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Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" named movie of the year, while two stars take home acting awards.
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Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Jared Leto and Megan Fox will present at the MTV Movie Awards along with Jordana Brewster and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
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Watch Mark Wahlberg get slimed at the Kids' Choice Awards

Watch Mark Wahlberg get slimed at the Kids' Choice Awards

March 30 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg hosted the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles.
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Mark Wahlberg proclaims 'Transformers' the 'most iconic franchise in movie history'

Mark Wahlberg proclaims 'Transformers' the 'most iconic franchise in movie history'

March 25 (UPI) -- 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' star Mark Wahlberg really, really loves the movie franchise.
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Kendall Jenner models Calvin Klein underwear a la Marky Mark in Instagram photo

Kendall Jenner models Calvin Klein underwear a la Marky Mark in Instagram photo

March 14 (UPI) -- Kendall Jenner took to Instagram Friday to share a picture of herself in "her Calvins."
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2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

March 13 (UPI) -- Performers and presenters have been announced for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg on March 29.
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Mark Wahlberg to be honored with the MTV Generation Award

Mark Wahlberg to be honored with the MTV Generation Award

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg will receive the MTV Generation Award at this year's MTV Movie Awards.
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Mark Wahlberg stars in first trailer for 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

Mark Wahlberg stars in first trailer for 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg stars in Michael Bay's fourth "Transformers" film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Watch the trailer.
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Mark Wahlberg stars in new 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' poster

Mark Wahlberg stars in new 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' poster

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg looks buff, bruised and ready to fight in the latest poster for the upcoming film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
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Amanda Seyfried cast as female lead in 'Ted 2'

Amanda Seyfried cast as female lead in 'Ted 2'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amanda Seyfried will replace Mila Kunis as the Seth MacFarlane film's leading lady.
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Mark Wahlberg to host Kids' Choice Awards

Mark Wahlberg to host Kids' Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Actor/producer Mark Wahlberg is to serve as host of the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Nickelodeon said Thursday.
Mark Wahlberg to host 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

Mark Wahlberg to host 2014 Kids' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winner Mark Wahlberg will be the host of the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
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'Ride Along' cruises to top of weekend box office

'Ride Along' cruises to top of weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- "Ride Along," a comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $41.237 million in receipts.
'12 Years a Slave' wins top Critics' Choice Awards

'12 Years a Slave' wins top Critics' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave" was declared the Best Film of 2013 at the Critics' Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Harvey Weinstein: Anne Hathaway pulled out of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Harvey Weinstein: Anne Hathaway pulled out of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Oscar-winning film could have starred Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg.
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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, film and television producer, and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, and became famous for his 1991 debut as a musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was named No.1 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90's. He is well known for his roles in films such as Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), and The Fighter (2010). He has also served as the executive producer of the TV series Entourage and Boardwalk Empire.

Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of nine children, with siblings Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, Debbie (died in 2003 at age 44), and Donnie. He is of Irish, English, Swedish, and French Canadian ancestry, and is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne. His mother, Alma Elaine (née Donnelly), was a bank clerk and nurse's aide, and his father, Donald Edward Wahlberg, was a Teamster who worked as a delivery driver. His parents divorced in 1982. Wahlberg had a Roman Catholic upbringing and attended Copley Square High School (but never graduated) on Newbury Street in Boston.

Wahlberg claims to have been in trouble 20–25 times with the Boston Police Department as a youth. By the age of 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances. At 15, he harassed a group of African American school children on a field trip by throwing rocks and shouting racial epithets.

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