Johnny Depp named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive!

“Pirates of the Caribbean” super star Johnny Depp was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for the second time, Reuters is reporting.

“Whether it’s onscreen in roles like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or at home with his family on their private Bahamian island, the 46-year-old father of two with 25 years in show business still reigns as Hollywood’s most irresistible iconoclast,” People said in a statement.

Depp will next be seen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” which opens in March of 2010. He is also the executive producer and star of “Rum Diaries” which will open next year.

People Magazine hits news stands Friday.

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Actor, dancer and singer Patrick Swayze passes away at 57

Patrick Swayze's Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Patrick Swayze's Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The LA Music Examiner is reporting that actor Patrick Swayze lost his battle today from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in January 2008. Swayze is best known for his work in the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” and the 1990 film “Ghost” which earned his co star Whoopi Goldgerg an Oscar. Goldberg has mentioned on the  tv show The View this year that she owed Swayze her Oscar because when she wanted the role and several were against it. She said Swayze told the studio that he would not do the movie unless Goldberg was in the role. In 1991, he was named the Sexist Man Alive by People Magazine.

Swayze co-wrote and sang a hit song from the film, “She’s Like the Wind,” which reached No. 3 on the pop charts.

Swayze was born in Houston, where he performed at his mother’s ballet school. His mother, Patsy Swayze, choreographed dance sequences in the John Travolta film “Urban Cowboy” in (1980) and was a teacher to Debbie Allen and her sister Phylicia Rashad. Swayze was an all around entertainer as a actor, singer and dancer. Swayze is a former ballet and Broadway dancer, training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet Schools.

Swayze recent role was as the lead in an A&E TV series called The Beast. The show debuted in January of this year and was canceled in June due to Swayze’s health.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Niemi for 34 years who is also a dancer, two brothers, including actor Don Swayze; and a sister, Bambi Swayze. For more info on Swayze’s life and career at Examiner.com, visit: Swayze.

Here is the video to one of the best songs of the 80s. Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind”:

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Welcome First Child

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People Magazine is reporting that actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel welcomed their child, a son named Walker, earlier this week. The couple, who met on the original production of RENT and starred in the film are said to be doing well and are happy that their son is doing well. Diggs can be seen on ABC’s Private Practice which returns with all new episodes starting Thursday, October 1.

Surprise wedding for 24 star Mary Lynn Rajskub

Photo: PR Photos/Chris Hather

Photo: PR Photos/Chris Hather

Saturday August 1, is turning out to be a record day for celebrity wedding. 24 star Mary Lynn Rajskub chose a quiet, smaller Las Vegas ceremony in when she married her fiance Matthew Rolph in Las Vegas this past weekend. The couple said their “I Do’s” at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, People.com is reporting.
The bride wore an ivory Nicole Miller wedding gown.  Rajskub wore an ivory wedding gown designed by Nicole Miller, according to People.com.

“Our wedding was beautiful, spontaneous and intimate… We are so excited to officially be husband and wife”, Rajskub said when asked for a statement about her wedding.

Look for Rasjskub to return as Chloe on 24 when “Day 8″‘s season is set to begin on January 17, 2010.

Mark Walhberg weds in Beverly Hills

Mark Walhberg, wife Rhea and daughter Ella. Photo:

Mark Walhberg, wife Rhea and daughter Ella Photo:FLYNET

Congratulations are in order. People Magazine is reporting that Mark Walhberg (“The Departed”, “Boogie Nights”, Entourage) wed his long time girlfriend, Rhea Durham in Beverly Hills.  It was a private ceremony with about 30 guests in attendance according to the magazine.

A native of Boston, Walhberg was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as a Boston cop in the gritty drama “The Departed” . He is also an executive producer and the inspiration for the popular HBO series Entourage. The show is loosing based on the experiences of Walhberg and his entourage when he first came to Los Angeles.