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The real Kate Walsh likes sea turtles -- and isn't your Facebook friend

November 13, 2009 | 11:41 am

KateKate Walsh, the former "Grey's Anatomy" star who spun off into "Private Practice," has cautioned fans that she's being impersonated on Facebook, ContactMusic.com reports.

Seems a neighbor got upset when Walsh didn't show up for a dinner date she'd accepted -- via Facebook.

No offense to Kate Walsh the singer on Facebook, or the Kate Walsh on Facebook who's a fan of Freeze Pops, bubble wrap and Red Bull (we think we'd like her, actually).

Hints that this Facebook page might not be a direct connect to the actress? It's not private in any way. It has no posts about Kate. And its only information is a link to a cheesy "Kate Walsh" Web page that's loaded up with Google ads.

Hint that people are suckers? Fake Facebook Kate has more than 8,500 friends!

Just shoot us now, OK?

Back to the real actress, who appeared on David Letterman's show Wednesday night rocking a "futuristic flight attendant" vibe. Hey, we liked the blue dress. But we did expect her to say "buh-bye" to Dave when the interview ended.

Anyway, the real Ms. Walsh does work with the group Oceana on behalf of sea turtles, and after hanging out underwater within inches of one in Hawaii, we think that's cool. (No touching the turtle! Just admiring!)

Click to the jump for video of Kate swimming with sea turtles. She looks way better than we do in a wetsuit top and bikini bottoms.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Do you really think anyone who owns shoes like these is going to show up for meatloaf and green beans at your place? Kate Walsh's invites are more along the lines of the private Jimmy Choo for H&M Collection event in support of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, held Nov. 2, 2009, in West Hollywood. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images.

Hey look! Her wetsuit top coordinates with that blue dress!

Kate Walsh Swims With Sea Turtles from Oceana on Vimeo.


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