While celebrity deaths sprout emotional tributes left, right, and center, they do not always end up as tasteful and special as they set out to be. However, in the case of the late actor Patrick Swayze and ABC’s show Dancing with the Stars, the dance tribute was dirty, and that was perfect, according to E! Online.
The results that eliminated the first two contestants from Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night were put on the backburner as some of the show’s professional dancers took to the stage in a dancing Swayze tribute.
The late actor, known for his emotional role in the movie “Ghost” but also for his hearthrob performance in “Dirty Dancing,” would have been proud.
The tribute began with Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin, both from So You Think You Can Dance fame, doing a romantic piece to “She’s Like the Wind.” This was followed by real-life husband and wife duo Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya waltzing to “Unchained Melody.” It was then that “Dirty Dancing” was really brought to life, with Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke dancing to the Oscar-winning song,”Time Of My Life,” and ending with the famous lift where Swayze hoisted Jennifer Grey into the air at the end of the movie. The tribute was received warmly by those who watched it.
The roles of parent-child will soon be reversed for Melissa Joan Hart, formally known as Sabrina, the teenaged witch.
Hart, 29, is expecting her first child with her husband Mark Wilkerson, reports People magazine. The baby is due in January.
?I?m thrilled to death. Melissa is feeling great. So far, so good,? says the actress? mother, Paula Hart.
Hart and Wilkerson, 28, were married in Italy in July 2003. He is the lead singer and guitarist of Course of Nature.
Jack Satin, Hart?s latest project, will be released later this year.