Mark Wahlberg badmouths Clooney and Pitt
Mark Wahlberg has a bit of a right to talk smack, since he managed to somehow forge a movie career after the debacle that was Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, but now that his latest project, M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening clearly isn't Oscar material, it strikes us as odd that he would take a swipe at Hollywood's power brokers.
Wahlberg was quoted in an interview in the U.K.'s Zoo as saying he turned down a role in Ocean's Eleven series. And he's durn glad he did it!
"It was well worth it! The second one sucked! People tell George Clooney it's great, but we all know it sucked," he said, signing his own death warrant. "I made two bad movies instead -- Planet Of The Apes and The Truth About Charlie -- but doing that was better than sitting with Brad (Pitt) and George, telling the press how great everybody is! 'We were in Europe, George was funny, then we had some wine...' -- that's not for me. I do love those guys, but I had to step out on my own."
He'll be stepping out on his own, all right -- off the Golden Gate Bridge. That's tough talk from someone who hasn't been in a good movie since Three Kings (The Departed doesn't count, since it was a remake), and that's only because his scrunched-up, confused face was appropriate for a soldier suffering from shellshock. And it had George Clooney in it.
[Photo: Mark spies Clooney's motorcycle gang cresting the ridge, prompting he and Zooey Deschanel to flee. AP]