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Originally posted 07/22/2008 05:25PM
Patrick Dempsey may be primetime TV's hottest doctor, but during his teen years, McDreamy admits to PEOPLE that he was more like McStinky.
"I remember wearing my first cologne, and it was Polo by Ralph Lauren – and I put the entire bottle on my body," the Grey's Anatomy star, 42, said Monday at Avon's launch party in New York City to unveil the Patrick Dempsey Unscripted cologne due out in November.
"I was one of those young men that thought more is better," he says, "and everybody looked at me and thought that I was a freak because I smelled so strong of cologne."
Originally posted 06/06/2008 03:00PM
Before Michelle Monaghan went public with news that she's pregnant with her first child, her Made of Honor costar, Patrick Dempsey was already aware of her condition.
"It was a big secret, and I wasn't allowed to tell anyone, but I knew Michelle was pregnant, and I am thrilled for her," Dempsey, 42, told PEOPLE on Friday – as he prepared to race this weekend in the Six Hours of the Glen Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.
"She will be a great mom because she has a good head on her shoulders, a fine husband, and overall, she is a lovely woman," he said.
Originally posted 05/12/2008 01:35PM
Even before meeting Jillian, his wife of nine years, Patrick Dempsey "was a serial monogamist," he says.
"I've never found it easy to have one-night stands ... it tears away at your soul," the Grey's Anatomy and Made of Honor star, 42, tells the U.K. edition of Glamour" magazine for June. "By the time you open yourself up, you have to close yourself off."
Dempsey credits his spouse, a hairdresser now consulting for Avon, with turning around his life after years of losing out on roles, partly because his dyslexia made it difficult to learn lines for auditions.
Originally posted 03/11/2008 01:30PM
He may be at home on screen at Seattle Grace Hospital, but on Tuesday Patrick Dempsey made a special appearance at the Central Maine Medical Center, to announce plans for a new cancer center to be named in his honor.
Scheduled to open March 31, the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing was inspired by his mother, Amanda Dempsey, who fought ovarian cancer – and who is now cancer free, reports Maine's Kennebec Journal.
Born in Lewiston, Maine, the Grey's Anatomy star told assembled media that dealing with his mother's illness – and tracking down information about it – prompted his action.
Originally posted 01/07/2008 03:00PM
Patrick Dempsey and Dancing with the Stars champ Helio Castroneves usually get other people's engines running – but now the two TV hunks are revving up on their own.
The handsome pair delivered their star power to Florida's Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for the test sessions preceding the first major auto race of the year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, a 24-hour endurance race that will pit Dempsey, Castroneves and scores of other drivers against one another Jan. 26-27.
Originally posted 12/07/2007 02:10PM
As the father of 10-month-old twins, Patrick Dempsey can more than relate to the recent health scare that threatened the lives of Dennis Quaid's newborns.
"There's nothing worse than hearing your child is going to go through something like that," Dempsey, 41, tells Entertainment Tonight in an interview set to air Dec. 10. "The person that administered that shot has got to feel horrible. Medical science is not perfect and that's a real tragedy. Hopefully they will recover, but only time will tell."
Originally posted 12/04/2007 11:45AM
He may have been the runner-up this year as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive – for the second year in a row – but Patrick Dempsey has one field all to himself: he's the new face of Versace for the fashion-design company's spring/summer line for men.
Celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino shot the ad campaign with the Grey's Anatomy McDreamy, 41, last month, reports Access Hollywood.
"It was so lovely to work with Donatella Versace, she is an iconic and inspirational woman and a wonderful person, not to mention what a pleasure it was to work with Mario Testino too, one of the world's finest photographers," Dempsey said in a statement.
Originally posted 11/05/2007 04:00PM
"He'd kill me if he heard this – I think maybe a Labradoodle. He would be a pretty dog, but a loyal and smart dog."
Beau Garrett chats with Animal Fair magazine about what breed of dog her Made of Honor costar, Patrick Dempsey, resembles, the New York Post reports
Originally posted 09/05/2007 04:00PM
He may not be getting much sleep, but Patrick Dempsey is having fun with fatherhood and filming Season 4 of Grey's Anatomy.
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