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I want to start this blog with a little homage to Patrick Swayze. I know a lot has been written and said since his death Monday afternoon. I will just add this, Point Break, Roadhouse... thanks Patrick. 

I wasn't sure how the TVGuide.com blog thing would work, but I love that you can leave your comments below. I agree with those of you that love Jon Cryer and, yes, the duck man will always live on. Jon really is a great guy, and you might be surprised to find that he's a pretty darn good athlete. I did the Malibu Triathlon with him last year, and he whipped my butt. 

As for the few of you that took the time to say you don't enjoy red carpet shows, I say this to you... read more

Whoopi and View Ladies Pay Tribute to Swayze: "We Lost a Very Special Person"

Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg

The View overflowed with Patrick Swayze tributes Tuesday as his Ghost co-star, Whoopi Goldberg, shared memories with Barbara Walters, who conducted his final interview. Even guest host Kate Gosselin joined in the tributes as the show's cast remembered the star as a hard-worker, on-set goofball and heartthrob.

News: Patrick Swayze dies at 57

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Celebs Pay Their Respects to Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

In a testament to his wide-ranging career, tributes to Patrick Swayze poured in from all corners Monday: from former co-stars, younger actors inspired by his work, and even the New York Yankees.

"Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace," said Jennifer Grey of her Dirty Dancing co-star. "Gorgeous and strong, he was a real cowboy with a tender heart. He was fearless and insisted on always doing his own stunts, so it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified."

The original "baby" in the corner went on to say, "When I think of him, I think of... read more

Patrick Swayze Dies at 57

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze, who seamlessly blended sensitivity and brawn in roles as diverse as a dance instructor in Dirty Dancing and a surfing bank robber in Point Break, has died after playing a role that demanded more of his courage and determination than any other: cancer patient.

The 57-year-old star of Ghost and The Outsiders, who was nominated three times for an acting Golden Globe, endured a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze's publicist said he died Monday with family at his side, according to the Associated Press.

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He fought until the end, even performing grueling stunts while filming his A&E drama series, The Beast. Co-star Travis Fimmel said in January that the strain of fighting the disease rarely showed during filming.

"You can hardly tell with the guy," he told TVGuide.com. "He's such a man. The sickest thing about him on set is probably his jokes."

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Swayze's mother, the head of the Houston Jazz Ballet Company, taught him dance at a young age. His love of ballet exposed .... read more

Mega Buzz on NCIS, Housewives, The Beast, Smallville and More!

Cote De Pablo, Felicity Huffman, Patrick Swayze

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

I only have one question about the NCIS finale: Is Cote de Pablo returning to the show next season? — B.C.
MATT: Why, did it look like Ziva was on death's doorstep in that secretly filmed torture scene? If so, think back to what NCIS boss Shane Brennan said about that grim cliff-hanger: Come September, "all will be revealed and you will be surprised. It will come at you from left field." (But, in a word: Yes. Sources whisper to me that Cote will be back.) Bonus buzzlet: Season 6 arrives on DVD Aug. 25! 

Please tell us the rumors aren't true, and that Desperate Housewives isn't going with a melodramatic miscarriage storyline for Lynette. — Steph
MICKEY: Egads, this is morbid, Steph, but let's retrace our steps: Marc Cherry has said that he thinks a mother losing a child would be ... read more

A&E Cancels Patrick Swayze's The Beast

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A&E has canceled Patrick Swayze's FBI drama The Beast, TVGuide.com confirmed Tuesday.

"The Beast has truly been a labor of love for everyone associated with the project and we couldn't be more proud of the series and are in absolute awe of Patrick, his passion and tenacity," A&E president Bob DeBitetto said. read more

Is A&E Giving Up on The Beast?

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Things aren't looking great for a second season of The Beast.

A&E isn't expected to renew the Patrick Swayze-fronted cop drama, sources told Variety. A rep for the cable network, however, told TVGuide.com that no official decision about the show's future has been made.

The series' first season ran for 13 episodes, and the finale aired April 23.

The show has overcome its share of obstacles. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after the pilot was shot, but the actor received a doctor's OK to complete filming once the series was picked up. Swayze also ... read more

Despite Flurry of Twitters to Contrary, Patrick Swayze Lives

Patrick Swayze

Tweets of Patrick Swayze's death have been greatly exaggerated.

A false report that the Dirty Dancing star had lost his battle with cancer burned quickly through the Twitter-sphere early Tuesday, forcing his publicist to issue a statement confirming that he remains alive. read more

A&E Releases Programming Slate, But Where's Patrick Swayze's The Beast?

The Beast

A&E's new slate of original programming doesn't include The Beast, the Patrick Swayze FBI drama imperiled by the health of its star.

That doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show — a rep for the cable network says no decision has been made about the its future — but it comes as a disappointment to Swayze fans who hoped The Beast might appear on A&E's schedule, which was released Tuesday. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008, and shot most of the first season of The Beast while battling the disease.

A&E's sole returning scripted series, the Benjamin Bratt-starrer The Cleaner, returns June 23. read more

Beast Ends Season, But is the Show Over as Well?

The Beast

The Beast's season finale airs Thursday (10 pm/ET, A&E,), but whether it's also the series finale of the Patrick Swayze drama remains to be seen.

Nothing has been decided about the fate of the show, in which Swayze plays an undercover FBI agent, a series rep says. Any decision, of course, relies on the more important fate of the show's star, who has battled pancreatic cancer since early last year. read more

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