by (@shalapitcher)

From Jim & John Harbaugh To Ben & Casey Affleck: The 6 Most Important Sets Of Bros In Entertainment

The Afflecks, the Harbaughs, the Wayans among the biggest brother names in entertainment now

People who know about sports — and all of the news articles — tell us that it’s a big deal to see brothers Jim and John Harbaugh face off against each other in Sunday’s Super Bowl as head coaches of the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. That got us thinking about all the other bros who channeled their sibling rivalry into world-famous careers. (Strange, most siblings I know, myself and my sis included, almost deliberately chose radically different paths in life.) Of course, we’ve had the Baldwins, the Weinsteins, the Coens, the Hansons and the Jonases for a while. But who are the most influential brothers in entertainment right now?

Well, there are still the Wayans brothers, who haven’t made a movie together for a couple of years but whose influence is now being felt in the form of their nephews, via Happy Endings and Second Generation Wayans. James Franco has been sharing his knack for balancing mainstream flicks with weird indie projects with li’l bro Dave (who can be seen in this weekend’s Warm Bodies). Then there are the Hemsworths, whose adorable Australian mugs and breathtaking bodies have landed them the hottest movie franchises around. Donnie Wahlberg is dividing his time between the small screen (Blue Bloods) and the stage (with the NKOTB summer tour), while his younger brother Mark does double duty as a movie star and a hugely successful TV and movie producer (especially now that Entourage is heading to theaters). But for our money, the biggest bro team around at the moment is Ben and Casey Affleck. Sure, that’s mostly due to Ben’s amazing, award-winning run as the director and star of Oscar favorite Argo, but all that buzz is helping Casey’s career too. Casey’s turn in the outlaw flick Ain’t Them Bodies Saints just got plenty of good buzz at Sundance last week, and we bet you didn’t know he’s got a movie in the running at the Oscars too: He voiced the character of Mitch in last year’s Paranorman.

Who’s your favorite set of bros in the biz? Browse through our gallery and then tweet us your thoughts!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Mark And Donnie Wahlberg To Open Greatest Restaurant Of All Time

Get ready to never be satisfied by any other restaurant ever again: according to the Boston Herald, Mark Wahlberg’s restaurant Wahlburgers is set to open soon, a joint venture the actor is opening with brother Donnie Wahlberg, among others. Wahlburgers? That’s it. Shut it down. As for as we’re concerned, every other eating establishment on the planet no longer exists (except for Red Lobster, of course, since that name is also completely dead-on).

Reportedly the brothers’ restaurant recently finished securing its amazing title after negotiating with existing burger joint Tom Wahl’s, which sold a “Wahlburger.” Please, please, please let Wahburgers be a theme restaurant where all the waiters are shirtless boxers on brink of collapse. Please let every mother who orders an entree get a free personal hi from chef Paul Wahlberg, Mark and Donnie’s older brother. We didn’t even have to make a joke about that one. Paul Wahlberg is actually going to be the Wahlburgers chef!