Reality show ‘Wahlburgers’ leads TV shows that are new on DVD

Posted by on Sat, July 26, 20140 Comments »

The A&E reality show “Wahlburgers” is on DVD for the first time this week.

“Wahlburgers: The Complete First Season” (A&E/Lionsgate/DVD, 2014, two discs, nine episodes, featurettes). This reality series on the A&E cable channel is more or less a celebration of the Wahlberg family: actor-brothers Mark (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) and Donnie (TV’s “Blue Bloods”); their brother Paul, a chef; and their mother Alma, along with assorted other friends and family.

The Wahlbergs’ gatherings, playful pranks and nostalgic memories are shared within the framework of getting their Boston restaurant, Wahlburgers, up and running, with Paul as the chef and Kari Burke as operations manager. Jenny McCarthy, who is engaged to Donnie, also shows up. Strictly for fans.

Source: Deseret News

Donnie on After Dark

Posted by on Mon, July 21, 20140 Comments »

Donnie and Danny sat down with Rick Fox for ‘After Dark’ when they were in Vegas and talked about Boston, sport and their fans.

TVGN Strikes International Distribution Deal With Banijay International

Posted by on Wed, July 16, 20140 Comments »

Banijay International has entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement with TVGN (TV Guide Network) to distribute internationally new original series and entertainment programming aired on the U.S. cable network.   The agreement gives the London-based distributor access to first-run programming broadcast on the cable network jointly owned by CBS Corporation and Lionsgate.

In addition to the new programming, the deal includes TVGN’s back catalogue of over 130 hours, covering both in-house productions and third-party commissions. The deal comes as Banijay International expands into finished programming distribution, building on its business in the global formats market.

From today’s announcement, TVGN programming included in the agreement:

ROCK THIS BOAT: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: Die-hard fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise for a week-long party on the high seas with America’s favorite bands. The first group to headline this all-new eight-episode series franchise is New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest boy bands in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, countless sold out tours and record-breaking #1 hit songs. For the past five years, NKOTB has sold out its wildly popular concert cruises, and for the first time ever, cameras will follow the fun, free-spirited voyage of a few select groups of super fans at sea with the band mates of NKOTB. In addition, TVGN will air a 30-minute television special dedicated to the casting for ROCK THIS BOAT: NKOTB to showcase all the fun and fandom. ROCK THIS BOAT: NKOTB and the ROCK THIS BOAT: NKOTB casting special are produced by Jarrett Creative Group in association with Executive Producer and NKOTB band member Donnie Wahlberg.

Source: Deadline

FIRST LOOK: Donnie & Mark Wahlberg Are Back for 2nd Season of Wahlburgers

Posted by on Wed, July 16, 20140 Comments »
There’s a lot more going on than just frying meat patties in the upcoming season of the Emmy-nominated A&E reality show, Wahlburgers, which stars Donnie and Mark Wahlberg and their friends and family members as they live, love, sing and serve food at their Boston burger joint.

For starters, Alma, the clan’s don’t-mess-with-me matriarch, gets a taste of celebrity when she rides in a red convertible during a local parade. She also gets a new smartphone and quickly becomes a game fanatic.

Then Donnie, who was on tour in London with New Kids on the Block this summer, gets surprised by his fiancée, Jenny McCarthy, who arranges for a mystery visitor to help him get over his homesickness. She also adopts a playful British accent, which annoys her future brother-in-law Paul. (“Are you really going to do this the whole time?” he asks. Umm, probably.)

The gang also take off for Hong Kong, where the brothers’ pal, Johnny Drama, tags along and “shoots” a commercial in Chinese (of course he would!).

“It’s all about making people happy and giving everything you got,” says Donnie, which could refer to either performing or the family restaurant.

You’ll be happy taking a look at this two-minute preview clip available exclusively on PEOPLE.com.

The new season of Wahlburgers returns on August 13 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.

Source: People

‘Blue Bloods’ On Set

Posted by on Tue, July 15, 20140 Comments »

Donnie is back in NY filming ‘Blue Bloods’. I’m so excited for the new season. Check out some totally amazing HQ images from the set from yesterday.

NKOTB After Dark Las Vegas Concert: The Top 10 Moments

Posted by on Sat, July 12, 20140 Comments »

Donnie Wahlberg has a mouth like a sailor and an affinity for sparkly sneakers. Joey McIntyre possesses a remarkable sense of balance and loves him a V-neck tee. Jonathan Knight is a pro at weak-kneeing the ladies, his brother Jordan can still give it to you with those dance moves and Danny Wood is one hell of a breakdancer.

All these things and more I learned yesterday, because I spent the evening watching New Kids on the Block perform at Planet Hollywood. And it was amazing.

That’s right friends, while most people were tucking themselves in so they could get ready for another long day at work, I was gleefully watching the musical stylings of Donnie, Joey, Jonathan, Jordan, and Danny as they wowed the crowd in Las Vegas. The moves, the look, and the music are all still there.

And so, I give you the 10 greatest moments from the 2014 New Kids on the Block After Dark concert.

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NKOTB Party Plane: The 10 Greatest Moments From Onboard

Posted by on Sat, July 12, 20140 Comments »

Donnie Wahlberg loves him a Bloody Mary and any chance to get on an intercom. Joey McIntyre enjoys belting out songs from “The Lion King” and, of course, fedoras. Jonathan Knight is kind of a pro at distributing inflight snacks, his brother Jordan can give one hell of an airline safety presentation and Danny Wood is one very, very fit man.

All these things and more I learned yesterday, because I spent an afternoon on the New Kids on the Block Party Plane.

That’s right friends, while most people were working their way through Hump Day, I was flying the friendly skies with Boston’s finest, as they headed from Chicago to Las Vegas on a Southwest Airlines Party Plane, en route to their only four North American shows this year at Planet Hollywood (The same stage as Britney Spears!). And to celebrate the occasion, the boys invited some super-fans to party alongside them and enjoy some free booze. It was the most fun anyone could ever have flying without the aid of prescription drugs.

Now, as a couple hundred journalists found out in Nov. of 2012, sometimes party planes are not the most fun. Super fans can be terrifying. This was not the case at all however on the New Kids on the Block Party Plane. The guys could not have been more social or hysterical, the fans more courteous, and, again, free booze!

And so, I give you the 10 greatest moments from the 2014 New Kids on the Block Party Plane. Also, for anyone in or near Vegas, tickets are still available for their show this weekend, so scoop them up while you can. The boys are sounding and looking really good.

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