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Edelstein on Swayze

"In 'Dirty Dancing,' Swayze combined brawny physicality and feline grace in a way that made millions of women (and a lot of men) weak in the knees."

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Patrick Swayze, 1952–2009

After a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, the actor, dancer, and star of many beloved American films passed away in the company of his family yesterday.

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Cancer Has Not Impaired Patrick Swayze’s Judgement

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Patrick Swayze passed on playing a gay cheerleading coach in Fired Up for "creative reasons," not because he's sick. The script for Saturday's Inner Circle show at the Hilton had to be overhauled in light of Spitzergate. Tom Brady made a rare post–Super Bowl public appearance with Gisele at the opening of the Zegna store on Fifth Avenue. Anne Hathaway bought five bottles of absinthe and borrowed an absinthe fountain from a restaurant for a party she was hosting with her boyfriend Raffaello Folllieri. ABC may cancel Rachael Ray's show because of poor ratings. Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie shared an "uncomfortable silence" after being seated six feet apart from one another at a Cinema Society screening.

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Ivanka Trump's Totally Awesome Tussauds Tradition

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Ivanka Trump has an assistant go touch up her wax statue at Madame Tussauds every week. Fourteen of America's Next Top Models totally trashed their $6 million Tribeca loft. Josh Hartnett and Helena Christensen broke up. Charlotte Ronson and Alexander Dexter-Jones do not like Leven Rambin, who is maybe making out with Mark Ronson. The Hudson Hotel has a bunch of goons on staff. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem ate ice cream at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in the new 6 Columbus Hotel.

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Kelly Klein Finally Nabs That Baby

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Gisele Bündchen showed up at the haunted house on Suffolk Street sans costume and cut the line. Hunter S. Thompson's widow is pissed at Jann Wenner because he portrayed Hunter in his book as an "awful beast of a man" after he left Rolling Stone . Calvin Klein's ex, Kelly, finally has a daughter, via surrogate mother. David Brooks, a.k.a. the guy who was recently busted for using company cash to fund his daughter's $10 million bat mitzvah, also used his employees' pension funds to pay for his son's bar mitzvah. Hillary Clinton backed out of a Vogue photo shoot being shot by Annie Leibovitz because she felt it would be "too glamorous." Sting and some buddies went to Scores. Bono and Damien Hirst dined at Lever House. Law & Order's Richard Belzer had to get his driver to walk his poodle during a screening at Core Club because he wasn't allowed to bring it in.

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Ann Bass Was Robbed

Socialite Ann Bass, ex-wife of billionaire investor Sid Bass, and artist boyfriend Julian Lethbridge were robbed at their tony Connecticut estate. Richard Nixon's daughter Tricia couldn't bring herself to attend Frost/Nixon. Rutgers women's basketball coach Vivian Stringer signed a lucrative deal to write an autobiography. Alec and Stephen Baldwin split some macaroni and cheese while bowling. Madonna ex Carlos Leon hooked up with model Kat Forseca at the Bowery Hotel. Josh Lucas hooked up with a writer from Harper's Bazaar at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Christine Ebersole once bribed a cop with $100. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony plan to file libel suits against the National Enquirer in Europe, where their odds of victory are higher. Chloë Sevigny writes about her wild youth in the introduction to a friend's memoir.

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