It seems that Mark Wright’s American dream is not working out so well after all. It was claimed that Mark was set to do some television work in the US, as well as appearing in a movie and he even has dreams of becoming James Bond in the future.
However, things have taken a turn for the worse for the wannabe Hollywood star. It is claimed that Mark Wright has had a falling out with his US agent, who has in turn dropped the Essex boy, leaving Mark with no work and no potential work in the US.
Yet it is not all bad news for Mark Wright and it is even better news for fans of The Only Way Is Essex, as Mark Wright is set to return to the show that made him famous. Mark will not have as big a part in the new series of The Only Way Is Essex but he will be trying to re-boost his profile.
With that said, the new series of The Only Way Is Essex may not even get aired, as former Big Brother contestant Brian Belo is suing the makers of the show for stealing his idea for the TV series.
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It has been reported that former Big Brother favourite Brian Belo is attempting to sue ITV and Lime Pictures for stealing his idea for the show The Only Way Is Essex. Brian is attempting to get the show taken off the air and is also seeking £4m if he is successful in his legal actions.
Brian came up with a concept for a TV show, which was titled Totally Essex, and even had a pilot for the show made. Totally Essex shows Brian along with The Only Way Is Essex stars Amy Childs, Mark Wright, Kirk Norcross and Sam Faiers but the show was not taken on.
However, Brian Belo claims to be in possession of a number of texts and emails, including a contract, which Lime Pictures sent him, asking him to give up the rights to the show for £2,500, which Brian rejected. Lime Pictures still went ahead and made The Only Way is Essex and now Brian is claiming compensation.
A statement from ITV and Lime Pictures states, “The Only Way Is Essex is an original concept created and developed by an award-winning team at Lime Pictures. Brian Belo's claim against Lime and ITV is totally without foundation and will be vigorously defended. The creative team at Lime Pictures is very proud of TOWIE, and the notion that it was not entirely their own work is a serious allegation which is completely refuted.”
Check out the pilot for Totally Essex below and let us know what you think.
The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright has revealed that he is heading to Hollywood in an attempt to become a movie star. Mark has signed up with the same agent as Piers Morgan and Ryan Seacrest and is set to film a secret project.
Wright tweeted, “On the way 2 the west end 4 a nice bit of dinner with my management@roarglobal 2 talk and I suppose celebrate for my exciting news 4 2012 x” He added, “A lovely meal with my management @roarglobal & my new american agent @Ferretmorgue at nobu 1 thing. Hollywood wrighty is coming 2 town”.
Mark continued, “Rolling in Arua right now. In 4 weeks I’ll be filming in L.A 4 6 weeks and u guys r guna love it !! P.s so am I (sic).” It is believed that Mark Wright will be relocating to the US in an attempt to make it in Hollywood. He has previously admitted that he would love to play James Bond.
He said, “My grandad told me before he died that if you don’t reach for the stars you won’t get there. I want to be James Bond one day. Nothing fazes me. I want to be a massive Hollywood actor.”
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The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Goodger has revealed that she would love for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, to make a guest appearance on the hit ITV reality television series. Lauren also admitted that she was delighted at the fact that she has been mentioned as Kate Middleton’s favourite member of The Only Way Is Essex.
Goodger explained, “I think she’s amazing, she’s so beautiful and very attractive and stuff. I feel really proud that I’m her favourite, that she knows who I am. I think she looks very feminine and smart. I think it’s okay to play it safe sometimes. I’d love her to come down the salon. I don’t think she needs it, but I’d love to give her an Essex makeover.”
Lauren Goodger then went on to admit that she would love for Kate Middleton to make a guest appearance on The Only Way Is Essex. She added, “How good would that be, me and Kate walking into the Sugar Hut?” Lauren recently had her beauty salon Lauren’s Way destroyed by an arson attack but she has insisted that she is keeping positive.
Former The Only Way Is Essex actor Mark Wright headed off to Germany earlier in the year, where he was filming the pilot for a new television show called My Man Can. Mark admitted that the whole experience was rather hectic but it made him much more confident in his ability as a television presenter.
Wright explained, “It was mad as the studio was massive and it was full of people speaking German. I had all these people in my earpiece telling me what to do in two different languages. I thought, ‘If I can deal with this I can deal with anything’. I just think to myself that I must be able to do this as if I couldn’t, they wouldn’t have asked me to do it. I know that sounds weird but it gets me through and I think that I’ve done OK with it.”
Mark co hosts My Man Can with experienced presenter Melanie Sykes, who he had kind words about. Mark added, “It was great working with Mel too as she’s a proper pro and has done these things for years.” Mark Wright recently admitted that he went to Geordie duo Ant and Dec for advice before he headed to Germany to start shooting. My Man Can has yet to be picked up for a full season but it is believed to have made good impressions.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright is really starting to make the right moves in the entertainment industry since leaving the ITV reality television series. Mark was recently in Cologne, Germany, where he was filming the pilot for the show My Man Can and Mark has revealed how he approached Ant and Dec for advice about his presenting skills.
Wright explained, “Ant and Dec are heroes of mine. What they do is amazing. They are total professionals. When I knew I was doing this new show I approached them for some advice. I said I find myself practising the links loads as I’m worried about getting them wrong and they said that’s exactly what you have to do.”
He added, “Dec was saying they practise over and over so when it comes to the actual show they feel confident. They even said it was fine to be nervous as it keeps you on your toes.” Mark Wright fronts My Man Can along with Melanie Sykes and, although the pilot is not expected to be broadcast, it is believed that the show will be picked up for a whole season, following its success around the world.
It seems that the former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright was not joking when he said he aims for the stars. Only yesterday, Mark Wright revealed that he believes that he would have no problem being the next James Bond, although now it seems that he has set his sights slightly lower but still rather ambitious. Mark claims that he would be a perfect replacement for Dermot O’Leary as the host of The X Factor.
Mark Wright was not making any sort of official pitch for the job but he certainly hinted at it as a future possibility. Wright explained, “I’m not daunted by things I believe I’m talented at. If you asked me, could I be the next top basketball player? I’d say no. If you ask me, could I present X Factor one day, yeah, I could.”
It seems highly unlikely that Mark Wright would ever get the job as the host of The X Factor, especially since Dermot O’Leary does such a fantastic job every year. However, show business is a funny old game and stranger things have happened in the past. So, Dermot O’Leary watch your back, Mark Wright is coming for you job!
Fitness fanatic Jodie Marsh has revealed how she has a lot of photos of the cast members of The Only Way Is Essex that they would not want getting out. Jodie has had the occasional pop at some of the cast members on the show and has now claimed that she pictures that could land them in hot water. Jodie also admitted that she would never appear on the show.
Marsh explained, “No way. I love watching it, but it’s not what I’m about any more - I’ve grown up. Funnily enough, my friend is casting for TOWIE, so we went through all my party pictures. I’ve got some dodgy photographs that could get people in trouble. I’ve got so much s**t on people. I won’t name names, but I’ve got a photo of one of the TOWIE boys full-on snogging another man, tongues and everything.”
She added, “Some of them might not have done a day’s work, but I know a lot of them have. What stood out for me was when Jess Wright was in floods of tears to Mark Wright over her girlband Lola, saying they’d worked so hard. What did she mean by hard work? My best mate’s a nurse, that’s hard work. Going out partying and snogging Joey Essex is not hard work. That’s fun.” The Only Way Is Essex is set to return for a fourth season this year.
It seems that everybody is jumping on the Mark Wright bandwagon by comparing him to a number of people and stating that he could be the new this, that or the other. The Only Way Is Essex Star expanded his profile by finishing as runner up in last year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! And is hoping to build on that profile by getting in to acting.
This has caused many people to claim that Mark Wright could be the new Hugh Grant due to his charm and charisma but that is just plain nonsense. Mark Wright is a very self confident person who does not have that awkwardness about him that made Hugh Grant so lovable on screen. Also, Mark Wright would not want to be the new anybody, he is Mark Wright and that is that.
However, the Mark Wright comparisons do not end there, as there is another story which claims that Mark Wright could be the new Mr. Motivator. This comparison comes due to the fact that Mark Wright will be hosting a slot called Downsize in Dubai on the show Daybreak. Again, another silly comparison, as Mr. Motivator was an actual qualified fitness instructor, whereas Mark Wright simply is not.
So what next? Who will Mark Wright be compared to next? After seeing his attempts at rapping on The Only Way Is Essex, you would probably expect a comparison to Eminem. Well we think he has got more of a chance at being compared to Elton John. All he needs to do is marry Arg and have a child with him and he’ll be half way there.
My So-Called Life actress Claire Danes has revealed that she prefers to watch the UK reality series, The Only Way Is Essex over the US reality series, Jersey Shore. Claire admitted that she thinks that The Only Way Is Essex is awesome and that she believes it is so much better than Jersey Shore. Claire claims that she likes the show, as she can relate to the humour used on it.
Danes explained, “It’s on Hulu [streaming website] and if you take anything from this conversation it should be that. They’re definitely tacky and a little, I don’t know, maybe morally questionable, but they all have a kind of charm, too, and a sense of humour that I just really appreciate. They’re very amusing people.”
Claire Danes recently revealed how she found Tel Aviv to be one of the biggest party towns she has ever visited, after she had to go to Israel to film some scenes for her new TV show Homeland. Homeland premiered in the US on Showtime earlier this year and has been renewed for a second season, which is expected to begin production in 2012. Homeland will air in Channel 4 in the UK next year.
It seems that Twitter really is the place to get wars started, as QPR midfielder Joey Barton has been having a war of words with The Only Way Is Essex stars and all of their followers. However, Mark Wright is having none of it and has called out Joey Barton.
Now it seems that boxing promoter Eddie Hearn could be set to promote a fight between Joey Barton and Mark Wright, after QPR player Kieron Dyer told him that Joey was definitely up for it. Mark is off to Australia for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, so the fight would likely take place in the new year.
Eddie Hearn explained, “Everybody would love to have a ticket. It would also raise the profile of boxing – and make lots of money for charity.” Who would you want to win in a fight between Joey Barton and Mark Wright? We tip Joey to knock Mark out.
It has been reported that the producers of the hit reality TV series The Only Way Is Essex have told the cast of the show to play down their celebrity lifestyle. It is believed that they want them to get back to the normal lives they had before the show was a huge hit and shot the cast into stardom.
A show insider explained, “Producers want the cast to appear as real as possible in the new series. So they’ve been asked to cut down on going to film premieres, VIP parties and anywhere that might seem too glamorous. They’re happy for the stars to keep going out but would prefer them to go to the kind of venues they used to hang out in before the show became so huge.
The source added, Telly bosses think viewers don’t want to see the cast being big celebs themselves.” Whether or not the guys and girls of The Only Way Is Essex follow the requests is yet to be determined. The third season of The Only Way Is Essex premiered on Sunday, September 25.