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The Stars Mourn Patrick Swayze's Passing

September 15th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Stars Mourn Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze's former co-stars Jennifer Grey, Whoopi Goldberg and Rob Lowe have paid tribute to the movie star, who died on Monday following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The actor, 57, passed away surrounded by his family in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with the aggressive disease in 2007, and announced his plight in early 2008, remaining defiant throughout by undergoing chemotherapy treatments while still shooting his TV show The Beast. Despite pictures of Swayze becoming frailer in recent weeks, Hollywood has been left shocked at the passing of the star - and many of h...

Patrick Swayze's 'Beast' Canceled

June 4th, 2009 9:34am EDT
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A&E drama "The Beast" will not return for a second season, according to Daily Variety.

The show had a rough start because Patrick Swazye was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The actor was unable to promote the series during a Television Critics Association panel in January after he was hospitalized for pneumonia.

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Patrick Swayze Turns Down Lung Surgery?

May 11th, 2009 3:47pm EDT
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Ailing actor Patrick Swayze has prompted fears he's close to the end of his cancer battle, after reportedly turning down life-saving lung surgery.

The Dirty Dancing star was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and has undergone regular bouts of grueling chemotherapy treatment since, in a bid to beat the deadly disease.

Swayze has continued to work on his TV show The Beast, defying a string of news reports that allege he is at death's door.

But a new National Enquirer report suggests the star's medics have been forced to halt his chemotherapy treatment because he's suff...

What's On? This Week in Television

March 30th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
It's the end of an era later this week, as ER airs its 2-hour series finale on Thursday. Usually, I suggest you go out and do something on Saturdays, but if you're a basketball fan you're going to want to watch the NCAA final four. Michigan St. takes on Connecticut, and Villanova faces North Carolina for the right to play in this year's national championship game.


Pick of the Night: CSI: Miami CBS 10/9c., "Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing."

Wolfe is kidnapped by the Russian mob, and is forced to help them or be killed.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, How...

What's On? This Week In Television

March 16th, 2009 2:49pm EDT
The tournament field is set, and now everyone will be filling out their brackets in hopes of winning their office pool. The madness begins Thursday at Noon ET on CBS.


Pick of the Night: How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:30/7:30c, "The Front Porch."

Lily doesn't like Ted's new girlfriend, played by Laura Prepon of That's 70's Show, so she tries to sabotage their relationship.

Other new episodes worth watching: House FOX 8/7c, The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, 24 FOX 9/8c, Two And A Half Men CBS 9/8c, Rules Of Engagement CBS 9:30/8:30c, CSI: Miami CBS 9/8c.

Rerun alert: C...

What's On? This Week In Television

February 23rd, 2009 3:52pm EST
The Closer
Last night wrapped up an excellent week in the entertainment world with favorite Slumdog Millionaire taking top honors with the Best Picture Oscar. Tuesday night there will be an address from President Obama, and many shows will either not be airing or be in reruns. Check here to see if your favorite shows are new this week.


Pick of the Night: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, "Disappearing Manhattan." Travel Channel 10/9c. Snarky host Tony Bourdain takes a look at the surviving gems in what is becoming a very commercialized urban center of the world.

Other new ep...

What's On? This Week In Television

February 16th, 2009 1:54pm EST
This Monday night starts off a new week of television with a lot of reruns. The week culminates in the 81st Annual Academy Awards show, where favorites Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button vie for the coveted best picture Oscar.


Pick of the Night: House, FOX 8/7c.

"Unfaithful," a priest checks in to the hospital and claims to have seen Jesus floating above him.

Other new episodes worth watching: The Closer TNT 9/8c

Rerun alert: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two And A Half Men, CSI: Miami Nights, Chuck.


Pick of the N...

What's On? This Week In Television

February 9th, 2009 8:34am EST
Barack Obama
Monday night kicks off a new week of primetime TV. President Barack Obama plans on giving an address, and nearly all of the major networks will be airing it during primetime. This means some of your favorite Monday night shows may not have episodes this week, or they may me airing in a different time slot than normal. Check your local listings for details.


Pick of the Night: The Big Bang Theory, Special Time CBS 9:30/8:30c.

"The Maternal Capacitance:" both Penny and Leonard are having a rough week and turn to a bottle of tequila for comfort. Raj receives criticism for h...

What's On? This Week In Television

February 2nd, 2009 8:55am EST
How I Met Your Mother
This week begins a new sweeps month, which means the networks will be trying to get your attention with a lot of new episodes and big events. The month kicked off with Super Bowl XLIII, and here's what to watch for the rest of the week:


Pick of the Night: How I Met Your Mother, CBS 8:30/7:30c

"Barney Stinson: That Guy's Awesome:" Robin faces deportation back to Canada if she doesn't find work, and Barney helps with a video resume.

Other new episodes worth watching: The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, House FOX 8/7c, CSI: Miami 10/9c, The Closer TNT 9/8 c, Anthony Bourda...

'24' President Has Gall Bladder Surgery

January 16th, 2009 8:45am EST
Cherry Jones
24's female U.S. president Cherry Jones is recovering in the hospital after undergoing surgery to have her gall bladder removed. The 52-year-old actress, who plays President Alison Taylor in the current season of the hit drama, was forced to skip a press conference for the show on Tuesday, when her illness was announced.

24 producer Howard Gordon revealed Jones has undergone a Cholecystectomy, adding, "But she's OK."

The news comes just four days after cancer sufferer Patrick Swayze missed a press conference to promote his own new show The Beast, after falling ill with pneumonia. ...

'The Beast' A Pilot Worth Watching Tonight

January 15th, 2009 11:26am EST
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Having had the pleasure of screening the first episode of The Beast, we recommend that you click your remote in the direction of A&E tonight. Patrick Swayze issues a strong and powerful performance that makes you forget all about the weak condition of his health in the new drama "The Beast" premiering tonight (Thursday) on A&E.

Swayze stars as FBI agent Charles Barker, who is stationed undercover in Chicago. He has hand-picked a new agent, Ellis Dove, played by Travis Fimmel, to train as his partner. Barker throws Dove right into the flames from the get-go to try to teach him his u...

Patrick Swayze: 'I'm Beating Pneumonia'

January 14th, 2009 11:56am EST
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze is winning his battle with pneumonia and plans to check out of hospital within days.

The actor was diagnosed with the illness last week after seeking help for a persistent cough. He skipped a press conference to promote his new TV show The Beast, and checked into a California clinic, where he has remained since.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Swayze, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, tells People magazine, "I started coughing on the way home from New Mexico and it made me suspect that there was a possibility of some kind of infection. I wanted ...

Patrick Swayze Lines Up Second Season Of 'The Beast'

October 30th, 2008 8:44am EDT
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze has hinted he will appear in a second season of TV show "The Beast" despite battling pancreatic cancer. The 56-year-old has missed just a day and a half of work since being diagnosed with the disease in January.

And he is set to prove he is on the road to recovery by reprising his role for a second time.

Swayze says, "There is probably that little bird that flies through your insides and says, 'I sure would like to make a mark in life'. I've made a pretty decent mark so far - nothing to scoff at. But it does make you think: Wait a minute. There's more I want to do. ...

Patrick Swayze Plans Documentary For Family

September 25th, 2008 4:08pm EDT
Patrick Swayze
Cancer-battling actor Patrick Swayze plans to film a special episode of his forthcoming series The Beast as a video-documentary for his family to watch after his death.

The episode will reportedly co-star his 50-year-old brother, Don, under the direction of Swayze's wife, Lisa Niemi, and will feature documentary-style behind-the-scenes footage of the production.

Swayze has been praised for his "workhorse" attitude on the Chicago, Illinois set - just months after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February. He echoed his bosses' praise last month, insisting he's feeling ...

Patrick Swayze Still Smoking

August 19th, 2008 8:59am EDT
Patrick Swayze
Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze has defied critics by smoking while battling pancreatic cancer.

Swayze, 55, was diagnosed with the condition in April, prompting claims he had just months to live. But the star responded well to treatment at California's Stanford University Medical Center, and has since returned to work.

However, new photographs of Swayze filming new TV series The Beast show him smoking cigarettes in between breaks.

Health organizations advise cancer sufferers to give up smoking.

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