Mark Wahlberg not moving to Las Vegas.
He has already done it.
We have to jump to the present when we talk about Vegas plans for the Hollywood A-lister, who bought a two-story estate at the Summit Club for $14.5 million.
“My hometown,” is how Wahlberg referred to Las Vegas in the latest episode of BeondTV’s “Lights, Camera, Vegas,” hosted by Rachel Smith. “I live in Nevada. I’m planning to hopefully start a movie studio, and we want to build a shoe factory in Nevada.
“We want to create a lot of jobs and a lot of enthusiasm. Hollywood 2.0.
Wahlberg has invested in the StockX sneaker resale market. He is also an investor in the F45 fitness franchise.
Wahlberg sat with Kevin Hart, his co-star in the Friends comedy “Me Time,” which premiered on Netflix Aug. 26. Hart interrupted with “Smart man,” when Wahlberg announced his new Vegas residency.
Wahlberg’s children would attend Bishop Gorman High School, which is why he shouted “Bishop Gorman!” during the conversation.
“I’ve already been to their first game”, apparently a reference to the much-vaunted Gaels football team. Wahlberg and his wife, model Rhea Durham, have four children.
Wahlberg is already interested in Las Vegas, at Wahlburger’s at Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s on the Strip. The restaurant is a partnership between Wahlberg and his brother Paul Wahlberg.
When the restaurant opened in March 2017, he said, “Las Vegas is the entertainment mecca of the world and it just keeps growing. It’s a place we’ve always wanted to be, from the beginning… It’s our family reaching out to your family.
New Franco in January
Matt Franco and his wife, Tiana, announced last week that they are expecting their first child. He will be a boy, expected the first week of January. Parents significantly narrowed the field of his name.
“We’re down to two. I think we’re going to go with … well, we don’t know yet,” Franco said in a phone conversation Thursday. “Actually, I don’t know how we’re going to decide. I don’t know (if) we want to commit to the name before we even see the baby. What if you see the baby and say, “Yeah, I don’t know if that name works?” ”
Franco says he has a favorite name, and Tianna also has a favorite name. One of the names is random. The other comes from one of the families of the couples.
“We lean toward family,” Franco said. “Someone in our family has a really cool name.”
PR firm drops Aldean
About a month before the fifth anniversary of the Oct. 1 shooting at Route 91 Harvest on the Strip, the performer on stage during the tragedy was let go by his public relations team.
The GreenRoom, a leading country music PR firm, has announced that it is parting ways with the superstar Jason Aldean after his wife, social media influencer Brittany Aldeanmade comments that many followers deemed transphobic.
Co-owner of GreenRoom Tyne Parrish said in a statement on Thursday: “Music has always been and remains the primary focus of The GreenRoom, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step back from representing Jason. We’re not the best for the gig anymore, but we’ll always be huge fans of his music – he’s one of country music’s greatest live performers.
On August 23, Brittany Aldean posted a before-and-after makeup video on her Instagram account, which garnered 2.2 million followers. She wrote, “I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life.
Jason Aldean posted “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, because you and I wouldn’t have worked. He included a laughing emoji.
Three days later, Brittany Aldean continued, “Advocating for child genital mutilation under the guise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils…Love protects your child until he is mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions.
The post drew backlash from several country artists, with Maren Morris posting, “Is it so easy not to be a human bastard? Sell your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.
On August 31, Brittany Aldean said her comments were taken out of context. She then unveiled a ‘Barbie-inspired’ collection of conservative merchandise inspired by the Gadsden flag motto, ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ with ‘Don’t Tread On Our Kids’ printed on t-shirts and sweatshirts -shirts.
Jason Aldean’s “Rock N’ Roll Cowboy” tour runs through November 2, with no scheduled stops in Las Vegas. He’s actually playing in Savannah, Georgia on Oct. 1.
Great moments on social media
Changes are coming to the longtime Hard Hat Lounge dive bar at 1675 S. Industrial Road. A lot of work has been done inside the space since its ‘closing’ party on August 26.
The company’s only Instagram post is a helmet covered in stickers such as Exxon, Welex and Eastman Whipstock, with the messages “REOPENING SOON” and “Follow our story for what’s to come!”
Know this: Hard Hat Lounge will keep the name it’s had since 1958, and the new location will rock.
cool hang alert
Carlos Guerrero is a singer/musician that I meet frequently in VegasVille. Most recently, he led the group in the Human Nature show at the South Point Showroom. At 10 p.m. Sunday, Carlos Guerrero and his friends rocks the scene at the Sand Dollar Lounge on Spring Mountain and Polaris. Guererro promises on Facebook, “Greezy, soulful, Allman Brothers blues with a dash of New Orleans flavors.” No cover. And I understand that the leader’s birthday is celebrated at midnight.
John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at [email protected] Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.