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Wahlbergs' Company Sued Over Alleged Wage Theft

Ex-Wahlburgers employees say they weren't paid minimum wage

(Newser) - Five former employees of the burger chain founded by Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws, reports the AP . The ex-employees who filed the class-action suit in New York federal court Thursday previously worked at a Wahlburgers location in... More »

5 Celebrity Police Officers

A lot of actors have played cops on TV, but these celebs really are the law in real life

(Newser) - Former CHiPs star Erik Estrada recently became a reserve police officer in the tiny town of St. Anthony, Idaho, reports the Idaho State Journal . But the actor, who famously played a motorcycle cop on the '80s TV show, is hardly the first celebrity to add "real life cop"... More »

7 Stars Who Pilfered Props From Film Sets

Who wouldn't want a pair of prosthetic testicles for dinner parties?

(Newser) - Who hasn't been tempted to pilfer a pen or a handful of paperclips from the office (or maybe steal a little time browsing the Web)? Well, it's not just common folk who may commit acts of on-the-job theft. Here's a sampling of the 18 actors who, according... More »

Critics in Love-Hate War Over Ted 2

Some say it's hilarious, others couldn't stand it

(Newser) - A court declares a 2-foot-tall talking teddy bear is, um, not human. So starts Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, in which Ted and his faithful buddy John recruit a pot-smoking lawyer to plead his case while cracking jokes about black penises. What do critics have to say?
  • Will everyone love
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Mark Wahlberg Wants Pardon for 1988 Assault

Says he's dedicated himself to good works ever since

(Newser) - Back in 1988, Mark Wahlberg was just a 16-year-old troublemaker, and after trying to steal two cases of beer from Thanh Lam outside a Massachusetts convenience store, he beat the man with a 5-foot stick and screamed racial slurs at him. The attack left Lam blind in one eye, NECN... More »

Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy Tie the Knot

But brother Mark Wahlberg is a no-show

(Newser) - Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy are now husband and wife, reports the AP . The New Kids on the Block alum, 45, and ex-View co-host, 41, engaged in April, tied the knot at the Hotel Baker near Chicago last night surrounded by close family and friends, notes US Weekly . One notable... More »

Transformers 4 Is Just Plain Awful

Critics advise you stay away from this noisy summer flick

(Newser) - Womp womp. According to critics, the Transformers franchise should have been kept to a trilogy. The fourth installment of this robot-smashing series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, is getting the nod from just 20% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes . The upside? It has a 74% approval rating from audiences. Here's... More »

5 Celebs Who Pray

In some cases, every single day

(Newser) - Magic Johnson is turning the other cheek when it comes to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling: "I'm a God-fearing man and I'm going to pray for him and hope things work out for him," Johnson recently said after Sterling said some less-than-kind things about him on... More »

Mark Wahlberg Lost 61 Pounds for Movie

He went from 196 pounds to 135 pounds for 'The Gambler'

(Newser) - Mark Wahlberg is the latest male celebrity to lose a drastic amount of weight for a movie role, the San Jose Mercury News reports, citing an interview the actor gave to People. "I started at 196 and got down to 135" while filming The Gambler, in which he plays... More »

Lone Survivor: Best War-Film Bow Since 9/11

'Hercules' stumbles while 'Frozen' clings to second spot

(Newser) - Lone Survivor shocked Hollywood this weekend with a blistering $38.9 million debut—the best of any war film since 9/11, says the Hollywood Reporter . Analysts tell USA Today that the Mark Wahlberg drama, about a US military mission gone wrong, fared well in the heartland thanks to a patriotic... More »

5 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2013

Even Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg couldn't save these movies

(Newser) - Sometimes even a big Hollywood name can't help you. Forbes rounds up the 10 biggest flops of the year, movies that performed terribly at the box office—often despite having quite a bit of star power involved. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete... More »

5 Huge Celebrity Families

The Osmonds could start their own sports team

(Newser) - Holidays must be fun for the largest families in Hollywood. ETOnline rounds up 10 of the biggest clans. A sampling:
  • Between them, siblings Donny and Marie Osmond have 13 kids (five for Donny and eight for Marie).
  • Eddie Murphy has eight children, ages 6 to 24.
  • Steven Spielberg has six
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10 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew About

Really? Charlie Sheen dated Robin Wright?

(Newser) - "Really? They were together?" That'll probably be your reaction to these celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline . A sampling:
  • Not only did Charlie Sheen date Winona Ryder, he says he picked her stage name. She was born Winona Horowitz, but while listening to "Riders on the Storm"
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New High School Grad: Mark Wahlberg, 42

Took him almost a year, but he got his diploma

(Newser) - At 42, Mark Wahlberg is a new high school graduate, the actor revealed yesterday. He originally dropped out in the ninth grade, Wahlberg writes in the Huffington Post . "My circumstances were not unlike millions of other teens today, who live in tough working class neighborhoods surrounded by drugs, violence,... More »

2 Guns Is 2 Good Actors, Not Much Else

Wahlberg, Washington can't revive this brutal, violent action flick: critics

(Newser) - The laid-back action flick 2 Guns, starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, has a comic-book feel, refreshingly little CGI, and two characters that just won't quit. But though the title hardly describes the amount of gun-wielding that goes on, it's probably a good indication of how many stars... More »

Pain & Gain Might Be Sort of Brilliant

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson star in Michael Bay's latest

(Newser) - Michael Bay's latest movie is a bit of a shift from Transformers—it's a smaller-budget film based on a true story about bodybuilders who get involved in kidnapping. Critics offer mixed reviews:
  • At Salon , Andrew O'Hehir calls Pain & Gain "a thoroughly reprehensible and frequently hilarious
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25 Celebrity Jailbirds

Yep, even Frank Sinatra spent time behind bars

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan may have escaped a jail sentence this time around, but she's been there a few times in the past —and so have these 25 other celebs rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Tim Allen: Spent two years in jail after being caught with cocaine and pleading
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Jessica Chastain Movies Rule the Roost

'Mama,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Take Top Spots

(Newser) - Girl power: Jessica Chastain beat out Hollywood tough guys like Mark Wahlberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger to rule the holiday-weekend box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . Her new PG-13 horror film Mama ($28.1 million) debuted at No.1, knocking her Zero Dark Thirty ($17.6 million) to second spot. The... More »

Wahlberg: Transformers 4 'Most Important Role of My Career'

Apparently someone's standards aren't very high

(Newser) - Mark Wahlberg—who, the Huffington Post points out, has worked with people like Martin Scorsese—thinks his most important role ever is ... Transformers 4. "This is not something where it's already established and I'm just in there to get a paycheck," an apparently very enthusiastic Wahlberg... More »

Like Seth MacFarlane? You'll Like Ted

Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis star in stuffed-bear comedy

(Newser) - Seth MacFarlane's first feature film is, well, pretty much what you'd expect from the Family Guy guy: a lot of bathroom humor and not a lot of story. So is it worth seeing? That depends on your tastes:
  • "Tolerant amusement is pretty much the best this harmless
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