Josh Duhamel, ex-model and current film/TV star, was escorted off a U.S. Airways flight earlier this week, for basic bad behaviorâ€”on his Blackberry. We all know texting has gotten out of hand, but this was ridiculous. According to TMZ, which broke the story, Â Josh Duhamel was texting the time away, sitting on the runway in a plane bound from New York to the bluegrass regions of Lexington, Kentucky, when the steward asked him to â€“you know the drillâ€”â€œturn off all electronic devices.â€ But Josh wouldnâ€™t play nice. He just texted on, complaining, as his rep later told TMZ, to a friend about the flight being delayed.
Wouldnâ€™t any sane person comply? This isnâ€™t about walking around dirty floors barefoot or appearing in nude photos in the back roomsâ€”with which, by the way, Josh is more familiar than most of us, since nude model shots of him are still all over the internet. This is about getting the plane off the ground!
Instead, Josh Duhamel played the ugly-celebrity role. You canâ€™t tell me what to do, he, in effect, said to the steward, who asked him nicely three times to turn off the phone. Then he laughed. Maybe Duhamel, star of Transformers movies, thought the bothersome steward would transform into a robot and self-destruct. Maybe, as a cast member of â€œLas Vegasâ€, he thought celebs get to make their own rules. Not. Instead, two determined airline employees showed up and â€œescortedâ€ Josh Duhamel back inside the terminal. The plane finally took off without him, further delayed by his antics. Did he think he was making friends and fans among the other passengers? A decided Not.
Josh Duhamel is married to Stacy Fergusonâ€”Fergieâ€”of the Black-Eyed Peas. Reports say her friends all think he is a jerk. Letâ€™s think. What light does this recent behavior shed on that? Good luck, Fergie.
Â© Cindy Kroiss 2010