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‘Saturday Night Live’ really understands Justin Bieber

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Saturday Night Live is, with few exceptions, an absolute trainwreck in recent years. It’s not funny, the cast is a fucking mess (for the most part) and they just can’t seem to get their stride like in past generations. They’re working on it, and there are certainly moments of brilliance, but it’s not completely solid. But let’s concentrate on the positive, shall we?

Kate McKinnon is one of the most talented comedians on the show, and her impression of stars like Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber are just fantastic. It was the latter, little Justin and his recent Calvin Klein ad, that was the subject of a few commercial shorts during this weekend’s episode. Here, see for yourself:

So good!

Also, Mark Wahlberg’s wife, Rhea, has something to say about Justin’s ad, and it’s petty as hell:

Methinks the lady doth protest too much, considering Mark’s just as much of a wanker as Justin, but ooooookay.

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Mark Wahlberg wants you (and the law) to forget that he assaulted a man and left him blind

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Mark Wahlberg may be a successful Hollywood actor and a doting husband and dad now, but he wasn’t always on the straight and narrow. During his younger years, he was a bit of a thug in the truest sense, and drugs and crime were the name of the game and he got into some serious trouble. The worst of it seems to be a 1988 incident in which he assaulted a man and left him permanently blind. Well, he wants us – and the law – to forget all that now and he hopes to have it removed from his criminal record.

From NECN:

The movie superstar, now 43, has filed an application with the Massachusetts Board of Pardons, hoping to get his criminal record erased.

“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,” Wahlberg wrote in his pardon application. “Since that time, I have dedicated myself to becoming a better person and citizen so that I can be a role model to my children and others.”

Wahlberg says in the application, filed Nov. 26, that on April 8, 1988, he tried to steal two cases of alcohol from a man outside a convenience store on Dorchester Avenue, hitting him over the head with a stick and then punching another man in the face as he fled from police.

There are far more details on the original source if you’re so inclined to read it. However, another piece on the incident on The Boston Globe website also makes note of an incident 2 years prior, in 1986, in which Wahlberg and a friend followed two 9-year-old black school girls on a field trip, threw rocks at them and hurled racial slurs. Lovely.

Frankly, Mark Wahlberg has always struck me as a right dickhead, and while I’m sure he’s changed in some way – because people are capable of it, especially when millions of dollars are on the line – but like… I dunno. A person who has that in them in the first place would have to do a LOT of work on themselves – and perhaps with mental health professionals – to truly say they’ve changed. Has Mark Wahlberg? Eh, I dunno if that’s for any of us to decide.

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Mark Wahlberg really loves being a dad

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Mark Wahlberg is covering Esquire‘s new “Fatherhood Issue”, which is actually kinda refreshing to see since usually parenting guides/discussions are geared towards the ladies. Mark has four kids of his own with wife Rhea Durham – 10-year-old Ella, 8-year-old Michael, 5-year-old Brendan and 4-year-old Grace – and he finds it to be a pretty rewarding experience.

“I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. To give them enough trust that they can share things with you. I don’t want them to be terrified of me, you know? But I don’t want them to think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, either, because they can’t.”

“The biggest thing for me is, you know, as quickly as I was able to turn it around, to get from there to here, from me having nothing as a kid to me here now, providing everything for my kids, it’s like, I worry that maybe they won’t appreciate things. I worry that maybe they’ll have a sense of entitlement. You don’t wanna give your kids everything without giving them the tools to be great people.”

Mark is a bit of a weirdo from time to time, but that seems like a pretty solid approach to kids (coming from someone who doesn’t have or want any).

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Watch: The ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ trailer is here!


If you’re a fan of the Transformers franchise, then you’re going to love the newest movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It’s full of all the good summery blockbuster stuff: explosions, running, loud music, the usual. Plus, Mark Wahlberg‘s in it and Shia LaBeouf – thank God – isn’t. What’s not to like?

I don’t really “get” Transformers. Like, how do they exist within their storyline? I’m still into it, and I actually would go and see this just for the… bigness of it all.

What do you think – will you go see Transformers: Age of Extinction?

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Mark Wahlberg on Harry Styles: ‘I want to punch that little prick’

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Mark Wahlberg is your standard, run-of-the-mill tough guy (or so he thinks), so he often says shit that he probably thinks sounds really impressive but actually just makes him look sorta corny and like a bit of an asshole. Latest case in point: during an interview on Conan this week, Mark revealed that his daughter is a big fan of One Direction – and band member Harry Styles, in particular.

Well, Mark doesn’t like that his daughters – one of which who is only 4 years old, keep in mind – likes anyone other than her own father, so he wants to beat the shit out of Harry Styles, who is a “prick” by virtue of his daughter being a fan. I know he wasn’t being serious (one would assume) and that he probably thought he was being “funny” and making a “joke”, but eh… no thanks, bro.

“Now the girls have turned to One Direction, they don’t care about Dad anymore. My 4-year-old’s going, ‘Daddy, I like Harry.’ And I’m like, ‘Well, I’m gonna punch Harry in the nose when I see him.’ I get jealous. If I see that little prick he’s gonna get it.”


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Mark Wahlberg Was a Dick to Leonardo DiCaprio

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Who knew Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio hated each other? I didn’t, but they did for a long time. Apparently this has been going on since 1995 when Mark got a part in The Basketball Diaries because Leo didn’t take him seriously as an actor or something. Don’t worry, though – they’re pals now!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

He started to dream big, but others found his aspirations laughable — not least Leonardo DiCaprio, who was openly hostile when it was suggested Wahlberg should appear opposite him in the 1995 drama The Basketball Diaries. “Leonardo was like, ‘Over my dead f—ing body. Marky Mark’s not going to be in this f—ing movie,’ ” says Wahlberg. “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 asshole is not going to be in this movie.’ ”

Thanks to the perseverance of casting director Avy Kaufman, DiCaprio reluctantly agreed to read with Wahlberg. “So I come in and I do the audition and I kind of look at him and he kind of looks at me, and then we do a scene, and they’re like, ‘Hmm, this f—ing dude’s pretty good, right?’ ” Wahlberg says, laughing. “The next thing you know, boom, we’re hanging out.”

I don’t mind Mark Wahlberg as an actor. I don’t think he’s anything special, but he’s a damn sight better at making movies than he was at making music. Also, I can totally see these two butting heads. Leo takes himself seriously as an actor and Mark just doesn’t seem to give a fuck, so that’s kind of a recipe for disaster.

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What? Why? Matt Damon Gets Mistaken For Mark Wahlberg


Matt Damon has revealed that he gets mistaken for Mark Wahlberg all the time, and apparently vice versa. I’m a little confused on this one because while they look similar in the fact that they’re both handsome (to most, I guess?) white guys who are rich and work in Hollywood, their actual facial structure isn’t all that similar, is it?

From Absolute Radio (via DS):

“I’ve talked to Mark about this because he gets people [that] come up and say, ‘I love you in The Bourne Identity‘.

“So Mark and I have a deal. If we’re mistaken for one another, we have to be as polite as possible.”

That’s kind of strange, but people are kind of stupid, so I guess that makes sense. Matt even said that he’s signed Mark’s autograph before for fans who think that’s who he is.

“Oh yeah, yeah. You have to be as nice as possible. If they keep the thing going, you have to keep it going.”

Well, that’s nice of him, I suppose, not to shatter people’s dreams.  Do you think they look alike? Not just “vaguely similar”, I mean alike enough for you to mistake one for the other?

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