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Mark Wahlberg to host 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Mark Wahlberg will be playing to a very different audience than some of his last films for his next gig. The Lone Survivor star and father of four will host this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, airing live from Los Angeles on Saturday, March 29, from 8-9:30 pm ET.

“We are thrilled to welcome a superstar like Mark Wahlberg as he takes the helm as our master of ceremonies at the biggest kid event of the year,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s president of content development and production. “We can’t wait for him to host and have lots of slime-filled fun with Hollywood’s biggest stars and our audience.”

Wahlberg will next star in the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Age of Extinction and the sequel to Ted. Josh Duhmael hosted last year’s awards, which garnered a record 392 million votes in 22 categories. Past hosts have included Will Smith, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Rosie O’Donnell, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, and Ben Stiller.

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg sign on for A&E reality show 'Wahlburgers'

Just call it the real-life Entourage… with extra cheese.

A&E announced today that brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have inked a deal to appear in and executive produce a new unscripted series called Wahlburgers, which will go behind the scenes of their family’s Boston-based burger joint. Donnie broke the news about the series during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Monday night. (And yes, that was indeed one of the most ’90s sentences ever written.)

In addition to the two most famous Wahlbergs, the show will also feature real-life characters including their brother Paul, who serves as the restaurant’s executive chef, their spitfire mother Alma, and Wahlberg cousin Johnny Alves — a.k.a. the real Johnny Drama.

Wahlburgers, produced for A&E by 44 Blue Productions, will premiere Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. Watch Donnie give a few hints about the show in the clip below.

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Fox sitcom about marijuana legalization in the works

Colorado residents, this one is for you.

Fox is developing a sitcom, The Happy Tree, based around the legalization of marijuana, Deadline reports. The show, from former Entourage and How To Make It In America executive producers Rob Weiss, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Levinson, centers on a young corporate attorney who relocates to Venice Beach, Calif. and finds himself the voice for the “legalize it” movement, per Deadline.

Getting high is fertile ground for comedy, and it’s no surprise that after the election a few weeks ago — where Colorado and Washington State voted to allow legal marijuana use — that a sitcom deal would spring up. Fox had not responded to requests for comment at time of publication.

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