Mark Wahlberg and Ted will present an award together at the Oscars.
The 41-year-old actor will be joined on stage at the Academy Awards later this month by the teddy bear - his Ted co-star - and producers have joked Mark only got the job thanks to Ted.
"We are happy to make it possible for Mark and Ted to make their debut appearance on the Oscar stage. And we won't deny that Ted used his pull with our host to get himself the booking," said Telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Ted added he was excited but worried about how to pronounce some of the names, such as Quvenzhane Wallis, the nine-year-old actress who has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Beasts Of The Southern Wild: "I'm excited to present an Oscar with Mark Wahlberg. I'm spending the next month learning to pronounce 'Quvenzhane,'" he joked.
Transformers director Michael Bay has revealed on his blog that Mark Wahlberg will be replacing Shia LaBeouf in the fourth installment of the alien robot franchise.
"Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers legacy," Bay wrote.
Projected for a June 27, 2014 release, Transformers 4 is expected to take a new direction in the series.
Despite the tremendous boost the franchise gave to his career, LaBeouf is most likely not too sad about being replaced, as he has recently slammed the studio system and has sworn to only pursue independent features.
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Justin Bieber wants to pursue an acting career.
The "Boyfriend" singer has been bitten by the acting bug and hopes to be cast in more roles in the future following his appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2011.
"I hope to do some more acting. I have only done a few things like CSI, but I really want to do some more acting," Justin told E! News. The 18-year-old heartthrob played troubled teen Jason McCann on two episodes of CSI and most recently made a cameo appearance as an alien in Men In Black 3 alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
The teen sensation - who is currently dating Disney star Selena Gomez - thinks his big break could come in the shape of a basketball movie he is planning with Ted actor Mark Wahlberg: "Mark and I - we've been working on the script for a long time now," he said.
Mark Wahlberg says his latest movie Ted is like "Seth MacFarlane on steroids."
The 41-year-old star plays John Bennett - a grown man whose teddy bear comes to life when he is younger and never leaves his side - in the comedy movie, and the actor admits the Family Guy creator, who wrote, produced and stars as the titular character in the film, "pushes the envelope" with the motion picture's comical content.
"I think with Ted, people will not be disappointed, it's like Seth MacFarlane on steroids. It really is. I saw Family Guy and I thought, 'Wow, he's getting away with some of that stuff in a cartoon.' But now a feature film, Rated R, he pushes the envelope - there's nobody he doesn't offend either, everyone is fair game. I was down with singing and dancing on something like that."
Mark Wahlberg is an "extraordinarily versatile" actor, according to Ted director Seth MacFarlane.
The action star has taken on a comedy role in the new movie where he plays a grown man reunited with a life-size version of his treasured childhood teddy bear, Ted, who quickly starts to come between him and his girlfriend (Mila Kunis) and Seth was impressed with Mark's range.
"There's not much he can't do. He's extraordinarily versatile. It's always surprising because he's such a humble guy who's not showy about it. He'll just very quietly come onto the set and do anything you throw at him and do it brilliantly. Mark's character has to pull the audience into this reality in a way that makes it seem like not that big a deal. He has to be able to talk to an empty space with the comfort that would show he was talking to another live actor and Mark just knocked that out of the park," he told Empire.
Kate Beckinsale has been lucky with her movie co-stars.
The Contraband actress has starred alongside actors including Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in her career and says they have all helped to make things easier for her on set.
"I've been very lucky with my co-stars in my career. If you don't like your co-star it doesn't by any means follow that you can't do a good performance with them - co-stars who don't get along in real life quite often have really great on-screen chemistry. But it is much more pleasant and a great deal more fun if you do like them."
Kate also revealed she took on the part in Contraband because it is so different from her usual type of role: "Although it's an action movie, my character is different from those I usually play in those films. She's not a fighter, she's just a normal, nice working-class woman, a hairdresser from New Orleans, happily married with two children."
Justin Bieber's basketball movie will be "worth the wait."
The "Baby" singer is set to star in an as-yet-untitled picture alongside Mark Wahlberg, and although no script is yet in, Mark believes it will be a particularly good film.
"We're waiting for the script. Waiting for the script. Every time I see Bieber or Scooter Braun, I have to explain to them that it's a bit of a process having the script written. It certainly has to be something that's good enough to go and have green-lit and make right away. But I think it will be well worth the wait."
Mark previously said the movie would be in a similar vein to The Color of Money, with Bieber playing a young up-and-coming sports star. No schedule is yet known for when the film may be released.
Although it would be Justin's first feature, it would not be his debut in a movie theatre - he previously appeared in his own concert movie Never Say Never.
And yet another delay, most likely prompting more haunted production gossip: Bradley Cooper has quit The Crow. The Hangover star was due to play the main character in the remake of the 1994 supernatural action movie, but has pulled out because of his busy schedule.
Cooper will start shooting David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook in the autumn and then immediately begins filming Paradise Lost - the same time The Crow is set to be made. Although a replacement for Cooper is yet to be decided, Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg are reportedly being considered, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, also known as The Other Guys, are reuniting on the big screen. The duo will re-team for Turkey Bowl, a Warner Bros. comedy about football… and the fans who love it.
Ferrell and Wahlberg play die-hard fans from football-centric towns who lead rival teams in a tackle football game. Alec Baldwin will play Wahlberg’s father.
They had us at Will Ferrell, but the other stuff sounds pretty good, too.
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The Rite may not currently be up for an Oscar, but it does have an Oscar winner – and a box office win.
Anthony Hopkins’ first wide release since The Wolfman cut No Strings Attached from its top spot this past weekend. The film, which debuted during (another) East Coast weather event, managed to shovel up $14.8 million in ticket sales.
The Mechanic, featuring action star Jason Statham, also found a place in the Top Ten. The film – a remake of a Charles Bronson movie – opened in third place with $11.4 million.
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