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Mark Wahlberg Recalls DiCaprio Feud

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rivalries, Features

Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprioMark Wahlberg once started a feud with Leonardo DiCaprio after being a "d**k" to him at a charity event.

The 42-year-old actor didn't realize he had infuriated the 39-year-old star until it came to him auditioning for 1995 drama movie The Basketball Diaries, and he claims Leonardo - who played main character Jim Carroll in the film - was determined to make sure Mark didn't land a part in the motion picture.

"Leonardo [DiCaprio] was like, 'Over my dead f***ing body. Marky Mark's not going to be in this f***ing movie.' Because we'd had a thing - I didn't even realize it, [but] I was a bit of a dick to him at a charity basketball game. So he was like, 'This f***ing ####### is not going to be in this movie,'" he said, speaking in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Despite the initial animosity, Mark impressed the producers and landed the role of Mickey and the pair ended becoming really good friends.

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Mark Wahlberg to Return to School

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Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg is going back to school.

The 41-year-old actor - who had a brief stint in prison aged 16 and has previously spoken of his behavior problems as a teenager - never finished high school, but is now embarking on an online degree program in order to complete his education, though he admits he is "nervous" about tackling some subjects.

"They had this new program in Massachusetts where you can take the courses online so I'm starting this month and getting my high school diploma. I've got to take on all the courses I've missed so I'm a little nervous. I'm going to make it happen though. I have a lot of downtime on movie sets in the trailer and stuff so I'm just going to blast through it in eight months or so hopefully."

Mark also revealed he had been in the running for a place in New Kids On The Block, his older brother Donnie's group, until he was sentenced to 45 days at Boston's Deer Island House of Correction aged 16 for beating a man.

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Mark Wahlberg’s Wife Unhappy With Art Collection

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Mark Wahlberg and Rhea DurhamMark Wahlberg's wife wants him to stop collecting art. The star has an impressive collection but admitted he may have to cut back after his spouse Rhea - with whom he has four children Ella, eight, Michael, five, Brendan, three, and two-year-old Grace - put her foot down.

"I gotta stop collecting art. I bought a piece by Marc Chagall [the Russian-French artist] recently and my wife wanted to kill me. She said it looked like my daughter had painted it."

Rhea has also put a stop to Mark's long preparation time for movies. In the past he liked to shut himself away to get into character but his 33-year-old spouse has insisted he spend less time away from his family from now on: "I love preparation. I do whatever the director wants me to do, but I no longer have the luxury to go some place three weeks early and rent a place and go to places I think my character might go to. My wife would be like, 'Are you out of your mind?' But I certainly do what I have to do to prepare, whether it be physically or mentally."


Mark Wahlberg Embarrassed By Rapping Past

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Style

Mark Wahlberg as Marky MarkMark Wahlberg wishes he had kept his shirt on more when he was younger.

The Fighter actor is embarrassed by his musical past as lead rapper in hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and admits he would take back both his outfits and music choices if he could:

"Believe me, if there were things I could take back I would. I can't take any of it back and it's molded who I am today, but I would certainly like to erase some of those things. I should have kept my shirt on a lot more. And not pulled my pants down so much."

When he made the transition to movies, Mark revealed he finally felt as he if he found his true calling, but his model wife model Rhea Durham and their four children are still more important to him than his career.

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Hollywood Baby Roundup: January 17, 2010

Claudia Schiffer, Matthew Vaughn and family

It’s time once again to congratulate those celebrities entering into parenthood:

Claudia Schiffer: What “C” name will she come up with next? Schiffer - already a mother to 5-year-old Clementine and 7-year-old Caspar - is now pregnant with her third child. Claudia and director/producer Matthew Vaughn have been married since 2002.

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Hollywood Baby Roundup: September 9, 2009

Nicole Richie, Harlow and Joel Madden

It’s time once again to congratulate those celebrities entering into parenthood:

Nicole Richie: The reality star and her rocker boyfriend, Joel Madden, kicked off 9-9-09 in the delivery room. The parents of daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden added a baby boy to the family. Sparrow James Midnight Madden arrived early in the morning and weighed in at 7 lbs. 14 oz. His big sis will turn two years old this January.

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Hollywood Baby Roundup: September 30, 2008

Mark WahlbergJenna Jameson

It’s time once again to congratulate those celebrities entering into parenthood:

  • Marisa Nichols: The 24 actress and her husband became first time parents earlier today. Nichols and Taron Lexton, a director, welcomed a baby girl just after 2 AM this morning. Although Rain India Lexton wasn’t expected to arrive until October, she still weighed in at healthy 7 lbs., 5 oz.
  • Andrew Firestone: The former Bachelor and his new wife, Ivana, have just announced that they are expecting. This news comes just months after their July wedding. The baby - who was apparently conceived right after the nuptials - is due in mid-April. Andrew, who was once engaged to contestant Jen Schefft, has been with Ivana since early 2005.
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