts he may never be able to watch his Patriots in the football final if his wife is at home.

He says, "She was so up...

The Top 7 Slackers In Films: In Honor Of 'Ted' Release

June 29th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Sure… one half of the buddy comedy film Ted (opening tomorrow) might be a stuffed animal come to life, but that doesn’t mean Seth MacFarlane’s comedy still doesn’t belong in the slacker comedy category.

Mark Wahlberg plays John Bennett whose wish for his teddy bear to come to life at the age of eight comes true. Ted (voiced by MacFarlane) and John enjoy a fun filled slacker lifestyle together until one day John meets and falls in love with Lori (Mila Kunis) and tries to embrace adulthood.

To honor this strange stacker bromance, we thought it fitting to list our top seven favorite slackers...

Review 'Ted': A Must See Original And Entertaining Comedy

June 28th, 2012 7:12pm EDT
I love talking animals and I have to admit I own quite a few. Granted they're stuffed with a vocabulary of not more than ten words; which definitely doesn't come close to the vocabulary of 'Teddy', the foul mouth, boozing, pot smoking, oversexed bear.

Teddy is one of the stars of Seth MacFarlane's new film 'Ted'. MacFarlane, for those of you who aren't into animated TV shows, is the creator of 'Family Guy' and 'The Cleveland Show'.

And just like these edgy sitcoms, 'Ted' is hysterically funny, outrageous and wonderfully politically incorrect.

When the film opens, we meet John, a lonely, ...

Mark Wahlberg Says He Was 'Really Comfortable' Looking Stupid On 'Ted' Set

June 26th, 2012 11:22am EDT
Mark Wahlberg had no misgivings about looking stupid while filming his new comedy Ted, insisting he's not as "self-conscious" as he was in his younger days.

The Departed star had to use his imagination to shoot scenes in Seth MacFarlane's film, which uses CGI to create a foul-mouthed teddy bear which comes to life.

Wahlberg relished acting the fool on the big screen, but admits he would have struggled with the part earlier in his career because he was desperate to appear cool.

He tells MTV News, "I've really found myself in a really comfortable position. I've always said that years ag...

Mark Wahlberg Ate 10 Meals A Day To Bulk Up For 'Pain And Gain'

June 22nd, 2012 4:21pm EDT
Pain and Gain
Actor Mark Wahlberg says he munched on 10 meals a day in a bid to gain weight for his new movie Pain And Gain.

The Ted star, who plays bodybuilder Daniel Lugo in the upcoming film, followed a 24-hour plan and even woke up at various times throughout the night to get his latest food fix and drink his muscle-building shakes.

He tells E! Online, "I was eating 10 meals a day and drinking mass gainers. I was drinking my own. I created this line of supplements with (retail chain) GNC. It was a lot of work."

"A lot of getting up at two in the morning to eat another meal and I was still full ...

Mark Wahlberg Heading Back To School To Get High School Diploma

June 12th, 2012 11:19pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Mark Wahlberg is returning to school later this month to study for his high school diploma.

The Fighter star quit his studies at the age of 13 and, after a stint behind bars for assault, he became a model and pop star before making it in Hollywood.

Last year, the Massachusetts-born Wahlberg admitted he was keen to go back to school so he can become a better role model for his children - and the actor has now enrolled in an online course to complete his education.

He tells talk show host David Letterman, "I am going back now. They have this new program in Massachusetts now where you...

MTV Movie Awards: Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart & More Stars Rock The Red Carpet

June 4th, 2012 9:38am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Hunger Games" and the "Twilight" franchise took center stage at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, taking home four and two awards, respectively. But let's be honest - many also tuned in to see the fashion!

"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson looked adorable in a short multi-colored dress, while Kristen Stewart was her usual quirky self in a silver, yellow and purple dress.

Jessica Biel channeled the 70s with stick straight hair and a white long-sleeved dress. Charlize Theron, whose film "Snow White And The Huntsman" dominated theaters over the weekend, looked amazing in a red strapless...

'The Fighter' Inspiration Micky Ward Opens Up About His Childhood Sexual Abuse

May 30th, 2012 8:24am EDT
Micky Ward
The real life boxer played by Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter was sexually abused as a child.

Sporting legend 'Irish' Micky Ward, whose life story was the basis for Wahlberg's Oscar-winning movie, kept the devastating secret from his friends and family for many years, but has now opened up about the traumatic experience in his new autobiography.

Ward claims he was abused between the ages of nine and 12 by a man who was 10 years older than him, telling New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He never asked me to do anything to him, but rather I was always on the receiving end of his advances...

Justin Bieber's Basketball Movie Put On Hold

May 9th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will have to wait a little longer to conquer Hollywood as his big screen acting debut is mired in delays.

The teenage singer made his first foray into cinemas last year with his documentary film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and he has since been tapped to star in a new basketball-themed movie along with Mark Wahlberg.

However, the Baby hit-maker admits movie bosses weren't happy with the script and ordered a re-write, meaning fans will have a longer wait to see the star on the big screen.

He tells, "I'm still working on this movie. I don't know what the deal is...

Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 6th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Magic Mike
Ok ladies, now it's your turn! Yesterday we ran the sexy women version and today we give you the sexy men steaming up the silver screen for the summer of 2012. With the block-buster season now underway we've got a list of sexy men raging from superheroes to space explorers and even a few male strippers thrown in for good measure. So come on it and meet some of the sexiest men hitting the movie screen this summer.

Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
The Avengers (May 4)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)
The Avengers (May 4)

Mark Ruffalo - (Bruce Banner/The Hulk)

Blu-ray Review: 'Contraband'

April 25th, 2012 10:35am EDT
Contraband photo
How far would you go for family? That’s the dilemma facing husband and father Mark Wahlberg in the new to Blu-ray action flick "Contraband" out April 24 from Universal Home Video. The family tree grows review roots below!

Title: "Contraband"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Rating: R

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: What is actually a story rehash of the David Caruso and before that the 1947 Victor Mature flick "Kiss of Death" thank...

Check Out 'Contraband' On Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand April 24

April 21st, 2012 7:15am EDT
In "Contraband," a reformed smuggler faces drug lords, criminals, corrupt officials, and trigger-happy hit men after getting back into the business to help his brother-in-law settle a deadly debt.

When it came to transporting illicit goods under treacherous circumstances, Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) used to be the best in the business. But all of that changed when he chose to give up his life of crime to start a family with Kate (Kate Beckinsale). Chris learns that leaving his past behind is easier said than done, however, after Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) goes to work for...

Mark Wahlberg Is Bulking Up (In A Really Good Way)

April 12th, 2012 11:30am EDT
A jacked Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is packing on the pounds - of muscle, that is. The actor is bulking up to play a bodybuilder in the film "Pain And Gain," which he's currently filming in Miami, Florida.

He hit the beach on Wednesday with his wife and two kids, Brendan and Ella Rae. For the last couple of weeks photographers have snapped the star on set and on the beach, showing off his muscled torso and arms.

His wife seems to be a good sport about Mark's amazing physique, which garners a lot of attention. Yesterday two very excited teenagers gushingly shook his hand and cheered afterwards.

See more photos...

Celebrities Celebrate Easter At The Beach, In Brooklyn, With Family & More (Photos)

April 9th, 2012 8:30am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg certainly knows how to have fun on the holidays. We spotted the actor swimming with his son Brendan in Miami, Fla., after the family spent their morning attending an Easter service at church.

Wahlberg showed off his incredible body as he swung around his son in the breaking waves. The actor also relaxed on a lounge chair with his wife Rhea Durham and their daughter Grace Margaret.

He wasn't the only star who took advantage of the beautiful Sunday weather. Check out what other celebs did on Easter...

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe spent Easter sunday at c...

Mark Wahlberg Looks Tiny Next To Dwayne Johnson On 'Pain And Gain' Set (Photos)

April 5th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson
When you look at Mark Wahlberg you think he's in really good shape. He obviously works out and has good sized muscles. Then you put six-foot five-inch Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson next to him, and Mark (5' 8") looks like a really small guy.

Wahlberg and Johnson are currently filming "Pain and Gain" in Miami. The film centers on two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. The film is set for release in 2013.

Check out more photos of Mark (who despite his "diminutive" size is still pretty hot) on the set...

Mark Wahlberg To Expand Burger Chain To The U.K.

March 21st, 2012 8:07am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg's burger chain is heading to the U.K.

The actor and brothers, New Kids on the Block singer Donnie and chef Paul, launched Wahlburgers last year in their native Boston, Massachusetts and the restaurant has become such a huge success, The Departed star is set to take his high-class burgers to Britain and Ireland.

He says, "We do higher-end burgers. Yesterday, we sold 1,300. It's run by my brother, Paul, who is a five-star chef. We're opening a bunch of them in Britain and Ireland this year."

And the movie star admits he is stunned by the success of the fast food chain - al...

Mark Walhberg Takes His Kids To Watch Tattoo Removal

February 20th, 2012 8:23am EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg took his children to observe his tattoo removal session in a bid to dissuade them from indulging in body art.

The Departed star decided to get rid of his "six or seven" inkings before he started shooting boxing movie The Fighter in 2010 to avoid sitting in the make-up chair for hours having them covered them up.

The actor decided to take his two eldest children along with him to watch the painful removal process in a bid to make sure they stay away from tattoos in the future.

He tells the Today show, "(All the tattoos) have meaning to me, but it's both personal and profe...