Wahlberg: Show won't be like Kardashians
LOS ANGELES — Mark Wahlberg says his family won’t be the new Kardashians.
Wahlberg will appear in a new unscripted A&E series about the family-owned restaurant Wahlburgers alongside his mother and brothers Donnie and Paul. But the actor and producer shoots down any comparison to that other famous set of reality TV siblings.
“No, no. It’s very different. It’s very different. Nothing against them. They’ve been hugely successful,” he said in an interview Tuesday before the premiere of his war film “Lone Survivor.” “It’s just about building a family business. Uh, it’s just very different, very different.”
In “Lone Survivor,” Wahl-berg portrays Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, part of a mission gone wrong in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005. Nineteen Americans were killed in a firefight and helicopter rescue attempt.
Luttrell, now retired from the military, wrote a best-selling book about his experience and attended the AFI Fest premiere in Hollywood.
“I thought there was pressure playing Micky Ward (in “The Fighter”) until I signed on to play Marcus,” Wahlberg said. “Considering what he and his team members went through and what they sacrificed and the amount of loss that was suffered by their families, there was a lot of pressure to get it right and make them proud.”
The film, directed by Peter Berg, also stars Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch. It’s set to open wide on Jan. 10, while the “Wahlburgers” TV series begins airing later that month.
Wahlberg, 42, stars in the next “Transformers” film and is producing an “Entourage” movie set to start shooting next year. He says the “Entourage” story won’t pick up right where the HBO series ended two years ago: “It will be a little further down the line.”
He’s hoping to at least equal the big-screen output of another popular HBO series, “Sex and the City,” which made two movies.
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NEW YORK — Lily Rabe’s Stevie Nicks-obsessed character on “American Horror Story: Coven” is in for a treat.
The singer will guest star on an upcoming episode of the FX series.
Creator Ryan Murphy revealed the guest spot news Tuesday over his official Twitter account. “Guess who’s visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!”
This is the third season of “American Horror Story,” which focuses on witches. Season 1 centered on a haunted house, while Season 2 focused on an insane asylum. The show, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., has already been picked up for a fourth installment to air in 2014.
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ATLANTA — Future says he’s ready to marry Ciara because he has reached an age in his life when it’s time to settle down.
“I’m getting older,” said Future, 29, who proposed to the Grammy-winner last month. “You got one life to live. So I’m living it the way I want to live it.”
Future said he and Ciara still haven’t locked in a date for the wedding. But he said they already have several in mind, and hope the engagement doesn’t last long.
“We threw a few dates out at each other, trying to figure it all out and make sense,” Future said in a recent interview. “We want the date to be special. We’re trying to pick little dates out.”
After dating for a year, Future surprised Ciara with a 15-carat diamond ring. He proposed to Ciara while she was celebrating her 28th birthday in New York last month. Asked about the rumors of Ciara being pregnant, Future would only say: “Rumors are rumors. The Internet is going to report whatever they have to speculate on.”
Future, who is also a producer, has collaborated with Ciara and Rihanna. He’s currently on tour with Drake and Miguel.
Drake reportedly kicked Future off the tour for negative remarks Future made to Billboard about Drake’s recent album, “Nothing Was The Same.” But Future said his words were taken out of context and called the situation a “misunderstanding.”
Future said he and Drake have since resolved their issues and the relationship between the two is “stronger than ever.”
“We pushed it way far behind us,” said Future, who expects his new album, “Honest” to be released in early 2014. “We’re not paying attention to it no more.”