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Meet Obama's 'Beast' of a Bus

Two new buses built from the ground up for Midwestern tour

(Newser) - This bus is Barackin', so don't bother knockin': President Obama is cruising the Midwest in a customized bus that is essentially a pumped-up version of his five-ton hulking limo, dubbed "the Beast." The bus, one of two ordered up by the Secret Service, sports bulletproof black windows,... More »

A&E to Drop Swayze's Beast: Source

Low ratings, star's declining health hurt show

(Newser) - Insiders say A&E has axed The Beast, a Sony-produced series about an FBI cop played by Patrick Swayze, after its first season. Soft ratings and Swayze's worsening cancer impaired the show, though the network has yet to confirm the report, writes Variety. More »

Bio Details Swayze's Cancer Fight

It was almost too late before actor visited doctor

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze’s first inkling that something was wrong came while sipping champagne on New Year’s Eve 2007, reports the New York Daily News. “It was like acid on an open wound,” he recalls in a new biography out Tuesday. At the end of January 2008, after... More »

Swayze Fires Back at 'Negative' Tabloids

Actors slams reports that he's losing cancer fight

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze is sick of reading tabloid stories claiming he's losing his battle with pancreatic cancer, he tells Access Hollywood. The Beast star says that rather than being at death's door, he is responding well to a new course of chemotherapy, and he has plenty of positive things in his... More »

Swayze Out of Hospital

Beast star on the mend after week being treated for pneumonia

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze is on the mend after being released from the hospital after a weeklong stay being treated for pneumonia. The actor, whose new TV drama The Beast premiered Thursday, is fighting pancreatic cancer but says his spirit remains strong. "I am alive and plan on continuing to stay... More »

Swayze Checks Into Hospital With Pneumonia

Cancer-stricken star misses appearance to promote new show

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze checked himself into the hospital after coming down with pneumonia, People reports. Swayze, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, was forced to cancel an appearance to speak about his new show The Beast at a TV Critics Association panel in LA. “We wish him the very... More »

Swayze: 'I'm Going Through Hell'

(Newser) - "Yeah, I'm scared. Yeah, I'm angry. Yeah, I'm all that stuff," Patrick Swayze tells Barbara Walters in a candid interview that airs tomorrow, the first since his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. "I'm going through hell, and I've only just seen the beginning of it." Swayze was determined... More »

Swayze Parties, Wraps Up Beast

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze wrapped up shooting for his TV show The Beast today after celebrating at a Chicago club. The cancer-stricken actor showed up at Underground last night with his wife, looking "relaxed, laughing easily," an eyewitness told Us. Scruffy-faced and casual in a hood and cap, he... More »

Swayze: I Catch 'Myself With a Smile on My Face'

Cancer-stricken actor is working, 'proud' of it

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze is healthy, working, and excited by the future, the New York Times reports. The actor, who is responding well to treatment for pancreatic cancer, is shooting a cop drama for A&E, The Beast. “I do find myself, at the end of the day, riding home sort... More »

Swayze Filming New Show

Actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze was back at work for the first time since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the Daily Mail reports. The 55-year-old actor was joined by his wife on the Chicago set of A&E’s The Beast. The actor, who is undergoing chemotherapy, has called himself a “miracle”... More »

Swayze: 'I'm a Miracle'

Actor appears fit at LAX en route to filming new drama series

(Newser) - Rugged actor Patrick Swayze, battling pancreatic cancer, gave a thumbs up sign to onlookers and declared himself  a "miracle" as he passed through Los Angeles' airport. It was a rare public appearance by the 55-year-old actor, who's currently shooting a TV drama series in Chicago in which he plays... More »

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