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Duhamel To Host Nickelodeon Awards

By Rich Heldenfels Published: January 23, 2013

The official word: Kids’ Choice Awards slime recipient and “Arm Fart Hall of Fame” champ, Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Year’s Eve  and upcoming Safe Haven) will take the reins for the first time as host of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 23 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT).  Celebrated as the ultimate kid experience where Hollywood and slime collide, kids rule and honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television. The celebrity-filled live telecast will air live from USC’s Galen Center and is tape delayed for West Coast.

"Josh has come out to play before for Kids’ Choice and as a previous ‘best arm fart’ winner we know he'll do what it takes to be a great host," said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development for Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of the Kids' Choice Awards. "We promise that this year will deliver the special, one-of-a-kind surprise-filled slimefest for which our annual telecast is famous.”

"Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is a great event that celebrates kids by honoring their opinions and taps into the kid in all of us." said Duhamel. "I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I'm excited to lead millions of kids into total crazy fun, chaos ...and, of course, endless slime!"

One of Hollywood’s leading males, Duhamel recently began production on the drama You’re Not You, alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum.  This month, Duhamel will be seen in the star-studded, ensemble comedy Movie 43 alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere, among others. In February, Duhamel will star opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven, and the thriller Scenic Route.  Additional film credits include the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Ramona and Beezus, When in Rome and The Romantics.  On television, Josh is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama Las Vegas. Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera All My Children, in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations


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