Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mark Wahlberg no longer in Three Mississippi

According to First Showing, Mark will no longer be acting in "Three Mississippi" due to commitments to "Lone Survivor". He will be replaced by Adam Sandler.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mark Wahlberg in Men's Fitness magazine

Mark Wahlberg will be on the cover of the July 2012 issue of Men's Fitness magazine!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mark Wahlberg's TED Premiere Raffle

Mark is auctioning off a change to win a trip to Los Angeles to see the premiere of the movie "Ted".  You can purchase raffle tickets here!  The proceeds will benefit The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

Here is what the Grand Prize winner gets:

  • Winner and a guest will receive 2 tickets to attend the exclusive World Premiere of Mark Wahlberg's new movie Ted the week of June 21st, 2012 in Los Angeles
  • Winner and a guest will receive 2 VIP passes to walk the red carpet
  • Winner and a guest will meet Mark Wahlberg for photos and autographs
  • Winner and a guest will meet Seth MacFarlane for photos and autographs
  • Winner and a guest will receive $2,000 to apply towards travel (if needed, if used)
  • Winner and a guest will receive 2 nights lodging pending date of the Premiere (single room, double occupancy)
  • Winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of $907.50 to mitigate the Winner's tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($750.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($157.50). The actual amount awarded may be adjusted proportionally based on the value of the actual prizes received.

Monday, May 28, 2012

WSVN News on the set of "Pain and Gain"

Local Miami TV station WSVN did a news story about the filming of "Pain and Gain". Here is the video clip.

Mark Wahlberg Introduces "Ted" Trailer

Here is a preview for "Ted" with an intro by Mark Wahlberg:


Video courtesy of TedIsReal

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New commercial with Mark Wahlberg

Mark will be appearing in a new commercial to encourage kids to graduate. Here is the article from Market Watch:


Like, Share or Tweet and Taco Bell Will Give Mas To Help Teens Graduate
Mark Wahlberg to Appear in New Graduate to Go Ad to Support National Fundraising Campaign in Taco Bell Restaurants

IRVINE, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens' Graduate to Go initiative is inviting Americans to like, share or tweet to help at-risk teens graduate high school. In return, Taco Bell will give up to $1 million to Graduate to Go to support teen-serving organizations. The $1 million gift represents the more than 1 million students that drop out of high school each year.


The Graduate to Go social media effort is part of a two-week campaign including a TV ad with Mark Wahlberg and national fundraiser in participating Taco Bell restaurants. From May 24 to June 7, Taco Bell will donate $5 for each of the following actions taken (maximum total donation $1 million):

"Like" the custom-designed graduation caps created by Boys & Girls Club teens that will be posted on the Taco Bell Facebook page

Tweet or Retweet using the hashtag #GraduatetoGo

Share Graduate to Go's new TV ad featuring Mark Wahlberg and teen, Mona Dixon. Click here for behind-the-scenes video from the ad filming.

"Graduate to Go strives to put a diploma in every teen's hand, and it's going to require action from all of us," says Greg Creed, chief executive officer, Taco Bell. "Taco Bell is providing simple ways to make a big difference both in our restaurants and online, and our hope is that we can inspire the nation to mobilize around this important cause."

The high school dropout rates are staggering in America, with one student dropping out of high school every 26 seconds. More than 30 percent of teens in the U.S. and up to 50 percent of Latinos and African Americans fail to graduate with their class. Dropouts are more likely than high school graduates to be unemployed, in poor health, living in poverty, in prison or on public assistance.**

Raising Funds with Taco Bell® Restaurants

Additionally, participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide will host the 4th annual Graduate to Go fundraiser through June 7th to encourage customers to donate $1 to fund teen programs. As thanks for customer support, participating restaurants will give contributors a taco coupon.

The success of the 2011 national fundraiser enabled the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to distribute 350 grants totaling $3 million to Boys & Girls Clubs and other organizations that inspire teens to graduate high school.

Raising Awareness with Mark Wahlberg

To help bring more awareness to the dropout crisis and support this initiative, Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg, the Graduate to Go ambassador for the third consecutive year, will appear in a national TV spot to encourage support. The ad features Boys & Girls Club Alumni Mona Dixon, who was helped by Graduate to Go through her involvement with the Club. Wahlberg also continues to support teens through his Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

"Each time I talk to a teen like Mona Dixon who has been helped by Graduate to Go, I am reminded of the reasons why I've partnered with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens," said Mark Wahlberg. "Participating in this campaign with Mona inspired me, and I hope it will inspire others to help teens like her achieve greatness against all odds."

In the TV spot titled "Imagine," Mark Wahlberg tells Mona Dixon's story of being homeless through her high school years and reveals how Graduate to Go helped her get where she is today - a successful college student with a 3.93 GPA. The ad closes with a call-to-action, encouraging consumers to give $1 at participating Taco Bell® restaurants.

"Life hasn't been easy for me and I'm sure there are more teens just like me out there," said Mona Dixon. "I'm so thankful to have had the support of so many and hope my story lets other teens know that there is a way to overcome the barriers you face."

About Graduate to Go

Graduate to Go is a national initiative of Taco Bell Foundation, Inc., also known as the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, committed to addressing the growing number of high school dropouts in the U.S. The initiative funds real-world experiences, such as job training and college preparation, proven to motivate teens to stay in school.

Through the Graduate to Go initiative, the Foundation serves more than 100,000 teens and awards more than 350 grants and scholarships each year. Support includes the Graduate to Go Multi-Media Studios, Graduate to Go Business Camp, and National Keystone leadership program at 1,600 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. For more information about Graduate to Go, visit www.graduatetogo.com , and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GraduateToGo .

Since 1995, more than $30 million has been donated to support teen programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other teen-serving organizations with the help of on-going customer, franchisee and employee donations.

About Taco Bell Corp.

Taco Bell Corp. ("Taco Bell"), a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., YUM -0.28% , is the nation's leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain. Taco Bell serves tacos, burritos, signature quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos, and other specialty items such as Crunchwrap Supreme®, in addition to the Why Pay More® Value Menu. Taco Bell serves more than 36.8 million consumers each week in nearly 5,600 restaurants in the U.S.

About The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

Mark Wahlberg and his family established the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation on the belief that no child should be prevented to living up to his or her potential due to financial hardship. The Foundation works to improve the quality of life for teens living in urban communities and distributes funds to support local youth service and enrichment programs nationwide. A life-long member and advocate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Mark comes from a family of nine children with limited means and spent most of his afternoons and evenings at his local club. He credits a large part of his success to the fact that he was fortunate to spend his free time in a positive and nurturing environment. Visit www.markwahlbergyouthfoundation.com .

Release date for Ted now June 29

The release date for Mark Wahlberg's movie Ted has been changed to June 29.

Check out this article from the Chicago Tribune for the details.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New movie project for Mark Wahlberg: The Disciple Program

Mark Walhberg is rumored to produce and star a new movie called The Disciple Program. The plot line is "a man investigating his wife's mysterious death only to find out it goes much deeper than he imagined."

For more info, read this article from Variety about Universal winning the bidding war for this movie.

Watch video clip of Mark Wahlberg on the set of Pain and Gain

Here is a short video clip of Mark on the set of "Pain and Gain" from X17:

Rebel Wilson talks about working with Mark Wahlberg

Actress Rebel Wilson talks about he experience working with Mark Wahlberg on Pain and Gain.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mark Wahlberg's latest project with HBO

According to Deadline.com, Mark has a new HBO project about Wall Street in the 1980's in the works. Here is the article:

The Other Guys gang is back together, this time on HBO. The pay cable network is developing a comedy project for Rob Riggle to star and produce. The single-camera comedy, based on an idea by Riggle, is being written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Set in the world of bond traders in 1980s Wall Street, it revolves around a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle) who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life. McKay and Henchy are executive producing with their Gary Sanchez Prods partner Will Ferrell as well as Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Peter Principato and Paul Young. The project, which stems from Riggle’s development deal with HBO, reunites three of the stars of The Other Guys – Ferrell, Walhberg and Riggle — with the film’s writers McKay and Henchy. It was on that movie that McKay, Wahlberg, Ferrell and Riggle formed a working relationship and set out to find a project on which to collaborate.

Riggle originally developed the idea for the Wall Street comedy with Wahlberg’s Closest To The Hole Prods, Levinson’s Leverage and Principato-Young. Following Riggle and Wahlberg’s stint together on Other Guys, the Daily Show alum starred in Wahlberg and Levinson’s CBS’ comedy pilot Home Game and was attached to the producing duo’s HBO comedy project Lifestyle Lemonaid last year. Riggle, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, is currently seen in Sony’s hit 21 Jump Street and was recently named host of this year’s ESPYs. Ferrell is with CAA and Mosaic, McKay with WME and Mosaic, and Wahlberg with WME and Leverage.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mark Wahlberg on the MTV Movie Awards on June 3

Mark Wahlberg will be a presenter on the MTV Movie Awards which will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will air on MTV on June 3 at 9pm ET.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Video of Mark Wahlberg boxing Floyd Mayweather and an look into Mark's home boxing gym

Here is a video of Mark Wahlberg and Floyd Mayweather training in Mark's boxing ring at his home! (Mark's part is over after about 2 minutes into the video.)


Video courtesy of NewHipHopMusic247

Tuesday, May 1, 2012