Taye Diggs and Kate Walsh
When Private Practice returns (Thursday, 10/9c on ABC), Pete is hanging on for dear life after a heart attack, Amelia is hitting the sauce, Addison and Sam have reunited even though they disagree on the children issue, and her mystery man from the finale? He's a fertility doctor! Also, Oceanside Wellness is no more. Get ready to welcome Seaside Wellness Center to the mix. That being said, before diving in to Season 5, you might need a quick refresher on where we left off — and a juicy tease about what comes next.
Private Practice Exclusive First Look: Addison enlists Jake to make a baby
Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh)
Where Were We? After a rocky season with Sam, the pair eventually broke up. Addison then went out with a stranger from the supermarket, with whom she shared a kiss and was enticed by his offer to run away to Fiji. Ultimately, she stood him up at the airport and went back to Sam, still intent on having a child, even though he doesn't.
What's Next? Addison is...
Benjamin Bratt, Kate Walsh
Addison is not wasting any time on her mission to have a baby.
In the Season 5 premiere of Private Practice, we'll discover that Addy's mystery man from last season is not only a doctor, he's a fertility specialist!
Kate Walsh and Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice
What's the one thing Private Practice's Addison Forbes Montgomery wants more than anything else in the world?
A baby, of course! Over the course of the series, Addison (Kate Walsh) has struggled with her inability to have a child, as well as Sam's refusal to start a new family with her. Benjamin Bratt to the rescue!
Private Practice finale scoop: Who is Addison's new mystery man?
He's no babydaddy, but in the season premiere of Private Practice, we'll learn how Bratt's character, Jake Reilly, will...
Just as Addison (Kate Walsh) and Sam's relationship has fallen apart on Private Practice, a mystery man enters the picture with a very tempting proposition for Addison.
Law & Order alum Benjamin Bratt discusses playing the new guy and what he might have to offer. "He is...
Kate Walsh and Taye Diggs
Since Private Practice's Addison (Kate Walsh) issued an ultimatum to Sam (Taye Diggs) — have a baby with her, or they break up — she's faced with their relationship ending. Oh, and there's a new admirer for Addison, played by Benjamin Bratt.
Benjamin Bratt joins Private Practice
Still, Walsh insists: "It...
Benjamin Bratt has joined Private Practice as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
There are no details on Bratt's role, but the actor will make his first appearance in the ...
Go ahead and stare at Simon Baker. Gawk at his curly golden locks and his winning smile. He doesn't mind, really.
"It doesn't bother me because I know time is ticking," the 41-year-old Baker tells TVGuide.com. "I've been doing this for almost 20 years, and I'm able to see myself age on film. Eventually I know what I'm going to become — I've seen my father."
When Bruno Heller was looking to cast a leading man to play the role of Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, he was won over by Baker's looks as well. But he quickly learned there was much more beneath the surface. "What Jane does is get in people's physical space and inside their heads, and in order to do that, you have to be someone that people want to be close to, whether they know it or not," Heller says. "It needed a very magnetic personality playing the part.
Look back at Simon Baker's most memorable roles
"Simon has a physical and mental grace. He's always switched on — he's always alert, always alive," Heller continues. "If you watch him working on a stage, he's never just going through the lines. He's always looking for the extra grace notes. It's actually a much tougher job. Very few actors can do the hard physical work that must be done on a show like this."
But back in the late 1980s, when Baker first began acting in commercials in his native Australia, he laughed at the idea of considering acting a form of labor...
Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet
For many best-actress Oscar winners, the award has been a bad-luck charm for matters of the heart. More than a handful of leading ladies have parted ways with their significant others after snagging a statuette — from the Golden Age of Hollywood (Bette Davis and first husband Harmon Nelson) to the '70s (Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould) to the turn of the millennium (Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria). In the past week, Kate Winslet split from Sam Mendes, while Jesse James has apologized to his wife, 2009 Academy Award best-actress winner Sandra Bullock, after reports of infidelity surfaced. The future of Bullock and James' relationship is unclear, but the so-called "curse" has reared its ugly head frequently of late. Let's take a look at the last 10 best-actress winners:
Courteney Cox, Jake Pavelka
This week, television manipulated our emotions. Biggest Loser made us feel bad for half-naked strangers, CNN dazzled us with a fireworks-laden skyscraper, and Felicity Huffman took our breath away. Welcome to Top Moments: Forced Feelings Edition.