2008 Toronto International Film Festival
The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, was held in Toronto, Canada. This 33rd annual festival was from September 4 to September 13, 2008; the opening night gala was the World War I romantic epic Passchendaele from Canadian director Paul Gross. Festival is heavy on Canadian fare as well as featuring prominent indie films and worldwide and/or North American debuts including: Adoration directed by Canada's own Atom Egoyan, Appaloosa the second film from Ed Harris, Blindness from screenwriter-director, Fernando Meirelles, Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker directed by Kathryn Bigelow, veteran filmmaker Barbet Schroeder's Inju, la bête dans l'ombre. Scheduled is The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, based on a "rediscovered" Tennessee Williams screenplay. TIFF screened 312 films from 64 countries; these include 249 features. Neil Burger world premiered The Lucky Ones a character study of U. S. soldiers on an unplanned road trip, starring Tim Robbins. Featured was Me and Orson Welles helmed by American "slacker" Richard Linklater, the Spike Lee-directed World War II film, Miracle at St. Anna as well as the Jonathan Demme directed film Rachel Getting Married.
Other festival highlights are screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's first film, New York, a slice of experimental filmmaker James Benning's Americana RR was featured in the "Wavelengths" avant-garde showcase, the four-hour-long Steven Soderbergh epic Che, as well as The Wrestler lensed by Darren Aronofsky. The Brits are well represented with Happy-Go-Lucky directed by Mike Leigh and Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle. Despite showing fewer films than last year, among the 249 features, 116 are premieres and 61 are first features. Films from as many as 64 countries were screened, with more than 340,000 admissions expected."Canadian Open Vault", which always highlights a restored Canadian film, focused on Quebec filmmaker François Girard's 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould made in 1993. Actors Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Benicio del Toro, Ethan Hawke, Laura Linney and film directors Julian Schnabel, Kathryn Bigelow and Steven Soderbergh are among the celebs the festival has invited on its 500-plus guest list, thus completing its lineup.
The festival closed on September 13, 2008 with the North American premiere of Stone of Destiny written and directed by Charles Martin Smith, the true story of four Glasgow university students who try to restore the 300-pound Stone of Scone to its rightful Scottish home. With the film Fifty Dead Men Walking, Rose McGowan expressed support for the cause of the Irish Republican Army, with the reports of her comments being released into the media on September 11, 2008. After starring in Fifty Dead Men Walking, she was quoted as saying "I imagine had I grown up in Belfast, I would 100% have been in the IRA. My heart just broke for the cause. Violence is not to be played out daily and provide an answer to problems, but I understand it." Her comments were attacked by the original author Martin McCartlend. McCartland had general objections against the film, but approved of an out of court settlement, believed to be in the region of £20,000. Aide-toi et le ciel t'aidera by François Dupeyron Adoration by Atom Egoyan Appaloosa by Ed Harris Un Barrage center le pacifique by Rithy Panh Blindness by Fernando Meirelles The Brothers Bloom by Rian Johnson Un conte de Noël by Arnaud Desplechin Disgrace by Steve Jacobs Il Divo by Paolo Sorrentino The Duchess by Saul Dibb Easy Virtue by Stephen Elliott Fifty Dead Men Walking by Kari Skogland Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner Genova by Michael Winterbottom Gomorrah by Matteo Garrone Good by Vincente Amorim The Good, the Bad, the Weird by Kim Jee-woon Heaven on Earth by Deepa Mehta The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow Is There Anybody There? by John Crowley It's Not Me by Philippe Falardeau The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond by Jodie Markell The Lucky Ones by Neil Burger Management by Stephen Belber Me and Orson Welles by Richard Linklater Miracle at St. Anna by Spike Lee Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Peter Sollett O' Horten by Bent Hamer One Week by Michael McGowan The Other Man by Richard Eyre Pedro by Nicholas Oceano Pride and Glory by Gavin O'Connor Rachel Getting Married by Jonathan Demme The Secret Life of Bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood Stone of Destiny by Charles Martin Smith Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky Zack and Miri Make a Porno by Kevin Smith Ashes of Time Redux by Wong Kar-wai Empty Nest by Daniel Burman Every Little Step by James Stern and Adam Del Deo La Fille de Monaco by Anne Fontaine Kanchivaram by Priyadarshan Ghost Town by David Koepp Happy-Go-Lucky by Mike Leigh I've Loved You So Long by Philippe Claudel New York, I Love You Religulous by Larry Charles RocknRolla by Guy Ritchie Unspoken by Fien Troch Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman $9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal Before Tomorrow by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu Burn After Reading by Coen brothers Che by Steven Soderbergh The Class by Laurent Cantet Cooper's Camera by Warren Sonada Daytime Drinking by Young-seok Noh Dean Spanley by Toa Fraser Edison and Leo by Neil Burns Gigantic by Matt Aselton Hunger by Steve McQueen Inju, la bête dans l'ombre by Barbet Schroeder Last Stop 174 by Bruno Barreto Lovely, Still by Nik Fackler Lymelife by Derick Martini and Steve Martini Nothing But the Truth by Rod Lurie Public Enemy No.
One by Jean-François Richet Real Time by Randall Cole Singh Is Kinng by Anees Bazmee Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle Snow by Aida Begić The Stoning of Soraya M. by Cyrus Nowrasteh Tulpan by Sergey Dvortsevoy Who Do You Love? by Jerry Zaks What Doesn't Kill You by Brian Goodman Anonyma – Eine Frau in
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, box office results, cover stories, photo galleries and more, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905. Variety has been published since December 16, 1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering theater and vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City. Sime was fired by The Morning Telegraph in 1905 for panning an act which had taken out an advert for $50, said that it looked like he would have to start his own paper in order to be able to tell the truth. With a loan of $1,500 from his father-in-law, he launched Variety as editor. In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.
The original cover design, similar to the current design, was sketched by Edgar M. Miller, a scenic painter, who refused payment; the front cover contained pictures of the original editorial staff, who were Alfred Greason, Epes W Sargeant and Joshua Lowe, as well as Sime. The first issue contained a review by Sime's son Sidne known as Skigie, claimed to be the youngest critic in the world at seven years old. In 1922, Sime acquired The New York Clipper, reporting on the stage and other entertainment since 1853 and folded it two years merging some of its features into Variety. In 1922, Sime launched the Times Square Daily, which he referred to as "the world's worst daily" and soon scrapped. During that period, Variety staffers worked on all three papers. After the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in 1930, which Variety sued for alleged plagiarism in 1932, Sime launched Daily Variety in 1933, based in Hollywood, with Arthur Ungar as the editor, it replaced Variety Bulletin, issued in Hollywood on Fridays.
Daily Variety was published every day other than Sunday but on Monday to Friday. Ungar was editor until 1950, followed by Joe Schoenfeld and Thomas M. Pryor, succeeded by his son Pete; the Daily and the Weekly were run as independent newspapers, with the Daily concentrating on Hollywood news and the Weekly on U. S. and International coverage. Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931. Green remained as editor from 1931 until his death in 1973. Sime's son Sidne succeeded him as publisher of both publications. Following his death from tuberculosis in 1950, his only son Syd Silverman, was the sole heir to what was Variety Inc. Young Syd's legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc. until 1956. After that date Syd Silverman managed the company as publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to Cahners Publishing for $64 million, he remained as publisher until 1990 when he was succeeded on Weekly Variety by Gerard A. Byrne and on Daily Variety by Sime's great grandson, Michael Silverman.
Syd became chairman of both publications. In 1953, Army Archerd's "Just for Variety" column appeared on page two of Daily Variety and swiftly became popular in Hollywood. Archerd broke countless exclusive stories, reporting from film sets, announcing pending deals, giving news of star-related hospitalizations and births; the column appeared daily for 52 years until September 1, 2005. On December 7, 1988, the editor, Roger Watkins and oversaw the transition to four-color print. Upon its launch, the new-look Variety measured one inch shorter with a washed-out color on the front; the old front-page box advertisement was replaced by a strip advertisement, along with the first photos published in Variety since Sime gave up using them in the old format in 1920: they depicted Sime and Syd. For twenty years from 1989 its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman running the Daily in Hollywood. Bart had worked at Paramount Pictures and The New York Times.
In April 2009, Bart moved to the position of "vice president and editorial director", characterized online as "Boffo No More: Bart Up and Out at Variety". From mid 2009 to 2013, Timothy M. Gray oversaw the publication as Editor-in-Chief, after over 30 years of various reporter and editor positions in the newsroom. In October 2012, Reed Business Information, the periodical's owner, sold the publication to Penske Media Corporation. PMC is the owner of Deadline Hollywood, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Variety's largest competitor in online showbiz news. In October 2012, Jay Penske, Chairman and CEO of PMC, announced that the website's paywall would come down, the print publication would stay, he would invest more into Variety's digital platform in a townhall. In March 2013, Variety owner Jay Penske appointed three co-editors to oversee different parts of the publication's industry coverage; the decision was made to stop printing Daily Variety with the last printed edition published on March 19, 2013 with the headline "Variety A
Candice Rene King is an American actress and songwriter. She is best known for her regular role as Caroline Forbes on The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries and her recurring role as the same character on the spin-off series The Originals. Candice Rene Accola was born in Houston, the daughter of Carolyn, an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon, she grew up in Edgewood and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. Both her parents are active members of the local Republican political party, she has one younger brother. In December 2006, King released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States, she co-wrote 12 of the 14 tracks on the record. The remaining tracks were a cover of'Til Tuesday's hit "Voices Carry" and American Hi-Fi's "The Breakup Song" rewritten in a female version as "Our Breakup Song". In 2008, the album was achieved greater success. King toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour.
She appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. In February 2011, King performed a cover of "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries. King had guest appearances in a number of television series such as How I Met Your Mother and Drop Dead Diva. In July 2009, she starred in the horror film Deadgirl which centers on two high school boys who discover an immortal woman in an abandoned asylum; that same year King had a bit-role in The Hannah Montana Movie. In 2009, she was cast in the CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes the bestfriend of Elena Gilbert and Bonnie Benett. In June 2012, she joined the second season of the web series Dating Rules From My Future Self, as Chloe Cunningham, a 26-year-old girl who believes love does not exist; the series centers on a girl receiving romance advice from herself 10 years in the future by text message. Accola began dating musician Joe King of The Fray after they met at a Super Bowl event in February 2012.
They became engaged in May 2013, married on October 18, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon her marriage, she became a stepmother to King's two daughters from his first marriage. In August 2015, it was announced. On January 15, 2016, King gave birth to Florence May. Candice King on IMDb Candice Accola on Twitter
Brian Francis Connolly was a Scottish singer-songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer between 1968 and 1979 of the British glam rock band The Sweet. Connolly was born in 1945 in Glasgow; the identity of his father was never made public and his mother was a teenage waitress, Frances Connolly, who left him in a Glasgow hospital as an infant whilst he was suffering from meningitis. Connolly was fostered at the age of two by Jim and Helen McManus of Blantyre and took their family name. Connolly was the half-brother of Mark McManus of Taggart fame. In a radio interview, Connolly reported that singing was a large part of growing up since there was no television, that he was called upon to sing for family and friends. Connolly has credited the Everly Brothers as being his earliest musical influence. After inadvertently discovering his lineage he reverted to the name Connolly. At the age of 12, Connolly moved to Harefield, Greater London, where he attended the local secondary modern school.
In his mid-teens he joined the Merchant Navy, got a tiger's head tattooed on his right arm during his Navy service. On his discharge from the Merchant Navy in 1963 he returned to Harefield and played in a number of local bands, including Generation X from mid-1965 until about October 1966; the group recorded four tracks but these were not commercially released. The lineup featured Connolly on vocals, Chris Eldridge and Lee Mordecai on guitars, Mark Conway and drummer Martin Lass. Connolly replaced singer Ian Gillan in a band called Wainwright's Gentlemen, which included drummer Mick Tucker. Tucker and Connolly left Wainwright's Gentlemen in late 1967 and recruited guitarist Frank Torpey, bassist Steve Priest, naming their new band The Sweetshop. On the eve of releasing their debut single, Slow Motion, in July 1968, the band shortened their name to The Sweet, they recorded a further three unsuccessful singles. After this, Connolly was propelled into the limelight, with many appearances on Top of the Pops, with the other members of the Sweet.
In 1974, Connolly was badly beaten after leaving a nightclub in Staines where he received several kicks to his throat resulting in his being unable to sing for some time and permanently losing some of his vocal range. This event meant the band missed out on supporting The Who at Charlton Athletic Football Ground. Several songs on the Sweet Fanny Adams album had to be sung by other members of the band; as time progressed issues between Connolly and other members of Sweet developed and he would find the band excluding him from decisions. Brian developed a significant problem with alcoholism in the mid-1970s. During 1977, when no tours were undertaken and two of Sweet's most successful albums were recorded, the power struggle within the band became more apparent. Brian's alcohol abuse further compromised his role with the band as his voice began showing the impact in recordings and on stage during Sweet's 1978 US tour, he played his last British show with the classic Sweet line-up at Hammersmith Odeon, London on 24 February 1978.
His final live performance with the band was in July 1978 in Florida, USA when they supported Alice Cooper. His departure was not made public until March 1979. After news of his leaving Sweet broke, Connolly was interviewed by the German music magazine Bravo, in which he said he was taking time off to be with his family, considering a new musical direction. By mid- to late 1979 he had recorded a few new tracks at Chipping Norton Recording Studios, in Oxfordshire, with the assistance of friend and producer Mick Angus. One of the tracks "Take Away The Music" was re-recorded the following year, with Polydor producer Pip Williams, at the Marquee Studios, in London. In 1979 was Connolly's first major appearance since leaving the Sweet, at the Bravo Super Disco'79 event, held at the Olympiahalle in Munich on June 22. Ten thousand people heard Connolly perform a sneak peek of his first solo Polydor single: "Take Away The Music", it was issued by Polydor. This single is included on the Polydor Germany "High Life" compilation album from 1980.
In 1981, Connolly was admitted to hospital with bloating, he sustained multiple heart attacks. His health was permanently affected with some paralysis on his left side which would develop into a nervous system condition; these problems were most related to Connolly's excessive alcohol consumption, coupled with the use of prescription diuretic medicine. Connolly's next release was "Don't You Know A Lady", composed by Roger Greenaway, was recorded by British four-piece band Brooks shortly after Connolly's release. Again the track failed to make an impact. In 1982 with his Polydor contract having expired, Connolly signed with French independent label, Carrere Records. Carrere released the hard-rock single "Hypnotized", written by Joe Lynn Turner. A Fandango cover, the track was released in Europe with wide distribution by RCA but failed to chart. During this time Connolly recorded a dozen or so new tracks; the original plan was to have a completed album out by August 1983. During January 1983, Connolly supported Pat Benatar for three shows including one at Hammersmith Odeon, London.
Connolly's Encore, included most of the members of Verity and Terry Uttley, bass player from Smokie. Songs played included "Windy City", "Fox on the Run", "Hypnotized" and new numbers, "Sick and Tired", "Red Hair Rage" and "Burning The Candle"; these three tracks are available on a bootleg 7" s
Crisis (TV series)
Crisis is an American drama series, broadcast as part of the 2013–14 United States network television schedule on NBC as a mid-season entry. The series was created by Rand Ravich for 20th Century Fox Television; the series stars Dermot Mulroney, Rachael Taylor, Lance Gross, James Lafferty, Max Martini, Michael Beach, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage, Max Schneider, Joshua Erenberg, Gillian Anderson. Crisis premiered on March 16, 2014. On May 9, 2014, midway through its first season, NBC canceled Crisis; the network broadcast the remaining episodes starting May 25, with the two-hour series finale airing on June 22. During a school trip, students of Ballard High School, attended by the children of Washington, D. C.'s elite, including the President's son, are the victims of an ambush. A national crisis begins and Secret Service agent Marcus Finley finds himself at the center of it on his first day on the job. FBI agent Susie Dunn discovers her "niece", the daughter of CEO Meg Fitch, is among the kidnapped children.
Dermot Mulroney as Francis Gibson, an ex-CIA analyst, betrayed by the government Rachael Taylor as FBI Special Agent Susie Dunn Lance Gross as Secret Service Special Agent Marcus Finley, a rookie, betrayed by his partner James Lafferty as Mr. Nash, teacher at Ballard High School Max Martini as Koz, a mercenary hired by Gibson Michael Beach as William Olsen, Director of the FBI Stevie Lynn Jones as Beth Ann Gibson, the daughter of Francis, with whom she has a strained relationship Halston Sage as Amber Fitch, Susie's biological daughter but raised by Meg as her own Max Schneider as Ian Martinez, Beth's best friend Gillian Anderson as Meg Fitch, the CEO of an international IT company and Susie's older sister David Andrews as Secret Service Special Agent Hurst, head of the White House protective detail, he was working for Gibson under duress, until being shot and killed by Kyle DeVore, who believed that Hurst had betrayed him. John Allen Nelson as President DeVore David Chisum as Noah Fitch, husband of Meg Fitch Adam Scott Miller as Kyle DeVore, the president's teenage son Brandon Ruiter as Luke Putnam, one of the teenagers abducted and Kyle's friend Shavon Kirksey as Sloan Yarrow, another of the abducted teenagers and Amber's best friend Rammel Chan as Jin Liao, one of the teenagers who believes Kyle is the reason for everyone being kidnapped Jessica Dean Turner as Dutton, a Communications Gunwoman and Maryland State Police officer working for Gibson Mark Valley as Gabe Widener, Director of the CIA Rod Hallett as Dr. Jonas Clarenbach, a scientist who once worked in the pharmaceuticals division at Meg's company, is Meg's former lover Joshua Erenberg as Anton Roth, an advanced student from the school, saved from the initial ambush by Agent Finley John Henry Canavan as Morgan Roth, a scientist and father to Anton Roth NBC bought Rand Ravich's script with a put pilot commitment in August 2012.
In January 2013, NBC green-lit the production of a pilot episode. Scenes of Ballard High School were filmed at Northside College Prep in Chicago. On May 12, 2013, the series was placed on the network's 2013–14 schedule, it premiered on March 16, 2014. On November 1, 2013, after filming was completed for the sixth episode, production of the series was put on an unscheduled, week-long hiatus; the pause in production was attributed to fears that subsequent episodes were veering too far away from the tone of the pilot, which received positive early reviews. The break was supposed to be used to give writers time to re-work scripts and to re-shoot certain scenes for finished episodes. Filming resumed. Crisis scored 63 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 28 "generally favorable" reviews. On another review aggregation website, Rotten Tomatoes, it was given a score of 61% with an average rating of 6.8 out of 10, based on 31 reviews. Official website Crisis on IMDb
Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. is an American singer, actor, record producer, film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Outside music, he has had roles in the Saw films, The Sixth Sense, Righteous Kill, Ransom, as well as appearing in the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers as Carwood Lipton. From 2002 to 2003, he starred in the crime drama Boomtown, he has been starring in the drama series Blue Bloods as Danny Reagan since 2010, since 2014 is an executive producer of the TNT reality television show Boston's Finest. He was nominated for Choice Scream at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards for his work in the Saw films, he has produced and starred in Rock this Boat, Donnie Loves Jenny and Return of the Mac on Pop TV. He produces and stars in Wahlburgers on A&E TV. Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, he is the eighth of nine children, with older siblings, Jim, Robert, Tracey and Debbie, younger brother, who began his entertainment career as the leader of the early 1990s rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
He has three half-siblings from his father's first marriage: Donna and Buddy. His mother, Alma Elaine, was a bank clerk and nurse's aide, his father, Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr. was a teamster who worked as a delivery driver. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, his mother is of Irish and French-Canadian ancestry. Maternally, he is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne; as a recording artist, Wahlberg is known as an original member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Wahlberg's first film acting role was in the 1996 film Bullet with Tupac Shakur. In 1996, he appeared as a kidnapper in Ransom with Mel Gibson, he went back to his home town for a starring role in the South Boston-based film Southie. Wahlberg received attention for his role in the 1999 film The Sixth Sense, playing the patient of Bruce Willis's character in the opening sequence. In 2001, Wahlberg co-starred as Second Lieutenant C. Carwood Lipton in the television miniseries Band of Brothers, he starred in the 2002–2003 NBC drama series Boomtown as Joel Stevens, a Los Angeles police detective.
Graham Yost, executive producer and writer of Boomtown, had worked with him in Band of Brothers and was so impressed by his performance that he wrote the role of Joel Stevens for him. In 2003, Wahlberg starred alongside Timothy Olyphant, Jason Lee, his Band of Brothers co-star Damian Lewis as the mentally challenged Duddits in William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan's adaptation of the Stephen King alien-invasion thriller, Dreamcatcher. In 2005, he starred as Detective Eric Matthews in the second installment of the Saw series, he reprised the role in Saw III in 2006 and Saw IV in 2007 appearing in Saw V in 2008 via archive footage from the previous films. In 2006, Wahlberg played Lieutenant Commander Burton in the military/boxing drama Annapolis. In September 2006, he played the lead role in the short-lived television drama Runaway on The CW; the show was cancelled in October 2006 due to poor ratings. In 2007, he starred in the television film Kings of South Beach on A&E. In 2007, he starred on the TV series The Kill Point.
In 2008, Wahlberg appeared in co-starred in What Doesn't Kill You. Wahlberg stars as 1st Grade Detective Danny Reagan on CBS's Blue Bloods, a police drama set in New York City; as of 2011, Wahlberg is the host of an internet radio show on Friday nights at 8 pm PST called "DDUB's R&B Back Rub" on Cherry Tree Radio. And appeared in the 2011 comedy Zookeeper. In 1991, Wahlberg was charged with first-degree arson for setting a fire at a historic hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Authorities stated that Wahlberg known as the "bad boy" of boy band New Kids on the Block, was partying with fellow band member Danny Wood and fans in the early morning hours when Wahlberg dumped vodka on a hallway carpet and set it on fire. Wahlberg was facing up to 20 years in prison, but the charge was reduced to misdemeanor criminal mischief, dismissed after Wahlberg agreed to participate in public service videos on fire safety, drug abuse and drunk driving. Wahlberg married Kimberly Fey on August 20, 1999, they filed for divorce on August 13, 2008, citing "irreconcilable differences".
They have Xavier Alexander Wahlberg and Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg. In July 2013, it was reported by UsWeekly that he was dating actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy after meeting on Watch What Happens Live in March, they announced their engagement on The View on April 16, 2014, wed on August 31, 2014, at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. Wahlberg has been seen attending many of their games, he narrated a documentary called "The Association: Boston Celtics" about the team's 2010–11 season, which aired on ESPN between 2010 and 2011, as well as co-narrating the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies, about the Celtics' rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers. He owns a restaurant in Boston named Wahlburgers with brothers Paul and Mark. In February 2016, Wahlberg endorsed Marco Rubio for President of the United States. New Kids on the Block Hangin' Tough Step by Step Face the Music The Block 10 Thankful "The Right Combination" — duet with Seiko Matsuda Donnie Wahlberg on IMDb Donnie Wahlberg on Twitter
South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. South Boston, colloquially known as Southie, was once a predominantly working class Irish Catholic community, but is nowadays a hot spot for the millennial population. South Boston contains Dorchester Heights, where George Washington forced British troops to evacuate during the American Revolutionary War. South Boston has undergone gentrification, its real estate market has seen property values join the highest in the city. South Boston has left its mark on history with Boston busing desegregation. South Boston is home to the St. Patrick's Day Parade, a celebration of the Irish-American culture and the Evacuation Day observance Geographically, Dorchester Neck was an isthmus, a narrow strip of land that connected the mainland of the colonial settlement of Dorchester with Dorchester Heights. Landfill has since increased the amount of land on the eastern side of the historical neck, widened the connection to the mainland to the point that South Boston is no longer considered separate from it.
South Boston gained an identity separate from Dorchester, but the two were annexed by Boston in pieces, from 1804 to 1870. During the American Revolutionary War, George Washington placed a cannon on Dorchester Heights, thereby forcing the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1776; the British evacuated Fort William and Mary for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fort William and Mary was replaced with a brick fortification known as Fort Independence; that fort was replaced by a granite fortification prior to the American Civil War, still stands on Castle Island as a National Historic Landmark. Edgar Allan Poe was stationed at Castle Island for five months in 1827 and was inspired to write The Cask of Amontillado based on an early Castle Island legend. In 1874, South Boston came to close attention when 14 year old Jesse Pomeroy murdered two children: 10-year-old Katie Curran and 4-year-old Horace Millen, found on a marsh in Dorchester Bay after being mutilated with a knife, he became the youngest person in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be convicted with first-degree murder, earning the nickname "the Boston Boy Fiend."
During the 1970s, South Boston received national attention for its opposition to court-mandated school desegregation by busing students to different neighborhoods. In the early 21st century, property values in the City Point neighborhood near Castle Island, rose to the level of some of the highest in the city; the City Point area of South Boston, labeled "East Side" by realtors, has seen a major increase in property values due to its close proximity to downtown Boston and gentrification. The "West Side" of South Boston known as the "lower end" by lifelong residents, though slower to begin the gentrification process benefits from the proximity to not only downtown but the popular South End. Additionally, the West Side is home to the first green residence in Boston — the Macallen Building, featured in the movie The Greening of Southie; the City of Boston is investing in the West Side through developments like the ~150,000-square-foot mixed use building being developed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on West Broadway.
The 1865 Harrison Loring House is a Second Empire brick mansion located in South Boston. It was used as a private residence until 1913. At that time it was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church to use the space as a convent; the house located at 789 East Broadway was designated a Boston Landmark in 1981. It is associated with Harrison Loring, who owned and operated one of the first South Boston shipyards; the history behind the South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade is General Henry Knox brought 55 cannons captured at Fort Ticonderoga. In March, the troops positioned the cannons on Dorchester Heights, they had cut down trees to cannon size, hollowed them out and blackened them over fire to look like cannons. Surprise was just around the corner. On March 17, 1776, orders were given that if you wished to pass through the continental lines, the password was "St. Patrick"; the British left Boston. Evacuation Day was declared a holiday in the City of Boston in 1901. In celebration, the city hosted a parade based in South Boston.
A monument to the historical event was completed in Dorchester Heights in 1902. Major George F. H. Murray served as Chief Marshall for the parade in 1901; the state of Massachusetts recognized Evacuation Day as a holiday in Suffolk County in 1938. The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is both a celebration of the Irish-American culture in Boston and the Evacuation Day victory; the City of Boston sponsored the event until 1947, when Mayor James Michael Curley gave authority to the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council. Politicians and local celebrities have participated in these annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for years. In 1958 Senator John F. Kennedy rode with Jacqueline Kennedy in the parade; the Kennedy family were well known as participating in this parade. Robert F. Kennedy marched in 1968, Ted and Joan Kennedy marched in 1970; the N. A. A. C. P entered a float in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in 1964. In the mid-1960s the Harvard’s Irish Society joined the march. Irish nationalists unofficially marched in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in the 1970s.
In 1972, Irish Republican Aid Committee members protested violence in Northern Ireland by carrying a coffin draped with the Irish tricolored flag. The Boston chapter of the Irish Northern Aid Commission marched with black armbands and a sign reading "England Ge