Mark Wahlberg To Produce Boston Bombing Movie, ‘New Girl’ Gets A Fifth Season + More First Dibs

Downton Abbey may get a spin-off, David Duchovny is about to drop a solo album, Matthew McConaughey gets paid big bucks for a commencement speech and more celebrity news.

  • Mark Wahlberg has signed on to produce Patriots’ Day, a film based on the Boston Marathon bombing. Wahlberg may also star in the flick as well. [Time]
  • FOX has renewed Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl for a fifth season. [Variety]
  • The creator of Downton Abbey has discussed a spin-off of the series that would be based in the 1970s. [NME]
  •  David Duchovny is prepping the release of his solo album, Hell or Highwater. [Uproxx]
  • Celebrity commencement speeches aren’t cheap, a Texas school paid Matthew McConaughey $135,000 for an upcoming speech in May. [THR]
  • Kurt Russell and his killer mustache, unveiled a brand new Furious 7 clip last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [The Wrap]
  •  In honor of April Fool’s Day, the Big Morning Buzz Live crew play a prank on Nick Lachey.

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