Josh DuhamelJosh Duhamel was kicked off a flight from New York to Kentucky after refusing to turn off his Blackberry, TMZ reports.

A flight attendant reportedly asked him three different times to turn off his phone before takeoff, but he refused.

Duhamel was described as acting "very rude" and was even "taunting the attendant," one passenger said.

The plane was turned around and sent back to the gate, where the actor was escorted off by police. According to his rep, the actor was texting about his flight delay. "He's sorry," Duhamel's rep told PEOPLE.