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Josh Duhamel: My Vanity’s Still Intact (Thanks to Photoshop!)

Josh: Withered not.

Josh: Withered not.

Josh Duhamel may star in the smash-hit Transformers series, but in real life, transforming his bod was beyond his abilities.

Interviewed on Milling About, the hunky screen idol (who—we just had to add—is married to pop star Fergie) reveals how he evaded looking deformed in the ad campaign for his upcoming flick, Life as We Know It, co-starring Katherine Heigl.

“I’m getting a lot of flak, mostly about my chicken legs,” Josh tells host Robin Milling about the poster for the flick, which tells the story of two single adults who become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends are killed in an accident.

“I was like, ‘OK dude, I’ll Continue reading

Kate Holmes: In on the Celebrity Cupcake Craze (and a Pizza Pig, to Boot!)

It’s hard to believe from the looks of her bod that Katie Holmes has not only given birth, but that she frequently pigs out on cupcakes and pizza.

Interviewed on Milling About, Mrs. Tom Cruise chats about her eating habits on the set of her new flick, The Romantics, which opens today.

Curses! Despite her high-calorie diet, Katie (above with hubby Tom) look fabulous.

Curses! Despite her high-calorie diet, Katie (above with Tom) looks fabulous.

“I do like a good cupcake and I’m always in search of a new and better one, which I always manage to find,” Katie tells host Robin Milling.

“They’re amazing. We always have some on the set.”

“She’s got a nose for cupcakes,” adds Romantics co-star—and fellow sveltie—Malin Akerman.

Yet another cast member, Josh Duhamel, spent his free time hunting down the best local pizza, and would tote his “catch” back to the set.

“We were rehearsing one night and Continue reading

David Bowie’s Lost Interview: Ziggy Stardust Trapped in the Sky

David Bowie may be famous for the celestial explorations his Ziggy Stardust alter-ego sang about during the ‘70s, but in real life, he had little desire to be trapped in a tin bucket far above the world.

In a 1992 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, the glam-rock icon recalled a technical glitch during one of his over-the-top performances, which left him cursing (we imagine) ground control.

CAPTION: "I just wanted to play a saxophone in the Little Richard band when I was eight," David (above with Iman) said his first pop inspiration.

"I just wanted to play a saxophone in the Little Richard band when I was eight," David (above with wife of 18 years Iman) said of his first pop inspiration.

“The funniest thing that happen—and it was a bit of a nightmare—was on the first show of the Diamond Dogs tour,” said the Changes singer, chatting side by side with his Tin Machine bandmate, Tony Sales.

“I had a contraption fixed into one of the skyscrapers that was an integral part of the set that put me in front of the audience.

“It was the cherry-picker bit that is now known and loved through The [Rolling] Stones. This was 1974 and the cherry picker would place me out on a chair about 30 feet above the audience, and seven Continue reading

Miley Cyrus: Imperiled as a Babe by Dad Billy Ray, He Confesses in Lost Interview

Miley Cyrus grew up at risk from Billy Ray Cyrus‘ daredevil ways—but is none the worse for it today.

In a 2006 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, the country music powerhouse revealed how reckless he was with infant daughter Miley.

CAPTION: "I just try to be her friend, teach her to have fun and enjoy life," Billy Ray (above with Miley) said of his daughter, "because life comes at you fast and you just need to enjoy it."

"I just try to be her friend, teach her to have fun and enjoy life," Billy Ray (above with Miley) said of his daughter, "because life comes at you fast and you need to enjoy it."

Britney Spears is getting all this crap for having her baby in the front seat of the car,” he said of the infamous incident in which the pop tart was snapped by paparazzi while driving her SUV with son Sean Preston on her lap.

“Oh my goodness, if they had pictures of me—the things I did with Miley on four-wheelers and dirt bikes and horses. Without a helmet!

“Britney Spears, you have nothing to apologize about.”

The Achy Breaky Heart singer also chatted about Continue reading

Jerry O’Connell: My Private Parts Look Great in 3D!

There’s a scene in Piranha 3D that gives new meaning to the term 3D. That would be the one where star Jerry O’Connell—who plays a porn star-turned-videographer—gets his manhood chomped off by the man-eating creatures.

Then parts—let’s say three of them—of Jerry’s, ah, “D” come flying off the screen.

CAPTION: "It's really funny, actually," Jerry (above) tells us of his cinematic castration.

"It's really funny, actually," Jerry (above) says of his cinematic castration.

The real question is, How does it feel to have hundreds of moviegoers appearing to be showered in your most intimate of flesh?

“It was actually pretty fun. I’ve seen a little bit of it,” the former child star, who made his name in 1986′s Stand by Me, tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

“I shouldn’t say that. I’ve seen a large chunk of it—and it looks great!” he adds.

Jerry, who appears on Robin’s show with co-star Kelly Brook, chats about of other hazards of the flick as well.

“I think thousands and thousands of gallons of fake blood was used in making this film—more than Kill Bill. Piranha 3D has broken Continue reading

Rogert Daltrey’s Lost Interview: I’m a Boring Homebody (but a Good Dad)

Contrary to what you’d expect from those of a rocker whose pyrotechnic stage antics helped define the ‘60s, Roger Daltrey‘s kids are alright.

In a 1989 interview with host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, The Who frontman discussed his career from the New York set of The Teddy Bear Habit. (That never-released feature film, co-starring Sam Waterston and George Carlin, tells the story of a music-shop owner who helps a child break his attachment to his teddy bear.)

CAPTION: "I always knew I would make it," Roger (above) of becoming a rock star. "The human being is capable of anything he desires to do if he wants it bad enough."

"I always knew I'd make it," Roger (above) says of becoming a star. "The human being is capable of anything he desires to do if he wants it bad enough."

“It’s terrible but it’s probably true but I’m so happy being with my kids. I really do enjoy them,” Roger said when asked about becoming a dad.

“It’s wonderful to be with them in these last seven years apart from The Who. Back then, there wasn’t that much time to really enjoy them. It was always kind of a barrier.

“I’ve got a really boring rock story. I’ve been with the same woman for 22 years. I’ve got five kids, three from my present wife.”

Roger—who played the lead in the 1975 film version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy, and Continue reading

Congresswoman Ashley Judd? Senator Judd? President Judd?

Is Ashely Judd eying the White House—or at least Capitol Hill? Could be, as she herself reveals today on Milling About.

“I just graduated Harvard [in May], from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and got a [Masters of Public Administration], and it was absolutely fabulous,” the Double Jeopardy star tells host Robin Milling.

CAPTION: "I cried in class I was so happy," the formerly depressed Ashley (above) tells us of completing her Harvard coursework.

"I cried in class I was so happy," the formerly depressed Ashley (above) tells us of completing her Harvard coursework.

“It’s a possibility that I could run for office some day. I mean, the Kennedy School is certainly the ultimate formal power factory, and I would consider myself reasonably well trained at this point because they are certainly fastidious and serious about imparting certain skills.”

But then the staunchly Democratic Ashely—whose latest flick, Helen, tells the story of a woman who has the perfect life, but whose world crumbles as her bipolar disorder re-emerges—tempers her enthusiasm about becoming an elected official.

“I’m not sure at this time it’s the best use of me,” she says. “I like my life being grassroots and visiting NGOs and spending time with people who are Continue reading

Oh, Snaps! Robin Milling Does Late-Night Duty with A-listers Aplenty

A night on the town with "Independence Day" prez Bill Pullman.

A night on the town with "Independence Day" prez Bill Pullman.

You gotta hand it to Robin Milling. In her quest to capture the most compelling performers on tape, she burns the candle at both ends—as evidenced by this series of snaps she just passed on to us.

As host of Milling About, which launched in October 2009 here on BlogTalkRadio, the New York-based veteran entertainment journalist has interviewed a who’s who of the Tinseltown and Big Apple entertainment scenes.

Just to name a Continue reading