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Just call him Dr. McDreamy ... on Grey's Anatomy and in real life!

Patrick Dempsey unveiled a cancer center in his name at the Central Maine Medical Center in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine, on Monday.

Patrick Dempsey on Grey's Anatomy

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, which opens March 31, will offer education and support for cancer patients and their families.

The handsome Grey's Anatomy star, 42, says he was inspired after his mother successfully overcame ovarian cancer at the hospital.

"For a family to get a cancer diagnosis is devastating, and all the information out there can be overwhelming," Patrick Dempsey said.

"A lot of the Web sites I went to just didn't have enough information."

Patrick provided a seed grant for the center, will also take part in the center's public education campaign about cancer prevention and detection.

His sister, Mary, a hospital employee, will run the center.

Dempsey has been married to his wife, Jillian Dempsey, for eight years. They have twins, Darby and Sullivan, 1, and a daughter, Tallulah, 6.

With all the scandal we write about on The Hollywood Gossip, it's always nice to see that some celebrities are grounded and giving back to their community.

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As we reported earlier, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet at a Washington hotel room on February 13 with a prostitute named Kristen from the Emperors Club VIP.

His political future is now in serious jeopardy.

An affidavit based on the wiretap of the prostitution ring told of a man identified as "Client 9" - Eliot Spitzer - paying $4,300 in cash, some of it credit for future trysts, some of it for sex with Kristen - a "petite, pretty, 5-feet-5, 105-pound brunette."

A defendant in the case, Temeka Rachelle Lewis, instructed Kristen to take a train from New York to D.C. for an encounter with Client No. 9 on February 13.

Kristen was told Eliot Spitzer would be "paying for everything - train tickets, cab fare from the hotel and back, mini bar or room service, travel time, and hotel."

A hooker named Kristen could bring down New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Court papers show that an Emperors Club agent was later told by Kristen that her evening with Client 9 went well. The agent said she had been told the client "would ask you to do things that ... you might not think were safe."

According to the papers, Kristen replied: "I have a way of dealing with that ... I'd be, like, listen, dude, you really want the sex?"

Goodness. In other Kristen-Eliot Spitzer news, David Letterman announced his "Top 10 Eliot Spitzer Excuses" last night. The list is, as follows:

  1. I thought Bill Clinton legalized this years ago.
  2. Wanted to be known as the Charlie Sheen of politics.
  3. Whether it's a hooker or your wife, you're always paying for it... you married fellows know what I'm talking about.
  4. Uh, tainted beef?
  5. Haven't been myself since Roy Scheider died.
  6. It's part of my new MTV prank show "Spitz'd."
  7. Have you ever been to Albany?
  8. Just trying to help the economy.
  9. Hookers is fun.
  10. Oh, come on. Like you were never involved in a prostitution ring.

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The great Kevin Federline once guest-starred on CSI. Now it's time for his former spouse to take a turn on one of CBS' hit shows.

CBS has confirmed that Britney Spears will be a guest star on an episode of How I Met Your Mother this spring, playing a secretary.

"I was shocked that Madame Spears was willing to come and do some acting," star Neil Patrick Harris recently told Entertainment Tonight.

"She has not acted in awhile. This is a very interesting role. It is very not like her at all in real life in any of her previous chapters. She plays the secretary to another girl that Ted (Josh Radnor) is after. So, it will be very unlike any Britney we have seen before, and we have seen a lot of Britney recently."

We sure have, Neil. Harris is openly gay, so it's probably not doing much for him, but he's gotta be referring to crotch shots and/or Britney Spears nude pics.

Britney Spears Naked in Tub

Britney Spears' past acting experience includes the movie Crossroads (1999), and music videos such as "Everytime," where she was quite naked and suicidal. Nice.

Hopefully this role is funny and involves pants. Britney Spears was supposedly on the set of How I Met Your Mother yesterday in L.A., chatting with Radnor.

In other How I Met Your Mother guest star news, the lovely Vanessa Minnillo will also be appearing on the show's March 17 episode!

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Justin Timberlake couldn't pass up a few shots at former flame Britney Spears when honoring Madonna at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony Monday.

"The world has always been full of Madonna wannabes," Timberlake said, introducing the Material Girl. "I might have even dated a couple."

The biggest-selling female artist in history, Madonna was formally inducted into Hall of Fame at a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

Justin Timberlake had the honor of recognizing Madonna before she made her own  speech. He made another Britney Spears crack as he concluded ...

"She has still found time to kiss someone I may or may not have publicly kissed myself while I was in the audience," Timberlake said of Madonna.

"Of course, you know, I was talking about Sean Penn."

Justin Timberlake introduced Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Madonna last night.

The 49-year-old pop star strode on stage, thanking Justin Timberlake - and some of the people who had helped her career, as well as her family and fans.

Madonna gave a raucous acceptance speech that included calling the audience "motherf*%$ers" and sharing sordid tales about her life in music.

She gleefully recalled when she met her long-time publicist Liz Rosenberg. She was "smoking a joint," Madonna said. She also told the crowd she split a tab of ecstasy with a music exec who she gave her first demo tape to.

Madonna then mimicked Michael Jackson in a squeaky voice, describing how she went after and stole Jackson's manager. Naturally.

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Matt Grant: I then dumped her three weeks after The Bachelor.

Just kidding. We think. Would it surprise you with the track record of this show? The Hollywood Gossip thinks that it would not.

In any case, Grant, the star of The Bachelor: London Calling, which debuts next Monday, says of his experience on the long-running reality TV show, "I definitely found love. It was incredible. I'm still buzzing from it now."

Matt Grant is the first international star in The Bachelor history, something he was worried about prior to meeting his 25 American suitors.

"I was concerned about how that would go down," said Grant. "Overall, it went down really well. But I won't lie, I was concerned for sure."

One thing Grant wasn't concerned about was The Bachelor trend in which the show's stars always dump their chosen females in real life.

Or, in the case of last season's star, Brad Womack, they reject both of the finalists in favor of no one. Because that makes a lot of sense.

Fortunately, one of last season's two spurned finalists, DeAnna Pappas, will return as The Bachelorette this summer. Yet the sting lingers.

It's a good thing Matt Grant is not fazed by the past.

"If you were to go by track records, life would be pretty dull," he said. "Those guys weren't me. I was confident that I could come onto this and be myself and I was hoping that there would be that one person that would stand out - someone with those unique qualities. I'm not too fussed about the track record of the show... As far as I'm concerned, [The Bachelor history] didn't bother me in the slightest."

Continue reading this interview with Matt Grant here ...

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With her immaculately streaked tresses, lightly tanned skin and sense of style, Lauren Conrad has become California's version of Carrie Bradshaw.

She showcases her own stylings Tuesday during L.A.'s Fashion Week, just in time to plug MTV's The Hills, which returns Monday March 24.

Lauren Conrad recently chatted with USA Today about footwear, friends and her fashion pizazz. Here's the interview below ...

USA Today: What are you up to right now?
Lauren Conrad: Eating lunch. I just got back from a hike so I'm supposed to eat.

USA Today: That sounds so normal! To viewers, you're this impeccably styled fashionista who interned at Teen Vogue. What's the most unfabulous part of your day?
Lauren Conrad: [Whitney Port and I] are interns. We work 11-hour days, so there's nothing glamorous about that. The only thing they don't show is us sitting around being boring. We sit and watch DVDs and do nothing.

USA Today: Do you think of yourself as a style icon?
Lauren Conrad: Not really. I like clothes and I like dressing fun and taking chances, but I don't consider myself an icon.

Lauren Conrad and The Hills return Monday, March 24. Yesssss.

USA Today: What's your biggest fashion splurge?
Lauren Conrad: Shoes.

USA Today: How many pairs do you have?
Lauren Conrad: No idea. I counted once awhile ago, and I was around 60. I don't know. My favorites are Marc Jacobs and Moschino. I like having fun with shoes.

USA Today: Now, to The Hills. Is Laguna Beach baddie Kristin Cavallari going to be on the show in the future?
Lauren Conrad: No. Not that I know of.

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Britney Spears, who is worth an estimated $100 million, has been approved for a $1,500-a-week allowance, a judge rules on Monday afternoon.

Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz approved the hiring of two specialist attorneys to help the singer and her lawyers sort out her affairs.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Together

One, Jorge Hernandez, will get a $25,000 retainer to be an around-the-clock consultant on all questions pertaining to the co-conservatorship.

The other, lawyer Tom Hansen, will receive $15,000 a month for his services as an entertainment lawyer consulting on Spears' entertainment contracts.

At a separate hearing, lawyers for Spears said that her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, should pay his own damn legal bills. In a manner of speaking, of course.

The court had previously ruled that Spears, 27, has to pay Federline's counsel, Mark Vincent Kaplan, "reasonable" attorney's fees.

He has billed over half a million so far.

Britney's attorney, Stacy Phillips, told a Los Angeles court commissioner that Kapla is only entitled to $150,000-175,000.

Phillips said that K-Fed should foot the bill, mentioning how the rapper once tipped $2,000 on a $365 bill while out dining.

Mark Vincent Kaplan, meanwhile, argued that he is worth every cent of the price due to the complicated nature of the custody case.

"Our fees for the experience and expertise for the practice level are far under market for the package you get when you hire me," he said.

"This is not a simple custody case."

Both Federline and Spears' father (and co-conservator) Jamie Spears â€" who hit the golf course together over the weekend â€" were present for the hearing.

"Mr. Federline answered two or three questions very cryptically and Jamie Spears was a little more elaborate," court spokesperson Allan Parachini said. "The judge has taken the fees arguments under consideration."

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New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer spoke out Monday, admitting to a shocking story which reported that he's been linked to a prostitution ring.

"I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family ... I apologize first, most importantly, to my family, I apologize to the public," said Spitzer.

"I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family," he also said, adding he would not be taking any questions.

Spitzer did not state whether he would step down as governor, but said he would be "reporting back in short order" on what he intended to do.


The Democratic Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer (with wife Slida), had aspirations of being president one day, many thought. Now his career is in peril.

The New York Times reported that Spitzer informed his most senior officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, as was determined by a wiretap.

CNN, said that Spitzer was identified as a client of the ring, which is upscale and expensive. CNN quoted a price of $3,000 an hour.

The 48-year-old has been married since 1987 to Silda Wall. They have three children: Alyssa, 18, Sarabeth, 15, and Jenna, 13.

Spitzer graduated from Harvard Law and became an assistant district attorney before entering private practice. He was elected attorney general in 1998.

Elected governor in 2006, Spitzer promised sweeping reforms. One of the rising stars of the Democratic party, his aspirations may have just evaporated.

This bombshell was just about the only thing that could pry the nation away from the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama - and make it seem tame.

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So maybe she's no Kate Moss.

Know what? Hayden Panettiere is okay with that.

Hayden Drinking

As she should be. Anorexia, heroin and Pete Doherty? Pass.

"I don't have a model's body," the Heroes actress, 18, tells Cosmopolitan. "But I'm not one of those crazy girls who thinks that they're fat. I'm okay with what I have. I can rock this body, you know."

Gulp. We know, alright.

What keeps Hayden grounded? The talented young celebrity (and marine mammal rights enthusiast) says she skips out on the standard Britney Spears pursuits - 4 a.m. Starbucks runs, clubbing and wearing no underwear.

Hayden Panettiere and the word sex appear a combined four times above.

"I think people look at me as just another one of those girls who's going to screw up, like, ‘She's going to get into drugs, she's going to get into parties,'" she says.

"I have an occasional glass of champagne when I'm celebrating something, but generally, I don't drink. I'm a pizza-and-a-movie girl."

When it comes to choosing a mate, the actress (who's currently dating co-star Milo Ventimiglia, 30) wants a man who's equally level-headed.

"I need somebody who is very secure," Hayden Panettiere says.

"In this business, I'm constantly standing next to gorgeous people. My job is to make out with [attractive] men. Like, hello! Who wouldn't be completely threatened by that? But, at the end of the day, you have to realize that it's a job."