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Patrick Swayze's widow is engaged

December 28th, 2013 6:20pm EST
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Patrick Swayze's widow is engaged again.
Lisa Niemi, who was married to the 'Ghost' actor for 34 years before his death from pancreatic cancer in September 2009, is set to marry jeweler Albert DePrisco after he proposed earlier this week.
A spokesperson for the 'Beat Angel' actress told "Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve."
The couple began dating 18-months ago after being introduced by mutual friends at Lisa's birthday party.
The 57-year-old dancer previously admitted that she would like to find love again shortly after the first anniversary of Patrick's death.
She said: ...

Patrick Swayze's 'Ghost' To Be Made Into TV Series

November 13th, 2013 11:40am EST
Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore's 1990 film "Ghost" is being remade for the small screen.

One of the most romantic films of all time, the film centered on Sam (Swayze), a ghost trying to avenge his death and protect his fiancee (Moore). Whoopi Goldberg played the wacky psychic Oda Mae, the only person who could communicate with Sam.

"Ghost" earned more than $500 million at the box office and won two Academy Awards for Goldberg and screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. The film was also adapted into a Braodway musical.

Paramount Television is working with TV producers Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsm...

Ghost to be adapted for TV series

November 12th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Patrick Swayze's 1990 film Ghost is heading to the small screen for a new TV adaptation.

The hit film, which starred Swayze as a ghost trying to avenge his death and protect his fiancee, played by Demi Moore, grossed more than $500 million (GBP333,000) worldwide, scored Academy Awards for co-star Whoopi Goldberg and screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, and was even adapted into a Broadway musical.

And now bosses at Paramount Television have recruited TV producers Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman to co-write a pilot for a planned TV adaptation.

Pinkner and Goldsman previously worked together on ...

Happy 4th of July: Top 10 Most Patriotic Movie Characters

July 4th, 2013 11:00am EDT
God bless America! What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than to hunker down with some of the best movies celebrating our beloved nation and beat the heat inside with some air conditioning? In American cinema, there are plenty of films that center on patriotic themes and storylines. But what often doesn’t get looked at are the characters who make these movies tick.

These 10 characters are true patriots who love the United States of America just a little more than the average person on your movie screen. From colonial soldiers, to superheroes who proudly display the red, white and bl...

Kirstie Alley & Patrick Swayze Had A Secret Love Affair

November 7th, 2012 12:12pm EST
Kirstie Alley
In her new tell-all book, Kirstie Alley confesses she had a secret romance with her "North and South" co-star Patrick Swayze nearly 30 years ago.

The couple fell in love in 1985 while working together on the mini-series, according to Alley's memoirs, "The Art of Men." Both of them were married at the time, and according to Alley, the actor wanted her to get divorced so they could get married.

The actress told ABC News' Barbara Walters, "I probably was more willing to break up my marriage, and I wasn't willing to break up his marriage."


Alley says she and Swayze had a magneti...

Patrick Swayze's Widow Finds Love Again

October 7th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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Lisa Niemi was married to Patrick Swayze for 34 years. But now, three years after his death, she has finally found new love.

Lisa Niemi has been a widow for over three years now. Her husband, Patrick Swayze, died in Sept. 2009, but it looks like Niemi has found love again. Niemi's rep confirmed to People that she is dating jeweler Albert DePrisco.

"It's new, and they're taking it slow," the rep said.

Niemi and Swayze met and fell in love on the set of one of Swayze's best-known movies, Dirty Dancing. She was a dancer and choreographer working on the film. The 56-year-old Niemi was marrie...

'Dirty Dancing' Performance Voted Greatest Movie Dance Ever

October 14th, 2011 6:30pm EDT
Dirty Dancing
The infamous routine Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey performed in "Dirty Dancing" has been voted the greatest ever movie dance.

The stars' steps came out on top in the poll, carried out by LoveFilm in celebration of the release of dance movie remake "Footloose" later this month.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman's moves in 1994's "Pulp Fiction" wiggled their way into second place, while Gene Kelly's iconic dance scene in "Singin' in the Rain" made a splash at number three.

Other dances to make the top five in the poll include Jon Heder's comedy routine in "Napolean Dynamite," and Travo...

'Point Break' Remake Is Back On

September 13th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Point Break
A remake of 1991 hit movie Point Break is surfing back into action after an initial reboot was shelved following Patrick Swayze's death in 2009.

The late Ghost actor and Keanu Reeves starred in the original cult film, about a gang of surfers who rob banks.

Swayze was due to reprise his role as group leader Bodhi in a revamp, but the movie was abandoned after the star lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Now, studio bosses at Alcon Entertainment have started work on the film, which will center around extreme sports.

A representative tells Daily Variety, "The new version is set in t...

Blu-ray Review: 'The Fox And The Hound 1 & 2'

August 11th, 2011 11:12am EDT
Fox and hound photo
Ready to ring in both the old and new – animated style? Then look no further then the now available Blu-ray 30th Anniversary combo release of both the original "The Fox and the Hound" and its sequel "The Fox and the Hound II" from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Check out the Hi-Def specs and animated visual skinny below!

Title: "The Fox and the Hound 1 & 2" (30th Anniversary Edition)

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Voices of Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Patrick Swayze

Director: Various

Rating: G

Runtime: 83 minutes/69 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainm...

'Dirty Dancing' Remake In The Works

August 9th, 2011 8:09am EDT
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing is set for a big screen revamp - with the original movie's choreographer taking on the role of director.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey became household names after starring in the 1987 hit, which tells the story of dance instructor Johnny Castle and his unlikely partner Frances 'Baby' Houseman.

The movie took in a staggering $215 million at the box office, and High School Musical choreographer Kenny Ortega - who worked on the original project - is hoping for the same success with his remake.

He says, "Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Ke...

What Are Your Favorite 'Dog Days Of Summer' Movies?

July 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dog Days Of Summer' Movies
With the heat wave simmering across the country, we got to thinking… what are the best movies that describe the “dog days of summer”? What are the movies that tell the best summer stories? What made the biggest impression when you downed the lemonade and chased the ice cream truck? Here are our Top 10.

10. ‘Dirty Dancing’ – 1987

Okay, so this is clearly a guilty pleasure, but how can it not define ‘summer’? Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze create the perfect coming of age story with lots of cute oldies and 80s dance moves. And no one puts Baby in the corner, just so you know.


Some Very Hot On-Screen Pairings

July 23rd, 2011 8:30am EDT
Friends With Benefits
In honor of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis’ new movie Friends With Benefits, we thought we’d take a look at other hot on-screen couples. It’s hard enough to look at Mila Kunis without getting completely jealous of her looks (girls) or getting turned on (guys), but pair her with uber-hottie Justin Timberlake and it’s almost too much for the silver screen. Here are a few more hot couples that were paired together to create some “good looking” films.

Dirty Dancing- What do you get when you add Patrick Swayze in tights, a few watermelons and Jennifer Grey’s gyrating hips? Dancing that is alm...

Rob Lowe On Partying Days With Charlie Sheen: "We Competed To See Who Could Play Harder"

March 29th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
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Back in the '80s, Rob Lowe and Charlie Sheen competed frequently — but not for movie parts.

"We competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick a--," Lowe tells Vanity Fair. "The verdict: Charlie by a nose."

Charlie Sheen hopes Rob Lowe replaces him on Two and a Half Men

Lowe, who recently finished his autobiography, shared excerpts with the magazine. In the book, he calls Sheen "one-of-a-kind ... a Polo preppy ...

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The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film

February 23rd, 2011 12:00pm EST
Step Up
Ever since John Travolta made his signature moves in 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," moviegoers can't get enough of male flesh dancing on the big screen. The following decade, Kevin Bacon rebelled in "Footloose" and Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov stole the show in "White Nights." Dancing men are surprisingly hot.

Check out our list of The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film and tell us if you agree:


Tyler Gage (Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service. He ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School...

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner - Jennifer Grey Wins 'Dancing With The Stars'

November 23rd, 2010 11:16pm EST
Jennifer Grey Wins DWTS
Okay America, you can breathe a sigh of relief, Bristol Palin did not win "Dancing With The Stars."

No, it was Jennifer Grey - who battled through pain & injuries that occurred during practice (and Palin's "fans" & followers) - who took home the Mirror Ball trophy. Yet, in the end, after a tough season Grey overcame it all and was crowned the winner of Season 11 of the hit show

Grey started out the night scoring another perfect 10 for her Waltz with partner Derek Hough. It was the exact same dance she performed at the beginning of the season and the dance that left few dry eyes as fans r...

What's The Top 'Feelgood' Movie Of All Time?

November 6th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Dirty Dancing
"Dirty Dancing" has been voted the top feelgood movie of all time. The romantic 1987 movie, starring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, polled 15 percent of votes in a new poll.

Editor Helen Cowley says, "Dirty Dancing has all the key ingredients to pick you up, a first love, summer romance, great dancing, Patrick Swayze and one of the best soundtracks in film."

Jack Black's "School of Rock" came in second, while cult teen movie "Clueless" and "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, also featured in the top 10.

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Jennifer Grey Breaks Down In Tears Over Patrick Swayze Song

September 21st, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Jennifer Grey broke down in tears when she first heard the song she would be performing to on Dancing With The Stars - because it reminded her of late pal Patrick Swayze.

The Dirty Dancing actress made her debut on the reality TV show on Monday night, performing a Viennese waltz to Otis Redding's These Arms of Mine, which appeared on the film's soundtrack.

But when Grey, who played Frances 'Baby' Houseman opposite Swayze in the 1987 movie, first heard the track in rehearsals she broke down because it made her miss her co-star.

In pre-recorded footage, Grey is seen crying and telling h...

Denzel Washington, Vanessa Hudgens & Tons Of Stars Stand Up 2 Cancer

September 11th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the disease.

They were part of the all-star line-up of presenters, performers and phone operators who gave up their time to help raise funds for cancer research charities and awareness about the killer disease.

Among those who took part in the TV special were Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Diane Lane, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Denzel Washington, while celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, Marg Helgenberg...

Patrick Swayze's Widow Still Sends Him Text Messages

September 8th, 2010 7:47pm EDT
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Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi is so desperate to reach her late husband's ghost she sends text messages to his old cell phone in the hope the, er, "Ghost" star will pick them up.

The actor/dancer lost his battle with pancreatic cancer a year ago and, as the sad anniversary approaches, Niemi admits she finds herself following her long-standing tradition of texting Swayze before she steps on an airplane.

She tells People magazine, "I just put what I always did: 'I love you'. And then I cried for a little bit to myself.

"It (text message) didn't come back. So either somewhere out there ...

Who Will Win 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 11?

August 31st, 2010 12:52pm EDT
Jennifer Grey
Six male and six female celebrities have been chosen for the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars. Yes, there have already been 10 seasons of DWTS - perhaps it's time to have a tournament of champions?

So, who's going to win this year? Let's break down the chances for each contestant.

Audrina Patridge: Audrina is most likely going to be the star that shows the most skin this season. While it will help her with the male audience, she will need to show she has dancing chops to get in the top 5.

Brandy: Brandy has been out of the public's spotlight for a long time, but don't count her...

ABC Announces Official 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast

August 31st, 2010 8:42am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Jennifer Grey is set to make use of her Dirty Dancing training with a stint in the upcoming season of hit TV show Dancing With The Stars.

The 50 year old made her name as Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the 1987 classic, opposite Patrick Swayze, and she's preparing to don her dance shoes once again. She'll show off her fancy footwork along with David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, R&B singer Brandy, veteran actress Florence Henderson, Jersey Shore star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Vanessa Williams' ex-husband Rick Fox.

Other stars preparing to hit the dance floor for the 10th series incl...

Rumored 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Includes David Hasselhoff & Audrina Patridge

August 26th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Jennifer Grey
David Hasselhoff, Kirstie Alley and reality TV star Audrina Patridge are among the names reportedly competing for the ultimate TV dancing prize.

TV bosses at ABC will officially announce the line-up for the 11th season of "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday, but the gossip is getting louder about the celebrities set to waltz and twist on the dancefloor.

And Star magazine reports "The Brady Bunch's" Florence Henderson and "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey have also signed on for the new season.

A source tells the publication, "Producers had been talking to Jennifer about joining the cast ...

'Titanic' Theme Voted Best Movie Song

April 29th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Celine Dion
The Titanic theme My Heart Will Go On has been named the best film song of all time, according to a new poll.

Celine Dion's ballad, which won the Best Original Song Oscar in 1997, saw off competition from Rule The World by British pop stars Take That, which was used in 2007 adventure movie Stardust.

Aerosmith's I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing, featured in 1998's Armageddon, came third in the survey, decided by listeners of U.K. radio station Magic.

Three songs from Dirty Dancing made the list - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' Time of My Life was at four, while Patrick Swayze's She's Like ...

Patrick Swayze's Widow Considers Adoption

April 15th, 2010 9:50am EDT
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Patrick Swayze's widow is considering adoption in a bid to start the family she and her late husband always wanted.

Dancer/actress Lisa Niemi admits her biggest regret in life is not investigating fertility treatment while the Dirty Dancing star was alive. She's still devastated by the miscarriage she suffered during her time with Swayze, and now she's looking into the possibility of adopting a little boy or girl.

She tells the Globe, "Other single people do (adopt)... I've always wanted a child."

The publication reports Niemi and Swayze once considered adopting a child from Russia be...

Original Director Says 'Red Dawn' Remake Will Be 'Terrible'

March 29th, 2010 9:36pm EDT
Red Dawn
Moviemaker John Milius has blasted plans to remake action film "Red Dawn" - because the original is only 25 years old.

Milius, who directed and co-wrote the original, is not part of MGM's planned revamp - and he can't believe it's going ahead.

He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "I think it's a stupid thing to do. The movie is not very old."

And Milius insists the new script is "terrible".

He adds, "It's all about neat action scenes and has nothing to do with story."

The original featured future "Dirty Dancing" stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey and Charlie Sheen; the remake ...

Matt Dillon Hates Watching His Early Movies

January 27th, 2010 12:28pm EST
Matt Dillon Hates Watching His Early Movies
Matt Dillon finds it strange watching his breakthrough performance in 1983 movie The Outsiders, because he was barely even an adult when he filmed the scenes.

Dillon was 18 when he shot his part as a young troublemaker in the film, which also launched the careers of Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze. And the 45 year old struggles to comprehend he ever starred in the movie, as it seems a lifetime ago.

He tells Total Film magazine, "It's actually very weird for me to see those films now. And the further I get away from them the stranger it is because I was a f**king kid, man, a little kid...

RIP: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2009

December 31st, 2009 8:54am EST
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Last year Heath Ledger was the shocking celebrity death, and this year it was Michael Jackson. But there were plenty of other notable deaths in 2009. Peruse our photo slideshow commemorating the famous lives who have touched our hearts over the years.

Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer on March 15 at the age of 62.

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Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died on March 18 following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

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Survey Says: George Clooney Keeps Getting Better With Age

December 29th, 2009 8:29am EST
George Clooney
George Clooney has two extra good reasons to celebrate this holiday season - he has scored two big wins on Parade magazine's end-of-year honors list.

The popular magazine asked readers to vote in a range of quirky categories, including most surprising celebrity split of the year and celebrity you would most like to kiss under the mistletoe.

In the poll, surprisingly Patrick Swayze's death saddened readers more than Michael Jackson's this year - by almost twice as many votes - and Jennifer Aniston beat former love rival Angelina Jolie to the top spot on the list of female celebrities r...

Patrick Swayze's Widow Sets Up Cancer Research Fund

December 16th, 2009 8:00pm EST
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Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi has established a cancer research fund in the late actor's name.

The Ghost star underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer at California's Stanford University but died in September, less than two years after doctors discovered he was suffering from the deadly illness.

Niemi has now shown her thanks to medics at the prestigious university by setting up the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund.

She says, "Stanford University is coalescing existing research activities on pancreas cancer to form a Pancreas Cancer Center. Our wonderful Dr. Geo...

Patrick Swayze Honored With Riding Scholarship

November 29th, 2009 1:00pm EST
Patrick Swayze Honored With Riding Scholarship
A scholarship in honor of the late Patrick Swayze has been launched by an American riding institution.

The Dirty Dancing star, along with his wife Lisa Niemi, was an enthusiastic equestrian prior to his death in September, and officials at the Arabian Horse Foundation have established a program to remember the actor.

The scholarship will be awarded each spring to a youngster involved with Arabian horses who seeks a performing arts career.

Foundation President Larry Kinneer says it honors Swayze for his career and the couple's "love of the Arabian breed and contributions over the...

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