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Patrick Dempsey And Wife Jillian Reconcile

5/26/2016 9:14am EDT
Patrick Dempsey And Wife Jillian Reconcile, Divorce Off Says Act
Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian Dempsey have reportedly put the breaks on their divorce proceedings.

Jillian Dempsey had initially filed divorce papers in Jan. 2015.

She and Patrick Dempsey were married for 15 years at the time and are the parents of three children.

According to E!, a judge sent Jillian Dempsey a notice that stated she had to file additional documents to complete her the legal paperwork for the couple's separation or their legal filings would be thrown out.

The former "Grey's Anatomy" star was asked by the U.K. paper The Evening Standard if the twosome had reconcil...

Patrick Dempsey Ending Racing Career?

3/11/2016 10:49am EST
Patrick Dempsey Calls Time On Professional Racing Career
Former Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is ending his tenure as a driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship, but will remain active in motorsports as co-owner of Dempsey-Proton Racing. The actor turned driver made the announcement this week in a statement on the Dempsey Racing website.

"I need to take a step back and focus on my family and my acting career," Dempsey said in part. "Dempsey-Proton Racing will continue on racing a Porsche 911 RSR in the World Endurance Championship season. I hope my schedule permits me to enjoy some race weekends at least as a team owner."

Long passi...

Jennifer Garner & Patrick Dempsey Hook-Up Rumors Spread

12/30/2015 10:00am EST
Patrick Dempsey & Jennifer Garner
Former co-stars Jennifer Garner and Patrick Dempsey are "secretly dating," according to OK! magazine's latest cover story. The Daily Mail reveals details of the article, which claims the pair have been doing a lot of "texting and skyping."

Ironically, the pair starred together in the 2009 film "Valentine's Day" where they had "great chemistry" that was "obvious to everyone around them."

An insider told the magazine that Garner asked Dempsey out for coffee a few months ago, and romance blossomed.

The source reveals: "They've been friends for years... it was only natural for them to confid...

'Grey's Anatomy' Creator Opens Up About McDreamy's Death

8/5/2015 10:22am EDT
Shonda Rhimes
During the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Tuesday, "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes finally revealed why she decided to kill of Patrick Dempsey's character, affectionately known as McDreamy.

Last season, Dempsey's character, Derek Shepherd, was fatally injured in a devastating car crash. His wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) pulled the plug on him.

Rhimes told reporters, "The decision to have the character die was not a difficult one. What were the options? Derek was going to walk out on Meredith and leave her high and dry and what was that going to mean? That was going ...

Patrick Dempsey Tweets His Condolences To Family Of Late Co-Star

7/8/2015 2:54pm EDT
Patrick Dempsey
"Can't Buy Me Love" actress Amanda Peterson died on Sunday, and her former co-star Patrick Dempsey has sent his condolences to the star's famaily.

Peterson, who was best known for appearing in the 1987 romantic comedy, was found dead in her home in Greeley, Colorado on July 5. She was just 43 and is survived by her husband and two children.

Police do not suspect foul play. Her father told TMZ that Peterson suffered from several medical issues, including sleep apnea and sinusitis.

Fans flooded social media following her death, and Dempsey also paid tribute to the star, writing on Twitter...

Rumor Patrol: Breaking Down What Is True And False For The Week

5/30/2015 11:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jim Bob Duggar Once Pushed For Death Penalty For M
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Sherri Shepherd Makes Uncomfortable Joke About Kids: Sherri Shepherd returned as a guest co-host to "The View" and quickly found herself in hot water when she made a joke referencing her recent custody battle with ex-Lamar Sally.

Verdict: True! In response to guest-host Raven Symone's comment about wanting her own child after hearing Shepherd discuss her 10-year-old biological son Jeffrey,
Shepherd ...

Rep Responds To Rumor That Patrick Dempsey Was Fired

5/15/2015 8:50am EDT
Was Patrick Dempsey Fired From 'Grey's Anatomy' Over Inappropria
Rumors started circulating this week that Patrick Dempsey was fired from "Grey's Anatomy" because he had engaged in inappropriate behavior with one of the female staffers on the show.

According to Radar Online, In Touch Weekly first reported the story, which claimed the relationship cost Dempsy both his marriage and his job. Back in January, the star's wife Jillian Fink (pictured above) filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

The In Touch story has since been removed from the website but was reportedly titled, "The Real Reason Behind Patrick Dempse...

Patrick Demsey Opens Up About Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

4/28/2015 8:32am EDT
Patrick Dempsey Tears Up Discussing 'Grey's Anatomy' Exit & Chem
Last week, fans of "Grey's Anatomy" were stunned when one of their favorite characters, Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd, was killed in a devastating car crash. Thursday's heartbreaking episode ended when his wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) pulled the plug on him.

The actor admits he didn't cry on his final day of filming, but when Entertainment Weekly asked about his chemistry with Pompeo, he teared up a bit. "It’s magic. It’s beautiful. We’re like a married couple. It’s beem 10 years, and it was magic from the beginning. [Great] chemistry right away," he explained.

He added, "I think I’m s...

Goodbye McDreamy?

4/22/2015 1:26pm EDT
Patrick Dempsey
Rumors have been circulating that Patrick Dempsey is leaving "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 years of playing Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on the medical drama. According to Page Six, the actor's "diva" behavior is making creator Shonda Rhimes think about giving him the boot.

An insider said: "Patrick has been acting like a diva and has clashed with Shonda. She suspended him for a while, and the word on set is that he isn’t coming back full time.

"Given all the past problems with Katherine Heigl and Isaiah Washington, there is little tolerance on the show for troublesome talent."

A rep for Dempse...

Patrick Dempsey's Wife Files For Divorce

1/24/2015 9:47am EST
Patrick Dempsey & Jillian Fink
Patrick Dempsey's wife Jillian Fink has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple say in a joint statement: "It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time.

According to, Fink wants joint custody of their three children, ages 12, 7 and 7. She also wants spousal and child support. The pair do not have a prenuptial agreement, a...

People's Choice Awards Winners And Highlights

1/8/2015 8:36am EST
'Big Bang Theory,' 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big At People's Choice A
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Grey's Anatomy" were some of the biggest winners at the 2015 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater.

Long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" took home the most trophies, including Favorite Network TV Drama, Favorite Dramatic TV Actor and Actress for Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo. Former cast member Sandra Oh was named the Favorite TV Character We Miss Most.

"The Big Bang Theory" also cleaned up, winning awards for Favorite TV Show, Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Favorite Comedic TV Actress for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Sportscar Racing Superstar Patrick Long Beyond The Spotlight

4/29/2014 12:20pm EDT
Sportscar Racing Superstar Patrick Long Beyond The Spotlight
TV viewers were introduced to Patrick Long when he appeared in the Velocity docuseries Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans. It was our chance to become acquainted with an incredibly versatile driver who is one of the up-and-coming faces of sportscar racing. Patrick is behind the wheel for Porsche in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series, and we caught up with him after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to get inside the life of a factory driver and the exciting world of sportscar racing.

"It's a wild world that's sort of complex from a distance," he told us. "I think that the docume...

TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition

3/8/2014 4:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition
We are almost into spring and with that, some of our favorite television shows are making their way back onto the small screen. With that, naturally, comes a plethora of hot guys gracing our screens.

With our TV's Sexiest Male Stars of 2014, we aim to give you a piece of the hottest of the hot fellas to give us that extra incentive to watch our favorite shows. Here is what we've got for your viewing pleasure!

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Luke Grimes, "True Blood"

Colin O'Donoghue, "Once Upon A Time"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"


'Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans' To Air In August

6/22/2013 11:30am EDT
Patrick Dempsey
This summer, Velocity follows Patrick Dempsey as he joins an elite group when he tackles the world's oldest – and most grueling – automotive endurance race, France's 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

"Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans" follows the "Grey's Anatomy" star as he and his team, co-owned with Italian soccer superstar Alessandro Del Piero, prepare for the vehicular equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest. 

From sponsor recruitment, to time trials, to juggling his family and Hollywood career, the four-part miniseries offers unlimited access to Dempsey and his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR team as they prepar...

Patrick Dempsey Wins Bid To Buy Seattle Coffee Company

1/4/2013 11:25am EST
Patrick Dempsey
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is celebrating after he saw off competition from Starbucks bosses to save a struggling coffee chain from bankruptcy.

The actor was among the bidders hoping to buy Tully's Coffee, a Seattle, Washington-based company facing closure, and save 500 jobs.

Dempsey has now revealed his bid of $9.2 million was accepted and he is looking forward to revitalizing the firm.

He says in a statement, "I'm thrilled that we won and I'm even more excited about saving Tully's Coffee and its hundreds of jobs. Tully's is a great company with committed employees, and with...

Patrick Dempsey Hopes To Save Seattle Coffee Chain

12/27/2012 2:00pm EST
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey, Know for his role as Dr. Shepherd and saving people on Grey's Anatomy, is attempting to buy a failing coffee chain to rescue it from bankruptcy.

The actor wants to save more than 500 jobs by purchasing Tully's Coffee, a Seattle, Washington-based company facing closure.

According to the Associated Press, the potential sale will have to be approved by a judge.

In a post on his page, Dempsey writes, "I hope we are successful in acquiring Tullys Coffee."

A bankruptcy court hearing is set for January 11 in Seattle - the same city where Dempsey's hit medical drama...

Blu-ray Review: 'Sweet Home Alabama'

11/8/2012 10:00am EST
Sweet Home Alabama
Ready to fall in love with Reese Witherspoon all over again? (That’s assuming you did the first time I guess!) Well, follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray title "Sweet Home Alabama," out Nov. 6 from Touchstone Home Entertainment. The song, story and review continue below.

Title: "Sweet Home Alabama"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas

Director: Andy Tennant

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 109 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Entertainment


The Flick: What is essentially a fish out of water romantic com...

10 Celebrity Heroes

7/25/2012 2:00pm EDT
Christian Bale
Christian Bale didn't have to visit the victims of the Colorado movie massacre, but that's exactly what he did on Tuesday. He didn't hold a press conference or alert the media; he simply visited the hospital, chatted with fans, and allowed people to take pictures with him.

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers told the Denver Post that Bale was not there on behalf of the film studio, but "there as himself."

The actor offered his condolences to those affected by the shootings that occurred during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last Friday. Twelve people died and dozens were i...

DILFs: 30 Hot Celebrity Dads - 2012 Edition

7/21/2012 4:00pm EDT
Cam Gigandet
Last week we put together a pictorial of 30 hot celebrity moms to the enjoyment of many that browsed. Not to let the ladies down, we thought it only fitting to do the same for the sexy celebrity dads. We did our best to throw in a few shirtless surprises, so click through our list of hot celeb dads. If we missed someone who'd be on your list let us know. Enjoy!

Cam Gigandet


Scott Disick

Brad Pitt

Chris Hemsworth

Colin Farrell

Will Smith

Orlando Bloom

Ben Afleck

David Beckham

Clive Owen

Josh Holloway


Eric Dane


10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes

7/12/2012 2:00pm EDT
Eddie Murphy death hoax
Eddie Murphy has joined the death hoax club. Online rumors swirled on Wednesday that the actor tragically died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

The manner of his death should have indicated it was a hoax. Other stars who have "died" in snowboarding incidents include Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

Jeff Goldblum and Tom Hanks both met their maker after allegedly falling from cliffs in New Zealand. In April, Ryan Gosling reportedly died while filming in Austria and falling from a cliff.

Let's face it - tons of celebrities have been victims of death hoaxes, particularl...

TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

5/25/2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...

ABC Renews 'Grey's Anatomy'; Patrick Dempsey Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

5/11/2012 12:05am EDT
Patrick Dempsey
ABC announced the renewal of seven of their shows on Thursday, including medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

The show's star, Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd, aka "McDreamy", will also be sticking around as the star has signed a two-year contract extension to appear on the show.

The star, who's spent the last eight seasons is also passionate about auto racing, was initially unsure about returning to the show.

"The question is will I do a full season, a half season or come back at all?" he told TV guide in December. "There are a lot of things I'd like to do: racing, films... so if...

Hero Patrick Dempsey Rescues Teen From Car Wreck

4/28/2012 11:30am EDT
Patrick Dempsey
"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey turned real-life hero on Tuesday when he pulled a teenage driver from a wrecked car after a serious accident outside his Malibu, California, home.

The TV hunk, who plays top neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit medical drama, raced into action after witnessing the young motorist's Mustang flip over several times and crash into his front yard.

According to, Dempsey used a crowbar to free the boy from the wreckage as he waited for paramedics to arrive on the scene.

The crash victim, whose name has not been released, had an extremely lucky...

Patrick Dempsey Planning Le Mans TV series

4/6/2012 9:07am EDT
Patrick Dempsey
Racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey is bringing his passion for cars to the small screen in a new documentary series about his involvement in the famous Le Mans 24-hour competition.

The Grey's Anatomy star has his own professional car racing team, Dempsey Racing, and he will be among the drivers taking part in the grueling 24 Heures du Mans car contest in Le Mans, France next year.

Dempsey has now revealed he will be making a TV series about the challenges his team faces as he prepares for the endurance-testing event.

The actor, who came ninth in the same competition in 2009, will docum...

Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian's Financial Secrets, Death Hoaxes, And More

3/31/2012 1:00pm EDT
Kris Humphries & Kim Kardashian
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim Kardashian's 'Figures': Kris Humphries reportedly turned down Kim's divorce settlement, and instead prepared for a long divorce case, complete with the outing of Kim's financial numbers from when the pair were together.

Verdict: True. Perhaps because the NBA player felt so wronged by the 72-day marriage, Humphries has decided he is either going to get a pay day (reported to be around $7 million) or...

Patrick Dempsey Victim Of Latest Celebrity Death Hoax

3/29/2012 10:49pm EDT
Patrick Dempsey
Actor Patrick Dempsey has poked fun at false rumors suggesting he had died in a car accident by posting a funny message on on Thursday.

The Grey's Anatomy hunk, an avid car racer, became the latest celebrity to be killed off in a sick online hoax this week, and "RIP Patrick Dempsey" quickly became a trending topic on the social networking site.

But the actor, whose last tweet was sent out last week, has since brushed off the cruel joke by writing, "Hi I am back From the dead!"

Dempsey joins a long list of stars targeted by pranksters - country veteran Reba McEntire, superstar...

Sam Worthington Named 2012 Fun Fearless Male Of The Year

3/6/2012 8:18am EST
Sam Worthington
Avatar star Sam Worthington has been crowned the Fun Fearless Male of the Year by editors at Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Australian hunk was named the winner of the annual accolade at a star-studded bash in New York City on Monday.

Explaining their choice, Cosmo bosses state, "Just as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt are getting a little too old to fulfill our hottie-action-hero fantasies, along comes 35-year-old Sam Worthington. Our crush kicked in when the Aussie actor played a soldier with a heart of gold in Avatar and gained momentum as he showed off more skin and grit in Clash of the Tit...

Celebrity Birthdays - January 13, 2012

1/13/2012 3:00am EST
Orlando Bloom
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Orlando Bloom (1977)

The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth (1990)

American Idol cast-off William Hung (1983)

Actor Julian Morris (1983)

Actor Michael Peña (1976)

Baywatch actress Nicole Eggert (1972)

Actress Traci Bingham (1968)

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey (1966)

Screen and stage actress Penelope Ann Miller (1964)

Country singer Trace Adkins (1962)

Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961)

The Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne (1961)

Film composer/Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin (1954)

Night Court star Richard Moll (1943)

Confetti tossing comedian ...

TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

1/7/2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds


Patrick Dempsey Still Undecided About 'Grey's Anatomy' Future

12/28/2011 9:27pm EST
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey is considering an extension to his Grey's Anatomy contract - if producers can accommodate his passion for car racing and his film career.

The actor has led the cast of the hit TV medical drama for eight seasons, but his contract is up in May and he has yet to decide whether to stay with the show.

But Dempsey insists so-called experts who claim he'll be leaving have it all wrong.

He tells America's TV Guide magazine, "I have a family to support, and why not have a discussion about continuing. The question is will I do a full season, a half season or come back at all?