Patrick Swayze

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Dirty Dancing Lake Now Just a Muddy Pit

Fans disappointed when they visit Virginia lodge

(Newser) - Fans of Frances "Baby" Houseman and Johnny "Patrick Swayze" Castle are being put in the corner—emotionally speaking—by what has become of one of Dirty Dancing's major filming locations. The Guardian reports that nearly 30 years after the film was released, thousands of people still come... More »

NYPD's New Training Tool: Patrick Swayze Flick

'Be nice,' Swayze's 'Road House' character admonishes

(Newser) - The NYPD could learn a little something ... from Patrick Swayze? Amid rampant criticism , it seems the department has turned to an unlikely source to teach officers how they should behave. Sources tell the New York Post that during a mandatory three-day retraining course for 22,000 officers, instructors are showing... More »

Patrick Swayze's Widow Weds Again

Gets married to Albert DePrisco in Florida

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi has found love again. Five months after she got engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, the two wed yesterday in Palm Beach, Florida, People reports. "What I most look forward to on my wedding day is walking up, standing at our altar, and looking... More »

Patrick Swayze's Widow Gets Engaged

Lisa Niemi to wed jeweler Albert DePrisco

(Newser) - After losing husband Patrick Swayze to cancer after 34 years of marriage in 2009, Lisa Niemi will wed again. Niemi, 57, is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58, her rep tells People . They've been together a year and a half after meeting through mutual friends at Niemi's birthday... More »

Coming Soon to Your TV: Ghost

Beloved Patrick Swayze movie headed to the small screen

(Newser) - Just when you thought Princess Bride on Broadway would be the best entertainment news you'd hear all week, this happens: Paramount is working on a TV pilot based on the Patrick Swayze classic, Ghost, Variety reports. The 1990 movie was, for those of you who don't have the... More »

5 Secret Celebrity Affairs

Kirstie Alley revealed 2 just this week

(Newser) - Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta ? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
  • Jermaine Jackson (we're sorry, Jacksun ) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s.
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Kirstie Alley: I Had Secret Relationship With Swayze

She says they fell in love when they were both married to other people

(Newser) - One upon a time, North met South and Kirstie Alley and Patrick Swayze fell in love. So says Alley in a tell-all interview with Entertainment Tonight , in which she claims the stars developed an intense and secret relationship while the two were filming the miniseries North and South. Their attraction... More »

Swayze's Widow Finds Love Again

Lisa Niemi dating a new man 3 years after Patrick's death

(Newser) - Lisa Niemi said in 2010 that life after husband Patrick Swayze's death wasn't "getting better," but now, three years after his death, Niemi is finding happiness again—at least according to the National Enquirer . She's been dating jeweler Albert DePrisco for a few months, sources... More »

15 Celebs, VIPs Who Fought Pancreatic Cancer

Sally Ride, Patrick Swayze, others brought awareness to disease

(Newser) - Pancreatic cancer is back in the spotlight for a very sad reason— Sally Ride’s death . The Huffington Post takes a look at 14 other celebrities and VIPs who’ve brought awareness to the disease, which is often devastating due to its tendency to go undetected for so long:
  • Patrick
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Patrick Swayze's Widow: 'It's Not Getting Better'

Lisa Niemi talks of their marriage, his last days

(Newser) - Nearly 7 months after Patrick Swayze’s death, “it’s not getting better” for widow Lisa Niemi, she says. She discusses her grief, her husband’s death, and their life together with the Times of London.
  • Her emotions: “I have a myriad of feelings. Some are extreme, some
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Ahmadinejad's Website Hacked

Will it be blamed on Western devils lurking on the Internet?

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who charmingly once declared that Iran is free of gays, must be fixing to make sure it's free of hackers, as well. Gawker reports that the Iranian prez's website , which is currently down, was hacked by someone who posted a message asking God if he might take Mahmoud... More »

Swayze Widow: I'll See Him Again

Lisa Niemi, Elizabeth Smart, Maria Shriver take part in Women's Conference

(Newser) - Just six weeks after losing her husband, Lisa Niemi spoke publicly for the first time about Patrick Swayze's death at yesterday's Women's Conference in California. "I am so grateful for what I had and my connection to him, and part of me believes that I will see him again,... More »

Swayze Book: Grey Was Annoying on Set of Dancing

Patrick recalls her 'emotional,' sometimes 'silly' antics

(Newser) - The chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Dirty Dancing co-star Jennifer Grey was definitely on-screen-only. Grey was the cause of “a few moments of friction” on set because of her tendency to be “particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her,” Swayze wrote in his memoir,... More »

DWTS Offers Swayze Tribute

Patrick Swayze, a "friend" of the series, was honored on last night's results show

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze’s life—and moves—were celebrated by six of the pros on last night’s Dancing With the Stars. Swayze’s own “She’s Like the Wind” started off the medley, followed by “Unchained Melody” from Ghost and, of course, “Time of My Life” from... More »

Swayze's Biggest Regret: No Kids

Actor writes about wish for fatherhood in memoir

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze desperately wanted to have children and was “crushed” when wife Lisa Niemi had a miscarriage, the Boston Globe reports. Swayze wrote of his longing for fatherhood in his memoir The Time of My Life: "I couldn't wait to become a dad, to have a child with... More »

Chemo Killed Swayze: Somers

Cancer survivor Suzanne Somers believes 'poison,' 'toxins' killed Patrick Swayze

(Newser) - Suzanne Somers thinks she knows what killed Patrick Swayze, and it wasn’t cancer—it was chemotherapy, she tells the National Post. “They took this beautiful man,” says Somers, a cancer survivor who has a book about the disease coming out next month, “and they basically put... More »

Swayze Memoir: Dying 'Is Okay'

In excerpts from upcoming book, Patrick Swayze writes of marriage, cancer battle

(Newser) - Dying was “okay” with Patrick Swayze, he wrote in his upcoming memoir. Though his cancer diagnosis at first seemed like a “cruel joke,” he “began thinking to myself, I've had more lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it's been an amazing ride.” More... More »

Patrick Swayze to Be Cremated

Plus, a first look at the actor's book with wife Lisa Niemi, and more tributes

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze’s ashes will be spread across his New Mexican Rancho de Días Alegres (Ranch of Happy Days), which he called his favorite place in the world, a source tells Radar. The actor’s body, currently in Los Angeles, will be cremated within 48 hours. More Swayze news:... More »

Grey, Demi Lead Swayze Tributes

Dirty Dancing co-star cherishes swooning in his arms

(Newser) - Like generations who adored him, Jennifer Grey often thinks about swaying in Patrick Swayze’s arms, People reports. “When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little... More »

Swayze: Not Afraid to Laugh at His Own Hunkiness

Actor didn't want to be just another pretty face, made sure he wasn't

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze, who died today at 57, wasn’t the first choice for the male lead in Dirty Dancing, the BBC notes, but “his performance earned him award nominations and a place on bedroom walls of lovelorn teenage girls around the world.” He eschewed Hollywood’s scene—preferring... More »

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