Sam Elliott Remembers His Co-Star And Friend Patrick Swayze

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Last year, the world got to see footage of the late Patrick Swayze again. Some of the late actor’s famous friends got together to talk about Patrick and the impact he had on them. It was featured in the documentary I Am Patrick Swayze, which marked a decade since he passed away. It is hard to believe it has been that long!

Sam Elliott is one of the actors featured in the documentary. Sam and Patrick starred in the film Road House together in 1989. Patrick played a bouncer at a bar and Sam played his mentor. While it seems they only starred in one film together, Patrick made a huge impact on Sam.

Sam Elliott remembers his co-star and friend Patrick Swayze

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Sam recalls, “I remember watching Patrick and thinking, that was so good.” Other actors have spoken out about Patrick’s determination and infectious personality as well.

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Sam and Patrick in ‘Road House’ / YouTube Screenshot/Silver Pictures

Not only was he an incredible and dedicated actor, but it seems he was a friendly and inspiring person. We miss Patrick so much!

Check out a scene from Road House featuring Sam and Patrick below:

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Whatever Happened To Jeff Conaway, Kenickie From ‘Grease’?

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We all remember Kenickie from the hit 1978 musical movie Grease. He was personally my favorite of the T-Birds as he stole the hearts of so many young, admiring women watching the film in theaters. Jeff Conaway was in charge of making the role of Kenickie come to life, and he did a damn good job of it.

His first acting credit begins in 1963 with a one-off role in the TV series The Doctors. His next credit wouldn’t come until 1971, an extra role in the film Jennifer on My Mind. However, by ’75 he did manage to secure a one-off role on the hit show Happy Days, which then allowed for a more consistent acting repertoire to be built.

Jeff Conaway takes off with success

Whatever Happened To Jeff Conaway, Kenickie From 'Grease'?
Jeff Conaway as ‘Kenickie’ / Paramount Pictures

Of course, Grease came in 1978 and it was a huge hit. Over 40 years later, various generations of people know that ‘Grease’ is the word! Following the success of Grease, Conaway would go on to star in the TV series Taxi from 1978 to 1982. He also had a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful and Babylon 5. It seemed like things were going really well for Conaway in terms of his professional career.

RELATED: ‘Grease’ Soundtrack: The Dirty Secrets Behind The Songs

Problems with drug abuse and entering rehab

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Jeff Conaway in ‘Taxi’ / NBC

However, that was not the case. Following an injury sustained while on the set of Grease, he turned to substances to help ease the pain. By the mid-’80s, he experienced a crisis and came to terms with the fact that he had a drug problem. He underwent rehab treatment in the late ’80s and spoke openly about his addiction problem.

In the mid-2000s, Conaway relapsed. He ended up appearing on the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. While on the show, he revealed that he was addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers. Not only that but was also in a co-dependent relationship with his girlfriend, who was also a user of prescription opiates.

Viewers learn more about his past

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Jeff Conaway on ‘Celebrity Rehab’ / YouTube Screenshot/VH1

Upon showing up at the rehab center for the first episode, Conaway showed up in a wheelchair, drunk, and unable to speak coherently. Due to this, his episodes drew a lot of attention. His second episode shocked many, as he revealed to Dr. Drew that he was thinking of killing himself as he was fed up with his back pain and withdrawal symptoms. Not to mention the allegedly needed assistance when simply using the bathroom. He was also on Celebrity Fit Club for a short time but was pulled from the show after his antics.

Viewers also learn that Conaway had undergone a tortured childhood, and was also a victim of pedophiles and child pornographers. He also reveals that he had been an addict since he was just a teen. Sadly, by May 11th, 2011, Conaway was found unconscious due to an overdose of various substances believed to be pain medication. Doctors found that the actor was not suffering from a drug overdose, but rather pneumonia with sepsis. In addition, his drug usage clouded his ability to recognize how ill he was and receive treatment.

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Jeff Conaway on Celebrity Rehab / YouTube Screenshot/VH1

By May 26th, Conaway’s family decided to take him off life support and he was pronounced dead the following morning at age 60. An autopsy performed on him concluded that he died of various causes. This includes aspiration pneumonia and encephalopathy, attributable to drug overdoses. A truly troubled and sick man, we miss Jeff Conaway so much and will always remember him best in his biggest roles.

 

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Cameron Diaz Says She Found Peace By Leaving The Hollywood Acting Biz Behind

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Cameron Diaz is a well-known former actress who is best known for her roles in There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels, and Shrek. However, at 47 years old, she said she has found peace in her soul by quitting acting altogether. Her last film appearance came in 2014 in Annie. “I got a peace in my soul, because I finally was taking care of myself,” Diaz tells Gwyneth Paltrow on her health podcast.

“It’s a strange thing to say, I know a lot of people won’t understand it, I know you understand it, but it’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there,” she says.

Cameron Diaz talks about how beneficial quitting acting has been for her

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She continues, “There’s a lot of energy coming at you at all times when you’re really visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there.” Diaz would go on to officially confirm her retirement from acting in 2018. However, she has stated that she does not rule out a return to acting one day.

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Diaz’s breakthrough was in the 1994 film The Mask alongside Jim Carrey. She previously has said that the pressure of making multi-million dollar movies was “overwhelming” but that actors were “mollycoddled” and wanted to be more self-sufficient.

Inspiration from other actresses

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Cameron Diaz in ‘The Mask’ / New Line Cinema

Diaz continues, “I stopped and really looked at my life. When you’re making a movie, they own you. You’re there for 12 hours a day for months on end, you have no time for anything else. I really needed to know that I could take care of myself, that I knew how to be an adult.”

Diaz married Good Charlotte musician Benji Madden in 2015 and they share a daughter, born in December 2019. She also credits her friend, Paltrow, for encouraging her to become a mom. “Being a mother at the age that I am, I don’t think I could have been this parent at 25,” Diaz admits. “I would not have become a mother if it wasn’t for you,” she tells mom of two Paltrow.

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Couple Enforces Crazy, Strict Wedding Guidelines For Guests

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One couple’s strict guidelines for guests attending their wedding has gone viral and it’s very interesting, to say the least. The groom-to-be details in a Reddit post the rules that he and his fiancée have for their guests. “We have been clear from the very start that the dress code will be fully enforced,” he writes on Reddit.

“The invitations we sent explicitly told our guests what we’d be expecting from them (white tie, no unnaturally dyed hair, no visible tattoos or piercings) and that they were free to decline the invitation if they had a problem with this.”

Soon-to-be wedded couple enforces strict guidelines for their special day

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Young newlyweds and wedding guests clinking glasses at wedding reception outside / StoryBlocks

He said the reason for the strict dress code was because of the wedding photos. “One thing we are really looking forward to is our wedding shoot,” he says. “We have spent a large amount of our own money on a photographer, who we hired after weeks of research and shopping recommendations. The photographer is highly, highly sought after in our area and we were lucky to book him last year in advance. So naturally we are taking this seriously.”

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However, in response to this, many of the guests are responding asking for more flexibility. This includes a guest who asked to bring flats to wear after the ceremony. But, so far, it looks as though there’s no hope for guests who want a bit more flexibility. The bride and groom-to-be refuse to accommodate.

They say that guests are free to drop out if they won’t comply with the rules

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Full length portrait of newlywed couple posing with bridesmaids and groomsmen in green sunny park / StoryBlocks

“In our opinion, while wearing knee-length dresses and suits (rather than a tux) might be appropriate for ‘day to day life,’ they will doubtlessly look out of place at a wedding that is supposed to be fully formal,” the groom responds. “We are hosting a private event where we are able to set the rules. Having been to other weddings over the years, we have fully complied with the wishes of the marrying couple and we do not see why we should not be given the same treatment.”

He also added that if guests do not want to comply, “they are free to drop out (even though we will still be paying for their seats now) and not attend.”

How people are responding

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While a lot of commenters actually agreed with the couple’s rules, they did fear that their guest list would be a lot smaller and less fun. “It is your wedding and you can do what you want, but it’s a wedding, not a photoshoot or a play,” someone writes. “The stuff about piercings, tattoos, and hair color is especially ridiculous. If all you care about is nice pictures, then hire models. That way they’ll look exactly how you want them to look and they won’t complain. If you want an actual party with real people, you need flexibility.”

Another person actually called the ‘no flat shoes rule ridiculous, saying that “there could be older ladies or people who would need to wear flats for medical reasons.” What do you think about these rules?

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Whatever Happened To The ‘Guy In The Green Shirt’ Dancer Daniel Levins?

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Romantic comedy Grease offered memorable dance numbers. In fact, the 1978 film got nominated by TV Land for showing a sequence viewers definitely reenacted at home. That nomination went to “You’re the One That I Want.” But One other moment worth noting goes to the carnival scene. This moment showed viewers moves impressively presented by Daniel Levins, the dancer in the green shirt.

Color use in film can tell audiences where to look. But Levins stood out on his own; the green shirt just helped give him that final iconic imagery. But his dance moves kept people watching. There’s a good reason for that, and it comes from his impressive dance training. But whatever happened to this talented dancer who helped define a great scene?

Daniel Levins danced his way into our hearts

In some ways, Daniel Levins stole the show at the last minute of Grease
In some ways, Daniel Levins stole the show at the last minute of Grease / YouTube screenshot

Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times writes that Levins’s scene at the end of Grease “arguably stole the show from John Travolta and the movie’s other stars.” Levins built a skill set capable of such feats from a very early age. Born on Oct. 7, 1953 as Daniel John Patrick Levins, the Freeport, New York native took up Irish tap dance at the age of five. It was a nod to his Irish heritage, and his resume expanded to include ballet and modern dance when he was 12 and studied at High School of Performing Arts in New York City.

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By 15, Levins became part of the American Ballet Company. In 1971, he became a principal dancer with Ballet Theater. Reportedly, a chronic knee injury nearly threw off his career and plans with the New York City Ballet in 1975. For a time, he instead choreographed for several major American theater groups. Then, in 1978, he hit the big screen as the guy in the green shirt in Grease.

Giving to the next generation

Daniel Levins had minor roles in other films, including The Turning Point
Daniel Levins had minor roles in other films, including The Turning Point / YouTube screenshot

Throughout his dance career, the man in the green shirt sometimes went by Daniel Levans instead of Levins. That name came with him as he received training from New York City Ballet alumni Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis. He also received training from Italian and Russian instructors.

In time, Daniel Levins himself also taught, in his case at Ballet Tech. He spent 23 years doing as much, the opportunity borne from his connection with Eliot Feld, who asked Levins to join the American Ballet Company personally. Eventually, he married Eugene Gabriel-Thomas Walsh. It is from Eugene that the news came: on September 15, 2015, at the age of 61, Daniel Levins died in Brooklyn from a bacterial lung infection. Though his life was cut short, Levins filled it with success for himself and growth within the arts, changing the stage and big screen for the better.

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Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne’s Oldest Daughter Talks About Not Appearing On ‘The Osbournes’

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Many people don’t realize that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have three kids together! Two of their children, Jack and Kelly, were seen on their reality show The Osbournes. They are also quite famous today. However, Ozzy and Sharon also have an oldest daughter named Aimée.

Aimée is now a singer and actress, but when she was younger she didn’t want to appear on television. She wouldn’t grant permission to appear on The Osbournes, so she was rarely around. When she was in frame, her face was blurred out.

Why Aimée Osbourne didn’t want to appear on ‘The Osbournes’

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Aimée is now 36 years old and can reflect back on those times. She said, “For me, I had grown up around having a pretty well-known dad anyway and I always really valued my privacy within that family. For me personally and for who I am, as far as morally, and also just to give myself a chance to actually develop into a human being as opposed to just being remembered for being a teenager.”

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She continued, “It didn’t really line up with what I saw my future as. It definitely worked great for the rest of my family, but for me and who I am I just knew it was never something that I was going to be able to consider realistically.”

These days she releases music under the name ARO. Listen to one of her songs below:

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