He's been nominated for two Academy Awards. He's had a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His latest movie opened to $37 million earlier this month. So why would Mark Wahlberg want to star in a reality show?
"I thought kind of the same thing," executive producer Rasha Drachkovitch tells TVGuide.com. "It definitely helps that the subject matter is his family and the family business."
That family business, the Hingham, Mass., restaurant Wahlburgers, is the focus of the new A&E reality show of the same name. Premiering Wednesday at 10:30/9:30c, the docu-series follows Wahlberg, along with his two brothers, singer and Blue Bloods star Donnie and chef Paul Wahlberg, in their adventures running a restaurant together.
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After first reading about the fast-casual burger spot two years ago, Drachkovitch reached out to Mark about the reality show idea. He soon traveled to Hingham to meet ...
For someone who's "retired" from a public life, Shia LaBeouf cannot stay out of the headlines.
On Sunday's Golden Globes, Jim Carrey poked fun at the former Disney star by saying, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard...I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that." LaBeouf has been the butt of quite a few jokes after plagiarizing his 2012 short film HowardCantour.com from Daniel Clowes' comic Justin M. Damiano and then hiring a plane to skywrite an apology to Clowes. LaBeouf, who announced he was retiring from all public life last week, responded to Carrey's jab when he posted a YouTube video of Carrey's daughter's band and called Carrey out for his parenting skills.
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8. Don't Caption This Award: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry lands in hot water during her "What's So Funny About 2013?" segment when her panelists, actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, take aim at Mitt Romney's grandson Kieran, who is black. "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same," Glenn says after the family's Christmas photo pops up. Obeidallah adds: "I think that this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party. The RNC — at the convention — they find the one black person." Harris-Perry chimes in as well, joking that...
Count Julie Chen among those who are not fans of Jenny McCarthy on The View.
The Big Brother host appeared on Howard Stern's radio show this week, along with her Talkco-host Sharon Osbourne, and had some less-than-flattering things to say about The View's decision to add McCarthy to its roundtable earlier this year.
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