Nov142014
“Ted 2″ On Set Photos Uploaded

Hey everybody! I just updated our photo gallery with 223 medium and high quality photos of Mark on set filming scenes for his new film “Ted 2.” Filming took place between July 2014 through October 2014. I hope you enjoy and keep checking back for more updates!

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Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – July 28, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – July 30, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – August 1, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – August 5, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – August 7, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – August 8, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – August 12, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – August 14, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – September 8, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – October 5, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – October 6, 2014
Movie Productions > “Ted 2″ > On Set – October 7, 2014

Nov112014
Mark Wahlberg Reveals How He Dropped 60 Pounds for “The Gambler”

“Access Hollywood” — Transforming the usually ripped Mark Wahlberg into his character from “The Gambler” took serious work and a lot of jump roping.

“[The director] wanted me to be as thin as possible and so that was just part of the preparation. But the real preparation was the mental preparation, being believable as a literary professor,” he told Access Hollywood at the film’s premiere, about playing a down on his luck professor in the upcoming film.

So how did the 43-year-old drop 60 pounds for the role of Jim Bennett?

“No food for about six weeks. Just a liquid diet and then jumping rope like two or three hours a day, in the morning and the night,” he said.

The actor explained he went on this crash diet under the supervision of a medical professional.

“[I was] just basically starving myself, under the watchful eye of a doctor,” he told Access.

“The Gambler” hits theaters on December 19.

Nov112014
Interview: Mark Wahlberg Talks Burgers, Love for Toronto, & More

“Toronto Life”You and your brothers Paul and Donnie recently opened a Wahlburgers on Blue Jays Way. There are already one million burger joints in this city. What sets a Wahlburger patty apart?
Wow, I dunno. I haven’t visited all one million. In fact, I don’t know anything about the competition. But I do know that my brother Paul is an absolute rock star in the kitchen. It’s one thing to have a celebrity name to draw people in, but it’s his food that keeps people coming back.

What is it about the food?
They’re really, really good burgers. We have the basics, and Paul, Donnie and I each have our own signature creations, but we have mushroom and salmon burgers, too. It’s a pretty extensive menu.

The original Wahlburgers is in Boston. Why did you choose Toronto for your first expansion site?
It’s a great place to test the waters. If a film does well at TIFF, it stands a great chance of being successful around the world. I think the same is true of restaurants. It’s a cutting-edge city with a lot of cool people. If you can make it in Toronto, you can make it anywhere.

Last year you called Toronto the “most interesting city in the world.” Can you share a Mark-Wahlberg-in-Toronto anecdote, so we know you’re not just buttering us up?
Oh, trust me, I’ve had some very interesting and very crazy times in Toronto. My first time at the film festival was with Boogie Nights, and that was a very special occasion. Shooting my first movie in Toronto, The Big Hit, was special, too.

Interesting, though technically not an anecdote…
Ha, well, you know, Toronto sort of saved my life. On 9/11, I was in Boston and was planning to fly back to L.A. the next day, but a friend was having an event at the film festival, so we decided instead to fly to Toronto that day. And of course the next morning, we woke up and saw the coverage. I turns out I would’ve been on American Airlines flight 11, which crashed into the north tower.

What are your favourite Toronto haunts?
Roots co-founder Michael Budman’s backyard. Sotto Sotto, which is a great restaurant. Yorkville in nice weather. Harbour Sixty—owner Ted Nikolaou is the best. That’s almost a European experience. St. Basil’s Cathedral—I go every Sunday when I’m in town.

Word got out awhile ago that you bought a condo at 36 Hazelton in Yorkville, but I’ve heard conflicting reports.
I did not buy one. I was interested and was in negotiations and got close, but in the end it just didn’t work out.

Might that change?
I would love to buy a place in Toronto. Right now I’m trying to partner with Mitch Goldhar, the owner of SmartCentres, to reopen Toronto’s Eastern Studios. I’d love to bring back as much business as I can to Canada.

Wahlburgers, the behind-the-scenes TV series on A&E, was recently nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy in the Unstructured Reality Program category, but it lost out to Deadliest Catch. Do you have a message for those seafaring bastards?
No, other than I’ve been on a swordfish-fishing boat and I admire those guys. That’s one of those occupations that doesn’t get enough appreciation or credit. They risk their lives, and most people who sit down to enjoy a swordfish or lobster or crab don’t really know the extent of what’s gone on.

You’ve talked about adding a Toronto burger to the Wahlburgers menu to “reflect what goes on in Toronto.” What does go on in Toronto?
Torontonians have always found a balance between working really hard and having a lot of fun. Somehow, they figure it out.

And how would that balance manifest in a burger?
When it comes to the menu, you have to discuss that with Paul. I don’t interfere with the food.

You’ve filmed four movies in the GTA. When are you coming back?
No immediate plans, but I hope it happens soon. I’ve got a lot of great memories and friendships, and I think Toronto inspires me to push a lot of American cities to clean up their acts.

Aw, shucks. Wait—you promise you’re not just buttering us up?
Promise.

Nov112014
2014 AFI Fest – “The Gambler” World Premiere Photos

Mark Wahlberg hit the red carpet while attending the “The Gambler” World Premiere event at the 2014 AFI Fest held at the Dolby Theatre on Monday night (November 10) in Hollywood, California. You can check out 219 medium and high quality photos of Michael at the premiere in our photo gallery. Enjoy!


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Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Nov 10: 2014 AFI Fest – “The Gambler” World Premiere – Arrivals
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Nov 10: 2014 AFI Fest – “The Gambler” World Premiere – Inside

Nov092014
Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards Photos

Mark Wahlberg the red carpet, alongside his wife Rhea Durham and his adorable daughter Ella, while attending the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 6th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday evening (November 8) in Hollywood, California. The Governors Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and the Honorary Award. You can check out 34 medium and high quality photos of Mark at the event in our photo gallery. Enjoy!

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Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Nov 08: Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 6th Annual Governors Awards

Nov062014
Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg Team Up for “The Six Billion Dollar Man” Film

“Deadline” — Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg, the duo behind the critically acclaimed and box office success Lone Survivor, are re-teaming for the feature film version of The Six Billion Dollar Man with various writers circling the project for The Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films label. (Yes, billion with a ‘b’). Berg will direct and Wahlberg is attached to star in the film about former astronaut Steve Austin who, after a horrific crash of an experimental plane, is saved by doctors when he is fitted with bionic replacements — both legs, his right arm and left eye. With super-human power, he becomes a force to be reckoned with for the government as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

The story is based on the sci-fi book Cyborg by Martin Caidin which became a bestseller when it debuted in 1972 and was partially used for the popular 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man. The show had a large fan base and spawned a spinoff — The Bionic Woman. With such a well-known brand, the film will appeal to those now-older fans of the show in addition to introducing the character to a new generation of kids.

Bob Weinstein is producing along with Berg and his producing partner Sarah Aubrey, Wahlberg’s production company Closest to the Hole Prods. and Wahlberg’s producing partner Stephen Levinson. Universal, which enjoyed the success of Lone Survivor, may also finance part of the picture. This was first alluded to by Tracking Board apparently.

Dimension plans to go before the cameras sometime next year for a 2016 release. Also on Wahlberg’s plate is the comedy Daddy’s Home opposite Will Ferrell for Paramount and Red Granite (which Paramount said will start production this year) as well as the anticipated Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate/Participant and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, which is expected to start filming late spring/early summer.

On the TV side, TNT and Paramount are adapting the conspiracy thriller Shooter as a series with Wahlberg and writer John Hlavin. The actor can next be seen in Paramount’s The Gambler which bows on December 19 in time for an Oscar-qualifying run.

Wahlberg and Berg are repped by WME.