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Patrick Swayze's Widow To Appear At Women's Conference

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It's only been six weeks since the passing of the beloved actor and dancer Patrick Swayze. And though we are sure his wife, Lisa Niemi, is still grieving, she has decided to do something very special to help others like herself.

Lisa is slated to appear at the Women's Conference in Long Beach, CA, next Tuesday to participate in a round-table discussion on Grief, Healing and Resilience.

She will be joined on the panel by Elizabeth Edwards and Susan St. James, both of whom suffered the loss of children in accidents and host Maria Shriver, who just this past summer lost her mother Eunice Shriver and uncle Ted Kennedy.

We're sure it will be an emotional yet uplifting event for all.

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Glee In Real Life!

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The completely adorable Matthew Morrison of Glee was spotted out singing karaoke in a sushi bar in Hawaii over the weekend.

He was there with a couple friends and his Hawaiian girlfriend, dedicating his performance to the late Patrick Swayze.

Cute!

Thanks to Perezcious reader Courtney for the pics!

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Remembering Patrick Swayze

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Friends and family gathered for a private memorial service honoring the life of Patrick Swayze in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Guests entering the Sony Studios lot where the service was held, were greeted by a Patrick's white horse, with boots in the stir-ups facing backwards. A source reveals that it is an "old horseman tradition."

Then, the several hundred attendees, which included Ghost co-star Whoopi Goldberg, were able to few many photos of Patrick, a video tribute to his life, and an "amazing" dancing tribute by professional dancers.

Sounds like a wonderful way to honor a wonderful man.

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A Swayze Memorial/Benefit - This Weekend!

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This Sunday, a private memorial will be held for the late Patrick Swayze.

The benefit will take place at Sony Studios in Culver City, California.

Donations will be made to either "Stanford University: The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund" or to "Stand Up to Cancer".

Hopefully a lot of donations will be made.

Every dollar helps!

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Patrick Swayze: In His Own Words

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In his soon-to-be released memoir, Time of My Life, Patrick Swayze details his love of acting, his legacy and the "anger, bitterness and despair" he felt during his fight to survive.

The late actor wrote:

On his diagnosis:
"When my doctors at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles said the words 'pancreatic cancer,' a single thought popped into my head: I'm a dead man. Now, a lot of things go through your head when you get a death sentence handed to you, starting with: 'Why me?' It's hard not to sink into bitterness … For me, that initial shock quickly turned into self-criticism and blame."

On his struggle:
"I was not ready to go, and I'd be damned if this disease was going to take me before I was good and ready. So I said to my doctor, 'Show me where the enemy is and I'll fight him.'" It was "the most challenging, eye-opening battle I've ever had."

On his famous pottery foray in Ghost:
"We really made up the scene as we went along. It was pretty sexy playing in all that clay, so all we had to do was go with it … She was very warm, much warmer than she'd been in the other scenes we'd been in together."

On what he'd leave behind:
"Whenever someone asks me what my legacy is, I say the same thing. I'm not finished yet."

So sad.

So brave.

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A Dancing Tribute To Patrick Swayze

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In case you missed it…..

Watch the dancers of Dancing With the Stars pay special tribute to an amazing actor and dancer, Patrick Swayze, from last night's show (above).

Quite touching!

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Whoopi Is Not Impressed With Suzanne Somers

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In the wake of Patrick Swayze's death, Suzanne Somers was quoted saying some very controversial remarks regarding the late actor's cancer treatments. Close friend to Patrick, Whoopi Goldberg, had some words for Suzanne on Tuesday's episode of The View:

"In case she doesn't know, Patrick did everything and went everywhere to try and stay healthy as long as he could. That he's been gone a week and this statement came out is bad timing and bad taste and Suzanne, you should know better. And I'm not sure that's what you meant to do, but you should have thought about it."

We agree!

However Suzanne has addressed the unfortunate misunderstanding on her website and she does sound very apologetic:

"In a casual conversation at a private party (with someone who never identified himself as a reporter) at the Toronto Film Festival last week, I was asked about this beloved actor. It was never my intention to make an official statement about his passing. I was not informed or aware I was being interviewed. I would never have been so insensitive as to offer a public statement so close to his untimely passing. I sincerely apologize if my comment has caused any additional pain to his family during this difficult time. I send my deepest condolences for their loss."

You have to be more careful who you're blabbing to, especially about such a sensitive issue!

You just never know who could be listening!

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