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Cory Booker: Newark's mayor earns real-life superhero status, memes aplenty

This week may have started out tough for Newark mayor Cory Booker, who faced complaints about the cost of police overtime for Whitney Houston’s funeral, but it ended with a “BANG! THWAP! POW!” That’s right, after rescuing a neighbor from a burning building, Booker has joined the likes of Ryan Gosling, Chuck Norris, Sean Penn, Mark Wahlberg (at least in his own head), and Seattle’s Phoenix Jones in garnering real-life superhero status — and his own meme! READ FULL STORY

Mark Wahlberg once again tries to clear up his 9/11 statement: 'I was a little out of line with my wording'

Mark Wahlberg appeared on a morning talk show on New York City’s WPLJ on Friday to once again try and set the record straight regarding the controversial remarks he made to Men’s Journal regarding the 9/11 attacks. The Contraband star told the magazine, “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘Okay, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’” The outlandish statement immediately sparked an uproar, in which everyone collectively reacted, “What?! No. Not you, Mark Wahlberg.”

On Wednesday the actor issued an apology about the controversial statement, telling People, “To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention.” According to the New York Post, during his time on the Scott and Todd morning show, Wahlberg reiterated, “I was a little out of line with my wording and I didn’t take in to consideration how other people would respond to it or be affected by it.”


Today in 'You said whaaa?': Mark Wahlberg could have prevented 9/11? -- UPDATE

Methinks a certain A-list action hero is getting a little too Method. In February’s Men’s Journal, Mark Wahlberg noted that he was booked on one of the flights that was hijacked on 9/11. Though his flight was rescheduled, the Contraband star insisted, “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘Okay, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.'” Wait, what? UPDATE: Wahlberg has apologized for the remarks, telling People, “To suggest I would have done anything differently than the passengers on that plane was irresponsible. I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention.”” READ FULL STORY

EW's Bite of the Night for Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

We at EW scoured the TV line-up last night to find the best one-liners from your favorite shows. Starting the week with some sizzle, Work of Art host China Chow visited Bravo’s Watch What Happens alongside Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Adrienne Maloof. Between receiving an… ummm… interesting call from friend Marilyn Manson and discussing the latest 90210 drama, Chow let loose some interesting revelations. What did she have to say about ex-boyfriend Mark Wahlberg? Read on…

Want more? Read about what got Chow and Maloof talking in Karen Valby’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recap.

Read more:
EW’s Bite of the Night for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Matt Damon to make the leap from actor to director. Who's next in line?

No one was surprised by yesterday’s news that Matt Damon would finally take his place in the director’s chair. Since co-writing Good Will Hunting and enjoying an amazing apprenticeship with Hollywood’s greatest working directors (like Clint Eastwood), the Oscar-winner actually seemed overdue to join his friend Ben Affleck on the other side of the camera. Maybe it’s his Harvard pedigree or his thoughtful talk-show banter, but Damon always seemed like an actor with vision and ambition who would thrive creatively as the captain of the film production.

As a result, Damon spent the last several years answering the question, “So when are you going to direct?”, and now that’s he’s committed to directing a small-town drama co-written by John Krasinski, we can pose the same question to other actors we’d like to see join the ranks of George Clooney, Sean Penn, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, and Sarah Polley as actor auteurs.

Below, I’ve listed my top-5 actors who I most want to hear say, “Action!”: READ FULL STORY

Mark Wahlberg anoints Taylor Lautner as his heir apparent: Surely, you chest!

Better looking than Leonardo DiCaprio? More ripped than Mark Wahlberg? Leaps tall trees in a single lycanthropic bound? Look, at Table 6, blushing like a schoolboy! It’s Taylor Lautner! The Twilight star was anointed by Wahlberg himself at yesterday’s Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon that donated more than $1.5 million in grants to arts programs. The Entourage godfather quipped to his Departed co-star, “I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me. So we’re both out of a job, dude. Taylor Lautner! We’re screwed. It’s over, dude. Titanic and Boogie Nights were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run, and on to the next.” Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Mark Wahlberg talks up 'Fighter' sequel again: Good idea?

While accepting the Spike TV Award for Guy Movie of the Year, The Fighter‘s star and godfather Mark Wahlberg reiterated his intention to take “one more run” at the Micky Ward saga with another film. In a NSFW acceptance speech, Wahlberg reminded fans that Ward’s greatest moments in the ring — his epic trilogy with the late Arturo Gatti — weren’t included in the initial film, which nevertheless earned Oscars for co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. “We left [those] fights out for a reason,” he said, “because that’s for Fighter 2. We’re not going to do Fighter 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, but we’re going to do 2.” Watch his speech, which will air on Spike on June 10, after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Think M. Night Shyamalan should go back to film school? There's a website for that.

When you first heard that M. Night Shyamalan will direct Will and Jaden Smith in a sci-fi flick set 1,000 years in the future, did you react with hoots of joy and calls for more lemon drink? Or did you groan loudly and do a dramatic eye roll, Liz Lemon-style? If you fall into the latter camp, I’ve got good news for you: Today, three friends launched a new fundraising website. Their goal? To collect enough money to send M. Night Shyamalan back to film school. READ FULL STORY

Is Mark Wahlberg one of Hollywood's funniest serious actors?

Yes, we know he can do comedy. (There’s a reason — and not just Will Ferrell — that The Other Guys made $119 million at the box office.) But the triple threat (actor/rapper/ab-barer extraordinaire) has spent most of his career in Hollywood being lauded for his dramatic work: He truly broke out as an actor after 1997’s Boogie Nights, and scored an Oscar nomination for 2006’s The Departed. Yet, the actor known for projects like The Perfect Storm and Invincible seems to be doing his darnedest to prove that he’s Hollywood’s funniest serious actor. Not only has he signed on to star in Seth MacFarlane’s bizarro comedy Ted — about a boy who grows up with a talking teddy bear — but he also may headline Bait and Switch, a new action comedy from Universal.

That’s an impressive number of comedic projects from the actor who just proved he’s got a sharp funny bone with 2009’s Date Night. READ FULL STORY

Mike Tyson picks 'Avatar' for Best Pic, says Wahlberg vulnerable without Funky Bunch

I always loved when The Spectacled Critic and The Bald Critic would tangle over movies from the balcony during Oscar season, so I was a sucker for Leonard Maltin discussing this year’s Oscars with Mike Tyson, via FunnyOrDie. The champ flexed his dynamic verbosity, calling Halle Berry’s performance in his Best Picture prediction Avatar “stupyfying.” Maltin carefully switched subjects, asking Tyson what he thought of Mark Wahlberg’s performance in The Fighter and whether Wahlberg could hold his own in the ring. “Is it going to be Marky Mark by himself or is he going to have the Funky Bunch with him?” asked Tyson. “There’s a possibility he might get obliviated without the Funky Bunch.”

I nominate Mike Tyson to work the red carpet next Sunday. Check out the slightly NSFW meeting of cinematic minds below. READ FULL STORY

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