Apparently, our cooler, fall-like temps agree with actor Josh Duhamel. With his “Life As We Know It” script in hand, the actor who’s in town shooting the romantic comedy with Katherine Heigl was spotted pool-side Tuesday at the St. Regis hotel in Buckhead.
Shirtless and in swim trunks.
The former runway model and “Transformers” actor had the pool to himself Tuesday afternoon until Atlanta photographer Richie Arpino showed up with two leggy models to shoot images for an upcoming spread in The Piedmont Review.
“I walked up to him and told him, ‘You look exactly like Josh Duhamel, ‘ ” Arpino told Buzz when we bumped into him Tuesday night. “He told me, ‘That’s because I am.’ He couldn’t have been nicer.”
Naturally, the owner of the Richie Arpino hair salon invited the star into his Buckhead boutique while he’s here for a haircut.
Observed the scissors wizard: “He coulda used a trim.”
Later, the actor made his way to Virginia-Highland where the “Life” crew was filming scenes at Belly General Store. The picturesque, hard wood-floored market and cupcake emporium is serving as a set for the movie shoot. Alas, the windows have been blacked out and a temporary signage change has been made for the filming.
While at the hotel, Arpino tells us he also bumped into the very ripped personal trainer who is helping client Robert Downey Jr. maintain the physique he first achieved for the box office hit “Iron Man” and his upcoming “Sherlock Holmes” reboot with director Guy Ritchie.
He’s in town training with Downey as the actor shoots “Due Date” that was busy filming at the Gwinnett Medical Center Tuesday.
The film’s plot, according to IMDB.com: “A high-strung father-to-be [Downey] is forced to hitch a ride with a college slacker [played by 'The Hangover' actor Zach Galifanakis] in order to make it to his child’s birth on time.”
Actress Michelle Monaghan plays Downey’s pregnant wife in the comedy being directed by Todd Phillips, the man who also brought us “The Hangover.”