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Mark Wahlberg’s New Entourage

How great is this photo, shot by Robert Trachtenberg?

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It’s for Esquire‘s June/July 2014 cover story . As  Mike Sager‘s piece makes clear, the man whose rambunctious early Hollywood life inspired Vincent Chase, Turtle, Johnny Drama and E is now tooling around with a different quartet:

One of his wife’s favorite memories of his fatherhood involves Ella as a toddler, sushi at Nobu, a fancy New York hotel room and “massive” amounts of vomit in the middle of the night.

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MTV News Article Fails to Deliver the Entourage Movie Goods

Following Mike Fleming‘s Tuesday night Deadline scoop about Warner Bros. giving the green light for an Entourage movie, other media outlets are playing catch-up. One of the more tantalizing headlines of this nature crossed the wire tonight:

Unfortunately, the MTV.com Q&A with Wahlberg that sits under this banner fails to live up to the tease. When reporter Josh Horowitz asked the show’s inspiration via telephone where the plot will take the beloved HBO series characters, he got this reply:

Wahlberg: You know what, I don’t know if I can give anything away. I haven’t really spoken to anybody about that particular thing. I think I can certainly get back to you about that.

MTV: OK, no worries.

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What Will Ted Have to Say at the Oscars About Argo?

Given Argo‘s big weekend wins at the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild celebrations, the lack of a Best Director Oscar nomination for Ben Affleck looms even larger.

Still, it could be tricky for show host Seth MacFarlane to slam the director’s branch of the Academy. Those voters will be scattered throughout the Dolby Theatre audience and it would also be unfair to have a camera trained on Affleck and-or Argo producer George Clooney as MacFarlane ridicules their peers for picking a German and a New Orleans indie filmmaker instead. But the foul-mouthed teddy bear also voiced by MacFarlane? That’s a different story.

As recently tipped on an episode of Anderson, Mark Wahlberg and his fellow (furry) king of the R-rated domestic comedy box office rolls will be making an appearance on the telecast. Under that guise, MacFarlane can and probably will let loose on the business of the Best Director category snubs and more.

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Where to Find Dirk’s Diggler

Perhaps this is common knowledge in Hollywood, but it was still news to FishbowlLA.

During an Australian interview for his latest movie Contraband, actor Mark Wahlberg got a great final throwaway question from 7.30 current affairs show co-host Chris Uhlmann. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter posed, “Look, I have to ask this question – what happened to the prosthesis we saw at the end of Boogie Nights?”, to which the actor replied:

“It’s one of the only props that I’ve ever kept from a movie, and I still have it in my house, locked in my safe.”

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Vice Co-Founder Wants to Fight Mark Wahlberg

By now you’ve read Mark Wahlberg’s idiotic remarks about 9/11. Poor guy confused life with one of his action flicks, and said that he could’ve stopped the tragedy from happening. It was almost kind of cute; in a sad, depressing sort of way. Like when you see a cat struggling to figure out the complexities of a paper bag.

Wahlberg has since issued the standard apology, but that wasn’t enough for Shane Smith, one of the Co-Founders of Vice. He took to Twitter to challenge Wahlberg to a fight.

Smith said that if he wins, he will admit that Wahlberg could’ve prevented 9/11. But if Smith wins, Wahlberg has to stop acting. He also spelled Wahlberg’s name wrong. Innocent typo or tantalizing trash talk? You decide.

There hasn’t been a response from Wahlberg yet, but hopefully he’ll take Smith up on the offer. Until then, we’re going to prepare for the fight by watching “Good Vibrations.” We hear Roy Jones Jr. used to do that.

Time for Another Fatuous Eva Mendes Pick-Up

We’re not blaming Eva Mendes. After all, the only thing she does is give the initial interview.

But due most likely to some sternly memoed SEO considerations, just about anything Mendes says is re-purposed ad infinitum by foreign outlets, in a fashion that exceeds the usual boundaries of hat tip entertainment journalism.

Not long ago, it was all about Mendes’ view via HollywoodLife.com that married life was “boring” and “unnecessary.” Today, everyone from The Daily Telegraph in Australia to MonstersandCritics.com in London has begun sending out bulletins about the actress’ daily diet. Bread and pasta are involved, per a piece in the September issue of UK’s Zest magazine.

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Website Maps Out National Oscar Twitter Buzz

Tired of reading the musings of all those self-proclaimed Academy Awards pundits, all of whom are filing final predictions this week ahead of Sunday’s big show? Then have we got the website for you.

In a clever bit of awards season self-promotion, social media monitoring and analysis vendor E.Life has shared four hourly-updating maps of Oscar tweet activity in 25 American cities. The categories separately being tracked are Best Picture, Actor, Actress, and Diretor.

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Jamie Oliver Cooks Up Worst Baby Name of 2010

One of the best ways for a consumer website to manufacture publicity, especially in the dying days of a calendar year, is to release the results of an online poll. Especially if there’s a celebrity angle involved.

Case in point: the sharing today by San Francisco-based BabyCenter.com of the “Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2010.” A total of 2,000 respondents chimed in, choosing the Boston Catholic christening of Mark Wahlberg‘s daughter Grace Margaret as their favorite famous newborn tagging of the year.

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Paramount’s The Fighter Rings Oscar Buzz Bell

Typically, a potential Oscar awards season entry like the Mark Wahlberg-Christian Bale boxing drama The Fighter is launched in Toronto in September, not Hollywood in November. So kudos must first go to AFI Fest for securing the David O. Russell directed entry as a November 9th “surprise” screening.

Following yesterday’s unveiling, Oscar watchers are off and running with an early scorecard that encompasses a couple of unanimous decisions and various wins on points. Here’s a quick sampling of the December 10th release’s Mann’s minted buzz:

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Memoirist Richard Farrell Discusses Addiction And Writing On The Menu

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCat was joined by co-host Kevin Allocca, editor of TVNewser, and memoirist Richard Farrell.

Farrell spoke about his memoir “What’s Left of Us,” the story of his heroin addiction and the life experiences that came along with it. After he detoxed and overcame his addiction, Farrell went on to become an author, filmmaker and screenwriter. He produced the documentary, High on Crack Street, which aired on HBO, and he wrote the script for the upcoming film The Fighter based on the documentary, which stars Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg — proving that there can be life after addiction.

“My book is about hope, it’s not about being a tough guy,” Farrell said. “I wrote it so that people could see. It’s a pretty dark book. It’s pretty graphic. It’s exactly how I lived it then.”

Farrell also gave advice about writing memoirs and screenplays. “Along my career I never gave up on that I was going to write this some day, I was going to tell my story, I was going to be a writer, that I wanted to be a writer,” he added. “And of course for a lot of writers that means you have to teach, so I became a teacher in college.” Farrell currently teaches English at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

Also discussed: An Ad Age report that newspaper revenues will eventually rebound and News Corp.‘s Chase Carey‘s comments that the free television model has to change.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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