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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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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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13 Appropriately Weird Facts for Donnie Darko's 13th Anniversary

13 Appropriately Weird Facts for Donnie Darko's 13th Anniversary

Originally posted 01/20/2014 01:00PM

Donnie Darko turns 13 this week. As you travel down your own wormhole of nostalgia, here are 13 pieces of appropriately quirky Darko trivia.

1. Director Richard Kelly mistakenly attributes the "cellar door" quote ("This famous linguist once said that of all the phrases in the English language, of all the endless combinations of words in all of history, that 'cellar door' is the most beautiful") to Edgar Allan Poe on the film's commentary track. The quote actually belongs to J.R.R. Tolkien (from his 1955 essay "English and Welsh"), and reads, "Most English-speaking people ... will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More beautiful than, say, 'sky,' and far more beautiful 'than beautiful.'"

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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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Patrick Swayze's Widow Strikes Dirty Dancing Pose with His Wax Statue | Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze's Widow Strikes Dirty Dancing Pose with His Wax Statue

Originally posted 10/20/2011 10:30AM

Patrick Swayze's wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, was by his side throughout his battle with cancer. And she was with him again Wednesday, striking a very familiar pose at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood.

Niemi, 55, unveiled a new wax statue of her late husband, and joined him in balancing on a log over an imaginary lake – recreating the famous scene from Dirty Dancing when Swayze teaches Jennifer Grey's character the importance of balance in dance.

Two years after his death, Niemi said she was honored to unveil the statue. "It became clear to me that someone had put a lot of love into this, for a man I loved so very much," she said.

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