‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Star Norman Reedus Dating Diane Kruger? Joshua Jackson Replies with PDA

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Recently, love is likely in the air for Diane Kruger who has allegedly gone incognito to meet up with her rumored boyfriend The Walking Dead Season 7 star Norman Reedus in Barcelona, whereas, her former beau Joshua Jackson appears to have found a companion as he was spotted with a mystery girl while sharing smooches and laughs together.

Norman Reedus and Kruger have been in the limelight after the two refueled romance rumors surrounding their relationship. Previously, the pair became in the headline when the actress showed her support to Reedus’ photo exhibition in Paris, France. Some outlets posited that the co-stars have a real-life affair after they starred in the 2015 film, Sky.

Recently, reports claimed that the 40-year-old actress seemed to follow Reedus in Barcelona, where the actor was promoting his popular show The Walking Dead. Kruger was spotted in a hoodie and sunglasses while strolling around the Spanish city street, appearing like she was trying to keep a low profile.

At one point, the German-born beauty was seen checking her phone after reportedly receiving a message from the 48-year-old actor. Her appearance in Barcelona sparked rumors that she might be seeing Reedus, although there are no photos yet to confirm the speculation.

The recent getaway of the actress came two weeks after she and her rumored beau were spotted together. They were seen unloading some packages and kinds of stuff from the trunk of Reedus’ sleek sports car in the Big Apple’s garage. Nonetheless, a representative for the actor denied the claims while a source close to Kruger assured it was “completely fabricated and untrue.”

Kruger’s former boyfriend Joshua Jackson was spotted with a mystery brunette believed to be his new girlfriend. The 38-year-old actor and the woman were seen enjoying the night with a red wine in New York. They looked cozy together holding hands, and at one point, sharing a steamy kiss.

During Jackson’s previous appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he admitted that dating scene nowadays is very different than it was a decade ago. He said that things have changed “a little bit” since the last time he was single. He added that there is “no more talking to people anymore.”

Kruger and longtime love Joshua Jackson announced their split last July. The two have been together for a decade, but they apparently called it quits. A representative told that the former couple has decided to “separate and remain friends.”

Sorry I was gone for so long!

I know, I know, there’s just not enough time in the day! I started a new job the week of Christmas and haven’t taken the time it really do this website justice and send out my newsletter. I’ve been slacking. Please forgive me! But, I’m back and better than ever. Have any of you been watching the new series that Norman is hosting? I want to hear all thoughts on this one! I own my own motorcycles and I love to ride! Any other ladies out there who like to ride and are enjoying the show? If you watch the show just to see Norman, I want to hear from you too! Any guys read the website? I’ve heard it’s an awesome show! Leave a comment and let us know what you think of “Ride with Reedus”!

Appalachian Mountain Ride with Reedus!

Ride with Norman Reedus Recap: “Appalachia: Blue Ridge Parkway”

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“My first time, I was 13,” says Reedus at the intro in the latest installment of Ride with Norman Reedus. He could be talking about biking, or he could be talking about something else, until the next few sentences. “I borrowed my buddy’s YZ80 and sped off to my junior high school to show off. I was riding a wheelie on a hill when bam, I hit a bump and went airborne, flipped over backwards and came down hard. They took me to the hospital and stitched up my knee. And soon as I was out, though, I was back on that hill. Half an hour later I was back in that hospital. That’s the thing about bikes; once you start you just can’t stop. They connect you to the road.”

Norman Reedus: The Wild One
The next road Reedus takes on is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs between North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. The journey kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia, some 200 miles from the Parkway, with a visit to Brother Moto, a co-working building with rooms to rent for enthusiasts who want some space to work on their machines. He’s there to check out the space, but it’s also his meet-up spot for Jason Paul Michaels, a custom bike builder joining him on this adventure.

Michael gets Reedus pumped on the trip, and also tips him off that some bikers like to push their rides to the limit on the route. “Guys will just blow by you at 100 miles an hour,” he says. “Also, I’ve heard that shit gets crazy when the sun goes down. Some whiskey and some jumping through fires.” His ride is an Alabama-made Motus, which rocks, in essence, a Chevy engine that’s been chopped in half and slammed into a bike frame. Reedus’ own ride is a beastly Confederate Hellcat Speedster, built in Louisiana.

The guys mount up and head 80 miles north to the Apex Cycle Shop in Ellijay, Georgia, a garage focused on restoring vintage BMW and Ducati. There they meet up with the badass couple that founded the business, Wes and Rachel Burden, and pick a couple classic bikes to test out. Michaels nabs a 1954 BMW R513, and Reedus picks a shiny rebuilt 1954 BMW R69S, which gives him some issues initially. Eventually he is able to kick start it and they’re off, swooning about how smooth the drive is, on their way to eat at a local spot Walkers Fried Pies. While snacking on their treats they tell the Burdens about their plans to drive the Tail of the Dragon, an 11-mile stretch with 318 curves in Deals Gap, North Carolina.

They head out on their trip again, and during the scenic drive Reedus explains how The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple does a “courtesy call” at the beginning of every season to talk to each actor about their character. Reedus says he only has one question every time: “Do I still get to ride a motorcycle?”

The next location is Fontana Dam, North Carolina, which was founded as an “out of the way place to build airplanes” during World War II. From there they take in the view of some stunning mountains and the 11,000-acre reservoir. Reedus calls an audible and to stop to get some panorama photos. They get back on their bikes and head through the Great Smokey Mountains National Park — “a biker’s wet dream,” says Reedus. They stop to take in the sights and run into a huge crowd of people, fans swarm Reedus quickly, including one lady who says that he kind of looks like “Daryl from The Walking Dead.” They decide it is too busy to actually drive the nearby Tail of the Dragon, but end up catching a crazy race where people drive tiny 50cc bikes around a parking lot in pitch black darkness.

The guys do a bike switch before taking on 70 more miles on their way to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The elements take a turn for the worse, and pouring rain forces them to pull over where they end up at an abandoned building. When the sky clears up they drive through Cherokee, where they see a giant Native American statue in front of a local tattoo shop called Indian Ink. They get a history lesson about the Trail of Tears from a tattoo artist inside after asking about the giant tourist attraction.

Back on the road, they finally hit the Blue Ridge Parkway, where they coast through the many bends and curves all the way to the top, where they are able to find some peace. After taking some time to decompress, they head to the last leg: Asheville.

Though they have a final destination on the agenda, they are pulled off course by a visit to a religious biker meet-up lead by Pastor Bulldog. They take in a sermon where the pastor relates the biking lifestyle to God. Then in an amazing turn of events, the guys end up in a race where they are strapped into port-a-potties dragged by motorcycles. After their outhouse stunt drive, they head to the Howling Moon Distillery, which produces authentic moonshine, and where prohibition–era bootleggers entertain the crew with their stories.

The last stop is A Broken Spoke, a vintage shop that specializes in Harley-Davidsons. The owner takes them through a tour of rare and retired machine parts. They soak in the scene, and sip on some beers with the gang, even partaking in a little tradition known as the “chopper chug.” The next morning, the trip is over, but not before grabbing some ice cream. “I can’t think of anything we did that wasn’t awesome,” reflects Reedus.

Ride with Norman Reedus

In anticipation of Sunday’s new adventurous episode of Ride with Norman Reedus, AMC has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive look at the new upcoming hour of riding.
In the new clip, The Walking Dead star links up with his friend, fellow bike rider, and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez in Texas. Reedus is given a tour of Rodriguez’s garage which is comprised of some epic and customized bikes and cars, some even made by or for biker legend Jesse James.

The official synopsis for the Twisted Sisters episode (the fourth of the first season’s six) reads, “Norman meets a friend in Austin before hooking up with Robert Rodriguez and hitting Hill Country to discover the real Texas.”

Previously, Reedus has ridden the Pacific Coast Highway, rode through the deserts of Nevada, and checked out the mountains in Asheville, North Carolina on a ride from Atlanta. Every week, the professional zombie killer brings a new friend with him to share the experience. Along the way, they stop at iconic eateries, bike shops, and to enjoy breathtaking views.

Ride with Norman Reedus airs Sundays at 10 PM ET on AMC.

New Universal Studios Theme Attraction!

‘Walking Dead’ briefs: Universal Studios Hollywood attraction, Braves theme night, Norman Reedus

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By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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If you happen to be in Los Angeles starting July 4, Universal Studios will be opening a “Walking Dead” themed attraction there.

Forbes spoke with Greg Nicotero, a key executive producer of the show, spoke about how it works:

It’s a permanent retelling of our storyline from the beginning. We see the hospital, we see the prison, we see aspects of the show that are iconic and lead the participants through high points of The Walking Dead.

He told Hollywood Reporter:

“This is a great opportunity for them to walk in the footsteps that Rick has walked in, that Daryl has walked in, by entering this attraction and getting a little bit of the greatest hits of what we’ve done over the last six years. Everything that we used on The Walking Dead television show, we have re-created here in painstakingly gory detail.”

Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron, got to sample the exhibit before it opened.

“I did notice, a few times, my reflex was to kind of tense up and go for my knife, but there’s no knife,” he told the L.A. Daily News. “I loved it. It stayed true to what they actually have in the show, kind of going through season one all the way up to where we are now.”

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Ride with Norman Reedus!

Stay Tuned: Enjoy the ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’

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Posted Jun 28, 2016 at 11:04 AM

By Melissa CrawleyMore

First thing’s first. There are no zombies on “Ride With Norman Reedus.” The actor, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” leads this six-part series as himself, the very amiable Norman, who hits the road riding his motorcycle across a beautiful, zombie-free America. A kind of meditative travel guide for motorcycle lovers, Reedus’ road trip is a treat for his fans who get to see him outside his “Walking Dead” persona but it’s also an appealing reality show featuring an interested and interesting guy whose enthusiasm is contagious.

It’s tempting to dismiss “Ride With” for its obvious public relations value for AMC — Reedus stars in one of the network’s top series so it’s easy to use his celebrity to drive ratings to another show — but that would do “Ride With” a disservice because it stands on its own as an engaging series. Certainly, part of its appeal is watching Reedus outside his “Walking Dead” role where he plays a tough man of few words. The Reedus of “Ride With” is still a man of few words but those words are filled with curiosity and a shared passion for travel, bikes and the eccentric places across America that many people rarely get to see. Reedus is happy to meet fans, walk through a quirky tourist attraction, tour a bike shop and even good naturedly offer his thoughts on the best motorcycle to ride during a zombie apocalypse. (For the record, he reckons the answer is a quiet electric bike because zombies are attracted to noise). He’s a nice guy. A guy you would want to hang out with on a road trip.

Reedus’ amiable personality helps the show when it stumbles over a few tour guide moments that are not as interesting on screen as they probably seemed on paper. In episode one, he travels along the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Cruz with his friend Imogen, a jeweler designer. One of their excursions is to stop and drive dune buggies, an activity that isn’t visually exciting. In another pit stop, they tour a house built from junk, which oddly takes place at night with only the light from their cell phones to illuminate it.

Where the show works better is when Reedus interacts with the “outsider” communities he visits, the clubs of motorcycle enthusiasts who warmly embrace him. Again, this interaction relies heavily on his popular culture status as “Daryl” but it also reflects a genuine connection.

Narrating the series, he talks about what counter-culture meant to him when he first arrived in California. It was a community that made him feel accepted and gave him a sense of belonging.

The narration allows Reedus to get personal, which overcomes some of the less introspective moments where he relies on simple descriptions and reactions to the scenery or an activity.

More importantly, it showcases his authentic appreciation for the people he meets along the way, making “Ride With” a trip worth taking.

“Ride With Norman Reedus” is on Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC.

— Melissa Crawley is the author of “Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television’s ‘The West Wing.’” She has a Ph.D. in media studies and is a member of the Television Critics Association. To comment on Stay Tuned, email her at staytuned@outlook.com or follow her on Twitter at @MelissaCrawley.

Coming in June!

Ride With Norman Reedus

Posted April 2 2016 — 9:16 AM EDT
Entertainment Weekly

Daryl Dixon is in pretty bad shape, having just been shot at the end of last week’s episode of The Walking Dead. But while some are questioning if the character’s ride on the zombie drama could be coming to an end, the man that plays him still has plenty of open road ahead of him.

Ride With Norman Reedus – which will feature the star and a different riding companion in a different city each week as they travel to a destination and explore motorcycle culture along the way – will begin its six-episode run on AMC in June, and we have the exclusive first look video at the unscripted series right here.