Hats off to PEOPLE Magazine because no one was predicting Patrick Dempsey, at least not in 2023. When I was doing this in the 2000s, when we were all about McDreamy and Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick was always on my list, especially in 2006 when I called him the frontrunner but predicted a dark horse instead, and I was right because it ended up being Matt Damon, who I forecast correctly that year.
Patrick was constantly the runner-up for SMA and now, almost 20 years later, it’s…finally his time?! I mean even he knows this because he says in his Sexiest Man Alive feature that “I’ve always been the bridesmaid”.
I mean, when you put it that way, like pulling on the sympathy vote, I guess it’s hard to be mad. Is anyone mad? Well, read the first comment under that post:
“So you gonna tell me that there is a Pedro Pascal alive and you choose this…?”
OK so it’s another white guy. But … you know… it’s PEOPLE, they have a MiniVan Majority to consider. And Patrick does look really, REALLY good. His hair has always been marvelous.
Now let me end this in the most annoying way – I told you it wouldn’t be Travis Kelce.
Yours in gossip,
PS. Today is our first live chat at The Squawk! We’re doing a Britney Spears book club to discuss The Woman in Me! And Duana, our Professor of Celebrity Memoirs, will be joining us too! Starting at 4pm ET, see you there!