Let's put this one to bed.
A really creepy 'Grease' fan theory has recently resurfaced, and we want to put it to rest once and for all. According to some fans, 'Grease' is basically the fever dream of lead character Sandy who allegedly drowned during her summer fun with Danny Zuko.
People have got to stop saying that Sandy drowned
In 2013, a Reddit fan theory arose claiming a rather morbid scenario for the 1978 musical film 'Grease' starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. In a nutshell, it said that Sandy died at the beach whilst she was with Danny on vacation and everything that happens in the movie is all in her head. A lazy theory if ever we heard one. Unfortunately, the suggestion has somehow managed to trend once again.
Continue reading: Here's Why The 'Grease' Death Theory Is Total Balderdash
Paul is a loner who travels the west with only his dog and horse for company. As ex-military man, he spends his days alone and decides to head towards the Mexican border. The drifter lands in a small ex-mining town called Denton and it doesn't take long for Paul to find enemies.
The town is led by the Sheriff who generally wants to keep the moneyless town free of violence - the town's biggest problem is the Sherriff's son, Gilly, who's constantly in bother and leads a ragtag group of misfit into trouble. Not knowing who he's coming against, Gilly starts a rivalry with Paul and the two fight.
As usual, the sheriff cleans up Gilly's mess and tells Paul to leave, however Gilly cannot let belittling go and tracks down Paul. After a brutal yet quick meeting, Paul is left with nothing and swears revenge on Gilly. Now the whole town on Denton find themselves caught up in the middle of a violent and ongoing altercation.
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Stanley and his wife lead a quiet life, their daughter is grown up and Stanley is currently unemployed. When he and his wife are brutally targeted in a car park, Vivian is fatally shot. Once the culprits behind the crime are caught they're sent to trial only to be found not guilty - protected by corrupt officials only out for their own gain.
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The drama premieres tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.
‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ premieres tonight (February 15th) in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm and it’s one drama you certainly won’t want to miss. Already a critical hit in the US, the series comes from the team behind ‘American Horror Story’ and boasts a star-studded cast guiding you through one of the most famous cases in American legal history.
Cuba Gooding Jr stars as O.J. Simpson.
The Facebook post, which has since been deleted, describes losing a child as ‘the hardest thing in the world’.
A Facebook post reportedly made by John Travolta, describing his heartbreak over the loss of his son Jett seven years ago has gone viral, despite being deleted from the actor’s page. In the post Travolta described Jett as ‘my everything’ adding, ‘those 16 years of being his father taught me how to love unconditionally.’
A Facebook post reportedly written by John Travolta about his late son Jett has gone viral.
"They say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say that isn’t true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child,” the 61-year-old reportedly wrote (via The Express). "Someone you raised and watched grow everyday. Someone you taught how to walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love.”
John Travolta - Actor John Travolta on the set of "American Crime Story" with co star Cuba Gooding Jr filming in Encino Ca. John plays the role of famous lawyer Robert Shapiro while Cuba goes topless and only boxer shorts for the scene as Oj Simpson. - Encino, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015
Kelly Preston and John Travolta - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Kelly Preston and John Travolta - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Kelly Preston and John Travolta - 2015 G'DAY USA Gala featuring the AACTA International Awards - Outside Arrivals at Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015
John Travolta and Kelly Preston - 2015 G'DAY USA Gala featuring the AACTA International Awards presented by Qantas at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015
The doc alleges that the actor had his then wife Nicole Kidman’s phone tapped.
Directed by Alex Gibney, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, has become the most talked about film to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Claiming to lift the lid on the famously secretive religion, the doc also includes allegations about famous follower Tom Cruise and the church’s founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Tom Cruise is one of Scientology's most famous followers
Based in part on the book of the same name by Lawrence Wright, the film features interviews with former church members and never before seen footage, including some of Tom Cruise stage at a Scientology gala.
John Travolta - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015
Tarantino has lost hope
It seems like when you reach the top of your selected field, it’s only right for you to declare that field dead. Nas did it with hip hop and now Quentin Tarantino has said it about film. "As far as I'm concerned, digital projection and DCPs is the death of cinema as I know it," said the outspoken director ahead of a special screening of his iconic cult classic, ‘Pulp Fiction’.
Quentin Tarantino grooves away on the Cannes 2014 red carpet
“The fact that most films now are not presented in 35 mm means that the war is lost. Digital projections, that's just television in public. And apparently the whole world is OK with television in public, but what I knew as cinema is dead,” asserted Tarantino, who has featured heavily in the news lately surrounding the Hateful Eight leak debacle and subsequent lawsuits.
Continue reading: Cinema Is Dead, For This Generation At Least, Claims Quentin Tarantino
Idina Menzel is over it
Remember The Oscars? They were about 7 years ago and the 2015 ceremony is basically tomorrow. If you watched Ellen DeGeneres host this year’s, though, or you have a passing interest in awards season – OR you have an internet connection at work or at home – you probably won’t have missed John Travolta’s mispronunciation of Idina Menzel, calling her ‘Adele Dazeem.’
John Travolta has dealt with his silly mistake
It was so, so funny. Not just because he got her name wrong, that’s just a funny thing for any celeb to do. It was John Travolta. He got the name really wrong. And he had to call Menzel “wickedly funny” before getting her name really wrong. Now, though, it’s probably time to stop laughing at poor John, because he tried, and he’s been really nice since.
Continue reading: Time To Put A Line Under John Travolta’s Idina Menzel Oscars Faux Pas?
The Oscars: need we say more? The movie event of the year finally came and went with lots of dazzling winners and hilarious stories.
The 86th Academy Awards: The night we'd all been waiting for was finally here: this year's Oscars ceremony has come and gone along with another ground-breaking year in cinema. 12 Years a Slave predictably took Best Picture but Gravity emerged as the movie of the evening with seven awards, five of which were in the technical categories. Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett triumphed with their respective acting awards, pizza was served, Lupita Nyong'o was the darling of yet another awards show and high-scoring host Ellen Degeneres wrapped up the festivities with a neat and expertly-timed bow.
The Oscars Selfie: They say a picture speaks a thousand words but nowadays an image is judged by how many retweets it can get within the shortest space of time. When Ellen Degeneres decided to get a couple of stars together for an impromptu selfie, she probably didn't expect the shot - which featured Bradley Cooper, Brangeline, JLaw, Lupita, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep - to surpass Obama's re-election shot's previous world record. The snap broke Twitter, attracting 80,000 retweets within 30 minutes and 1.2 million in an hour.
Forget John Travolta's infamous Oscars flub - he's got some pretty big projects coming up, don't you know.
Who else hasn’t stopped cringing since John Travolta made the ultimate faux-pas in getting Idina Menzel’s name wrong in an epic way? Travolta was meant to introduce the Tony Award winning singer before her performance at the Oscars on Sunday night, but instead introduced someone called Adele Dazeem. Will the real Adele Dazeem please stand up? We repeat, will the real Adele Dazeem please stand up? We’re going to have a problem here.
John Travolta prounced Idina Menzel's name entirely wrong at the Oscars
The problem being that there is no-one called Adele Dazeem, although Idina graciously looked over Travolta’s error and performed her Oscar winning song from Disney’s Frozen, Let It Go without drawing any attention to the mispronunciation. The Saturday Night Fever star has since apologised and admitted he’s been ‘beating [himself] up’ over the mistake, before attempting to humorously wriggle out of any embarrassment: ‘Then I thought...What would Idina Menzel say? She’s say ‘Let it go, let it go!’’. Although before that she’d probably have pronounced his name right. Or at least part of it.
Travolta got a lot of flack, but it could have turned out worse for Menzel.
If you haven’t been keeping up to date on pop culture news, you might not recognize the name Adele Dazeem. That’s because it was made up by John Travolta during the strangest onstage blunder the Oscars have seen in a while. It’s Idina Menzel, or at least it was supposed to be. As it turns out, the newly renamed (in Travolta’s mind, at least) Frozen star might have a lot to gain from the hilarious mistake.
Travolta might not have known her name, but now everybody else does.
There’s nothing like a mishap to get the public talking, after all. And the mistake has put Menzel in the spotlight in a big way. We’re not just talking about Slate’s “Travolta-fy Your Name” game, although it’s hilarious and worth checking out. Since Sunday night, Idina “Dazeem” Menzel has given interviews, appeared on Tonight for a Let It Go cover with The Roots and gotten tons of free press for her new Broadway show, “If/Then,” – the latter thanks to a fake playbill insert for the production, touting the Adele Dazeem as one of the stars. It later turned out that the augmented playbill had been a fake, with a source saying for the New York Daily News: “Somebody put that on Twitter; it’s not real.”
John Travolta - A Conversation with John Travolta. John Travolta makes his west end debut chatting to Barry Norman about his life and career at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014
John Travolta - 2014 G'DAY USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala to honor Australians Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and chef Curtis Stone at JW Marriot at LA Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014
John Travolta and Abigail Spencer - John Travolta and Abigail Spencer film a scene at the "The Forger" movie set in Boston. 21.10.13-Boston.Massachusetts. - Boston, MA, United States - Monday 21st October 2013
John Travolta, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sharon Stone, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx will appear as guests on the Queen's new TV show.
Queen Latifah is all set to kick off her brand new syndicated television show, which starts tonight on channels across the USA, including CBS. The first show will almost be a Hairspray reunion for the musical's actress who starred alongside John Travolta in the 2007 comedy and will now welcome him as her very first guest on this evening's show premiere.
Queen Latifah Is Set To Host Her Very Own Show.
Indeed she'll be putting her character's name, Motormouth Maybelle, to true use on the new talk show where she'll interview guests in succeeding weeks that will include actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Sharon Stone, Will Smith and Jamie Foxx: all big names who are sure to help the show gain maximum exposure.
Continue reading: Star-Packed Line-Up For Queen Latifah's New Talk Show, Starting Tonight
The celebrated fiction writer of westerns and crime novels has died after suffering a stroke.
You may have never heard of Elmore Leonard if you're not into reading but chances are, if you're any kind of film fan, you'll have heard of one of his many books or short stories that were turned into films. Maximum Bob, Get Shorty, Be Cool and Out of Sight are just a few of his many works of fiction that were given the Hollywood treatment.
Elmore Leonard, Talented Writer Of Many Crime Novels, Has Died Aged 87
A statement was released on Leonard's official website saying simply "Elmore passed away this morning at 7:15 AM at home surrounded by his loving family. More to follow." It has since emerged that the author passed away as the result of a stroke whilst he was in the process of writing his 46th novel, according to BBC News.
Ouch! Kevin Bacon's wife Kyra Sedgwick has sliced off the end of her finger in a gory kitchen-kale-cutting accident.
Pictures of The Closer actress Kyra Sedgwick have been uploaded on to WhoSay by her husband, actor Kevin Bacon, showing her finger in a bandage with Bacon's caption: @kyrasedgwick in the ER. Kale isn't ALLWAYS HEALTHY... if you chop the end of your finger off" [sic].
Keep This Woman Away From Knives!
Mrs Bacon was chopping up some Kale, a 'superfood' lauded for its health properties, which ironically here seems to have done more damage than good, with 47 year-old Kyra missing the curly green leaf and instead slicing into her own flesh.
Benjamin Ford is an American war veteran living in a remote area of the Appalachian Mountains in an attempt to get away from his painful recollections from the Bosnian War. Any prospect of social interaction and he can't help but make excuses, owing to his desperate need for solitude. Nonetheless, when he offers a lift to a hitchhiking European tourist named Emil Kovac, he finds himself pleased with the company and the pair set out to go hunting together. However, Kovac turns out to be more than just a tourist when he attempts to shoot Ford with an arrow. He is a former Serbian soldier from the Bosnian War who has tracked Ford down in a bid to even a score between them and the two of them become enveloped in a ruthless chase to the death.
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John Travolta has a history of crashing weddings.
Should you be mad if John Travolta steals the limelight at your wedding? It was a dilemma faced by a newly married couple in Georgia over the weekend when the Oscar nominated actor turned up at the nuptials after meeting the bride and groom-to-be at a local bar the evening before.
A friend of the groom shared pictures of Travolta at the wedding on Reddit, posting, "My friend ran into John Travolta the night before his wedding, and he shows up the next day." Rocking jeans and a casual black T-shirt, the Hollywood star happily posed alongside the wedding party for a group shot, as well as getting snapped with the bride and groom. He even did a huge thumbs up.
It's not the first time Travolta has pulled the surprise stunt. He and actor Robin Williams turned up to a wedding back in 1977. "We were having fun, starting to relax [at a restaurant near Travolta's home in Santa Barbara], when we saw there was a wedding next door," Travolta told USA Today, "We figured we'd crash it.They figured out who we were. Some guy yelled out, 'Hey, they really are Mork and Vinnie Barbarino!"
Continue reading: Hey Hunny, Remember When John Travolta Crashed Our Wedding?
Star met groom at a bar the previous night
Imagine you’ve had to organize your wedding – it’s a pretty big one and you’re of course working to a budget so you’ve invited a pretty specific amount of people and you’ve ordered just about enough food and drink to cover everyone. These are expensive things to sort, you’ve made sure you’ve hired just the right amount of seats for everyone to sit, just about a big enough size canopy for the reception – everything has been organised to cater for the specific amount of guests you’ve invited. And then someone crashes the wedding. You must be raging. Unless, of course, it’s John Travolta.
That’s right, if anyone was going to knock your best laid plans to the ground, helping themselves to the trifle so that there isn’t enough left for Uncle Gerry, then it might as well be JT. The Toronto Sun reports that a Reddit user wrote about meeting the Grease actor the night before and invited him to attend his wedding the next day. Surely he’d never have really expected Travolta to turn up, but lo and behold he did! Rocking up at the wedding in Georgia, Travolta donned a pair of jeans, t-shirt and a cap and happily got snapped for pictures with the newly wedded couple.
He also had a picture taken with the entire wedding party. It was reported by a friend of the groom on Reddit, who wrote "My friend ran into John Travolta the night before his wedding, and he shows up the next day."
Continue reading: John Travolta Wedding Crasher! Grease Star Appears At Couple's Reception
A collection of Princess Diana's most famous dresses goes under the hammer today.
The evening gown that Princess Diana of Wales wore while she danced with John Travolta at the White House is expected to fetch between £200,000-£300,000 when it goes up for auction in London today. The dress, as well as nine other evening gowns worn by the late Princess, will be sold at Kerry Taylor Auctions.
The gowns are expected to fetch up to £830,000 in total, the most expensive of which is the Victor Edelstein designed midnight blue velvet evening gown worn by Diana during a White House dinner hosted by President Ronald Reagan in 1985. It's also considered the most famous of the batch, after Diana wore it during her dance with Saturday Night Fever actor John Travolta during a dance across the White House floor. Travolta glided across the dance-floor and twirled the Princess around, much to the delight of the photographers covering the event. Though not a state visit, it was one of the most memorable trips that Diana and Prince Charles made to the U.S., with some 4,000 Americans turning out to watch the Royal couple's plane land in Washington.
The collection of dresses were last seen together at auction in New York in 1996, just two months before Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.
Continue reading: Fancy Buying Princess Diana's 'John Travolta' Evening Gown?
Daniel Day-Lewis was sounded out to play lead character Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's classic 1994 crime-thriller Pulp Fiction, though Michael Madsen was eventually favored, who himself had to give way for John Travolta due to scheduling conflicts. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Tarantino revealed producer Harvey Weinstein had the opportunity to land Oscar winner Day-Lewis for the role, though Quentin was adamant Vega should be played by his Reservoir Dogs pal Madsen.
It's held to pay honour to some of the finest aviators the world over, but there was a smattering of Hollywood stars in attendance at the 10th Annual Legends Of Aviation Awards on Friday night (January 18, 2013) in Los Angeles, California, with John Travolta, Kurt Russell and Harrison Ford just three of the legendary actors on hand to enjoy the evening.
Ah, the Christmas album. Everyone thinks they know what Christmas is about; it's about massive presents and force feeding, but really, in its essence, the festive season is about hurriedly compiled albums chocked with bad covers and even worse originals. To help organize proceedings, we're taken the liberty of formulating come handy categorisations that best describe the concept of Christmas Album. Enjoy.
The Creepy: Merry Christmas, Baby by Rod Stewart (2012) - Classics by the gruff voiced classic songster. It includes collaborations with: David Foster, Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige, and Chris Botti. You can grab it for $11.88, but why do that when you can get the special edition for $39.99!? Ooh Merry Christmas, Baby.
The Youthful: Now That's What I Call Today's Christmas! by Now Today's Christmas, Justin Bieber, Train, Coldplay and Norah Jones. Young people don't care about Cliff Richard and Rod Stewart, they like ipods, The X-Factor and falling over. This is the album for them!
What was obviously meant to be a sweet reunion and a great source of nostalgia for their fan base, seems to have back fired a little for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as their release of a Christmas album has been with widespread dismay and mockery, in spite of the pair’s best intentions (the proceeds taken from sales of the LP are going to charity after all.)
However, the actors – who shot to critical acclaim together with their co-starring performances in the hit musical Grease – have had another set back with a new Grease-themed video that was released this week meeting ridicule on Twitter. The video is for the single ‘I Think You Might Like It’, and was written for the pair by the same man who wrote their smash ‘You’re the One That I Want’, John Farrar. In it, the pair recreate scenes from the famous musical; however, with said musical being released well over 30 years ago some of the lustre has admittedly been lost.
Writing on Twitter, Guardian columnist Sali Hughes said: "This has blown my mind. Oddest video ever." US radio host Kelly Collis meanwhile wrote, "This is the most awkward Christmas Song with Olivia Newton and John Travolta." Meanwhile, New York Magazine’s entertainment section have felt moved enough by the whole thing to publish a list called ‘Ten Things That Creep Us Out About John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's New 'Music Video’.
Continue reading: John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John Video Ridiculed
Ellen Degeneres has never been one to suffer fools gladly. When her recent chat show guest John Travolta tried to talk her through his hot chocolate obsession, guiding her through the various types of cocoa bean the world has to offer, she promptly cut him off, saying “I’m gonna interrupt just one second because this is incredibly boring.” Luckily, the Grease star was in on the joke and cracked a smile, as Ellen dissed his bizarre obsession.
In fact, Travolta was really on the show to promote the charity Christmas album that he is releasing with Olivia Newton-John. The album features guests such as James Taylor, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Oh… and Kenny G. “All the proceeds go to our charities. And they knew that so, once we told them that it was more impetus to help us,” Travolta explained. The moneys raised from the album’s sales will help the Jett Travolta Foundation, which the actor set up after the death of his son Jett. They will also help fund Olivia Newton John’s Cancer and Wellness Foundation.
The Jett Travolta Foundation aims to help people with autism and who suffer seizures, as they are “the least known areas of illnesses… and I feel bad that there’s so many people dealing with this and there are no answers for it.” However, he’s expanded the aims of the organization to include handicapped and underprivileged children.
John Travolta and his Grease co-star Olivia Newton Jon have teamed up on a Christmas charity single and have created a video for it. The single itself has been billed as a 'sequel' to the Grease song "You're the One That I Want" and has even been written by the same guy that wrote the original.
To accompany the single, the pair made a video and there's very little positive that can be said it. While the single is pretty bad, the video is terrible. To describe it as anything other than bizarre and bland would be futile, so check out the video below to judge for yourself.
"I wanted people to be able to play it around the house or in the car during the holiday, and make us part of your celebration," Travolta said in a statement, quoted by New York Daily New. "Gathering around the house listening to Christmas music has always been an important part of that time of year to my family."
When Angus T. Jones recorded his interview with Christopher Hudson, the leader of the Forerunner Chronicles Christian group, he may well not have expected the reaction that he got. The star of the Two and a Half Men sitcom denounced the show as “filth” and urged viewers to stop watching it. Presumably not quite the marketing plan that the show’s executives had in mind (though as we know, these bouts of ‘technically bad’ publicity have a habit of working in your favour) but Angus was keen to share all that he had learned since turning to religion.
In the interview clip, Angus speaks to Hudson as though he is some form of demi-god and looks thrilled to even be in the same room as him, reaching out to touch him as though he can’t believe he’s real. As he very publicly looked a very generous gift horse in the mouth (He earns a reported $350,000 per episode. Yes, per episode), the world winced and cowered away, sniggering. Within hours of the video clip hitting the internet, it had gone viral and the 19 year-old had quickly become a laughing stock.
What exactly was Jones’ biggest crime though? Dissing his employers? Undermining the very thing that gave him the wealth and privilege that he’s able to enjoy? Or was it all the nutty, slightly alarming religious stuff that he was spouting for the majority of the interview? If he’d just said “Two and a Half Men is cr*p,” would we have cared quite as much? Would the story have run quite as far and quite as wide as it did? If there wasn’t that cringe-worthy explanation of why he went on the hunt for a church with a “black gospel theme,” would this all have mattered so much? If he hadn’t starting aligning light entertainment with the devil, because of his newfound religious beliefs? Of course not.
Continue reading: Hollywood And Religion: Or, How Angus T. Jones Became A Laughing Stock
Kelly Preston discussed the circumstances surrounding her autistic 16-year-old son Jett Travolta's death in 2009 on medical chat show 'The Doctors'.
The 'What a Girl Wants' actress and her Oscar nominated husband John Travolta have always maintained that their youngest son suffered with mental health problems which caused him to have a seizure and subsequently suffer a serious head injury after hitting his head on the bathtub during a family holiday to The Bahamas. When explaining the incident, Kelly said: 'He was autistic. He had seizures, and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki syndrome.' Kawasaki Syndrome is rare autoimmune disease with an unknown cause which causes blood vessels to become inflamed and can often be fatal, and Kelly believes that it was one of the factors that contributed to Jett developing autism. Other causes she described were complications in labour, taking antibiotics while breast feeding which led to her son developing thrush and chemicals and pesticides in food and cleaning products.
The actress also claimed that medication taken to stabilise Jett's autism never worked but a healthy lifestyle looked to be a likely cure. 'We would try all different things, and I felt when we were able to keep certain things at a bare minimum and do as healthy as possible, he did so much better', she said. 'He was coming out of the autism.'
Kelly Preston has broken her silence on the medical conditions that led to the death of her 16-year-old son's death in January 2009. Jett Travolta died during a family vacation on Grand Bahama Island, though he has long suffered from numerous illnesses.
Speaking on CBS daytime televisions series The Doctors, Preston, 50, explained, "(He) was autistic. He had seizures, and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki syndrome." Perhaps more interestingly, Preston said that she and husband John Travolta had a theory on why humans become autistic, "I strongly believe as a mother, as does my husband, that there are certain contributing factors that lead to autism. And some of it is very much the chemicals in our environment and in our food," she said. John Travolta first publically acknowledged his late son's autism in September 2009, explaining that Jett's seizures would strike every 5 to 10 days and that his son would usually sleep for 12 hours after each minute-long attack. Jett's autism was revealed during the criminal trial of a paramedic and former Bahamas politician accused of trying to extort Travolta for money. The alleged blackmail was connected to a medical liability release document with the Hollywood actor's signature on it. The Pulp Fiction star said the man threatened to sell damaging stories to news outlets and suggested he refused life-saving treatment unless the actor coughed up millions, reported the New York Daily News.
Problems with the jury led to a mistrial, though Travolta eventually dropped the accusations saying he didn't want to endure another trial.
Continue reading: Kelly Preston: The Chemicals In Our Food Could Cause Autism
Kirstie Alley has spent the week telling everyone who'll listen how many actors best known for dancing movies she's been in love with. She started with Patrick Swayze - the late Dirty Dancing star - and has moved on to John Travolta, the Saturday Night Fever and Grease Hollywood icon.
Alley made it clear that she never had an affair with Swayze, explaining that she didn't want to break up his marriage at the time. However, it seems Travolta has a particularly special place in her heart. She tells Barbara Walters in an upcoming 20/20 interview, "Travolta is [the] love of my life because of our evolution. From the actor I wanted to run off with to being J & Kelly's children's' Godmother." Bit weird, but anyway. In the same interview Alley put to bed rumors surrounding Travolta's sexuality, saying, "I know John with all my heart and soul.He's not gay. I think in some weird way, in Hollywood, if someone gets big enough and famous enough and they're not out doing drugs and they're not womanizing, what do you say about them? I think that people think that's the supreme insult, 'He's gay'".
So there you have it, Kirstie Alley wanted to run off with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta. She ended up choosing not to have an affair with the former, and became godmother to the latter's grandchildren.
Continue reading: How Many People Does Kirstie Alley Love? Add John Travolta To The List!
"I know John. With all my heart and soul, he's not gay," she explained. "I think it's some weird way, in Hollywood, if someone gets big enough and famous enough, and they're not out doing drugs and they're not womanizing, what do you say about them? I think that people think that's the supreme insult: 'he's gay'" Well she was pretty clear about that! She went on to describe Travolta as "the greatest love of [her] life," and said she fought off the impulse to "run off and marry" him. "Believe me, it took everything that I had inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John and be with John for the rest of my life," she said. But, in the end, she didn't "Because I feel like when you marry someone, you're supposed to work hard at it and you're supposed to make it work."
In the wide-ranging interview, Alley also spoke of her appearance on Dancing With The Stars, and explained how she felt "broken" and reluctant to be intimate before the show began. "When I gained weight the first time and then I lost the weight, I mean, that was OK. I gained it once, I lost it," she said. "And then I gained it again, and I thought, 'Oh, Lord, is this going to be the pattern of the rest of my life?' ... Maybe there were people who wanted to have sex with me, but I certainly didn't want to have sex with them in that condition."
John Travolta has been reunited with his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John, for a forthcoming Christmas album, entitled 'This Christmas.' It's something of a surprise move from the actor, who has been busily defending himself against sexual assault claims and allegations that he is a closet homosexual. We're thinking that if he was really trying to prove to people that he's not gay, releasing a Christmas album with a ridiculously camp photograph of himself sharing a cup of tea (or coffee, maybe. or something else. we're not quite sure) with Olivia Newton-John possibly wasn't the strongest part of his game plan.
Music Fix and NineMSN.com have quoted Travolta as saying "My desire was to make This Christmas an intimate album, not something too ostentatious or showy." To achieve this aim, he invited Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Cliff Richard and Kenny G to join him as guests on the album. Um, not ostentatious or showy at all, then, John? He added "I wanted people to be able to play it around the house or in the car during the holidays, and make us part of your celebration." Olivia added that it was a struggle getting the recording done, in amongst their hectic work lives: "It just fell into place. With our busy schedules, I don't know how we got it done. John and I have always connected. That's never gone away. When we're together, we have a good laugh and feel bonded to one another. We've been through some amazing experiences together."
Ostentatious or not, at least it's all for a good cause; proceeds from the album sales will go to the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne.
They had some of the best chemistry ever seen in a musical, and now John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are returning together to release a festive album out in time for Christmas. Starring opposite each other in the now legendary film Grease, the pair became worldwide stars off the back of it and in their track You're The One That I Want released the best-selling duet in history.
ABC reports that the idea to get together and record from songs came from the memory of the success of that song. "From the moment we decided to do this, magic happened. Everyone we contacted agreed to do it" said Travolta in a statement. "It just fell into place," said Newton-John. "With our busy schedules, I don't know how we got it done. John and I have always connected. That's never gone away. When we're together, we have a good laugh and feel bonded to one another. We've been through some amazing experiences together."
The disc will also contain guest appearances from Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Kenny G, Cliff Richard and jazz legend Chick Corea. All songs will be Christmas staples bar one, a new one called I Think You Might Like It written by Jay Farrar who wrote the pair's famous hit. Speaking about their concept for the disc, Travolta said, "I wanted people to be able to play it around the house or in the car during the holidays, and make us part of your celebration. Gathering around house listening to Christmas music has always been an important part of that time of the year to my family."
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will once again be multiplying chills with a new Christmas album, reports Entertainment Weekly. The proposed album will also feature the vocal talents of Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Kenny G.
Christmas just comes earlier and earlier each year, doesn't it? It won't be long before Christmas cards are sold in the summer months and trees become freeze-able to be taken out on December 1st. Greece stars Travolta and Newton-John have kicked X-Mas mania off in early October this year, by announcing their reunification to collaborate on a Christmas album. "We all felt a wonderful, joyful energy while recording this album," Newton-John said in a statement. "We want to make a lot of people smile and happy. It's a project that we're hoping turns into a perennial, one that can continue to raise money for these causes year after year, a gift that keeps on giving." Diehard fans of their classic film, which shot the pair to stardom, will be delighted to learn that a You're the One That I Want 'sequel' will be on the festive record, entitled I Think You Might Like It, written John Farrar who also penned the original.
The guaranteed Christmas stocking success will be available on November 13th, 2012, but here's the track listing.
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p>Grease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are to team up and release a Christmas album, reports The Guardian. The festive record will feature contributions from Cliff Richard, Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand and Kenny G.
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'Pulp Fiction' star John Travolta is snapped and applauded as he arrives outside the brand new Breitling aviation timepiece store in Paris. He greets Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt and an official at the event.
A defamation case against John Travolta and his lawyer Martin Singer was dismissed in court earlier this week, making the latest, and perhaps last, legal case involving Mr Travolta's sexuality to be brought to the public's attention.
The case was brought forward by Robert Randolph who, in February this year published a book detailing the actor's alleged sexual encounters with a number of men in spas across he US. Randolph had claimed that Travolta and Singer had spread false statements about his mental health in a bid to prevent people from buying his book, titled You'll Never Spa in This Town Again, which was published in February this year.
The publication came three months after two separate and anonymous male masseurs filed sexual assault cases against the Pulp Fiction star, both of which were dropped soon after once their authenticity was called into question.
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John Travolta walked away with his head held high as the defamation lawsuit against him by an author who claimed the actor was involved in a number of homosexual encounters at spa across the country was ruled in Travolta’s favor.
Los Angeles Superior Court was the stage for the latest legal drama involving the actor and his sexual preferences when on Thursday (September 27th) the latest defamation lawsuit against Travolta and his lawyer, Martin Singer, was dismissed by the ruling judge. The lawsuit was filed by Robert Randolph who, in February this year publish the book You'll Never Spa in This Town Again, claimed that both the actor and lawyer spread false statements about Randolph’s mental health in 2010 in an effort to dissuade the public from buying his tell-all book. According to court documents obtained by Reuters, Randolph’s case revolved around a letter that Singer wrote to the website Gawker.com in response to a story about the planned book. Although Reuters have admitted that they were unable to determine why the judge dismissed the case, later reports by CNN revealed that the letter has free speech protection under the law.
Three months prior to the publication of the book, two unidentified male masseurs filed separate sexual assault lawsuits against Travolta, although both cases were quickly dropped after doubts had been cast over the reliability of the details of the encounter.
“I’m also considering doing a US film about the football coach Vince Lombardi, who coached my dad [Salvatore Travolta] before he went professional,” Travolta said. “I would play Vince Lombardi.” Legendary coach Lombardi is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s when he led them to three straight league championships and the first two Super Bowls. The Super Bowl trophy is named in his honour. He’s also “entertaining the possibility of doing” a remake of the John Woo film The Killer. The 1989 action film - which starred Chow Yun Fat - is to be produced by Woo. It looks like despite Travolta’s age, his appetite for films isn’t letting up just yet. As well as big talk surrounding his future endevours, the action thriller Killing Season, in which he stars alongside Robert De Niro is in post production and set for a 2013 release. Set in the remote Smoky Mountain wilderness, the film sees two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, come to blows.
It wasn’t long ago that the Pulp Fiction actor was ready to pack it in: "I lost my son a few years ago and I had been having quite a time of that and after three years getting a lot of support from my church and a lot of support from people, fans, family I decided that it was OK to go back to work because I'd even thought of retiring at one point because it felt like too much," he told BBC Breakfast.
Oliver Stone takes a stab at returning to a nastier, more edgy filmmaking style, but simply can't escape his moralising ways. Indeed, this film looks great, with whizzy camerawork and kinetic editing, and a willingness to travel to some very dark places. So it's even more annoying that it's all such a cop out. Not only are the plot and characters undermined by half-hearted preachiness, but the film has an appallingly trite voice-over narration plus a climactic plot point that feels like a cheat.
The story opens with a scene of domestic bliss, as sexy beach babe O (Lively) cuddles with her hunky ex-military boyfriend Chon (Kitsch) in their spectacular seaside home in Orange County. Then Ben (Taylor) arrives home - he's Chon's best friend and O's other boyfriend, a tree-hugging scientist who has created the perfect marijuana plant. They've made their fortune as local drug dealers, and now a Mexican cartel wants in on the action. They're visited by a goon (Bichir) who makes them an offer they can't refuse. So when they Chon and Ben say no, the cartel henchman Lado (Del Toro) kidnaps O to whip boys in line. But they go into action mode instead. Calling the shots is cartel boss Elena (Hayek). And there's also a Federal agent (Travolta) working everyone against each other.
The plot has promise, and the film starts well, with sun-drenched photography and some strong character-establishing scenes with Kitsch, Johnson and Lively. But once we learn each one's main trait (Chon's tough tenacity, Ben's peace-loving passion and O's annoying stupidity), the script abandons them completely. We never have a clue why Chon and Ben would fall for O, let alone risk their lives to rescue her. We never know why Lado is such a cold-hearted brute. And we can't understand how Travolta's character has survived this long. The only person we enjoy watching is the scene-chewing Hayek, who seems to be the only actor having any fun.
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Best friends, volleyball partners and entrepreneurs Ben and Chon run a marijuana business on Laguna Beach in California together with their mutual girlfriend Ophelia. Ben takes nearly all of the violence out of the cannabis industry, however, ex-Navy SEAL and mercenary Chon is on hand whenever force is necessary. The tight-knit trio aim to work together to produce the best home-grown weed in the world. It doesn't take long for the ruthless Mexican Baja Cartel to discover them and request a business partnership. On the friends' refusal, the cold-blooded head of the Cartel Elena and her enforcer Lado kidnap Ophelia, knowing she is the friends' weakness, which causes Ben and Chon to wage war against the brutal gang. With the help of an unwilling dirty DEA agent, the friends are prepared to do absolutely anything to get their lover back.
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Disney's computer-animated mutt (voiced by John Travolta) defends his beloved owner, Penny (Miley Cyrus), from the evil forces of Dr. Calico (Malcolm McDowell) by head-butting semi-trucks, dangling from speeding locomotives, catapulting over military helicopters, and shooting laser beams from his eyes.
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At the same time, Ladder and its creators make no bones about the fact that the film is pushing our emotional buttons. It manipulates our heart strings and tugs at our tear ducts in its quest for inspirational cinema. Admittedly, it's a bit slick and overdone, but it's difficult to fault a picture that wears its intentions on its soot-stained sleeve and holds the serviceman position of firefighter on such a lofty pedestal.
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Purslane "Pursy" Hominy Will (Scarlett Johansson) has lived most of her 18-year life without the mother from whom she's estranged but whose memory she cherishes. As a teenage independent she's become hardened and jaded beyond her years. When her live-in boyfriend tells her that he received word of Lorraine's death several days after the fact, she rages at the dumbshit for neglecting to let her know right away. She storms out of the house with all her possessions and buses her way from Florida back to the town she grew up in and to her childhood home, a day too late to make the funeral.
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An obvious John Travolta vehicle, it features the healthy-looking, tanned, hit-or-miss star as Frank Morrison, a loving but divorced father who is earthy enough to build wooden boats for a living, and honest enough to not charge a profitable fee. He's nice. He loves his young son Danny (a natural Matthew O'Leary), and is dealing with his ex-wife's (Meet the Parents' Teri Polo) marriage to rich investor Rick Barnes (a stale Vince Vaughn, playing a whole other kind of psycho).
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The movie is a tightly constructed drama about Louis Pinnock (John Travolta), a reliable blue collar man who works in a factory owned by high-society elitist Thaddeus Thomas (Harry Belafonte). At home, Louis has to deal with a rough neighborhood, gang violence, and trying to provide for his wife (Kelly Lynch) and two kids.
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Carrie is the tale of a high school senior named Carrie White, aptly played by Sissy Spacek, who spends her days at school as the center of nearly every cruel ridicule and her hours at home with a constricting, sadistic, fanatically religious mother (Piper Laurie). Let's just say the mother is like a female version of Sergeant Hartman in Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, and Carrie is the distressed Private Pyle.
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If 1950s sci-fi schlockmeister Ed Wood could have gotten his hands on $60 million and CGI special effects, he might have made a movie as hilariously gawdawful as "Battlefield Earth."
Seriously on par with Wood's infamous "Plan 9 from Outer Space" as one of the worst motion picture in science fiction history, this bloated, brain-dead, narcissistic, almost completely nonsensical cinematic disaster is likely to make anyone with any kind of summer movie standards long for the return of movie-mocking Comedy Central series "Mystery Science Theater 3000."
A man-vs.-monster parable about an enslaved human race rebelling against their alien masters a millennium after being nuked back to the Stone Age, almost every scene features such bad writing, bad acting and absurdly implausible circumstances that it just begs to be viciously ripped apart.
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"A Love Song for Bobby Long" is set in New Orleans among a community of alcoholics, has-beens and screw-ups, where one can get away with shambling down to the neighborhood dive bar while wearing a dingy, once-white suit and no shoes.
John Travolta plays the title character, a drunken former literary professor with fuzzy gray hair. Bobby shares a run-down house with Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht), a once-promising writer whom Bobby claims to be mentoring.
Scarlett Johansson co-stars as Pursy Will, a trailer park dweller who inherits the same house from her long lost mother. Pursy moves in and each side begins trying to intimidate the other into moving out. But of course, the three misfits become fast friends.
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Director Dominic Sena seems to fancy himself some kind of John Woo Jr. But John Woo ("The Killer," "Hard Boiled" and more recently "Face/Off" and "M:I-2") is an action genius who has a gift for turning gun battles into ballet and explosions into art.
Sena ("Gone in 60 Seconds") couldn't care less about art as long as his computer-enhanced mega-blasts are as big, as orange, as slow-motion and as debris-filled as possible. And if he can throw in an innocent hostage being blown apart, so much the better.
After beginning with an ironic but incredibly smug speech by film buff bad guy John Travolta about how Hollywood makes such crappy movies, the opening sequence of "Swordfish" fulfills all Sena's high-gloss, low-brow requirements -- pretty much proving Travolta's point.
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