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PHOTOS: The Ultimate Celebrity Wedding Cakes

PHOTOS: The Ultimate Celebrity Wedding Cakes

Originally posted 07/21/2014 05:00PM

We'd say 'I do' to any of these sweet slices!

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Love, Friendship, Hair Extensions: This Week's Most Provocative PEOPLE Stories

Love, Friendship, Hair Extensions: This Week's Most Provocative PEOPLE Stories

Originally posted 05/31/2014 11:05AM

Stories about deep connections, human and otherwise, earned the strongest reactions from PEOPLE readers this week. But there was room for some frivolity as well.

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PHOTO: See Lisa Niemi's 4-Tier Wedding Cake | Great Ideas, Lisa Niemi

PHOTO: See Lisa Niemi's 4-Tier Wedding Cake

Originally posted 05/30/2014 03:20PM

The baker had less than a week to design and make the all-white dessert

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Inside Lisa Niemi's Wedding:See the Photos! | Lisa Niemi

Inside Lisa Niemi and Albert DePrisco's Wedding

Originally posted 05/29/2014 05:45PM

Lisa Niemi was ready to move on.

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Patrick Swayze's Widow, Lisa Niemi, Gets Married

Lisa Niemi Weds Albert DePrisco

Originally posted 05/25/2014 03:30PM

Lisa Niemi is a Mrs. again.

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Lisa Niemi and Robin Roberts's Love Stories Touch Readers' Hearts

Lisa Niemi and Robin Roberts's Love Stories Touch Readers' Hearts

Originally posted 01/04/2014 08:30AM

Several heartwarming – and surprising – stories of love kept the chill of winter at bay for PEOPLE.com readers this week.

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Jennifer Aniston Takes on Winter in a Bikini & More from the Weekend

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Her Bikini Bod, Britney Spears Kicks Off Vegas Takeover & More Weekend News

Originally posted 12/30/2013 07:30AM

Santa has come and gone, but we know you're still in a gingerbread coma. So when you're done with that cookie, here's what you missed this weekend:

5. Guess Who Officiated Vanessa Carlton's Wedding!

As Carlton tied the knot with fellow musician John McCauley Friday evening, there was a very special (and famous!) guest in attendance: Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, who married the newlyweds. Their nuptials come just two months after Carlton was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy and forced to undergo emergency surgery. See her wedding dress.

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Patrick Swayze's Widow, Lisa Niemi, Is Engaged

Patrick Swayze's Widow, Lisa Niemi, Is Engaged

Originally posted 12/28/2013 02:35PM

Lisa Niemi has found love again.

The actress and dancer, who lost her husband of 34 years, Patrick Swayze, to pancreatic cancer in September 2009, is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

"Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve," the rep says.

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Patrick Swayze's Widow Is Dating Again

Patrick Swayze's Widow, Lisa Niemi, Is Dating Again

Originally posted 10/04/2012 04:30PM

Lisa Niemi is smiling once again about her love life.

Patrick Swayze's wife of 34 years has started dating again, her rep confirms to PEOPLE (Swayze passed away in September 2009). The actor's widow is seeing jeweler Albert DePrisco after meeting via a mutual friend during a celebration for Lisa's birthday.

"It's new, and they're taking it slow," the rep says.

Niemi, 56, who was by her husband's side throughout his battle with cancer, unveiled a wax sculpture of Swayze last fall in Hollywood – two years after his death.

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One Year After Patrick Swayze's Death, His Wife Celebrates His Legacy | Patrick Swayze

One Year After Patrick Swayze's Death, His Wife Celebrates His Legacy

Originally posted 09/14/2010 11:45AM

Tuesday marks one year since Patrick Swayze's death following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. For his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, it's an anniversary that brings both sorrow and hope.

"In some ways I look at the anniversary and I think, 'It's either going to knock me down or it's going to make me stronger," Niemi says. "And I know I'm stronger now. The fact that I've had some good days definitely gives me hope that I can have more."

As a new spokeswoman for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Niemi is launching an awareness campaign on this anniversary of Swayze's death. "Be a Hero in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer: Know it. Fight it. End it" will feature videos and personal messages from Niemi.

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