Mark Wahlberg Visits “The Today Show” (Dec. 12) Interview

Mark Wahlberg stopped by “The Today Show” on his promotional tour earlier this Friday morning (December 12) for his new film “The Gambler”. You can check out the 6-minute interview below, as well as 289 screen captures from the interview. Enjoy!

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Mark Wahlberg Visits “Seth Meyers” (Dec. 11) – Clips & HD Caps

Mark Wahlberg stopped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night (December 11) to promote his new film “The Gambler.” You can check out a short clip from the interview below, as well as 537 high definition screen captures of Mark from the interview. Enjoy!

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Mark Wahlberg Visits “Jimmy Fallon” (Dec. 10) – Clips + HD Caps

Mark Wahlberg stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday night (Dec. 11) to promote his new film “The Gambler.” You can check out a short clip of the interview below, as well as Mark playing a game of “Slapjack” with Jimmy Fallon. Not only that, but you can browse through 609 high definition screen captures of Mark from the appearance. Enjoy!

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“The Gambler” New York Premiere (Dec. 11) Photos

Mark Wahlberg and his lovely wife Rhea Durham attend the premiere of his film “The Gambler” held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on Wednesday (December 10) in New York City. You browse through 150 medium and high quality photos of Mark from the premiere. Enjoy!

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“The Gambler” Release Date: Paramount All In, Moves It To Christmas Day Wide Bow

“Deadline” — Paramount Pictures said today it is moving the release date of its Mark Wahlberg-starrer The Gambler from Friday, December 19 to Wednesday, December 25. And what was to be a platform bow is now a wide release. The studio is positioning the remake of the 1974 James Caan pic for awards-season play, and it just world premiered at AFI Fest.

If you’re keeping score at home, the pic joins a serious Christmas Day slate that includes Disney’s Into The Woods, Universal’s Unbroken, Warner Bros’ American Sniper, Sony’s The Interview, and Paramount’s own Selma — which opened at AFI Fest the same night as Gambler.

Mark Wahlberg Seeks Pardon for His Crimes

“The Hollywood Reporter” — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer.

Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years so he can be a role model to his children and others.

The former rapper known as Marky Mark and a star of movies including The Departed and The Gambler, filed a pardon application with state officials Nov. 26. New England Cable News first reported on the application Thursday.

In 1988, when Wahlberg was 16, he hit a man in the head with a wooden stick while trying to steal two cases of alcohol in front of a convenience store near his family’s home in the Dorchester section of Boston, the application says. He punched another man in the face while trying to avoid police, the document says.

Wahlberg says in the application that he was high on marijuana and narcotics at the time, and police caught him with a small amount of pot. He also apologized for his actions.

He ended up being convicted as an adult of assault and other charges, and he was sentenced to three months in jail. He said he was released after serving about 45 days.

Wahlberg, 43, says in the application that he turned his life around and became a successful music artist, actor, and film and television producer. He also notes he has raised millions of dollars for charity and donated his time and efforts for philanthropic causes.

“I have not engaged in philanthropic efforts in order to make people forget about my past,” Wahlberg says in the application. “To the contrary, I want people to remember my past so that I can serve as an example of how lives can be turned around and how people can be redeemed.”

“Rather than ignore or deny my troubled past, I have used the public spotlight to speak openly about the mistakes I made as a teenager so that others do not make those same mistakes,” he says.

To get a pardon, the Massachusetts Parole Board would have to review Wahlberg’s case and make a recommendation to the governor, who has the ultimate authority to grant pardons.

Calls to the board’s offices went unanswered late Thursday.

Pardons rarely are issued in Massachusetts.

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, who’s winding up eight years in office, last month recommended four pardons and one commutation — his first since taking office. They must still be approved by the Governor’s Council.

His predecessor, Republican Mitt Romney, recommended none. If Wahlberg is pardoned, it almost certainly would fall to Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to sign off.