'Today' in Lowell
By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
We’re told a crew from NBC’s “Today’’ show is headed to Lowell next week to shoot a segment on boxing brothers Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, whose stories are the basis of David O. Russell’s Oscar-nominated film “The Fighter.’’. .
Casting for Hub boys
Casting directors for the soon-to-be-filmed Mark Wahlberg movie “Ted’’ are looking for 7- to 9-year-old boys with Boston accents. You can sign your kid up at the Boston Casting website. “Ted’’ is being made by “The Family Guy’’ creator Seth MacFarlane and costars Mila Kunis. . . . “Fighter’’ Micky Ward has been named grand marshal of the 2011 Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held March. 6. Ward should be back from the Oscars by then.