Marky Mark Joined New Kids on the Block Onstage
It’s been over 20 years since “Marky Mark” performed with New Kids on the Block (he was with the group before going solo), but Mark Wahlberg joined his former bandmates onstage at Madison Square Garden last night. 50 Cent, who also made a surprise appearance at the show, introduced the artist formerly known as Marky Mark, telling the crowd that he felt like “we have some good vibrations here tonight.”
The audience cheered as Wahlberg made his grand entrance, marking the first time he joined New Kids on the Block on stage in more than 20 years. Donnie posted an Instagram photo of him and his movie star brother sharing a hug on stage. Get more here.
Your New Spider-Man Is . . . Nobody You’d Recognize
The new Spider-Man has been chosen, and he’s, nobody you know. His name is Tom Holland. He’s 19 and British, just like the last guy who played Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield. His credits include “How I Live Now” and “The Impossible” plus Ron Howard’s upcoming movie, “In the Heart of the Sea”.
His first “Spider-Man” movie is scheduled for July of 2017. We’ve heard rumors that Spider-Man will appear in“Captain America: Civil War”, but there’s no official word yet. That one comes out next May. Get more here.
A Reality Show Based “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” Is in Development
A reality show based on the Brad Pitt & Angelia Jolie movie “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” is in development. It’s a competition show, and it sounds a little like “The Amazing Race. Details of the show remain top secret, but producers confirm that the series will feature married couples that compete in a high-octane, high-stakes game that offers a twist on the TV competition format. There are no further details at this point. Get more here.
Leonardo DiCaprio is Investing in a Mattress Startup
Leonardo DiCaprio has just become an investor in sleep start up Casper! The 40-year-old actor joined other celebrities, who have invested in the start-up, such as Tobey Maguire, Adam Levine, and Scooter Braun. Casper, which was launched last year, has raised $55 million so far. “Since our launch just 14 months ago, Casper has been inundated with requests for more sleep products,” Casper CEOPhilip Krim shared in a statement. “We’re excited to launch new products with the same dedication to design and engineering that allowed us to develop our universally comfortable mattress. And we’re equally thrilled to bring these products to a larger audience.” Get more here.
“Eight Is Enough” Star Dick Van Patten Has Died
Dick Van Patten died yesterday of complications from diabetes. He was 86. He’s best known for playing the dad on the late ’70s show “Eight Is Enough,” but he was also on “The Love Boat”, “The New Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Love, American Style”, “The Partners”, and “Mama”, way back in the ’50s.
He also played King Roland in “Spaceballs”, and was also in the Mel Brooks movies “High Anxiety” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”. His other movies include: “Soylent Green”, “Westworld”, “Charly”, and the original “Freaky Friday”. Dick was also an animal lover, who founded Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989. He famously bragged that his dog food was so good that he eats it. His favorite flavor was “Irish Stew,” and he once joked, quote, “I may eat nine bowls of dog food, because eight isn’t enough.” Get more here. https://youtu.be/B-NhD15ocwA
Perez Hilton will play Danny Tanner in Full House! The Musical!
Hilton announced during an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, he told Stern he’s been working with a vocal coach for a few years and now, he’ll be appearing in the musical parody from Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Musical!. “It’s really exciting for me. I’m going to be playing Bob Saget, basically,” Hilton said. According to a release, the story will follow “Danny’s wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget.” Song titles for the National Lampoon-endorsed spoof include, “This House is Too Full,” “I’m Kind of a Slut (But Just Enough for Network TV)” and “Kimmy Gibbler Don’t Give a F–k.” Full House! The Musical! will open in Toronto on Aug. 18 before heading to New York’s Theater 80 for a run beginning on Sept. 7. Get more here.
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