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LINDSAY PULSIPHER (The Beast and True Blood) Interview

Earlier today I got a chance to talk to LINDSAY PULSIPHER about The Beast, in which she played Rose Lawrence and which is being made available online at Lindsay Pulsipher has also been cast in the new season of True Blood as Jason Stackhouse's new romantic interest, Crystal Norris. She talked about her experience shooting the first episode and the first weird encounter between her character and Jason. To Read More Click Here .

A&E Honors Patrick Swayze With 'The Beast' Marathon

As the network that airs Patrick Swayze's last TV project, " The Beast ", A&E is dedicating a day full of tributes. On Wednesday, September 16, the cable network is going to present a marathon of "The Beast" starting from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. ET/PT along with an encore at 11 P.M. ET/PT. Additionally, a special called "Bio Remembers: Patrick Swayze" is scheduled to air at 10 P.M. ET/PT. "We are saddened by the loss of one of our generation's greatest talents and a member of the A&E family," said Bob DeBitetto, President & General Manager of A&E. "Patrick's work on 'The Beast' was an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his wife Lisa and his entire family during this difficult time." Although being diagnosed with stadium 4 pancreatic cancer early 2008, Patrick Swayze signed a deal for a starring role on "The Beast". He plays a mischievous Baker who trains his young partner Dove in undercover cases. The show premiered in January this year but got canceled in June due to Swayze's health concern. Swayze died on Monday, September 14 whilst surrounded by his family. Source Here

Patrick Swayze, Hollywood's Dirty Dancer, Dead at 57 - Featured

Patrick Swayze, the movie star whose iconic roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost transcended, and the man whose perseverance in the face of advanced cancer inspired, died today in Los Angeles. He was 57. "One thing I'm not gonna do is chase staying alive," Swayze told Barbara Walters in January. "You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live." At the time, Swayze guessed he had two more years to live. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008. Despite the gloom and doom of initial tabloid reports, Swayze went on to star in the A&E cop drama The Beast . BREAKING NEWS. MORE TO COME Source: E!Online - Patrick Swayze, Hollywood's Dirty Dancer, Dead at 57

Cancellation Buzz: A&E Cancels Patrick Swayze's The Beast (Official)

A&E has canceled Patrick Swayze's FBI drama The Beast , the Associated Press reports. "[The series] has truly been a labor of love for everyone," A&E president Bob DeBitetto said, adding that "after careful deliberation, we have reluctantly decided not to attempt a second season." The Beast featured Swayze as Charles Barker, an undercover FBI agent who teams up with rookie partner Ellis Dove (Travis Fimmel). The series premiered in January and faced several hurdles, including soft ratings over its 13 episodes and concerns about Swayze's health. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, at the show's beginning, but his doctors allowed him to to work. DeBitetto called Swayze's performance in the series "an inspiration to us all." The Beast's cancellation was largely expected. Sources told Variety last week that the network would likely not renew it for a second season, although there was some speculation that it might go on with a new leading man. This fall, Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi, plan to release Swayze's memoir. The book will share memories from his childhood, marriage, career and battle against cancer. Source Here

Cancellation Buzz: The Beast is (Unofficially) Dead - Featured

According to Variety, sources have confirmed that A&E has canceled Patrick Swayze cop-drama The Beast , which finished up its 13 episode first season back in April. The show has been plagued with rumors of cancellation due to Swayze's health issues (the actor has been diagnosed with cancer), though the more official reason is looking like low ratings. Were the show to continue, Swayze would likely be replaced as the lead. A&E has still not confirmed the cancellation, and has responded to Variety's story by stating that a decision has yet to be made and that their sources are inaccurate. How upset would you be if The Beast is dead? Source and Source 2

Despite Flurry of Twitters to Contrary, Patrick Swayze Lives

Tweets of Patrick Swayze's death have been greatly exaggerated. A false report that the Dirty Dancing star had lost his battle with cancer burned quickly through the Twitter-sphere early Tuesday, forcing his publicist to issue a statement confirming that he remains alive. "This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida," the rep said in a statement to "Patrick Swayze is alive, well and is enjoying his life and he continues to respond to treatment." The announcement set off another flurry of tweets, this time spreading the good news. It was unclear whether any radio station actually reported that Swayze died, but the false report did appear on some blogs. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008 and began undergoing chemotherapy. He had already been cast in his A&E show The Beast , but consulted with the producers, who decided he should remain with the show. Despite his courage in the face of the disease, he told Barbara Walters in an interview this year he was "going through hell." "I've never been one to run from a challenge," he said. To Read More Click Here .

A&E Releases Programming Slate, But Where's Patrick Swayze's The Beast? - Featured

A&E 's new slate of original programming doesn't include The Beast , the Patrick Swayze FBI drama imperiled by the health of its star. That doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show - a rep for the cable network says no decision has been made about the its future - but it comes as a disappointment to Swayze fans who hoped The Beast might appear on A&E's schedule, which was released Tuesday. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008, and shot most of the first season of The Beast while battling the disease. A&E's sole returning scripted series, the Benjamin Bratt-starrer The Cleaner , returns June 23. Guests this season will include Whoopi Goldberg, Shirley Jones, Gary Cole, Rebecca Gayheart, Lori Petty, Tyler James Williams. Several reality shows were also given return dates in Tuesday's announcement, including Intervention (May 25), The First 48 (June 16), Gene Simmons Family Jewels (June 7), Dog the Bounty Hunter (May 27), and Crime 360 (May 21). No premiere dates were provided for returning shows Criss Angel Mindfreak, Paranormal State, Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force, or Parking Wars. New shows in development for A&E are a four-hour, two-part epic Western mini-series to be produced by Kevin Costner, and the tentatively titled The Lead Sheet, a series about the investigation of the Los Angeles killer the Hillside Strangler. It's scripted and executive produced by novelist James Ellroy, who covered similar material with the novel and film The Black Dahlia, and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. The network has previously green-lit a Jerry Bruckheimer executive-produced series with the working title Cooler Kings, about a former Honolulu cop trying to avenge his girlfriend's death. Source Here

Cancellation Buzz: Beast Ends Season, But is the Show Over as Well? - Featured

The Beast 's season finale airs Thursday (10 pm/ET, A&E), but whether it's also the series finale of the Patrick Swayze drama remains to be seen. Nothing has been decided about the fate of the show, in which Swayze plays an undercover FBI agent, a series rep says. Any decision, of course, relies on the more important fate of the show's star, who has battled pancreatic cancer since early last year. "As has been the case from day one, it is all about Patrick - in a lot of ways," A&E President Bob DeBitetto recently told the Associated Press. "It is about his condition, and when and whether he would be up for another grueling production schedule. Swayze learned soon after the show's pilot was shot that he had the disease. But he was determined to shoot the first season, despite the physical demands of the role. Co-star Travis Fimmel told in January: "He's such a man. The sickest thing about him on-set is probably his jokes." Since them, paparazzi have captured images of the actor looking thin and tired. But his Ghost co-star, Whoopi Goldberg, recently told Us that the actor is still "busy as hell." "He's kicking butt," she said. "And, you know, he's sick. And he, like the rest of us, doesn't know when it's going to happen - because it will happen, that he is going to go - but he doesn't know when or where." "His attitude is, why wait for it to happen? So he's busy as hell." Source Here

Tonight's TV Hot List for Thursday, April 23, 2009

* Trouble The Water (8:30 pm/ET HBO ) If you think you've seen it all about Hurricane Katrina in 2005, give this 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary a look. Amateur videographer Kimberly Roberts and her husband shot footage before, during and after the storm from New Orleans' Ninth Ward, then, coincidentally, hooked up with filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (whose credits include several Michael Moore films). Their collaboration reveals a story seldom seen by TV cameras, and the Roberts' optimism in the face of so much loss is a tribute to the human spirit. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9 pm/ET CBS) Henry Thomas guest stars in this top-notch puzzler as convicted murderer Jeremy Kent, who wins the right to a new trial in the bludgeoning death of a 91-year-old man in 1991. Kent claims he was misled by his court-appointed lawyer and that his conviction is based strictly on circumstantial evidence, false testimony and errors made by Catherine, who was working her first solo case. As Catherine reinvestigates the crime, her case begins to fall apart and she fears Kent may be telling the truth. * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) Izzie's surgery. Cristina and Owen's tumultuous breakup. And all the effort that Derek put into proposing to Meredith. No wonder the hot docs needed a month off. But they're back tonight, and in full wedding-preparation mode. That includes Izzie, who isn't going to let a silly thing like cancer stop her from being a wedding belle. Her illness does affect Alex, though, and it'll show in his work. Meanwhile, Callie's dad (Hector Elizondo) is back for a visit. Think he'll be pleased about Arizona? * The Beast (10 pm/ET A&E ) The network's original crime drama closes its first season with an uncertain future and its lead actor, Patrick Swayze, continuing his fight against pancreatic cancer. In the season ender, Barker (Swayze) gets a break in a case he's followed his entire career, but never put to rest, when he receives a list of six people involved in the crime. * Southland (10 pm/ET NBC) He's young, handsome and from a privileged background, so why would Ben Sherman decide to become a cop? The answer becomes clear tonight when Ben's motivations are revealed in a frank discussion with his partner and the department therapist. C. Thomas Howell and Tom Sizemore guest star in the episode as a celeb-adoring cop and an irresponsible star, respectively, whose paths cross. Considering Sizemore's checkered past, he won't have to do much acting. Source Here

Patrick Swayze Speaks Out Against Tabloid Headline

Patrick Swayze slammed the National Enquirer over "inaccurate" reporting about his battle with pancreatic cancer. Reacting to an Enquirer cover showing pictures of the Dirty Dancing star looking gaunt, with the headline "The End," Swayze told People he's responding well to new treatment. "It's amazing to me that the tabloids, such as the National Enquirer, print such negative stories about me and my health when there are so many positive things going on in my life right now," Swayze said. "I've started a new chemotherapy and, once again, I am one of the lucky ones with pancreatic cancer that is responding well to the treatment." Among the things Swayze has going for him are his "gorgeous" 12-week-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, named Kumasai, an autobiography in the works, and the "the fantastic response from everyone on my A&E series The Beast ." Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a year ago, and doctors say he has responded well to treatment. He continued filming the first season of The Beast with his doctor's permission, wrapping in November. Soon after, Swayze called tabloid reports of his imminent death "lies" and "the only thorn in my side." In January, he told Barbara Walters he was "going through hell" in his cancer fight. Swayze said he just wants tabloids to stop focusing on the negative. "I hope in the future, the press will think twice about printing inaccuracies and painting an unpleasant picture when I have so much to be thankful for at this time," he said. Source here