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Jennifer Grey says Patrick Swayze will be with her for DWTS

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey says that she feels Patrick Swayze will be with her in spirit as she dances on Dancing With The Stars this season.

His wife, Lisa Niemi has said that she’s rooting for Jennifer. How sweet. Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

Us Magazine reports:

“She actually sent me an e-mail last week saying that she’s rooting for me and thinking about me,” Grey, 50, said on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show Monday. “I was very moved by that and very happy that she sent that to me.”

The former Dirty Dancing star said that although she misses her costar — who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last year at age 57 — his spirit remains with her.

“I feel his presence right now very strongly,” she said. “This week especially, because it’s the anniversary of his death. [Patrick] is the only person I’ve ever actually [danced with] with before Derek [Hough], so it’s a pretty intense sense memory.”

Though fellow competitors Bristol Palin and Audrina Patridge have pegged Grey as the show’s frontrunner, she said she isn’t that good on the dance floor.

“If I fall on my butt, then it’ll probably be really good for ratings,” she joked. “It’ll make the entertainment value go up. When I try to be perfect, it makes me not have fun. So what I’m trying to do is just be real, be in the struggle and let the struggle be pleasurable.”

Who are you rooting for this season???

Source, Fame Pictures

Posted Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 3:15pm
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Patrick Swayze’s brother Don at the “True Blood” premiere!

I had to post these – because it’s crazy how much he looks like Patrick! Creepy! He looks exactly like him – his hair is just a little more fancy. Even his wife looks like Patrick’s wife… Nuts!

Posted Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 3:15pm
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Lisa Niemi opens up about Patrick Swayze’s death

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Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi, whose marriage began in their 20s and lasted for 34 years, led one of Hollywood’s storied love affairs – but the Dirty Dancing actor’s widow reveals that there were times when their union teetered to the brink of breakup.

Six years ago, Niemi tells Oprah Winfrey in her first interview since Swayze’s death, her husband descended into a period of heavy drinking and “very dark thoughts. “He was imploding pretty badly,” she said during Friday’s show, so much so that in 2003, Niemi left Swayze for a year. “I didn’t think he was going to live through it and I didn’t want to watch that.”

But the couple reconciled and regained their happiness – only to be tested again when Swayze was diagnosed 22 months ago with pancreatic cancer and was told he had three months to live.

“It was mind numbing,” Niemi says. When faced with the devastating information, “You think you’re going to get these terrific illuminations,” she says, but that didn’t happen. “I looked around and I said, ‘This is awful.’ ”

Niemi says she cried in front of her husband only once, and saved the rest of her tears for her close girlfriends. “I wanted him to know he was going to be okay,” she tells Winfrey.

Final Days
Niemi, 53, and Swayze never talked about him dying. “We were too positive,” she says. Swayze wanted to believe in God and Heaven but also had doubts. “He had this very realistic side,” says Niemi. “He said, ‘I can’t be 100 percent sure, but I’m going to find out.’ ”

In his final days, Swayze was on pain medication and only minimally aware of his wife’s presence. Niemi tells Winfrey she had seen death before, witnessing animals that the couple kept at the end of their lives. “I felt them leave their bodies and it’s always been a light and free feeling because they were out of pain,” she said. “I was wondering if I would feel the same thing with Patrick. And I didn’t.”

With Niemi at his side, Swayze, 57, died Sept. 14 at his ranch near Los Angeles. “I didn’t feel him leave when he actually stopped breathing,” she said. Now, she says, “I feel him here. I feel like he hasn’t left. I can feel every contour of his hand in mine.”

Niemi says that when Swayze starred in the hit movie Ghost, she thought she would never want to see the kind of visions that Demi Moore’s character saw of her dead husband, played by Swayze, but that has changed. “Now I’m like, ‘Please show yourself. I would love to see you.’ ”

Of the lessons she’s learned since his death, she says, “It’s the proverbial, ‘Do it now,'” she said. “You end up living a lot more in the moment.”

These days, she’s “hanging in there,” she says. “If I was really courageous, I would be open to the possibility that I could go on in life,” she said. Swayze always believed in her, telling her how smart, beautiful and good she was. “I hope I can continue to prove that he was right about me.”

Source, Bauer-Griffin

Posted Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 1:13pm
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Patrick Swayze’s memoir will be released in two weeks.

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Patrick Swayze’s tell-all memoir will hit stores just two weeks after he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.

The late Dirty Dancing and Ghost star died on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 57.

He revealed plans to write about his life story with his wife Lisa Niemi back in February, and fans will have the chance to read all about his cancer fight, his career and his love for Niemi in The Time of My Life on September 29th.

In the tome, Swayze reveals he thought his cancer diagnosis was “a cruel joke”.

He adds, “I couldn’t be dying – I had too much to live for!”

Swayze refused to take any drugs throughout his battle because he feared it would make him incapable of working on his new TV series The Beast.

He writes, “I never took any painkillers since they dull not only your pain but also your sharpness.”

He admits he was “determined to live until a cure is found”, but eventually came to terms with the fact that he was slowly losing his fight when he learned the tumour had spread to his liver: “I began thinking to myself, I’ve had more lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it’s been an amazing ride.

“…So this (dying) is OK.”

The tragic actor’s body will reportedly be cremated on Friday (18Sep09) and his ashes spread across his beloved ranch in New Mexico.

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Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 12:12pm
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