Patrick Dempsey Shows Us His Passion in ‘Le Mans’

Patrick Dempsey in a Porsche jumpsuit – six words that add up to reason enough to tune into “Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans” on television.  The four-part Velocity documentary series roars our way Wednesday (8/28), and there are actually many more reasons to go along for the ride than beholding Dempsey’s chiseled profile and voluptuous hair. The 47-year-old “Grey’s Anatomy” star shows us his passion, and it’s not for acting.  It’s for the singular sense of power and pleasure he …

‘DWTS’ Favorite Derek Hough Is All Over TV

Fans of Dancing With the Stars‘ winningest pro, Derek Hough, will get to see a lot of him starting Sunday August 25. Hough hosts ABC’s Family Dance Off special in which five families with terpsichorean talents vie for a $10,000 prize.  Hough has called it a feel-good show in which everyday people have the chance to rock it as dancers.  The competing families are from widely diverse backgrounds, have styles that are very different from one another, and include some cute …

Get a Front-Row Seat to Country Music’s Biggest Event

Things have changed a lot since the old Fan Fair days, when Loretta Lynn got so caught up in the excitement of chumming with her admirers, she famously walked in front of the TV cameras with pink curlers in her hair. About 30 years ago, the crème de la crème of country music sat in numbered booths arrayed around the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, pressing flesh and signing autographs while some 17,000 of their faithful followers scurried from star to star. …

‘Breaking Bad’: The End Is Near

The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad begin airing one week from today on AMC – a pop culture event preceded by 13 Emmy nominations for the bloody and brilliant show, a Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame star ceremony for actor Bryan Cranston, numerous appearances before media and fans, and endless speculation about the final fate of his high school teacher-turned-drug lord character, Walter White.  Will Walt  go down in a hail of bullets?  Get captured by his DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank …

Oprah and Recently Found Sister – Where Are They Now?

In 2011, Oprah Winfrey surprised her audience with the revelation of a family secret – that she had a half-sister she had known nothing about for 47 years.  She introduced viewers to Patricia Lee, tearfully sharing that Patricia had found out about their link three years earlier, and was a woman of such great character that despite initial rebuffs from their mother, she had chosen not to sell their story or take it to the press. Has their relationship grown?  …

Lisa Kudrow Livens Up Summer TV With Two Shows

If you’ve missed seeing Steve Carell on TV, you might want to switch on Showtime Tuesday at 11 p.m. EST. Lisa Kudrow’s quirky improvisational Web Therapy returns for its third season and her character, the self-centered online therapist Fiona Wallice, is vacationing with her new lover, played by Carell. “It seems clear she believes he’s just a salesman, so she’s not really interested in anything long-term,” Kudrow told us. “It’s typical Fiona, jumping to conclusions because she doesn’t feel someone is …