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Earlier this week, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for a 10-day reshoot of Ridley Scott's All The Money in the World, while his co-star, Michelle Williams, was paid just $80 a day.

Some 22 scenes needed to be reshot after Kevin Spacey, who was originally lined-up to star in the film, was accused of sexual harassment by a number of young males.

Ridley made the immediate decision to re-cast Christopher Plummer in the leading role, resulting in a 10-day reshoot at the cost of $10 million.

However, reports of a huge pay discrepancy between the male and female co-stars sparked huge backlash online and across the media.

In the wake of the controversy, Mark Wahlberg has pledged to donate his earnings from the reshoot to the Time's Up campaign – an initiative fronted by some of Hollywood's most influential female stars to help those that have suffered sexual abuse or harassment in the workplace.

The actor made the announcement in a tweet posted on Saturday, saying: “Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All The Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation.”

“I 100 per cent support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

The tweet has since been liked and shared over 40,000 times.

In addition, talent agency William Morris Endeavor, who represent both Williams and Wahlberg, said they would donate an additional $500,000 to Time’s Up.

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Gender pay gaps in the entertainment industry (or any industry for that matter) are sadly nothing new, but the sheer scale of the latest discrepancy has left people furious.

It's been reported that Michelle Williams was paid just $80 per day to reshoot scenes for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World – less than one per cent of Mark Wahlberg's reported fee of $200,000 per day.

The film had originally starred Kevin Spacey, however after a series of allegations emerged claiming that the star had sexually harassed a number of young males, Ridley made the immediate decision to re-cast Christopher Plummer in the leading role.

As a result, a total of 22 scenes needed to be reshot over the course of 10 days at the cost of $10 million.

An report published in The Washington Post last November reported that Mark Wahlberg had been paid “at last $2 million” for the extra work, while Michelle Williams was paid “a figure in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

This claim was later rubbished by the director to told the publication that “everyone did it for nothing,” adding, “they all came in for free.”

However, a tweet from Melissa Silverstein has raised the question of payments once again, with claims that Michelle took home a tiny fraction of her co-star's salary.

“On the day after display of female power at the #goldenglobes, I learned that there was an egregious pay gap between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the All The Money In The World reshoot,” she wrote.

In an article published today by USA Today, three people “familiar with the situation but not authorised to speak publicly” said Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million in total for the reshoots and Williams was paid just $80 per day, less than $1000 in total.

Needless to say, the news has sparked outrage across the Twittershpere.

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Although it may be have been totally unintentional, sometimes being embarrassed by our parents when we were teens was just part of the territory.

And it’s good to see that even big time celebrity parents still make their kids cringe.

That’s exactly what happened when Mark Wahlberg brought his 13-year-old Ella with him while he was promoting his latest film, Deepwater Horizon on The Dan Patrick Show.

 

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Given the chance to speak on air, Ella thought she’d try and get one over on her dad

“Dad, I want to hear you rap… right now,” Ella said while smirking at her father.

But Mark got his own back when busted out with a rap about Ella leaving the teen mortified.

Yes, even a big-time movie star and regular on the "sexiest men in the world" lists can embarrass their kids.

Check out her reaction below.

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Mark Wahlberg and his brother Paul have opened their own burger restaurant in Orlando, Florida.

The brothers took to the stage last week to welcome fans and throw a lavish party for the opening of the new burger shack.

There were entertainers, a live band, a DJ, and Wahlburger employees were throwing out T-shirts to the crowd and handing out free samples.

The restaurant chain started in Hingam, Massachusetts as a “hole in the wall before the craziness,” said the restaurant's president of operations.

Mark's next venture is Las Vegas where he plans to open another restaurant by next year.

We just want to know, where was our invite? It sure looked like a crazy party!

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Conor McGregor is one happy bunny right now, after defeating Jose Aldo over the weekend. 

But it seems that Conor may have another job on his hands as actor Mark Wahlberg wants him to star in one of his upcoming movies. 

TMZ Sports reports that Mark is trying to find the right fit for the UFC fighter and is considering giving him a role in one of his many, many projects.

The Daddy's Home star was out promoting the new flick in New York recently when he told the website that it's "very possible" the two could end up working together in the near future. 

Let's hope that this gig lasts longer than 13 seconds

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg graced Irish soil earlier this week, as they hit Dublin for the premiere of their new film, Daddy's Home.

RTÉ confirmed yesterday that the pair had pre-recorded an interview with none other than Ryan Tubridy in front of a live studio audience.

So yes, you'll be able to hear all about Will and Mark's Irish trip tomorrow night on The Late Late Show.

Rumour has it we'll even get to see Mark's impression of a drunken Irish dad – the two actors apparently found themselves in the middle of a group of competition winners at the premiere who were only there "to get pissed." Standard.

"The great thing was, the guy beside him said ‘I didn’t understand a word he said either’ and he talked to us for probably five minutes," Mark told Ryan.

As well as appearing on our nation's TV holy grail, Mark and Will also dished out the selfie love very freely indeed, posing with countless fans outside Dublin's Savoy Cinema:

Oh, and they visited a fair few pubs, too:

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell we officially award you Legend status.

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In news that will probably make a lot of people happy, Hollywood actors Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are coming to Dublin. 

The pair will be jetting in on December 7 to promote their new film, Daddy's Home. 

The film focuses on Will Ferrell's character, Brad, trying to be a good step-father to his wife's two kids.

But then the kids' real dad, Dusty (Wahlberg), comes into play and upsets their whole routine. The men then pursue to battle it out for the affection of the children. 

It looks like a really funny movie and we can't wait to see it when it hits cinemas on St Stephen's Day. But for now, here's the trailer and Will telling us to get our pubs ready:

 

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Famous folk have an incredible knack for remaining ageless. They just don’t seem to crinkle, cease, and wear and tear like the rest of us eventually do.

But then there are the celebrities who seem to only ever get better with the passing of each year. Whether the result of good genes, expert grooming, expensive beauty treatments, or even the odd nip-tuck, these six stars are more beautiful and more striking now than they were a decade ago…

Beyonce Knowles has never been anything less than a total hottie – but it’s also clear that she’s never looked better. Gone is the dodgy fashion of her Destiny’s Child days and, as displayed at the recent Met Ball in New York wearing Givenchy Couture, Ms Knowles is now definitely approaching goddess territory. That and she still looks significantly younger than her 33 years.

We’re going out on a limb here, but we think that fatherhood and Angelina Jolie have done Brad Pitt a world of good. He may be now 51 (nope, we can’t believe it either), but there’s a certain gentlemanly distinction to the Brad of 2015 that was lacking in his youth. He's busier than ever too: later this year, By The Sea, staring both Jolie and Pitt, will be released – their first collaboration since 2005’s Mr & Mrs Smith

Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham, 41, had oodles of male fans during her Spice Girls days – including her now-husband David Beckham, who spotted her donning a black leather cat-suit in her Say You’ll Be There video and quickly arranged for the pair to meet. However, fast-forward to 2015 and Victoria rarely looks anything less than picture-perfect: she’s found her fashion niche and has established herself as a serious style icon.

Colin Farrell is one of the things that our nation can be proud of – and while we’re sure he turned a few heads during his Ballykissangle days, he’s really coming into his own now. He celebrates his 39th birthday later this month, but we reckon he looks better than he did a decade ago at the height of his fame. A father-of-two, he’s kicked the booze and replaced it with yoga – and it’s a lifestyle that clearly suits him.

Cheryl Fernandez Versini, 31, has just signed a big-money deal to return to the X Factor this year – and she is repeatedly referred to as one of the world’s most beautiful women. She’s always been stunning, but these days she’s definitely looking a lot more groomed. And frankly we’d give our right arm to have a sneak peek inside her surely-extensive wardrobe.

He is in incredible shape for a man of any age – never mind for a guy who’ll turn 44 next month. In his Marky Mark days back in the early Nineties, Mark Walhberg was arguably on wrong side of cringe, but these days he’s sophisticated and suave. His 1992 Calvin Klein advert alongside Kate Moss remains iconic, but we’d take the suited-and-booted Mark of 2015 over his younger self any day. 

 

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Thunder buddies are forever!

We've been getting excited for Ted 2 ever since we heard news of a sequel, and the official trailer is finally here. Mark Wahlberg is reunited with his R-rated best pal in the follow up to the hit 2012 comedy, which will be released this June.

New mum Mila Kunis sadly won't appear as John's wife Lori, so we can only assume it's all over between them… but there's a new love interest in the form of Amanda Seyfried, who plays the lawyer tasked with proving that Ted is in fact a real person with human rights just like the rest of us.

Sequels to hit movies always run the risk of being a disappointment, but we definitely got a few laughs out of this trailer so that can only be a positive sign! Plus, any film with a Morgan Freeman cameo gets our vote.

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They may have starred alongside each other in 2006 smash The Departed, but relations between Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg weren’t always as professional as they are now.

In the early 90’s when Leo was slowly making a name for himself as a serious actor and Mark was making a name for himself dropping his pants as a rapper and underwear model, the pair were on decidedly bad terms.

Recalling his less-than-professional approach to the limelight at the time, Mark told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview that he and Leo had a run-in at an MTV basketball game. Mark admitted he was “a punk”, saying: “I was not nice to Leo that day.”

Following this incident and upon learning that Mark had been offered a role in Leo’s 1995 film The Basketball Diaries, Leo said: “Over my dead f*cking body. Marky Mark’s not going to be in this f*cking movie. This f*cking a**hole is not going to be in the movie.”

Fortunately for the pair, they patched things up and bonded over their love of acting. Today the actors are on good terms and can often be seen hanging out at basketball games together.

How ironic.

 

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Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg, best known for his roles in Boogie Nights, Transformers and Ted, hasn’t always been the charming, good humoured guy we all know and love.

The 43-year-old former rapper, who was known as Marky Mark, went down the wrong road as a teenager and found himself behind bars for 45 days for attacking a man with a wooden stick. The incident which happened outside a convenience store in Boston ultimately left the victim blind in one eye. The actor was trying to rob alcohol at the time 

Wahlberg, who had reportedly been drinking and taking drugs, racially abused the Vietnamese shopkeeper before punching another man in the face while he tried to get away from the police. 

The father-of-four was sixteen when the crime took place in 1988 and he is now seeking a pardon as he hopes to have his criminal record erased so that he can work with law enforcement in a bid to help vulnerable or at-risk children.

Discussing the shocking event, Mark said: “I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for any lasting damage that I may have caused the victims."

He then goes on to explain why he feels he deserves a pardon, saying: "My hope is that, if I receive a pardon, troubled youths will see this as an inspiration and motivation that they too can turn their lives around.”

Mark has told the Massachusetts Board of Pardons that he is focused on becoming a better person and citizen.

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Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried held nothing back from photographers recently when they were spotted kissing in New York.

But before you run off to comfort Amanda's boyfriend Justin Long, let's just mention the fact that the passionate lip-locking was purely for professional reasons!

It seems Amanda has replaced new mum Mila Kunis as Mark's love interest for Ted 2, which will be released next summer.

While we're sad to see Lori and John break up, we reckon Amanda will do a great job in the new role. The Mamma Mia actress admitted she was so keen to star in the film that she accepted the part from Seth MacFarlane before knowing anything about it.

"When they would talk about another Ted movie, I would always joke about how they were going to incorporate me into the movie," she confessed in an interview a couple of months before filming kicked off.

"I don't know what my character is like," the actress said  "I literally don't know… But I still said yes to Seth because I trust him. How could anybody say no to him? But yeah, I have no idea what I'm doing. It's so weird."

Well, judging by these snaps, her character is definitely doing a lot of kissing! 

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