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Entertainment news of the week: September 18, 2009

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Swayze, Whitney and Kanye

These were the hottest entertainment news stories for the week ending September 18, 2009.

Most fashionable celeb of the week

Swayze, Whitney and Kanye
Taylor Swift looks radiant and age-appropriate in this sparkling goddess gown on the red carpet at the VMAs.

Patrick Swayze dies

Actor Patrick Swayze succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a 20-month fight with the deadly disease. While funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, celebs are singing the praises of this beloved performer.

Whitney Houston spills it

The voice of a generation - Whitney Houston had it all and nearly lost her voice and soul during a turbulent period of marital strife, drug use and emotional abuse. Houston spilled about her darkest moments -- and how she fought her way back -- to Oprah in a two-part interview.

Kanye West ruins the night

Thinking the public didn't already have a low enough opinion of him, Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift's big VMA moment and stole her spotlight to shine it on also-ran Beyonce. Living up to her ever-gracious reputation, Beyonce gave up her own moment so Taylor could relish her win.

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