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Scene and heard at Sundance: Josh Duhamel goes to the dogs, Glenn Close goes shopping
Actor Elijah Wood speaks during an interview at the world premiere of the film "Cooties" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Elijah Wood seen at "It's So Miami" Lounge, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision for BMF/AP Images)
Elijah Wood seen at "It's So Miami" Lounge, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision for BMF/AP Images)
Dane DeHaan, right, a cast member in "Life After Beth," poses with his wife, actress Anna Wood, at the premiere of the film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Aubrey Plaza, a cast member in "Life After Beth," is interviewed at the premiere of the film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Cast member Glenn Close speaks with reporters as fellow cast member Flea, rear, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is also interviewed at the premiere of the film "Low Down" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Actor Josh Duhamel poses with a resuce dog named Charlie while he and Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz, not pictured, helps launch Pedigree Brand's "See what good food can do." documentary-style campaign to help shelter dogs during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Boston Red Sox MLB baseball player David Ortiz poses for a portrait as he helps launch Pedigree Brand's "See what good food can do." documentary-style campaign along with actor Josh Duhamel to help shelter dogs during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Dog lovers David Ortiz and Josh Duhamel kick-off the PEDIGREE Brand "See what good food can do" campaign at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Monday Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City, Utah.  Ortiz and Duhamel announced the Brand's new campaign to celebrate the stories of shelter dogs.  Fans can join PEDIGREE Brand by sharing their own dog stories with #DogTales. For every story shared, the Brand will donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Pedigree/AP Images)
Dog lovers David Ortiz and Josh Duhamel kick-off the PEDIGREE Brand "See what good food can do" campaign at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Monday Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City.  Ortiz and Duhamel announced the Brand's new campaign to celebrate the stories of shelter dogs.  Fans can join PEDIGREE Brand by sharing their own dog stories with #DogTales. For every story shared, the Brand will donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Pedigree/AP Images)
Dog lovers David Ortiz and Josh Duhamel kick-off the PEDIGREE Brand "See what good food can do" campaign at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Monday Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City.  Ortiz and Duhamel announced the Brand's new campaign to celebrate the stories of shelter dogs.  Fans can join  PEDIGREE® Brand by sharing their own  dog stories with #DogTales. For every story shared, the Brand will donate a bowl of food to a shelter in need. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Pedigree/AP Images)
Actor Jason Ritter poses at the premiere of the film "Hits" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Actor Jason Ritter speaks during an interview at the premiere of the film "Hits" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Tamblyn poses at the premiere of the film "Hits" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Sara Fischel, left, of Los Angeles, an actress and filmmaker working on a film called "The Adventures of Wonder Woman," dances along with street musician Stewart Antelis, center, on Main Street during the seventh day of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Sara Fischel of Los Angeles, an actress and filmmaker working on a film called "The Adventures of Wonder Woman," dances to street musicians including Stewart Antelis, left, on Main Street during the seventh day of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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“It’s really intimidating, yeah. But that’s kind of why I did it,” he said.

— Ryan Pearson

SHELTER DOGS AT SUNDANCE

Josh Duhamel had lots of admirers at one Sundance party — but this time they were of the four-legged kind.

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The actor mingled with dogs of different varieties at an event to promote adoption of shelter dogs sponsored by Pedigree.

“I’m here mostly to help spread the word about animal rescue. If you’re looking for a dog or a cat just consider, you know, rescuing. If you’re serious about it,” Duhamel said. “We don’t want anybody getting a dog just because they love the idea of it.”??

The actor says he first became aware of how rewarding it is to rescue a pet rather than buy one from a breeder or pet store when he and wife Fergie adopted a second dog named Meatloaf as a companion for their first dog, Zoe.

“It wasn’t until we got Meatloaf, who was a chubby, little dachshund mix. We had a dog before that who we bought from a breeder, who is a great little dog,” Duhamel said. “Then we found Meatloaf as a friend for her and that was kind of the turning point for me. I was like, ‘Why didn’t we do this from the beginning and why doesn’t everybody do this?”

Meatloaf died two years ago and Duhamel says his family at home is “just Zoe, me, wifey and the baby now.”

Fergie gave birth to the couple’s first child in August — a son named Axl.

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