Patrick Dempsey's Starting Fresh in New $6.4 Million Crib

Instead of dishing out money on divorce lawyers, Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jill, decided to drop several million to move into a new Malibu home.

It's a 4 bedroom, 4 bath crib with 4,415 sq feet of space for the reunited couple. It's not oceanfront property, but the beach is just a short drive away. Anyway, there's plenty of entertainment at the home -- like a gorgeous salt water pool and a lit tennis court.

As we reported, Jill just sold the Pacific Palisades pad she bought for herself when they were on the outs, and took in a $1.5 million profit.

The Dempseys bought the Malibu pad in May, and were repped by Ellen Francisco and Brett Lawyer.
Definitely beats paying for a divorce.

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell Tell Us Exactly Where They Are in the Wedding Planning Process

From the final rose to forever! Bachelor Ben Higgins and his bride-to-be, Lauren Bushnell, have been publicly engaged since March, when the season 20 finale aired. So are they ready to lock it down? Not quite yet. But they've been loving every minute together.

"We have really been trying to focus on our relationship and taking everything day by day," Bushnell, 26, told Us Weekly at The Knot Gala 2016 in NYC on Monday, October 10. "Life has been so crazy that I think if we start to think [about airing a wedding special], we get a little overwhelmed, and we’re just finishing up this project."

The project in question? Their Bachelor follow-up, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After. And Bushnell promised that if you tune into the premiere, which airs Tuesday, October 11, on Freeform, you'll get the scoop on their upcoming nuptials. "You'll see kind of where we are at on the wedding process on the show, so you’ll need to tune in to find out about that," the travel and style blogger shared. "For now, we’re just enjoying each other’s company and trying not to think too far ahead into the future."

Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey on tonight's shocking twist -- exclusive

The doctor is out.

In a shocking twist, the beloved character of Dr. Derek Shepherd, played for 11 years by Patrick Dempsey, was killed on Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. After helping victims of a car accident, Derek ended up getting into one himself and was taken to a hospital that didn’t follow proper protocol to save him. His character’s death wasn’t exactly a surprise: the past two episodes of the ABC drama have foreshadowed the possibility of a Derek departure, prompting legions of fans to warn ABC and creator Shonda Rhimes that they’re playing with fire by even teasing such a mammoth development. “If something will happen to Derek I don’t know if I can still look forward to more episodes,” wrote one fan. Another vowed on Dempsey’s Facebook page, “I have never missed one episode but I swear if [Rhimes] kills you off I’m done.”

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Isaiah Washington Returns to the Grey's Anatomy Set for Sandra Oh's Goodbye—See the First Pic!
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Patrick Dempsey & Ellen Pompeo Sign New Deals To Return To ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
EW has confirmed that Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy‘s longstanding golden couple, have signed new two-year contracts with the show, meaning Mer-Der are here to stay for at least a while longer.

Grey’s Anatomy, while not officially renewed by ABC, remains a lock for an 11th season.

Back in August, original cast member Oh announced her departure from the long-running medial soap, leading some to worry other longtime cast members could be headed out the door. In an interview with EW just before the news broke about Oh, Dempsey described the tenth season as a “celebration.” “It’s been a remarkable journey to be around for 10 seasons…and we want to enjoy it as much as we can,” he said.

In addition to Pompeo and Dempsey, Justin Chambers, James Pickens, Jr. and Chandra Wilson are the only remaining cast members who have been around since the show’s first season. Their contracts are next up for negotiation, according to reports.

'Grey's Anatomy's' Ellen Pompeo: Are Meredith and Cristina on the Outs? (Exclusive Video)
'Grey's Anatomy's' Ellen Pompeo: Are Meredith and Cristina on the Outs? (Exclusive Video)

Children Pulled from Rubble After Massive Oklahoma Tornado
Children Pulled from Rubble After Massive Oklahoma Tornado

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel marries

Exclusive Q&A: Patrick Dempsey On Re-Signing With Grey's Anatomy, His Relationship With Ellen Pompeo

Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Chyler Leigh Breaks Her Silence About Shocking Departure

Leigh’s full statement appears below; give it a read and share your new, illuminated thoughts on the actress — and Lexie’s — exit.

“Earlier this year, I made the decision that Season eight would be my last on “Grey’s Anatomy.” I met with Shonda and we worked together to give Lexie’s story appropriate closure. I am very lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for five seasons. My experience on “Grey’s Anatomy” is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I want to take this time to say thank you to the fans. Your unconditional love and support have made these last five years very special for me. I look forward to my next chapter and I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey.”

'Grey's Anatomy' finale: Watch the first seven minutes after the plane crash

'Grey's Anatomy' finale: Watch the first seven minutes after the plane crash

Keck's Exclusives: Grey's Anatomy Finale Preview — Big Death Ahead!

Grey's Anatomy's executive producer Shonda Rhimes has confirmed to me exclusively that a beloved character will die in the ABC drama's May 17 season finale. "A lot of our writers were crying, which is a very rare thing," she says. "There's some really shocking, horrible moments."

It can't be worse than the bloodshed two years ago when a crazed gunman hunted the doctors like animals, can it? "Yeah, it is," says Rhimes. "People's mettle is going to be tested."

Writing the episode, she adds, was sheer "torture... I've been sitting with my head in my hands for days. I understand the choice I made, but it scares me how fans are going to react."

Fans began voicing their concern when Rhimes recently tweeted a quote from author Kurt Vonnegut: "Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of." Yikes! The ominous quote, Rhimes says, was just what she needed to give her "the courage to do what we're doing in the finale."

The heart-stopping drama begins in the May 10 episode with "a big case that takes a group of our people out of the hospital. It's sort of the medical case of their lives," says Rhimes, hinting that the patient could possibly be one of their own.

That episode will also give us our first glimpse of Derek and Meredith's completed dream house. While Rhimes originally planned for the season to end with the couple watching in horror as their new home burned to the ground, she says, "I was not ready to do that."

Instead, the dream house is being constructed and is "quite beautiful. I feel like this is the moment for it, since Meredith and Derek are having a debate about their future. I just hope we can use it next season."

While she's keeping much of the finale secret, Rhimes does offer a few specifics. Fans can look forward to some "extraordinarily romantic Ben and Dr. Bailey stuff," with Bailey making a decision "that will fundamentally change her life."

And keenly aware that "Mark and Lexie fans have been very adamant about them getting back together, they'll have some very beautiful moments with one another that I hope the fans are going to really love," Rhimes says.

Cristina will continue to struggle with the fact that she is "a gifted, talented surgeon first, before being Owen's wife," while Alex will struggle with a decision he's made. Adds, Rhimes, "We watch Alex have a really lovely moment where we discover how much he's grown up this season."

Curiously, Rhimes said there was nothing she could reveal about Callie and Arizona's storyline in the finale, which frankly has me worried.

And what of Meredith and Derek's future? After repeatedly saying she didn't know the status of Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey's contracts for next season, Rhimes now says she's not allowed to discuss the matter. And by the end of the finale, viewers may still not be entirely clear as to who will and won't return.

"We sort of end with our breaths held," she teases. "It's a great moment. We were joking in the writers' room that if this was the series finale we'd be good to go. But we've been told very clearly it's not."

Did Rhimes have to write one of the "nightmare scenarios" she told me about a year ago, should she lose one of her core actors? "This was born out of a nightmare scenario," she confirms, but then it turned out "to not necessarily be the nightmare scenario that I thought it was going to have to be."

Rhimes' hope is that the outcome of the actors' contracts will remain secret until the finale airs. And she does offer one bit of encouragement. After killing off T.R. Knight's George in 2009, she believes "there are certain characters on this show that you can't kill. It wouldn't be acceptable not only to the audience, but to me and my vision of what this show is. They can't die."

Yet, at least one will soon be eulogized. "The lives of our people should be a concern," Rhimes says. "A lot of choices are made in this episode that change people's futures forever."

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,'
Question: Is there any thing you can share about Grey’s Anatomy — like who’s going to die in the finale? —Nikki
Ausiello: “Everybody’s in jeopardy,” teases Sarah Drew (April) of the May 17 climax. “There are three or four people who are not [involved] in the cliffhanger at the end of the episode. But every other cast member, like nine of us, are all in this — [so] who knows what’s going to happen, whether they’re going to be back or not.” Drew likens the episode, tellingly titled “Flight,” to previous Grey’s catastrophes “like the ferry crash or like the shooting… it’s that kind of a season finale. It’s big, it’s intense. It’s scary. It’s emotional. It’s exciting. All of those things. It’s a big one.”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged – officially!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Engaged

By Mary Green

Friday April 13, 2012 03:45 PM EDT

Break out the champagne – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged – officially!

"Yes, it's confirmed," Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante tells PEOPLE. "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time."

Jeweler Robert Procop designed Jolie's engagement ring in collaboration with Pitt.

Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 48, have been together since 2005, and rumors that they planned to marry have circulated for years.

The chatter intensified earlier this year when Pitt told CBS News that they were "getting a lot of pressure from the kids."

The couple have six children together: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5 and twins Knox and Viv, 3.

'Grey's Anatomy': Vanessa Marano to Play Sexual Assault Victim in Ripped-From-the-Headlines Episode

'Grey's Anatomy': Vanessa Marano to Play Sexual Assault Victim in Ripped-From-the-Headlines Episode

Grey's Anatomy's worst case scenarios: What if Meredith leaves, but Derek stays?

Justin Chambers Uncertain About His GREY'S ANATOMY Future, Talks Possible Series Finale: 'I'm Sad'

Justin Chambers Uncertain About His Grey's Future, Talks Possible Series Finale: 'I'm Sad'

Since the contracts of many of its original cast members are set to expire in May, Grey’s Anatomy could well play out its most suspenseful story off screen this season — potentially its last.

Whether the actors stay or leave, and whether the ABC hit does call it a day, Justin Chambers is keenly aware that there is no turning back. “It makes me sad to know that we’re closer to the end [than the beginning],” the actor tells TVLine. “[But] it’s been a great ride. It really has. There was no better job that I could’ve fallen into.”

Like Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo, Chambers is undecided about whether he’ll re-sign, even if there does turn out to be a series with which to re-sign. “I don’t know if I’ll go farther,” he insists. “I don’t know if the show will go farther. When we get to that point, we’ll go from there…

“We know it’s going to end sooner or later,” he continues. “It’s just about ending well and the audience getting what they want out of it, and maybe there are some amends made with the characters, because they’re very flawed.”

If he and his fellow MDs don’t re-up, Chambers is skeptical about the chances of Grey’s‘ survival. “It’s possible [it could go on], but I doubt it,” he says. “Meredith is the voice. We need that voice — I do think that. That’s a big part of it.”

For her part, series creator Shonda Rhimes remains confident the show will return for a ninth season. “I don’t presume to speak for the studio or the network,” she says, “but I don’t think this is the last season of the show.”

Neither does ABC president Paul Lee. Although this week he announced that Desperate Housewives would end after its eighth season, he’s far from ready to set an end date to Grey’s. “Hopefully, [it] is going to go on for many, many years to come,” he says, shrugging off any concern about his stars’ contracts expiring. ”We don’t have to face that for some time.”

In the meantime, the show has another milestone to mark. The second hour of its Sept. 22 season premiere is its 150th episode. “It seems like the 100th just came up,” Chambers admits. “Maybe we will go to 200. You never know.”

'Grey's Anatomy': Crisis for Meredith, the Doctors' Futures and 5 More Teasers

GREY'S ANATOMY Exclusive: ENTOURAGE's Jordan Belfi Cast in May Sweeps Arc
GREY'S ANATOMY Exclusive: ENTOURAGE's Jordan Belfi Cast in May Sweeps Arc

Former Entourage agent Jordan Belfi is checking into Grey’s Anatomy for a two-episode May sweeps arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Belfi will play a patient named Ryan, who is described as funny, self-deprecating and adventurous. A Grey’s rep confirmed the casting but declined to reveal which Seattle Grace doc is assigned to the character.

Grey’s Anatomy Creator Teases Season-Ending Storyline

It’s turning out to be a busy May for Belfi. In addition to his Grey’s stint, which will air on May 3 and 10, the actor will appear in the May 7 episode of Bones as a big-screen version of David Boreanaz’ Booth.

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,'
Question: You got anything good from Grey’s Anatomy on Meredith and Derek? —Jessica
Ausiello: Would you settle for something bad? Derek’s efforts to encourage a hesitant Meredith to work with him again in neurology will backfire. “It doesn’t go so well,” reveals series creator Shonda Rhimes. “I’ve been very clear — and the writers and I have had long conversations about this — that part of saving their relationship, they decided, meant they shouldn’t be working together again. And Meredith knows that, very fully. Plus, she’s really enjoying her life in general surgery. It’s Derek who has [yet] to come to terms with that fact. But he loves her and he enjoys working with her — most of the time, when she isn’t ruining clinical trials. He really enjoyed working with her, and it’s hard [for him] to think, ‘Well, that’s not going to happen again.’”

Is It the End for Grey's Anatomy's Owen and Cristina?
Uh oh! It looks like bad news for fans who hope that Grey's Anatomy docs Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) can still save their marriage.

"It's just sad and hard right now," Oh told TV Guide Magazine at Sunday's L.A. benefit for Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation which supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. "If there's [hope], I can't see it right now."

In the episode that aired Feb. 23, Cristina started to suspect that Owen was having an affair, and those suspicions will continue in the March 15 episode, "One Step Too Far."

"What I really am happy with, is that a dissolution of a relationship — if it is a dissolution — takes a long time and is painful. We're spending time with them, seeing it happen," says Oh. "And not quickly, but painfully, day by day."

"It's real, it's messy and it's also why we root for them so much," adds costar Kim Raver. Though Raver's character, Teddy, has currently written off her friendship with Owen, there seems to be a glimmer of hope that the former best friends may reconcile. "In terms of Teddy and Owen, the rift is so dramatic that maybe that walk back home hopefully will be an interesting journey," Raver says. "That's what's interesting to me about the relationship now."

Oh also says that the subject of sexual assault will come up in an future episode, and the entire cast will be involved. "We're dealing with a very dramatic side of this issue," she says. "I really admire Mariska and her work, not only on her show and the influence and the impact that she has on the show for this work, but it translates also in our work on Grey's Anatomy."

"It touches all of us, even if we don't know that it does," adds Raver. "I think the fact that we're discussing it is the first step to aiding it."

Keck's Exclusives: Grey's Anatomy Boss on Who'll Be Back – and Who Won't!

Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes has plenty to sing about. Her new ABC series, Scandal, debuts April 5; she's got several pilots in the works; and most of the Grey's cast is taking part in the March 18 musical charity event (held at UCLA): "Grey's Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show," benefiting The Actors Fund. Even more exciting, she's confident all our favorites (yes, that includes Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo) want to return for Season 9.

TV Guide Magazine: How did "Grey's Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show" come about?
Rhimes: When we did the musical episode last season, we discovered we had way more singing talent than we ever imagined. The entire cast — with the exception of Patrick and Ellen and Jesse Williams, who has a prior commitment — is on board and pretty excited.

TV Guide Magazine: Why no Patrick and Ellen?
Rhimes: I'm not sure. I threw it out there — "If you're free and available, this is what we're going to do." Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Justin Chambers, Chyler Leigh and Jessica Capshaw are all going to sing. Sandra Oh has stated she's not a singer, so she'll do a couple special things. [Eric Dane, Sarah Drew, James Pickens Jr., Kim Raver and Chandra Wilson will also take the stage.]

TV Guide Magazine: You must know by now if Patrick and Ellen will be back next season.
Rhimes: I have no idea. I have my fingers crossed. What I think is really lovely is that everybody wants to come back. There's [money] stuff happening. I am [confident], but I have a plan in place for the finale that can occur regardless of who is staying. Our goal is to have Derek and Meredith move in to the completed dream house. [A real L.A. home will be used.] And our residents will be interviewing for jobs all around the country.

TV Guide Magazine: Katherine Heigl recently said she wants to come back to "see where Izzie is." Is she welcome?
I think it was really nice to hear her appreciating the show. We are on a track we have been planning, and the idea of changing that track is not something we are interested in right now.

TV Guide Magazine: Switching gears to Private Practice, tell me you're going to finally give Addison a baby?
Rhimes: That journey is going to be completed by the time the season is over, and I think fans will be very satisfied.

Ellen Pompeo on Chelsea Latelyy in an episode airing Tuesday (Febr

Grey's Anatomy First Look: Avery Suits Up With Mystery Date, Der and Mer Reunite For [Spoiler]

Grey's Anatomy First Look: Avery Suits Up With Mystery Date, Der and Mer Reunite For [Spoiler]

The return of Grey’s Anatomy on March 15 (ABC, 9/8c) looks to be chock full of big developments: Avery suits up with a mysterious date, who is most definitely not Lexie, and his mom Catherine (Debbie Allen) is back with a new crush, but this one is very familiar to viewers: Dr. Webber!

Catherine also brings along a urology fellow with her. Could that be the lovely lady on Avery’s arm?

Elsewhere, Summer Glau continues to torment Cristina with her prettiness as the doc grows increasingly suspicious of Owen’s activities, and Derek and Meredith make a big move towards trusting each other again when he convinces her to work with him on a case.

Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts.

May 2012 Sweeps Scorecard: Deaths, Weddings, Pregnancies, Sex, Graduations and More!
What May Sweeps is to May, TVLine’s May Sweeps Scorecard is to May Sweeps: in a word, essential!

Same as last year, the Scorecard is jam-packed with Sweeps spoilers and, as an added, titillating-to-the nth degree bonus, season finale spoilers, too! But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill teasers. Not in the least. Many of them are shrouded in mystery, affording you the opportunity to guess at the “whos” that will be doing all the “whats” that are itemized in the chart.

Before you dive in, one hint: Everything that’s listed below happens to a series regular or a recurring character (no one-off guest stars allowed) on a broadcast network show (i.e. ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW).

One more hint: As Sweeps nears, the chart will be updated time and again, with blanks filled in when intel leaks and new question marks added. (Asterisk quizzes are also a possibility… if you ask nicely. And remember, only events that take place in May are listed below. In other words, the imminent birth of Booth and Brennan’s kid is not Scorecard-eligible.)

OK, now you can scroll down and behold the awesomeness that is The Second Annual TVLine May Sweeps Scorecard!

Number of confirmed weddings: At least 3
1. Mike and Molly/Mike & Molly
2. Jules and Grayson/Cougar Town

Number of possible weddings: At least 2
1. Lemon and George/Hart of Dixie
Wolowitz and Bernadette/The Big Bang Theory

Number of wedding partners revealed via flash forward: At least 1
1. Barney and [SPOILER ALERT]/How I Met Your Mother

Number of couples having sex for the first time: At least 1

Number of shocking pregnancies: At least 1

Number of babies born and/or adopted: At least 1
1. Lily and Marshall/How I Met Your Mother

Number of breakups/divorces: At least 3

Number of fatalities: At least 6
2. Community

Number of characters graduating: At least 9
1. Rachel/Glee
2. Finn/Glee
3. Kurt/Glee
4. Mercedes/Glee
5. Puck/Glee*
6. Quinn/Glee
7. Mike/Glee
8. Santana/Glee
9. Brittany/Glee*
10. Haley/Modern Family

* unless held back a year

Number of possible fatalities: At least 4

Number of resurrections and/or big returns: At least 2

Number of onscreen firings/resignations/major job changes: At least 2

Number of engagements: At least 1

Number of time warps: At least 1

Number of dream homes completed: At least 1
1. Derek and Meredith/Grey’s Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo, Chris Ivery and daughter Stella at Disneyland on Saturday (February 25)
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Grey's Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo Opens Up About Baby "Guilt," Her TV Marriage and Cristina's Crisis Rea

Grey's Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo Opens Up About Baby "Guilt," Her TV Marriage and Cristina's Crisis

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Add this item to your bucket list: Girl talk with Ellen Pompeo!

The Grey's Anatomy star is always charmingly real in interviews, and when I hit the set for tomorrow night's Private Practice crossover episode, she discussed everything from why she's still invested in doing the show after eight seasons, the not-so-promising fate of Owen and Cristina (gulp!), and her real-life struggles (and victories) as a working mom. (Warning: The last line of this interview may make you tear up.)

Here's the scoop from Ellen herself, and the exclusive video from the set…

MORE SCOOP FROM THE SET: Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice Crossover Scoop: Paul Adelstein and KaDee Strickland Talk Baby-Mama Drama and Baby Making!

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How has it been working with the twins (who play Meredith's daughter Lola)?
Those babies are amazing. They're so cute and they're really small. You know they're only like a little over a year, but they seem to know when the camera is on them. I didn't see it but I think it [already] aired…When we were trying to get her to walk, and they're really on the verge of walking, and just when the camera was on her, she just stood up and walked across the room! It was really a real moment and so it really has been fun. They're great babies."

Has Stella been around the two babies at all?
No I feel really bad. I really feel like I'm cheating on Stella, I feel terrible, they're adorable, but I really do feel guilty.

The fans really wan to know, do you know what Meredith's specialty will be?
[Shakes her head no.] When I find out I'll let you know, I have no idea. The fans know more than me at this point!

You are eight seasons in. Are you happy now that Meredith and Derek are finally steady and consistent? And the fans are still invested?
I think, you know, season eight, anytime you get to play something new, if there even is such a thing at this point anything new on Grey's Anatomy, it's fun. Luckily we have good chemistry and we're lucky to still be here. I don't think too many shows can say that their fans have still hung in for them til season eight. So I'm happy that the fans are still enjoying the show and that's sort of what drives me and makes it worth it for me. Because people still come up to me every day and love the show and want to express how much the show means to them. And so that's what keeps me going is not so much the scenes on the show but the fans.

What can you tell us about the crossover?
I don't know because I'm not in it!

What are you shooting today [for the same episode as the crossover]?
Today I am shooting with the lovely and talented Sandra Oh and she is having problems in her relationship and I'm trying to be the voice of reason and I love me some Sandra Oh.

Cristina and Owen [Kevin McKidd]: Is there hope?
I mean, that is a pretty serious situation what happened! And I could very easily see him walking away. Then again, I guess Meredith has a point: Why did he marry her? He knew exactly who she was, but it looks irreparable to me at this point. But I do love acting with Sandra Oh. That's my favorite part of the show I'd have to say, well I love Patrick [Dempsey] too, but me and Sandra have something special.

Is Meredith and Derek's dream house going to happen?
I have no idea what happened to that. It should be built by now. It should be a castle, it should be as big as the castle in Beauty and the Beast by now! [laughs.]

We saw that Meredith's roommates are finally moving out.
Oh thank God they're moving out! I mean at my age, roommates? I mean listen, 8 years ago it would have made a little more sense but now I'm a bit old for [that]!

In real life, how has it been juggling the show and being a mom to your beautiful daughter Stella?
It is challenging. You know, I have my days where I feel really guilty that I've been here every day if I have to work a lot. But the truth is I'm in a very blessed situation, I am so lucky. First of all, I am so lucky to live in a country where a girl like me can make this kind of living, achieve her dreams and reach her goals. And I don't think anywhere else in the world can girls have the freedom that we do here to have these amazing careers and be mothers. So first I'll say it really isn't a challenge with respect to the women in the rest of the world, I think we're very lucky. And all working moms have their challenges and I'm incredibly lucky compared to most. I can afford help and I'm fortunate where I can bring her here if I miss her. She's not in preschool yet so she can spend time on set with me. So I think everything in my life is a blessing. I've got my little challenges but they're insignificant compared to what real working moms go through.

That's great that she can look up to you in that way and see what a woman of today can look like.
Absolutely, and how we can have whatever we want. And I strive to be a better person everyday because of her.

Also from this set visit: Check out  KaDee Strickland and Paul Adelstein talking baby-mama drama and baby-makin'! And check back tomorrow for more cast interviews from the Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover.

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,'

Question: I can’t wait for this week’s alt-reality episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Any additional scoop? —Brit
Ausiello: In this particular timeline, Arizona doesn’t date her co-workers (Callie is married to Owen), and she also doesn’t walk around wearing rose-colored glasses. “Arizona’s love life is not explained in any way shape or form,” reveals Jessica Capshaw of Thursday’s unorthodox outing. “You don’t know if she’s with someone or if she’s not. You don’t know anything about her, except that she is a doctor. But she’s a different kind of doctor in the sense that when she was first introduced it was all pink hearts and lots of superlatives. This is a much more serious, determined Arizona.”

Question: You got any good Meredith and Derek scoop for me from Grey’s Anatomy‘s Valentine’s episode? —Jessica
Ausiello: Not specifically, but Capshaw says the episode will take the temperature of all the show’s couples, thereby pointing out “where there’s an excess and where there might be a deficient amount of love.” She adds that the show’s writers likely had a field day because the occasion allowed them to “hit on every couple in terms of where they are in their relationship and on the spectrum of love.”

Liveblog From the Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice Set!

Liveblog From the Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice Set!

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McAwesome alert!

Right now I'm at the Los Angeles studios where they shoot ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, to interview the cast on hand. And I gotta warn you, I could not be more excited unless the likes of  Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and Caterina Scorsone were all expected on set today and they were shooting some crazy-cool crossover episode or something.

Wait, what?! They are?

Ahem.  Well, here's my live blog (from Twitter) of what's happening right now:

KristinDSantos: Fist pump. I have arrived. #greysanatomy 

KristinDSantos: Breaking news: Lots of pretty people in these trailers. You heard it here first people. #greysanatomy #privatepractice 

KristinDSantos: Ew. Someone is having a bad day. #greysanatomy #privatepractice

KristinDSantos: McFuntimes. Patrick and Caterina. #greysanatomy#privatepractice

KristinDSantos: This is what they call video village on all TV sets. #greysanatomy#privatepractice

KristinDSantos: If I put my name right here, McDreamy has to treat me, right? #greysanatomy #privatepractice

KristinDSantos: Looking like I may be able to get Ellen, Chyler, KayDee, Caterina, Paul and poss. Sandra. Last call for Qs. #GreysAnatomy #PrivatePractice

KristinDSantos: CharCoop FTW. they do know if AJ Langer is staying on the show. Need to liquor them up stat. #privatepractice

KristinDSantos: This is what AJ Langer calls her "death face". In other news I need a paper bag for my head #toopretty #privatepractice

KristinDSantos: @twistdbutterfly I don't think I'm getting Sandra but Ellen didn't sound too hopeful about Cristina and Owen. Sad trombone.
KristinDSantos: I hope this isn't anyone we know. #greysanatomy #privatepractice
Kristin DSantos: @lothiriell I am praying Chyler will have time to talk. Join me in a prayer circle for Slexie scoop. #GreysAnatomy
KristinDSantos: Aww hearing of some cute Callie + Arizona stuff coming up (Valentines Day). Still nothing on Mark and Lexie but I'm hoping! #GreysAnatomy
KristinDSantos: Plaque outside #GreysAnatomy studio. So much love shot inside these walls. Pouring a 40 in memorium
Kristin DSantos: That's a wrap. Didn't get Chyler or Sandra (boo) but overall lots of fun. Patrick said he loves PP crew so much he wants to stay. Cool?
KristinDSantos: Check for scoop soon on #Greys and #PP.

Keep refreshing the page to get more scoop and photos directly from the set. Oh, and please keep me company by sending questions, comments and widow casserole recipes to @kristindsantos on Twitter!

TWITTER RIGHT NOW: Tweet me @kristindsantos on the Grey's and PP set with anything you'd like to know!


Congrats to Grey's Anatomy star Sarah Drew! She welcomed her first child Wednesday
Congrats to Grey's Anatomy star Sarah Drew! She welcomed her first child Wednesday

Grey's Anatomy cast member Sarah Drew gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday in Los Angeles, People reports.

Drew, 31, delivered son Micah Emmanuel Lanfer at 6:21 p.m. on Jan. 18, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. "She and her husband, Peter Lanfer, are in love with him," her rep said in a statement to People.

Grey's Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw expecting third baby

This is the first child for Drew and Lanfer, who wed in 2002.

Drew's Grey's Anatomy co-star, Jessica Capshaw, recently announced she is pregnant with her third child.

Grey's First Look: Alt Reality Features Shiny Mer, Geeky Alex, a Dead Man Walking and Others

Grey's First Look: Alt Reality Features Shiny Mer, Geeky Alex, a Dead Man Walking and Others

Eric Dane shows of his shirtless McSteamy side!
Eric Dane shows of his shirtless McSteamy side!

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,'

Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy spoilers? It has been a while. —Sami

Ausiello: It’s been way too long, Sami. Way. Too.
Long. Here’s your long overdue scoopage: Little Sofia threatens to
derail Callie’s big Valentine’s Day surprise for Arizona on Feb. 9, but
it’s not the tyke’s fault; it’s Mark’s. Callie asks him to look after
their daughter but he’s got plans of his own, so she tries to pawn
babysitting duties off on the other docs. I’m guessing it all works out
because the episode ends with Callie escorting a blindfolded Arizona to

Question: All I want for Christmas is a good Meredith and Derek scoop. You got any? —Jessica

Ausiello: Santa Clausiello at your service! You’ll be happy to know that Der and Mer are very much a part of the aforementioned V-Day episode. Let’s just say they are definitely in the mood.

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,'

Question: Any Grey’s Anatomy scoop? Especially on Meredith and Derek? —Bridget

Ausiello: ABC wants them both back next season. I hear
the network has begun preliminary talks with the show’s original
castmembers (including Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey) to extend their
contracts beyond the current season. My guess? Dempsey will agree to
return for an abbreviated number of episodes; everyone else will be back
full-time. (Again, that’s just my guess.)

How 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo, HBO's Sue Naegle Help Foster Kids at Thanksgiving
How 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo, HBO's Sue Naegle Help Foster Kids at Thanksgiving

Ziffren Brittenham attorney Clifford
Gilbert-Lurie also pitches in with the Alliance for Children's Rights
annual holiday program.

This article appeared in the Dec. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

HBO entertainment president Sue Naegle, Ziffren Brittenham attorney Clifford Gilbert-Lurie and Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo
hit Hollywood's Le Cordon Bleu cooking school last week to help
18-year-olds who have recently "aged out" of the Los Angeles County
foster care system learn how to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. Many of
the 50 kids were frequently moved around, growing up in environments
where a holiday dinner was not something they could count on.

The event has been an annual tradition for the Alliance for
Children's Rights, which since 1992 has provided advocacy and free
services for 26,000 L.A. kids who have been removed from their
biological families by court order. It also facilitates adoptions,
advocates for the special educational needs the children require and
provides mentoring for teenagers who've left the system.

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"What really surprised me is how many kids go through the foster care
system that never find families and are never adopted," said Alliance
board member Naegle, as the teenagers learned to fold cloth napkins into
the shape of turkeys. "Then they turn 18, and they're pushed out of the

Many of the "pushed out" teenagers have no clue about acquiring the
skills they need to be independent adults. Many can't even locate their
birth certificate. Fewer than 4 percent graduate from a four-year

"Imagine, you get removed from your home, then you get bounced around
the system from Lancaster to Long Beach," said Alliance president Janis Spire. "Studies have shown these kids experience twice the rate of post-traumatic stress as war veterans."

"These kids can get bounced from house to house and never get adopted. It's heartbreaking." -- HBO's Sue Naegle

What the Alliance -- which also counts WME's Sean Perry, Warner Bros. Television executive vp Craig Hunegs, entertainment litigator Daniel Petrocelli and Angie Harmon
as board members -- tries to do with its $3.7 million annual budget is
to get the county to provide legally required medical and financial
support for children placed with foster families.

Their legal teams, largely industry and downtown lawyers doing pro
bono work, complete one-third of all foster care adoptions in L.A. "We
get millions worth of work by gifted lawyers donating their time," said
Gilbert-Lurie, also a board member.

Spire said the organization has helped move forward thousands of
adoptions in L.A. She sees permanent placement as the best way to fix
the foster care system. "When you ask kids who are aging out what the
number one thing they want is, it's always the same answer," she says.
"They want to belong to a family."

The Alliance for Children's Rights can be reached at

'Grey's Anatomy': Nia Vardalos and Peri Gilpin to Guest Star (Exclusive)
'Grey's Anatomy': Nia Vardalos and Peri Gilpin to Guest Star (Exclusive)

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,'

Question: Got any Grey’s Anatomy scoop? It has been ages since you gave us anything on the show. —Sami

Ausiello: Alex can’t seem to catch a break in the love department. Rumor has it shortly after news broke that Charlie’s Angels
was dead, Shonda Rhimes put feelers out to Rachael Taylor about
reprising her role as Alex-crushing Dr. Fields for an arc later this
season. Sadly, I hear that Taylor declined.

Question: Is there any news about a possible crossover this season between Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy? —Ingmar

Ausiello: Derek and Mark will make a cameo of sorts in Thursday’s two-hour, intervention-themed Private Practice when addict-on-the-attack Amelia hits Addison where it hurts — her heart and
womb — by suggesting that Ad’s own obsession (with having a baby) is
what drove away Derek and Mark in years past. Amelia also says Sam was
smart to not want to start a family with her. (Ouch!) She then says Rosemary’s baby would not want to live among the tumbleweeds in her uterus. (Double-ouch!)
Amelia also unloads on Pete and Violet, but, unlike Addison, they take
the sticks and stones in stride. In fact, they have a good laugh about
it later.

Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo Have a Grey's Reunion at Lunch With the Girls

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Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl
bundled up their daughters, Stella Ivery and Naleigh Kelley, and met
for lunch at LA's Cliff's Edge restaurant on Saturday. It was a happy
reunion for the former Grey's Anatomy costars, who are both
balancing life in front of the cameras in addition to raising toddlers.
It's been nearly two years since Katherine's departure from the doctor
drama, and she's since gone on to star in several big-screen projects
including her upcoming New Year's Eve. The film hits theaters Dec. 9, and, according to Katherine, her make-out scenes with Jon Bon Jovi were "nerve-wracking."

Grey's Anatomy's Guessing Game: Who's Dr. Blank?

Fact: The midseason finale of Grey's Anatomy will make you bawl your eyes out.

At the end of last week's episode, Teddy (Kim Raver) came home to find husband Henry (Scott Foley)
coughing up blood. His trip to Seattle Grace won't be the only
heart-stopping moment in the midseason finale, though. As we know from
the episode description, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) custody issues come to a head, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) are blamed for a patient's post-op complications and Alex (Justin Chambers) and Meredith land in a dangerous situation.

While we're sworn to secrecy from revealing, well, pretty much
anything, we've decided to lighten the mood with a pretty tough guessing

1. Dr. ______ offers Dr. ______ his/her ______. Jokingly, we think.

2. Dr. ______ has to tell a lie to save a patient.  

3. Dr. ______ and Dr. ______ lose their ______, causing one of them to lose hope.

4. Dr. ______ breaks down after a surgery.

5. Dr. ______ loses his/her ______ though he/she doesn't know it yet.

Our one hint: Only two of the blanks are the same. Hit the comments with your guesses. Good luck!

Grey's Anatomy airs Thursday at 9/8c on ABC.

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I hear there's a cliffhanger in this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy. What can you tease? — Heather
How's this for a tease? There will be two interesting surgeries on the midseason finale of Grey's Anatomy.
For the first, a doctor will be required to operate on a person whose
identity is concealed. The second will go so badly that it will derail
two careers. (Warning: You will cry like a baby in the baptistry.)

Ellen Pompeo Set To Produce Drama For ABC
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McDreamy: Mama’s Boy with a Mission

McDreamy: Mama’s Boy with a Mission

Credit: Patrick McCarthy

Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is also a cyclist and race car driver. His
Dempsey Challenge run, walk, and bike ride kicks off this weekend.

Dempsey loves speed. Whether it’s a cheek-flapping 60-mph descent on
his bike or white-knuckle 180-mph straightaway in his pro race car. But
this weekend, Oct. 8 and 9, the 45-year-old actor swears he’s gonna slow
down. Dempsey—best known as Dr. “McDreamy” on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy—is planning to take it easy on his Specialized Roubaix bicycle for a tour through his native Maine.

The cause: The Dempsey Challenge,
which kicks off this Saturday with a 5K and 10K walk or run followed by
a bike ride (distances include 10, 25, 50, or 100 miles) on Sunday.

Dempsey and his sister, Mary, founded the annual charity event three
years ago to fund the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope &
Healing at Central Maine Medical Center. At the time, their mother was
recovering from another bout with ovarian cancer—a disease she has been
successfully battling since 1998.

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The proceeds of the Challenge—a whopping $1 million-plus each
year—allows the center to offer support, education, outreach and
wellness services to anyone affected by cancer at no cost.

The night before Dempsey was set to fly out from his home in Malibu,
where he resides with his wife, Jillian, and three kids (a daughter and
twin boys), to his hometown Maine, we talked with him about the

Men’s Health: We’re riding in the Dempsey Challenge this weekend. Will we see you or are you going to zip by us at 25 mph?

Patrick Dempsey: Ha, it’s really not about going fast.
I’m planning to do the 50-miler and take the time to stop and thank
everybody, especially all the volunteers, along the way. People are
participating for so many reasons. That’s the thing that struck me the
very first year. Either someone has lost several family members to
cancer or they’re currently recovering from treatment. At almost every
mile, you’re coming across a new story. It’s so life-affirming,
emotionally draining, and inspiring at the same time.

MH: I know your mother inspired the Challenge. How is she doing?

PD: She had a serious bout again last year. January
through March [of 2010], we weren’t sure she’d make it. But she bounced
back. The type of ovarian cancer she has returns every 2 years, so we
have to prepare ourselves for that. I think she’ll do the walk on
Saturday. My daughter, Talula, is riding! It’ll be her first time. She’s
9 years old. We’re gonna get her going.

MH: I’m guessing like most people you rode a lot as a kid, right? How’d you get back into it?

PD: Yes, I cycled as a kid to cross-train for ski racing. [Ed.
note: Dempsey was a state champ and trained to make the Olympic team.] I
picked it up again right around the time of Grey’s initial
success, about 5 years ago. I was asked to be a spokesperson at the
Amgen Tour de California Breakaway from Cancer Initiative.

I tell you, the greatest thing to come out of Grey’s is the
visibility and ability to use that in a fundraising capacity. So I
bought a Specialized bike because I figured I should ride if I’m going
to talk about it. That’s when everything just opened up for me. I
thought, why don’t we do a century back home in Maine and raise money to
open a wellness center for people going through cancer.

Now I cycle because it’s a great way to stay in shape for the car
racing. The conditioning, the lower body strength, the cardio workout. I
noticed under braking, I have much more stamina.

Also, I just really enjoy biking. It lets me get all the negative
voices out of my head, connect to my body, breath, and calm down. It’s
almost meditative for me because you can’t think of anything else but
the moment you’re in.

MH: You’re finishing up Grey’s this season. What’s next—full-time race car driving?

PD: I’ve got a bit of a scoop for you. We’re in talks
about negotiating coming back another year. We’ll see what happens. I
feel very fortunate to have a job right now, considering what’s going on
in the world. I just want to be able to keep working. This spring, I’ll
start filming The Art of Racing in the Rain based on a book by Garth Stein at Universal. And we’re already working on our race car-driving program for next year.

Many happy returns for TV favorites –
Many happy returns for TV favorites –

Grey's Anatomy (three stars)

ABC, Thursdays, 9 ET/PT

What works:
This show may no longer be the white-hot media darling it was, but its
ability to entertain has barely diminished — and it's still willing to
tackle serious, complex subjects most network dramas eschew. (That
includes Cristina's decision to have an abortion, a story that was as
well-handled as it was rare.) Plots and events can be exaggerated, but Grey's
continues to have a gift for using its exaggerations as a springboard
for exploring real emotions, both in its patients and doctors.

What doesn't: One of Grey's
great strengths is its belief that actions have consequences, and its
willingness to follow those consequences through multiple episodes
(something Glee, for example, has always failed to do). In this
case, though, those consequences have set Derek against Meredith, and
while his anger is understandable, it's coming across as petulance. And
that's never much fun to watch.

Ratings: Charlie's Angels Takes a Nosedive

Charlie's Angels may not be long for this world. The ABC series was Thursday night's lowest-rated show as ratings plunged 20 percent.

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Angels dropped to 5.9 million viewers and a mere 1.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo. ABC had a poor night overall: Grey's Anatomy hit an all-time low 3.0 rating and 8.5 million viewers, and Private Practice sank 25 percent to a 2.1 and 6.2 million viewers.

Most shows took a dip, thanks to the baseball playoffs on TBS. Falling slightly, The Big Bang Theory pulled in 13.6 million viewers and a 4.4 to win the night in both categories, but, once again, How to Be a Gentleman failed to hold on to its lead-in. The comedy drew 7.82 million and a 2.5 rating. Person of Interest also notched a 2.5, but snagged 11.46 million viewers. At 10/9c, The Mentalist was the only show to enjoy an uptick, rising 4 percent to 12.9 million and a 2.7.

The X Factor (11.2 million, 3.8) continued to perform steadily enough for Fox to win the night. The show was down just 3 percent.

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On NBC, The Office (5.71 million, 3.1) posted its worst numbers in six and a half years, but was the Peacock's best performer. Community (3.4 million, 1.5), Parks and Recreation (4.13 million, 1.9) and Whitney (4.88 million, 2.3) all dropped, while Prime Suspect (5 million, 1.5) shed eyeballs, but was even in the demo.

On The CW, The Vampire Diaries (2.55 million, 1.2) and The Secret Circle (1.96 million, 0.8) fell 8 and 20 percent, respectively.

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