Friday, September 30, 2011

Donnie Wahlberg on Fox and Friends After the Show

Here is the video of Donnie on Fox and Friends After the Show Show:

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Donnie on Kiss 108

Donnie was on Kiss 108 this morning. He talked about the Red Sox, Blue Bloods, NKOTBSB international tour plans, Wahlburgers, and more!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More info about NKOTBSB tour in 2012

Tour dates for NKOTBSB in Europe may be announced as soon as next Monday. Jordan also mentioned in a recent interview that they would be in Europe, Asia and back to North America next year. Here are some Twitter updates from Paul Fitzgerald, music agent at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) (@musicagent123)
NKOTBSB tour April May 2012 UK and Europe ( including Ireland ) on sale 28th October, VIP presale before that. Here we go !!!

NKOTBSB, NO Spain and NO Portugal. Sorry, there was just no space to fit it all in and do Australia as well.

Jordan Knight on EZ Rock 800AM Part 1

Jordan did an interview The Breakfast Club on EZ Rock 800AM this morning. Here is part 1 of the interview:

Video courtesy of couthie

Listen to Jordan Knight on Virgin 95.3

Jordan did an interview with Virgin 95.3 this morning... He says NKOTBSB will be in Europe, Asia and back to the US/Canada next year!

Video courtesy of couthie

NKOTBSB European dates to be announced soon has announced that news about NKOTBSB touring in Europe may be coming next week! Here is the article:

It's the news that many boy band fans have been waiting for, New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys are set to announce their anticipated UK tour dates early next week. Be sure to check back to Stereoboard from Monday 3rd October, as we'll be posting the dates as soon as they are announced!

New Kids on the Block have recently toured the US with The Backstreet Boys and Stereoboard revealed earlier this year that NKOTB’s manager Jared Paul was busy arranging UK and European dates. Paul is now on the verge of revealing the dates to fans.

Earlier this year in July, a series of tweets between Jared Paul and fans revealed that the dates were being arranged. In one tweet, Paul wrote, "Inquiring bheads- yes I'm in meetings for the upcming uk+euro tour. Its bn a long time cmng. as soon as I knw the final details so will u XO".

The enticing combination of pop supergroups NKOTB and The Backstreet Boys (abbreviated to NKOTB/BSB) will send fans into a frenzy once dates have been announced, with tickets for what will be arena shows expected to be in huge demand.

The tour looks set to go ahead in Spring 2012 and Jared Paul, again through Twitter, let slip that the tour wouldn’t be exclusive to major UK cities only, posting, “prob not as many regional dates but yes not just london, manchester, bham, etc”. He then continued to explain, “Working on routing, its changed ten times. I want the best venues on the best nites fo u all.”

Check back to from Monday 3rd October as its expected that the NKOTBSB tour dates will be announced early next week with tickets for the shows possibly onsale from 9am on Friday 7th October.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jonathan Knight in Italy

Jonathan Knight is currently on vacation in Italy and hanging out with Kirstie Alley. Jonathan posted some photos here and Kirstie posted some photos here! Update: Links no longer working.

Photo of Joey McIntyre on CSI: NY

Here is a photo from of Joey McIntyre on CSI: New York. His episode will air on October 14:

Officer Involved -- When Danny and his rookie cops are caught up in a shooting, Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise, middle) and Det. Don Flack (Eddie Cahill, right) track down a man who is possibly involved (guest star Joey McIntyre, left)

Jordan Knight on the radio tomorrow

Jordan is scheduled to be on a couple of radio stations tomorrow:

Virgin953 in Vancouver at 7:10am

E-Z Rock in Penticton, BC at 8:40am

Listen to Jordan Knight on 104.9 JR

Jordan did an interview with RyanVallyD on 104.9 JR today. He talks about how he ended up on Cover Me Canada, the NKOTBSB tour, the name "Jordan" becoming more popular over the years and more! Listen below:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jordan Knight helps write new single for Michael Africk - Listen here!

In an article by the Edmonton Journal last May, it was reported that Jordan's "Unfinished" album would include a song called "Make it Loud". As we know, the song did not make the album, but it appears the song has surfaced, except it's not Jordan's version. Michael Africk's new single is called "Make It Loud" and Michael posted on his Facebook page that "Make it Loud" was written by Michael Africk, Louis Lü Balz Bell, Mike Caputo and Jordan Knight. So, I'm guessing it is the same song Jordan recorded. At any rate, Jordan did help write this song. Check it out below! 

Video courtesy of KBear143

Blue Bloods on location information

A somewhat frequently asked question is how to find out where Donnie is taping Blue Bloods. You can sometimes find places Blue Bloods is filming at @olv on Twitter or @b4thetrailer on Twitter.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Behind the scenes video clips of Jordan on "Cover Me Canada"

Here are some more behind the scenes videos from Natasha80x of Jordan Knight on "Cover Me Canada" last night:

Recent updates to

Jordan posted some updates to his website including...

Behind the scenes photos from Cover Me Canada...

Questions and answers...

You guys already know everything there is to know about me... but I bet there's some things you don't! Keep checking back here and new questions will asked and answered!

1. Boxers or briefs?
boxer/briefs tighty whitis been out of style for years and things just get tooo outa control with boxers...

2. What's your favorite TV show?
right, now... Dexter, just watched the last season on my computer via iTunes... interesting concept... a serial killer who kills serial killers! crazy!

3. Do you have a favorite memory from being on the road?
The road is a nutty place. Its go go go. but... the thing that brings peace and tranquility after a hectic day and an insane show is my bunk on the bus.  I usually use a lower bunk, closer to the front of the bus to minimize bumps and sways... I love the sleep I get in there. The motor and movement of the bus rocks me to sleep.

4. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Chocolate...and I don't feel guilty...

5. Have you ever had your heart broken?
of course. ouch!

6. Have you ever done a stage dive?
never, only crowd surfed on the cruise.

7. If you could work with any other artist, who would it be?
Any one really. I like working with people that are enthused to work with me and vice a versa... that's where the magic is..

8. What's the first album you ever bought?
Not sure, but albums that come to mind that I bought first are, Run DMC's first album( the one with Rock Box and Its Like That, Chaka Khan (the one with "through the fire"). GREAT albums... OH and SOS Band "On the Rise", ... "Tell Me if You Still Care, and "Just Good To Me"... those songs ...GOD!

9. What is the oldest thing you own?
I think a New Kids poster lol!

And a new blog:

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM By: Jordan Knight
There's so much to say in this first blog, i don't even know where to start! Things have been so hectic, but I wanted to take the time to drop a line for all my beautiful site members. As you can see, I have not stopped since the wrap up of the tour. I've been working hard on my new site, designing some crazy cool things for my fans, and if you didn't know, i'm judging Cover Me Canada with the beautiful, Deborah Cox and the very talented, Ron Fair. Things have been so busy, but so so so cool.

Sorry this blog is so short, but I gotta go already...more later!

Much love to all of you. Muah x3!!!

Listen to Jordan Knight on CHFI

Here is a video of Jordan doing an interview with radio station CHFI:

Update: video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Listen to Jordan Knight on Mix 97

Here is the audio of Jordan Knight on Mix 97. He talks about how he got the opportunity to be on "Cover Me Canada" and more.

Video courtesy of couthie

VIP tickets for Donnie's Philly party

They are releasing tickets for ddub's "VIP AREA" for McFaddens's 10 yr. Anniversary Celebration hosted by Donnie Wahlberg at 3pm today.

Click here to order

Jordan Knight on Breakfast TV

Here are video clips of Jordan on Breakfast TV this morning:

Jordan Knight on 98.1 CHFI

Jordan will be on 98.1 CHFI (Toronto) at 7:30 this morning. You can listen online here!

Don't forget he'll also be on Breakfast TV this morning as well!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

How to get tickets to see Jordan Knight on "Cover Me Canada"

You can get tickets to "Cover Me Canada" by going to Tickets for the following week will be released every Sunday at 10pm.

Here are some more details from the Cover Me Canada site:
Audience members must be at least 16-years-old; photo ID is required.

The audience entrance is: 25 John Street, Toronto (west entrance of CBC)

Dress code: Please wear bright, solid-coloured tops. No hats, sunglasses, costumes or shirts with logos, please.

Blue Bloods Episode 2 Preview

Here is a preview for next week's "Blue Bloods" episode "Friendly Fire":

Video from USTVsTrailers

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blue Bloods related videos

Here is a clip of Donnie and Blue Bloods crew members celebrating the season premiere of Blue Bloods.

In this video, Donnie explains how Carrie Underwood got the role in last night's episode..

Update: Videos have been deleted, does anyone have them saved? 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jordan Knight on Mix97

Here’s Jordan’s interview with Mix97 (Belleville, Ontario): 

Video courtesy of mixnation97

Meet Jordan Knight on Breakfast Televison on Monday

It looks like Jordan might be on Breakfast Televison next Monday. Here is a tweet from @AprilKalloo (Breakfast Television Segment Producer)

Ok #nkotb fans! Meet @jordanknight on @BTtoronto on Monday! Email us - tell us why ure the ultimate Jordan fan!♥

Clips of Donnie on Rachael Ray

Here are a few clips of Donnie on the Rachael Ray Show today!

Videos courtesy of yikes77

Donnie Wahlberg to host party in Philadelphia on October 1 reports that Donnie will be hosting a party in Philadelphia on October 1st. Here is the info from their site:

10 Year Anniversary Party + Open Bar & Hang with Donnie Wahlberg
Saturday, October 1
@ McFadden's Saloon
461 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NKOTB News: September 21

In a recent interview with MTV, Mark Wahlberg says they are planning an Internet-based reality show about running the upcoming Wahlburger's restaurant. Here's the quote:

And, about those hamburgers, Wahlberg told us that not only is he deadly, deliciously serious about opening a patty joint with his brothers called Wahlburgers, but they're also planning to shoot an Internet-based reality show about the effort.

"Listen, when I told the story that I wanted to do a show about a movie star and his five friends running around Hollywood, everybody said it was the dumbest idea in the world," Wahlberg said of his "Entourage" success. "My brother is a five-star chef. So it's a family-run business. You're going to see us doing a reality show about building the business. This is the real deal. We'll throw it up there and see if it sticks."

Don't forget Donnie will be on Rachael Ray's show tomorrow. There is a preview clip on The Rachael Ray Show Website.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NKOTB News for September 20

Danny Wood is auctioning off an autographed Celtics Jersey for Susan G. Komen Foundation. Click here to bid!

On Location Vacations posted some recent photos of the filming of Blue Bloods.

Photographer Gary Land took some photos of Jordan recently, here’s one of them:

Natasha80x was in the audience for Cover Me Canada and got some behind the scenes video of Jordan:

Jordan waving at the crowd:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blue Bloods Skit with Regis Philbin

Last spring, CBS announced its fall line up and in a presentation to their sponsors the cast of Blue Bloods did a skit involving Regis Philbin (you can read more about that here). Tom Selleck was on the Regis and Kelly show this morning and showed a clip of the skit:

Video courtesy of yikes77

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Highlights of Jordan Knight on Cover Me Canada

The first episode of Cover Me Canada aired tonight. Here are some clips of Jordan from @yikes77:

Jordan Knight at a press conference for Cover Me Canada

Here is a video from @linnylinc of Jordan Knight and other Cover Me Canada cast members at a press conference in Toronto. (By the way, you can listen to that song Jordan and Ron Fair mentioned here.)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Joey McIntyre interview at the Pink Party

Joey McIntyre attended the Pink Party last week and he is interviewed briefly at the end of this video (5:13 mark). He talks about Betty Wood and New Kids on the Block fans raising money to fight breast cancer in her memory.
Update: Interview has been deleted. Did anyone save it? Here's a short video of him at the event:

Video courtesy of nkotbspain09

Friday, September 16, 2011

NKOTB News for September 16

Here are some updates about NKOTB:
  • CBC Had an article about "Cover Me Canada" the TV in which Jordan will be a judge. Here are some quotes from Jordan...
By the day it gets more and more exciting. This is a really big production, there's going to be amazing talent on the stage and I think it's going to be a real big hit, I really do.
On the contestants: We're sequestered! We have armed guards right now actually. And if I even look the wrong way I may get electrocuted... no, we haven't seen any of the talent yet. I've heard that they've really picked some of the brightest and best unknown artists in Canada. You know they went out and really picked the cream of the crop and got some great talent.

On each other (the judges): This is a reunion! From 10 years ago... my manager used to manage Deborah and I used to see her all the time. I worked with Ron at Interscope. He was helping me develop some songs at that label for a solo project so it's really funny that we have reunited like this.

On the eventual winner: My hope is that they take full advantage of the exposure that they're going to get on the show. From the feedback that they get from us and from the feedback that they get from fans. They have a really great chance to develop their own fanbase, whether they win or not and the show is encouraging them and actually making them get involved in the social media aspect of everything. They really all have a great chance of developing their own fanbase.

On Canadian music he wants to hear: Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill album comes to mind. I would like to see someone do something with that. Again, I don't know the material they're doing, I don't even know the artists. When this show goes live that's when I know what the heck's going on. I'm just looking forward to seeing the actual artists do their thing.

On why YOU should watch: I think it's a nice twist on a kind of well known concept of musical groups competing in a reality show because they're singing songs that everybody knows and they're making it their own. Another great thing is that it's not going to be all groups from the same genre. There's country, there's hip hop, there's rock. They're all from a different genre so it's not going to be mundane and boring. It's going to be very exciting.

  • Here is a photo Jordan shared via Twitter with his Cover Me co-stars, Nicole Appleton and Deborah Cox.

  • Also, word from Twitter is Jordan will be joining Nicole Appleton, Deborah Cox, & Ron Fair at the Hazelton Hotel in Toronto for CBC press tomorrow from 1 to 2PM.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jordan Knight Interview with CBC News

Here is an interview Jordan did with CBC News. He talks about his upcoming appearance on "Cover Me Canada" and more.

Click here to watch!

Update video has been deleted, did anyone save it?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NKOTB News for September 14

Here is a quick video clip of Jordan from SWRVtv. He is asked how chemistry between the New Kids On The Block changed over the years.

The community section of is now up and running! It includes a forum, chat room, blogs and more.

Kirstie Alley was a model at the Zang Toi fashion show in New York yesterday and Jonathan Knight was in the audience for support:  Jonathan and Kirstie were also in the audience for Richie Rich's POPLUXE fashion show at Lavo Nightclub yesterday. You can see photos here (most of the Jonathan photos are towards the bottom).

Here’s a photo of Jonathan and Kirstie out and about.  Apparently the author is not a New Kids fan since they refer to Jonathan as a "mystery man".

Nick Carter is auctioning off a pair of tennis shoes signed by all the members of the New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys. The money raised goes to which "fosters a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment". Click here to view the auction. Update: auction has ended.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Joey McIntyre at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 37th annual Dinner of Champions

Joey attended the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 37th annual Dinner of Champions which was held at The Hyatt Regencyin Century City, California on Sunday. Here is a couple photos of him from

Access Hollywood interview with Donnie Wahlberg

I think this is actually from last year, but I don't think it was posted here yet. Here is a clip from Access Hollywood of Donnie, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes talking about Blue Bloods:

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blue Bloods Season 1 DVD set available tomorrow!

"Blue Bloods: The First Season" will be available on DVD tomorrow. It includes all 22 episodes as well as deleted scenes, featurettes, promos, bloopers.

Click here to order!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Photos of Joey McIntyre at the Pink Party

Joey attended the Pink Party to benefit Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program on Saturday (September 10) in Hollywood.

Joey McIntyre shares his story of where he was on 9/11

In this video clip Joey McIntyre talks about where he was on 9/11/01. He mentioned he lived near the World Trade Center at the time, but he was in Seattle on that day. He then drove across the country to get back home to NY.

Video courtesy of hollywoodtv

More video of Donnie on the set of Blue Bloods

Here is another video of Donnie on the set of Blue Bloods!

Video courtesy of MrBillyflash

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Donnie Wahlberg filming Blue Bloods yesterday

Here is a video from Heather (@NKCovergrrl on Twitter) showing some footage of Donnie Wahlberg filming Blue Bloods on Metropolitan Avenue in Queens, NY:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Donnie Wahlberg signing Blue Bloods DVDs backstage at the Rachael Ray Show

Rachael Ray posted a clip of Donnie signing Blue Bloods DVDs to her website. Here is the video:

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Donnie's Rachael Ray episode to air September 22

Donnie's Rachael Ray episode will air on Thursday, September 22nd. He taped the show today and here are some photos Donnie shared on Twitter:

Backstage at @rachaelrayshow...

They always have the best food here... Though I'm cooking with Rachael today!

I'm gonna need all those vitamins so I can sign all these BLUE BLOODS Season 1 DVD's

You've Got: Jordan Knight

You've Got studios did an interview with Jordan. In this video clip Jordan talks about why the New Kids have lasted so long.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Book About the New Kids on the Block Coming Soon

New Kids on the Block fan and author Nikki Van Noy is putting together a book about the New Kids called "NKOTB and Us". The book will be published by Simon & Schuster and released in 2012.

She already has posted a few memories from fans as well as memories from Danny and Jordan on the book's website. She will also be interviewing Jonathan this week, so if you have a question you would like to submit, fill out this form (update: website no longer up).

Monday, September 5, 2011

Photos from Donnie's Birthday Party

Here is another view of Donnie's speech from Saturday night:
Video from tishamillar

Here are some photos:
From bellabelou:

From Addicted_2_DDUB:

From NKOTB4E and SherHeartsDdub:

More clips of Donnie's birthday party

Here are a some more videos from Donnie's birthday party:

Donnie's toast:

Video from MissAH80

And a bunch more videos are posted at khrutherford's channel.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Donnie's birthday party in Virginia Beach

Here is a video clip from Donnie's birthday party in Virginia Beach last night:

Video from melmac1221

Does anyone have any more video or photos from the party? Leave a comment below with the link!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photos of Donnie Wahlberg on Blue Bloods

SpoilerTV has posted some promotional photos for Blue Bloods season 2, episode 2 called "Critical Condition":

Friday, September 2, 2011

Jordan Knight's Interview with CBC Live

CBC Live did an interview with Jordan to talk about his upcoming appearance on the TV Show "Cover Me Canada" and more:

You'll have seen yesterday's interview with Deborah Cox, one of the recently announced judges for CBC's new talent show, Cover Me Canada. Along with Deborah and Ron Fair, Cover Me's other judge is one fifth of New Kids on the Block - Jordan Knight. But he's certainly not a new kid to the music business. We've had the pleasure of speaking to Jordan too, albeit in the midst of a power cut...

Hi Jordan, thanks for speaking to us - how's it going?
Not too bad, actually, it's kinda funny - my power just went out. Kinda weird, all the power in my house just died.

That's a bit odd. Where are you at the moment?
I'm in Massachusetts. We had the storm, the hurricane. Yeah, so Irene. It's probably something related to that. I'm not too worried about it.

To the business at hand sir, you've been announced as one of the judges for Cover Me Canada, how much do you know about the contestants?
We're still going to learn more about the contestants, but from what I hear, the producers of the show have scoured the country really, and have come up with the cream of the crop. It's not really like American Idol where they let people come on and some of them make fools of themselves. It's really acts that are bubbling under and on the cusp of becoming known stars and known recording artists. It'll be really cool I think, seeing the talent Canada has.

Do you have any predictions for how the acts will get on?
Well there are different kinds of acts, there's country, there's hip hop, there's R&B - different flavours. I think that'll make it a lot of fun.

What do you know about the other judges?
I go back - I know Ron Fair and I know Deborah Cox. I used to be managed by the same manager as Deborah and I worked with Ron at Interscope Records about 10 years ago, so that's pretty cool.

He's a big name
Yeah, he's a great producer. He's kind of a big wig in the executive field of the record business!

What are you looking for from the contestants?
Me, I'm looking for creativity, originality, star quality and musicianship. The whole package, really. Sometimes you don't know what you're looking for, some people are just so original they stand out. Just that kind of star quality appeal. That can come in many ways, you could have a very introverted artist and because their artistry is so incredible they really stand out. It's hard to say what's going to make a person a star really.

You've experienced so much in the music world already, so for someone to stand out for you they'll have to be pretty special, right?
Well, I have seen many different acts. My whole thing is that I can maybe see more of the potential in the contestants and try to help coach them along because I personally know the process. I know what it takes to get from A to Z, as far as being groomed and grooming myself and the process of creating a song or creating a stage presence. Also, I know what might be going through their minds on stage, or while they're creating music. Their hopes, their fears, their process. Maybe I can give a good perspective on that as well.

How do the acts make the cover songs their own?
I think they just have to let their abilities translate the songs into what they do best. If they're great harmonizers they've got to take the melody of the song and make it theirs. There might be a hip-hop group that are assigned a country song - they've just got to focus on what they know, their genre, their strengths and flip the song into what they do best.

How does covering classics compare to performing original songs?
It think it's more of a challenge, but I think it'll be fun for the audience because we will know the song, and how it's supposed to sound. I think for the audience it'll be fun to watch them recreate the song and it'll give the audience a springboard, a platform into what the artist does with it because it's a known song. It'll be more of a challenge, maybe, for the artist to flip the song and make it their own.

Speaking of the audience, what are you asking of the people at home? How can they help?
A lot of responsibility is going to go onto the artist, they're going to be encouraged to get involved with social media and to create their Twitter accounts and Facebook pages and a lot of their points are going to go in to how many followers they have on Twitter and how many likes they have on Facebook, all that kind of stuff. So we want the audience to get involved in the social media aspect, and I think they will. A lot of that is going to be on the show, the artists pushing themselves out there and getting the audience involved and to really back them. It's going to be interesting to see the artist develop a fanbase through the show. And I think that's a great thing, even if they don't win, even if they don't make it to the final rounds they will be so much better off. It's going to be great for all the artists on the show to have that opportunity to create a broader fanbase on a national level.

Do you have any favourite Canadian songs or artists to cover?
You know what? I haven't done much homework on that aspect! So, y'know, there's the stock answer: Bryan Adams, who's incredible. I hope that some of his songs are on the show. I'm sure they will be. Oh! Alanis Morissette! I really hope that some of her songs will be translated. Jagged Little Pill was great, so I hope something from that will be on the show.

You can follow Jordan on Twitter @jordanknight, and be sure to follow us here at @CBCLive and @CBCCoverMe.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Donnie Wahlberg Interview with Positive Side TV

Positive Side of Life, Sports and Entertainment interviewed Donnie Wahlberg. Donnie reflects on how his career started and how he handled fame and money. He also talks about Marky Mark, giving his fans personal attention, and Amnesty International in Santiago, Chile.

Video from PositiveSideTv

Wahlburger's Reality Show?

E! Online is reporting that there may be a reality show that would show behind the scenes of opening the new Wahlburger's restaurant. The article also says the Wahlbergs are interested in creating a health and wellness business and creating a clothing line. Here is the article:

We've seen Mark Wahlberg sing, dance, act and even model in his skivvies.

So could reality TV be next for the A-lister formerly known as Marky Mark?

Sure sounds like it...

Wahlberg revealed earlier today that he and his brothers are thinking about shooting a reality series that would follow the opening of their new high-end burger joint, Wahlburger's.

However, Mark isn't so keen to appear on the show.

"Maybe I'll be the Charlie's Angels of reality TV," Wahlberg said at the Graduate to Go Studio launch at the L.A. Harbor Boys & Girls Club. "You'll hear my voice. But obviously it's something that we'd want to control in every aspect and produce and make sure that we were doing something really quality."

And the restaurant business isn't the only venture on Wahlberg's mind.

"We are interested at some point or another doing our own clothing line in the future," he said. "As well as a health and wellness business that will help people first and foremost feel good, exercise, eat right and then look good...Eighty-five percent of the population doesn't exercise and eat right, and you want to be able to push them in the direction of extending their lifespan and living healthy lives."

Speaking of living well, Wahlberg hopes partnering with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens for today's launch of the Graduate to Go Studio will have a major impact on disadvantaged youth. "They just keep creating new ways for kids to want to stay in school and want to stay out of trouble," he said. "I just love what they do."