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Josh Duhamel in Battle Creek: Devil in Disguise

Posted by Staff in Feb 19,2015 with No Comments

It’s just after 9:30 a.m. on a Monday when Josh Duhamel slides into a back booth at his favorite diner, greets the waitress by name and orders an egg-white omelet, English muffin and hash browns. “This place,” reports the 42-year-old actor, clad in a long-sleeved gray T-shirt, jeans and sneakers, “is my jam.”

The neighborhood dive—surely the only place in tony Brentwood, Calif., with wood-paneled walls and a handwritten paper sign crookedly taped to one of them that reads “Open daily 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.”—might seem like an unlikely hangout for Duhamel, the handsome Hollywood A-lister who with pop-star wife Fergie make up one of the industry’s more glamorous couples. But spend some time with the North Dakota native, and it becomes clear he’s retained the humble Midwestern tastes and strong work ethic with which he was raised. After all, this is the guy who, despite starring in the first three hugely successful Transformers films, as well as romantic comedies like New Year’s Eve, still attends acting class. “And it still scares the s*** out of me,” he says with a laugh. “But I want to keep getting better.”

Duhamel’s bringing those well-honed chops to his role as Milt Chamberlain, a charismatic and seemingly earnest FBI agent, in Battle Creek, the highly anticipated new CBS drama created by Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) and executive produced by David Shore (House). In between proudly showing off iPhone videos of his towheaded 1-year-old son, Axl, a refreshingly candid Duhamel opens up about his pretty-boy image, why winning an Emmy for All My Children was the best revenge and the unprintable dating advice he received from Las Vegas co-star James Caan.

How did you get involved with Battle Creek?

I wasn’t sure I wanted to do TV again. I was happy doing movies. But they were also taking me away from home, and when I had my baby I didn’t want to be traveling. I don’t like being away from him for more than a day. I got a call from my agent saying that Vince and David wanted to meet, and I was like, “I can’t not say yes to that.” I was a huge Breaking Bad fan, and House was amazing. So we had breakfast and talked about it. I’d read the pilot but I wasn’t sure. It was like, “Is this enough of a departure?”
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Josh Duhamel on becoming a dad

Posted by Staff in Sep 16,2013 with No Comments

“Safe Haven” star Josh Duhamel was one busy daddy-to-be. Josh joined forces with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity to launch Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat recently in Manhattan, benefiting Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program.

The actor was interviewed before his son, Axl Jack, arrived on Aug. 29. He opened up to about the “important” disaster relief program, his “excitement” to become a dad, and his lovely wife Fergie, whom he has “no doubt” will “be an amazing mom.”

Q. Tell us about teaming up with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity for the Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat Campaign. What is the campaign all about and why did you get involved?

A. “I got involved because I believe that the work that Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity are doing is really important. I feel especially passionate about this because after my hometown in North Dakota was hit [by a devastating flood] in 2011, I saw firsthand how many families were affected and how many people needed to rebuild.

When I learned about the work that Valspar was doing with Habitat, I just wanted to be involved. There’s an auction on Valspar’s Facebook page where people can bid on canvasses that various celebrities put their handprints on. We’ll be auctioning them off and all the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response programs.” Read the rest of this entry »

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New interview with Josh Duhamel! (Video)

Posted by Staff in Feb 28,2013 with No Comments

Thanks to Alicia Malone, we got a new interview with Josh Duhamel, you can enjoy this below!

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Josh Duhamel: It Doesn’t Take Much To Make Me Cry

Posted by Staff in Jan 20,2013 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel has a lot to live up to now that he’s bringing a Nicholas Sparks leading man to life. But how will Duhamel’s in Safe Haven compare to Ryan Gosling’s work in The Notebook, Channing Tatum’s performance in Dear John or Liam Hemsworth’s star-making role in The Last Song?

That was just one of the questions I asked when Duhamel rang up ETonine in support of A Night With Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven: Filmmakers, Author and Stars Bring the Book to Life, the NCM Fathom event taking place in cinemas nationwide on January 17.

ETonline: This is a very cool partnership you’re doing with NCM Fathom. What appealed to you about this opportunity?
Josh Duhamel: I thought it was an interesting new way to get people interested and involved with the movie. The way Hollywood involves fans now is much different than it was when I first started, 12 years ago. Especially with a genre like this.

ETonline: Twitter has become a major way stars connect with their fans. Are you a fan of the platform?
Duhamel: It’s interesting. There’s something to be said about keeping your anonymity in some ways; maintaining some mystery. Some people say that familiarity breeds contempt, while sometimes it’s the other way around. Nobody wants to know what I’m doing 24 hours a day, they’d be painfully bored, trust me [laughs]. At the same time, if I’m doing something interesting or funny, I like being able to share that with my fans. I’m not a completely closed book; I’m a social person and if I see something worth sharing, I’m happy to do that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Josh Duhamel Laughs About 1997 Modeling Competition With Ashton Kutcher

Posted by Staff in Oct 29,2012 with No Comments

Long before they became mega movie stars, Josh Duhamel and Ashton Kutcher were simply two Midwestern boys trying to make it in the modeling world.

In 1997, North Dakota-raised Duhamel beat Kutcher for the title of Male Model of the Year. At the time, the Safe Haven star described the achievement as “the happiest moment of my life.” In hindsight, Duhamel can’t help but laugh at his former self.

“We joke about it all the time,” Duhamel, 39, says of Kutcher, 34, in an interview with Yahoo’s OMG!. “When I see him, we always have a good laugh about it. We were so into it. We thought we were so cool. It was like a real-life Zoolander.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Josh Duhamel says affair rumors made marriage with Fergie stronger

Posted by Staff in Oct 22,2012 with No Comments

Josh Duhamel is happy that rumors of an affair rocked his marriage with Fergie.

Speaking candidly about his alleged affair Sunday, Duhamel said their marriage is so much “stronger” because of what they went through.

“There’s been some difficult moments in this marriage. It was rough for a while, but now I think we’re stronger than before,” Duhamel shared with Oprah Winfrey. “I’m a lot better of a person than I was before.”

According to Duhamel, who met Fergie on the set of the series “Vegas” in 2004, he is much better of a person, a man in particular, than he was prior. Read the rest of this entry »

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