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.
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"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
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Minnie Driver will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Modern Family, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson currently star on one of the fall season's biggest hits, and they've got the celebrity cameos to prove it. The stars, who play...
Chazz Palminteri, Elizabeth Banks
ABC's Modern Family just keeps getting bigger: Elizabeth Banks and Chazz Palminteri will both guest-star on the new comedy later this season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Benjamin Bratt will return as Detective Reynaldo Curtis on Law & Order, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Curtis will reunite with his former boss, Lt. Anita van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), on an upcoming episode. Bratt was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy for the role in 1999. After four seasons, he left the show that same year to pursue a film career.
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"I am thrilled that Ben is coming back for a return appearance," executive producer Dick Wolf said in a statement. "He joined us for our recent 20th anniversary celebration and it was like he never left."
Bratt's casting was first reported by Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello.
Bratt starred in the A&E series The Cleaner for two seasons and will guest-star this fall on ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family, playing Sofia Vergara's unreliable but charismatic ex-husband.
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