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Josh Duhamel Talks BATTLE CREEK and Winning A Daytime Emmy For All My Children!

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Josh Duhamel returns to TV in the new CBS drama series, Battle Creek which will make its debut on Sunday night, March 1st (10PMET/PT).

In it, Josh plays a charismatic FBI agent with a dark side named Milt Chamberlain.  The series is one of the most highly-anticipated of 2015 not only because of Duhamel, but because Battle Creek is from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and is executive produced by David Shore, who was responsible for the hit drama, House!

In a new interview feature, and the cover story of the February edition of CBS Watch! Magazine,  Duhamel explains why he wanted to make sure his new TV character was not just a pretty boy, but had quite the dark side to him, too!

And the actor discussed his hard knocks and big breaks that led him to his success in motion picture and television including: his first major role that of Leo Dupres on All My Children. The role would win Josh a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2002.  Here are a few excerpts from the interview below:

Josh on landing his first acting gig on All My Children: “That was really exciting.  I was pretty green, but I took it very seriously.  I remember telling myself, ‘This is sink or swim. You’ve already abandoned the idea of a dental career. You’d better succeed. ” (Laughs)  I wanted to break the mold of what people were going to expect of me on the show, try things that were outside of the box, and when I got the Emmy nomination my first year, it was like ‘Holy s***- they like me!  They really like me!'”

Josh on what was his Sally Field moment winning the Daytime Emmy: “It really was.  It was like ‘F*** you, former football coach, F*** you, ex-girlfriend I found in bed with one of my teammates. F*** you, all those people who didn’t believe in me!’  Totally unhealthy, but that was the fuel that drove me. I had a lot of anger.  I’m a much happier person now.”

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Below watch Josh’s Daytime Emmy winning moment from 2002! Then let us know what you thoughts of his comments to CBS Watch! And, if you are excited to see him in the premiere of Battle Creek!

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after watching the Battle Creek trailers, I am looking forward to becoming a fan..
It looks awesome, exciting, for sure!

KM
KM

Ah, that’s when the Daytime Emmys really were the Daytime Emmys. All the glam, all the gowns, great clips and a large enough field of players that the awards really meant something. And how cute was Josh Duhmel running up to the top to hug his family? I was a fan from his early days and going from the crowd reaction a lot of others were as well. I wish him well in his new venture.

Patrick
Patrick

isn’t that the truth : heartfelt back then

Josh Duhamel was loaded with talent and notwithstanding… his brother , played by Vincent Irizarry and mother, Marj Dusay !

AMC hit the motherlode on this trio…. pulled out all the stops and transfixed the audience

along with so MANY of the finest actors to treats and feast

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cgrep

Those were the days. Missing AMC & OLTL. Josh, you are a gem!

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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Former All My Children Stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Donate 1 Million Dollars To Coronavirus Relief Efforts

We knew them when, and over the years, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have become households names since their humble beginnings as Hayley and Mateo Santos on ABC’s All My Children.

Now the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan along with her real-life hubby, and Riverdale star are swinging into action to help those in need affected by COVID-19.

According to PEOPLE: “The couple have donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts amid the ongoing pandemic.”

Kelly and Mark’s contribution will be allocated in part to the New York Governor’s Office for the purchase of urgently needed ventilators and additionally towards WIN, an organization running 11 women’s shelters across New York City.

New York has been one of the U.S. states hardest hit by Coronavirus, which as of Thursday had reported 4,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths.

Many celebrities and pro athletes are jumping into action, making donations and helping others including” Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Ciara and Russell Wilson, JJ Watt, Kristen Bell and this weekend Rosie O’Donnell with her live-stream talk show for the Actors Fund.

What do you think of the good will shown by Kelly and Mark? Comment below.

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Hallmark Channel Halts Production Of ‘Home & Family’ and New Movie Production During COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the weekend, there were more announced changes to production schedules in Hollywood due to taking precautionary measures for those spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Crown Media Family Networks released a statement regarding its suspension of any new original movies (which usually feature many current former or current soap stars,) as well as its popular daytime lifestyle series Home & Family, hosted by All My Children’s Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos.  That series is filmed in Los Angeles

The official statement from the network read: “Our top priority is the health and safety of all cast, crew, and guests who are part of our productions. As new information becomes available regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have decided to suspend production on our daytime lifestyle series, “Home & Family,” which films daily at Universal Studios, CA. The earliest a new episode could be taped is March 30, though no decision has been made about when production will resume. We plan to air encore episodes at this time, and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and state officials to determine the best time to return and produce new episodes of Home & Family. Crown Media is also temporarily suspending production on its original movies, which are shot in various locations in the U.S. and around the world, and we will continue to monitor the global situation with assistance from health officials. The production pauses are a proactive measure to safeguard all involved.”

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So, what do you think of the halt for Home & Family and more, due to the COVAD-19 pandemic? Comment below.

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