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Actor Josh Duhamel new ‘voice’ for N.D. tourism

Posted by Staff in Jan 08,2014 with No Comments

Actor Josh Duhamel, a Minot native, is the new voice behind North Dakota’s 2014 tourism campaign.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple and tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman announced the campaign Tuesday at Sixteen03 Main Events, a former bakery on Bismarck’s Main Avenue that has been converted into a banquet and meeting center.

Duhamel has a financial interest in the business.

Otte Coleman said the actor agreed to provide the narration for six television ads for $6,600 per spot and did a video promo for the ads from his home in Los Angles that was released Tuesday.

Otte Coleman said this year’s campaign will continue to build on the “Legendary” theme the state has been using for more than a decade.

That successful campaign strategy, which has played on the state’s history and culture, has a new meaning with the recent national attention for a strong economy and energy boom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Arrgh! Josh Duhamel Stars in Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Posted by Staff in Jan 04,2014 with No Comments

Ahoy, matey: Josh Duhamel is teaming up with a band of pirates! The actor (and new dad!) is lending his voice as Captain Flynn in the season three premiere of Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates, airing Friday at 8:30 a.m. EST on the Disney channel.

In the episode, Captain Flynn finds his ship stuck in the sand and enlists the help of Jake and the gang to search for the magical staff that will set him free. But before they find their buried treasure, the pint-size marauders must go up against a pirate mummy (Jack McBrayer).

We have no doubt Axl Jack will get a kick out of hearing his dad’s voice on the hit show one day, but according to Duhamel’s wife Fergie, their 4-month-old baby boy seems to be following in his musical mama’s footsteps.

“He starts kicking and he’s smiling, and he tries to make noise and sing along. It’s amazing. He loves our songs!” Fergie told PEOPLE in November.

For more info on the season premiere, go to [Source]

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AFM: Josh Duhamel Stoner Comedy ‘Don Peyote’ Cops U.S. Distribution

Posted by Staff in Nov 07,2013 with No Comments

On the eve of the American Film Market, XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to stoner comedy “Don Peyote,” starring Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel and Jay Baruchel.

Highland Film Group will be handling international rights during AFM.

The film, which includes appearances by Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace, will be released theatrically in the spring.

Fogler and Michael Canzoniero directed from their own script. Stuart Braunstein, Luke Daniels, Thomas Sullivan and Carlos Velasquez produced with production companies Studio 13 and Tunnel.

Fogler plays an unemployed stoner who finally finds a purpose in life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless man preaching the end is near. Fueled by vivid apocalyptic dreams, he becomes obsessed with doomsday theories and decides to make a documentary on the subject while his fiance is busy planning their wedding.

The deal was negotiated by Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff on behalf of XLrator Media and Delphine Perrier and Arianne Fraser of Highland Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. [Source]

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Josh Duhamel and Rosamund Pike Team for Psychological Thriller “French Window”

Posted by Staff in May 21,2013 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel and Rosamund Pike will star in “French Window”, described as an erotic psychological thriller, according to Screen Daily.

The two will play a young couple who embark on a home exchange with a couple in Paris but miss their flight, leading them to spy on their French houseguests, with “fascination and attraction [escalating] into a deadly game of cat and mouse.” Joe Ahearne will direct the film that is said to be in the vein of “Match Point” and “Closer.”

Former soap opera star Duhamel recently became the latest Nicholas Sparks leading man when he starred opposite Julianne Hough in “Safe Haven.” Pike, who’s known for “Pride and Prejudice”, “An Education” and more, recently wrapped Nick Hornby adaptation “A Long Way Down” as well as Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy conclusion “The World’s End.” [Source]

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Josh Duhamel to host Kids’ Choice Awards

Posted by Staff in Jan 24,2013 with No Comments

There’s plenty of green slime in Josh Duhamel’s future.

The star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Wednesday was named host of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be broadcast from the Galen Center in Los Angeles on March 23.

Duhamel, who starred on the NBC drama Las Vegas, has already been inducted into Nickelodeon’s Arm Fart Hall of Fame and showered in green goo.

The Kids’ Choice Awards honor kids’ favorites in film, music, sports and television by tallying the votes of kids online and via mobile devices. During the show, green slime is routinely dumped on celebrities and winners receive trophies shaped like blimps. [Source]

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Josh Duhamel Joining Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum in ‘You’re Not You’

Posted by Staff in Nov 05,2012 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel is in negotiations to star opposite Emmy Rossum in the drama You’re Not You, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The film also stars Hilary Swank, and is being produced by the Oscar-winning actress and her 2S Films partner Molly Smith, along with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan of DiNovi Pictures.

You is an adaptation of a novel by Michelle Wildgen and tells the story of a self-absorbed college student (Rossum) who undergoes a life change when she begins a part-time job taking care of a woman (Swank) who has ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The film is being directed by George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) from a script by Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts. Private equity is behind the project.

Duhamel appeared in all three of Michael Bay’s Transformers films. His upcoming screen roles include the ensemble comedy Movie 43 and Safe Haven, an adaptation of a Nicolas Sparks book, in which he stars opposite Julianne Hough. It’s slated for a Feb. 8, 2013 release.

Duhamel is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management. [Source]

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Josh Duhamel to take Scenic Route

Posted by Staff in Feb 23,2012 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel is fuelling up for a new road trip movie, it’s been reported.

The Transformers actor and Kung Fu Panda star Dan Fogler will play former college friends who decide to hit the highway together in Scenic Route, reports

Their friendship is put to the test when things go awry and they find themselves stranded in the desert.

The movie will be directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz.

Duhamel, who is married to Black Eyed Pea Fergie, has a string of projects in the pipeline including drama Fire With Fire and comedy anthology Movie 43.

However, he recently suggested that he won’t be reprising his role of Captain William Lennox in the fourth Transformers movie, telling E! News: “I haven’t heard anything about it. They haven’t called me.” [Source]

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Josh Duhamel Returning to All My Children

Posted by Staff in Jun 10,2011 with No Comments

Finally, some good news for soap fans!

As viewers continue to come to grips with the unexpected cancellation of All My Children, the long-running ABC soap has announced that a familiar face will return for its final season.

Josh Duhamel, who got his big break in 1999 appearing as con artist Leo du Pres on AMC, is set to reprise his role in an upcoming episode.

“Everyone at All My Children is thrilled and excited to welcome Josh back to Pine Valley,” AMC’s executive producer Julie Carruthers told Us Weekly in a statement late Monday. “The appearance of Leo is sure to be one of the highlights of the season.”

A Pine Valley favorite, Duhamel’s du Pres — part of a soap super-couple with Rebecca Budig’s Greenlee — allegedly died in 2003. When he went off a waterfall trying to save Budig’s character, his body was never recovered, leaving fans to assume he was gone for good.

Duhamel’s air date has yet to be announced.  [Source]

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Duhamel, Kardashian to appear on new DIY show

Posted by Staff in Jan 04,2011 with 1 Comment

DIY Network has greenlit a show with the working title of “Hollywood Hi-Tech,” which will focus on home electronics and high-end custom installation in celebrity homes.

The series, which will feature actors Josh Duhamel, Kevin Connolly and Jeremy Piven, Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom and his wife Khloe Kardashian, premieres in June. Janna Robinson, an expert on lifestyle technology, will host. [Source]

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