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This past week, Mark Wahlberg, sporting a TICDA (Today I Can Do Anything) t-shirt, accepted a pull-up challenge from Ellen DeGeneres to raise money for breast cancer research. The premise was simple: for every pull up he could do in 30 seconds, Ellen would donate $1,000 to the cause.

Had fun at @theellenshow today. (📷 Michael Rozman/Warner Bros)

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Wahlberg managed to execute twenty-two pull ups in the allotted time, albeit with diminishing technique. Ellen, feeling generous (what else?), rounded the donation amount up to $25,000 while getting in a dig regarding Wahlberg’s form.

During the sit down interview portion of his visit to the The Ellen Show, Wahlberg revealed that his butt, upon occasion, has been seen to be covered in cat hair, and Will Ferrell’s hair smells like Moroccan oil.


The seemingly obscure Ferrell reference came up as Wahlberg was plugging his upcoming holiday film Daddy’s Home co-starring the curly-haired comedian. The film, which has Ferrell competing for the affection of his stepchildren with their father (Wahlberg), opens on Christmas Day.