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As Patrick Swayze courageously battles cancer, his legendary spirit has lifted lots of Americans…literally. Thanks to the “Dirty Dancing” Lift Machine, lucky fans have been getting “Baby”-ed. Over two decades after Swayze splashed around with Jennifer Grey, making every girl swoon with jealousy, regular folks have experienced the “Time Of Their Life” and completed the glorious dance move immortalized in the final dance of the flick. While the machine won’t accidentally drop you in the water during practice like Swayze, we’re already wet from the idea of this romantic gesture, albeit mechanical.
The internet is abuzz with the news that, according to the oh-so-reputable National Enquirer, Patrick Swayze, star of the best movie possibly ever made, Dirty Dancing, is dying of pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs. No word yet from Swayze’s rep on whether the story is true, but our fingers are crossed that this is yet another rumor the Enquirer has gotten totally wrong. Until then, we’ll be playing “She’s Like The Wind” on repeat. [National Enquirer]
UPDATE: Patrick Swayze’s rep has confirmed that the actor was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago. This is so, so sad. Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert marathon at our house tonight. [PageSix.com] Keep reading »