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Mark Wahlberg graduates from high school

Mark Wahlberg graduates from high school

Sep 17 2013, 8:30pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Mark Wahlberg has earned his high school diploma. The 42-year-old actor, who dropped out of school when he was a teenager, secretly been taking classes online last year and graduated over the summer...

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Mark Wahlberg graduates from high school

Sep 17 2013, 8:30pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Mark Wahlberg has earned his high school diploma.

The 42-year-old actor, who dropped out of school when he was a teenager, secretly been taking classes online last year and graduated over the summer.

The 'Pain & Gain' star shared his story with the Huffington Post on Monday (09.16.13), writing: "I never made it past the ninth grade. My circumstances were not unlike millions of other teens today, who live in tough working class neighborhoods surrounded by drugs, violence and crime, and who struggle to stay on the right path without positive influences.

"Most high school dropouts don't end up with successful careers in Hollywood. I was lucky. Compared with high school graduates, dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, in poor health, living in poverty or on public assistance."

He added: "For almost a year, I've been taking classes and studying any chance I could get -- on the set, traveling for work and at home. It has been both humbling and challenging, but I'm happy to report that I am officially a high school graduate, having received my diploma this summer."

The actor, who has four children with his wife Rhea Durham, is now hoping to help other young people graduate via his charity, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

He wrote: "To those students struggling every day and - most importantly -- to those who are looking for a second chance, I have a message for you: never give up. Keep believing in yourselves and don't make small plans. You are not alone. I can now look at my kids every day knowing that I didn't just do this for me -- I did it for them, and I did it for all the other teens and adults who have inspired me by their commitment to graduate."

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Robert Downey, Jr. Leads Forbes Highest Paid Actors Of 2014 List With HOW Much?!

Jul 22 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Robert Downey, Jr. tops the new Forbes ranking of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. The Iron Man star reportedly earned s75 million between June 2013 and June 2014 to lead the list for the second straight year. Dwayne Johnson ($52 million) and Bradley Cooper ($46 million) fill the #2 and #3 spots, respectively. So which other leading men raked in the cash over the past 12 months, according to t ...
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Jul 22 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

Forbes.com has put together a list of the highest paid actors. For the second year in a row Robert Downey Jr. tops the list. Here are the top ten. 1. Robert Downey, Jr., $75 million   2. Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, $52 million   3. Bradley Cooper, $46 million   4. Leonardo DiCaprio, $29 million   5. Chris Hemsworth, $37 million   6. Liam Neeson, $36 million   7. A tie between Ben Affleck and Christian Bale, with $35 million apiece   9. A ...
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Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List AGAIN! But Who DIDN'T Make The Top Ten Is More Surprising!

Jul 21 2014 9:03pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Iron Man competitions are all about stamina, so it comes as no surprise that Tony Stark himself Robert Downey Jr. has for the second year in a row been named the Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood! Forbes' annual list is out, and RDJ is on top, making an estimated $75 million this year, and that's almost all just for his work on Iron Man 3! (RDJ has made some Marvelous deals for a piece of the profits!) But Robert is far ...
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Highest Paid Actors of 2014: Who Raked in the Most Cash?

Jul 21 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the top-earning actors in Hollywood, and you may find yourself astonished not only by the stars who took the top two spots, but also by the staggering amount some A-listers pulled in this past year.  Amazingly, the highest paid actor of 2013 has managed to do it again, as Robert Downey, Jr. took home a cool $75 million thanks to his ongoing role as ...
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Brad and Angelina Are Coming to Shia LaBeouf's Rescue!

Jul 17 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Splash News/Getty In his bid to get sober, Shia LaBeouf has found an A-list support system in his former costar Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie. Although the men clashed earlier this year while filming Fury, an insider reveals that Brad reached out to the actor now that he’s trying to kick his drinking habit. PHOTOS: Mark Wahlberg is worth HOW many millions?  “Brad and Angelina admire anyone who works to ...
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Quotables: Jenny McCarthy Has No Idea How to Not Bite the Hand That Feeds

Jul 15 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

"About 80 people [at our wedding]. Small wedding. I hate celebrities. ... No celebrities will be there." --Jenny McCarthy's insufferable pompousness now that she's actually getting married, and apparently not realizing that she, herself, is nothing but a "celebrity," too. Surprise! Jenny had a plethora of classless things to say during a recent interview with Howard Stern, and while ...
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Mark Wahlberg's 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Becomes Number 1 Film of All Time in China!

Jul 15 2014 5:50am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Mark Wahlberg displays his muscles in a tight t-shirt as he leaves Bristol Farms on Sunday (July 13) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 43-year-old actor’s film Transformers: Age of Extinction just became the number one highest grossing film of all time in China, THR reports! The film has so far brought in $222.7 million in ticket sales in the country, surpassing former record holder Avatar‘s $221.9 million. Even m ...
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Transformers' Nicola Peltz!

Jul 14 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Getty She’s walking on red carpets in Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent (thank you, Leslie Fremar!), already has TV characters, indie roles, and a summer blockbuster to her name, and could probably beat you in an ice-hockey game. Oh, and by the way, Nicola Peltz is only 19-years-old. Next big thing, much? This summer, the gorgeous blonde, who has a head of hair that women only dream of one day flaunting, plays Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in  ...
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