A boy, a girl, the breaking surf, some fumbled attempts at automobile lovin’, a hand-jive contest, a lycra-clad makeover, and a dozen of the greatest songs you’ve ever heard. With those raw ingredients, I present the latest installment of EW’s Summer Blockbuster month. Because we are “Hopelessly Devoted” to Grease, the first movie musical on this list takes the No. 18 slot. So let me tell you about it, studs. READ FULL STORY
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The only thing worse than John Travolta’s hair at the Oscars was John Travolta’s horrible mispronunciation of Idina Menzel’s name. When Travolta took the stage to introduce Menzel’s performance of the Oscar-nominated song, “Let It Go,” from her movie Frozen, he asked the audience to “please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only, Adela Dazeem.” At least, that’s what we thought he said; it’s pretty tough to understand that quick mumble.
John Travolta went on Good Morning America to talk about his new film Killing Season, but first he shared memories of his late friend James Gandolfini.
When Travolta’s son Jett died in 2009, Gandolfini stepped up to make sure the Travolta family had plenty of support.
“James went out of his way to come to Florida and he would not leave Florida until I was okay, or he felt that I would be fine,” Travolta remembers. “After a week I said, ‘Jim you can really, you know, we’ll be fine. I’ve got a lot of support here. But the idea that in our profession someone would go out of their way and not want to leave you until he felt you were okay, that’s the kind of soul that James Gandolfini was. He was a people person first and then everything else.”
Travolta also discussed how his career helped influence Gandolfini to go into acting.
Watch the interview below:
How much would Pulp Fiction’s “cool” factor suffer if Samuel L. Jackson weren’t the one reciting Ezekiel 25:17? Apparently, we came dangerously close to finding out …
Vanity Fair‘s oral history of Quentin Tarantino’s hit film reveals a few things you might not know about the movie, from casting news to Bruce Willis’ influence. Here’s what we learned: READ FULL STORY
All was merry and bright at SiriusXM yesterday, when John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John stopped by for a town-hall event in the satellite radio giant’s human terrarium. The pair beamed, complimented each other, and discussed both their careers and their new Christmas album, all while snugly encased in a plastic-walled room within Sirius’s New York headquarters. They were clearly delighted to be in each others’ company — and in the company of Didi “Frenchy” Conn, who moderated the event (and even did the Hand Jive to entertain the audience before it began).
Unsurprisingly, the giddy fans from New Jersey, Staten Island, and Brooklyn who got to ask Travolta and Newton-John questions weren’t quite as probing as certain people were after seeing the music video for John and Olivia’s new Christmas single, “I Think You Might Like It.” (Travolta boasted that he’s heard the clip called “the video you have to see and can’t stop watching.” Agreed.) But Travolta did make one tantalizing statement when asked if he and Newton-John might ever star in another movie together:
“I have an idea for that,” the Oscar nominee began. READ FULL STORY
Sometimes it feels like Rashida Jones can do no wrong. The Parks and Recreation star has a hilarious Twitter account, her new movie Celeste and Jesse Forever charmed our pants off, and, heck, even Beyoncé loves her.
But as it turns out, maybe she can.
Jones’ interview with Spinning Platters last Friday wandered into “oops” territory when she made comments urging John Travolta to come out, and now she’s taking to Twitter to make amends. “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta,” Jones tweeted. “I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.” READ FULL STORY
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