Morning Buzz: Patrick Swayze Hasn’t Stopped Treatment
Patrick Swayze is still undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer despite a recent report in the National Enquirer, according to his rep. MSNBC reports that Swayze’s mother also refutes the story. “He hasn’t told me if he has (stopped),” Patsy Swayze said. “I wish they would just leave him alone,” noting that her son is “doing as well as he can.”
Jessica Simpson alluded to the recent controversy over her weight and choice of jeans at a recent concert in another performance in Virginia last night. Clad in tight leather pants, Simpson thanked fans for their support and expressed disappointment over what the “focus” is on, according to People. “I feel like in our world today we focus on so many things that are completely pointless,” she told the audience as they reportedly responded with applause.
Amy Winehouse’s home in the Camden section of London has been broken into and robbed. TMZ reports that two men broke into her home and stole guitars and recording equipment. Some of the property has been returned, according to London police. When informed of the robbery, Winehouse (who is in St. Lucia on an extended vacation) informed the press that her favorite guitar is with her.
Scary Movie and Lost In Translation star Anna Faris is engaged. Us reports that Faris has gotten engaged to actor Chris Pratt, who plays Anne Hathaway’s fiance in Bride Wars. Faris was married to actor Ben Indra for four years before their divorce in February.
A settlement has been reached over deceased actor Heath Ledger’s insurance policy. Reuters reports that lawyers for ReliaStar Life Insurance Co wanted to investigate whether or not Ledger’s death from an accidental prescription drug overdose was a suicide or not. In the event of suicide, the $10 million dollar life insurance policy would not have been paid out to Heath’s daughter Matilda. A lawyer for Heath’s daughter filed a lawsuit in July 2008 on her behalf. “The parties are pleased that they were able to reach an amicable settlement and solve the dispute,” attorney William Shernoff said.