On Thursday night, Mark “Funky Bunch” Wahlberg appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote his hundreth new rogue cop gone bad/good movie, “Broken City.” As he was walking in, the house band began playing a track that his character in “Boogie Nights” once sang. And that prompted the “Gonna Make You Sweat” rapper to pick up the mic and try to sing along. The operative word here is “try.” See if you can stomach the whole thing.
This Sunday, June 28, at 10 p.m., HBO is premiering a new show, “Hung.” Guess what it’s about? A guy who turns to prostitution to make a living. Step aside, “Belle de Jour.” Get out of here, “The Girlfriend Experience.” Call-girls are, like, so 2008. 2009 is all about guys who sell their bodies to make ends meet. The dramatic comedy stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, an all-star high school athlete who ends up as a high school basketball coach whose wife dumps him for her dermatologist. Casting about for something to do with his life and make some money, Drecker takes note of his well-endowed physique and sets about renting it out by the hour. Uh, “The Sopranos” it ain’t. It’s “Boogie Nights” meets the recession! Are you going to tune in or tune it out? Continue reading