Thanks to the successful crop of television shows she’s created and produced, Shonda Rhimes has set the bar for addicting TV drama in the last 10 years. We’ve loved watching powerhouse female characters Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), and Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) strive to take over the world while trying to fix their messy personal lives. Viola Davis is the newest addition to the fold (as How To Get Away with Murder‘s Annalise Keating), playing a high-powered defense attorney with troubles of her own.
Dating in real life is no easy chore. If you take it online, you risk a steady stream of creepers and Catfishers who lie about their height and male pattern baldness. In real life, you’re dealing with douches at the bar who murmur things like “What’s your Facebook, sexy?’ with rank beer breath. Thus, it’s incredibly tempting to pretend that the hotties smoldering through our favorite TV shows are our boyfriends. They have perfect abs, luscious hair, flawless line delivery and never sweat — why not?
And there are so many of them to choose from. A fantasy boyfriend for every kind of girl! If you have a supernatural fetish, clearly you’d welcome a little bite from Vampire Diaries Ian Somerholder. Love vulgar, sexually bonkers weirdos with a heart of gold? Cut to Adam Driver on Girls!
This weekend, take a break from real-life dating and fall hard for our ten favorite — if completely unavailable — TV boyfriends.
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The 4th of July mid-week festivities were a double cause for celebration for actress Sara Ramirez. While all of us were red, white and blue … she was mostly focused on the white. For her wedding, that is! Sara got married to her longtime boyfriend, business analyst Ryan Debolt in an intimate ceremony in New York last Wednesday, which was attended by close friends and family, according to her spokesperson. Very smart, guys. That means their anniversary will always be a holiday! Hopefully, this walk up the aisle has been less plagued with troubles than her character on Grey’s Anatomy, Callie Torres! Man, did the scriptwriters put her the through the ringer! Her real-life love story is so much better!. Debolt proposed to Sara in Paris last year, right after her character Callie got married onscreen, funnily enough! Her rep released a short and sweet statement then saying, “Sara Ramirez and her longtime partner, Ryan Debolt, are thrilled to announce their engagement which took place in Paris, France, on June 17th, 2011.” Congratulations, you two. We wish you a very long and happy married life. And we’d like to see some pictures of the dress, please.
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Patrick Dempsey is indecisive like a fox. A day after he was quoted telling Italian Vanity Fair that he was done with Grey’s Anatomy after its eighth season (“It’s gonna be my last. I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done…I can’t see me doing it anymore”), a rep has come forward to explain he was totally misunderstood. “He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season,” said the lackey, “and we have no idea what the future holds.” Yeah. Right. “It’s done…I can’t see me doing it anymore” is totally the same thing as “who knows what tomorrow may bring?” Uh huh.
It’s not like this wishy-washiness could backfire on Dempsey: either he leaves with eight years of cash and raised profile, or he stays for another season with guarantee of even more cash. With most of the original cast’s contracts up in the air, creator Shonda Rimes—who told TV Line she’s treating this season as the last—is someone whose “you never know” we actually believe. “Everybody has an individual choice to make and I get that…All the originals are in play.” And with Dempsey refusing to commit either way, it sure sounds like this will be all about pay.
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Yesterday it was reported that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart have a sex tape, but today, additional details have emerged. The latest info is that the tape is actually footage of three people, and the third party is former Miss Teen USA, Kari Ann Peniche. Peniche had been storing the video on her computer hard drive, but she claims the footage was stolen and leaked. Dane’s lawyer downplays the steamy details, saying, “This is simply a private, consensual moment involving a married couple, shot several years ago, which was never intended to be seen by the public. Although the participants are nude, the tape is not a ‘sex tape.’”
The NSFW video is up on Fleshbot (though probably not for long) and we have to admit, it’s boring. Really boring. Sure, there are exposed naughty bits, but for the most part, the “threesome” is just shown lighting candles, lying on their bed, sitting in a tub (not even a hot tub!) and trying to figure out what their porn names would be. And yep, there is no sex at all. At one point Dane discusses water levels and how to work the jets of the tub. We’re titillated.
Dane and Gayheart have threatened to sue anyone who exploits the video and we have to laugh because they should be more worried that they come off as boring, not kinky. [Photo: FilmMagic]
We really want to like Katherine Heigl, seriously. We loved her in Knocked Up and, hello, she was in the Gerard Depardieu classic My Father the Hero. But just like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet, she keeps saying things that make us cringe and it’s starting to be too much for us to take. Heigl has always been obnoxiously vocal about her role on Grey’s Anatomy (like when she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration last year because she didn’t think the writers gave her character a good storyline), and this week she’s continuing the bitch-fest we’ve come to expect from her.
While visiting The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Heigl told Dave, “Our first day back was Wednesday and it was — I’m going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them — a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean.” Boo hoo? Some people work 17-hour days and don’t make $16 million a year, so…
Heigl told Letterman that despite the long hours, working on the show isn’t so bad, although she misses her BFF, T.R. Knight. “All my friends are there and at this point, they’re sort of like family, but it was a little weird because [T.R.]’s not there anymore.” What horrible thing will happen to Katherine next? No 100-calorie snack packs at the craft services table?! [Photo: GettyImages]