Dirty Dancing

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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 »

Moms Spray Teens With Lysol for 'Dirty Dancing'

Chaperones decide to 'disinfect' Colorado prom

(Newser) - A pair of moms chaperoning a high school prom in Colorado were so disgusted by the "dirty dancing" they witnessed that they sprayed down the teenagers with Lysol and called girls "sluts" and "whores," police report. Some eight teens were hit with the spray, and some... More »

NYPD Cops Filmed Grinding on Parade Dancers

Police get groove on weekend when 48 were shot in city; probe launched

(Newser) - New York City officials are launching an investigation of two police officers filmed grinding against dancers in a West Indian Day parade during a weekend plagued by 48 shootings. Officers are seen pumping against the backs of shimmying dancers at the Brooklyn parade earlier this month in a just released... More »

Latest Really Bad Idea: Dirty Dancing Remake

Reboot officially announced, to little fanfare

(Newser) - Dirty Dancing is getting remade, and not everyone is happy about it. "Deal with it, it's happening, there's nothing you can do about it," declares Kyle Buchanan in New York . Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the reboot, Lionsgate announced. Ortega went on... 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 »

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 »

Cancer Takes Swayze, 57

Dirty Dancing star diagnosed with deadly pancreatic cancer in Jan. 2008

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze died today, TMZ reports, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The actor, whose credits included Dirty Dancing and Ghost, was 57. Named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1991, he was diagnosed with the deadly form of cancer in January 2008; he continued film and TV work, and... More »

Best YouTube Wedding Dances

Nope, Kevin and Jill weren't the first

(Newser) - Jill and Kevin Heinz made a splash when their wedding-entrance dance video went viral—but they weren’t the first couple to surprise guests with their groove. E! runs down some of the most popular YouTube wedding dance clips:
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5 Reasons Dirty Keeps Dancing

With musical version making way across US, a look at its ageless appeal

(Newser) - Baby is back, but her teen spirit never really left us. With the stage version of Dirty Dancing already a hit in London and starting a US tour this weekend, the Chicago Tribune runs down 10 reasons why fans are still having the time of their lives.
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Swayze 'Thrilled' With Results in Cancer Battle

Star thanks fans, reveals 'excellent' response to treatment

(Newser) - Actor Patrick Swayze is enjoying an "excellent" response to treatment for pancreatic cancer—and is thankful to friends and fans for their support, he and his wife told People. The Dirty Dancing star plans to continue with the same treatment at a California hospital, his doctor said. Swayze announced... More »

Friends Rally to Support Swayze

News of actor's pancreatic cancer stuns Hollywood

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze's celebrity friends are offering encouragement to the actor a day after news broke that the Dirty Dancing and Ghost star has pancreatic cancer, Access Hollywood reports. “I won an Oscar because of Patrick Swayze," said Ghost co-star Whoopi Goldberg on The View. "So baby, we... More »

Swayze Battling Cancer

But he says tabloid reports of having only weeks to live are false

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze does have pancreatic cancer, a doctor said today, but a report that the actor has five weeks to live is false, E! News reports. The National Enquirer wrote earlier that Swayze, 55, has lost 20 pounds to the disease, among the deadliest of cancers. "Reports stating the... More »

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