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GHOST: The Musical Is Coming To Broadway!

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It isn't fairing so well on the West End, but maybe there's a place for it on The Great White Way.

It's been decided that GHOST: The Musical will be coming to Broadway this spring. Curtains will rise on the musical in April of next year, at one of the Nederlander Theaters, though one has not been chosen yet. The production currently stars Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy as the romantic leads who hold onto their love even in death, however, it is uncertain whether they will follow the show to New York.

It sounds kind of hokey to us, but some people might like.

Think U might? To refresh your memory, CLICK HERE to see the trailer for the West End version.

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Dirty Dancing's Remake Director Brushin' His Shoulders Off

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Dirty Dancing Remake

Kenny Ortega is fully aware of the hate spewed his way, but he's ready for the challenge that lies ahead as he directs the remake of Dirty Dancing.

The beloved 80s film is a classic. Everyone knows 'nobody puts baby in a corner.'

But some people thinking remaking such a classic is doing just that.

However, the director assures us he doesn't want to cause any disrespect, stating:

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Want Your Own Life-Sized Patrick Swayze?!

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Well, unfortunately, there's someone else out there who wanted it more, so no dice!

Check out (above) one of the creepiest things we've ever seen, a life sized wax figure of Patrick Swayze dressed as his character from the 1989 flick Road House.

Created by Logan Fleming, this terrifying piece of art, which "sports his famous flowing 1980s hair style, khaki pants, and short sleeve black polo shirt" was recently auctioned off for an unknown final selling price.

Oh, and he didn't come with shoes.

Yeah. If this doesn't deserve the first serious 'WTF?!' of the day, then we'd be frightened to know what does!

Not the best way to honor his memory.

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Remembering Patrick Swayze

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It's hard to believe, but a year ago today, the world lost a wonderful man, actor and humanitarian. Patrick Swayze was a lot of things to a lot of people, but to his wife, Lisa Niemi, he was simply the love of her life.

On the anniversary of his passing, Lisa is remembering her husband in her own way - by launching a new awareness program as the new spokeswoman for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Lisa's campaign, called Be a Hero in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer: Know it. Fight it. End it, will feature videos and messages of hope from Lisa in hopes of finding a cure and reaching out to those who are suffering.

But Lisa also has plans to commemorate the day in a more personal way. Lisa told sources that she is looking into picking out the "most beautiful tree ever" and planting it in an "extraordinary spot" at the couples ranch just North of Los Angeles. She confesses she spends a lot of time at the ranch these days and admits that she still feels Patrick's presence. She says:

"I do sense his presence, and I like that. Just because he's gone now doesn't mean that love doesn't go on."

Very sweet.

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Ghost To Be Remade!

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In Japan!

Hit 1990 film Ghost starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg is being remade in Japan.

Director Taro Otani will be taking on the project and Swayze and Moore's roles will be occupied by Song Seung and Nanako Matushima respectively with the story taking place in Japan. They will start shooting in June and a fall release is planned.

Inneresting!

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Patrick Swayze's Widow Speaks About Their Marriage

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Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi were married for 34 years, but not everyday was filled with happiness.

Their relationship hit a crossroads when Patrick began drinking around 2006 - and she eventually left him.

"For me the worst thing about him was the drinking," said Lisa. "He had a different personality when he drank that much. He was the nicest man on the planet unless he'd had a drink."

And she was so worried to leave, that Lisa escaped in the middle of the night.

"People or animals could have got hurt when he was like that. It's not good to be around anyone like that," she continued. "He'd shoot the tyres off the car. I didn't want to take any chances."

Swayze did everything to heal his addiction. The actor went to rehab and even saw a psychic, but it wasn't until Niemi left that he quit drinking.

"We told each other we loved each other over and over again," she said regarding his attempts at recovery. "I never left the room without telling him. It still didn't feel like enough."

They had such a long-lasting marriage. Stay strong, bb.

[Image via WENN.]

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Swayze's Widow Sells Ranch

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Must be tough, but we understand.

Lisa Niemi, who was married to the late Patrick Swayze, plans to sell the California ranch where he spent his final days.

According to the National Enquirer, Niemi can't stand to live on the property any longer, since it holds too many fond and frightening memories. A source suggests:

“The ranch holds a lot of good memories for Lisa of her life with Patrick, but she is having a hard time continuing to live in the house where he died."

Along with bidding farewell to the ranch, the source also claims that Lisa has been seeing a psychic to ease the pain:

“Lisa is so lost without Patrick, she has consulted a psychic. She wants to know he is at peace or if there is any way to get a message to him or if she can hear anything Patrick has to say to her. She has flown the psychic to California and also talks to her frequently on the phone. She seems to feel better after their sessions.”

We don't know how much we believe that, but we could see Lisa wanting to move out of the ranch onto the next chapter of her life. We're sure it will be a difficult transition, but we know she is a strong lady. Patrick would want her to be happy.

[Image via WENN.]

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