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Dirty Dancing star fighting cancer

Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, his agent confirmed today.

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A boy seduced by an older woman is arguably far less likely to be damaged than a girl seduced by a man. Chris Maume hears why A boy seduced by an older woman is far less likely to be damaged than a girl seduced by a man. Chris Maume

Couch potatoes stir in pursuit of higher culture

The couch potato is a threatened species, because the British are becoming more cultured and more active.

FILM: Lights, camera, lots of action

Only one woman in Hollywood specialises in thrillers. Sarah Gristwood meets Kathryn Bigelow, director of 'Strange Days'

Soundtrack albums: listen without prejudice

Once upon a time in the movies there were original cast recordings and spin-off albums of dubious merit. That was before the big boys moved in. By Andy Gill

Real man from Rancho Bizarre

Sheila Johnston gets the crystals and burn-out-triangles experience from Hollywood's latest drag queen; the monday interview Patrick Swayze

RYAN GILBEY on cinema

What can we glean from Keanu Reeves's frenzied schizophrenia in his choice of roles? Adventurous? Confused? Trying to move fast so the crap won't hit him? Recently, he's hopped from Bertolucci's Little Buddha (right) to a cameo in Even Cowgirls Get The Blues to the adrenalin-laced thrills of Speed and the forthcoming Johnny Mnemonic. He began work two days ago on Alfonso Arau's A Walk in the Clouds, and is pencilled in for the Tom Clancy thriller Without Remorse. Had he been twentyish in the Sixties, he might have filled an afternoon or two by filming Warhol depravathons like Bike Boy or My Hustler.
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