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Josh Duhamel will return for 'All My Children' farewell cameo

Josh Duhamel will return to "All My Children"

Josh Duhamel will revisit his "All My Children" roots this summer, popping up once again in Pine Valley as the daytime drama rolls toward the end of its 41-year run.

Duhamel's con-artist character Leo du Pres will rise from the ranks of the not-really-dead for a cameo in August, Show Tracker reports. The "Transformers" and "Las Vegas" star appeared on "AMC" from 1999 to 2002, winning a supporting actor Daytime Emmy before heading to prime time.

Leo du Pres supposedly died on the show trying to rescue Rebecca Budig's Greenlee from a waterfall. Fortunately, his body was never found -- allowing for his return in a late-summer episode, or maybe two, according to EW.

Budig, incidentally, had fond memories of practicing her kissing technique back in the day on costar Duhamel.

ABC gave cancellation notices to "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in April, with end dates of September 2011 and January 2012, respectively. The "AMC" production moved from New York to Los Angeles last year, in part to cut costs.

While Duhamel prepares to go where James Franco has bravely gone before (on "General Hospital," that is) any thoughts on who else should make the pilgrimage to Pine Valley before the lights go out?


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Photo: Josh Duhamel's Leo du Pres gives Rebecca Budig's Greenlee an engagement ring in a 2002 episode of "All My Children." Credit: Virginia Sherwood / ABC



You can't kiss like Rebecca Budig can kiss -- thank goodness the 'All My Children' star is here to help!

Rebecca budig "All My Children" star Rebecca Budig's first on-screen kiss was "just horrible," she says with a laugh -- but since then she's been able to practice, practice, practice that "acquired skill."

And she's very willing to share her kissing tips with the Ministry this New Year's Eve, in plenty of time for the stroke of midnight.

(Pretty cool to get to practice your early smooching technique on the likes of Josh Duhamel -- of whom she speaks highly.)

Budig's come a long way since that first onscreen kiss, which was with Chris O'Donnell in "Batman Forever." His Robin had just rescued her Teenage Girl and "I didn't know what to do. Didn't know that I could touch him!" 

And as she stood there, arms just hanging at her sides, things generally not going well -- that's when director Joel Schumacher came over.

"He said, 'Am I going to have to teach you two how to kiss?'"

"Talk about embarrassed!" she blurts. It was, she maintains, "the worst two minutes of the movie." 

"That kiss was horrible. Then," she says, bouncing back into the minty voice of a consummate kisser, "I just learned over time. ... It's an acquired skill, kissing."

~~ At the Ministry, our acquired skills are more like, "typing really fast." *Totally* not fair. ~~

The following are Budig's "must-haves" as she preps for a kiss at work:

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