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Mark Wahlberg gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Wahlberg-star Mark Wahlberg got his star, No. 2,414, on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, taking time along the way to thank his wife and kids and Penny Marshall and God.

Will Ferrell, Wahlberg's "The Other Guys" costar, kept the introduction brief but took time to explain, "I first became a fan of Mark's when I bought his workout video. And I love all your 'Bourne' movies."

Indeed. Especially the one where Jason Bourne goes undercover as an adult film star in the Valley?

But more seriously, Ferrell said, "Not only is he one of the hardest-working guys, he's a great family man, and just a great dude."

"I really felt like this was all a big practical joke," quipped Wahlberg, who toward the end of his acceptance speech brought his toddler son, Brendan, up to the mike with him (see it at the Hollywood Reporter).

Wahlberg reviewed his career -- ditching a boy band for rap, showing off his goods as ...

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Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin welcome baby son Axel

Will courtside

This post has been corrected, as detailed below.

Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin welcomed a third son, Axel, Saturday morning in Los Angeles. The little guy joins brothers Magnus, 5, and Mattias, 3.

And talk about working up till the last minute -- a very pregnant Viveca rocked out to "Free Bird" with Will (see below) on Conan O'Brien's final show, just hours before heading to the delivery room.

Will and Viveca met in an acting class, according to People magazine -- and the Ministry can confirm that, because we were there too: South Coast Repertory theater's eight-week professional acting conservatory, summer of 1991, just down the road in Costa Mesa. "Awakenings" catch, anyone? (Approximately 20 people on the planet will get that joke. OK, maybe six.)

Congrats to the whole family!

-- Christie D'Zurilla

[For the record, Oct. 24, 2011: Viveca Paulin's first name was misspelled as Vivica in this post's original headline.]

Photos: Will Ferrell sits courtside, above, at the Jan. 15 Lakers-Clippers game in L.A. Below, in jeans and a hat, he rocks the mike while a hippie-clad Vivica Paulin sways to his left Jan. 22 on the final "Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien." Credits: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images, top; Margaret Norton / NBC via Getty Images, below.

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Overpaid actor Will Ferrell is also a nice guy: Just ask Pete Carroll

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Overpaid actor Will Ferrell is also a nice guy: Ask Pete Carroll

Willbark Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, according to Forbes.com. He's got some good company too: Ewan McGregor, Tom Cruise and Billy Bob Thornton are in the Top 10.

But, hey, does the Ministry see Ewan or Tom or even Billy Bob dropping their names on a comedy event to help some of L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods? No, it does not. Will Ferrell, however, is hooking up with USC Coach Pete Carroll to do just that. 

One word: karma.

More on the event in a sec -- first, how did Will get the short end of the ROI stick? Forbes looked at actors who over the last five years had starred in at least three movies that opened in more than 500 theaters, figured out money out and money in, and then a bunch of math happened...

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