Patrick Swayze has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, dying Monday with his family at his side. Battling the disease for 20 months, Swayze continued to work on his A&E show The Beast despite he grim prognosis. His Hollywood peers have begun to react. Dirty Dancing co-star Jennifer Grey reacted saying, "When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see. ... Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace." Other co-stars, including Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell reacted as well.• • •
Kanye West appeared on Jay Leno's new NBC talk show last night and said that he is "ashamed" of the way he acted at the MTV Video Music Awards. West interrupted winner Taylor Swift as she accepted an award during the ceremony on Sunday night, declaring that Beyonce Knowles' video was better and deserved the win. But on Leno, West tried to show his remorse for the incident. "My entire life, I've only wanted to give and do something that I felt was right. And I immediately knew in the situation that it was wrong, and it wasn't a spectacle or just -- you know, it's actually someone's emotions, you know, that I stepped on. ... And it was very … rude, period. And, you know, I'd like to be able to apologize to her in person."
West says he knew he erred when he handed the microphone back and Swift didn't continue her speech. But if he didn't know then, he knew when he came off stage and Taylor Swift's mother lit into him. Andrea Swift demanded to see West after the incident and proceeded to chew him out for his stunt. Reports say that even as Swift's mother ripped him, he defiantly maintained Beyonce should have won. Only until hours later did West show any contrition and admitted that Swift's mom "said the same thing my mother would have said." Fortunately, Beyonce's father was also backstage, where upon hearing the confrontation, brokered the moment for Swift to join Beyonce on stage later in the telecast to continue her speech.
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Kate Gosselin's appearance on The View may allow her to move into a talk show of her own, according to some. Telepictures, the production company behind shows by Ellen DeGeneres and Tyra Banks, thinks Gosselin might be right for an ensemble show similar to The View, which also would include cooking maven Paula Deen. "They're looking around and casting for other women to be on the show with them. But they want all the women to be moms," a source told E! News.
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Elton John may be turned down in his bid to adopt a boy from a Ukranian orphanage that specializes in children with HIV. Ukranian law currently forbids foreign adoptions to unmarried couples, and although John married his partner David Furnish in 2005, gay marriage is not recognized in the country. John said the boy, Lev, had "stolen his heart," but the ministry of family says of John "does not have the right to do it because there are certain obstacles which cannot be overcome."
Actor Colin Farrell confirms that he and girlfriend Alicja Bachleda are expecting a baby. It would be the couple's first child, but Farrell has a son already with model Kim Bordenave."Yeah, I'm going to be a father again. I'm very excited man! Very! There is nothing more exciting really," Farrell said.
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Kathryn Joosten, who plays nosy neighbor Mrs.McClusky on Desperate Housewives, says that her lung cancer has returned after years of remission.
Also suffering a cancer return is Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn. After 3 months of chemotherapy, Zohn was given the bad news that his Hodgkin's disease had returned.
-- Dave Valenzuela