Hopefully John Travolta won't be introducing Rita Ora. That could cause problems.
It's strange how TV works. Though John Travolta made one of the biggest, most nonsensical flubs at last year's Oscars - announcing Frozen singer Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem" - the actor has been invited back to have another stab at presenting at Sunday's ceremony. Travolta's mishap sent Twitter into overdrive in 2014 and the producers are probably hoping for a few extra intrigued channel hoppers this time around.
John Travolta is heaing back to the Oscars
Travolta joins a slew of stars tasked with handing out the statuettes, including Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, David Oyelowo, Sienna Miller, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer and others.
Continue reading: Adele Dazeem: Will John Travolta Make His Second Oscars Flub?
Ryan Murphy has landed John Travolta for his new show.
John Travolta is following the likes of Matthew McConaughey into the world of television after landing a starring role in FX's highly anticipated new show American Crime Story: The People v O.J Simpson, from Ryan Murphy.
John Travolta will play a starring role in FX's American Crime Story
Travolta will also act as a producer on the 10-episode miniseries, in which he'll play Robert Shapiro - a key member of Simpson's defense "Dream Team" during the murder trial. He joins an already strong cast, with David Schwimmer playing Robert Kardashian (the father of Kim et al), Sarah Paulson playing prosecutor Marcia Clark and Cuba Gooding Jr playing Simpson himself.
Continue reading: John Travolta Joins Murphy's 'American Crime Story'
Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance. But how does it compare with some of the great sound tracks that the director has been known for over the past three decades; in fact, what are the best songs to appear in Tarantino films? We've had a bit of a think and have put together ten songs that we don't think any self-respecting fan of the man could leave out.
Tito And Tarantula ‘After Dark’ (from From Dusk Till Dawn)
Continue reading: Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs
The case has been going on behind closed doors for several months.
You may not know this about John Travolta, but the actor is a certified airplane pilot and owns an aircraft company – a fact, which has only recently become relevant after a pilot, who worked for Travolta in the 80s, came forward with the claim that his relationship with Travolta went far beyond professional. Too much information? Feel free to read back and catch up. The pilot, Douglas Gotterba, has since been allowed by a California appeals court to share his story.
The details of Travolta's confidentiality agreement with Gotherba are sketchy.
According to Gotterba, via The Hollywood Reporter, he worked for Travolta for six years, between 1981 and 1987. In that time, the pilot claims to have started an intimate relationship with his employer, before entering into a confidentiality agreement (according to Travolta’s legal team.) The appeals court’s ruling opens up a possibility for 64-year-old Gotterba to dispute the terms of his termination, as well as the confidentiality agreement itself. It’s an avenue the pilot plans to pursue, according to the New York Daily News.
Continue reading: John Travolta Can't Stop Pilot Dishing About Alleged Relationship
Samuel Jackson joined Graham Norton on Friday (13th June) to discuss his charity work in the UK. Much to Norton and the audience's delight Jackson recited his famous speech from 'Pulp Fiction'.
Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.
Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer.
Neil Patrick Harris looked as natural in drag at the Tony Awards as he does in a suit and tie. He's not the only actor who's donned drag for a role and never looked back.
So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris has been making headlines as the lead in the Broadway show since he joined the cast earlier this year. He’s not the first actor to don drag for a role, these other actors have all dressed up like the fairer sex for performances in the past.
Neil Patrick Harris has received rave reviews for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles
Remeber The Gimp from Pulp Fiction? Well meet Stephen Hibbert, the man behind the mask
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival and took home the Palme d’Or. But on Friday night, stars Uma Thurman and John Travolta joined Tarantino in Cannes for a special anniversary screening of the film. But we’ve got to ask, where was The Gimp?
Uma Thurman joined Tarantino for a special Pulp Fiction screening
He might not have a spoken a single line in the film and we never actually saw his face, but The Gimp remains one of Pulp Fiction’s most iconic characters. There was just something about that head to toe leather look that was bound to engrain itself in movie goers minds. But who was the man behind the mask?
Continue reading: 'Bring Out The Gimp': Pulp Fiction's Masked Man Speaks
Speculation is already rife after the brief first announcement.
Earlier this year, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! TV musical starring Carrie Underwood received largely mixed reviews, but apparently it was good enough for Fox to give it a go as well. The network has ordered a three hour live broadcast of the classic musical to air sometime in 2015. Much like The Sound of Music, this live TV event will be based on the original Broadway musical, staged in 1971, as well as the 1978 film starrng John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. With $400 million in worldwide profits to date, Grease is by far the biggest grossing movie musical of all time. The adapted version will feature a cast of young actors (naturally), but so far, no casting decisions have been made. The production partners will also be announced at a later date.
Online speculation immediately attached Efron's name to the project.
"From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told -- and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," Shana C. Waterman, senior vp event series at Fox, said for The Hollywood Reporter. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."
Grease is coming to Fox as a three hour live broadcast, but what does the network have in store for our favourite musical?
Musicals don't much bigger or well remembered than Grease, but for those of us who learned every single word sung by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in the movie, there’s a mixture of anticipation and worry over Fox's latest announcement. The network revealed yesterday that they are airing a three hour live broadcast of Grease in 2015, bringing Sandy and Danny back for a whole new generation. So what exactly does Fox have in mind for Grease and who might be dawning a T-Birds jacket when the musical hits the small screen?
Sandy and Danny as they are now, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
Grease the musical started life in 1971 and was first performed in a theatre in Chicago. Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey the musical eventually moved to Broadway and was performed in London in 1973. Many future famous faces made an appearance in Grease’s early touring cast, including Patrick Swayze, Richard Gere (who stared in the London production) and John Travolta. Travolta would end up becoming the Danny Zucko we all remember after Grease landed on the big screen in 1978. Grease the movie would become the highest grossing musical of all time taking nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office.
The planned live broadcast follows the success of NBC's 'The Sound of Music.'
Fox is diversifying its programming output by scheduling a live performance of the production Grease Live to be aired on its channel sometime next year. The decision to bring the hit musical to the small screen has been prompted by the runaway success of NBC's The Sound of Music, which drew 22 million viewers last December.
John Travolta Memorably Played Danny In The 1978 Hit Feature Film.
Grease Live will reportedly feature a "young ensemble cast" and will be based on the 1971 Broadway version of the story with the songs that the 1978 feature film helped lend worldwide success, such as 'Summer Nights' and 'You're The One That I Want.'
Continue reading: Fox Orders 'Grease Live' 3-Hour Broadcast To Air In 2015
Following the success of NBC's 'The Sound Of Music Live!', Fox will now create their own stage production of another classic musical.
Another classic musical is being revived!
NBC's huge success with 'Sound of Music Live!' has given Fox a great idea.
The television network will create a live special of their own, and it will be a three-hour broadcast of the 1970's hit musical 'Grease.'
Continue reading: 'Grease' Live Stage Production To Be Aired On Fox
Darren Aronofsky's Noah isn't the only movie to stir up some religious contraversy, for better or worse, here are five more
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah might have faced some religious controversy during its initial opening, but its ridden that wave right to the top of the US box office, becoming a certified sucess already. As Aronofsky surely knew, any movie featuring a religious theme or borrowing from the bible is almost certain to find itself in some kind of hot water, whether it causes protests or even ends up getting an outright ban. For some movies the ensuing publicity translates into box office sales, for others, a bit of controversy doesn't end up creating cash. Here are five other films with religious leanings that faced controversy long before Noah stormed the box office.
Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah
Continue reading: 'Noah' And Five Other Movies That Sparked Religious Controversy
Singer Richard Marx and his estranged wife Cynthia Rhodes are divorcing, the couple's representative confirmed on Saturday (5th April).
Richard Marx and his wife Cynthia Rhodes are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
Richard Marx is divorcing his wife of 25 years Cynthia Rhodes.
Continue reading: Richard Marx & Cynthia Rhodes Divorcing After 25 Years Of Marriage
Idina Menzel and John Travolta have patched things up after Travolta accidently called the 'Frozen' actress and singer Adele Dazeem at the Oscars.
Idina Menzel on the red carpet at the 2013 Olivier Awards.
Tiny Fey has announced there will not be a sequel to 'Mean Girls', she may have done the right thing, if these other bad movie sequels are anything to go by!
Sorry to break it to you all of you Mean Girls’ fans who were vying for a sequel. Ms. Norbury AKA Tina Fey AKA scriptwriter of the original film, has gone on record to say “If everyone’s around, we might try to do some kind of like panel discussion. But it’s not like - it’s not another movie. At most it would be like a panel discussion with a plate of hot wings”. That is so NOT fetch, Tina!
Tina Fey has denied there will be a sequel to Mean Girls
Although, we do get where she’s coming from. Sometimes it’s best to just have the memory of the great first film, untarnished by a potentially bad sequel. Fans of these original movies will totally get what we’re talking about.
Continue reading: Tina Fey: "Mean Girls 2 Is A No Go!": Five Terrible Movie Sequels
The actor got the 'Frozen' singer's name very, very wrong in his Oscars speech.
John Travolta has felt compelled to apologize after he made a mess of the pronunciation of singer Idina Menzel's name when tasked with introducing the Frozen singer at Sunday's Oscars. Travolta had one job at the ceremony - to introduce Menzel who sang 'Let It Go' live - but made a hash of her name, producing something that sounded like "Adela Dazeem."
John Travolta Has Apologised For Getting Singer Idina Menzel's Name Wrong At The Oscars.
Travolta's error was quickly picked up upon by Twitter users who ridiculed the Pulp Fiction star for his goof. A spoof Twitter account under the name "Adela Dazeem" was quickly set up and tweeted "THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO!" after John's introduction speech aired. Slate magazine created a "Travoltify" app on its website, allowing users to generate their own scrambled names: "You're no one until you've had your name mangled by a confused, squinting John Travolta."
John Travolta hopes Idina Menzel can "Let It Go," after he called her 'Adele Dazeem' at last Sunday's Oscars.
The 60 year-old made the faux pas when introducing the 'Frozen' star's performance of 'Let It Go.'
And It seems this is one blooper Travolta will not be able to forget easily, it has quickly become a social media favorite with many Twitter users still poking fun at him.
Continue reading: John Travolta Addresses Idina Menzel Mishap At The Oscars
"Adele Dazeem" - the words that will haunt John Travolta, forever more.
There’s a fine line between the ignominy of Internet mockery and online hysteria. Jennifer Lawrence, for instance, enjoys the latter, while John Travolta calling Idina Menzel "Adele Dazeem" at the Oscars on Sunday night really secures you a place in the former camp.
There's something ridiculous about John Travolta - we just can't work out what it is
But this mockery isn’t all bad; after all, he only got someone’s name wrong. He did embellish the introduction with things like “wickedly talented” etc., but he only got Menzel’s name wrong.
Derp! John Travolta gets the 'Let It Go' singer's name really, really wrong.
John Travolta made a big mess of his Oscars introduction speech for Frozen singer Idina Menzel's performance of 'Let It Go.' The Grease actor took to the stage to announce the Broadway star's arrival but completely jumbled up her name, producing something that sounded like "Adela Dazeem."
Whoops! John Travolta Gets Idina Menzel's Name Very Wrong In An Intro Speech.
"Here to perform the Oscar-nominated and gorgeously empowering song 'Let It Go' from the Oscar-winning animated movie Frozen, please welcome the wickedly talented, the one and only, Adela Dazeen," announced Travolta. The 60 year-old star had one job at the star-studded Academy Awards and he made a mess of it, causing a storm of mockery on Twitter. Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell was quick to jump on Travolta's goof, tweeting "I'll have the ADAHZEE MAZINE with sauce on the side."
The new building will be used so Scientology members can learn their superpowers. That's normal, so shut up.
Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston were three of around 6000 people in attendance to usher in a new era for Scientology, represented by the religion’s new ‘Flag Building’ in Clearwater, Florida. As the tallest building in the region, it will home to the new ‘Super Power’ program.
Perhaps the three most famous members of the cult religion watched as David Miscavige gave a speech, introducing the terrifying, 377,000-square-foot Flag Building to his dedicated followers. This is the first time members have a place to practice the 'Super Power' program, which was developed by founder L Ron Hubbard in the 1970s.
This wasn’t just a walk-in-affair; the scientologists knew that if it were a free-for-all, people would just stroll up, make fun of them and probably throw things, so security was tight. But instead of the 10,000 people predicted, around 6000 people turned up. Despite this, dedicated followers still weren’t allowed in.
Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta and Tony Manero - Saturday Night Fever - John Travolta as Tony Manero Wednesday 17th October 2012 Hollywood Costume - press view held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker and John Travolta - Kelly Preston and John Travolta Los Angeles, California - posing for photos outside Mr Chow restaurant with Forest Whitaker and his wife Keisha Nash Wednesday 19th January 2011
John Travolta - A silver tiled mirror disco ball in its original cardboard box used in the film 'Saturday Night Fever' starring John Travolta, from the personal collection of Billie Canfield. The 'Julien's Summer Entertainment Sale' consists of more than 400 lots of rare one of a kind memorabilia from Hollywood's Golden and contemporary eras. The live auction of Hollywood memorabilia will be televised by Auction Network where bidders from around the world can view the auction live and participate against other bidders in the room, by phone and online. Las Vegas, Nevada - Estimate: $6,000 8,000 Friday 30th May 2008
MOVIE HORROR SHOWS, Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Katherine Heigl, Matthew Mcconaughey, Nightmare On Elm Street, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund, Scary Movie and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Like in Bridget Jones, Renee does eventually come up trumps
Date of birth
18th February, 1954
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