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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 »

Busted Hubby: It Wasn't Me, a Ghost Beat My Wife

Michael West, 41, has been ordered to stay sober

(Newser) - A Wisconsin husband busted for beating his wife in a domestic dispute over finances offered a unique defense: "A ghost did it." Fond du Lac cops arrived at Michael West's home to find his wife, Rebecca, "crying very hard and bleeding from her nose," according... More »

Whoopi Goldberg Lashes Out at NYT for Oscar 'Snub'

Article on black Oscar winners fails to mention her win

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg has lashed out at the New York Times for an article on how no black actors are being considered for Academy Awards this year. While Goldberg can sympathize with the article's main thrust, it's the fact that the authors—movie critics AO Scott and Manohla Dargis—seem to... 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 »

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 »

Stewart Spotted 'Ghost' in Godot

(Newser) - Actor Patrick Stewart reported seeing a "ghost" in the wings while performing Waiting for Godot in London, reports the Telegraph. The former Star Ship Enterprise captain was apparently not up to snuff during one scene. When co-star Ian McKelllan asked him what happened, Stewart replied: "I just saw... More »

Bambi Is Best Weepy: Poll

Ghost edges out Titanic , and cartoons are well represented in online outcome

(Newser) - Bambi is the best “tear-jerker” ever, the Daily Telegraph reports. An online poll puts the Disney cartoon at the top of the list, and it should be no surprise: Even Paul McCartney credits the death of Bambi’s mother for his vegetarianism. Ghost, the sentimental story of the relationship... More »

Dutch Teacher Discovers Green 'Space Ghost'

Accidental find is hot gas ball reflecting far-off galactic light

(Newser) - A Dutch schoolteacher earned her moment in the sun by discovering a cosmic ball of gas some have labeled a space “ghost,” NPR reports. Hanny van Arkel, 25, was working as a volunteer with a galaxy-classifying website when she came upon what “looked like a regular galaxy... 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 »

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