Last Lap: How Is Mark Wahlberg Changing Things Up For His Next Role?

Who’s the latest person to defend Woody Allen? Questions remain after Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, and Matt Damon shares his thoughts on Ben Affleck’s role as Batman.

  • Move over Matthew McConaughey. Mark Wahlberg has shed almost 40 pounds for his next role, looking seriously haggard. He could’ve easily taken on a part in Dallas Buyers Club. [E!]
  • Moses Farrow, Dylan Farrow’s brother, is defending Woody Allen amid sexual abuse allegations his sister has brought against their adoptive father. Given that so many old wounds have come to the forefront for this family, we’re hoping that peace is on the way for them soon. [Perez Hilton]
  • The search for answers continues following Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death. An autopsy on the actor came back inconclusive, leaving investigators to speculate that he may have overdosed on heroin. [USA Today]
  • Matt Damon was lucky enough to get a preview of Ben Affleck’s Batman suit. Guess there are perks to being Ben’s best buddy! [MTV News]

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