From Cathy J: where is Patrick Swayze?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2006 12:00:00 January 9, 2006 12:00:00
My question to you is: What has happened to the eighties hearthrob Patrick Swayze? I recently saw a pic of him at some award something and he looked awful. His face is like leather drawn too tight over bone. He should have let himself age as men can and still look fabulous. Any news of what or where he is going with his "comeback"? Dear Cathy: I, like you, have a not so secret fondness for the Swayze. I remember I spent the summer in Hong Kong the year Dirty Dancing came out. When I arrived home, by Grade 7 BFF Natasha came over that afternoon and would not shut up about this hot new movie and you can imagine how titillating it was for a couple of 13 year olds to see what was very suggestive dancing at the time and feel like we were somehow rebelling against our parents. To this day I giggle when I think about that scene where Baby completely blanks and does the two thumb tango when she"s supposed to be lifted in the air. And so I have stood by with deep regret watching Patrick fade away into oblivion, a shadow of his former self, just one step up from Arnold on Diff"rent Strokes. As for this elusive comeback? The last I heard he was working in the UK for a little while. And he may or may not be filming a straight to video release too but to tell you the truth, I"ve stopped caring. And I don"t know what"s more tragic: The fact that he"s not even worthy of a little research or the fact that he, like so many of them, has mangled his face beyond recognition. Sigh. I think I need to shed a tear.

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