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Grey’s Anatomy Producer Says Patrick Dempsey’s ‘Terrorizing’ Behavior on Set Caused ‘PTSD’

Patrick Dempsey may have returned to Grey’s Anatomy for season 17 of the hit medical drama, but not everyone is ready to let go of the past.

On September 16, The Hollywood Reporter released an excerpt of Lynette Rice’s oral history of the show’s most dramatic moments behind the scenes. Specifically, this chapter of How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy is devoted to the “HR problems” that reportedly led to Dempsey’s exit from the series—and Dr. Derek Shepherd’s devastating death. Rice spoke with co-stars and exec producers that were present at the time and, reader, things are about to get messy.

According to the excerpt, executive producer James D. Parriott was specifically brought back on board to oversee Dempsey’s final days on set. “Shonda needed an OG to come in as sort of showrunner for 14 episodes. There were HR issues. It wasn’t sexual in any way. He sort of was terrorizing the set. Some cast members had all sorts of PTSD with him,” Parriott said. “He had this hold on the set where he knew he could stop production and scare people. The network and studio came down and we had sessions with them. I think he was just done with the show. He didn’t like the inconvenience of coming in every day and working. He and Shonda were at each other’s throats.”

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Producer Jeannine Renshaw spoke specifically about the tension between Dempsey and his costar, Ellen Pompeo. “There were times where Ellen was frustrated with Patrick and she would get angry that he wasn’t working as much,” Renshaw told Rice. “She was very big on having things be fair. She just didn’t like that Patrick would complain that ‘I’m here too late’ or ‘I’ve been here too long’ when she had twice as many scenes in the episode as he did. When I brought it up to Patrick, I would say, ‘Look around you. These people have been here since 6:30 a.m.’ He would go, ‘Oh, yeah.’”

Renshaw added, “He’s like a kid. He’s so high energy and would go, ‘What’s happening next?’ He literally goes out of his skin, sitting and waiting. He wants to be out driving his race car or doing something fun. He’s the kid in class who wants to go to recess.”

Ultimately, though Renshaw says the “final straw” for creator Shonda Rhimes was witnessing Dempsey’s complaints on set. “Shonda had to say to the network, ‘If he doesn’t go, I go,’” Renshaw recalled. “Nobody wanted him to leave, because he was the show. Him and Ellen. Patrick is a sweetheart. It messes you up, this business.”

One longtime crew member who chose to remain anonymous told Rice that Dempsey was a “Lone Ranger” amongst “rogue actresses” (what does that even mean?). Read what he had to say in full and please, mind the misogyny:

According to Rice’s retelling of Patrick Dempsey’s final day on the set of Grey’s Anatomy, there was no loving sendoff. “Dempsey completed his final hours of shooting on a rainy night. There was no goodbye party, no goodbye cake,” she writes. 

As Dempsey tells her, “I very quietly left. It was beautiful. It was raining, which was really touching. I got in my Panamera, got in rush-hour traffic, and two hours later I was home.”

Read the entire excerpt from How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy here. 


Logan Roy Goes ‘Full F-cking Beast’ in New Succession Trailer

After a season-two cliff-hanger that left our jaws on the floor, the pandemic halted production on everyone’s favorite HBO dramedy, Succession. But now it’s back and juicier than ever. In a just-released teaser for the third season, we see Kendall getting ready to go to war with his dad. It looks like his sister, Shiv, is caught in the crosshairs, with Tom, Roman, and, off to the sides, Connor, each trying to figure out what side they’re on.

The most hilarious part of the teaser comes at the end, when Brian Cox as Logan Roy snarls into his cell phone that he’s going to grind Kendall’s bones to make his bread, a message that is relayed by an aide to Kendall, who scrambles and tries to keep up with the Jack and the Giants metaphor. “Okay! Tell him I’m gonna…run up off the…fucking beanstalk.” 

“He’s kind of laughing, but not, like, nice laughing,” the aide says. 

Watch the tantalizing clip here:

What we don’t see in this trailer? Any mention of the coronavirus. As TV shows pick up filming once again, only some are choosing to incorporate the events of 2020 into their narratives. Superstore and Grey’s Anatomy both embraced the pandemic as a story opportunity, but it looks like some shows are choosing to gloss over it. 

Here’s everything we do know about Succession season three:

When does season three premiere? October 17 at 9 p.m. ET! HBO announced the news with three different posters that pit different members of the Roy family on Team Logan and Team Kendall. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? The only consistent player is Cousin Greg, who remains firmly on Team Kendall, but how long will that last?

How many episodes? Get ready for nine more nail-biting hours with the Roys.

What is the premise of season three? “Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of season two, Logan Roy begins season three in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances,” an HBO press release reads. “Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.”

You can see this civil war start to play out in the first full trailer, which was released on September 17. Get ready, because Logan Roy is ready to go “full fucking beast.”

We can’t wait. 

This post will be updated.


Logan Roy Goes ‘Full F*cking Beast’ In New Succession Trailer

After a season-two cliff-hanger that left our jaws on the floor, the pandemic halted production on everyone’s favorite HBO dramedy, Succession. But now it’s back and juicier than ever. In a just-released teaser for the third season, we see Kendall getting ready to go to war with his dad. It looks like his sister, Shiv, is caught in the crosshairs, with Tom, Roman, and, off to the sides, Connor, each trying to figure out what side they’re on.

The most hilarious part of the teaser comes at the end, when Brian Cox as Logan Roy snarls into his cell phone that he’s going to grind Kendall’s bones to make his bread, a message that is relayed by an aide to Kendall, who scrambles and tries to keep up with the Jack and the Giants metaphor. “Okay! Tell him I’m gonna…run up off the…fucking beanstalk.” 

“He’s kind of laughing, but not, like, nice laughing,” the aide says. 

Watch the tantalizing clip here:

What we don’t see in this trailer? Any mention of the coronavirus. As TV shows pick up filming once again, only some are choosing to incorporate the events of 2020 into their narratives. Superstore and Grey’s Anatomy both embraced the pandemic as a story opportunity, but it looks like some shows are choosing to gloss over it. 

Here’s everything we do know about Succession season three:

When does season three premiere? October 17 at 9 p.m. ET! HBO announced the news with three different posters that pit different members of the Roy family on Team Logan and Team Kendall. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? The only consistent player is Cousin Greg, who remains firmly on Team Kendall, but how long will that last?

How many episodes? Get ready for nine more nail-biting hours with the Roys.

What is the premise of season three? “Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of season two, Logan Roy begins season three in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances,” an HBO press release reads. “Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.”

You can see this civil war start to play out in the first full trailer, which was released on September 17. Get ready, because Logan Roy is ready to go “full fucking beast.”

We can’t wait. 

This post will be updated.


Why Keira Knightley Had ‘One Of The Strangest Experiences’ Of Her Career Filming Silent Night

This story contains spoilers for the upcoming film Silent Night. There’s a plot detail in Silent Night that you might not want to know about. However, it’s really hard to talk about Silent Night without mentioning this, so proceed with caution.

Prior to Silent Night having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, if you had brought up Keira Knightley in a Christmas movie, an audience member instantly would have gone to Love, Actually, a staple of the holiday season (even if it’s a tad sarcastic and dark in ways some might not appreciate). Well, Knightley wanted to go even darker with her next Holiday movie, which arrives in theaters in December, just in time for the entire family to gather together and celebrate the season with a film.

No Time To Die Will Do Something No Other James Bond Movie Has Ever Done

Thanks to the ongoing story behind No Time To Die requiring a seemingly massive theatrical success to potentially break even, premium options are a good way to potentially jump start this movie’s opening weekend. The 3D format has been slowly but surely returning, as Black Widow, Free Guy, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have all made themselves available to the 3D treatment. For the first time in its almost 60 year history, it’s James Bond’s turn to go 3D, and the anticipation is absolutely astounding.

Khloé Kardashian Just Debuted Frosted Sugar Blonde Hair

Khloé Kardashian is bringing back her blonde locks with a bright new look. Her hair is now a frosted sugar blonde color—it frames her beautifully and brings light to her face. 

Kardashian posted the new hairdo on Instagram September 16, captioning the post “Blonde KoKo is back” and posing in clothes from her sister Kim’s line, Skims. Her chosen ‘fit for the hair debut was a light grey tank, great sweatpants, and white sneakers—an uber-casual look that lets her new hair be the star. 

Her sisters may have taken a walk on the blonde side before, but Kardashian’s taking the trend to a whole new level with a brighter, frosted look. 

Karissa Shaudt, a colorist at Maxine Salon, described sugar blonde (sans frost) as a perfect transition shade from summer to fall. She also gave instructions for you to take to your stylist to get the look.

“Keep the face-framing fresh and bright while adding fine lowlights throughout the nape,” says Shaudt. “These lowlights will add dimension back into the hair from hair that’s been overexposed from summer sun. This shade works great on natural blondes. Be sure to use a blue shampoo to keep this bright blonde maintained.”

We remember Khloé Kardashian’s early 2010s brunette hair, but she’s been playing with different blonde styles for a while now. In recent years, she’s tried out a short blonde bob. She’s also rocked a white-blond wavy style that looked straight out of Game of Thrones

If you’re considering joining Kardashian on the blonde hair train, there’s plenty of fun options for this fall, including Cinderella blonde. This dye job is less shocking and more user-friendly than the other icy blondes we’ve been seeing. For something softer than Kardashian’s white-hot look, consider this platinum blonde trend that adds a subtle, yet uplifting color to your hair. 

These Natural Lubes Will Help You Stay Clean While Getting Dirty

Personal lubricants are used on—and in—the most intimate parts of your body, so it makes sense that you’d want to explore the best natural lubes available. Especially if you’re taking cue from your beauty routine, which may have become “cleaner” with brands being increasingly transparent about their ingredient list. While the type of lube you choose is based on personal preference, being as body-safe as possible is priority number 1 when testing out new intimate products and sex toys

What is natural lube, exactly?

Natural lube is considered to be lube that’s free from harsh chemicals and is made from natural ingredients, such as nut oils and aloe leaf juice. 

The neat thing about natural lube is that you can technically use ingredients you might already have in your kitchen (although it’s best to start with a new bottle if you plan on using it as a personal lubricant). You can get any kind of plant-based oil (such as coconut, vitamin E, and olive oil) online or at specialty stores, where you can find high-quality, organic stuff. “Just be sure you’re buying oil-based plant oils that are 100 percent organic and 100 percent pure,” Gigi Engle, Certified Sex Coach, Sex Educator, and Womanizer Sex Expert, tells Glamour.

Know what your body likes—or doesn’t like. 

All bodies are different, so if you know you have specific sensitivities, do some research before actually using natural lubricants. For instance, many people may swear by coconut oil, but it has the potential to throw off your vagina’s pH levels. Engle says, “If you’re prone to yeast infections, be cautious of coconut oil. It has antibacterial properties, so it can throw off pH. This is pretty unlikely, but is still something to take into consideration, as it has been reported.”

Another downside to oil-based natural lube is that they’re not compatible with latex-based condoms, as Engle warns: “They break down condoms and cause them to fail.” However, several natural lubes that are friendly with condoms do exist on the market, which we’ll get to in a second. 

What to watch for when trying out natural lubes.

Engle tells Glamour that there are some ingredients you should steer clear of, like parabens, preservatives, and added fragrances. You likely won’t find these in natural lubes, but read the ingredient list closely: “The vagina and vulva area is one of the most absorbent in the human body. You don’t want to be putting anything unsafe on or in it,” she says.

Here are some of the best natural lubes you can purchase online.

Reese Witherspoon Reveals Why She’s Not Wearing a Wig This Season on The Morning Show

Glamour: Bradley has a new look this season. What was behind the decision to dye her hair blonde, which I’m guessing is now your natural hair?

Reese Witherspoon: Yeah, it’s my hair. We talked about it with Kerry Ehrin, our writer, and Mimi Leder, our director, about how when Bradley gets the top anchor job, she’s just doing anything she can to make people happy at the network. So she dyes her hair, she’s doing TikTok dances, she’s hosting celebrity events for them. She’s just trying to get along, and it’s so not her personality. It’s actually kind of funny. 

Did you like giving up the wig?

You know, to be honest…it was a complication that, during the pandemic, would have made my life very, very complicated because of how many people have to come and build [the wigs]. It’s a whole technical industry. We actually made a game day decision that was easier for everybody involved.

So basically COVID killed the wig.

That’s kind of true! [Laughs]

Viewers learn in the first episode that Alex (Jennifer Aniston) is writing a memoir. Is that something you’ve ever had a desire to do?

I don’t know. I mean, I love reading memoirs. I love Jane Fonda’s. I love Sally Field’s. I think it’s important to learn from other women in your industry—what they’ve been through, because we need to remember they broke through a lot of glass ceilings. But I don’t know if I would do that. I don’t know. I just haven’t been through all the chapters in my life yet, so I’m definitely not ready.

Based on your Glamour Women of the Year speech, as well as others you’ve given, I’m just saying I’d be first in line for that. 

Well, thank you. Good to know!

So after The Morning Show‘s explosive season one finale, what excited you about Bradley’s story going forward? 

When [head writer] Kerry Ehrin and I started talking about how she was re-conceiving season two due to the pandemic, we talked about Bradley exploring her sexuality. I’ve had several friends in their forties who felt suddenly free enough of their childhood or whatever constraints they had to really explore their sexuality. So that was a little conversation we had, and I thought Kerry really handled that beautifully. There’s great complexity around finding your identity when you’re 45 years old, so that was a lot of that conversation. Kerry also wanted to talk about Bradley’s relationship with her brother and his struggle with addiction. I thought that was so powerful; in fact, so much of the crew was coming up during those scenes and saying it really reminded them of a dynamic they have with their own siblings.

Dwayne Johnson Has Another Look-Alike, And This One Will Help You Move

The My Baggage blog presents” The Rock” as ready to help with all of your moving needs in a hilarious post. The doppelganger looks less like The Rock and more like just a bald guy in shades and a police vest. Moving boxes is what keeps this “The Rock” in shape, and if you hire him, you are ensuring that he will stay ripped like the original. He’s trying to shed his pandemic pounds, and the most efficient way is by leading a moving company crew. The blog is pretty entertaining, and now there is another high-profile Dwayne Johnson look-alike.