James Van Der Beek On Joshua: “I’m Just In Love”

When James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly welcomed their second child – a son named Joshua – three weeks ago, the Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 actor didn’t think his heart could grow much bigger.

“I’m just in love,” the 35-year-old gushes to US Weekly, adding that he “absolutely” adores being a father to his 18-month-old daughter Olivia and newborn son. “You don’t realize it until it actually happens and then it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s what they were talking about.'”

James also says that his son is “amazing.”

And although there has been speculation that the Dawson’s Creek alum named his newborn son after his 33-year-old former co-star Joshua Jackson, rest assured this was not the case.

“It would have been cute, but no, it’s something I did not even think about,” the actor laughs. “It’s a great name.”

As for his new television venture titled Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (James plays a fictionalized version of himself), he tells US Weekly that he is looking forward to poking fun at himself on television.

“I think the second episode we pretty much get away from any Dawson’s stuff and get down to satirizing actors in general,” he comments. “We start making up things on the resume that don’t actually exist because it’s funnier.”

Be sure to check out the show premiere on April 11 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC.

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    • Those two seem determined to use what little exposure his career still warrants to sell their family in the press. There’s no way the press is chasing them for all of these ‘exclusives’ with People Magazine — his PR company has obviously been working really hard since he hooked up with his new bride to push him as a ‘family man.’ There’s just something so fake about him, like I sense desperation radiating from every pore of his being. He really really wants people to forget what a jerk he’s been and now all of a sudden he wants to be the coolest guy ever, just cos he’s playing a douche-ier version of himself on a new sow? JVDB must have been mighty peeved when all 3 of his DC costars went off to have better careers than he did, even Katie (as much as it pains me to say so – tho now her career is back down in the crapper and has been since she hooked up with Tom).

      • Sorry, People Magazine wouldn’t be doing an exclusive on someone that people didn’t want to see. You may not like him, but plenty of others do.

        • Oh really? C’mon now, we all k now plenty of PR companies get press for their clients that may far outweigh actual public interest. Why do you think overexposure would be a problem otherwise?

          You’re free to like him just as I am free to dislike him. And comment as such if I feel. I haven’t called him nasty names — simply pointed out that from my POV, he seems desperate for attention and it’s a shame.

          It’s a shame because *BEFORE* he started selling his new wife and family to the press, I’d just started to warm to the guy. But all this desperation and selling of his family has just been a giant turn off.

          • Janna didn’t say you couldn’t express your opinion, but you stated things as fact — not opinion — that you simply have no evidence for.

            “There is no way the press is chasing them?” How do you know?

            “His PR company has obviously been working really hard since he hooked up with his new bride….” Another ‘fact’ you have no proof for.

            “He really really wants people to forget what a jerk he’s been” You can read his mind now, too?

          • Sorry my comment didn’t specifically come with the disclaimer: “This is my opinion only.” Didn’t think it was warranted, but there ya go.

      • Tell us how you really feel 🙂 You honestly can’t feel this negatively about someone that you don’t even know personally. Maybe he’s a nice guy, maybe he’s not. Don’t be such a Debbie Downer.

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