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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.”

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!

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.

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

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

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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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Susan Lucci Joins the Cast of Jonah Hill’s Movie ‘Outcome’

Look who will be part of the ensemble cast in motion picture and film star Jonah Hill’s new film project! That’s right, none other than Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children).

According to Deadline, the daytime television icon joins other notables including Laverne Cox and David Spade who have been added to the cast of Outcome. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, Guiding Light) and Cameron Diaz.

In Outcome, which is written by, and will be directed by Hill, the dark comedy centers around Reef (played by Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

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Soap fans know that following her iconic run as All My Children’s Erica Kane, Susan went on to be featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.  Since her Pine Valley days ended (when AMC was canceled in 2012), Susan has appeared in numerous shows and made numerous appearances.  n December of 2023, Lucci was awarded the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Photo: JPI

Outcome will debut on Apple and is an Apple Studios production. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring in it and as one of the producers of the project, as well.

So, intrigued to see what kind of role Susan plays in Jonah Hill’s new film ‘Outcome’? Comment below.

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