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'Bridget Jones's Baby' Disappoints At US Box Office


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Bridget Jones’s Baby had a disappointing opening weekend at the US box office, taking just $8 million in North America and coming in third place in the charts. The third film in the Bridget Jones series had faired much better overseas, topping the charts in 24 countries.

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In the UK it took $11 million in its opening weekend, becoming the best ever opening for a romantic comedy and for studio Working Title. Overall Bridget Jones’s Baby has made $30 million from 38 territories so far, including $4.2 million in Australia.

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Bridget Jones's Baby Review

Excellent

As it's been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie, expectations aren't too high for this sequel. So it's a very nice surprise that this film stands on its own as a charming and often very funny romantic comedy while rounding off the trilogy in style. The cast is terrific, and the script bristles with snappy dialogue and witty characters that lead the audience down an unpredictable route to a complicated happy ending.

On her 43rd birthday, Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is finally content with her single life. Although her romantic past continues to torment her, especially when she runs into former flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) at a funeral. With a corporate shake-up underway at the TV news programme she produces, presenter Miranda (Sara Solemani) suggests that Bridget needs some sex to liven up her life, whisking her off to a music festival. There she has a cute, hot encounter with the dishy Jack (Patrick Dempsey). And a week later, she rekindles her romance with Mark when she learns that his marriage has ended. So when she discovers that she's pregnant, Bridget hasn't a clue which man is the father.

This premise offers plenty of scope for both thematic meaning and awkward plot turns, and the screenplay merrily dives right into all of it, mixing some silly slapstick with darker emotions as director Sharon Maguire maintains a breezy-comical tone. This kind of balance is difficult to get right, but the film feels effortlessly engaging.

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Patrick Dempsey's Wife Files For Divorce After 15 Years Of Marriage


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Jillian Fink, the wife of actor Patrick Dempsey, has filed for divorce from the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star after 15 years of marriage. A representative for the coupleconfirmed the split, saying that both Dempsey and Fink'sprimary concern at the moment was the wellbeing of their children.

Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink in July of last year.

“It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple said in a statement. “Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”

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Isaiah Washington Back On 'Grey's Anatomy' - Why Did He Get Fired?


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Actor Isaiah Washington has reprised his role as Dr Preston Burke on Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the medical drama for making a homophobic slur. Thursday's episode saw him offer Sandra Oh's character Christina Yang the chance to run a hospital in Zurich - after leaving her at the alter all those years ago.

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Washington exited the series in 2007 after an anti-gay epithet was reportedly directed towards co-star T.R Knight.

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Tessa Ferrer And Gaius Charles Leaving Grey's Anatomy - More TV Deaths?


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Tessa Ferrer and Gaius Charles have not had their picked up for the next season of Grey's Anatomy and will leave the show, Deadline has confirmed. The pair - who play Leah Murphy and Shane Ross - joined Grey's as interns last season, along with Camillia Luddington and Jerikka Hinton.

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Leah and Shane are best known for their romantic entanglement and recently, Leah filed a complaint against the hospital's non-fraternization policy. Perhaps that will come back to haunt her? It's not yet known if Ferrer and Charles could return for guest appearances in the future, though if they go the same way as a certain member of The Good Wife cast, that could be off the cards.

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Patrick Dempsey Signs On For Two More Seasons Of 'Grey's Anatomy'


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Dempsey is commited to Grey's for now, but his heart is on the race track

Patrick Dempsey has confirmed that he will remain on ABC's popular medical series Grey's Anatomy for the foreseeable future, revealing that he has signed a contract that ties him to the show for another two seasons. The 48-year-old confirmed his commitment to the series at Daytona Beach, Florida, earlier this week, adding that he plans to continue with his racing in addition to the show.

Dempsey said that he plans to juggle his acting with his motor racing after signing a two-year contract extension to continue with Grey's, who he said are willing to fit filming around his busy racing schedule. Although the show has not yet been picked up for another season yet, Dempsey's word all but confirms that the show will be back at some point soon, with Sandra Oh's exit last year putting some doubt over the show's future.

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On The Eve Of The 200th "Grey's Anatomy" Episode, Ellen Pompeo Dishes On Drama, Celebrations And Former Colleagues


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Drama rules on Grey’s Anatomy – so much so, that quite a lot of it appears to have crossed over from the screen to the actual set, Grey’s star Ellen Pompeo revealed in a recent interview with The New York Post. The Post caught up with Ellen Pompeo and the rest of the Grey’s cast (or what remains of it, at least) on set for the TV drama’s 200th episode, which also happens to be a party – on screen, as well as in real life.

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Pompeo has tried to steer clear of the drama, surrounding some cast members' departures.

Creator Shonda Rimes, the cast and crew do have a lot to celebrate – over its 200 episodes, Grey’s has become a television staple, up there in the bastion with shows like Friends and CSI: Miami. But success didn’t come without plenty of growing pains, and star Ellen Pompeo, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the show, finally let the word out on how and why a lot of the cast drama happened – particularly with Katherine Heigl, who played Dr Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy.

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Bruce Jenner Puts His Foot On The Gas, Goes Racing In Lamborghini Series


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Bruce Jenner fancied himself as a petrol head this weekend as he took off around the Virginia International Raceway as part of the Lamborghini Series. Bruce raced with his son Brandon, the first time the pair have raced together on a competitive circuit, and wasn't alone in the celebrity stakes, as Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey was also at the VIR to take part in some driving himself.

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Jenner and Dempsey were both at the races this weekend

“I had heard about it a lot but never had the opportunity to come here,” Bruce Jenner told local WSET-TV at a pre-race press conference. His son added, “We’re just going to go as quick as we can, try to drive smooth, I’m going to try to keep up with this guy."

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Patrick Dempsey's 'Racing Le Mans' Isn't Just For Gearheads


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Patrick Dempsey is about to appear in his own documentary, detailing his journey to this year's 24 hour car race in the French town of Le Mans on the world's most historic track.

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Patrick Dempsey Is A Race Car Driving Convert.

Airing on Discovery's Velocity network tonight (28th Aug), filming will chart the dreamboat-actor-turned-dashing-race-car-driver's activities since 2012 when the film star competed in the ALMS and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The four-part documentary, entitled Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans, will give an insight into the preparation and mental challenges involved in the endurance race, described by some as the world's toughest.

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Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Finale To Feature Shocking Natural Disaster


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The Grey's Anatomy hospital Grey Sloan will be hit by a crippling natural disaster in the season nine finale, according to sources close to the ABC medical drama. After several cryptic tweets from showrunner Shonda Rhimes, insiders tell the Hollywood Reporter that a 'superstorm' will rip through the institution on May 16, 2013.

The natural disaster will actually begin in the penultimate episode of the season - titled 'Readiness Is All' set for May 9 - though will hit full force on the May 16 episode, titled 'Perfect Storm.' The storm will affect the recently renamed hospital and causes the entire staff to go into crisis mode in an episode being described as "very intense" with lots of "major thing changing for the characters in the final two episodes."

Rhimes has previously said the Grey's writing staff made some "very bold [and] shocking decisions" with the final, following "very intense discussions." It had led many fans of the show to suggest some characters could be killed off, though Rhimes only offered, "I warned you about the GA finale so you could brace yourself.Hug a friend."

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Starbucks Goes To Court To Contest Patrick Dempsey's Purchase Of Tully's


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Grey’s Anatomy’s own McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey, made big news last month, when he won the bankrupt Seattle coffee chain Tully’s in an auction, over another Seattle-based coffee giant, Starbucks.

Right on the heels of the win, however, Starbucks contested the result and the company is now taking their claims to court and it looks like Dempsey should have stayed in the operating room.

Starbucks and another company, AgriNurture, reportedly had a combined bid of $10.5 million dollars trumping Global Baristas’ (Dempsey’s own company) $9.1 million. This would win them the entire chain of 47 Tully’s stores, 25 of which Starbucks is planning to rebrand and turn into part of the global chain. Now, the companies are asking a Seattle Bankruptcy Court judge to look into their claims, which could result in Dempsey eventually surrendering Tully’s to “the green monster”. The hearing was set for this past Friday (January 11th), but there are still no news of the result. According to the Wall Street Journal, one auction loser accused Dempsey of "creating a spectacle" that made it look like his bid was favored. Now, however, his ownership of Tully’s is looking more than a little shaky. And with a giant like Starbucks on his heels, McDreamy better be ready for one long fight.

Patrick Dempsey To Save Seattle Coffee Shop Chain? Greys Anatomy Star Weighs In


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Tully's Coffee - the Seattle based coffee shop chain - which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, could be saved by Patrick Dempsey, CNN reports.

Dempsey says he and a group of investors want to save 500 jobs by purchasing the chain. "I'm excited about the opportunity to save hundreds of jobs, give back to Seattle and become a larger part of the economic growth and fabric of the community," the actor said in a statement released Wednesday. "We will know by 5 (p,m.) today how many bids have been submitted," marketing director Diane Geurts said. "The (bankruptcy) auction takes place on January 3 and the final hearing is on January 11."

Dempsey cites his warm affection of the city, and his desire to spend more time in it as reason enough to plough money into one of its oldest and most loved brands. "I've always loved this city, and with the purchase of Tully's Coffee, I plan to spend a lot of time in Seattle and at the stores connecting with the community and growing the Tully's brand," Dempsey said. "It looks like Seattle may be my home away from home in the very near future." Dempsey plays Derek Shepherd, nicknamed "Dr. McDreamy," on the TV series Greys Anatomy, which is set in the city. 

Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon Trailer


When man first landed on the moon over 40 years ago, their journey was well documented and broadcast on the TV around the world, what we weren't to know was the details of a secret mission the astronauts carried out on the 'dark side of the moon'. What they discovered was beyond their belief, evidence that we're not alone in the universe. 

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Valentine's Day Review


Good
With an enormous ensemble cast and more intertwined plots than you can count, this fluffy concoction is shamelessly sentimental and silly, and yet it's also an undemanding crowd-pleaser.

Valentine's Day in Los Angeles brings a series of romantic crises. A flower seller (Kutcher) has proposed to his less-than-keen girlfriend (Alba), then discovers his best friend's (Garner) boyfriend (Dempsey) is married. A phone-sex operator (Hathaway) is afraid to tell her boyfriend (Grace) what she does for a living. An romance-hating publicist (Biel) is helping her client (Dane) manage a media storm. A group of teens (Swift, Lautner, Roberts and Jenkins) are grappling with chastity. And two strangers (Roberts and Cooper) strike up a conversation on a trans-Atlantic flight.

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Enchanted Review


Very Good
In a fairly surprising move, Disney has come forward and shown it has an actual sense of humor about its patented brand of cheesy, clichéd, and relentless peppiness. Previously, self-reference has been limited to cross marketing between one Disney film and the next; but in Enchanted the message seems to be: Yeah, we know we've got our share of hokey archetypes, but it works for us. It's a refreshing attitude.

Giselle lives in the conflation of every single Disney trope ever, in an animated, magical fairy-tale kingdom full of songs of her one true love. The evil queen (who is also a wicked stepmother) can't have some upstart marry the prince and move in on her territory, so she banishes Giselle from animation to reality: New York, to be precise.

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Freedom Writers Review


Very Good
It's always satisfying when a movie defies an obvious formula and delivers something better. Freedom Writers is the first such surprise of 2007, a genuinely touching entry in a genre that often wallows in cliché: a motivational teacher inspiring a group of troubled kids.

The list in this category is long, and the quality broad, ranging from To Sir, with Love (Sidney Poitier straightens up hooligans) to Sunset Park (Rhea Perlman coaches hoops!). Instead of sliding into pitfalls of predictability, writer Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, Beloved), who also directs, relies on straight, unforced dialogue delivered by a fine cast. Like many similar films, this one happens to be based on truth.

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The Emperor's Club Review


Excellent
There's an old cheap saying that goes "those who can, do; those who can't, teach". Professor William Hundert (Kevin Kline) would disagree. A true scholar of the Classics, this intellectual believes that there is no greater endeavor than the passing-on of knowledge, that molding a young man's life is a noble and important vocation. What Professor Hundert gets for his lofty ideals is a lesson in cynicism, and maybe humility, in this fine effort from director Michael Hoffman (A Midsummer Night's Dream), which features an exceptionally strong performance from Kline, an actor who consistently raises the level of nearly every film he's in.

It's the mid-1970s at a proper boys' prep school in DC, and Kline's Hundert encounters his first splash in the face with the cold water of life outside revered academia when he meets the father of a mischievous underachieving student. The stern dad, a brash U.S. senator, scolds Hundert: "You will not mold my son, I will mold my son". With a dose more sympathy for the kid, Hundert befriends him and watches him turn into a studying machine.

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Denial Review


OK
Often depressing and banal, this "comedy" occasionally manages to rise above its subject matter (theory: manogomy is impossible) to be lighthearted and entertaining. Silverman and Dempsey make for an incredible duel of bad acting. Fortunately, the ladies save the show. Sort of.

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Sweet Home Alabama Review


OK

Making only a minimal effort to be any different or better than the hundreds of other forgettable, predictable, almost-married-the-wrong-guy romantic comedies that have come before it, "Sweet Home Alabama" has the benefit of a talented, appealing cast and the burden of being entirely dependent on clichés to drive its story.

Reese Witherspoon stars as Melanie Carmichael, a rising-star designer in New York's fashion world who is downright giddy about her new engagement to the political mover-and-shaker son (Patrick Dempsey) of the city's image-conscious mayor (Candice Bergen). In the movie's most romantic scene, Mr. Wonderful proposes by getting down on one knee at Tiffany's, which he's arranged to stay open after hours, and telling her to pick any ring she wants.

But there's one little wrinkle Melanie's fiancé doesn't know about: Before she can marry him, she'll have to divorce her hayseed childhood sweetheart back in small-town Alabama. A handsome, blue-eyed charmer named Jake (Josh Lucas, "A Beautiful Mind") with a playful Paul Newman smirk, she did nothing but fight with him once the magic wore off their relationship, so Melanie bailed out to follow her ambition.

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The Emperor's Club Review


Weak

A routine aerial shot swoops down over the grounds of an architecturally classic boarding school while a buoyant, sanguine score bleats with insistently lyrical French horns in the opening moments of "The Emperor's Club." And that's all most moviegoers will need to divine everything there is to know about the picture's musty, fond-memory-styled milieu of plucky, Puckish schoolboys and the dedicated, kindly educator who inspires them.

It's a movie that seems motivated more by a desire to match mortarboards with "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting" than by its own story. It's a movie of highly telegraphed archetypes slogging their way through clichés (the off-limits girls' school is just across the lake) and only-in-the-movies moments, like the climactic scholarly trivia contest in which the three smartest boys in school don togas and answer questions on stage about the minutiae of Roman history.

These settings, these characters and this narrative arc -- about a contentious teacher-student relationship -- are so familiar that while the movie is not inept or boring, it never feels real enough to inspire much more than a shrug in response.

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Patrick Dempsey

Date of birth

13th January, 1966

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.79






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Patrick Dempsey Movies

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

Bridget Jones's Baby Movie Review

As it's been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie, expectations aren't too high...

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Bridget has always known how to get herself into a muddle - catastrophic muddles at...

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

Bridget Jones's Baby Trailer

After battling the dating scene and finally finding love with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones is...

Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon Trailer

Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon Trailer

When man first landed on the moon over 40 years ago, their journey was well...

Valentine's Day Trailer

Valentine's Day Trailer

Watch the trailer for Valentine's Day *Chick Flick Alert* Valentine's Day is a romcom set,...

Enchanted Movie Review

Enchanted Movie Review

In a fairly surprising move, Disney has come forward and shown it has an actual...

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Freedom Writers Movie Review

Freedom Writers Movie Review

It's always satisfying when a movie defies an obvious formula and delivers something better. Freedom...

The Emperor's Club Movie Review

The Emperor's Club Movie Review

There's an old cheap saying that goes "those who can, do; those who can't, teach"....

Sweet Home Alabama Movie Review

Sweet Home Alabama Movie Review

Making only a minimal effort to be any different or better than the hundreds of...

The Emperor's Club Movie Review

The Emperor's Club Movie Review

A routine aerial shot swoops down over the grounds of an architecturally classic boarding school...

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