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Simon Cowell Rushes to Help Boaters in Distress

ABC/ RON TOM(ST. TROPEZ, France) -- X Factor judge and entertainment mogul Simon Cowell reportedly helped rescue nine people who were on a yacht that was taking on water off St. Tropez, a tony vacation spot in the south of France.

Cowell, 52, was relaxing in the area on his yacht, accompanied by his ex-girlfriend, the singer Sinitta, when he heard the distress call, the London Evening Standard reported.

Sinitta tweeted the Aug. 29 encounter: “OMG!! Just had a May Day message, 35 ft boat sinking.. SC has sent us to help and rescue 9 people on board! Slipstream look alike boat,” she wrote, adding a short while later, “Everyone ok, noone hurt.captain won’t let boat sink, petrol in sea etc would cause major problems and fines. No tide, so hole plugged.”

Cowell, a former judge on American Idol, is not the only A-lister to spring into action to help someone else. Heartthrob actor Ryan Gosling made headlines in April when he stopped an inattentive pedestrian from walking into traffic in Manhattan.

And Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence went to the aid of a woman who was passed out near the star’s Santa Monica, Calif., apartment in June.

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Patrick Dempsey Rescues Teen from Car Wreck

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy, was able to put his emergency response skills to the test in an unscripted situation.  The actor pulled a teenager to safety after the young man's car flipped over near the star's home in Malibu, California last week. The teen, named Weston Masset told ABC News, "I was scared for my life.  I was upside down."  Dempsey saw the car wreck and he used a crowbar to pry the car doors open.

The teen's first words to Dempsey when the actor arrived on the scene were, "Are you famous?" Dempsey, who was not wearing scrubs at the time, responded, "Yeah, I'm a doctor," Masset explained.  Dempsey then called paramedics, who arrived and airlifted Masset to the hospital.  The teen was lucky to suffer only an eye injury and a concussion.

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