Patrick Dempsey Beats Starbucks in Buying Tully’s Coffee

McDreamy is dipping his toes in the coffee business world.

On Friday, Patrick Dempsey and his company Global Baristas were approved to buy Seattle-based coffee company Tully’s, which filed for bankruptcy in October 2012.

The approval comes just days after Dempsey’s camp won an auction against coffee giant Starbucks and five other bidders. But the original victory had to be reconsidered by a judge after Starbucks’ bidding partner filed an objection, according to the Associated Press.

“I’ve been deeply humbled by the outpouring of support from the city of Seattle and am very proud to be a new business owner in this amazing city,” the Grey’s Anatomy actor said in a statement.

“We have a lot to accomplish over the next few months and years, and I am excited to now call Seattle my second home.”

Dempsey and his company will purchase Tully’s for $9.2 million.

Tully’s, which has been around since 1992, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy some three months ago, leaving the future of more than 500 employees up for grabs.

Dempsey and Global Baristas will now have full control of Tully’s 47 locations in the Seattle area. Incidentally, his hit ABC series is set in the rainy city.

“We won !!! We won !!! Thank you Seattle ! See you soon!” the actor wrote on Twitter following Friday’s victory.

“It’s 2 in the morning just got home, 15 hour work day, what a day ! This one I will never forget ! Good night,” he later added.

What do you think of Patrick Dempsey’s newest venture? Weigh in below.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Humor, Sex and a New Meredith

On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, directed by star Kevin McKidd, we finally began moving forward from the terror and trauma of the airplane crash.

After watching people die, lose limbs, go temporarily insane and suffer in other ways, it was nice to have an episode that felt somewhat normal. We were back to the daily drama of the surgeons dealing with difficult patients, mixed with some humor and a whole lot of, well, sex. Like I said: back to normal.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, “I Saw Her Standing There.”

You know, I can’t say that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has always been my favorite character on this show. In fact, I know for a fact that there have been plenty of times over the past nine seasons where she has driven me downright crazy. But on the most recent few seasons I have fallen in love with her story, and tonight we met a new Meredith.

This new chick is a badass and I dig it. I am amazed at how far she’s come since the neurotic girl we saw on Season 1, and every week I find myself looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen with her next.

Another story I enjoyed on tonight’s episode was Arizona’s (Jessica Capshaw). After watching three episodes where I alternately wanted to scream at her or smack her, Arizona finally got to a place where she accepted what had happened in the crash. The scene at the end where she actually looked at her leg and confronted the damage was great. I know that wasn’t easy for her and, I’m not gonna lie, it made me tear up a little. I’m so happy to see that she and Callie (Sara Ramirez) are on the mend.

One story that I didn’t like so much in the beginning of the episode was Cristina’s (Sandra Oh).

I know she’s always been pretty much a cold fish, but I just couldn’t understand the flippant way she discussed her new “sex friend” with Meredith. Sure, Owen (Kevin McKidd) cheated on her and they’re not exactly together right now, but it still felt like she was doing it to get back at him. Trouble is, Owen didn’t do it the way she did. He slept with one person one time because he was upset and drunk. The only thing that redeemed her story for me was the development of her friendship with Dr. Thomas (William Daniels). I’ll admit that surprised me a little bit and I’m curious to see where that goes.

Avery (Jesse Williams) and Kepner (Sarah Drew) continuing to sleep together, while promising that each time would be their last, provided a few laughs. As did Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) attempts to steal surgeries and all of her wacky jokes in the operating room. I never thought I’d see the day when Meredith was the one acting tough and Bailey was the one acting funny, but yet here we are.

We may not have seen much of Karev (Justin Chambers) in this one, but when he did show up, he definitely made a difference. From his priceless reaction to the guy with the swollen testicle, to his quiet and earnest conversations with Arizona, Karev managed to do a lot in very little time.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Arizona falling down, her leg falling off and Karev catching her just in the nick of time.

Thank you, TV gods.: Arizona pulling that blanket aside and inviting Callie to sit with her to watch a baking show.

Awk-ward: Avery, Kepner, Webber (Richard Pickens Jr.) and Catherine (Debbie Allen) all working in one O.R. together. Yikes.

Hotness: The entire first two minutes of this episode. It was all sex, sex, and more sex.

Fab-u-lous: I know I’ve already mentioned it, but they keep showing us more bits of Derek and Meredith’s house so I can’t help but to mention it again. I mean come on, did you SEE that kitchen??

Can. Not. Wait.: It’s probably not fair to mention something that I saw in the preview, but the one for the next episode looked amazing and I truly cannot wait to see it.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. This episode felt like the good old days and I liked it.

So what did you think of “I Saw Her Standing There”? Let us know in the comments below!

Michelle Carlbert

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Humor, Sex and a New Meredith

On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, directed by star Kevin McKidd, we finally began moving forward from the terror and trauma of the airplane crash.

After watching people die, lose limbs, go temporarily insane and suffer in other ways, it was nice to have an episode that felt somewhat normal. We were back to the daily drama of the surgeons dealing with difficult patients, mixed with some humor and a whole lot of, well, sex. Like I said: back to normal.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, “I Saw Her Standing There.”

You know, I can’t say that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has always been my favorite character on this show. In fact, I know for a fact that there have been plenty of times over the past nine seasons where she has driven me downright crazy. But on the most recent few seasons I have fallen in love with her story, and tonight we met a new Meredith.

This new chick is a badass and I dig it. I am amazed at how far she’s come since the neurotic girl we saw on Season 1, and every week I find myself looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen with her next.

Another story I enjoyed on tonight’s episode was Arizona’s (Jessica Capshaw). After watching three episodes where I alternately wanted to scream at her or smack her, Arizona finally got to a place where she accepted what had happened in the crash. The scene at the end where she actually looked at her leg and confronted the damage was great. I know that wasn’t easy for her and, I’m not gonna lie, it made me tear up a little. I’m so happy to see that she and Callie (Sara Ramirez) are on the mend.

One story that I didn’t like so much in the beginning of the episode was Cristina’s (Sandra Oh).

I know she’s always been pretty much a cold fish, but I just couldn’t understand the flippant way she discussed her new “sex friend” with Meredith. Sure, Owen (Kevin McKidd) cheated on her and they’re not exactly together right now, but it still felt like she was doing it to get back at him. Trouble is, Owen didn’t do it the way she did. He slept with one person one time because he was upset and drunk. The only thing that redeemed her story for me was the development of her friendship with Dr. Thomas (William Daniels). I’ll admit that surprised me a little bit and I’m curious to see where that goes.

Avery (Jesse Williams) and Kepner (Sarah Drew) continuing to sleep together, while promising that each time would be their last, provided a few laughs. As did Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) attempts to steal surgeries and all of her wacky jokes in the operating room. I never thought I’d see the day when Meredith was the one acting tough and Bailey was the one acting funny, but yet here we are.

We may not have seen much of Karev (Justin Chambers) in this one, but when he did show up, he definitely made a difference. From his priceless reaction to the guy with the swollen testicle, to his quiet and earnest conversations with Arizona, Karev managed to do a lot in very little time.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Arizona falling down, her leg falling off and Karev catching her just in the nick of time.

Thank you, TV gods.: Arizona pulling that blanket aside and inviting Callie to sit with her to watch a baking show.

Awk-ward: Avery, Kepner, Webber (Richard Pickens Jr.) and Catherine (Debbie Allen) all working in one O.R. together. Yikes.

Hotness: The entire first two minutes of this episode. It was all sex, sex, and more sex.

Fab-u-lous: I know I’ve already mentioned it, but they keep showing us more bits of Derek and Meredith’s house so I can’t help but to mention it again. I mean come on, did you SEE that kitchen??

Can. Not. Wait.: It’s probably not fair to mention something that I saw in the preview, but the one for the next episode looked amazing and I truly cannot wait to see it.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. This episode felt like the good old days and I liked it.

So what did you think of “I Saw Her Standing There”? Let us know in the comments below!

Michelle Carlbert

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Preview: Time for Some ‘Pretty Light Fun’ (VIDEO)

The past few episodes of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy have been a bit heavy, to say the least, as the doctors of Seattle Grace deal with the aftermath of last season’s horrific plane crash which took the lives of Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) and Mark Sloan (Eric Dane).

Just in time to keep us from running out of tissues, Thursday’s episode, “I Saw Her Standing There,” which is directed by star Kevin McKidd will take on the much-needed task of lightening the mood.

McKidd, who plays Chief of Surgery Owen Hunt on the drama, told Celebuzz the episode was “pretty light fun.”

“It was fun for me [to direct],” he said, “because I usually do the more dramatic stuff so it was really fun to do some far-out comedic storylines.”

Thursday’s episode features the return of Doctor Catherine Avery (guest star Debbie Allen) who Richard (James Pickens Jr.) calls on to help him with a complicated procedure. Last time we saw Catherine around, she and Richard were sleeping together, much to the chagrin of her son Jackson (Jesse Williams).

We’ll even see the former chief of surgery get a bit spiffy with a new tie when she comes into town.

Meanwhile, Jackson and April (Sarah Drew) will continue going strong and hitting the sheets in the call room and the bedroom. Christina (Sandra Oh) will also find herself attempting to forget her troubles by hooking up with another doctor in Minnesota.

But of course not everything can be light in the world of Grey’s Anatomy.

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will be weary of talking about her surgeries given Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) current predicament with his hand and Alex (Justin Chambers) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) will face their guilt over Arizona’s (Jessica Capshaw) status as an amputee as she begins to try on prosthetics for her leg.

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8 PM on ABC.

You can watch a promo for the episode above and another clip of “I Saw Her Standing There” below.

How do you think Owen will react to Christina’s extracurricular activities? Let us know in the comments below!

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 9 Trailer Teases the Rescue, a Rough Journey for Arizona and a Proposal? (VIDEO)

Get your tissues ready Grey’s Anatomy fans.

If you thought last week’s Season 9 premiere of the ABC drama was emotional with the death of fan favorite Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), you’ve seen nothing yet. The network has just released a supersized trailer for Season 9 and this Thursday’s return to the crash site is going to be tragic.

Not only that but the trailer features plenty of juicy scenes from upcoming episodes and luckily some of them had us smiling. With our favorite hospital staff’s “biggest challenge to live like there’s no tomorrow” there will be tons of drama ahead.

Here’s six things we learned from the trailer. Note: Spoilers ahead and in the video.

1. While those that saw the commercial for this week after the epic premiere know this, not all fans may be aware that Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) apparently made Callie (Sara Ramirez) promise they wouldn’t take her leg. Obviously, she couldn’t keep this promise and the repercussions for their relationship will be felt throughout the season.

From the looks of these scenes, it was a must-do surgery in an attempt to save her life, so she can’t be mad for too long. Later in the trailer we see Callie shaking Arizona in the shower in an attempt to will her back to her life.

2. Happy News! April (Sarah Drew) is back after Owen (Kevin McKidd) asked her to return to Seattle Grace. AND sometime after her return, Avery (Jesse Williams) asks April (Sarah Drew), “Do you want to get married?” Um WHAT? This news is exciting and crazy!

3. Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) recovery won’t be easy as we saw him unable to perform surgery last week when his hand went numb. Presumably, to help him get over this tragic experience he’ll visit the wreckage of the plane crash which is being tagged in a warehouse.

4. Before Cristina (Sandra Oh) ran away to the Mayo clinic, she was unresponsive to her BFF Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) while recovering. Lying in her hospital bed, understandably angry over the tragic event, she chucks a vase at the window where the interns are watching her.

5. Meredith and Derek will celebrate their second chance at life by having sex… and lots of it.

6. Dr. Weber (James Pickes, Jr.) may not be the chief any longer but he still gives the best advice. He tells Bailey (Chandra Wilson), “Do something and don’t look back.”

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 PM on ABC.

Which of these spoilers are you most excited for this season on Grey’s? Sound off in the comments below!

Watch this week’s episode of  The B-Cap below, where we talk about the TV you’re talking about. And check back every Tuesday for a new episode.

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and More: Stars Who Are Parents to Twins (GALLERY)

Everything is better in pairs — especially for new parents Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who welcomed twins into the world.

“The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed,” said a joint statement from their reps on Wednesday.

And the True Blood costars-turned-lovers certainly aren’t the first celebrities to get a double delivery from the stork.

So what other couples in Hollywood are proud parents to twins?

From Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, plenty of A-listers have had a dose of double baby joy.

On their third wedding anniversary, Carey and Cannon welcomed fraternal twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe in April 2011.

Parker and Broderick didn’t want to settle for one offspring: In June 20092, the Sex and the City star and her actor hubby welcomed twin girls Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge via surrogate, joining big brother James Wilkie.

And Brangelina added to their seemingly ever-growing brood in July 2008, when the actress gave birth to fraternal twins Vivienne and Knox in Nice, France.

Find out what other celebrities have dealt with twice the diaper duty in Celebuzz’s gallery.

Who is your favorite set of twins? Weigh in below!

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